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Taking time out for a bird walk

On 06, May 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

My last post was about too much to do, this kind of reflects that need for a break sometimes and that it is never a bad thing to stop, step away from the computer or the art board and listen to the birds for a while!


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Too many things to do!

On 03, May 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

Too many things to do and not enough time (I am sure I am not the only one) so here’s some ducks, remember those wooden pull along toys!  Going to hunt for a vintage set (or new but looks vintage) for the nursery!

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Gardener’s notes

On 02, May 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

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A few notes (and patterns) from the garden today, inspired by daffs, seeds and planting rows of veg!

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Happy May the 1st

On 01, May 2013 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

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Does the Happy Spring dance at last!  Fresh greens and pretty blooms, new opportunities, new ideas and adventures!

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Pretty in Pastels

On 30, Apr 2013 | No Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

Gorgeous Pretty pastel love from Etsy. All links are clickable so feel free to spread the joy to the designers and creators!

You can follow more of my treasury lists and find out what I have been up to on Etsy here.

















Treasury tool supported by the dog house

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Watercolour Waves

As much as I love working digitally,  it’s good to get back to paper and paints.

I find the hands on approach to making the textures that I often use in my patterns is much more authentic if I paint or draw a collection of ideas.  Yesterday I had the idea of a series of watercolour patterns so far we have spring plaids and tartans…

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Grab them here!  The zig zags are a work in progress….

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And a perfect set of watercolour washed waves papers new in our digital store!




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New Digital Shop and downloads!

On 28, Apr 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

After sitting down and looking at my ever expanding collection of textures and illustrations I decided that today would be a good day to sit and dedicate the time to opening The Pattern and Co Shop!

A crafty place for original digital papers, patterns and resources, all instantly downloadable, because there is nothing worse than hanging about waiting for something to be delivered.

If you fancy a ready to go collection of posters and photographic backdrops, a design now scrap book page or instant printable resources, for personal and small business use, then drop by Shop Pattern and co.  We’ll be updating and uploading regularly so pop back soon and don’t forget you can join our facebook page to keep up to date with all our news and pattern shares!

Already in store are a beautiful set of digital papers in both textured and clean versions, ready to print, digitally play and create!


Called Scallops and shells they are a neutral set of  Gorgeous 12×12 digital papers perfect for modern wedding invitations, blogs, scrapbooks, mixed media, crafting, baby showers and announcememnts, party invitations, greeting cards, personal projects and small business use.

A preview from the clean version:


There are also a fantastic collection of scrap wood posters and backdrops out and ready to download and print out.  We recently used them at a photo shoot!  Photos to follow.  Happy Sunday!

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A-Z of Flowers G is for……

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I was inspecting some of the early geraniums and if you look closely at their petals they have these wonderful pattern of veins.

I even made co-ordinates….

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And not strictly a geranium colour but it looks fab in yellow and grey too

geranium in yellows with dots michelle drew

The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

All images Copyrighted © Michelle Drew 2013. All rights reserved.

If you are  interested in my work  please contact me  and I will reply as soon as possible.

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Geek Chic for KESS InHouse

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So cool to see the Simple but Significant Geek Chic styling patterns as pillows, throws, duvet covers, even fantastic shower curtains over at KESS InHouse!
Geek up your home with the Spectacles and Cubic range and keep an eye out for some fabulous florals coming to the store soon!

Photos taken from KESS InHouse.




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Underwater Bouquet

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Love it when a pattern comes together, even though it was not the original idea I started with!

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All images Copyrighted © Michelle Drew 2013. All rights reserved.

If you are  interested in my work  please contact me  and I will reply as soon as possible.

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Part of the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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