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sheep fabric

04.11.11

Sheep small

Last year, I doodled this sheep drawing into a notebook one afternoon while I was sitting at the table with the girls. I have always kind of loved it and wanted to turn it into something I could use. I thought about notecards, or a totebag, or putting it on the front of little onesies or tees for my kids, but I never really followed through with any of those ideas. 

A few weeks ago, this baby blanket idea reminded me of spoonflower so I decided it was finally time to move the sketch from my notebook onto something

trying my hand at spoonflower

After much anticipation, last week my own little piece of sheep fabric arrived in the mail. I'm beyond thrilled, especially because I have a soft spot for anything "sheep" and it is impossible to find sheep things that aren't completely "cartoon-goofy" or "cutesy precious."

trying my hand at spoonflower

The whole process on spoonflower was simple. I only ordered a fat quarter of quilters cotton and another swatch of a cotton canvas. If I eventually order more, I think I'll make the print a tiny bit smaller.

But eek! Overall, I LOVE it. Now of course, I'm faced with determining what project will be worthy of my little quarter of sheep print. 

sheepfabric_copyright
I purposely uploaded a low-res image of the drawing after dealing with some design stealing. Bummer.

 

Last year, I doodled this modern sheep drawing into a notebook one afternoon while I was sitting at the table with the girls. I have always kind of loved it and wanted to turn it into something I could use. I thought about notecards, or a totebag, or putting it on the front of little onesies or tees for my kids, but I never really followed through with any of those ideas. But I knew that modern sheep fabric designs that I liked just didn’t exist anywhere that I could find.

A few weeks ago, this baby blanket idea reminded me of spoonflower so I decided it was finally time to move the sketch from my notebook onto something.

 

trying my hand at spoonflower

 

After much anticipation, last week my own little piece of sheep fabric arrived in the mail. I’m beyond thrilled, especially because I have a soft spot for anything “sheep” and it is impossible to find sheep things that aren’t completely “cartoon-goofy” or “cutesy precious.”

 

trying my hand at spoonflower

 

The whole process on spoonflower was simple. I only ordered a fat quarter of quilters cotton and another swatch of a cotton canvas. If I eventually order more, I think I’ll make the print a tiny bit smaller.

But eek! Overall, I LOVE it. Now of course, I’m faced with determining what project will be worthy of my little quarter of sheep print.

39 comments on “sheep fabric”

  1. Molly, thanks so much for sharing this! My husband does lino cuts and has been looking for a way to get his designs on fabric without having to invest in all the equipment of screen printing.

    Also, I LOVE your sheep. It is darling.

    Pia

  2. LOVE it! You know, I have doodle that I’ve been hanging on to, not quite sure what to do with it, as well. I think you’ve just inspired me 🙂

    Wonderful sheep – can’t wait to see what the fabric becomes!

    Best wishes!

  3. Very cute, I love how swirly soft your little sheep look! I have heard good things about how soft spoonflowers fabric is, so I am sure it will make a lovely blanket!

  4. Do you have it up for sale? I have been looking for good sheep fabric, and I’d like to get a fat quarter of this when I’ve built up enough spoondollars.

  5. I’d totally buy it! I collect black and white fabric… And it’s so lovely and dynamic and perfect. You should be proud.

  6. So cool! How very creative of you. So nice when a doodle becomes something a little more tangible that you can show off. Very clever x

  7. How talented are you! That is adorable and such a cool idea. Thank you for sharing and introducing me to a cool new place to buy fabric.

  8. it is adorable! i can imagine a sweet pillow in a nursery or curtains. i love that sheep drawing you made. it does look like a fluffy cloud/sheep which is just perfect.

  9. Molly, you are so right sheep print that’s not cartoony is hard to find. I love your image! Did you just scan your doodle, because it’s just adorable.

  10. I love spoonflower and I love your sheep. I have yet to order from there though. I know as soon as I do I will just stare at the fabric and not use it. I must have a project in mind first!

  11. I have for ages been looking for sheep fabric that isn’t to twee!Do you sell this fabric by the metre if so what is he cost please?Look forward to hearing from you.

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