Saturday, September 24, 2016

Have a seat...


I am having some fun with mock-ups today.  It is always so thrilling to see my designs come to life!  The possibilities are endless with surface and pattern design!  It is my happy place...my sweet spot!! Creating beautiful patterns that will be enjoyed by other people brings me so much joy!  This simple clean pattern adds some playfulness to this basic chair...don't you think?  I LOVE IT!

Southwest Sunshine



Isn't this adorable?!  I absolutely love this collection for a child's room.  Such fun and bright colors make a very cheery room.  I know my little cowgirl would really enjoy this collection in her room!  Goodness knows she has more than enough horsey stuffed animals and cowgirl doodads to compliment this theme! Enjoy y'all!

Just in time for fall...Introducing "Dorset"



 Elegant and sophisticated with a palette of fall colors.  This collection evolved from a single flower.  The big bloom top and center came from a sketch I did in an old book and from there "Dorset" emerged. Below are the sketches that inspired this collection.






Sunday, July 10, 2016

Catch of the Day


This modern and funky collection has been a work in progress for over a month.  My summer has been jam packed with wonderful outdoor family adventures and travels, but I finally found some time to sit down at my computer and compile this fun group of patterns into a collection. My love of EVERYTHING Mid-Century Modern really inspired the palette and playful shapes and motifs in my newest collection "Catch of the Day".  Being a Minnesota girl that loves LAKE TIME and FISHING also played BIG TIME into this collection.  Hope you enjoy my BIG "Catch of the Day".

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Printed Village Scarf Floral Design Challenge

I really love scarves!  They are so playful and add that splash of fun to any outfit. I recently heard about the Printed Village Scarf Floral Design Challenge and decided to give it a go.  I entered several of my designs into the competition.  These are just of few of the designs I entered.  If you would like to see all of my designs just click this link and it will take you to my profile page with the rest of my designs.  There will be a vote at the end of the month.  I would really love your support!  I will follow up with another link when the voting is live.  If you love my designs I WOULD LOVE YOUR VOTE!  Thank you again for your support! 









Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spoonflower Bucketfeet Oceans Design Challenge



This week, Spoonflower has partnered with Bucketfeet for a fun ocean-themed challenge.  The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness about environmental issues and the impact of rising sea levels on ocean health for World Ocean Day on June 8.  The lucky winner will have their design featured on a Bucketfeet shoe in this summer's collection release.

I decided to take a chance and throw my design into the ring.  I haven't had much time to take part in many Spoonflower challenges lately, but this one really sparked my interest.  I really love Bucketfeet shoes, and I feel very strongly that we need to do everything we can to protect our beautiful oceans.

Voting on will open on May 19th and go through May 25th.  I will post a link to the voting page as soon as it is live.  I would really appreciate your vote for my design.  Thank you for your support! xx

Friday, May 6, 2016

The sweet smell of rain

Spring is in the air!  I absolutely LOVE this time of year when new life is abounding. Gentle rains give way to rolling thunderstorms.  The brown landscape is once again flourishing with lush greens and delicate flowers.  The sweet smell of rain and earth fills the air.  YES...I LOVE THE SPRING!  My newest collection "Showers of Flowers" was inspired by the beautiful spring.  I hope this collection brings a smile to your face!



Friday, April 8, 2016

Playtime

I have been away from designing for a little over 2 weeks now due to some computer difficulties.  Thankfully my troubles have been resolved and I am back in business.  But, I am actually feeling a bit tired tonight and decided to ease into things with some mock-up play.  I find it very gratifying playing with my patterns in mock-ups.  It opens up endless possibilities.  My hope is that my designs will truly bring other people joy by beautifying everyday items.









Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Giving Tree


I recently re-read the Shel Silverstein book, "The Giving Tree". It is such a beautiful, bittersweet story...one that I have always loved.  It reminds me how fast my children are growing up and how important it is to slow down and find joy in each day...even on the most difficult days.  This story is truly a love story of the purest kind.  It shows us what caring, unselfish love looks like.  I adore this story and my children do too.  Every day is truly a gift from God, and I am so Thankful for each day I am given.  This beautiful story inspired my newest collection, "The Giving Tree".

In case you have never read "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, here is a beautiful narration of the story.  Check it out.