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Home Decor Products Now Available

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!! I'm SOOO excited to share with you that I have home decor products for sale!!!! Woo-hoo! The fine folks over at Minted have taken my fabric designs and turned them in to fabulous products. There's a whole new line of home decor products including pillows, curtains, table linens (runners, napkins, placemats), chandeliers and lampshades, in addition to fabric sold by the yard. I have four different patterns (each one in many different colors) and they are produced on each one of the home decor items so there's a plethora to choose from! 

Here's a snippet of some of the items but there's tons more to view here. And click on the images below. Trust me. They're so much better full size!

*All images courtesy of Minted

New Home Decor Designs Coming Soon to Guildery

Holy cow, things are rocking and rolling over here. This summer has definitely kept me busy! In my best Olaf voice, "all good things, all good things!" (sorry, couldn't help it) I'm super excited to share with you that three of my surface pattern designs from a recent collection are going to be for sale this fall at Guildery!

If you're not familiar with this website, you HAVE to check it out. They sell all types of home decor including pillows (indoor and out), curtains/drapes, ottomans, headboards, and wallpaper. They offer modern and on trend color-coordinated collections so it takes the guessing out of those questions you ask yourself in the store like "will these pillows and drapes go together once I get them home?" They have the latest and greatest designs from artists all over the world (including me!) and if you love a design so much you can buy fabric by the yard, in your choice of 12 (yes, twelve!) different fabrics, and make whatever your heart desires! 

I can't divulge quite yet exactly which of my designs will be for sale but don't fret, you will hear once they go live in the big reveal! In the meantime, I'm able to share my special Guildery Coupon Code with you! Just click here to get $20 off your first order! 

Image credits guildery.com

 

I Made Drapes!

I decided to be ambitious over the weekend and make my son some drapes for his room. We've been in our house for a little over a year and a half and he still only had blinds...until TODAY! I'm not much of a sewer but I did make a bunch of curtains for our old house but that was way before I had kids. And time. I'm starting the new module of my Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design class in 2 weeks so figured it's perfect timing to get them done now before things get too busy again. I decided to use one of my surface pattern designs that I made for Minted's first fabric challenge, Gadgets. It's a really cute pattern for those boys that are bigger than 'little boys' but smaller than tweens. (Although, this would be really cute for the tween generation, too.) It has fun icons including iPhones, Razor scooters, headphones, and RipStiks in various colors and going in all different directions. The pattern comes in 6 different colorways. Here's the one I chose for my son's room since orange is his favorite color.

I ordered the fabric a few months ago and there were some kinks to work through with the colors so we got that all straightened out and then the box sat on my project table in my office for about 2 months! I made 2 panels and had enough fabric leftover to make a few pillows, too. One for his bed and one for my daughter, since she was a little jealous of all the big brother attention! Here's a few pics of how they turned out...

I had a little trouble getting the right exposure on the photo since the window is so bright, so here's a few detail pics, too. I decided to add a navy blue band on the bottom to add some interest to the vertical panels.

Here's a detail of the bottom. The photo is a little darker, it's a true navy blue with white stitching.

Detail of the top half. I sewed in a pocket to hang the drapes from. Looking back on it now, I'd probably just put clips on and let it hang straight. This I call the 'scrunchy effect'.....haha.

George has been my son's absolute favorite since he was a baby.

Close up of the square pillow.

I decided to color block the back of the pillows to add a little interest. I think they turned out really cute. My son loves his new drapes and my daughter is happy with her pillow, too!