Back to the quilt soon, but on saturday night I tackled another of the "Crafty To-do's" from my ever growing list. This one was designing a fabric to print using the Spoonflower website. This would probably have been lower down my list, but I was already on the website, printing InspiredbyFelix labels for my cushions (1m of fabric yields c400 fabric washable labels yeay!). Anyway, whilst there I spotted "Project Selvage" which is a competition Spoonflower are holding.
The task is to design a baby boy fabric, the top prize, to design a collection for Michael Miller! Now, as a relative novice to fabric design, I don't expect to win, or get into the top 75 (on which the public vote), but this competition gave me a focus so I gave it a go. I've been promised a copy of Illustrator from a friend, but whilst that's on its way, I managed with Powerpoint (years of working in business makes you pretty powerpoint proficient!) and other free Photo programmes.
After faffing about for a couple of hours, I came up with "Dizzy Dinosaurs"
I have ordered a swatch and entered it into the competition!
Seize the day, I say!