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 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 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. 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!  :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

So much better than a brown paper bag!!!

Oh you remember using an old brown paper grocery bag to cover your 5 lb math book?  I sure do!  I also remember making sure it didn't look like a brown paper bag.  I would spend hours decorating and drawing all over it to make it pretty.  WELL...take a peek at this!!  I was so excited to learn about this wonderfully fun project!  

Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Spring recently shared a tutorial for creating a book cover using my Lemon Squeezy fabric collection for Benartex.  Her tutorial was featured on their blog Click on the link to view her fabulous step by step instructions.  Also, make sure to visit Wendy's blog to view some of her beautiful quilts.  Hope you enjoy this sweet little project.  

Saturday, October 1, 2016

In a Daze these Days....

I am having a difficult time leaving summer behind. My daisies have all withered and I am longing for warm summer days again.  Even though I do love mums in the fall...I am in a Daisy Daze.  At least that inspired my newest collection!  Hope you enjoy this last bit of summer love!