Happy May! A Free Downloadable Wallpaper

Happy May!

I’ve been designing fabric – putting together a portfolio to submit to fabric companies and also mocking up quilt blocks to test out those designs and see how they work together. This llama is one of my early favorites!

(If you want to see my daily progress, you can follow me on Instagram. I post new designs every day.)

Download your wallpaper below. There are options both with and without the May calendar, in case you want to keep that cute llama up during other months of the year. πŸ™‚

Happy May!

Best,
Wendi

Try one of our newest quilt patterns! Get the Kevin Koala pattern here. Or join the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club to get a new block every month. πŸ™‚

Happy April!

Happy April!

My birthday is in April, so I added a party hat to Ginny Giraffe to celebrate. πŸ™‚

She gets a teeny tiny party hat because I didn’t want to cover up her ossicones. πŸ™‚

Download your wallpaper below. There are options both with and without the April calendar, in case you want to keep that cute giraffe up during other months of the year. πŸ™‚

(If you want to make the giraffe, you can get the pattern here. The instructions to make the Polaroid version of any block are here. And the party hat is included in the Fancy Doodads pattern.)

Happy April!

Best,
Wendi

Try one of our newest quilt patterns! Get the Kevin Koala pattern here. Or join the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club to get a new block every month. πŸ™‚

Happy March!

Happy March!

It’s been a super warm winter so far – but we finally got some snow! And I missed almost all of it. πŸ™‚

Download your wallpaper below. There are options both with and without the March calendar, in case you want to keep that cuddly bear up during other months of the year. πŸ™‚

(If you want to make that bear, you can get the pattern here.)

Happy March!

Best,
Wendi

Happy February 2020!

Happy February!

It’s the season of love – and pink. πŸ™‚

Download your wallpaper below. There are options both with and without the February calendar, in case you want to keep those sweet monsters up during other months of the year. πŸ™‚

(I cut these freehand, but you can make similar monsters using the Mix & Match Monsters pattern.)

You can see me zoom through making these cuties here!

Happy February!

Best,
Wendi

Happy January 2020!

Happy January! It’s a new month, a new year, and a new decade! Woo hoo!

Of course we’ll continue to have a new wallpaper every month here at Shiny Happy World! Download yours below. There are options both with and without the January calendar, in case you want to keep seeing that koala face during other months of the year. πŸ™‚ (You can get the koala applique pattern here.)

And here’s a look at what’s happening at Shiny Happy World this month.

Here are all the links to the things I mentioned. . .

Happy January!

Best,
Wendi

October Free Desktop Wallpaper

Happy October!

It’s Monster Month! Woo hoo!

I love monsters, but I try to keep it in check most of the time. I know you don’t want monster patterns every month!

But in October, I let loose with All The Monsters, All The Time. πŸ˜„

Download your wallpaper below. There are options both with and without the October calendar.

That monster is one of the blocks in the Mix & Match Monsters quilt pattern.

Isn’t that purple batik I used for his body fabulous? Batik is especially lovely for applique. It’s usually a very tight weave so it tends not to fray, and the little bit of fraying that occurs is practically invisible because batiks are dyed all the way through, so there are no white threads on the fabric back. Look for some colorful batik fat quarter bundles in the shop later this month!

Have a terrific month!

Best,
Wendi

September Free Desktop Wallpaper

Happy September!

That fairy is the new Ami Club pattern for the month. Isn’t she adorable? I was so tickled when she was finished that I had to go out and photograph her in some greenery and flowers. And I loved the photo so much that I had to make it my desktop wallpaper for the month! πŸ™‚

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without the September calendar.

If you want the Flit the Fairy pattern,Β join Ami Club here. It’s just $4 a month and you’ll get immediate access to download the pattern. She’s easy to make!

Have a great month!

Best,
Wendi

August Wallpaper

Happy August!

We just wrapped up a Beach Craft-Along so I had swimming on the brain – and decided I needed to make a water buffalo for this month’s Ami Club pattern.

A water buffalo who can’t swim yet, so he needs a swim ring. πŸ™‚

I was so tickled with the results that I decided to make him this month’s calendar. πŸ™‚

(I named my water buffalo Walter after my grandfather. That’s why he has the super high-waisted swim trunks. That was the fashion in my grandpa’s day. πŸ™‚ You can, of course, switch to buffalo-colored yarn a few rows before I did if you want your buffalo to look a little more contemporary.)

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without the August calendar.

If you want the Walter the Water Buffalo pattern, join Ami Club here. It’s just $4 a month and you’ll get immediate access to download the pattern.

Have a great month!

Best,
Wendi

July 2019 Wallpaper

Happy July!

I had to use the Funny Faces Block of the Month pattern again this month because I just can’t get enough of that frog and his fabulous fly-catching tongue! He makes me smile every time I see him and that’s exactly what I want on my computer screen. πŸ™‚

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without the July calendar.

Have a great month!

Best,
Wendi

June 2019 Wallpaper

Happy June!

I think this horse is my favorite version of this month’s Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club pattern. He’s a horse of a different color! So, of course, I had to make him my calendar for this month.

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without the June calendar.

Have a great month!

Best,
Wendi