Thursday, January 5, 2012

Life is Full of Lovely Surprises!


Directly after publishing my last post titled, When Door # 1 Does Not Deliver What You Expected, (which I posted just a few hours ago) I received a lovely surprise from the post office... proving that yes, sometimes door #1 does not deliver what you want but that sometimes door #2 delivers exactly what you want...


For there at my front door was a box with my name on it. A surprise care package sent by my sweet friend Michelle Engel Bencsko, filled with a selection of her beautiful Cloud 9 Fabrics!


I am going to assume that you are all familiar with the talented Michelle and Cloud 9 Fabrics, which Michelle co-created and runs with her partner Gina Pantastico. However, if you are not then let me tell you that Cloud 9 Fabrics are truly lovely and very special.


Offering an ever growing selection of various collections designed by Michelle, such as Across the Pond and Maman, (the latter of which Michelle used the delightful illustrations of her beloved grandmother Anne-Marie Murphy) as well as collections created by other wonderfully talented artists such as Miscellany, designed by Julia Rothman; Cut Out & Keep, designed by Heather Moore and the new and soon to be released collections Alegria, designed by Geninne D. Zlatkis and the Monsterz, created by Michéle Brummer Everett, Cloud 9 Fabrics manages to hit it out of the ball park every time.


Cloud 9 Fabrics is dedicated to doing it right. Not only are all the designs terrific and very original, (along with all of the colors being spot on) but all of the base fabric is 100% certified organic cotton and the dyes used for printing and dying are eco-responsible low impact dyes. The combined results is that while these fabrics are modern, they also have a vintage look, feel and sensibility to them, which I adore. Quality, quality, quality. And let me tell you, these fabrics are soft. They feel as good as they look, and they look damn good.

Thank you, Michelle! Your care package has lifted me right out of the doldrums. Perfect medicine and just what I needed! xo

16 comments:

♥Duff said...

seriously?! You are one lucky spud! Interesting how when you go with the current, life sends out a buoy or two just when you need it.

rock on with your bad self.

Deborah said...

These do look like gorgeous fabrics!

Kit Lang said...

lovely! I'll have to check out their stuff!

Corinnea said...

Very lovely indeed! I have not had the opportunity to see these up close and personal yet but I can imagine how pretty they are.. Have fun!

iluvmybugs said...

Enjoy all those beautiful fabrics!! Look forward to seeing what you create with them!!!

Candied Fabrics said...

Hoo Rah! I love their fabrics, and their whole company philosophy! And there's nothing like a shot of color to drag you out of the doldrums!

Kathryn said...

K, I'm reading these in backward order so I have no idea about what happened behind door N.1 but you certainly scored with this one. I did not know about these but oh my, they look lovely with all the illustrators designs! I can't wait to track these down. And I can't wait to see what you come up with using them!

patchworkdelights said...

I wish I had friends like that! What a beautiful selection of fabrics I have bought Cloud9 fabric and I am a fan they are beautiful to work with and the colours and choices are beautiful. Fi

Sarah said...

holy moley! A delivery like that must have you high as a kite never mind up out the doldrums! Really love Cloud 9...and that is a seriously wonderful looking delivery!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh my, gorgeous stuff you will have so much fun with these! xox Corrine

deemallon said...

I will have to check out their goods. They DO look wonderful!!

Lynn said...

So jealous. I have been a Cloud9 fan from the beginning! Great fabrics.

Lindsey said...

I love their fabrics, they are SO squishy soft!

picciolo said...

what a lovely way to get cheered up! I hope you are 100% again now Victoria
: )

Cheryl Arkison said...

I am in love with so many of their fabrics... Lucky you!

MG said...

I have a FQ set of Cut Out & Keep that I can't bring myself to cut. I love the Marin line.