15 January, 2014

inside look

This is what it looks like when I'm working on new patterns:

Creating design elements, and then adding, subtracting, and dragging them around to come up with the layouts I had in mind. I usually create new files for each new design, but as you can see here, I did most of my recent kit designs on the same palette.
What you can't see is what I cropped out -- the work on this palette that is to the right, just out of view.... I've got this idea that I just can't shake, but it's taking me a while to make it happen just as I imagine it... It's not a new kit, I don't think, but definitely a new project. I'm really excited about it... Hoping to make it happen in the next few weeks. !!!

06 January, 2014

Begin the Begin

Hello friends! Happy 2014!
It's been nearly a month since my last post. Yikes! Sorry about that... the holidays were a wonderful mad busy crazy few weeks. I sent so many of my diy kits into the world, stitched up some really wonderful custom orders, spent good quality time with my family and friends, and now I'm digging out and getting re-organized. In true January spirit, I'm giving myself this week to get my studio back into shape and do some de-cluttering of my home and mind.
I'll be back here at the end of this week with some photos and a proper post.
Thank you all so much for your support in making 2013 pretty darn great. 2014 is looking like it's going to be quite interesting... big things to come!
I do have *one* new thing to share with you right now; I've added a new kit to the shop!

The colors were inspired by my grandmother's dishes, and the design by Liberty prints and fancy perfume. I love me a tiny floral print, design, or motif!
The aida cloth for this one is a discontinued color, so there are only a limited number of these kits available. Direct link to the listing is here.
Happy new year, friends! xo.