Friday, June 28, 2013

My Newest Blue & White Fabric and Wallpaper Designs

    After a lifelong love affair with lilacs (I chose my business name, "lilyOake" because its an ancient English folk name for the lilac), I decided it was time to do a lilac fabric design but I wanted it full color.  
      Introducing ""LilyOake" in blueberry blue.  
Its has an 8" repeat, so its not to large a pattern to use on many projects ranging in size and according to your ambition.  ;)
I included a sweet Victorian bumblebee and flutterby, as well as a faded back actual hand written letter by Marie Antoinette, in the background.  All on a blueberry blue.

      I also introduced 3 more designs this past week.  One is a big lazy swag of blue roses - a personal favorite of mine, I named "Catherine" in blueberry blue.  This is the pattern I think I will have wallpaper made in, for my own dining room.  As well as fabric printed in cotton twill or linen/cotton, to slip cover my antique settee.

My dining room is currently painted blue (an older discontinued color from Restoration Hardware named "Atmosphere Blue").  It works wonderfully with the white woodwork and trim, fireplace mantel and front door. So I will use "Catherine" with the blue background for the walls and the white background for the washable settee slip cover.  I am starting to design a series of fabrics named after my sisters and aunties.  Catherine is my oldest sister.

Also new this week is a light hearted pattern I call "Seaside Garden Stripe".  Small sprays of blue roses on a classic light blue and white background.  I think this would make marvelous curtains with matching wallpaper for a very feminine bedroom.
I would love to hear what you all think of my newest fabrics!  They are all available for purchase through my shop: LilyOake, on Spoonflower.  Just click HERE to see my collection of fabrics, wallpapers and wrapping paper designs!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Slip Cover Update

   Finally found time on a rainy Sunday afternoon to begin work on the latest dining chair slip cover.  I finished the seat cover - the back's slip cover construction will happen some time this next week in the evening hours after I get home from work.  Supposed to rain in Seattle all week so I am avoiding yard work until Friday, to get this done!

I eye balled the pleats on the skirt and added a white piping.  The fabric is my own design I have for sale through my shop on Spoonflower.  (check out my shop Lilyoake)

This pattern is named "May's Rose" and is a muted light to medium blue with white rose sprays with single buds faded in between. 

(I envision this print on silk some day and sewn into a ballroom skirt to wear at my wedding.  I would team it with a baby blue cashmere sweater set with pearls)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Fabric for Slip Covers

      One of my newest fabric designs is called "May's Rose" in blueberry blue.  A soft  scattering of blue roses on a medium hued blueberry blue background.  I have four dining chairs that need slip covers to blend in with the rest of my blue & white home.  So far I have done one chair in my "Jane's Rose Bouquet".
     Here is "May's Rose" uncut, on the back of the next chair to be slip covered, next to the first one I did a month ago.

      Designing one's own fabric is very exciting and rewarding when you  begin transforming your home into what you have always seen in your mind's eye.  You have control over pattern, color and dimension.

My next project will involve designing a blue & white chinoiserie wallpaper for the family room and a simple Swedish stripe floral for the dining room.

Let me know what you think!  Visit my collection on Spoonflower,  here