Monday, August 22, 2011

Ocean Waves Fabric Design

Ocean Waves Design ©2011

Fabric contest update! My Ocean Waves Fabric design has gotten the most votes out of all my designs so far with 201 votes. If you haven't yet voted, vote for this one, and I may have a chance to get this design printed on fabric! Thank you everyone who has voted!! :)

Here is the link to vote by August 31 for Ocean Waves (It is halfway down the page, on page 5 of the Geometric category)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fabric Design Contest! Vote by Aug 31

Leaf Fancy Design , ©2011

I'm excited to share 6 new fabric designs I have created recently! And I've entered a fabric design contest with the opportunity of  receiving a design contract for printing/ producing these. It's based on voting, so vote for my designs by August 31!  The contest is hosted by Connecting Threads, and below are the direct links to my designs. See my patterns in the floral category on Page 9, in the geometric category on Page 5 and in the novelty category on Page 3. Thank you!!

Direct link to my patterns "Leaf Fancy" and Daisy Time" (top of page 9 in Floral category):

Direct link to my patterns "Yarn Balls" and "Ice Cream Delight" in the Novelty category (near the top page 5): http://www.connectingthrea​​ries.cfm?category=Noveltie​s&startRow=37

Direct link to my patterns "Circle Dance" and "Ocean Waves" in the Geometric category (top of page 3): http://www.connectingthrea​​ries.cfm?category=Geometri​c_Decorative&startRow=73

Which one is your favorite?  :)
Yarn Balls ©2011

Daisy Time Design, ©2011

Circle Dance Design, ©2011
Ocean Waves Design, ©2011
Ice Cream Delight © 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lazy Summer Day

Lazy day today, everybody's sleeping :)

Phantom and his favorite bone

Kiva likes the floor cause it's cool

Jorellis cat likes the refrigerator (and everything inside too)

Iko cat found a closet box to claim for his own

Time for Iko's bath from his doggy mother

 And then he's off to his new favorite place, playing in my studio

A sweet lazy day :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Harvest

How abundant everything is right now, such a delight! The garden is in full harvest, and things have grown huge. We have lettuces, large zucchinis, squash, peppers, carrots and cucumbers. I've given away many this week to friends, which is the best part :)

Unbelievable how high the tomatoes are

Harvest photos! How big everything is, I am so thankful :-)

The neighbor's garden is cute too!

In summer inspiration, I'm excited to have started a new piece, Sun Spirit.  The face is polymer clay with peyote beading. The sun will glow over a wildflower garden with stones and butterflies. It's a companion to my piece Moon Spirit. :)

 And I'm making bright summer flower pillow shams for a friend. I call these 'tropical flowers',  based on grandmother flower garden quilt pattern, but with a large floral center. The back side will be light green and the front white, with the flowers appliqued and white eyelet trim. It's so fun making the flowers using the paper piecing technique.

 And for more inspiration.... I went to the Portland Rose Garden recently. So beautiful. Is this not the most perfect rose?  I love summer.