I started a discussion on UKS about motifs you are sick of seeing. Mixed response (some people love butterflies, some are heartily sick of them being plunked down everywhere!) but interesting that a few people mentioned the same things that are appealing to them at the moment. Based on a post a couple of weeks back about designing your own stamps, I had created a sheet of images that I wanted to have made in to stamps – a few of the motifs turned up on the list in the discussion – glasses and lamps and lightbulbs. Funny to me how it happens that a lot of people key in on a motif seemingly at the same time. Anyway, I figured I’d have a bash at a printable set. Now the lamps I’ve seen seem to be of the fluted shade variety. As a Mac person, I prefer the Luxo Jr. style lamp (we even still have a working anglepoise iMac in da house) so that is what I used. For glasses, I prefer the old 50 style horn rimmed glasses to the Harry Potter style round ones, but I’ve done both. I was looking for a good cat’s eye glasses motif but so far am not finding exactly what I want. That may come.
I’ve gone for pretty pale backgrounds in a mix of boy/girl/generic colours. Not every one is in every colour (or indeed in every orientation and only 3 x 4 size) but hopefully they are useful to someone!
I still have my quilt binding to do, and even before I started sewing it on I’ve identified a potential problem with the join (which will be obvious once you see what I have in mind) but luckily I’ve also identified a possible solution that I think is going to work quite well if I need to do it. We shall see – it could all go horribly wrong still! But if it works I think I am going like it a lot. So I haven’t cut the printables to photograph them, but I think you get the idea!
Have fun with them. Comment if you fancy a brighter set and I may do one!