March 3rd, 2012
For most of my life, I haven’t been very good at keeping secrets! I love having them, but when they are really exciting, I never liked keeping them to myself, they were always too good to share!
Over the last couple of years, I’ve become much better at it, thanks to some “secret designing business”, but then everyone knew what the secret was, just not what it looked like!
So to cut a long story short, for three days this week it was MURDER!!!! And now finally I can blab, on a worldly, internet grand scale.
On Wednesday, my very good friend Chris Roche rang to tell me life was about to change big time, for me as well as him. Chris was the CEO of Leutenegger, the distributor of my Robert Kaufman fabrics until the middle of last year, when he was sadly dismissed. It was a terrible shock and I have missed working with him very much.
On Thursday, Chris started his very own business called Two Green Zebras and his first gorgeous product range is Tilda. I did confess to him I didn’t know much about this collection but he then said that wasn’t a problem and that if I went to my Post Office Box on Friday, there would be samples waiting!
So here is Tilda. How gorgeous is this stuff? It is actually designed in Norway, the cloth quality is brilliant. Stay tuned for more Tilda, as there are also beautiful trims, brads, stationary and books full of inspiration.
I know it’s a step sideways from what you see at Chandlers Cottage but it’s going to sit very nicely next to my Dutch Cottage range and many other things on the drawing board!
Now you will have to excuse me, as I only get to keep these precious samples if I turn them into a quilt - fast!
If you want to know more about Chris’ new business, go to www.twogreenzebras.com
Now where’s that rotary cutter…….?