Let’s Connect on Spoonflower!

I have been having fun designing fabric around some of my original colored pencil drawings over on Spoonflower.  Have an account over there?  Let’s connect!My designs aren’t for sale right now, but as soon as the samples I am getting are proofed, they should be.  Still, I’d love to see what you are doing on Spoonflower, too.

Ah, the proofs.  That’s the one catch I’m not a big fan about on Spoonflower.  You have to buy at least a fat quarter size piece of fabric with your print on it to review before you can sell it.  I can see what they do that;  they want good, quality work that works well as a fabric on their site.  Still, that about $10.00 per square…..hmmm.

On the other hand, their editing and social media tools seem great!  I’ve enjoyed playing with their tools to see how I can get my designs to look their best.  They’ve even integrated with PicMonkey which I use anyway, to make your stuff even look more spiffy.

I’m using drawing that I’ve done, like the funky tulip up there.  If you want to see more of my drawings, head on over to my Facebook page where I feature them.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would!

Otherwise, let me know if you’re over on Spoonflower.  Leave your shop link in the comments so others can take a look, too.

Bad Dog

It finally happened.  Sputnik, my almost nine month old puppy, got into my one knitting storage chest and got at a skein of Lopi Einband yarn that I needed to use on my Faroese shawl that I work from time to time.  Bad dog.

I can understand why Sputnik went after it:  it’s wool!  It smells like an animal.

Luckily, and surprisingly, he left the actual project alone.  I’m thankful for that.

It’s one of those crazy situations that you have laugh, really.  Still, I’m not amused.  I think the skein is salvageable.  I still have it and put it in a sealing freezer storage bag, and away from the dog.  I’ll have to take a look at it when he’s not looking.

The skein before Sputnik.
In memorium.