03 November 2016

SPOONFLOWER Poinsettia Gift Tag Voting Is Open

Joy to the world! Head on over to Spoonflower to vote for my 'Joy To The World Gift Tags' if you'd like. Voting is now open! (Go the the website - then click 'Discover' - then 'Design Challenge' - then enter the voting section.) Thank you to each person who takes the time to vote for my designs. It really means so much to me.

01 November 2016

SPOONFLOWER Joy To The World Gift Tags

Now that Halloween is over let's bring on Christmas! No? Too soon? Later this week (Thursday) my 'Poinsettia Gift Tag' themed design will up for voting, but I wanted to let you know that it is up for sale NOW! Hurray!

The design is called 'Joy To The World Gift Tags'  because I love color and I love the joy of the holiday season. Ground breaking!
Below is a picture taken straight off of my phone to let you know how the colors look printed on Kona Cotton in real life. I can't wait to cut these up into fabric gift labels! You can also get them printed on gift wrap or peel and stick wallpaper. Such an easy, personal touch this holiday season.
I'll be sure to check in on Thursday to remind you that voting is open on Spoonflower. I hope you have a great day. I am finally on the upswing after the Halloween sugar coma. Remind me to back away from the candy next year, okay? Okay.

26 October 2016

SPOONFLOWER New Designs For Sale

It's been a while, hey? Last spring I was feeling BURNT OUT. Like, would throw random stuff in a lunch box for my kid and call it lunch. It was bad. I decided to take the summer "off". (Considering I am a stay at home mom, "off" is relative.) I stopped sketching, reading, watching movies. Thankfully, most of our commitments slowed down over the summer because my volunteer mojo was running on E.

I spent most of the summer in my garden and at the pool. My brain needed to shut off and my body wanted to move. I even *gasp* started exercising again. It was good.

After settling my two older kids into school, I've been creating and drawing and making every day. I am full of inspiration. I hope to share more, but for now I wanted to share that some of my designs are now for sale in my Spoonflower shop.

Watercolor Geometric Swimming Pools Blue - (Feel free to be blown away by the originality of that name) I think this would look fantastic printed on canvas and made into a pool bag. Can you just imagine?

 Friendly Pinata - This one is on my list to order as gift wrap. It's perfect for any occasion!

Moonlit Garden - This pattern was made for the Spoonflower contest held with Sprout patterns when they premiered the Asaka Kimono by Named Clothing.

Floral Onion - I still adore onions. Sorry, husband.

Tale of the Ocean -  My personal favorite of the bunch. I think it is because my daughters love mermaids so much. It's interesting how much they influence my work.

19 May 2016

SPOONFLOWER CONTEST Bucketfeet Shoes Design Challenge

I'm happy to announce that my entry in the Spoonflower + Bucketfeet Shoes design challenge was accepted and is now up for voting! The prompt for this challenge was 'Ocean Conservation'. I often feel overwhelmed when confronted with such a huge issue. It feels insurmountable and I start to believe that my efforts are so negligible in regards to the problem that I may as well give up. Does this happen to anyone else?

When I feel doubt creeping in I imagine the world as I wish it to be. I imagine clean oceans and endless possibilities. Suddenly I am filled with hope and renewed optimism. My entry for this contest reflects that. The ocean in my design is a place where anything is possible, even mermaids.

Head on over to Spoonflower to vote!

25 April 2016

REMINDER Wrappily Earth Day Contest

Just a quick reminder for the Frieday morning: Don't forget to head on over to Wrappily to vote for my two entries in the Earth Day Contest! Voting closes the 29th. Happy Friday!

21 April 2016

SPOONFLOWER CONTEST Sprout Patterns Design Challenge


Good Morning! Today voting is open for Spoonflower's Sprout Patterns Design Challenge. I found the 'Japanese Garden' both challenging and fascinating. In our younger years, my husband and I both developed a love for Japan and traveled there (separately). This is the first time I've tried my hand at creating anything so directly influenced by a culture I enjoy so much.

Head on over to Spoonflower if you'd like to vote for my 'Moonlit Garden'.

15 April 2016

Wrappily Earth Day Contest

Hello, Friends!
It's been a while. I've been designing and sewing in spurts while keeping up a steady stream of Downton Abbey bingeing. Priorities.

Today I wanted to share something new with you. Have you ever heard of Wrappily? Wrappily is a company that makes recyclable wrapping paper. It's hard to believe that wrapping paper is not recyclable, but it usually isn't. My little tree huggin' heart hurts to think of it.

In the past couple of years I've become very aware of how much trash my family makes and the impact we make on the earth. Cloth diapers, cloth napkins, fabric "paper" towels, bulk groceries, cloth wipes and the like are found all around my house, often to my husband's dismay. (He has drawn the line at "family cloth". Google that. I dare ya.)

When I found out that Wrappily was hosting an Earth Day Contest for designers I knew I had to give it a go! Well, voting is open, friends. Head on over to the Wrappily Contest page and you can vote for my two entries.

The first entry is called Summer Garden. We are trying our hand at our first organic garden this year, so I've been dreaming of vegetables and compost and rain barrels. Add in a dash of bright color and this design is perfect for any occasion.
My second entry is called Vibrant Vidalia. Onions are a divisive food in our house. I looove them. My husband does not. I decided I could have as many onions as I wanted if I made them into a pattern, so this is my take on the beauty of this awesome veggie.
Thanks for checking in! Have a great weekend!

17 March 2016

Watercolor Contest Entry


This is my entry for the Spoonflower Design a Day Contest. I am a beginner watercolorist to say it politely. As a matter of fact, I used my toddlers watercolors to make this! Use what you have, right? I've been dreaming of swimming at our neighborhood pool this summer, so this is my take on those cool, crisp pools as they look from above. I love blue, but don't often use it in my designs for some reason. These blues soothe my soul and feel like a big, deep, creative breath. Hurry up, summer!

As always, this one is called 'Watercolor Geometric Swimming Pools Blue' (catchy, right?) and you can vote for it on Spoonflower.

16 March 2016

Spoonflower Design A Day Contest

Day 3: Abstract
 Hi, Friends. Looonnnggg time, no see. Ever have one of those times when you have so much to say that you can't say anything? I've felt like that lately, bursting with ideas and I just can't get them out fast enough. It's a wonderful problem.
Day 8: Photography
 For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to keep up with the Spoonflower Design A Day Contest. (Search #sfdesignaday to see everyone's amazing work!) I've at least tried my hand at most of the themes in my sketchbook, but getting 15 patterns to the final stage has proved a bit tough.
Day 2: Watercolor
Yesterday Spoonflower announced this week's contest theme of 'Watercolor' and submissions are due tomorrow! I work best under pressure, so we'll see if I can whip up anything passable today between school pickups.

Spoonflower recently changed their contest setup so check out their upcoming contest page to read more about it. Here's to exciting new possibilities, right? If you'd like to see my progress shots follow me on Instagram as @tiffanyheiger.

18 February 2016

SPOONFLOWER CONTEST Love Is In The Air

Love Rains is my entry for Spoonflower's 'Love is in the Air' contest. We had to use weather and love related themes to create a pattern and I am so pleased with this cheerful design. It makes me smile because rainy days are my absolute favorite. As always, if you'd like to vote in this week's competition head on over to Spoonflower. Happy Thursday, friends!