If you’re anything like me, gardening is not your forte. But that doesn’t stop you from enjoying florals and adding botanical elements to your home. I was thrilled when Sarah Louise, maker and artist based in the UK, shared her idea for creating giant paper roses using our Smooth wallpaper. These DIY roses are the perfect way to bring flowers into your life without the challenge of keeping them alive. Keep reading for the full how-to for creating some for yourself!
Big congrats to Cynthia Frenette, who has been killing it with our Design Challenges lately! Her design, “For the Love of Spoonflower” was both our popularly voted first place winner, and the design Spoonflower employees internally voted as our pick for our new 2017 t-shirts! Cynthia will receive $500 in cold hard cash, $250 Spoondollar credit and a free t-shirt printed with her winning design. The design itself may continue to be available for sale in the Marketplace where she will earn up to a 15% commission. Congratulations to Cynthia, and to the entire amazingly crafty and wonderful top 10 who will also be taking home some amazing prizes including Videri chocolate!
1. 306 votes for For the Love of Spoonflower by cynthiafrenette
2. 301 votes for create and grow by cjldesigns
3. 277 votes for Spoonflower Makers Make! by vo_aka_virginiao
4. 262 votes for spoonflower by gaiamarfurt
5. 232 votes for Design Sew Create Spoonflower TShirt Typography White Aqua Green by heatherdutton
6. 212 votes for Spoonflower: Ignite the Spark T-Shirt by pennycandy
7. 209 votes for Sew Vintage // by petite_circus // sewing machine black and white by petite_circus
8. 197 votes for The Craftroom by jenimp
9. 187 votes for Periodic Table of Spoonflower by sew-me-a-garden
10. 179 votes for Happiness is Spoonflower by designs_by_lisa_k
[Read more…] about Announcing the Winner of our Spoonflower T-Shirt Challenge!
Leaves! Crunching under our shoes, floating above our heads on a morning walk, littering our yards and leaving ghosted stamps on the sidewalk. There’s no denying that lovely leaves are piling up all around us right now! Here at Spoonflower HQ, it seems like every time we open the office door, a pile of leaves blows right in with us. Why not embrace it and let this abundant resource become inspiration for your next project? Spoonflower crew member Theresa is stopping by the blog today to bring you five beautiful craft projects featuring leaves. Let’s jump in!
Here at Spoonflower HQ we're wrapping up our third week of 90+ degree days! While we're expecting a slight drop in temperatures over the weekend, you can find us recovering from the heat by staying inside where it's cool to work on a DIY or two. We've rounded up a few exciting how-to's we're looking forward to starting. Take a look and tell us what you're working on this weekend in the comments below or by tagging your project with #Spoonflower on your favorite social media platform!!
CREATE personalized projects using sentimental photos printed on Spoonflower fabric as featured in the July/August 2015 Martha Stewart Living, column C. You can also pick up the featured designs for sale in Martha Stewart Living's Spoonflower shop!
We're five days in to the new year, so how is it going with those resolutions? Whether your enthusiasm for reaching your goals is still going strong or you could use a little encouragement, these tools and tips for sticking to your crafty resolutions–with cute fabrics to match–are sure to inspire!
1. Buddy up for your New Year's goals
Planning for a new year can be overwhelming, but having a friend challenging themselves to a similar goal will help keep you motivated and on track. Maybe you're hoping to learn to knit in the New Year. Ask a friend to join you–it will make your new crafty goal much more enjoyable!
2. Keep it simple and trackable
Setting broad large goals can be a bit overwhelming and may set you up for failure. Instead of deciding you'll tackle learning a new skill by completing the most intense project, set smaller monthly goals and try to break your overall goal in to smaller, bite-size bits that can be more easily achieved. Use a tool like Elise's goal tracker to mark off each day that you complete a step towards your resolution!
3. Join a crafting group!
Crafting with a group is a great way to stay focused and accomplish your goals. Meetup is a great resource for finding local sewing and crafting groups, like Spoonflower's Greenhouse Events!
4. Be specific
When setting your goals for 2015, did you choose vague resolutions? It's harder to achieve more broad goals such as "be more creative." So try to make your resolutions measurable. For example, say you want to sew every day. That's a task you can more easily check off your list.
5. Share your progress!
When you finish your first knitting project or fabric design, share your work! People love to see what others are creating, and it's a great way to find a community of makers to help hold you accountable. Using hashtag #spoonflowered on the social media outlet of your choice is a great way to share your work with the Spoonflower community.