Friday, April 18, 2014

New Stuff Created With Wordify

I recently stumbled upon a fun app called Wordify.  "Wordify turns images into beautiful typographic artwork using your words and a bit of magic" is how the program's creators describe it.  All I know is: it's fun and addictive!   You put the words you want to use in a box, then choose an image, the text font you want to use, the color and size- and in a few seconds you have a new creation.  
I decided to put in most of the street names from downtown Tulsa and some of the attractions.  The image I used is the outline shape of the IDL that I created separately.  I tweaked the center of it and here is the final result:

I created this the night before last weekend's street festival, so I printed it off to fit in an 8x8 frame and put it out for sale.  It sold quickly and the young girl who bought it was excited about it.  So, I'm having it printed on some fabric to make into a pillow.  Same story with this image of the Adam's Hotel; bought quickly, great feedback etc.  It, too, will soon be on a pillow.

Back to my playing with Wordify.  New fabric seemed to beckon.  I awoke one morning with the idea of what I wanted to create.  I put in ALL of the street names of  Tulsa, along with some of the 'must see' places in town.  This was the result:

I should be getting both fabric pieces (pillow and fabric) in a week or so and I can't wait!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Festival of the Year

Actually, I should title this 'First Festival in 10 Years' because that's how long it's been since I've done one- and this was very fun.  It was a bit windy at times- we had several HUGE gusts that would wipe out a tables contents- but I quickly adapted ways of weighing or tying things down.  My items- being made of fabric -were safe from destruction but still....!   I was super-glad that I bought these handy dandy weights at Home Depot.  
I actually went and bought another set (of 4) before I came over to set up and am very glad I did.  An up-ended tent can ruin not only your own items but your neighbors as well.  Not cool.

All in all this was a very successful event for me.  I think a large part of my success was due to my being able to accept credit cards.  80% of my sales were via credit card and Square made is sooooo easy to do.  Definitely worth the small fee to use.  
The biggest reward for me personally was visiting with others about Tulsa and the fantastic feedback I got about my work.  That is priceless.  I'm looking forward to the next festival in Jenks May 3.  I hope we have excellent weather!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Upcoming Events

If you live in or near the Tulsa area, I am going to be at two festivals selling my Tulsa pillows, fabric and other goodies.  

The first one is on April 12th.  It is the first East Village 2nd Saturday Festival and I am super excited to be there.  

It's actually my first event in years, so I need to dust off my tables and tent!
The other festival is the Jenks America Food Truck Festival.  It will be held on May 3rd and is going to be huge!  Hope to see and/or meet you there.

Friday, November 15, 2013

New Name, New Look

I have changed the name of this blog to the name that has evolved as my label: Tulsa Gal Designs.  You should still be able to get here using the same link as before.  I couldn't change that part of it.  I have some new fabric designs to show you!  First of all, I updated the former Tulsa Words (or I Heart Tulsa) design.  I added a new block with the popular district names and I changed some fonts.  It is for sale over at my Etsy Shop:

The fabric came out nicely.

 A friend of mine told me I needed to make some fabric/designs featuring Route 66, and so I did.  I focused on the popular Oklahoma spots along the route through our state.

In addition to the above fabrics, I have been creating new designs for pillows to sell both at the online shop as well as over at the Made: the Indie Emporium Shops: 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Exciting News

I am so happy to announce that I'm going to be selling some of my Tulsa-themed pillows and fabric at Made Tulsa's stores!   They have two locations- one is on the corner of 5th and Boston in the Philcade Lobby and the other is over in the Pearl District.  I'm just tickled to be able to offer some of my things locally instead of only on Etsy.  In between the remodel chaos going on here,  I'm trying to decide what to take to which store and package them up nicely.  It takes a lot more time and thought than you would think.  But hey, that's OK!  I don't mind at all.

In addition to what I sell over on Etsy, I'm also going to try out some of my new pillows.  These were inspired by the terra cotta designs on the Fairgrounds Pavilion Building.  They are so bright and cheery!  If you read my Tulsa History Blog the designs might look a little familiar to you...... (ie my banner!)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Tulsa Fabric

I have a new Tulsa fabric design!  I even made a little quilt with it, but it's not quilted yet, so here are some pics of the quilt top.  Sorry about the lighting- I was in a big rush.

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Fabric Designs and Giveaway!

As I said in my previous post, I have been busy designing more Tulsa-themed fabric/items.  Last year I created a fun calendar-towel that was pretty popular:

I began playing around with different themes and ideas for the 2014 towel.  Here are the contenders:

And now for a giveaway:
Although I'm convinced that nobody reads this blog - nobody has ever posted a comment- I'm going to pretend it is read and ask: which one do you like?  Post your answer in the comment section - 1. Mill  2. Pavilion or 3. Downtowner and I will draw for a winner on Friday. 
 The prize: a Miss Tulsa 1909 tea towel!  

Now, let's see if anyone really does read this blog.......