Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Memories from my childhood

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".

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Luna Moths and Bleeding Hearts

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. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dinnertime with Style

Doesn't Juniper look lovely mocked up on dinnerware?!  I would LOVE to license this collection for houseware products!!  What a fresh and bold statement it makes!!

Thursday, May 25, 2017


A kind word, a hug, a letter, a card, a drawing, a call, a text, an email....spread love and kindness each day...always.  xo.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Very Best Mother's Day Bouquet

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

Sunny Day Play

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

Positively Poppies

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

Blooms, Butterflies, Bees and Bugs

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

Just Another Pattern Sunday....

The weather today was a bit wet, cold and gloomy, but I enjoyed paging through my sketchbook for some design inspiration.  I love it when I can pull images from different pages and combine them into a fun collection.  My sweet girly Ruby was right beside me working away on her drawings too.  We had a fun, creative day and made some pretty patterns.  Introducing....Juniper.  I really love the playful patterns and color palette of this collection.  Oh Happy Day!  Wishing everyone a great week!  xo

Little Designer Girl

Miss Ruby was on a roll today!  She created and colored 2 patterns from her sketchbook.  Loving her creativity!  This girl loves bold and bright colors just like her momma!!  xo

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Finding time for a little challenge

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

New in my Spoonflower shop...Maisy

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

"The Giving Tree" now available in my Spoonflower shop!

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Succulent Bedding Collection

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?  :)

Ruby's Tulips Pillow Collection

This sweet collection I created with my daughter Ruby will be perfect for adding a bit of "Spring" to your home decor.  I will be adding "Ruby's Tulips" to my Society6 shop in the near future!  Please check back for updates.  Happy Saturday! xo

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ruby's Tulips

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

Sweet Little Succulents

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

"My Garden" by my Ruby

Here is Miss Ruby's first pattern with her new logo.  She did the entire pattern all on her own!  I am so proud of my girl!  Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

It's a "Sunny Day" with my girl!

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

"Dance of the Butterflies" Collection

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

Dance of the Butterflies

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

CHECK this out...

 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.