One of the more delightful moments for any pattern designer is getting to see your patterns in their end use on products. I like to create mock ups of my designs and imagine how they might be used in the fashion marketplace. Here are some of my imagined ideas. You know you are keeping true […]
Really loving these fun paisley prints! I just took a 3 hour in depth class on paisley taught by Barberl Dressler via skillshare. Paisley is probably my favorite category to create!
I feel the same joy about a new year as I do a new blank pretty sketchbook. Excited to fill it, hopefully with my best efforts, but realistic that it can’t be perfect on every page. Actually, I started this Ninkybink website as a new year’s resolution in 2002 (boy was is a raw website […]
Let’s count down the days til Christmas with prints and patterns! Update # 25 – Christmas Day! Challenge Compete! Merry Christmas from Ninkybink.com! The FINAL DAY!!! DAY 24!! Theme: SANTA December 23- 2 days til Christmas! Theme: CHRISTMAS BELLS December 22- 3 days til Christmas! Theme: SLEIGH December 21- 4 days til […]
Here is my surface pattern design for the Sloth theme, in the upcoming Spoonflower challenge. This would be a lovely juvenile print for babies (apparel, bedding, car seat, etc) up to teen.
Despite the slick roads, I was really happy with the turn out for the Handmade Toledo, Mini Maker’s Mart show! Thank you for coming out!
It’s a new month and I am delighted to tell you I have been invited to participate at The mini Maker’s Mart show November 15. Please see their website here! Things available at the show include: 100% original chiffon scarves printed with my textile designs! There will be the most cheerful tea towels possible! Manufactured […]
What better a costume for a print and pattern lover, than a leopard? Not only that, but Halloween falls on the same night as PBS’s wonderful nature program “Super Cats”. Naturally, making this costume vintage-inspired was my next requirement, in order to set it apart a bit from the usual cat costumes of 2018. Here […]
Above you will see my latest surface design pattern collection, “Bloomsbury Chic”. I think this would lend itself well to home goods (Anthropologie, if you read this I am talking to you!), but actually some of the patterns work well for apparel also. What is the inspiration of this pattern collection? The Bloomsbury Group […]