We are over joyed to have the AMAZINGLY talented Carina Gardner to talk about today!!  Carina Gardner was very inspirational to us when we first started designing as Violette Field Threads and we were definitely a little starstruck when we met her at Spring Quilt Market last year!! She was so sweet and made us feel right at home in her gorgeous booth!


Carina and her daughters

Carina's flawless style and skillful design is reflected in everything she does, and she has one impressive resume!  Carina is designer and owner of Carta Bella Paper Company, she designs fabric lines with Riley Blake, has her own line of adorable sewing patterns and designs digital scrapbook products. 

 Here are some gorgeous scrapbook paper for  Carta Bella Paper Company.



 Look at these precious sewing patterns:


Rini Doll & Mermaid, Garden Party Outfit, Dainty Blossoms Sling


We asked Carina how she got started designing and this is what she told us:

Creativity is an integral part of Carina’s life! She has always loved working with her hands—creating beautiful things out of fabric and paper. As a child she would break the needle on her mom’s sewing machine making barbie dresses, hide in the closet writing plays, and doodle to her heart’s content. As an adult, she tries very hard to include beauty in her life whether with her three children, in her designs, or home.

Look at some of her gorgeous fabrics!!



They also have very exciting plans for 2013:


I have two fabric lines coming out for Riley Blake. The first is called Remember and will be in shops April 2013. My second line is a black and white line and will come out in the fall 2013. I have a line of dish ware coming out in April 2013 for Deseret Book. I also plan on premiering new sewing patterns in May for Quilt Market. I am also opening a new online shop in February with online classes and my new line of wallpapers.

Carina is donating an AMAZING PRIZE to our Ultimate Prize Sewist that is valued at $100!  One lucky winner will win a Fat Quarter Pack of her Dainty Blossoms fabric line as well as 2 Fabulous Carina Gardner Sewing Patterns.


 Please be sure to leave some love below for Carina Gardner!!!!!!!

Only 9 more days until the start of The 5k Fans Giveaway!!!!!!!   

Up next for tomorrow's blog post: Forty Toe's Photography, My Sweet Sunshine, JAB Creations, Little Gray Co.




January 20, 2013 by Ericka Wright


Rachel Booth

Rachel Booth said:

Wow!! love her stuff!! :) Thanks for the chance to win!


Meg said:

Carina is one of the most amazing people I know – incredible designer, funny as all get out, and truly a fabulous lady. Much love!


Tonya said:

what poise! Love her designs too


Gidget said:

Beautiful fabrics…sounds like an exciting year for you! Good luck!

I love those pictures! so cute.


Michelle said:

Such beautiful stuff!


Bonnie said:

So beautiful and I will be watching for these!


KJ said:

Love them. Soooo cute


KJ said:

Love them. Soooo cute


Joan said:

I am happy that you featured Carina Gardner! I have seen some of her pattern (Awesome!) but I did not realize she designed fabric and scrapbook paper! What an amazing woman!

Grace Hoenig

Grace Hoenig said:

Carina is a fabulous teacher and designer. I love her classes, patterned paper and material. I wish one of our fabric shops would carry her line.


Ravi said:

ok, i was both truly inspired by the video clip and have been laugihng out loud by your words above it If you haven’t seen it, we can’t be friends. In fact, just click the little red “X” in the corner of your browser and let’s just end it here. am still laugihng. i love it! and i have never posted a comment on a blog post before, so way to go- you got me laugihng and deeply touched in a few minutes! thank you!

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