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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pretty Potent Rayon Dress


The Socialite Dress made with Rayon fabric from Anna Maria Horner's new Pretty Potent fabric collection.  This is a pattern from Anna Maria Horner (PTAH01).


I’ve always considered sitting in front of a plant with a pencil and paper the best drawing class you can take. Looking to nature for inspiration and instruction on beauty is an old and welcome practice in all forms of making art. Using the natural world for healing is perhaps even an older practice. In my Pretty Potent collection, I drew inspiration specifically from plants and flowers that are often used for healing. While they possess properties to heal our physical bodies, the very beauty of the plants themselves seems intended to be a balm for the soul. Potent and pretty. The duality enchanted me. The three palettes of quilting cotton carry a healthy dose of color and the flannels, voiles and rayons are all colored specific to their many uses.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pretty Potent Flannel Pajama Set

 
From Anna Maria Horner's new collection Pretty Potent... Pretty Potent Flannel Pajama Set!
Simplicity 1504


I’ve always considered sitting in front of a plant with a pencil and paper the best drawing class you can take. Looking to nature for inspiration and instruction on beauty is an old and welcome practice in all forms of making art. Using the natural world for healing is perhaps even an older practice. In my Pretty Potent collection, I drew inspiration specifically from plants and flowers that are often used for healing. While they possess properties to heal our physical bodies, the very beauty of the plants themselves seems intended to be a balm for the soul. Potent and pretty. The duality enchanted me. The three palettes of quilting cotton carry a healthy dose of color and the flannels, voiles and rayons are all colored specific to their many uses.
 



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Monday, July 21, 2014

New from Jane Sassaman - Gregory's Garden!

 
A stroll through a gentleman’s wooded retreat reveals a refined taste for cultivating the garden classics. Forgoing the ostentatious, Gregory delights in the comfort of the old fashioned varieties and self-reliant perennials. The Gregory’s Garden collection captures this contented landscape which is ripe with graphic energy and rich in color. More foliage than flowers, some bold geometrics and an insect with “attitude” make this season’s fabrics a splendid mixture for crafting creativity. There is a particular passion in the vibrant jewel colored tone-on-tone patterns that will work wonderfully in both the modern and classic fabric stash. Sow some sewing excitement with Gregory’s Garden.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

New FASHION fabrics from FreeSpirit!

The first Fashion fabric collections launching is Pretty Potent & Anna Maria Knits from the very talented Anna Maria Horner!
 
 
Pretty Potent features Rayon, Voile and Flannel
Anna Maria Knits features Knit
 
 
Two beautiful pieces made by Anna using her new fashion fabrics!  Stay tuned for more project and pattern ideas from FreeSpirit and Anna.
 


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cutie Pies & Lullabies from Kathy Davis!

It’s so much fun to think about the arrival of a new baby, and Cutie Pies and Lullabies is all about the warm and wonderful world of the nursery! With its color palette composed of sunny pastels, this collection offers a more contemporary view of the images we traditionally associate with our beloved bundles of joy. In this youngest-at-heart universe, classic baby icons appear in playfully random and graphic patterns. You’ll find everything from rattles, bibs and onesies, to ducks, kitties and teddy bears, from baby booties, buttons and bows, to puppies, toy trucks and airplanes. Whether you’re creating for a baby of your own or for a loved one’s new arrival, Cutie Pies and Lullabies is a joyful collection of fabrics just right for your next special project.


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