Pattern for Spoonflower

Yesterday, as I was driving along the 4-lane highway back to our house, I was amazed by the number of butterflies flying across the road. I felt really bad driving 70 mph through the cloud, smooshing the poor creatures left and right. They just seemed so happy, frolicking back and forth between the flowers, when all of a sudden, BOOM! Good-bye little butterfly.

Well, that really bothered me. So when I got home I felt inspired to draw them, to at least preserve their memory, as the highway was slowly becoming a butterfly graveyard. As I'm doodling the Sulfurs (that's what the little yellow ones are called), my mind is wandering to the idea of designing my own fabric. (Something I think about quite often). Just then, a Tweet pops up on my computer screen announcing free fabric swatches on Spoonflower for 24 hours between today and tomorrow. I couldn't believe it. I was literally just thinking about that!

I've never used Spoonflower before, but I've often considered it. So I figured, this was fate. I ended up making my butterfly doodles into a full-blown repeating pattern, which I uploaded to Spoonflower today. Now I'm super excited about the possibilities. I love the idea of making Fuzzies...or now tote bags...or other sewn products...out of fabric that I actually designed!


Here are 4 colorways of the pattern. I ended up sending the upper left one off to Spoonflower to get produced. Repeated, it would end up looking like this:


Couldn't you just see a pillow made out of this? Or a comfy armchair? Can you tell I'm a wee bit excited?