Today our friend Sophie, writer and creator of the most beautiful sewing blog Ada Spragg, visits the blog to share two of her favorite me-made summer weather accessories. Get out your sewing machine, grab some colorful fabric, and get ready to turn up the beet because you’re going to want to stitch up both of these projects ASAP!
Celebrate the holiday season by transforming a family recipe into the perfect gift using Emma Jeffery’s tried and true Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel Tutorial. Spoonflower Berlin crew member Maria shares how she put a German twist on this project using her father’s Stollen recipe in the next installment of our Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!
Maria: Every holiday season I look forward to time spent with my family. While my home in Berlin is only a couple hours north of Dresden, where my parents live, heading home for Christmas is always the most special trip. The excitement that was once filled with gifts and surprises has now been replaced with simple traditions I look forward to year round. My favorite being a slice of my dad’s Stollen, a recipe he only makes once a year. Stollen is a traditional German bread containing dried fruit topped with sugar or icing meant to resemble Jesus as a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths. And while I might be a bit bias, my dad makes the best Stollen! This is my first Christmas working at Spoonflower and after seeing the original recipe tea towel I knew I had to make one for my dad for Christmas. Follow along to learn how to whip one up for your friends and family this holiday season! [Read more…] about A German Take on the Classic Recipe Tea Towel
Congratulations to Graceful with her speakeasy-style design, The Sidecar! She will receive will receive a Maran slipper chair from Roostery upholstered with Eco Canvas in a design of her choice ($469 value).
The rest of the top ten winners will receive one custom Orpington tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value). Designs voted into the top 11-25 will be automatically be proofed and made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace ($5 value). The top 25 will have their designs automatically made for sale in the Marketplace – $5.00 value!
1. 332 votes for The Sidecar by graceful
2. 323 votes for Bottles & Glasses *SpeakEasy Style by juliesfabrics
3. 315 votes for flapperfaces by joslynndowd
4. 307 votes for Speakeasy Special by robyriker
5. 304 votes for Have a Drink On Me by cynthiafrenette
6. 297 votes for Prohibition Cocktails by grace_andersson
7. 286 votes for Your Mother and I Met at the Speakeasy by edsel2084
8. 272 votes for The_Cocktail_Hour by j9design
9. 244 votes for cocktailgirls by gaiamarfurt
10. 208 votes for Hotsy Totsy! This Joint is Jumpin’ by vo_aka_virginiao [Read more…] about Announcing the Winners of our Prohibition Cocktails Design Challenge
Whether you’re headed on vacation or a post-graduation trip, traveling can sometimes be challenging when you’re not prepared. We’ve got you covered with our round up 5 DIYs — from travel pillows to sleep masks that you can make with as little as a fat quarter! Before you head out to your next adventure (or spend way too much money on a fancy neck pillow at the duty-free shop), check out these easy travel craft projects.
What travel accessories do you swear by? Let us know in the comments!
Do you have your own business sourced with Spoonflower fabric? Maybe you’re a fashion designer working on a big collection? That means you order a ton of fabric. We think it’s awesome that you’re choosing custom-printed, eco-friendly Spoonflower products, which support indie designers and creates less waste overall. We really appreciate your loyalty! So much so, that we felt like you deserved an even better discount.
As of now, any order over 20 yards (whether it’s 20 yards of the same design or 20 different designs!) of fabric is eligible for a 10% bulk discount. Even better: orders of 50 yards or more will receive 15% off and orders of 100 yards or more will receive 20% off. Whether you’re adding to your fabric stash, sourcing fabric for your products, or planning a BIG project, we’re giving you more fabric for less.
Today our #wcw is the talented illustrator Phoebe Wahl, whose art focuses on self love, comfort, nostalgia, and intimacy with nature and one another. She is a regular contributor to Taproot magazine, and her first children’s book, Sonya’s Chickens (Tundra) was awarded a Kirkus Star. Spoonflower sponsored her episode this week on our favorite podcast While She Naps with Abby Glassenberg. We hope you'll tune in to hear about Phoebe's fascinating life and career, and take advantage of the little surprise gift (!!) included in the podcast!
Phoebe works in a variety of mediums, from watercolor and collage to fabric sculpture, an obsession with detail, pattern and texture present throughout. You can explore all of Phoebe's designs in her Spoonflower shop.
Spin around, take a swing, and let the confetti fly! It's your turn to vote for your favorite Piñata designs by next Wednesday!
This week we lost an amazing earthling in music, but now there's finally life on Mars. David Bowie inspired generations with his music, art, performances, fashion, ideas, and his massively successful career as a multi-talented artist. We'll miss this space oddity and we hope to pay tribute to David Bowie with this week's Rock and Roll contest!
1. 445 votes for Music Blocks by oliveandruby
2. 417 votes for Let the Good Times Roll by christinewitte
3. 356 votes for I Love Rock & Roll by jenimp
4. 345 votes for VINYL by scrummy
5. 325 votes for Guitars by mag-o
6. 318 votes for Jam Session by gnarllymamadesigns
7. 297 votes for rocknrolln by the_rural_rose
8. 292 votes for Rock and Roll by cjldesigns
9. 288 votes for Palm Picks by seesawboomerang
10. 279 votes for Rock-n-Roll Icons by aalk
When the world of sewing and yarn-crafts combine, the intersection can be a truly beautiful thing! Today's tutorial comes from Julia, blogger at All Sparkled Up and frequenter of Spoonflower's Pins & Needles monthly community craft night. Julia is stopping by the blog today to share how she used her scanner and Adobe Photoshop to turn crocheted granny squares into unique custom fabric and gift wrap!
*This tutorial can be simplified for your own comfort level, but is written for a Photoshop Skill Level of Medium to Advanced.
Lighting and design are key in this week's Windows contest. What kinds of windows (literal or figurative) are, in your opinion, the most beautiful? Vote for your favorites by next Wednesday!