Earlier this week as I was sewing I had a massive epiphany. (I love massive epiphanies by the way. They’re one of my favorite things.) So anyway, it’s no secret that I’m a crazy huge Melody Miller fan and I adore all of her fabrics above most others. A lot of her fabric that I’ve purchased for Lucky Lucille items are a collection or two old and now out of print, which makes me want to hoard the crap out of it and never sell it to anyone in whole or part. …but that’s just not very nice of me!
So as I was cutting into some of her very special Ruby Star Rising, I thought to myself how much I use JUST this fabric, and how much it’s sort of become the face of my brand even though it’s not mine. …and what happens when it’s all gone?!
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks: SPOONFLOWER!!! Folks, I’m making MY OWN FABRIC!
I’ve known about spoonflower for years so I have no clue why it just dawned on me this week to actually give it a try. I guess I thought I wasn’t talented enough to do it.
Honestly I’m super proud of myself for how it turned out!! I took this photo of Lucille:
and turned it into this:
Now, I’m not even going to pretend like I wasn’t inspired by Melody Miller. Because obviously I am. I literally stare at her fabric for hours a day as I sew. But I’d like to think I did a good job of staying inspired and not crossing the line into total rip off. I do want to carry on the brightly colored retro inspired theme since that’s the reason I fell in love with the Melody Miller collection to begin with. I feel like her fabrics are the most “me”.
But this is definitely more me! I ordered a yard of it just so I can see how the colors turned out and how the design looks to scale. If all systems are go, plan on seeing A LOT of that furry technicolored face on many Lucky Lucille products to come! Not to mention I’m TOTALLY hooked on Spoonflower now and plan to design more fabrics for myself, and also make some available to the public for purchase in the near future!
Check amateur fabric designer off my list of life goals to achieve 😉
Has anyone else ever designed fabric on Spoonflower? I’d love to hear your thoughts and see your work!