Ever open a magazine (like ours!) and think, “How do they mix patterns so effortlessly?” Some people seem to have an innate talent for mixing and matching and others of us—well, let’s just say it can be an overwhelming proposition. The good news is that there are some foundational elements that make pattern mixing accessible for all of us. Keep our tips in mind, and you’ll be on your way to layering like a pro!
Your table is the gathering place for so many memorable moments. Set a festive backdrop for captivating conversations with table settings featuring earthy designs hand-picked by stylist Tina Dahl of Kiss Me Kate Studio and available as part of the Winter Holiday Dinner Party blueprint at Black Twine, your online source for party planning. From table runners or tablecloths to placemats and napkins, our elegant cotton sateen fabric offers a slight sheen and holds rich color that’s a true feast for the eyes. As you prep for holiday entertaining, don’t miss Tina’s top tips for a stress-free celebration.
1. Create the mood with beautiful textiles.
To make this dinner party look gorgeous and cohesive, I started out by using the coordinating table linens available from Spoonflower and Roostery. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy but keep your table linens in similar colors and prints for a fun and festive look!
Our low-loft Fleece is soft, cozy and easy to work with since it doesn’t fray when cut. Lightweight with a hint of stretch, it makes the most cuddly no-sew Fleece blanket, a perfect gift to give during the holidays. Want to know the best part about this DIY project? A majority of this blanket can be completed without leaving the comfort of your couch!
Ursula Carmona, founder of DIY design blog Home Made by Carmona, has been in love with home décor and DIY as long as she can remember – and her 12-year-old daughter Priya is just as creatively inclined. When it came time to remodel her daughter’s room, Ursula looked to Priya herself for inspiration.
To say that this week’s 2019 Tea Towel Calendar Design Challenge was a brilliant success would be an understatement! A browse through the community-voted favorites and you’ll see what we mean. But first, let’s congratulate Mary Tanana, known as groovity in the Marketplace. Her color- and wonder-filled design, Irina and Friends Have Tea, earned her the top spot, not to mention a $200 Spoonflower credit, a $200 Roostery credit, and a Spoonflower Edition tea towel in her winning design! The excitement just won’t stop as we applaud second place winner, pennycandy who brought a special delivery to the Marketplace, and our first-ever tie for third place between sarah_treu and ceciliamok. These talented designers earned $100 and $50 in Spoonflower credit respectively.
Love what you see? Collect all of the top-voted 2019 Tea Towel Calendars—they make excellent gifts!
1. 387 votes for Irina and Friends have tea-2019 by groovity
2. 377 votes for 2019 Tea Towel Calendar: Special Delivery by pennycandy
3. 373 votes for 2019 Calendar Tea Towel by sarah_treu
4. 373 votes for Enchanted Garden 2019 Calendar Tea Towel 05 by ceciliamok
5. 355 votes for Wild Garden 2019 Tea Towel by kirstenkatz
6. 355 votes for 2019 indigo garden friends calendar by cjldesigns
7. 346 votes for 2019 teatowel design – The Botanist by susanmitchell
8. 334 votes for Love Bees by sarah_knight
9. 329 votes for 2019cat-calendar-teatowel-blue by gaiamarfurt
10. 327 votes for Weather the Storm 2019 by mariaspeyer [Read more…] about Announcing the 2019 Tea Towel Calendar Design Challenge Winners
We asked our friends Sarah and Andrea at Cherry Blossom Events to show us how they would throw a beautiful barn wedding. Using a new collection from celebrated Spoonflower designer shopcabin, the team masterfully mixed textures, colors—and had some fun with wallpaper in the process. Whether you’re planning your own wedding or know someone who’s going to say “I do,” here are some tips from Sarah and Andrea for the big day.
It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end, but here at the Spoonflower HQ, we can’t help but feel the excitement for cooler weather and the most magical time of the year – our annual fat quarters sale! To help prepare, we’re challenging you to create your very own cut-and-sew fat quarter project, one of our most popularly requested design challenge themes this year. If this is your very first challenge, don’t forget to review how to submit an entry before you get started and as always, have fun!
This week we’re visiting Southwest Virginia to meet illustrator and designer Annie Parsons, known as anniedrawsthings in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Inspired by the farmland and mountains of her quaint town, Annie describes the region as, “full of art and history, and home to a vibrant bluegrass scene.” She goes on to say, “my home also served as the inspiration for my newest collection, Fine Little Country.” And, if the name Annie Parsons sounds familiar, it may be that you’ve had a glimpse of her whimsical watercolors in our Party Pennants DIY tutorial. You’ll want to bookmark that one for later. Right now, we encourage you to settle in and spend some time getting to know our dear friend, Annie. You’ll be glad you did!
My day starts with…
“YouTube videos of the ocean, painting without a plan, and as much quiet as possible.”
Ornate designs, floral prints and a dash of damask all made an appearance in this week’s Victorian Era Design Challenge. Closing out our four decades of design series, this week’s theme proved that sometimes less isn’t always more! We’re traveling all the way to Berlin, Germany to congratulate our winner, Eva Nikoletta Jancsovics, aka whimsical_brush in the Marketplace. Eva wowed the community with her elaborate design, Victorian Era, and earned not only a first-time victory but also a $200 Spoonflower credit. We’re also tipping our top hats to ceciliamok (second place) and heatherdutton (third place) who earned a $100 and $50 Spoonflower credit respectively. Be sure to shop the entire top 10–we promise you won’t be disappointed!
1. 338 votes for Victorian Era by whimsical_brush
2. 308 votes for Phoenix Garden by ceciliamok
3. 302 votes for Arabella – Damask Aqua by heatherdutton
4. 292 votes for Modern Victorian Botanical Damask Ivory by kirstenkatz
5. 288 votes for Victorian Strawberrries by new_branch_studio
6. 268 votes for Indian Floral in Red by oppositedge
7. 267 votes for Luna Moth by jaanahalme
8. 266 votes for Victoria Victoria by susan_polston
9. 263 votes for Victorian vintage floral pattern by stolenpencil
10. 262 votes for Victorian Peony by adenaj [Read more…] about Announcing the Victorian Era Design Challenge Winners