Back Porch Bench

This past week I re-decorated the back porch.

I took down the black and white curtains and replaced the black and white rugs and recovered the black and white patterned pillows.

It was a labor of love.

And when I was finished and all that neutral and natural fibers and monograms and textures and calm and serenity and joy stared back at me….

….and I hugged myself.

Not just because the crickets were chirping.

Not just because drop cloths and monograms go perfectly with white chippy wood.

Not just because the ceiling fan was finally clean.

I hugged myself and the pillows on that back porch because I finally get to tell you what I’ve been waiting six long months to share.

Wait a minute.

I need a sip of coffee first for an announcement like this.

back porch decorating

I feel like I need a drum roll.

Or a megaphone.

Or a flag-covered podium for the announcement.

back porch dining

Back Porch Pumpkin

Because guess what?


It’s an amazing, wonderful, incredible, pinch-myself-because-do-they-realize-I’m-just-a-girl-with-a-farmhouse-in-Kentucky thing.

This porch is decorated with fabrics from my NEW FABRIC LINE!!!!!!!!!

Back Porch Fabric

It won’t be available until Spring of 2016 when you will be able to buy it at a retailer near you.

But for now….here’s a sneak peek.

There are florals and stripes and geometrics and swirls and it’s an eclectic mix of pattern and color and design.

It’s called Simply Eclectic by Thistlewood Farms and I designed it in partnership with Hoffman Fabrics.  You can read all about the partnership on their website here.

Here’s some design boards that I put together for an overall view of the line.

Simply Eclectic Khaki

Here are the khaki patterns.

There are six patterns in three neutral color ways.

There’s a geometric, an overall pattern, a stripe, a smaller scale design, a swirl and a floral.

Simply Eclectic Gray

Here’s the same patterns in the gray.

Simply Eclectic Indigo

And here’s the same patterns in a deep, rich indigo.

For a neutral girl, this one ended up being my favorite.

I love pairing the navy with the gray and the khaki.

And just in case you need a little color, we also added a few colors, like cranberry and orange and lime green, to the line in a few of the different patterns.

Back Porch Table Setting

Back Porch Dining Chair

Months and months and months ago, Hoffman approached me and asked if I would be interested in partnering with them on a new fabric line.

They are known for their quilting fabrics and they were interested in branching into the home decor market and needed a partner to help bridge the gap.

It has been an amazing experience.

Back Porch Seating Area

And when we were planning the line, I remembered an old quilt I inherited from my grandmother that her grandmother made for her from old clothes and fabrics.  Her mother tucked it around her under it for her family’s trip out west.

And the quilt is covered in…..wait for it…..

….swirls and florals and stripes and patterns all cut into tiny triangles bursting with color.

My grandmother was a storyteller and oh…..the stories she and that quilt could tell.

Now, here’s to a new quilts and new home decor and new fabrics and new stories.

And I can’t wait to write each and every chapter.

I love you Miss Ione. 🙂

fabric on ladder

Back Porch Monogram Pillow

PS  We are making the fabric into home decor kits as well that will be for sale at a local retailer near you.

PPS  If you are going to be in the Houston area in a couple of weeks for quilt and fabric market, I’ll be in the Hoffman row at the end of the aisle.

The booth looks just like a farmhouse.

There are giant oversize windows with curtains and a farmhouse bed full of pillows and a dining room table decorated with the fabric.

Stop by for a story or two. 🙂

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  1. Image for Shelly@ConfettiStyle Shelly@ConfettiStyle

    Amazing! As I stared to read this blog post I was so excited to read the announcement that I too had to take a sip (of tea) and sit down. So happy for you and I can't wait to see you fabrics in person. Always inspiring! All the best, Shelly

    1. Image for Tricia Tricia

      Love the fabrics. How soon will the fabric be available to the pubic? and where? I live all the way in Wisconsin. I would love to redo our piano bench in the design pattern in gray. Let me know if you are looking for any fabric testers. I love following you blog, I find all sorts of ideas. Thank-you!

  2. Image for Jill Nelson Jill Nelson

    I'm so excited for you! My mom is a quilter so I immediately knew the Hoffman name. I had to laugh a little when I read the colors you mentioned...I was expecting just a touch of red lipstick :) Oh - how could you have forgotten! lol

  3. Image for lisa lisa

    Good Morning: The line of fabric is DDG,! I mean, it is simply gorgeous. I love the entire line. Wishing you a ton of success with your new line. Simply beautiful. ~ leelee

  4. Image for Lanita Lanita

    Congratulations!! The fabrics and patterns and colors are beautiful. What an amazing opportunity for you and your family! I love your new neutral porch, too. Thanks for sharing the good news.... Blessings you to you, friend! Lanita

  5. Image for Diana Diana

    Congratulations on this wonderful new endeavor! May you continue to enjoy the ride! God bless you and thank you for always bringing a smile to my day and inspiration to my soul. Diana

  6. Image for Peg Peg

    The porch looks simply YUMMY in all of your beautiful, natural colors! Wish I could "set" for a little while! Congratulations and much success!

  7. Image for mdn mdn

    Oh, Karianne! This is such a terrific "fit" for you - which also will enable your viewers' to dream up inspirational ideas for their own creations! Being so near Paducah and its wonderful quilt museum has to be a plus, too. PS Would you mind showing us your grandma's quilt - if it still is available to share? (I have my aunt's which is cherished - triangles of different patterns with red (her favorite color) as trim, on the back, and in yarn bows on the front "tying" the triangles together.) Again, congratulations!

  8. Image for Margaret Pereira Margaret Pereira

    Congratulations Karianne! The fabrics are fantastic, love all the different patterns and shades...especially the indigo! Hope they become available here in Canada. Love the porch as well!

  9. Image for Jennifer Jennifer

    Wow! Congratulations! You've really had some nice developments lately. Your great eye for design and wonderful way of connecting with people has apparently caught the attention of others, which doesn't surprise me at all! Best of luck to you with your new endeavors! Jennifer

  10. Image for Heather C Heather C

    Man you have been one busy lady, I just don't know how you do all that you do and stay so "chipper", that's a word from my back in the day. You go red lipstick girl.

  11. Image for Mary Mary

    Oh Congratulations!!! What a wonderful accomplishment. Love the fabric line and your expansion into your own products. Isn't that exciting. Co-branding helps both companies give a voice to each other. Win Win!!

  12. Image for Marian@CMShawStudios Marian@CMShawStudios

    You are so cool. Seriously. What a great opportunity for you! Great design eye meets PR? It's perfect for you! I hope you have the best time doing this. And I love the fabric. Nicely done. Yay! So now that this cat is out of the bag, where's your book? Cuz who needs sleep when the kids are at school and the internet world of design holds so many opportunities? Congrats babe. Did you ever think your medium of fame would be a computer and some fabric, instead of a microphone? The Other Marian

  13. Image for Patricia Patricia

    Love, Love, Love!!! Love the Colors and Patterns! Can't Wait to see all the ways you will display them and Inspire Us!!!! Congrats on the store and now the Fabric Line... !!! Kari Anne, You are like the Energizer Bunny and ...Keep going, and going, and going...!!! :):):) Love to You and Yours, Patricia (NC)

  14. Image for lela lela

    Oh my goodness, I am so excited for spring now! I am already brainstorming things to make with these fabrics. And the pitch looks great, by the way.

  15. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Miz don't disappoint do you? The second I read, wait a minute....I need a sip of coffee....I had to get mine and get settled down. Wow. Now THAT'S what I'm talking about....If they look this good on my computer, I can't wait to see them for real. My husband's working in Texas, but NOT Houston, doggone it....or I'd be there in a heartbeat! Can't wait to see how I can use these fabrics. Great news, congratulations!

  16. Image for Pat Pat

    Congratulations! Everything on and about your re-decorated porch is awesome and I love all the fabric patterns you've done. I wish you much success in your new venture!♥

  17. Image for ~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~

    How wonderful for you. You are the best secret keeper I have ever met. How in the world did you keep quiet about this opportunity? Your collection is so soft and pretty. Love it. ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  18. Image for Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Karianne! How wonderful! How exciting! This new venture is perfect for have such a wonderful eye for fabrics and pattern. I LOVE the new line and I can't wait to see it...I may have to get my sewing machine out again! Good for you, my go girl!

  19. Image for Julia - Vintage with Laces Julia - Vintage with Laces

    These are exciting news, KariAnne! The crickets sound a little different than normal, don't they? It's because they're doing the happy dance with you :) . I love your fabrics and I'm sure they will sell very well. The patterns are just gorgeous!!! Big congratulations!!!

  20. Image for Nancy @ Slightly Coastal Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

    Yay! I've been waiting to see what they would look like and you did not disappoint! They are beautiful and look exactly like "you". I adore the mix of pattern you achieved with just the right scale on each one. I love a good neutral fabric and the monogram pillow you made is a show stopper. I can't wait to try them out! Lucky for me I have a quilt shop right on my little island that will probably carry them. Woo Hoo You!

  21. Image for Kim Banta Kim Banta

    HOLY MOLY! Swirls and geometrics and stripes and different color ways and home dec fabric meets quilting fabric and YOU YOU YOU have a NEW FABRIC LINE!!! Oh, Karianne, I have GOOSEBUMPS over your amazing news! SO, SO proud to know you, and I am SO happy for you!!! I cannot WAIT to do something with these "kits" you speak of!!! I mean it! I cannot wait! (Will you be selling any before frigging 2016?!) I am first in line, for sure! YOU are a TOTAL ROCK STAR, in different color ways!

  22. Image for Nan, Odessa, DE Nan, Odessa, DE

    You go girlfriend! WOW!!! Please send some online updates from the show. I will look forward to seeing the booth. When will the fabric be in stores? Will you run locations by state? You deserve this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Image for Sarah @ Tomfo Sarah @ Tomfo

    Well my friend that is just the best news! Congrats, what a lucky company to have such a fabulous storyteller and designer working with them. I can't wait to see and read more stories and BTW those arrows are just perfect, as for the fabrics, I love them x

  24. Image for Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How very exciting, I'm so excited for you, and the rest of us too. :) I know it was probably more work and agonizing than you guessed, but thrilling too. And the end results are amazing. Beautiful. gorgeous! YAY for you. Smiling and loving this beginning of my day news. xo Lidy

  25. Image for Ashley @ the handmade home Ashley @ the handmade home

    Perfection! So happy for you and I love it all! I want to come sit on your beautiful back porch and sip coffee with you!

  26. Image for jae jae

    How exciting! And what lovely fabrics. Am looking forward to seeing them in person. And I must say, as attractive as your porch was in black and white, the new neutral look is absolutely stunning, a calm retreat making one want to sit forever with a good book and a cool drink! Best luck on your new endeavor, and thanks for sharing with us.

  27. Image for Moriah Moriah

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This is soooooo exciting. I'm very happy for you. And for me as these will look awesome in my home ;) honestly, I didn't know what fabric to choose for my two girls' rooms for their drapes and accent pillows. Just the thought of going into a fabric stuff made me nauseous. I am an avid cyclist....not seamstress. My mom is "amening" that as she had me in 4H sewing for 3 long, unproductive years before she came to the conclusion God did not create me with the ability to sew a straight seam. ;) God bless you on all these new and exciting adventures.

  28. Image for Mary Mary

    WHAT???? When I see these various blogs (yours included) I'm always in awe of the fabrics that are used and think where in St. Louis would I begin to find something remotely similar? NOW you have solved that issue. WOW!! Most excited about this news. If you sold solid white semi sheer fabrics for draperies, I'd be over the moon about it all. This is such great news... VERY HAPPY FOR YOU, KARIANNE!!! Your'e now officially a rock star! Congratulations!

  29. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    OOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! This is so unfair! I can't believe that this is happening. Fabric!!! I'm a Fabriholic. I have a weakness for fabrics and I HAVE to buy them just in case I need them. I have fabric from ten years back and I won't part with it. I simply love fabric. I could move into Calico Corners and stay there for a year -- simply touching and imagining. Oh my!! Fabric!! I might as well just get a direct link from your warehouse to my house. :-( I have to go back and start dreaming up what I'm going to make first. Congratulations -- I know I'm going to love all of it. Big Hugs!!

  30. Image for Yvonne Yvonne

    Kari, your amazing-ness never stops! I'm a blue/white girl myself, but I love your new fabrics! Hope your line continues to grow and some blues are added. All the best! Yvonne

  31. Image for Winnie Winnie

    Karianne, you are a wonder! I have been sewing for 71 years now but always lacked the energy to 'make things happen'! I now live through your energy, and I wanted to be sure that you know that. It makes me happy to follow your journey from my vantage point!! Love and luck to you always, Special Lady . . .

  32. Image for Mary Mary

    And... by the way - forgot to tell you I love the porch now that it's more neutral. You just don't disappoint - every. YAY !

  33. Image for Becky Becky

    Congratulations! The fabrics are stunning. I can't wait to see them in person. The neutrals are beautiful and indigo has peeked my curiousity. Your porch looks amazing too.

  34. Image for Stephanie M. Stephanie M.

    Congratulations!!! I am over the moon for you! I love the patterns/designs they are my speed - simple, elegant & timeless. I hope the shops in Cincinnati & NKY carry your fabric. I am looking for something fresh and this fits the bill! Happiness & Success to you!

  35. Image for Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns

    YEEEHAAA! So happy for your Karianne! I'd like JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby to pick up your line so we can buy it everywhere! Have fun and enjoy this time :) The patterns are all very pretty and your porch looks great! Now, let's work on getting you and your fabric line on an episode of Fixer Upper ;) I think Jo would love your new line!

  36. Image for Rosalie Rosalie

    Congratulations Karianne! How exciting for you! And Hoffman Fabrics...Wow! I love Hoffman fabric. I'm not a quilter but some of the best quality fabrics in my stash are from them. Looking forward to having some of your designs in my new abode. Whenever that happens, sometime next spring...just in time for your new line to debut! Yea! Have a great rest of your week!

  37. Image for Debra Boyer Debra Boyer

    OMGosh!!!!!!!!! This is just GORGEOUS!! Loving the new fabric line, especially the grey floral....hmmmm. Ideas are flowing. Great decorating. Love it! Deb

  38. Image for SuzyMcQ SuzyMcQ

    You little secret-keeper, you! Another big congrats this week! As a quilter and home sewist, I'm looking forward to working with some of your lovely the palette! Now, what news do you plan on springing on us next week???

  39. Image for Sherry Myers Sherry Myers

    Congratulations! May all of your hard work pay double dividends! Everything looks lovely! I look forward to the availability of your maiden fabric line!!!! Good luck! Sherry

  40. Image for Linda Linda

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your porch and SO EXCITED to hear about your fabric line. I know it will be WILDLY successful! Kudos to you!

  41. Image for Rowena Philbeck Rowena Philbeck

    Your porch is so inviting. I love all the colors..I can't believe you have so much white and with kids too!! You must have some fantastic cleaners.. LOL

  42. Image for Peggy Peggy

    Oh my goodness! Karianne, I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! Now I know why our bedroom hasn't been started for the redo from my Mom-in-love to our story. We were waiting for your inspiration. Your fabric is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it in person.

  43. Image for Sue Raddatz Sue Raddatz

    Karianne, you continue to amaze! I'm LOVING your new fabric line. I DEFINITELY will be incorporating your new fabric into my home when it becomes available. Please continue to amaze with your special brand of creativity! Your Cali Fan, Sue.

  44. Image for Debbie Esparza Debbie Esparza

    Congratulations Karianne on your success! So happy and proud for you! Love your patterns and colors! You are simply amazing!

  45. Image for Karen Karen

    Love the porch makeover KariAnne! Congratulations on the fabric line!!!! I'm so happy excited and proud of you.The fabrics are beautiful, I cant wait to see them in person.

  46. Image for Patty Patty

    Wow, fantastic news, congratulations! The fabrics look so pretty, too! My sister and I have gone to the Houston quilt show several years now, and are heading over on Oct 29 this year. We will definitely look out for you and hope to pet some of those gorgeous fabrics :-)

  47. Image for Kathy Kathy

    Your porch is so pretty! Although it was nice before, I like it better this way as black is not my thing. I love "Thistlewood Days" and hurry to read your posts as they are so delightful. You bring a smile to those days for sure. So happy for your new venture and much luck to you. Just don't forget to keep sharing your exciting life with all of us!

  48. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    The first time I read your was the post about the Macaroni kitchen. And I was hooked. I could tell you were going places...I knew it would be good. This is fantastic! Cannot wait to see it all in person...especially the indigo! ;)

  49. Image for Chris H Chris H

    Congratulations. But as a quilter and a lover of Hoffman fabrics, I hope they eventually offer it in quilting weight cottons too.

  50. Image for Missy Missy

    PREPare yourself for Quilt Market. It is the best time with the most wonderful people and it is overwhelming huge. You will have an amazing time and sleep well each night - it is exhausting

  51. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    I'll admit I like bright colors, but you have convinced me with your porch that neutrals are the way to go!!! Congratulations on your association with Hoffman fabrics, as it must seem like a dream come true!!! You go girl!!!

  52. Image for june june

    OHHHH HOW WONDERFUL! I had to slap on a little lipstick before I allowed myself to read the rest of your post. Your fabrics are GORGEOUS...I CANNOT wait to find them in my local stores in Minnesota. Your porch is so welcoming. I wish we were neighbors - I can see us sitting there with cups of tea and chatting away. So happy for you. Wishing you tons of success on this new venture!

  53. Image for gail gail

    kari I am so over the moon happy for you! What great news, and the fabric is beautiful. Ohhh and that PORCH, ohhh I only WISH I had a porch like that! Everything is just perfect on your porch. congrats on the fabric line! gail

  54. Image for MAH MAH

    Well, now ya'll, sew it up and sit down!! Can't wait, sure do hope the websites listed have your fabric, if not I will have to go to the closet retailer in Arkansas!!! I live in Florida. LOL. Of course for you I could probably do that. I love the information about you on the Hoffman website.

  55. Image for Lynn in Florida Lynn in Florida

    No one deserves it more! You are an uber talented decorator/designer/DIYer....but what I love most about you is your giant heart, your beautiful, sunny outlook on life, and your heart tugging way of making me smile each and every day! Heartfelt congrats on your continued triumphs, Karianne! So hope I can meet you in person one day for a hug, and a glass of sweet tea! So please pop by whenever you meander down to Florida! Much love to you!

  56. Image for Debrah Nash Debrah Nash

    How exciting!!! I love your flair and the repurposing you do with your treasures! I love fabrics! (Just ask my husband about all the fabric I have neatly shelved for my next big project)! I look forward to finding your beautiful fabric and making pillow covers for my daughter's new house. You have inspired me many times with your blog! I read yours everyday!!!

  57. Image for Anne@DesignDreams Anne@DesignDreams

    HOLY MOLY KARI! You are in a class of your own girl! Congratulations on your well-deserved successes (and they keep rolling in don't they?!) I am more than proud to say "I knew you when". You are the rock star of all rock stars my dear. xoxoxo

  58. Image for amy amy

    I'm a big home sewing fan...looking forward to shopping this line! However my first thought was how the floral would look great as wall covering in my guest room closet! Loving the sneak peek! Thanks for sharing. Oh, and your refreshed porch looks great!

  59. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    Wow! Now who's the rock star! Just curious...where are the fabrics manufactured? How have you been involved in the actual design and creation? Have you visited the mills, etc? I'd be curious about the entire process. Great blog fodder!

  60. Image for Susan Susan

    MANY HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS, KARIANNE!!! I am sooooooo over-the-moon happy and excited for you...what a wonderful opportunity...and one that is whole-heartedly deserved! And, oh my, those fabrics are absolutely scrumptious...can't wait to get my hands on some of those! Really super-classy, sophisticated, yet fun...just like's a perfect match! Oh, and I soooooooo LOVE your porch all done in your new fabrics, looks like such a lovely and serene place to set a while! I hope you will take the time to set a've been running non-stop, no doubt...remember to take time for you, k? Many happy hugs from across the miles!

  61. Image for Debera Debera

    Oh boy! What a rock star story for you with fabrics! So much to choose from too!! Thank you for being that creative, bright and red lipstick soul in my email world!! The best to you.....

  62. Image for Sherry Fisher Sherry Fisher

    Congrats on your new endeavor! I love the fabric designs. Do you ever sleep? You are one amazing little woman!

  63. Image for Kris Kris

    I like the florals best ... no, wait, the swirls ... but oh, the pattern design .... well, they are all lovely and I am so happy for you!

  64. Image for Terri Terri

    How exciting!!! They couldn't have picked a better partner. Congratulations. I can't wait to shop your fabric line. Yay~~~

  65. Image for Ann weisman Ann weisman

    Wow! What a talented lady! This so exciting and I can't wait to buy the fabrics and make a pen pal quilt! But I am more excited about the quilt show because I am going to get to meet you. I live in Houston and will not miss this opportunity to meet you. The fabrics are beautiful and the inspiration more beautiful. Congratulations on your life getting more and more exciting every day. Now can you get a little rest? Can't wait to see you. Ann Ann

  66. Image for gina gina

    Congratulations! There's something about grandma's and fabric! Mine was a seamstress who taught me to sew at a very young age. I made doll clothes from her scraps. She had the most organized fabric hoard! Love your good fortune for another outlet for your creativity.

  67. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    Remember, I told you you were going to go far; and this my sweet friend is only the tip of the iceberg! I can't wait to see just how far God takes you on this amazing journey. Congratulations! I am so proud of you and for you. I love the new fabrics (especially the greys) and the new porch and that cute little rolling iron stool, and the dipped baskets and those amazing pillows!!!

  68. Image for Gee Gee

    Just a home owner in.... Yeah right! You are the amazing KariAnn! Way to go you! :) So excited for you. By the way, the neutral porch is amazing! Swooning over the fabrics. The floral and the swirls... everything! BIG HUGS!!!! Gee

  69. Image for Jayne McLeod Jayne McLeod

    Well YOU go girl....CONGRATULATIONS to you and your amazing talent !!! I am very EXCITED for YOU and just know that YOU will do an AMAZING JOB ...... Enjoy the SONshine !! Best wishes on your NEW ADVENTURE, Jayne (Canada)

  70. Image for mary beth at MBZ Interiors mary beth at MBZ Interiors

    So very exciting for you and I love how you kept our suspense and made us scroll and scroll and scroll to find out the BIG NEWS (I bet you're terrific at Christmas surprises). I can't wait to use your fabrics in my own home and my clients' designs. You said they will be available "near you". I am in Palos Heights, 40 minutes from downtown Chicago. I'd rather not go downtown for the fabrics but will if I need to. If you have any pull, please make sure the fabric line is available for purchase a bit closer to my town. I adore the fabrics, so beautiful - Mary Beth

  71. Image for Marijean Marijean

    Oh my gosh !!!!!! I am so excited. Can't wait till they're out. Woohoo ! They look beautiful. Have a great day, Marijean

  72. Image for Regina Regina

    This is SO COOL!!!! I'm so excited for you, my friend! Apparently, important things come out of Kentucky farmhouses! ;)

  73. Image for Judi Vahue Judi Vahue

    It's wonderful to "see" your hopes, dreams and aspirations come true right before our eyes! Couldn't be happier for you! I'm sure you're dad is dancing in heaven for you! Congratulations and best wishes on your latest endeavor.

  74. Image for Mercy Mercy

    KariAnne, I couldn't be happier for you! How wonderful! I think it's just fabulous that someone so warm and happy and someone who's so upbeat is doing so well! Congratulations!

  75. Image for Mary Mary

    Congratulations and I can't wait! I've been following you almost from the beginning and I'm so happy for you! Will you be letting us know when they are available?

  76. Image for carriep carriep

    They are beautiful! But I need to whine, spring is to, to far away to wait. They are what I've been trying to find to finish a quest room.

  77. Image for Suzanne Melton Suzanne Melton

    Everything everyone else said... PLUS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Home Décor Expert Designs for Hoffman "Hoffman Fabrics proudly announces the launch of its partnership with popular DIY blogger and home décor expert KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I don't know about YOU but I'd be framing this!

  78. Image for Michelle B Michelle B

    Wow!! How exciting :) Merchandise AND a fabric line. You are one busy lady and we are the happy beneficiaries! I am a quilter and I live in Houston. So exciting that you are coming to town. I will definitely look for you at Quilt Market. Hoffman fabrics are the best. You are in very good company. I can't wait to see the new fabrics.

  79. Image for Liz Liz

    Karianne, I'm sooooo happy for you!!! And the fabric designs are gorgeous!!! Marriage made in design heaven and I'm envious of those with the quilting gene who will be able to make the most beautiful creations!! You are a rock star!!!

  80. Image for Donna Weigel Donna Weigel

    Congratulations on such an incredible venture!!! By the way, any one of your new fabrics would look fabulous as the backing in your white hutch....Here's to blazing new trails and pursuing dreams!! Donna Weigel Farmgirl Outfitters

  81. Image for Debra W Debra W

    Love the back porch redo.So light and air and fresh. And LOVE the fabrics that you have designed. Will definitely be buying some of those. Can't wait!!!

  82. Image for Jennifer Ross Jennifer Ross

    How incredibly, deliciously fantabulous! Creating a line of fabric is a secret dream of mine. And yours are so wonderful and yummy, especially the indigo. Oh, and the gray. Love it ALL. Congratulations Kari Anne!!

  83. Image for Mimi Mimi

    Yippee! I'm so excited for you!!! Heck, I'm so excited for all of US because you have exquisite taste, my dear, and now we can all have a bit of that Thistlewood touch in our homes. :-) Congratulations!

  84. Image for karen karen

    That is so exciting ...for you and us!!! know there's always a but...what about a book with all your stories. It would be so awesome to pick up your book...which would be on my coffee table...and get that feel good feeling by reading one of your stories!!! Love you and that you share you life with us!!

  85. Image for Leona Leona

    OMG...........Kudos to you, your Mom and family must be soon proud. I will certainly look for your fabric as I spy a few that I love . I love my neutrals and and know you have done them good. Your Mom and family must be sooooooo proud ( and your Gramma too). So catch a falling star and put it in your pocket.......its your time to shine.

  86. Image for Terri Terri

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????????????????? WOWOWOWOW.... Congrats... Congrats... Congrats!!! how proud that little Great Gramma... Gramma....Mama... are I'm sure!!!!!! Your heritage ... shining like a "RockStar"!!!!

  87. Image for Marie in AZ Marie in AZ

    Congratulations! This is so well-deserved...your style is original, homey, and well-thought out. Can't wait to see all these in stores. Onward and upward....!

  88. Image for Joanne B. Joanne B.

    Just lovely! Congrats to you on this major accomplishment! Beautiful debut collection! I just love the neutrality of your designs- tasteful, sophisticated, yet not boring! FUN! I would particularly love to try to DIY the monogram pillow! Please! Can you do a quick tutorial on how you cut out the fabric? I am assuming you used iron on adhesive from the craft store, but how ever did you cut out the monogram? I will certainly be on the lookout for your fabric- love the "swirl" or "patterned" selection!-and will want to try this pillow for sure for my master bedroom.

  89. Image for Lourdes Ambrosio Lourdes Ambrosio

    I am so excited for you! Congratulations! Could not have happened to a nicer and more talented designer/decorator!! Wishing you the very best with the line! I can't wait to shop it!

  90. Image for Shawna Shawna

    This is WONDERFUL!!! This makes me want to learn how to sew, just so that I can use YOUR fabrics! I am SO EXCITED!! I hope and pray that a retailer in Southern California (and near my house) will be carrying your line!!! I cant' wait!!! :)

  91. Image for susan b susan b

    Wow - beautiful! Especially fond of the gray. Hoping I can mail-order.....can you believe we have no place to buy this in central PA?!?

  92. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Congratulations! That must have been so hard to sit on this information for 6 whole months. I love the fabrics. My fav is the brown. Hope it will be at a retailer near me so I can make some pillows and cover some chairs. So happy for you! I'm sure this will branch out into other endeavors.

  93. Image for Kimm at Reinvented Kimm at Reinvented

    Oh, Karianne, I am crying tears of joy for you my friend! You deserve every bit of this recognition and success and MORE! I can't wait for this beautiful fabric to be available so that I can fill up my house with it! Wait until I tell the engineer that I have a GOOD reason to redo our rooms!! ;)

  94. Image for Tauni Tauni

    Sister. As I sit here reading your announcement I couldn't be more excited. And proud. You're amazing and I feel blessed to celebrate this latest achievement with you! xoxoxo

  95. Image for Dale D. Dale D.

    Getting back from vacation, I am catching up with your blog and you are a gal with many wondrous talents. The fabrics are just lovely and will keep an eye out for your designs in 2016. I love wandering through fabric stores, running my hand over fabrics and marvel at the colors and patterns. I have a wonderful old chair with ottoman that had belonged to a hula brother's mom and is over a 100 yrs. Old that I purchased at a yard sale that needs some work and is taking up some valuable real estate in my project room and just peeking at your collection has me thinking of possibilities. He shared family stories of this chair as i ran my hand over it's worn seat. The wooden frame is gorgeous and the little angled ottoman with the torn cover with the horsehair stuffing falling out, spoke to me. Just like your story about your family quilt touched me and to have something that was used daily, touched, cuddled in for warmth, stroked with remembrance is priceless. Congratulations on your sweet fabric collection Karianne and your back porch is a haven with it's serene colors and comfy chairs. I could see me perched on one of them with coffee in hand, pug at my feet with one of those can't put it down books to get lost in for a few hours. Thanks for bringing some beauty to my day♡

  96. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Congratulations!!! The wheels in my head are turning to figure out where I will use your fabric first. I can't wait for it to hit store so I can get started on a project and feature you on Pink Tool Girl!!!

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