May 12, 2009

My Design Journal

When I'm at home, when I travel or even when I'm going to any inspiring place such as a fabric store, museum, etc. I usually carry my "Design Journal" with me. What is a designer's journal? For me, it's just a  small sketchbook with white pages where I draw ideas that come to my mind. In addition to that, I paste small pictures that give me even more inspiration to develop my design, fabric swatches that may be a possible selection for that design, etc. I love to do that just because I think it's a better way to have a concrete idea of what you want to achieve in a design, of course that doesn't have to be the final design; it's just a good way to start organizing your ideas. 
I took three pages of my own design journal and I scanned them for you,  just to give you a better idea of what I was saying. The sketches are not that clear because they were drawn with pencil. The sketches are also very small because of the size of the sketchbook, sorry about that. Oh before I forget, I'll be out of town for some days (I'm so excited!!!). I promise I'll post pictures about my trip when I come back. I'll be checking your lovely comments from there because they always brighten up my day 
Take care and see you soon! ♥ ♥

Design Journal

I just wanted to show you
 the layout of my journal

This is a little girl wearing 
a peruvian costume, she was
my inspiration for these designs.


  1. I want to see close-ups of the figures! I love the simplicity, but I can see so much more detail in those figures that I want to see...

  2. Hi E, sorry about the size, the sketches are tiny because of the size of my sketchbook. I'll put more designs soon, bigger ones. Thanks for your comment :)

  3. love your inspirations !

  4. That's a very cool journal, I love the sketches!

  5. Those sketches are so inspiring. Not too mention beautiful.

    Very good habit to help get the creative juices flowing. I'm trying to get more disciplined. Maybe my own journal will help.

    Have a wonderful evening, my dear.

  6. yay, i'm looking forward to it!

  7. thanks for sharing! they really are an inspiration. i hope i can draw as well as you do someday!

  8. Fun to see your sketchbook! Thanks for sharing!

  9. These are so cute! The sketches are so fabulous!

  10. You're so creative. By the way I am having a give-a-way, look at my blog to enter for some jewelry goodies :)

  11. Oh a sketchbook! I have one too! I just bought it, so I used just two or three pages =) I think that the idea of showing some pages from your sketchbook is great! Some day, when it will be a little plentier of sketches, I'll make a post about it, me too! =)
    Your sketches are always so inspiring... Your style is very similar to mine, this is the way I'd like to dress every day! =)
    Enjoy your trip! ^.*

  12. Thank you all for your lovely comments!! They always make me smile and brighten up my day. I´ll be back soon for more posts and inspiration!!
    See u soon

  13. how fun and creative!!
    hope you are doing well :)

    xo Laura

  14. Wow! I dreamed of being a fashion designer, or oceanographer, or a nurse. I decided to get a degree in nursing. However, I still enjoy the other 2 dreams.

  15. what great inspiration...thanks for sharing!

  16. Hola
    El próximo 5 de julio mi Blog Recetas para el Alma estará arribando a su II Aniversario, para celebrarlo se hará entrega de los Premios:

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  17. It was rather interesting for me to read that post. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read more soon.

  18. I usually don’t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful ….

  19. Hi : )
    Shopping on the web or in-store? which usually do you go for? just wondering lol.. i prefer in-store since i hate waiting for it to come!


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