The Year of the Tiger 2022 starts Feb 1 and it also happens to be this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge! Here is my entry...Is this tiger cute, serious or seriously cute?! Kung hay fat choy!
Check out this cute design in my Spoonflower Shop!
Okay, this one is just for FUN! Here is my "Soup Cans" entry for this week's Spoonflower "Lilla Rogers Vintage Canned Goods" Design Challenge! I had Pop Art in mind for this one with maybe some Y2K colours thrown in too for good measure! Although you can still vote in this one, the First Place winner will be chosen by art agent Lilla Rogers. Vote this Challenge and check out THIS DESIGN in my Spoonflower Shop!
SALE ALERT for Quilters, Sewists and Makers! Petal Signature Cotton Fabrics are ON SALE 20% OFF at Spoonflower until tomorrow Friday January 21 2022!
LAST Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Adventure Block Prints"! I Know, I Know, I'm a Little Late...
I just realized I missed posting about my new "Birds Flying Higher" pattern design which I entered in LAST week's Spoonflower "Adventure Block Prints" Design Challenge. But I wanted to tell you a bit of the story behind this design, so thought I would post about it now even though voting is now closed. Don't worry, this design in 2 colours and several sizes is now available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor! Just click the design images below and you can link directly to them in my Spoonflower Shop!
So here's a bit about this new design...Made of metal with a handle on the back, Indonesian "caps" or "tjaps" (see above) are typically dipped into hot wax and hand-stamped onto lengths of fabrics to create a resist design. Once the fabric is dyed, the hot wax is removed leaving gorgeous batik fabrics. I think these tjaps are works of art in themselves and this one (it’s one of a mirror-image pair) which I purchased in Indonesia many years ago, was the inspiration for my "Birds Flying Higher" pattern design (see below)!
When the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year "Very Peri" was announced, I knew I'd have to try it out on my popular "Eucalyptus" floral pattern! The first pic shows Very Peri as the background with Lavender, Light Teal and Gray in the flowers. THEN I had to try using it in a completely different way: Very Peri petals with Green, Brown and Pink Purple on a dramatic Anthracite (Pantone's name!) background. I LOVE PURPLE!
I've just added these new colourways to my Spoonflower Shop, now available on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in both a Large and Small Scale.
See all the "Eucalyptus" colour options in my "Australian Eucalyptus" Collection!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Adventure Ditsy Prints" Design Challenge..."Swimming Fish"! I originally designed this in a Half-Drop Layout (2nd pic), but someone pointed out that a true ditsy print is small-scale AND has a Multi-Directional or Tossed Layout. So I revised it and now BOTH versions are available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor! Which one do you prefer? I might like the Multi-Directional "true" ditsy version...Is that a comment on my personality, I wonder?!
Check out my Spoonflower Shop and the Voting Page to vote! Or click the images below to link directly to the design in my Spoonflower Shop!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio