Some new stickers I added to my Etsy shop: one set features icons from my surface pattern “Summer in Sarek” (the Swedish national park), while the other is a variety of labels to be used on anything from stationary to canning jars. I have actually been using the labels when mailing out my Etsy orders and for some time have been planning to offer them for sale.
The other day an Etsy customer asked me to adapt my Elementary Math Lesson poster for her grade 8 classroom in a Christian school. I ended up with this (the formulas are real!):
I’ve been working on new calendars for my Etsy shop. It may be really early for this, but I didn’t want to miss the early birds who do their planning for next year some months ahead of time. And because we’re mid-way into 2015, I’m offering custom features, such as calendars with only the number of months you need (such as, for the remainder of 2015), 18-month calendars, and different languages. I also added a new perpetual planner to my shop. All calendars are printed with archival-quality ink (giclee-style) on 100 lb. cardstock.
Today I wanted to show my new design “Dream Away on Sunny Days”. By now I have three different versions: the first one I made a few weeks ago for Lilla Rogers’ MATS course as a 12 x 12″ scrap booking sheet. For the second version, I made some additions to fit it on an 8.5 x 11″ sheet that could double as an art print (with the bottom labels separated) and as scrap booking pieces. The third version I made for Spoonflower’s “flying machines” contest, for which I removed all lettering but “Dream Away” and made sure no panel looks as if designed to be written in; I added flowers and other little icons for this purpose. The title was inspired by a song by the amazing F.R. David’s song “Dream Away” – the music and his voice sound so airy and carefree, which in my mind matched my drawings so well. :)
I can’t share a fabric image this week, since I only made #13 in the contest (which is only fair, with my constant luck!). But I have this inkjet print out that I think is just as good.
Last week, Spoonflower’s contest theme was using only using their specified palette of coral, mint, black and white. I was lucky to make it to #4, out of 674 participants – many thanks to anyone who included it in their (unsolicited!) votes! My design also comes on Spoonflower in other colourways and as a folded greeting card in my Etsy shop.
These are Spoonflower’s photos of the fabric:
Several new cards are now available in my Etsy shop, including this Easter design with hand-made envelopes!