Awakening Fabric Now Available on Minted!!

I am so thrilled to announce that the Awakening design won 4th place in the Minted Child's Play Fabric Design Challenge! Eeek!! It is officially up for sale on Minted in the form of table runners, curtains, lamp shades, placemats, napkins, pillows, and of course, yards of fabric. The best news? Minted is currently celebrating their 8th anniversary so everything is 15% off sitewide until April 4th at 11:59 p.m.! 

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A Fresh Beginning // My First Surface Pattern Collection

If you're following along with the Scripture Memory / Dwell Richly printable, here's the verse for week 19: 

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:6 (ESV)

A Fresh Beginning Pattern Collection via Jitney's Journeys

I've been taking Skillshare classes from Elizabeth Olwen and Bonnie Christine. If you haven't heard of Skillshare or looked into, go now. It is my, hands-down, most favorite learning site. If you click this link, you can get a free month membership. 


Via Bonnie Christine: The assignment for this course is to create a mini collection of 6 repeating patterns. Collections should be cohesive in style, theme and color. An excellent collection will tell a story through it's pieces and engage the viewer with a unique color story that provides depth and contrast. Patterns should vary in scale and include small, medium to large sized motfis, as well as vary in complexity with some patterns being simple and others being very complex.

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Pattern Collection: A Fresh Beginning

Collection Story: A Fresh Beginning is the story of an artisian embarking on a unique creative journey, with each pattern expressing a step taken in discovering who she will become during this season of her life. This pattern has been inspired by the little ones she hopes to see running around in her garden in the years to come. 

Pattern Names: Rest // Awakening // Growth // Refreshment // Forest // Garden Whimsy

A Fresh Beginning Color Palette via Jitney's Journeys
A Fresh Beginning Pattern Collection // Sketches and Motifs via Jitney's Journeys
A Fresh Beginning Pattern Collection  via Jitney's Journeys
A Fresh Beginning Pattern Collection // Seamless Pattern via Jitney's Journeys

I also incorporated a few designs I've done for the Handletter Huntsville challenge and past custom orders:

Love It All Out // Art Prints via Jitney's Journeys
I Love You Always & Forever // Whimsical Children's Art Prints via Jitney's Journeys
Be Kind and Be Brave // Floral Art Print via Jitney's Journeys
Small Beginnings // Scripture Art Prints via Jitney's Journeys

I cannot express how thankful I am for the Skillshare community and its teachers. If you're interested in design, photography, entrepreneurship / business, DIY, culinary or almost any type of creative skill, this is a great place to learn more about it. Enjoy!!! 

You can see my entire Skillshare project on my Project page

Jitney's Journeys : Proverbs 31 Fabric Collage

A sweet friend, Halee, asked me if I could make something special for her mom's birthday, specifically a piece focused on Proverbs 31. After brainstorming different ideas, we decided on a fabric collage with a neutral color palette and pops of pink and turquoise, as well as burlap and lace. I embraced the theme of threes (because of her mom's three daughters) then adorned the collage with three vintage brooches and three ivory buttons.

When my great-grandmother passed away, she left tons of boxes filled with lovely sewing supplies, lace, zippers, fabric... anything you can think of in the sewing department. I, of course, wanted to incorporate several of those things into the collage (this theme reminds me so much of her) so I used one of her unfinished fabric squares as the first layer of the collage as well as lace and some of the crocheted doilies I found in the stash.

Halee sent me two pictures to use, one of her and her two sisters when they were younger, and the other of her family at Disney World this year. A vintage spoon is the center of the piece with "mother" engraved into it (in hindsight, I was I had used larger-set metal stamps but I used what I had) and a vial of pink flowers laid on a paper flower made of tissue, sheet music and kraft paper.

My absolute favorite part of Jitney's is being able to make personalized gifts like this. I've yet to meet Halee's mother, but what an honor it is to create a piece for a woman Halee loves so dearly!