I really love drawing and painting even though most of my friends know me as more of a fiber artist. Those closest to me have always known that drawing was my first artistic medium. Over time, I expanded out into rural photography and eventually did portrait photography for a few years for close friends and family and by word of mouth. When my youngest came along, I stopped booking appointments and just focused on my kiddos and Little Dixie Fiber.
This past winter, while my daddy was still with us, I started experimenting with sewing and making project bags to offer in my Etsy shop. I couldn't really do a whole lot do to making sure we spent as much time with my dad while he was still here. But a little seed was started in my mind, just like after I learned to knit. I thought, how can I create something from start to finish? So I learned how to knit, then I learned how to spin, and then I started raising sheep...and the rest is history. Same with sewing...How can a create a project bag where I use my own designs and have them printed onto fabric?
This particular design was first drawn by hand. Two sheep standing in the field.
This design was also one of my favorites because of the teal and maroon colors...and of course, the sheep!
I love woodland themes and so I created this design from all the little doodles that I have done over the years and incorporated them into this little design.
The little foxes also stayed with the woodland theme.
And finally, this little design called Woodland Hare, was inspired by a dress my oldest daughter has. I think this one is my favorite.
I found that I haven't had the time to create my bags in the fabrics just yet. But I found a site where you can order products made from these designs called Society6. The products are already made and shipped by the company.
I really hope to continue this little little experiment and add more products to my Etsy shop!