Clearly the designer of this Japanese cotton was a sentimental fool like me.
Or trying desperately to convince himself that he could still be warm when it was freezing cold outside.
This is the fabric I'll use to wrap Christmas presents. Fabric costs a few dollars more than traditional wrapping paper, but I find it's less wasteful (doesn't use virgin trees as most wrapping paper does). I'll only do this for people I know who appreciate this type of touch.
The print resembles a pattern of homemade stamps dunked in golden paint. There are phrases scattered about the plane.
Dangling participles are plentiful on this. I love them all.
There are also plenty of full sentences :)
In addition to
"The spirit is always warm."
"A lovely word." and
"Wishes from everybody."
(What kind of wishes? And they're from everybody? Wow.)
And so on and so forth.
It's the style of the fabric that I like, more than the content. I mean, anyone can make a print with birds and candy canes. But this one seemed stylish and special, and also a little bit funny and tender. It goes without saying, but I always love to hear people laughing and see people smiling during the holidays.
One of my personal favorites on this textile:
"Be gentle in your heart."
photo via ikoplus