I’m really pleased with the results of my next round of Spoonflower fabric swatches. I’m not sure everyone will like the size of the designs, some of them are pretty small, but that is one of the settings I was trying to calculate so I know now what 500 dpi does.
The fabric sample book also included samples of their wallpaper, decal paper, and two kinds of wrapping paper, matte and satin (a glossier finish).
The decal option intrigues me, because I like stickers of any kind, but I’m not sure what I would use that for, other than decorating envelopes for mail art.
It’s necessary to buy the swatch before the design can be listed for sale, and I’m going to go ahead and “approve” them for sale.
I wasn’t aware that the wrapping paper had two options, I think that’s new. The sample paper I got seems lighter in weight than the big rolls I showed you earlier, more like something you could actually use to wrap something!
The silk crepe de chine is my favorite. I think that, or the cotton silk, would be best for sewing a scarf. There are different widths for different kinds of fabric. I’d recommend that anyone ordering yardage start by ordering the $1.oo fabric sample booklet to check the weight and transparency first.
I’ve finished a second set of decorative hanging ornaments, which are “in the wings” for now. The first bunch is mostly up on the Etsy site. I also have a third set which are mounted on card stock, but are not yet photographed.
My school library clerk job starts up again on Thursday, so I’ll be back to working around 51 hours a week. I’ll keep posting as time allows. As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions.
And finally, I’m all done with this:
I still have 5 physical therapy sessions scheduled besides the 3x per day routine, which will go through August. Most of my flexibility measurements are greatly improved, but scar tissue is inhibiting downward movement, so I have a long way to go.