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.