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Thursday, May 1st, 2014

You know how you dream of something happening and envision the moment it actually comes true? Well today it has for me! You’re all familiar with Pine Cone Hill, the amazing linens company founded by Annie Selke. Pine Cone Hill makes the most beautiful bedding, I’ve loved their collections for a decade, and have purchased several favorites over the years for adding layers of style and comfort to our home. Well pinch me because today they are featuring my fabric patterns paired with theirs!

pch krd linen combo

The wonderful team at Pine Cone Hill contacted me weeks ago wanting to pair two of the prints from my collection with their fresh and fabulous bedding. I was delighted to collaborate, how pretty is this bed dressed up in pale blue and white?!

If it’s color you seek, there will be plenty available soon. My shop will be filled with it in late May including some gorgeous color medleys in the feisty zig zag Mingle pattern

mingle pattern summer colors

Also the classic Sprig pattern of leaves and berries in multiple color combinations.

kate riley sprig pattern

I am so thrilled that Pine Cone Hill selected my patterns to combine with their gorgeous linens, it’s like having your photo taken with a celebrity! But so much better, because to be recognized as a new designer by an established one means so much. 

I have 8 new Summer patterns I’m releasing in late May: florals, geometrics, and painterly swirls, I’m printing and styling them over the next few weeks and I can’t wait to share them! 

enter to win sprig linens

Meanwhile, to win pieces from this bed linen combo including the panels and skirt made with my fabrics, hop on over to the Fresh American blog to be entered to win!


DIY Fabric Covered Boxes

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Hello everyone! I have a new DIY project to share today: fabric covered boxes perfect for storing keepsakes or office supplies. I love the idea of wrapping plain boxes in pretty patterns (like I did last year these marbled paper versions) and this time I made them with some beautiful fabrics sent to me by Annie Selke from her Pine Cone Hill collection.

diy fabric covered boxes


Here is the step by step:

make fabric covered boxes


First, round up the necessary supplies.  You’ll need about ½ yard of fabric for every box, sometimes more for larger versions. Find wood boxes at a craft store like Michaels, also glue designed for fabric and a brush to apply it. For thicker fabrics, you’ll need a staple gun too.


Next, cut the fabric to the size of the box and allow for enough fabric to wrap all fours sides.

trim fabric

With your staple gun, secure the first long side of the box with a few staples inside and close to the middle.

staple fabric

Apply a thin coat of glue to the bottom of the box and smooth the fabric as you rotate it around so that it lays flat along the bottom.

fabric glue

Staple the second side along the interior of the box, concentrating the staples toward the middle.

staple sides

Trim a piece of remaining fabric on the unwrapped sides so that you can easily wrap it up and around the edge without bulky excess. Add an additional layer of glue to the sides.

trim sides

fold up and over

add glue


Fold the trimmed fabric up and over the side of the box and secure it tight with the staple gun.

fold over

staple edge

Repeat the same process for the lid, but keep the fabric stapled  to the bottom edge of the lid to avoid the box becoming too difficult to close due to excess layers of fabric.

repeat for lid


In less than an hour you can create two stylish storage boxes for housing office supplies or mementos.

diy fabric covered boxes


fabric covered boxes on shelf



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