The Danes call it "hygge." I call it "cozing in." Spoonflower crew member Jenny here to discuss how to curate your home into a warm and relaxing place for evenings of winter crafting, gathering with friends, or escaping into a good read.
Curating a relaxing "nest" is the key to getting the most out of the shorter days and colder nights. During winter, I have a tendency to "coze in" by drinking lots of tea (and hot toddies), layering blankets on couches and chairs, and getting into a nightly ritual of lighting candles. We all "coze in"–it's just a matter of how we go about it. Make these simple changes to your space when you feel like spending your next evening-in this winter!
Were you one of the many folks who vowed that this was the year your craft space would stay organized, clean and you would no longer spend countless hours digging through your fabric stash just to find your missing measuring tape? Now that we're well into February, how are you doing sticking to these resolutions? If you're needing a quick pick me up to get back on the resolution track, Spoonflower team member Meredith is here to help. Follow along as she shows you how to create custom cubby covers to easily keep your craft supplies in check.
Welcome to week two of our Digital Download Day series, National Weddings Month edition! Today's free seamless designs come to you from 2015 Fabric8 Finalist Lucie Duclos of Snowflower. These designs would be perfect for sewing up custom silk ties or pocket squares for groomsmen, small zipper pouches for bridesmaid gifts, or simply for wrapping around your bouquet on the big day!
Just click on the hyperlinked text below to download the high-res version of all three of these designs. Once you've downloaded, you can edit the designs using the graphics software of your choice, then upload them right to your Spoonflower account to purchase on fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap. Alter them to match your wedding colors, add the name of the bride and groom, whatever your heart desires! These designs are meant for personal use only, please. Enjoy!
We're delighted to be joining our friends in the interior design community at the upcoming Custom Workroom Conference in Concord, NC. Organized by Susan Woodcock, the decorating maven behind HomeDecGal, the Custom Workroom Conference is bringing design enthusiasts together to build relationships, learn with and from each other, and strengthen existing small businesses while sparking ideas for new ones. We are excited to catch up with Susan and her co-organizer (and partner in life and love!) Rodger Walker to learn more about the event. Read on for a sneek peak, and if you love interior design and find yourself in the area February 27th, please do stop by our booth to say hello!
This spring, we are thrilled to announce that Spoonflower will be hosting a RARE Bear sew-in at the Greenhouse to support RARE Science! RARE Science is a national non-profit that helps find cures for kids with rare diseases. The RARE Bear program is a grassroots community-driven outreach initiative for kids with rare disease. Community volunteers create one-of-a-kind teddy bears for one-of-a-kind “rare kids." We couldn't be more excited to be joining the RARE Bear army!
It’s hard to believe that February is already upon us! Guest blogger Robin (Kritterstitches), Spoonflower’s very own Senior Graphic Designer, is here to recommend her favorite free fonts for DIY wedding designs. Let these typefaces inspire your wedding invitations, ceremony program, or anything else you may be crafting by hand for your upcoming custom wedding.
The 80s gave us a lot to think about (and to try and forget): Member's Only jackets, parachute pants, track suits, New Wave, neon. But for those of us who remember this fluorescent, dance-inspired decade, hair is at the top of the list.
This week's contest takes us on a trip down memory lane, full of mullets, side ponytails, and teased up glam rockers. Congrats to our winner cjldesigns, and her winning design, "80s Hair Dryers." Be sure to congratulate all of the top ten winners of the 80s Hairstyles Design Challenge!
Is it love...like...lust? Or maybe just laughter? We want to know how you celebrate Valentine's Day.
Submit photos that best capture what makes you happy, or let us see what you're making this Valentine's Day! Directly upload an entry or submit your photo with #SFSewInLove on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter before Monday, February 8th. Beginning February 8th, the public will be able to vote on their favorite photos.
Three winners will receive a prize pack from our friends at Fiskars with all the supplies you need to stay crafty in 2016!
Voting will close on February 14th at 6 PM (Eastern), winner announced on Monday, February 15th.
Are you ready to level up your laptop case? About time to freshen up those tired old stickers that have been there since you created your Myspace account? If so, listen up! By far the favorite wallpaper hack among Spoonflower employees is the peel-and-stick laptop skin. There's a reason why just about each and every laptop in the Spoonflower HQ offices is adorned with a swatch of Woven Peel & Stick wallpaper! It's affordable (a swatch is just $7.50!) and super easy to peel off and change with the seasons of life. Plus, with all the options in our indie Marketplace or the ability to design your own, you can truly let your creativity run wild. Watch our video tutorial below to find out just how easy this wallpaper hack really is!