Besides sewing and quilting, I have an extreme love for typography and design. I’ve been drawing my whole life, but hand-drawn lettering has become a new favorite hobby. It takes quite a bit of patience to refine and develop my hand to become a true hand lettering master, but I love practicing almost every day! A lot of times, I find inspiration on Pinterest.
One day, Dawn asked me to collaborate on an embroidery project with her based on a hand-drawn design. Of course! What a fun idea! So we put our heads together and came up with a cute saying: “Sew Little Time” — adorned with a cute vintage kitten. Purrfect. I designed the hand lettering portion, and Dawn created the kitten and will embroider it to make a one of a kind piece.
I began with basic pencil sketches. Then, we chose which style would be interesting and would read best when embroidered.
From there, I refined some more: I added darker lines with ink, and when I was happy with the design, I took it into both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; where I turned the design into a crisp and clean vector object.
So that’s Part One of our project, I hope you enjoy! Part two will include Dawn’s embroidery.