Marigolds and Alyssum are the flowers from my childhood. The path along the back of our house was always bordered with these lovelies. Because of their dense clusters, they just happened to be the perfect place for toads and frogs to hideout. I remember many summer days spent searching with my sister for toads in the Marigolds and Alyssum. Their scent always transports me back to those summer days of long ago. Introducing "Miss Mari".
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Introducing my newest collection, Luna. I am in awe of the exquisite beauty of the Luna Moth. Tragically, their life cycle is very short. Their sole purpose is to mate and only live for about a week. Bleeding hearts just seem like the perfect flower to share the spotlight with these beautiful creatures.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
I hold a very special place in my heart for dandelions. They are the first real POP of color in our yard every year. Truth be told, I love seeing them spring up with their vibrant yellow blooms. It always warms my heart when my kids pick me a pretty little bouquet of dandelions. The flowers may not last long, but they are abundant. Dandelion bouquets have always been one of my favorite Mother's Day...or any day gifts.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Having some fun tonight with mock-ups! Miss Ruby would LOVE to see her artwork on her very own backpack! Isn't this adorable?! I really love the colors too!
This collection will be available soon in my Spoonflower shop, Please stay tuned!
Friday, April 14, 2017
Ruby red is my absolute favorite color!!! Plus, I really adore poppies!!! Here is another older sketch that I put into repeat and created a pattern. I tried to show some depth with this pattern using the watercolor brushes. The brushes are really forgiving and pretty cool to use for highlights. I am loving these poppies!!! Happy Good Friday!! xo
I had some fun tonight playing around with watercolor brushes in Photoshop. These are some of my older sketches that really needed to come to life. With flowers starting to bloom, trees beginning to bud, and bugs zipping around outside, I finally decided to color these sweet sketches. I really love how they turned out and had a blast learning the brushes! Bring on more blooms and balmy temps!!
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
It has been a long time since I've had the opportunity to enter a pattern challenge. However, a few of the current challenges held by Printed Village really caught my attention...so I decided to find some time to submit my work. The three challenges that I entered are the Black challenge, the Butterfly challenge, and the Gloomy Gardens challenge. Below are the patterns that I submitted. It you like my designs I would really appreciate your vote. Click on the following like to be redirected to my page where you can cast your vote.
Thanks so much for your support!
|Printed Village Black Challenge|
|Printed Village Butterfly Challenge|
|Printed Village Gloomy Gardens Challenge|
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Maisy is now available in my spoonflower shop. There are 8 different patterns in this collection. This collection would be wonderful for a teen girl's room. It is fresh and modern and has a playful feel. Happy sewing! xo
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Yippy! My "The Giving Tree" collection is now available in my Spoonflower shop! I am looking forward to creating something super cute!!! If you purchase any of my fabric, please send me a picture of your creation. Thanks so much! xo
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Playing with mock-ups tonight of my "Hens and Chicks" collection. I am just loving how fresh and pretty this collection looks as bedding! What do you think? Should I add it to my Kess or Society6 shop? :)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Introducing another collection with my sweet Ruby girl! My inspiration for this collection was the adorable tulip pattern that she designed. Of course it seemed absolutely perfect to name this collection after her, "Ruby's Tulips". Because my girl loves bold bright colors as much as I do, I kept the palette fresh, bold, and bright. I LOVE how it turned out!! Hope you do too! xo
Sunday, February 19, 2017
I think hens and chicks are just about the cutest little plant on earth! They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and the colors are magnificent! Hope you enjoy this sweet little succulent collection! xo
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Introducing the first pattern collection with my girl Ruby! We each contributed 3 designs to this collection, and Ruby chose the name "Sunny Day". Doesn't this just brighten your day?! My heart is bursting with joy!! I can't wait to develop more collections with my sweet girly!! Love her to the sun and back!!! xo
Friday, February 17, 2017
The snow has melted and the "Cheeseburger" birds are singing! With temps in the high 50's I am thinking and drawing BUTTERFLIES!! I chose a very fresh and happy palette to give this collection life. It just makes me smile when a new collection comes together. I can't help but "THINK SPRING"! Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Doesn't this pattern just say "HAPPINESS"?! The temps are getting warmer and the days are getting longer! YAY!!! So excited for Spring to get here!! Hope you enjoy this little bit a "HAPPY" to start your weekend! XO
Saturday, February 11, 2017
I know we now live in an age were lots of people use debit cards and make more purchases online. However, many people still use checks for their purchases. I actually like to use both for different things. So, I had some fun mocking up some of my collections that I thought would be fun to see on checks. What do you think? Do you prefer checks to debit cards...or are you strictly a cash money type of person? :) Either way, I just love how pattern can liven up all aspects of everyday life.