June 2016 Desktop + Smart Phone Backgrounds

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  Floral Desktop Backgrounds for June by Bonnie Christine (3) 

bye bye may, hello beautiful june! this month's digital collection uses the flourish aglow print from my current fabric collection, forest floor. a feminine and delicate pink floral makes this one of my favorites!

things i love most about this month are: celebrating david's birthday, strolling the farmers market and summer blooms.  what are your favorite things about june?

calendars for june: click here to download the desktop background and here to download the smartphone background. enjoy!

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a little recap of our month. see more & follow along over on instagram!

Floral Desktop Backgrounds for June by Bonnie Christine (4)

(back by popular demand!) to download the printable version: click here download the PDF calendar. print on heavy card stock (my favorite is epson premium presentation paper). punch a whole at the top to hang or simply stack.

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!

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Hello, Ollie Fabrics by Bonnie Christine at Quilt Market (5)

Hi everyone! I returned from exhibiting at International Quilt Market this week and we had such a wonderful time! It's always lovely to meet many of you and make new friends, as well. I had so much fun setting up this booth to debut Hello, Ollie for Art Gallery Fabrics. This collection will release in July, 2016 and will be printed on luxurious 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton with the most eco friendly GOTS-approved inks in the industry!

Art Gallery Fabrics put together a little Q&A for each of the designers, and I wanted to share them with you as well!

AGF: How would you describe your design style?

Bonnie: Sweet, delicate, ethereal.

AGF: What's your favorite thing about designing fabrics? 

Bonnie: I love how it allows me to express my creativity to it's fullest. I get to take my inspirations, turn them into designs and then turn the fabrics into even more projects! Seeing my artwork come alive like this is incredibly inspirational.

AGF: What did you do before you started designing fabrics?

Bonnie: I worked for my momma's quilt shop for about a year right after college, then began blogging and selling on Etsy. This is how I was able to start dedicating myself to building a creative business.

AGF: Can you talk us through a ‘typical’ day in your life?

Bonnie: Yes! Our days are pretty predictable:

8:00 - 9:30: Everyone's up! Showers, baby baths and general house tidying.

9:30 - 12:00: Ollie's first nap, coffee for me and breakfast for bear. I usually try to sneak in some work while he eats and plays alongside me.

12:00 - 2:00: Lunch for the babies, errands or playtime outside and prepping for dinner.

2:00 - 5:30: Both babies nap, and momma WORKS. This is when all the magic happens!

5:30 - 9:00: Family time. David comes home, we play outside, cook dinner, eat and hang out together.

AGF: What do you think are the key skills (apart from being an awesome designer!) that have helped you become successful?

Bonnie: Being inspired by the little things, true dedication to my creativity, lots of long days and hard work, and having a support system that believes in me. 

May has been a wonderful month for the Roost Tribe, as well! In addition to exploring all that the new membership site has to offer, members have enjoyed a video tutorial, printable father's day set, inspirational tech backgrounds, my top tips for setting up at a tradeshow and more!

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Hello, Ollie Fabrics at Quilt Market

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Hello, Ollie Fabrics by Bonnie Christine at Quilt Market (5)

Hi everyone! We've just returned from International Quilt Market and we had such a wonderful time! It's always lovely to meet many of you and make new friends, as well. I had so much fun setting up this booth to debut Hello, Ollie for Art Gallery Fabrics. This collection will release in July, 2016 and will be printed on luxurious 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton with the most eco friendly GOTS-approved inks in the industry.

This collection was inspired by and named after my sweet baby girl, Ollie. It illustrated an afternoon spent in a meadow by the lake, where dabbling swans, feathered fellows and garden blooms are kept in sight.

I couldn't have done this booth without many of you. I'm proud to have had some of the most talented makers from all over the world contribute their talent to help bring it to life! Thank you so much to everyone that contributed! Stay tuned for more details on a release date and the lookbook later this summer for pattern and project details.
Hello, Ollie Fabrics by Bonnie Christine at Quilt Market (1)

Hello, Ollie Fabrics by Bonnie Christine at Quilt Market (2)

Hello, Ollie Fabrics by Bonnie Christine at Quilt Market (3)

Hello, Ollie Fabrics by Bonnie Christine at Quilt Market (4)

Off to debut Hello, Ollie Organic Fabrics at Quilt Market this Weekend!

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Hello, Ollie by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics (1)

Hello, Lovelies! I'm putting all the finishing touches today on several projects before heading up to Salt Lake City tomorrow for International Quilt Market! I'll be debuting my brand new fabric collection, Hello, Ollie for Art Gallery Fabrics (available this July!). You can find me at Booth #536.

This collection was inpired by and named after my sweet baby girl, Ollie. It illustrates the image of spending an afternoon in the meadow by the lake, where sweetness is brought to life with dabbling swans, feathered fellows and garden blooms. It's also an absolute dream come true that this will be Art Gallery Fabrics very first ORGANIC collection! Printed on luxurious 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton with the most eco friendly GOTS-approved inks in the industry.

Hello, Ollie by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics (2)I've had some of the most talented makers in the country join me in making projects for the booth. Their work is simply breathtaking! Explore all the project on Instagram by viewing the hashtag #HelloOllieFabrics and if you plan to attend market, be sure to stop by to see them in person!

I hope to see you there! If you're unable to attend, you can follow along on Instagram - i'll meet ya there!

Succulence for Mixbook + a Giveaway

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Hi Everyone! I've teamed up with Mixbook again, this time to design a succulent photo book inspired by my Succulence fabric collection. I designed the book with the beauty of your everyday lives in mind. Filled with colorful breezy pages, sweet sentiments and stunning 'stickers', I think you'll love filling it's pages with your own photos to cherish forever! 

I also had the opportunity to design an entire wedding suite featuring Succulence. Each piece drips with greenery and is bordered with elegant leaves atop a gently watercolored background.

To celebrate the launch of the new Succulence Photobook, Mixbook has generously offered to host a giveaway. Simply enter the form below to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to use at Mixbook! (And as always, feel free to write your own unique tweet!)

Then & Now: My grandmothers

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My momma, Maxie Makes, has been working on the sweetest project with my grandmothers. After finding photos of both of them from when they were 18, she set out to photograph them in all of their beauty, both then and now.

Evelyn Ramey at age 18 & 94

This is my dad's mother. Her grandchildren affectionately call her grandma and her great children call her 'Evie'. When I think of her, I think of summers spent canning green beans, searching for worms in her compost pile and counting her house plants. The last time we counted, she had 93.

When she was 18,  she decided to have her photo taken so, she went to a photographer in downtown in Mooresville, NC, where she lived. The photographer took her portrait and thought her eyes were so soulful that he asked if he could put her photo in the window as advertisement. The door way of the shop was deep, and the glass window curved in from the sidewalk toward the door. He placed her photo there, behind the curved glass. A young man named Carlyle saw the photo and went into the shop to ask if he could buy it. The photographer said, "Well, I couldn't sell it to you without her permission."

One day a group of young people gathered at the parsonage, and Evelyn was in the group. She had never met Carlyle until that day, when he came limping down the hallway with a cane, being funny and pretending to be an old man. They started dating soon after, and needless to say, he got permission to buy that portrait. They were married soon after, and Carlyle became my sweet grandpa!

Marrell Miles at age 18 & 83

This is my mom's mother, who we lovingly call grandmomma.

This is such a special lady, and we have so much in common. Her mother (my great grandmother) used to sew clothes for her as a child. Then, my grandmomma picked it up and worked in a "cloth store" most of her life. This is what made my mom fall in love with sewing, and she began making all of her clothes by the time she was in middle school. As you know, she now owns A Stitch in Time and is the creator of Maxie Makes. And so on goes the passion with my own career in fabric design! I love thinking about all the generations working together and carrying on each others passions.

Grandmomma has kept a flower garden more magnificent than any I've ever seen her entire life. She speaks with a softness and wisdom with an elegant southern accent that I'll never forget. She's funny, caring, thoughtful and always keeps ginger snaps in her cupboard.

May 2016 Desktop + Smartphone Backgrounds

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bye bye april, hello beautiful may! luna moths begin emerging in may, so i wanted to share my luna rising print from my current fabric collection, forest floor. i have only stumbled across 5 or 6 luna moths in my lifetime, and they always leave me feeling so awe-inspired. they are majestic and breathtaking. i designed this pattern after having spent time with one last spring and photographing her all morning!

other things i love most about this month are: exhibiting at international quilt market, celebrating 8 years with david and the start of our CSA!  what are your favorite things about april?

calendars for april: click here to download the .zip file with both calendars inside – or – click here to download the desktop background and here to download the smartphone background. enjoy!

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a little recap of our month. see more & follow along over on instagram!

please note: all images, patterns and designs © bonnie christine | going home to roost. you may not reproduce, re-create or sell in any way, but please feel free to download for your own personal use. if you share on your own blog (i’d be delighted!) please direct your readers to this post to download the file. thank you!