3.23.2011

Spoonflower and Project Selvage

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!
One of my secret ambitions is to be a fabric designer.  It is still sort of secret because I have only just started.  Above is my first fabric design, titled "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!", and it is made as a baby boy print. Spoonflower is an awesome website where you can print your own fabric in any quantity.  It is a little bit more pricey than normal ($18/yd; a little bit less if you print your own designs), but when you need the perfect fabric, it is so worth it.  You can also get upholstery weight fabric, which gives me all sorts of vision for custom furniture.

I recently read a tweet about a contest on Spoonflower that was sponsored by Michael Miller.  It is called Project Selvage, and the winner gets a contract for a line of baby boy and girl fabrics with Michael Miller, plus some money and a trip to Quilt Market 2011.  I figured this would be the perfect way for me to get started on my secret ambition.  I am not expecting to win, but I figure I have to start somewhere, and everything I do builds my portfolio.

I debated sharing this before the outcome of the contest, but I was so pleased with how the print turned out that I just had to post it.  I have to order a test swatch before I can sell it on Spoonflower(gotta approve how the design looks printed), so if you would ever consider buying this, leave me a comment and let me know.  I will probably order a test just for fun, so I'll show you how it looks when I get it.

3 comments:

Lorena O'Neal said...

Awesome! Good luck with the contest :) I can't believe i JUST heard about this - i'm so bad with contests though. But you've inspired me to share some of my designs on my blog!

Audrey @ the audzipan anthology said...

Well, you still have until tomorrow at 6pm eastern to enter! I'd love to see some of your stuff.

Karla said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear the outcome. It's such a cute design.