Last week I went to go get my hair cut and while I was waiting for my wonderful stylist I noticed a design magazine. Normally, I do not read this genre of magazines. I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised.
The pictures were bright, detailed, and inspirational. So what are the new trends? Here is what I noted:
Gingham in both large & small prints
Yellow…more specifically a gold color
Natural details as in stone colors
White as a crisp clean accent color
Curves, circles, rounded items
Pleats (my favorite)
I’m hoping to try and incorporate some of these into my next few projects. It was a great inspiration and I need to get my hands on some more. The picture below is my best google search attempt to throw most of the list above in a photo.
Last fall I was obsessed with the Gobble Gobble line. It was adorable and didn’t scream THANKSGIVING!!! It is a great fall line with strong colors and details with the option of traditional fall decor. Thank you Sandy Gervais.
Well, she did not disappoint again this year. For your Thanksgiving feast you can incorporate her line Awesome into your holiday buffet. It is very similar to Gobble Gobble with a few tweaks for a fresh updated look. Considering I bought all the of the Gobble Gobble charm packs I could, I expect to do the same with Awesome. Fat Quarter Shop, can you run a special on them??
Ring in the Holiday season with the blend of Adoring fabrics. I love that Sandy took traditional red and green and added in cream and blues for accents. The fabrics are not overly Christmas, but suttle enough to be left out slightly after the Holiday has passed. Too bad I don’t have a dining room table or else this line would be used for a cute tablerunner.
July is seriously starting this week, leaving only a few months to get the Christmas and Holiday projects complete. Time to get busy and shopping. Thanks again Sandy Gervais for creating wonderful lines that could be used outside of the Holiday season.
New fabric is always such an inspiration. My mind starts going and creating as I started looking into Timeless Treasures new fabrics. Thank you to fabric designers that are being non-traditional and working to create new trends.
One of my favorite manufacturers is Timeless Treasures. Their Web site is very easy to navigate and they have great photos. My favorite designer for them is Alice Kennedy. She created some of the fabrics that I spoke about earlier this year: Lily and Strawberry Fields. I could kick myself in the rear for not purchasing the Strawberry Fields for my stash, but buying a house was more important at the time. There are a few shops that have it still online, none of the local shops near me purchased the lines.
Currently, this is what I am loving from Timeless.
Acorn: It’s bright, cheery, and funky in the brights line. The neutrals are more grown-up, trendy and could easily work into anyone’s home decor. If you visit Fat Quarter Shop you can find them under Fruity Acorn and Nutty Acorn. I must resist the Nutty Acorn…it fabrics would go well in my living room.
Berkley: Thanks again Alice, love this line. The Peacock Berkley is a great blend of yellow, blue, and green. There is a wonderful retro feel with coordinating stripes and paisleys. Bubblegum Berkley would be great for a young girl. It’s not babyish, but stylish and not too grown up.
Botanica: Lourdes Sanchez is wooing me with this combination of purples, grey, yellow and black. I think I could incorporate these colors into our bedroom. The purple isn’t too much especially since it is muted by the grey, black, and mustard yellow. Now I just need to find out when this line is available.
Okay back to the real world of work. I’ve got to afford my fabric obsession somehow.
I used to love doing the Fab Shop Hop and would really spend the time to go through different sites. My priorities have changed and I’m trying to used my stash. It’s so hard to look through all the great fabric and see great sales and not buy something. I LOVE supporting small businesses.
Will you be hopping this month looking for the elusive bunny?