Summer trees free pattern download & a plan

A tree inspired pattern

I’m putting this out there today for you all to hear – by the end of this year I want to have created a full fabric collection of my own designs – there I said it! Ambitious? Definitely. Possible? Absolutely.

This has been a burning desire for a very long time but I seem to always be doing what I ‘have to’ do and not doing what I ‘want to’ do. This was an old adage of my mother’s and while she seemed to juggle both so well I’m going for a happy medium and I vow not to beat myself up along the way. I’m letting you know today since I suspect I’ll be running ideas by you as I go and I hope you’ll keep me focused.

The only reason I have not done this sooner is a belief that I couldn’t, didn’t have the skills, the time, didn’t know where to start – you name it I had many reasons for not just starting! Crazy right? That  all changed after I recently read Jessica Swift’s ebook Jump + Trust + Repeat. If you are even vaguely interested in the path to becoming a licensed surface designer then this book is for you. It’s hard to explain what I loved the most but I think it was Jessica’s absolute honesty in telling her story, what has worked for her, what hasn’t and most importantly of all the mistakes she has made along the way. She does not at all pretend to know the absolute truth but shares her version with humour and honesty. This is a girl you want in your corner. She is really inspiring.

In celebration of my ‘annoucement’, I thought I would share a little tree pattern I made this week, yes I’m still a little obsessed with trees. It’s here for you to download, just click the link below. The tile is a 500px square so feel free to size it down to create a smaller pattern, which is what I’ve done in the example above.

Download now and don’t forget to read the Terms of Use and enjoy!

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4 Responses to Summer trees free pattern download & a plan

  1. Brandi January 8, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    SO EXCITING! I know you can do it, Libby, I just know you can. Are you planning on selling any designs on Spoonflower?

    And P.S. I think the “have to do vs. want to do” feeling is going around. I know I’m feeling it big time lately.

    • websitestory January 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

      Yes that’s the plan. I already have some designs on Spoonflower and I may also have some printed in here in Australia and sell them myself (long term plan). We have a wonderful ‘Handmade Market’ that runs 4 times a year and it is my ambition to participate at least once. Thanks for the support.

  2. Robin Reed Grosland January 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Beautiful design. And I’m so excited for you! Of course you are going to be amazing at this. It’s where your heart is. I hope any bumps along the way just lift you higher. Rock this!

    • websitestory January 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      Thank you Miss Robin for you comment, I’m going to keep that one on my desk for when I think things aren’t going well. It’s a great way to look at bumps in the road.

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