Toile de Jouy for Children

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“ Whispering Daydreams ”

drawn by hand with colored pencils
Posted August 5, 2013; project photos added in 2014, fabric swatches and blue dress in 2016

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Hand-drawn fabric, Whispering Daydreams by Nancy Lee Moran, comes in three colors and three sizes on Spoonflower. Thank you to the lovely girl modeling this lavender dress! This dress shows the fairytale figures as four inches tall. Photo and design copyrighted USA 2014 by Nancy Lee Moran, design collaboration with bbflockling, dress of cotton poplin created by Marsha Greenberg of Hankie Couture in September 2014, Fantasy Art, Fairy Tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

For three months in 2013 I was patiently drawing with colored pencils.
In honor of my first grandchild, I made a design for children (and for the young at heart).
People (including me!) like the joyful spirit of Rose (bbflockling) Lacefield’s dolls and her stories that go with them. To my delight, Rose granted me permission to draw from her photos of her petite creations. I added whimsical touches to match the mood of her dolls, decorations of flowers, scrolls, magic stones and mushrooms.

Front of a dress sewn by janicefergusonsews from Cotton Lawn Ultra, a fabric base on Spoonflower.com.  Janice used the pattern Petite Poche by Wendy Schoen series, Violettes Bleues.  This hand-drawn fabric, Whispering Daydreams by Nancy Lee Moran, comes in three colors and three sizes on Spoonflower. This dress shows the fairytale figures as two inches tall, which is miniature size. Photo copyrighted USA 2016 by Janice Ferguson and shown with permission, design collaboration with bbflockling, fantasy art, fairy tales, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design Back of a dress sewn by janicefergusonsews from Cotton Lawn Ultra, a fabric base on Spoonflower.com.  Janice used the pattern Petite Poche by Wendy Schoen series, Violettes Bleues.  This hand-drawn fabric, Whispering Daydreams by Nancy Lee Moran, comes in three colors and three sizes on Spoonflower. This dress shows the fairytale figures as two inches tall, which is miniature size. Photo copyrighted USA 2016 by Janice Ferguson and shown with permission, design collaboration with bbflockling, fantasy art, fairy tales, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

In April 2016, heirloom-seamstress Janice Ferguson used my fabric to sew a summer dress (above here) for her granddaughter Vivian Rose, who is age three. Read all about it at her fun blog link!
JaniceFergusonSews's Blog Page
Janice chose a pattern from the Petite Poche by Wendy Schoen series, Violettes Bleues. The sweet, easy pattern (no buttons!) makes an adorable play dress and panties, for sizes 6 months to 3 years. Janice used spaghetti bias in the perfect-blue to outline the scallops of the hem.
She used two of my designs, printed on a fabric base of “Cotton Lawn Ultra.”

Miniature Blue on White Toile (two-inch figures)

Harmonious Dots for Blue Whispering Daydreams

Rabbit baby and moon from a decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, Whispering Daydreams for fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling collaboration, indigo blue, Fantasy Art, Fairy Tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

Fabric samples of BLUE Whispering Daydreams collection on cotton. Fairy-tale figures come in three sizes, by Nancy Lee Moran. For nursery design, baby quilts, doll dresses, wallpaper, gift wrap.  Photo and design copyrighted USA by Nancy Lee Moran, design collaboration with Rose Bbflockling, fabric printed by Spoonflower, fantasy art, fairy tale figures, Imaginative Realism, textiles design Fabric samples of Lavender Whispering Daydreams collection on cotton. Fairy-tale figures come in three sizes, by Nancy Lee Moran.  For nursery design, baby quilts, doll dresses, wallpaper, gift wrap.  Photo and design copyrighted USA by Nancy Lee Moran, design collaboration with Rose Bbflockling, fabric printed by Spoonflower, fantasy art, fairy tale figures, Imaginative Realism, textiles design

Artist photo of Rose bbflockling b.b.flockling Two baby boys on sled in snow, photo credits Arrin and Lori C. - Please do not share photo without permission of Nancy Lee Moran. Artist photo of Nancy Lee Moran

“Whispering Daydreams” Toile de Jouy design is available for licensing.
Nancy Lee will soon use watercolors to create a colorful version, too.
Phone or email me if you would like to license a design for home textiles, quilting, paper products, and fashions.
402.274.3040 USA Central Time
nancylee@nancyleemoran.com

Susan Kruse used my fabric, Whispering Daydreams Toile de Jouy by Nancy Lee Moran, to create this custom wall decor of a moon for a baby nursery. Whispering Daydreams fabric comes in three colors and three sizes on Spoonflower, in yellow, in lavender, and in blue.  Photo and design copyrighted USA 2014 by Nancy Lee Moran, design collaboration with Rose Bbflockling, wallhanging for children, needlecraft project, fabric printed by Spoonflower, fantasy art, Fairy Tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design By Nancy Lee Moran, this hand-drawn fabric has three colors and three sizes on Spoonflower. Thank you to the darling child modeling the dress! Lavender version of

Gift wrap by Nancy Lee Moran in color of Bleu Fond Jaune, Whispering Daydreams art design comes in three colors and three sizes on Spoonflower, color buttercream lemon yellow is shown here.  Fantasy art printed by Spoonflower, Fairy Tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design Fabric envelopes hold jewelry for 2014 ShooHoo BJD resin dolls by BBFlockling. Each heart is sewn from

If you sleep upon this toile, sweet, magical dreams are guaranteed!
I picture the blue-toile design for fabric, as bedding and curtains for a child’s room, as a nursery toile.
After I have the drawing scanned, I shall add bright color to it with watercolor paints. Then it will be pretty for bedding with small framed pictures of each doll vignette as wall decor. It may become bright gift wrapping and greeting cards (with a special border around each character vignette). It may even become a fun (and complex) puzzle.

Purchase from this fabric collection on Spoonflower.com, beginning July 2014
Fabric, Wallpaper, Gift Wrap and Decals

Whispering Daydreams fabric collection for children and baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA copyrighted 2013, bbflockling collaboration of doll and fantasy art, Fairy Tales, Imaginative Realism, on Spoonflower as fabric, wallpaper, giftware

Lavender version of decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, Whispering Daydreams for fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling, fantasy art, fairy tale figures, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design Light-yellow colored version of a decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA, on Spoonflower as fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling, fantasy art, fairy tale figures, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

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A decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, titled Whispering Daydreams, for baby layette, babies, girls, fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling collaboration, indigo blue colored pencil, fantasy art, fairy tale figures, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

What is Toile de Jouy?
Toile de Jouy is a design that has a white background on which a repeated pattern reveals a pastoral nature scene or flower theme in a single color. It has been a form of decorative storytelling for hundreds of years, since about 1760. Toile fabrics often grace curtains, furniture, bedding, chintz. Toile wallpaper is lovely, too. It is popular for aprons at country-themed garden parties and tea parties.

Blue wallpaper version of decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, Whispering Daydreams for fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling collaboration, fantasy art, fairy tale and doll figures, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design Lavender-purple colored wallpaper in a decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran copyrighted in USA 2013, titled Whispering Daydreams, for fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling collaboration, fantasy art with fairy tale and doll figures, Imaginative Realism, Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

Joys of dollmaking . . . The photos below will take you to the appropriate pages on bbflockling.blogspot


Lizette girl doll dressed as a rabbit by b.b.flockling, fluffy pink bodice, heeled bunny slippers, dollmaking

Click photo to see Lizette's page.

Minuet moon and Nissi rabbit baby by b.b.flockling from bbflockling blog, dollmaking

Click photo to see Nissi's page.

Tweedle bird on his paper mache toy ship by b.b.flockling, dollmaking

Click photo to see Tweedle's page

Pippi Longstocking doll sitting on a ball of yarn by b.b.flockling, carrot colored pigtails, dollmaking

Click photo to see Pippi's page

Jemima girl doll and Talulah elephant toy by b.b.flockling, dollmaking

Click photo to see Jemima's page

Lizette rabbit girl with butterfly, mushrooms, roses, pansy from a decorative Toile de Jouy design, title of Whispering Daydreams, for children and for baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA, fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling, blue colored pencil, fantasy art, fairy tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

Jemima girl doll on her tricycle and Talulah elephant toy from a decorative Toile de Jouy design, title of Whispering Daydreams, for children and for baby nursery by Nancy Lee Moran USA, fabric and wallpaper, collaboration with bbflockling dollmaking, blue colored pencil, fantasy art, fairy tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

Karli Star doll from a decorative Toile de Jouy fabric design for children and baby nursery, copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, offered as gift wrap and wallpaper, collaboration with bbflockling dollmaking, blue colored pencil, fantasy art, fairy tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted surface pattern illustration, textiles design

Pippi Longstocking doll from a decorative Toile de Jouy fabric design for children and baby nursery, copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, offered as gift wrap and wallpaper, collaboration with bbflockling dollmaking, blue colored pencil, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted surface pattern illustration, textiles design

Dottie the toy rabbit and mushrooms from a decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery titled Whispering Daydreams, by Nancy Lee Moran USA, fabric and wallpaper, bbflockling, indigo blue colored pencil, fantasy art, fairy tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

Tweedle bird toy on his toy boat from a decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery bedding titled Whispering Daydreams, by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, for fabric and wallpaper, indigo blue colored pencil, toy boat, fantasy art, fairy tale, Imaginative Realism, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

Butterflies and roses and berries from a decorative Toile de Jouy design for children and baby nursery titled Whispering Daydreams, by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2013, butterflies, scrolls, flowers, raspberries, for fabric and wallpaper, indigo blue colored pencil, copyrighted Surface Pattern Illustration, textiles design

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3 Responses to “Toile de Jouy for Children”

  1. […] Reading up on Nancy Lee Moran, this fabric, and looking at her Pinterest page, I discovered that she had collaborated b.b. flockings.  Whispering Daydreams includes some of b.b.’s dolls and drawings from her stories.  Step into another world by visiting b.b.’s blog.  So interesting! […]

  2. nancylee says:

    Heirloom seamstress Janice Ferguson used my fabric to sew a summer dress for her granddaughter Vivian Rose, who is age three.
    Read all about it at this blog link!
    “Modern Projects for Old Fashioned Nanas”
    http://www.janicefergusonsews.com/blog/2016/04/22/whispering-daydreams-new-fabric/

    Janice . . .
    It is said that a frame is a gift to the artist, since it enhances the beauty of a painting.
    In the same way, this dress is a “gift” to the artist of the fabric, since the skill and imagination of Janice Ferguson has brought out the inherent beauty of the fabric at its very best.
    So, dear Janice, I am so grateful to you! You created a playful, charming dress for summer days! Pippi Longstocking (in the fabric) would approve!
    Visitors to this blog page might also like to see the new web site of dolls by bbflockling.
    http://www.bbflockling.com/