March 11, 2013 : My story, Textiles

It’s birthday week! YAY! :)

I’ve always been excited about color and imagery…..for me, it’s not only photographs and beautiful brides and framing in camera and details and wedding day emotions, but I also have a HUGE passion for textiles! For sewing pillows, rugs, and baby toys, and designing quilts, fabric and home goods! :) I would like to blame it on the creativity that my Mom surrounded me with: bolts of fabric, jars of buttons and idea after idea that ran through her sewing machine and on her doodle book pages. It was awesome as a kid….I felt like I was empowered to MAKE anything that I ever dreamed of. I remember a book project for 4th grade (ya know, the literature project of writing, illustrating and publishing your first little book)…I came home and started recreating my book in fabric pages (like the little kids plush books that I had seen my younger cousins have). It was some story about a ladybug and giraffe….pretty cute for a 4th grader (and I was quite proud of it, I might add)! :)

So, this leads me to today….I feel like my voice in both of these “worlds” (both photography and textiles) gives me something that I need for my creativity as an artist! :) I am just in the beginning stages of this textile world and I have MUCH to learn about retail and selling patterns and selling goods, but I’m LOVING it so far! :) I’ve been able to launch 2 patterns and sell endless plush cameras, toys and other goods online! :) And this week is IT…..more patterns and more ideas to celebrate birthday week! :) I have endless things up my sleeve that we’ll be releasing every day! :) YAY!

YES…it’s birthday week. Today is my amazing husband’s birthday and on Saturday is my birthday (we LOVE having birthdays in the same week because it gives us a reason to celebrate for a whole week straight)! :) Right?

So….this week, there are great things ahead. Be sure to like our Textile facebook page, follow me on Instagram, and stay tuned via Twitter so that you don’t miss a beat! :)

TODAY, we are giving away the amazing and SUPER EASY to sew Spring Bunting quilt pattern! It’s a super fun PDF pattern that is easy to make and so colorful…it’s a fabulous addition to any baby room, family room or picnic outside with kiddos! :) I promise, you’ll love it! :)

So, leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win the Spring Bunting Quilt Pattern PDF….share the post on FB and you’ll have another chance to win as well! :)

The winner will be chosen (with a random number chooser) at midnight central time TODAY! :)

HOORAY! And here’s to a great birthday week! :)

**update** congrats to Emily and Brielle for winning!!! :) check your email ladies, a fun PDF is on its way! :)

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February 27, 2013 : Textiles

Triangle bunting quilt pattern! :) YAY!

So……with spring in my mind (dang snow and subzero temps are just getting to me) I couldn’t help but just daydream about a picnic lunch outside with baby Zeke and Aaron, by the stream in our backyard. With yummy sandwiches, green grass and lush trees all around. I could picture the giggles and the chasing of baby Zeke (because he’ll surely be learning to walk at that point)….and out of this vision, a cute quilt blanket pattern was born! :) Now, this size might be a bit small for a multi-family picnic, but it’s EASILY adjustable! OR it’s perfect for a stroller blanket, a crib quilt, play blanket or a beautiful throw for your family room! :)

As I was designing, I feel in love with the ability it has to be so colorful and happy! :) Don’t you think?! :)

So HURRY up Spring….so we can go outside and play on this new blanket! :)

This pattern is available in my Etsy shop; and for the month of March, take 50% off the price with code: BUNTING! :)

YAY sewing!

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February 5, 2013 : Textiles

Chevron baby quilt! :)

I’m beyond happy to be sharing this with you!

You see…I have these ideas in my head and sometimes I make them and sometimes they get lost into the world of the unknown (we all do, right?!) But this one….I *knew* that I wanted to create something extra special for our little boy, Ezekiel! :) I’ve always been drawn to modern design and color so after a few sketches, this is what came out. A SUPER SIMPLE and super easy to sew baby quilt! Trust me…..this pattern is SO not hard and my favorite part is that you can use any array of color combos or patterns or solids to make it different and fun! :) Really…you’ll love it! :)

It’s available currently in my Etsy shop (YAY!) and if you use the discount “Chevron” you’ll get 50% off through the month of February! :)

Yay for quilt patterns and yay for babies! :)

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Hi! I'm Emily! :)

I am an artist; a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER by day, TEXTILE ARTIST by night and mommy and wife in the middle! :)

I am an encourager, believer-in-love, every-day doodler, pug-wrangler, joy-spreader, and ice-cream devourer!

My absolute joy is to

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