Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First Flower

So sweet to find the first flower of the season in our yard today! One little daffodil in a patch by itself, the others will be coming very soon. As spring begins to stir, this is the time of year to watch your dreams, wishes, and new projects start to grow :) 

New projects are on the horizon for me! I'm excited to announce that I am now creating quilt and craft sewing patterns for Connecting Threads, Designer Downloads.  I'll let you know when they are posted! Here is a sneak preview of my baby rosebud quilt for spring:

Also, I'm working on a new gift shop which will feature a wide range of my artwork, prints, and gifts with inspirational quotes, as well as printable designs for papers, invites and more. I plan to have craft patterns and some free downloads in the shop as well.  Stay tuned!! Update: The shop is finished! Visit www.robinphillipsstudio.com/store
Robin's Nest in the Sun ©2011, donated to Audubon Society

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Warm Winter, Warm Heart

It's been such a nice winter here, warm and mild. I saw the first Camellia flowers this past weekend in our neighborhood!  WOW, I want to paint these.

In the studio, I have been working on my website, finishing up my painting 'Soulmates', as well as knitting and stitching. I plan to release cross stitch patterns based on my art this year!

I got a knitting book at Christmas, and I am excited that I have started my first knitted scarf! I've done lots of crochet, and I wasn't sure if it would be harder to knit, but I've gotten in groove now with knit and purl. It's so soothing and natural.
Soulmates, © 2012

I made this pillow several years ago, and I love bringing it out this time of year. The hearts are a simple 4 patch, three 1-1/2" blocks red or pink and one white block to complete the square. :)

Love is all around, so many sweet things to be thankful for in this world!