Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"The Mad Hatter" at Spoonflower

The Mad Hatter
I must confess, I've been bitten by the Spoonflower bug. Another upcoming competition is for designs using watercolors. There are some lovely designs on the site, and mine seems to be a departure from the norm, but I figure that it never hurts to try...

That, and my mind has been a jumble with "Alice in Wonderland" lately. Seeing the movie was like being visited by an old childhood friend. I almost forgot how much I like the story.

"Curiouser and curiouser!"

Friday, March 26, 2010

"Garden Party" at Spoonflower

Garden Party
I was recently reminded about Spoonflower, a site that allows you to design and print your own fabrics at very reasonable prices. I've been meaning to give it a try and was assaulted by inspiration around 11pm last night. Needless to say, I didn't get a lot of beauty sleep...

As I familiarized myself with the Spoonflower site, I found that they host several design competitions, with a "Garden" themed competition just around the corner. So, I went to town drawing, scanning, and Photoshopping to arrive at "Garden Party" which I uploaded around 2am this morning. (Just click on the swatch above to be directed to "Garden Party" on Spoonflower.)

I still need to order a sample before selling the design on Spoonflower, but I'm definitely inspired by the possibilities. I'd love to see this pattern turned into a kids gardening apron, or even a gardening tool belt.

What else might you suggest?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I have been working towards taking this blog "live" for some time, and feel that I'm about ready to take the plunge. Be afraid, be very afraid!

In the meantime, I wanted to share this watercolor with you. A friend of mine is working with iSanctuary to host a fund raising gala in the OC that will feature a silent auction. I had just seen "Alice in Wonderland" in 3D, and was inspired to submit this little number. I'm even thinking of hosting a tea party for my daughter's birthday in July...

"We're all mad here!"