I’ve been severely slacking on my design efforts lately… there just hasn’t been any time! I’m getting back into it now though since I’m supposed to be staying on my butt as much as possible (pregnancy woes). After doing some catch up on my digital photo albums and making a few of my accounts look more pretty (Checkout my FB page!), I logged in to Spoonflower to see what the latest fabric design contest entails. Lo and behold it’s a Chinese Paper Cutting theme where you can only use red and white.
I thought I would incorporate some Valentine love into mine, which turned out looking like a cute red paper doily. I love doilies – they are so romantic. My fondest memory of doilies is my mom sending me to school in 2nd grade with my Valentine “bag” that was for my classmates to put their Valentines in. Mine was a brown paper bag decorated with a red paper doily, and a cutout of a Victorian angel glued in the center of it. At the time I thought it looked too old – way over the heads of my fellow second graders. But when I look back on it, I think it was just perfect and it’s my go-to image that I picture in my head whenever people mention Valentine’s Day.
Here is a yardage shot of the fabric – I think it would be great for the lining on the inside of one of my tote bags, or maybe even for a scarf?
red paper doily by Stickelberry
I’m ordering a swatch – I think it will make cute wrapping paper too!
A few more colors I am testing – these coordinate with some of my other fabric collections