Monday, April 23, 2012

Fabric, fabric, and more fabric.

I'm obsessed with this new line of fabrics by Parson Gray (aka David Butler, also known as husband of textile designer extraordinaire, Amy Butler).  It's called Curious Nature and is full of lovely muted, earthy colors.  It could be perfect for my first quilt, don't you think?

Or I could wait until August, when Lotta Jansdotter's newest fabric line, Bella, will be released.  Such happy colors and motifs!  Of course, I love pretty much anything by Lotta.  If you're at all interested in how a line of fabric gets created (as I am), Lotta has a great post on her blog about the process of designing and producing this line.

In the meantime, while I decide which of these beautiful fabrics I need (How about both?!), I picked up these new home dec fabrics from Joann's for making aprons and bags.  I like the scale and colors in their Modern Essentials series... and they were on sale for 50% off.  I'm preparing for fairs in May and June, so I gots to be makin' the goods!!  You may see some of these prints in the shop soon.

Finally, I would really, really like to enter this fabric design contest, sponsored by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Spoonflower.  But other than thinking about it a lot, I haven't actually put anything on paper... or computer... and entries are due tomorrow.  I'll let you know if I manage to pull something together.  I also have a magazine deadline this week, as well as party favors, decorations, and at least one ambitious cake to make for my baby girl's 5th birthday!

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