Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spoonflower Love

As promised here is the finished result of the fabric design that I had printed by Spoonflower. I got to say I was thrilled with the results and completely delighted by the colors, (even though they were a little brighter then I had imagined) and how clear and sharp the details were!


Now that I see the results I'm anxious to order some new designs, of which I have been diligently working on. (So many ideas!) However being of frugal means, I can't just willy-nilly order every design I come up with and like. No, no, no. Each one has to pass a certain test in my mind as I ask the question, "is it Spoonflower worthy?" ...I feel a bit like Elaine on Seinfeld wondering if the men she dated were sponge worthy!


On another note, I have jumped on the Twitter band wagon. My main reason is so that I can easily keep in touch with eldest daughter when she leaves, (in a week and a half) to study abroad for the semester, (have mercy, I will miss her) However, I figured if I have it I might as well use it. Trouble is, I feel like a slow moving turtle crossing a 4-lane highway... very out of my comfort zone. (Heck, I don't even know how to text message someone... pathetic but true.) Will soon see how this newest venture into cyberville turns out, wish me luck!

29 comments:

marysgranddaughter said...

Good luck with Twitter I can't seem to get the hang of it. My daughter is studying abroad next year...while I am so excited for her my eyes well-up at the thought of her leaving. Best to you!

marysgranddaughter said...

oops...I almost forgot! I love the fabric! Spoonflower is pretty wonderful!

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

You know who to contact should you need help with pattern design, right?? It will be MY pleasure to be able to help YOU for a change. Though from the looks of it, seems you are doing quite well. Nice thing about SF- no set up costs. If you like and want to see it- not a huge investment- can start with a simple swatch size (8x8, I believe?) I look forward to your quilt creations made with your own patterns. Taking it up a notch.

Anina said...

Stunning!
Good luck with twitter.

connie said...

Oh, my I had my daughter go off and study abroad about a year and a half ago and I did miss her. She and I thought we could stay in touch through texting and not have it cost an arm and a leg and then after the first month I found out we had text-ed $500 dollars worth. Our cell rep had misinformed us of the costs. We were under the assumption that as long as we had the same provider we could keep in touch with our texting plan. They forgot to inform us that every time she sent me a message it was 50 cents. Fortunately they waived the $500 but we had to limit our texting. :-( I hope twitter works for you. It is such fun to keep in contact and hear about their adventures first hand. I hope your daughter has an incredible adventure.

I love the fabric. I can see where this could be addictive.

Take Care.

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

I love twitter but rarely use it. Trying to use all 140 characters is fun and makes a little poem sort of. I like the challenge.
Great Fabric. Can't wait to see the "spoonflower worthys"
yous talented and inspiring.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful fabric you designed. Now we'll all wait to see how you create into something even more beautiful.

jacquie said...

saw the fabric on flickr...totally fab! my son wants me to twitter too...same reason, to keep up with him overseas...hard to take that plunge...when will i have time?

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love the fabric! I got a giggle out of the Seinfeld reference hehe! Good luck with Twitter.. it's not difficult to get the hang of. I just forget to go on mine lol

Jackie said...

Your fabric is just phenomenal, I love it, love it!! I hope that your daughter has a terrific time and that you are able to keep up with her on Twitter. I have not yet done that and am hoping not to any time soon.

Diva Quilts said...

Huh! I thought I left a comment earlier - but I guess I forgot to do the final SeEKriT pAsSWeRd step (I was on my way out the door). Anyway! Love your fabric and can't wait to see what you do with it! :)

Allie said...

OH MY GOSH that fabric is GORGEOUS! Good job!!!! It has almost a retro barkcloth look to it, I love it. Awesome!!!!

I jumped on the Facebook bandwagon awhile ago, and you describe it perfectly, a turtle trying to cross a 4 lane highway - golly. No way am I trying Twitter! Blogging will have to suffice, lol.

Fer said...

Have fun with your fabric, I look forward to seeing some new creations!

I joined Twitter a while ago but rarely use it, I seem to be more of a Facebook person. :)

serline said...

I like the pink and green combo. It's a perfect match for the fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Heleen said...

Whauw, great fabric! I haven't been twittering yet, good luck.

Ruth said...

Your fabric is really lovely - the colours are so fresh and zingy! Really great! Thanks too for your lovely comment on my blog. :)

Hey Harriet said...

Far out! Difficult to believe that this is only your first attempt! Your fabric design is super cool!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

I'm glad you joined Twitter! There's much I still don't understand about Twitter but I'm learning a little more as I bumble along... I'm enjoying your tweets! :) xo

Mrs Moen said...

Fabulous fabric; loved the sponge reference, I can totally relate to that feeling!

I would love to see a picture of that first quilt of yours too:-)

Amy C said...

WOW Victoria your fabric is totallly beautiful, it must be really fun to actually have it in your wonderful creative hands.
Twittering - I am still resisting the whole thing, and texting drives me crazy grrrrr I am useless at it.
Wishing your daughter a really super fun semester.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

beautiful fabric!!! i really love all your work (art)!

karen said...

gorgeous fabric Victoria. Are you planning on taking this further? selling it and recouping your costs? Then you could print away to your hearts content!

picciolo said...

hello! your fabric came out just beautiful, I can't wait to see what you make with it.
x

please sir said...

Neat - the Spoonflower (which is near my neck of the woods) fabric looks great! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

nicolette said...

Your Spoonflower fabric is awesome!

I hope to find some time to try some myself.

Pallas said...

Your fabric design is beautiful! What a wonderful service. I am going to look into doing this too.

Manola said...

Ciao Victoria! Your fabric is very beautiful! ♥ I like it s much!... oh.. twitter? I am a true incapable! ^______^ kisses

High Desert Diva said...

Ohhh.....look what I've missed! Fabric by Victoria! Can't wait to see what else you come up with......

Sarah said...

Gorgeous fabric.

And good luck with twitter. The turtle metaphor made me laugh. Although, you're definitely more technology literate than my mum...

"Just don't spend all your time on 'MyFace'."

XUE said...

Lovely colours & design! Great details in the leaf/tree. Would love to do a Spoonflower one day but meanwhile, we are doing our own cheaper homemade style :) .Happy weekend!