New Pattern – Rumbles (in Tummies!)

A new pattern inspired by after school snacks and hungry tummies! I wanted this to be a fun colorful layout that used a limited palette. I had a lot of fun reminiscing for inspiration! This is now available for sale in my Spoonflower shop 🙂 Sample swatch image shows the pattern printed on the lovely new Poly Crepe de Chine.
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Blue Ribbon – Spoonflower Top 10!

Some great news – My Blue Ribbon pattern placed in the top ten for Spoonflower’s State Fair themed competition a week and a half ago! Spoonflower always takes the most lovely photos of the winning fabrics so I’m sharing some great shots they took below. I love how vibrant the colors look! The fabric is now for sale in my shop here 🙂
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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 🙂

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! ❤

Space Forest – Fabric8 Cosmic Voyage Entry

Spoonflower has teamed up with the lovely people at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (a highly coveted company for quilters and aspiring textile designers alike!) for Fabric8 again this year. It’s an opportunity for surface pattern designers to get their work in front of the great minds of Robert Kaufman, who will pick their top 100 entries for the semi-finals. No easy feat as last I heard there were over 700 entries! Here is my entry for this years’ cosmic voyage theme, titled “Space Forest.” I didn’t make the semi-finals but I still really enjoyed creating this design!

I had a lot of fun imagining a universe where animals and creatures are not limited to gravity! (or earth realistic colorings haha)