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Patterns Picks of the Week

The Spring thaw gets everyone outside again (Yay!) so we can get back to enjoying nature.  We have some great nature-themed patterns that will be available for instant license in the AFB Art Marketplace as soon as it launches.  Check 'em …

Spring Shopping

We got a big Spring-In-Our-Step with all the fresh finds during our shopping trip this week...          

Natural Beauty

The beauty of Spring is that all these wonderful colors start emerging outdoors, which gives everything a fresh, new feeling!  We're feeling all that natural beauty around us--purplish blue crocuses appearing overnight, forsythia branches…
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Welcome, Spring!

It's hard to believe that it's the end of March already, but the vernal equinox just passed and we couldn't be more ready for Spring!  Amid the lingering snowdrifts, the sight of some tiny buds on trees and daffodil shoots popping out of the…

Designer Spotlight: Meet Liza + Leo!

In the spotlight today are Liza + Leo, our cracker jack team of pattern scouts for the soon-to-launch AFB Art Marketplace. Liza (the human) travels the globe with Leo (the feline) on great pattern adventures, searching the globe for the freshest…

Pattern Picks of the Week

With all the bunnies and chicks around for Easter, we thought we'd give a preview of a few of the BABY patterns that will be available in the AFB Art Marketplace.  

Hopping Around...Paper Source

We did a little shop-hopping around at Paper Source and found their Easter goodies.   Check out the adorable things we spied...            

Peppy Pastels

  We've got Bonnets & Bunnies on the brain now and that means peppy PASTELS are the colors we love this week!  
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Hippity-Hoppity, Easter's On Its Way!

It is a little sad to see the leprechauns, shamrocks & green-dyed Chicago River go away, but we know they'll be back again next year. Now Easter is on its way and we're getting giddy about bunnies, bonnets, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks…

Designer Spotlight: Laura Mitzelfelt

Today Laura Mitzelfelt is in the spotlight and talks with AFB and founder Jenny Morgan about designing through AFB and more. Jenny: Laura is one of those designers who is so prolific that I sometimes wonder if she sleeps!  Above is a map…