Does this look like a place where beautiful fabric will be printed? We’re working on it. Whew. (that’s Gart in the photo, by the way.)
We just shipped our last from-home shipment of fabrics a couple of days ago and I find myself in a contemplative mood this morning as I consider the fact that we’re moving into our official Spoonflower office space this week! While I won’t miss our house being turned upside down, doubling as a business space and mail center, there’s something…I don’t know, a little sweet about having had Spoonflower running out of our home with the kids oohing and ahhing over their favorite fabrics. Those days are done.
Today, there’s a cleaning crew there removing–bless them!–the inch thick layer of grime on this former sock mill’s floor, along with the debris from the air-conditioning installation that just got finished up a few days ago. I’m meeting a sitter up there tomorrow to talk to her about watching my girls on-site for me while I’m (cough) working. Part-time working, but still working. Maybe that’s the real rub. So far this hasn’t felt all that much like work. Bet it will once we open the proverbial floodgates and allow people to create accounts without an invitation. (So sorry to be keeping so many of you on the waiting list for an invitation while we finish up this move!)
Pictures of the new space to come soon!. Y’all can suggest some ways to spruce it up because apparently I’m not allowed to dwell too much on decorating just now.
All kinds of cute are showing up in our Flickr pool lately! Sarah at The Small Object posted a photo of her hanging small object a few days ago. (She’s also got a few photos of some of her fabric designs on her blog. I’m looking forward to seeing more, as are my daughters who thought all those little faces were fascinating.)
Little BIG pants posted an adorable project today that she made with some camera fabric she printed with us. I just figured she was someone who really, really liked cameras, but it turns out that she had another idea in mind. See what she did there? Cut out a little camera and stuffed it for her Audrey doll? Something about this little doll camera is so charming to me, reminding me of my fascination with doll houses and all their small accessories when I was a girl. Suddenly, I could envision a yard printed with all sorts of doll accessories: a purse, a hat, a belt, a balloon, a book! A miniature Schnauzer! A rug! A baked ham! Getting carried away here…
|24 Jun 2008 by Heather
am really excited about this new company Spoonflower. They are offering
custom printed fabric from your own designs. It’s still in beta right
now and you have to sign up to get an invite to try it out. I just got
an invite last week. …
YUM: Delicious Design – http://studiolios.blogspot.com/
|10 Jun 2008 by Amanda
to Holly at decor8, I’ve been clued into Spoonflower – custom small-run
printed fabric! Sweet Heaven!! I’ve signed up for an invitation, and
will be keeping my fingers crossed! I could finally get exactly what I
want for my bags, …
Red Jet Whistle – http://redjetwhistle.blogspot.com/
|19 Jun 2008 by mayabella
I happened upon an amazing new company Spoonflower while making my
daily visit to Emily Martin’s blog. Spoonflower gives individuals the
power to print their own designs on fabric that they can then use to
make quilts, clothes, …
…Stops With Me – http://stopswithme.wordpress.com/
|31 May 2008 by Clara
love the look of hand screen-printed fabric! I’ve been a long-time fan
of Duckcloth and their blog…which is where I first discovered the
Sprout Design fabric collection…I recently used their Pamela Walker
giraffe print and I will …
Mimi Kattini – http://mimikattini.blogspot.com/
From the blogosphere…
2008 by wormgirl
about spoonflower almost a month ago. Signed up for the
beta testing the same day and got an invite the day after. You can
make your own pattern and have them printed on 100% cotton. The
page is still in beta, but seems like …
forward – http://wormgirl.wordpress.com
2008 by Rascallion
There is a
project that I have been meaning to share with everyone for a
while now. I discovered Spoonflower a few weeks ago and instantly
wanted to make use of this fabulous idea. The site is in Beta so
it is fairly new but they have a …
Kim introduces this week’s fabric preview with a little help from the smallest member of the Spoonflower team, who just started crawling! We saw more amazing designs this week, but that won’t surprise anyone by now.
I wrote recently that running a craft-related business left me with little time to do any sewing of my own anymore and…well, that made me a bit grumpy for a few days, I must confess. So when I found myself this weekend with only a sleeping baby in the car with me to keep track of and knew that she would stay asleep (transferred to her stroller, of course) if I ran a quick errand, I headed to a nearby thrift store to rustle up some vintage sheets!
Scouring the bins and racks at the thrift shop was something I enjoyed very much in college. I had tons of free time before my kids were born, very little money, and a taste for old stuff that wasn’t just like everyone else’s stuff. As a busy mama to three girls, though, it’s been some time since I had the time required to score the good stuff. You avid thrift shoppers out there will surely agree that you’ve gotta have time to really go through things.
Anyway, I wasn’t sure if, with all the crafting going on around me locally these days, there’d be much in the way of vintage anything left to score. But guess what–there is! I got a great haul of eight vintage sheets plus a pillowcase. It totally made my weekend!
Even better was that I had the time to actually make something from my haul. Check out my middle girl’s new pilowcase dress, made up from Red Instead’s easy instructions. If I hadn’t needed to patch the pillowcase in a couple of places because of some unnoticed worn spots, I bet this would have gone together in less than an hour. I was dismayed when I saw the yucky worn spots, but was inspired to do some applique patches after running across this tutorial on the Sew Mama Sew! blog. They’re made from some fussy cut Kaffe Fassett flowers and now I’m glad I needed to add them!
I’m a little behind on my blogging lately and have been meaning to post about Soph’s lovely duck quilt for the last week. (Sorry, Soph!) She blogs in detail about things she learned while making it here, but just looking at her quilt, I had no idea she wasn’t a total pro at quilting already! I mean, check out that detailed quilting, y’all! Love the curtain wire idea, too (courtesy of A stitch in dye).
I’m putting together a slideshow of some of the nifty projects we’re seeing made from Spoonflower fabric. Most of what I’ve assembled so far is from our (amazing) Flickr pool, so if you’ve posted a project photo there then I probably already have it. Likewise, if Kim has blogged one of your projects I already have that as well. But if you would like to share an as-yet-unposted project made from one of your own fabric designs, by all means email me a link or a photo I can use in the slideshow. Thanks!