Contest Entry: “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” Design Challenge

For this most recent “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” challenge, I may have gone in a different direction than most. My design is meant to be a more modern, pared down version of a traditional damask design. While using a typical diamond layout and flower motif, I spruced up the colors a little and transformed the standardContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” Design Challenge”

Contest Entry: “Frolicking Floral Celebration!”

The challenge theme for this week is “Your Artistic Voice: 500th Design Challenge.” A contest and a celebration all in one! I created my entry with much gratitude that Spoonflower exists as an outlet for my particular form of creativity. Thinking of my dear grandmother, who worked for Stadtler’s a department store in the Buffalo,Continue reading “Contest Entry: “Frolicking Floral Celebration!””

New for Sale! Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes

Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes is all of the things in the title as well as colorful, modern and bright. It looks great on several home decor items, depending on ones commitment and comfort with bold design, so first, a look book with some of my faves. Think a few pillows for a pop ofContinue reading “New for Sale! Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes”

New for Sale! Six Whimsical Giant Scale Designs

For those who like bold, bright, and giant scale. These also have in common a black or nearly black outline. Great choices for dorm decor, tabletop, or anywhere someone wants a dramatic, yet modern accent. This time, I’ll just show fat quarter, test swatch, and one additional product view. First, Another Giant Wacky Design: Now,Continue reading “New for Sale! Six Whimsical Giant Scale Designs”

New for Sale! Lacy Designs

These two-tone lace effect designs have a similar aesthetic to the paper cutout ones posted previously. However, these are more symmetrical as they are based on a mirror repeat. A modern take on traditional lace and also part of the “Spring is Weird” Colors Collection. Because of the two way symmetry (looks the same fromContinue reading “New for Sale! Lacy Designs”

Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge

Departing from the “New for Sale” posts today to show my latest design challenge entry, “the world is a magical place”. For this one, I channeled the mushroom drawing child of my 1970s youth, added a couple cats, quirky butterfly, and fun flowers. It fell flat until the extensive shading was added – quite aContinue reading “Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge”

30 Day Design Experiment, 14 of 30

Today’s design, “Whimsical Jungle,” has two versions, this one, and another rotated to be on the diagonal, which I plan to post tomorrow. Because this one was complicated and time consuming, I’m counting it as two “experiments,” even though it’s really variations of one design. Here’s how it looks on fabric – fat quarter, testContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 14 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 8 of 30

Confetti dots! I love them. Ever since that birthday cake. Yes, yes, I’ve mentioned this before. These are big ones – each dot is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and has its own shadow. I love how one color melts into the background on the light blue and white versions. Let’s start with threeContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 8 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 7 of 30

I kept seeing this flower, first shown on my post on June 2nd, as my Spoonflower avatar and it kept calling me to be a design. So here it is, GIANT scale and looking good. Was going to do a textured version, but things got a little complicated and time-consuming, so just the solid versionContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 7 of 30”

Boho bright, colorful, wonky pseudo-patchwork duvet cover. Yeah, you really need to see the pictures to understand.

Had an idea. Made a drawing. Couldn’t believe that the first drawing could be workable. Put it away for a while. Took it back out and realized it really did look pretty good. Spent many hours redoing in vectors so I could scale it way way up. And voila. Boho Bright Patchwork duvet cover (andContinue reading “Boho bright, colorful, wonky pseudo-patchwork duvet cover. Yeah, you really need to see the pictures to understand.”