First Time Saw My Pattern On Products In the Store. It Was a Nice Surprise!

Last Sunday Alex, little Olivia, and I all walked into Best Buy to recycle some old batteries and the first thing I saw when walking into the front door was my pattern on a phone case! It was the first time I encountered my artwork by chance at a store while shopping :)

The brand of these phone cases is Dynex and I couldn’t find my particular design online, but they were available in a couple of locations at our Goleta, California Best Buy electronics store. I am very excited to bump into my work in real life and just 3 minutes away from my home.

This is the floral pattern design that is featured on this Dynex case: Vector blue and yellow flower silhouettes seamless pattern background

Hope to see more of my artwork out there on the store shelves. I should probably go shopping more ;)

Kids Wearing Origany Clothes With My Designs

I just love these pictures from Origany cataloque! Cute little girls are sporting outfits with designs on them. I created the bird fabric print you can see on a kimono dress and a corresponding bird and flowers t-shirt print. I talk more about it here.

Can’t wait till my baby Olivia is wearing clothes from this collection :) Pretty soon! I have one in 6 to 9 months and she is almost 6 months already. Time flies!

So excited! Origany children’s clothing line with my designs!

Greetings, friends! Life has been happy, busy and interesting with a new baby around here :) I haven’t been posting in a while, but today I finally have a minute to share something very exciting with you. A while back I was contacted by Origany – organic children’s clothing company based in San Francisco – to design a fabric for one of their spring lines. It was very exciting to work with them on a birds and flowers inspired design with an Oriental vibe. Here is the final artwork they chose:

This is a fabric design I did in vector with Origany’s custom colors and here is a t-shirt print with the bird and blossoms:

The line consists of a onesie, long sleeved shirts, a couple of cute dresses, pants and hats.

I like them all but my favorite one is this kimono dress design with purple and coral panels and bows. Adorable! I got one for Olivia, of course ;)

It is such a great feeling to see my designs on kids’ clothes! I hope there are more opportunities like this in the future.

Can’t wait till baby Olivia is old enough to wear her Origany kimono dress and t-shirt :)

Baby Olivia And Her Blanket

Our little baby Olivia Lana is finally here! :) She was born on October 18th and I can’t believe that she is already 5 weeks old. She is a wonderful, strong little girl and Alex and I are so lucky to have her. I am slowly getting into a new routine and trying to sneak a bit of time to share baby Olivia wrapped in her blanket quilt I designed and made for her.

A couple of months ago I made a vector illustration with olive tree, monarch butterflies and bunnies in anticipation of Olivia’s arrival. I also designed a colorful dolphin pattern for the other side of the quilt. All motives were inspired by nature in gorgeous Santa Barbara and our walks to the ocean on Elwood Beach.

Then I had my vector artwork printed on Spoonflower organic cotton knit fabric, which is very soft and perfect for a baby blanket.

As I am still learning to work on a sewing machine, after a bit of trial and error I managed to sew this blanket and I am very happy how it turned out :) It is rather small, but newborn baby Olivia loves to be bundled up in it…

Olivia inspires me for more baby projects so, hopefully, I will have more exciting things to share soon :)

Lots of love from our home to yours! :)

 

27 Nov 2013
 

Toy Elephant Made With My Fabric Pattern

While browsing though my Twitter I accidentally found this colorful little toy elephant made by Toni Swedberg. I somehow missed this tweet, but was still so happy to see my fabric being used!

Toni used my Elephants with bouquets fabric available on my Spoonflower shop for a cute trunk and the back of this fun plush toy. Very sweet and colorful! :) I just love seeing my fabric patterns used on actual items! So inspiring!

Toni has an Etsy shop CoolTricks where she sells her handmade creations: toys, pillows, wraps and more. Thank you so much for sharing, Toni! :)

My Halloween Pumpkins Pattern Featured On Zazzle Home Page. Cool! :)

Very happy to see a photo of a napkin with my Halloween Pumpkins pattern design on the home page of Zazzle today! :) It’s especially flattering as I have just reopened my shop with my seamless repeating patterns on various products. I add new products and new designs every day.

Here is the napkin with original vector print design filled with spooky, smiling Halloween pumpkins:

Are you getting ready for Halloween?