I have long loved Amy Butler's colorful designs. When I received an email last week announcing the launch of her new Soul Blossoms fabric line, I was once again inspired by her amazing creativity and Midwest sensibility. On her website she says, “This new collection is my interpretation of an enchanted, modern passage through the floral delights of India. Dreamy jewel toned prints in multi-hued flowers and designs - uplifting and passionate - weave together my ethnic inspired story.” I agree, and I think the three color collections - aptly named Passion, Joy and Bliss - are exotic, colorful and stunning.
I was first introduced to Amy Butler's luscious fabrics when I was looking for fabric for Sofia's crib bedding at Bolt, a fabulous fabric store in Portland, with my mom and sister. They helped me pull together the eclectic and colorful patterns which created the color palette for Sofia's room - green, orange and pink! I loved it then - three and a half years ago - and I still love it!
I often go to Amy Butler's website for inspiration for projects. I long ago gave up sewing, and as much as I try to get back into it, I just can't or haven't so far. But I love making cards and gift tags. Her papers and free patterns online inspire me every time, especially as I embark on card projects for dear friends. I love picking the perfect paper that I know they will like. Each card is unique and special, just like our friendship. Click here to for a peak at some of my favorites I've made over the years. http://picasaweb.google.com/108760079817604729403/AmySCards#
Amy Butler’s line continues to grow from fabric to paper to organic bedding and towels, handcrafted rugs, wall art, books, software and even luggage. It’s all available online at http://www.amybutlerdesign.expressfulfillment.com/Products.asp
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Take a look and see what inspires you. I hope you are as delighted as I am, and that you find your own inspirations to help your creative soul blossom! If nothing else, the photography on her site is sweet, sweet eye candy!