Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WOW Wednesdays! Make life a dance party!

Hi Lovelies,

I think being alive, connecting with the world, and dreaming big are all great reasons to celebrate. For this edition of WOW Wednesdays, let's have a dance partay! I saw this video a couple of months ago and I still find the energy of the first man to be contagious. I'm sure if I were there, I would have joined in on the fun, too. What gets you in the dancing mood?

Until next time, have a beautifully designed day.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

By Hand London Secret Garden Competition. Cast your vote!

Hi Lovelies,

I hope your day is going swell. I received exciting news today from By Hand London. Last week was the deadline for their first ever fabric design competition, and I entered. Yay for stepping out of my comfort zone. Anywho, Charlotte Hintzen from By Hand London notified me that my design Cherry Blossom has been selected for the shortlist for the Secret Garden competition. Can we say OMG!!!! Aahhhhhh!!! But I digressed. To secure my place as the winner, I need votes. And by votes, I mean I need you to vote. The voting process is quite simple. If you are on Facebook, go to By Hand London's page and comment on the competition's album page for the design you'd like to see on fabric. And by design you'd like to see on fabric, I mean mine the Cherry Blossoms by Darnita. Also, be sure to LIKE the actual picture/design. "LIKE"ing is important. It's essential to my existence. Well, not really but it is important. This pic right here. Look below right now. It's also at the top of this post. Now, if you don't use Facebook, they got you covered sweetheart. Go to By Hand London's website to comment.

Have a lovely day.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Pinteresting: Easter Treats

Hi Lovelies,

Easter is just around the corner. And you know what that means? Sweets and treats oh my!  I remember as a child enjoying the bounty of goodies found in my Easter baskets. I also treasured the occasional egg hunt. Now, that I am an adult, I rarely get to experience such moments. So, to get back to reliving those memories, I decided to do a virtual egg and sweet hunt. Look at what's so dang on Pinteresting.

What childhood memories do you have of Easter that you wish to relive?

Until next time, have a beautifully designed day.

Take care,

Image credit
1. Easter Sundae Kits by Stevie Pattyn for Shop Sweet Lulu  
2. Easter egg cookie inspiration  from Benny’s Bakery
3. Pantone Easter eggs from How About Orange
4. Sweet Sugarpies Buttercreme CookieWiches by Tookies
5. Sweet Peep Sushi  by Lauren Conrad

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hey...Come here...I've got a secret to share

Hi lovelies (in my whisper voice),

I am working on some amazing stuff right now. I don't know if you know but my heart simply yearns to design products for the home and furnishings market. It's been on my goal sheet for umpteenth years and I am finally making strides to realize this dream.  I'm not ready to launch yet, but I was too dang on happy about what's in the works for me to keep quiet. You can keep a secret right.  Here's a teensy bit of what's to come.  If you just can't keep this irresistible treat to yourself, it's okay to share. I won't punish you.

Until next time, have a beautifully designed day.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Pinteresting: Rainy Days

Hi lovelies,

Spring weather is so random at times. One half of the day could be full of sunshine and clear skies. Then, the next thing you know its dark skies and full on rain showers.  But the day doesn't have to turn into gloom and doom. I think these Pinterest finds will do just the trick to even make your rainy days joyful or at least fashionable.

Image credit:
1. Who doesn't love to curl up with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a book on a rainy day?  Image source Tumblr
2. Perfect rainy day ensemble. Image source Fashion Diva Design
3. I need to get my hands on this chevron raincoat. Image source Gudrun Sjoden

Monday, April 7, 2014

Building Creative Muscle

Hi lovelies,

I am back in the studio burning calories. Not really. However, I do feel the mental burn. I am working these creative muscles like they've never been worked before.  I am currently working on a pattern collection called TexMex. It makes me want to travel south for some warm weather. How have you been working your creative muscles lately? Leave a comment.

Until next time, have a beautifully designed day!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pinteresting-Spring is Here!

Spring is finally here. WHOOOOOOPPPPEEEE!!! Yes, I'm that excited. What's gotten me even more pumped are these lovely finds circulating Pinterest.

Image credit
1. Anne Bradstreet quote via Inspirational Quotes About Life
2. Pink and gold glitter painted Easter eggs via Pinterest pinner
3. Doggie enjoying Spring via Pinterest pinner
4. Floral paper garland via LaMiaCasa

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WOW Wednesdays! Plaid Frenzy

Hi lovelies!

I must say I have never designed a plaid pattern until today. So for this WOW Wednesdays! moment, I'd like to share three plaids I have designed thus far. I think I'm going to keep having fun with a new found skill. Whatcha think?