Variations on a theme may be a better way to describe these prints rather than a collection. I'm still working on how to put a whole cohesive collection together without just making the same thing over and over. More elements! There are a lot of cassette tapes here. Maybe more research, doodling, and noodling is needed. I do love mix tapes though. I also really enjoy these colors together. The dots, stripes, and grids are lovely and work great as stand-alones. So whatever. This *collection* is a lot of fun. I've already changed my mind.
This one was not for a challenge or anything special. Just for me.
Revising roller skates. I took the basics from part of an older design and reworked it a little and completely pinked up the colors. The roller rink in my town is very old and has a wood floor. Supposedly it floats! Like the building was made to float. Why? Because it's next to a river that has flooded in the past. Now that I'm writing this, it sounds very silly. I may need to check my facts. Wait! New plan! Start making actual money from this and then hire a fact checker to do that for me. Stay tuned. Like for a while.
Anyway, in that roller rink, there are little practice areas off of the main floor. One of them is wavy, so you can skate over little rolling hills. That's what came to mind when I created the flow of the roller skates for this design. Skate Star placed 257/417 in a Spoonflower Design Challenge. I think I formatted it a little too big, so voters couldn't see the whole thing. That, and maybe pink and white roller skates are over done. Who knows. I thought the whole thing was so cute that I made a whole mini-collection around it.
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.
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.
I haven’t done a whole lot with this pattern yet, though it was one of the early fabrics that I had printed up. I love the happy green and yellow. And the tropical feel. I will probably try to do a bit more with it. Not sure I love it for kids clothes per se…but something else for the little ones.