Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Free Swatch Day at Spoonflower!

Have you been dying to hold one of my designs in your hands?  Today is your lucky day!

24 hours only!
Between noon EDT Tuesday, August 19th and noon EDT Wednesday, August 20th, get a free, custom printed (any design you want) swatch of the new Eco Canvas!  Free shipping too!!

For details on how to order, click here.

Get a Free Swatch of Our New Eco Canvas Fabric!

  • 24 Hours Only
  • Noon tomorrow August 19, through noon EDT Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Between noon EDT on Tuesday, August 19th, and noon EDT on Wednesday, August 20th, get a free, custom-printed swatch of our new Eco Canvas fabric, along with free shipping.
For 24 hours, one and all can get a free 8 in. x 8 in. test swatch of Eco Canvas printed using any design available in the Spoonflower marketplace, or using your own design. Open to US and to non-US customers. Shipping will also be free. Woot!
- See more at: http://blog.spoonflower.com/#sthash.TclP0q1c.dpu
 http://blog.spoonflower.com/

Get a Free Swatch of Our New Eco Canvas Fabric!

  • 24 Hours Only
  • Noon tomorrow August 19, through noon EDT Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Between noon EDT on Tuesday, August 19th, and noon EDT on Wednesday, August 20th, get a free, custom-printed swatch of our new Eco Canvas fabric, along with free shipping.
For 24 hours, one and all can get a free 8 in. x 8 in. test swatch of Eco Canvas printed using any design available in the Spoonflower marketplace, or using your own design. Open to US and to non-US customers. Shipping will also be free. Woot!
- See more at: http://blog.spoonflower.com/#sthash.TclP0q1c.dpuf

Get a Free Swatch of Our New Eco Canvas Fabric!

  • 24 Hours Only
  • Noon tomorrow August 19, through noon EDT Wednesday, August 20, 2014
- See more at: http://blog.spoonflower.com/#sthash.wsSddukr.dpuf

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Things

Here are a few new things that I've been working on.

I finished the coordinates to my Alien Incubators Collection!  I really love the "Domes" fabric.  This was the first design that I created for this collection, Alien Incubators was created next, then Happy Aliens, Constellations and then the Cosmic Stars.  They will all be for sale very soon.

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3192652

I created this next design for Spoonflower's "Herb Garden" contest.  I really like the loose brush strokes and minimalist approach.  After spending a crazy amount of hours painting my Sewing Notions design, I wanted to see what I could come up with a little more quickly.

Here is Sage.  I'm looking forward to making a tote bag out of it.  I'm waiting to earn a few more Spoondollars (makes me laugh every time) so that I can have it printed on the new Eco Canvas fabric.

http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/3354161

This next design was created for the "Tennis" contest that is coming up.  I was inspired by a little quilt square that I saw on Spoonflower's blog, July 17th titled "Modern Quilt Blocks".  There is one little square that I think looks like a crop on a tennis ball.

http://blog.spoonflower.com/


 So I created this...

40 Love.  I should have called it Love 40 because I'm expecting to finish this Spoonflower match with love, the big goose egg, zero.  I'm just in it for the love of the game!  Ha ha... I couldn't resist that little analogy.
http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/3348740

That's it for new designs.  I have not been very productive in the design department lately.  I'm sad to say that I'm a MATS Bootcamp dropout.  Sigh.  I was not able to complete the last two assignments. 

I have been sewing though!  I've caught a little sewing bug.  When I finish my new tote bag I'll upload some photos of the simple sewing projects that I've been working on.

My vegetable garden has been OK but not great this year.  That's a post for another day too!

I'm having a fantastic summer!  I hope that you are too.
Jill

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Spoonflower Fabric8 Cosmic Voyage Final Round


The final round of the Robert Kaufman Fabric8 contest is underway and you can now vote for your favorite collection!
I have to say, it was really difficult to choose just one.  I seriously couldn't decide so I ultimately let my daughter choose!

Seeing the finished collections makes me want to build the coordinates for my Alien Incubator design.  They have been in my head all along but when my design didn't make the top 100 I pulled the plug on the designing.  Now, I'm inspired to bring them into fruition!

If you check out the entries, there are links to blog posts about each of the designers.  It was fun to read about where everyone lives around the world and hear about where their inspiration comes from.  Check out the collections and vote here!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Spoonflower Free Shipping Day is Coming!

Hello again!

I didn't expect to be back so soon!  I just got this message from Spoonflower and I wanted to share that they will be having a free shipping day coming up.  Mark your calendars!

http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/jillbyers

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sewing Notions

I'm entered into another Spoonflower contest.  The theme is "Sewing Notions" and this time we needed to create 4 coordinating designs that will be shown on one yard of fabric. 

Here are my 4 designs.  Check out all of the entries and vote for you favorites here.http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3262894 
I really enjoyed painting all of the elements and my favorite coordinate is the pom pom stripe.  I love the pom pom stripe.  I originally made the pom poms as an element on a paper napkin design that I did in MATSB.  I knew they would become a stripe some day and here they are.   I've uploaded a slightly different colorway (with pink instead of peach) to my Society6 shop too.  Here it is as a pillow.


http://society6.com/jillbyers/pom-pom-fringe_pillow#25=193&18=126

This may be my last contest for a while because it's summertime.  School is out and there is not a lot of free time for me.  I was not able to complete my MATS Bootcamp assignment this month because of a lack of time.  If you're interested in seeing the assignment check them out here.  The theme was "message in a bottle".  I really like the theme and hope to bring my idea into fruition someday!  I sure hope to be able to complete next months Bootcamp assignment since it will be the last one.

There are not enough hours in the day!

It's summertime though and it's all good.

HAPPY SUMMER!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Feeling alienated

I'm so bummed. 

I think that sounds more positive than if I said depressed.   I knew that I had zero chance of winning the Fabric8 contest but I had hopes to make the top 100.  I'm trying to stay positive and not be discouraged that my aliens didn't make the first cut.  It's really, really difficult but I'm trying.

My "New Years Revolution" (yes, I spelled that correctly) was to work on my confidence.  It just took a huge hit.   I'm going to keep trudging along though.  I'm going to keep building my portfolio in hopes that some day I'll be somewhat successful at something.   I have the bar set low so I'm pretty hopeful.

There are some fabulous designs to vote on.  I can't even pick a favorite because there are so many that I love.  Check out the top 100 and vote here.