Fall is coming whether we’re ready or not! I’m quite excited about it this year since I can’t wait to wear skirts and colored tights again. I also love all of the Autumn festivities in Germany and Europe in general. Do you love to knit? That’s such a great Fall hobby though it’s a good idea to get started on projects now so you can cuddle up with them in the cooler months ahead.
Everyone knows I’m a fan of Amy Butler! I’m willing to bet you are too. Did you know that she now has a brand new collection for those who love to knit? From fashion accessories to the home, you can find lots of patterns and yarns in Amy’s favorite colors to create your very own piece. This new collection with Rowan Yarns is Amy’s first collaboration with a favorite English designer of hers, Erika Knight!
“The collection includes knitted and crochet designs from throws, cushions and chair covers to super stylish accessories as a slouch beret, multi colored scarf, gloves and cabled socks. The garments are a mix of key pieces including simple cables, stripes and a show stopping crochet skirt.”
Her yarn is 100% merino wool with a chainette structure and the color palette is selected from her Soul Blossoms fabric collection so that the two can coordinate beautifully together so that you can mix fabric and yarn effortlessly in your projects.
(images: david butler of amy butler design)
Whew! My book tour in the U.S. is coming to a close now and the last stop is New York City and I’m super excited about it! Tonight was the Philly event and it was really nice – I was so glad that I made it up after my flight canceled, train canceled and my glass shower door at my hotel fell off its hinges and trapped me in the shower – LOL – my goodness, right!? Total drama. But I made it to my event! Yay! I want to thank Kate from the Anthropologie Visual Display team at the home office for being my special guest – she did such a nice job presenting. I’ve known her for 5 years so it was great to see her again as well. She is the lady behind one of my favorite blogs called This Love Forever so please visit her blog!
Thank you all for coming tonight and on Tuesday night I’ll be in New York City for an event at Anthropologie in Soho. It’s going to be really nice to connect with the New York crowd!!!!
Date: Tuesday, August 30th
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: Anthropologie, 375 W Broadway (Soho)
SEE YOU TUESDAY NIGHT NEW YORK CITY!!!! Weeee!!!!!
Last night was my book signing and mood board demo at Anthropologie at The Grove and it went so, so well. I had a really good time and loved meeting everyone so thank you for coming out despite how amazing the weather was and that it was scheduled at a rough time given LA rush hour. For those of you who couldn’t make it, the event was just great and I met lots and lots of wonderful people. I want to especially thank Betsy Burnham for speaking (she is so amazing) and sharing her mood boards and process as well as Leslie Shewring for talking about how she maintains her creative side despite being a busy mother. It was really fun to speak alongside of these very talented and creative ladies.
NOTE: My flight to Philadelphia was canceled due to the hurricane so I’m not 100% sure that I’ll make it to Philadelphia in time for the Monday night signing, but we’ll see if the weather cooperates and I’ll definitely keep everyone posted here on decor8 so you know for sure whether or not my Philly stop is still on schedule for Monday evening. Until then, I’m going to go out and enjoy warm + sunny LA today and I wish all of my dear friends on the east coast a nice weekend, I know it’s pretty stressful over there currently with the hurricane and I hope you stay safe and sound.
(image: Lindsey Sherrod)
The San Francisco event last night was amazing! A big hug to Lorraine and Peter first of all, from Chronicle, for being so awesome and helpful (love you guys!) and next a big thanks to Anthropologie who put on quite a gorgeous event for Decorate! I’m off to the airport now to catch a flight to LA so tonight you can meet me at The Grove from 6:30-7:30 so stop by and say hello, get a copy of Decorate (they are sold out online and in most stores), and I’ll sign your book and you can meet and mingle with my special guests and others who are coming by to join me. I am really looking forward to this evening so I’ll see you all in LA!
THANK YOU SAN FRANCISCO for such a mega welcome to your city – I felt so honored to meet all of you.