The Great Ladybug Challenge/Exhibition


This is such a great idea and a fun challenge and anyone can join in! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get authors, potters, photographers, artists, song writers, bakers, poets, knitters, sewers and all sorts of other creative WordPress bloggers together to see what everyone’s personal expression of a Ladybug would be! I’d like to thank…

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 – What’s Your Craft Room Style?


Craft Room Style like a Boss! No Not Gangnam Style, but Craft Room Style!  If you’re like me the heart of your home is your craft room, your space, your sanctuary! My philosophy is that you create a space that works for your needs!  The most important aspect to any craft room or space to me is organization! (No…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs and More Sewing


This week I’ve been sewing, approving textiles and more sewing!  I have a pretty nice list of items to get done. I knocked out the aprons and oven mitts, started on some of the tutorials that I promised, and hope to finish the my handbag prototype this week.  So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Sewing Textiles Are you ready for some football!!…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Design Inspiration


Sewing and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list this week!  I think the week has passed by too quickly, but I hope to salvage some of the lost time soon! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing, Textiles Designs As I’m sewing this little beauty I realized that I have a passion for creating fabrics…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs and Crafty Link Party


This week The Etsy orders are coming in, I’m putting the finishing touches to the Fall textile designs, spotted a sale at Roostery, and the Design-O-Rama crafty link party has begun! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing, Textile Designs, Design-O-Rama My vacation is over and I’m getting back to normal after my trip to China! I stayed long enough…

The Latest Thread – Fashion School, & Sewing Expo


The Fashion School Crash Course at BurdaStyle Academy and the Sewing Expo at the Fredericksburg, Virginia Expo Center are happening in the Month of September! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Shopping, Fashion School & Textile Designs Fashion School Crash Course: Become a Fashion Designer at BurdaStyle Academy  Become a Fashion Designer with Project Runway Alumni at *Burda Style:…

Latest Thread – Textile Design, Shopping & Vacation


Wow! That explains the past week… I’ve had very little time to dedicate to sewing, but I was able to get some fall designs completed, ordered new sewing labels and business cards. I’m planning to take a blogging break for most of the month of September and plan to have some scheduled posts that will…

The Latest Thread – Textiles, Home Goods & Sewing


This week I approved new textile designs, discovered a new Custom Home Goods shop, made a pair of cute oven mitts, updated my logo, and worked on a couple of PDF patterns. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Sewing Textiles This week I released design collections from the XOXO Plaid and the Slate Collection in my Spoonflower Shop.  Since I have a couple of custom orders for home goods and I’m working on my…

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…

The Latest Thread – Sewing Resources, Design Challenge & Buttons!


This week I received a couple of photos of my sling bag on the beach, I have two sewing items to fix and correct. One is my grandson’s shirt and the other is the laptop bag. I  think last week was a blur, but at least I started the sewing resource page and I’m thinking about the latest Spoonflower design challenge….