The Latest Thread – Sewing, Shopping, Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I created a laptop bag for myself, found a sewing/quilting expo nearby in September, received my fat quarter designs, became an Instagram sensation and I still need your vote for my latest Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing Expo, Sewing Textiles, and  Textile Designs The Sewing Expo is coming to Fredericksburg, Virginia!…

Design Challenge – I Need Your Vote!


It’s time to vote for your favorite Spoonflower and Betabrand design! The winner is selected by the number of votes received so I need your help! Voting ends on July 26, 2016. The entries are in random order so I’m unable to link you directly to my entry, but you can also vote for other designs too.  There are 500+ entries…

The Latest Thread – Etsy Shop,Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I’ve cleaned up my Etsy shop and gave it a new beautiful look! I entered the Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand, added some new buttons for the blog and started working on the next PDF pattern. So here’s the latest thread… Textile Design and Challenge The Spoonflower & Betabrand design challenge was to create a classic…

The Latest Thread – PDF Pattern, Sewing, Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I finished my grandson’s birthday present and focused on creating two new fabric collections. I decided on an idea for the newest Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand, and ordered some fat quarters on sale!  The biggest relief was the release of the PDF sling bag pattern! So here’s the latest weekly thread… PDF Pattern, Sewing Textiles, and  Textile Designs To all of my blog…

The Latest Thread – PDF Pattern Testing & Pattern Illustrations


This week we’ve been moving through the PDF pattern testing and some of the bags are finished! The pattern illustrations are almost complete and the pattern will be ready for release in another two weeks. I may have a moment or two to enter the Spoonflower design challenge before the deadline too. So here’s the latest thread! PDF Pattern Testing,…

The Latest Thread – Design Challenge


This week my focus has been on editing and testing my PDF pattern.  I got to a couple of textile designs and the Spoonflower and Bucketfeet winner was announced.  So here’s the latest weekly thread… PDF Pattern, Textiles, and  Textile Designs I can officially report that the pattern looks professional and the measurements are perfect using Adobe Illustrator!…

The Latest Thread – PDF Pattern & Design Challenge


It’s been a busy, busy week, which didn’t include sewing. But I want to announce the 10 PDF testers, share some new textile designs my latest design challenge and a cool tutorial I found. So here’s the latest weekly thread… PDF Pattern Testers, Textiles, & Design Challenge I’ve selected the following PDF pattern testers for the Sling Bag pattern!  Thank you all…

Silk Blouse – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


A silk blouse proto-type for my Golden Marble Fields satin fabric! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? There’s a reason that I normally stay away from silk!  And it’s because the fabric is so delicate!! It really slowed me down to a snails pace.  I didn’t want to…

The Latest Thread – Design Challenge


This week my focus has been on the Spoonflower design challenge deadline. And need your VOTE! I gave 110%, but is an artist ever happy with the final design?  I ordered fabric swatches, painted new designs, bought myself a mother’s day gift and the grand baby reminded that I’m not as young as I used to be! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Textiles, Textiles and…

The Latest Thread – Textiles & Patterns


This week I’ve been frantically preparing my submission for a contest, started  a pattern slopper for a pajama shirt for the grand-baby, found more great finds on the web, did a little fabric shopping and was selected to submit a Guest Post to one of my favorite blogs. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern and Shopping for Textiles I’ve been trying to create a textile…

The Latest Thread – Textiles


This week has been whirlwind of cool craft finds on the web, great craft buy’s, happy clients, getting spotted on Spoonflower, a blogger award, new fabric prints, new friends, a tutorials got a featured spot, and more cool plans!  All of this normally  doesn’t happen in a week, but I thought It would be a chance to start sharing the latest thread with you!…