Saturday, July 5, 2008

Mini Shop Update

A new print (I'm really thrilled with this one) and some of my wonderful Spoonflower fabric has been added to the shop. There will be another mini-update sometime tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Happy 4th!

I hope everyone had an amazing 4th and continues to have a wonderful long weekend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

And the Winner Is...

Randomly picked from a hat. Congratulations! Shoot me an email ( and let me know what print you would like from the shop and where to send it. I'll be having more giveaways here and there, so keep visiting and sharing your great ideas with me! *My sincere appologies to Meridian for spelling her name wrong in my intial post. I'm such a numbskull.*

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Adieu June

Thank you June for the sunshine, the warm breezes, the lovely flowers and the even lovelier birthdays. It was an incredible month and always my favorite. Until next time, Adieu.

Also, thanks so much for the great comments and suggestions on organizing my creative mess. I think the general consensus is that being a creative person it's kind of a futile effort to "organize" in the traditional sense. I think embracing our inner "magpie" as Meridian Ariel so fittingly termed it is a good thing. It does make it a lot more fun later to sort through all the past ideas, like little bits of treasure. There were some very good thoughts however on making those ideas easier to find. A few of my favorites were:

• Using a blackboard above your work area to make lists, or jot down important ideas
• Using photobooks (the sticky kind) to corral loose bits of paper. This is such a great idea, because you can move things around as you please and toss out dud or used ideas at will.
• Keeping a small notebook in lots of different places so you always have somewhere to jot down ideas.
(ie: beside the bed, in the car, in your purse, on your desk, etc.)

As for the print giveaway, I'll be announcing the random winner tomorrow evening. See you all then!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Last Call for the Print Giveaway!

Today's the last day to get your entries in for the print giveaway. Just post a comment on this post with suggestions, ideas, stories, etc. on how you as a creative person keep track of ideas, to-do lists, etc. Tomorrow I'll draw a posters name radomly and they'll win a free print of their choice from the shop! I've loved everyone's posts so far and hope to read more.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Thanks Stitch Lounge!

Thanks to Hope from Stitch Lounge. She wrote a great post about Spoonflower and included one of my pattern designs. In the same post she included a mention of a site called Bonbon Kakku. It's a Finnish fabric website that acts much like Threadless. Designers submit their fabric designs where folks are able to vote for their favorites. Winning designs are printed and made available in the shop. There are some really great designs, what a brilliant idea! Hope has a fabulous blog and site. Not to mention, the brick and mortor shop where they offer classes looks amazing. I'm jealous San Fransisco! There's also a great tutorials section that I'll for sure be frequenting, I'm LOVING the "teeny tiny fold-up shopping bag"! Super cute.