Monday, November 8, 2010


Halloween was a good one this year, Rowan was really excited to go trick-or-treating.  Once he figured out what it was all about, he was off and running.  Now he repeatedly says "ghost" and "boo".  I'm already thinking of ideas for next year's family theme!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Momo Owls

Liam models his new bib & shoes, made from fabric from my "Momo" collection for Timeless Treasures.  "Momo" means "Peach" in Japanese- he is my little peach, I could just eat those cheeks!
These adorable shoes & bibs are made by Burkeheart Baby and are available on Etsy.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sunny Daze Cotton Canvas

I am so excited about my new Sunny Daze collection for Timeless Treasures, and now we are introducing some of the prints on cotton canvas.  These look great... I am picturing a beach tote or maybe some cool vintage chairs repainted and upholstered with this fabric, or even pot holders for a sunny kitchen!
See the whole cotton collection here:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Coco's Quilt

Check out my friend Rachel's beautiful baby girl Coco hanging out on a quilt mom made from my new "Berkeley" collection!  This girl is all smiles.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's a boy!

Ok, a short break from the design stuff to announce the arrival of Liam!  Born on June 12th, a whopping 8 lbs 3 oz.  He joins his big brother Rowan, 17 months, at home.  We couldn't be happier.   I may have my hands full for a bit, so if my posts slow down I apologize!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

APQ Article

I was so excited to see the August issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine on the news stands this morning!  On page 23 is a feature article about me and my new Berkeley Collection for Timeless Treasures Fabrics.  The article follows the design process from vintage inspiration to completed quilt collection.  I hope you all will check it out!

Friday, May 14, 2010

fantastic felt

Today I came across this article in the NY Times, about Dana Barnes, a fashion designer who is now making some very interesting and beautiful felted wool items.  I love the huge scale and the gorgeous colors. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Print happy

Liberty of London's collection for Target has caused quite a stir this spring, but they're not the only ones printing cute patterns on everyday objects...I spotted the cutest collection of gifts by Celia Birtwell at Kate's Paperie.  The watering can, gardening gloves, and tin of utilitarian items containing scissors, tape measure, and screwdriver are all adorable, just in time for Mother's Day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fun patterns at CB2

Shopping at CB2 today, I came across this really cool wall hanging which is made from woven papers of different colors, and the border is made from woven newspapers (in Thai I think). Neat!
Also saw this pillow which I looks quilted but is actually printed. Love the pattern, the colors...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Purl Soho open!

Purl Soho has opened their new store on Broome is SOOO beautiful. There is a big selection of delicious yarns and beautiful quilting fabrics, and a class space in the back. I stopped by on opening day and it was buzzing with people- is exciting to see that knitting and sewing have become so popular. Can't wait to start my next project- they have some really cool needlepoint patterns, which is something I've been looking for.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pearl River Mart

I dropped into Pearl River Mart in Soho yesterday. It has always been one of my favorite inspiration spots- one never knows what one will find there.
I loved these cute feathered birds and butterflies, sold by the box. I have an antique birdcage at home, with a fake feathered bird inside (my cat Sushi loves to bat at it). The birdcage selection at Pearl River is pretty impressive, but a little pricey. Still, it would be so fun to cover one of the cages with several birds, or perch them on a chandelier.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rowan's Room part 2

Well, thanks to my mom the window seat cushion came out looking gorgeous! She came to visit and it was a rainy weekend, so we were busy sewing. We decided to use the orange fabric for piping, which looks fantastic. The quilting on the cushion is not visible here, but I sewed random lines in the grey, orange, and green decorative threads. Just a few more pillows and the project will be complete!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rowan's Room

I just visited Purl Patchwork in Soho, and got some really cute fabrics for my son Rowan's room. We are moving him upstairs in preparation for baby #2 . There is a window seat in his new room, so I'm planning to do an upholstered cushion using the solid turquoise fabric. I am going to quilt on top with the three decorative thread colors in a random pattern. The cute houses with puppies and the orange solid I plan to use to make accent pillows. I am so inspired- stay tuned to see pics of the finished project!
p.s. I found out Purl is moving their store to a bigger location on Broome St (right around the corner from my office!). They are combining the knitting & fabric stores- can't wait to see it, I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Etsy finds

I love Etsy...I think it is revolutionary that so many people are crafting and reaching such a wide audience. Here are some cute items I found on Etsy made from my fabric designs...I am definitely going to order these!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I love this pinwheel pattern created in Kate Spade's store windows in Soho.
So fresh and optimistic.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Forward

The weather is cold and grey and wet in NY today...luckily I am keeping my spirits up with bright happy colors. Hopefully this creative chaos that is my desk will yield beautiful collections for Spring 2011!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Owl flannels

These are my new "Owl" collection flannels for Timeless Treasures...Can't you just see some cute pajama pants made from the owls?
The owl craze continues. My husband gave me a beautiful silver owl necklace from a shop called Michelle Varian in Soho:
I love her store. It is right near my office and I love to pop over occasionally for inspiration.

Turquoise- the color of the year?

Is turquoise the color for 2010?
According to Pantone it is.

I have always loved turquoise in small doses, like these two beautiful vessels I purchased at thrift stores.

Of course orange will always be number one in my book, and turquoise looks beautiful with orange.

Check out this article from the Home & Garden Section of the NY Times...