New fabrics!

I’ve spend time this Winter working on new fabrics for Spoonflower and I thought I would share my designs and inspiration.

nail polish fabric by Rae Kaiser

I am always intrigued by the bottle shapes as well as all the colors in nail polish. This could be fun in a tween bedroom, pillows maybe? Or wallpaper one wall? Maybe gift wrap her birthday gifts in the wrapping paper? Pastel colored nail polish fabric on Spoonflower

Eat your Fruits and Veggies

This print makes me think of a farm house kitchen with this pattern used in light weight cotton for curtains. Windows open, curtains blowing in a breeze. To be used with the Eat your Fruits and Veggies 4-up dish towels. Eat your Fruits and Veggies on Spoonflower

dishtowels from Spoonflower and Roostery

These four dishtowels on Spoonflower are printed on one yard of 54” wide cotton, linen, canvas fabric. You cut apart and hem. These make great gifts, everyone can use a new dishtowel, or two or four. Eat your Fruits and Veggies Dish Towels Spoonflower.

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In addition, Roostery who is Spoonflower’s sister site sometimes has items in finished form. These dishtowels can be ordered already hemmed. Note that you get 2 dishtowels finished from Roostery, rather than 4 unfinished from Spoonflower. Eat your Fruits and Veggies Dish Towels on Roostery.

Baby bear fabic on Spoonflower

I see this baby bear design in a knit for a little onesie. Or wallpaper in the nursery. Or bibs. Nice little unisex pattern. Playful Baby Bear on Spoonflower

wilderness animal print on Spoonflower by Rae Kaiser of outside_the_line

My newest and favorite fabric so far. I wanted to do something in this type of interlocking pattern. I started by using images from many of my fonts. Then I drew some images as needed to fill in. Love the colors of charcoal and khaki. Same pattern in 2 colorways for versatility. Wilderness Animal Pattern Khaki on Charcoal. and Wilderness Animal Pattern Charcoal on Khaki


Last, but not least, is a new set of dish towels. I really, really like these. Just cut the 4 towels apart and hem.

Make matching table cloths, napkins, place mats, curtains, etc. from the yardage above. The yardage and dishtowels pattern vary a little.

Or do a wall of wallpaper.

There is also matching wrapping paper too in the 2 color ways .

Fun as a hostess gift when visiting the cabin or lake house.

If you are interested you can see my complete fabric collection here. Thanks! Rae

Eat your Fruit & Veggies Dish Towels...


This week's dish towels are the "Eat your Fruits & Veggies" dishtowels. These dishtowels are available on Spoonflower in my shop. You get all 4 towels on one yard of 54" x 36" cotton, linen, canvas fabric. You just cut them apart and hem the edges. These made great gifts. I just sent a set to a girlfriend and also knit her a scrubby dishcloth in these colors using scrubby yarn.

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Last week when I showed you my Wilderness Dish Towels in Brown I forgot to show you how darn cute those patterns are in wallpaper...

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Not to mention the wrapping paper. This is year round paper and for Christmas just add red or green ribbon. I am all about simplifying. You can find this all on Spoonflower in my shop.

NEW! Spoonflower Dish Towels

Mike's Dish Towels #2

Mike's Tea Towel #2

I like dishtowels a lot. And I like to design them. Especially when I can use illustrations from one of my fonts. These towels were inspired by my font Wilderness Doodles. I like to design doodle location fonts after I have been somewhere where so I can absorb the location. These were drawn after an amazing trip to Alaska. And are a Christmas gift for our friend who lives there. You can see them here.

Mike's Dish Towel #2

These checks are 2" wide.

Mike's Dish Towel #2

These dish towel are for sale on When buying them use the recommended fabric. 54" wide, 36" deep and use the Linen Cotton Canvas fabric. If not, there is a good chance you will be disappointed. And we don't want that.

Mike's Dish Towel #2

Just so you know. When you buy this item you are buying a yard of fabric. You need to cut the dish towels apart and then hem the edges. Or find someone who will do that for you.

Mike's Dish Towels #2

These squares are also 2". Also when you buy this yard you get all 4 designs.

These make great gifts to all who live "up north".


In the works ...

I've been collecting stuff for junque robots for years. I am getting it all out making what I want and getting rid of whatever stuff is left. Rosie, on the right I made maybe 3 years ago. Betty on the left is new. Almost done, she may get a base. Harold is about half done. All very, very different. Hoping to do one a week. I'll share more as I go on.


I want to design fabric. Am going to start by making some tea towels using elements from Wilderness Doodles. And then doing a collection of fabric. To warm up and work my way through the technical part I made some recipe tea towels using some of Mom's recipes. I created 4-up art using Spoonflower's linen tea towel fabric. I was extremely pleased with both the quality of the fabric as well as the printing. I will still need to hem and press these. But what a wonderful keepsake with a loved one's handwriting. Here is a how-to link from Spoonflower.


While I work I watch movies or listen to books on tape. This is the genre we listen to in the car. And I am finishing it as I work. I was really surprised that Hugh Laurie can write.

British actor and comedian Hugh Laurie's first book is a spot-on spy spoof about hapless ex-soldier Thomas Lang, who is drawn unwittingly and unwillingly into the center of a dangerous James Bond-like plot of international terrorists, arms dealing, high-tech weapons, and CIA spooks.You may recall having seen Laurie in the English television series Jeeves and Wooster; Laurie played Bertie Wooster, the clutzy hero of the P.G.Wodehouse comic novels that originated those characters. The lineage from Wodehouse's Wooster to Laurie's Lang is clear, and, if you like Wodehouse, you'll probably love The Gun Seller.

Did you ever wonder what House did before he became a doctor or even a TV doctor? Well clearly he was Thomas Lang, rumpled former officer in the Scots Guards, counter-terrorist operative and gentle, chain smoking tough guy. The book's dialogue oozes the cutting wit and self-deprecating self-awareness, self-destructiveness and self-centeredness of the good doctor in the TV series. Presciently, Thomas spends the last quarter of the book speaking with a vaguely Minnesotan accent in order to persuade a bunch of terrorists-for-hire that he is one of them. I cannot tell whether I am reading House into the pre-Housian novel or Hugh Laurie has successfully embedded his novel's dialogue into the television scripts. There is also more than a smidgen of Black Adder and Monty Python floating about. It is all highly amusing. As suggested by the dust jacket art, the book is really a graphic novel without the pictures. With plenty of action, clichés, beautiful women and rather unpleasantly evil bad guys, the plot manically twists, jumps and leaps. The abiding persona of Hugh Laurie, aka Gregory House and aka Thomas Lang holds it together. - Scribd