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Featured: Scribble Art Studio

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Today I want to introduce Scribble Art Studio. It's a studio for kids and adults. I think it's the all time best place for kids to build their creativity. It's such a wonderful business for the Savannah community to have. They have adult painting parties, mini art parties, summer camp for kids, they are starting a kids club, have after school programs, and many more exciting things to announce soon! All of the artists that teach classes and are involved with Scribble are extremely talented, knowledgeable, friendly, and best of all know how to work with children so that they learn and also have a fun experience.

I love this adorable Fairy House Kit that Scribble Art Studio offers! What a great idea to either spend a creative afternoon with your child or drop them off for quality art time while you run a few errands. They also have Car Kits, Embroidery Kits, Clay Kits, and Painting Kits available for kids! All you have to do is call to ask about the available kits and reserve one for your child. They always have new and exciting classes and events happening so be sure to join their mailing list and check out their website to keep updated. I love that you get a free coloring book page in their mailing list, seriously that is the best!

Scribble Art Studio, Fairy House Kit, Savannah GA #loveofpattern

For the Love of Pattern's Children's Aprons are also available for sale at Scribble. These are great art smocks for your child during art classes, they have adjustable ties, and two pockets for storage. More patterns and adult sizes are available in my Etsy Store too!

Scribble Art Studio has two locations: 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401 & 115 Canal St. Pooler, GA 31322 - 912.713.7376

Enjoy & Happy Monday!

July Product of the Month

Featured this MonthAbby Leigh EckerComment

This month we are featuring For the Love of Pattern handmade and hand screen-printed pillows. The designs on these pillows are inspired by the charming ironwork in Savannah, GA.

For the Love of Pattern Handmade Screen-Printed Pillows

These handmade pillows have our own original textile designs screen-printed on cotton or cotton/linen blends. They have a coordinating solid cotton/linen backing and an invisible zipper at the bottom so they can easily be unzipped for cleaning. The pillows are 16" by 16" and the pillow forms are included with purchase. These are great gifts and because the designs are inspired by Savannah ironwork they would also be perfect to bring a little southern charm into your home. 

For the Love of Pattern pillows sell regularly for $42.00 and are on sale this month for $36.00

The product of the month is only available in our etsy store in the Featured this Month Section and only applies when you purchase through etsy. This deal is not available where other For the Love of Pattern items are sold or at local art markets. 

Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!

Introducing Product of the Month

Featured this MonthAbby Leigh EckerComment

For the Love of Pattern is excited to announce that we will start offering a product of the month. What this means is that each month we will feature a new item and list it in our etsy shop on sale with the discount already taken out of the price. If you've had your eye on something this is the perfect opportunity to be able to get that special something at a lower price. 

Our adult aprons are being featured for the month of June. This includes garden, kitchen, and For the Love of Pattern exclusive aprons.

The simple style of these aprons make them great for any task. They have three large lined pockets and tie straps so they are adjustable for any size. They are the ideal everyday apron because there is nothing fancy about them, no ruffles, fragile trim, or delicate stitching, which makes them easy to wash. I've had lots of questions in the past about why I sell aprons and questions about what their purpose would be. Some customers have told me that people don't wear aprons anymore and others love the idea of wearing a decorative apron. I think there are apron people and there are non-apron people and just like with anything else in the world, this is ok. Aprons definitely have a utilitarian purpose and it's fun to be able to wear something a little more decorative than a plain standard apron. These aprons are really special to me because they remind me of when my sister and I would help my grandmother wash dishes at my grandparent's farm house. Grandma would wash the dishes and we would dry and put them away. We always wore an apron to keep clean and because we wanted to be like her. She eventually made us our own aprons which we always thought was pretty special. This is probably what started my love for aprons and it reminds me of all the fun family time we were able to have as kids, even when washing dishes. I hope that these aprons continue to create memories with other families too. To me they are a reminder that in this fast paced world, it's still important to have time together with family! It's also one of the reasons that I started to make children's aprons too! 

Garden & Kitchen Aprons sell for $42.00 regularly and are on sale this month for $37.00. 

For the Love of Pattern Aprons are made out of our own original textile designs and printed digitally on kona cotton. They have a simple apron design with three large pockets and adjustable tie straps. These are great for the kitchen or any household project where you not only want to stay clean, but also want to have pocket space for useful items.

These sell regularly at $58.00 and are on sale this month for $52.00. 

The product of the month is only available in our etsy store in the Featured this Month Section and only applies when you purchase through etsy. This deal is not available where other For the Love of Pattern items are sold or at local art markets. 

Enjoy and Happy Monday!

Children's Aprons

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh EckerComment

I've been busy working in my studio and quiet on some of my social media accounts lately but I'm back now and ready to blog! I have so many fun new things I'm super excited to share about. Today I want to talk about my Children's Aprons! Art smock, play apron, tool duds, whatever you choose to call them, they are adorable! These are durable vibrant aprons for children to wear while playing, helping a parent in the kitchen, during an art session, or just for fun. They have ties at the neck and waist so they can be easily adjusted and two lined pockets at the waist.

Currently, I have nautical, art, and floral themed aprons, as well as a few odds and ends (turtles, boy scout/camping, retro cassette tapes). I've had an overwhelming positive response to these aprons, boy or girl, your child will love wearing one. I've even had a few requests for adult aprons to match these darling small ones. I always take custom orders when I can in my etsy shop, so don't be shy about asking questions or requesting something special.

That's it for this Monday update and now it's time to for me to get back to work in my studio.

Enjoy and Happy Monday! These aprons are available to purchase in Savannah, GA at Scribble Art Studio and in my Etsy Shop. They will be available shortly in other local stores & more fun prints are coming soon!! 

What's New? Art Prints!

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh EckerComment

I've been getting a lot of inquiries lately about offering prints of some of my original artwork. I'm starting small with the idea of art prints and I've started an open edition of giclee prints for two of my watercolors, Delight in the Little Things and St. Simons Light. I am extremely impressed with the quality of these prints. The inks are high quality and archival so these prints are made to last. They look just like the originals and are even on textured cotton paper to enhance the watercolor painting. For now, I just have these two watercolors available but I'm also working on a new series that will eventually become fabric yardage. I'm excited because it's something very different than what I've done before, a whimsical watercolor series that I plan on offering as open edition giclee prints. I'm being very vague about the subject matter on purpose because I want it to be a surprise! 

Archival Giclee Art Prints are available in my Etsy Store, enjoy and Happy Monday!

Delight in the Little Things

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh EckerComment

As promised I'm sharing my submission for round 1 of Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search. Please check out all of the other amazing entries here and on this pinterest board. I'm so happy that I was able to participate in this amazing opportunity!

"Delight in the Little Things" by Abby Leigh Johnson of For the Love of Pattern (GTS2014 Round 1)

"Delight in the Little Things" by Abby Leigh Johnson of For the Love of Pattern (GTS2014 Round 1)

Above is the finished piece, "Delight in the Little Things". I used watercolor and hand embroidery.

Below is the original ink drawing (left) and watercolor before the hand embroidery (right).

For more information about this project please refer back to my original post about my submission to the Global Talent Search. The original artwork is for sale in the For the Love of Pattern Etsy Store and I'm considering eventually having a small selection of prints available in the future too. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Everyday Pattern: Pop of Color

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"Pop of Color"  Images (left to right, starting at top left): "Live in Color" by  Claire Teschel Konishi , "San Miguel de Allende" by Teresa Branda, "Skimmer Birds" by  Abby Zweifel , "Triple Tree" by  Elizabeth Kaiser , and "Boardwalk" by  Sarah Watson .

"Pop of Color"

Images (left to right, starting at top left): "Live in Color" by Claire Teschel Konishi, "San Miguel de Allende" by Teresa Branda, "Skimmer Birds" by Abby Zweifel, "Triple Tree" by Elizabeth Kaiser, and "Boardwalk" by Sarah Watson.

I'm happy to announce, I've had an overwhelming response for the first official Everyday Pattern post! I want to thank everyone that has submitted photographs and let you know if your photo isn't posted here it will be in a future post. Since I've had such a great response I was able to make more selective compositions with common themes and have fun with it. It's been great seeing the diversity of photographs that I've received about everyday pattern from different people. I think this will end of being a subject that I will be able to blog about more frequently than once a month which is really exciting. I hope the response to this grows and that I continue to get submissions. Please share this with anyone that you think would be interested in this topic and submitting a photograph. Refer back to the introduction post about this topic for the guidelines. Thanks again and enjoy!

Happy Monday! I welcome your comments and feedback.

Everyday Pattern: Introduction

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Everyday Pattern - Beach at Cape Cod

Everyday Pattern - Beach at Cape Cod

This is a blog post I've been thinking about since the very beginning stages of For the Love of Pattern. Once a month, I'd like to feature photographs of pattern that can be found in everyday life. I will feature some of my own photographs but ideally I would like this to be a collaboration. Email me photographs that inspire you, photographs that show me what you think pattern is all about. There are no rules except you must submit quality images and only 1 - 2 images by the first Friday of each month.

Please email images to abby@loveofpattern.com with the subject line: Everyday Pattern Blog. Give your image a title and don't forget to include your name. If you send me your website, blog or social media account I'll link it to your name in the post.

Looking forward to seeing your everyday patterns!

Screen Printing: Savannah Ironwork Collection

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh Ecker4 Comments

This week's blog post is a quick studio update that will be short & sweet, focusing on visuals. I want to share my progress with my first textile collection, the Savannah ironwork series. I have four patterns ready in repeats and am working on a few more. I've been screen-printing in the studio to test these patterns out and make sure they are set for yardage. It's always extremely exciting and rewarding to be able to see the design on fabric instantly. Below are a few images of my progress, enjoy and happy Monday!

A limited collection of tea towels, pillows, aprons, coin purses & cosmetic bags will be available with these hand printed fabrics soon!

Do you have a favorite design? Please comment and let us know!

Introducing For the Love of Pattern

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh EckerComment

Welcome to For the Love of Pattern! I'm excited to announce I'm starting a design studio in Savannah, GA. I'm focusing on creating my own textile designs and will also be designing handmade fashion accessories as well as home goods. I'll be introducing a lot of new things soon so stay tuned for more exciting updates and events. 

In my new studio, I've been working on a collection of garden aprons. I've chosen garden themed fabrics from some of my favorite textile designers (Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner & Martha Negley) to launch this apron design. 

Garden Apron made out of Anna Maria Horner Bold Sunflower Fabric - Made by For the Love of Pattern #loveofpattern www.loveofpattern.com

The garden apron features a simple design with three large pockets. It is something easy and very comfortable to wear while working in your garden. Not only will it protect you from the elements but you will be able to keep your gardening tools handy for all kinds of projects. If gardening isn't your thing, don't worry it could also be a work apron or useful in the kitchen. They are for sale here.

Thank you to Mad Law Media for the lovely photos!