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New: Virginia Johnson Bedding

For Virginia Johnson fans you will be happy to learn about her new line of colorful bedding. It’s been block-printed in India and is now available online to pre-order. Virginia has designed duvet covers, quilts, baby sets and much more. Here is a peek…

Virginia Johnson Bedding

Virginia Johnson Bedding

Virginia Johnson Bedding

Virginia Johnson Bedding

Virginia Johnson Bedding

Virginia Johnson Bedding

Virginia Johnson Bedding

So lovely! Congratulations Virginia and much success on your new line!

(images: virginia johnson)

Posted in bedroom, textiles on September 30, 2010

Soraam Pillows & Totes

Soojin Yum is a Korean designer who lives in Seattle where she makes silk-screened pillow covers and totes under the name Soraam (Korean for “Please have a look with a smile”). That is such a sweet shop name, don’t you think? I like the white bow pillows and totes…


“Pillow covers are 18″x18″ and silk screened on pre-washed cotton and have a zipper closure along the bottom edge or some with an envelope closure. Tote bags are made of pre-washed black canvas with kona cotton lining.”

Soojjin wrote such a delightful email to me saying that decor8 has, “So many beautiful designs featured — it has been the biggest source for my inspiration. Now I started my own design business, I’m hoping my work can motivate someone to just start creating something. Starting out was the hardest part.” I thought that was really sincere and so true. Often just getting started, taking that first step, can be terrifying! But I believe that if you have passion, talent and courage that success will follow.

Congratulations Soojin on your exciting new business!

(images: soraam)

Posted in etsy, textiles on September 23, 2010

Cloud 9 Fabrics: Organic & Cute!

I’ve talked about Cloud 9 Fabrics by Michelle Engel Bencsko and Gina Pantastico before but this! just! in! she has a new collection that will soon be on sale (shipping in October) that I have to give you a heads up on. If you are designing for a children’s room or simply young at heart, you may really adore these organic fabrics. These patterns are so cute and they are from the My Happy Nursery collection.

Cloud 9 Fabrics

The little elephants with pendants is darling!

To view more of Michelle’s fabrics and to see them as products in-situ, visit her Flickr album here.

(images: cloud 9 fabrics)

Posted in textiles on August 23, 2010

Aunt June Fabrics

I just spotted the sweetest fabrics on Etsy by Aunt June, some patterns feature the most darling little hand sketched boats. How cute is this?

Aunt June

Lauren Hunt of Aunt June is currently a featured seller over at Etsy — she designs and prints many fabrics that those who make things would delight in owning and transforming into all kinds of pretty handmade goodies. She also has another shop, And Your Name Is, where she designs fabric with your name on it that can become totes, clothing, pillows, anything! My favorite pattern, in addition to the boats, is the gorgeous feather print in gray and white. Lovely!

Psst: Lauren makes totes and she blogs too!

(images: lauren hunt)

Posted in textiles on August 16, 2010


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