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A mermaid needs a teatowel like a fish needs a bicycle fabric by bippidiiboppidii on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 27.0 x 18.0 inches.

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By Boo

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Description:

A mermaid might not need a tea towel but she makes a pretty good calendar pin up girl regardless...

You don't need to dry your dishes when you live 40,000 leagues under the sea, so this daughter of Neptune can find more fun things to do with her time. But calendars - well, the Mayans might have stopped at 2012 but the Atlantans go on forever (even if their calendars are rather fluid like this one)... and she does make a rather gorgeous pin up girl.

If, unlike a mermaid, you might actually want to dry something with this tea towel, I would recommend purchasing the design on linen-cotton (which will also give a lovely vibrant print - much brighter than cotton). This version is sized to fit the linen-cotton fat quarter, but there is also a smaller version to fit a Kona cotton fat quarter (it's still got 2013 dates on it but if you'd like it updated please message me!) available here.

I've been asked to upload the FQ without the dates - and coordinates have been requested... so... I've been very busy! The collection, 'Ondine dream' is here. This design can be resized or recoloured to meet your specific project needs. I can even put a variety of designs together on a yard. Just drop me a line – I promise to get back to you quickly!

bippidii boppidii designs may be used for making items for resale. Where possible please credit bippidii boppidii as the designer and a link back to my Spoonflower shop would be much appreciated.

© bippidii boppidii/Robyn McLean.
Please do not copy my designs – contact me if you are interested in licensing any of my designs.

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bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Updated for 2015!

Posted almost 2 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Yes indeedy Su - just have to find a few minutes to squeeze it in! I'll get around to all of them - hopefully over the weekend :)

Posted almost 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Yep, this is still one of my faves - is it getting an update for 2015 too???

Posted almost 2 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Updated for 2014 :)

Posted almost 3 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Awwww... thanks Amy! :-D

Posted almost 4 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: This is absolutely, hands down, one of my favorite designs on SP.....well done!!!!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Thank you Carina! I'm so happy with the way this printed :)

bippidiiboppidii uploaded a fabric image for bippidiiboppidii's design A mermaid needs a teatowel like a fish needs a bicycle :

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Posted almost 4 years ago.

catru

catru says: this is beatiful!!!! :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Close up of Ondine, the mermaid. Hooray for photos, found a couple of teeny glitches, which have now been fixed :-D

bippidiiboppidii uploaded a fabric image for bippidiiboppidii's design A mermaid needs a teatowel like a fish needs a bicycle :

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Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Printed beautifully on linen-cotton. Yum, I love this fabric!

bippidiiboppidii uploaded a fabric image for bippidiiboppidii's design A mermaid needs a teatowel like a fish needs a bicycle :

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Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Thank you Isabella! I'm just tweaking a set of cushion panels in this design - one of them is based on the pattern in her tail. Hoping to have in up in the next couple of days.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: All the details are fabulous. I love the patterning of the mermaid's tail and the wonderful, underwater palette.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Thanks Su! Doing this illustration was the most fun I've had designing for ages. I was a bit worried about the calendar bit, so I'm glad you like it :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Great title! Great design! And I really like the different way this calendar has the months and days set out - that makes a lot of sense to me, as they sort of beg to be crossed off one by one... like when you're a child and waiting waiting waiting for Christmas!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Thanks Terese! There are lots of amazing designs in this contest so I have no expectations - but thanks for your vote of confidence! ;-) You haven't missed anything - I used to do a lot of this sort of drawing (by hand) when I was younger but hadn't thought to do any of it digitally or for fabric. I wanted to do the mermaid for the tea towel - and I had so much fun that I suddenly can't stop...! So you can expect to see more of them in future....

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: :-D Thanks Diane - the writer in me comes out when I write my descriptions. She's been upstaged this year by designing fabric so it's when she gets to breathe... if only for a second.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

designe...

designedtoat says: Robyn, have I missed something here. Where have all these divine creatures come from. Stunning. Haven't seen this in your work before now. She's very sexy as are your other ladies. I especially love catwoman. Another winner!...T

Posted almost 4 years ago.

dianef

dianef says: Love it! So different and whimsical! And the description too is fabulous! I always sit in front of my screen forever trying to come up with descriptions - and they are ever so boring! Good job all the way around! Dance party in your future! :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Thanks Lori! I've been having so much fun with my lanky lovelies... I just can't stop! Thanks Dinorah, Kisse and Majo too! And Victoria - thanks so much, I'm glad you like my Facebook ladies, they are slowly finding their way onto Spoonflower. Sue Ellen - that's so true, I feel like that all the time - only it's often - Oh bother! How did it get to be Monday again! ;-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

fireflower

fireflower says: I like the wavy, fluid year, Robyn. It gives form to that feeling of OMG, how did it get to be Friday again already!?!?

Posted almost 4 years ago.

kirpa

kirpa says: Robyn, your illustrations are great!! The other girls you posted on Facebook looks so cool.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

majobv

majobv says: Oh this is such a fun design! Love it :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

creativ...

creative_cat says: Sweet!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

dinorah...

dinorahdesign says: Lovely illustration : )

Posted almost 4 years ago.

keweena...

keweenawchris says: Fun and pretty and practical....love her! And the rest of your lanky lovelies too, Boo!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Close up of the mermaid.

bippidiiboppidii uploaded a project image link for bippidiiboppidii's design A mermaid needs a teatowel like a fish needs a bicycle :

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Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Upright image of this design (click on the link in the comment feed to see it in Flickr and get the full view).

bippidiiboppidii uploaded a project image link for bippidiiboppidii's design A mermaid needs a teatowel like a fish needs a bicycle :

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Posted almost 4 years ago.