Introducing Valentina

Today was another exciting day for me ~ pattern release day! I get nervous butterflies in my stomach when I hit the “Publish Pattern” button. My head races: “Are my spelling and grammar correct?” “Are the measurements spot on?” “Is the pattern clear?” “Will ‘they‘ like it?” The Valentina Versatile Tote is my third release since […]

Pattern Testers

What would a designer do without them? A rhetorical question, of course. But what exactly do they do? Mine do an amazing job at keeping me on point, concise, accurate, creative and motivated. This is a little bit of the process: First things first ~ we have an ongoing dialog exchanging ideas ~ a think tank. Much of it […]

Game Day Friday ~ 5 FREE Patterns

I love giving away things that others like to receive or can use. It makes me feel good. In some cases, it can really lighten a load! When my husband and I decided to travel the US in our 27′ Airstream trailer for an indefinite amount of time, we sold everything. What we didn’t sell, […]

Happy New Year!

Happy 2015! I hope that 2014 served you well and you are as excited about the new year as I am.  “Eager” only underscores my anticipation of what 2015 will bring to CloBird Designs. The last quarter of 2014 was full of new beginnings as I prepared to expand my offerings. In October, I attended Quilt Market in Houston, Texas […]