All That Wander is about finding beauty in the unexpected. A reminder to cherish the journey; the moments in-between. To gather experiences, appreciate their fleeting splendor and continue onward. The real treasures are what can be found when one wanders.
Get to know designer Helen Bowler, whose Winter Wonderland is now hitting stores. The colder months are fast approaching and Helen is cheerfully easing us into the spirit with this quilter’s weight holiday collection!
Helen is an artist, originally from England, now living in New Zealand. She and her husband emigrated to NZ and they’ve lived in Auckland for the last 20 years. She loves creating surface pattern designs from her home studio overlooking a gorgeous park in St Heliers.
She kept up with her creativity while her two children were small, firstly producing a range of New Zealand Bird Greetings cards. Then later designing and making a range of kids coloring cushions and toys. This was fun but her true passion is designing surface pattern prints, so she’s back doing what she loves.
Winter Wonderland is a holiday collection inspired by memories of long winter nights in the Northern Hemisphere, childhood memories of wishing for a white Christmas and enjoying the colours and sparkle found at Christmas time.
Get to know designer Betsy Siber, whose Easy Weekend is now hitting stores. This long awaited and anticipated collection in, count ’em, THREE versatile substrates (quilter’s weight, canvas and corduroy) is just the spark needed for some sewing fun.
Betsy is a creative, hard working illustrator and surface designer from Chicago. She creates art for kids and color-loving adults with quirky characters, bold midcentury-inspired shapes and hand-drawn lines.
With formal education in Photography and a colorful list of creative gigs that have included typesetting, costume design, jewelry making and productive photography, she found her true creative love of illustration and surface design in 2014. Her 2 daughters keep things fun and colorful in her world.
Easy Weekend embodies all that a casual, unscheduled Summer weekend has to offer. Watch the natural world unfold from the inside out, from a thriving houseplant to a flock of birds gliding overhead, then transition the day to night with an evening stroll and the glimpse of a pink moon rising. Easy Weekend wants you to relax into life’s overlooked things, appreciating every natural wonder, big or small.
This collection is a celebration of all the creatures, no matter how great or small that we share this world with. It’s also a reminder that we all have a part to play to protect these living creatures for generations to come.
Christmas Past brings together memories of Christmas past. It’s an homage to my paternal Grandmother who loved Christmas. She displayed her vintage glass ornaments on a rather kitschy tree and decorated her home with her own unique flair. It’s because of her that I fell in love with Christmas baubles and now collect (and draw) vintage ones myself.
Inspired by the exuberant shapes, colors and sounds of nature in the tropics, this collection features exotic flora and fauna bursting forth after the warm monsoon rains.
A Walk Remembered is a gathering of nature’s delights from an afternoon walk. Rich Autumn tones, paired with clean lines, emphasize that simple is beautiful.