My Entry for Spoonflower's "Monster Mash" Design Challenge: "Monsters And Their Pets" (Mind the Poo!)
These cute Monsters have discovered that pets can sometimes have poopoo accidents! Ah well, they love their pets anyway! I entered my "Monsters and Their Pets" design in Spoonflower's "Monster Mash" Design Challenge! You can now purchase this design in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor!
AND how could I resist?! This design is also now available on Graphic Tees, Wall Art, Totes and more in my TeePublic Shop AND on Lots of Other Products in my Redbubble Shop too!
DESIGN NOTE: For some reason (not sure why, really), I wanted to try out a design using just geometric shapes. So look closely….These guys are composed of just various shapes which I created by "adding" shapes together or "subtracting" shapes from other shapes! I very much enjoyed this process, it was actually quite Zen! And it was very fun discovering how little changes and details can add personality (check out the biceps on the little guy and the pigeon toes on the tall guy!)…I might have to try more of these!
My Entry for This Week's Spoonflower "Doodle Bugs" Design Challenge: "Caterpillar Playground"! And This Fun Design is Now Available in Both My Spoonflower and Redbubble Shops Too!
When I saw that this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Doodle Bugs" and that they wanted design elements to be "hand-drawn", I took that to heart and started doodling bugs with my trusty fine-tip Sharpie, and my new "Caterpillar Playground" design is the result! I know you're probably thinking this design is great for kids, but I'd really like this one for myself on a top or dress! And HEY, come to think of it, I can make that happen! Public voting for this Challenge opens today and you can link to the Voting Page HERE!
This fun design is now available in my Spoonflower Shop on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes HERE.
AND you can also get this design in my Redbubble Shop on Apparel, Tech Accessories, Wall Art and so much more HERE!
Keep scrolling down to see just some of the products with this fun design from both Shops!
From my SPOONFLOWER SHOP!
From my REDBUBBLE SHOP!
If you are a licensee or manufacturer who would like to know the latest in upcoming print trends for kidswear, the brand new "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide: Kidswear S/S 24" has just been released by WGSN, the world's leading consumer trend forecaster. This Guide includes several of my pattern designs in its identification of the key trends for Spring/Summer 2024 Kidswear! See the sneak preview below!
Please NOTE: You must be a WGSN subscriber to access this Guide.
If You Were A Chameleon, Where Would You Go On Vacation?! My Entry for This Week's Spoonflower "Pets On Vacation" Design Challenge!
If a chameleon went on vacation, where would they go? To a nice warm and quiet place where they could just hang out amongst colourful, overgrown and shady flowers (at least that's what I imagine)! Maybe I'd go somewhere similar! "Chameleons Just Wanna Have Fun" is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Pets On Vacation" Design Challenge (I entered the Jungle Green version, but it comes in Retro Gray too). Public voting opens Thursday Feb 23 and closes next Tuesday Feb 28. You can link to the Voting Page HERE and I'd love your vote for this one, with much thanks!
And you can see this little guy in my Spoonflower Shop HERE! Or click the images below to see the Large-Scale versions in different colourways in my Shop! Note that they do come in a Small-Scale and Medium-Scale version too!
And They Call It "Puppy Love"! My Entry For NEXT Week's Spoonflower "Funny Valentine" Design Challenge! Happy Thanksgiving!
My "Puppy Love" pattern design is my entry for NEXT week's Spoonflower "Funny Valentine" Design Challenge! Maybe it's more "cute" than "funny", but I kinda think the guy with the glasses and tall head is pretty funny! You can link to the Voting Page HERE, and Public Voting for this Challenge opens next Thursday DEC 1 (I had thought voting started this week, but there's a break for Thanksgiving!) Don't worry, I'll remind you next week! Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is a sneak preview of the brand new "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide: Kidswear A/W 23/24" just out from WGSN, the world's leading consumer trend forecaster. The Guide includes several of my pattern designs in its identification of the key trends for Autumn/Winter 23/24 Kidswear.
Please NOTE: You must be a WGSN subscriber to access this Guide.
“BLAST OFF!” This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is: "Space Exploration"! Here is my entry and believe me, I had real difficulty with this theme, from coming up with ideas to creating a design that I liked! Anyway, you get to see the final result here, and not all the hair-pulling that went into this one! Voting for this Challenge opens today Thursday August 4 and I would love your vote for this one! Public voting closes Tuesday August 9.
You can check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
If you would like to SHOP this design in my Spoonflower Shop, you can do so HERE. And take note that it does come in Small-, Medium- and Large-Scale sizes too!
And Read All About the Design Process Behind "Blast Off!"
If you would like to read about my design process and how MY "Blast Off!" design came to be, I invite you to read my most recent NEWSLETTER (August 2022) where I describe how hard this one was! If you are interested, you can Subscribe to my Newsletter too!
When I googled "teamwork" to get ideas for this week's Spoonflower "Teamwork" Design Challenge, alot of images with people and mechanical gears came up. So that gave me the idea of adding fun faces into clockwork gears! But WHO KNEW creating happy faces would be so difficult? It took me alot of revising and adjusting to make sure the facial expressions didn't end up looking creepy or nefarious or troubled or weird...But in the end, I hope this one makes you smile!
I think this one would be great for Back-to-School too as I also intended it to encourage science, engineering, mechanics and STEM subjects!
Link to the Voting Page HERE. BTW: I entered the Dark Blue version, but when I asked in a Facebook group which I should enter, the consensus came back as the Cream version…then I missed the deadline to switch them. So Dark Blue it is!
Also check out the Dark version in my Spoonflower Shop!
My "Darling" butterfly and floral print features on this gorgeous MILA dress by Barefoot Baby Australia. Adorable! Now FOR SALE on their WEBSITE!
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!
When one of my sons was much younger, small creatures used to just present themselves to him. Once, he found a little wounded bird sitting in a puddle of water and it allowed him to pick it up; when we lived in Hawaii, he lovingly kept a collection of carnivorous plants (I know, not creatures really, but they sure seemed like it); another time a tiny frog suddenly appeared in the sand castle he was building and just sat there looking at him. My son wanted to keep it, but I told him he had to return it to the nearby pond which he very reluctantly did. So my "Fun Froggy with Big Feet" design (below first pic) brings back those memories to me! I often think back to that little frog and my son (maybe because he's off at uni now!)...
I've entered this cute guy in this week's Spoonflower "Quirky Amphibians" Design Challenge...I think he's kinda quirky! Voting is open until Nov 9 2021. Would love your vote! Check out the Voting Page HERE.
Oh, and although I've entered my "Fun Froggy with Big Feet" design, I couldn't help creating a cute coordinate pattern to go with it! So here is my "Fun Tadpoles" design too! After all, where there are FROGGIES, there must be TADPOLES!! Both these co-ordinating designs are now available in my SPOONFLOWER SHOP on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes (or click the images below to go directly to them in my Spoonflower Shop!
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.
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!
Yippee!! Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Ice Cream Truck” Design Challenge. I just really wanted to go bright and happy for this one...I can imagine kids would love this on sheets, blankets, pillows, and you could make them matching pjs with fabric from my Shop! You might even get kids to wear a face mask which are also available in a child size in my Spoonflower Shop! I’ve added this design in both small- and large-scale versions.
Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries! And you can also see what's available in my Spoonflower Shop too!
Do you love pugs? I know that people who love pugs REALLY LOVE pugs, so my new “I Love Pugs” pattern design is for you! I’ve entered this one in this week’s Spoonflower “Dog Days” Design Challenge! Link here to the Voting Page!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio