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!"
This one was designed to be "educational" for this week's Spoonflower "Seek and Find Playmats" Design Challenge! I designed this so that in a 3-foot square, there are only 2 of each type/colour of flower. Kids will have fun trying to find the matching pairs and spotting the "hidden" coloured shapes in some of them! GO AHEAD...Can you find all 32 MATCHING PAIRS (and the pink triangle, purple diamond, green square…)!
Link to the Voting Page to see all the fun entries!
AND this design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes. The JUMBO Scale was designed for the Playmats challenge but would also be wonderful on bedding. The LARGE Scale has all the pairs in a 2-foot square. And the SMALL Scale has all the pairs in a 1-foot square, perfect to make into wonderful dresses or quilting I think!
This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Stone Fruit" (and a Look Back at One of My First Designs)!
It’s CHERRY season! I first created my "Ripe and Juicy Cherries" design near the beginning of my surface pattern design journey when I was still new to that confusing program called Adobe Illustrator. I sold it on greeting cards and art prints at local craft fairs and a now-closed Etsy shop where it sold very well! One of the reasons I kept going with my designing was the popularity of this design...Then I moved on...UNTIL I saw that this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Stone Fruit" and I was reminded of this once-favourite design! So after revising that early design (huh, why did I create it that way??!), and then adapting it for a repeat pattern, I entered it in this week's Spoonflower challenge. I must say, looking at it again after all this time, I still love it!
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
AND these juicy cherries are now available on fabric, wallpaper and home decor in 3 sizes in my Spoonflower Shop! Check out the over 400+ designs in my Spoonflower Shop!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Take a Hike". Hiking is one of my favourite things to do (I live on the West Coast after all!) So I thought my "Land of Plenty" design would be perfect since I designed it to celebrate our natural world. I entered the brightly-coloured version, but it also comes in a lighter pastel version (see below!) and in Tiny-, Small- and Large-Scale versions too! If you would like to check out the entries this week, head to the Voting Page! Public voting ends June 29 2021!
AND you can also check out my Spoonflower Shop while you're there!
SALE ALERT! Spoonflower's BUY MORE SAVE MORE Sale is still on until tomorrow Friday June 25! You can get up to 20% OFF of Fabric, Wallpaper and Home Decor!
This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Vegetable and Herb Gardens" Design Challenge! I call this one "Ratatouille" because it's full of eggplants and squashes, just like a classic ratatouille recipe! Eat your veggies! Check out my Spoonflower Shop and if you want to see all the entries this week and maybe cast a vote, check out the Voting Page too!
LAST DAY! Just a reminder, Spoonflower is offering BOGO 50% OFF Wallpaper Rolls, but this SALE ends today Friday June 18! Link to my Spoonflower Shop in bio!
For this week's "World Waterways" Design Challenge, Spoonflower has partnered with Red Paddle Co., the world's leading stand-up paddle board brand. They are asking designers to create a non-directional repeat pattern using up to 4 colours (I used 3) to celebrate World Ocean Day and the world's waterways that paddle boarders have grown to love. Not only will the chosen design, hand-picked by Red Paddle Co, be licensed and featured on a Limited-Edition SUP, BUT the winner will also get a SUP with their design. In one word...Eeeee!
So here is my "For the Love of Water" design featuring abstracted water currents. I wanted it to be a bit ambiguous (is it water flowing around rocks in rivers, or maybe a bird's-eye view of water around islands?) to celebrate the wide variety of waterways that paddle boarders travel.
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
AND SALE ALERT! This design is also available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes on fabric, wallpaper and home decor, and Spoonflower is offering 30% OFF on 1+ yards/meters of Petal Signature Cotton until tomorrow Friday June 4! Check out my Spoonflower Shop!
Me Made May was created by Zoe Edwards from a personal challenge ten years ago to wear only things she made for a month. She then asked others to join her via her blog and every year it has grown with hundreds joining her as she inspires sewists to be thoughtful about their handmade wardrobes. This year, over 30 Spoonflower employees participated in the challenge and I just wanted to share this gorgeous ruffle-sleeve top created by Kelley O. using my "Australian Eucalyptus" design. Love it and I think she looks absolutely gorgeous!
Check out the Spoonflower Blog Post (May 28 2021) all about Me Made May and the over 30 projects created by Spoonflower employees!
You can also see more of my designs (including this one!) in my Spoonflower Shop!
Credits: Ruffle-Sleeve Top sewing pattern from Peppermint Magazine.
When my family and I were visiting Tokyo in 2018, one of our favourite shops was the Design Tshirts Store graniph which has several locations full of limited-edition graphic T-Shirts, some designed in collaboration with popular artists. All of us (2 sons and 2 parents) each bought a handful of our favourites to bring home (example: kawaii sushi with faces on wheels). Ever since then, I’ve had a secret (not so secret?!) desire to create my own range of graphic Ts.
Most of you know that I’m absolutely obsessed with creating pattern designs, which are really just LOTS of individual motifs arranged to seamlessly repeat. Realizing these motifs could also be used as stand-alone graphics that would make fun and colourful T-shirts, I decided to open a new shop on TEEPUBLIC, a print-on-demand site which specializes in graphic Ts. My TeePublic Shop is now filled with my graphic T-shirts (and tanks, hoodies and onesies), all available in a wide range of colours and styles for both Adults and Kids/Baby. Have a look below for just a few of the new designs (you might even recognize some of them from my repeat patterns)!
Although TEEPUBLIC specializes in T-shirts, they also have a curated selection of high-quality products that include notebooks, tech cases, totes, stickers, magnets, mugs, wall art and more! See below (fun, right?!)...
Be sure to check out all the fun graphics in my new TEEPUBLIC Shop and check back often! I'll be adding lots more new designs!
For this week's Spoonflower "Weather Patterns" Design Challenge I decided to adapt my "Elemental Air" art print into a repeat because I think the subject matter was perfect for this challenge (and also because I think it makes a very nice patchwork-inspired repeat pattern too!)
Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries!
And take a look at my Spoonflower Shop to see all the designs I offer there!
SALE TODAY! Spoonflower is offering 25% OFF all 1+ yards/meters of FABRIC and rolls of WALLPAPER but only until end of day TODAY!
This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Charcuterie Board" Design Challenge! So many delectable things to include, but after I finished I realized I forgot to add cheese (you need something to eat with those crackers)! So I had to make my co-ordinate "Cheese, Please!" design to go with it!
Link to the Voting Page to see all the entries and my Spoonflower Shop where you can buy these designs in my Shop in 3 sizes (Tiny-, Small- and Large-Scale!) on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
ADDENDUM: TOP VOTED! This design was voted #21 out of 478 designs! Thank you to all who voted!
Check out the world-renowned Print & Pattern Blog today for a feature post about my new pattern collection "The Shape of Things To Come" and the upcoming new virtual event, SHOWCASE, where I'll be showing lots of my pattern designs and illustrations on May 20 and 21! Thanks to Marie for the fantastic post! Read the FULL POST here!
I've just entered my "Jardin" design in this week's Spoonflower "Moody Tropical Flora Wallpaper" Design Challenge! I adapted this repeat pattern from an abstract floral art print I created (see it in my Art Prints Portfolio) and I really like how it has a modern Art Nouveau feel (maybe it has something to do with the colours too?)!
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page and you can shop this design in my Spoonflower Shop where it is available on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
JOIN ME on MAY 20-21 at SHOWCASE, a new virtual event connecting the Art + Design Licensing community, hosted by Artonomo and Jewel Branding! If you are an Art Director or Licensee looking for new designs for your products (here is a peek of my new "Land of Plenty" design), REGISTER NOW for FREE as an Attendee to start browsing virtual Exhibitor Booths (opens 12 noon ET today!)
If you would like to set up a meeting with me to chat about licensing my designs for your products, you can do so once you're registered directly from my Booth!
And see below for some of the other designers/agents who will be exhibiting!
For MY FELLOW ARTISTS! You should also REGISTER because there will be informative webinars on May 20-21 about licensing, trends and more, and an ARTIST PANEL with top licensed artists (I'm looking forward to that one!) Oh, did I say registration is FREE?! "See" you there!
I'm a bit late posting about this week's Spoonflower "Embroidery Template" Design Challenge (I've been working on a "project" and will fill you in soon!) I thought my "Flowered Heart" design would make a great pattern for embroidery (check out the close-up in the 2nd pic!), and with so many people taking up new hobbies, this one is a timely one! You can link to the Voting Page here (voting is open until May 11 2021), and check out all the designs for fabric, wallpaper and home decor offered in my Spoonflower Shop!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio