Handmade Gifts and My New Fabric Collection

Nov 24, 2014 +

My brother is the artist in the family. From a young age, he would impress us with his hand drawn illustrations, paintings he created for art class, or the portraits he would draw of our nephews. Don't you love seeing the talents of others, especially your family, grow and develop? I've always wanted to collaborate with him on a project and when I created my fabric shop on Spoonflower, I knew this was just the venue.

Rambling Renovators | pinecone fabric illustrated spoon flower

I thought it would be fun for us to create a holiday fabric collection. I always feel nostalgic at this time of year so our  Chalet Holiday 2014 collection features motifs that's I'm drawn to lately: retro skis, polar bears and snow hares, pine cones and classic plaids, with the illustrations rendered by hand.

Rambling Renovators | Chalet 2014 fabric collection spoonflower

How fun is this?? I've always dreamed of having my own "product" and Spoonflower makes that easy. You can print your designs on fabric, gift wrap and even wallpaper. I decided to use our designs to create handmade gifts (because who doesn't love a one of a kind gift made just for them).

I brushed off the sewing machine and made a pair of tea towels...

Rambling Renovators | pinecone fabric illustrated spoonflower

Rambling Renovators | pinecone fabric illustrated spoonflower

Rambling Renovators | pinecone fabric illustrated spoonflower

fun pillow cases...

Rambling Renovators | retro skis polar bear fabric illustrated spoonflowerRambling Renovators | retro skis fabric illustrated spoonflower

and placemats:

Rambling Renovators | window pane fabric spoonflower

Rambling Renovators | window pane fabric spoonflower

I had one of the designs printed on removable wallpaper and gave my tray a holiday makeover. A gift for me! Are you mad about plaid these days too?

Rambling Renovators | buffalo plaid wallpaper spoonflower
Rambling Renovators | buffalo plaid wallpaper spoonflower

I'm so excited to wrap up these gifts. That's the thing about handmade gifts - they're just as much fun to give as they are to receive. What do you think of the new collection? Have you designed anything on Spoonflower? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. If you're looking for more handmade gift inspiration, be sure to follow the #CDNHandmadeHoliday hashtag all this week. Quite a few bloggers will be sharing their ideas (all less than $25!). Maybe you'll be inspired to grab some fabric and sew up your own special gift.

Fabric shown:
Pinecones - Linen-cotton canvas
Skis - Cotton Poplin
Polar bears - Cotton Poplin
Windowpane - Kona Cotton
Buffalo plaid - Woven Wallpaper

handmade holiday gift ideas with fabric and wallpaper

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