Thursday, August 27, 2009

Birch Fabrics, Circa 50 Revealed and a Very Special Giveaway!



Here it is folks, I'm a little weak in the knees right now. Feel very naked, a little scared, a little sick, but mainly Super Freakin' Excited!!!!

Circa 50 by Monaluna for Birch Fabrics, 100% Organic














So now you've seen the prints, and I really need your help. I've already been conceptualizing the next line, but I thought it would be fun to get some feedback. Tell me what you think of when you think of the "Sixties". Does British Mod excite you? Or maybe you are into the The Freedom Loving vibe. Tell me, I really want your opinion! (Okay I just have to add one more, what about the California 60's theme, gidget, vintage trailers, palm trees, bon fires, stars as far as the eye can see, sunny breaks on the waves, oh no, I think I've got a whole new line in my head. LOL)

3 Lucky Winners will receive 1 yard cuts from the entire collection. That's 12 yards each. Pretty Awesome right! But to sweetin' the deal even more, you will also be the first people who will receive the fabric, not a single manufacturer or retailer will have the fabric before you. So you will be able to brag to all your friends, maybe make some really fun items to inspire others, I see a flickr pool don't you?

To be entered in the drawing you will simply comment on this post answering the question above. This Giveaway will end 1 week from today on September 4th at 9am PST. We will announce the winners the same day @ 12pm PST.

Prizes will ship when the bulk delivery of fabric arrives sometime in Mid January of 2010. I know it's a long time to wait. But I promise it will be worth the wait!

******Oh and be sure to take advantage of the Sale at www.fabricworm.com! Save 10% off of orders of $50 or more until September 4th, 2009 with coupon code: circa10off

Wholesale Inquiries: Download Wholesale Application here: Birch Fabrics Wholesale Application

Want a catalog? Birch Fabrics Circa 50 Catalog PDF

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One Shabby Chick said...

#1 never wins - does it? Oh well - CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting - they all look amazing. I love the tree stripes - so cute but they are all fantastic!
Ok now to answer your question - I think British Mod sounds fun - can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to you! Your line is awesome. (I LOVE the space one!)

I think I lean a bit more towards the Freedom Loving Vibe, but either/or sounds awesome.

Alissa said...

WOW! It's amazing!!! And what an amazingly super generous give away!! For me British Mod sounds super fun... Love that idea.

Becca P. said...

I think the prints are gorgeous. I love the colors, and the retro feel. When I think of the 60's I think "Gin and the Rat Pack" so I suppose that falls more into the British Modern Category.
You really have done a fabulous job. You should be proud, not nervous.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Congrats!!! The line is amazing! Love it all :)

I think I'd like the Sixties Brit Mod idea just because Freedom Loving makes me think of psychedelic colours lol

April said...

I love these! Especially the cars and the space one. :) Either sounds great for the next line... but I think I am feeling the Freedom Loving Vibe. Congrats!

Emily said...

WAY 2 GO! These are great!! You have no need to be worried, just super pumped! British mod sounds like the right tree to be barking up, to me.

Megan said...

Love these!

Ok, when I think of the 60s, I think about Woodstock and the Beatles. How about some funky retro birds (kinda like what you see in the Woodstock logo), some John Lennon style glasses, or some little guitars?

Jessica's Photography said...

I love the prints, I love the color schemes and the design on all of them. I love the old feel to them, but also very modernized. I don't think much of the sixties, because I wasn't around. I think the Freedom Loving.

Buzz's Food Lady said...

Cool fabric!

Well, I think all the British Mod stuff that I like is actually 50s stuff. What about scandi design from the 60s? Might take some research to get enough of a feel for, but I love that stuff!
-Rossie

rossiebug*at-yahoo{dot com.

Kristin said...

oh my! I clicked into your page while on the phone, and about fell off my chair with the cuteness of your fabrics. I LOVE them. I couldn't get off the phone fast enough to find out where I can buy. I can't wait for them to come out. I would be super happy to win, but if I don't I will be stalking the fabric store. : ) Great Job!

Bridget said...

I love your new fabric and the Multi cars are my favorite! The colors are just perfect.

I'm not a huge fan of freedom lovey vibes prints but I think British Mod sounds fantastic. I can think of a million things I could make with that... get crackin' ;).

Simply EC said...

STUNNING! I LOVE all those fabrics!

British mod sounds awesome, and hasn't been overdone. (As someone who was a teenager during the 60's fashion revival in the late 90's I'm done with the whole flower power thing.)

Stephanie said...

I love those pebbles! They are all awesome and British Mod is right up my alley!!! Congrats on your new line and thanks for sharing it with us in this great giveaway!!!

kaiolohiakids said...

Considering I was in High school & college during the 60s,, I remember everything being the Beatles & the Stones & Twiggy-so British Mod fits pretty well!
But, then again, I was in Calif, so there was a lot of the Beatnik & Flower Child influence, too! So you could really go either way! (big help-I know)
You nailed the 50s though, so no doubt the 60s will be great, too! Keep up the good work!

Lyndsay said...

Oh hello! I love the mid-century stuff you've come up with in this fabric line--congratulations! As for the 60s...I'm all about the British Mod. I'm picturing scooters, stripes, polka dots, the blue/red target, super cute hats, funky luggage, go-go boots...

Hope this list helps you make a decision! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric.

Lyndsay

pinkchook said...

when i think of the 60's, I lean more towards the mod era and the early beatles.To me the freedom loving flower power, was more 70's.

Barbie said...

What beautiful fabric - congratulations. Hmmm...I think I'd go with the British Mod side of the 60's - mini-skirts would be fun!

Artsy Momma said...

The fabric line looks amazing! I am in love. For line #2 go with British Mod. I cant wait to see what you come up with!

Fiona and Andy said...

Definitely British Mod!

craftbition said...

I LOVE the owls in trees and rocketships...

Until you posted this, I didn't even know you were coming out with your own line of fabric... congratulations! Breathe easy, dear, you did a great job! I think I'm gonna vote for some 'freedom lovin' next. ^_^

Bowlby said...

Woah. Gorgeous fabric. As I was scrolling down, I thought, "That one is my favorite. Oh, wait! That one. Wait! That one is the cutest!"

When I think about the 1960s, I think very mod, British invasion. Like the iconic video of the Beatles playing on the Ed Sullivan show.

Wendy said...

Congratulations - just beautiful (love, love, love the color combinations!!!!).

Re: the 60's...I think of rock and roll, the Beatles, the summer of love, San Francisco. I can't wait to see what you develop!

caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

live a colorful life said...

I love the whole line, especially tree stripes and pebble lines. and the colors. I like British Mod--sounds like lots of fun. I'm thinking Twiggy, Carnaby hats, and go-go boots. (I think I just dated myself....)

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh that fabric is FABULOUS! When I think of the Sixties, I picture hippies and tie dye. But seeing this fabric definitely changes my mind!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations! The fabric looks wonderful. I love the chairs.
When I think of the 60s, I think more free loving. I think flowers, tie-dye, hippies and the like.

Me? A Mom? said...

I LOVE these fabrics! Awesome.

Does British Mod excite me? So much so that the very words make my heart flutter! Yes, yes, yes!

K, M, little C, and little J said...

These are gorgeous. What a wonderful accomplishment. I'm crazy about the owls in trees and the vehicles fabric, my son would explode if he saw that! I feel like Freedom Loving offers so many fun possibilities so I'd have to go with that.

The Dainty Squid said...

OH MY GOSH! I absolutely adore the fabric!

British Mod! British Mod! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

kelly said...

These are lovely! I love the tree stripes and I think the pebble patterns would be fantastic mixed in with the bright whites.

When I think 60s, I think early 60s style - with lines out of Mad Men or skinny pants like an Audrey Hepburn movie. (okay, so it's a bit late 50s too). I like that moment when suburbia began to cut loose a bit, let their hair down and go beatnik. It's a little more polished than the love fests, long hair and trippy flower power (though they are fun in their own way). Excited to see what you come up with next!

Jennifer Ladd said...

Wow! I LOVE the new line! The colors, the designs, the simple yet funky patterns ... great job!

When I think if the 60's, I think bright colors, greens and oranges and yellows, and liquid-y shapes (free-flowing and not geometric).

I do love British Mod ... that sounds intriguing.

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

debbiekl said...

Great giveaway! I'd go for the 60s hippy thing - peace signs, music and love. :)

Betty Crocker Ass said...

British Mod all the way...
But then again, I'm a scooter girl.

I love the line.
LOVE.

The chairs are so HOLY CRAP awesome.
Congrats.

Bridget said...

Congratulations! I love the houses, they are fantastic!

I think Brit Mod would be awesome!

shegoesboom said...

Oh, I love this fabric! I think 60s British Mod would be awesome! I would love to see some scooter prints!

Chantry said...

so I think Jackie Kennedy and little pill box hats. i pretty much love pill box hats.
congrats!

Dianne said...

I want you to know my heart actually LEAPT when I saw those chairs, houses and cars! Holy smokes, those are MUST HAVES.

Bring on British Mod (then Freedom Loving Vibe soon-after). ;)

She sews and scraps said...

I Have to have that chair fabric! I LOVE all of the colors though! wow!

I think I might like Freedom loving vibe if earthy colors but maybe the British Mod!
Thank you!

Starbound Studios said...

Congrats!!! I absolutely love these fabrics (especially the cars and spaceships)!! Pick me! Pick me!

And British Mod sounds scrumptious! So many great images pop into my head! Can't wait to see what you come up with :o)

Jennadesigns said...

Love this collection - very excellent! I can think of tons of fun things to make with this line! Great debut!

When I think of the 60s, I think of psychedelic colors swirling together, rainbows, peace signs swinging around the necks of long-haired men and women, large crowds swaying together, guitars, campfires and VW vans. (I always knew I was born in the wrong decade). Can't wait to see it!

Christina said...

I love those fabrics! :)

As for the Q-
I would go with British Mod too, although I am not sure what that entails totally, but it sounds cool. :P

Jessica Jewkes said...

Are you kidding me with how cute this fabric is!!! I'm in LOVE!!!

British mod would be my choice, but you always pick out the best fabric and that is why I like buying from you:)

Susan said...

Those fabric are great. I like the trees and that 50 modern feel to them. On to your question I like the long hair hippie style more because of the bright colors. But I have to Admit that in the 60 I dressed between the both of them.

Tee said...

Wow, congratulations! Great colors and designs, I love the tree stripes.

British Mod sounds smashing.

Sarah said...

Did you read my mind when you designed Circa 50?!?! WOWZA! It is awesome and I want, want, want!! I love all the prints and they all want to come and live with me!

I am polar opposites with the 60s. I love the British Mod look (very exciting), but also love the soft Flower Child look as well: daisys, soft flowing clothing, hand embroidered shirts, acoustic guitars, sandals, and the like. Not too fussed on the psychedelic looks of the 60s.

Congratulations on your line! It is utterly fabulous. I must have it. :)

Kris said...

I love the new line!!

When I think of the 60's I think of a time of contrasts. There are the peace-loving hippies and flower children, but also agressive war protests and civil rights movements. So I really think of it as both a time with rough edges and uglyness and also a youthful idealism. Maybe this isn't the answer you were looking for, but it's what I think of

Melissa's Kre8tions said...

I think of women with tiny waists wearing aprons in fantastic full blue skirts. Home maker type vibes on a red background with orange mod rectangles and organic lines swirling about. Also charcoal bbqs and oven mits with those giant wooden forks and spoons that you see in older kitchens on the wall. ^_^

Melissa
melissaskre8tions.etsy.com

paradoxology said...

Oh, I'm totally feeling the British Mod. I'm thoroughly sick of the "peace" woodstock stuff... it's been around to long for my taste but hey, if it's cool, it works.

Chautona

Katie said...

Congratulations! What a FABULOUS collection. Love it! Katie x

Lilly said...

Beautiful line!!! Thanks for sharing ^^
And British Mod sounds great!
Thanks a lot.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

This is so fab, just love, love, love it. I would steal to have some of this fabric. My pic for next project is British Mod, absolutely. yeah, baby! xo, suzy

modernquiltlove said...

When I think of the 60's I think of VW vans and flower children and hippies (in a good way). Hope that helps.

N.

Sarah N. said...

The fabric is great - I especially like the cars and the spaceships! For the 60's - I think of tie-dye and peace signs - but I think I would like the British Mod better on fabric!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anne Marie's mommy said...

Wow - these fabrics are so fun!
For the 60s, British Mod would be great. I also think of the space age when I think of the 60s; space themes would be fun!

Itchy feet said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous, congratulations!
I'm definitely a fan of the freedom loving vibe. But what a brilliant job on your circa 50 line.

Jodie said...

Oh wow, those are gorgeous fabrics!

Sixties... I guess what I think of is British Mod, the early beatles, woodstock, the space age (like the jetsons cartoons)... I am a bit over flower power stuff.

Midnight Purls said...

I love these, especially the tree prints.

When I think of the 60's, I think British Mod. I'd love to see a fabric line based on that!

Jess said...

Oh, these are beautiful! I can't believe I have to wait until January to buy them--I'm in love with the woodland and the car prints.

In answer to your question, I think of little British sports cars: Triumph, MG, Mini with their bold colors and racing stripes. I love the structure of the shapes, the bold color contrast, and the freedom and adventure of putting the top down and taking off!

Ellen said...

Very exciting, I love the mid mod vibe, and the woodland creatures together.

I personally would go for the British Mod myself, but to me they both scream 60's.

Ashley said...

Wow, Cynthia! Congrats! The new line is fabulous!! I can't wait to see it in person. As far as the next line - I'm feeling the British Mod. I think that could be pretty fun!
Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!

Brooke said...

I like British Mod myself, and it hasn't been done as much as the freedom lovin vibe I think.

Lisette M said...

British Mod is my preference, brings back lots of childhood memories!

City Chic said...

Love these! Gorgeous! I'm feeling the Freedom Loving vibe :)

debbidw said...

So happy to see this first line - LOVE the trees. My 60's memories are of white go-go boots, hot pants, and the Beatles - british mod more for me.

wishes, true and kind said...

Congratulations! Great designs! My vote is for sixties British mod! Yeah, Baby!

Lorene said...

When I think of the 60's I often "see" a black & white photograph of a little boy in a cowboy costume, beaming at the camera. Love the fabric. Especially the rocket ships and the "tree stripes" with birdies.

nikki said...

These prints are lovely. They make me swoon.

I think British mod would be nice, or possibly some play on barkcloth patterns from the period.

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Rebecca Maples said...

I want them all!!! They are all amazing, but I love the cars the best. I would be really interested in seeing British Mod, but after seeing the first collection, I'm sure whatever you come up with will be great.

Congratulations!
Rebecca

Jona said...

Congratulations! They look amazing!
If I don't win, I will definitely buy them :) That car and space fabric is just gorgeous!
The 60's... well, I wasn't around back then, but all that flower power stuff has been there alot and it simply everywhere (which gets a bit annoying and boring), so I guess I would like to have a bit of a change and see what you can come up with for british mod.

pmiddlet said...

Sorry, I messed up on the last post.
Your fabric is awesome. I love them all, especially the cars and chairs and everything else.
I definitely think of free lovin', peace and hippies when I think of the sixties, but British mod would be something new for us.

Jenny said...

Your new line looks great...love the simple lines and colors. love the pebbles.
when i think of the 60s it hink of beads...grassy farms...and music.
so i guess freedom loving vibe.
Id love to be your winner.
krousegirl2 at aol dot com

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kirkbridekraft said...

okay, i'm totally into the freedom love vibe. congratulations! i am seeing lots lots of sewing ahead of me with this fabric. omg, i think i'm as excited as you. can't wait for jan 2010 - note to self: must buy tons and tons of the rocket fabric. btw, if i won, you'd totally see tons and tons of pics in your flickr pool! haha.

erin said...

these are awesome!! i especially love the cars/transport one...my little boy would flip!
i don't really know what i picture with the 60's, but i think british mod sounds fantastic!!!

Harley Dee said...

This collection is awesome! I especially love the woodland critters :)

As far as the sixties, I think British Mod sounds super cool. I can't wait to see what you make! :)

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

Clean, modern lines and big flowers and bold colors -- a la Marimekko -- with a touch of 50s post-War restraint (hats, gloves, etc.) still holding over.

The Lenarts said...

60's = Twiggy (the model) and psychadelic drugs

I know. Weird combination. :)

Congratulations on your fabric. I love every print of it. My favorite are the chairs.

Andee said...

I really love that woodland fabric. When I think of the sixties I first think of the psychedelic colors. I think British Mod sounds really awesome and would love to see another color scheme associated with that era.

angela said...

Love that 50's line! Especially the chairs.

For the 60's I think the whole hippie thing is a bit overdone. I think more the of British mod thing, chunky eyeglasses, GTs, polka dots. I can't wait to see what you come up with and crossing my fingers that I get the special shipment!

Sarah Pead said...

These are A-MAZING! When I think of the 60s, I think of The Beatles which I guess means I think more of the British Mod thing...very streamline and funky. Hope I win! :)

dixiemango said...

Oh wow. Those are great. I love the chairs the mostest. Hmm... I think of woodstock, you know, peace love happiness (and some not so good stuff that goes with it... if ya know what I mean).

MontanaStar said...

British mod...Austin Powers (I know, I'm totally not really in the right ere but that has been the most substantial 60's era dose I have ever received - does that say too much about my age), Twiggy, bubbles, big, the Jetsons, simple, and bold!
I love your designs BTW!

plaid giraffe said...

THESE ARE AWESOME. GREAT JOB. IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT WE GOT SOME GREAT PRINTS ON ORGANIC FABRICS. EXCELLENT. THEY WILL BE BIG SELLERS.

I love the Freedom Loving idea. I always loved the hippie era and would love to see it on fabric. BUT I would do the British Mod right after because it is also a great idea.

gtm said...

British mod for sure! Oh how exciting! Congratulations!

Love these prints =)

Nancy said...

Oh gosh! Your fabrics are darling! I would die for a little of each. As far as the 60's go, I think of hippies and flowers and psychadelic (sp?). Thanks for the givaway!
spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

mariko said...

Super awesome. I think I would lean toward British Mod over Freedom Loving, but that might be because I saw the movie Hair way too many times ...

Nancy said...

I LOVE the fabric - especially the houses!
60's? How about surfboards, Woodies, beach movies? Headbands and beads? Moccasins and fringe?

nrbird@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I love the fabrics! What a fantastic line! As for your question, the Freedom Loving Vibe sounds good to me! Thanks for the chance to win!

lisa_vander_vliet at hotmail dot com

Em said...

First, let me just give you a HUGE round of applause. And then one more for good measure. Organic cotton prints are SO HARD to find. Trust me, I've looked ev.ry.where. And when you DO find them, they can be insanely expensive. ugh.

What do I think of when I think of the 60s? Probably inspired by Austin Powers since I wasn't born in the 60s, but I think of flowers, bright colors, short skirts, tall boot, flipped hair, did I mention bright colors?

jennaloudesigns said...

So exciting!!! I can't wait for these to come out... it's about time someone offers some great organic prints. British mod sounds very intriguing... I'm sure whatever you come out with next will be divine.

Cindy said...

Brit mod or California surf I think. I love the collection = so cool, can't wait until I can get my hands on some

Rachael & Ned said...

Go with the California idea! I love it! Big sur, waves, Monterey, the beats...

Gwenny said...

Such a fantastic line! I'm thinking that the spaceship print would make a wonderful crib bedding set! Ugh, I'm such a fabric junkie! Way to go!

In Christ,

Gwen Lawson
Etsy username:SeamsByGwenny

Gwenny said...

Can't see my comment on the side here, so I'm not sure if it went through, so I'll write again:

I love your line of prints! Fabulous! I think the space print would make a great crib bedding set!

In Christ,

Gwenny Lawson<><
Etsy Username: SeamsByGwenny

Shannon said...

My immediate thought is British Mod when I think sixties. But if Circa 50 is any indication, I'm going to like whatever you decide to go with for the next collection. :)

Holly said...

Congratulations, they all look beautiful! I love the little animals!!
I like the Gidget/retro trailer ideas, the 60's make me think of 'Pillow Talk', party lines and such, even though that movie was made in 1959, lol. Thanks for the chance to enter! =)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The fabric is amazing and I have no problem waiting until January to receive it!
Ideas for the sixties - psychedelic, peace sign, tie dyed!

apricot said...

As long as there are daisies, it'll all be grooooovy!

madsmomma said...

Oh I think I would pick the 60'S California theme, the campers caught my attention!

Beautiful fabric by the way!

whistlepeaknits said...

I LOVE this! I think I would go with the California theme

Kate said...

The Circa 50 selection has a California feel to it. When I think 60's I get visions of Hullabaloo boots, Twiggy's eyelashes and paper mini dresses.

Congrats on the new collection. It is MODtastic!

Beth said...

I must win! I about wet my paints when I saw this line. Must have! Must have!

i<3aj said...

I love the woodland animals!! Also, British Mod for line #2 sounds great!!!

Shiny Green Penny said...

This fabric made me smile :-) It put some zing into my day - how can you beat that?! Like any art, fabric should bring forth emotions, and I'm still grinning, ear to ear.

I am already thinking about making the pebbles into a super-cute 60's shift dress. British Mod - just that name would draw me to it, for sure.

Kelly said...

This line is so lovely.

For a 60's vibe, I love your California kinda idea. I think surfers and waves, convertibles with girls in headscarves flapping in the breeze and big sunglasses (white ones? cat eye ones? a sunglasses print would be fab!), those big Twiggy kinda eyes with the thick eyeliner and lashes, mini skirts and mod style...kinda easy and free. I could go on, this is so much fun.

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hilary said...

Gorgeous! I also would lean towards a 60'S California theme, especially with cars and redwoods.

Kris said...

British Mod sounds superb! I LOVE it all! Great work Cynthia!

yahaira said...

wow! those are just gorgeous! the colors are perfect!

I love the California vibe idea for the 60's edition. if not British Mod would be awesome too.

Ady said...

I love your new line! Congratulations! My favorite is the pebbles one. Very cool. I could even use that in clothing and it would be good!

Now to answer your question... when I think of the 60s, I think of peace signs and flower power and patched denim bellbottoms. But I like the British Mod idea better than the hippie thing.

Cherry Possum said...

Congratulations, they look fab. Being British I have to vote for British Mod of course!

otterdaughter said...

mod has been done...I'd definitely go for the beach/hot rods/rat pack 60's. California and Vegas were closer than siamese twins in those days and I can see surfboards, t-bucket roadsters, and martini glasses...

Ps. I adore the woodland critters!

becca said...

oh gorgeousness!! i think of british mod, vw buses and traveling in space

Pam said...

I love those houses, and the rest of the line is sweet too. I'd have to go with the freedom loving vibe. Congratulations on a fantastic collection.

Bethany said...

Your fabrics are just beautiful! I think British Mod sounds very cool.

aubin-db@sympatico.ca

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

When I think of the 60s I see big orange and yellow flower prints, short skirts and dresses.

sewmeow said...

I love the one with the cars/van/scooters the best, as I was in the Vespa Scooter business in Calif., and the 60's Vespa's were HOT! Thanks for the chance to win!

sewfunquilts@sbcglobal.net

Shelly said...

Wow the woodland chain is brilliant!

I know we are a bit behind the times, watching the first season of Mad Men, but it is in 1960, so I think the British Mod theme would be awesome. The 60's wasn't all flower power, there was some clean lines too.

dillpickle said...

I LOVE those prints! So many options for new and exciting projects!

I tend to get very confused about decades, but I think the 60's make me think of protest, the voice of the people and all that :-) I've probably got my decade wrong, but I'm sure whatever you come up with will be great ;-)

May said...

sixies... I think of music, brit music, punk rock, and space race. Brit mod would be really interesting to me. Love the new line!

thear said...

aaaaahhhh I love these! Congratulations on an amazing collection. Chairs, trees, houses and rocket ships - oh my.

I love the mid century modern feel to these and so when I thought about the 60s I automatically thought of Mad Men. Clean lines, martinis, tailored clothes, powder blue cars. Yum.

Of course being the daughter of a British Mum and a Californian Dad the British Invasion and smooth West Coast style are hits with me!

Thanks for sharing and congrats again

mon ami
xo
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foofanagle said...

I have to admit - I adore the 60's retro vibe. I love that it's bold and graphic...but it has a touch of innocence to it too. I also love it when the retro graphics are combined with a more modern color palette. Looks like Circa 50 is going to be a phenomenal line!

Di~ said...

You are really onto something here! Love it...
I think of my aunt who drove a Mustang with 3 kids in it! They always got to eat at the drive in (callled Bronco Hut). Thanks for a great giveaway!

john & catherine said...

Wow, these are great--and organic? I love the tree stripes, and the cars, and all of it! I like your California 60's idea with the campers, bonfires, and starry skies, but I trust whatever you come up with will be fantastic.
Thanks for sharing!

the sandwich maker said...

Congratulations! Your fabrics are PHENOMENAL!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on them! And I can't stop using exclamation points!

The '60s to me say British Mod. I was born in the '70s, grew up in the '80s and I am a diehard Austin Powers fan, so I don't know if you can trust me.

Congrats again! Keep those creative juices flowing.

JacRan said...

Awesome! I like the idea of british mod but california 60's is a bit much... well, just not too much of it at least!

Rebecca said...

OMG! What gorgeous prints!!! I am totally in awe!! British Mod would definitely be my vote! I wasn't yet alive in the 60's, but that is totally the look I think of when I think of the 60s!

Jen B. said...

Mmmm...I tend to like a "modern" feel to things, so British Mod would be really cool. I think you could maybe work in some of the hippie feel with color choices though.

So Bella said...

Congrats on the new line! I LOVE it, especially the little animals, so cute!

I love the idea of California 60's... palm trees, beach, very cool!

Jessica said...

I am going to have to go with British Mod too, if just because the shapes involved in that aesthetic were so ground-breaking, at least from a fashion perspective. Mary Quant all the way!

Katebits said...

This line is beautiful. I'll be buying it for sure. Congratulations.

Georgi said...

Yes, British Mod, scooter girl skirts, swirls, Jackie O glasses and suit sets.... love the 60's! But please, can we just take in your 50's first??! Sheesh - they're amazing! Congratulations!

Pikku- Kettu said...

Those fabrics look amazing!

And British Mod sounds like a wonderful plan to me.

camelama said...

Love your 50's fabric - makes me want to buy a boomerang table and a golden velour couch! :)

As for 60's, makes me think of where I grew up, where recycling and knowledge and expanding your horizons were important.

Stephanie said...

Awesome to see something so different and fun! Congratulations!!! Yes, please...California 60s. I'm a California girl (displace right now) and grew up with gidget. LOVE the Mamas and the Papas song California Dreamin'.

Anna said...

Lovely fabric!!!

I think of the Beatles. And pictures of my dad with an extremly ridiculous hair cut...

Jane said...

British Mod, yes. I associate music, long hair & bell-bottom jeans with the 60's. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jenn said...

oh my goodness I love the clean lines and fun colors of this fabric! LOVE it! can't wait!!!

60's..well, i was born in '79. i will say i am over peace signs. feels kind of cliche and kitschy, i do love what i've seen of british mod. VW buses are as cool as ever, the music, and your desc of the freedom loving vibe was pretty cool.

daisyeyes said...

Wow! That is some super awesome fabric! I think the cars would make an excellent lunch bag for my husband and the woodland prints would be super fun floor pillows

Margaret said...

British mod appeals to me way more than hippie dippie, flower power. Love your new designs!!

emtdlb said...

They are all so cool. Good choices all of them. The 60's to me make me think of sufin, beaches and flower power. Quite the combo I know, but those are the things that come to mind. Have fun!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!

Sue Cahill said...

Love your fabrics..they take me way back to my childhood.

I would love to see the Peter Max psychedelic 60's theme. I was in junior high then and very into the prints and bright colors. My dad went on a business trip to London and brought me back a mini skirt from Barnaby Square - I was in heaven.

I love all the retro lines these days - so much fun.

Congrats on your line and here's to a great success with all you do.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Susan said...

Its wonderful-especially the tree stripes and the cars.
I cant wait to purchase some and decide what to make out of it. Congratulations on a beautiful line!

SarahBHarris said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I was little in the sixties in SF but remember a time of lots of color, bandanas and long hair, loose flowing clothes, rainbows and paisley, and my bright yellow Sock It To Me lunchbox. Maybe that's more Freedom Loving Vibe?? Can't wait to see! Thanks!

Erin said...

Sixties Brit Mod all the way!

I LOVE this line. Luuuuuuv. The color combination is both retro and fresh. I can't wait till January. I smell a quilt...

goldilocks said...

how exciting! Your designs are wonderful.
I love the 60's! hippie flowers, bell bottoms, VW cars, peace signs, etc. Not sure what British mod is, but i love anything British anyways :).

LemonCadet said...

When I think of the '60s, I think of streamlined glitz. I love British Mod -- I think of Twiggy and bright tights and fabulous shoes. It's way more than just fun. It's a full life (and shag carpet).

jaenlynn said...

Wonderful fabric! I like the sound of a retro California fabric theme.

AuntieSallie said...

British Mod was where I stopped. My mine just started taking off with ideas. Twiggy, mini skirts, floppy hats, boots, To Sir With Love, Fishnet, bright tights, FUN! Gorgeous british men and great music. No more poofy hair, Short or long. Freedom to more open and creative. Boy I went off the deep end. Bring on the British Mod please!!! Sally

Sally said...

OK I was there, for the 60's. What I think of - carnaby street/Mary Quant/Beatles/Twiggy. That is early 60's. Later a sort of Sargent Pepper vibe - collagey, Peter Max sort of stuff.

And yes the beach/surfing vibe goes well with the 60's too - Gidget, Beach Boys- California Dreaming.

Hope this helps!

Anita said...

I like the idea of the 60's beach vibe. But I'm very much a lover of fabric with flowers or dots - when I'm not making a quilt for someone else.

avdh said...

These are *fabulous*! I love the vehicles, and the pebble lines especially... If you go with Freedom Loving, how about some Black Power, hair styles from afro to braids to crew cuts to bouffants, peace symbols and nods to Civil Rights, Anti-War, Sexual Revolution, Feminism, and Back-to-the-Landers ("hippies")?? I was a child, but oh, what a time it was!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

What a great giveaway! I think the British Mod would be a blast.

I really like your Woodland Friends fabric - very cute.

Thank you and congrats on the new line.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I love your new line , the colours are just right . As for the next one ? As an unrepentant Beach Boys fan , I say California and palm trees .

SewCalGal said...

I think your line is really delightful. I like Free Luv'n

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Cory said...

These fabrics are gorgeous and I would love to win them. They remind me of a doll house I had as a child. I would love to see a California 60" beach theme. Thank you for offering to share them. Take care and God bless, Cory

nycstitcher said...

I'm also a fan of your new line--architectural elevations with the same clean lines carried through to whimsy, ending with organics that dare to use gray...

On the sixties: I'm a true Valley girl, having grown up in the San Fernando Valley in the sixties. Here are the images I remember: lots of cool adobe buildings, creamy with walls a foot thick, and long long porches and archways (some were my school buildings); dust, dust, everywhere, on the playground, in the street blowing up along the asphalt where there were no curbs, tamed only by a front yard of bushes here and there; in the housing tracts, lawns and sprinklers (Joni Mitchell's "The Hissing of Summer Lawns"); where there was not yet a subdivision, orange trees, bright orange, with dense dark green pointy leaves; oak trees, 500 years old, older than the missions even, with one in our back yard!; swimming pools to beat the heat, swimming wherever we went, always the perfect shade of chlorine blue; the beginning of strip malls, little stores lined up against each other with a patch of parking space; and four-lane freeways that went everywhere, sometimes you could go for miles without seeing other cars, or you could drive across the whole country on them (as we did several times), brand new gray swirls of off-ramps and four-layer interchanges.

Time to stop! Thanks for the great fabric.

Joyce said...

Love your new fabric line. Can't wait to find it in a store. Since I graduated from high school in 1968. Some of the things I remember are, The Beach Boys, Surfing, Beatles, Twiggy, T-shirts, and Woodstock. I think the British Mod sounds like fun. Lots of ways to go with that one.

Aroo Studio said...

I LOVE your fabrics! I think of mod, bold, graphic style prints, and Twiggy. Also love the whole
Gidget California idea-wooden longboards and adorable one piece bathing suits!

Adele said...

These patterns are FAB. I grew up in the 60's. Please come and visit my blog and if you look at my website and designs you will see that I love everything about 60's style. It was all Thunderbirds and flower power and lets not forget the Coleoptre, Space, colour and innovation. Sorry I could go on forever. Love the chairs.
Adele

Christy Sews said...

OMG!! These are fabulous! The best fabric I've seen in a while. I can't wait until January 2010. I'm marking my calendar, saving my money and shopping like crazy. Wonderful!!

Lisa Klingbeil said...

Being a HUGE fan of anything RETRO, I just love this line! The colors and motifs are terrific! When I think 60s, I think martini glasses, starbursts, kidney shaped tables, Frank Sinatra, anything cosmic and over the top. Thanks for the chance to win!

scottylover said...

I love the new line! It is adorable. I can see a quilt or even some bags made out of it.

As far as 60's go, I love the "Gidget", campers idea. I also love the British Mod idea. Not too keen on the Freedom lovin' idea at all!

Sandy A in St. Louis

Little Miss Shabby said...

How amazing! Congrats! I am feeling the Freedom Loving Vibe--I think that could be terribly cute.

Garilyn said...

I think I would lean toward the Freedom Loving Vibe.

Love your collection! Hope I'm one of the winners!

Karen said...

Congratulations! Your designs are wonderful. British Mod sounds quite interesting to me.

Fulvia said...

All those and salt and pepper shaker collections! I have a really funky collection for that time period, if you want to borrow some images I can send you photos. Congratulations--the fabrics look fantastic!

kevnjacks said...

Wow, I am loving the vans and the 2 woodland prints! I like the whimsical yet cool vibe! :) I really think that the British Mod sounds great! :)

Sunshine Girl said...

I love, love, love the prints! Especially the birds. I think a 60's Cal theme would be great with palm trees, surf boards, volkswagens! Can't wait to see what you do next.
Kim

Farscapegirl said...

I am so into nature themed fabric right now and love your woodland birds and the colors of this line!

For your new 60's theme, I imagine a bunch of hippie girls with different hats,skirts on a moped bike. sunshine, stars, moon, zodiac symbols... since the zodiac was big back then. "Hey baby, what's your sign?"

Can't wait to see the new line!

Donna said...

Luv, luv, luv it all! Congrats! How exciting!

What an amazing give away! Thank you!

I love the British theme.....but, I have to say I love the great California 60's theme. I just really love to watch the beach movies and I love the little travel trailers, the Beach Boys,.......... okay..... I say DO BOTH!

Lisa j said...

Hi-
I LOVE this fabric and can't wait til I can buy some!!!! I really love the cars and space ships and the trees and......I love them all!

I think I would go rather see the british mod but I would also love to see your california one.....that sounds fun! thanks for the giveaway!

bioyarn said...

What a great collection...I am anxious to see the rest! I like the sound of British Mod. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome fabric. I am envisioning quilts and accessories.

quiltmom said...

Hi Fabric Worm,
I love the retro look of the 60's- the pop art so to speak- it captures the flower power free spiritedness that was part of that time- I was a child in the 60's but as a teenager I had bright purple pansies that were an enormous print...I look forward to seeing your new designs.
Someone will enjoy a wonderful giveaway prize from you.. It is indeed a special giveaway.
Warmest regards,

Anna

Scott at the Blue Nickel said...

I definitely think the British mod is the thing for the 60's...A little Emma Peel and Steed from the Avengers...Austin Powers, etc...yeah...that would be great fun!!
Course, winning this great prize would be cool too!!

Lesley said...

I love the fabric collection. The graphics are beautiful as are the colors. I especially love the silver gray. when I think of the sixties I think of the british invasion (music) and the anti-vietnam war/peace movements and protests. I would love to see a British mod collection.

John said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!! Love those fabrics! Thanks for such a generous giveaway. British mod sound like so much fun ... I'd love to see some Union Jack!

carriegel said...

British Mod has my attention.

Victoria M. said...

When I think of the sixties I think of the Beatles, Joan Baez, Dylan, folk rock, Lovin' Spoonful, peace, love, flower children, hippies, Woodstock, etc.

Thanks for your giveaway. The fabrics are great.

Becky said...

Ooooh Hubby wants me to win cause he sees panels on bowling shirts for him in your collection!

I like the British Mod or Cali ideas! Whatever you choose I am sure it will be beautiful!

dj tracy said...

omg those are adorable!!!

Lindsay said...

OH, I love the 'Eames-y' chairs and prints! I do not know much about the 60s, but after a Googling both, I think you could do some cool fabrics with British mod inspiration. Anything but smiley faces and peace signs :o)

Renee G said...

Darling prints. When I think of the 60's I think of love beads, volkswagen beetles, peace signs, anti-war protests, and the whole make love not war scene.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Rosina said...

Wow these are fantastic, way to go!! I can't wait to get my hands on some LOL. I think British Mod is perfect :)

edeenut said...

so for the 60's I do think more along the lines of gidget. not so much hippy stuff.
love the samples here, would be so fun to work with.

Bronwyn said...

Love love the chairs and the trees! So exciting for you - My vote is for either British Mod - kinda Austin Powers but classier! and I do love Gidget too - huge surfboards, hawaiian prints, pigtails!

unpicking is the pits ! said...

What a gorgeous range of fabric..congratulations !
Love the British Mod 60's idea...sometimes the hippy- peace 60's idea is hard to incorporate into finished items . I think the Mod 60's theme lends itself to greater variety of finished items with what I am sure would be another fabulous range of fabric designs !

Lydia said...

Wonderful designs!

Lydia said...

P.S. I do love early to mid sixties mod. My favorite film with this style of fashion and music is "To Sir With Love." (Of course, I'm also a teacher, so I like it for other reasons as well.)

fabfabrique said...

love, love, love the pallet. the tree stripes is my fav.

as for the next line, you can never go wrong with airstream! :)

Trish said...

Oh Yay!! The new fabrics look amazing!! I'd love to see some California 60's fabric. I loved watching Gidget when I was little :) And those trailers... oooh (I'm swooning a little here ;)

Talia Charlotte said...

Love the new fabric! My absolute favourite is the tree stripes. I'll be watching for that in the new year! The Sixties make me think of old pictures of my parents with their funky glasses and my grandmothers old knitting patterns, especially the hats.

Holly said...

Congratulation on the new fabric line! Really lovely - and not like anything that has been on the market!

I love the the idea of "60s" fabric. Some peace loving flowers and maybe some cat wall clocks (you know the ones - with the tick tock tail and the rolling eyes). The 60 should leave you wide open for some exciting colour choices!

Marissa said...

What great prints! I love them. I think the 60's california theam would be cool. It will be fun to see what you come up with.

Kristy Vernon said...

First of all...I love these! I can't wait to be able to buy them. To answer your question, I love all of your ideas but I think the British Mod sounds new and different. I also love vintage teapots and other vintage kitchen items that could fit into the British Mod. Best of luck!

gretchen said...

the line looks so great. There's a special little boy who will love those rockets in a quilt. I live in southern california and love the idea of a 60s line with some retro beachin'. gretchen891(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen said...

I love the tree print! I would love british mod but in unexpected colors please

mareike said...

I love the tree stripes and woodland friends. They are both absolutely amazing, kinda cute, but still with style. Uhh, they are so much fun. I would so make pillows for my bedroom with both fabrics. Great designs!!

pojeda said...

Since I am from California....I vote for the California 60's! Your fabric line is just amazing! I love it all!

Keep up the great work!

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

WOW!!! I love those prints....awesome colors too. The woodland creatures are just precious!

I like the British Mod as well.....although I don't really care for this seasons "Mad Men", I think something along those lines would be cool (more straight-lined furniture, advertising from that era, etc :) )

Thanks so much!
Torri
torritom@graceba.net

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