Friday, September 17, 2010

Spoonflower Take 2

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:

Monday, September 06, 2010

Spoonflower

I finally got around to designing some Spoonflower fabric. I'm not sure what took me so long, but I decided to take advantage of the free swatch day they offered last month. I'm so glad I did!
I will definitely be ordering more of this little forest bear print. I am really impressed with the quality and color.

It's so great sewing with my own fabric design.
I've got these two designs on order:
Carnival!

and Coffee Shop:

I can't wait!

And how the heck is today the last day of summer vacation? I can hardly believe it's September.
Fall is definitely in the air!