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June 22, 2017
What?!! My First Design Client! from Thistle and Thicket Studio

To say I was flabbergasted would be an understatement. Following my post last week about the Spoonflower tea towel I designed using my grandmother's handwritten recipes, I was contacted by a blog reader asking if I would be interested in designing one for her. I was excited for the challenge and we soon reached an agreement. Woo Hoo! My first fabric design client!


The whole experience went as smooth as butter, although on my end, I was a little nervous that I would meet the expectations of my client. But she sent photos of family elements that she wanted ...

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June 10, 2017
My Take On The Spoonflower Tea Towel from Thistle and Thicket Studio

I'm sure everyone has seen the Spoonflower tea towel - the one with the handwritten recipe printed on it. I've wanted to make my own version ever since I saw that towel pop up on my social media a few years ago. Well, here is my take featuring some of my maternal grandma's handwritten recipes.

My take on the Spoonflower Tea Towel featuring my grandmother's handwritten recipes. Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I decided I wanted to layer multiple recipe cards so that I had a vertical design, rather than using just one card that created a horizontal design.

My take on the Spoonflower Recipe Tea Towel featuring my grandmother's handwritten recipes. Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
To add interest I photographed some of my vintage green kitchen utensils to add to the ...

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June 2, 2017
An homage to the world's favorite color: Inblue by Katarina Roccella from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

To me it’s so fascinating how each collection our designers release have a special story behind them. Today, the story i’ll focus on is about the color blue, one of the oldest hues in history. This color stemmed from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli and has been used in many art forms for thousands of years. Isn’t that crazy? Who knew something as simple as color could be so significant?

One of the most common art forms that blue was used in was in Dutch delftware (pottery and plates) that consisted of beautiful landscapes ...

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May 24, 2017
Interview with Katarina Roccella - Get to know about creative life of one of our talented designers! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Crafty friends!

Today, we want you to get know one of our amazing fabric designers - Katarina Roccella! We are sure you are familiar with her creative work and that you love the winter fabrics from Blithe collection, the panda fabric prints from Pandalicious, and all the amazing florals from her Lavish collection. (See all of the collections of Katarina here). If you love her work you will definitely become an even bigger fan of her newest collection: Inblue. Stay tuned for the lookbook release that's coming very soon! :)

For now, enjoy the interview we did with Katarina when ...

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May 6, 2017
Snowman Tea Towels from Thistle and Thicket Studio

This past week has been an adventure both on and off the farm. The hubby and I woke up last Saturday to a house with no electricity and Winter Storm Ursa bearing down on us. On an impulse - rather a real desire not to spend the weekend at home with no power - we packed our bags and got out while the gettin' was still good. We headed east to avoid Ursa's wrath and spent the weekend shopping, antiquing and dining. Finally on Tuesday, we received word that electricity had been restored so we headed for home to assess the ...

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April 28, 2017
Prairie Gardens: My Spoonflower Entry from Thistle and Thicket Studio

Today the sample fat quarter of my design entry for Spoonflower's weekly contest arrived! It's so fun to see what you've been sketching and doodling come to life in fabric.

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Spoonflower's Birds and Blooms contest closed a couple of days ago and the top 10 winners were announced today. It was no surprise to me that my entry wasn't in the top ten. I did however have 19 people 'favorite' my design. Favorites are different than votes, and as far as I can see, they don't reveal how many votes each entry received.

The ...

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April 24, 2017
Bird on Bloom Fabric Print Arrived! from Thistle and Thicket Studio

Last week I shared my first entry in Spoonflower's weekly design challenge and a companion print I designed. I ordered a fat quarter of each print to see what it looked like on fabric and today the companion print arrived!

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Bird on Bloom design on fabric. Printed by Spoonflower.com. Bobbin for size comparison of design. Photo taken in natural light and coloring untouched.
I'm very happy with the quality of the printing and how my design looks on fabric (it looks very professional, if I do say so myself!). However, the orange and green colors in the ...

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April 20, 2017
My First Spoonflower Entry from Thistle and Thicket Studio

I'm back, as promised, to share my Spoonflower entry in the Birds and Blooms contest that opened today. My entry, Prairie Gardens, is the next step in my textile design learning process. The learning curve has been huge from my Ditsy Daisy print I shared a couple of days ago to this. And although I wished I had more time to tweak this design, I'm pretty happy with it for a beginner.

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There are 413 entries - WOW! - in the Spoonflower contest which runs until Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Here's a link to the Spoonflower Birds and Blooms ...

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April 18, 2017
A Primitive Attempt At Fabric Design from Thistle and Thicket Studio

I have wanted to learn how to design my own fabric for like FoReVeR !!! But all the techy stuff was just so intimidating that I just kept putting it off. A couple of weeks ago I threw caution to the wind and jumped in with both feet. Well, more like dipped my big toe in with a simple little drawing of flowers that I uploaded to the Photoshop Elements software I have on my computer. And I played around until I figured out how to create a repeat from my drawing. When I was happy with the way it looked ...

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