2014 Holiday Ordering Deadlines
We have a new Spoonflower celebrity designer on the rise: Deborah van de Leijgraaf of The Netherlands has won her second contest in a row, and her third this year, with "Tea Time!" The competition this week was all about cuteness -- kawaii in Japanese -- and the field of entries was terrific as well as being unusually large (160 fabrics). When I emailed Deborah last night to let her know that she'd won, she emailed back to say that she was dancing around the house with joy, no mean feat given that she is 38 weeks pregnant. Wow! Congratulations, Deborah. Read more about <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2010/09/tea-cups-full-of-cuteness-dutch-designer-bora-wins-kawaii-fabric-contest-.html">Tea-Cups Full of Cuteness: Dutch Designer Bora Wins Kawaii Fabric Contest</a>.
The Interwebz called and it has requested more cat-themed fabric design contests (although this one should generate some excellent wrapping paper as well). Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Create a toile de Jouy fabric design using a single color (or a background color and a single foreground color) on the theme of winter. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Tchaikovsky's most famous ballet is overdue for its own fabric contest. Create a fabric inspired by The Nutcracker for this week's challenge, keeping in mind that we will NOT be sending out an email or switching over the contest on December 25th, so this one will be up for two weeks. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). The deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 16th, 2014. Voting will open on December 18th, and will close on December 30th. We'll announce the winner on December 31st, just in time for the New Year!
Math and art are too often depicted as opposite ends of a spectrum. The art of creating seamless repeats is especially well suited for the numerate among us. This week's challenge is to design a fabric celebrating mathematics. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 30th. Voting will open on Wednesday, December 31st.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .