Thursday, February 21, 2008

You, me and a digital latte

I came across some old sketchbooks yesterday and had fun flipping through them. Even found a little inspiration for the Fall 2008 Oliver + S pattern collection, which I'm starting to assemble (at least mentally), and which will debut at Quilt Market in Portland, OR, this May.

Most of these two sketchbooks were dedicated to jewelry design, but there's an odd smattering of things inside them. You can see more here if you're interested. Not much to say; they're just my gatherings of ideas and inspiration from all over. I think I left my current book at the studio (it's not like me to stray far from it, so I'm feeling a bit naked the past few days while I'm stuck home with sick Tsia), which means I can't even show you anything that's happening at present. I'll save that for another day, I guess.

In the meantime, how would you like to participate in designing the fall line?

One of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of launching the line at Quilt Market in Houston last October was the opportunity to talk to so many crafters. I loved hearing ideas and suggestions from the people who stopped by our booth. I'd love it if you'd join them, digitally at least, and tell me a bit about what yourself and your ideas.

Here's a link to the Oliver + S Fall 2008 Line Survey. I'd love to know what you're wanting and wishing for, and for whom you are sewing.

It will be almost like chatting at the booth, only our feet won't be as tired. And next time we'll sit down over a cappucino, ok?


  1. SUCH fun inspiration!

  2. Anonymous3:10 PM

    I got an error page after I did the survey, so I'm not sure if it went through. Hmm.

    It's cool to see your inspiration book and what catches your artistic eye.

  3. That error is the result of some work we're doing on the oliver + s website. Sorry about that--we're getting it ready to start taking orders...