There’s a new growth chart available for purchase on PetiteLemon.com! Her name is Lily June and she’s a mermaid! Don’t you think every little girl deserves some color and imagination in their rooms? I know my daughter Charlotte does, and this is the one she’s chosen just for her! In fact, I’m ordering the blonde haired mermaid for her soon. Especially since we just redecorated the nursery. I’ll make sure to post pictures soon of the finished room.
I plan on ordering one of these onesies for the new baby when he’s born, hopefully in the next 2 weeks! I’m so ready!
You can purchase the icons baby onesie here and the adorable giraffe onesie here.
I recently told you about a t-shirt that I designed for Team Kelli, a beautiful woman and mother of three, fighting brain cancer. Her incredibly sweet sister, Lori, who also happens to be a great photographer, asked me to design this t-shirt a few months ago. In exchange, I asked if she wouldn’t mind taking some Maternity/Family Photos of me and my family and she happily agreed.
I think they all turned out so great! I couldn’t be happier! Thank you Lori for taking these for us! I feel so blessed and ever so loved! And we are getting especially excited to meet this little guy in 3 weeks or less! Crazy to think about, but we are so ready!
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And this one just melts my heart! Oh how I love these two!
Thank you so much Lori for taking these for us! You are incredible!
A few months ago, Lori Romney, an amazing photographer, contacted me about designing a t-shirt for her sister, Kelli, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Of course, I said yes! Lori was so sweet, and I’m sure that her sister is just as sweet, especially with the great attitude she has. Here is what Lori said about her sister.
‘ “Kelli Thurgood was diagnosed with Astrocytoma Grade 3 brain cancer in February of 2013 and has been an inspiration to everyone around her ever since. She had surgery to remove her tumor and almost immediately after waking up AND finding out she had cancer she posted this to all her family and friends waiting on the news: “I’m awake and feeling really good!! Surgery went great!! Tumor is cancerous which totally sucks, but don’t panic because I’m NOT going to die and I WILL fight this thing. We won’t know what kind of cancer and all those details for a little while, but I’ll keep you posted. Keep the faith, guys!! God is good!!” ‘
Kelli and her family aren’t even going to keep any of the money raised from selling these shirts, instead, all money raised is going to charity, other cancer patients, and cancer research! That’s pretty awesome don’t you think!
This is the design that I did. What a great cause to support.
I finally got around to uploading images to my MOYO Directory. The Moyo Directory is home to surface pattern designers across the world! I’m so happy to be among such talent! It really is exciting to finally have a place where ALL surface pattern designers can view each others work, but most importantly so that Manufacturers and Buyers and Art Directors can easily find the style they are looking for. I was actually just thinking about this earlier in the year, how awesome it would be to have a website like that! And now, here it is! Not only is there a Moyo Directory, but there is also a Moyo Magazine! A place to keep up with all things surface pattern! Plus there is always great interviews from other designers that just makes you want to scream with joy! People that I admire and have admired forever, like Amy Butler! Yes please!
I even took the time to put my patterns into collections. Check out a few that I updated and named. Which one is your favorite?
Also, this is my new logo! What do you think? I realize this is like my third logo revision in a little over a year, but I can’t help myself! It’s just oh so much fun! I’ve gone through lots of logo changes as I’ve developed as a designer! Wanna see them all? Here ya go! I feel like all of them, with the exception of my College logo, has the same hand drawn feel. I love how this final logo has turned out and plan on using it for many years to come! What do you think? Do you like it?
Why the new logo? Well, I plan on getting a new site up before I start this class with Lilla Rogers. Speaking of the Make Art that Sells class…..It starts in like 2 weeks! I can hardly wait! It would be a dream come true to work with an Agent as awesome as Lilla Rogers! Aren’t all of the artists she represents just make you smile? I love so many of them and have looked up to so many of them for a while….Suzy Ultman, Helen Dardik and Carolyn Gavin! Hello, can you say talented ladies!
I just really want to make a good first impression and I want a place to show all of my work, especially my patterns! So for now, the Moyo Directory is perfect, but I’m hoping that through my new website I’ll have a place to show all my work and hopefully attract buyers and manufacturers alike.
Marvelous Things To Make by Muffin is a new series that I’m doing over at Petite Lemon. Go check it out and download this cute freebie for your little one! We’ve got tons of cute things lined up over the next few months and I can’t wait to share each of them with you! Enjoy!
Inspired today by this color palette and the desert. Probably because my swamp cooler is broken and my office faces South. It’s very warm today to say the least! Plus being almost 8 months pregnant doesn’t help either! Uhg! But at least the patterns turned out hot! Ha ha!
Hoot Owl’s are my favorite. In fact, it’s surprising to me that owls are still so popular in the world of Surface Pattern Design! So why not play it up! They are super cute. And these were some fun patterns to put together.