The¬†Fabric8 contest this year with Spoonflower and Moda Fabrics¬†really appealed to me as I love sketching and flowers aren’t a subject I normally put pen to paper for, so it pushes my boundaries and makes me think outside the box. The timescales were also quite generous so I thought ‘perfect.’ What I wasn’t banking on was an influx of interior design work, which along with being a mum, has taken up most of my days and evenings, leaving very little time to sketch. I did however get some inspiration from RHS Harlow Carr when there for a rare family day with my hubby and son and sketched a variety of flowers, many of which I don’t even know the names of (feel free to help me out.) It was interesting that although my sketches started out quite detailed, my style evolved to a more simple approach and I think this will lend itself better to creating a surface pattern design. I just have to experiment with some layouts now based on what I have done so far and that will be my quick, last minute entry so watch this space as the deadline is Tuesday.

Written by Vicky Morse

The designer behind Accidental Vix and mum of gorgeous and boisterous baby boy and wife to fab and supportive hubby with an aim to just be creative.