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Designs by francine
tea towel (2337),
2011 calendar (88),
fat quarter kit (85)
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Aw thanks Amy :)
Posted almost 3 years ago.
I can't believe I haven't seen this before...totally amazing!!!
ohh, this is very beatiful!!! :)
Posted almost 5 years ago.
Plus, I love how it covers the whole towel in color. It would make a great poster-size wall calendar, too!
Posted over 5 years ago.
Woohoo! Thanks so much for the lovely compliments! :D
What pennycandy said. This has so many layers of cleverness and good design it's hard to know which to compliment first. Nicely done!
Francine, I love, love, love this design! I am proud to say I voted for you! What a great idea to put the dates in skyscraper windows...and it wasn't until I was able to view it larger that I saw you cleverly named each building. Congrats! --Amy
ha ha ha Rhonda, yes your comments are the best. Cean what a great name for a cat or otherwise. Victoria, yes I had to look up the meaning too :)
Rhonda does it again! A tip top comment page for a tip top fabric. My cat's name is Firkin, so I feel especially close to it.
Priceless Rhonda! I had to look up "firkin"
The bard of Spoonflower! :D
LOL, Rhonda, I love your comments. Nobody can touch your creativity.
P.S. Just put it down to a quirk in my mind.
I tried to resist, but couldn't be shirkin' the chance to work in the tip of my dirk into this conversation. If Francine had worn her jerkin and taken her firkin she could have celebrated with her kin without irkin' the folk in the kirk in Scotland.
yep, y'all sure-kin make me laugh too! Hurrah for the Emmy-award-winning design, I'm sure it was worth all your work-in' !!
A little knowledge can be a dangerous, dangerous thing! :D Thanks for making me laugh ladies!!
And just in case someone wants it you can keep the coffee perkin'.
bwhahaha, I am certain nobody will rhyme anything with gherkin.
*facedesk* oh no, you're one of those at the Oscar's...
no seriously you're so funny! You're welcome any time in Italy, I'll make sure there is lots of cake, bunting and tea, although you can't chew my ear off (that's my husband's prerogative) and please don't bring anything that rhymes with gherkin! ;)
Thank you Monica & congrats back at ya sistah!! :D I did spend an obscene amount of time on it and believe it or not, I'm still working on a revised version to try to get it look the way I want (I'm freaking nuts. Must be.) Samarra, dang. I totally STUDY your designs to try to absorb a little of your deft celebrity caliber skill! I do. Merci :)
I love it! Congrats; shoulda been higher, you hear me?!?!?! Great job. Now, time to enjoy the after-party!
Congratulation on your top ten! This is such a clever concept and the illustration obviously was a HUGE amount of work! (or, well, it would have taken ME forever!) :)
Ok, this is going to make me feel like a microphone hog at the academy awards but it all needs to be said:
Thank you Patty: I loved your bicycle made for two! Thanks Kelly, that's mighty kind of you! Sarah - I LOVED your sunny eggs calendar!! LOVED it! Kelly, you already know I thought your punny design was my cup o tea! Victoria, you're sweet as cake to say so =) Corner piece sweet!!! Joanne - thanks so much for always piping in with nice comments and kind words. Everyone should be so lucky to have such a lovely person cheering them on! Shin: you're a cross media genius! Photography AND textile! I want to go to Italy and meet you on a bench in a park somewhere with a chicken friend and chew your ear off. Rachel: your design belonged up in the top ten. A crime has been committed. I say no more on it. Rhonda: you leave the bestest comments!!! Thank you! =)
(big hook cane yanking me off the stage by the neck now ....)
Congratulations on top ten placing with this awesome architectural design!
Congrats on top 10 Francine. As Victoria says it deserved higher!
congrats on top ten francine, a fantastic design! i do have to agree with victoria tho, i did think it should have been even higher!
Congratulations on top ten; but, grrr, I think it should have been even higher than 7th.
Congrtulations on top ten, Francine!
well earned! This was fabulous.
hurrah! three cheers for twelve of the most beautiful skyscrapers I've ever seen. well conceived and well executed - great job!
Way to go Francine! You made top ten again, such a fantastic idea and design!
Thank you Lucinda, Cean, Vo =) I thought there were loads and loads of fabulous designs in this contest so I'm extra pleased (and surprised!) to have made the top ten! YAHOOO!
Yay Francine! Congrats on Top Ten! This design is so great.
Congratulations, You Frantastic designer, you!
Congrats on top 10 francine!
You're too kind Phoebe, too kind!! =)
Brilliant, Francine, just brilliant. :o)
Yay - there are soooo many really attractive designs in this contest that I'm flattered to be noticed at all!! Thanks so much for the kind comments and for not doing the equivalent of typed eye roll over my corny sense of humor =)
very cool idea! i like the 'may seas'!
brilliant francine (as usual!) i love this one...one of my faves! great idea, really well executed! beautiful colouring and great depth, and i love the names on the buildings..clever!
one of my favs
Fantastic cityscape, with depth & humour.
Wonderful concept and execution for this calendar. I love the clever signs and how the variety of window styles help make each building/month stand out as unique.
This is such a wonderfully conceived calendar idea.
Thanks sammy rhonda pixo & rabble :D Soooo many amazing designs in this contest - woo!
this is fabulous!
This is so sharp. The shadow box look and the floating banner really make the space looks 3D.
What a marvelous calendar design you have constructed, Francine! The names that you have emblazoned on the buildings, to identify the months, add an interesting feature to the picture.
Whoa. The Master shows all how it's done. Wonderful concept and execution!
Yay - thank you all! And thanks for the Banana Name Song inspired adjectives - hahahah :D
I like that sammyk. Frantastic is right! I think it's wonderfully creative how you've used the names of the months on the buildings; and that you didn't feel tied to English. I wish I could read all the detail. Please Spoonflower, true zoom soon.
This is great!
Oooooh, this one is so good. I'm a fan of Francine. Frantastic is right!
really awesome! love the hues and how they blend.
wow is right! haha ...frantastic, I love it! Amazing idea, and amazingly done. You always have such clever ideas!
wow francine, this will do well again I'm sure!
Just wonderful, I love the beautuful colors on your buildings!
Man! I'm going to have to coin the term Frantastic to use only for you and your frantastic fabrics, or maybe they should be called franbrics. Anyhow, this is so clever and fun to look at and I love the style. It's Franbulous!
Francine this is such an amazing idea. Love it!
Oh thank you luv! =) I made a last minute change to the frame - whew!!
right side up!
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