Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spring Flowers

I am still working on my big project, so I have not posted in a while. I will be out of town the rest of the week. I thought I would share a pattern I tried out for my project. As it turns out I don't think it quite works for that project. So here it is.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fall Trees Sneak Peek

I am working on a fun (big, for me) project. I will give more details when it's all finished but here is a little "sneak peek" of a pattern I am working on. I will show the whole pattern later.

Fall Flowers and Leaves

Here is a pattern I created while thinking about a fall theme.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Great Grandma's Table Cloth

I've been working on a big new project ( details to come when finished ) and have also been on vacation this week so I haven't posted in few days. This new pattern was inspired by my Great Grandma Caroline's table cloth.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Vintage Wallpaper

This one was inspired by a picture of vintage wall paper I found. I think I will play around with several pattern ideas using elements of this pattern. There are so many details to play with. As I look at it I am actually now reminded of tile.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Inspired by Vintage Mug

Here is a pattern in two color schemes. I can't decide which one I like. This pattern was inspired by a vintage mug.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Egg Decorating

As a little diversion from the normal post for me, here is a picture of some egg decorating I did last weekend. A friend of mine decorates some beautiful eggs and came over to my house to teach me how. This is a really low-tech craft but I love the result. Wax is used to draw the design onto the egg. It's a special kind of dye that is used to color the egg. You dye starting with the lightest color and working your way to the darkest color, all the while covering the areas with wax that you want to keep a current color. It was hard for me to wrap my head around that concept but I think I like the results. The most exciting part of the project is melting all the wax at the end to reveal your final design.

Pattern revisted

Here is a pattern I did last week with some additions. I wanted to work in this theme; a simple pattern with a botanical illustration layered on top. I think I will continue to experiment with this idea...perhaps make a series of them.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sweet Caroline Studio web site Live!

Sorry I have not posted in a couple of days. I've been busy finishing my website! It's now live www.sweetcarolinestudio.com. This is my portfolio site featuring some of my work and also has a section with some of my patterns. Check it out when you have time.