Q: Tell us a little about the Sweet as Honey collection. What were you inspired by?
A:Sweet as Honey is a collection with a story. It’s a woodland themed line full of nestled deer, wildflowers and honey bees. I was inspired to create the line after exploring nature and spending a summer growing a garden that generously allowed for freshly picked flowers. It takes me to a most lovely place, where the sun is always shining, the birds fly free and the honey is extra sweet.
Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A:I love each and every part of the design process. I usually have an idea of what I want a collection to be about, then spend months snapping photos and sketching ideas. You’ll never find me without my camera (iPhone) and a sketchbook! After I feel comfortable with the amount of sketches I have, I usually jot down what I want each pattern to look like before I begin illustrating. They don’t always follow the ‘plan’, but being creative in applying color and arranging them in repeat is always my favorite part. It’s when they really come to life!
Q: What design trends are you currently exploring??
A:I’ve always been drawn to nature, so I love that woodland motifs are particularly ‘trendy’ right now. I plan to keep going on nature walks and exploring the outdoors for inspiration!
Q:What projects do you hope to see made with Sweet as Honey?
A:Oh, anything really! I’ll never get over the joy I experience when I see something made from one of my prints. I do think though, that Sweet as Honey naturally lends itself to farmer’s market bags, picnic blankets, summer hats and flowy blouses.
Q:What projects have you made using Sweet as Honey?
A:So far, we’ve made a beautiful hexagon quilt, market sling, honeycomb mug home, yoga mat or blanket strap, backpack, hexagon situpon, townie bag and a set of sweet napkins. just to name a few!
Q:How do you describe your style?
A: I most often describe my style as sweet, delicate and organic. I like to play with lots of sugary colors and sophisticated prints that can be both playful and elegant.
We have a special bonus today! Bonnie Christine is giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle of Autumn Harvest Sweet as Honey to one lucky reader! To enter, comment on this post and let us know what aspect of your life is “sweet as honey“? A winner will be chosen on Monday, February 17th! Get your entry in now!
UPDATE! GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Rebecca is our lucky winner. You have been contacted via email. Thank you all for playing!