I’m addicted to fabric. Or collecting it, actually. Every time I stop in at the fabric store I get completely distracted looking through all the different ones. I’m always keeping an eye open for in-scale-ish prints for model horse projects, but there are some patterns that I know I’m never going to find.
Soo… I’ve been designing my own. Last weekend I put together a few prints I’ve been wanting in Photoshop, then ordered a bunch of swatches from Spoonflower. They arrived today!
I had them printed on plain cotton… it’s what I use the most and was the least expensive option. Overall I’m really pleased with them. They did come out slightly larger than I expected (may or may not fix that, I haven’t decided) but they’re not too large to be unusable in this scale.
First, two camo prints, in pink and green: (with Roxy to scale)
A tie dye print:
And a galaxy print:
I wasted no time in ironing out the wrinkles and cutting them up for saddle pads.
The results… (minus wear leathers… I need to dye more leather aghhh)
I’m really happy with the tie dye and camo prints. The galaxy print is more grey and washed out in person (can only be expected with a pattern like this, really) and I’m not completely satisfied with it yet. But I’m excited because I’ve got more ideas…
As far as sales go, these particular pads will not be for sale, (they were experiments) but I’d like to offer these prints on the stuff I make sometime in the future. I’ve got a lot going on at the moment so it may not be till the new year, but we’ll see. 🙂
What are your thoughts? Anything in particular you would like to see?