Hurrah! My 2017 Have a Beautiful Year Tea Towel calendar design finished 8th this week in the design challenge over at Spoonflower.  How exciting and a first for me to have a few top ten finishes all in a row!


Have a Beautiful Year Tea towel, you can find it here on Spoonflower

I’m having a blast designing new things for the contests. The next one coming up and currently up for voting is “Lace” theme, and all the next few challenges are geared for printing on wrapping paper (and of course fabric).


I decided to create a brushy funky lace design, with happy birdies and lacey branches, snowflakes, and a lace net texture in the background. I’m really digging using limited palettes, keeping things simple and cohesive.

If you’re up for it, you can head over to vote for the designs you like in this week’s contest, right here!

And a big huge squishy thank you if you do vote for my design! Every vote, comment, share, and like, helps! And, every sale helps me with a bit of extra income to help pay bills and put food on our table. I so appreciate every little bit and and grateful and thankful to be able to do what I love for a living.
With much love and happy weekend to you!