The weekend following Christmas I totally binge-watched a video series featuring fabric designer Tula Pink! This is very, very rare for me but I was completely sucked into this show which features Tula in her fabulous house and shows the process of creating one of her fabric lines, Eden.
I think I want to be her when I grow up. Except that's a totally ludicrous statement as I am first of all older than her, plus I have no desire to design fabric. I'm pretty sure that she'd be horrified that someone would want to be her. She's an original and I bet she wants everyone else to be their own original too! But she and I are of a certain size and I really admire the confidence and great attitude she's got. Since her brother and mother work with her, maybe I shall aspire to be much like her mom, involved in a family business and my daughter is seriously creative!
So I did the next best thing after watching the whole series.....I bought some of her fabric. Since my daughter watched several episodes, and loved the hidden animals Tula designs, some of the fabric will be in a quilt for her.
I'm not quite sure what I'll do with the rest of it. It's sooooo pretty! I bought a mix of Eden and a few of her new True Colors line. Since she's got great prints, it'll have to be something I combine with some solids so I can still let my quilting shine.
While I was at it, I bought some great fabrics in colors I've been favoring lately; turquoise, grey, and a bit of orange. I'm thinking these fabrics combined with white or grey solids will be a ton of fun!
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