• • • Splashy • • • • • • Colorful • • • • • • POW! • • •
Introducing Pop Garden & Bijoux, my
new fabric collections for Free Spirit -- 'sister collections' to mix
& match. Click on the photo above for a fabulous & not-so-shy
preview of all of the prints in the combined collections.
Fresh flowers in three playful palettes to keep your projects lively and your sewing spirits high. Inspired by the first burst of Spring, Pop Garden captures the energy of a garden in fresh bloom. Mix prints for a custom bouquet of fabric. Lively & fresh --- you'll love these!
bi•jou [be-zhoo]; n. pl. bi•joux [French]
1. a jewel or a trinket
2. anything small and of elegant workmanship
A collection of "jewels or trinkets" to customize your bouquet of prints and add a bit of sparkle. Designed with quilters & crafters in mind, Bijoux presents a wide palette of small-scale, cut-able prints to mix with today's modern, large-scale florals. a.k.a. "almost-solids," "mix-ins," "palette-builders," "pretty ditties," etc.
• • • Coming to Independent Fabric Stores -- End of July 2008 • • •
-- for wholesale information, click here --
And I've re-designed my blog -- it's a blogiversary tradition. But, this time I had some serious fun & added all sorts of bells & whistles. So, re-fresh your page or clear your cache if needed. Here's hoping everything is in working order.
I'm feeling thankful this week -- just so grateful for the goodness that exists in the world. My last attempt at a post (it was never posted) sounded something like the Gettysburg Address. I can't decide if it's powerful & poetic or just plain sappy, so it'll have to wait. And, seeing as my blog has now turned two and I'm feeling gushy & grateful -- well, I'm thinking a giveaway will suit the occasion. Three giveaways! What do you think?
This time I won't ask you to suffer through your embarrassing stories or tell me a dumb joke (though you really should go have a read through those horrifying stories & stupid jokes if you haven't already). Leave a comment & I'll ask the random number generator for help in choosing. I wish I could do a thousand giveaways. Wouldn't that be cool? Perhaps one day.
Each box will be a mish-mash of hoo-hahs & what-nots (good ones), whatever I'm feeling like when I pack them up, but I'll be sure to include your favorite color of Trash Ties, a new pincushion & some Freshcut. I'll even include a precious couple of bits & scraps from my own samples of Pop Garden & Bijoux (I only have a small piece of each fabric until the first print run hits the states on big barges next month).
Thank you for hanging around & for going out of your way to send
kind notes, leave thoughtful comments, & name my dogs. Thank you
for your friendship. I wish you all lived on my street & we met up
for play dates at the park or lunch on the town twice a week -- or we
could hang upside down from trees together & knit. I've always
wanted to try that. (Perhaps I should I explain that one, huh? -- I
had a dream once that I was hanging upside down with my legs hooked
over a tree limb & knitting -- some half-awake amalgamation of
childhood jungle-gym memories & a my love to make stuff. It was a
pleasant dream. Would be so much nicer with friends though ; )
So, I guess this post is now a fabric-release-, new-blog-look-, mushy-giveaway- extravaganza.
This will be an exciting next month. Lots of big debuts in June/July! Have a hunt around my new links & see if you can discover some previews of what we've been up to the last while & what's about to pop. I'll feature the new fabric collections in more detail over the next few weeks -- just needed to catch up with you guys first. I'm back in the blog saddle now -- whoa, Nelly!