Northcott Big Bang Fabric

I am so excited about this new science and math fabric from Northcott Studio!

Northcott Big Bang Main

Fabric Name- Big Bang (Main Design)- by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Studio

Material- 100% cotton fabric

Background color- Navy Blue

Theme- Science and Math

Description:

Big Bang is packed with colorful science and math icons on a navy blue background. It covers chemistry, physics, biology and math in a fun and educational way. This fabric would be great in a science classroom. Take a look at all the great things in this design:

“Mathematics- the study of numbers, structure, space and change”. The math icons include a ruler, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division signs, a set square (triangle ruler), a sine wave, pie chart, the pi symbol, a square root sign, a triangular prism, cylinder, cube, pencil, X+Y=, 90° and the word Equations.

“Physics- the study of matter, energy and the interaction between them.” The words Einstein, Electricity and Magnetism are featured here. There is a light bulb and a horseshoe shaped magnet with waves above it. The VIR triangle is for Ohm’s Law: Voltage = Current x Resistance. A small white notebook shows the equations E = mc² and V = I x R.

“Biology- the study of life and living organisms.” Biology is represented by a microscope and a leaf.

“Chemistry- the study of properties of, and interactions between, matter and energy.” The elements Magnesium, Helium, Carbon and Oxygen are displayed in hexagons. There is a ring stand holding a flask over a Bunsen burner, a round bottom flask with a green liquid, a test tube rack holding tubes of various color liquids, and single test tubes with bubbling green liquid. There are several ball and stick molecules, beakers and atomic rings. The beaker has the word Beaker over it. Carbon dioxide and water are written here as CO² and H²O. They should be written as CO2 and H2O. Finally, the words Chemical Bonds are written in cursive.

A few things didn’t fit into a particular category: a stack of books and the words Science, Discover, Learn and Experiment.

This fabric is great! It is so colorful and fun, and educational at the same time. Check out the bag I made with this fabric here.

Science is fun! Get out there and discover, learn and experiment!

Love Struck Valentine’s Day Fabric

Henry Glass Love Struck

Fabric Name- Love Struck Valentine Tossed Patch by Shelly Comiskey of Simply Shelly Designs for Henry Glass Fabrics

Material- 100% cotton fabric

Background color- White

Theme- Valentine’s Day, Love

Description:

This adorable new Henry Glass fabric has tossed Valentine’s Day cards on a white background. There are six different cards on the fabric with red and pink hearts scattered in between.

  • Cupid is shooting arrows on a red card with pink hearts.
  • Red lips and the words “Kiss Me” are on a pink striped card.
  • There is a red bug with black heart-shaped spots and the words “Love Bug” written on a pink card with pink hearts .
  • Red and pink heart-shaped flowers and “Love Grows” are on a pink card.
  • A red “XO” sits on a large pink heart with an arrow through it. This background is pink with red hearts.
  • Finally, there is a large red heart on a pink background.

What will you make with this beautiful Valentine’s Day fabric? Check out the Valentine’s Day goody bag I made here.

 

Famous Scientists Fabric

Robert Kaufman Science Fair 2 Scientists on Yellow

Science Fair is the latest collection of science fabric from Robert Kaufman. Look at all of the scientists on this pattern!

Fabric Name- Science Fair SRK-18000-5 YELLOW (I call it Famous Scientists.)

Material- 100% cotton fabric

Background color- Yellow

Theme- Science

Description: 19 scientists are featured on this black and yellow fabric. Each scientist is accompanied by the year they were born, and an icon representing some of their most important work. If you’d like to know a little bit more about each of the scientists on this fabric, read on.

edison

Thomas Edison 1847 Lightbulb- He is known for electric power generation, and the invention of the light bulb.

newton

Isaac Newton 1643 Telescope- built the first reflecting telescope, discovered the laws of motion and laws of gravity.

feynman

Richard Feynman 1918- shown with the Feynman diagram in quantum electrodynamics. He was a theoretical physicist.

curie

Marie Curie 1867 Radioactive Symbol- A physicist and chemist who researched radioactivity. Continue reading “Famous Scientists Fabric”

Kanvas Academic Club Good Chemistry Fabric

Kanvas Academic Club Good Chemistry

The first science fabric I ever bought was this very colorful pattern called Good Chemistry. It is one of my absolute favorites! It just makes me smile 🙂

Fabric Name- Kanvas Academic Club Good Chemistry by Maria Kalinowski

Material- 100% cotton fabric

Background color- Black

Theme- Science

Description:

This colorful fabric features classic examples of a chemistry lab. There are Bunsen burners heating flasks held on ring stands, bubbling test tubes, round bottom flasks, beakers, dripping medicine droppers, and stop watches. On another ring stand, there are two flasks connected by a curly tube, perhaps running a chemical extraction of some sort. Colorful stacks of books are scattered throughout the pattern, including Physics, Algebra and Chemistry. Also, there are many chemical elements: Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Sodium, Carbon, Helium and Calcium.

This fabric is so much fun! I just want to run to the lab and do some experiments!

If you are interested, check out some of the bags I made with this amazing fabric here and here.

Science is fun!

 

A Look Back at 2018

Thank You

Zinnia’s Closet began in 2015 when I opened a shop on Etsy. I didn’t start selling because I had some new or trending idea. I wanted to learn how to run a small business without the pressure of depending on the income generated from it. Sure, I could have read a bunch of books. But nothing beats hands-on learning.

At the end of every year, I like to take the time to reflect on what I’ve learned, and what I would like to achieve.

So, here we go. What happened in 2018?

I started a website! I didn’t even know where to begin one year ago. But I took the leap, chose a web host, and here I am. Blogging isn’t easy for me. I tend to internalize everything instead of sharing it with the world. I’m definitely stepping out of my comfort zone when I write. Will this get easier over time??

I also started an Instagram account. I haven’t mastered the art of attracting attention there, but that’s something to work on in 2019. I just read an article about how to save a draft Instagram post, so at least that will take away some of the pressure 🙂

Photography has been an interest of mine for quite a while. I bought a camera a few years ago and have slowly been learning how to take photos without the “Auto” setting. Practice, practice, practice. My photos are getting better as I gain better control of the camera. In 2019 I plan to re-take many of my product photos to make them look more professional. Along the way, I’ve learned a little bit about how to use photo-editing software. I’d rather take a good quality picture with the camera, instead of a not-so-great picture that needs to be edited. But, it doesn’t hurt to learn how to fix a picture if needed.

This year I started designing my own fabric! I made a few test drawings and printed them using Spoonflower. Next year I hope to start selling bags with my own fabric designs. I’ve already had a request to make bags with a custom fabric design!! I’ll have to write another blog about my adventures in fabric printing. I am very excited about this opportunity.

My sewing skills have increased this year! I took a deep breath and learned how to install a zipper. Wouldn’t you know, I had a customer ask for a bag with a zipper only a few weeks later! What a coincidence! Then my sister asked me if I knew how to sew a snap. I didn’t, but I figured it out!

Zinnia’s Closet hit some amazing milestones this year. In March, we hit 100 sales on Etsy. In December, we had our 100th order on Etsy, and 50 orders in just one year. There’s still a few days left in 2018, maybe we can squeeze in another order or two. I am sincerely grateful for all the wonderful customers I have had this year and am looking forward to another great year in 2019.

I have a few plans for 2019. I will continue to work on my social media and website. Of course, there will be new products. If all goes well, I’ll be offering products made with fabric that I design myself. I have BIG plans for my current customers. I’m not going to reveal my plan just yet, I want to make sure I can implement it 🙂 Eventually, I would like to make this website an e-commerce site. I don’t think that will happen in 2019, but I plan on learning enough to make that happen by 2020.

All in all, 2018 was a great year. I’m looking forward to the many lessons that 2019 will bring. Thanks, again, to all of our wonderful customers. I can’t wait to work with you again soon!

Happy Holidays!

 

Holiday Tweets Ornaments

Colorful retro ornaments are featured in this Christmas fabric.

Holiday Tweets Ornaments

Christmas is almost here, but there’s still time to sew some holiday crafts. Today’s featured fabric is Holiday Tweets Ornaments by Kim Schaefer from Andover Fabrics.

Colorful retro ornaments are hanging from thin white strings on a black background. This fabric is fun and bright, and is sure to add some Christmas joy to your home this holiday season.

What will you make with this fabric?