Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fleurs et L'eau - The Spring/Summer Collection is Here

It's been a little quiet around here lately - I've been working furiously behind the scenes, and am pleased, pleased, pleased to reveal the new Voie de Vie collection, Fleurs et L'eau.

I must say I'm thrilled with my first warm weather collection. I am definitely more a cool weather fan, so I thought it would be difficult for me to come up with designs for warm weather. Not so, I'm happy to report. It could be the Pacific Northwest climate that is my inspiration - warm, but not so humid you want to jump out of your skin, much less wear a knit or crochet anything.

What I did want to do was create designs that would fly off the needles/hooks, yet still be fashionable and functional.

I also managed to use a range of fiber weights, a pleasant surprise given the nature and timing of the collection. While you can always counts on cotton from me in the summer months, there's also wool/silk here, as well as tencel (which was very pleasurable used in one of the crochet projects).

I'll be discussing all of the designs over the next several days. As always, I welcome your comments and thoughts. All of the designs have been added to the Ravelry database and are available for individual as well as collective purchase. Half of them include some nifty schematics (if I do say so myself). The pattern preview book can be clicked below (and you can link to the pdf version here if that's preferable) so enjoy!

Your response to my first collection was so wonderful; it's humbling and thrilling and gratifying all at once. This is an endeavor in which I willingly engage. I love the creative process - I sincerely hope you love the finished objects.


  1. ooooooh, me likey! All three patterns look perfect for cool night or over-active summer air-conditioned offices.


    This is fabulous. I love them!

  3. Congratulations Denise! Another sassy collection, I particularly like the Climbing Vines Cowl and the bracelet & earrings set. Well done!

  4. How exciting for you! I love how your love for design and your creative juices propel you to turn out such heartfelt projects.