Friday, April 20, 2012

I *heart* fabric design

It was a really nice surprise when I checked my email Thursday morning and read that my Sew Retro fabric won Spoonflower's Fabric of the Week contest! That makes 5 wins... holy katz, as my husband would say! (Although my Hawaiian quilt design tied with another artist's design, so that's really only a half a win, right?)

This was so much fun to illustrate; it felt like I was channeling the design rather than creating it. Isn't it great when projects come together like that? And why can't they all be so easy?

Then again, part of the fun of art and design IS the challenge.

Anyway, with this most recent win, I'm thinking it's time to send my stuff off to quilting fabric companies and see what happens. Who knows? Maybe I can add "licensed fabric designer" to my resume someday soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

More sea life

I'm way behind in updating my poor, neglected blog. In my freelance career as in regular family life, when it rains, it pours, and suddenly I realize I pretty much missed the month of March.

Anyway, I was really excited to be chosen as a featured artist on Urban Threads where you can buy my grumpy squid embroidery design. I'm also finally getting around to ordering swatches of the matching Spoonflower fabrics, which should be up for sale sometime next week.

My birthday was last month, and I got a new serger. Now I just need the gift of about a week or so to unpack it, figure out how to work it, and make some stuff.