Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spoonflower!


I was totally psyched when my invitation for Spoonflower came a few weeks ago. I'm sure all of you have heard about it by now, but for those who haven't, it's this awesome new website that allows you to design and have your own fabric printed. I immediately started drawing and trying to think of designs. I have to give a lot of credit to those that design entire lines of fabric because it is quite challenging (well at least for me!) Anyway, when I finally decided on a drawing, I took a picture and played around with it in Gimp. I'm no computer expert and exploring Gimp was a lot of fun and easy. It's a free computer program similar to Adobe Photoshop. When I was done, I ordered a FQ of my design and I impatiently waited for it to get here. When it came, it was nicely wrapped with a wonderful handwritten note. There would have been pictures of that too, had I not ripped into the package. I'm sure you would have done the same thing ;) So, It came out pretty well, although I do wish that I had payed attention to the scale markers on their website. It would have been better had it been a smaller repeat pattern.

I'm not sure if I'll order more of this. I am, however, looking forward to creating more designs. I am so excited for this website and I can't wait to see how it evolves. It would be great if you could eventually buy other designer's fabrics. As it stands right now, the cost to print your own fabric would not be really cost effective to sell by the yard. But we'll see. The website is only in its beginning stages and I've read a lot of other great raves and reviews on it.

11 comments:

lera said...

That sure is cute, Katie!

jessi said...

I love your print! and I hadn't heard of Spoonflower before, so thanks for sharing!

Heidijayhawk said...

that is unbelievably awesome!!!!

Stephanie said...

So cool!

SewAmy said...

I will have to check the site out. thank you.

Mirre said...

Thank you for filling me in... I hadn't heard about it yet!
I love your print!

Anina said...

What fun! I'm definitely too scared to even try fabric design. Yours looks great.

Mary said...

I am anxiously awaiting my beta invite! I have so many things I would love to see "for reals." LOL!

Geek+Nerd said...

I love your design, it's super cute!

iSew said...

As usual, I'm clueless and haven't heard of spoonflower. I'll get to that at some point. haha Your fabric looks great!

Amy Yang said...

I really like your fabric Katie! Good job, super cute ;)