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A Boy's Own Archery Set. fabric by rhondadesigns on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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Description:

Design by Rhonda W. © 2012 This design is for my grandson, who is a frontier kind of boy. He was making his own primitive, but functioning, bows and arrows before he started school!

This design was created especially for my grandson as a tribute to his spirit of adventure, creativity and determination! All arrows fire to the left in recognition of his left-handedness. The background is yellow, as that is his favourite colour. The images were drawn by me from memories of his earliest , successful, attempts at making and firing his very own, hand-made bows and arrows. An original hand drawn design by Rhonda W. © 2012.

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rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Created on Sproutpatterns.com

rhondadesigns uploaded a project image link for rhondadesigns's design A Boy's Own Archery Set. :

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Posted 5 months ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Created on Sproutpatterns.com

rhondadesigns uploaded a project image link for rhondadesigns's design A Boy's Own Archery Set. :

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Posted 5 months ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for your kind words and interesting feedback on my archery design, Deborah! Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of those students doing archery at school suddenly wanted T-shirts, sports bags and quiver covers made from materials printed with designs from my "Outdoor Adventure" collection?;-)

Posted over 2 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Rhonda, this should be a popular design right now. I know, at least in Oklahoma, archery classes are very big in the public schools. Very nice!

Posted over 2 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thanks for the comment and for sharing the amusing anecdote about your childhood forays in archery adventures! :-O

Posted over 3 years ago.

whimzwh...

whimzwhirled says: I got in to archery in grade school. We did a bit of archery in gym class and I really liked it. I told my parents and they bought me a real nice small bow and set up a practice range in the back yard. One day my brother and I decided to take our show to the front yard where I promptly shot right through the trash bag with the spray paint target, through a bush and into our neighbors radiator, which was still hot from recently being driven. Steam started shooting out. I grabbed the arrow and all the stuff we'd drug out and hid it all. My neighbor never knew what hit him, literally. I followed the rules after that though.

Posted over 3 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, Lisa! My grandson was thrilled to be described as intrepid!

Posted over 3 years ago.

vanilla...

vanillabeandesigns says: I am sorry that I was not aware of Spoonflower yet when the "Arrow Design" contest was going on! How fun. This design is wonderful, and I REALLY love the story about your remarkable, intrepid Grandson that goes with it! Makes the design come alive.

Posted over 3 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you, Cassia! I'm glad you like my adventurous boys' design!

Posted over 3 years ago.

cassiac

cassiac says: I LOVE this! I want to make stretchy baby leggings for my son with it!

Posted over 3 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you for the comment and the good ideas, Penny! I particularly like like your idea of boys' pyjamas.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bluevelvet

bluevelvet says: This would make fantastic boys shirts and Pajamas, Fantastic!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you for your wonderful comment, Christine! Boys seem to have an endless appetite for adventure! They just love to experience life on "the edge", either in reality or through their very active imaginations! :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

covered...

coveredbydesign says: Fabulous design! My boys would love this fabric!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much, Diane! I really appreciate your kind words and positive support!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

dianef

dianef says: There were some really great arrow entries, but I am still shocked this didn't make the top ten. It's just such a whimsical and hip design. I love it. I have a brother who collects arrowheads and if I had found this a few years ago when I was looking for arrow & arrowhead themed fabric for a quilt I made him, I would have been in hog heaven. :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much, Tara and John, Robyn and Sue Ellen! I have really enjoyed reading your thoughtful and supportive comments! Sue Ellen, I have come to realise how fortunate we are to have a large garden with lots of trees and shrubs. Our yard, and our neighbourhood , provide a welcome habitat for birds, lizards, frogs and assorted bugs. That makes it a great resource for any child with an enquiring mind and creative spirit.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

fireflower

fireflower says: I like the illustration style you chose for this design ... it reminds me (pleasantly) of several books from my childhood, as does the golden yellow of the background. With just two general shapes, you have created a repeat that is full of movement and interest. This is just the sort of design that would have got made into pajamas or a Western shirt when I was young; today, I'm sure there will be I SPY quilts! [How lucky your grandson was to have the access to the raw materials for his projects ... and how lucky he is to have family that celebrates his gifts.]

Posted almost 4 years ago.

bippidi...

bippidiiboppidii says: Lovely illustrations and such a beautiful little story. A delightful design, Rhonda!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

taramcg...

taramcgowan says: I love your description for this piece. It's fun to imagine a young boy having such an adventure. This is a really nice design Rhonda. It is so thoughtful with such great movement! -Tara

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much, Kisse! It was so nice to read your sweet comment!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

creativ...

creative_cat says: So very sweet! When pattern has their own meening and story it's when I like it the most!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you for the kind and thoughtful comment, Arnilia!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

arnie

arnie says: wow...what a meaningful design, Rhonda.. full of love and inspiration... Wonderful..!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for your lovely comments, Carina and Jana! :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

jjtrends

jjtrends says: This is a wonderful design and a lovely story Rhonda! Your grandson is a very lucky young man.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

catru

catru says: ohhhh this is wonderful Rhonda!!!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for the kind praise, Melanie! He hasn't seen this design yet. Ssshhh ... it's a secret! When I receive the fabric I am going to make something special for him with it! :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

madex

madex says: Great hand drawn design Rhonda, lovely tribute to your grandson, I am sure he loves it for sure, like the arrows firing to the left, I'm a leftie too :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for your sweet comments, Elena, Sannie and Sharon! :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

alexsan

alexsan says: Love this hand drawn design Rhonda. Really fantastic! The story behind it is so sweet. I'm sure he's proud of his grandma.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

akwaflo...

akwaflorell says: Lovely design ....

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much, Tullia, Helene and Julia! Your kind comments were lovely to read! As I drew the images for this design I kept remembering so many things about the many different "good ideas" my grandson would have! Sometimes he would spend many hours trying to create items that matched his ideas! He started making the bows and arrows because the plastic toy ones didn't work properly and would snap under pressure. It was very interesting to watch him analyse the steps he needed to take to make a functional implement. He just kept trying different twigs and small branches, until he found ones that worked!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

juliagr...

juliagrifol says: rhondadesigns, how lovely!I like your loose hand arrows drawings!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

cassiopee

cassiopee says: My son should love this, as me!!! Love the way you drawn this. It makes a terrific design!!!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

horn&ivory

horn&ivory says: I am loving the style of this!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for the compliments, Paula,Catherine and Holly! :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

holly_h...

holly_helgeson says: I love your design Rhonda and the story behind your inspiration!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

aftermyart

aftermyart says: Awesome design! Very cute!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

yellows...

yellowstudio says: Beautiful design Rhonda

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much, Vo, Katie, Angela, Kanika and Carmen! It was lovely to read your positive comments about my design! :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

nekanen...

nekanen_designs says: Rhonda, this is faboulous! such a lovely dessign! And a great story behind it! Love it!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

kanikam...

kanikamathur says: Love your design Rhonda!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: A terrific design!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

wildnot...

wildnotions says: Great design Rhonda! Everything about it is just beautiful.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Nicely done. This reminds me of illustrations in the old magazine A Boys Life (I think that's what it was called).

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful comments, Su and Amelia! Like you, Amelia, I am fascinated by the creativity and imagination of children. I have kept quite a few interesting samples of art and craft works that have been created by my children and grandchildren. I always like to hear the stories that go with the work as these often give an insight into the young artists' vision that we might otherwise miss!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

nightga...

nightgarden says: What a beautiful memory, Rhonda! I wish some of those were still extant, as I have a soft spot in my heart for the handwork of little kids. Beautiful design.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: So wonderful Rhonda, the arrows look very professional and I really admire your grandson (and has he inherited that love of yellow?) Both the yellows are lovely and I really admire your skilful integration of yet another arrow motif. I also like the feathers on the arrows very much!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much, Victoria, Cean, Shelley, Terese and Lori! Reading your marvelous comments has made my day! Terese, I have to tell you that my grandson has continued to refine his skills and craftsmanship and has made many implements and "inventions" from materials found in the garden, the shed and my studio!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

retroru...

retrorudolphs says: Rhonda, This is lovely! I really like the hand drawn/woody look of them and the background pattern is really nice and so is the story behind your design.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

designe...

designedtoat says: Rhonda, what a great storyline behind this wonderful design. He must be a very creative and hands on person to have made his own bow and arrow set. A wonderful tribute and as always meticulous illustrations from your own hand. All elements of this working so well together...fabulous....T

Posted almost 4 years ago.

shelley...

shelleymade says: Very very nice Rhonda - love the background!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: What a wonderful and perfect tribute to a boy and his arrows, Rhonda! Love the colors and the vintage 50's feel this gives!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: I like the sort of spirally diamonds the bows make in the yardage view; I admit to viewing it in the linen/cotton at 2 yards so I could really see what it was doing. The arrows are fabulous. The background story is fun to read.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for the wonderful comments, Ottomanbrim, Alicia, Jillian, Katarina and Emma!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

wednesd...

wednesdaysgirl says: I love the beautiful illustrative quality of the arrows set against the retro ground. Beautiful work Rhonda! : )

Posted almost 4 years ago.

katarina

katarina says: Brilliant, love it!!!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

jillian...

jillianmorris says: The combination of textured background and sketchy arrows is beautiful! Love the description too :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

alicia_...

alicia_vance says: wonderful, love this Rhonda!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: I love this! The contrast of the graphic background and the hand drawn arrows is so nice! Beautiful illustrations!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Thank you very much for your kind and supportive comments, Dianne, Isabella, Owl and Chickadee and Amy!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: I love hand drawing and this is a wonderful example of that. Love it......what a sweet grandma you are!!!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

owlandc...

owlandchickadee says: This is a wonderful design! I love your hand-drawn arrows and the story behind your design!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: A fabulous hand-drawn design, Rhonda! Each motif is marvelously unique. I like how the background pattern is a subtle geometric echo of the theme. It was great to read about your inspiration, too

Posted almost 4 years ago.

dianef

dianef says: Rhonda! That is a FABULOUS design. Love it!

Posted almost 4 years ago.