This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Vintage Travel Tea Towel" Design Challenge! I spent the better part of several years traveling around the world when I was a bit (ahem) younger and one of my favourite things to do was to set out on a wander and get a bit lost in a new, interesting, mystifying city that maybe I didn't fully understand but, oh the discoveries! So rather than pick a specific destination, I designed this with those wanderings in mind...
Now with kids, my husband and I have had the good fortune over the years of taking them on new adventures...Hopefully we'll be doing that again in a not-too-distant future, but maybe by then they will be having adventures on their own!
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
Read About my Newest Calico Series of Art Prints in this Weekend's Uppercase Magazine All About You Newsletter!
Check out this weekend's Uppercase All About You Newsletter for a mention of my newest Calico Series of art prints inspired by patchwork, tiles, fabric samplers and collages (and how I envision them in repeat as wallpaper)! Thanks to Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine for including me!
My Calico Series has 2 co-ordinating fine art prints that are now available in my Shop in 2 sizes: 8"x10" and 16"x20"! Check them out in my Shop!
Once again, my online SHOP has been included in the Design Report (#37 on Page 333) in the October 2020 Issue of the prestigious The World of Interiors Magazine. The Design Report features a curated range of designers and artists and it is a great honour to me to be asked to participate again (I was also in included in the September 2020 Issue as well!
If you want to check out my SHOP, click here!
I wasn't going to enter a design in this week's Spoonflower "ABCs of...Tea Towel" Design Challenge, but then I changed my mind when I came up with the idea for this "Geometric ABCs" design. It was a bit of a rush but I managed to finish it on time! I think it will make a great art print too...If you would like to see all the entries for this week's challenge, and maybe stock up on Christmas presents (!) you can link to the Voting Page and to my Spoonflower Shop too! Voting ends Oct 6 at 3:00 EDT!
ADDENDUM: My Geometric ABCs came in 27th out of 437 entries! Thanks to all who voted!
Thought it would be fun to post my Christmas/holiday/winter submissions for the 2020 Winter Design Comp put on by Proworks Bottles (actually, I haven't submitted all of them yet, but I will soon!) Some of my submissions are more traditional, some less so. Which ones are your favourites?
*Template provided by Proworks Bottles.
I've entered my "Festive Poinsettia" bouquets in this week's Spoonflower "Maximalist Holiday" Design Challenge! Although I designed this for a Christmas past I thought it would be absolutely perfect for this week's challenge. What do you think, is it "maximalist"? It might seem a bit early for Christmas, but if you're a sewist or maker you just might want to start ordering your holiday fabrics! Check out the Voting Page for this challenge and get inspired!
Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” Design Challenge! I entered the moody dark one which I think would make a room super cozy as autumn approaches (or a pretty cool dress!) but I also created it in a different light colour palette too....Which do you prefer?! Both are in my Spoonflower Shop on wallpaper, home decor and fabrics too! Check out the Voting Page here to see all the entries! AND check out more in my Spoonflower Shop!
Now Seen In THE WORLD OF INTERIORS Magazine! Check Out the Design Report in the September 2020 Issue!
I was very excited to be contacted by "the most influential design and decoration magazine", The World of Interiors, a couple of months ago. They asked if I would like to be included in their Design Report which features a curated range of designers and artists. I said...Yes, please! It was great timing too, since my new SHOP had just gone live. So check out the Design Report (#6 on Page 147) in the September 2020 Issue of The World of Interiors which includes a pic of my Sayulita pillow in my studio garden and a bit about me and my SHOP!
If you want to check out my SHOP, click here!
I guess I’m just feeling bright cheery colours right now! Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Mushrooms” Design Challenge (I see aprons)! I entered the first one on the dark blue background, but also added the two other colour ways to my Spoonflower Shop! You can check out the entries at the Voting Page!
Insight: sometimes simple is better. I had initially sketched a bunch of different mushrooms and spent ages playing around with them but decided I just liked the shape of this one button mushroom! Sometimes you have to go through a long process to get to the simple solution. Do you find the same thing?!
For All You Makers Out There! Just Added to My Spoonflower Shop and Entered in This Week's Design Challenge!
I've just added my "Sewing Obsession" Collection of pattern designs, and entered the hero pattern in this week's Spoonflower "Small-Scale Tools of the Trade" Design Challenge! This one is for all you makers out there! You can now find all these pattern designs in my "Sewing Obsession" Collection in my Spoonflower Shop on all kinds of fabrics and home decor. You can check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
My "Living Collections" Pattern Design Now in My Spoonflower Shop! And Entered in this Week's "Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper" Design Challenge!
I’ve added my “Living Collections” pattern design to my Spoonflower Shop! So it’s now available on all kinds of fabrics (including new 100% Belgian linen!), wallpaper and home decor, in both large- and small-scale versions...I also entered it in this week’s “Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper” Design Challenge! Link to my Spoonflower Shop to see all the designs offered for sale there, and check out the Voting Page and cast your vote!
For this week’s Spoonflower “Day at the Lake” Design Challenge, someone had to bring the food, right? Here is my “Picnic” design! It would be great on tablecloths and runners, but why not pillows and I think it makes a super fun blanket. What do you think?! Check out all the summer inspiration at the Voting Page!
I’ve just entered my new “Retro Rattlers” design in this week’s Spoonflower “Brightly-Colored Reptiles” Design Challenge! This is something a little different for me...OR is it? What do you think, does this design still look like my work? I’m very curious to hear what you think. I am very much liking this graphic “look” and I find my work is always a bit of a tug-of-war between clean, graphic shapes and a more hand-drawn style. Not sure if others see that too?? See it below with a coordinating design I think emulates a closeup view of snakeskin! Check out the Voting Page to see all the colourful entries!
And I've just added this design to Throw Pillows in my New Shop...Check them out!
Excited to announce a new collaboration with PI Creative Art, a Canadian company and industry leader in published art and wall decor. Several of my colourful art prints and patterns have been included in the brand new PI Collective Catalog, featuring "contemporary trend driven artwork, stunning graphic illustrations, and our newest art obsessions". Check out the whole catalog (but especially pages 16-17 and 60-61) and PI Creative Art!
Ah, feel that warm lavender-infused breeze! Even if you’re not biking through the south of France right now breathing in that summer air between wine tastings (but I digress)...Here is my “Sunset in the Lavender Fields” pattern design that I entered in this week’s Spoonflower “Aromatherapy” Design Challenge! Head over to the Voting Page to check out all the entries!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio