Spoonflower has made it super easy to design! I snapped a few pictures and borrowed a few (with permission from the photographers) of the landmarks that I wanted to feature, played with them in a photo editing program on my tablet to turn them into sketches and sketch/photo combination. I then uploaded them the design page. They offer several layouts and options of repeat, size, etc. and when I was satisfied with the look and the size of the photos for the projects I have in mind, I ordered them.
I have three fabrics in the collection...
This one is a sketch/photo combination featuring Simpson's Rest and the Trinidad Sign atop Simpson's Rest, Fishers Peak, the Spanish Peaks and the Bloom Mansion.
The Trinidad Brick is also a photo/sketch combo to offer a rustic, worn look... much like the brick-lined streets of Trinidad... (note: the brick does have TRINIDAD stamped in the center)
The sketch offers a simplistic look that features the Spanish Peaks, Fishers Peak and the Trinidad Sign.
I think the combination of these fabrics will be perfect for the "souvenir" type items that I offer, such as the wine bottle gift bags, bibs and pot holders.
I am super excited to receive them and start creating! But I have to wait a couple weeks for the order to arrive.... **sigh**
In the meantime, I will be working on another fun little heirloom project. My customer wants to use an embroidered tablecloth turned into a lap quilt.
Have you ever designed a custom fabric?
If so, what was your subject/theme?
What sort of items did you use the fabric in?
If you had to design some fabric, what sort of collection would you create?
Be Creative, Be Happy!