Saturday, November 5, 2011
Orange Crush collection for Quilt Market. The top pick shows the Timeless booth, next up is a quilt made using a pattern called "Merry-go-Round" by Crazy Old Ladies (73"X93"). Another gorgeous one by Crazy Old Ladies called "Urban Life" (love the modern simplicity) , and finally a stunning quilt with black accents, called "Zig-Zag" by Swirly Girls Design. What a great group of quilts!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Quilt Market in Houston was a lot of fun this past weekend! The highlights for me included meeting Kim Kight of trueup fame (finally!), running into an old friend from RISD, Carrie Bloomston (more on her cute quilts later), and hanging out with Monica Lee, who is just super-fun. I was also thrilled to see these gorgeous quilts on display featuring my Lemon Grove collection.
The first quilt pattern shown is "Urban Cabin" by Atkinson Designs (65"X88"), and the second quilt design featuring the trees is by
Heidi Pridemore (42"X58")
There's a fun variety of scales in this group, from the larger circle & tree prints to the smaller leaves, swirls and star bursts. I'm really happy with the way it all came out, love the neon yellow and slighty turquoise blue accents.
Monday, October 24, 2011
what can I say? I knew my husband was a keeper when I saw his apartment for the first time and he had a bright orange Herman Miller chair (and when he didn't dump me after my cat scratched it up).
My new Orange Crush collection debuts at Houston Quilt Market later this week- hope to see you there!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I love this story....designer Analisse Taft discovered old fabric screens on a visit to a Brooklyn textile mill, fell in love with the designs, and has produced a line of home furnishings fabrics using these beautiful prints. They are only available "to the trade", but we can all get inspired by checking out her website: http://altforliving.com/
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Memorial day weekend was so hot, we spent most of our time outside, and the boys spent most of their time in the baby pool. My mom was in town, so I made quick use of having an extra pair of hands around. I worked on a cute project- brightly colored pennant banners for the boys rooms. This was about as easy as it gets. I simply made a triangle template out of construction paper and used it as a guide to cut out my fabric triangles, then secured them together at the edges with a small "x", using cooking twine. To personalize each one, I loosely drew letters on construction paper, cut them out, and glued them on the center flag. Instant room upgrade!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Marimekko Shop is now open at Crate and Barrel stores in NY, LA, and Chicago. I got a chance to stop by last night to check it out. There are so many products with the colorful, bold designs printed on them. I really liked the bags, the umbrellas and the baby bibs. Super cute and cheery!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Trina Turk always has the cutest vintage-inspired prints in her clothing lines, and now she's introduced a residential line that I love- the color palettes are delicious, the designs bold. These items are fun and have a lot of personality- I love the little needlepoint items like eyeglass cases and the hook rugs- so 70's! There's even a fun ping-pong set. How cute!
Friday, April 29, 2011
I couldn't resist this impulse buy at MUJI in Soho - a set of cookie cutters with all the letters in the alphabet. I always find such cool stuff there, and I noticed that they carry even more products in the online store . My son Rowan loves to cook with us, and I'm hoping Liam will too. I can't wait to make cookies with these and practice spelling words with them (once they get a little older of course!).
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Leanne Shapton , illustrator and author, online in the NY Times. These are some of my faves. Anyone who was in the Painting Department with me at RISD will see- I still love pattern!!! I think the most simple thing can be the most beautiful sometimes.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I can't resist these adorable fortune cookie baby booties !
And these toddler sushi booties are to die for...
but I'm not sure if my 2 yr. old would love these or refuse to wear them. He's never had sushi, and our cat's name is Sushi, so I don't want to confuse him too much!
I spotted both of them in the uncommon goods catalog, but they seem easy enough to make. Imagine customizing fortunes for wonderful baby gifts!