Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mod Flower 6

Mod Flower 5

Mod Flower 4

Not very modern, more like a field of lollipops.

Mod Flower 3

Two opportunities to design patterns in one day! Lucky me.

Mod Flower 2

For some strange reason my son is having an extra long nap. Usually his naps are 20 min, but today it's been 2.5 hrs and he's just starting to wake up. So, after a run, helping my husband clean the gutters and sending him and my daughter off the the Exibition, I've had 30 min to myself! Of course, instead of cleaning my house, I opt to design patterns. This is my first attempt at another mod flower just using the leaf and circle shape to start with.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


It's starting to cool down. My favorite thing about Canadian summers are the cool nights!

A slight change on the pattern. Taking out the stem make this even more simple and I like it a lot more. I think my next challenge should be to see what kind of flower patterns I can come up with by just using circles and leaf shapes. But that's for another day, off to bed!


One of the few hot days this year. I can't write much, too hot and need to get away from my computer. Here are new colour options for my mod flower pattern.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Kelowna was full of fresh fruit, specifically cherries and peaches! A few patterns in that theme.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I am back

We had a wonderful hot and sunny trip to Kelowna. While I was gone the results of the Spoonflower summer flower contest we announced. I came in 16th out of about 130 entries. Up a few spots from my first contest coming in 21st. Now, the next goal will be to crack the top 10.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Gone for another break. Off to Kelowna. While I am on vacation, my computer will be getting tuned up. Hopefully we will both be rested and ready for more patterns when we get back.


Vote for me! I entered another Spoonflower fabric design contest. My fabric is #95 Summer Blues by sticklas.


I know I only have one person who reads my blog, but I feel I have to post this here.

I don't think there was any other simple mod flower patterns. Few, I had a dream everyone did the same pattern as me, that would just be boring.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Final Entry - Summer Blues

As I mentioned, I wasn't happy with my flower patterns. As I was driving my daughter to "summer fun camp" in the rain, my mind started thinking of simple mod flowers. So I decided to do what I like best. Here it is, I've already entered it into the contest. I feel better now.

Giant Poppy

The Spoonflower summer flower contest deadline is fast approaching and I don't have anything I am very happy. I am thinking about entering the giant poppy. I love this print as a giant flower, about 42 x 36 inches. I don't know if the voters will be able to get the size, but does that matter?

Fat Quarter

2 Yards

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

For Sale!

A few more patterns are now for sale on Spoonflower.




Swatches have arrived!

Fabric swatches I ordered 6 weeks ago have finally arrived! I'll take some photos and post them when I get a chance.

Canola Pattern

Wednesday, July 7, 2010



Trying now with another yellow flower I love, canola. The bright yellow canola fields are in full bloom and reminds me of summer road trips! Not loving the pattern yet, more to come.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I just posted a few new designs that I created. I also stated that I didn't take any inspiration from my trip to Ottawa. Well, subconsciously I did! While in Ottawa I came across a wonderful magazine store with a lovely section of gifts. I bought a set of sticky notes. After I posted my new designs below, they reminded me of the sticky notes. This is the pattern on them. Bah! So much for originality.


It's been a while since my last post. It feels good to create new patterns. While I was away in Ottawa I saw so much and was really inspired. But, as I sat down at my computer I didn't know where to start. So, I started with the next Spoonflower design contest, summer flowers with a palette restriction. Picking up from the style I left off with my berries, I created some dandelions. Years ago a Chinese exchange student asked me what all those pretty yellow flowers were, ever since I've looked at them as bright sunny bursts of colour rather than a pesty weed.