As you know if you read my posts or follow me on Instagram, I love to see what people make from my designs! Melinda of Weighted Works recently sent me a photo of a weighted blanket made with my Significant Otters fabric on the front and minky on the back – just looking at it makes me want to crawl under it and take a nap!
According to Weighted Works, weighted blankets can help users feel more calm and relaxed, and can help manage the symptoms of insomnia, restless leg syndrome, autism, PTSD, nervous system disorders and anxiety.
Oddly enough, I actually noticed this effect the other day at the dentist’s office, when they put the lead apron on me for some x-rays – it felt so nice I got a little sleepy, which is saying a lot given how much I hate going to the dentist. Maybe I should have asked if I could wear it for the whole visit…
If Spoonflower’s Winter 2018 Magazine doesn’t make you want to start a sewing project, nothing will! Check out all the project ideas and luscious fabrics, including my Time Travel Map (pg. 57) and Significant Otters (pg. 63). (There are fun DIY projects featuring wallpaper, too, for those of you who don’t sew.) Now get crafting!
Yesterday’s Nerdist Home Geekonomics post about stocking stuffers featured a pen holder made by Door Number 9 out of my Old Friends library circulation card fabric.
I’m consistently amazed (and pleased!) by how popular this fabric is — I think it taps into some deep nostalgia in this digital age — and love to see the things people make from it.
Photo: Door Number 9
Judy at Sleeping Dog Quilts was nice enough to blog about this quilt she made with my Matisse’s Seaweed fabric back in March. I’m just now catching up on my own blog posts, but it’s actually a great summer quilt, so maybe this is the perfect time to share it after all.
I like how she took pieces of my cheater quilt panel and mixed it up with other Hawaiian fabrics!
Photo: Judy Tucker / Sleeping Dog Quilts
Casey Dumadag (@littlecaycam on Instagram) shared a photo the other day of the adorable baby shoes she made from my Rhinoce-Roses Tiny fabric. Casey had asked me to scale down my original Rhinoce-Roses fabric to baby-size for this project, and it worked out beautifully.
Both fabrics are available at Spoonflower, and at least 10% of proceeds from sales of these two fabrics goes to the International Rhino Foundation, a nonprofit which works to help save the world’s rhinos through conservation and research. And speaking of babies, IRF is currently fundraising to support the birth of a new Sumatran Rhino calf at their sanctuary in Indonesia – you can read all about it on their blog and even host your own “baby shower” for Ratu the mama rhino.
Fat Squirrel Fibers is offering some cool Library Nostalgia bags made with my Old Friends library checkout card fabric. Check it out! The fabric is also available at Spoonflower if you’d like to use it in a project of your own.
Photo: Fat Squirrel Fibers
Check out this fun minky blanket that Kristin Bradford of KBExquisites made using my Happy Sharks fabric. It’s available from her Etsy store. I love the coordinating fabrics she’s found, too! Photo by KBExquisites.
If you’d like to craft something of your own, Happy Sharks is available as a fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap from Spoonflower.
A couple months ago I got to wondering why one user was buying so much of my Automated Cuteness robots fabric at Spoonflower. It turns out she makes lovely modern crib bedding through her company, Modified Tot, and uses the robots in her Robots! crib bedding collection. Fun!
Photo: Modified Tot