designing fabric & papers for spoonflower

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Artistic Endeavors, design, Running a Business22 Comments

A few weeks ago, I shared that my second quilting fabric collection with FreeSpirit Fabrics wasn’t going to be produced.  (You can find that post HERE.)  Thanks for all of your encouragement on that, by the way!  The brief feeling of failure that comes with any news like that quickly shifted into excitement.  This means I can take my designs … Read More

the Carlisle & the Hanover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Artistic Endeavors, design22 Comments

Remember the Dash & Albert rug design competition that happened back in the summer of 2017?  Well, samples of the rugs were made, approved, and now they are finally for sale on the Dash & Albert website! If you remember, both of these designs were based on elements of an antique coverlet I bought a few years ago. The Hanover … Read More

the stool covers are back

Marian Parsonsdesign18 Comments

Remember these cuties?  They were ticking stool covers made as reproductions of one I made out of antique ticking for an industrial stool and sold by Decor Steals a couple of years ago… Those simple ticking stool covers were a big deal for me, because it was the first product I designed that was reproduced.  Well, they’re ba-ack! We changed … Read More

no-sew custom dinner napkins & fabric launch

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, design, my business story, Running a Business41 Comments

After years of design work, coordinating, learning, waiting, and creating, my fabric line is finally going to be available for sale (find a store HERE), so this week kicks off the official launch of Bunnies, Birds & Blooms by Free Spirit Fabrics. I have partnered with some talented creators and Instagrammers to show off the fabrics.  They are amazing quilters.  … Read More