Well, we could have gone down that route, but having used design skills in my ceramics work, I didn't see why this new project should be that different. I think most craftspeople, whether it's needlework, quilting, pottery, knitting, whatever, have a good eye for design even if they don't realise it.
|Summer Winds apron and teatowel|
|Ceramic Birdy Buttons from Catherine Daniel Ceramics|
|Summer Winds Teatowel - Birdhouse detail|
Of course, once I had popped a bird into the design, he had to have a little birdhouse to live in. Birdhouses have also been a favourite in the ceramics studio for a long long time.
|Ceramic hanging decorations - birdhouses in the foreground|
I didn't quite realise this cross-over was happening until after we'd got the new items from the manufacturers, and I suddenly saw all my favourite things in them.
|Summer Winds coaster|
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As a crafts-person, what are your favourite design motifs; those that you keep using over and over?