The Patriotic Collection: What could be more American than Stars, Stripes, and Baseball? This collection includes seven different DIY cut and sew bow-ties on one yard of fabric. Instructions included. Best suited for Cotton Sateen (makes 7 bow-ties) or Cotton Silk (makes 5 bow-ties). See this, and all of my DIY Bow-Ties at Spoonflower.com. Available now. Continue reading →
My Stripey Dotty Collection is now available as custom printed giftwrap! Each roll is printed on premium, heavyweight paper that is 26″ wide x 72″ long. $15 per roll. The collection consists of a pattern of hand-drawn diagonal stripes in bright “desert” colors, and five coordinating colors with hand-drawn polka dots. Also available printed on a wide range of fabric, wallpaper and decals. Click the image to order.
The Big Dots Collection is a cut & sew pattern designed to give you seven bow-ties on one yard of fabric. Each bow-tie has colorful dots on one side, and coordinating stripes on the other. Continue reading →
Who would’ve thought that designing a simple repeat pattern of hand-drawn diagonal stripes would be so difficult? Certainly not I. But more than almost any other design I’ve done so far, this one has given me fits trying to get it just right. (And if you think this looks familiar, you’re right… I first made a version of this pattern for Zazzle last year. But I needed to create a new version of it for fabric on Spoonflower.)
Why does it matter? Well because I wanted to see if I could do it. And also because there are lots of striped fabrics on Spoonflower, but none of them have a wavy, hand-drawn line like my stripes do, and still repeat seamlessly. It ended up being quite a challenging learning experience for me, and it makes me wish I’d taken some surface design courses in art school. Continue reading →