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Home Decor Available at Roostery & Spoonflower

Roostery is the sister company of the ever popular online fabric store, Spoonflower. They offer many home decor products including pillows, chairs, placemats, napkins, and tea towels. I'm excited to share that my designs are now available for sale on ALL of these products! And I'm secretly IN LOVE with the chairs, they are seriously unbelievable! In addition to the home decor items on Roostery, wallpaper, gift wrap and fabric (of course!) are also available at Spoonflower! So many options! Here is a quick slideshow of just a few of the products. You can view my entire line at my two online shops, Roostery and Spoonflower. The best way to view the products on Roostery is to click on the type of product on the left side menu and then you'll be able to see each design on the product. And don't forget, the holidays are upon us......these products make great holiday gifts! Happy Shopping!

Minted Opens Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco

Minted has opened it's first pop-up shop in San Francisco! The grand opening was last Friday so I thought I'd share a few photos of the store itself. I can honestly say that I am SO proud to be part of this community. They really believe in independent artists and value their talent which is kind of hard to find nowadays with so many online print-on-demand shops. I have some products for sale in the shop and my bio and photo is up on the wall, too, which is SO cool! I wish I lived closer to see it in person!

They have also teamed up with Christy Turlington Burns to donate a portion of the proceeds to her charity, Every Mother Counts, which helps mothers across the world. In Style magazine wrote an article on it, you can read more about the partnership and details here. Another reason why I love Minted! Here are a few pics, you can also read Minted's article and see more photos. And if you're in the San Fran area, go check it out, the store is located at 222 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108; they’re open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All photos courtesy of Minted and Sue Prue

Make Your Mark

I recently entered a competition with a UK based creative studio called Tigerprint. They work directly with Marks & Spencer stores in designing their products. Think all kinds of stationery, greeting cards, gift wrap, gift bags and accessories, as well as pencil cases, notebooks, pens and more. This month's competition was mark making. I had never really done this before. It's simply the process of making marks and turning those marks in to a unique pattern. 

I wasn't sure if I was going to enter and then one Saturday afternoon, I was sitting outside my daughter's dance studio and decided maybe I'd start sketching. So, I opened my purse to get my handy Poppin' notebook (that I always keep on me!) but all I had to draw with was a ball point pen. I started marking a few marks and thought maybe this could look cool. After I got home I got out the paints and paper and made a few more marks. I combined all of those together, added some color and here is the final result! I mocked both colorways up on some gift bags to see what they would look like. Pretty cool, huh? I entered it and a few short days later, I found out that I made the shortlist! (Which sounds kind of weird but it just means I made it through the first round of cuts) Out of 960 entries, they were narrowed down to 71 and the winner was chosen from those. 

Click here to see the full blog post and my design on their site! Unfortunately, I wasn't chose as the winner, but that's ok because I found a new way of making patterns and got a really cool result. Both patterns are available for licensing, just give me a shout if you're interested!