It's time to shut your eyes and see.
This is the inspiration behind my second fabric collection Folk Tale, it has just debuted at quilt markets around the globe...or at least in Houston -USA, Yokohama - Japan, Melbourne, Australia.
Folk Tale is due to land in stores around the globe in Feb/March 2013....yes, I wish it was here now too but the best things in life are worth waiting for.
The colors in this collection are bright, happy, addictive.
You will find pops of tangerine, raspberry, teal, fern, greystone - which color will you fall for first?
Many times I am asked about the inspiration behind my sketches and designs, I guess it’s just my imagination, I shut my eyes and see.
I find I am looking at things differently with my two little ones and often see things through their eyes, they way I looked at things when I was a child – with wonder, excitement and awe.....anything is possible, who am I to question?
Designing Folk Tale was no exception hence the name of the fabric line, it’s a tale – a simple story in my imagination.
The elfin girls with long eye lashes are back again after so many fell in love with them in Woodland, this time they are walking through an aviary collecting bird cages and letting the little feathered folk free.
The hexagon mosaic print reminds me of walking through a valley of hexagon flowers with scattered birds, both blissful & peaceful all at once.
The cuckoo clock symbolises the time, both how precious it is and how fast it moves in an ordinary and simple folk tale....much like regular life.
oh deer! & the porcupine spot...
The wee animal folk, you ask? – porcupines and deer are the friends we meet on the journey, fall in love with them & your heart will sing forever.
Folk Tale is simply my journey of imagination.
Remember, shut your eyes & see.