“Mod Daisy Floral” Designs

The latest addition to my shop at Spoonflower, this design is available in three color combinations, with 4 sizes to be made available for each. An Instagram link is better than no post at all! This collection can be seen in its entirety at Spoonflower. As of this writing, some of the sizes are notContinue reading ““Mod Daisy Floral” Designs”

Transforming the Past: Spoonflower Design Challenge Entry

In the latest patchwork-themed Spoonflower design challenge, I chose to showcase my recent two-tone geometric designs. At first, I thought of a simple square layout, but then became interested in something more complex. After drawing out a few layout ideas, I came upon an old drawing of mine, circa 10 to 30 years ago, andContinue reading “Transforming the Past: Spoonflower Design Challenge Entry”

A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone

Above, thirty more of my flower-a-day-for-a-year challenge drawings are pictured. (I’m up to #170 with the actual drawings.) Some of these have already been transformed into designs. Perhaps I’ll go more into the process in future posts; for now, here are two of the completed designs – maybe you can guess which flowers have beenContinue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone”

Contest Entry: “Yellow and Gray” Design Challenge

Presenting “Hearts and Paisleys and Dots – Oh My!“, my latest contest entry. This limited palette design features the Pantone 2021 colors of the year: Illuminating (Yellow) and Ultimate Gray along with black and white. For more interest, a dotted crosshatch pattern has been applied to the background and some of the motifs. This designContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Yellow and Gray” Design Challenge”

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 success and feeling thrilled!

Yesterday I found out that Patterned Playing Card Motifs, showcased in a previous post, made it to 21st place in Spoonflower’s Game Night design challenge! It seems especially fitting that this playing card-themed design made it to “twenty one.” A few possible uses for this design were shown in the previous post and here areContinue reading “Contest success and feeling thrilled!”

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!””

Contest Entry: “Maximalist Holiday” Design Challenge

“Poinsettia Overload in Retro Colors with Texture” is a fun, bold design in non-typical holiday colors. This one reminds me of South Florida, where I lived many years ago. Fun for someone who wants to break from tradition, just maybe not completely. This is a contest entry and to be made available soon. Please feelContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Maximalist Holiday” Design Challenge”

Contest Entry: “Cut-and-Sew Fat Quarter Giftables” Design Challenge

So much fun to do this design – a pillow with a retro-looking ornament motif. This is for a DIY project and I’m also planning on selling the finished version via Etsy sometime soon. Retro Ornament Pillow cut-and-sew is designed to exactly fit on a fat quarter of Petal Signature Cotton, as below: Here areContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Cut-and-Sew Fat Quarter Giftables” Design Challenge”

New for Sale! Summer Love Weathered Starburst Floral

Imagine dining near the beach on the perfect warm summer evening. This design was created with subtle colors and a soft, sand-weathered look for a relaxing, peaceful feel. And it’s multi-directional, too, which makes it an excellent choice for tablecloths, the table runner, and all the coordinating dining decor available at Spoonflower. Here is SummerContinue reading “New for Sale! Summer Love Weathered Starburst Floral”

New for Sale! Paper Cutout Style Designs

Lots of new and lovely designs are being made available for sale in my Spoonflower shop! It’s a slow process, as I’m trying to balance much in my design life. For now, I’ll be adding blog updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. Most of the first set are in a paper cutout style. All are partContinue reading “New for Sale! Paper Cutout Style Designs”

30 Day Design Experiment, 9 of 30

I’ve been wanting to create some shaped pillows for a very long time. These could be for DIY projects and/or items I sell completed via this website or Etsy. A while back, I had almost completed a design with a yard of five mod flower shaped pillows. Yesterday I decided to split each one outContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 9 of 30”