Fabric8: Botanical Sketchbook

It’s the time of year again when Spoonflower is holding their most popular contest: Fabric8. This year, Spoonflower is collaborating with Moda Fabrics, who will offer the contest winner a fabric license based on the winning collection.

For the first round, 100 designs were selected by Moda (out of how many, we can only guess, but it must be close to 1000 based on previous years). Next Thursday, the 8 designs that received the most votes will be announced – and the lucky designers are then required to each create a collection. Round two involves voting for any of these eight collections, and the designer with the most votes wins.

I was fortunate to make it into the first round with my “Field Guide to Wildflowers”. It features vintage-inspired, pen-drawn wildflowers, birds and mushrooms, textures, and hand-lettered flower names. If you like it, please show your support by including it in your votes! Voting takes place here until Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12pm (noon) EST. Thank you!

You can view my design in swatch, fat quarter and yard view here.

Vintage Garden Delights

I’m up to my neck in moving preparations, but I still wanted to mention last week’s collection I made for Spoonflower’s butterfly coordinate contest. Since it reached the top 10, here are the fabric images as well. Again, many thanks to anyone voting for my designs!

Etsy sale!

In order to lighten my load for an upcoming move, I’m having an Etsy sale on select items! From now until August 31, all fabrics are 15% off an already great price (min. purchase $15), and all tea towels are 10% off (min. purchase $20). Any questions? Just ask me!

These are the coupon codes:
FABRICAUG31 – for fabrics
TEATOWELAUG31 – for tea towels

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Another week that I couldn’t resist entering a contest, and last week’s theme was ‘after school snacks’. I thought fruit would make a good sub-theme, and I didn’t need to hesitate on the colour choices. This is what I came up with (and since it reached #3, here are the fabric images):

Summer in Sarek

For Spoonflower’s last design contest, themed ‘national parks’, I was inspired by Sweden’s Sarek National Park. I thought it made a good match for my Scandinavian / folk-inspired style. Luckily it placed in the top 10, so here are the fabric images taken by Spoonflower: