I've adapted my "Two Moths" design for this week's Spoonflower "Indoor Garden Wall Hangings" Design Challenge. AND I couldn't help but also add my coordinating "Butterfly Landing" design to my Spoonflower Shop too (see below). Both together might just make the perfect Tea Towel or Wall Hanging GIFT SET!
Check out my "Two Moths" design and the Voting Page too!
Something to Remember...Be Kind! My Entry for This Week's Spoonflower "Modern Motivational Posters Wall Hangings" Design Challenge!
I thought my "Be Kind" lettering design would be perfect to enter in this week's Spoonflower "Modern Motivational Posters Wall Hangings" Design Challenge as a bit of a reminder. I first designed this one back in 2020 as we were beginning to realize the full scope of the pandemic, but I still think this thought continues to hold true now. Actually, I think it holds true no matter what is going on in the world...
If you like this wall hanging, you can check it out in my Spoonflower Shop!
And if you would like to vote, link to the Voting Page here! Voting ends Oct 19!
Earlier this year, my "City Lights At Night" artwork was chosen to be part of the City of Victoria "Signage Kiosk Animation" Public Art Project, a project "to celebrate local creatives and enhance everyday artistic encounters". It has just been installed in downtown Victoria, BC on the corner of Douglas and Humboldt Streets, where it will be until January 2022! If you find yourself in Downtown Victoria and happen by, please do take a photo and tag me!
If you would like to read more about this Public Art Project, CLICK HERE!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Vintage Recipe Wall Hanging" Design Challenge, called "Chop and Toss"! I thought as far as recipes go, chopping and tossing is about as easy as a recipe gets! Although I've added a version specifically designed for Wall Hangings (and Tea Towels too, see below) to my Spoonflower Shop, I've also added this repeat pattern in 3 sizes to my Spoonflower Shop, so it's available on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor too! I really think this would make super FUN kitchen wallpaper (or a fantastic apron)! What do you think?! VOTE HERE (voting ends Tuesday October 12)!
AND NOTE TO SELF: Never throw anything away! This scribble design is adapted from one I did quite a few years ago (just had to change to colour palette!). I always loved it, but it never seemed quite right for anything...until now! Click the images below to see the Wall Hanging in my Spoonflower Shop!
UnBlink Studio goes Hollywood! That’s my “Eucalyptus” design behind actress Alison Pill at this year's TIFF held in Toronto, Canada from September 9 to 18 2021!
Photos coursesy of: Chris Chapman. Shot at: Deadline Portrait Studio, Toronto.
Special thanks to: Spoonflower for the rush printing! Thank you!
Chair courtesy of: Buro Klaus.
The First-Ever WGSN Kidswear "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide" for Autumn/Winter 22/23 Is Now Live!
WGSN is one of the world's leading trend-forecasting companies, so it was quite an honour to be asked if I could provide pattern designs (some cute, some more sophisticated!) for their FIRST-EVER "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide" for KIDSWEAR Autumn/Winter 22/23!
For those of you who are already a WGSN Subscriber, check out all the trends identified in this new Guide HERE (you will need to sign into your WGSN Account). BUT if you don't have a subscription, here is a sneak peek of just some of my designs in the Guide.
Look at this FANTASTIC DIY home decor project from talented home stylist Missy of Sonata Home Design! She used my Eucalyptus wallpaper from my Spoonflower Shop to completely transform an old bookshelf. Read her Blog Post to learn how she did it!
Missy says: "What a difference paint and wallpaper can make! We took bookshelves we have had for 20 years and gave them an update!"
If you love my "Eucalyptus" pattern design, be sure to check out my "Australian Flora" Collection in my Spoonflower Shop to see all the scale and colour options, available not only on Wallpaper, but also on Fabrics and lots of Home Decor items!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Petal Solids Coordinates: Calm" Design Challenge! The idea behind this challenge was to use up to three given colours (this week it was Mushroom, Sky Blue and Pine) to create a design that will coordinate with the new Petal Signature 100% Cotton Solids coming soon to Spoonflower! I had a REALLY hard time with this challenge and ultimately entered the version using just one colour (Sky Blue) and optional White! BUT I also created a version using all 3 colours too which I think has a more earthy, cozy feel. BOTH versions are now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes!
And if you would like to vote, check out the Voting Page too!
Awhile back I posted some pics on Instagram and Facebook of a gorgeous tree that I run by in the morning but had no idea what it was. I asked if any of you knew and you did...MIMOSA! I kept it in my mind to turn into a pattern design, so here it is...I entered this one in this week's Spoonflower "Petal Solids Coordinates: Joy" Design Challenge! The idea behind this challenge was to use three given colours (Mustard, Cotton Candy and Lagoon, and I added optional Black) to create a design that will coordinate with the new Petal Signature 100% Cotton Solids coming soon to Spoonflower! My "Mimosa" is now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Ice Crystals" Design Challenge and I find it so calming for some reason! This reminds me of the Khumbu Icefall on the way up to the summit of Mt. Everest. And NO, I've not seen it in person, just pictures and that fantastic IMAX movie "Everest" by MacGilivray Freeman (which I've probably watched about 7 times). But I did trek in the Himalayas many years ago...
This design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor!
This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Autumn Botanicals" Design Challenge! I created this design with the concept of Wabi Sabi in mind. Wabi Sabi is the ancient Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in the imperfect, incomplete and impermanent, as seen in the natural cycle of growth and decay. Here, the leaves change from Spring/Summer Green to Autumn Colours to Winter Gray, when they dry up and drift away on the wind...And the cycle repeats again...
This design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes on all kinds of fabrics, wallpaper and home decor. Check them all out my Spoonflower Shop!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Neutral Geometric Wallpaper" Design Challenge (voting closes Tuesday Aug 24 2021)! And yes, this is about as "neutral" as I get...After all, there is beige, cream and navy in there! Navy is a neutral, right?!
This "Sunrise" design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes AND in 2 completely different colourways (check both out below) on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
BTW: I saw this Art Deco-inspired mockup from @creatsyofficial and thought it would be the perfect match for this design!
Click the images below to shop these designs in my Spoonflower Shop!
HEEEY!! I just realized I missed posting about my last TWO entries to the Spoonflower Design Challenges! So I thought I would catch them up here before posting about this week's current "Neutral Geometric Wallpaper" Design Challenge (see next post for that!) Even though you've missed the voting for these 2 challenges, these designs are now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor!
Shop these designs in my Spoonflower Shop by clicking on each image!
EEK! PHANTASMAGORIA Design Challenge
Voting closed Aug 10 2021
One definition of Phantasmagoria is "a series of real or imaginary images like those seen in a dream". I think my "Eyeballs" design might be more of a nightmare! In any event, I think this is good and creepy and PERFECT for all your Halloween makes!
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Design Challenge
Voting closed August 17 2021
I sometimes really struggle with trying to put TOO much into a design, but for my "There Be Owls" design I wanted to simplify the design while making sure it still says "OWL". And then I had to add in lots of colour, of course! What do you think?
My Entry for the Spoonflower "Pastel Halloween" Design Challenge! Get Those Halloween Projects Started Now!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Pastel Halloween" Design Challenge, called "Happy Halloween Damask"! It might seem a little funny to be thinking about Halloween in the middle of Summer, but I'm sure all the amazing sewists and makers out there probably appreciate this so you're not rushed getting your spooky projects ordered and finished in time for Oct 31!
TIP: My HAPPY HALLOWEEN Collection in my Spoonflower Shop has 5 coordinating spooooky designs (but not toooo spooooky) on all kinds of fabrics, wallpaper and home decor! Each one comes in both a Pastel and Traditional colourway (see both below) AND each comes in 3 sizes too! Lots and lots of options!
Check out my Spoonflower Shop and my Happy Halloween Collection AND the Voting Page to check out all the entries!
See the Inspiring Project from DIYer Charlotte of the Popular At Charlotte's House Blog (using my Eucalyptus Wallpaper)!
So excited to see this! Inspiring DIYer Charlotte Smith of the At Charlotte's House Blog (on Instagram: @atcharlotteshouse) updated her fireplace with my Eucalyptus wallpaper (Before and After pics below)! Be sure to check out her Blog Post (July 21 2021) to see a step-by-step of this project! See below for her thoughts (as written in her Instagram post) and a special discount code too! Oh, you can also link directly to this design in my Spoonflower Shop!
Charlotte says: "My favorite part of design is that moment when you decide to just try it! To take a chance and see where you end up! #ad @Spoonflower challenged me to makeover a small space using some of their wallpaper and... mission accomplished. I LOVE what a huge impact adding wallpaper to our fireplace surround made to the rest of the space. Our family room is a little dark and a little small but we spend a LOT of time in here enjoying movies together or reading stories in front of the fire. Bringing in the perfect wallpaper to coordinate with the rug and the graphic chairs somehow helps to balance the space and adds that little bit of fun that I love so much!! I used Spoonflower's removable peel and stick wallpaper so I can easily change things up in a year or two if I want a different vibe! Link in bio for my wallpaper.
Use my promo code charlotte20 to get 20% off Spoonflower wallpaper!"
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio