Blog Crush Monday|The Swatch and Stitch Fashion Blog

My name is Katrina and I’m a fabricholic. Truly. Especially if it’s got a print. I have tons of fabric and that’s part of the reason I haven’t been able to really use my studio for months. Overloaded with fabric, craft and art supplies and tons of paper. AHHHHH! Some of these new fabrics coming out from Robert Kaufman are FANFREAKINGTASTIC and I’m really going to have to stop myself. Pop over to their blogs The Quilting Blog and The Fashion Blog and see what I mean.

The Swatch and Stitch

Blog Crush|Currently Crushing on Sugar & Cloth Blog

While cruising the blogosphere last night, I came across another FABULOUS blog. Some of you are probably asking why I’m promoting other blogs instead of my own? Well, I appreciate that we’re all different and I LOVE to celebrate others and sow seeds of admiration.

Sugar & Cloth is run by Ashley Rose who shares my love for art and design and her site is great. Take a look!

Sugar and Cloth
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

The Suga’|The Weekly Roundup|Print and Pattern

The Weekly Roundup Surface Pattern Design

So I love PRINT and PATTERN! Those elements are most definitely the reasons why I buy 99% of the stuff I buy. I mean a black bag is just a nice bag but with a gorgeous print on it like Orla Kiely or something from Boden, that takes it to another level. Don’t you think? That’s why I’m spooning out some suga’ and giving you the latest I’ve discovered in the world of surface pattern design.

  1. And the animal kingdom goes wild for this new Liberty print by OK David.
  2. Organic shapes and colors in mid century modern inspired Scandinavian sensible design via Print and Pattern.
  3. Want to give surface pattern design a try for yourself, this course is the best I’ve found via Make It In Design.
  4. Learn to craft, make, illustrate, design, video and create music via CreativeLive.
  5. Use these tips to help you create your own surface pattern designs via Creativebloq.
  6. Check out Uppercase Magazine for the creative and curious.
  7. Khristian Howell is a surface pattern designer after my own heart. Love her designs.
  8. Love how these shoe companies are embracing surface pattern design via Pitter Pattern.
  9. Observe all the best in surface pattern design via Pattern Observer.
  10. Once you’ve done all the work put it to the test via

The Suga’|The Weekly Roundup|Art Education


The Weekly Roundup Art

So I’m thinking about art education and its importance in schools and I just wanted to share some of my !FAVORITE! online spaces for art inspiration.

  1. Find great courses, information and a great community over at The Art of Education.
  2. Fun and quirky art teacher Cassie Stephens has all kinds of ideas you’ll want to check out.
  3. Super fun springtime and Earth Day art projects over on Deep Space Sparkle.
  4. Listen to inspiring podcasts via The Unmistakable Creative.
  5. Looking for a magical space for all sorts of creative inspiration via Craftwack.
  6. Listen to a great weekly podcast about teaching art to kids via the podcast Art Made Easy.
  7. This cool art dad shares his love of art with his kids by committing to a 5-day a week art show in YouTube.
  8. This blog offer readers a peek into the busy art room of Hope Knight, art teacher at Dolvin Elementary School.
  9. Art teachers and parents that are homeschooling can find some great inspiration at Teachers Pay Teachers for a number of subjects including art.
  10. Share art with your children and instill a love for field by visiting museums as a family.