New patterns! I'm feeling the sewing bug this month...think I'm going to upload these to Spoonflower and order some yardage so I can bust out the sewing machine and have fun!
print and pattern
Here's what became of all those bug parts! I put them together into a little insect collection.
So tired of being cold and bundling up. Why do I live in Minnesota? Oh well, working on some new spring florals to trick myself into forgetting what's lurking outside my window. Happy Monday!
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!
Sweet holiday mini cards (3" x 3") just added to my etsy shop this morning! I also dropped a batch off at Northern Clay Center—my former work stomping grounds—for their holiday shop. While I was there, of course, I had to stop and drool over all the amazing pottery (and add items to my wish list for Santa). Hopefully, there will be some of these little guys left for sale at my holiday open house on December 4.
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.
While working on my new designs for Silhouette this week, I got a bee in my bonnet about working some of my shapes up in to some holiday patterns. Once I get started making patterns it's hard to stop. It's amazing what a difference color choice makes! Which colorway do you like best? Lime and teal, or red and turquoise? Click on the images to see them larger.
I've finally gotten around to uploading some of my favorite patterns to Spoonflower and getting my shop up and running! It was SO much fun to open the mail and receive my first test swatches. Seeing the designs really printed on fabric is fun and I can't wait to order some yardage and get out my sewing machine. All Spoonflower fabrics are printed to order and you can choose from a bunch of different fabric types for different uses. I got my samples printed on their Kona cotton. Also, you can order patterns as wallpaper and wrapping paper, too! If you order any, let you me know what you do with them! I'd love to see pictures of your projects. Happy Sewing!