Category Archives: Fabric and Textile Designers

Let’s talk about ideas, inspiration and copying

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Well the title to this post and video is loaded, right? I could write a lot of text, but I would rather have you tune in to today’s video and you can give me your thoughts. After all-I have been having this conversation with myself all week, so it is about time I had it with Read more…

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From sketchbook to the street: A look at Kelsey Montague’s passion

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Meet Kelsey Montague, one half the talent behind the Nikita and Vesper brand. Kelsey has teamed her skills up with her sister’s skills, and they are on the move to make the world a better and more fashionable place! They sell a mix of vintage and new items, some of it featuring Kelsey’s art. I love the Read more…

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My Own Story

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It’s a new year and I am telling my own story. Exciting and YIKES at the same time. I just took a deep breath and went for it. I cracked myself up at the end when I thought I had covered everything-hello!!-not everything but I wanted to tell you about  my creative journey and how it Read more…

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Alyssa Thomas stitches her way to success

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I am so happy to be chatting with Alyssa Thomas from Penguin and Fish! Alyssa started her company with a good idea some fast decision making and it has been non-stop ever since. Penguin and Fish tapped into a niche market with Alyssa’s darling embroidery patterns for children and adults of all ages. She has Read more…

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Amy Butler sharing her heart and her business

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This is a re-airing on my 2 part interview with the wonderful and wise Amy Butler. Every time I sit down and talk with I learn something amazing about myself (how does she do that?) She was so kind to join in the Smart Creative Style course to talk about the business of “Amy Butler” Read more…

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Stephanie Ryan the sweetest powerhouse you will ever meet!

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Here is a re-airing of my interview with Stephanie Ryan. She shares how she put together her “brand deck” inside the Smart Creative Style e-course Welcome to the beautiful world of Stephanie Ryan! I have absolutely loved Stephanie’s work and aesthetic since the moment I met her. Her painting technique is uniquely her own and she works in one of Read more…

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Rachel Low shares her branding and retail story

I am re-airing my interview with Pins and Needles owner, Rachel Low! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. Yipee! Another “live and in person” chat!  Rachel is the owner of Pins and Needles, a fun and stylish craft boutique on the upper East side Read more…

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Sarah Jane Wright from Sarah Jane Studios shares her creative story

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Today I am re-airing my interview with Sarah Jane! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. P.S. She has a new addition to her family since  we last talked! Love! OOOH! I am just so excited to share this interview with you! I have been Read more…

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An inside look at the Smart Creative Style Course

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I don’t know what is making me happier this morning putting this course together or learning new technology to make this video!! This was a creative exercise for me! Woot! The girl CAN still learn new tricks, who knew? 2 days for a 3 minute video and I thought illustration was time consuming! Haha! I Read more…

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Jessica Warner turns her passion for textiles into Twofold

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Twofold was created by Australian native Jessica Warner Stites to channel her passion for distinctive textiles. She decided to open an online store to feature the remarkable work of textile designers. When she contacted me, I thought, “Perfect, women supporting women.”  Passion supporting designers. Jessica is a perfect example of marrying her creative passion up Read more…

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Dear Kate and Julie Sygiel, a perfect match

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You are going to like this interview. File Julie Sygiel under the Smart Cookie category. This innovative engineering student took one entrepreneurial class in college and it was a game changer! She figured out something women need and she she set out create a solution. She designed leak proof, wicking, absorbent material for lingerie and Read more…

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Branding personality and mission at Pins and Needles

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Yipee! Another “live and in person” chat! It was such a pleasure seeing Rachel Low when I was in New York a couple weeks ago. Rachel is the owner of Pins and Needles, a fun and stylish craft boutique on the upper East side of Manhattan. Rachel and I sat down in her  darling shop Read more…

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Designer Virginia Johnson created her brand with her point of view

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I was so so thrilled to interview the amazing Virginia Johnson because not only is she a fabulous creative entrepreneur, she is also a fabulous watercolorist. OH! And she designs scarves!!!!  Hello, if you know me, you know I am in heaven about now. If you don’t know Virginia, she is a Canadian born designer who Read more…

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Mary Beth Freet from Pink Light Studio

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Oh my gosh! Fan of art licensing? You need to watch this! Trying to figure out how to make it in that biz? You need to watch this! Need to motivation to start a new business but are afraid you don’t “know” enough to get started? You need to watch this! Mary Beth Freet  from Read more…

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Scattering Joy with Kathy Davis

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What do you think of the new animated intro?! I was so excited to talk to Kathy Davis about her career, her business and her personal artistic journey. She is a greeting card MASTER, painting and writing meaningful messages to “scatter joy” out into the world. She is such a warm,  down to earth entrepreneur. Read more…

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Making the world FashionABLE with Barrett Ward and Amber Lehman

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I was so excited to meet Barrett Ward from FashionABLE. Barrett and I started our conversation when I entered the design contest that was held in conjunction with the One Campaign and the Alt Summit conference. As I researched what FashionABLE was all about, I knew he had to come on and share his story Read more…

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Annie Selke on Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert and how she manages a mountain of inspiration!

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Yipee! It’s Annie Selke and I at her headquarters in Pittsfield, MA. Annie is an author, designer and founder  the renowned home furnishing companies of Pine Cone Hill and Dash and Albert. Pine Cone Hill  features bedding, sleepware, table linens and accessories (eek! fun! scarves!) with a bright, happy and contemporary vibe. Dash and Albert  features unique, durable Read more…

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Chris Chun on how he defines beauty

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Today’s guest is a Smart Creative Man! Chris Chun is an amazing artist and sweet spirit living and creating in Thailand. Listen in as he talks about his background in product development and how he positions himself and his art in the marketplace. Take note on how long he said it took to find his style Read more…

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What are you up to, Khristian A. Howell?

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Let’s catch up with Khristian A. Howell. She is such a dynamo! She had her canvas calendar featured in the January issue of Real Simple Magazine, did a guest post over at the Surtex blog (Did you know they had a blog?) and had pillows featured in the HGTV Magazine! Whew! Listen to this interview with Read more…

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Barbara Johansen Newman: illustrator, author and lover of old things!

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Barbara Johansen Newman lives life in a brightly colored, large way. Fun, fun, fun is all I can say. When I first met her I was amazed how her art and her personality where so on par. As I got to know her better, I was enamored with her uncanny ability to remember even single Read more…

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