Hi! I'm Andie, a fabric designer, an illustrator, a painter, owner of my own little cupcake company and a loving mom of my sweet chihuahua. I love creating beautiful things and feel the need to constantly be creative. My reflection on creativity states how necessary and fulfilling it is for the human soul. To love those around you, to be honost and true and to make each day matter with the gifts that you've got....are three beautiful ingredients for a purposeful and beautiful life! This here, is my blog to share with you.....

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Wishing all my family of new friends and old friends who have been so dear to me over the years.....health and happiness throughout the New Year! XOXO- Andie

PS- May there continue to be yumminess throughout your wonderous years!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This is it! This adorable postcard for ASD Living is finally finished and is ready to have a stamp placed on it! It went through several color combinations which began with bright bold colors and ended with a rather soft pastel pallette. Oh well...... I think that I made someone very happy!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Well today, we had a little photoshoot with my good friend"s twin girls Megan and Katelyn! Talk about not as easy you think! But this second time around seemed to produce more successful photos of the girls from last weeks. Katelyn is wearing another one of my designs that I did for ASD Living. They are a new company that will be selling in your local store here soon!
Not only do I have a few patterns in their Home Line { Megan is wearing my big polka dot and also the lady bug pictured below} but I also put my graphic skills to the test and designed all of their packaging. NICE! I am currently working on getting a Postcard designed that will be sent out to all of the kid's department stores just in time for the holidays...therfore the photo shoot. The pictures are adorable and I don't want to spoil the surprise.... so when the card is done I will post the finish for you! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I can't help myself when I stumble upon something fabulous when online!!! Of course I get a little giddy when I see a merchant make incredibly awesome stuff with my cupcake design! These are truely amazing Retro-Rugrats! Any one young at heart would love to have one of your fun items! Retro-Rugrats sell on ETSY.... my favorite online crafter's store!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


By my surprise, when I was looking for something entirely different online, I came across a fabulous store called MODERN LOLA. I made a purchase for some incredible square cake stands about a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised to hear back from them when they approached me about sending back pictures of what I do with these cake tiers after they had checked out my ditzie cakes website. I was so elated....and that's when I decided to poke around their site a little more. Besides having great baby items....they also carried a few items which I designed!!!! Of course one find is my infamous cupcake pattern on a bib and the other is a cherry pattern. But this cool one ,which I am showing above, is the best find! It's my Menagerie pattern that I did for Robert Kaufman's a couple years back and they are accessorizing a Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller! I love it....and a really love this pattern that I created. I do believe that this is the best usage for this design that I have ever seen for this particular pattern of mine! Thanks MODERN LOLA for carrying great stuff on your site!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Well, as some of you may know, I have a "sweet" reputation in both the textile industry and the cupcake industry! My cupcake pattern has been made good impression to most everyone who loves a good cupcake. But you got to love it when you come across the wonderful CupcakeSpy and see that Jessie Oleson has used your pattern along the side of her own cupcake logo. I am pleasantly delighted by the sentiment because she is just awesome and I love her site! For those don't know her, please check out cakespy.com and if you get a chance go to her etsy shop and see these great bags amongst other things. Yummy and fun!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


My sweet girly skulls were so much fun to create and I discovered a wonderful manufacturer right here in Lake Forest who makes so many wonderful baby items from my girly skulls design! Patricia Ann Designs, otherwise known as PAD Designs has a beautiful edgy collection from baby bibs, throws and moses baskets! They are steadily making their mark and the business is growing as Nordstrom's has picked up their line recently. You have to check out their online store or go into the new Showroom out on Lake Forest. " I love what you've done!" Thank you everyone at PAD Designs and thank you Shelly Bostrom! BTW.... I still owe you cupcakes!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Bet you didn't know that the whole collection called "You've got the Notions" was designed by your's truely! All those fashion illustration classes from my years at Art Center College of Design really paid off when I got this assignment to create a group for Project Runway. The group has co-ordinates of safety pins, needles, threads, zippers, buttons, make it work in a pattern template style and these three patterns shown above. It was a pretty broad group for everything suggesting sewing and notions. My favorite is the fashion girls (just because it's what I do!) and the next one is the dress forms...inspired of course by Jean Paul Gaultier back in the day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I never thought I would have started out my Art Studio Blog in this sort of way titled "THE HORROR!". But after going online to do a little searching for ideas, I had come across this design I had done for Robert Kaufman Co. some three or so years ago! Yes, that's when I did a lot of handpainting and the joy of mixing those perfect colors of guache took all day to do! So, I came across this site online from the UK and they are still selling this great pattern on one of UniquelyDifferent.co.uk handbags! 
It brought back such good memories. Isn't it horror-ible! =)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Silly but serious is my motto! Really.... I always try to have fun in what ever I do but I would like to think that when the project is done it will have turned out successfully. So have fun and enjoy the process!