So glad that 2016 is over for all the obvious reasons. To get back on track for the new year I am focusing on all things creative.

Spoonflower fabric - airplanes
Spoonflower fabric - elk
Spoonflower recipe tea towels

The new year will start with creating several fabric collections that will be for sale on Spoonflower. The top 2 were gifts and will be the jumping off point for a red, black, khaki collection with some buffalo check tossed in. I will also offer these as tea towels. Each collection will have a color selection in mind as well as a black and white of the same. I don't expect the black and white collection to sell well, but I like black and white. I will be thinking about you quilters out there with this first collection.

The bottom tea towel is a recipe in my mother's handwriting. I love it. Spoonflower has a tutorial if you want to make some. These made delightful gifts for my sisters, niece and sister-in-law. I hope they will actually use them.

This is not my font or my product. I did get them as a gift and LOVE them. This is going to be my go to birthday girlfriend gift for 2017. And quite reasonably priced for bespoke stationery. Very fresh and creative and a little messy.


This Christmas and birthday season I got 2 great books both illustrating information. Before I had even written my thank you notes a friend who is a writer, artist and yoga instructor asked if I would like to exchange postcards with her weekly. I am quite excited about this. I doubt ours will be like those in this book. I know mine will be less about data and more about illustrating a thought or question or idea. If all goes well they might be shared here.

And I wish you all a hopeful New Year. Do something creative!