The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap!

Another adventure in design!  I am participating for the first time in The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap! Organized by the ever inspiring Beth Kempton of Do What you Love, the swap is now in its 7th year!   I’ve taken several course from DWYL which have not only encouraged me along the path to becoming a surface pattern designer, but also provide amazing opportunities to showcase design work.

This years swap theme is Create, which can be interpreted in any way choose but we do need to include some type of stitching. I’ll post my postcard here soon as well as to my penpal, Sandy in Ontario, Canada.  Be sure to check out the postcard creations on the Do What You Love facebook page!  It’ll be mind bending!  The early posters have some phenomenal work to share.

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Pin Hop 2013 – a virtual art show

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Today is Pin Hop day! In fact, a whole Pin Hop weekend.

A bunch of really talented designers from all over the world prepared lots of great patterns to share with people who love patterns. The Pin Hop is an initiative of Tina Olsson, from Fyllayta. Her hard work and initiative were essential to make it possible. Thank you, Tina!

I submitted one collection inspired by the Midnight Garden theme.  hope you like the patterns and story I used to develop them. I found lots of inspiration from the long days of late Spring in northern California when daylight and moonlight combine to create some fantastical landscapes.

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In case you haven’t done so, or in case you want to do it again, you can go to the main pinterest board and find a print from each designer taking part in this hop.

In case you like any of my patterns, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I am available for commission or licensed work and would love to share my portfolio with you.  Please use the comment form below; the website will be available soon, I promise!