Introducing my new soap for summer- I call it Summer Breeze. A smooth bar containing shea butter and cocoa butter with a lovely soft blend of essential oils featuring lavender and grapefruit.
Here are some of my new pottery pieces- so much fun to see them in use! Hoping to add some pottery works to my shop eventually:-) The lettuce is from our garden- love how vibrant it is. Can’t wait for tomato season! Below are some super saturated pics from the garden. It may be cold for a good half of the year here but when summer comes- it is an emerald city:-)
Spring arrives. A walk in the woods revealed some red trillium flowers- never knew they could be red. Also found some tourists by the pond:-) One anther note, to celebrate the arrival of the warm weather, I have opened a new etsy shop for my jewelry creations! Stop by to check it out! Happy Spring!
The latest fabric design contest at Spoonflower is close to my heart! Science Fair! We always have so much fun at our house prepping for the school science fair. My design represents a cartoon version of what we go through:-) You can vote here: http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/238 click on the right side of the screen to enter the voting area. Here is a sample of my entry. You can click here to see the fabric page.
I have to start with the incredible winners of the toile de jouy contest at Spoonflower. If you have time, head on over and check out the top ten winners. The winner has a gorgeous design featuring the botanist and scientist Eva Mameli Calvino. This competition was to celebrate international women’s day. It is always exciting to finish your design and finally see what the other entries are. They never cease to amaze and inspire me. The current contest is “bedtime” with a restricted color palette, featuring the colors shown. Here is the design I entered. Perhaps some curtains, sheets, pj’s, or pillows for your little dreamer:-) If you need inspiration for decorating a kid’s bedroom I recommend checking out the contest entries at Spoonflower. There are some really cute designs.
Spoonflower’s latest contest is quite challenging to say the least. A toile de jouy pattern celebrating women’s day. I decided to feature “mothers” and all they can be. I sketched each part in pencil and then combined the drawings into a story. I then had to figure out how to create a nice repeat to render it in the toile de jouy style. I created these two fun pillow patterns for my daughter’s birthday. Love the way they turned out. The Easter painting I just finished and will be listing in my Etsy shop. Would make a cute addition to any kids room or nursery.
A super cute way to share some suds time with your special someone. His and hers orange soaps wrapped in my love and kisses pattern and delivered in a very cute bird cage. I entered another fun contest on Spoonflower, this one called Chinese Paper Cutting. The work is in red and white. I decided to use my hope and joy rooster pattern as a base for the design, yes I know it is not the year of the rooster:-) It was a challenge but I do love the pattern that I have created. I like that it is modern and clean looking, perfect for printing on any one of Spoonflower’s media, (fabric, paper etc…) Here is the finished pattern.