"In Scandinavia, we learn how to do things with our hands early on," says Lotta Jansdotter
, whose childhood in Finland and Sweden was spent pressing flowers, crocheting scarves, and sewing clothing. After moving to the United States in 1991, Jansdotter began adorning aprons, journals, and tote bags with her hand-drawn designs. Echo
, her new fabric line, features abstract flowers and asymmetrical, pebble-like polka dots. "Nature grounds me," she explains. It also serves as the inspiration for the sweet holiday card she shares here.