I have been working on making my own fabric using watercolors. The Spoonflower website allowed me to print the samples of the cotton voile with the butterflies I uploaded as a pattern and once I received my printed yard I went ahead and sewed the tank top to see how the fabric actually looks as a garment. I think I am hooked now and looking forward to making more!
It reminds me of the times when I was little and played with my friends with dolls and their tiny handmade doll dresses. We made a community wardrobe for all our dolls so they could exchange their clothes and mix and match different pieces. I still remember some of the floral fabrics those dresses where made from! I think one of my friend's mom was a seamstress and provided with lots of fun little leftovers for making doll clothes.
Such fun and pleasant memories!
For now this quilt is all pinned and ready to be quilted.
Some photographs from the trip to Hawaii in 2013. We went there exactly this time a year ago, mid May. I just like to think about what I was doing a year ago sometimes and pull put old pictures and sketchbooks. Keeping memories in three formats - mental, digital and on paper.