May 6, 2012

another reason to love Ed Emberley

I was a fan already.  You may remember that I credit Ed Emberley with the rekindling of my four-year-old's love of drawing.  His books overflow with joy and color, and now the man who describes himself as an "old grandpa kind of guy" has let all of that spill into Happy Drawing, his line of organic fabrics for Cloud 9.  The line is based on his first drawing book, Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals, first published in 1970. 

Resisting the urge to buy a bolt of every print in the line, I pre-ordered a selection from Hawthorne Threads and waited (quite patiently, I think) for them to arrive.  I was not disappointed in the least.  Each print has its own distinguishing details-- a little "kaw' from the crow in Forest Friends, for example.  So charming!

The colors are every bit as rich as the drawings in his books.  Take a look at the giraffe print--orange on a field of bright blue.  I'm in heaven!
Now, to decide the sewn-up fates of these beautiful fabrics.  They are delightfully unisex and will work well for all sorts of projects.  I started with a little Pajama Pillow in Elephants.
I just love when talented illustrators give us wonderful fabrics to work with.  Thanks again, Ed Emberley!

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