Yes folks its finally here!! Bird Talk!I have waited so long to get this it seems even though I really didn't but as you know from my website and biz cards and recent illustrations I am obsessed with birds! I will have my booth in the Licensing Expo filled with them.My head is swimming with the fun things I will be making with this fabric for that show in June.. Yikes did I just say June? I am so overwhelmed with work and meetings before that show that I think by the end of it I am going to have to take a week off just to recover.You can get my Bird Talk at many sites now including Fat Quarter Shop, and Fabricworm.
I also wanted to let you know that over at the Clothworks blog they are having a contest using my Woodland Friends II collection, you could get a chance to be in a magazine and win some nice cash too! Please go over and check it out. I am excited to get the fabric with the owls.. I have many plans for that one too. I can see a really cute kitchen collection with them as well as some fun goodies for my boys.
I recently received strike-offs for my other collection coming out.. Beetle Boy that I think you are going to scream when you see it!! I will be making a ton of things with this one.. I think its the most fun collection I have created to date. If you have a little boy you are going to want to have this one for sure!! I am not sure when this one will come out, possible late fall or winter but its worth the wait. Right now I am working on my 6th collection!! Wow I cannot believe I am on my 6th collection already, thats just crazy, anyway I am hoping to finish that up right before my show in Vegas. You see why I am feeling crazed, I am in over my head with work. If things continue this way I am really going to have to get an intern in here.
Well onto to some other fun products that came in a week ago as well....
Pumpkin Patch for Boston Warehouse.
This is a redo from a collection that I did for them back in 2005 which was one of their biggest sellers they decided to bring it back with a twist. This time there are salt and pepper shakers and fun bowls and a chip and dip plate. The old collection had drink stirrers and platters and candles which I still have in my office and attic for prosperity. I pull out the plates every year when I show them on my Halloween mantle.. remember this picture from one of my old blog entries?
This display I do every year for Halloween and at night the orange lights behind it give it a great glow. I make the picket fence out of black foam core, its very easy to do and the the branches are just spray painted black and put in containers full of sand. I add in some real pumpkins and thats it.. so much fun!
So there you have it folks.. this little bee has been very busy. I am going to be going to NYC next week for meetings with my stationery clients at the Stationery Show and seeing old friends at Surtex as well. I have a few other key meetings as well I am preparing for and hopefully I will come back from NYC with lots of good news to share. I never have a problem going to NY infact I am hoping to move my family back to the area in a year or two. That is our window to go back otherwise we will ride it out until the boys go to college and go back then. I am not sure how the boys will take it if we move but judging how easily they make friends I think it shouldn't be a problem. I have been back home for over ten years now and I finally convinced my husband to move back ( he loves it here) and I am working extra hard to make it happen.
Okay I must get back to work.. I don't want to disappoint all my clients this week and next week.. I hope you all have a great day!