Has it been a week?

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve updated my blog! I have no idea where the time goes! I’ve spent the week working on my next fabric line and once I start everything else goes by the wayside. I’ve promised my line to Henry Glass by the end of this week… not only drawings but color cards, water colors and anything else I can think of to send with it. The time crunch is on!

I’m so amazed that I am actually designing fabric that sometimes I have to pinch myself! I have no formal training in art…only a few water color classes at the local community center. I’m not a color expert by any means. I think very hard about how my fabric will work in a quilt, and what combinations will make the line pretty. That’s the key for me…it has to be pretty or cute, and something I like! My next line isn’t named yet, but it will co-ordinate with Miss Emma’s Garden. The inspiration came from the photo below. You just might find this turned into a little drawing and placed in the fabric!

Now back to the “rug episode”…it’s definitely turning into an episode. I should know better because anytime I start to brag, I’m always reminded that I might not be so smart after all. ALWAYS REMINDED! LOL! The aqua rugs arrived from Pottery Barn for our “Library” and dining room. The UPS man showed up at the door full of smiles, carried them inside and the minute I opened the package I knew they had to go back. Too bad his truck had already left! My husband wasn’t so smiley as he rolled them up, carried each 60lb rug out the door, into the car and back to UPS. (:

I’ve decided not to talk about that room until it’s done. It will jinx me for sure. I’ll post photos when it’s finished if I don’t trip over all the rugs first.


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  • Anonymous - I’m so happy I discovered Bunny Hill, Anne…and, your delicious products…patterns, and your very own fabrics. You should be very proud, they’re just beautiful. Can’t wait to see what you come with next with the bird’s nest. BTW, I made the most charming little totes for my ballerina grandnieces to present to them on their 1st recital day, using your Little Charm Tote pattern…thanks for all that you do!

  • Carol - Anne, I beginning to believe that someone is taking time out of each and every day and that’s why the time is flying by so quickly. I feel like it’s Monday, I blink and it’s Friday and then it’s Monday again.ReplyCancel

  • happy Zombie - Off topic… but every time I see Henry Glass I can’t help but think of Jan Brady’s invented boyfriend George Glass.

    I think it’s so neat (and inspiring) that you have no formal training. You were definitely born with the artistic and talent gene Anne! I look so forward to seeing you new line!ReplyCancel

  • sara, the house of charm - Anne, you are inspirational to others who don’t have a formal background. it is so refreshing to read your blog over a few other designers. Your posts are always so genuine and heartfelt. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • gloria g. - Anne, some people just have natural talent and that is it! Everything you do is charming, loving and as you said with so much thought! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see more pictures since I just love the nest and egg…..I love nature!

    fondly, gloria g. Richards, TXReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Walker - Hey Anne – No pictures of the offending rugs? I’m sure they paint a pretty picture! :)ReplyCancel

  • Holly - Anne, I love your account of you and your husband and the paint colors for the wall. Ironically, Paton is red-green color blind…which he didn’t know until he went to get instrument rated to fly the kit airplane he’d just bought….in his 30’s no less.

    I can just hear you saying it…the whole time I was reading it, I kept noticing a comedic cadence…

    at some point, we all need to do a tag on funny conversations with our “significant males”…of course with my terrible memory, I’ll have to refer to my notes…

    what fun you mut be having with all of this.

  • My Creative Journal - Can’t wait to see your new line.

    I do have a formal art degree in Graphic Design, and I KNOW i couldn’t do what you do. I think when a person has an eye for design, some of it is just part of them, no training can help.

    Side note, my mom is close to done with my baby nursery with your sweetbaby fabric. She did the quilt, bumper pads, and skirt. She just has the curtains left. I think she is bringing what she has done down this weekend. I will be sure to take a photo of it all and send to you!