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St Zelie & Louis Martin Fabric Collection Inspiration

I've recently developed a devotion to St Zelie & St Louis Martin after reading this book:

Zelie and Louis Book

Their lives are so beautiful, holy, and they are the perfect example for married couples, and I, in particular loved finding a working-mom saint! Not only a working mom, but a woman who held a profession in the creative realm-so you can see why I would love her. Not to mention, she's the mother of St Therese of Lisieux who is my own personal patron and The Little Rose Shop's patron. It's amazing how different saints walk into our lives at the exact right moment to encourage us. As a creative entrepreneur, I need Louis and Zelie right now. 

After reading more about their lives, I felt inspired to create a fabric collection: "Zelie & Louis"

The collection's colors are pulled directly from photographs of the two. This might be my new favorite way of creating a color palette. 

Zelie and Louis Color Palette
There are little pieces in the different patterns that reflect back to their story. Watches for Louis the watchmaker, plaid from Zelie's dress, lace inspired florals inspired by Zelie's profession as a lacemaker. The words "carry on bravely" are woven into the plaid- these are encouraging words from Zelie. I found them particularly encouraging as a mom who has suffered 3 miscarriages, and Zelie has also lost several of her babies. Finally, several patterns show the Marian cross (an M underneath the cross) as this couple showed impressive devotion to Mary and Jesus. 
Zelie and Louis collection logo
Because Zelie and Louis were "makers", I found it perfect to reflect them in fabric and can't wait to see what other "makers" will create with this! Please be sure to tag @thelittleroseshop with your projects and you can find the fabric collection here:
fabric collection