Wednesday, 21 November 2012

rainy day fun...

Hello!! Sorry haven't been around much, nothing wrong, just v busy...I have a post planned about what I've been up to, but the weather has stopped me taking any good photos!  In the meantime, I just have to quickly share something lovely with you.

Do you remember those pattern colouring books from the 70s? I used to love them, and I'm sure they're at least partly responsible for my love of bold patterned fabric!  And now of course someone, specifically a man named Carlton Hibbert, has created a website FULL of amazing patterns, which are free to download and print.  He has saved me on this very rainy day!  

This is a bit of today's pattern by guest illustrator Ekaterina Panova, which me and R have enjoyed scribbling on... (I can't show you the whole thing, but if you go to the website and click on an image you can download the whole page)...


and I'm looking forward to Max having fun with this...

and this...
and this...
and this...
lovely! 

I hope all's well with you, thanks for popping by...I'll be back tomorrow to show you what I've been up to...the sun's just come out so I'm off to take some quick photos before it starts raining again! 

Rachel x

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip Rachel! It's a great website! x

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    1. Glad you like it Col! It saved us today, the weather was horrendousthis morning! x

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  2. Loving the apple tree one with 'Happy' on it! Just printing off now, thanks.
    Laila

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    1. That's my favourite too, have started colouring that one in myself! x

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  3. These are brilliant, thanks for sharing. x

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    1. You're welcome Anna, glad you like them. x

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  4. Thanks for the great tip ... hours of fun on rainy days ... just need to get my blinking printer working again :) ... it takes notions of not working now and again ... Bee xx

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    1. Oh I know what that's like - so annoying! Hope it decides to work for you again soon. x

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  5. Love a good colouring-in session, kids present or not!!!

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    1. You're right Trudy, I actually love colouring in just as much as my kids do! x

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  6. They look very happy making! Colouring in is good for you isn't it? A kind of meditation. I should do more of it. In fact, i should do SOME of it, as I don't do any.
    And thanks for your comment about having boys on my blog! Your boys sound ace. X

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    1. Yes I think colouring in is brilliant for calming an over-active mind, I love it but definitely don't do enough! I'm glad you liked my comment, my boys are great and I'm sure yours will be too! x

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  7. brilliant, I've still got a large doodle art poster of under the sea,do you remember those? I'm still doing it! Heather x

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    1. I love the idea of a colouring in poster, I keep seeing really nice ones like this one by Lu Summers - http://www.etsy.com/listing/44293476/colour-it-yourself-screenprinted-poster?ref=ss_listing - I think I should ask for one for Christmas! x

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  8. Ooh these are great Rachel, thanks for sharing. I will deffinately be printing some of these off. xx

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    1. You're welcome Caroline, I'm so glad to have discovered this site at the beginning of winter - lots of rainy days in store for us over the next few months I'm sure! xx

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