“Seasons” Fabric Collection for Modern Yardage now available!

Snowdrifts and cold, blustery weather starting to add a chill to your life?

In search of a little leafy love this winter season?

My new Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric is now available and it is all about trees, leaves, seedlings and pods.

It is inspired by life here in Whistler.
Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs

Seasons comes in three different colorways – Fall Harvest, Spring Showers and Soft Blossom.

(I don’t know if I have more fun naming them or designing them!)

Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs

Fall Harvest– warm and cozy colors. Perfect for some nice throw pillows by the fire or maybe a duvet cover.

Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs

Spring Showers – crisp and cool greens and blues. I would love to see these patterns outdoors. Perhaps patio cushion or napkins for the picnic table?

Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs

Soft Blossom – lots of playful, soft pastels in the in this collection. When designing this colorway I had babies on my mind. Thoughts of fabric lampshades, curtains and bumper pads were floating around my head.I would love to see these patterns in the nursery.

All fabric is available  in 2 different scales – small and large! People are loving the different scale that Modern Yardage is offering its customers. It is so versatile for your crafting projects.

I have started planning for a bit of sewing time in my future. I am excited about all the beautiful designs available on Modern Yardage, but for now I can only dream and plan….the Pinterest way.

I have been busily pinning away to my new Pinterest board 101 sewing/ crafting projects to make with one yard of fabric  for when that time arrives!

Lots of very cool crafts that do not require much time or material and some don’t even require sewing. (Many would make great last-minute Christmas gifts!)

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I love this time of year. It is super busy, but there is an excited energy and happiness in the air. The snow is  (finally) starting to fall and the village is filled with happy visitors.

Enjoy the season!

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Inspired by mark making

Some weeks are just harder than others to create. Last week was one of those weeks.

Some weeks I just get brain overload ~ I want to draw and create too many things. This usually happens when I am pressed for time and have other priorities looming. A definite form of procrastination. I call it productive procrastination no time is left wasted.

I started seashells,sailboats and surfboards..but nothing was catching.Not even flowers which are always my go to.

So,in search of simplicity, I finally decided to do just that ~ keep it simple. I lay my journal and black pen out on the kitchen counter and dedicated the week to mark making. Whenever inspiration hit I doodled some marks…Drive by doodling.

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I often find myself needing texture and backgrounds in my work. This applies to both drawing and painting. I find it quite handy having a reference list of marks that I can refer to in times when my mind goes blank.I also need more coordinates for my patterns. Interesting marks and textures make great coordinates. They also make great geometric patterns.

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I love black and white. There are no restrictions, no complementary colors to think about and absolutely no worries if they go well together. If your design doesn’t look good in black and white then there is a very good chance color is not going to be able to save it!

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This is not the first time I have done this! I like to doodle and love my black pens.I am still waiting for my Sharpie pen sponsorship…
Remember to come and #shareyoursketch with me over on Instagram.
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We have been hit hard with long, glorious summer-like days. We always like to say that we have our own little piece of heaven here in Whistler, B.C. and right now it’s definitely feeling that way.The mountains are full of snow, the sky bluebird and the flip-flops are out!Very unusual weather for this time of year and not to be missed.

Next week I am heading off to NYC to Surtex. Eek! I will be walking the show and just trying to get a feel for this industry that I have thrown myself into it. I am expecting to be overwhelmed.I am ready for it! Will keep you posted!

Have a great week everyone!