Seems I have been seeing lots of lovely Liberty fabric projects popping up. Kerry made this lovely tea set for the Liberty Cafe - how cool is that? Leila made an absolutely adorable frame pouch.
I thought I would share my past experience with Liberty Fabrics. You may or may not know this, but I have been a fashion designer for the past 23 years. I have taken the past few years away from my career to spend time with my youngest son who goes to Kindergarten in the Fall.
Way back when in 1999 : ) I worked as the women's woven designer for Nordstrom's Evergreen, now Halogen, line of women's clothing. It was a wonderful job. Halogen was a new line for Nordstrom and I was the first of two designers. Those of you who are familiar with Nordstrom may know a bit about the different departments. At the time, Halogen was to sit in the Savvy department at Nordstrom. The Savvy department houses young, fresh, higher end fashion. I was lucky enough to travel to Europe for design inspiration, work with factories in Italy and even more exciting, to shop the most wonderful fabric show - Premiére Vision - outside Paris! We purchased fabulous Europen fabrics and that is where the connection comes to Liberty Fabrics. I chose Liberty lawn for this little top I designed, bottom right.
I even still have the swatch booklet from the 1999 Liberty Fabrics line.
Can you tell it is well loved? It has been travelling with me for the past 13 years : )
I love to open it and admire all the wonderful designs.
Someday I'll muster the courage to cut into it........
So... all that being said, and thanks for listening, but I couldn't resist this F8 pack of Liberty from Pink Chalk fabrics!! I think I'll make the Rose Dream block into a zip pouch.