Warmest Wishes Holiday Farmhouse Collection + FREE Printable Gift Tags

Ho, ho, ho – how is it December 7 already?! When I was a kid, I never believed “old” people when they said time speeds up as you age. Christmas always took for-EVER to get here when I was in the single digits. Now that I’ve got three kids, one in the double digits (!), I get it. I totally …

Thankful for YOU! – New Collection + Printable Thanksgiving Card Freebie

Zirkus Design | Sing for Your Supper: Autumn Edition // Surface Pattern Design Collection Home Decor Mockup

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I’m just popping in today to share two quick things with you – a new collection and a FREE printable Thanksgiving card. Yay! I know I have been rather quiet on the blog, and I haven’t had the chance to share any of my latest collections with you either. This is such a bummer, because I …

Sweet! NEW Halloween Candy Robots Mini Collection

Zirkus Design | Halloween Candy Robots Collection - Three Color Phone Mockup

Watch your bots because these robots will take a byte out of your Halloween candy! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist all the puns. They’re just so darn fun. No more rhymes now, I mean it! …Anybody want a peanut? If you don’t know this classic, please pause and take a moment to get acquainted with this cinematic gem.   Okay, …

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All Aboard to Explore Our Marvelous World – A Victorian Travel Print

Zirkus Design | All Aboard to Explore Our Marvelous World - Society6 Credenza

Have you ever wanted to hop in a hot air balloon and chase the sunset? Climb aboard a penny farthing and take it for a spin? Sail the high seas on an old-fashioned journey across the pond? Okay, not the last one. You definitely do not want to travel back in time crawl across the Atlantic, dodging icebergs, lice, and …

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Sing for Your Supper – A Modern Farmhouse Print

Zirkus Design | Sing for Your Supper: A Modern Farmhouse Pattern Design - Clock Mockup

I recently read the book The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry. I scribbled a bunch of take-aways from the book, but ONE line in particular grabbed my scattered attention: Successful, consistently brilliant people do the little (too obvious, too simple, too commonsensical) things that no one else is doing. Seriously?! So many …

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New Pattern Collection: Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic

Zirkus Design | Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic Pattern Collection Inspired by Turkish Kilim: Hero Print (Table Runner Available Through Roostery)

Inspired by your hipster Nana’s cozy boho rugs and chic throw pillows, wrap up baby or shiny up your space with this gunmetal and copper geometric collection. My Design Process: Istanbul Inspiration I’ve always been a traveler, watching miles of desert fly by the car window or rivers float underneath the belly of the plane in my childhood years. My …

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Introducing the Happy City Mini Collection – Welcome Home!

Zirkus Design | Happy City Pattern Collection - Welcome Home! - Daytime Version n Gender Neutral Colors (Pattern Swatch)

Today, I’m popping in to give you a fun update on one of my favorite patterns. In my last post, I shared the exciting news that my Starry Night in the City pattern placed in the Spoonflower Challenge top 25. (I’m still so thankful to everyone who voted!) When I designed that pattern, I went ahead and ordered proofs of …

Stick ‘Em Up: Designing Stickers for a Good Cause

Zirkus Design | Stick 'Em Up: Sticker Design for a Good Cause - Africa Missions Trip Meerkat Stickers - Final Sticker Design Mug Mockup

I dread surprises. Barring a few exceptions (like winning the lottery or making a new friend out of the blue), I much prefer to have a heads up – on nearly everything in my personal life. However, the creative process doesn’t bow to structure or predictability. And golly am I glad – how boring! I literally find myself surprised at …

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Spanish Tiles Pattern & Contest – Thank You for Voting!

Zirkus DesigZirkus Design | Cheery Modern Moorish Spanish Tiles Fabric Design - Pillow Mockupn | Cheery Modern Moorish Tiles Fabric Design - Pillow Mockup Spanish Tiles

Happy Saturday, my friend! My two oldest sons are competing in a swim meet today, and I’m stuck poolside. (Indoors, that is… we do have winter in northern Arizona!) Maybe you’re stocking up on groceries… or shoveling snow (sorry)… or dreaming of your next vacation that does not have anything to do with snow. Might I interest you in a …