It has been awhile since my last post so I wanted to begin by wishing everyone a healthy, happy and safe 2015. I wanted to share some of our new designs for our first blog entry of 2015.
We live in Palm Springs and we love the desert life. We decided to create some block prints that embody the beauty of the desert. Above we have created two different options of our new cactus print. We added a punch of color with the orange floral blossoms which I really got excited about. This can be customized. We have created this in a small accent pillow (10″ x 12″) and a kidney pillow size (12″ x 18″).
Keeping up with our desert theme, we created a hare block print. We surrounded this with desert shrubs with orange blossoms.
During the fall we had a custom request to incorporate our owl block print with our black ticking stripe by using a reversed applique technique. We added a burnt orange branch detail and was really happy with the result.
Our friend wanted us to make some pillows for her grand daughters and incorporate their initials. We decided to make them playful and whimsy so we added the pom pom tassels. We also didn’t want to use the same colors so we used, turquoise, green and pink.
I am in love with this print. I hand carved a wood grain print and mixed a slate grey paint that has a hint of blue. It can be made in other colors and different sizes. 14″ x 14″ & 16″ x 16″ are available online
Above is a new style of tea towels we are introducing. They are on flour sack and has a mix of our bird block print along with a geometric hand print.
We are very hopeful for 2015 and want to be more diligent about sharing new designs, experiences and thoughts with you. We are at the weekly Village Fest in downtown Palm Springs. Visit our Etsy shop http://www.ecarateboutique.etsy.com