I’ve gathered a collection of Violet Textile Designs, Sewing Inspiration, Mini Tutorials, Roostery Table Linens ~ 10%Sale, and BurdaStyle Biker Jacket Sew-Along Sweepstakes!
Designs Using the Pantone Color of the Year!
If you don’t know by now – Ultra Violet is the Pantone color of 2018! I had the privilege of designing textile patterns in this color in for a family member who lost a loved one. The hope was to make scarves for family members in remembrance of a special person who was taken from the family too soon! While I focused on the color and pattern , Pantone decided that this would be the color of the Year! I was so happy to hear that I was ahead of the style trend for once in my lifetime! As many of you know, purple is not my favorite color – not that I don’t like the color, but I don’t go searching for it. I’m fond of all colors – especially orange!
So because of this request, I now have a violet collection in my Spoonflower shop that is quite lovely. I am a lover of pastels too so I have incorporated lighter shades as well. You can click on the photo to see the complete collection. Since we are nearing spring some of these designs would not only make a great dress or other fashion ensemble, but would also look nice as a duvet cover or other linens thanks to Roostery.com.
Roostery slashed its price on kitchen and dining purchases for this weekend only! The 10% sale promotion ends on at midnight on Sunday, February 18, 2018. So I’m going to order my placemats now!
I’m still adding finishing touches to my home as I took forward to Spring before I look forward to decorating my outdoor living space! So I brought the sunshine indoors with a bold colorful kitchen incorporating my favorite orange color! I’m still waiting on a few more items before I give the final reveal, but I did finish a box pleat valance that’s not too feminine using my “Orange Tile” textile design.
I added a little leather and metal rivets to give it a sleek look that matches the stainless steel appliances and industrial style. Surprise, surprise the hubby really loves it! And I think this style would look nice on a cornice board as well.
I found this style on Pinterest and decided to combine two looks to create something that would compliment my style. I saved it to my board so you can save if for later.
BurdaStyle Biker Jacket Sew-Along Sweepstakes!
The BurdaStyle Academy has announced its new Peplum Biker Jacket sew-along and a chance to win a HUSQVARNA Viking Tribute 14.5C Sewing Machine! The Sweepstakes will run from 2/16 through 3/16 (Promo ID: 24726) If you are interested in participating hop on over to the BurdaStyle Academy to get started!
Textile Design Inspiration
I’ve been working on some paisley designs for a friend and it’s coming together nicely with her color selections. I’m still testing out a couple of design patterns, but enjoying the challenge all the same. Here’s a look at the latest design before I upload it to my Spoonflower shop and if you want to keep up with the new designs I normally post them on Instagram first.
Here’s a cute headband I made for my grand baby that was super easy to make. This takes 5 minutes to make and is so adorable that I plan to make more. You only need knit fabric (5″ width x 25″ length).
- Curve the ends
- Fold in half lengthwise
- Sew with matching thread leaving an opening to turn through
- Sew the opening closed
- Tie a knot and place on a baby!
I tried it with two different lengths, because I wasn’t sure which one would fit comfortably! The measurements above worked perfectly with a little room to grow.
Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!