Friday, September 24, 2010
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 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:
See the whole cotton collection here:
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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
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 LOVE...it looks quilted but is actually printed. Love the pattern, the colors...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Purl Soho has opened their new store on Broome St....it 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
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
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
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
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
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.
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...