well, not much happening lately really. getting into the groove of a new school year, filling etsy orders (it went a little mad last week when i was featured on re:nest's list of favourite etsy stores and they used an image of my work which was very exciting!) and today i need to fill a new wholesale order and *try* to finish a wedding sampler commission. (they look like this.)
today started as many others, got the kids to school just about on time, blah blah. then food shopping. boring. put it away, had some lunch, blah blah. and then the postman turned up with a little package for me. from spoonflower, and my heart went pitter patter, for the samples i sent for a few weeks ago had arrived! very very excited to show you these, and the colours are totally spot on. i'd done loads of reading about this on other people's blogs - colours were not the same on the samples as they thought they were going to get, but mine are more than perfect, i love them.
so...i did one little design, and changed it in 3 ways. firstly a small scale white on red (the main 'bowl' shaped flower is 2" tall) - perfect little design for christmas things, methinks. secondly, a medium scale print in multicolours on white (the flower here is 3" tall) then a mega scale print with a turquoise background in multicolours, the flower is almost 6" tall.
what i really want to know is - if i get yardage printed would it sell? i was thinking of 5 yards of each to try out...and also, should i scale the large turquoise print the same as the white? or do you think the large scale would sell? lastly, which is your favourite? i think it would make great bags, and quite honestly, i'd love some curtains made from it! and frankly, if it doesn't sell, i'm more than happy to use it myself :)
after this essay, as a reward for 'listening' to me rambling on, i'd like to propose a little giveaway...answer my questions in the comments section and i shall pick a winner at random on sunday evening (say 8pm) who shall receive a set of my fabric fridge magnets - multicoloured and mix of designs. is it a deal?
edit: the red fabric at the top is actually much clearer in real life - the white lines, while still delicate are much clearer than shown here :) for much better pictures, go to my flickr photostream. you'll need to actually click on the red fabric to view it really clearly.