Let’s wipe the dust off this old blog!

A baby and a sleep deprived year later and I’ve finally got the time to get nostalgic over my uni years through this old WordPress blog. It amazed me to find that people still visit my old patterns – bad and good – even more so now than when I was actually uploading on a daily basis! It’s definitely motivated me to get my paints out from the garage and start getting creative again.

I’ve been thinking about competitions a lot lately; Tigerprint competitions used to be a lot of fun, every month you had the chance of entering a new competition with a fun brief but it seems they’re taking a break from hosting them. <http://www.tigerprint.uk.com&gt;

Do any of you passers-by know of any surface pattern competitions that you could recommend? I’d love to get re-invloved with surface pattern and get messy with my 1 year old!

See you all very soon

 

Amelia

 

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I’m back! And I have presents.

A pair of ‘Toile de Jouy’ inspired printed cushions are up for sale on Etsy @ https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/reesamelia featuring one of my personal designs that I posted earlier in the year during my ‘pattern a day’ challenge. It’s taken me a while to brave listing them, but here they are! More to follow… Keep an eye on http://www.ameliamakes.com or https://twitter.com/ReesAmelia for updates!

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www.ameliamakes.com

My domain has finally been fixed! My website is now up and running and features my new blog, a pattern gallery and a whole bunch of new things to come (a DIY page full of tutorials!)… 

You can find it at:

http://www.ameliamakes.com

Check it out and let me know what you think. Still feel free to leave pattern requests and suggestions for products/website ideas, those have been super helpful this year!

See you over there 🙂 

Pattern 42

Pattern 42

I know these are starting to look the same, but there are differences I promise. The 5th addition to my final collection.

Pattern 41

Pattern 41

The best feeling ever is when one of these patterns is finished! The worst feeling ever is sitting at my desk with a blank sketchbook page to be filled. Only a few more to go!

Pattern 40

Pattern 40

A mixture of the previous two ‘toile de jouy’ attempts.

Pattern 39

Pattern 39

So, my first ‘toile de jouy’ pattern attempt will be the design I expand on for my final collection. Here’s a (quickly-made!) coordinating pattern; this one’s theme is Welsh castles!

Pattern 38

Pattern 38

Thought i’d fit a quick pattern in before choosing one for my final collection. Hand drawn and repeated in Photoshop.

Pattern 37

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I’m SUPER glad I finally got around to giving this one a go! ‘Toile de Jouy’ inspired pattern attempt (i’m sure the first of many) featuring pieces from old patterns.
A mixture of hand-drawn, hand-painted, digitally drawn and photographic work. Repeated and edited in Photoshop CS4.

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Patterns into Products!

My patterns are finally on products (even if it is just cards)!

All of these will be available to buy for super cheap prices through my Etsy store as of Monday. all cards are customisable and I can create personal designs for no extra price. All profits go towards the London Met Textile Design students ‘New Designers’ fundraising. 

You can read more about it here: http://tinyurl.com/lytbewx

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Pattern 36

Pattern 36

Hand-drawn Dogtooth (or ‘Houndstooth’) pattern. Just a simple pattern until the more detailed one i’m working on is ready! Drawn with fine-liners and repeated in Photoshop.

Pattern 35

Pattern 35

London inspired pattern. Hand drawn with ProMarkers and repeated in Photoshop CS4.

Work-in-progress

Work-in-progress

Making progress finally! Should be done with this pattern by the end of today.

Pattern 33

Pattern 33

I’m working on a ‘London’ themed pattern and thought i’d make a quick one out of the telephone box! Hand painted and repeated in Photoshop CS4.

Work-in-progress

Work-in-progress

A new pattern is finally underway!

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Making progress on the ‘woodland animal’ themed pattern. I have a few more sketches left to do before I can start playing around in Photoshop.
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Pattern 31

Pattern 31

The reindeer from the woodland animal pattern i’m working on. I thought i’d put together a basic pattern to give you an idea of what I’m working towards! Hand drawn and repeated in Photoshop CS4.

Pattern 30 – Extra

Pattern 30 – Extra

Bit of an alternate layout. Hand drawn and repeated in Photoshop CS4.

Pattern 30

Pattern 30

Collection of old school games console controllers. Hand drawn and repeated in Photoshop CS4.