Sunday, February 07, 2010

just for you, and february too

Here for you now is a pattern for this month of February. I very much hope that it may inspire you to make some nice things with it. (And if you do, you will share them with me, too!)

Because I needed to make this pattern quickly, I drew only three shapes straight away - a heart, raindrop, and dot - to work with. I also wanted to use these particular colours together: warm pink, tomato red, and a soft turquoise blue. This is the month when my daughter was born, and these colours together seem to suit her character... I often use them all together when I make things just for her.

If you would like to, you may download a full page of this pattern here:

february_pattern_2010.pdf

Using your desktop printer, you can print the pattern out, and make lots of nice things... perhaps some pretty little valentines. Or you can make and give away some lovely little matchboxes. Or cut and fold your own envelopes. Maybe make some flags for your homemade cupcakes. Or you can fold a bookmark for your sweetie. Or (like I will do) wrap a small gift for a sweet little girl you happen to know. Or you can keep it digital and use it for a desktop pattern on your computer, or even for a background for your blog.

Or collect all of the patterns up, one from each month and save them for the perfect project - I will try to download another pattern every month.

I sincerely hope you like my patterns very much, and that you can find many projects for them. Please do let me know!

38 comments:

Tiffany said...

Wow! I love this pattern, thank you so much for sharing it. It's very valentine :) So sweet how the colours embody your daughter's character. Please say happy birthday to her for me (in case I accidentally miss it).

Haidee said...

How lovely! Wouldn't this be adorable printed on iron-on paper, cut into a heart, and ironed onto tee?

Julie said...

I agree! It's very pretty. Thanks for the download!

Erin said...

beautiful! thanks so much!

Elle said...

Beautiful. Thank you!!

dust in the wind said...

My daughter is also turning 3 this month :) This suites her as well. I think it may be my favorite so far! Thank you for sharing this with us. I will be sure to use it.

dustin, at www.onlydustinthewind.blogspot.com

Norma said...

i totally love these designs you've been making. thank you so much.

Caitie said...

I want the pattern as my computer background but its saying I cant download it because its not a .pdf! Do you know what could be wrong?:(

clara said...

this is a great project, these patterns are lovely!

aly said...

I'm having a problem downloading, too. I get an error that suggests the file has been damaged.

Steffy said...

I really love the February pattern...but I, too, cannot download it. (I actually couldn't download December's either.) Thanks for these patterns!

Gabriella said...

Lovely pattern, thank-you. I love the colours, and your daughter is adorable.

I too cannot download pattern.

l o v e l y d e s i g n said...

Hi Everyone, thank you for visiting me, and for your comments!

Caitie, Aly, Steffy, Gabriella, I re-uploaded the pattern late last night and it took a very long time, so that might have caused problems with the file. I have now re-uploaded and had it tested on several computers so it should be working now. If not please let me know and I will try to track down a computer guy to find out what the problem may be.

XOX sharilyn

sGraey said...

Beautiful pattern! I love the ideas you list for each pattern you post.

I recently found your blog, and it's really been a joy to read. Thank you!

aly said...

It worked perfectly for me this time. Thank you!

ricka said...

hi sharilyn, thanks for your lovely valentine's pattern. It's such a great valentine's for paer wrapping...
xoxo
ricka:)

Steffy said...

Success! Pattern loaded and printed out just fine. Thanks again!

Gabriella said...

It's working for me now,

Thanks again for the cheerful pattern

Sylke said...

Thank You for this nice pattern, it's beautiful!

wkropka said...

lovely and beautiful as always ;) thank you!

Dawn said...

i adore your patterns!

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Caitie said...

Thanks for fixing it! Now, does anyone with a Mac know how to make the pdf file your computer background? Unlike in iPhoto, it doesn't have the "share" and "desktop" option! I searched around all the adobe options and couldn't find the correct one apparently! Any help would be great, I really love this pattern and want to look at it everyday:)

vanessa said...

I love the pattern and especially the color scheme! I may have found the perfect inspiration for my little girl's room. Thank you!

cindy said...

i love these and print them two-sided, one month on each side. i have a plan to make something and will let you know when i do. thank you!

cheryl cambras said...

lovely. it reminds me of scandinavian mittens, which is a very good thing. :) thanks for sharing!

jennifer said...

thanks sharilyn! we have it as the foundation of our february inspiration board :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9998028@N06/4344579890/

Mary Lee said...

Thank you for your beautiful patterns, Sharilyn. I so appreciate how generous you are!

Danielle said...

Thank you for the beautiful pattern! I made Valentine wrapping paper: http://themakingsofeveryday.blogspot.com/2010/02/pretty-paper-presents.html

Mary said...

Call me crazy, but I sure see a St. Patrick's Day design opportunity with a small color scheme change :) I love the pattern. March is my birthday so please make a pretty paper that my daughter will download, print, and wrap my present it! Thanks.

DL said...

I made cupcake flags for my 1 year-old's little Valentine party!! Love the design! Thanks for sharing!

http://odtobe.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-post_11.html

Holly said...

this one is my favorite so far--so, so lovely. Must be Adelaide's influence.

Christine Throckmorton said...

Sharilyn,
I used your February pattern to create a Valentine for my husband. Thank you for providing such a lovely design. ; ) You can see the card here: http://dogpainter.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-valentines-day-from-rosie-and-me.html

Happy Valentine's Day!

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

I used the pattern to decorate a candy bar for my husband for Valentine's Day: http://whimsandinconsistencies.blogspot.com/2010/02/pretty-papers.html

Thanks so much!

Michelle said...

How generous of you! Thank You so much for sharing these! :)

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing with us!

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