Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Work Published in 'Exciting World of Pattern Design'

Last spring I was contacted by the team of people working on a new book for Zeixs, who asked if I could send them some of my work to be included in their upcoming book 'Exciting World of Pattern Design'. That was pretty exciting and flattering!! So off I sent my pictures, not thinking much of it, and low and behold last fall the book was published with photo's of my work included. Me? Seriously gushing with excitement!

I thought I'd go ahead and share the pages I'm on with you, as well as turn this into a book review to share with you some of the other fabulous work included in this book.

First off, this book is like a brick! It's about 5.25" square, and about 2.25" thick, jam-packed with more than 700 patterns inside it's 653 pages! The book categorizes the artwork into 7 sections: Objects, Animals, Typo, Human, Geometric, Abstract & Floral. Each page is flooded with images, the only wording on the page is the artist's name & website information - which is also included in a list in the index in the back.

There is such a plethora of inspiration and different styles captured in this book! The images I've included are just a small sneak-peak as to what is inside. Some of the pages even include showing the pattern on a product, which is so fun to see it come to life.

My friend Diane lives in Budapest, Hungary and was able to find one in a bookstore over there. She picked me up a copy and brought it to me when we were both in NYC this January. {thanks Diane!!} Speaking of Diane, she is also featured in this book! Check out her beautiful work and adventures in Budapest by visiting her blog.

Diane's featured artwork
If you are a pattern lover, and are able to get your hands on one of these German books I would say go for it! It's absolutely stunning and full of beautiful work! I haven't been able to find this book in the US, but you can purchase it online directly from Zeixs.

Valentine Stamp Collection at Impress

Just a little note to say that the stamps I created for Impress Rubber Stamps are out, and ready to be used to make some beautiful Valentine cards for those you love! I'm planning on making some cards very soon, and will post pics when I do!

They included sayings on the side of the stamp with the cupcake "hey cupcake", and the slice of pie "hi cutie pie" - two stamps in one. How fun is that??
Impress is located in Washington state, and you can either order online or visit one of their 3 charming Seattle area locations.

Happy {early} Valentines Day!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Big Zag Quilt & Glam Garden Fabric Giveaway!

' The Big Zag' quilt - designed by Tina Michalik
With a new fabric collection excitingly comes a fabulous free quilt pattern to download! The amazingly talented Tina Michalik designed this quilt called 'The Big Zag' for Robert Kaufman using fabrics from my Glam Garden collection. Isn't it a beauty?? How amazing is SHE? I love how the bold & modern quilt design goes so well with the bold colors of the fabrics - right up my alley!

It is Tina's original design and will be available for download on the Robert Kaufman website in February. Be sure to check back in February to get your free fabulous quilt pattern download! Congrats Tina on your new designer gig too!

Also, make a mad dash over to Tina's blog 'Little Blue Cottage' as she is giving away 8 quarter yards from the Glam Garden fabric collection to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave her a comment, and a way to contact you. She will select a winner this Sunday, January 24th.

What are you still doing here? Go! Go! And good luck!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Glam Garden Fabric Collection

Yay! The time is finally here to share with you my new fabric collection "Glam Garden".
The Glam Garden fabric collection combines and explosion of florals, geometrics and pretty prints with glamorous colors - blooming with pretty creative possibilities!

There are a total of 18 fabrics, with 8 prints in two color stories: Spring & Summer, through
Robert Kaufman.

Spring Color Story

Summer Color Story

We are currently sewing away, getting ready for a photo shoot early February. I'll be sure to post pictures from the photo shoot around the end of February on my website and Flickr photo-stream. I am also currently undergoing a website relaunch which will go live at the end of February/early March, so please bear with me while I am in the transitioning stage during the launch of this fabric line. I will be sure to post as much as I can as soon as I can. Stay tuned!

The fabrics will be shipping sometime in February
. If you are an e-tailer who will be carrying the Glam Garden fabric collection, please do let me know, and I would love to add a link to your site on my blog & website.

Thanks everyone!


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