Hey, everyone! This week’s fabric design from me is a Greek Mythology design, Chloris. “As she talks, her lips breathe spring roses.” Chloris is a nymph of spring, growth and flowers. The rose is based on one from a Rhodian coin. I really like deep green lately for clothing, so that was part of the inspiration, also, for this design.

You can vote here: http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters/new?contest_id=190

And you can fave the design here if you like: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2041870


It’s elephant’s birthday!

I’m so excited to show you my fabric design for this week! I liked this one so much that I made some coordinating designs for it! The idea was an Indian inspired design with elephants for birthdays. I tried to make the colors, repeat and design Indian-inspired.

You can vote here: http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters/new?contest_id=189

And the whole Bollywood Birthday collection is here for you to fave or buy http://www.spoonflower.com/collections/54324! Keep in mind you can buy these designs as fabric, wallpaper or wrapping paper!


Another slightly belated Friday Fave! This week the fairytale illustrations of Kay Nielsen, specifically from The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Kay Nielsen was a Danish illustrator popular during “the golden age of illustration” along with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. You can see a lot of Nielsen’s work on this page and you can read more about him on Wikipedia, too. If you want to buy a book of his illustrations you can find a lot of them up on amazon, here. I’m no expert but I do have a few of his books and this one, “In Powder and Crinoline”, is perhaps my favorite.  It contains a lot of beautiful stories featuring ball gowns and 18th-century-esque illustrations including the Twelve Dancing Princesses. This book, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Other Fairy Tales”, is almost an almost identical version of it with the same fairy tales and illustrations (though the actual interior book cover is not as lovely.) So you can try to find which one has the most affordable option.

Nielsen also did some development work for Disney’s Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. Someone has put up a Youtube video of his Disney development work here!

He’s illustrated a ton of beautiful fairytales, but I wanted to share this specific one , The Twelve Dancing Princesses, with you.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses Kay Nielsen The Twelve Dancing Princesses