Spoonflower design competion, Love is in the air

Do you know Spoonflower? It’s a great website which allows you to design and print your own fabric. It is also a great place to shop for unique and original designed fabric as many of the designers list their work in their own little store. I have a store on Spoonflower and would love it if you took a look.

They also run a weekly design competition and I love to take part as it often make me design things I wouldn’t normally draw.

The latest competition is entitled Love is in the air.
The brief was to:


‘Create a love-inspired and weather-centric design! Clouds, wind, rain, sun, birds and bees! With Valentine’s Day and National Wedding Month upon us, love is certainly in the air! Designs must include elements of weather and love.’

I went with a bight blue Summer sky filled with heart shaped balloons and bubbles. That pop and spell ‘love’. What I like most about this design is the simple colour pallet limited to four colours. What do you think?
If you like my design please pop over to Spoonflower and vote for me. Voting opens today.

Browse other gifts from Zazzle.

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Valentine’s fabric collection

Feeling romantic? Or creative? How about both? These designs are part of my Loved up collection and are all available as fabrics from My Spoonflower and WovenMonkey stores.

If however you have not the tome or inclination to make something from these wondrous patterns. Never fear they can also be purchased on a range of lovely products, from greetings cards to duvets and all that’s in between. You can find a wide selection of products with these designs on from my Redbubble, Society 6 and Zazzle stores.

 I love how this collection has captured a real 90’s essence and they look so fresh when printed.

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See other gifts available on Zazzle.

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Free cross stitch pattern ‘I’m Batty for you’ Funny Valentine

I’m not one for soppy cards and hardly celebrate Valentine’s day. But I do love a good play on words and I love to give my Husband silly cards for any occasion. So with that in mind, here is a cute Bat themed Valentines card. ‘I’m batty for you’.

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 Free I’m batty for you pattern

It’s not very large just 50 x 50 on 14 count aida, so it’s perfect to stitch up in a night and make into a card. Personalise it with your own choice of coloured boarder. You don’t have to stick to the green I’ve chosen.im batty for you

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Many thanks to the talented Jeni Lynn Ingram who model stitched this design for me. If you would like to work with Jeni you can contact her via the Facebook group Embroidery Model Stitchers and Designers.

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Free cross stitch Valentines Heart Pdf pattern

Well Christmas and New year came and went, I have neglected the blog for a while, so it’s time to get back into the swing of things and start planning for the next celebration. With that in mind here is a lovely pattern for a Valentines heart. Quick to stitch up using only full count stitches and one colour. Click on the pop out to download your free copy. Enjoy.

I love patterns like this, as they look great stitched up and framed in hoops. Yet it’s small enough that you could also use it for card making, applique, or other gift ideas.

It’s easy enough to customise as well. Change the colour to suit your style or try using different threads. I’d love to stitch it up with a variegated colour thread. Or add text to truly personalise it. Great to turn it into a wedding or anniversary gift.

You can use my FREE alphabet chart to do just that, as it comes with Capitals, lowercase and numbers.

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Here is your Free cross stitch Valentines Heart Pdf pattern


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