New Pattern – Blue Ribbon

Inspired by Spoonflower’s State Fair pattern competition this week, I created this new pattern called Blue Ribbon. Having grown up in Canada, the idea of state fairs have always fascinated me greatly as there aren’t really the same type of events up here. One of the things I’ve always been in awe of is are the amazing competitions for all manner of foods, produce, and livestock! Especially the food 🙂 Pies, jellies, barbecue, oh my! I took my inspiration from all the great ribbon winners that placed for their delicious offerings at the fair!

New Pattern – Angles

It’s fun to experiment with geometrics! “Angles” is a new pattern I have in my Spoonflower shop which comes in two colorways – Pink and Green. I just got back a swatch in the new Sports Lycra being offered and it would be perfect for athletic wear! I think some new leggings are in my near future 🙂

The Coast of British Columbia – Map

I’ve just completed a new map project, The Coast of British Columbia that I’m excited to share with you! I love the liveliness that the interplay between land and water express, and had a lot of fun creating this illustrated piece. The title is also all hand-lettered, the writing style is something I’ve been playing with recently 🙂

Below is a small preview, you can find a larger size showcased on the lovely They Draw & Travel website here!

Little Chef Piggy Fabric Giveaway and New Sew Mama Sew Tute!


I’ve been busy designing a new tutorial and a new fabric collection that I can finally share with you! Debuting today is a brand new sewing tutorial for my reversible “Crafter’s Utility Belt” on the fabulous Sew Mama Sew website which I hope you’ll check it! The tutorial features a new textile design of mine “Little Chef Piggy” that was inspired by my insanely talented pastry chef sister who loves baking and adorable piggies 🙂

I’m doing a fabric giveaway for a fat quarter of the fabric here on my Facebook page, so I hope you’ll stop by! All you need to do is follow the instructions on the official giveaway image there to comment and enter 🙂

The Giveaway Overview:
1) LIKE my Facebook page!
2) LIKE the official giveaway image on my Facebook page.
3) Comment on the official Facebook giveaway image and tell me what your favorite dessert is!
4) The Prize: One cotton twill fat quarter of my Little Chef Piggy design [fat quarter size is 29” x 18”].
5) The giveaway starts August 4, 2015 and ends August 11, 2015 (Central Time Zone). The winner will be announced shortly after. This giveaway is open to individuals aged 18 or over. One entry per person.

Good luck and happy sewing!!

New Pattern Collection – Pink Lemons

This week I have a new pattern collection “Pink Lemons” available in my Spoonflower shop that was inspired by hot sunny days and cool drinks!  And of course, lemonade can always use a bit of sugar, so I  created some sugar cube inspired coordinates “Sweeter” in two colorways – pink and blue, and a pink lemon slice repeat  “Zest.”


“Space Forest” Tee Photoshoot!

I’ve been working on some sewing projects using my fabric designs recently and am so excited to share images from a photoshoot by the wonderful Teri G.! You can check out her fabulous portfolio here. I basically had the cutest model ever, wouldn’t you agree?
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My wonderful model is wearing a long-sleeved organic cotton jersey tee in my “Space Forest” fabric. I created the tee with indie sewing pattern company Made by Rae’s “Flashback Skinny Tee” pattern. It was my first time sewing with a Made by Rae pattern and I would definitely recommend this one – easy to use and totally adorable 🙂 This was such a fun project, and I love getting to see my designs being worn in real life! ❤

Home Decor Artwork – Scuttle!

Over the past few months I’ve been creating tons of new work for Surtex (which took place two weekends ago), but I haven’t been able to share any of it! I’m excited now to get to share some new designs 🙂 This month I was able to schedule some time for myself to participate in Bootcamp, an online design course run by the fabulous Lilla Rogers! The assignment brief was to create darkly colored crustaceans designed to be used on a set of plates. I had a ton of fun doing this, making my characters a bit more friendly looking than in real life, and challenging myself to not outline any of the artwork so I could really embrace a darker set of colors to use on them. I introduce to you my collection “Scuttle” ! Everyone’s interpretations of the theme and plate collection are phenomenal, I definitely recommend checking out the gallery here!

Underwater Pool Party! Fabric Giveaway and New Sew Mama Sew Tutorial!

Happy Monday! Well, this is quite an exciting week for me! Today I have a brand new “Travel Sewing Kit” tutorial debuting on the wonderful Sew Mama Sew website. You can see a preview image above, and the tutorial also features one of my fabric designs – Underwater Pool Party! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the tutorial here! Later this week a whole new portfolio of my surface designs will be debuting at the tradeshow Surtex with Cultivate Art Collective (Booth #222), taking place in NYC May 17-19/2015.

In honor of all the fun, I am giving away two cotton fat quarters from my Underwater Pool Party! collection! The giveaway will be on my Facebook page so stop by there and look for the official giveaway image to comment on and enter!
The Giveaway Overview:
1) LIKE my Facebook page!
2) LIKE the official giveaway image on my Facebook page.
3) Comment on the official Facebook giveaway image and tell me what the fabric collection inspires you to create!
4) The Prize: Two cotton fat quarters from my Underwater Pool Party! Collection – one main Underwater Pool Party! + one “Hooks” coordinate (fat quarter size is 21” x 18”).
5) The giveaway starts May 11, 2015 and ends May 18, 2015 (Central Time Zone). The winner will be announced shortly after. This giveaway is open to North American residents aged 18 or over. One entry per person.

Good luck everyone! ❤

Surtex 2015 – Cultivate Art Collective

My work will be debuting at Surtex this year where I’ll be represented by Cultivate Art Collective in Booth #222! I hope you’ll stop by our booth to say hello and check out all the new artwork available from the talented Collective members 🙂 Below you’ll find some of the flyers the different Collective members have created (click the images to visit their personal websites):

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Surtex 2015 – Brand New Work Preview!

I’m excited to announce my work will be debuting at Surtex this year where I’ll be represented by Cultivate Art Collective in Booth #222! #Surtex is taking place May 17-19/2015 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC and is a fabulous trade show where artists from all over the word have new designs available to license and sell to many different markets. I’ve been working very hard on creating a ton of new artwork and this is why I’ve been so quiet on the blogging front over the past few months!

I’ve been more active on my Instagram and Facebook where I’ve revealed a few sneak peeks of some brand new surface patterns that will be available at the show! Below you can find my brand new hand-lettered digital flyers with the sneak peek artwork revealed 🙂 If you are at the show, I hope you’ll stop by Booth #222!