Bluebell progress…

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Monday’s arrived again which means it’s time for a little #daphnerosainbloom update & bluebell progress. Feeling inspired after our visit to the woods last week – check out the full post here –  I spent some time this week really thinking hard about what I wanted to achieve with the bluebells this month.

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I love that the project gives me complete freedom to experiment with whatever I want but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming, not having any guidelines to work with. I am going through a bit of a transition with the business at the moment & am working towards a bit of a new look & new focus moving forward – more to come on that soon I promise – so I thought this month it would make sense to tie #daphnerosainbloom into that product & process development. So brush lettering was my first port of call. Ever since I received my brush pen in my first We Make Collective box – read all about it here – I haven’t put it down & although I don’t profess to be an expert or anywhere close I am loving practising!

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The only difficulty I have is coming up with things to write so if anyone has any suggestions of words or phrases I could use do let me know in the comments or over on Instagram.

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In terms of the bluebell itself I am making full use of my newest We Make Collective craft box where the focus is lino printing. Not something I’ve had a go at since school so I’m keen to get playing with the technique to see how I can create some bluebell inspired images. It seems the process has improved a lot since I was hacking away at hessian backed lino at school & I’ve taken advice about inks to order & how best to get started so tune in next week to see the finished article!

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To tie this in with my new product development I’m also going to be experimenting in the week ahead with how I can incorporate my first textile love, weaving. More to come on this with the changes that will be happening around here soon but for now here’s a little teaser…

weaving

So lots of making fun to be had this week before I share the finished result in next weeks blog post! To finish I thought I’d share a few more of my favourite bluebell images from Instagram as I couldn’t fit them all into my previous post! Do go & check out the work of Emma, Laura & Olivia – all linked below – to indulge yourself in the natural beauty they have to offer on their feeds.

bluebells silver pebble instagram

Photo credit: Emma Mitchell

bluebells we made this home instagram

Photo credit: We made this home

bluebells birdhouse instagram

Photo credit: xxthebirdhouse

Have a great week!

Kate

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