Welcome to this week’s edition of Meet the Designer! Today we’re taking a deep dive into the playful and vintage-inspired world of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania based artist Heidi Kenney. Not confined to just one type of creating, you’ll find Heidi’s adorable, spirited character art adorning pottery, plushies, custom toys, fabric and a dozen other trinkets you’ll want to get your hands on. We are so excited to get to know one of our community’s Marketplace favorites, that one blog post just isn’t enough. Don’t miss a special Valentine’s Day tutorial created by Heidi just for you.
My day starts with:
“Coffee and a trip to the ceramic studio. I am part of a ceramic guild and like to go in first thing in the mornings to get a little pottery time in each day. I love making things and could never commit myself to just one sort of making or designing. My days are usually filled with a mix of design, pottery, sewing, and maybe a little knitting thrown in somewhere.”
Calling all sweethearts! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Heidi Kenney, designer of all things cute and tasty, has created a chocolatey treat especially for you. Using just a fat quarter of Fleece, Heidi’s Valentine Chocolate Box Pillow design is perfect for your best friend or partner in crime, your mom and even your one and only true love (yourself, included!). Our favorite thing is that this chocolate box won’t melt or go bad—it’s meant to last as long as love itself. Follow along below with Heidi’s simple step-by-step tutorial and make your very own valentine plushie.
- One fat quarter of Heidi’s Valentine Chocolate Box Pillow on Fleece
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
- Scissors and/or rotary cutter
Step One: Cut out both hearts and the long strip of red from your fleece fat quarter.
Want to turn your table into a spooky setting for a Halloween feast? Heidi Kenney (our resident Queen of Halloween) is stopping by the blog today to share the how-to, using her cut-and-sew placemat template available in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Designed to be printed on 54″ wide fabrics (linen would also work), a fat quarter fits two placemats, and a yard gives you eight. Pick a FQ or yard up in Eco Canvas fabric, then follow her easy steps below to sew up these adorable placemats for a table-scape that’s fit for a family of goblins and ghouls!
While the merry Spoonflower crew is busy printing the fabrics you need to make your gifts, we're kicking off twelve days of giveaways to give you the chance to win gifts of your own this holiday season! Check back every day through December 12th to win beautiful fabrics designed by the Spoonflower community, some of our favorite sewing and crafting books, and a sprinkling of surprise gifts.
On the first stop in our holiday gifting spree today, we're giving away a fat quarter bundle of holiday fabrics designed by artist and craft blogger Heidi Kenney, plus a copy of her book, Everyday's a Holiday: Year-Round Crafting with Kids. Comment on this post (or on the link on our Facebook page) to enter the drawing to win!