Sunday, January 25, 2015

El Costurero Magazine features Al vuelo! and Nama

Last month I got a beautiful surprise, El Costurero magazine noticed two of my fabrics through my Spanish's shop at Estampable, and choose them to be featured in an article for their new issue .

El costurero Magazine 6 issue
El costurero magazine is an Arts & crafts Spanish magazine , inside the pages of this beautiful magazine you can find cool and modern projects from sewing to Knitting, with a modern look and the latest trends .

The article with the two designs , teaches you how to create a chemise in two versions (long a short)  inspired  by the 1920s style.
The long chemise was created using my design Al vuelo!
El costurero magazine
El costurero magazine
And my design Nama III, from the Nama Collection was used for the short version of the chemise

Al vuelo!
Definitely will be a beautiful project to create for the Spring/Summer.
You can buy the magazine at their online store and the printable sewing patterns are included via download.

Nama III

Is been great to see for the first time my fabric's designs featured in a magazine , it's a great feeling, and when is featured in a beautiful magazine like El costurero magazine..well there's no words to describe how I felt, best Christmas present.

You can buy this two fabrics at my Estampable and Spoonflower shops.
Al vuelo! comes in five pastel color combinations and Nama is a collection of five coordinates.

Al vuelo! Collection
Nama Collection
All images, patterns and designs © 2015Mayacoa, you may not reproduce or sell in any way.Thank you.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Penguin Colony made the Top 10 designs of Spoonflower Contest

I decided at the start of this new year to be more active in participating on the different design contests that they're held by different companies.
It is a good exercise to practice different topics, topics that maybe wouldn't cross my mind to design and to work on projects for different markets (apparel, fabric, stationary, etc..), also is a good way to  get exposure for your work and the best part is to connect with fellow designers and share the process.
Once a week Spoonflower holds a design contest built around different themes and approachesis always fun and inspiring to see how the designers interpret the topic and how creative they are.
This was my first contest entry of the year and the challenge was Penguins.
It was an an opportunity to create a pattern design with an animal theme  (my first!) definitely  a good stretch for me, lately is been all about designing florals so i needed to step out of my comfort zone.
It was fun to design the penguins I had a wonderful time and the final repeat remind me of a penguin colony.

Penguin colony by Mayacoa©

Was a surprise after the week's voting that my design made it into the top 10 designs of the contest.
 I was jumping in joy to see that my design was voted and liked by the spoonflower's community and it was a good start to the world of competitions.
Being in the top ten gives you the courage and inspiration to keep participating  is a great feeling but my main purpose this year with participating in the competitions is to get knowledge, learn and build my portfolio..and if a win or get into the top ten again..well that's good too :).

The top 10 designs of the contest

Finished project by a Spoonflower's customer, looks great!

Penguin Colony fabric at my Spoonflower shop

All images, patterns and designs © 2015Mayacoa, you may not reproduce or sell in any way.Thank you.
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Falling Leaves Collection

Falling Leaves Collection is a collection of five floral coordinating patterns, in three color ways , Golden , Amber and Crisp.
I was inspired by the falling leaves and the different Autumn colors that I found on the parks or the side walk in the city.

You can take a look in more detail of the collection at my Behance portfolio.

Falling Leaves Golden

Falling Leaves Amber

Falling Leaves Crisp
The designs can be used on a variety of products such as soft furnishings, homewares, surface and fashion.These designs are available for licensing.

Friday, January 2, 2015


This New year I have decided to create some desktop calendars for you to download for free monthly, I will be sharing different designs,illustrations or patterns, they will be inspired by the month or the patterns that I'm working on, it will be available to download for Desktop, ipad and phone background, feel free to share it and use it.
January I was inspired by the color of the wood and the snowflakes.
 A simple wallpaper design that will enhance your desktop,with functional visible month.
Enjoy! :)

Links to download |Links para descargar

All images, patterns and designs © 2015Mayacoa, only to download for your own personal use you may not reproduce or sell in any way.Thank you.