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By Cean Irminger

By day I am an upstanding mosaic designer for New Ravenna Mosaics on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. By night I am a superdork drawing whatever weird things pop into my head. By morning I'm exhausted.

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Description:

Be Sweet, my Poppets, Be Kind and Good, And Never Venture, Into the Wood. Beware Those There, That May Entreat You, Though Their Words are Honey

Be Sweet, my Poppets, Be Kind and Good, And Never Venture, Into the Wood. Beware Those There, That May Entreat You, Though Their Words are Honey, They Want to Eat You!

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magenta...

magentarosedesigns says: stunning and gorgeous design!

Posted about 1 year ago.

osbornes02

osbornes02 says: Is this available in wallpaper? I'd love it for above my daughter's desk!

Posted almost 3 years ago.

audsbodkin

audsbodkin says: I was so excited to see it there, I can't imagine how far my jaw would have dropped if I had been you! Congratulations again!

Posted over 3 years ago.

hootena...

hootenannit says: Not only did Cassandra Clare pull the dress she made with this fabric off her rack to highlight it during the CBS interview, she also wore the dress for an interview in London... yay, Cean!

Posted over 3 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Thank you for the heads up, audsbodkin! How my fabric made it into an interview with an author I have no idea, but it's crazy exciting to know it did! Thank you also jesb, and joyful roots, I'm way behind on reading and commenting on my comments and just wanted you all to realize how much I appreciate them. You are the best!

Posted over 3 years ago.

audsbodkin

audsbodkin says: Just saw this design during a Sunday Morning interview with Cassandra Clare -- so weird! Congratulations!

Posted over 3 years ago.

joyfulr...

joyfulroots says: This is so gorgeous! Absolutely love!

Posted over 3 years ago.

jesb

jesb says: I just love this fabric. The theme takes me back to Germany! and Norway! My family is Norwegian. I have this on my wish list---i need a grandgirl to sew for! Thanks for your talents and i love the introduction that you wrote~~clever. jamie from s.c.

Posted about 4 years ago.

brushfire0

brushfire0 says: Thanks so much everyone! I love my dress and I'm gad so many of you do at well. I hope it inspires you all to make something a little out of the ordinary. Sorry dhawktx it's not Hetalia (although I see it now that you mention it) it's just a dress. My friend Teal and I adore all your fabric, between us I think we'll end up buying one of everything. I defiantly want to pick up Firebird when I get the money together, and I'm already thinking about what I'd like to do with Tree Party.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

dhawktx

dhawktx says: Wow brushfireo! Is that a Hetalia cosplay? Can't wait to see what you do with the Firebird!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: That dress is the best! i'm picking my jaw off of the floor now. Thanks so much for sharing the pic and using my fabric to make such a killer outfit!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

sheila'...

sheila's_corner says: It is gorgeous printed!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

siya

siya says: That outfit is awesome!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

georgea...

georgeandgracie says: Wow, brushfire, that's not how I, in my limited imagination, pictured this design being used. This is inspired!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

brushfire0

brushfire0 says: I made a dress! I love it, I'll pick up the Firebird print next I think.

brushfire0 uploaded a project image link for ceanirminger's design The Black Forest :

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Posted almost 5 years ago.

charm&l...

charm&laundry says: Thank you, glad you like the cloak.

Posted almost 5 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: That cloak is so cool, paperfairies! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures!

Posted almost 5 years ago.

charm&l...

charm&laundry says: I made a DIYcouture cloak and lined it with your wonderful fabric.

charm&laundry uploaded a project image link for ceanirminger's design The Black Forest :

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Posted about 5 years ago.

jellyfi...

jellyfishearth says: Cean, this pattern has been stolen and can be found at: http://www.thesims3.com/userExchange.html?persona=electra666&assetType=material I found it on page 20.

Posted over 5 years ago.

pstitches

pstitches says: I like lots

Posted over 5 years ago.

judyteeter

judyteeter says: I love the Black Forest design! Would liket to order, but first would like to have characters identified (I know Red Ridinghood and Hansel&Gretel) who are the other two?

Posted about 6 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: hi everybody! I was out of town this weekend and came back to find all of these lovely comments waiting for me. It's like Christmas. This fabric is one I am actually a bit proud of, mostly because it took such an insanely long time to do and then clean the glue off of, so it feels very sweet that others lie it too. Thanks so much for everything. And Saltlabs, I think I'll name my sheep Baa-bra Woolters.

Posted over 6 years ago.

saltlabs

saltlabs says: All your designs are lovely! BTW, what will you name the sheep?

Posted over 6 years ago.

immlach

immlach says: I'm with sammyk... I knew you'd win too.. and I finally got to purchase it! You are brilliant.

Posted over 6 years ago.

uzumakijo

uzumakijo says: hugest congratulations cean, this is in my top 3 favourite fabrics on spoonflower of all time ever! can't express how magnificent i think it is..genius!!

Posted over 6 years ago.

thistledwn

thistledwn says: Just wonderful!!

Posted over 6 years ago.

sammyk

sammyk says: Stunning. I knew you'd win. :) Well done!

Posted over 6 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Thank you all for your super sweet commentsand thank you Spoonflower for donating a sheep in my name! This community is amazing!

Posted over 6 years ago.

pinksod...

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Posted over 6 years ago.

lulakiti

lulakiti says: Congratulations! Absolutely, 100%-ly deserved win! And I love your sheep! ;)

Posted over 6 years ago.

tamarack

tamarack says: So beautiful!!!

Posted over 6 years ago.

kdl

kdl says: Great job on the design details, congratulations!

Posted over 6 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Brilliant! well done - such a good pattern.

Posted over 6 years ago.

sparegus

sparegus says: congrats!!! such an amazing design had to win!

Posted over 6 years ago.

bella_m...

bella_modiste says: Congratulations! I'm soo happy for you!!

Posted over 6 years ago.

purples...

purplesprinkles says: Congrats on another amazing win!

Posted over 6 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: A totally deserved win, congratulations!

Posted over 6 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Thank you for such sweet comments, Weavingmajor and royalforest! This crop of contest entries has some really beautiful, complex pieces. I would be happy just to place!

Posted over 6 years ago.

royalfo...

royalforest says: Fantastic design. I hope you win!

Posted over 6 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: this is so well done. it doesn't look "scary" to me, but rather somber and thoughtful. And also like an old, old fairytale illustration, back before Disney got a hold of the fairy tales. I love it. No ideas what I'd do with it as fabric, but as art it's really stunning.

Posted over 6 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Thank you, ms_sad, almost_midnight and raebekah, (and everyone else I haven't thanked by name, I'm sorry I'm so slow)! The white bear is from the scandinavian fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". That and the Russian tale of Baba Yaga technically don't belong in a German forest, but I figured that since her house has chicken legs, and since polar bears are mobile, too, they both just kind of ended up there. ( I'm rewriting folk tales to suit my needs here). Thanks so much for your great comments and interest, everyone, and I'll stop here before I go into the historical importance of folk tales as morality lessons, cautionary tales, etc etc, yadda yadda. (I'm geeking up this page quick).

Posted over 6 years ago.

raebekah

raebekah says: Really fantastic and tells a great story!

Posted over 6 years ago.

almost_...

almost_midnight says: Ooh, this is very cool, chilling even. The colors are perfect for the subject matter. I like how effectively you have the leaves serve double duty as both the forest floor and it's canopy. I know all the others but I'm trying without success to remember where the bear is from.

Posted over 6 years ago.

ms_sad

ms_sad says: This is really clever! Reminds me of an illustration out of a children's book from the '50s. Nice color palette, too!

Posted over 6 years ago.

lulakiti

lulakiti says: When my daughter was born, I started a scrapbook - I got through the first 2 weeks. It is still sitting in the coffee table drawer (which is especially funny since we have moved across country and back since that time with the scrapbook still in the table). I have several perfect boxes of pictures though... sigh. Digital cameras have made photo albums very daunting for me - there are just too many pictures!

Posted over 6 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: I hear you, lulakiti. I have a pile of my daughter's pictures sitting, waiting for that perfect album.... In my heart I know they will just stay in that perfect box.

Posted over 6 years ago.

lulakiti

lulakiti says: ADHD! That's awesome - and makes me laugh! That is totally the reason that I have never been able to do scrapbooking or the like. If I did, I would take it to a disturbing level. In fact, I haven't even put any of my daughter's pictures in a photo album since she was 2... she's 6 now... but that is just laziness.

Posted over 6 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: you guys are making me blush crimson! This one was a bear to make, turns out I'm way too lazy and adhd to do this regularly, but your awesomely sweet comments make those late nights worth it. And mandollyn and ms_corona, Spoonflower would probably crash were I to list everything I stink at, just know that anything your grandmother does really well, I'm rotten at. I'm a domestic train wreck.

Posted over 6 years ago.

kukubee

kukubee says: Just gorgeous, as usual! Beautiful work! :D

Posted over 6 years ago.

ms_corona

ms_corona says: Yea! What CAN'T you do???? ! .............well, besides sew.............. we like to know your faults.... :-) I am only guessing that it makes us all feel better about ourselves..... At least, it does me... think of something....

Posted over 6 years ago.

mandollyn

mandollyn says: OMG! What CAN'T you do!?!?!?! I love this!!!

Posted over 6 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: this is beautifully done xxx

Posted over 6 years ago.

babysis...

babysisterrae says: Holy crap this is it my friend! You've just raised the bar on this competition to impossible.

Posted over 6 years ago.

shiny

shiny says: wow Cean, hidden cutting talents too! Gorgeous

Posted over 6 years ago.

spellstone

spellstone says: Great work! I love the detail, it'll make such a wonderful fabric.

Posted over 6 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: This is paper? Wow! So gorgeous on so many levels.

Posted over 6 years ago.

sparegus

sparegus says: oh my, this is incredible!

Posted over 6 years ago.

uzumakijo

uzumakijo says: wow cean - unbelievably brilliant! i totally agree with phoebe a complete classic, would look fantasic with the words below! i tried (and failed miserably) to do something along a similar (but not as good) theme with black tree silhouettes. i am so glad it didn't work and i didn't enter, i would be so embarrassed next to this!! i obviously haven't seen all the other designs yet but i'm still certain you should win this hands down!!! (even though the one's i have seen are fab too!)

Posted over 6 years ago.

feebeedee

feebeedee says: This is so good. It is a classic. I also love the accompanying words. A section of this framed and matted, with the words printed in calligraphy underneath would look really good.

Posted over 6 years ago.

pinksod...

pinksodapop says: <IMG SRC='http://www.4computerheaven.com/prism2/aExYZFAwRDRnelhOTFV3TnAxR1NMZz09/images/62e9f426-9d48-b8d4-151f-4c5d5b2ce6fd.png' />

Posted over 6 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Thank you all! you are the best, every one of you! One of my many micro obsessions are darker, macabre folk tales, so I was excited when this open ended themed contest came up. It didn't quite come out like my brain was seeing it, but at least it's done! Thank you all, and stay out of the woods!

Posted over 6 years ago.

bella_m...

bella_modiste says: ooh this is beautiful!

Posted over 6 years ago.

jillian...

jillianmorris says: This is incredible! Love the limited spooky palette. Wonderful work!

Posted over 6 years ago.

lulakiti

lulakiti says: WOW!!! This is absolutely, phenomenally amazing! I'd tip my hat to you, if I were wearing one...

Posted over 6 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: Oh, you slay me! This is deliciously spooky, and stunning... as always, *sigh*.

Posted over 6 years ago.

sammyk

sammyk says: Simply wow. This could not be an ounce more beautiful. I am certain you have your next win on your hands. I adore this!

Posted over 6 years ago.