Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year, thank you UPPERCASE and your vote please :)

I wish you all the very best of prosperity, health and happiness to you and yours in this coming year! My heartfelt thanks to all who have supported me and my work with encouragement, likes, faves, hearts, comments and purchases - 2016 was my best year yet!

Mine got off to an abfab start with the inclusion of my work in this simply fantastic surface design magazine

If you click HERE you can see a 'walk through' of this issue and with very adroit eyeballs you can catch my feature on page 76 on the left hand page and the inside column. What a deliciously, delightful, colour and pattern packed magazine - talk about eye candy!!
Thank you Janine Vangool for choosing me and my work! 

Now onto the voting business of the new year - my first challenge entry at Spoonflower. The call was for a textile design featuring YARN - here's my pattern - all originally hand painted in watercolour on paper.
A trompe l'oeil depiction of a simple Fair Isle knitting pattern - I had planned a much more complex striped design but quickly realized I had bitten off more than I could chew for the deadline so I stayed simple and am now creating more complex and coordinated motifs and patterns to add to my Spoonflower and other POD (print on demand) shops. 

Please may I ask you most kindly to
***You don't have to sign in to vote

***You can vote for as many designs as you like

***The order shuffles for each voter  
***You can only vote once :) 

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for me - appreciatively

I have also succumbed and joined INSTAGRAM as DesignConfections (every version of my name was already taken) - so please join me here by clicking on my 'new' name above.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Christmas gift round up with some fun new items from my shops.

 ACRYLIC BLOCKS new to my Redbubble shop - available in all my designs. Wonderful on a shelf or coffee table and NO need to frame - yea!!!
Click HERE to peruse
(wherever you see bold capitals that is a clickable link)

Also in my Redbubble shop - my first ever calendar - you could even customize your CALENDAR (click on the capitalized calendar to bob along there and see each page) by perusing my portfolio and messaging me the titles of the designs you want with their month order - a tad clumsy but surely very possible :)

My favourite scarves - also from the inimitable Redbubble - 55" square, very smooth, perfectly printed and nicely finished - I am a fan!

Click HERE to visit all my scarf designs

and now for party attire - my fun capri and ankle leggings at ETSY


and A-Line Dresses at REDBUBBLE

Home decor items for a quick redo include wall tapestries from both REDBUBBLE
 and SOCIETY6
 and rectangular pillows at SOCIETY6
 
For tabletop items including Cocktail Napkins
dinner napkins...
and placemats - please visit my ROOSTERY shop
and for stocking stuffers how about HARDBOUND NOTEBOOKS  (these can be customized and made available through my Etsy shop for a small fee)
STICKERS also make great stocking stuffers too

and new GALLERY ARTBOARDS from my Redbubble shop

and last, but by far not least, you can now purchase ready to make or even custom made to order Christmas Stockings from SPROUT PATTERNS
when you click on the words sprout patterns above it will take you to a page where when you click add designs you can input my name "PatriciaSheaDesigns" in the 'search' box drop down for 'designer' and all my available patterns come up for you to chose the ones you'd like for your Christmas Stocking - then a mock up of such miraculously appears and you can chose to purchase a pattern template ready to sew yourself or have it custom sewn by Sprout. Ta dah!! Print on demand is amazing!!
A "PINK CHRISTMAS" mock up I made using my Kimono Bouquet and Pink Paisley patterns.
As with all orders this time of the year the sooner you place them the better and all my items are custom made to order so that applies doubly!
Thanks for taking a look and be in touch with any questions or requests - there's a contact form in the right hand column of this blog :)
Here's a link to all my online shops on my website - just click my name below

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The kindness of your vote - pretty please :)

Lace Giftwrap Challenge

I feel a little embarrassed to ask for your vote once again - so soon after last weeks vote but bear with me - it'll be the last one for a while as the next couple of challenges at Spoonflower aren't right for my style so I'll be creating other designs for your edification.

If you have a few minutes please 
VOTE HERE
(FYI you don't have to sign in anywhere)
and my many and continued thanks for your generous support of my work :) 

This new watercolour painted design is not yet for sale in my Spoonflower shop but will be soon so here's the LINK for you to bookmark if you wish - Cheers! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

May I kindly request your vote for my 2017 Calendar design?

Gosh - it's that time of the year already - the 2017 Calendar Tea Towel Design Competition at Spoonflower!
Here is my entry
the version below might help you find my design more easily as you will be seeing the design in an horizontal format thus:
 For each voter the order of the designs is shuffled
Please click HERE to vote
You don't have to sign in and you can vote for as many designs as take your fancy :)

My sincere thanks in advance for taking the time to vote for me - so very appreciated!

I will be adding more calendar items to my shops soon - a small hardbound book, wall art and a shower curtain.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wow! Now you can get custom made furniture covered with my fabric designs!

I cannot express to you how literally over-the-moon, thrilled to pieces, chuffed to bits I am that the options continue to grow, seemingly exponentially, in my wondrous realm of Print On Demand resources!
The latest, just fantastic, addition is custom made chairs from the Spoonflower sister company "Roostery" in two styles - the Venda Sloped Arm Chair (pictured above) and the Maran Slipper Chair below:

So you can have either of these chairs custom made in North Carolina in any of the designs from my Spoonflower shop in either eco canvas or faux suede.

Be still my heart!

As ever you can request some customization on the fabric part of the chairs - if you would like a background colour changed (not always possible varies by the designs) or the design rescaled (smaller is easier than larger) please be in touch via the message form in the right hand column here on the blog, or be message on my FACEBOOK business page. Your wish will be my happy command!

Thanks for taking a look and see you soonish

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Please may I ask for your vote?

This is my entry into this month's "Double Take'" Spoonflower/Betabrand Challenge - the brief was to create a design that was either a trompe l'oeil (I went this way) or something that could be seen two ways - like an Escher print. 

I painted up a realistic daylily from my garden in watercolour and separately a cut work or lace pattern to look 3D and then subtly 'threaded' the daylily 'through' the background design. It's quiet but I hope not too subtle for the brief!
And what an unusual colour palette for me - I am normally very multicolour so just violet and orange is a new direction.

I will be populating my POD's with this design in the next few days and will do another blog post with all the links.

In the meantime please
for me (by clicking on the word vote) - there are a lot of entries and they are shuffled for each voter so thanks so much for taking the time from your day - very appreciated!

Here is the link to my design in my SPOONFLOWER SHOP

Monday, July 11, 2016

A new shop and a wondrous new item!!

Available HERE
 I am very pleased and proud to announce that I now have a CURIOOS online shop for a simple but classy array of wall art items namely: Fine Art Prints, Aluminium Prints, Acrylic Glass Prints and the fab new Metal Disk Prints you see pictured herewith.
Available HERE
 I am over the moon about these disk prints, I just love their look as a focal point in an elegant room. Only available through Curioos - they are produced using the latest in sublimation technology. This process uses heat to transfer the image into a .045 thick aluminum sheet, allowing for an unparalleled color gamut of the highest of archival standards. Prints are crisp and high gloss, as well as durable, lightweight and water resistant. They are ready to hang with our proprietary 1/2" aluminum shadow mount which allows for seamless installation.

Each print, of all types, also come signed, numbered and shipped with a certificate of authenticity! The disk prints are limited to a small edition of  each size - the sizes are 12" diameter, 16" diameter, 20" diameter, 28" diameter and only 5 will be made of the dramatically large 43" diameter size.

Available HERE
Here's the link to just the DISK PRINTS
Available HERE

Available HERE
 As always thanks ever so much for taking a look at my new work - sincerely appreciated - be in touch, there is a contact form in the right hand column of the blog, if there is an item you want but don't see the design of mine you like upon it - I am ever at your service.

CHEERS! Patricia

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lovely new apparel and more in my Redbubble shop

So thrilled to say Redbubble have been adding lovely new apparel items apace recently. Like the charming A-line dress above:
100% Polyester woven dress fabric with silky handfeel
Print covers entire front and back panel
Loose swing shape for an easy, flowy fit
Sublimation transfer technique prints crisp, bold colours
Garment fully constructed and printed in the USA

and here we have Contrast Tank Tops: 
Slightly sheer 100% Polyester chiffon front panel with silky handfeel
Option of black or white 96% Polyester/ 4% Elastane soft jersey back panel
Front panel is sublimation printed allowing fabric to stay soft and drapey
Loose flowy fit
Garment fully constructed and printed in the USA

Graphic T-shirt dresses feature your chosen design, by an independent artist - hopefully yours truly!
Sublimation printed 96% Polyester/ 4% Elastane front panel
Solid colour 100% Cotton back/ sleeves/ rib
Loose casual fit
Graphic T-Shirt dresses are made and printed in the USA

iPhone Wallets - weeeee!! 
Open book style with built in stand and elastic strap closure
3M adhesive strip designed to stick to your device
Anti reflector camera hole
Full access to camera, buttons and ports
iPhone 6 & 6s wallet holds two credit cards; 6 Plus & 6s Plus holds three cards
Easy to clean a with damp cloth

About a week ago Redbubble featured me on their home page with my new Millefiori Floral Design - I am so thrilled - thank you Redbubble.


Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my new items and patterns - Patricia

To MILLEFIORI at Redbubble

To MILEEFIORI at Society6 

To MILLEFIORI at ArtofWhere

To Millefiori at Spoonflower 

Friday, April 22, 2016

The honour of your vote is once again most kindly requested


Spoonflower has recently changed the timing and focus of their design competitions which used to be weekly and more 'for fun' but are now monthly and have a specific focus. This first challenge is a collaboration between Spoonflower and one of their new divisions Sprout Patterns.

"Submit a Japanese Garden-themed design you think would look great on Sprout Patterns’ Asaka Kimono by Named Clothing. The winner’s design will be featured in the launch of this new pattern and all top-ten designers will receive great prizes!"

If you would like to vote for my "Kimono Bouquet" pattern please click
My sincere thanks for your vote - just fyi the voting reorders for each voter, you can only vote once and you don't have to sign in to vote!

Sprout Patterns is a new service that allows you to combine indie sewing patterns with Spoonflower designs to create customized cut and sew projects. Sprout takes away the work of tracing a sewing pattern onto fabric and lets you truly enjoy the process of making your own garments and accessories.
 
 I am populating all my online shops with this new design - which I hand painted in watercolour on paper before scanning cleaning getting ready for the templates in Photoshop and then uploading to my items which range from smartphone cases, framed art prints, spandex leggings, beanies, scarves and home decor items too. Thus far I have created 6 different iterations of/from this initial design as I love the idea of mixing and matching the patterns for pillows on a sofa, a different but co-ordinated legging with a fun beanie etc etc etc
For this collection at Spoonflower please click HERE

 
For Kimono Bouquet leggings at Redbubble please click HERE

 
 
For Kimono Bouquet collection at Society6 please click HERE 

 For this Kimono Bouquet collection at ArtOfWhere - for beanies, spandex ankle and capri leggings - please click HERE
For large (55" square) silky chiffon scarves please click HERE

My thanks to Gaia Marfurt for so kindly creating this sweet Kimono Doll for me and others in the challenge to decorate with their designs.
 
As with all of my designs I originate my artwork in watercolour, Winsor and Newton, on watercolour paper blocks by the same - with W & N series 7 paintbrushes - can you tell I am loyal to Winsor & Newton? I transfer the design from my original sketch via the wonderful auspices of old fashioned pencil and tracing paper....
and after I have a faint outline on my pad I then start the process of layering my watercolour paints in wash upon wash until my design is complete
 - then it's off to the scanner and Photoshop for the ultimate creation of a final set of file
which I can upload to my various online shops.
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to vote - appreciatively, PatriciaSheaDesigns