Thursday, November 13, 2008

My own fabric from Spoonflower, and more stockings

I recently stumbled upon this website for a business in still in beta form that will take your design and print it on fabric. It's called Spoonflower and it's no longer in beta form.
I debated for about a week about what design to send. I didn't have time to come up with something especially for this, so I looked to my 20 odd years (some odder than others) of Christmas card designs and sent the one from 1998. I scanned it into my computer to make a jpeg, and that's what I emailed them. The original card is only 5.5"x 4.25". The design on the fabric is slightly larger than 8.5"x11", and I bought a full yard at $18 plus $3 shipping. I've gotta say it's quite the little ego boost at $21! There's no minimum to buy, and they use 4.3 oz. Kona cotton. When I placed my order, you could order as little as a fat quarter, but I'm glad I got a full yard.
I don't know what I will do with this particular piece of fabric yet, but at least one image will be the centerpiece of a crazy quilt at some point in the future. And I will absolutely use Spoonflower again!

And here are two more odd Christmas stockings. I have two more fish tail shapes to finish embellishing and one more to piece, but time is running out.

5 comments:

Karen K said...

Sweet idea of making your own fabric!!! Thanks for sharing! You stockings are so fun!

Judy S. said...

What a neat idea, Janet! And a very nice design....I could see a quilt from these!

Like the stockings, too. You are very talented!

Gerry Krueger said...

What a great idea for special fabric and the price is not all that outrageous... I will have to think on this and try it..

Hugs Gerry K.

JK said...

Hey hon...thanks for popping over... Great stockings!! Love the fish tail one..who said it had to be in the shape of a boot anyway!

I loved the Halloween pics! The young lady that had the blue Celtic cap on? That is similar to the one that went to my wedding gown..(cept white).. Beautiful.. Looked like you had so much fun!

God Bless darlin...

Lisa said...

I love the stockings...Now tell me where did you find the penquin button's? I have a 3 year old GD who loves penguins, last year when I first met her she was so shy she would only talk thru her little toy penguin (all penguins to her are Happy Feets). I now have included penguins in my list of things to look for and put away for grandkids...