Sketchbook 5.16.12

I’m wrapping up a few tea towel designs this week! I really like how they’re turning out (I’ve done my happy dance several times), and it’s so much fun to design for fabric for a change. Here are some of the original sketches I’m working from. I love drawing on graph paper. It’s reassuring to have some gridlines to start from rather than a completely blank piece of paper.

sketchbook 5.16.12 wit and whistle


  1. Shawn

    Your sketches are great. I am on the edge of my seat to see how they come together in your tea towels.

  2. Jamie

    Love the sketches! I was wondering, where do you get your sketchbooks from? Been looking for spiral notebooks with gridded paper!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      For gridded paper I just use cheap spiral notebooks from the office supply aisle of Target—they aren’t really sketchbooks, well until I fill them with sketches that is. :)

  3. Chrystina

    This is one of my first few times over here. I just have to say – not that I don’t love statistics and graphs and blueprints (as an engineer) – but it’s refreshing to see graph paper used for something a little more… festive :)

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