I finally got the carnival and coffee shop design swatches from Spoonflower this week. I think I've found a new obsession.
Even though I'd like to start off with full yards of my designs, I am really glad I got swatches as both designs have some issues I want to correct.
I forgot to offset the colors in the coffee shop print and I think offsetting looks so much better. It gives it a screen printed look that I like. I think there might be too much negative space and the objects could be closer together. The background ended up a little more peach than I wanted as well.
The carnival print seems to have a little too much negative space as well. I'm pretty happy with the colors but will tweak those a bit. I'm not sure but I think the size of the design needs to be smaller.
And the Forest Bear fabric made it's way into a pin cushion: