On Wednesday night, Amelia blew us away with her confident and clearly enunciated performance as Alice in Wonderland, in the school play. I had spent some time, going over lines with Amelia, (so I knew that she had memorised the pages of dialog well) but I had no idea she would have such presence.
At times Amelia is pretty shy, I was expecting nerves to be a bit of an issue, but I was so wrong. She nailed it. Apologies for the ordinary photos – we were not allowed to use a flash, as there was an official videographer at work – I am hoping that the video they shot is pretty good, because I really want a record of the event.
Another little thing that is making me inordinately proud, is this small piece of fabric (8″ x 8″).
It’s fabric I designed and printed using Spoonflower. I saw that they were having a free swatch day, and it was just the prompt that I needed to give it a try. I quickly manipulated the floral and butterfly designs that I already had drawn up in Illustrator, and was fairly pleased with the repeat that I created.
While you can use any colour you can conceive for your designs, I chose to use some of the colours that Spoonflower recommend. They are colours that print true to the colour you see on screen. This resulted in a print that is quite bright. In my imagination, I have a whole line of fabric, in much more subtle colours. If I decide to go ahead with any more fabric design, I will probably go to the trouble of printing test swatches just to narrow down the right colours. I am thinking that the curtains that I need for my laundry might have to be bespoke!
What would you make with your very own fabric?
What would you make with my butterfly fabric?