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?

--Lisa LeBlanc

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