One of my goals is to use my Etsy shop more often. I will admit… I haven’t given it much love lately. It’s the perfect place to put work up quickly and easily and I can always test new ideas on the site for very little effort. So… I recently added a few of my favorite pillow styles to the Etsy site so that I could offer them without pillow inserts. I get requests to buy covers only from time to time, so I figured Etsy is the perfect place to sell them individually. If anyone is interested in a particular style, just email me and I’ll put it up on the Etsy site!
Now that the weather is finally turning cooler and the leaves are starting to fall, I feel like “cleaning house” to get ready for the fast approaching holiday season. But before I start organizing the studio, I need to tell you about a few things…
First, a new fabric page will be launching on the website soon… Just in time for all you DIY fans to get busy with gifts for yourself or someone else this year. Second, I’ll be gearing up for two shows this winter; the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, December 4th+5th, and the American Craft Council retail show in Baltimore, February 24th-27th.
I also wanted to update the blog with a few new images from this summer. Cincinnati Magazine ran a section this summer called “locals only”. The Daisy flower pillow in natural linen was featured in the Necessities section.
Also, a year or so ago I printed three custom prints for a playroom in Florida for interior designer, Lauren Stern. Her website was updated earlier this summer and the images are just amazing!
Lastly, I had to include a photo from my vacation this summer. My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary by traveling to Italy and France for two weeks this September. Here we we are in Chamonix, France, standing on a platform reachable only by cable car at 12,000+ feet near Mont Blanc. That was quite some ride… straight up!
Happy Fall Everyone!
I’ve just posted photos of the new full coverage patterns on flickr.
The past few months have been very exciting for me in the studio. My goal, beginning this past winter, was to create patterns that covered more of the fabric ground and went edge to edge (the width) of my linen yardage. It took a bit of work and research to figure out how to print full coverage prints by myself. You might wonder why this is difficult. Well… it all has to do with the size of the screens (more or less a stencil) used for printing. Most full coverage prints are hand screened using two people. The length of the screen covers the width of the fabric (58″-60″) and a person stands on each side of the table, passing the squeegee and ink back and forth in one pass and the repeat only has match up on two sides. What I wanted to do was to be able to print full coverage prints by myself so I designed the patterns to fit in screens that only spanned half the table width. By doing this I could print a full repeat by alternating down each side of the table myself. The difficult part was designing patterns, for the screens, that had to match up on four sides, instead of two.
The pillows in the image above show the three new full coverage prints on white linen. The patterns are from left to right: ani windflower, fugi floral and prairie grass. All three patterns are available in six different color combinations. The pillows in the image below show another color option on pebble colored linen.
Here’s an image of the new 16 ft printing table that my business partner/ husband built for me in the studio. What you can’t see in this photo is the metal rails that run down the length of the table and hold my new large screens in place so that I can print full coverage prints by myself. I had just printed a duvet on this day so the rails were unscrewed and place underneath the table. As you can see, the studio space is still not finished yet. Cross your fingers… this will happen soon!
It’s been some time since I posted… I suppose I become a bit of a hermit when it gets cold outside. More importantly, the winter months are when I create new artwork and this year was no exception. In about two weeks, the website will be updated with new all-over patterns in 18″ square wall prints, 18″ square pillows and 12″x20″ rectangular pillows.
I’ll be selling new pattern wall prints this weekend at the OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration located in downtown Cincinnati. This is only the second year for the outdoor event and my first time participating, but I am super excited to be involved in a show so close to home!
Booths will be set up on Vine Street between 12th & 13th Street near MiCA 12/v.
I was asked to create a few small wall prints with yellow artwork for February’s issue of Every Day with Rachel Ray magazine.
The new color, Canary Yellow, is now available in four 8″ wall prints: perennial, small tulip, solid pompon, and leaftlet.
You can see my previous home in Cincinnati in a Sneak Peak from 2008. I lived in a very old apartment building which had a ton of character and charm. My new home is brand new so it’s completely different than anything I’ve ever experienced. It will take some time to fill the space and make it truly ours.
I took a few new (test) prints on paper to the Chicago Renegade show a few weeks ago and they all sold out, which was great. I’ll probably work one of these circle flower prints into the linen collection next year, but for now I’m putting them all out there on my new Etsy shop. I’ll be using the Etsy shop to test new items, sell samples from the studio, and to put past items from previous collections on sale. May the best flower win!
You can find these new prints on paper for sale at the three sheets 2 the wind Etsy shop!
A friend of mine, Beth Porter, noticed a familiar design while flipping through Design Sponge’s Sneak Peak today of Betsy Maddox’s home in Chicago. The pillows sitting on the couch in the living room are three sheets 2 the wind designs, sold at Urban Outfitters. Beth knew the line pretty well because she helped me print orders for a year or so while finishing up her degree in fashion design at the University of Cincinnati where I teach.
I licensed the artwork to Urban Outfitters two years ago, but I never got to see them in the store. Seeing them sit in such a beautiful space makes up for not seeing them in the store!