Improvement Every Day – Sewing Masks and Designing Fabric

For weeks I’ve wanted to try sewing a mask, but I don’t really know how to sew. From time to time I try, but then so much time passes I forget everything. It’s like starting over every time. I dusted off the machine and prayed it would work and that I wouldn’t have to do anything complicated withContinue reading “Improvement Every Day – Sewing Masks and Designing Fabric”

A Project to Motivate and Inspire

I need a project to motivate and inspire me. Something to break up the routine and dull-drums of the week. Without a project I’m bored. For me, a project doesn’t need to come from someone else. I’m just as motivated by my own projects and challenges. A deadline certainly helps, even if it’s self imposed.Continue reading “A Project to Motivate and Inspire”

Sea Life Bedroom

When my son was small, he loved all the creatures in the sea. He carried around plastic whales, sharks, sea turtles and knew the names and types of all of them. The ocean is a wondrous place! I’m so pleased to announced my latest collection of fabric celebrating life in the sea. Have fun withContinue reading “Sea Life Bedroom”

10 “How to” Posts on Painting, Graphic Design, Creativity and more!

It’s still amazing to me that I made a commitment to be creative, created this blog to hold myself accountable, have continued with it for over five years, and have published over 600 posts! This from someone who previously couldn’t finish a creative project. Here’s a round up of my best “How to” posts. HowContinue reading “10 “How to” Posts on Painting, Graphic Design, Creativity and more!”

Experimenting with Watercolor Mandalas

Recently in my newsletter, I featured the work of block printer Marta Harvey. (My newsletter is a collection of all the things inspiring me – artists, mediums, places, and more. Sign up here.) As I sat looking at a blank page in my sketchbook I thought about Marta and how she creates a sliver ofContinue reading “Experimenting with Watercolor Mandalas”

Another Swimmer Fabric Print!

I’m excited to announce another swimmer themed fabric is available in my Spoonflower shop! “Swim Champs” joins eight other fabric designs in the Swimmer theme, perfect for making a quilt, bag, or any other sewing project for your favorite swimmer! Click here to visit my Spoonflower shop! Click here to see swim related sewing projects.

Summer Fabric Designs

I am so inspired by summer! Click here to browse my summer fabrics in my Spoonflower shop. If you decide to make something with one of these fabrics – I’d love to see! Click here to see some recent sewing projects. At the beach or the pool, I find endless inspiration for new paintings, sketchesContinue reading “Summer Fabric Designs”

Fun Gift Wrap with Your Photo!

I’m so excited to announce my collaboration with fungiftwrap.com, a site that allows users to make one-of-a-kind wrapping paper using their own photos. What a special way to wrap a gift! I enjoy designing and love the challenge of creating a pattern with a place for someone’s special photo. So far two of my designsContinue reading “Fun Gift Wrap with Your Photo!”

Crown and Bunny Fabrics

Here are two new fabric designs – Purple Royal Crown and Easter Bunnies. Purple Royal Crown was designed using an illustration I created back when Prince William and Kate had their first baby. I was recently inspired to create the pattern after watching The Crown on Netflix. Awesome show! The Easter Bunnies fabric was alsoContinue reading “Crown and Bunny Fabrics”