Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Have you guys heard of Spoonflower? It is an online design company. You can submit your own personal designs/photos/drawings and have them printed on fabric (multiple kinds), wallpaper, decals and wrapping paper!
It has probably been a year or more now since I submitted a couple of designs. Just on a lark, nothing I had intended to purchase yards and yards of at that time. And so my account, and my designs, have sat all this time.
A couple of weeks ago I got an email offering me a sample of their new "faux suede" material. I could pick any design I wanted (mine or others) to have printed in the faux suede. After a bit of trouble finding my password (told you it's been a while, lol) I ordered a piece of my "Heat Wave" design. And then I promptly forgot all about it until my sample arrived a few days ago.
This FABRIC is gorgeous. I love the feel of the faux suede. I wasn't too happy with my "design" in person...it wasn't "quirky" enough, lol. But the fabric? Oh My. I LOVE IT ! I keep running the fabric over my cheek. It is just so SMOOTH, and somehow...comforting. Maybe it is taking me back to the days of soft flannel receiving blankets when J was a baby, but this fabric could become permanently attached to my face if I don't control myself, lol.
So last night when I couldn't sleep I signed onto my Spoonflower account and changed up the design a bit. Definitely more "quirky". Wanna peek?
I think I am going to order myself another "swatch" of the new design in faux suede. I could use a new pouch for storing sewing notions and I think the two 8 x 8 swatches should be enough fabric for the outside. Although a faux suede eye cover for keeping out the light when my migraines are bad would sure be nice. Decisions. Decisions.
Oh, this is FUN! I only wish I was better at using computer technology to get the ideas floating in my head onto the Spoonflower website. Maybe some day!