Do you know when you hear about something, about how wonderful it is, and you just want to try it out for yourself? Spoonflower (the American “you upload a design and we’ll print it on fabric for you”) was one of those things for me. I had seen tea towels made of photos, tote bags and cushions made from paintings and quilts made with children’s school work. But I never got around to ordering anything of my own, until about a month ago.
I took the plunge. Uploaded a design, ordered the fabric and waited with baited breath for the parcel to arrive in the mail. The fabric came and I was disappointed with the colours. Not as bright as the original painting, and not happy with the effort I put in to crop the image properly.
But looking at it now, all two American lineny yards of it – I can see potential. Maybe some cushions for the games room? Maybe a quilt? Who knows. Maybe some new library bags.
The colours aren’t too bad, and I could fussy cut all the rectangles again.
Worth it? Yes. Would I do it again in a hurry? No, only unless I have something extra, extra special in mind.
“Rainbows” by Paigey – Kindy