Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Drawing

My youngest is 5.  He's an artist for sure.  Unlike his mother, who was terrified of drawing as a child, Liam loves to doodle and keeps a blank spiral sketchbook close at hand.  How I love that!   Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animalswas Liam's favorite Christmas gift this year, so when I saw that Ed Emberley was partnering with Cloud 9 Fabrics to put Ed's drawings on fabric, I was way excited to make something with it for Liam!

Happy Drawing by Ed Emberley for Cloud 9

The good folks at Cloud 9 sent me a selection of Happy Drawing by Ed Emberley.  Yes, I know that makes me completely spoiled.  But, look how happy he is...

Liam is an Ed Emberley fan

He waited eagerly while I snapped that first fabric glamor shot and then spread each one open to take it all in.

mama's making me...

It's spontaneous fabric appreciation, Liam-style.

getting started

Last night I started fussy cutting random squares and rectangles for my project.  I'm framing them in white and plan to scatter them haphazard across a background, kind of like those polaroid blocks.  Just what am I making?  Well, you'll have to wait and see.  I'm not at all sure how I'm going to do it, so best not to be too confident about it!

Happy Drawing is an affordable organic cotton collection slated to ship to shops anytime. Keep your eye out for it at Fabricworm and elsewhere about!

30 comments:

  1. I had this book when I was a kid and LOVED it! I can't wait to get my hands on some of the fabric.

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    1. The dragon fabric is my favorite. So cool!

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  2. Very cute fabrics! I can see that whatever you make will be dearly loved.

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  3. I pre ordered the panel and the lions. I wish I had got some dragons too, but I was trying not to go overboard. Can't wait to see what you're making!

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  4. What a wonderful way to hug your son and nurture his love for drawing!

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  5. That's lovely! Great pics!

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  6. How cool! My kids love Ed Emberley.

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  7. Nothing makes me happier than when my kids show or express a love for fabric! Liam looks so content:). What a privilege it is to make things for our little ones that they will cherish! And while I love that they love it now, I also hope that in the future it is something they remember from their childhood-that their mom made special things just for them, things that hopefully are still useable and loved!

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  8. Oh please send me your scraps! I love Ed,

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  9. As I was browsing fabricworm's coming soon section a couple months ago, I saw this line of fabric. I love it and can't wait to buy it! The funny thing for me though, was that I already had an Ed Emberley quilt idea for my son before I even saw the fabric. Now it will be even more Ed Emberleyish! I look forward to seeing what you do!

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  10. Now this is very cute - I know someone who would just jump for joy over that dragon print..

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  11. Hee hee, I was half expecting a shot of him all rolled up in it :oD

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  12. How fun for him! I'm really liking that line, especially the scribbles. Such a great basic!

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  13. They're awesome! And what perfect prints for a boy. I can't wait to see the final result!

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    1. It's not often you find boy prints that aren't young. I think these are great for the beyond-toddler boy look.

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  14. Oh, that picture of Liam appreciating fabric is just soooo precious! What a sweet boy, ready for his own stash.

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    1. Aria made me promise to cut him squares for his own sewing. So, I guess this is the start of his stash =)

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  15. Love love love all of that fabric,xxx have fun with it.

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  16. What great fabrics! I'll have to show them to my boys, I think they'll love them, too!

    Can't wait to see what you stitch up! :)

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  17. I am truly lovin this!!! Will be watching for it:)

    Thank you!

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  18. QUE LINDO seu filho,parabéns!Não vejo a hora de ver meu neto desenhando,minhas filhas adoravam.Tanto que tenho uma parede de arte aqui,pinto a casa todos os anos mas parede de arte nunca.Tem ainda alguns espaços para os netos kakaka.Para desespero de minha filha...Vou ficar de olho nestes tecidos,tem um sorteio rolando por ai...Beijo.

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  19. Oh my goodness!!!! My favorite book as a child! Love it!

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  20. This is so cool - love that look of glee on his face! LOVE those fabrics, and I'll definitely pick them up if I see them in my local shop. Can't wait to see your quilt!!!

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  21. How fortuitous that this fabric became available. I foresee this quilt being a favorite for years to come.

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  22. I love that your kiddo carries around a drawing pad. I hope he never loses that impulse.

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  23. I love this fabric! I don't know if I love it as much as Liam, though. ;) He is adorable!

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  24. this fabric is adorable!! I remember drawing with those books when I was kid! Definitely on my wish list for the next time I shop for fabric!

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  25. So fun! I love it when kids like stuff like this too. Julia always goes into my sewing room and asks "pway fabric?" (aka: Can I play with the fabric?) So I save bins of scraps for her to "play" with and she just sits there saying "byooful, mommy, byooful." ha ha!

    I can't wait to see what you make with it. I think highlighting fun fabric like that is key.

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  26. I'm 25 and my favorite Christmas gift this year was Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals. It looks like great moms think alike.

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