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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Freebies: watercolor social media icons - buttons

social media watercolor buttons
Instead of writing another post in a row about my very , first licensed fabric collection I thought to do some blog updates and changes and therefore I had a need for some cute social media buttons....so I created some and thought to share them with you :)
So, you are free to use them for your personal blogs, websites and social networks, but you can not sell them! So please play fair and spread the word!!!

tweet icon message icon instagram iconAGF love icon

pinterest iconflickr iconfacebook iconetsy icon

And to make my fabric family on just one click away from me, I created this special "AGF love" button and linked it to theirs site, so that I don't miss any updates and news, how neat is that?

You can upload them separately from my flickr account in a very good resolution, in different sizes by clicking on them.
There are many free tutorials on how to insert them on your blog, depending on the blogging platform that you are using and the social media/button that you need.
Or you can maybe use this video that will show you how to do it. Let me know in the comments if you are having any problem with downloading them and I will be happy to send you the embed code or url link.
xo, Katarina

Saturday, 22 March 2014


indelible prints collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery fabrics

Finally the post all about my very first and actual licensed collection for Art Gallery fabrics : Indelible.
You can even read the official about me page on Art Gallery fabrics website. I will post here all the prints, name by name-there are 10 prints per each colorway, so total of 20 prints.
Incredible AGF girls, especially Lauv, were responsible for all those great names behind the prints, that I wouldn't never be able to come out with! Thanks Lauv!! ;)

indelible logo

About Indelible :
"Somewhere between magic and reality is an Indelible world. Find exciting graphic weavings and stylized nature motifs that ripple through colored depths of pewter, turquoise and auburn." inspiration indelible
Here are the prints from the first colorway-Darkened Ink:

indelible Darkened Ink colorway

darkened ink colorway, Indelible

1. IDL-1220 Time is Deer Coal, 2. IDL-1221 Stylus Text Lagoon, 3. IDL-1222 Spirodraft Ocre, 4. IDL-1223 Doiland Gloss Plum, 5. IDL-1224 Floret Stains Tealberry, 6. IDL-1225 Threaded Shreds Dim, 7. IDL-1226 Papered Phrases Cloudy, 8. IDL-1227 Flutter Folds Ash, 9. IDL-1228 Birdstencil PM, 10. IDL-1229 Stamped Grove Nightfall

And the second colorway-Subtle Watermarks:

indelible Subtle Watermarks

Subtle watermarks, Indelible collection

1. IDL-2220 Time is Deer Ember, 2. IDL-2221 Stylus Text Sky, 3. IDL-2222 Spirodraft Carbon, 4. IDL-2223 Doiland Gloss Silver, 5. IDL-2224 Floret Stains Mulberry, 6. IDL-2225 Threaded Shreds Mamey, 7. IDL-2226 Papered Phrases Sunny, 8. IDL-2227 Flutter Folds Spark, 9. IDL-2228 Birdstencil AM, 10. IDL-2229 Stamped Grove Daylight

These 4 prints will be available on the most gorgeous knit fabrics:

And these 2 prints will be available on the most luscious voile fabric:

I have created the Indelible fabrics flickr group so if you will be making anything with Indelible
please join. :)
Now, I am dying to know, what colorway and print do you like best?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Indelible - the story behind

Yesterday was such a wonderful and special day for me, the day when I revealed a really huge and important secret. I want to THANK you so much to all of you that made my day even more joyful and successful!!! I am smitten by all your kindest comments, words of encouragement and support - on Instagram, Facebook, blog and twitter- it really means a world to me!!!
I can hardly wait to get to know some of you even in real life, as I will be attending the Spring Quilt Market (see the letter K*) at Pittsburgh, PA, as the new exhibitor with Art Gallery fabrics.
And I am so excited about that!!!!
Not only that I am going to have the booth featuring Indelible, but I will be introducing even my second collection with AGF. Double squeal!!!

indelible selvedge

Oh, and how incredible is to have the name on the fabric selvedge? So unreal!!!!
And not on any kind of fabrics- Art Gallery fabrics are well known for their exceptional quality and drape, and I will have 20 prints printed on the 100% PIMA Cotton, 4 prints on the most extraordinary 58" wide knit fabric (newly introduced) and 2 prints on the 52" wide voile.
Can hardly wait to get them and start creating!!! Can you say that I am excited? :D

Now back to the Indelible.....The WIP name for the collection from the start was actually "Doily".
"Doily" was my first trial to design the fabric collection, back in 2008. I mentioned it as well, here , in this interview x Belle Armoire in 2010.
I was working very hard on the designs, and at that time I didn't know how to develop some patterns as repeat, in computer, so I remember, for example drawing the thousands of dots by hand in way to obtain the dotted pattern, lol.
The collection was somehow completed in the 2010 and I have uploaded the designs to my website and submitted them on-line to Art Gallery fabrics and to some other US fabric companies.
I got different replies and comments on the designs, like "Your work is beautiful. Unfortunately at this time we feel it is not something we are looking for here at ...... Please know that we see great talent and would hope you would continue to design. Feel free to submit anytime you would like as you never know when we will need the look and feel that your designs provide." or...."We have carefully reviewed your art submissions and have decided to pass. We feel that we currently do not have an opening for this category at this time."...or .." It is not confirmed yet but most likely we will focus more on to our house lines designed by our house designers. I would not like you to wait for our final answer any longer. Your beautiful designs and ideas can not sit on the shelf any longer either. I hope you will understand our situation for now.".....and from one company I even got this :"I have reviewed the portfolio again today and unfortunately, feel it is too similar in style to several of our current artists, and we would not be able to proceed with a licensing agreement with you in order to protect their license. We do, however, have another opportunities for purchasing artwork if you are interested in pursuing this option. There are a couple of prints in your portfolio that we would purchase; however, in doing so all copyrights would become the property of ...."

So, as you see, it's a long story behind my trial as a textile designer.
Than I discovered Spoonflower and I couldn't be happier about this new opportunity to learn even more within the field of the fabric design. They have an amazing community of the designers and fantastic themed contests that helped me a lot developing my designs and design ability, and certainly the amount of designs.

Doily collection

So, I printed @Spoonflower my "Doily" collection, pictured here around.

Doily portfolioThan I created the real, nice portfolio with printed designs and also posted as a sneak- here at the end of this post.
I sent this portfolio to Art Gallery fabrics 2 years ago, encouraged by the fact that they started licensing designers, so I thought to give it a try for the last time...
I don't know if the moment was right, or I was just so lucky, but after a few back and forth e-mails with Pat Bravo, she actually said YES.
I received the official yes last year and I remember it was the first day of spring (almost precisely one year ago) and I was all over the moon!!
Doily portfolio

Doily portfolio

So, a bit later, we started developing my "Doily" line and as the line was quite changed from the initial point and doilies all over, I thought that the name "Indelible" would be more appropriate.
I just love the meaning of that word:
INDELIBLE - definition: 
1. Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent: indelible ink.
2. Making a mark not easily erased or washed away: an indelible pen for labeling clothing.
3. Unable to be forgotten; memorable: an indelible memory.

So, as you can see it wasn't an easy ride and all I can say is that it was well worth the wait and effort, because, now, I can feel that I am at home. I am so blessed that I can call those wonderful people behind AGF a family, and looking forward to see where our collaboration will bring us!!!

Also, what I wanted to say to other designers is to not give up, to keep learning and trying and to believe in yourself. And above all to be original and unique!!
Don't try to follow the trends, but rather make trends!!!

Talk to you soon,

Monday, 17 March 2014

Big news-big reveal!!!!


Hey guys!!! I have been keeping a very big secret for a long time now......and today is my big day-reveal time!!!!
Indelible collection

I am a new licensed fabric designer with Art Gallery fabrics !!!!!!!!!!

indelible logo

I can't be happier to be able to work with one of the most wonderful and talented people in this industry- Pat Bravo and her amazing team and other AGF designers. It's a dream come true for me!!!!

Indelible fabric collection

Here is a preview of my collection, named "Indelible" and a video about me!!!!

I will post more tomorrow, I am so ecxited now, that can hardly stand it!!!
Thanks AGF!!!!
xo, Katarina

Friday, 14 March 2014


spring buds and blossoms

I am looking through my window and I can see the nature awakening....blossoms appearing everywhere...I just love spring....I love sunny days and that awesome smell in the air...
A hint of new life, new start, new venture.....something very exciting is on the horizon and I just can't wait to tell you and show you more-and it's not all about flowers :) !!!!

spring buds and blossoms

spring buds and blossoms

Spring flowers

Have a wonderful weekend!
See you on Monday with awesome news!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Happy dots

dots and triangles

I've been having some thoughts and issues with me and my color selection, regarding the textiles....I can not explain why my color choices are so saturated and vivid when it's the field of the textile design, while with my paintings I tend to go almost monochrome...fearing maybe that color may be competitive with forms and shapes....


Anyhow, as I started un-checking the fabric option in my Spoonflower shop, as said before, I arrived to some of my dots designs. The collection is called Lots of dots (and you can still buy them as wallpaper, wall decal or gift wrap....) and the point is the use of color and colors here.


Looking at this (almost forgotten) collection, I realized how weird is that sometimes the answers to our questions may be just in front of us, waiting to be re-discovered. Not sure if I managed to explain myself in English, but I am so grateful that I cleared some things to me ;)

lots of dots fabric collection

Triangles and polka dots!

lots of dots fabric collection

It's great when you find the good balance. Happy balance, happy dots! :)

Triangles and polka dots!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Monday, 3 March 2014

I make stuff...aka updated "my creations" page



1. WIP - HST quilt, 2. Finished HST lap quilt, 3. Finished HST lap quilt, 4. Finished HST lap quilt, 5. Finished HST lap quilt, 6. Finished HST lap quilt, 7. Finished HST lap quilt, 8. Finished HST lap quilt, 9. Finished HST lap quilt, 10. Finished HST lap quilt, 11. my first quilt - finished:), 12. my first quilt - finished:), 13. my first quilt - finished:), 14. my first quilt - finished:), 15. my first quilt - finished:), 16. my first quilt - finished:), 17. my first quilt - finished:), 18. spring!, 19. spring!, 20. spring!



1. Foxy bag, 2. Foxy bag, 3. Rabbit wallpaper bag, 4. Rabbit wallpaper bag, 5. rabbit wallpaper bag, 6. Doily bag, 7. Doily bag, 8. echino + london bag, 9. Zipper heart pencil cases, 10. document duvet, 11. ipod bag, 12. ipod bag, 13. jeja's bag, 14. Love letter and feathers bag, 15. Drawing Room bags, 16. bohemian hipster clutch bag, 17. bohemian hipster clutch bag detail, 18. echino group clutches, 19. drawing pouches choice, 20. kimono bag, 21. wallpaper bag, 22. 7, 23. bag, 24. japanese bag, 25. Amy Butler bag

Fancy girls clothes

fancy girls clothes

1. Rock n Romance collection, 2. Rock n Romance collection, 3. Rock n Romance collection, 4. 21, 5. 14, 6. 2, 7. 11, 8. 3, 9. cherry pie or a cupcake, 10. Flea Market fancy halteralls, 11. 10, 12. Summer in the city set, 13. 17, 14. oli set, 15. 49, 16. ab set, 17. 5, 18. Andalucia set, 19. dress7, 20. b15, 21. 12, 22. Rose sundress, 23. kimono blossom, 24. Cupcakes and cherries, 25. Garden party skirts, 26. apron, 27. apron, 28. dress, 29. 23, 30. 16, 31. park slope pants, 32. Striped floral jumpsuit, 33. kimono blossom dress, 34. summer dresses, 35. mermaid Ariel dress, 36. Art Gallery dress "feel the difference"

Special occasion dresses

special occasion dresses

1. Rock n Romance collection, 2. Rock 'n Romance collection, 3. flower girls dresses, 4. dresses bodice detail, 5. 3, 6. white and blue wedding dress set, 7. white and blue wedding dress set, 8. 20, 9. gallery, 10. marta7, 11. Marie Antoinette party gown, 12. Breathe inspired, 13. Cascade tulle skirt/dress, 14. Royal girls costume, 15. Fancy girl princess gown pink and ivory, 16. 30, 17. Marie Antoinette girl costume, 18. Marie Antoinette girl costume, 19. ariel, 20. peony degas dress, 21. Alice in Wonderland, 22. Alice in Wonderland, 23. Queen of Hearts, 24. Vampire outfit, 25. Pink royal pageant costume, 26. Custom royal pink, ivory and lavender princess set, 27. Custom royal pink, ivory and lavender princess set, 28. Custom royal pink, ivory and lavender princess set, 29. Custom royal pink, ivory and lavender princess set, 30. pretty in pink dress, 31. shiny dance fringe dress, 32. shiny dance fringe dress, 33. shiny dance fringe dress, 34. Chateaux rococo Christmas, 35. 3, 36. nautical stripes

Baby stuff

baby stuff

1. booties, 2. bibs set, 3. bibs, 4. mm2, 5. bibs 3 boys, 6. roses booties, 7. baby dress set, 8. baby shorts, 9. baby romper, 10. baby bloomers, 11. baby bloomers set, 12. baby dresses, 13. baby reversible apron dress back, 14. Capri baby set, 15. Capri baby diaper cover, 16. Capri baby dresses, 17. Baby reversible pinafore apron dress and hat set, 18. x baby, 19. jersey baby bibs, 20. baby reversible apron dress and ruffle bloomers

Soft fabric toys and dolls

toys and dolls

1. caterpillar baby cloth book, 2. caterpillar baby cloth book, 3. teddy bear plushies family, 4. owl softies plushies family, 5. Xmas fabric ornaments, 6. tie and ball, 7. ball, 8. balls, 9. softie dolls, 10. softie dolls, 11. softie dolls, 12. softie dolls, 13. softie dolls, 14. softie dolls, 15. softie dolls, 16. softie dolls, 17. softie dolls, 18. softie dolls, 19. softie dolls, 20. Dinosaurus plushies fabric toys, 21. girls dolls, 22. Robot fabric toys, 23. Robot fabric toys, 24. Soft fabric play food - ice creams, 25. Soft fabric play food - ice creams, 26. Soft fabric owls, 27. Asian girl soft fabric dolls, 28. Asian girl soft fabric dolls, 29. Asian girl soft fabric dolls, 30. mermaid plush dolls, 31. kids soft fabric dolls, 32. kids soft fabric dolls, 33. kids soft fabric dolls, 34. princesses dolls, 35. Fox pillow, foxes, dolls and wolfs - cut and sew pattern, 36. Fox pillow, foxes, dolls and wolfs - cut and sew pattern



1. neutral necklace, 2. black necklace side, 3. 3 necklaces, 4. chocolate necklace side, 5. chocolate necklace, 6. red white black, 7. funky necklace, 8. striped necklace, 9. poppy necklace, 10. beige lace and tape measure with buttons necklace, 11. blue fringe necklace, 12. necklace, 13. orange fish necklace, 14. black white red button necklace, 15. flo, 16. metal button necklace, 17. metal button necklace, 18. birdcage necklace, 19. filigree necklace london calling, 20. filigree necklace green and purple, 21. filigree metal fabric button necklace, 22. filigree metal fabric button necklace, 23. filigree metal fabric button necklace, 24. filigree metal fabric button necklace, 25. filigree metal fabric button necklace, 26. detail christmas1, 27. button flower necklace, 28. button flower necklace, 29. button flower necklace, 30. button flower necklace, 31. detail lime-turquoise, 32. dew necklace, 33. Filigree cabachon necklace, 34. bracelet cuff lot, 35. fabric button necklace, 36. fabric button necklace


accessories mix

1. purple patchwork scarf, 2. purple scarf reverse side, 3. luxury scarf, 4. luxury scarf, 5. Supermarket scarf by Like flowers and butterflies, 6. spaghetti scarf, 7. spaghetti scarf, 8. purple buttons comb, 9. blue comb, 10. black peach roses comb, 11. whimsy comb pink, 12. whimsy comb yellow purple, 13. Strawberry shoe clips, 14. Strawberry shoe clips on teal, 15. Poppy shoe leather clips, 16. Poppy shoe leather clips, 17. silk flowers, 18. chocolate lollipop pins, 19. 5 oilily fabric pins, 20. necklace m2m ginger blossom, 21. clippies, 22. funky bracelet, 23. friendship bracelet, 24. button necklace, 25. necklace, 26. shabby pin, 27. good folks headband, 28. summer hair band, 29. flower girls flower crowns, 30. dandy cushions, 31. funky boys ties, 32. red bow-tie, 33. neon cord bracelets, 34. frienship bracelets, 35. ginger blossom hairbands, 36. skinny flower headbands

Home decor

home decor

1. doily union jack cushion, 2. doily cushion, 3. doily clock, 4. doily clock, 5. doily clock, 6. wooden doily ornaments, 7. RnR cushion, 8. patchwork grey pillow, 9. Valentines fabric heart, 10. paper deer, 11. rabbit, 12. bird, 13. deer, snowflake and bird, 14. bambi necklace, 15. seahorse, 16. snowflake white, 17. rabbit on the red plate, 18. deer on the red plate, 19. bambi duo, 20. map bird, 21. text bambi, 22. red rabbit and deer small coaster with frame, 23. doily deer, 24. red deers, 25. red rabbit small coaster3, 26. red rabbit smal1, 27. red dots rabbit, 28. red dots bambi deer, 29. bambi snowflake clock, 30. bambi snowflake, 31. small snowflakes, 32. lilac bambi, 33. brooches lilac, 34. birds couple, 35. white deer, 36. deer and doe couple

I only wish that my free time would permit me doing more of this....:)