Birds & The Bees

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Birds & The Bees, Blog

birds & the bees - tamara kate

Just in time for warm weather & warm weather apparel comes BIRDS & THE BEES, my latest fabric collection with Michael Miller Fabrics!

birds and the bees bolts
Photo: Michael Miller Fabrics

Birds & The Bees is a little exploration into my love for winged creatures (they tend to make an appearance in the grand majority of my design work).

Where many see pesky bugs, I see pure magic. From large ostentatious birds perpetually seeking the spotlight, to the tiniest, delicately patterned bugs fluttering around a flower garden, I am constantly amazed by them all. The heights to which they can soar, their occasional, seemingly unplanned, comical flight paths, the patterning on their plumage… They are the thing of dreams.

There is a coral, teal & charcoal colour story, called Ladybug

ladybug group

And a berry, lilac and indigo story called Bluejay

bluejay group

Bolts and bolts of pretty colour, fanciful creatures and fun patterns, all on a lovely quilting-weight cotton.

birds and the bees bolts3
Photo: Michael Miller Fabrics

Here is a closer look at a few patterns:

DC6829_Navy - Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Baby The Stars Shine Bright

DC6826_Berry - Toutes Les Plumes
Toutes Les Plumes

DC6827_Magenta - Eye Candy
Eye Candy

DC6831 Loop-Di-Loop_Lavender

DC6828_Leaf - Honey Honey
Honey Honey

DC6825_Navy - Love Bug
Love Bug

I hope you will find some magic of your own in creating a little something special with these fabrics for some young person in your life, or for someone young at heart… Perhaps even for yourself (I know you are a young-at-heart group. I just know it)!

birds and the bees bolts2
Photo: Michael Miller Fabrics

Some talented sewers and I will have a slew of projects to share as inspiration over the coming weeks, so stay tuned here and I will point you in the right direction.
Here’s a little tease to get the juices flowing:

feathered flock sunsuit
Feather Flock Infant Sunsuit based on this tutorial


  1. Michele TImms
    June 11, 2015

    OMG!!! I love this collection!!! Must add it to the top of my wish list

    • Tamara
      June 11, 2015

      Thanks so much Michele. So glad you like it!

  2. Marie-Claude Lajoie
    June 11, 2015

    It is beautiful! I totally love it! I love all your fabric.

    I find it totally frustrating that I’m in Quebec City and you’re in Montreal and yet, I will probably have to buy from an American online shop.

    Do you know if anyone in Canada will be carrying it?

    • Tamara
      June 14, 2015

      Marie-Claude, Thanks for the sweet comment & I am e-mailing you some info that will hopefully help.

  3. Monique
    June 13, 2015

    Wow! I love your new collection, it is absolutely beautiful. This is definitely going on my wish list. You are so talented Tamara.

    • Tamara
      June 14, 2015

      Thank you, Monique. Thrilled that you like it!