Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas Star


Introducing my newest collection "Christmas Star". This collection of patterns was inspired by the lovely poinsettia flower.  I decided to use a pretty traditional Christmas palette to compliment this grouping of patterns.  The large Poinsettia pattern specifically reminds me of family Christmas gatherings spent at my grandparents house as a child.  I really love bringing a piece of my childhood into my designs.  Hope you love it!



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

More FREE tags...YIPPY!!!

I loved creating the Merry Little Christmas gift tags so much, so I thought I would create some more!  These are from my "A Prairie Christmas" collection.  Click on the image to get the free printable tags.  Happy Gifting!!

Merry Little Gift Tags


Merry Little Christmas is my newest fabric collection for Benartex.  With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to make free printable gift tags to go along with the collection. I hope you enjoy using them!  Just click on the image, print off, cut out and affix to your gifts.  Happy Wrapping!

Friday, November 4, 2016

In the year 2017...


Recently, I have seen so many beautiful calendars that are coming out for 2017.  That inspired me to look through my portfolio and create a calendar of my own.  Instead of focusing on one collection of patterns for the entire year, I decided to use designs that best fit each month. I really like the way it turned out, and I hope you do too!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lounge Lizard on Lampshades = LOVE


Having some fun tonight mocking up these FAB retro lampshades.  I just adore vintage lampshades, so just had to see what my Lounge Lizard collection would look like mocked up.  I LOVE THEM!!!  I would LOVE any one of these...or all...in my home!!  How about you?  Do you have a favorite?  It would really be difficult for me to choose just one.  :)


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I am so EXCITED to introduce my second collection with Benartex!  This is Merry Little Christmas!  I think I am FINALLY in the Christmas mood!  You can view the entire collection HERE.  I am so thrilled with how the collection turned out and I hope you love it too!



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Without Further Ado...I Introduce Carmela





Carmela has bold blooms and dainty flowers in a gorgeous autumn palette.  I was inspired by the lovely fall colors and harvest sky.  This collection seems perfect to set the mood for a cozy fall evening cuddled up in bed.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Winter Wonderland


I can hardly believe that Christmas is just over 2 months away.  Target is already putting out their Christmas lights!  The weather was in the balmy 60's this weekend and many of our trees are still holding onto their leaves.  Regardless, I am trying to focus on some "WINTER" themed patterns.  This "cool"collection was inspired by a cardinal design I did many years ago.  I decided to use that as a jumping off point, and then I started thinking wintery thoughts.  I redesigned my old illustration...giving it a fresh new look.  Then I added the rest of the complimentary patterns.   I definitely think this collection feels like a Winter Wonderland.  My kids love it...and are already talking about winter outdoor activities...and CHRISTMAS. So...here is to the first snowflake!  (Did I just type that?)




Saturday, October 8, 2016

Easing my way into colder weather with a snowdrop...





Well...with today's temps in the 40s, a bitter wind, and overcast skies, I suppose I need to accept that winter is fast approaching.  EEK...that four letter word "SNOW" just popped into my head.  Nope...not ready for that!  At this point I am just trying to trick myself into accepting the inevitable.  And, since I draw so much inspiration from nature, the SNOWdrop flower just naturally came to mind. It was really just my override feature kicking into gear!  :)  Fortunately, I really was inspired to create this lovely collection that I named Fiona.  I thought a cool (winter) palette would really make this collection come to life. At least I am trying to accept the change of seasons. Happy Saturday everyone!  :)