At the end of last week, my first strike-off's ever from Riley Blake landed on my doorstep! It was really exciting to get a little peek of what my fabrics will look like in person.
I only had a couple days to go over everything, write my comments, ask questions, (sneak in a mini photo shoot), and then promptly return them!
The fabrics aren't printed on the 'nice stuff', so quality isn't at it's prime, but with strike-off's you are supposed to be able to make sure color and printing is correct. I have some color adjustments, but that's it, so I'm happy with that.
My Laundry Day girl was the beginning point and inspiration for the rest of my drawings. As a lot of you know, I drew her over 2 years ago for an embroidery pattern, and shortly after as an illustration, both in my Etsy Shop. So it's really fun to see her in new colors and on fabric! She'll probably be available in the new colors as an illustration too....for matching, of course. ;)
I enjoyed thinking of all the different "Simple Life" tasks and tid-bits to incorporate into the fabrics.
Little chickies and hens, patchwork quilties, hay, apple trees, cute little people working and relaxing.....enjoying the world around them.
Buntings, flowers, gingham and polka dots for a fresh, vintage-modern feel.
I'm so thankful for this learning process...for all the patience, feedback, thoughts, ideas and support from the wonderful Riley Blake Designs. (thank you!)
EEEK! I can't wait! :)
Have a happy day!!