Spring Showers bring New Scarves & Fabric!

Happy Spring!  Who doesn’t love Spring and flowers and birds?!  I’m very excited to share these new scarves and fabrics that are finally available for you to enjoy! I had so much fun making them over the past year and look forward to sharing a more cohesive collection next year! Follow me on Instagram and please SUBSCRIBE to my newsletter […]

Before & After: Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in fabric, pattern, textile | No Comments
Before & After:  Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

I’m so excited to share this project with you!  Back in December, a lovely woman contacted me  to ask whether I would re-color one of my existing patterns she found on Spoonflower.  She wanted to re-upholster a beautiful chair to co-ordinate with her new sofa and rug.  We worked together over email to iron out […]

Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

Posted on May 4, 2014 in craft, fabric, family, fashion, sewing, textile | 2 Comments
Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

I spent a good part of the afternoon attempting to create new clothes for my daughter’s Barbie and Princess dolls.  I finally came upon this great doll clothing tutorial site (scroll down for Barbie dresses).  I decided to use one of the fabrics I designed for Spoonflower.   The pattern was super easy to follow […]

September: School, Skillshare, Shows!

September:  School, Skillshare, Shows!

We are celebrating September with the three S’s here!  School, Skillshare, & Shows!   what?! 1. SCHOOL!  My kids are in pre-school at the SAME TIME which means I get a few precious hours per week of productivity to focus on my art & patterns!  hooray! 2. SKILLSHARE!  I signed up for a really great Skillshare […]

Find New Designers: Pin-hop on Saturday June 15!

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in art, fabric, flowers, nature, pattern, textile, trends | 10 Comments
Find New Designers:  Pin-hop on Saturday June 15!

Hello! I would like to invite you to an exciting PIN-HOP! A what? Let me explain it to you! Recently a group of designers got together and discussed how to keep the idea of a blog hop, but make it easier and quicker to find your favorite designers. The answer was, of course, a pin-hop […]

Spring Art, Pattern and Life

Posted on May 9, 2013 in art, color, fabric, flowers, inspiration, updates | No Comments
Spring Art, Pattern and Life

Hello!  It’s been over a month since my last update so here’s a colorful update. One quick happy note is my large painting titled, Bloom True, found it’s forever home in Warwick after being spotted at the Genetti Glass Open Studio Sale this April!  It’s always a nice surprise when someone connects with something you’ve […]

Cultural Conversions Exhibit

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in art, fabric, pattern, textile | No Comments
Cultural Conversions Exhibit

  I’m happy to share that my, Some Days are Diamonds, fabric was selected to be included in this exhibit at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN. Cultural Conversions: traditional design in a digital age March 15 – May 4 Textiles have a vibrant history as cultural expressions of ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, region, […]

hunt + gather at Indigo January 2013

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 in fabric, pattern, textile | One Comment
hunt + gather at Indigo January 2013

It’s print show time!  Go see hunt+gather studio’s latest collection for Spring/Summer 2014 along with vintage swatches.  Some of my latest-greatest-never-before-seen-artsy-patterns are there!  They will also represent the awesome Aaryn West surface design studio! January 15th + 16th Metropolitan Pavilion + Altman Building BOOTH 5E48

Pattern & Inspiration

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in fabric, pattern, sewing | 7 Comments

so excited to share some pics of the actual fabric i received from Spoonflower yesterday! i also am showing how the fabric started. sketches of ink on paper, scanned, arranged, and colored in adobe illustrator. i created these while taking an awesome Surface Pattern Ecourse online with Rachael Taylor & Beth Nicholls. You may be […]

Pattern: Plumage

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in fabric, paper, pattern, textile | No Comments

This pattern is based on a painting I did some years ago. Hoping to incorporate more of my art in this way. Now if only Illustrator would stop CRASHING on me!