Wednesday, May 4, 2011

BOTANIKA IS HERE!


Move over Princess Catherine!  My brand spankin new fabric collection, called Botanika, includes some royal birds.  I began this collection a year ago when I was inspired by a trip to San Diego.  I spent time at the beautiful Balboa Gardens, walked by incredible cottages in La Jolla and soaked up the beauty of it all.  Even the birds seemed happier to be living in such a glorious place.  So I began sketching and painting what I gathered in photographs and my imagination. 

As of yesterday I only had 8 of the fabrics, but by some sort of miracle (and Christine) I came back from an all day photo shoot to the rest of my fabrics.  I hadn't been to the bathroom or eaten all day, but I began running outside to try and get some outdoor photos while it was still light enough.  I also received 3 pillows from a couple of the fabrics (Susan, they are gorgeous!)so I was snapping up a storm while doing the potty dance.

Now I've been trying to put something together to show you, but I am having a heck of a time here.  And I'm supposed to be packing for Quilt Market.  Please forgive me if my debut is not perfect.  I'll fix it later, but just had to share.  What do you think?


 Why is this Meadow colorway stretched and fuzzy?  I reloaded it five times , resaved it, yelled at it.  Hmm.

pillow front

pillow back





I have so much to share with you.  I went through quite a low time after the holidays were over.  I also have been buried in work, but I'm feeling much better now.  Being creative has been a lifesaver.  You all have also been wonderful and when I get back from Quilt Market I'm going to make it up to you!  How about some giveaways?

Now off to pack!

29 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Paula! Have fun at market.

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  2. They are GORGEOUS!!!! I'm already envisioning brand new pillows for my couch!

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  3. Just the other day I was thinking about you, Paula, and hoping you were doing ok. Glad to see you're feeling better! Lovely fabrics!!

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  4. Beautiful, Paula & welcome back-I was wondering about you!
    I'm a sucker for fabric with words, so I'm loving your focal print. And the Chevrons & geometrics are beautiful!

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  5. these are amazing! is the collection available for purchase anywhere?

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  6. Very pretty. I love your inspiration.

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  7. Love the new designs! So pretty!

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  8. I love that you always have a complete collection. I look at it and not left wanting more. You make it whole. Love that about you.

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  9. Beautiful designs...I can't wait to see your booth at market!

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  10. Beautiful designs Paula, I am glad that you are feeling better. Thank goodness for creativity. Enjoy the market.

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  11. Oh my goodness~~they are wonderful!!

    I want that pillow STAT!

    Have a wonderful & safe trip :))

    Hugs,
    K

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  12. Beautiful! I love the border prints!

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  13. It's all so lovely, but ALL your collections are! Can't wait to buy some. Safe travels to market.

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  14. I was just thinking about you the other day. I LOVE your new line. That aqua bloom fabric wants to come live with me. I'm sorry you've been having a rough time. I'm struggling myself this week with Mother's Day coming up.

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  15. YOU are a genius!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! All of them!! Funny enough, I have been searching high and low for good coral colored fabrics. When are these going to be available?? Send me some and I'll get a few bags made for market-- like send them now. yes, right now. K? Good. Great. I'll be waiting by the mailbox....doing the potty dance.
    Hugs to you Paula, I have been thinking about you a lot lately. Glad to hear your bloggy voice again. Stay in touch would ya?? xo

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  16. It is just BEAUTIFUL!!! xoxox

    Joanna

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  17. It is beautiful and will be making its way into my home!

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  18. GASP GASP!!! STUNNING PAULA!!! these are beauties!!! oh my lord, you are one talented lady... you continue to make gorgeous fabrics each and every time... HOME RUN!!

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  19. I LOVE it!!! I want all of them!

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  20. Love it! I've been looking forward to this ever since you showed some of the images on other items a while back.

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  21. These are fabulous...I see LOTS of Botanika in my future!

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  22. I'm swooning over these fabrics!!! I can hardly wait to get some!!!

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  23. I adore it! Wing Study is my favourite!

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  24. Gorgeous fabric its beautiful xxx

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  25. I just came across this line of fabric and I'm just crazy about it. We just bought an older home and I want to use this as my kitchen curtains. My husband thinks I'm crazy but I know it would make my kitchen so bright, cheerful, and happy. I like happy places!

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  26. It´s such a beautiful fabric, and itßs soooo sad that it is no more availlable... Do ou think about new edition of it? That would be wonderful!

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    1. Sabine, while the fabric is out of print, most of the collection is available in my Etsy Shop, along with coordinating art here:

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/182676894/fabric-by-the-yard-wing-study-in?ref=shop_home_active_24

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