I realised recently that I have a stock standard run of patterns and motifs that I like and wear: floral, ships, skulls, hearts and lately horses. That’s about it.
Ages ago I made a skirt with the opening lines of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera painted on it. I remembered recently how much I liked fabric paint and make this skull bag (there’s a couple more in my online shop). The single print on each side really made the pink of the blanket much better. And now I’m thinking of creating an entire blanket hand-painted with a skull pattern that I’ll then chop up for bags.
I have a 1950s-green blanket in my sights. It’s pretty bland right now but covered in black skulls I’m sure it’ll be fantastic.
Here’s a few more great patterns…