We set out to unthrone the owl from its perch as the king of all crafty critters and today we're pleased, and slightly surprised, to be able to announce that the new owl is... snails. This week's winner is the lovely "Snails On Parade" by San Diego designer Cheyanne Sammons. On a pure critter-for-critter count, let it not go un-noted that there are two hedgehog fabrics in this week's top ten, which leaves open the door for a slight argument as to which creature is really the new owl. You be the judge. All of the top ten are terrific. Read more about <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2012/05/attention-crafters-snails-are-the-new-owl.html">Snails Are the New Owl</a>.
Match point! Create a fabric design that celebrates the sport of tennis. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.
Back to school already? This week create a design depicting the most necessary school accessory--the trusty backpack. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.
Ah, the great outdoors. There's nothing like a hike down a mountain trail to lift your spirits and get your blood pumping. This contest celebrates the gear, the scenes, and the spirit of hiking. All designs submitted must use a restricted palette: blog.spoonflower.com/upcoming-spoonflower-contests.html and previews will be shown at (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is August 14th, 2014.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .