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10 Things I Learned from My New Fabric Collection.

2015 March 17

I have inadvertently ended up starting a Little Red Riding Hood fabric collection. I had a couple of these already and recently acquired a couple more. It’s interesting to me how many fabric designers have chosen to dedicate their lines to the little red hooded girl, and of course her wolf “friend”. I am (legitimatly, I think) obligated to like and buy these fabrics. Best stashing excuse reason ever!

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them, but I would love to know if you have seen any other Red Riding Hood collections I should get! 

Just for fun, I decided to see how much I could find out about my favorite fairy tale character from her fabrics…

  1. Red loves trees. I gather she is a nature-lover and enjoys spending time outdoors. Though, thinking more about it, the choice of background may be due to her living in close proximity to a forest…
  2. The red hood is a must. This, of course, is not rocket science. However, I did not know that she allowed patterned prints as well. Seemingly, dots are a thing.
  3. She likes dressing up. True to form (at least the form of the little girls I know) Red seems to prefer dressing in skirts or dresses. Colour does not seem to be as consistent in this case, however.
  4. Side Parted Hair. She seems to be liking the long hair with a side part. Though I am not sure about the exact cut, since it’s under the hood!
  5. Health matters. While most stories talk about Red’s basket containing cookies or baked goods, I also see that in one portrait she is carrying apples, and she’s standing next to an apple tree in another. Good for a varied, healthy diet!
  6. Red is not scared of the wolf. She is either oblivious to her peril, or knows the wolf personally and feels no need to flee. I am not sure I would be so brave, especially when surrounded by multiple wolves!
  7. The wolf is obsessed with Red. In all cases, the wolf is either following her (how creepy!) or walking/looking in her direction. In one case, with salt and pepper at hand!
  8. The wolf is a scientific anomaly. In three cases he is able to walk on two legs. In one case he has the ability to hold a fork and knife, without opposable thumbs. Yikes!
  9. Mushrooms are a key part of Red’s natural habitat. I am not certain if her grandma makes a mean Mushroom Risotto, or if they are even edible. I do know, that if you ever see a red mushroom with white polka dots Red’s home must be nearby!
  10. Might seem crazy what I’m about to say… Because, She’s happy!  Red seems to be a generally happy person, since she’s always smiling.

Reader Feedback: Do you have a collection? What made you start it? (P.S. It doesn’t have to be fabric!)

Fabric Information (Top to Bottom): Into the Forest, Michael Miller fabric. Bought from Double Decker Fabric, unfortunately sold out. Riding Hood: Story White, Blend Fabrics. Bought from Canadian National Fabric. Little Red Riding Hood Aqua Main, Tasha Noel for Riley Blake. Bought from Canadian National Fabric. A Walk in the Woods, Aneela Hoey for Moda. Bought at Creativ Festival.

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just happened to get a couple of these fabrics from two of my awesome sponsors!

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  1. Andrea M. permalink
    March 17, 2015

    I’ve seen one for Lecien by Minny Muu that is a red riding hood, as well as a set of 3 or so fabrics for Timeless Treasures. I don’t own any of them (*yet*…). :)

  2. mom permalink
    March 18, 2015

    I see your observing skills are excellent! Funny! Have fun with your collection! Mom

    • March 25, 2015

      Thanks Mom! It was fun coming up with things. I got a tad stuck after 8 of them – Matt helped :)

  3. March 19, 2015

    It seems Red has brown hair either, as I don’t see any blonde one? :) Nice collection you have ;)

  4. Ann (no e ) permalink
    March 19, 2015

    Hi Sherri,
    Love the ‘Into the Forest’ fabric with glimpses of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, (Love the book, ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ written by the wolf ;) ), ‘Hansel & Gretel’ and of course Red herself.
    I see an ‘I Spy’ quilt, new backpacks for your beautiful girls, literacy bags for your kiddos school.
    Hooray for me, I found several minutes between work and dinner prep to work on the Five & Ten jacket I am sewing for my sweet sugar bean ;)
    I hope you are enjoying the last days of March Break. Take care.

    • March 25, 2015

      Yes! The 3 little pigs are so cute in that fabric! I’ve read the wolf version – very funny! Oooh. Good ideas for it! I’m so glad you’ve had a few minutes to sew – hooray! :)

  5. March 26, 2015

    Teehee! Cute list! Have you seen Hoodwinked? It’s a cute movie where Red has a strong role ;)

    I collect bird fabric. It wasn’t intentional at first, completely inadvertently. Then I had a look at my stash one day and saw a theme. I do love birds, so it really wasn’t a surprise.

    • March 27, 2015

      YES! The kids love Hoodwinked, and the 2nd one wasn’t bad either. Maybe I should collect that too? ;) Ooooh. Birds – I have my almost fave fabric hanging in the office with me – Valori Wells Jenavive Linen Floral Birds in Sage – GORGEOUS! I can see the appeal :)

  6. Kathy permalink
    March 31, 2015

    I have had a Red Riding Hood collection for many years…dolls, antique puzzles, s&p shakers, dishes, books, you name it, and of course fabrics! I also have to have wolves and Grannies! It is great to see
    your site and your new addiction to my favorite Fairy Tale character!

    • April 2, 2015

      Oh! This is so great Kathy! I’ve been contemplating collecting Red Riding Hood, but haven’t yet. That sounds like so much fun! I’m glad we could connect :)

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