The other day I received a complimentary copy of a brand new craft book, “Sewing Pretty Bags” by Debra Valencia and Cheyanne Valencia. I was thrilled to see my own fabric, Blooms & Berries, manufactured by Robert Kaufman, featured on the cover! Sisters and sewing partners, the Valencia’s put together this fabulous book packed full of fun sewing and craft projects using modern fabric collections from fellow textile designers. Debra Valencia is a textile designer who has created fabric collections for some top textile manufacturers that are sold widely as quilting and craft fabrics. Cheyanne, sewing project designer for the book is an expert in sewing and needle arts. The project they created with my fabric collection is called “Stylish Grocery Tote Set”. Congratulations Debra and Cheyanne on the release of your first craft book and thank you for including my fabric collection!
So excited to see this design up on the BeforeandAgain’s website! Of the eight designs they picked up last year, I think this is my favorite. What do you think? I am going to try and do some more hand painted art in the future.
Some one needs to scold this negligent artist for not keeping up with her blog! Not only that, but this artist also does not keep up with her press and online presence very well. Bad artist! Does this mean I will get a lump of coal for Christmas?
So to make up for it, this artist, ahem, ME, will post several bits of news from the year in review. To begin with, I JUST today discovered that Oklahoma Embroidery Supply and Design, aka OESD featured me on their blog way back in JANUARY! This was my very first collection, Cupid and Hearts Floral embroidery collection. I will continue to post more news every few days until the end of the year. Then I vow to be much better at this in 2015!
To all of you winter weary souls here are some photos I’ve taken at Descanso Gardens
in sunny Greater Los Angeles where spring has already sprung!
My hope is that soon you will be able to look up and feel the warmth
of the sun on your skin (with sun screen applied, of course)
Your gardens will blossom with pinks, yellows, vermillions, greens, oranges, purples and blues!