by Cris Lubrick

It's that time of year again-- the one where we flex our blogging muscles to be a part Heather's blog tour! She has released a new line of fabrics for Windham Fabrics called Paper Obsessed, and we are, of course, obsessed. (too many commas?) Our personal favorites are the college-ruled paper and paper airplanes (white printed on white fabric makes me swoon). Eric worked with Heather to create a new look book, and the images are such a great representation of the spirit of the fabric and designs. The whole vibe is fresh and clean-- just like the feeling of opening up a new notebook or a fresh package of pens. Anyone who still gets giddy seeing back-to-school supplies pop up even when you have no need for them can feel me on this one.

This year, we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes videos of outtakes. The final products look amazing, but it can take an army to get you there. (hit the play button in the bottom left-hand corner to view or re-view)

Take handling a tired 1 year-old, for instance. 

You would never know it was bed-time in the final image! Air Traffic Control Quilt by Heather Givans

Paper Obsessed by Heather Givans - photo by Eric Lubrick

For the look book cover, Annie and Jude had some super cute fun with paper airplanes. Aerodynamics Quilt by Heather Givans

Their final image!

Paper Obsessed fabric by Heather Givans - photo by Eric Lubrick

And some sweet shots of Brooke in the Kelly dress by Karen LePage, looking like a legit fashion model in the streets of Indy.

Her perfect final image: 

Paper Obsessed fabric by Heather Givans - photo by Eric Lubrick

You can follow along with the rest of the blog tour by going to Crimson Tate's blog each day! Next up is Annie Unrein.

Okay, so now for your chance to win! Windham Fabrics is giving away a collection of fat quarters at every stop on the tour! Heather is also giving away the Correspondence Mini Quilt pattern and Paper Obsessed swag to each winner. It will be a very good mail day if you win. We have a few tricks up our sleeve here and are giving you up to 3 possible entries into the giveaway at our stop. Please read all steps carefully!

1) comment below with a way to contact you-- please leave your email in your comment even if it asks you to include an email in order to post a comment! this is important for us to be sure that we can reach you!!  (if you're afraid of spammers, feel free to include email spelled out i.e. youareawesome at gmail dot com) = 1 entry

2) head to pinterest to follow @crimsontate (leave your pinterest handle i.e. @crimsontate in your comment below so we can verify that you are indeed a follower) = 1 entry

3) re-pin a pin from any of the @crimsontate boards on pinterest (we're partial to the Paper Obsessed Fabric board at the moment) = 1 entry

You can include all of these in 1 comment, if you'd like. If you're already following @crimsontate on pinterest, we love you for it! Just leave your pinterest handle. And remember--include your email address in the body of your comment!

There you have it. Videos to catch behind-the-scenes-fun, 3 chances to win, links to inspiration on Pinterest. All in a day's work. Thanks so much for reading!


P.S. If you enjoyed this post, check out last year's Succulent Garden Fabric blog tour. You can also see more of Eric's work here.

Images by Eric Lubrick