My first full collection of fabrics (or whatever!) in the form of frosting, waxy cookies, dinos, and sprinkles. It’s a mix of the iconic and the extinct.
This fabric collection has gone a long way to make a great selection of baby and kid clothing and accessories. I’ve made a custom pair of overalls, overall shorts, overall dresses with bloomers contrasting fabric, a mixed fabric dress, hair bows, bibs, bandanas, and taggie squares. Oh…AND…face masks. Because that’s the world we live in now. I also managed to sell (not much, but some and it’s a start) fabric in the sprinkle and blue/white dino fabric. Hoo-rah.
I came up with this rendering of some very happy herbivores for a Spoonflower Design challenge with a dinosaur theme. I personally love the colors and little smiling faces, but the public did not agree. I came in at approximately 1 millionth. No matter…I carry on.
Cute puppies made of simple shapes in four color ways. Hooray! Printed as fabric they would be great for children’s items. In fact, my Origami Puppers (in yellow!) was the first custom printed fabric I ordered "en mass" (it's all relative, right?) specifically for this reason. I went with the yellow/doggy combo because it's gender (and everything) neutral and I wanted to make a number of items for my Etsy shop that would work for any kid.
This was an early design, made while I was still figuring out the ins and outs of Procreate and working with layers. Wow, was I in over my head or what? This isn't just a repeating pattern. It's a full coverage repeating pattern. I had some trouble trying to cover every inch of the page and get the repeating pattern to work correctly. I'm still not entirely sure how I successfully pulled it off. (I have no idea what I'm doing by the way.) But, practice, practice, practice usually gets you there. The colors were meant to invoke slightly melancholy rainy days...you know the kind.
PS I created this pattern for a design challenge that I did not win. In fact I placed at about the 47th percentile...which is almost middle of the pack...and not all that shabby for a total beginner.