Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Recap: Sunshine and New Things on the Horizon

Weekend Recap 1/31/11

Hey Guys!

Hope y'all had a great weekend.  Things here in Athens were a sunshiney 70 degrees believe it or not.  So weird considering we have had snow and ice here for most of January.  I've been driving around with the windows down and I really can't complain, even though part of me was secretly wishing I was in Cali for the CHA show.  A whole weekend dedicated to craftiness and companies launching their latest and greatest products.  Speaking of new products, there's a sneak peek of my "Boho Collection" up there that debuted at CHA with Darice!  Wood and beads and jewels oh my...  coming soon to stores near you... I'm so freakin excited and can't wait to do the big reveal, but just holding tight till everything is "officially" in motion...

So, until then, thought I'd share some tracks off my "Sunny Day Drivin' Mix."  Just push play and pretend it's Spring again...

Marshall Tucker Band "Can't You See"
Van Morrison "Sweet Thing"
CSNY "Southern Cross"
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros "Janglin"
Florence and The Machine "Dog Days Are Over"
The Beatles "I'll Follow The Sun"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Etsy Treasury

Thanks to CeramicJen for using my bird ring in her treasury.  I really like the cute mix she put together.

I've got a busy design week ahead and follow ups w/ potential clients so the ole blog might be on vacay for a couple days.  My trip to Atlanta couldn't have been better- I'm so excited about the things that may be happening soon with my work.  But for now, y'all have a great week and I'll catch up with everyone soon...


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Friend in My Head, Andy Cohen

Ummmm, so this is what happens when I'm snowed in my house and can't leave for days!  Ha!  Thought I would start a new feature on here called "Friend in My Head" (the term first heard on one of my fave guilty pleasure shows, Wendy Williams).  You know, it's the people you don't know, but in your head you feel like you know them and would be friends with them in real life if you did know them....

At the top of my friend list is Andy Cohen.  He is totally my favorite person on TV right now.  What I wouldn't give to sip martinis in his clubhouse on his aftershow and talk about the Housewives.  We'd play games like "Dwight or Dwrong" and have a dance off to "Tardy for the Party."  Does anyone else love these shows as much as I do, or do you all just think I'm crazy now?!  Think I need to get out of the house!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dragonfly Quilt Talk

Hey Guys!  Holed up in the house again for the second day in a row because of the freakish snowstorm we had this week.  I am getting random things done though, like downloading pics, organizing files, and even making some new art!  Not to mention watching way too many cheesy Lifetime movies and reruns on Bravo (I heart you Andy Cohen)...

Anyway, here are some pics I took from the talk at Dragonfly Quilt Shop this weekend.  A big thanks to Deborah for having us, and hope everyone enjoyed it!

(Extreme closeup of Jennifer and I, and the bags of homemade chocolates I put together for the attendees)
Dragonfly Talk about Fabric Design
These were my visuals I put together showing part of my design process...
Dragonfly Talk about Fabric Design
...and here is Jennifer's section with some of her super cute patterns and buttons.
Dragonfly Talk about Fabric Design
Happy Snow Day (again),

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day 2011

Baby it's cold outside!  We've been holed up in the house all day as these Georgia roads are completely iced over, but we did manage to get out for a little walk...  Poor Buster was pretty tuckered out by the time we got home even though I literally had to drag him back inside...

Snow Day 2011

Here's to staying warm and hopefully finishing up some new art today!  The big Atlanta Gift Mart is this week so I've got lots of work to do before Friday- sometimes being stuck in your house can be a good thing ;)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Weekend Plans...

Flower Bucket by Genevieve Gail

My First Quilt

This Saturday my pal Jennifer and I will be giving a talk at Dragonfly Quilt Shop about the wonderful world of fabric design!  Wish me luck that I don't pass out or say anything too crazy, it's been a while since I've done any type of public speaking!  Should be a fun time though and I'm looking forward to this opportunity, hope to be back next week with some pictures... :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hello 2011

Hello 2011


New year, new possibilities.  I've got some specific resolutions and goals, but overall I am striving to use this manifesto as a guide for my upcoming year.  Let's do this 2011...
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P.S.- also looking forward to new music this year, including this album...