Sweet Melody Designs

Sweet Threads!

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I wanted to share with all of you my collaboration with Aurifil threads.  They make high quality threads in Italy and I've teamed up with them to bring you color coordinated threads to match my fabrics.

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Carrie Tomaschko’s (Sweet Melody Designs) darling illustrations come to life with her new line of Cuddle® (super soft minky) and Embrace® (perfectly delicate double gauze) for Shannon Fabrics. From elephants & bears to cats & dogs to bunnies & foxes, this adorable collection is inspiration for many a dream nursery.

 

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Carrie curated a collection of 10 small spools of Aurifil 40wt thread, perfectly suited to play nicely with these specialty fabrics. We were excited to launch the collection along with some of Carrie’s new fabrics at Spring Market in Portland, OR a few months ago and are even more thrilled to share some of Carrie’s inspirations here with you today!

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THE INTERVIEW
What first drew you to the world of sewing and quilting?
I first became interested in sewing from my grandmother.  She made a lot of her own clothes, and would make matching outfits for her and my mother when she was young.  And I thought “how incredible to be able to make your own clothes!?” and so that was always sort of a dream of mine to do the same.  Now that she’s passed away, I have inherited quite a bit of her sewing supplies and have enjoyed having that small connection with her.

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Who or what has been your greatest creative inspiration?
My greatest creative inspiration has been my children by far.  The desire to want to surround them with beautiful and inspiring things was the first spark.  And as my children have begun to grow, their perspectives, imaginations, and dreams have fueled many of my designs that I create.

Tell us about your latest fabric collection. What inspired the designs?
All of my fabric designs thus far have had a childlike feel to them, using soft colors and sweet designs.  The designs were inspired with children in mind.

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Do you have a favorite project or projects made with the collection?
I have fallen in love with making dresses for my daughter.  My first attempt turned out pretty well, surprisingly, and my daughter absolutely loves her royal swan dress.  The dress was made with Embrace® double gauze fabric in my Royal Swan design, and with the pale apricot colored thread to match.

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When did you first discover Aurifil threads and what do you love most about them?
Aurifil discovered me first, and then I in turn came to learn about the company.  I love the quality of the threads, and I absolutely LOVE that I can have color-coordinated threads to match the fabrics I’ve designed.  It gives every project a very polished complete look to it when all of it seamlessly flows together.

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How did you go about selecting colors for Sweet Melody Collection and what excites you most about releasing the collection to the world?
Selecting the thread colors for the Sweet Melody Collection was a pretty common sense task.  I tend to use a lot of the same color palette in my fabrics and so I chose the most used colors in my fabrics and was able to perfectly match them to the Aurifil threads.  I’m so excited to release this collection to the world and to every sewing enthusiast out there, to be able to offer threads that perfectly coordinate with my fabrics and to allow others to create beautiful projects as well.

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Invites & Thank You Cards

Carrie TomaschkoComment

Hello friends!

After many customer requests, I'm very excited to be able to offer you baby shower invitations, birthday party invitations, and matching thank you cards.  These are color customizable, and I'll be adding more and more as the requests come in. 

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All of these are available as instant downloads, making it very affordable to make your occasion extra special!

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Browse the baby shower invites and birthday party invites and find the perfect added touch to your special event!  Didn't find what you are looking for?  Contact me HERE and let me know your requests!

Best,

Carrie

Sweet Melody Designs

Circus Dreams - the new collection of art prints

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Introducing the new collection of art prints from Sweet Melody Designs - Circus Dreams!  Be whisked away under the big top to see amazing feats performed by wild animals. 

With subtle shades of grey, mauve, and gold, these prints were created to inspire your child's imaginations and dreams.  Circus Dreams is the perfect addition to your child's room.  You can order the prints individually or as a set and they are available now in the shop.

Happy Dreams and Daydreams!

Carrie Tomaschko

Sweet Melody Designs


Wild & Free Swaddle Blankets!

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Swaddle blankets are here from the Wild & Free collection.  These are now available in the shop in very limited quantities.  Wrap up your little one in sweetness and softness in these beautiful blankets.  There are seven new styles from which to choose.  

From royal swans to prickly cacti, forest dwellers and safari friends, there are a wide variety of unique blankets that you won't find anywhere else.  See them all at Sweet Melody Designs.

Happy Swaddling!


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New Fabric Collections on Spoonflower

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Introducing the newest fabric collections by Carrie Tomaschko of Sweet Melody Designs!  I'm so excited to be able to show you everything I've been working on lately.  There are three new collections now available in my shop on  Spoonflower and I hope you'll check it out!


Enchanted Collection: Unicorns, castles, dragons, forests, birds, flowers, royal foxes, and jackalopes make up this magical collection.  


Sail Away Collection: Come away with me on an ocean adventure.  This collection has seagulls and submarines, seahorses and seaweed, sailboats, jellyfish, and fish.


Beauty In Nature Collection:  There is such beauty in the world around us, from flowers and plants, to insects and birds, this collection showcases the stunning details in the nature around us.  


I'm so excited to be able to offer you these designs on Spoonflower because you can order fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap as well as some ready-made home products like throw pillows and tea towels through their partner companies!  


Hope you enjoy the new collections!!!  I'd love to hear what you think!

Best,

Carrie

Sweet Melody Designs

"Wild & Free" Fabric Line Launched!

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Introducing my "Wild & Free" fabric collection!!!! I've put together whimsical designs, woodland flora and fauna, a little southwest, and adorable Noah's ark animals in sweet, soft colors! I'm so excited to be able to share this with all of you!!! A big thanks to the team at Shannon Fabrics for all you do!!!!

This fabric was launched at Fall Quilt Market in Houston!  I loved seeing the versatility of what my fabrics can be used for.  There were blankets, bibs, bedding, and clothing all laid out in beautiful displays at the Shannon Fabrics booth.  These fabrics will be available in December at a fabric retailer near you!  You can check out the Shannon Fabrics website for available retailers.  Once this fabric comes in, I'm hoping to have some fabric items available for you on the sweet melody website as well.  More swaddle blankets will definitely be coming!!!

I spent this past summer working on these "wild & free" designs, inspired by the nature around me, the summer sun and waves, and the childlike wonder of animals.  I hope my new fabrics will bring warmth to your heart and a smile to your face!

Follow me on Instagram for more updates and snippets of what I'm up to here at Sweet Melody Designs!