So here I am in Houston for the 9th or 10th time I think. I guess I would have to count back to be exact but if it hasn’t been that many times, it certainly feels like that many! The weather is, well… the epitomy of Houston weather. It feels like it is almost 90% humidity and it is forecasted to thunderstorm at the same time. Hope that gives a good feel for how much weight we are all going to lose this weekend nothing more than standing here and sweating!
If I haven’t already given it away a hundred different ways till Sunday [is that even a saying?]… I am showing my first retro kid’s line this Market. I have been so excited to do a kid’s line even though my munchkins are mostly a bit too old to enjoy the fabric and the goodies we’re making from it… the youngest of our brood is in heaven! If she thought it was all for her before, now she is actually right!
The collection is called Whimsy. And although it is a kid’s line, it is also versatile enough to be a fresh, stand alone Fig Tree line, blending perfectly with all the other lines before and after it. If you remove the 2 more clearly “kid” prints-the rest of the line is classic fresh vintage Fig Tree! So really it is like having 2 lines in one and I am very excited to see how people respond to it when the reps start showing. A few little birdies have told me that the early reviews on it have been great so we can only hope that the rest go that way too. It is a bit nerve wracking to do something a bit different after so many successful years of doing more classic floral based collections. Why fix it if it isn’t broke, is always my motto right? So I’ll keep you posted on the feedback.
Here are a few fun shots of the newest pattern to support this line, Whimsy Fresh. It’s a kid’s room ensemble pattern with some new unique styles of quilts, really fun use of the Snuggles fabrics, floor daisies, bed and floor pillows, “puffy” quilts and more. Makes me wish I was a kid again….
To see a few pics of another one of my favorite new patterns, Jelly & Jam, go on over to the Jabber....
Talk to you soon.