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.....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Here is where my Engineering DNA {thanks to my dad who is an engineer} kicks in! My brain was put to the test as it processed the 3- dimensions as a box folds and unfolds by virtual imagery. Not bad for the first time creating a little more than a simple box. I was happy the way this fun tote box looked as well! This Tote loves to go places!


The idea for the Nature' Kitchen towel was just based simply on cotton! I absolutley love the way cotton looks when it is ready for harvesting and the sillouettes of some of the pictures I came across where just stunning! Beautiful tufts of fluffy cotton nestled inbetween crinkled woody leaves that twisted and turned outward. Well, I have a tendancy to make these curl and swirl similar to the eerie Tim Burton , so eventually I was persuaded to hack off those wicked branches.
Now, to make them look fun and playful was the next step to capture in this design. The rest came naturally.....no pun inteneded! I love green and I love black and especially together! When the final was printed on a natural brown kraft card stock, it blended all together wonderfully!


Another great project for ASD Living {Art + Style + Design = Living}. This is a sleeve that will wrap itself around 100% Microfleece blanket. We didn't want the sleeve to be an average generic look so I tried to make the sleeve as creative and stunningly beautiful as I could....
This particular process had gone through many stages as you can see below. I originally came up with a good clean graphic concept.The idea was there but Lisa Wells, the director, had just a little different image in mind. Eventually we got it just right!
And here you go......This is the final result for the 100% Microfleece sleeve that will wrap itself around a warm and cozy blanket.


ASD Living {Art + Style + Design =Living} had asked me to design their first project of many for their premiere line! I was thrilled to take on the task and thrilled to know that there were several of my textile designs chosen to be part of their new line. Yes, of course one of them just had to be the infamous cupcake design as well. In the future here, I will see if I can link you to the ASD Living catalogue and highlight a few of my designs. Right now, luckily I had a little time to create a post or two, and then I need to go back to work! Packaging design has opened new doors as a designer and I am truely grateful for more work and wonderful opportunies with great clients!