Friday, February 18, 2011

Time travel

I seem to be on this medieval kick lately, making a bunch of designs for the Silhouette machine (available this month in the Silhouette store). It's kind of a morbid fascination; after all, people died of the black plague and believed bathing was evil back then. Is it weird that I've always wanted to experience that time period firsthand?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I received a really fantastic, fancy sewing machine for Christmas which got me looking at, and thinking about fabric design. I've wanted to try my hand at it for a while... now I had the motivation.

A few weeks ago I was browsing fabrics for sale and stumbled upon Spoonflower. Then I discovered they held weekly design contests, each with a new theme. Some are pretty unique, like the Civil Rights Toile contest (in which my fabric placed second).

My favorite design so far has been my Court Jester pattern. It's for sale here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

Last summer, I was honored to be chosen by Faucethead Creative as one of four artists they sponsored for The Sketchbook Project.

They asked everyone who was interested in being chosen for sponsorship why they should be chosen. I wrote something completely nutty and dumb like "I'm a stay at home/work at home mom of two and we're expecting our 3rd child in the fall. I have an art degree but rarely get to use it."

Somehow they decided to take a chance on the weird cat lady, so I spent the summer ripping paper and gluing random stuff into the book. And it turned out pretty cool.