Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Picked Sweet Curtains!

A photo of these beautiful curtains were sent to me by Cindy and Mary Jo! They used the cherries fabric and the mini print that coordinates with it from my Picked Sweet collection with Henry Glass Fabrics. They really look fantastic!! Thanks for sharing them Cindy and Mary Jo. You definitely know your way around a sewing machine. The fabrics are now available at all Hancock Fabric stores as well as their online shop. I have added links to the fabrics in the "Buy My Products Here" section on the left side of the blog. I would love to see what other people make with the fabrics, so please share your pictures with me.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Peaceable Kingdom Cards and Stickers

I really enjoy doing projects with Peaceable Kingdom  in Berkeley, CA. They are always developing new and innovative products for kids and anyone who is young at heart. These are a couple of products I did with them that turned out really nice. One is a tote full of Valentine cards with an ice cream theme. The cool thing is that they are scratch and sniff cards that smell like your favorite flavors! The other product is a tote full of reposition-able stickers with activity cards to decorate with them. It has a bakery/ sweet shop theme and tons of great little stickers for kids to play with. You can buy them here and here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Start thinking spring with flowers!

Time to chase away the winter blahs with some spring flowers! I love how they wait quietly all winter, gaining strength and momentum in their bulbs before springing up to put on an amazing show of color. What a welcome sight for so many looking for that sign of vitality and renewal. My parents had daffodils every spring that lined the sidewalk of our front yard when I was young and it was exciting to see them poking up through the ground when everything else around them was still brown and lifeless. It was always a terrific cure for the winter blahs!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Love Love Love

Ok all you sweethearts out there. This post is for you. Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Pattern

This pattern was inspired by some of the early advertising work of Andy Warhol. The textural line work is a nice contrast to the softer colors and white background.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Rooster Dinnerware

I am once again on that quest to design some dinnerware. I am hoping that my slightly modern take on the country rooster icon will get me there. My agent at Mosaic Licensing suggested a layout of roosters marching around the edge of the plate and I really think it works. Just waiting for feedback from some manufacturers at this point.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Birthday Card Designs and More

I really enjoy sitting down at the beginning of a new project and brainstorming for concepts. It's all about possibilities and the adventure of trying something new or finally bringing an idea I've had brewing for a while to fruition while staying within the project's parameters. I did these designs recently for greeting cards and enjoyed the process from start to finish.