Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nasher/Matisse Contest

For the fabric design contest at Spoonflower this week, I had to create a design that Matisse could have painted for a tablecloth in one of his paintings.  The palette was limited to 4 specific colors.  I enjoyed trying out different styles and designs and finally settled on one.  Here is the final design that I submitted.  Final day of voting is tomorrow.  If you like my design, please click on the link and send a vote my way.  Thank you!

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Colorway for my Love Birds

Playing around with a new colorway for my Love Birds collection.  Decided to go with some pretty reds and pinks....just what my "Sweet Ruby" ordered.  Whatcha think....pink!   I will be adding this to my Spoonflower shop.

I love Photo Card Boutique Designer Templates!!!  This is where I took my color inspiration from for my new colorway for my Love Birds collection.  Check out this awesome site.  There are a years worth of color palettes!!!  An new inspiration each day!!  Whoo Hoo!!  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Love Birds Fabric Collection

 This week Spoonflower is having a contest for a bird or flight
related fabric design that is also palette-restricted.  All designs are limited to grey-707c7c, light teal-83c5ba, apple green-93d300, and pale yellow-F9ea62 (see diagram).  This contest is also sponsored by the wonderful UK craft magazine Mollie Makes.  The winning fabric design will be used in a photo shoot for the cover of their magazine!  I went a little crazy with this contest and designed some coordinating prints to go with the print I am entering.  I have combined them into my 'Love Birds' collection.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Prairie Christmas Cocktail Napkins

Complete design fits in a fat quarter (21"x18")
"Prairie Christmas" is my entry for the next contest on Spoonflower... a Holiday Cocktail Napkin Design.  The festive designs for my napkins are based on the Prairie style of design which I LOVE!  Originally my designs were created for Christmas cards, but when I heard about this contest I jumped at the opportunity to use them in a napkin layout.  Please stop by Spoonflower and vote for my design this week!  Thanks so much!

Another close-up

Monday, November 5, 2012

Just Like My Hero

The contest theme for Spoonflower this week is "Be My Hero".  I decided not to go with a 'Super Hero' theme, and instead designed my entry as a tribute to all the men and women who risk their lives each and every day to keep our wonderful country safe and preserve our right to FREEDOM.  

Most children want to be just like their hero at some point in their lives. A hero can wear many hats and perform many different duties and rolls. When I asked my 9 and 12 year old boys who they thought some heroes in their lives were, they responded by listing just about every different military person they could think of. They also included firefighters and police officers in their list...with mom and dad thrown in too for good measure. :) I decided on a military (army) theme for my HERO design to honor our everyday SUPER HEROES.  Thank you for all you do!

Please check out Spoonflower if you get a chance, and VOTE for my design "Just Like My Hero"!  I greatly appreciate all of your support and encouragement!  Thank you!!

Close-up View


I recently ordered swatches from Spoonflower for 30 of my fabric designs.  I was so excited to finally get my package!!  Here is one of the samples that I had printed.  It is the sample of my Vintage Indian Motorcycle fabric.  Did I mention how excited I am?  All of the designs that I ordered swatches of will soon be available for purchase on Spoonflower!!  YAY!!