Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Second Home Collection is Here

It may be Slow Fashion October, but here at chez Voie de Vie it's also time for the second Home Collection. 

I am so pleased to be able to finally introduce this second collection. As the name suggests, you will see a lot of pillows ... and a lot of buttons. It also includes personal accessories and one garment - many, if not all of, the elements necessary for a cozy early autumn existence. 

It has been a cooler-than-expected end of summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and that, along with these new designs, provided the backdrop for me to look at my space in a whole new light. Though the photos are, of course, staged, these home pieces (not all of which are in the cover photo above) provided inspiration for a whole new way of looking at my space. To me, that's the hallmark of autumn - a fresh, crisp breeze blowing through all of the design areas of one's life.

I will be rolling out this collection one design at a time through the first few weeks of October; of course, readers of this blog received the first design just a wee bit earlier than the beginning of the month.

To the left you will see the next design in the collection - the Buttons + Stripes Place Mat (You see? Already with the button theme). This super easy place mat takes just one package of the natural colorway of Lion Brand Bonbons - in fact, you will have one color left over! An interesting construction leads the way in this design; stripes mixed with lace make it fresh, and of course buttons guild the table lily.

This is a quick project that is good not only to inject some new life into your table setting, but also to make as a gift - an individual place mat or a set would be great as a housewarming present. The Bonbons color choices also allow for myriad palette possibilities. I chose the natural mini collection because it fits in best with my everyday living environment. Make several of the same color combination, or have some color fun and mix and match.

This design will hit the Ravelry database today. It will be available individually now, or as part of the collection's e-book which will be available mid-October, once all the introductions are done. There will be a few additional editorial elements in the e-book that won't be included in the individual patterns, so if you like several of the designs, it's something to keep in mind.

I'm so excited to finally be able to reveal this - woot!


  1. I admire greatly your designing drive and creativity.

    1. Thanks! I appreciate your kind words on my blog.