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Dutch Houses in Canada

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A while ago a lovely customer in Canada asked if I could print the Dutch Houses for her in a larger size than a fat quarter, as she wanted to frame it and hang it on the wall. Of course I was happy to do that, and last week she sent me this photo. Doesn’t it look great?

Take care,
Linda

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Handprinted fabric “Dutch Houses”

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A while ago I participated in a handprinted fabric swap organised by Leslie Keating. I made a Dutch Houses stamp to print my fabrics – you can read about the process here on my textile blog. I enjoyed the process very much and the comments about the fabric were very positive, so I decided to make some more and add it to my Etsy shop.

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Yesterday I printed three fat quarters – black, gold and copper on organic white cotton. You can find them here.

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They would be great to use in homewares, bags, quilts… If you would like to have this design printed in a certain colour combination send me a message and I do my best.

Take care,
Linda

Beautiful Burlap

Burlap Pencil Roll

Almost a year ago I made my first burlap item – a Beach Pillow for our caravan at the beach. I loved the material so much that I have been making a lot of burlap items ever since; they have become an important part of my shop. The most popular burlap item (and the best-selling item in the shop) is this pencil roll. It was on Etsy’s front page twice and it was also featured on the Illustration Friday blog. Very exciting!

On my birthday in September my darling hubby gave me a smartphone, and I decided to make a burlap phone case for it. This is how it turned out:

Not too bad, but I think the design needs some tweaking…

With the leftover bits I made an ATC/ACEO:

(what is an ATC/ACEO, I hear you ask? ATC stands for Artist Trading Card –  a small (2.5 x 3.5 inch) art card that is traded between artists. As an art quilter I have made and traded many – see here. If you sell these cards they are called ACEO – Art Card Editions and Originals. I sell Dutch Houses ACEO in my shop and am always happy to trade!)

Take care,

Linda

Welcome!

Welcome to the new Blue Jacaranda blog!

I started Blue Jacaranda in July 2010 – initially as a hobby, but after I lost my job, in June 2012, it has become a full-time enterprise. Share my ups and downs on the way to success here!

My Dutch Houses print, stretched in a hoop in the photo above, has been one of the most popular Blue Jacaranda designs from the start. It prompted my motto:

Blue Jacaranda – handmade in Australia, with a Dutch accent!

Take care,

Linda