Hello! Today is my stop on the gorgeous Forest Floor blog tour!
I was so excited to be able to work with this amazing fabric line, designed by Bonnie Christine. With a gorgeous collection of earthy hues and hints of berry and mint, I did indeed feel as if I was wandering along a mossy forest path, lined with fragrant pine needles, tall timbers and sweet spotted mushrooms. A lot of the Australian bushland where I live is far from forest-like, so I do like to escape into the romance of the woods every now and then, even if it is only in my imagination!
Stories such as The Enchanted Wood, The Faraway Tree and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe filled my childhood imagination with woodland delights, and Forest Floor really captures the essence of all that. We have a small pine tree grove on our farm, where if I look up through the branches, I can momentarily pretend I am in a land far, far away. As a child, I fervently believed fairies lived in the moss, and thought whenever the dew twinkled on it, that it was a fairy sparkle!
You can see the entire collection here on Bonnie's (rather beautiful!) blog. I chose to work with the Wild Posy and Firefly prints for my project. I became rather enthralled by the dramatic beauty of the Wild Posy print while working with it, and I do think I would love a dress for me in this gorgeous floral!
Paired with lace and a slight flutter sleeve as a subtle nod to my childhood fairy friends, I made this sweet little swing-top.The lovely drape and feel of the fabric was also a joy to work with, as anybody who has tried an Art Gallery line will attest to. The size is a 1-2 and would look super cute over leggings or a little pair of bloomers. I felt an oversized wooden button as the back closure would suit nicely, now I just need a little model to try it on!
If you would like to see the other gorgeous makes using this lovely collection, pop over to Bonnie's blog to catch up on all the Forest Floor goodness!
Hop over to Erin's blog to see what she made yesterday at www.bohojournal.com and tomorrow is Courtney's turn over at www.mamahoodmakers.com