Textile Design Challenge – Bohemian Paradise


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week and LaCartera Winning Design This week we “closed our eyes and pictured ourselves on a tropical oasis. Do you see oversized palm leaves swaying in the breeze or bold pops of color from the flora like birds of paradise?” My design popped into my head fairly quickly, as I imaged…

Textile Design Challenge


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week This week we “focused on the intricate details found on Pysanky, one of the many styles of Ukrainian eggs. Pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, which means “to write”, and unlike eggs you might dye around Easter.” So here’s my interpretation of the Pysanky Challenge. Click here to vote! Stay tuned there’s…

The Latest Thread-Sewing & Designs


This week I’m sharing the Simplicity NewLook dress pattern results, and the weekly Spoonflower design Challenge entry. LaCartera Kids Well I think it has been at least 20 yrs. since I’ve used a sewing pattern, but I thought I would give it a try for this little dress.  I did make a couple of minor modifications…

Textile Design Challenge Entry – Moon Landing


I have decided to challenge myself to enter as many Spoonflower weekly design challenges as I can for the next two months. This weeks Spoonflower design challenge was a “Moon Landing” entry for Princess Awesome that ended on January 15th. I submitted my design one minute before it closed and hope that my last minute…

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…