I love all kinds of design and art, but for me, there is nothing quite like designing tangible items that people (myself included) can bring homes to use, enjoy and love. I get a little rush of excitement when I see my ideas come to life–It’s like magic! You may remember a few months back I made a repeating pattern tutorial that demonstrates how to make a pattern from little sketches and doodles.
Now, I have taken my doodles one step further and made pillows, woven blankets and even plates–and it’s way more simple than I could have ever imagined, I just uploaded a jpg to Shutterfly and that was it. It’s bananas. Boom. Boom Boom. All of the sudden I have a mini home collection.
I’ve always wanted plates with my artwork on them. I even tried to paint some thrifted plates with porcelain paint a couple of years back, but the paint quickly chipped off like a cheap manicure …But not these! These plates are super legit! They remind me of something right out of a fancy shmancy boutique. Seriously this process was so effortless and fun that I want to print my whole house with pattern on pattern on pattern. The possibilities are quite endless.
This also gets my brain churning for other ideas…like making pillows from Ida’s artwork or making #FaceTheFoliage plates.
Let me talk about this woven blanket for a minute (yes I’m using it like a rug here because I’m crazy like that). But I mean… what the what? How did they make this thing? It’s amazing! And cozy! And it has my watercolor woven into it. Mind blown. I think it works well as a blanket, but could also make a fun tapestry to hang on the wall, like behind a sofa or bed.
And now all I want to do is make like 100 more decor items using my other patterns :D