Friday, August 21, 2009

handmade inspirations...daisy janie's organic cotton fabric

Don't you love all the interesting connections that you can make through the web. I've been writing a series of articles for Tara Gentile on Handmade in PA. About the time I started writing for her there, Tara took over Scoutie Girl, a blog "with a penchant for the passionately handmade." The original owner of Scoutie Girl is my first feature for a new series that I'm going to offer called handmade inspirations.

I've been searching for some sewing inspiration, and through this tangled web o' happenstance, I found Daisy Janie's beautiful line of organic cotton prints. Jan DiCintio is the woman behind this fab line of fabrics that is offered through her website, Daisy Janie and her etsy shop by the same name. I love the bold colors and their combinations. I'm particularly fond of the brown and blue colorway named avalon.

Now...what to make? I've been searching for a fabric to make curtains for our showroom cabin, or perhaps a pillow combining a couple of the designs from this colorway. I'm drawn to elsa and boxwood. I just love the organic retro feel of Jan's designs. Now go get inspired by the projects in Daisy Janie's Flickr pool. But one more thing before you go...

What has been inspiring you lately? I'd love to hear.


  1. i agree with you about the retro feel of jan's work! did you see she's got a sale on some of her older patterns??

  2. First--LOVE the new banner!!! It's fun sometimes to get off-line for a bit and have lots of reading over at my favorite blogs to catch up with :-)

    That fabric is gorgeous! I love organic cotton in general, but beautiful organic cotton takes the cake. Those look perfect for curtains!


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