Ah, the heart. It is an unpredictable and wild thing…unless you add some machinery and a little steam power. Check out the romantic fabrics submitted for the Urban Threads Steampunk Valentine Design Challenge and vote for the design you think would make the perfect embroidery pattern!
Thoughtful gifts for your loved ones are appropriate for any occasion, especially for Valentine’s Day! Surprise your friends and family with personalized photo albums by adding their names, photos, special colors and other embellishments with our woven wallpaper!
In this tutorial, I will be converting a dull, impersonal photo album to an awesome, special personalized present!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you looking for DIYs to whip up for friends and family? Take a look at a few lovely DIYs that are inspiring us to add a little handmade goodness to this sweet holiday.
Get cozy with loved ones and a sweet one-hour quilt!
I don’t know about you, but this week’s winter weather has me wanting to stay inside and wait for spring. While the snow and ice is starting to melt here in North Carolina, I’m still planning to spend my Valentine’s Day cuddled up and warm at home. If you’re staying in too, here are 5 things to inspire a celebration of all things heart shaped and lovey-dovey on Valentine’s Day!
FEAST YOUR EYES on all of the gorgeous heart designs on the Spoonflower Marketplace. Sign into your account to favorite the designs you love to keep track for future projects. I’m loving this Queen of Hearts collection by PennyCandy. The design featured here is Open Your Heart.
FOLD AN ORIGAMI HEART in five different ways. You can use them to embellish a valentine or simply give them to someone you love.
EMBROIDER a handwritten message from the heart.
RAID YOUR PAPER STASH (and perhaps the recycling you’ve avoided taking out in the snow!) to create beautiful, mini heart pinatas.
PRINT THIS PATTERN to create a patchwork anatomical heart and applique to anything you like!
Hope these will keep you from going stir crazy on a Valentine’s Day in!
Have a great weekend,
This ain’t your Grandma’s cross stitch. If you’re sick of sweet nothings, these top 10 fabrics are your snarky Anti-Valentine’s Day antidote. Love comes in many different forms, just ask the praying mantis in Analinea’s winning fabric design!
Here are the voting results:
1. 537 votes for The mantis girl is hungry of love by analinea
2. 518 votes for Jaded Valentine by cerigwen
3. 371 votes for Stupid Cupid by mira_belle
4. 321 votes for BrokenHearted VoodooDolls by juliesfabrics
5. 280 votes for broken heart by lilliblomma
6. 265 votes for Skull & Cross stitches by vicky_s
7. 256 votes for Happily Ever After by christinewitte
8. 236 votes for you’re_a_real_prick by fiona_sinclair_design
9. 225 votes for heart3 by mgterry
10. 216 votes for The Cupid Fall by loeff
I can't help it– I'm hopelessly in love with love as much as I'm in love with fabric and yarn! With Valentine's Day coming up on Friday, we've rounded up some quick projects that you can sew, knit, or crochet this week to show someone how much you care. The best part is, you can finish most of these with yarn and fabric you probably already have in your stash!
SEW lavender heart pillows that will smell amazing and add a pop of color to your space.
KNIT a set of conversation heart coasters to say how much you care.
CROCHET heart shaped storage baskets– who doesn't love a cute place to store odds and ends?!
EMBROIDER a heart design in french knots to make the perfect gift for your crafty friends!
SEW a set of pillows to complete a heart of gold!
And since Valentine's Day is this Friday and your week might be looking busy:
"SEW" these super-simple but oh-so-cute heart pillows with permanent fabric tape.
Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or choose to hide from the droves of bears, chocolates, and balloons on Friday, we hope you'll take some time this week to celebrate all of the love and friendship in your life!
We'd love to know your favorite way to tell someone you care, so please do share in the comments!
Have a great week,
Spread some love this Valentine’s Day with custom-wrapped treats! Eloisa from the Spoonflower team (Natitys on Spoonflower) has created some great printables for you to download and customize to print on paper or a roll of our gift wrap for an inexpensive way to personalize gifts for your valentines.
Who wouldn't want to wake up on Valentine's Day to a mailbox full of love letters? Our contest this week delivers all the love you need, so be sure to check out the top ten fabrics from our love-letters-themed competition. The winner is Amel24 of Shiny Orange Dreams, with the Sweetie Darling! design pictured above. Congratulations to her and the rest of the winners!
The final votes:
1. 452 votes for sweetie darling! by amel24
2. 444 votes for I Heart You by sara_berrenson
3. 438 votes for Hidden Love letters… by cassiopee
4. 401 votes for Follow Your Heart by lillyarts
5. 388 votes for Letters of L-O-V-E (a.k.a. Love Letters) by pennycandy
6. 386 votes for A Lovely Message – Blk by dianne_annelli
7. 360 votes for Love by theboutiquestudio
8. 351 votes for Vintage Love Letters and Cherry Blossoms by diane555
9. 322 votes for Singsong by pattern_bakery
10. 306 votes for A Little Birdy told me … by jmckinniss
Anyone started working on your Valentine's Day sewing projects yet? Fabric inspiration abounds on Spoonflower! There are a whole lot of designs on offer for the younger Valentines in your life.
From top left corner: Train and Love Whales by Boris Thumbkin, Oh Mon Couer Blanc by Nadja Petramand, Saint Valentine's Day by Heidi Kenney, Line Art Hearts by Oksancia, Cocoa Love by Feathered Nest Studio, Alligator Love by Andibird, Puppy Love by Heather Dutton, and Woo Woo Woofers by Scrummy.
Plenty of fabrics for the more grown-up Valentine, too.
From top left corner, Love and Paper Airplanes (pale blue) by TheBLine_I_ABP, Red Birds (with little hearts) by Verycherry, Snap by BrightonBelle, Rabbit and Heart Linen by Holli Zollinger, Rococo Love (pink) by HappySewLucky, Diamonds and Hearts Red by Zesti, Sweethearts and Blackhearts by Asset68, Be My Valentine by Valentina Ramos, and Very Valentine Envelope Toss by RyanWalsh3457
And don't forget fabrics for your favorite freaky or geeky Valentine!
From top left corner, Skull Candy Box Pink by Ophelia, I Love Zombies by MotleyCruiser, Alas, Poor Yoric by Nalo Hopkinson, Skull Heart 02 by Bleach, I Love You Anatomically by Odkins, 8-Bit Love (Rotate) by LeighR, Cthulhu in Love (pink) by Jenithea, Robot Love II by PoetryQN, and Heart Flourish by MeaganAndSegal.
Happy sewing for your loved ones, everyone–mwah!