Gardening Fabric Print

Sunday was so warm, we could almost imagine working in the garden. Which reminds me … I recently uploaded my “Love Gardening” print to Spoonflower. I love the little swatch I ordered! I’ve been pinning ideas for projects I could make with the print. See my Pinterest board here. Since my sewing skills are nil, IContinue reading “Gardening Fabric Print”

Valentine’s Day Patterns

Last February I designed my second pattern, ever, in the Valentine’s Day theme. As I continued throughout the year, designing more patterns, my style evolved and my techniques changed. I wanted to design another pattern, this year, in the same theme, to see how I would approach it differently. Even though last year’s design was created with handContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Patterns”

Bananas for Monkeys

When I was little I wanted a pet monkey so badly. I told my mom, “Don’t worry, I’ll keep it in the closet when we go out.” As if that was the least of her worries. I doubt monkeys were on the approved pet list in my NYC suburb. The latest Spoonflower design challenge is “Year of theContinue reading “Bananas for Monkeys”

Learning the keys to successful surface design

At the end of last year, I had just started ordering my pattern designs in wrapping paper and fabric. It’s totally different, to not only see the pattern printed, but then work with the gift wrap and fabric. As I wrapped presents in my designs and other designs, I became aware of things that I neverContinue reading “Learning the keys to successful surface design”

My 12 Surface Designs – one a month this year!

I’m really proud, and happy, that I followed through on my goal to start creating surface designs. I designed the first one in January, and decided to commit to “1 Surface Design a Month.” That goal, and the end of the month deadline, really pushed me to put in the work. 12 Surface Designs January –Continue reading “My 12 Surface Designs – one a month this year!”

Sewing project with my own fabric design

I’m not much of a sewer, but I’m excited to try and make something with the pattern I designed. Seeing a pattern as a fabric is much different than seeing it on the computer monitor. You start to think about what you can make with it. If I printed this pattern again, I’d make the patternContinue reading “Sewing project with my own fabric design”

Please vote for my Sandcastle pattern in this week’s Spoonflower contest! Thank you!

I would be so grateful if you took a minute to vote for my pattern “Sandcastles on Long Island.” Just click here: http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters_temp/new?contest_id=306 Uploading a pattern to Spoonflower is something I’ve wanted to do for years, since I first read about Spoonflower in Country Living. I used their Sandcastles contest as extra motivation to finally uploadContinue reading “Please vote for my Sandcastle pattern in this week’s Spoonflower contest! Thank you!”

Sandcastles (My May Pattern)

Sandcastles is the theme of my May pattern (I know, I know it’s already June). I’ve been working extra hard on this pattern because I’m entering it in a Spoonflower contest. This week’s theme is sandcastles and it’s so fitting this time of year! With Memorial Day behind us, I can’t help but think of beach days! We are countingContinue reading “Sandcastles (My May Pattern)”