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In the dreary dead of winter, a bright bouquet of fabric prints like this makes me…well…happy!

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I wondered about the spelling of Hapi and knowing that Amy Buter always has a beautifully written, ethnic and travel inspired explanation of the origin of each of her collections, I just had to find out what was making her Hapi.

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Hapi is my love story. It’s all about the feelings & inspiration I returned home with after my travels to Egypt. Hapi is the Egyptian god of the Nile and is all about creation and moving forward, exemplifying the process of life. My Hapi is the pure expression of the idea of flow and creativity that we all posses, flowing from our hearts and our hands. I loved creating these prints and you’ll find that Hapi has a deliciously uninhibited ethnic vibe with graphic and kitch print combinations and layers of options for print play anchored in rich color. The palettes are a joyful mix of lush, sun bright colors and deep hues that dance together throughout the collection. It’s my hope that it captures your imagination and inspires you to create from your heart and have fun!

XO Amy

She draws so much creativity from her journeys and I’m so envious of the places she’s traveled.

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Always drawn to blues, these are my favorite prints from the collection.  They truly do evoke a sense of flowing and lush creativity.  There is always so much detail and visual interest, that I notice something new in the designs each time I look at them.

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So, if you’d like to win this fat quarter bundle of Hapi by Amy Butler, leave a comment below and tell us what inspires your “Hapi.”

Enter by 2/11 at 11:59 EST!


I want to thank you for all your responses to last week’s fabric giveaway! It sounds like you will have some fun sewing with whimsical Suzy Ultman prints to do for the people in your life!

The winner of a fat quarter bundle of Suzy Ultman prints is:

Kathy Davis says:I spend most of my sewing time on my 18 month old granddaughter. She is my one and only grandchild who we never thought we would ever have. : )

Congratulations Kathy!  Just send me a quick message to let me know where to send your fabric christie.fabricshopper [!at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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64 Responses to Just Giving It Away ~ a little Hapi!

  1. Diann Cornell says:

    My family is my happy.

  2. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    Watching my two cats run around in the morning while my husband and I drink our coffee makes me happy. So does this give away – thanks for the chance!

  3. Stacy Alfano says:

    I love making anything! Just sewing makes me happy! Thank you!

  4. wendy says:

    making stuff makes me happy!

  5. QuiltinGram says:

    My Hapi is being able to create quilts for my family and friends!

  6. Tamie says:

    My little granddaughter make me Happy! She is only 5-1/2 months old but brings so much joy to our house.

  7. Sasha says:

    Today my daughter made me happy! She is 18 months old, i was cutting out pieces for a Geranium dress for her and she picked up the top part and held it against her, as though she knew it was a dress for her. She just stood there saying “Ni mummy, ni, mine!” Ni is her way of saying nice! I please she can already recognise pattern pieces and she likes my taste in fabric!

  8. Abby says:

    What makes me HAPI- that my boys like to help me in my sewing room and always compliment my finished projects. (They are 2 and 5)

  9. Kathy Davis says:

    What inspires my Hapi… watching my granddaughter play. She is 19 months old and I love to just sit an watch her interact with her environment.

  10. Anne says:

    Big bold prints by Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett make me hapi. I’m in the midst of designing a quilt right now with a bunch of Amy’s fabrics. These would make a great addition.

  11. Ellen M. says:

    My family inspires my Hapi – I love doing things that make their world better in small ways – creating for them, feeding them, etc. They are my inspiration!

  12. Jeanne says:

    What makes me Hapi is my love for beautiful fabric. Fabric is the art in my world. So many things can change the vision of that fabric as it turns into yet another beautiful image.

  13. Betsy says:

    My happi is inspired by reading blogs, Pinterest and quilting related magazines

  14. Michele T says:

    Hmmmmm… my hapi is beautiful fabrics and fabric designs!!

  15. Margaret Schindler says:

    My hapi is taking care of my little great grand daughter Presley. She is so sweet and Hapi all the time.

  16. Seeing the beauty of the colors in nature, as well seeing the beautiful colors in fabrics and yarn.

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  17. Bekki says:

    Finishing a project for family or friends and seeing them so happy to receive it. -that’s a great feeling.

  18. Kim says:

    My Hapi is just to notice the positive things in my life such as the simplest things like making a simple meal and enjoying it with my family and knowing how lucky we are to live the way we do.

  19. Susan says:

    Many things inspire my “Hapi”–my husband, music, nature, and my faith.

  20. Erin says:

    My two wonderful babies are what/who inspire my hapi. They are my everything – the only things guaranteed to make me smile, everyday.

  21. Paula says:

    My Hapi is when I’m quilting with wonderful colours!

  22. Melissa Quinn says:

    My Hapi is when I can get a few minutes to myself to take a deep breath and relax.

  23. Pam S says:

    My three-year old granddaughter makes me hapi. I’m also grateful for the rest of my family and friends, and for the joy of sewing. And Amy Butler and blue colors are my favorite. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and for your blog!

  24. Joan H. says:

    What makes me Hapi is my husband, my children and a stack of bright, lively fabric.

  25. my happy is when my grown Sons and DIL’s love what I give them, I have my style and I trying to use thier style too. today my Son is coming to sew with me to upcycle shirts. Talk about Hapi

  26. Connie Cain says:

    My hapi is my God and family. :) This fabric makes me smile.

  27. mara says:

    What makes me Hapi, is winning fabric! :)

  28. barbe says:

    my hapi is my family and my dog and bright, brilliant colors

  29. Sharon t says:

    Would love to win these beautiful fabrics

  30. Sharon t says:

    Fun to win

  31. Cindy says:

    I always go back to making things that meet needs. When I can accomplish that, I get a little thrill.

  32. Liz says:

    This year brought a big change in my life as my youngest left for college. I am making the move forward by enjoying more creative time. I plan to sew more, and pick up some new knitting skills. I would love to have some of this beautiful Hapi!

  33. susan parziale says:

    great colors

  34. Delaine says:

    Being snug and warm inside with a cozy fire in the fireplace inspires my Hapi!

  35. DeborahGun says:

    packages in the mail with fabric goodies or sweet little homemade gifts make my Hapi!!

  36. Mom C says:

    Quilting really makes me happy. That and being with family. Thanks.

  37. Wendi Lauren Dickherber says:

    Bright blue skies and a little warm sunshine. That and happy quiet kiddies lol

  38. Patty says:

    My family makes me Hapi. And the time I have to quilt is like a retreat at home, which really can help make me Hapi.

  39. Joyce Mitchell says:

    My husband, my sisters, my wonderful nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great nephews all inspire me. I love to make quilts for them & occasionally knit something too. Love the fabrics – thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Christine says:

    My husband inspires my Hapi – and I’d love to make us some new placemats with the fabric!

  41. Christine says:

    My husband inspires my hapi – and I’d love to make us some new placemats with this fabric :)

  42. Mary says:

    I’m loving all the shades of blues. Creating some beautiful napkins would make me hapi!

  43. Emily C says:

    My sweet husband makes me Hapi!

  44. Terry says:

    Besides my family and friends, what makes me Hapi, Hapi, Hapi is just enjoying each and every day :)

  45. jo says:

    Days above 80 degrees for motorcycle riding, trips to CT to see the grands and looking at really deep snow out the window while sitting in the warmth of the house.

  46. Pat says:

    Other than my awesome family, my hapi is anything to do with quilting! I even love sewing on binding! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  47. Hayley says:

    My girls and my dear husband. Every day I marvel at how lucky I am to have them. Even the days they drive me crazy!

  48. Lee says:

    My happy is a day off with my husband!

  49. Beautiful fabric inspires my Hapi`!

  50. andrea teal says:

    I’m so hapi to have this opportunity! Thank you.

  51. Bethany says:

    Lovely colors! What makes me happy is cuddling up under a quilt with a good book! :)

  52. Piroska says:

    My baby grand-daughter always makes me very hapi! :o)

  53. My family and how much they love me and I love them.

  54. Angie H. says:

    Its very cool where I live, but sunny. That makes me happy!

  55. Joan says:

    We are having a snowstorm today and it makes me Hapi!

  56. Sandy K says:

    My Hapi is when the grandkids come to play.

  57. Vicki H says:

    Today the sunshine is making me hapi, as we got 9 inches of snow yesterday.

  58. darlene macdonald says:

    I am very HAPI knowing spring is closer!!! Sick of snow!! Thanks for the giveaway!!


  59. Marci Girl says:

    My kids and all their little milestones!

  60. Dita says:

    I love the fabric colors! My Hapi would be my desires to create things! Sewing is one of them

  61. Linda says:

    HELLO, just lovely hues in this collection Hapi>reminds me of the sun on clear blue days>love it ! Thanks for sharing!

  62. Rebecca says:

    Sunshine and a good night’s rest usually inspires me to create :)

  63. melissa says:

    I really like the blues and greens. Lovely cool colors to brighten up my day here where it’s all white with snow.