I’ve been very interested in designing prints this year. I’ve been thinking so much about my concepts and inspirations that it just seemed like a natural progression to develop prints based on what I’m collecting and looking at.
I started collecting porcelain animals for no reason other than that I just loved looking at them. I also started to collect doodles from my daughter and her friends to go along with my “About A Girl” collection which is all about revisiting the things I missed out on as a teen. I put the 2 together to come up with scarf designs.
These are the first 2 that I ordered to test the colors and the quality of the images. I’m trying not to be too perfectionist about it and let it be more organic and fun. I think this is a good start…
These were printed at Spoonflower onto cotton voile and measure about 22″ square.
Posted in design, fashion, process
Tagged cat print, cat scarf, cowboy scarf, designing fabrics, designing prints, print design, printing fabric, scarf, scarf print, spoonflower
I’m really excited about the first product my daughter and I created together. She needed a way to carry her Pennyboard skateboard (named Heather) and we couldn’t find anything online that would work so we decided to make it ourselves. She designed it and picked out the fabrics; I made the pattern and started sewing them. Now we have our first batch of finished bags on Etsy. More colors will be coming as soon as exam week is over and she can help me make more!
Let us know what you think or what colors you would like to see to coordinate with your skateboard.
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Tagged backpack, bag, girls skate, pack, pennyboard, skate, skate board backpack, skateboard, skateboarding, skater, tote bag
Skate boarding has taken over my neighborhood. All the local kids are out on their boards and I love watching them. It looks like so much fun but I’m one of those people who can barely balance on a flat floor so I won’t be trying it.
My daughter and her gang of skaters, named the “Royals”, have been skating around on their pastel and ice-cream colored penny-boards. She and I designed this backpack to hold her small skate board while she travels this summer.
We liked the design and the soft, worn-in feel of the fabric so much that we decided to make more and put them up on Etsy. We should be listing some very soon…
I’m almost done with this winter knitting project, the Odd Little Grandpa Sweater. Trying to figure out what the next project will be. I can’t be without a knitting project, I need to have that relaxing activity while I’m watching Justified.
This year I will have my little hand crafts that I can’t help making available at the Yuletide craft show at 1305 Gallery on Main Street. Show starts on Final Friday, which also happens to be black Friday this year, and runs through the end of December.
Posted in craft, crochet
Tagged brooches, Christmas crafts, craft show, crochet, embroidery, gallery show, handmade gifts, holiday crafts, modern crafts, sleep eye mask, vintage ceramics