I learned about…

I learned about Spoonflower (custom fabric-on-demand) from Heather Ross, whose whimsical fabric designs I love. I've been meaning to try making fabric for a while, and in my dazed early morning state, I had a half hour to take a few of my garden photos and do just that, using their automated repeat tools to make some fun patterns:


Jackmanii clematis, thyme/time garden, weeping cherry, flower. I can't remember what that last flower is -- tell me if you know? It's not a David Austin rose, is it?

I've ordered samples of them ($5 each for a 8 x 8 in swatch), and am looking forward to seeing how they look in actual fabric. I'm not sure what I'll use them for, but I think the first three might make for a nice set of spring garden dishtowels. And the last is so charming and bright -- Kavi likes it. Maybe something for her? I've been daunted by the idea of trying to sew actual clothing, but how hard could a simple tunic be?

If they actually look good when they arrive, I'll make them available for purchase too. It won't be the cheapest fabric in the world, and I only get a small commission, but it's just cool that individuals can so easily make fabric these days.

What I'd really like to do is draw something, maybe with some poetry text, and upload that. But my drawing skills are minimal. Hmm...

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