March 8th, 2010
I have a big fat super secret - that I’ve kept under wraps for ALMOST 2 YEARS… I finally get to officially reveal it… and it’s takes me a week to do so!! That car you honk at that sits at a green light? That would be me. Part life, part nerves. I’m wresting with the *what if’s*… what if no one likes my BFSS… what if my BFSS doesn’t sell… what if no one orders my BFSS. Yeah… it’s got me nervous!!!
I could not be more excited and more happy… it’s like a holiday at my house. It’s Holiday Happy. By me. BY ME! I’m so excited my head snapped off. And then it rolled around the world twice - and then I had to duct tape it back on.
So I was pretty good about keeping the big fat super secret. I say pretty good. If Lecien asks, I was 100% good (whispering… I had to let out a few leaks - otherwise I was going to pop like a balloon filled with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes - and that would have been too big of a mess for my family to have to clean up). Nothing could be better than being a part of the Lecien family and being with my good friend (and mentor) Bren and my new not yet met friends Rosalie and Atsuka, AND drawing in my favorite colors, AND having them put it on fabric! My artwork usually hangs on the fridge. I am here to say one’s doodling is MUCH BETTER on 100% premium quilting fabric than it is on white powder coated doors. Way. Better.
Here it is . My baby. My first fabric line. Starring my little half Santa - half gnome… Gnoma Claus. And because I can’t go for a third post in a row without talking about the Olympics… my Gnoma Claus’ beard was inspired by the torch during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ok, end Olympic mentions. Holiday Happy coordinates beautifully with Lecien’s Color Basics and 1000 Colors Collection (solids), and I’m ITCHING to get sewing with them all. I’m also fantasizing about seeing Sandra Bullock in an Oscar gown made out of my fabric. Oh so fun to imagine it.
Holiday Happy will debut and be available for order at the 2010 Spring Market in Minneapolis, MN. I do not know when it’ll be available retail - but I’ll update that info as the time nears. Oh you BET I WILL! And what retailers are carrying it, and who’s making something with it… and me goin’ on and on about the Olympics is NOTHIN’!