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!
Pantone Colors of the Year 2021 Feature in This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Yellow and Gray"!
Here is my newest collection of fabric designs which I'm calling "Majolica" named after the gorgeous decorative pottery tradition! It includes some damask-inspired florals in vases and a geometric pattern in the 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year, "Illuminating" and "Dark Gray". I'm hoping to add more to this collection, but thought you might like to see it so far! I've entered the design on the left, called "Jardiniere" in this week's Spoonflower "Yellow and Gray" Design Challenge (closeup below too!) Thanks to all who let me know which design they thought I should enter! Check out this week's Spoonflower Voting Page!
AND FABRIC SALE ALERT! All these fabrics are now available in my Spoonflower Shop in this yellow/gray colour way and in a turquoise/gray colour way in two sizes. AND Spoonflower is offering 15% OFF on yards/meters of Petal Signature Cotton until tomorrow FRI Jan 29 2021! Link to my Spoonflower Shop!
Voting is now open for this week's Spoonflower "Reimagined Damask Wallpaper" Design Challenge! I decided to enter my "Dreamy Damask" design with the Dark Gray background (thanks to all of you who let me know which colour you liked best!) I hope I chose the right one! In any event, all 3 colours (Dark Gray, Bright Purple and Red) are now available in my Spoonflower Shop in 2 scales (large and small) on not only wallpaper, but also fabric and home decor! You can check out all the fab entries at the Voting Page! Voting ends January 26 2021 at 3:00 EST.
Also check out my Spoonflower Shop for lots more of my designs on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
I think I'm in love (can I say that about one of my own pattern designs?!) The colours in this one just make me feel good (especially as I stare out at clouds and rain today)! This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Small-Scaled Geometric" Design Challenge. All the motifs are created with geometric shapes (maybe with a bit of cheating in only a few of the small details). Although the challenge called for "small-scaled" designs (for face masks and apparel), I couldn't resist also adding a large-scale version as well (love it on wallpaper, pillows, bedding and that blanket!) Now both scales are available in my Spoonflower Shop (link in bio). Check out all the entries (all 1150 of them, wowee!) at the Voting Page! Think warm and dry thoughts!
Make...Create...Smile...Do...Care...Dream...All things I plan to do more of in 2021! This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Packaging Design" Challenge (and it's the last one of 2020)! Spoonflower has asked its designers to come up with a design that reflects the values that mean the most to the Spoonflower community: family, uniqueness, self-expression and creativity. The winning design will be featured on its packaging in 2021. Very fun! You can vote at the Voting Page until Jan 5 2021 at 3:00 EST here: Happy New Year everyone...What words will you try to live by in 2021?!
Some of the ideas I've been playing with for a new collection I've been working on recently: unique colour combos, mix & match patchwork and pure abstraction and geometry! Although I'm working on another project (more about that soon!) that includes this new "Capri" pattern design, I thought it would also be perfect to enter in this week's Spoonflower "Create Room" Design Challenge which says: "The pattern you create should not only provide visual joy, but should inspire both you and others to create more", to use as a wallpaper backdrop in a DreamBox, an all-in-one craft room that folds away into a beautiful armoire, designed by Create Room. What do you think, does this design fit the challenge? In any event, I think it makes for a pretty cool bathroom! Check out the Voting Page!
This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Microscopic Worlds"! AND Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends!
Here is my "Little Charms" design that I've entered in this week's Spoonflower "Microscopic Worlds" Design Challenge! It was inspired by the little gnome houses that I run by in my neighbourhood (scroll down to see a pic!) I'm sure kids must love playing here and I tried to keep that playful feeling in this design.
Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries, and have a look at my Spoonflower Shop! Something to inspire your imagination. AND Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends, all the best.
My Entry in this Week's Spoonflower "Snail Mail" Design Challenge! And Spoonflower Sale Alert: All Fat Quarters are 50% OFF until Friday Nov 6 2020!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Snail Mail" Design Challenge! I just love the doodle-y feel to this and it makes me want to keep on doodling...I had a hard time deciding which one to enter, but after taking a poll, I decided to enter the first version on the dark background. It is also available on a light background and in a pink/purple pastel colour way (all are available in my Spoonflower Shop!)
Do you think I entered the right one?!
And I might get that blanket for myself, hey, my birthday is coming soon!
Check out all the entries at the VOTING PAGE and you can shop all 3 versions in my SPOONFLOWER SHOP!
DON'T FORGET: Spoonflower's 50% OFF all FAT QUARTERS SALE is still on until tomorrow Friday Nov 6 2020!
I entered my “Book Stacks” design in this week’s Spoonflower “Cozy Reading” Design Challenge. When I started this design the shelves made me think of Dutch abstract artist Mondrian so I decided to channel his famous colours (plus a few others just because!) What do you think, does this remind you of Mondrian’s art?!
Check out all the designs at the Voting Page!
...And don’t forget...Spoonflower is still offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on everything worldwide until Friday Oct 30 2020!! I have over 300 designs in my Spoonflower Shop, so I invite you to check them out!
I wasn't going to enter a design in this week's Spoonflower "ABCs of...Tea Towel" Design Challenge, but then I changed my mind when I came up with the idea for this "Geometric ABCs" design. It was a bit of a rush but I managed to finish it on time! I think it will make a great art print too...If you would like to see all the entries for this week's challenge, and maybe stock up on Christmas presents (!) you can link to the Voting Page and to my Spoonflower Shop too! Voting ends Oct 6 at 3:00 EDT!
ADDENDUM: My Geometric ABCs came in 27th out of 437 entries! Thanks to all who voted!
Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” Design Challenge! I entered the moody dark one which I think would make a room super cozy as autumn approaches (or a pretty cool dress!) but I also created it in a different light colour palette too....Which do you prefer?! Both are in my Spoonflower Shop on wallpaper, home decor and fabrics too! Check out the Voting Page here to see all the entries! AND check out more in my Spoonflower Shop!
I guess I’m just feeling bright cheery colours right now! Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Mushrooms” Design Challenge (I see aprons)! I entered the first one on the dark blue background, but also added the two other colour ways to my Spoonflower Shop! You can check out the entries at the Voting Page!
Insight: sometimes simple is better. I had initially sketched a bunch of different mushrooms and spent ages playing around with them but decided I just liked the shape of this one button mushroom! Sometimes you have to go through a long process to get to the simple solution. Do you find the same thing?!
For All You Makers Out There! Just Added to My Spoonflower Shop and Entered in This Week's Design Challenge!
I've just added my "Sewing Obsession" Collection of pattern designs, and entered the hero pattern in this week's Spoonflower "Small-Scale Tools of the Trade" Design Challenge! This one is for all you makers out there! You can now find all these pattern designs in my "Sewing Obsession" Collection in my Spoonflower Shop on all kinds of fabrics and home decor. You can check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
My "Living Collections" Pattern Design Now in My Spoonflower Shop! And Entered in this Week's "Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper" Design Challenge!
I’ve added my “Living Collections” pattern design to my Spoonflower Shop! So it’s now available on all kinds of fabrics (including new 100% Belgian linen!), wallpaper and home decor, in both large- and small-scale versions...I also entered it in this week’s “Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper” Design Challenge! Link to my Spoonflower Shop to see all the designs offered for sale there, and check out the Voting Page and cast your vote!
For this week’s Spoonflower “Day at the Lake” Design Challenge, someone had to bring the food, right? Here is my “Picnic” design! It would be great on tablecloths and runners, but why not pillows and I think it makes a super fun blanket. What do you think?! Check out all the summer inspiration at the Voting Page!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio