Posts Tagged ‘Seamless Patterns’
Hessa Bags is a manufacturer of Islamic handbags bags which are not only beautiful and practical, but meaningful too. They are based in Malaysia and has been my client since July 2015. I am very grateful to Shamsiah, the founder and owner of the company, who has been so kind as to write a review about our work together.
Here is what Shamsiah writes:
I am feeling honored to hear from my amazing client Sarah – the founder of Cari Slings woven babywearing wraps company based in North Carolina, USA. She was so kind to write down her feedback on our experience of working together for 1.5 years. Sarah is a mom of three beautiful children, a babywearing enthusiast, and a passionate geek, which translates into her esthetic and choice of topics for her company’s products – USA woven babywearing slings.
“When Cari Slings was still in its infancy, I was primarily using mill stock designs. I was very happy with our original designs, but I felt the need to start searching for designers that connected a bit more with my aesthetic.
I stumbled upon a beautiful underwater design by Oksana late one night and loved her work immediately. I found the designer’s name and site and perused her website. I loved everything that I saw, and contacted Oksana enquiring if she would be interested in collaborating with me. She responded and let me know that she had recently given birth and was taking a little bit of time to spend with her family, and asked if I could get back in touch with her in a month or two. I did not hesitate to follow up, and upon getting back in touch, we worked out the details and she took my simple ideas and turned them into a beautiful Under The Sea design.
Since that first project, Oksana and I have collaborated further and she has produced some very fun and beautiful designs for Cari Slings. She has created our Owl Post (http://www.carislings.com/cha
Oksana is a truly gifted artist. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. When we collaborate on an idea, we brainstorm different concepts, I let Oksana know what I would like, and within a few days, she provides me with a first draft design that always exceeds my expectations. Her artistry translates onto our woven fabric beautifully, and my customers and myself are always so thrilled.
If one is looking for an artist who puts her heart into her work, and if one is looking for a designer who will not just meet, but exceed your expectations, please do not hesitant to get in touch with Oksana. I cannot sing her praises enough. Her work speaks for itself.
Thank you kindly Oksana. :)”
Thank you so much for such a great feedback. I loved our time working together too! It’s been filled with wonderful, creative assignments and I really enjoyed the process of working together to bring your and your customer’s ideas to life on special, custom and uniques fabric designs.
Here is the story :) Our creative journey with Sarah started with this Under The Sea design in 2014 which is now available in an array of colors and fabric choices:
Since then Sarah and I collaborated on 9 more designs like the Owl Post fabric design inspired by the world of Harry Potter:
One of my favorite customers Cari Slings babywearing wraps company just annouced a limited edition of awesome new handmade wallets with their exclusive sling fabric. And Yay! My Under The Sea seashell fabric design is among them and in two color choices. So excited! These cute wallets are for sale for a limited time on Cari Slings accesory department over here.
Each wallet is a trifold and measures approximately 5×8″ folded. And I love the little penny tag. In Ukraine we have a superstition of never giving a wallet as a gift without any money in it too. Funny that it’s common in other countries as well :)
So excited to announce my first project for a wonderful babywearing company Cari Slings – seashell fabric design for a line of amazing babywearing slings. The owner of Cari Slings, Sarah contacted me with the request to create a unique textile artwork with a Caribbean vibe, hence the name of the company, and a laid back and fun style to remind of a relaxing, exotic vacation on the beach :) I loved the idea, especially now that I live by the ocean and the beach has become a big part or my life.
Under The Sea line of wraps has been born! Here is my little Olivia and I testing the sling for ourselves. I really like how luxurious and soft the fabric is! And that subtle shine to it is amazing!
After our little photo session Olivia inspected the wrap for herself :) Now it’s one of her favorite toys. We often use it as a roof for her little house made with two chairs and the sling over them.
This design is full of fun seashells, shells, scallops, and starfish. I was inspired by the finds from our beach walks here in Santa Barbara.
The sling is available for sale in a few different colors and fabrics on Cari Slings website.
Last Sunday Alex, little Olivia, and I all walked into Best Buy to recycle some old batteries and the first thing I saw when walking into the front door was my pattern on a phone case! It was the first time I encountered my artwork by chance at a store while shopping :)
The brand of these phone cases is Dynex and I couldn’t find my particular design online, but they were available in a couple of locations at our Goleta, California Best Buy electronics store. I am very excited to bump into my work in real life and just 3 minutes away from my home.
This is the floral pattern design that is featured on this Dynex case: Vector blue and yellow flower silhouettes seamless pattern background
Hope to see more of my artwork out there on the store shelves. I should probably go shopping more ;)
Greetings, friends! Life has been happy, busy and interesting with a new baby around here :) I haven’t been posting in a while, but today I finally have a minute to share something very exciting with you. A while back I was contacted by Origany – organic children’s clothing company based in San Francisco – to design a fabric for one of their spring lines. It was very exciting to work with them on a birds and flowers inspired design with an Oriental vibe. Here is the final artwork they chose:
This is a fabric design I did in vector with Origany’s custom colors and here is a t-shirt print with the bird and blossoms:
The line consists of a onesie, long sleeved shirts, a couple of cute dresses, pants and hats.
I like them all but my favorite one is this kimono dress design with purple and coral panels and bows. Adorable! I got one for Olivia, of course ;)
It is such a great feeling to see my designs on kids’ clothes! I hope there are more opportunities like this in the future.
Can’t wait till baby Olivia is old enough to wear her Origany kimono dress and t-shirt :)
Toni used my Elephants with bouquets fabric available on my Spoonflower shop for a cute trunk and the back of this fun plush toy. Very sweet and colorful! :) I just love seeing my fabric patterns used on actual items! So inspiring!
Toni has an Etsy shop CoolTricks where she sells her handmade creations: toys, pillows, wraps and more. Thank you so much for sharing, Toni! :)
Very happy to see a photo of a napkin with my Halloween Pumpkins pattern design on the home page of Zazzle today! :) It’s especially flattering as I have just reopened my shop with my seamless repeating patterns on various products. I add new products and new designs every day.
Here is the napkin with original vector print design filled with spooky, smiling Halloween pumpkins:
Are you getting ready for Halloween?
Just wanted to stop by and show you a couple of vector seamless patterns I drew today… They have a bunch of cute, smiling snails on them :) I saw a photo with two snails on mushrooms on Pinterest today and my imagination just ran with it. I was smiling the whole time I was drawing these guys :) Hope they will make you smile too…
I think these two patterns might look good on fabric for kids. I was considering updating my Spoonflower fabric and wallpaper shop soon and these designs might just make it over there ;)
I have recently composed a collection of books that have one of my vector seamless pattern designs on their cover. As my patterns are sold via microstock websites, I do not always get to see my patterns in use, but whenever I find my design on a product, it makes me happy. So here they are:
The book Clinical and regulatory Protocols (PCR): access to health network, published by Elsevier in 2012 in Brasil.
Large Print Word Puzzles book by George Bredehorn, publisher Puzzlewright, It is coming out in June 2013. Available on Amazon.
Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun!
Book by Kate E. Reynolds. Publisher Jessica Kingsley Pub, came out in July 2012.