Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Featured on Decor8

Lookie!!! I was featured on Decor8 this morning. What lovely design company to find my patterns listed with. I am such an avid reader of Decor8, so to be featured a second time (I got a nice write up there a few months ago too), is such a gi-normous thrill. :)
Take a peek!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nominated for the Poppie Awards

Someone nominated me for the Poppie Awards, which regonizes indie designers in the Handamde Community. Scarlet Fig was submitted by someone (thanks whoever you are!) in the Favorite Handmade Housewares category for my pillows :).

I feel like a total dork asking, but would you go vote for me? It's listed under Scarlet Fig.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tufted Tweets Strikeoffs - on their way!

A super quick post... Heard from Kaufman and my strikeoffs for Tufted Tweets (have I told you that's the name of the collection??) should be here in a few weeks. The strikeoffs are the color proofs that I get from the printer. (It's funny being in advertising all those years and printing on paper. And now, printing on fabric at a big plant with Kaufman is a completely different process and it has it's own terminology and it's own timeline ... that I'm still learning!)

As soon as I get something in the mail I will post a sneak peek. :) Can't wait to see how the new color palettes come out. Wheeee!

And... I decided that I will be releasing some new limited edition couch and chair patterns to coordinate with the Kaufman fabrics. Spent some time designing the other night and I'm excited about how the designs are coming together.

So glad the weekend is coming, I think I am going to have to find a project to work on this weekend for one of my new fabrics, Rabbit Trellis. I just adore the little yellow bunnies on the chartreuse. Anyone have any ideas? I need a cute PJ bottom pattern I think...

Gotta dash. Later taters. Have a great day! :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

Take a minute to go over to Craft Hope, an Etsy shop set up to benefit Doctors Without Borders, with 100% of the proceeds going to them. As you know, the medical need in Haiti right now is acute. My heart is just breaking for all of those families.

All of the goods in the Craft Hope shop are handmade and have been donated by Etsy sellers around the world. And a Donkeys in Wellie Rainboots pillow cover will be making it's way into their listings within 24 hours is now listed in their store here. New stuff is being added as fast as the ladies running the Craft Hope Etsy shop can get them listed, so keep popping in to see what's new.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New fabric - for sale in the store!

Yipeee! The new fabrics are posted for sale in the store. I hope you love them and I'd love, love, love to hear what you think!

I have had such fun the last few days shooting the pictures, processing all the images (well the image processing part wasn't maybe such a blast...) and cutting the fat quarter stacks. As always thanks to all of you for all your ongoing encouragement and nice words. You guys are really amazing. Thank you!

So, without any further ado... here they are!

Modern Whimsy - Park

Modern Whimsy - Citrus

Urban Circus - Grass

Donkeys in Wellie Rainboots

And how funny is it to see that little donkey's nose peeking out from the stack!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

New fabric - Will be posted for sale in the next few days!

Yipeee!!!! Just received my shipment of the new fabrics. They are so bright and cheery, so perfect for spring sewing. I am thrilled with the way they turned out and hope you love them too!! As promised, here's a quick sneak peek of one of the collections. It will be available in 2 color ways, Park and Citrus. Drum roll please.....Modern Whimsy in Citrus!

I will also have all of the Urban Circus fabrics available in 2 color ways, Sherbet (the pink and orange which you know already) and Grass, which you'll get to see soon.

Finally, there will be a new smaller collection of 3 fabrics other that are totally different from everything else! That's 21 new fabrics!

If you are wanting any of the chair and couch fabrics, I am down to the last remaining fat quarters in the store. And they are still 15% off! I'm so glad the new fabrics arrived... My fabric shelves were getting very bare! I'll post later in the week once everything is photographed and loaded into the store.

Monday, January 4, 2010

15% SALE - Retiring some patterns!

As part of my announcement a month ago that Kaufman would be picking up some of my designs, I wanted to fill everyone in on my fabric plans for the next few months. It means some a big sale this month and and LOTS of new patterns.

January - Retiring ALL of my Birdies & Chairs, Couches and Birdie Dots patterns
-For the month of January (or until my inventory runs out) all of the patterns being retired will be on sale for 15% off!
-This means ALL of my fabric (except the Urban Circus/Animal Sherbet patterns) are on SALE!! They will be listed in the JANUARY SALE section .
-So, if you are in love with any of these fabrics (or color ways!) this is the time to get them. When they are gone, they are G.O.N.E.

Before the end of Jan or beginning of February, I'll be launching NEW designs
I am so excited to launch my new designs in my Etsy store and I can't wait to see what you think.
- Three new designs - 1 color way
- Six new designs - 2 color ways
- New color way of Urban Circus (renamed from Animal Sherbet). I will continue to carry the orange/pink color way (Sherbet) but have a NEW color way that I will be issuing too!
-I'll try to post a sneak peek of the new designs in the next few weeks... :)

April - Kaufman fabrics available to stores
-Kaufman launches my first collection. Some couches, some chairs, some birdies, some surprises, and lush new color ways!
-You should be able to find my fabrics in your local quilt store as soon as Kaufman starts shipping in late spring. [insert happy dance here]
-I *may* also do a few 'limited edition' patterns that would coordinate with the fabrics that Kaufman will be producing. That's still up in the air and TBD but I wanted to throw it out there!

Happy New Year everyone. I am so excited for 2010 and hope it brings you all wonderful things. I had such a great 2009 and I can hardly wait to see what comes about in the next year!