Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Countdown to Launch

What has been months in preparing is finally only a couple days away.

On Friday, March 15th, my very first fabric collection, Poppy Hop, will launch with the brand new textile company, Modern Yardage.  It has been a dream of mine and I couldn't have done it without the help of my Fabric Family at the Linden Tree.  Melissa has helped me understand fabric collections through the wonderful designer fabric she carries in her shop. They would offer their opinions on coordinates and colors leading up to the final files. I ran down there when my first strike offs were sent and get everyone's opinion in the shop at the time.  She and Carole have taken my first fabric and sewn it into wonderful projects for my first brochure.  

Last week it was time for the photo shoot of all the wonderful items.  My photographer friend and neighbor, Jana, came over to set up lights in my living room.  Melissa brought over her dog Jackson and his stylish new dog bed made from my Poppy Hop Passion, Links and Dash.  This photo is one of the many taken, but he was licking his chops because I was coaxing him with cheese.  He is adorable and you can meet him if you stop in at The Linden Tree. Heres' their link: The Linden Tree.   Other items we took pictures of were pillows, placemat, napkin, shower curtain and tech bag.  
The next day I met Cara and her daughter Ingrid to photograph them wearing their Mother/daughter skirts.  This shows off my design in two different scales.  I'll write more on these wonderful skirts that Carole made including the matching doll dress for Ingrid's doll.  Ingrid's skirt is also reversible, with that hint of orange flip showing.  They were both so wonderful to photograph!  

There is nothing as exciting as seeing my designs printed onto fabric and made into such a variety of items.  I can't wait to have more items from the fabric. I encourage you to purchase my fabric from Modern Yardage and send me photos of what you make so I can share your inspiration with others.   

A special thanks to Jay, April and Erin at Modern Yardage for their support and for having my collection be their very first launch!


  1. Excited for you Cindy!

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    1. Thanks Katy! I loved your apron you made with my very first fabric for my Mom a few years back. You do wonderful work! We need to collaborate again on an apron.

  3. Congratulations on all your creativity and hard work. It is really fun to see all the fabric applications. Your designs will do well!