Archive for April, 2009

Cover your Floors in Style!

April 23, 2009

jellybeanrug2While wandering through Whole Foods the other day I was delighted to see one of my Jelly Bean™ Rugs hanging!  These rugs are great — with grip backing so they don’t slide around, great colors and best of all… throw them in the washer, hang dry and they are like new.

I’ve done a few different designs with this company – from cats & dogs seashell and garden, to decorative patterns – rugs are always changing at my house!

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“Wine Cellar” collection melamine dishes

April 17, 2009

winecellarplatesWhen I was at the gift show in Atlanta in January, I got to preview my art on Melamine (plastic) dishes for the first time.  What a thrill!  They came out great!  Today I found them for sale online and thought I’d share the link.  CLICK HERE

So next time you need a gift for a hostess, birthday or any other ocassion that involves wine or wine lovers, you will be all set!

Tara

It All Began When I Was Jumping Up & Down in the Fabric Department…

April 8, 2009

Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking to two quilting club groups at the Craft Warehouse in Aloha, Oregon.  This store has an amazing quilting and fabric department whose size is very deceptive – they pack a great variety of fabric in a small space.

The first Tuesday of January I was wandering around the store and not only found some of my fabric, but the quilt panel was sewn together and hanging as a sample!  Woo-Hoo!  COOL!  Who could I tell?  This very nice lady named Phyliss came by so she was the winner.  It turns out she coordinates the monthly quilt club at the store (it meets the first Tuesday of the month at 1 pm and 6:30 pm).  When I told her I was a designer for South Sea Imports and they carried some of my designs, she asked me to come and talk to the group.

So yesterday I told two groups of women about the design process — from idea to color to creating patterns.  We had Q&A and they had some great questions.  It was so nice to get out of the studio and connect with people who use my products — and see what they are doing with fabric in general to keep my creative juices flowing.

Thank you Craft Warehouse – let me know if I can ever help again!

Tara

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