Thursday, June 14, 2012

No-Sew Headband DIY

There's no shortage of fabric scraps here at Winter Water Factory, so our summer intern Pam has been cooking up some cloth-related DIY projects for the next few weeks.  Our first DIY is a no-sew headband.  This quick and easy project takes about 10 minutes to make and is perfect for days when you're feeling crafty but running short on time (and energy).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Hey everyone!  We now have a Pinterest.  Follow us here.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Printing Sunny Meadow

We recently worked with Maruja NYC in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY to print one of our new Fall 2012 patterns on some upholstery fabric and canvas for tote bags.  Below are some pictures of the process!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sign Making!

Last week, we made a fancy screen printed sign for our booth at the Brooklyn Flea!  Come see us at the Fort Greene location every Saturday from 10 am - 5pm! 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY Mini Pocket Notebook

Blogger Natalie of Crème de la Craft posted this simple tutorial for making mini pocket notebooks from recycled cereal boxes.  Check out her blog for the complete tutorial! 

Chrysanthemum Spoon Mirror

This stunning chrysanthemum mirror was created with a scrap mirror, pre-cut MDF wreath forms, and six packages of plastic spoons!  Each spoon was hand-painted to create the ombre effect to mimic the shades of a real flower.  Head on over to Addicted 2 Decorating for the full tutorial.

DIY Animal Hooks

These DIY animal hooks are an easy way to spruce up any nursery or kid's room!  The Martha Stewart site has provided a tutorial and templates to create the coat rack.  Though the project involves some tricky painting skills to make the animals look more realistic, the carpentry skills required are fairly basic, and the project can be finished in an afternoon.  Head on over to Martha Stewart for the full tutorial.

Ohoy Wallpaper

Looks like we've got some high seas competition!  Drawn by 8-year-old Otto Dunker for Fine Little Day, this adorable wallpaper print was nominated for Formex Formidable 2010--Sweden's largest professional meeting point for nordic design.  This wallpaper is available at

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Baby "Shower"

Crafter Lisa Storms created this whimsical--and literal--take on a baby shower using a variety of Fiskars punches.  The gender-neutral theme features a dessert bar of cupcakes, cake pops and marshmallow pops.  For the full scoop, check out the post on the Fiskars blog.

Uncommon Thread

Children's furniture and bedding company The Land of Nod--who are also Winter Water Factory collaborators--commissioned maricor/maricar, twin sisters from Australia, to create this beautiful embroidered typography for their Winter 2012 catalog.  Head on over to their blog to learn more about the design process.

Tee(pee) Time!

Check out this awesome DIY teepee over on Jen Loves Kev.  Perfect for rainy day adventures, afternoon naptime, or bedtime stories!

Monday, June 4, 2012

We were happy to see this post about children's design clichés gone right, and luckily (phew!) we've done it right, at least according to Apartment Therapy.

We were also happy to see our Trees Print in the current issue of Earnshaws

Thanks for the press love!