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It started small but doing one thing led to another. I loved the pink and green together, so it made me take out my scraps of fabric in  those colours and suddenly this happened I love it,  these are still  scraps from some of my  previous lines of fabric, but now I have added mauve …
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New fabric line debuting  at Fall Market in Houston “Here comes Santa” for Christmas 2013. this Santa is from the Panel Here’s a look at the line which we’ve been having a lot of fun with, it’s just so hard to wait until Spring of 2013 when it will be shipping to your local quilt shops. In the meantime we …
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Winner’s of Quiltmaker’s 100 Block Tour…… I want to thank everyone who left me a message on the tour, I wish there was a gift for everyone. I’ve enjoyed reading each and every email and also your wonderful  blogs. Here’s the List of winners who’s  names were randomly drawn from all the wonderful comments. I hope you enjoy the Quiltmakers …
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Which came first, the watercolour or the quilt. One of the question that I’m always asked is, where does the inspiration come from.    Most of the time its just a thought that pops into my head, and I’ve learned to immediately  scribble and draw the idea on paper.   Last week when a shop was …
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Keeping Secrets! It seems forever (all winter long) that’s what I’ve been doing……keeping secrets. Secrets about new fabric lines in the works, secrets about magazine articles, and secrets about new patterns.  This isn’t any fun at all, not being able to share,  so I’m happy that tomorrow I can share one of my secrets.                                                                                                                                       back soon,  …
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I love Easter!

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by admin in fabric designer | rabbits | Rabbits Haven - (0 Comments)

I love Easter! It’s when two of my favourite things are in abundance…… Rabbits and Chocolate! My sister Sharon has  just arrived home from a winter in California  with two pounds of my favourite  SEE’S chocolates…..just in time for EASTER…… plus 5 new quilt tops ready for quilting.  We’ll post them soon.  She  used  small scraps from …
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Magazine Magic What’s more exciting than to check out all the latest quilting magazines.   I was thrilled to see my new fabric line “Dancing with Sparkle” advertised  in “QUILTMAKER’S” March/April issue.  QUILTMAKER  is celebrating their 30 Anniversary this year. Quiltmaker is starting  a 5 part Anniversay  series this month with the pretty quilt on the cover. There’s also  a short story …
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Christmas magic! I love doing Christmas ornaments! Just finishing in time! After drawing the designs I will  then cut the wooden pieces out using  my scroll saw.  Then comes the fun part.  I love painting the Santa’s, you can add  such detail.  I’m a totally pastel person so Christmas is the one time I get to use bright colours.  At …
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Christmas wrap for Rabbits Haven this year! I ‘m using brown paper for our “Christmas Wrapping” this year.  I’ve  glued copies of   my Santa watercolour pictures on the package  and added curly ribbon.   For an extra sparkle I’ve put some in a cello bag.                                                                                      Back soon,  Arlene

Christmas is coming!      Don’t you just love Christmas! Thank goodness for Grandchildren! This is one of my favourite watercolours that I did a few years ago. I’m currently working on an applique pattern with these Santa’s. More old favourites I made these Santa’s years ago (1997) using a salt dough and colouring the dough …
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