For the Love of Pattern

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Exciting News!

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh EckerComment

For the Love of Pattern is featured in the latest issue of Savannah Magazine Homes Edition, Fall/Winter 2014. The article is included in the Front Porch Local Artisans section. It introduces my design studio, talks about what inspires my work, as well as the vision for the studio and future projects. For those of you in Savannah please check out the article as well as the other local artisans featured in this issue. One thing I love about Savannah is the overwhelming support from locals and being able to easily connect with other professionals. I'm grateful for the southern hospitality that I've seen in this city and excited to share my first magazine feature! Happy Monday!


Something Fun: 20 Things About Me

Just for FunAbby Leigh Ecker2 Comments

I decided to join in on the '20 Things You Might Not Know About Me' blog tag by April of Blackburg Belle. Abby from Pomelo & Pomelo suggested that I participate, check out her post about it here. I'm always happy to participate in something like this and hopefully will meet other bloggers out there.

Question 1: How tall are you?


Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

I'm a master packer. I can pack an incredible amount of stuff in any type of vehicle for a road trip. It's like real life Tetris. 

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

Having to make a new account or something to comment on a blog. I already have a million accounts that I can't keep track of, I don't need another one. ;)

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Chewing with your mouth open, gross!

Question 5: What’s your favorite song?

Pretty much any Dave Matthews Band song, its hard to choose just one.

Question 6: What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?

Emily Jeffords Studio, I love her beautiful colorful paintings. Especially the floral ones. 

"Morning Blooms #4" By Emily Jeffords (so pretty!!)

"Morning Blooms #4" By Emily Jeffords (so pretty!!)

Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?

Listening to audiobooks while embroidering or just listening to music and letting my mind wonder.

Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food? it!

Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I have a little toy poodle, her name is Coco and she just turned 6. She's the sweetest most loving dog ever and pretty silly as well. Love her!

Coco the toy poodle #loveofpattern

Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?

Fiction: Harry Potter (yes nothing has topped this for me yet..hehe)

Nonfiction: The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters

Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product?

Nourish Lavender Salt Scrub, I'm always happy to support local business. :)

Nourish Lavender Salt Scrub

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Last week I went to a new eye doctor and for whatever reason they kept having me take my contacts out and put them back in. After about three times of doing this, I ended up dropping one contact, which was inevitable. So I was sitting there, blind in one eye, quietly looking around for this one contact. Eventually it turned into three people starring at me trying to find the contact. Then I noticed, it had fallen down the front of my dress. I quickly tried to just get them to forget about it so I wouldn't have to disclose that I had secretly found it. I ended up leaving with silly sunglasses inserts in my glasses that made me look like I had one giant eyebrow. The whole experience was pretty embarrassing, ha!

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Unsweetened Iced Tea

Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?

It Happened One Night - I love old movies and musicals :)

Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?

Artist but also I never really fit into any of those stereotype groups. I just did my own thing. I was athletic, a volleyball player, and had friends from different "groups". I was in the jazz and madrigal singers choir. I also participated in groups like student council and NHS. Art was always very important to me and probably the most grounding thing for me in high school. 

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Hawaii! It's so relaxing living the island life.

Maui, Hawaii 2014 #loveofpattern

Question 17: PC or Mac?

Definitely Mac, no question about it.

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

My fiancé recently got up early on the weekend to make me a very nice gourmet breakfast. We have different schedules during the week so spending mornings together on the weekends is always very special. 

Abby from For the Love of Pattern #loveofpattern

Question 19: Favorite celebrity?

Leonardo Dicaprio - I love all of his movies for the most part.

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with?

Aileen from At Home in Love

I would love for the following ladies to join in on this blog tag, if you're interested.

Alma Pacheco

Lauren Winter

Lee Anderson

Elizabeth Kaiser