Little Doodles Mini Pattern Collection

Monday, April 1, 2024

 ...Sometimes when the little girl would create, her imagination would spill over the paper and stain the kitchen table.  Often, the blue watercolor of sky would end up on her mother's stack of mail.  The crayons would roll wherever they wished, glitter would escape the table boundaries, and paint would cover her hands.  It was in these moments that the little girl felt free to doodle her dreams and silently whisper them up to her King....

This is the Little Doodles Mini Pattern Collection, a mix of four patterns and only five colors.  The beauty of this pattern is in its utter simplicity. The hero is a bright and sunny print of bunnies in a row, which brings smiles in a similar way to the shaped marshmallows found in the store in Spring. The bunnies will pair well with either of the three coordinates- a classic preppy stripe, freehand loops, and a medley of hearts, crosses, and x's.  It is easy to imagine these colors mix and matched throughout the collection, with the stripes in blue and the doodles in pink. 

As with each of my collections on this website, I always begin with a snippet of a story about the little princess and her adventures in the kingdom. I follow this with the digital patterns and mock ups to show their potential on all sorts of products out in the world and then I share more of the story or inspiration behind the art.  

This collection is, in part, inspired by my faith. While I understand that not everyone shares my same beliefs, I do believe that there's nothing wrong in sharing what we believe in a kind way. My belief in God/Yahweh, the Creator, is what inspires me to create. My business, His Kingdom Creations, was born out of a desire to create beauty, celebrate kindness, and share pretty things.

What would the world look like if we all shared (kindly) about the things that stirred our hearts?  

The inspiration for this collection came about after reading of a miracle in the Bible.  This was not just 'any' miracle, it was the first miracle Jesus performed! In John, chapter 2, we read that Jesus' first miracle was at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. He was there with his disciples and when the bride and groom ran out of wine (which would bring disgrace on the groom's family), his mother asked him for a miracle. Jesus at first tells her basically that “it’s not my problem, it’s not yet my time to do miracles” but he then obeys his mother by asking for six pots to be filled with water which he then turns in to wine. The headwaiter tastes the wine and determines it’s even better tasting than the wine they were previously serving.

What does a wedding and wine have to do with little bunny art and doodles? 

...(just keep reading and I'll explain)...

We live in a world that can seem really big and really heavy sometimes.  If you watch the news for five minutes, you are bombarded with so much sadness, desperation, and conflict.  It can be overwhelming. I think that sometimes we all see the hard that is going on around us and we tend to downplay our own worries or needs.  We are quick to pray for the family suffering from terrible loss, or our neighbor's cancer diagnosis, but we hesitate to come to God with the wants and whisperings of our own hearts.  We tell ourselves that our dreams are not important. So we don't pray for the promotion we want at our work, or the vacation that we really would love, because it's all.... tooo.... simplistic.  We tell ourselves that the God of the Universe is too busy dealing with the wars and diseases to care about our day to day lives.

But yet here it is right in John, chapter 2. Jesus' very first miracle wasn't healing a blind man or curing leprosy. Jesus' first miracle wasn't feeding thousands of hungry people and it wasn't a matter of life and death. His first miracle was a simple "yes" to his mom. He turned water into wine so that wedding guests could continue to have a good time and celebrate a couple's marriage. He cared about the groom's family not being disgraced. Jesus cared about what in the grand scheme of things was pretty small.

Jesus cares about you, too. He cares about your dreams and your desires.  

This pattern collection is a nod to the little things that make us happy.  They might be little in the grand scheme of our lives, but they are never too little or too simplistic to take to the King in prayer.  

If you liked this Little Doodles Mini Collection, you may also like the Mighty Whale Pattern.

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Want to learn more about how God cares for the little things?

I recommend these verses: 

Matthew 7:11 “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” 

Luke 12:27-28 “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you."

1 comment

  1. So beautiful. I love reading the story behind the beautiful patterns. Keep sharing. You bring smiles to many faces.