March 16: Eric Lubrick chatting about photographing Succulents


Image by Eric Lubrick

That kid Eric Lubrick is a dream.  He’s so talented and kind.  I cannot express how much I dig that dude.  He’s one of those cats that you say “Ohhhh!  I know him!!!” And I’m honored to call him friend.  In fact, he and his wife Cris are succulent fans from way back.  Scroll through their blog and find all the plants.  Dreamy.  Check out what he has to say about photographing my look-book for Windham Fabrics.  I mean, I’m not gonna lie, I was super stoked to be able to style the photographs but this kid knows what he’s doing.

Find his and his wife Cris’s lifestyle blog at

Find Eric’s portfolio at

Happy Monday, y’all!  This big ol’ blog tour will yield fourteen fat quarter bundles being given away.  Be sure to let us know what you think about these projects, these fabrics, these plants each day for MULTIPLE chances to win one of fourteen FQ bundles.  What what?!!?  Move to Eric Lubrick’s blog for the first chance to win!! Amazing.



Succulents is HERE! And I couldn’t be happier. Can you tell?

Photograph by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick of

I’m pretty sure the squealing, yelling, and general bursts of crying joy have been a bit much. I apologize if it’s gotten out of hand.  I just can’t stop.  I continue to try to encapsulate the absolute magnitude of my awe but, I fear I haven’t quite captured it yet. Seriously, being asked to be a Windham Fabrics designer is one of the most thrilling things that has ever happened to me.  It’s like getting picked to work with your best friends on a major project, you pick the theme (SUCCULENTS), and you play.  Oh wait, this idea seems to carry me through my life everyday as I interact with this community of creative professionals in Indianapolis and beyond.  Each day is filled with people I deeply love and enjoy being around and I often say in wonderment “is this my life?”  I’m so honored and happy to be doing the work that I am.  There is a full circle of happiness that surrounds me and it’s a great place to be.  We definitely welcome you in to that circle of happiness at Crimson Tate whether it be in our physical space on Massachusetts Ave in Downtown Indianapolis or whether it be on the interwebs as the place where you connect with us, we’re glad you’re here.


Image by Eric Lubrick of

To kick off a major celebration of Succulents, my debut collection for Windham Fabrics, we will be traversing the interwebs, peeking in on those creative professionals and seeing how they have used and interpreted the fabric.  From Eric Lubrick  (who is the bad ass photographer that took all of the photos in the Windham look book) to peeping inside the brain of world renowned quilter Karen McTavish (who my grandma loves) we’ll be traveling around this cool community gathering inspiration.  Here’s the rockstar line-up:

March 15: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate ::

March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography ::

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::

March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare ::

March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio ::

March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate ::

March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn ::

March 22: Brooke Starnes ::

March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts ::

March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids ::

March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools ::

March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts ::

March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio ::

March 28: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate ::

Thanks for getting out the word to all of the succulent lovers in your life!  I think you and they will enjoy the next two weeks of Succulent joy!  Windham Fabrics is giving away fourteen fat quarter bundles during this hop!  So follow along, let us know what moves and inspires you.  The next two weeks are gonna be amazing.



Crimson Tate’s Fireside Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays, friends!  Let your people know what you’d love to have under the tree this year!  We’ve created an easy guide to help the process of selecting.  Click on the photos to be directed to Santa’s workshop where your sections can be made.

01_fireside_cover 02_everysewer 03_Aurifil

Aurifil Thread is a thoughtful stocking stuffer and a necessity for any sewer. Choose a large spool in a variety of colors or a coordinating set of small spools. 100% Cotton. 100% Lovely.

04_Sewing Kit

Our Sewing Kits are collections of our favorite sewing notions poured lovingly inside a mason jar… already wrapped and ready for the giving.

05_Gift Certificate

Choose a Gift Certificate so that your loved one can choose! Gift Certificates from Crimson Tate don’t say, “I had no clue what to get you,” but rather, “I knew you would want to coordinate your own fabrics, dearie-lou!” Gift Certificates can be applied to all fabrics, notions, classes, and gift items at our brick & mortar store in Downtown Indianapolis.

06_beginningsewist 07_Simple Sewing

Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing is chock-full of simple sewing ideas for beginners. Find modern inspiration and quick projects here.

08_Pin Cushion Cuff

The Pin Cushion Cuff is a cute and functional sewing accessory. Don’t forget to load these bad boys up with straight pins for an even nicer gift!


Gingher Scissors reign supreme. A good pair of sewing shears will last decades with sharpening as needed. Bam in your face.

10_hoarder 11_Charley Harper Bundle

The Charley Harper bundles of organic cotton arrived just in time for ultimate holiday merriment. These fabrics elicit audible gasps from fabric aficionados from the Midwest and beyond.

12_Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel Pre-Cuts are popular modern fabrics full of vintage color and design inspiration, and a great way to give a nice variety of fabrics.

13_Follie Bundle

Scandinavian designer Lotta Jansdotter’s Follie is vibrant and fresh. Adorn your favorite fabric collector’s shelves with fun and Follie.

14_quiltingenthusiast 15_Wonder Clips

Not just useful for binding quilts, Wonder Clips put the fun in functional for a wide array of projects!! Choose the box of multi-colored clips for project after project of color-coded joy!


The Olfa Rotary Cutter makes cutting simple for quilters! Available in 45 MM and 60 MM blade sizes. Measure twice, cut once!

17_Forest Abstraction

We’ve kitted Violet Craft’s Forest Abstractions Quilt for avid paper piecers and woodland creature lovers! Kit includes fabrics for the quilt top and the pattern.


19_Denyse Schmidt

Holy cats! Show that special someone you really care this holiday season with the big box of Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids fat quarters. 75 stunning fat quarters to make you feel like the kid with the biggest box of crayons.


Our Artisan Sterling Silver Thimbles are a beautiful accessory and absolutely functional. The fingertip-like ridge blends clever ingenuity and comfort. Choose from thimbles that are bezel-set with stones, or ones with bee or heart motifs.


The Oliso Pro Smart Iron is our favorite daily sewing tool. It gets super hot, increases your speed in the sewing room, and it’s just downright enjoyable to use. You’ll surely be the winning little elf with this thoughtful gift!!

22_crimsontatelovers 23_T-Shirt

Celebrate the upcoming release of SUCCULENTS by Heather Givans for Windham Fabrics with your very own Baby Toes T-Shirt! The Softy McSofterson shirt features Heather’s original artwork that appears in the fabric! How cool is that?! A true must-have for Crimson Tate fangirls and boys.


I HEART Indiana Pillows add a touch of Hoosier pride and comfort to every room. Keep checking back for our ever-changing styles!


Choose from our wide selection of Harriet Headbands in slim and original widths. A perfect stocking stuffer, or join the Harriet-of-the-Month club for a gift that keeps on giving.


Show off your Crimson Tate love when you’re out and about with the Crimson Tate Tote Bag! Manufactured and sewn in the USA with 100% recycle materials!