Thursday, October 15, 2009

VOTE for Fractions!

My design made it into the Spoonflower Fabric of the Week FINAL ROUND!!! I am excited to have made finals three contests in a row! It is fun to be in this competition with so many cool designs and designers!
IF you like mine best (which you do, right?) vote for it here:

Also, you can now buy my fabrics directly from Spoonflower. I have the three finalist designs, plus two of my personal favorites for sale. You can buy yardage here:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spoonflower Numbers Semifinal Round

I am number 24 in the group of 40 designers competing in the semifinal round this week at Spoonflower. My design is called Fractions. I used Helvetica to create the original numbers for this design and then broke it into lots of pieces so you could only see indications of the original numbers. I try to imaging yardage when I design: what this print would look like on specific pieces - and I imagined this on an active wear piece like a yoga top.
There are lots of great submissions, so as always, I truely appreciate your vote!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Juna Studio!

I feel like I can announce this now because I finally knuckled down and sent my first collection to my new print reps in NY Juna Studio! I signed on with them at the beginning of September, but I have been so crazy busy that I only just got my first designs out to them. I did a group of women's dress prints and now I am working on some youth designs. It has been great and I am excited and full of ideas to draw.
I will be able to post sneak-peeks of my designs soon.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vote for Lovin' Spoonful!

My design made the final round in the Spoonflower contest and now you can VOTE again for me! There are some great designs in the competition, so I really appreciate you vote. Mine is the crazy orange one in the middle - but you all ready knew that, didn't you!
Next week there are two contests: numbers and doll panels. I am not sure which one I will enter: I have a ton of designing to do this weekend for Juna studio - my new reps in NYC. I'll post more on that soon, I promise!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vote for Lovin' Spoonful!

Thank you to everyone who voted for my fabric last week! I got over 100 votes which was amazing! I was really thrilled! The fabric I linked to in my earlier post designed by Cate Aneveski WON!!! Yay Cate! I am so gonna buy some on the Spoonflower Etsy page! I am in the semi finals this week for the Spoons and Flowers contest. My submission is #45 Lovin' Spoonful. If you like it VOTE NOW for it! There are lots of great ones to chose from!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vote for Haunted!

My fabric design made it into the Spoonflower Fabric of the Week Contest! Yay! Now I need your votes. Please vote for me! Click on this link VOTE. My fabric is #16 Haunted. There are so many great ones, I really really appreciate your vote. Now go Vote!!! (Thanks!)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Design Camp at the 100th Monkey this Sept!

Design Camp at the 100th Monkey Studio in September!

Make and Mend for Victory
Bring your pants to hem, buttons to sew on, and rips to repair. A perfect class for beginning sewers. You will learn techniques to fix-up and re-purpose that wardrobe.
For ages 8 and older
Sunday, September 27th from 2-5pm
Cost: $40

Saturday Sewing Club
Saturdays from 2-5pm
Sat. September 12th: Make a handbag out of jeans and a shirt
Sat. September 19th: Make magnetic fabric covered cork boards
For ages 8 and older
Cost: $40 per class

to sign up visit the 100th Monkey Studio website

Sunday, September 6, 2009


It feels like October today which inspired me to enter Spoonflower's Halloween Theme fabric design contest. While I drew this print I was thinking of the haunted houses that are in my memories - Disneyland with my cousins when I was too little and really scared, the Enchanted Forest with my daughter when she was too little and too scared...I wanted to capture a feeling of an old damask fabric without being to literal. I hope I make it to the voting stage!

Click here to see a print from Portland designer Cate Anevski that I saw while I was browsing - I really love it and am excited about the possibility of being in this competition with her.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Back to School with Design Camp!

The studio has been quiet since the last camp ended a week ago, but I have been busy putting together a fall workshop schedule that I am super excited about. Stay tuned for posts about that in the next week or two. There are lots of exciting ideas brewing.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Maide Sale Tomorrow!

Check out our fresh batch of Womptas! These are all made by kids ages 11-12 in our One Week Boutique Design Camp this week. Pretty impressive if you ask me! These will be for sale for $12 each at our sale tomorrow

Come early - items will sell out!
1801 NW Upshur, Suite 260 in sunny Portland Oregon

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Maide Sale Preview!

Here is a preview of some of the amazing designers and their products that will be for sale in our Maide Boutique this Friday

Maide! One Week Boutique Sale

Design Camp One Week Boutique presents:

Unique handmade gifts made by kids
One Day Only!
the Friday, August 28th, 2009
Noon - 3pm
the Design Camp Studio
1801 NW Upshur Suite 260| Portland OR |97209

Handbags, walletts, jewelry, softies, cards, accessories, and beyond!
Most materials used are re-purposed, re-cycled, and re-made!

Cash only
Get there early, items will sell out!

check our blog for product preview photos!

in partnership with
the 100th Monkey Studio

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Hanna Andersson Designs!

I checked the site this morning and all the designs I did for Hanna Andersson Boys Graphic Ts are available now! I am so excited! The other two from my previous post are also still available.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Spring Break + Summer Camps Registration Now Open!

Registration is Now Open!
We have Partnered with the 100th Monkey Studio for our camps and classes.
All camp registration is through the 100th Monkey Studio: All camps will be held at my studio in NW.
Click Here for information
We are super excited about our camps this year and look forward to hanging out with you!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Design Camp Summer 09 Sneak Preview!

I have gotten lots of requests recently about my summer Design Camp schedule and while I'm not quite ready to officially post it, I will post my proposed schedule. I will be happy to start a waiting list but I am not quite ready to take your money (go figure!) It is going to be a great summer!
Camp Weeks (Monday - Friday, 9-3)
July 13th - Fashion Design Camp (ages 10 and up)

July 20th - One Week boutique (ages 7 and up)

July 27th - 18" Doll camp (ages 8 and up)

Aug 10th - DIY Design Camp (ages 7 and up)

Aug 24th - One Week Boutique (ages 10 and up)

Aug 31st- DIY Days (ages 7 and up)
These are different workshops each day - you can sign up for all week or individual days.

Session Descriptions:

July 13th - Fashion Design Camp (ages 10 and up)
Campers will design and make an outfit based on direction from a Local Designer. The theme is a surprise on the first day of camp.

July 20th - One Week boutique (ages 7 and up)
Campers will spend the week making crafts and then we set up a boutique on the last day where they will sell them. Inspired by our holiday sale. Each kid decides what their product will be and how they will make it.

July 27th - 18" Doll camp (ages 8 and up)
For girls + their 18" dolls! We will make clothing, accessories, write & perform a play with the dolls.

Aug 10th - DIY Design Camp (ages 7 and up)
We will make a skirt out of jeans, re-design t'shirts, pillowcase fashions, freezer paper stencils, and more!

Aug 24th - One Week Boutique (ages 10 and up)
same as July 20th but for older kids

Aug 31st - DIY Days (ages 7 and up)
Plushies, Softies, & Monsters
Sew What? Tuesday (Bring a project to finish or start a new one)
Recycle, Reuse, Re-sew (T'shirt re-design)
Make + Mend for Victory (Cat Blankets)
Surprise Day (TBD)

I still have space in up and coming no-school days and in Spring Break Camp - so please sign up for those too!

Drop in, Hang out, and Sew!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Lucy Designs!

Some textile designs I worked on for Lucy are hitting the stores + the web!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Make + Mend for Victory #1

Sunday we held our first Make + Mend for Victory event at the studio. 8 of us made 30 blankets for the cats at the Oregon Humane Society. We had two patterns - one no sew, inspired by a post I found on curbly by blogger DIY maven and the other was one I invented. My friend & I spent about $8 each at the bins on fleece blankets and sweatshirts and we had a bunch of donations, too.
It was a ton of fun and I can't wait to invent something to do in March! (Feel free to post ideas for a project!)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nike Women's Prints

Last year I had an opportunity to work on some prints for the Nike women's collection. They are in the stores now - and I am so excited! Mainly what I did was take their artwork and put it into repeat for the textile mills to print. The diagonal triangles were quite challenging, as was the "shattered glass" print on the windrunner hoodie.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

First designs for Hanna Andersson!

A while back I had the amazing opportunity to design some boys graphics for Hanna Andersson, a company I always wanted to work for! Now the first of the t's I worked on are online and I couldn't be more excited about it! There are a few more over spring and summer 09 that I am looking forward to seeing.