Oh my, I didn't know it was that easy to order fabric with your own design from Spoonflower! It just took me about five minutes and then I had already ordered a yard of fabric with a design I made two days ago on a piece of paper.
What I did was: Ask Frederik to scan the design at his office to transfer it from paper to computer (jpeg-file). Then I clipped the relevant part of the design and copy-pasted that to a new file. Then I erased some little mistakes and dirt that was on the paper. And then I uploaded it to Spoonflower. Their program can repeat your design in a few different ways; I used half-brick because it made my design look full and rich. Then I ordered a whole yard (US$18). I thought it was no use to only order a swatch or a fat quarter. Hey, the dollar is cheap, and I have to pay for international shipping no matter what I order.
So, that was it. I thought it was going to be really hard. I had signed up for Spoonflower when you still had to wait a few weeks to get an invitation, but I had never tried to make any fabric with it yet; I hadn't the nerve. Of course I didn't do anything to optimize the colors or the clarity of my design; I might decide to learn how to do that, when I see the result. But for now I'm thinking this seemed a lot harder before I really tried!
If you hadn't heard of Spoonflower before: It is a website/webshop where you can have fabric printed with your own design. After that, you can sew with your own fabric: pure creativity! The possibilities seem endless. And I think nowadays you can sign up and start rightaway. Do it!
My Blooming Heart!
I'll show the fabric when I receive it.