Thursday, March 06, 2008

some last minute feedback

The other week I imported this really lovely, environmentally friendly hemp/cotton blend fabric. It's cream in colour with lots of texture and slub. Yumm.

Anyway I got some colour samples back from the printer today and am totally stumped as to which colours to print. The samples I got back were not what I expected, but still really nice:



I'm going to print two colours. I think I'm totally sold on the top one - a sort of dusty pink colour, but am unsure about the bottom two. They're a lot more vibrant in real life than they appear here. I'm not usually one for bright colours but maybe it's time for something like that. What do you think?

65 comments:

Hollabee said...

I think...bottom...

Have a fab time in London! See you when you get back...

Marcel is very happy with the feedback ;) thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

I think the bottom one, (but maybe the light blue one matches your chosen top one better?). The design in beautiful whatever you choose :)

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

My vote is for the bottom one. Love the top, too.

thornberry said...

They're all lovely - that's not much help, is it! The top is my favourite, then probably the second one.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

I think the top one and the bottom one -

Though I'm DYING for you to print this one in yellow! But that's just me - ha!

Have a brilliant time in London - I hope you get to shop up a storm....

Leah xx

Pina said...

I also prefer the bottom one.

ansis said...

The darker blue bottom one is nice, but I think the paler blue is a better match for the top one (which I agree is very nice) - the darker blue will overwhelm the paler shade. If they aren't designed to be used together then that doesn't matter and go with your heart!

mizu designs said...

go for the bright one at the bottom. it's gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

i vote for the last one, very appealing! ;-)

luv,lew

grace said...

yay go with the bottom one...its so pretty. though they are all nice.

oh and I LOVE the pegs you used to hang them up!

ArtShades said...

Hi - I agree with Ansis, the kingfisher blue bottom one is lovely but does overpower the top more muted one. I don't suppose you need them to work together though do you? If you don't then my vote is top and bottom!

Hope you enjoy your visit over here.

esmereldaknits... said...

I'm going to be contrarian and vote for the second one down and the bottom one - which just so happens to be my favourite shade of blue!

Penny said...

I think I like the bottom one too. i love the blue on the current gingko print though, so whichever is close to that?

Brock & Shell said...

Hi
I have been hoping that it would be printed in the mustard colour again - any chance of that?
Shell

three buttons said...

Tough choice as they are all beautiful! I agree that the third one down would suit well with your top colour. And then the bottom one looks super fresh and looks great also! My personal vote is the bottom one.

AND where did you get those cute bird clips from???

I'm excited for you with your upcoming London trip. So LUCKY!!

Celeste said...

Hello,
I think I like the light blue. If you say the colours are really vibrant, this one might be really nice

Jhoanna said...

Love both blues! But if I had to choose I like the darker one :-)

Adrienne said...

Hmmm...I like the bolder bottom one. Step out! ;-)

Margarita C said...

I'm for the bottom one too

Lourdes said...

I would say the top one and the bottom one. They would make a lovely contrast too...

monda-loves said...

I also think you should go with top and bottom :o)

Monda
x

Anna Laura said...

I'm with the bottom blue as well. And have fun in London! Don't freeze.

nikkishell said...

I say the second and fourth. Enjoy sunny Britain!! :)

Mindy said...

My vote is for the lighter one

Tina in Boston said...

Hi Lara! I like the top one. Dusty pink is one of my favorite colors. I also like the last blue one. From where did you import your fabric?

-K said...

Love the top one - actually both the top ones are nice, but especially the top. Of the blues, I like the bottom one best.

trudesign said...

I dig the bottom color!

susank said...

They're all lovely.

I'd say the bottom one, if only because you're going with the lighter of the top two.

celina said...

I lovelovelove the very bottom of the colors! I am curious as to what the true-to-life shade is.

lil songbird mama said...

I, personally like the two bottom colors the best!
I love the print, birds are well loved by myself!

Rachel said...

I like the tone of the bottom one against the actual fabric more.

Tina said...

I like the top and the bottom ones.

craftydabbler said...

I love both of the blues. What a difficult choice!

Victoria E said...

I'd say the very bottom blue - it has more versatility due to the depth of the shade.

Emma said...

I love both of the blues - bright colours are good :)

Chara Michele said...

I really like that bottom one, it looks so lovely with that pattern!

Anonymous said...

I *LOVE* the bottom one!!!!

Michelle said...

I am a fan of your designs, they are wonderful, but I am also a bright color person, so I have to say the bottom two are fantastic, Yes its time for some bright! And if I had to pick one of the 2 blues I would pick the bottom one!

goatinacoat said...

Another vote for the bottom one!

ErinRuth said...

I LOVE the bottom one... second fav would be the second one. Good Luck- they all look great!

downstairs Designs said...

The bottom two are both wonderful!

MissK said...

omg,was that your birch forest print i saw on the wall at the back of the Today show this morning?

Anna said...

I like the darker teal strikeoff at the bottom. thats my pick.

jojoebi said...

I like the top one and the lighter blue, that's just my 2 cents worth!

Anonymous said...

Definitely the bottom one. i like your choice of the top one too.

zoesquid said...

My vote is for the bottom one. Have a great time in the UK.

Sarah said...

The bottom one!

sallybradley said...

I like the third fabric color from the top.

Fer said...

I like the second and the bottom ones, they have great depth.

Enjoy your time in London! It's been 12 years since I was last there so can't give you any really good tips but I'm sure you'll have a great time.

sarah jo said...

i know we're not seeing the real colors here, but i think the darker blue is beautiful - i love the drama of the darker turquoise against the pale background.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lara, Bottom one for me! That is actually my son's school uniform colour, with white and Navy and it really looks great! Enjoy London, Luv SmileyKylie

valentina said...

Yes to the bottom two!

kitty's kaboodle said...

top and bottom from me

Michelle said...

I would change my entire decor so that I could make cushions with the bottom one!

Love those bird clips too!

SQUID37 said...

I love the bottom one, and think it would make a lovely combination with the top one!! They all look great though!

jessica said...

I like the middle two the best. :0)

Anonymous said...

I love the bottom one.

Anonymous said...

I just saw Hyena in petticoats' comment and had to tell you that I had a dream that you printed this in yellow and it looked fab in a skirt.
Is that weird that I'm dreaming about your fabric?? Take it as a compliment not as a creepy kinda thing....

Hurrayic said...

I like the bottom one.

Becky O. said...

Another vote for the bottom blue... and mustard yellow again : )

Drewzel said...

Love love love the bottom one!

Sharee G said...

I like the top one paired with the bottom one. lovely combination..

tiel said...

bottom..definitely. I just did something in a colour like this.

Lara said...

Thank you everyone! Your comments are too sweet :)

Tina - I found a wholesaler in the states called Enviro Textiles - they had quite reasonable prices :)

craftyarchitect said...

print 320! the turquoise!