A little package of excitement arrived at my doorstep this morning…. Yes! My Spoonflower fabric swatches have finally arrived! They seemed extra precious as I have been waiting for more than 2 months just to hold them in my hands. The first package probably scooted off during their trip halfway round the globe and Spoonflower was very nice to reprint the swatches and have them FedEx at no additional fee.
My first reaction to the fabrics were that the colours looking less bright than those on my screen . Quoting from Spoonflower.. “Colors can look very different on fabric than they do on your computer monitor. Light goes through and bounces off of color on fabric. Colored light comes out of a screen. Fabric has gossamer qualities: it’s 3-D and it folds and drapes, but screens don’t. Fundamentally different!” Their explanation seems fair.. Despite that, I am still pretty happy with how it turns out as the colours did not deviate too much from my expectations. 🙂
My “aviation” fabric was Spoonflower’s top ten in August’s weekly contest and I have already sold a few yards since then. The current version on sale holds 4-6 planes on a 8″ x 8″ swatch and is suitable as blanket for boys. I am also happy to add my pomegranate design to the line and I am sure it’ll look pretty in anyone’s kitchen 🙂