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Paisley patterns

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Traditional block for hand-printing Source: www.ebay.co.uk

Today’s design is inspired by the paisley pattern of an vintage blouse that I love. This is a close up of the fabric design

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And here is the design it inspired. I had great fun drawing this and hope you enjoy it!

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Wishing you a great weekend and I hope you enjoy the project!

Erica 

P.S. Don’t forget you can post your projects the Lost in Doodles Facebook group!

**N.B. Please note that all my work is copyrighted and for your personal use only. I take any infringement very seriously. Many thanks for your understanding. 

Bunting – colouring project

 

Source: http://www.deckchairstripes.com/
Source: http://www.deckchairstripes.com

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There’s been lots of sunshine this week in Gloucestershire making me feel that summer is almost here. One day, I even managed to sit out in the garden in a deckchair!

So this Friday’s project has a summer fete theme – I hope you enjoy it!

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Wishing you a very happy and creative weekend

Erica 

P.S. If you would like the free projects delivered to your inbox, you can sign up on the right to follow the blog by email.

**N.B. Please note that all my work is copyrighted and for your personal use only. I take any infringement very seriously. Many thanks for your understanding. ✿

Totem – Portmeirion Pottery – colouring project

It’s nearly a year ago since my mother-in-law kindly gave us her collection of Portmeirion ‘Totem’ pottery. It was designed in the 60s by Susan Williams-Ellis and I have always loved its sputnik-like textural design. Totem was also produced in amber, green and white, but I have to admit that the deep blue is definitely my favourite!

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The collection now lives in a glass fronted corner cupboard from where it is brought out for use at Christmas and other special occasions.

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Here’s this week’s Totem inspired design sheet for you to fill with colour!

 

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Wishing you a very happy and creative weekend

Erica 

P.S. Here’s the link to the Lost in Doodles Facebook group where you can join in and post your projects.

**N.B. Please note that all my work is copyrighted and for your personal use only. I take any infringement very seriously. Many thanks for your understanding. 

The Fabergé Egg colouring project

Here in the UK we have a long weekend with two bank holidays for  Easter, so extra time for doodling!

I have a special project for you today and have taken as my inspiration the work of Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweller to the court of the Romanov Russian royal family. The eggs are very elaborate and intricate, but it is the ones with flower designs that I’m particularly drawn to.

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Lily of the Valley Egg

 

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Pansy Egg containing a pendant with family portraits

 

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Rose Trellis

The short video below features more of the collection, which is now housed in the Kremlin Armoury Museum and gives some of the history of the eggs.

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I have taken cherry blossom as the inspiration for the design of my egg.

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And here is the design sheet for you to print off

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When you have finished you can share your work by posting it in the Lost in Doodles Facebook group

Wishing you a great weekend and I hope you enjoy the project!

Erica 

 

**N.B. Please note that all my work is copyrighted and for your personal use only. I take any infringement very seriously. Many thanks for your understanding. 

Photo source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faberg%C3%A9_egg