We've gotten in a ton of new fabrics in the last few weeks, and I certainly didn't want you to miss anything, so I thought I would recap.
Anna Maria's Good Folks came yesterday and is available here. Kim at TrueUp has an interview with Anna Maria about the collection here.
The collection features two color palettes: Byzantine (shown on the left) and Adriatic. If you remember her Bohemian Rhapsody collection (her first), this collection reminds me of a new and improved version. Two of the prints are recolored from Bohemian Rhapsody (Filigree and Cathedral).
My favorites pieces have a deep ink blue in them.
From left to right is Ink Buttoned Up, Dusk Filigree and Dusk Festival. The festival prints are a great plaid motif that reminds me of tablecloths. I think this collection screams to be table linens and bedding. Very homey and comforting.
We also got in some pieces of Tina Given's Treetop Fancy collection here. Tina has such a unique painting and color style that I am always intrigued by her work. My favorites from this group are:
From left to right, Sky Treetop, Green Sunset Veranda, and Papaya Treetop. How awesome would a light aqua room be with Sky Treetop curtains and throw pillow from Green Sunset Veranda? It is so sophisticated, but I think could work in a child's room as well.
My favorite fabric we've gotten in lately are new canvas prints. I love canvas, because I think if you are trying to sew something with body (totes, bags, pillows), you can't beat it. And I don't think I've hidden my love for simple graphic prints.
From left to right, Sweet Potato/Natural Shiba, Black/White Victoria, and Kelso/White Dandie. The Shiba print is so 70's to me and I love it. The Victoria reminds me of a pen and ink doodle and I'm always drawn to the contrast of black and white. I made a tote out of the Victoria which I'll share as soon as I get the how-to done. And of course, how can you go wrong with huge dots on brown?
From left, Brown Amsterdam, Breeze/Linen Henna, Black/Linen Media. The Amsterdam print is a little more traditional looking, but again, I love brown. Even though we might be suffering from paisley fatigue, I really like the rich,deep colors of the Henna pattern. It is a very intense teal with a pumpkin orange and olive, on a linen background. And that Media print- again, screams 70's to me. This one is linen on a black background, but we also got the Linen/Breeze and a Black on a white background.
We have also gotten in a lot of Alexander Henry lately. Okay, let me correct myself-- we have had some of the Alexander Henry for awhile, but I just now got it photographed and on the web. I love Alexander Henry prints and just wish they were easier to get a hold of and keep in stock!
Pink My Secret Garden, on the left, so makes me want to perfect my tunic or blouse pattern because I SO WANT ONE out of this. It is so Lilly Pulitzer I can't stand it. Mona (you remember, my poor abandoned dress form) has on a sleeveless, barely started tunic right now. Perhaps I should get on that. Natural/Black Capri in the middle is a huge print in black and white that again, must be a blouse for me. I love blouses- they make me feel like I went to some effort instead of pulling on a T-shirt. It must be the buttoning. And I can't find T-shirts in these crazy prints. Pink/Sage Blakely is the same coloring they have used in the past in a great huge print. Guess what I want out of it?
That is basically the last two week's of fabric additions. And coming next week-- Lizzy Dish! I can't wait.