Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wanna be a fabric designer?

Have you ever considered being a Fabric Designer?
If you are nodding your head, then his could be a dream come true for you!
Spoonflower and Michael Miller Fabrics have gotten together to open up a contest to find Michael Miller Fabric's next licensed designer.

Pretty cool, huh?

Anyone can try their hand at designing. Get in touch with your inner artist. You only have one month from today to submit a Baby Boy Print to Spoonflower.

The one with the most votes win.

So get a move on. Hurry! Drop by Project Selvage right now because your dream starts there!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Running in a Winter Storm

What a night!

Four of us running the hills tonight. One of our first (and hardest) winter storms of the season. Forceful rain. Strong wind. At times, wind gusts hit us at 40 mph. The rain hit us sideways. We were drenched to the bone... running 5-1/2 miles up and down hills in the darkest of night.

I am now warm and dry after taking a hot shower. It seems as if this happened at least a week ago, but it was really just a couple of hours ago.
Funny.  What happens when you experience a storm. 

You either focus on the storm or you don't. 

I guess the storm just wasn't my focus. 

I remember the run. And it was kinda fun. Yet hard. And I feel happy I didn't allow the storm to deter me.  I'm happy there were three others who joined me who thought the same thing. Who laughed their way through the rain and the wind and enjoyed it as much as I did.

I just think I might be a runner now. Ya know? Those types of athletes who push themselves forward regardless of the weather.  I did that tonight and it was pretty fun.

I'm so happy I pushed myself past the feelings of "I really don't feel like running the hills in the storm tonight"... to... "I just ran an incredible experience".

It is changing me... everyday.. in small positive steps each part of the way.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Prom fabric

Here is the Prom fabric I designed. 

I was so thrilled when I happened to stumble upon modernjax this afternoon and discovered what Beth made from my Prom fabric. She made this really fun bag from Amy Butler's new book.  Isn't it great!?!?!?! She is loaded with talent. 
And I think I've become one of her biggest fans!!!

She also used more of my fabric designs on other bags she created.
These designs are from the Dick and Jane collection I designed in 2006! Could it really have been that many years ago? Time sure flies by when you're having fun!