My first Spoonflower order!

Look what came in the mail today! My first Spoonflower order! I’m so excited and relieved. It turned out soooo pretty! Yes, I’m relieved because this is actually my own design and I had these terrible fears that somehow during the process of taking it from paper to computer and then to fabric it would turn out awful. But I love it! If you’ve never heard of Spoonflower, they are this amazing site that for a price, will print anything you want on fabric. Cool, huh? You can also order from a huge selection of other people’s designs too. {Just so you know, Spoonflower is not one of our site sponsors, and the’re not paying me in any way or even discounting me at all. They probably don’t even know who I am.}

Here it is before I ironed it. How many ways can I show you one yard of fabric? Not many, really. But I’ll try.

And here it is when I ironed it over by the window. The background is just plain white. And the birds are my very own sketch. With a few hugs and kisses thrown in.

And here it is when I draped it a little bit. It’s kinda stiff. Maybe I should wash it. Or maybe not. 

As soon as I saw it, I knew what I would make. A sewing machine cover like the one Kimberly made for our Sewalong.

Isn’t it beautiful? 

Of course, I won’t copy her exactly, but my new fabric expresses just how I feel about my sewing machine. I am in love with her.

Anyway, I’m nervous to post now (almost as nervous as I was to order the fabric in the first place) because I’m afraid of haters! At least there’s no ‘dislike’ button, right? So only leave a comment if you like it, okay? And if you want to see it on Spoonflower, {here’s a link}. Happy sewing and everything else today!


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  1. Kimberly Brandon Rolzhausen has such a great eye for color/pattern/style! She makes tons of beautiful stuff! (Her handbags are fentastic!)

  2. It is really lovely! It will make a pretty dress for a little girl.:-)

    Jenny – from S.A.

  3. Caroline, Job well done! I have some designs I am holding back on for fear that they have already been done. Sometimes, the designs are so ‘close’ to other fabric. Did you worry about that too?

    1. Hi Jeanne, That actually never crossed my mind! Probably because I really just designed it for myself. Everyone has different taste and is picky in their own way. I say if you love what you design enough to buy and use it yourself, then it’s perfect! Don’t worry about how others will judge.



  4. There’s nothing more exciting (to me) than seeing my own creations come to life on my all time favourite medium (fabric). And so many different kinds to choose from! My last spoon flower order was on Organic knit jersey..heavenly 🙂 I have placed 6 orders with them and I really don’t care what anyone thinks of designs, since I’m not printing them for anyone but myself! I LOVE your adorable little birdy drawing…that would be so cute on a little girl’s dress…(my mind always goes to that since I have 3 girls). One of my most favourite designers on spoonflower is Kelly from Petunia’a…she also has an etsy shop by the same name…check her out, some adorable stuff there!

    1. Hi Michelle – I sooo agree with your comment, about seeing your own artwork on fabric… about not worrying about what other people think… about Petunia (AWESOME) and thanks for sharing your experience with the quality. I still have to decide what to do with the 1/2 yard I had left. So difficult.

      Keep sewing!

  5. I love your fabric!!! I’m getting ready to place a spoonflower order, also, but for my labels for my products. 🙂 I printed them on printer fabric today, only to find that they were IRON on… I thought I would be able to sew them in. And I can… but the heat backing is going to make them stiff and thick, like canvas instead of cotton.

    Anyway. I love your fabric. I saw your sewing machine cover before I saw this post, so I already knew it was adorable…

    I wish I was talented enough with artwork to do something like this…

    1. Thank you Melle for your sweet words. Good luck with your fabric labels. I have yet to find something I really love. I never thought of Spoonflower. Great idea!

  6. That looks like fantastic because I didn’t see such type of Spoon flower ever. Besides this, your above allocation is really different than the others. Looking ahead your site for getting more pics on that. Keep it up 😆

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