Monday, November 25, 2013

Add fun to your year

Add fun to your year December Susse Ltd © 2013
Hello  Winter has officially arrived in London.  The Holiday craziness is just about to start.
Just before it all goes crazy here is my last calendar page of the year. I really enjoy making them for you. I hope you enjoyed using them. So enjoy and have a good week.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Putting the pieces of the pattern together

Putting the pieces of the pattern together Susse Ltd © 2013
Free flow and tossed patterns at UGTR Susse Ltd © 2013

Hello from my desk this week. I have been busy working in the UGTR workshop over at Pattern Observer. The course is nearly finished but I just wanted to share with you how I felt about the course.
For me it felt like the final pieces to a big jigsaw puzzle had just been completed. I have been trying for about a year to work around the computer and using it for pattern design. Two big things I manage to overcome this year was becoming more professional with my pattern designs. Getting to know how to use the tools Illustrator and Photo shop correctly. I have bought books, I have sat through Lynda tutorials. This course has really been the Ultimate guide to repeats.

I did find some of it challenging but I know with more practise I think I can only improve my design work. It felt good to push the boundaries and acquire some new skills.
The support from other fellow learners  and the Pattern Observer team on the forum was great everyone cheering everyone on and sharing their knowledge.  I feeling more confident technically and creating more designs. So watch this space for some new patterns coming soon...

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Holiday Catalogue for the Susse Store.

Stitch picture from the Susse Store

Here is a little catalogue for you to enjoy of the current holiday products on sale at the Susse Collection store.
The Winter's tale collection is inspired by an imaginary winter forest it could be Canada or a forest in northern  Scandinavia. Imagine crispy snow under foot ,large fir trees and imaginary bears and birds getting ready for the holidays. Busy holiday scenes adorn greeting cards,handmade note books and hand stitched pictures. All for you to enjoy and send to your friends and family this holiday. I hope you enjoy browsing this catalogue.  

Friday, November 8, 2013

From my desk this week- Pattern Queen

Dreaming of becoming a pattern Queen Susse Ltd © 2013

Making patterns at UGTR workshop Susse Ltd © 2013

Hello from my desk this week. It's been a very busy week for me as I played catch up with the workshop I started last week. The ultimate guide to repeats from Pattern Observer. Although I crammed two weeks into one after the mid term break. I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. So here is some show and tell on what I have been working on. Set repeats and my little demon the tossed repeat something I have always had great difficulty mastering. I truly admire people have a natural talent with making patterns look seamless. As they say practice makes perfect. One day I might just be a pattern queen.
Check out my pinterest board  Pattern Queens for some pattern inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend and see you next week.