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
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!
The wild color palettes in this week’s 1960s Design Challenge reflected the free spirit of the iconic era and had us feeling extra groovy! Congratulations to designer michaelzindell, who won the hearts of the Spoonflower community with his entry, Rec Room Madness. Michael’s second design challenge win of 2018 has earned him a $200 Spoonflower credit and a spot in our unofficial Pets on Couches Design Hall of Fame. Don’t forgot to put your hands together for gnoppoletta (second place) and mia_valdez (third place) who will be receiving a $100 and $50 Spoonflower credit respectively. Before you shop the entire top 10, get to know Michael in his Meet the Designer interview.
1. 375 votes for rec room madness by michaelzindell
2. 329 votes for ’60s cats and chairs by gnoppoletta
3. 322 votes for 1960_Psychedelic Flower Power by mia_valdez
4. 309 votes for Flower Power by cressida_carr
5. 299 votes for Hippie’s dream. 1960s.. by kostolom3000
6. 279 votes for 60s teapots by studiojenny
7. 261 votes for For the love of flamingo by meliszawang
8. 256 votes for Peace, Love and Flowers by robyriker
9. 256 votes for Strawpeary Fields Forever by nanshizzle
10. 255 votes for Groovy Floral by dunnspun [Read more…] about Announcing the 1960s Design Challenge Winners
Can we taco ’bout the colorful entries that found their way into this week’s Tacos and Burritos Design Challenge? One look at the top 50 and you can see why we’re looking for any excuse to throw a party at the Spoonflower HQ. We’ve got all the fiesta fixins we need thanks to the winning design, Mexican Taco Fiesta by helenpdesigns! This is Helen’s first time taking home the design challenge grand-prize, a $200 Spoondollar credit. Joining Helen in the winners’ circle are camcreative (second place) and oliveandruby (third place) who will be receiving a $100 and $50 Spoonflower credit respectively. Hungry for more? Get your second helping of tacos and burritos with the entire top 10!
1. 397 votes for Mexican Taco Fiesta (black) by helenpdesigns
2. 351 votes for Spicy taco by camcreative
3. 333 votes for Taco Tuesday by oliveandruby
4. 298 votes for Happy Taco Garden by nanshizzle
5. 252 votes for Viva La Taco by dorinus_illustrations
6. 252 votes for Mexican food calaveras tacos burritos2 by kostolom3000
7. 249 votes for Taco fiesta by roofdog_designs
8. 246 votes for Viva El Taco! by julesmooredesign
9. 232 votes for I’m taco kind of gal by livwan
10. 213 votes for veggie tacos-01 by laura_may_designs [Read more…] about Announcing the Tacos and Burritos Design Challenge Winners
Did you know that tea towels originated in 18th-century England? We’re celebrating this classic kitchen accessory–and Marketplace favorite–with a Spoonflower tradition: tea towel design challenges! For five weeks, we’re challenging you to design a tea towel that you’d proudly put on display in your kitchen, gift to a friend or use to kick off the new year. Our friends at Roostery are helping us celebrate this Spoonflower tradition with the Special Edition Spoonflower Tea Towel.
Like previous years, all tea towel entries will automatically be previewed on a Special Edition Spoonflower Tea Towel during voting. Jump ahead to learn more about the ins and outs of formatting your entry to ensure a picture-perfect preview!