October’s Gift Guide

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october's gift guide

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a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for october:

>> october 4th is world animal day
>> october 21st is apple day
>> october is breast cancer awareness month
>> october is national pizza month
>> october’s birthstones are the tourmaline and opal.
>> october’s birth flower is the calendula

Succulence Fabrics Lookbook

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happy monday! art gallery fabrics released the lookbook for my fabric collection ‘succulence‘ last week, and i’ve been melting over its pages ever since!

as always, the best way to view succulence is by hopping right in to this fabric project catalog. i hope you enjoy browsing the projects and making some of your own! you can also check out this post for more about my inspirations and a few of my all-time favorite prints.

i’m sharing a few of my favorite projects from the lookbook and info on how and where to purchase this collection below– just keep scrolling!

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cultivate by bonnie christine (1) art gallery fabrics has an app! you can view all the collections, shop online and find a store near you right from your device. download it (apple or android) and read more about it here (and watch this adorable video)!

looking to purchase? see if your nearest independent quilt or fabric shop is currently stocked with succulence, shop online from my mom’s quilt shop – a stitch in time, or view a full list of online shops here.

want to see more projects? view my booth at quilt market, check out everyone’s projects on instragram (use #SucculenceFabrics), and read more about the inspiration behind this collection here!

October’s Desktop & Smartphone Backgrounds

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goodbye september, hello october!  i love october. the beginning of fall is wrapped in fragrances of cider, pumpkins and crackling fires. what’s your favorite part of october? xox, bonnie

to download october’s backgrounds: click on the image above 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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to download the printable version: click on the image above to 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!

Limited Edition Coordinating Art Prints for my Fabric Collections

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hello, everyone! i’ve been a busy bee over here finally finishing a project i’ve been wanting to do for a long time. i’m so happy to announce the release of a set of limited edition, signed & numbered, art prints that coordinate with each of my fabric collections: reminisce, sweet as honey, winged, hello, bear, cultivate and succulence!

Limited Edition Coordinating Art Prints for my Fabric Collections

there are 50 copies available of every print and each of them are titled, signed and numbered. they are available in 3 different sizes (8×10, 11×14 and 13×19) and printed on high quality premium presentation paper.

to celebrate, i’m giving away a set of 8×10 collection art prints and two yards of coordinating fabrics of the winners choice (for example, the set of 6 cultivate art prints and 2 yards of coordinating fabric from the cultivate collection). the prize package is worth approximately $120. just use the form below to enter by tuesday, october 6th! p.s. if you use the twitter entry, feel free to write your own tweet!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

September’s Roost Tribe Recap

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september has come to a close and october is almost here! as i do every month, i’m sharing with you this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what roost tribe members received last month. if you’re interested in receiving it, you still can. i’ll be sending out a recap on saturday to members with all of the content in it from last month so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during the month.

that means, that if you join before saturday, october 3rd you’ll still get all of september’s content + october’s content as well – that’s two months for the price of one!


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a printable to-do list.


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the chirp, chirp pattern collection.


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an inspirational set of desktop and smartphone backgrounds.


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an adobe illustrator video tutorial on how to order a custom iphone case.


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a refreshing summery recipe for homemade tomato basil marinara.


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a list of favorite links and resources rounded up through the month.

plus more! being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!

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Get or Gift: Camp Mugs

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next on my list of items to get or gift are these beautiful camp mugs from illustratus store. i could just eat up these delicious fall colors, couldn’t you? this time of year always gets me in the mood for cool crisp mornings, camp fires and spending lots of time outdoors. i’d love to wake up to a hot cup of jo and morning campfire with one of these mugs! coming in at just $25, i think these mugs are the perfect item to get or gift!

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Little Willow Tree

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when my dear friend, gina from the little general introduced me to little willow tree, my jaw dropped. i instantly dove into her instagram feed and oohed and ahhed my way down the pages. jada makes bohemian inspired rompers, dresses, kimonos, crop tops and more right here in the south!

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and of course, i was blown away to see that she uses several prints from my current fabric line, cultivate (see above bottom right and below)! i absolutely love the attention to detail and whimsy she adds with lace, fringe, pompoms and trim. can’t you just imagine how fun it would be to spin from side to side wearing the fringe bloomers below?

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so of course, i quickly had to get a bundle of little willow tree goodies for baby ollie! below is the pacakge i received just a few weeks ago and i’ve been swooning over the pieces ever since. i ordered an array of sizes (up to two years), so i’m sure you’ll see pictures of her wearing these pieces as she grows into them over on my instagram feed.

be sure to check jada’s instagram feed for shop news and the release dates for all of her collections. and head on over to little willow tree to see what’s available now!

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Succulence is NOW Shipping!

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HI EVERYONE! i’m so happy to share that my brand new fabric line succulence for art gallery fabrics is now available and shipping to a store near you!

succulence was inspired by my favorite type of house plant, the succulent (i can count 14 of them from where i sit right now!). i love succulents because they have the unique ability to absorb even the tiniest bits of water. they thrive on what they preserve and are able to constantly create new growth by propagation.

succulence represents the ability to survive on little and to constantly create new beginnings. with an everlasting drive to evolve over time, i hope this collection will inspire you to follow your biggest dreams.

i’m sharing a few of my favorite prints below, and the full collections at the bottom of this post along with info on how and where to purchase this collection – just keep scrolling!

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cultivate by bonnie christine (1)psst! art gallery fabrics has a new app! you can view all the collections, shop online and find a store near you right from your device. download it (apple or android) and read more about it here (and watch this adorable video)!

ready to purchase? see if your nearest independent quilt or fabric shop is currently stocked with succulence, shop online from my mom’s quilt shop – a stitch in time, or view a full list of online shops here.

want to see more projects? view my booth at quilt market, check out everyone’s projects on instragram (use #SucculenceFabrics), and stay tuned for the release of the succulence lookbook! 

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