True Blue – new fabric collection

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink.” — Raoul Dufy

I love colour but if I had to choose a favourite I’d pick blue. It makes me happy (especially turquoise) and it has a calming effect too. And unlike any other colour you can mix and match blues of almost any shade or hue and they look great together.

Take a peek at True Blue my new collection of fabrics now available in my shop on Spoonflower.

Accentuate the Positive

As the charming 1945 hit song written by Johnny Miller goes, “You’ve got to accentuate the positive”.

I’ve tried to do just that with this collection of geometric fabrics called (you guessed it) Accentuate the Positive now available in my shop on Spoonflower.  I created this hand-drawn pattern while playing with watercolour pencils. The result is an upbeat little print that’s perfect for quilting or small home decor projects like pillows.

Flaunt It – new fabric collection

Have a peek at my Flaunt It collection of fabrics that I’ve just added to my shop on Spoonflower.

This collection was inspired by a day trip I took back in October to the 159th annual Rockton World Fair where I saw the most stylish poultry and pigeons imaginable. If you’d like to see some of the photos I took of these beautiful birds please click here.

I’ve been inspired to create many fabric designs based on the photographs I took that day and I’m excited to share more with you in the weeks ahead.

Hello! Cheekytree Fabric Shop

I’m very excited to share with you my new online fabric shop.

And I’m  equally happy to say my fabrics make Mother Nature Smile because they are not mass produced. Instead they are custom digitally printed especially for you by Spoonflower  the world’s first on-line print on demand textile company situated in Durham, NC. It is used by more than 200,000 individuals world-wide who want to design, sell or buy fabric.

So if you’re a quilter, crafter or sewer you can find unique fabrics you can’t buy anywhere else with:

  • No minimum order
  • Eco-friendly textile printing
  • International shipping
  • Starting from $16.20 per yard
You can choose from 9 different premium natural fabrics including cotton, silk, organic and more. I’ll be adding new designs to my shop each week. Here is a detail of one of my hand-drawn fabrics called Beautiful Curves.

If you make something with one of my fabrics please contact me I want to see it. I’d love to showcase your creation on this blog or my Pinterest profile.

If you’d like to learn more about Spoonflower or just curious to see their state of the art digital textile printers at work, watch this video produced for Time Warner Cable.

Out of the Blue – Edition #3

Out of the Blue - Limited Edition scarf (left) and details

“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” 

Oscar Wilde

OUT OF THE BLUE – Limited Edition scarf

Inspired by the colour blue, this photo collage contains sky, sea and everything in between. Wear it on days you’re hoping to encounter something or someone completely unexpected.

  • 100% silk
  • Square (36” x 36”)
  • Designed in Toronto
  • Made in the USA

Wing It: Feel ready to improvise

Wing It - Limited Edition scarf (upper right corner) and details

WING IT – Limited Edition #2

We can’t always be prepared, sometimes we need to act on the fly. Feel ready to improvise in this feathered design.

  • 100% silk
  • Square (36” x 36”)
  • Designed in Toronto
  • Made in the USA

 I don’t have to tell you how quickly things are changing, and while being fully prepared for what lies ahead may be ideal it’s rarely possible. So today’s post and my newest scarf is an ode to improvisation. Here’s to going with the flow.

“Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.”

George Gershwin

Preview of Flower Power

Details of Flower Power - Limited Edition scarf (12" x 72")

It finally arrived! Yesterday, the very first scarf in my debut collection of modern silk scarves was delivered to my studio.

I wore my new scarf with a black trench coat as I walked to the neighborhood ‘candy store’ to purchase a bottle of champagne. It was time to officially celebrate this milestone, just as soon as my husband arrived home from work.

For me, this isn’t just a scarf. It’s the nine months of hard work I spent on it that makes this silk square so important.

My little dream is now a physical reality. And because it’s real, it’s no longer perfect. Only ideas are perfect. Instead it’s my beautiful imperfection. Something I’m proud to share with you.

FLOWER POWER – Limited Edition Scarf

A celebration of strength and femininity, this brightly coloured design combines bold floral graphics with delicate pattern. Wear it when you want to make peace, not war.

  • 100% silk
  • Oblong (12″ wide x 72″ long)
  • Designed in Toronto
  • Made in the USA