Friday, August 31, 2012

Zazzle Shop

I have posted here just a few of the popular selling items that my Zazzle shop carries.  I also posted some of my patriotic items for sale.   If you are interested in checking out my shop please click here!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Zig Zag Cheater Quilt

For Spoonflower's Zig Zag Cheater Quilt Contest I decided to enter the Ladybug Cheater Quilt.  This piece is part of the Ladybug Collection.  Currently I have five pieces available for sale from that collection.  The fabrics that you can purchase now are  Daisies & Ladybugs, Colorful Ladybugs On Vine, Pink Daisies & Ladybugs , Red Ladybugs On Vine and Red Ladybugs On Vine Green Background.  If you are interested in any of the other fabrics please contact me and I can make it available for purchase as soon as possible.

This cheater quilt was my first ever to put together.  A cheater quilt is designed to look like patchwork or applique so that you do not have to do the piecework and just quilt and bind the fabric to make a finished quilt.  They are a lot of fun to design.  It's kind of like putting a puzzle together using fun colors and different designs.  The ladybugs were inspired by my dear friend who asked me to design ladybugs for her sweet daughter's first birthday.  End result was 16 different fabrics and 2 cheater quilts to choose from.  I love being asked to design something special for people that they have in mind.  If I have time what I tend to do is to make a variety of different fabrics of the same theme so that the client has many to choose from.  I'm also always willing to adjust sizing of the design and colors to better suit the needs of the client.  So if you have an idea for a design and would like to have it on fabric and would like me to design it please by all means contact me.  It provides great inspiration for me and I always love the challenge of a new project.  Plus I'm always honored by the request.

Now at Spoonflower you can also purchase these designs for wallpaper and wall decals!  Perfect for a child's bedroom or play area! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

School Supplies Fabric

This week's contest at Spoonflower is the School Supplies Contest.  All of the school supplies in my design are created out of cut paper and made into a paper collage.  I really enjoyed cutting the different colored papers and putting this design together.  The first design I ever did out of only paper was for the Paper Collage Cakes Contest called Cupcakes.  That turned out to be a lot of fun and this one was too. 

As I was creating this one it was making me excited for the new school year and for the fall!  I'm so ready for the fall!  My favorite shows are coming back, pumpkin everything, my crockpot, cooler weather and the colors of the leaves on the trees.  One of my favorite sounds is the sound of the wind blowing the leaves down a quiet street.  For this design I knew right away that I wanted to have apples in the mix.  Of course I had to have a teacher's apple.  Apples are another wonderful thing about the fall. 

School Days Contest Piece

If you would like to check out my newest collection please click on School Supplies Collection.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the new fabric designs please contact me and I will make it available for purchase as soon as possible.  These fabrics could go great as tote bags for library days, bulletin board decorations for the school room, children's clothing and more!

Happy New School Year Everyone!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Spoonflower Collage

I am so excited!  This week my design was chosen to be in the Spoonflower collage.  It's probably silly really but for some reason I just think it's so cool to have my design be in the collage they put together to announce the new weekly contest.  This will be my second time to be in a collage.  The first time was in the Paper Collage Cakes Contest.  My fabric design Cupcakes is now available for purchase.  If you would like to see my newest collection please click on Gone Camping.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the fabrics please contact me and I will make it available for purchase as soon as possible. 

Spoonflower really has a great blog to check out.  They are always posting interviews with designers, information about the contests, weekly giveaways, helpful tutorials and fun creative ideas for craft and fabric projects.  Definitely worth your time to check it out!  If you would like to take a look at Spoonflower's blog please click here.   You can also keep up to date with what's new at Spoonflower on Facebook by clicking Like.  Here is the Spoonflower Facebook Link.  Featured on Spoonflower's Facebook Wall you will see the Camping Contest Collage that I am so excited about.

Camping Contest Collage
My design Gone Camping is in the third row down fourth one over.

Paper Collage Cakes Contest Collage

My design Cupcakes is in the first row on the top third one over.

Thanks for checking out my blog!  The support has been tremendous and so appreciated! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ladybug Collection

Here is a picture of two fabrics from the Ladybug Collection.  My friend placed a large order to make gift bags for her daughter's first birthday.  Her birthday theme is ladybugs.  How cute is that?!  I am so excited to see her project when it is finished.  As soon as I get pictures I will be sure to post. 

The two designs that she decided to go with are Daisies & Ladybugs and Colorful Ladybugs On Vine.  Those two fabrics are currently available for purchase at my Spoonflower Shop.  If you like any others from this collection please contact me and I'll be able to make them available for purchase as soon as possible.  I'm really pleased how well the colors turned out in both designs.  I'm also very excited about the perfect seamless repeats.  Very happy with the end result. 


Now Available! 

Thank you to my dear friend for inspiring me to make this collection. 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Camping Contest

This is my design for the Camping Contest at Spoonflower.  I decided to go with a quilt style this time around and ended up creating six pieces for the collection.  I'm not a big camper but I do enjoy the outdoors.  For this one I had to go back in memory lane when I was a girl scout and when I was a young girl going to the lake house every summer for years up in Minnesota.  How I love Minnesota!  I can still remember riding a bicycle through the woods and feeling wrapped up in all that nature looking up in the trees while pedaling forward.  It was a beautiful place to be.  I don't normally use clip art for my work but for some reason it just seemed fun to do with this design and to transform it a bit into my own by using colors and textures.  If you would like to check out my collection please click on Gone Camping.

The Camping Contest begins on Thursday, August 16th and best to get your vote in by Monday, August 20th.  You do not have to be a member to vote. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Fabric for Sale!

I now have five new fabric designs for sale at my shop at Spoonflower.  The new pieces we have available for purchase are from the Olympic Collection called Medal & Ribbon Patchwork GoldOlympic Medals and Silver Rings!

Also new for sale at our shop are two fabric pieces from the Paper Cakes Collection called Cupcakes and Pink Flowers On Blue!

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my shop!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ladybug Cheater Quilt

Okay so yesterday I designed my first cheater quilt.  I think I am addicted to designing cheater quilts now.  I am not a very experienced seamstress and I honestly believe this is something I could make.  I'm thinking perfect gifts for my daughters, son, nieces, family and friends. I will post my attempt once I have received the material from Spoonflower.

This ladybug design was inspired by a dear friend of mine.  She has so kindly asked me to design ladybug material for her precious daughter's first birthday coming up.  If you would like to see the Ladybug Collection please click here.  If you are interested in any of the fabric please contact me and I'll make it available for purchase as soon as possible. 

The Ladybug Cheater Quilt is also part of the Ladybug Collection.  One yard of this fabric would make an adorable ladybug quilt.  I was imagining all kinds of embellishments like red, pink, or light green soft satin ribbon around the four edges or even adding on more fabric pieces from the Ladybug Collection if you are an expert sewer.  I designed the ladybugs to look like buttons so it could be a really cute addition to sew buttons onto the quilt too.  There are two fabric pieces that I'm thinking about for the back side of the quilt.  I think I'd like to try a yard of either the Daisies & Red Ladybugs On Green Background or Pink Daisies & Ladybugs.

I copied a link here to get basic instructions on putting together your own cheater quilt.  If you are a novice sewer like me click here for the How to on eHow.

I will be sure to post my cheater quilt adventure.  Wish me luck!  Maybe since this is a ladybug quilt the ladybugs will bring me that extra luck I need, you think?  I'm going to surely need it!   

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aviation Contest

This is my fabric design for the Aviation Contest.  My piece is called Little Toy Airplanes.  The little red toy airplane is from a children's book that I have written that is currently for sale at Bookemon called It's A Full Moon Tonight.  A story about a little boy, his bear and his love for the moon.   

Front cover of our book.  Copyright 2012

Spoonflower's Aviation Contest will begin on Thursday, August 2nd and end on Tuesday, August 7th. There are so many amazing designs in this contest!!  You definitely don't want to miss out on this one! 

We have created a few mock-ups just to give some ideas of what could be made with the Little Toy Airplanes fabric design.

Curtains for the nursery or bedroom.

Lamp shade for the nursery or bedroom.

Children's Pajamas

Baby Onesies

We also have another shop at an online store called Zazzle.  There you will find t-shirts, totebags, posters and baby creepers featuring the Little Toy Airplanes design.  If you would like to check out our shop at Zazzle please click here.  These are just a few examples of the great items we have currently up for sale in our shop.

Moon shirt

Moon & Airplanes T-shirt

Moon & Airplane Onesie Bodysuit

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog!