spicing up old patterns

if you've been around me or this blog for awhile, you probably know i did a pattern a day for all of 2013.  some were great, some were not.  but i did at least one pattern every single day. 

in my preparation for surtex, i've been going through a lot of those old patterns and spicing them up a little bit.  sometimes a new colorway can bring the pattern to life.  sometimes adding some details here or there does the trick.

i thought it would be fun to show you some before and afters.  

and please, don't be too judgmental of my befores.  sometimes i did my pattern at midnight after a long day of chasing kids, running a camp and being sick. 

before on the left, after on the right:: 





pretty amazing what a little added detail and different colors can do, right?