I believe there’s a place in everyone’s life
real or imagined
in your mind or in your heart
in your backyard or far far away
where you are truly yourself.
Not defined by what you do or to whom you belong
but by the person you have always been deep down at the core.
The authentic you of your childhood, when long summer days stretched on forever.
When time stood still and there was nowhere to be but right where you were.
Fun and joy and life just happened.
For me that feeling, that place, is what inspired my debut collection, “Family Cottage”. Natural elements and a palette of sun washed colors are reminiscent of warm afternoons and cool evenings spent lakeside at a cottage up north.
Warm weathered docks on a breezy day
Lawn chairs lining the edge of the shore
Faded life jackets hanging by nails from the porch
The glow from the stone fireplace after a late day swim
Toadstools, dragonflies and wild blueberries discovered during a nature walk
The lake. The mountains. The sky.
I’ve waited a long time for the day I would have my own print line. While I might’ve been happy to license my designs to a large fabric manufacturer, I didn’t find any that matched my commitment to printing on organics. After much researching and soul searching, I decided to produce the line myself. All of my original fabric designs are professionally printed in the US on an organic cotton and hemp blend canvas. It’s ideal for home décor, craft projects and personal accessories. It has an off-white ground, a hefty feel and is wonderfully textured. The digital printing process utilizes water-based, non-toxic pigment dyes and minimizes waste and water consumption. Heat and pressure are used to finish the fabric instead of harsh chemicals. I’ve made the choice to print on demand, in an effort to prevent fabric waste.
Starting today, July 30, 2009, the “Family Cottage” fabric collection will be available for purchase exclusively through my etsy shop. I’ve listed hefty 18″ x 26″ Fat Quarters in each print. I’m also offering 3-packs of 18″ x 18″ Home Dec Squares in the 3 multicolored prints. These are great for pillow fronts, totes and smaller projects! Yardage is available in the full 54″ wide width by request. Please email me or convo me through etsy. Most yardage orders will be printed on demand and will take about 2 weeks for delivery.
Thank you for taking this journey with me. Your support, enthusiasm and acceptance means so much to me. I believe that inspiration goes on forever, flowing from one of us to the next. I hope you enjoy using my fabrics as much I did creating them. And I absolutely cannot wait to see what you make with them!