Friday, September 21, 2012
New Fabric Design: Julia's Kitchen
I've been searching for Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume One for a few years now and I finally scored a copy (dated from 1971). Not only was I super excited to thumb through the recipes but I was quite taken with the book illustrations, namely the fleur de lis motif on the book jacket. I immediately thought it would be a wonderful fabric, as it is a small vibrant design and wouldn't it be charming with the historical significance attached to Julia Child? I began working on recreating the covers of both Volume One and Two (which are the reverse of each other) on Spoonflower. Then I began playing with the colors and created three additional colorways...a tomato red "Ratatouille", a yummy chocolate "Souffle", and a black and gold "Bon Appetit" (which is a bit of a nod to New Orleans and it's take on French cooking).
I'm so pleased how my samples came out! Now comes the hard part...what do I make first? Pot holders or an apron?
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