Inspiration for a Snow Day

I’ve been meaning to share my excitement for two new fabric designers I learned of in the January/February issue of Frankie Magazine.

The first is illustrator Elizabeth Olwen from Toronto:

Illustration by Elizabeth Olwen

Illustration by Elizabeth Olwen

She makes lovely florals, fresh geometrics, and has a great eye for color. She has lots of stationery and Apple products accessories available, but I was so excited to learn her first line of fabric, Grey Abbey, is supposed to come out this month (!!) with Cloud 9 Fabrics:

Elizabeth Olwen Grey Abbey

Cloud 9 Fabrics

I was hoping to whip up some fresh spring couch pillows in these exact blue and yellow shades after seeing this adorable house tour on Apartment Therapy:

Photo from Apartment Therapy

Photo from Apartment Therapy

The second is Dinara Mirtalipova, an illustrator from Uzbekistan and currently living and going to school in Cleveland:

Art Print by Dinara Mirtalipova

Art Print by Dinara Mirtalipova

I love, love, lover her work, I think she uses black in such an interesting way. Her first fabric line will come out with Windham Fabrics this Spring:

Swim Team Fabric, Dinara Mirtalipova for Windham

Swim Team Fabric, Dinara Mirtalipova for Windham

These prints would be perfect for a summer beach blanket or a kids’ romper.

Hope you’re all staying safe and warm today. I took a snow day from work, and am so glad I’m not waiting at my bus stop getting pelted in the face with blowing ice right now.

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