The week after next Dim Sum is the theme for the weekly fabric contest over at Spoonflower.
The Lantern Festival is in the Fall and everyone gives moon cakes and goes to the flower market for flowers. The night of the festival everyone lights lanterns and the entire Island is all lit up. I miss Hong Kong. I painted this of my daughter, Sarah during one of the festivals we attended when we lived there.
Designing this collection reminded me of the festival and seemed the perfect time to create these.
I remember sitting at a large table with my family, while servers brought stacks of steamers filled with all kinds of Dim Sum delights. In the background played lovely Chinese music and the noises, tastes and laughter were all part of the experience.
I remember going for Dim Sum in a little restaurant in Happy Valley in Hong Kong. I love dumplings, so designing this collection was fun.
The colors for this contest are restricted to the ones that they chose for the theme. Making it usually difficult to create something that you both love and fits the restricted color pallet. Not so for this one. The colors seem to fit the theme perfectly.
So, here is Dim Sum for Nine, the fabric I chose for the contest. And here it is made up in the fabric I chose.
I used the Dim Sum Stripe as a napkin and the fabric as a tablecloth. Pull up a chair and grab some chopsticks. We're ready for some dumplings.
While we are on the topic of Asia, how about some Japanese Kimonos for fabric?