I am thrilled to announce that starting today, you can find my designs for Alles für Selbermacher in their online shop! When I got my fabric yardage in the mail I was blown away by the soft and snuggly quality of their Summer-Sweat Jersey which my first designs for them are printed on :) Here is just a peek of some of the amazing things that are already being sewn up with "Kites" and "Ponyhof"...
I am SUPER EXCITED! about this - I am planning to produce my own run of fabric with my designs
I have a supplier all lined up but before I take the plunge, I am
starting with a test design and having a mini run printed to see how it
goes. If you like it, I'd love if you help me spread the word so this
can be a success!!! See it and buy it here!
Its okay to freak out with excitement about this. I sure am!!!!
Here is my entry for Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search... the equivalent to American Idol for Illustrators :) I am so happy with how my piece came out since I think it really reflects who I am as a designer. Now to see if it makes the first cut - sizing down 999 entries to 50!
The assignment was to design a piece of wall art around the theme of Terrariums and including text of some kind. Since terrariums always seemed a little like flower prisons to me, I approached the assignment from this angle...
Despite the sunny days, and the fact that the new school year hasn't started yet, doesn.t mean its too early to start thinking about your Christmas sewing projects! We all know they only come out just right with time and love invested and for just that reason, Westfalenstoffe has recently debuted the newest additions to my wintery Kitzbühel collection. So you can buy the fabric now and still have plenty of sewing time before Christmas. Here are a peek at the new prints:
And a reminder of the original collection which can be found at your local fabric store:
As always, if you sew up something in these fabrics I would love to see!
Flower Inara and Flower Frenzy are now available from Lillestoff! And since I just picked up my first spool of elastic thread from Frau Tulpe a few days ago that I can't wait to try out, it looks like its time to get sewing...
Our newsletter launches tomorrow! Are you also excited? If not, maybe its because you're not in the running yet for our giveaway of 1 meter of my "Ausflug" fabric from Lillestoff! All you have to do you get in on the fun is sign up for the newsletter here. Winner will be picked tomorrow morning :)
This week I am excited to be included in Jenipher Lyn's book launch blog party for her amazing book, "How Being Stubbon, Depressed, and Upopular Saved My Life". Its an amazing book filled with Jenipher's honest and heartfelt story and lots of sweet illustrations which is a must-read for girls going through the battlefield of growing up.
My contribution to the party is an illustration for the insecure 11 year old in us that can feel like we aren't measuring up, aren't cool/pretty/skinny/creative/smart/whatever enough. Or for the times we feel like we're doing okay until we see another girl walk by who is cooler/prettier/skinnier/creativer/smarter/whateverer than us and we decide that her life must be perfect and who we are suddendly isn't good enough anymore. Well to that I just want to say:
This would-be "wondergirl" that you are comparing yourself to probobly also has days like this. And insecurities and struggles. But your fabulousness is not dependant on anyone else. You are fabulous because you are who you are. Because there is no one else like you. Because you are doing what you were created to do even if its not always smooth sailing. So keep your chin up, girlfriend! And don't let other bring you down!
"Ausflug" is my newest design with Lillestoff and its perfect for the upcoming sunny (hopefully) summer days, road trips, and family outings. How will you use it to make your summer a little more sweet???
The fact that my first design with Lillestoff will be available for sale tomorrow is so cool to me. I have loved their fabric for a long time and the fact that we are now licensing partners is so much fun. My premier design is called "Los Geht's" (translation: "Let's Go!") and as you can see from my adorable models, its not just for boys :)
Click here to grab some of this fabric for your own projects, and stay tuned, I have more fabric designs with Lillestoff that will be debuting in the not-too-distant future!
How busy things have been lately! After lots of drawing, deadlines, and preparing new projects its especially fun to see things of mine that are now hitting the market :) Fabricworm is now shipping my newest collection with Birch Fabrics, "Frolic" - not just in woven but also select fabrics are being printed on knit! Woo hoo!
This lively collections is based around my original Frolic print (4th from the top and again 2nd from the bottom) and comes in 2 colorways - warm colors and cool colors. The first few creations are starting to pop up around the web with these fabrics and I couldn't be happier! Thank you, Birch Fabrics for being so fabulous!
Now that Valentine's day is officially a week behind us, I keep wanting to doodle love-y things. Is it because spring is in the air, because my deadlines are mostly behind me, or simply because I have a heart filled with love? Who's to say and really, who cares? The point is - new illustrations for you and someone you care about :)
I think this is definately going to get printed in the next round of greeting cards I get done...
It feels so nice to have a minute just to draw something for fun :) So here is an illustration-slash-reminder that after a weekend of celebrating love, be sure to take a minute and celebrate youself too! xoxo
I am so excited to announce that I have a new licensing partenership with Huups! Huups! is a fabulous German company who sells collections embroidery files so that the everyday sewist can spiff up their creations to meet their vision. For example, take a look at some of these creations that have come out of my "East meets West" collection. All totally different, all totally fabulous.
Today my post is a bit different than usual. Rather than showing you a finished sketch, we are going behind the scenes to where the ideas begin. The Inspiration Room. I love retro artwork because everything about it is so confident. The colors are bold, the illustrative styles are so full of personality, and its totally cool to be eating off pink floral plates on a plaid tablecloth with an ornate paisley wallpaper as a backdrop on the kitchen walls. You just don't see that anymore and its a pity. Let it be said that "More is More."
When looking for a little vintage vibe to delight the sences, my go-to spot is Yay Retro! - and not only because the name is fun to say :) They have the cutest kitchen, home, and kitsch items and are nice enough to let us buy them so that we can also have homes that live boldly.
See more great retro finds (including lots from Yay Retro!) on my Pinterest board.
Even though its not so early in the morning, I've been getting up at 4 a.m. now on a too regular basis (because of little babies who shall not be named) so that means I am too tired to come up with something nice to write here. I will just leave you with my latest illustration and then go make another cup of coffee...