Diane Knott does it again! The follow up to her last collection, Summertime, is here and it’s the polar opposite…the North Pole really. Har har har 🙂 Peppermint Cottage is filled with her wonderful illustrations of gingerbread houses, smiling gingerbread men, and other scrumptious holiday goodies. And the panel? Adorable. Her watercolor blues, reds, greens, yellows and creams add to the bright and cheery mood that will make you dream of fireplaces and sweets left for Santa. And definitely check out the free pattern provided by Clothworks! What will it inspire you to make?
It’s “that” time of year again! Bundle up and put your woolies on because it’s cold outside! Well, not really, but it IS that time of year when companies start shipping Christmas fabrics to the stores and Clothworks is no exception! My Peppermint Cottage is finding its way to store shelves and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.
I’m not much of a cook. Anybody who knows me can tell you that. Fortunately, I have a wonderful hubby who does cook and wonderfully! But I do like to bake for the holidays and gingerbread is one of my favorite treats. Although rolling dough and cutting out gingerbread cookies isn’t one of my favorite things to do! 🙁 I’m more of a drop cookie kind of gal. So what’s the best way to enjoy gingerbread men? Why with Peppermint Cottage of course! Not only gingerbread men but gingerbread houses and cottages too! I can’t wait to cut into my own stash of it and begin to make some holiday things. I guess, even though it’s warm, I’ll have to put some Bing Crosby Christmas music on and pretend it’s snowing outside instead of beach weather! 😉
I do hope you enjoy cutting into it and sewing up all kinds of holiday fabric goodies for yourself and for gifts. I wanted the collection to speak of happy holidays, peppermint and gingerbread scents wafting through the air, jolly gingerbread men making children smile and just have an all-around feeling of warmth!
Please do visit me at my own blog and share your projects with me. I’d love to post them. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a wonderful summer before the north winds start to howl!