Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Show and Tell Inspiration


I have known Celeste from Larea Rose for as long as I am blogging, and I love everything that she does.  Such a pretty packaged arrived.  Here's a bit of a serenade from Artie Shaw.



I ordered a beautiful hand-painted shell for RJ's room from her shop on Etsy called Celestina Marie Designs.


This will be perfect in RJ's nautical room.  I designed a fabric Collection called RJ's Puppy Sailboat.  Here's part of RJ's room.  When I finish the bunting I am sewing, I'll share more.


There's finally a new post on my fabric blog called French Script fabric.  I decided that was a good place to post about new designs.  I have to figure out how I can create an on-line fabric catalog.  I think after designing about 1,000 fabric designs, I better get organized.  In the mean-time I have added a board to Pinterest called My Fabric Collections.


 The samples arrived for my new Inspiration Board Collection, which I posted about on the fabric blog.


I should be getting the samples for a new fabric collection any day now.  I'll share them on my fabric blog when they arrive.


The generous and wonderful Karen from the Graphics Fairy had this sensation graphic of an old French letter.  You know what a softie I am for ephemera.  I used her ephemera to create the frame for my Hydrangea design and added a bit of bunting too.

The new fabric collection is called French Hydrangeas.   I love how it ruffled so nicely for the stripe designs.

I found the image on Karen's French Typography.  Karen let's you use her amazing restored images for your work.  I remembered when I was stopping by to visit Celeste the other day.  I am going to share the fabric on Brag Monday, which Karen hosts.  A wonderful way to see how people use her graphics in all kinds of projects.

Have a dreamy day, and thanks for stopping by for my show and tell today.  I just love show and tell.





9 comments:

Pondside said...

What a lot of lovely things to look at - a great way to start the day!

Celestina Marie said...

Good Morning Karen,
Oh I just love the decor in RJ's room and I am so glad the shell will work with the other sailboats.

I just love your gorgeous fabrics and I adore the french script.
You are one talented artist and everything you design is so classy and upscale.

You are so kind to give me a mention and I am honored that you found something for your little ones room. Did you know my son has the same initals. Yes, we have an RJ too.

Karen I just started Pinterest and going over to view your boards now. I guess I am way behind on this venue but I can see it will fill up fast. LOL

Have a wonderful Easter week my friend and blessings always.
Hugs!! CM

Lorrie said...

What a gorgeous bunch of fabrics! I love the hydrangea with the script. I'll be checking out your Pinterest board.

Vee said...

RJ has a wonderful room coming together at your place. What a blessed little boy! The painted sea shell is a perfect addition. Hope you are able to figure out how to catalog your fabrics...a challenge I am sure.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh what lovely designs, and those hydrangeas, MY FAVORITE FLOWER and in my favorite shade of blue. I hope you are well Karen, and blessings to you as we celebrate LIFE and ETERNAL LIFE at that!

Anita

paisleysummer said...

Your fabric looks amazing. I will have a good look when I have time!
Penny x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,


RJ's room is beautiful and love the colours, also how fabulous is the painted shell Celestina Marie did.
Your printed fabric is gorgeous, I really love the hydrangea garland.

Happy Easter
hugs
Carolyn

Laura said...

Hi Karen, just wanted to thankyou for visiting my blog (via nana diana) I was so excited when i saw your comment and that you were following me; it felt like someone famous had popped by! I remember years ago admiring your fabrics on spoonflower! You were the only artist really who stuck out for me which is why I remembered your name and in fact, I was looking at some of your products the other day and almost bought one of your pillows; the one with the trees) I think i was just too comfortable with my tea and laptop to go and get my credit card!! lol! lazy i know! but just wanted to say that I am a fan and so happy to meet you!
going to checkout your fabric blog now!
laura xx

Dolores said...

I've been away tooooo long. I just looked down at your previous blog and saw your beautiful daughter and RJ...... how time flies. Beautiful family you have!!!

The blue hydrangeas are gorgeous!!!....

Have a blessed Easter!
Hugs,