I have been doing more research on pattern making using illustrator (I figure this is where I should start then move on to printing). I have a handful of promising links but I have been dedicating all of my free time to collecting links and very little to actually checking them out.
I found a great video tute by Ralph Pink on making sewing patterns in illustrator but from the few minutes I have spent watching it, I think I need to familiarize myself with his previous videos and terms. I think he hails from the UK so the measurements and terms are different. Perhaps just jumping in and watching the video and then going back over the parts that are tricky should be my plan. I will let you know how it goes. I found Ralph Pink via the Sewing Princess, after googleing heavily on pattern making with illustrator.
On the home front, I didn't make much time to decorate for Xmas last year and I really wanted to make more decorations this year. Unfortunatley I just got started. Today, I have a velvet pillow cover that I embroidered with i-cord for Fabric.com's blog. It is so easy and really fun too. If you are not inclined to stitch your i-cord in place, you can use fabric glue. I plan to make more but given my full plate at the moment I don't see it happening. My Fri project is a super cute knitted cupcake ornament. My twist: a little fair isle icing!