Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fun with Fabric

The new baby hexagon fabric is in!  It is SO FUN to have your own designs arrive in the mailbox in fabric form. I am in LOVE with spoonflower.

So I was poking around Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs looking for a project that would be easy enough to do, and practical for my life. And, viola'.  Zipper-less Removable Pillow Cover. Thank you, Mama and Baby Love!!

Here's a pic of Alistair and I making a new sleep sack for Finn. He's an excellent "helper."

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cover Girl

Check  it out!  I'm on the cover of Somatic Psychology Today!  It's a fascinating field, and I'm proud to be a part of their publication. You can read the whole mag here:  Somatic Psych Today.

Just got back from a yoga class, and I'm feeling great. I also found time to meditate this afternoon while the boys rested. I must be doing something right if both activities are back in my life!  How do you find time to practice?  I'd love to hear some suggestions and tips.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Zoom out of the chaos

I'm trying to be patient as I wait for my next fabric to arrive. Here's the link to it on Spoonflower -  Double Hexagon Fabric   You can actually purchase my fabrics there! So cool.

I had a blast making this. And it was so simple. First, I stamped out a new design of hexagons. Here it is, on my inspiration board next to my computer. (Along with 1treeyoga's lovely flier, a Christmas card, some flower pics, hubby and I in '03, my two-year old, and an old drawing of my friend sleeping.)

Then I scanned it in and broke apart the groups:

 Next I copied, pasted, rotated, and merged until I got this:
Then I loaded it into Spoonflower and played with their options for repetition and size of the image. Then this amazing thing happened - a beautiful pattern emerged out of seeming randomness. Isn't that how life is, though? It seems like random chaos until we zoom out enough to see the overall pattern.

Anyway, I'm super excited to get my fat quarter in the mail. Still deciding what to make. Any suggestions? Keep it simple, folks. I'm no seamstress, just a girl who loves her Singer.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Heart Spoonflower

Do you know Spoonflower? Allow me to introduce you. is a site that allows you to design, order and sell your own fabric. What?!!  Art and sewing collide in the world of Lindsay Satchell Designs. Let the insanity begin.

So far I'm working on a series of hexagon bees.  Remember this design?

Well lookey here, now it's a fabric. 
I've been working all morning on new prints for this series. New fabric should arrive soon. I can't wait to sew something! You know I'll post what I make.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


It's good to challenge yourself. It's good to feel uncomfortable and unsure about things; it helps you grow. Learning something new is good for you. So in this new year, I have a new challenge.

Figure out Twitter.

Do you remember back in November, I posted this cute little birdie and announced I was on Twitter? Yea, well, that was about as far as I got. It's not super intuitive, and it's a bit overwhelming. But when I mentioned that I was feeling a bit frustrated, some lovely folks in my life offered help. My cousin-in-law MaryKatherine (@mkhammer) is a twitter queen and sent a long note about etiquette.  My good friend and fellow yogi Tony (@giantyogi) shared a book that beautifully explains the benefits of Twitter - and he should know, he's a social media expert.

Anyway, so now I'm not only ON twitter, I'm actually ACTIVE on Twitter. And if you want to follow me, please do! I'll follow you back, promise.  Come see me at!/LindsaySatchell

Monday, January 9, 2012

Doing good.

You know what I love? When someone contacts me saying "hey, your work would be perfect for my website and to promote this awesome thing I'm doing."  OK, that's not exactly what people say, but that's how I hear it. People do amazing things to help others, creating opportunities for growth and happiness. And sometimes my artwork fits in. It feels good to make art that is not only self-expression, but also helps others.

I'm a mom, and know how tough it can be when you bring home your first bundle of joy. It's hard to understand how and WHY they let you leave the hospital with a new human being!! So when Debbie Glander approached me about using my 'Mother and Child' image to help advertise her New Mothers support group, I was thrilled. Here's a look...  You can check out her full website at

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello!  Happy 2012, Y'all!  It's been a busy year so far, hasn't it? I wanted to share a few things with you so far.  Even though I'm not doing the "Art Every Day" challenge, I still want to post fairly regularly to share what I'm creating. But let's start with what my friend Helen created!!

I met Helen when we were both graduate students at Wayne State University, and always loved her easy brushstrokes and gentle depictions of children and animals. I asked her to create this beautiful painting for me to give to my dad for Christmas. She painted him on top of his World Champion reigning horse, "Smartest."  Helen's work is amazing - check it what she's doing in her Etsy shop - Oil and Water Studios. Thanks, Helen!!

Next, I wanted to share with you the logo I created for Sage Yoga Center in Abilene, TX.  I really enjoyed creating an image to help represent their studio. They offer yoga, counseling, massage and much more.  The owner, Debbie, gave me free reign to create pretty much whatever I wanted so I focused on the sage plant itself. It was a pleasure to create, and I wish Sage Yoga Center all the best!!

I also thought I'd share one of my favorite pieces I've done in the past few years. I just hung it up in the house a few weeks ago, and it makes me smile every time I see it. It's a little piece, only 10" tall, on 2" thick wood. I used a French Curve stencil and a large wooden button (my grandmother's) to make the flowers. I don't think I'll ever sell this one... it needs to stay here at home with mama. 
More coming soon... stay tuned!!