I have a couple fun pieces of information to share this morning! First off, my tea towel calendar design, A Vintage Year, came in third place in the Spoonflower contest! Thanks to all of you who voted - I appreciate it! I've always loved the number 3 (the day of my birth, my 3 kids). This is the third time I've gotten in the top ten in a Spoonflower contest and I've come in third place every time! I'm so happy to be in the company of the fabulous designs in the top ten and beyond. So much talent in this community! This means that my 2015 tea towel calendar is now available for purchase in my Spoonflower Shop! You can do a couple things: 1.) Purchase a fat quarter bundle of the top ten tea towel designs for a reduced price. If you like all the top ten designs and want to get them as a collection for yourself or for gifts, this is a great way to go! Or, 2.) Spoonflower kicked off it's Fat Quarter 2-for-1 Sale today! From today through next Wednesday, November 12 when you buy two fat quarters (any fabric, any design) you get them for the price of one! This means you can get a tea towel design on linen-cotton canvas fabric for only $7. This really is a great deal (Spoonflower does not run sales very often) and it's a great way to stock up on things like tea towels and other projects if you'd like to make them for Christmas gifts. There's an incredible selection of really unique designs on the Spoonflower site. Some designers I would recommend you check out (not an exhaustive list!): Addilou Stacy Iest Hsu Heather Dutton Hang Tight Studio Robin Pickens CJL Designs Ottomanbrim
You could of course order any design as a fat quarter for a sewing or quilting project you have in mind. Sew Mama Sew did a great series a few years back on projects you can make with a fat quarter of fabric. See all the details and FAQ for the 2-for-1 sale on the Spoonflower blog.
In honor of this special sale I've added a number of new tea towels to my shop. You can find all my fat-quarter tea towel designs under my Fabric Collections: Tea Towels. Some of these designs will be taken away after the sale ends next week because I'll be offering them as a finished product in my Etsy shop, but for the time being if you'd like to sew up your own this would be a great opportunity to do so.
Finally, since we're talking all things Spoonflower, I thought I'd let you know that I recently added some new designs to my Spoonflower shop. The entire Virginia Mae collection is now available as well as some more of my newer favorites. I might get myself a fat quarter or two and sew up a zipper pouch - I love zipper pouches!
Thanks again for voting & I hope you take advantage of the fat quarter sale and make some wonderful things!