admin September 7th, 2012
Have I told you that I am working Two Day Jobs currently? I can’t honestly remember if I have or not. I try to keep my Day Job stuff on the downlow somewhat, because there are so many rules at all Day Jobs about what you say about them online in social media venues. So if you notice, I never really really refer to them by “name”. I know that some people from my first Day Job may read here, but probably not a whole lot of them. This blog is mostly of interest to my Fabricy/Quilty/Designer friends….... Anyway, yeah, I have been working two Day Jobs in a transitional period in my life right now….so that’s why sometimes, I just don’t get back here to the Blue Nickel as quickly as I would like! (oh, and yes, these are two day jobs Besides my Blue Nickel and Gen Q work….)
But I did want to finish up this book “review” of sorts on Heather Ross Prints. So as I said in the original post, I sent some of the files that were on the included CD to Spoonflower for my own personal Heather Ross prints. Two of them I downsized to a much smaller scale because that’s what I wanted. I was pretty much pleased with the results. Spoonflower fabric has never had quite the intensity that the main manufacturers seem to produce in my eyes, but most of these prints if not all are not readily available anymore….And in fact, I am pretty sure I have never seen the Ski Girl in print anywhere.
So first the prints that I “shrunk” from the original CD included in the book. I did this awhile back, so I don’t really remember “how” I shrunk this, but I don’t think it is too complex, the file is already set up in repeat. I think that as long as you don’t change the proportions you would be good to go. The clothespin people in the print were originally about the size of a standard clothespin so you can see how I shrunk them down in my picture. The Snow White laundry fabric was even larger in my recollection.
I used the Snow White laundry print for the below project from another book by my friend John Adams and friends (including me) that I will be sharing with you again soon. (the print copy has come out, and I wanted to talk a bit about that here in the upcoming weeks)
I am loving the simplicity of the above block…and think I want to make some more blocks mixing up solids and prints….we’ll see where that takes me!
And the large Water Ski Girl print as I call it was originally for a beach cover up in Heather’s book, but I really wanted it to put in a glass front cabinet that we have in our bathroom that never did end up looking like I wanted it to. I had imagined it having all sorts of pretty and cool stuff in it; not as many toiletries, etc. (what was I thinking?)
So here are some shots of what I think will end up happening. It actually isn’t permanently in there yet, because I need to cut it and get some of that springy stuff from the hardware stuff to mount it inside. But I thought you’d like to see the look of it. I am pretty happy with its potential!
I had never seen this print before, so I am pretty sure it is unique to this book and CD (correct me if I am wrong).
So that’s it for SOME of the things you can do with Heather’s book. As I stated in the previous post, there are MANY things you can do with the designs on the CD. Another thing that I really want to work out is some notecards with some of her images. She has the cutest images preset for cards (but I have to make sure they match the blanks that I have here first)
Oh, and last but not least, I have some exciting news! I am going to be on Pat Sloan’s Radio Show on October 8th! It will be recorded so you can listen to it other times too, but I just wanted to give you a heads up. I have been told we’ll talk for 13 minutes, so I am sure I am sharing the show with at least 2 other people, probably 3. Click on the icon to link to her show! Pat is so Marvelous and so enjoys this love of fabric and thread that we do! I feel very honored to be among her guests.