It’s my birthday today so no wrap up post as I’m off having fun in Edinburgh.
Since it’s a special occasion, you can get 25% off everything in my shop (except digital files as they’re sold by Payhip) for the next 12 hours! Just use the code HAPPYBIRTHDAYTOYOU at checkout. If you leave a nice note when you order I’ll be handing out some free badges too.
I added lots of new patterns to my Spoonflower store recently and they’ve all been swatched and made available for sale. You’ll recognise them from my blog posts including fruit, donuts and lucky clover (and the Bunny & Panda fabric above will be available again as pencil cases soon!). As always, you can buy them printed on a huge range of fabrics as well as gift wrap rolls and even wallpaper.
I also realised I haven’t updated you on Spoonflower’s new sister businesses! Sprout Patterns is the most intriguing to me as they sell pre-printed dressmaking patterns in your choice of Spoonflower fabric. There’s a huge range of big name designer patterns to pick from with everything from bags to dresses and then you just choose your favourite fabric to use. It arrives all marked up for cutting with instructions on how to sew it together so no pattern tracing required.
The design tools are fairly easy to use, though it’s tricky to find fabric designs other than your own and the curated choices. If you need help finding one of mine, do let me know. I might try this out sometime for the fun of it (though I already have a pile of neglected dressmaking projects) as it’s more affordable than you might think. The tote bag above would cost just $18.50 and though dresses are nearer the $100 mark that’s still not crazy for a full custom fitted piece of clothing, even if you do have to sew it yourself.
Less innovative, but still cool, is Roostery, which makes Spoonflower fabrics available on readymade products for those of you who love fabric but hate sewing. Or, you know, are unable to upholster a chair yourself! It’s mostly homeware with things like pillows, napkins and tea towels and prices are quite high, but definitely fun for some inspiration if you don’t have the budget. There are a few issues with the fabric choices – my tea towel calendars are included but are either shown printed in the wrong direction or with half the design cut off but I’m sure it will improve in time.
As always, let me know if you try either of the new sites or make something with my fabric. I love seeing your photos!
Ordering small amounts of seasonal badges is starting to be a regular thing and now I’ve continued it into spring. Since most of my badge orders come through my pick and mix offer, it’s fun to add a few new characters without the extra effort of keeping another badge set in stock.
Joining the range for a short time is my Lucky Clover as well as an orange, peach and donut from my iPad experiments, plus I picked up some extra Sakura blossoms.
Badges are the absolute worst thing to photograph – so reflective and annoying!
There’s no guarantee that any of these will be back so if you want one, go choose your favourites from over 40 characters! You can buy any 1, 2, 4 or 10 badges and they get cheaper the more you buy.
This week I have mostly been hiding from the awful weather and waiting to hear about a couple of projects so it’s not been the most productive of weeks. I’ve got a lot to catch up on this weekend and then it’ll be the countdown to my birthday!
Limited Time Shopping Offers
- Free shipping worldwide + 25% off pillows (including new floor pillows!) at my Society6 store today.
- 17% off everything in my Zazzle store this weekend with the code ZAZSEVENTEEN.
- Repeat customers get 15% off the 5 A Day collection. Just login and check the cart page for the code. (How do you become one? Place an order in my shop and you’ll have the option to create a customer account for exclusive monthly offers!)
Ongoing Shopping Offers
- Get $10 off your first order at my Society6 store with this link.
- Buy any 6 small vinyl stickers from my Redbubble shop and get 50% off.
- Get 50% off your first personalised card at Thortful with the code TTSHUVNO.
News and Reminders
- I’m still taking part in March Meet the Maker on Instagram – today I’ll be posting my first timelapse video!
It really is starting to feel like spring is here so I decided to change up my mantelpiece display to more of a springtime theme.
That of course means lots of bunnies, including one hiding in the daffodils.
And my Easter Bunny nesting dolls (from Paperchase)
But it’s still a Scottish springtime with clouds and snow. My snowman lights stay up all year round as they’re the perfect brightness.
Here’s how it looked last year! My free printable Easter Bunny garland is still available to download if you want to do some decorating.
Or make a few Lucky Clovers with my free paper craft tutorial and celebrate St Patrick’s Day too.