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

Circumstances Don't Dictate Happiness

Hi lovelies,

Just in case you were wondering...



WOW Wednesdays! Ride for the Ages


Hi lovelies!

Welcome to another edition of WOW Wednesdays! I was on Facebook earlier and saw a video posted by 95.7KJR radio of an amusement park ride of some sort which reminded me of a rotisserie oven. All I could say is "WOW!" I don't know what the ride is called or where it is located. All I know is that I am not up for trying it out. Are you?




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?













Saturday, March 15, 2014

Collection in Progress: Compass

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.~Joseph Cook


Good day lovelies,

I hope your weekend has been laden with fun and relaxation thus far.  I've been designing patterns like a mad woman (really a happy woman). It's so much dang on fun. This new collection I am working on is called Compass which was basically inspired by the need to follow my inner compass. Here's a sneak peek.








Take care,


Friday, March 14, 2014

Pinteresting- Florals

Hi Lovelies,

I can't get enough of flowers. How can I? They are too beautiful to go unnoticed even beyond the garden. Here is just a sampling of what I'm pinning.








Image Credit
1. Where can I find an umbrella like that? Image via Busy Being Fabulous
2. I wish this cart of flowers was coming my way. Image via In the Quiet
3. Flower adornments for the hair. Image via Trendy Traveler
4. Gorgeous floral explosion all in this room. Image via Wanderloot

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How does your garden grow?



Good day lovelies,

I am beginning to feel the freshness of Spring in the air. Seattle's typical showers are making appearances and the temperature is rising just a teensy bit. What I look forward to during this time of year are the flowers and blossoms. Oh yes, going outside to enjoy the greenery is a fave leisurely activity. Anyway, as I was thinking about the bounty of Spring, I thought about how much I have grown in life and business and observing what still needs tending. This inquiry reminded me of a note I posted on my personal Facebook page back in 2010. Here is an excerpt of that which poses the question, "How does your garden grow?" Whenever you can, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on how you are providing self-care and growing. Until next time, have a beautifully designed day.

As I was sitting here thinking about all the giving we do for others, the thought of self-giving popped up. So the question/message I’m posing for you is “How does your garden grow?”For those that have a green thumb, tending to a garden is a pleasant moment of caring for what has been planted. Continuous tending leads to beautiful flourishes. In regards to self-giving, the garden consists of the human spirit, mind, body, and heart. The fertile soil in this case is love, support, laughter, and relief from worries. Without these nutrients, one becomes lifeless, hopeless, doubtful, and drained. Enrich your garden with more thanks for being alive. Laugh a little more than you did the day before. Share a kind word with others, even if it’s a stranger. Tell yourself how magnificently created you are. Give yourself Tender Loving Care. So again, I ask “How does your garden grow?”


Take care,


Friday, February 28, 2014

Pinteresting- Kaleidoscopes

Hi Lovelies,

I have been in a wondrous haze looking at all of the vibrant kaleidoscope patterns out in the Pinterest atmosphere. See what's keeping me entranced.








Image Credit
1. iPhone cases by Dannijo
2. This lovely kaleidoscope came via Pinterest but can't find the original source.
3. Kaleidoscope print coat that screams street style. Source is unknown.
5. Kaleidoscope Stretched Canvas by Amy Sia