Happy Tuesday! Tuesday is preschool day around here, a pretty new thing for us. And boy, this getting-to-school-on-time thing is not for sissies! It wasn't even 8AM and I already felt like I could use a stiff drink! (Just kidding. Well, sort of.)
Tuesday morning is also my get-stuff-done morning, because one baby is way easier to handle than two! So, without further ado, let me share my latest fabric lust, so that I can move on to making some progress on my Spring Runner before school pick-up (or I really won't have anything to show you tomorrow).
Do you remember my talking about making over our living room now that we have a new couch? We're still in dire need of some fresh pillows. I ordered a new slipcover for our hideously cat-scratched red armchair. (How we'll keep the cat from scratching our new furniture to shreds, I haven't yet figured out. But, one thing at a time.) And with our large pieces now in a more neutral gray and beige (i.e. kid-friendly) color scheme, I want some colorful pillows and accessories.
I liked the linens prints I had showed you in my last post, and I loved those Echino prints you suggested, but nothing was really grabbing me wholeheartedly. Until I ventured onto Spoonflower.com. I bet you know of this website already: Spoonflower makes it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs. And it is super awesome.
You can see my profile and click on my favorites here. I seem to have zeroed in on one designer in particular, Holli Zollinger. Her stuff is modern and earthy at the same time, I really like it. And, the cool thing about Spoonflower is that you can choose the type of fabric and how much of it you'd like printed. Since it can get a little pricy, I'm only going to get fat quarters of the linen-cotton blend. That should be plenty for pillow covers but in a good quality fabric.
Have you or any of our readers ordered from Spoonflower before? Any tips or feedback?
Here are my top picks for pillows:
I need to make 3 square pillow covers. I also plan to make one rectangular pillow inspired by this pattern in Quilts by Denyse Schmidt.
What do you think of my fabric choices, any feedback or preferences? What combo of 3 prints do you think would work best?
And dear readers, did you remember to enter the fabulous giveaway of Big Little Felt Universe? 2 chances to win the book AND a $25 gift certificate for felt supplies. Go do it!
LOVE THE FABRIC! Oh wow. I haven't delved too deeply into Spoonflower outside of ogling Heather Ross's limited edition prints, it's a little overwhelming! But this post is most inspiring. I love the four prints you chose above, they are so bright and pretty. Can't wait to see the finished pillows!