Tuesday, April 21, 2015

aloha hawaii! tropical island design

Who doesn't love hula girls? I had a folder in my "Need to Design" file with this theme. I keep my running ideas in it so that when I have free time (yes, sometimes that happens!) I can dive into my inspiration folder and create.

The Island theme popped up last week over at Spoonflower. Yes! Hula girls! Grass skirts & tropical foliage with a cross-hatched texture. Happy, happy me!


pattern repeat

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Firecrackers in July

The theme for this entry is "flying machines". The last time this theme appeared, I created a plane-themed fabric, so this time I opted for hot air balloons. I added fireworks all around the balloons as a border. THAT took some time! I really like the subtle palette of muted turquoise.

I giggled all the way through this design about how unsafe it would be to actually watch fireworks from a balloon. This is an idea best lived out through imagination. ;)



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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy little jackalope

This time around, it's all about baby bedding with a southwestern theme. So, I chose the adorable jackalope to design around. It's really challenging for me to work with expressions. It took me hours to get to this sweetly smiling face. I think he was worth it. :)



He's also available on clocks, tote bags, and framed art!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Beagles in Plaid

This group of beagle puppies with tilted heads kind of pulls my heart strings. Placing the different colored plaids on top of each other was my favorite part. The color shift keeps things interesting!



wearable and home items

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lovely Wooden Utensils

This week's challenge theme, Spoons, was perfect for me to use beautiful wood grain in my design. I added bottle openers, pizza cutters, spatulas, and all sorts of kitchen utensils. I love the clean look.

pattern detail

pattern repeat

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Vibrant and moody Australia skies

The skies are ever-changing and it's so easy for me to get inspired by the shape-shifting clouds. I took one photo each day during the month of November in the Morning, afternoon, and night. I plan to use these as reference one day... for painting, or for fabric. (Maybe both!)