My Holiday Gift Wraps + Fabrics

November 4th, 2013

Hello friends – big surprise today! My October has been filled with all things Christmas and today I announce a collection of my holiday gift wraps and fabrics !

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What started out as a whim turned into a few craft projects and then a Holiday Lookbook. I designed and printed all 14 fabrics and gift wraps and I’ve been crafting and photographing behind the scenes to inspire you in anticipation of another holiday season filled with mirth and merriment.

I announce it today in early November simply because it takes time for the fabrics and gift wraps to arrive, so if you want to order any print from my collection, it’s best to do so in November! All of the paper projects were completed with a single roll of gift wrap and all of the fabric projects with a fat quarter of fabric (except the tablecloth – that required 4 yards of basic cotton).

kate riley holiday crafts

In the collection you’ll find a whimsical snowflake pattern called Winter’s Day in two colorways, also three variations of the Confetti pattern – bouncing polka dots mimicking tossed confetti. You’ll recognize the Sprig pattern from previous posts and now it’s available in three Christmas colorways. I really love the Mingle pattern, a fresh take on chevron, reinterpreted as imperfect pinstripes in a zig zag motif. The Ribbons pattern is a nod to traditional plaid but made modern with a repeat on the diagonal. 

Surface and textile design has been a dream of mine for over a year and when given the chance to combine it with my favorite holiday and crafting, the ideas and my glue gun kept me up late at night, but I decided to go for it and have fun by releasing a personal collection this year, available at Spoonflower.

Browse the Holiday Lookbook published at Issuu which includes creative projects and also links to all the fabrics and gift wraps if you’d like to buy them. The gift wrap is amazing quality, thick and substantial, not like the cheap stuff at discount stores. :)

I could write a book on everything I’ve learned about the fabric design industry and right now I’m in the process of working with both digital print methods and traditional screenprinting methods, I like both for different reasons. I’ll answer any inquiries in a future post about the process, feel free to ask questions!

Meanwhile enjoy the 2013 Holiday Lookbook!



Weekend Reading

November 1st, 2013

I took a walk with my neighbor yesterday, it’s a weekly ritual of ours. Around the corner from our homes is this beautiful tree filled with autumn colors, I had to return to capture it! We’ve enjoyed the most amazing weather here for weeks, blue skies and warm afternoons with this great show of autumn color, I don’t ever want it to end.

tree autumn day

I hope you all enjoyed the Halloween festivities, now we’re about to head straight into the holidays, here we go! I’ve got something special planned for next week, can’t wait to share.

A few links I enjoyed reading this week . . .

Five questions to ask when choosing kitchen countertops.

Sage advice from Mrs. Lilien.

Side by side: runway looks and home decor.

Dining etiquette 101

A cheap and clever way to charge multiple tablets.

Pugkin spiced latte and martini dog?  Pets dressed up as food for Halloween :)

20 great marketing books

Moms, you’re doing something great


My latest articles around the web:

warm tones

book display

Decorating with Warm Tones

Alternative Ideas for Book Display

holiday sparkle

coffee inspired neutrals

Easy Ways to Add Holiday Sparkle

Shopping Guide: Coffee Inspired Neutrals

Enjoy your weekend!