Look what I got in the mail from Spoonflower! This will definitely spur me on to get to my sewing machine out and running. I really wish the fabric where heavier but the ability to print my own design was just too irresistible. Remember the little sample swatches I got a while back? The detail and coverage were great (for my purposes - a novice that isn't selling any fabric related products) so that's why I decided to go ahead with this fabric. I did have an issue with colors. They were muted on my swatch, so I'm glad I got a sample to go by.
The design has been sitting in my computer for ever. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago I'm going to start collecting my hand drawn doodles. This is a sample of what I've been collecting as far as digital 'doodles' go. I have a folder full of patterns and I like working on them every now and then. I think I've mentioned wanting to design fabric but I haven't done anything in regards to researching how to get serious about it (maybe lack of time!?). I suppose other applications are a possibility too. In any case, this is the first pattern that comes 'to life'.
No more excuses, also applies to training. Today I 'officially' started training for the Houston half-marathon that we'll be running in January. I'm already 3 weeks behind schedule and running only 4 miles today proved how lame my conditioning is right now. Lame with a capital L! Ugh! But at least I started. Maybe the Olympics had something to do with it. How awesome (and eerily daunting at the same time) where those opening ceremonies?
UPDATE :: I've decided to go ahead and start selling this pattern as fat quarters. I'll be listing my new fabric designs on my Etsy shop as I produce them. Take a peek here.