Uppercase Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide

I’m over-the-moon excited to share that my artwork (three of the above images) will be featured in the ever-so-fabulous Uppercase Magazines upcoming Surface Pattern Design Guide! I’m so very honored to be included in such an amazing publication amongst so many crazy awesome artists. If you’re not familiar with Uppercase, it’s a incredibly stylish magazine that is a huge source of inspiration and a great resource for creatives, those who are curious, or those who just love beautiful things.

(psst…if you want to subscribe (which I know you do!), use discount code USPDG2014 for $15 off!! How awesome is that?!?!)

Here’s a peek of the beautiful cover of the Surface Pattern Design Issue by the talented,  Jan Avellana.  I can’t wait to get my hands on it and see all the gorgeous goodness within!!

Have a mighty fine weekend dear friends!! xo!

Pillows make me happy

Happy Friday lovelies!! I’ve totally spent way too much time “virtual playing” with my newest collection of hooked rugs and embroidered pillows, so thought I might as well share. If I had endless monetary resources, I might just make over our living room and bedroom to look a little something like this…and use every. single. one. of. my. pillows.  I think this just might be my favorite collection yet.

Linen Ditte Sofa / Evergreen Bryce Chair  / Moresque Chair  / Irving Place Harper Loveseat  /  Hans Wegner Peacock Chair Bed via Emily Henderson  [Read more...]

2013, you were a beautiful year

Just wanted to thank 2013 for being such a beautiful year. A year full of lots of love, fun, and new Iza Pearl products hitting store shelves! Thank you!

DrinkBlot Art Coasters / Cell Phone Cases via Elibrium / Garden Party Cha Cha collection of pillow and rugs / Petal Parade collection of aprons & tea towels / Boho Mod journals exclusively sold at Wal-Mart / Calypso Breeze Pillows & Rugs / Greeting Card sold exclusively at a natural, nationwide grocer / Calypso Breeze Aprons & Tea Towels / Hello Gorgeous Fabric Collection with Windham Fabrics / 3M Signature Series Post-It Notes / Christmas wrap and gift bag exclusively at Target / This year, I also did lots of commission artwork to go on all sorts of fun products. :)   [Read more...]

Quilt Market Part Fall 2013-Part II: Let’s talk about Gratitude

Hey there folks! So, this post is way, way, way overdue, and for that I am so very sorry. The weeks following market were a crazy whirlwind and before I knew it, 2014 was staring me in the face. Right after market, I kept getting sick with nasty colds, which I hadn’t been sick for years. Come to find out, I had mono. What?!? Seriously, random…as in 2% of people over the age of 25 get the virus, and I, at 31, was the oldest that my doctor had ever seen. Most people have it as infants with little to no symptoms. Anyhoo, that adventure is really an entire blog post in itself. But let me just say, I am so very GRATEFUL it wasn’t anything more serious and it’s made me so very thankful each and every day for my health.

Also, right after market, my husband and I randomly, without much planning, launched our Iza Pearl Shop. We initially did it as a way to recoup some of our funds that we had spent on Quilt Market; and honestly, we have totally enjoyed having our little online store. Matt and I are so very THANKFUL for everyone who has encouraged us and purchased from us. Again, really the Iza Pearl Shop journey is another blog post in it’s self for another day…soon.

So, let’s get down to business and take a little tour of our Fall 2013 Garden Party Tango Quilt Market Booth. If you missed Part 1 of my Quilt Market blog posts, be sure to check it out for details of all the wonderful and stunning projects. Also, don’t miss our Garden Party Tango market catalog available online.

At market, we had a great little corner bursting with Garden Party Tango goodness within the Windham Fabrics‘ main booth. It was extremely rewarding to see the hard work and love of many come together so beautifully.

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Quilt Market Fall 2013–Part 1: Lets talk about love

Okay, I’m about to get a wee-bit sappy…and sappy I’m not, but I want to talk a little about LOVE. This year’s quilt market adventure has taught me a few lessons and made me fall in a deeper love–with my craft, with my friends, with my family, with my husband, with mankind, with complete strangers that I’ve grown so close to, and with my Creator.

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