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Feeling Fika Fine – Spoonflower Design Challenge

Fika Fine Tablecloth. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Fika Fine Tablecloth. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

The design theme this week is Swedish Fika. Fika is a coffee and cake break, but is much more than that. Fika is a state of mind. An attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. It is considered almost essential to make time for fika every day. And often, several times a day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.

This design came together fairly quickly. A nice surprise. I delayed starting, sure that I could not pull it off. Doubting myself.

Fika Fine Pattern Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Fika Fine Pattern Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I had fun creating the treats and Latte. For the dishware I used a pattern I created a few years ago. It has the colors of the Swedish flag and seemed a perfect fit.

I added shadows and highlights to add dimension to the treats, and china. That took some finagling, but was fun to do.

Voting is open now through the 27th. Thanks so much for taking a look. 🙂

Fika Fine Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Fika Fine Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado

Desert Dune Buds placed at 811 of 1177 with 21 votes. I appreciate you taking the time to vote for me. Thanks a bunch! 🙂

I am so grateful I have had the energy to take part in the design challenges while also painting each day for the 30-Day Creative Gathering. I’ve had to sneak in a nap a few times, but I am managing. 😉😉🙏

Otherworldly Botanicals, Spoonflower Challenge

Desert Dune Buds, Pillow, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Pillow, SMDelgado

Well, not too otherworldly. The desert was my inspiration. There is a bloom that looks like a striped starfish. It grows in Africa, and has a horrible odor. Which of course attracts bugs. The Starfish Flower Cactus. Haha. Appropriate. Combines my love of the sea, and of the desert. It is more of a succulent than a cactus. The smaller “bloom” in this design was inspired by String of Pearls. With a twist. I love those plants. And yes, I love peas. And I do think they look like they are from a distant planet.

I created a few more blooms, but felt like I needed to keep it sparse. Like the desert. I reworked the background I had used for the roadrunner design. I copied more of the sandy, jagged markings and placed them throughout. I started with more of a caramel background. A very warm sand. But here it looks more orange. Works for fall though! And Mars is reddish orange.😂 Voting is open now thru the 20th.

So grateful for your votes! I know it is a chore. Time for me to vote, and check out the fabulous designers! 😂

Desert Dune Buds, Table Runner, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Table Runner, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado

Wishing you JOY!

Midnight Runner For Spoonflower

Midnight Runner Wallpaper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Midnight Runner Wallpaper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Midnight Runner Throw. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Midnight Runner Throw. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I am really pleased with how the background turned out on this. It was difficult to hide the seam. There are sections that look like the seam is showing, but it is just part of the coloring. This is for the Birding Design Challenge. Here is a close-up.

Midnight Runner Close-up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Midnight Runner Close-up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I had a few ideas to add more to this, but I opted to turn it in early so I could prepare for the 30 day gathering. I have started on the next challenge design. A complicated Victorian floral.

Voting is open until the 6th. So many amazing designs presented!

Midnight Runner Lumbar Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Midnight Runner Lumbar Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Midnight Runner Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Midnight Runner Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Granny Square Floral Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Granny Square Floral Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Granny Square Floral placed at 482 of 718 with 29 votes. I was blown away by all of the fabulous designs! Thanks so much for voting! 🙂

You gain strength,
courage and confidence
by every experience
in which you really stop to
look fear in the face.
You must do the thing you think
you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt