Monday, May 18, 2015

Olives and Jazz

Pickled condiments are this week's topic. Ovals graduate progressively in size and color, dancing to the rhythm of music. I was listening to Jazz while I worked and the color scheme obviously clicked with the music. This is exactly what I needed after a stressful work week. Music and creativity are my go-to therapy to ground myself and refresh.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sweet spring/summer dress

Turquoise birds sit in Jacaranda trees with delicate lavender blossoms. How sweet is this fabric?


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Floral abstract border for skirts

I scanned my sketchbooks for inspiration for this challenge. I chose bearded irises for my floral border. Bright, abstracted blooms are set against a diamond backdrop. The contest brief is to order a yard and make a skirt from this pattern. There are so many beautiful entries this week!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

aloha hawaii! tropical island design

Who doesn't love hula girls? I had a folder in my "Need to Design" file with this theme. I keep my running ideas in it so that when I have free time (yes, sometimes that happens!) I can dive into my inspiration folder and create.

The Island theme popped up last week over at Spoonflower. Yes! Hula girls! Grass skirts & tropical foliage with a cross-hatched texture. Happy, happy me!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Firecrackers in July

The theme for this entry is "flying machines". The last time this theme appeared, I created a plane-themed fabric, so this time I opted for hot air balloons. I added fireworks all around the balloons as a border. THAT took some time! I really like the subtle palette of muted turquoise.

I giggled all the way through this design about how unsafe it would be to actually watch fireworks from a balloon. This is an idea best lived out through imagination. ;)


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015