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.
A few months ago, Bookbinders Design approached me seeking to license my Nordic Suzani Floral pattern for their 2017 agenda. I highly recommend them as a contact to fellow illustrators, as my contact Philipp was wonderful to work with all around. He recently mailed me a copy of the agenda as it will be sold later this year (link to follow).
So far they kept the original palette – these images were taken with my matching gift wrap underneath. I think it’s a very usable and aesthetically pleasing agenda, measuring almost 7 by 8 inches, spiral-bound, with an elastic closure and weekly spreads. Here is a glimpse inside this lovely little book. :)
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.
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:
It’s been exactly one year since I set up my Spoonflower account and entered my first contest. The year went by like the wind, in part due to the 42 contest entries I created – including my current one, 2015 In Bloom, for the annual tea towel contest. If you like my design, please include it in your votes – thank you.
The towel is already for sale and was designed to be printed in the dimensions of linen-cotton canvas – one for $14 or four (= 1 yard) for $27. However, it is also possible to purchase it on paper as gift wrap or as wallpaper, and then cut them up into individual calendars.
I also created a matching repeat pattern, In Bloom – here is an excerpt:
For the last little while it’s been very cold where I live; the other day the high was -20°C. Judging by the number of contestants in the current Spoonflower “Spring Floral Cheater Quilt” contest (246!), it seems that many people are looking forward to spring (I do realize that some people prefer colder weather).
Here is my entry, with at least 24 patterns that could be turned into coordinates. I have started my “Floral Fantasy” collection with 13 patterns for now. Which ones do you prefer?