I want to thank everyone who voted for my Tea Towel Calendar design. Although this year’s tea towel didn’t place as high as in the past, my Blue Roses tea towel is now one of the Community Favorites on Spoonflower.
Painting the roses with Prussian blue gouache this winter and then creating the repeat pattern was such a joy.
Designing tea towel calendars has become an annual tradition for me. It is a lot of fun (the calendars make great holiday gifts, too).
Last year I painted nasturtiums, which, you might have noticed are one of my very favorite flowers to grow (and to paint).
Recently I updated that design with 2019 dates (I also added white space to the edges to make hemming much easier).
The nasturtiums tea towel calendar coordinates nicely with my nasturtium fabric.
There is something so satisfying about seeing my art on utilitarian items like this. Looking again at my designs I’m itching to do some more sewing with my fabric.
Do you sew? What sorts of projects have you been working on or dreaming about? I’d love to hear about them.
I’m behind on my sewing, but I’m so excited about this project on my to-sew list!
It will have to wait, though, because I'm taking a little break to unplug and spend time in nature.
Until next week, I hope your days are filled with many simple joys and small beauties.