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!

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Femi Ford: *NEW* Scarves on Etsy

Femi Ford:  Fabric by the Yard on Spoonflower

Femi Ford is a Printmaker and Surface Pattern Designer living in the Hudson Valley.  She incorporates her drawings and linocuts into designs for textiles, stationary and wall art.Her prints are vibrant and organic taking inspiration from nature.  When not making art, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, gardening, volunteering or just relaxing with her family.


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 on Pinterest! A big shout out to Tina Olsson of FYLLAYTA for herding cats organizing the artists!

On Saturday, June 15, close to 50 designers will ‘pin’ their best interpretations of 4 different themes (from an A/W 13-14 brief by Patternbank.com) to a unique board on Pinterest.
Once on the board, you will see one pattern per designer. If you like a particular pattern and want to see more designs by that artist, just click on their pattern and then link to their website/blog/portfolio. On Pinterest you can also leave comments, share, like, and save to your own favorites. Perfect for all visual artists! One of the many designers participating in this pin-hop is the super talented Sally Garner of Sarah Paris Style! Be sure to find her on the pin-hop.

The link to the Find New Designers Pin-Hop board which goes live on June 15, is (drumroll please): http://pinterest.com/fndnewdesigners/pin-hop-june-2013

I hope you can make it! For now, I present the Midnight Garden theme by Patternbank which inspired my collection of five patterns which follows.

midnight garden theme

And here are my designs below and possible uses for them. All patterns are available for sale or license. There are also limited products available in my Society6 shop.

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The Pin-hop Pinterest board is hosted by Find New Designers, a fast growing directory of independent professional print and pattern designers, found on the website http://findnewdesigners.com/ (another great opportunity to find talented pattern designers). This pin hop is organized by Tina Olsson, who sells her designs under the name FYLLAYTA, at http://fyllayta.wordpress.com/