Saturday, 13 January 2018

Bluebird's Song Collection launch!

Liliflora Pretty's first pattern collection for 2018, Bluebird's Song, has launched on Etsy and Spoonflower!

The collection was inspired by a friend who suggested that I create something with bluebirds.  Living in Tasmania, the blue birds here are Superb Fairy Wrens, and they are absolutely adorable and it was a pleasure to draw and paint them.  Along with some roses inspired by vintage and shabby chic graphics and some tiny forget-me-nots and butterflies, a collection was born!

This is a male Blue Wren showing off his iridescent blue plumage and pretty song.  Adorable!

There are 6 repeating patterns, available for sale now on Spoonflower.  I was so happy with how well the test swatches came out, that I immediately ordered them in Spoonflower's sumptuous satin fabric for some personal projects!

I'll save further details of the fabric collection for another post, today I'd like to focus on the products that I've created using this collection that are now available in my Etsy shop.

The jewellery collection includes pendant necklaces, lever back earrings, bracelets and anklets.  They are all created with rose gold plated findings and reproductions of Bluebird's Song motifs which are secured under flawless glass cabochons.  The glass protects and magnifies the images underneath.

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Just a sample of the 30 individual jewellery pieces you can mix and match!


There are 5 illustrations in the collection, 3 of which feature quotes and words of encouragement in hand-lettered watercolours.  The 'Bloom Gracefully' print is an 8 x 10 inch, while there are 2 sets of 5x7 prints.  One of these sets features images of Superb Fairy Wrens perched on branches of blossoms, while the other set includes quotes over a floral repeat.

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The art prints come carefully packaged to protect them in transit.

Finally, there are 4 notepads, featuring the same illustrations as the 5x7 prints, and 6 notebooks which are covered in the 6 repeating coordinates.  They each include 100 removable pages, are A6 in size and come with a complimentary rose gold and crystal pen.  The differences are that the notepads have plain paper, a cardboard back and open vertically, while the notebooks have dot-grid pages perfect for bullet journaling, a place-marking ribbon and open horizontally.

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The pen writes in black ink and is as reliable as it is pretty!

Developing these products has been a labour of love and I'm grateful for the feedback I received from the markets I attended over the Christmas period last year.  While it may have been the season, I feel that my work is best suited to items which will be given as gifts to show love and appreciation.  It's an honour to think that most of the items I sold during the markets will be used to make someone else happy and express feelings of admiration.  Selling in person was a wonderful experience and I look forward to participating in the Etsy Made Local market in Hobart again this year.

Don't forget, before heading off to explore the Etsy shop to see all the items in the collection (with all variations on all items there are 43 in total!), make sure you use the form at the right to get your 30% discount code.  As one of Liliflora's Pretties, you'll also receive advance notice of upcoming releases and can even influence what products and designs get produced next!  The confirmation email will give you the link to head straight to the shop, but if you already have your code, jump straight into the collection here.

Take care,

By the way, let me know what you think of the new branding in the comments below!


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