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!
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.
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!
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!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Home On The Range" so I decided to enter my "Joshua Tree" desert pattern design in brand new colours! This particular design makes me think back to a fantastic and crazy trip we had in Joshua Tree National Park many years ago...
This one coordinates with other designs in my "Retro Rattlers" Collection so there are lots of ways to mix & match!
Go check out all the entries at the Voting Page and check out my Spoonflower Shop too!
Support the Victoria Hospice Society "Kits for Compassion" Fundraiser (and Maybe Win My Eucalyptus Tote Bag Too)!
The Victoria Hospice Society here in Victoria, BC, provides compassionate end-of-life care to the community and a large part of its budget comes from fundraising. This year, they are offering limited-edition "Kits for Compassion", gorgeous gift boxes filled with beautiful products from local businesses and artisans. 100% of the funds raised from the sale of these Kits will help provide compassionate end-of-life care for patients and families, all while supporting local businesses! Included in the price is an exciting virtual event on May 2 with lots of DOOR PRIZES, including my Eucalyptus totebag filled with stationery products from Monk Office (see below)! Treat yourself or someone you love (Mother's Day is coming up!) and you might just win one of the many door prizes too! For more info about this fundraiser or to purchase a Kit (quantities are limited, shipping in Canada available!), CLICK HERE!
BTW: I bought one for myself and intend to share it with my 90-year old Mom on Mother's Day! Thanks to Sharon Davies for thinking of me and asking if I would like to participate (in a small way)!
If you happen to live in Israel, keep an eye out for my new stationery collection from Palphot featuring my "Spring Ditsy" and "Spring Dotsy" pattern designs! The line includes a memo block pad (see pics below) and a long memo magnet pad as well, all now available in stores!
New Collaboration with PicCollage! My "Mod Mama" Background Pack is Now Live...Just in Time for Mother's Day!
Is your MOM a Cool Cat, Groovy, a Mod Mama (like me...haha, just kidding)? Or maybe a Colour and Flower Lover? The Best Mom Ever? A Great Lady? Someone Who Means Alot To You? All of the Above?
If so, my new "Mod Mama" Background Pack featuring 12 happy patterns in juicy colours is now available in photo collage and editor app PicCollage, ready for you to use to create and send something colourful and fun to your Mama in time for Mother's Day! And check out the PicCollage Blog (posted on April 12 2021) for some ideas of how to celebrate your Mom! See below for a preview of all the gorgeous patterns in my new Pack!
Weird and Wonderful! This Week's Spoonflower "Intergalactic Adventures" Design Challenge Entry: "Alien World"!
Weird and wonderful and WHY NOT?! I created my imaginary "Alien World" pattern design for this week's Spoonflower "Intergalactic Adventures" Design Challenge because I couldn't resist channeling all those sci-fi concept art posters (and maybe even a bit of Avatar) to create this alien botanical landscape! This one is just for fun!
Link to the Voting Page and to my Spoonflower Shop where you can purchase this design on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
AND SALE ALERT! Spoonflower is offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING Worldwide on Everything until tomorrow Friday April 16 2021!
Something a little more soft and delicate for this week's Spoonflower "Wild Grasses" Design Challenge! I entered the first earthy pink one, but see it in a couple of other colourways too below, all available in my Spoonflower Shop on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor, of course!
Link to the Voting Page and my Spoonflower Shop!
Escape to a Tropical Locale Every time You Take a Work Break! This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Break Room Wallpaper"!
Do you wish you could ESCAPE to a colourful tropical locale every time you took a break at work (if, of course, you are not working from home right now)? Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Break Room Wallpaper" Design Challenge! The winning wallpaper design will be installed in the break rooms in the new US Spoonflower factory! .
AND SALE ALERT! Spoonflower is offering 15% OFF Wallpaper Rolls until tomorrow Friday April 2 2021! Link to the Voting Page to check out all the entries!
And my Spoonflower Shop where you can find this pattern not only on wallpaper, but also on fabric and home decor in both a Small- and Large-Scales!
ADDENDUM: This design placed in the Top 50 of the Spoonflower "Break Room Wallpaper" Design Challenge (actually #61 out of 782 entries taking into account ties)! Thanks to all who voted for it!
I recently re-coloured my FOLLY Series of Art Prints (3 in all, check them out in my Portfolio) using pastels, warm neutrals and a gorgeous dark blue. Then I thought if I adapted them into a repeat pattern, they would be PERFECT to enter in this week's Spoonflower "From My Window" Design Challenge! So now you can essentially get all 3-Prints-In-One together on fabric, wallpaper and home decor! I entered the this Dark Blue version, but couldn't resist also adding a Black version too. Both colours are available in my Spoonflower Shop in both Large- and Small-Scale versions.
Check out this week's Voting Page and my Spoonflower Shop.
AND DON'T FORGET! Spoonflower is offering 15% OFF 1+ yards/meters of Select Quilting Cottons but only until tomorrow Friday March 26 2021!
DIY Update for Passover on the Spoonflower Blog Using Fabrics from Spoonflower (Including My "Modern Chintz" Design)!
In this informative post, Spoonflower employees and mother-daughter duo, Isabel and Ace, discuss Passover traditions, share how they will be celebrating Passover this year, and provide DIY instructions for making Matzah Covers and Afikomen Bags for your Passover Seder. This year they decided to update their traditions using fabrics from Spoonflower and compiled their own Passover Collection of designs, including my "Modern Chintz" fabric which they used for the napkins pictured below. I love how the designs they chose all coordinate together beautifully!
Check out the full Spoonflower Blog post (March 8 2021) where you can find a link to my "Modern Chintz" design, and my Spoonflower Shop for more of my designs!
Also pictured here fabrics by: wren_leyland on the Matzah Cover, ivieclothco on the Tablecloth, and taranealart and schatzibrown on Pillows (all have Shops on Spoonflower).
Because it's full of fruits, curvy florals and pastel colours, I entered my "Fruitastical" pattern in this week's Spoonflower "Rococo" Design Challenge! Nothing says "Spring" more to me than this design so I thought it was timely! It is now available in my Spoonflower Shop in both Small- and Large-Scale versions on all kinds of fabrics, wallpaper and home decor!
AND MAKERS TAKE NOTE! All Fat Quarters are still 50% OFF on Spoonflower but only until tomorrow Friday March 5 2021. Stock up now, sew later!
Check out my Spoonflower Shop and the Voting Page!
I first discovered the ANKH, the Egyptian hieroglyph meaning "life" on a months-long trip to Egypt many years ago while visiting tombs, the Great Pyramids and the Temples of Luxor, Karnak and Abu Simbel amongst many others. Because ancient Egyptians believed that one's life on Earth is just a part of eternal life, the ANKH hieroglyph has come to also symbolize "Everlasting Life". It was because of this meaning and my love of Egypt, that I decided to get this symbol as my only tattoo (so far). So when I saw that this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Talismans", I immediately knew that the Ankh would be the one I would use for my design. Here is my entry, coloured to emulate ancient scrolls! It's now available on fabric, wallpaper and home decor in my Spoonflower Shop! And check out the entries at the Voting Page!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio