Good morning world. Or at least part of the world. As it is always 5 o'clock somewhere, I guess it's also always morning somewhere. I'm intent on posting more on my blog, so here I go. My usual concern with this is a problem that I would assume lots of people have. What should I post about? And do people really want to know these things? I'm going to go ahead and assume that yes, you do want to know more about me. And, you know what? Likewise, I'd love to know more about you. Leave a comment, shoot me an email, whatever. I'm so happy to know when people like my work, it delights me to actually meet the people and get to know them.
Back to what to post about. The majority of my day isn't comprised of design work. The majority is much less glamorous, changing diapers, mopping floors, doing dishes and cooking. I love these things, don't get me wrong, but that's probably not the reason you're reading this, so I'll try to keep it to a minimum, pictures mainly.
If we're looking at a 'day in the life' situation, my day usually starts around 5AM. That's when dearest baby wakes up, also when the sun rises, see above). I would love to sleep in a bit more, but I can't complain too much, as he gets me up to see one of the most beautiful parts of the day. Then, you know, things, teeth brushing, eating (I won't even try to take pictures of my incredibly beautiful meals for you), bathing.
I usually keep something crafty nearby when I'm hanging around the house. I work from home, with the 8 month old baby, so there is a lot of time where I'm sort of just sitting and watching him enjoy life. He doesn't go in my office, because it's perhaps on of the most dangerous places for a baby I've ever seen. Needles, scissors, electricity, a giant hole in the wall (that's another conversation). So I keep a project elsewhere in the house.
I've currently got the above project going. A lot of my fabric is based on a white ground, and I thought a sweet low volume quilt would be a great gift for my new neice. I've got plenty of fabric scraps, so I've started appliqueing hearts on the 5" squares. Notice how they all lean to the right? At least I'm consistent? Always look at the bright side. The fabrics above are from Arcadia and Biology. If you're looking to pick up some of these fabrics, check out Cloud 9's website. They're a dream to work with, I'm finding especially great for applique, and of course, they are organic.
Next on the to-do list of crafts? These sweet guys that I'm calling Jungle Buddies. I'd love to release them as an embroidery pattern, I just have to work out some kinks. Working on adding spots to these, but having a crisis about what color. Black? Orange? Solid? Outline? I'll make sure to keep you updated on progress.
Are we still on the 'day in the life' topic? The majority of the day. Hanging with baby.
To wrap it up, I usually do a little design work here and there. I license my patterns on a variety of products, one of my favorite collaborations is with Chasing Paper. It's peel and stick wallpaper. No goop, no glue, and easily removable. It comes in 2X4 foot rolls, and is great to use for wallpaper, but so much better to use for everything else! I liken it to the contact paper that I remember my mom having on all of our shelves and drawers growing up. Only so much cooler! This print has three color options currently, but we're adding the above three as quickly as possible, so keep an eye out!
That's all for this week. If you're reading this thinking, man, what is this girl writing about, don't worry, I'm sure I'll get better at speaking via blog. Just stick with me (oh, was that a stickable wallpaper joke? No, but good try). Until next week!