Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Spoonflower fabric for my Etsy store?

Happy new year everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! My break was delightful. I imposed a 3 day ban on working on my computer and it was simply divine. So nice to get a break from being so digitally tethered. I am excited to see what 2012 holds. I think it's going to be a great year!!

Over the last few weeks, I've been working on a new Spoonflower collection that I hope to launch later this month. Color checks are complete and I have a few yards on order so I can get my pictures taken and get everything listed in the store. So excited for you to see them!! Swans. Geese. Chairs. Patterns. Very mod and very yummy! Can't wait!!

There's a 2nd collection that I've been tinkering with and wanted to see what you think. Since the donkeys are being printed by RK (and will be available later this year!), I wanted to introduce a new critter to the mix in my Etsy store. But first the story behind the design...

I live in an area that used to be sort of rural. Which means there are some lots in my neighborhood that used to be ranch land and are grandfathered into the zoning restrictions. There's a horse that I see nearly every day and across the street from my grocery store and the Home Depot, there's a plot of land that has 2 Llamas on it.

You should have heard me the first time I spied those Llamas! All alone in the car, I screamed "LOOK! Llamas!" And now, every single time I drive down that street, I gleefully shout 'LOOK! Llamas!" Don't care I'm alone or with company, I say hello to the llamas. They are ridiculously cute and make me happy every time I see them. So I was of course compelled to whip up a few patterns for my new llama friends. :) It takes a great deal of self control not to pull off the road and go introduce myself to the Llama's care takers however... Perhaps I should make a llama quilt and 'bribe' my way into their lives :)

Whatcha think??Should I go ahead and print up some Llama fabric (and the pillow panel on the bottom)?  I can get them printed and listed within a month or so. Llamas anyone??


66 comments:

ninjadesigns said...

oh man, these are SO cute! i really love the glasses :D

Stephanie said...

Oh yes please!

Amanda K said...

Super cute...yes!

teaginny said...

Yes, it must be done! Hilariously fun.

Lindsey said...

I.need.this. !!!!

Ellen said...

Yes please!! Love me some llama!!

noga quilts said...

Cute, clever, and beautiful!

Flying Blind... said...

You are, of course completely mad, but fantastic too! Oh to be a llama farmer!

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

hahaha fantastic! Llamas, yes please!

Kelly said...

oh my gosh - super cute!

Amber H. said...

OMG LLAMAS.

That would be the best thing ever. They are my favorite animal after Hedgehogs.

DianeY said...

Love, love, love them! Love the quilts on their backs & the caps! Please print them-I'll buy some!!!!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Yea Llama love! So excited you like them! Its on order and I will let you know as soon as its for sale. Happy llamas!!

QuiltyGirl said...

I love the llamas! I think these would make great winter pillows, for when I'm sick of the Christmas decorations but want something festive. :)

EJ said...

They are adorable!!

Kati said...

He, he! They just make me laugh. I LOVE their hats. The guy with glasses is my absolute favorite. I'm sure we would be friends if I lived in his neighborhood.

Marilee said...

Seriously? You have not met the llama owners yet?
Llama hoodies, what could be cuter?

kelly said...

OMG HIPSTER LLAMAS. dying with the cuteness.

Kelly said...

Oh Mama I love some Llamas!

Melissa said...

You had me at "Since the donkeys are being printed by RK..."

SO DANG EXCITED!!! I'm gonna do a whole Christmas Boots quilt!

And I love the llamas. Every bit of them, but especially the hats and scarves. :)

Angela said...

Hysterical! I love the winter hats print especially. I was just cutting into some brr tonight. So much Laurie Wisbrun love here!

Poppyprint said...

hahaha. I dig your sense of humor. Llama's in ear flap hats. Priceless.

diane said...

love these llamas, especially the hats and glasses. That just makes them perfect

Shanley said...

Yes,please!

Judith said...

Should you go ahead ? What a question ! Of course. Those Lamas are gorgeous.

Little Island Quilting said...

If you want a biased answer then it's a 'yes' from me!

craftykat said...

Yes please!! These would be perfect for a quilt I need to make a friend!

Linda said...

I want that pillow panel.N.O.W!

diana said...

Oh, yeah! Your lamas are way too cool :)

diana said...

p.s. did I tell you what was the story about, after all? it was about this fish :) http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePi2aX3rzNI

Barb said...

Laurie, your designs are such a hoot!! I wanna llama (or two or three) ;0) I'm off to Spoonflower to check them out.

Barb said...

Me, again. I got so excited over the llamas that I didn't read the post very carefully. I was sorely disappointed when I got to Spoonflower and didn't find them---Oh, well, maybe I can finagle my budget to buy some from your etsy shop when you get them printed. I need to showcase some of those cuties on a new tote.

molly::applecyder said...

I could see many knitting project totes being made from this sweet fabric!

Chimene said...

How can anyone resist this? Awesome argyle too. I'm already putting another note into Kaufman!

hello. said...

adorable! always love your designs :)

Michelle @ Barabooboo said...

I LOVE the llamas! And the co-ordinates...it would be nice to see a co-ordinate that's the same as the little patchwork blanket on the llamas back...just sayin' :)

frozenMandMs said...

Those are adorable. I would definitely buy that fabric.

Dana said...

Oooooh yes! I LOVE llamas! They are adorable! And I agree with Michelle above, the patchwork would be awesome :)

Annette said...

Yes..yes...yes! I want some now!!!

knottygnome said...

i love that they are wearing chullos. awesome!

danette said...

I love them!!

Cynthia Strickland said...

Sooooo adorable!! Especially the guy with the glasses. I love the uniqueness of all your designs. They wohld do so well in your store. Wonderful collection!

Andrea said...

So very cute! We have llamas here too. They make great pets. Get brave and go meet the owners....I'm sure they'll be delighted by your very creative fabric. I LOVE IT! Smiling llamas. I love the argyle look pattern....can you weave it in a bit more or????? It's a great color pop. Those glasses really make that llama shine!

Madame Awesomepants said...

Yes, yes to llamas!!

Tracey said...

ack! Yes Yes Yes to the llamas! so cute, actually the bottom one looks like a guy I work with! He might need to get a pillow for his desk! hahahaha

leslie said...

i love those llamas!

Susanne said...

These wool hats are just too cute :) and the pillow is great too. Go for it!
Susanne

Brenis said...

Oh my gosh laurie you totally cracked me up with the story behind this! My kids and friends think i'm the only weirdo that does things like that! LOL Nice to know you're a kindred spirit :) I'm loving these darling llamas...and those hats!! Hilarious! Girl -just go introduce yourself you'll be much happier once you do... cuz then the llamas will be your friends :)

Brenis said...

Oh my gosh laurie you totally cracked me up with the story behind this! My kids and friends think i'm the only weirdo that does things like that! LOL Nice to know you're a kindred spirit :) I'm loving these darling llamas...and those hats!! Hilarious! Girl -just go introduce yourself you'll be much happier once you do... cuz then the llamas will be your friends :)

Suze said...

Uh, yes,,,,,,so cute!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Adorable! I love them!

Within A Quarter Inch said...

Llama Llama Mama!!

dana said...

i LOVE llamas! Although sometimes I think alpacas are llamas. very confusing. YAY!

Anonymous said...

Dear Laurie !

You should !
You must :)
so so so cute !

Maria

Anonymous said...

Like is an understatement---the fabric is fabulous-will definately purchase-talk about wildly unique.....

mathea said...

Yes please! I love them, and especially that panel!

Annik Miller said...

This summer I took my toddler to the state fair - just the two of us - and it just happened to be Llama showing day. A kind llama owner introduced us to her sweet animal (I even got a llama kiss). My 2 year old daughter still talks about the llamas many months later. So, yes, please print because we love llamas at our house.

Anonymous said...

llamas! in hats and with glasses? my daughter, who loves llamas, wears glasses and has a hat just like that would love some of that fabric. i'll be stalking spoonflower in wait, it's perfect.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Even though I said I was going to sew with my stash for 2012, I would break my rule and buy these in a heartbeat!

Janice said...

I saw this and actually yelled out loud. I thought your Donkeys in Wellys was the cutest thing I'd ever seen, but these llamas take the cake! You have such an amazing talent for designing things that speak to something deep in people's core. All I can say is thank you!

Janice said...

I saw this and actually yelled out loud. I thought your Donkeys in Wellys was the cutest thing I'd ever seen, but these llamas take the cake! You have such an amazing talent for designing things that speak to something deep in people's core. All I can say is thank you!

lois pasternack said...

yes, I want llamas!
the eyeglasses just kill me!

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Mama Spark said...

You are not going to believe this but I have a friend that has been searching high and low for llama/Alpaca fabric!! I just sent her a link to this. AWESOME!! They are adorable.

Anonymous said...

This is by far the coolest fabric I have seen for ages!