Have you seen the February issue of Romantic Homes magazine? As usual, it's chock full of beauty and inspiration. This month, there is a section titled The Romantics, featuring several women entrepreneurs who lead romantic lives. I always enjoy reading about other women who have turned their dreams into a reality by doing what they love, and doing it in a beautiful way.
As serendipity would have it, back in October, Tanya Whelan contacted me for some help in creating a collage vignette for this article. I love styling vignettes and, of course, I gladly accepted and was excited to work with her on the project. Tanya is a fabric designer for Free Spirit and also has her own company called Grand Revival. You can read more about Tanya and her love of sewing, designing and her vintage-inspired lifestyle here on her beautiful blog.
I gathered several items and created the vignettes in the top right corner of each page, using vintage sewing supplies, buttons, swatches of her Barefoot Roses fabric, Tanya's business card and other mementos with special meaning to her. It was a fun project to work on and a nice break from the usual kinds of things I create.
You can click here to see some inspiring and fresh creations using her Barefoot Roses fabric collection. I seriously want to sew each and every item on the page. I have the pattern for the Flea Market Bag and plan to make it one fine day before I hit the flea markets this spring with my mom. I'm really itching to go find some discarded vintage treasures!