Recently I made my first surface designs and ordered proofs to be able to sell them to the public… and THEY ARRIVED! The turnaround for Spoonflower was great and arrived in good time. I ordered the fabrics in Eco-Canvas, a lightweight canvas made from partially recycled material. Its texture feels really sporty, and it holds detail well, especially with contrasting colors (white on yellow can get a little hard on any fabric). I can’t wait to make something from it, shall it be a jacket, a backpack or something else?
Checkout my first patterns on Spoonflower, and support the artist by buying some fabric, wallpaper, or gift wrap. It’s that time of year, you know you NEED some gift wrap.
My partner, Michael, and I made it back to the Midwest for a week– visiting Dallas and Tulsa to see both our families. In Tulsa, I got to visit Owl & Drum, a local indie fabric store. I found some fabulous knit fabric to dye (because it’s black and white), some whimsical crocodile fabric to make Michael a button-up, and a couple fat quarters. Definitely have some projects in my future.
Also in Tulsa, my mother gifted me an old sewing machine that belonged to my grandmother. It’s a Singer Featherweight and it’s in GREAT CONDITION. I had to ship it back to California because the hassle of air travel, but it will be arriving this coming week. While there, I was dying to try the machine, and a cold snap had come through Oklahoma… so I bought Michael some jeans at Burlington that needed hemming. The machine worked great for having sat in a closet all these years. It’s definitely slow and steady, but stitches like a dream. I had to help it along once in a while, but I was sewing denim of course. The machine also came with a zig-zag attachment (complete with 8 stitch knobs) and a button-holer attachment (with 8 “keys”). VERY COOL, VERY EXCITED to get it home and serviced by the great Paul Howell to start using it in my studio.