Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Toning it down

I have a love of big, bright, bold, 'in your face' colour..... and so I found it quite amusing when a girlfriend requested some new wraps for her baby daughter. She was happy for me to choose the print / pattern of the fabrics. The only specific request was that she wanted a 'toned down' version of what I would usually make.

I headed for the very large unhelpful chain fabric / craft shop yesterday in search of some 'toned down' fabrics.....

.....and this is about as 'toned down' as I can manage.

32 comments:

willywagtail said...

That is probably all the toning down she wanted. The look great - soft and girly too.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Well done for:
- braving that large, unhelpful (often soul destroying!) shop
- toning it down nicely!

Maree said...

Nice Choice of Fabrics...Girlie & Pretty...

Cute as Buttons said...

Very nice balance of calm and colour! So the Store-that-must-not-be named has some uses! We like that spot, too! Lisa.

Kelly O. said...

This is probably exactly what she wanted!

Tammy James said...

Gee I wonder if we are shopping at the same place? I also have a large unhelpful chain shop like that and it is my only option within half an hour of here, though I doubt in mine, which is also messy, I would even be able to find such things.

They are gorgeous BTW I bet your friend loves them to bits!

Princess kirstie jane said...

Beautifully "toned down" I love those combinations, lucky baby to be warm and so stylish.

Sarah-Jo said...

they are so pretty!!!
can I ask what type of fabric you used?

I used to live near a rather large very helpful well stocked, clean very cheery chain store....

now ive moved and the one near me is like yours maybe worse as I entered there the other day so did a dirty lil brown mouse eeeek! I ran screaming from the building and have not been back since

Linda said...

wow the toned down version are still very gorgeous!!! how horrible having to go to THAT store

Kelly said...

Oooh this is rather lovely. I adore these colours!

dorothybills said...

Very beautiful, I am sure your friend will be happy!

Kylie B said...

Oh wow its stunning! i LOVE it!

Stomper Girl said...

Ooh they are so gorgeous. I adore that stripey trim.

Tinniegirl said...

They're beautiful Cam. Just gorgeous. Toned down but still with your signature style too.

Kate said...

OOohhhh, I love them. She will be the best wrapped baby girl for miles.

Cass said...

I love them Cam

bubbachenille said...

oohh aahh they are gorgeous prints!

Sandrine said...

Very sweet subtl combinations ;)Well done!

Kate said...

They look gorgeous; perfect for a new bub :-)

Swirlyarts said...

Pretty!

Bree said...

Deeeeeevine!! Love the wrap with the striped binding.

Bek said...

Oh lovely! Great work. She will love them.

Tania said...

You should have requested a voodoo lend. Though, having typed that you, quite obviously did a grand job of survival - and lived to tell the tale!

Elizabeth said...

and what pretty "toned down" fabrics they are! :)

MissyP said...

Well I think you've done a splendid job of toning it down. Lovely!

Alison said...

Really lovely, I too am one for the bright, bold and in your face colour, but I can tolerate a little toned down occasionally.

Pam said...

too cute, as are all your makings.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

You exercised great restraint! They are very pretty.

Melanie said...

I love that top one, the stripy and (starburst?) fabrics are wonderful together! Great toning down :)

Michelle said...

I think they are beautiful!!

beck said...

What a lucky friend you have! Love the colours and patterns, the baby is sure to love them too xo

Karin said...

Toned down enough or not, I think you did a wonderful job. The colours are lovely and the whole looks so sweet and cuddly!