Sunday, January 24, 2016


With the temperature today reaching the balmy 30's, I was feeling a bit tropical.  Here in Minnesota, temperature in the 30's is shorts weather!  We are a hardy people!  So, I sketched up some tropical flowers and palms and put them into a cheery pattern.  I think this would be a lovely pattern on a maxi dress.  What do you think?  Happy Sunday! 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Feeling joyful

Autumn's Joy is a collection I started over a year ago.  I loved the motifs, but struggled with the colors.  I decided to put it on the back burner and return to it with fresh eyes at a later date.  This week I returned to the collection and added some additional patterns.  I played around with a lighter color palette and fell in love with the results.  I hope you like how it turned out as much as I do!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dizzy with Excitement...

over my newest collection. I had so much fun sketching and playing around with these patterns.  I really love how they all came together.  Hope you love them too! 

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Refreshed and Refocused

Inspiration leads to design for me.  So, I have been taking this summer to refresh and refocus.  Many hours have been spent walking through gardens, forests, sandy beaches, and my own backyard just observing the flowers, leaves, bugs, and critters around me.  I have really enjoyed watching my children discover new things in old places.  Nature always inspires me.  I naturally look for patterns and designs in everything I see. Organic shapes and patterns seem to jump out of the woodwork...literally at times.  I have been sketching like crazy, and tonight I sat down at my computer for the first time in over 2 months.  It felt so good to create again.  I felt inspired...and this is what I designed.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Butterflies for Lupus Showcase 2015

For the third year now, a fellow designer friend, Dawn Clarkson, has organized a "Butterflies for Lupus Showcase" to help increase awareness about the chronic autoimmune disease Lupus. Lupus can attack your tissues and organs causing a multitude of symptoms.  A rash on the cheeks in the form of a butterfly is a common symptom of Lupus, which is the reason Dawn chose the butterfly to showcase.  She will feature the butterflies on World Lupus Day, Sunday, May 10th on her blog NiceandFancy.  

This year Ruby and I collaborated on our butterfly designs. We both created our own butterflies and then colored them with the same color palette.  It was great to do this together and explain to Ruby the reason behind the showcase.  Here are our entries for Dawn's "Butterflies for Lupus Showcase".

Sunday, May 10th is World Lupus Day.  Please check out Dawn's blog, Nice & Fancy to learn more about Lupus, and to view the incredible "Butterfly Showcase" that she has assembled. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My First LOOK BOOK!!

Here it is...FINALLY!!!  My very first LOOK BOOK on ISSUU!!  I am super EXCITED and doing a little HAPPY DANCE right now!!  My LOOK BOOK has 8 different collections of patterns that I have designed and am thrilled to share with everyone.  Just click on the photo to view my LOOK BOOK.  I hope you enjoy looking.  :) xo

Monday, April 13, 2015

"MY" Secret Garden

I just can't wait to dig in my garden.  I love to start flowers and vegetables from seed and watch them sprout.  Gardening is really a true passion of mine, and I tell my husband that it is my "therapy" after a long days work.  Tending to and nurturing all of my little plants truly brings me joy.  This collection of prints was inspired by many of the flowers I enjoy caring for.  My hope is that they will bring you joy.  Happy Gardening!

My "seedling" sketch