Diary of a Designer – Part 15 – by Patrick Moriarty

Paisley Power

Here are photos of some incredible face masks, all made with Paisley Rats fabrics from the Paisley Power collection. Glynis Duckenfield in Sheffield UK sells lots of these masks which she expertly makes.

Face masks made by Glynis Duckenfield with Paisley Rats fabric by Patrick Moriarty
Face masks made by Glynis Duckenfield with Paisley Rats fabric by Patrick Moriarty

New version of Paisley Prince Songbook! This is the very small version. Several clients & customers have asked for this version. They want to make small products for their family & friends, or to sell their hand-made items online.

Very small version of the popular Paisley Prince Songbook design by Patrick Moriarty. The purple paisley design is shown here printed on satin.
Very small version of the popular Paisley Prince Songbook design by Patrick Moriarty. The purple paisley design is shown here printed on satin.

In the 12 hours up to 6am on April 22nd, 10 purchases were made of Paisley Prince Songbook fabric. The customers included: Karen from Boston, Patty O’Sullivan and the rest were anonymous. They all bought the fabric direct from Spoonflower printers…

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Coronavirus Garden Safari

rambling ratz

As the UK ends the second week of lockdown in an attempt to limit the spread of the coranavirus, Covid-19, I count myself fortunate to have a garden. Spring has sprung and the increased warmth from the sun has induced flowers to open and insects to wake. Beautiful butterflies such as this peacock can be found sunning themselves.

Fluffy bee-flies with their improbably long proboscises are buzzing around.

The fabulously named hairy footed flower bees are flower bothering.

Bees are getting busy.

The birds too are busy building their nests, take care when trimming hedges. This pair of jackdaws have no need to keep to the 2m social distancing rules.

The blackbirds are stocking up on supplemental food such as the cat biscuits left over from the hedgehogs’ supper.

Fresh water is important for all of our garden wildlife such as birds and squirrels. A shallow dish on the ground…

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