Tuesday, April 28, 2015

lots of BIG news...

It's been a long, LONG time since I posted...
but there has been a lot going on in my world.

The biggest news?
My belly! :)

I can't tell you how happy & blessed my little family feels to add a sweet baby girl to the mix. It's been a long journey to have kids... Miracles are real, folks.

Also, we finally moved into our brand new house!

Moving while sick & pregnant was a challenge to say the least. Yikes. Thank heaven for my husband, parents, little brother, and a couple of kind friends who helped SO much. The nausea has subsided in the past few days, so get ready for lots of decorating and baby girl projects in the very near future!

Lastly, remember the fabric design dreams that I posted about?
Well, two of my designs were picked to be sold on Minted.com!!!

"Looping Scrawl" Fabric by Kacey Kendrick Wagner for Minted.com

"Tangle" Fabric by Kacey Kendrick Wagner for Minted.com

I got to make a bunch of different color ways that will be sold very soon. Eeeeek! I'm so excited. I'll be sure to post when my fabrics are live on the site.

Yay! Thanks for letting me share my happy thoughts.
(I've missed this dear blog-o'-mine!)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

fabric design...

I have been a busy little bee lately, but haven't had much opportunity to share what I've been working on. Here's the scoop...

I asked for a sewing machine for my birthday nearly five years ago. It was then that the world of fabric was opened to me. I remember thinking, "I had no idea all this cute fabric existed. Wouldn't it be fun to design all these patterns?" Ever since then, I've had fabric design hanging out in the back of my mind. I realized I would need to learn how to design pattern repeats and how to use Adobe Illustrator. Recently, I've really worked to make those things happen. 

My Illustrator skills are still basic, but the only way to learn is to keep trying. So when I saw a contest for fabric designs on minted.com...I decided to give it a shot!

Here are my designs.  
Some are more successful than others, but I had a blast working on them.

Minted challenge winners are determined by popular vote. Any one can head over to the challenge entries and rate the designs from 1-5.  If you'd like to support me, my designs are located on this page.  However, I encourage you to vote for any that you really like. There are a lot of really great patterns! Voting for this challenge ends 2/9/15.

(Sidenote: I also have a referral code if you want to make a purchase...
If you use the link, you can get $25 off of your first Minted purchase of $50 or more.)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

children's artwork ornaments...

Here is a super easy way to turn your kiddo's artwork into a Christmas ornament that you can treasure for years to come!

First, I picked up some balsa wood ornament shapes from Hobby Lobby. Then, I had my toddler sponge paint on some sturdy paper.
(Since I knew I wanted to use it for an ornament, I gave him paints in Christmas-y colors. However, you could easily use any random artwork your child has already done.)

Next, I painted my wood ornaments...

...and cut circles out of my little guy's painting.

Finally, I mod podged the paper circles to my ornaments. I brushed the podge on the back of the paper & the surface of the ornament, pressed the paper until it held, then podged over the entire surface to seal it all down.

Let it dry and then you are good to go!

This project is SO fast. We made one for our tree and one for each set of grandparents, but you could easily crank out a bunch of these to give to lots of family members. It makes for a great little holiday keepsake.

Merry Christmas!
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