Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ruffles & robots

It's coming together, slowly but surely!

This is the robot doll peeking out from the mini bag. I used extra fabric from the edge to make the handles.


I have about a million ideas but not enough time in a day to design them all. This is one example where I was so excited to create it, I didn't really think about how much time it would take to design little motifs for 50 different coffee cups... one for each state... yikes!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Now I HAVE to dig out my thread...

It's here -- my robot twirly skirt! Now I just need to stay awake long enough after the kids go to bed to sew it together. I sure hope it works!

Who wants to enter another fabric design contest?

Me! Me! Me! [jumping up and down and clapping hands]

One of the fabric companies, Connecting Threads (which I hadn't heard of until recently, when my mom gave me one of their catalogs) is having a fabric design contest. Details are here.

Connecting Threads is cool because their exclusive fabric collections and quilt kits are incredibly inexpensive compared to other designer fabrics ($5 or $6 a yard versus $10 on up). And I'm guessing by the looks of their recent emails, they're trying to appeal to a younger demographic who has less traditional tastes (me!), so my stuff might stand a ghost of a chance. Yay!

Did I mention I think I want to be a fabric designer when I grow up?!

The best part is that one person is allowed multiple entires. My biggest problem with the Spoonflower / Michael Miller contest was that each designer was limited to only one. Waaay too much pressure!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More robots and spacey stuff

This is my entry into Spoonflower's fabric of the week contest. The theme was "one yard skirt pattern", and I thought the world needed some girly science / space / robot designs, so here it is!

It makes a 5T-sized tiered twirly skirt and includes a robot doll and a tiny bag she can fit into. If I were a size 5T, I would totally wear this skirt! But since I'm not, maybe my girls would like to try it out. :)