Diane Rooney

Diane Rooney Hello! I'm Diane, a UK based illustrator + designer of seamless patterns for custom print fabric.

I absolutely love when customers contact me to show how they used my designs. Such a joy to see the fabric come to life....
25/04/2024

I absolutely love when customers contact me to show how they used my designs. Such a joy to see the fabric come to life. Thank you, Lauren for sending me these photos of your beautiful work 💝

This is actually one of my best selling design in my shop 🌷
Did you know I sell my fabric designs as seamless pattern digital downloads on Etsy?
It’s a great way to have more flexibility in choosing a fabric printing service you prefer.

Each design is my own original artwork created as a high quality digital file. It comes with a fair but limited Commercial Licence so you can print fabric to make things to sell. Link in my bio. Oh and I offer a free re-colour service if you see a design you love but need a different colour way 🎨 DM for more details.

Happy Monday and start of a new week ✨ I’m one of those people that actually love Mondays. A new week. Full of possibili...
15/04/2024

Happy Monday and start of a new week ✨ I’m one of those people that actually love Mondays. A new week. Full of possibility. And I’m saying that as I listen to torrential rain and gale force winds blowing 🙄😄 Spring? Hello? Where are you?! 🫣🌷☀️

In the mean time, here’s one of my favourite kids patterns in a new colour way. I love playing with older designs and giving them a refresh. Dinosaurs for girls who love pink 💞🎀🦕

Perfect weather today to share one of my favourite designs, Puddles and Boots. It’s about 5yrs old now and was my second...
10/04/2024

Perfect weather today to share one of my favourite designs, Puddles and Boots. It’s about 5yrs old now and was my second fabric collection. Inspired by my 2yr old grandson (at the time) jumping and splashing in puddles. Inspired really by all children. What kid can resist jumping in puddles?! 🤪🌧️ This design is still available to buy in my shop. Link in bio.
So yeah, it’s another day of rain here. I’m ready for warm Spring sunshine but 🌦️

Happy April 🌷😀
01/04/2024

Happy April 🌷😀

I’m loving these easy cheater quilts made using the  Fill-A-Yard service. I designed this fun retro inspired design with...
27/03/2024

I’m loving these easy cheater quilts made using the Fill-A-Yard service. I designed this fun retro inspired design with little girls/tweens in mind. Harking back to my own childhood in the ‘70s and remembering how much my Mum loved smiley faces 😀

I think I will do a scrappy back for this one as I’m trying to use up my scrap fabric on as many projects as I can. It gives the quilt a unique look too. This will be my sewing project on Easter Sunday 😊🐣🎀 🧵.

Friday is here again. How?! lol We are officially in Spring and I’m grateful. I’m loving seeing the blossom slowly comin...
22/03/2024

Friday is here again. How?! lol We are officially in Spring and I’m grateful. I’m loving seeing the blossom slowly coming out and new green shoots and leaves slowly unfurling 🍃

I’ve been doing a little business admin and working on my new website this week. I did manage to do some new artwork which I’ll share later next week. In the meantime, here’s one of my florals to brighten your day and kick off the weekend. Yellow is such a happy colour and reminds me of my girl 💛🌼✨

Happy Monday, lovely people 🌼Here’s some new designs to go with the little playful frogs I designed couple of weeks ago....
11/03/2024

Happy Monday, lovely people 🌼

Here’s some new designs to go with the little playful frogs I designed couple of weeks ago. I love the soft blues and greens with that pop of a sunny yellow. I’m doing a pink version too 🌸

This collection is now available on fabric, wallpaper and home decor products in my shop. Link in my profile. Please like and share as it really helps my little business get seen. Thank you ☺️

Happy Friday, lovely people!Here's another Colour Play palette for you. I called it "Coastal Home" as I imagined how I'd...
23/02/2024

Happy Friday, lovely people!

Here's another Colour Play palette for you. I called it "Coastal Home" as I imagined how I'd love to decorate my dream home by the sea. Hope it inspires you in your own creative endeavours. Click the link to read more and grab the colour hex codes for those of you that might find them useful.

https://www.dianerooney.co.uk/blog/2024/2/19/colour-play-coastal-home

Out of interest, I'd love to know what your favourite colour is? 😃

Happy Tuesday✨ Spent a lovely few hours out with my sister  today.  Much needed catch up.  And then home to work on this...
20/02/2024

Happy Tuesday✨ Spent a lovely few hours out with my sister today. Much needed catch up. And then home to work on this delightful customer request for a “colourful tulip pattern” 🌷.

Happy Monday! I love the beginning of a new week.  Always so full of hope ✨I managed to make the lap quilt from the samp...
12/02/2024

Happy Monday! I love the beginning of a new week. Always so full of hope ✨
I managed to make the lap quilt from the sampler of my Easter designs over the weekend and I’m so pleased with it ☺️

I’ll be working on a tutorial for my blog in the next week, on how I made it. It’s so very easy and great for beginners or seasoned quilters looking for a quick project.

There’s much more to making these quilts though. Yes, it’s a great way to sample my designs. To see what they actually look like on fabric. Yes, it’s a quick and easy way to make a little quilt.

More than that, these quilts will be going to my daughter and son-in-law who fosters little ones. Often from birth. Babies that have already been through some form of trauma. Babies that have challenging medical conditions. And so these little quilts are for them. Cosy, comforting and warm. A perfect play mat or picnic blanket as they get older. Knowing this when I’m making them, adds a layer of meaning that runs so deep for me. Not only giving those babies something special and handmade, but thinking of my own Mum who was fostered as a baby and young child.

I’m so happy it’s Friday! 🥳Now looking forward to a weekend of   rugby and sewing. Now, that’s an interesting combo 🤭😂Wi...
09/02/2024

I’m so happy it’s Friday! 🥳

Now looking forward to a weekend of rugby and sewing. Now, that’s an interesting combo 🤭😂

Will be making a start on a couple new lap quilts using designs from my Easter collection from last year, including this sweet little rabbit print 🐰

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you’re doing 👌🏻

Happy Tuesday! I’m sharing a new Colour Play colour palette on my blog today. A lovely Spring inspired one.  Basically b...
06/02/2024

Happy Tuesday! I’m sharing a new Colour Play colour palette on my blog today. A lovely Spring inspired one. Basically because I’m so fed up with these dark, grey and damp mid-Winter days. Working on pretty Spring colours was a much needed tonic 😌

I hope this palette inspires you in your own creative projects. Link to the blog post and colour palette is in my bio.

Oh and a nod to my colour mentor and overall lovely, talented lady, Thank you Fiona, for still inspiring me all these years later.

A lovely slow Sunday sorting out my Spoonflower fabric samples of an Easter collection I actually designed last year. It...
04/02/2024

A lovely slow Sunday sorting out my Spoonflower fabric samples of an Easter collection I actually designed last year. It’s always such a joy seeing my designs come to life like this🌷🐰🐣

I’m thinking of making a little lap quilt which will also make a lovely playmat for little ones. This is Petal Signature Cotton and a joy to sew with. I ordered two metres of their “Fill A Yard” service so will be able to make two quilts 🙌🏻 This service is so great for making a quick “cheater quilt” top.

would you both like one? 🤭🥰🌷🐰🐣.

Happy Wednesday even though I thought it was Tuesday all morning.  Thank you  for setting me straight 🫣🥴How cute are the...
31/01/2024

Happy Wednesday even though I thought it was Tuesday all morning. Thank you for setting me straight 🫣🥴

How cute are these dinos?! An oldie but goodie. I decided to play around with a new colour way for this popular design. I don’t usually use purple in my design work but I’m loving this soft lilac with the pinks. Perfect for all the little girls that love dinosaurs and pink. Or boys 🥰 Coming soon to my shop.

Happy New Year’s Eve ✨🥂Enjoying a quiet day setting up my new 2024 planner and notebooks   This photo is from 2022 but n...
31/12/2023

Happy New Year’s Eve ✨🥂
Enjoying a quiet day setting up my new 2024 planner and notebooks This photo is from 2022 but nothing much has changed 🤭
I love that feeling after taking the Christmas Tree and decs down. A Spring clean and tidy up feels perfect for beginning a New Year ✨

As we near the end of 2023, it’s always interesting to look back, to review and reflect.  These “top nine” posts from 20...
28/12/2023

As we near the end of 2023, it’s always interesting to look back, to review and reflect. These “top nine” posts from 2023 make me happy. It’s a balance of both my work and family life. I want more of the same in 2024 ✨

With intentions to take my little creative business to the next level as well as fostering important personal relationships with my beloved family and friends 🥰

Thank you for your continued support and for following my journey here 😀✨🥂

Happy Autumn 🍂 How is it already upon us?!  Ok, I know this design isn’t exactly very Autumnal ha!  But I wanted to shar...
27/09/2023

Happy Autumn 🍂 How is it already upon us?! Ok, I know this design isn’t exactly very Autumnal ha! But I wanted to share it, as someone recently ordered a whole bedding set in this design from my Spoonflower shop. And I’m so grateful. I love that my customers have vision for my designs that are beyond what I initially imagined for it. I originally designed this as part of a collection aimed at quilters. Or for children’s wear. Either way, it makes me so happy that it’s being printed on bedding.

Spoonflower is a custom print on demand service. It is a very eco friendly way of printing fabric and wallpaper. You can order as much or as little as you need. They also sell home decor items such as bedding, cushions and curtains.

We finally have some lovely warm sunshine after a really rubbish August. Maybe an Indian Summer is on its way?! ☀️It see...
03/09/2023

We finally have some lovely warm sunshine after a really rubbish August. Maybe an Indian Summer is on its way?! ☀️

It seems the perfect day to share an updated floral pattern. I’m loving working on older designs and giving them a new lease of life by refining the motifs a little and changing the colours. Lemon and lavender 🍋💜

Hello lovely Insta friends 😀 Popping in to let you know I’ve done a blog post about the cheater quilts I made my grandki...
02/03/2023

Hello lovely Insta friends 😀
Popping in to let you know I’ve done a blog post about the cheater quilts I made my grandkids recently. It was a really fun and easy project using a service at called Fill A Yard. Link to the blog post in my bio for those interested. Click Menu | Blog 🌷
Oh and is anyone else so happy to say hello to March?! Spring is nearly here!

Happy Saturday ✨Quiet weekend for us so making the most of it to get lots of drawing done 🎨Oh and this print is one of t...
11/02/2023

Happy Saturday ✨Quiet weekend for us so making the most of it to get lots of drawing done 🎨
Oh and this print is one of the exclusive designs I created for 🌷☀️
Hope you all have a fab Saturday 😀

14/10/2022

Love this.

08/10/2022

Finding your niche can be difficult.

That's why it's so important to focus in on the things that matter.

In memory of my lovely Mum who loved her garden 🪴 Day 2/30   Garden Tools.  Sketched and painted in Procreate on my iPad...
03/05/2022

In memory of my lovely Mum who loved her garden 🪴 Day 2/30 Garden Tools. Sketched and painted in Procreate on my iPad Pro. Repeat pattern created in Adobe Photoshop
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Hello!  Happy Monday!  And how is it May?!  Almost half way though the year   So, after a challenging few weeks that kno...
02/05/2022

Hello! Happy Monday! And how is it May?! Almost half way though the year So, after a challenging few weeks that knocked me sideways, I decided to start this month off on a positive note. And with a mind shift about my personal and business goals. Building up my design work and adding to my shop is my focus and will help me achieve my goals this year. I’ve been inspired by to do a 30 day challenge here on Instagram to help get into a daily art/pattern practice. This is day 1/30 of daily art challenge (thank you Mable!) Today’s prompt is Vegetable Patch.
thank you to my lovely design mentor & friend for always keeping me accountable and on track. And for the inspiration to get going with a daily art practice via her classes and course.

A little Friday afternoon floral.Hope you’ve had a good week.  Happy weekend lovely people 💐.                           ...
11/02/2022

A little Friday afternoon floral.
Hope you’ve had a good week. Happy weekend lovely people 💐.

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