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 
(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

Monday, March 21, 2016

May I kindly ask for your VOTE at Spoonflower?

Dear Freinds - may I please request the honour of your vote in this week's Spoonflower design challenge - I'd be ever so appreciative!
Thanks in advance!


Vote for any number of entries by clicking the check marks.
Designs are ordered randomly for each person who votes.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

New products, new patterns, new sizes, bulk discounts and Sprout Pattern mock ups!

 New to my Society6 online SHOP
Carry-All Pouches: "Organize your life with one of my Carry-All Pouches. Available in three sizes with wrap-around artwork, these pouches are perfect for carrying toiletries, art supplies and makeup-or fit an iPad in the large one. Comes with the ever-awesome YKK zipper, a strong canvas-like exterior, a 50/50 poly-cotton black interior lining
and is machine washable. 
Carry on, carry on - oh do!!"
***Wherever you see a word in BOLD in this blogpost - that is a link to one of my online shops - just click on it to go there - thanks!*** 
My latest design/pattern "Candy Apple Blossom" on both a black ground and a pale yellow ground. This design has been waiting patiently in my flat files to be finished and formatted and now is finally populating my online shops ready for Spring 2016.
 CANDY APPLE BLOSSOM - pale yellow at

CANDY APPLE BLOSSOM - black ground at

 New Spoonflower bulk discounts on my fabric designs:
Click on SHOP to go there.

 Pastel Carousel scarves at REDBUBBLE
Pastel Carousel Pillows at SOCIETY6

 NEW Rectangular Pillows at SOCIETY6

Additional sizes have been added to my ARTofWHERE shop - an extra small to the skirts and extra small and extra large to the capri and ankle leggings.
Spandex Fitted Pencil Skirts HERE
Spandex ankle leggings HERE        Capri leggings HERE

If you like to sew your own items from patterns here are a couple of mock ups I've created at Sprout Patterns to give you an idea of how you can use my Spoonflower patterns at Sprout. 
 LINK to this Bucket Hat pattern
LINK to this Ruffled Apron pattern 

This is how Sprout Patterns works: 
 So you create an account at Sprout, or, if you already have a Spoonflower account you can log in with that e-mail and password, then select a clothing pattern and chose a textile design from Spoonflower - hopefully one of mine, and to find the number of one of my designs you would have to go to my SPOONFLOWER SHOP  first - chose the design you want to use then locate the number at the end of the pattern url address - for instance the pattern above is - so the pattern number you need to plug in at Sprout would be 458431 and ta dah my Elizabethan Quartrefoil shows up and you buy my design already laid out on the fabric in the pattern pieces ready to cut and sew - no messing about with paper patterns! How amazing is that?
"With Sprout, simply choose your sewing pattern from our curated collection of indie patterns, then fill the pattern with your fabric design of choice from Spoonflower’s marketplace. Select your size, features and fabric, then relax while your order is printed by Spoonflower and shipped to you. You will receive a package that includes a digitally printed custom sewing pattern—all you need to do is cut and sew!" Sprout Patterns

Thanks for taking a look see - see you soon, Patricia

Friday, February 26, 2016

How many different designs can you make from one motif?

So here's where the journey of my Pastel Carousel Mandala began. On the right is the original pencil sketch design I used as my jumping off point - on the left is the finished painted mandala - created in watercolour paints on Arches hot press paper with my lovely Winsor and Newton series 7 brushes.
As you can see the whole colour palette changed to a more bright pastel theme, and some of the layout changed too - once you start the actual layout and begin painting I find the design takes on a life of it's own and starts telling you how to proceed.
So once the design was painted up I scanned it at a very high resolution so I could create the huge design files I needed going forward, and then started my layouts in Photoshop - when I commenced creating the motif into allover repeats and placements the ideas began flowing and didn't stop for quite a while!! I was having so much fun that I ended up with 18 different design layouts which I then prepared for my print on demand online shops. I hope my joy of creating is reflected in the finished products.
 Then I had the fun of naming the design - sometimes that can be the hardest part - once I alighted on 'carousel' with the image of those delightful whirling painted horses I then though of confetti at a wedding - all of which comes in this same colour palette as my design and thus the name was set and I have used various and sundry versions of it on each design and in each shop.

 I have created collections in each of my online shops so you can visit just this Pastel Carousel Confetti grouping in each
SPOONFLOWER - for fabric, wallpaper and wrapping paper.
SOCIETY6 - for art prints, apparel, home decor and techcessories
REDBUBBLE - similar but different to Society6 with the addition of wonderful 55" square chiffon scarves. 
ARTofWHERE - gorgeous spandex leggings, skirts and beanies made in Canada, designed by yours truly! 

PLUS I have finally recreated my website from scratch - it's been a LONG time coming - and I did it all myself without a template - my biggest challenge was keeping it simple - please let me know what you think, any constructive criticisms are gratefully received.
Thank you for taking a look at my new design collection - I
hope to see you soon in cyberspace either here or at Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest
I have a new design in the works based on a hexagonal layout - I should be rolling that out in about a month or so so please stay tuned!
with THANKS!!!