Monday, 29 June 2015

Goodbye Mill Town Molly

This will be my last blog here as Mill town Molly. This blog was created when I was a student and I feel I want to move on from here. I will still keep creating though. Look out for me in future posts as 'Just Like Nancy'.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cushions Galore

At last I have used the English Linen I had printed a while ago to complete some cushions ready for sale.
Using old cotton and linen bed sheets which are no longer suitable for beds, I have made the lovely fabric into these cushions. I've added highlights of my Hellebore prints to the cushions in bands of pattern and appliqué hearts.
I took the photographs today in the sunshine, using the beautiful village green I live beside as my backdrop. These are one off cushions and pieces of art.

In love with these colours!

Monday, 9 March 2015

More designs

Here I am again on another rainy day, thinking I'd better get some more work onto my blog.
These are some designs I've been wrestling with recently, I hope you like them.

Monday, 12 January 2015

A little sunshine

I'm studying on an on line course taught by Rachel Taylor called 'Make it in Design', today is the first day of module 2 and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in.
I did create this design at the weekend from one of my water colour paintings and it's such a sunny design I thought I would share it with you as it is so miserable outside.
Happy Monday everyone.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New beginnings

I have launched Mill Town Molly as a real business and here are the photographs of my launch at my local village fete.
I am selling my stitched vintage products at the Percy House Gallery in Cockermouth here in Cumbria for the moment. I hope to take them to craft and vintage fairs in the North in the new year.

I am also currently studying on an online course called Make it in Design run by Rachel Taylor who is a successful surface pattern designer and Once I have completed the course I hope to concentrate on my surface pattern designing.

I am currently working on my signature style and hope to be selling items made from the fabrics I have designed under my own name of Fiona Ashford in Cherry Didi in Keswick from February 2015, and my designs will be for sale and licence from May 2015.
Here are photographs of some cushions made from fabric I designed while studying on my Foundation Degree.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

My latest creations

Here are some of the things I have been creating since I left my job and want to set up in business soon selling things like this.

 Tea Cosy


and lots of Lavender bags

Just looking for venues to sell them at, this will be my way of getting by before I launch my surface pattern design business selling the wallpapers and fabrics that I design.
Just been to see a local Interior designer and she was so lovely and loved all of my designs.
Guess I'm about to jump, lets hope that net appears!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Inspired Tea Cosy

I was inspired just before Christmas to make a tea cosy for a work colleague, she loves bunnies so much. This is what I made.

For quickness I used the outline from a Crafty Individuals stamp
of moon gazing hares. 
I had planned in my head the layout while driving home from work.
The hares are in natural linen, and the rest just scraps of cotton. All are bonda webbed onto the recycled bed sheet fabric, and then machine embroidered.I really must make a box to photograph my work in, sorry about the dark shadows!

My Mill Town Molly logo of an Allium seed head and the words "from lovely old stuff" are on the reverse.
My tea cosies are lined with a fabric which has been given to me or I've bought it in the past from a household auction.

I hope you have enjoyed my tea cosy as much as I enjoyed making it.

We have sold our house in the city and are hoping to move very soon into the countryside where there is a ready make studio right next to my bedroom. If I can't sleep I'm sure to be found in there doing what I love.