I'm taking 2015 session of Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells Assignment Bootcamp and believe it or not, I've already fallen behind. I didn't get my first month's assignment done in time to make it into the class gallery, but I did make myself a promise this year that I will get all the assignments done and better late than never! The topic was to create a journal cover inspired by Edwardian brooches, a subject matter that I would never have picked on my own but really ended up loving. Here is my design—in my mind the design is tone-on-tone and embossed, so very rich and textural. I couldn't help expanding the motif into a repeat pattern...it was just screaming for it! Now, on to month two!
Thanks to everyone that voted for my Kittens in Mittens design in the recent Spoonflower contest. My design made the top 10 which I am thrilled about. The print is now available for sale here. I can't wait to get my own hands on some yardage...this would be so cute on a tote bag or to sew up a knitting needle organizer.
This is the seamless repeat pattern that these papercut icons turned into! It's my submission for the upcoming Spoonflower contest, with the theme of Kittens in Mittens. I scanned the pieces, along with some handmade textures, and then built the pattern in Photoshop. It won't be available for sale in my shop until I order a test swatch.
Moths? Butterflies? Lightning bugs? I'm not sure but this new little group of patterns needs a name. I was thinking "Fly Me to the Moon" or "Magic Garden" but neither seems quite right. Leave a comment with your idea for the perfect collection name. If I pick yours, I'll send you a free goodie in the mail in time for Christmas!
Look what arrived in my mailbox! A bunch of holiday happiness in the form of Spoonflower swatches. These Christmas goodies are now available in my Spoonflower shop. Also, you can order them as wrapping paper, too.