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Passion for Pattern Bloghop!

A HUGE welcome to the very first ‘Passion for Pattern’ Bloghop where we will be showcasing some amazing designs from over 20 unique surface pattern designers! The designs on this post are just a small selection of my designs, you can find lots more of my work on my website www.clairesmillie.com

So many people have been asking me, in the last few days ‘What is a bloghop?’

Well, it’s simple!

To make a start, all you have to do is to read this post and click the link to take you to the next designer, who is the wonderful Veronica. Once you have read her post, just click on the link within her post to be taken to the world of the next designer! Continue to follow through the hop reading each post and clicking on each link, until you reach Njeri Designs who marks the end of our hop today.

See, I told you….it really couldn’t be simpler! There are some wonderful designs in a range of styles for you to see….. this is going to be such an inspirational day!

Just incase you get ‘lost’ along your way or want to take a break during the hop, here is the complete listing of the blog’s taking part today!

Running Order of Blogs

Claire Smillie – http://www.clairesmillie.wordpress.com

Veronica Galbraith – http://www.pitter-pattern.com

Femi Ford – http://www.femiford.com/blog

Jacqueline Auvigne – http://www.jacquelineauvigne.com

Rosa Martinez – http://believecreativestudio.blogspot.nl

Evelyn Cassoli – http://www.evelyncassoli.com

Bethania Lima –  http://www.bethanialimapatternlove.blogspot.com

Miranda Mol – http://www.mirandamol.blogspot.nl

Eva Marion – http://www.eva-marion-seyffarth.blogspot.de

Jolene Heckman – http://www.joleneheckman.blogspot.com

Schatzi Brown – http://www.schatzibrown.wordpress.com

Eva Carlavilla – http://www.eva-carlavilla.com

Justine Aldersey-Williams – http://www.justinecreates.blogspot.co.uk

Emine Ortega – http://www.emineortega.blogspot.com

Jacqueline van Roosmalen – http://www.colourbookstudio.wordpress.com

Diane Rooney – http://www.diane-rooney.blogspot.co.uk

Leslie Doughty – http://www.lesliedoughty.com

Anna Berger – http://www.designannaberger.wordpress.com

Sayonee Design – http://www.saminkdesign.blogspot.co.uk

Sandee Hjorth – http://www.beautifullivingblog.blogspot.co.nz

Nicola Griffiths – http://www.pikadoodles.com

Tammie Bennett – http://www.tam-me.com

Mel Smith – http://www.melsmithdesigns.blogspot.co.uk

Michelle Drew – http://www.patternandco.com

Lauren Britchford – http://www.laurenbritchford.blogspot.com

Njeri Designs – http://virginiakamau.blogspot.co.uk

A big thankyou to all the designers who have supported this hop and taken part to celebrate the wonderful world of Surface Pattern Design. I am honored to have each of you share your fabulous designs with us and let us take a little peek inside your world!

Don’t forget to leave comments on the blogs you visit and link us up to your blog if you have one….we’d love to hear from you!

Now click here to go to the next blog & enjoy the hop!!!!


21 responses

  1. Claire, first of all thanks a lot for organising this bloghop and making it happen, well done! Second, I love your designs and their colours… I soooooo want the bottom red one on a big cushion on my sofa!!!

    June 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

  2. Thanks for organising this Claire! Such a great idea – theres so much lovely work on display!!

    June 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

  3. patternandco

    Thanks Claire for bringing us altogether on the Passion 4 Pattern Bloghop, now gonna jump through the rest of the list!

    June 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

  4. mirandadesigns

    Lovely designs, Claire!the last is my fav, WONDERFUL colours!!
    Thanks for organizing xx

    June 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

  5. Very nice idea. Love it!

    June 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  6. Well done on putting this together! Maybe someday I will be organized enough to participate (ie. without a show looming!). Love the variety of patterns you’ve posted, my fave is the “scribbly” one!

    June 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  7. I loved you designs, Claire!! The first and the last one are my favorites.
    Lots of energy in the illustrations and colour combination.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    June 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  8. Thanks for thinking of this Claire, your work looks great! x

    June 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

  9. mirandadesigns

    Once again, thanks Claire, just finished, reading & looking everything, WOW!!

    June 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  10. Great pattern designs Claire, I especially like the translucent dot/daisy pattern. Thanks again for organizing this bloghop & for including me. There’s so much talent from our ABSPD class!!!

    June 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

  11. Great designs, Claire, so colourful and expressive!
    I just finished hopping … I agree with Miranda: WOW! So much to see! I’m exhausted but happy now 🙂
    Thanks for the fab idea and good organizing!

    June 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  12. Claire, I tryed to comment at first and my comment did not appear. I’ll comment as facebook identity, because that works for sure.
    I’ve just finished the hopping and it was amazing. I had lots of fun and it was a pleasure to see how all of our works have developed along the way. 6 months of work for some of us.
    You did a wonderful job organizing this Blog Hop. Thank you so much. And it was great to see your spontaneous and colourful patterns too.

    June 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm

  13. Thanks a bunch for such a great idea and organisation -You and your work rock!

    June 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  14. Awesome idea! I love the Pattern BlogHOP! Looking forward to visiting each and all of the 20 blogs participating. BTW Claire, your patterns are BEAUTIFUL!

    June 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  15. Thank you so much Claire for this wonderful idea of the Bloghop and for organizing it. I just finished it, and it was fantastic to see everyone’s blog and designs. I love your distinctive style. Good luck with everything! = )

    June 4, 2012 at 4:55 am

  16. Hi Claire!! I just finished Module 1, and I really enjoyed visiting your blog and all of the others! Fabu idea 😀 You do wonderful work!

    June 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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  18. i love you style of design you patterns are beautiful and this blog hop is such a good idea, i have really enjoyed reading everyones stories and seeing their work. I have just finished module 1 of ABSPD so seeing what amazing designs you are producing after module 3 is so inspiring

    June 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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