On Fall / Winter 2013, and feeling thankful

pillows and trivet

You may have noticed that I launched the fall/winter 2013 additions a couple weeks ago! I am pretty excited about the new things in the shop, but as with many things in this business, it was quite a struggle getting everything ready for the big debut. I was working overtime the last few months testing out new colors, patterns, and designs, and I finally decided on a handful new pieces to share.

azure coaster

First, the hotly anticipated Azure coasters! I asked my helpful readers to vote on their favorite color to add to the collection of coasters, and between the votes counted on Facebook, Instagram, and the blog – Azure was the winner! I love this color, too. It’s a gorgeous bright indigo, and the patterns just look superb as a contrast.

gold triangle trivet

grey and gold tabletop

I kept the new trivets under wraps until the debut – no sneak peeks of these guys! I thought it would be fun to add a new item using a slightly thicker 100% wool felt – this material is such a pleasure to work with. I developed four new trivets for the shop, and I can’t wait to see how you use them.

blue triangle pillow small

pillows on bench

The blue triangle pillows aren’t exactly a new addition – they are a reboot from when I first had them available in 2011. But taken as a whole, the collection of small pillows has a whole new look. While I’ll miss the bright poppy red, I am really enjoying this new palette.

stacked patchwork pillows

patchwork pillow 5

Finally, the patchwork pillows from my One Kings Lane sale sold out so quickly, I knew I needed to add a few more to the shop. I’ll be adding new patchwork pillows every month, and each one is one-of-a-kind, never to be replicated.

I want to take a moment to say that I am very thankful for all the support you have shown me this year. Every kind word spoken in person, every like of my photos on Instagram, each time you reccommend my work to friends and family – it means the world to me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting my creative endeavors – I couldn’t do this without you!

I learn something new with each collection, and this fall/winter launch was a lesson in patience. It took me quite a bit longer than expected to release these new products, and I’m hoping to find a way to start a bit earlier on the next collection. Life throws curveballs at you sometimes, and I’m still learning how to make the most of the hours we get each day. I’ve already got a plan in the works for the Spring 2014 collection! Until then, enjoy these new items, and keep an eye out for new patchwork pillows every week through the end of the year!

About Erin Dollar

Owner, maker, and designer behind Cotton & Flax. Since 2010, she has been creating modern screenprinted home goods, as well as fine art prints on paper, from her home studio in Los Angeles, California.
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1 Response to On Fall / Winter 2013, and feeling thankful

  1. JayNine says:

    Wow, your work is stunning. I look forward to looking more into your items available. Happy New Year, your new follower Jeanine, ON, Canada!

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