Archive for February, 2010


You know the old saying ‘If you want something done you should do it yourself’? Well that’s what I think I’m going to do with regard to the fabrics for my personalised toy range. A year or so ago I was in contact with a fantastic company called Spoonflower, who are based in the US. They’ve set up a super eco friendly textile printing service but the key factor of this company is that there is no minimum order. Most fabric printers insist on a very large minimum order which puts it out of the reach of small producers and designers, like me. But recently I started thinking again about Spoonflower and I figured that it would add another unique touch to my little people (personalised toys) if I used customised Ruby Rose Creative fabrics that I had designed. So I think I’m going to bite the bullet and do it. It is a long time ambition of mine to eventually release a range of fabric and wallpapers (don’t tell anybody :-)) but in the meantime I’ll print a few yards to use on my design works and see how it goes. I’ll keep you posted! Some samples of beautiful Spoonflower fabrics below.


The pick of the bunch

I am in the development process with some delightful (if I do say so myself!) little personalised soft toys to add to the Ruby Rose range. The problem I am faced with is choosing fabrics to use for them. There are so many gorgeous fabrics out there that as soon as I’ve chosen one I then spot another one that would look beautiful. Well, there’s only one thing for it…I’ll have to get one of everything!!! If you take a look at fabric sites such as Volksfaden you’ll see why I’m having such a dilemma. I’ll feature some of the new toys in the coming months and I am very excited about this new range. I’m also going to be introducing customised mixed media personalised canvases which are handpainted and a delicious addition to a nursery or room in your home. So much to do…I wish there were 48 hours in a day and I swear I could fill them all up and still need more time!

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