Fun Spots – new fabric collection

Have a peek at my newest fabrics that I’ve just added to my shop on Spoonflower.  Fun Spots is a whimsical collection of hand-drawn circles, splotches and stripes.

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.

The blogosphere is beautiful

SEVEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

  1. I enjoy the sound of quirky words like “lollygag”, “codswallop” and “hullabaloo”.
  2. My favourite cities are Toronto, New York and Barcelona.
  3. I’ve read lots of books on Zen and Buddhism yet still … (read point below)
  4. Seeing someone litter makes me MAD.
  5. I love big, old gnarly trees.
  6. Dancing makes me ridiculously happy.
  7. My blog was just nominated for The Versatile Blogger award.

This week I had the unexpected pleasure of being notified that my Cheekytree blog has been nominated for The Versatile Blogger award by Sketches & Jottings – a wonderfully creative blog that looks inside the journals and sketchbooks of artists and other interesting people.

First, I’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Sketches & Jottings for your high praise: “An imaginative, always upbeat maker of amazing silk scarves, who writes as well as she designs”. It feels so good to be among your list of blogs that inspire.

The idea behind The Versatile Blogger Award nominations is to use these nominations to make others aware of other great blogs. So in return, I’m pleased to nominate the following. I hope you will enjoy discovering them for yourself.

10 Blogs That Inspire Me (in no particular order): My love of art, textile and surface design has led me to find these creative and interesting individuals from all over the world including: Canada, the United States, Scotland, Spain and Brazil. All of these blogs have sparked my creativity and imagination this past year with the inspiring art and design they have shared. These are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Canadian Art Junkie 
  2. Laura Speirs
  3. The Littlest Comma
  4. Chicquero
  5. Eva Carlavilla
  6. Needled
  7. Small Sweet Steps
  8. Gallant and Jones
  9. Blue Bergitt
  10. Cover

These are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Awards:

  • In a post on your blog, nominate 10 to 15 fellow bloggers.
  • Inform the bloggers of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and be sure to include a link to their blog .
  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award logo on your blog post.
  • In the same post, include this set of rules.

Shake Your Tail Feathers

Back in October I wrote a blog post about attending the 159th annual Rockton World Fair where I shared my Poultry Portraits. Since then I’ve created dozens of patterns based on photographs I took of those beautiful birds. Click here to view some of my favourites. I think these designs would make for some rather unique fabric, notecards or wallpaper. What do you think?