Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I want candy!

Another post, another Spoonflower contest entry. I entered my "Multi-sized Candy Skirt" in the Spoonflower Skirt pattern fabric of the week contest. The stipulation was that it had to be on 1 yard of fabric and have printed instructions, but could be a child or adult skirt and could be designed for the wider fabrics. I was really excited to get my fabric, especially since I got it before the end of the contest voting period. I'm so happy with how the skirt turned out, regardless of how it finished in the contest. There was a lot of awesome talent in the contest. Now, on to the pictures!

My skirt pattern printed on quilting weight cotton by Spoonflower. It can fit sizes 4-10 for girls. (I wanted to get a picture of it right out of the package and forgot to take one after ironing it. Please excuse the wrinkles).

Here's the finished skirt with wrapped candy pocket:

Candy pocket in action:


Side seam with matching gumballs:

Pretty detail shots!

I really want a real version of this lollipop right now:

It's so pretty!

And a final picture of the gumballs in their colorful glory:

I made a layer with some dark purple fabric I had so that the skirt would not be see through and also to give it some more color. The skirt has an elastic waist, so in theory it could fit anyone with hips smaller than 43" (I think). This skirt was so much fun to design, especially with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory playing while working. I might design coordinating fabrics that have only the gumballs and only the lollipops.

My skirt can be found here at Spoonflower.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July!

I finally made the penguin stocking I designed last November. I entered my penguin stocking in the stocking fabric of the week contest on Spoonflower. It was my first contest entry, and my first project design. (I made it in the Top Ten for the stocking contest!) I ordered it to proof the colors late November, and let it stay folded up in its envelope until last week.

Printed by Spoonflower on quilting cotton:

I adjusted some of the colors and made some corrections to the design. This stocking was so fun to make. Some of the accessories were a bit tricky to turn inside out, especially the hang tab and antlers. I stuffed the accessories (except scarf) with some fiberfill to give them a nice shape. Now onto the dress up pictures (complete with some silly ensembles)!

First up: A spiffy penguin wearing a top hat and scarf.

Elf penguin wearing hat, scarf, and elf shoes.

Reindeer penguin complete with scarf and antlers:

Santa penguin complete with hat and beard:

Bearded elf penguin (Who knew such a thing could exist? Also, I just noticed I didn't have the elf shoes shown here.):

Rudolph's strange grandfather reindeer penguin:

Finally, we have an Abraham Lincoln penguin for history buffs. (Just color the beard with a fabric marker!):

I really enjoyed designing and sewing this stocking. (Penguins are one of my favorite animals and I like to design fun projects). I am considering making the stocking pattern fat quarter size and adjusting to turn it into a stuffed penguin. I think it would make a fantastic gift holder as a smaller size too. Although the regular size penguin could be made into a stuffie instead by leaving out the hang tab. Craft supplies can always be added to the accessories to personalize it. This is the perfect stocking for penguin lovers young and old. You can find my Penguin Stocking for purchase at Spoonflower.

Later this week I will be posting another project post. Stay tuned for a sweet treat!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


This blog will mainly feature my textile and graphic designs. I will also include posts on projects that I have designed and made. I will have posts that give a preview of future collections via pictures that I have taken. From time to time, I may also have other craft projects posted or just a post of ramblings. I will be working on a project post this week, so please stay tuned!