4.12.2010

New Old Fabrics

This weekend was all about the fabric. I spent most of last week designing and tweaking some fabrics to print with Spoonflower. I wanted to design my own hankies to use for these fun Lumpkin hobo sacks I've been selling for awhile.


I designed this hanky in four colors and it is right at this minute being printed on 100% organic cotton sateen over at Spoonflower...

I have a bunch of new little treats to fill in the sacks too. I'm really pleased with how these little bindles have evolved. They are very popular at craft shows since they are so inexpensive and sweet. So I'll be making LOTS of these for Art Star.
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In other fabric news- My SIL and I went to the Salvation Army Fabric Fair on Saturday and let me just tell you I got a crazy amount of fabric for the amazing price of $35.00! Crrrrazy!



There are at least 40 yards of fabric here. It was AMAZING! I can't wait for next year. They are so efficient there with the tables and the check out. They had tons of notions, patterns and yarn that I didn't even bother looking at due to my already overstimulated head. Plus they had huge bolts of fabrics for sale too. I'm just so happy to have such a great source of good vintage/ second hand fabrics to use for Lumpkin so close by.
Some of the fabric contents are a little suspect. They had them on the tables marked COTTONS, but I may have to put them under the microscope and see for sure.
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I also sent this design over to Spoonflower. I might not have time to make much with this print for Art Star but I will surely be offering these as fat quarters there. It's a very cute watercolor Lumpy combined with my new Lumpkin colors.


Everything is coming along nicely. Now I just have to figure a way to keep up with this Lumpkin work and clean up my house for an upcoming visit from family in a couple weeks. Ha! somethings gotta give soon. I have a feeling I'll have to lay off Lumpkin for a couple days in favor of some clean toilets and fur-free floors.
I'll be back later this week!

5 comments:

Julie said...

Those are adorable! I love the idea of designing your fabric. What a truly original piece you can make then.

Devon said...

Dude! That Spoonflower thing is so cool!
And when did Salvation Army start having fabric fairs?
Just one more big city perk I guess...

Corin said...

Those fabrics are AWESOME! I had no idea Salvation Army did that. Way too cool.

Waldeck Dry Goods said...

A fabric fair sounds wonderful!! Wonder if there's one around here?

sweetmaggiemay said...

oh my, your hankies are fantastic!!! fantastic!