The upcoming spoonflower competition asked designers to create a family crest. I had so much fun doing this it’s hard to describe. My husband had a fair bit of input too, because in the end it’s all about him too!
My husband is Danish, so to represent him, there is the Stag and the Viking helmet. I’m Australian and so I have the Koala and the flip-flops. We met on the internet so I have included two linked computers, and we both share a love of gaming and reading – represented by the gaming dice and books. In the centre, a shovel, to signify my husband’s job as an Archaeologist, and a paint brush for my job as an Artist. Our motto, written out in Latin, has therefore become: “Dig. Draw. Play. Love.” (At least that’s what I think it says. I translated the verbs from our Latin/English dictionary, so fingers crossed it doesn’t actually say something like “Poop. Bottoms. Daffodil. Merkin”)
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As some may remember from my previous post, I’ve got a design in the latest Spoonflower design competition. The competition, entitled “What’s The New Owl?”, is now open for voting!
You can click the image below to be taken to the voting page, or use the link underneath the image.
Remember, you can vote for as many designs as you like!
Once again I’ve had a grand old time creating a design specifically for a Spoonflower weekly fabric competition.
This week’s theme was “cityscapes” and I just couldn’t resist showing off some of my favourite bits of architecture here in old Aarhus, Denmark.
The design, ‘Cycling Aarhus‘ is a simple repeating pattern of these favourite buildings, interspersed with the bicycles that are a permanent fixture of Danish society. The buildings featured include Aarhus Domkirke (The Cathedral), Toldboden (Royal Customs House) and Domhuset (The Courthouse). I’m guessing it would be perfect for curtains and interiors, for lovers of architecture, travellers, your Danish friends, cyclists, and anyone who enjoys simple line designs in pastel colours.
I think voting is open until Thursday, 19th of January 2012, so get in quick to cast your votes. You can vote for as many designs as you like, and be warned, there are some fabulous patterns on display, so you might want to put your drooling bib on.
Alternative voting link: http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters/new?contest_id=118
This design, and variations of it, is also now available in my webshops including Zazzle, Artflakes, Society6, RedBubble and Skreened. I’m also working on getting it made available on a bunch of products in my CafePress store too, but have not quite finished making all the images required. So stay tuned for more info on that.
I’ve entered another fabric design competition at Spoonflower. This week the theme was ‘Alphabet’ and after a few stops and starts idea-wise, I went with this design, which I have named ‘Letters from the Circus’:
You can vote now if you like, and as usual you can vote for as many designs as you like. There is lots of great talent in the mix this week, so have a good look.
For those that follow my designs on spoonflower, you might also be interested to know that I have just started the process of making 15 of my most asked-after designs available for sale there. So stay tuned for more information about when you can start purchasing Lee Lee and the Bee fabrics for your crafty projects. I’ll also be working on making the ‘Letters from the Circus’ design available on a whole bunch of products at the Lee Lee and the Bee zazzle store as well, so keep and eye out for updates about that too.
This week’s spoonflower competition theme is ‘pointillism’, and I got dotty and entered. The character is an old one. One of the first little fella’s I places for sale at Lee Lee and the Bee way back when. But he is still ever so cute and I thought I would see if he would lend himself to the style. He did I think, and he looks chuffed about it.
The design is called Happy Pointillist Lobster and looks like the image below. You can either CLICK HERE TO VOTE, or click on the image to get started. You can vote for as many designs as you like so got nuts and have fun!
Oh, and you can check out the slideshow below to see the little guy on a bunch of products at Lee Lee and the Bee
This new range will hopefully appeal to the crafty soul. It depicts a simple collection of ‘fat quarter‘ style fabric swatches (created in photoshop) stitched together roughly to create a patchwork effect. One can almost hear the call of ‘Make Do and Mend‘ reverberating off it.