The Latest Thread – 2018 Color and Style Inspiration


I’ve gathered a collection of Violet Textile Designs, Sewing Inspiration, Mini Tutorials, Roostery Table Linens ~ 10%Sale, and BurdaStyle Biker Jacket Sew-Along Sweepstakes! Designs Using the Pantone Color of the Year! If you don’t know by now – Ultra Violet  is the Pantone color of 2018! I had the privilege of designing textile patterns in this color in for a…

Roostery Product Review


Do you remember my Blogiversay Giveaway from my Roostery Home Décor Shop? The winner of the giveaway posted a great review and photos of the Vintage Filigree placemats she won on my Facebook page. Since I can’t copy & paste Lisa’s comments from Facebook onto the blog, I’ve recreated her review below. “I wanted to share how Beautiful my placemats are!…

Textiles- 2017 Color Review & Ideas


I’ve been on the hunt for the Spring and Summer Pantone colors for the year and of course I found them.  I was expecting to see something more exciting, but the colors are so calming and as some of you know my style is sometimes a bit in your face! Color combination ideas are a process…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs & Crafts


Sewing, designing textiles and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list during the last couple of weeks!  I had time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family and I hope you had a happy time too! So far everything is on track to finish some of the projects that I have to get done before…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs, & Tutorials


I’m so delighted that I get to feature photos and a quick tutorial of a beautiful travel craft bag made with one of my textile designs! I finished my sleek laptop tote bag and uploaded more textile designs that will be available next week. I also received a blogging opportunity from My Trending Stories to contribute my content about design on their site. So here’s…

New Textile Designs – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Before I show you the three new textiles designs I want to update you on my first round of Spoonflower swatches. The swatches arrived last week and the colors and designs look Great! So I’m happy to announce that my Spoonflower Shop is officially open with my first designs, which offers international shipping too! I’m in love with the marbling…

Design Show and Master Class Favorites


Although, I didn’t see everything at the Architectural Digest Design show in New York, the vendors I did see were amazing artist.  When I wasn’t in awe of their creations I remembered to take some photos to share with you! I met some of the artist and asked questions about their techniques and inspiration. You know the hand-painted…

Tablescapes by DIFFA’s Dining by Design


Let’s talk about design inspiration! I attended the Architectural Digest Design Show this weekend in New York City and WOW… so many spectacular displays. My first stop was DIFFA’s Dining by Design displays of glamorous one-of-a-kind dining experiences. I love the use of colorful textiles to create this fantastic tablescape.  It’s all about the use of color that…

The Santorini Tote Bag PDF Feature


Pattern Pile has selected my Santorini Tote Bag PDF pattern as one of bags to sew for spring! Besides the Indie pattern feature it’s also listed in the top 10 sewing project section too. (Woot-Woot!)  Click on the photo to see this and other amazing sewing projects. You can find the Digital pattern in my Etsy shop. Click on the following photo to get the…

Sling Bag – Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a splash of sunshine for you today! The 5th sling bag is made from a batik textile from Malaysia!  I love batik textiles and the personality they develop. When you look at this textile you will see blues, purples, turquoise, green, grey and a splash of yellow depending on the angle….