Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!   I had a great weekend and I hope you did too.  I spent the weekend coloring and it was so much fun!  I bought these markers awhile ago and this is the first time I’ve used them.  They provide a sea of smooth color for any design…

…I used them to color in samples for my new Spring fabric line.  It was exciting to see the new fabric come to life on paper.   I took a few of my new prints and cut them into applique designs to make sure they worked in a bunny body, a flower, stems etc. and now  I can’t wait to play around with this fabric.  It takes almost a year from start to finish so it will be awhile before you can buy this fabric but in the meantime I’ll be dreaming up new patterns to make with them!

Some excitement at Bunny Hill…I have a new assistant named Kim!  I think you’ll love her as much as I do because she is going to free me up for more blogging, help me with new projects and lots of fun things.   I’ve been without an assistant for the past 4 months so having Kim to help me is a dream come true!  Welcome Kim!

I took some time this weekend to visit my Henrietta Flickr group.  If you haven’t visited in awhile you are in for some wonderful surprises!  It will inspire you to start this quilt if you haven’t already.  There are so many creative quilters in this group from all over the world.  I just have to share Melody’s version with you…

I wanted to start making another Henrietta when I saw her out of Lily & Will!  Can you believe it?  Melody added the opposite color on the color wheel (orange) and it’s darling!  Just think, you can use Lily & Will for baby’s room and then make that baby an heirloom quilt to keep forever using the same fabrics.  Wouldn’t you love to pull this out when you’re say 30 and say “these are the fabrics from my room when I was a baby”?  Can you imagine?  Melody you are so creative and you just made my day!  Congratulations on such a darling quilt!  Head on over to check out the group and if you’re a member of Flickr leave a comment or two.  It’s really fun!

I’m off to take Chelsea for her morning walk…have a great day everyone!

Hugs,

Anne

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  • Sue - Melody’s version is truly lovely. What a great choice of fabrics! I love the orange :)

    Congrats on your new assistant and to Kim for assisting! lolReplyCancel

  • pam - Hi Hi HI!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary G - These markers would be great in my hand-knit design work …. what brand and where did you get them?ReplyCancel

    • Anne - Hi Mary,

      They are Copic Sketch markers. There are different kinds of Copic markers so be sure you get the sketch markers. You can find them online at art stores such as Dick Blick, ASW art supply, Cheap Joes…

      You’d think they would come up with better names for art stores!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Hays - So glad that you have a new assistant. I’m sure it is a dream come true for Kim!! Love the blocks. Happy Monday back! DebbieReplyCancel

  • Melody - Oh Anne, I am so thrilled you like my version of Henrietta Whiskers. From the moment I saw ‘Lily and Will i fell in love with the whole range. I’ve signed up for the ‘Raining Cats and Dogs’ BOM and can’t wait to start using ‘Putting on the Ritz’. You are such a talented designer – I love everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • Hildy - My first Henrietta block is still in progress and to see Melody’s version is a motivation to keep on going;-) I hope that you’ll let us see a bit of your next fabric line soon;-)ReplyCancel

  • annalee - Welcome Kim! Yum to the Markers….. such delicious colors to play with :>)ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Welcome to Kim! I think she has possibly THE.BEST.JOB.EVER!! Lucky, lucjky girl!!

    I love colored markers of any kind. No wonder your designs are so fabulous – colored markers are so much fun.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - So glad to hear you have finally found a new assistant! Welcome, Kim! I love your markers, too. Oh, and these HW blocks are absolutely darling in Lily and Will, what a sweet idea :)ReplyCancel