Friday, May 1, 2015

Repeating Patterns in Action

When Ellie and I were learning and practicing with repeating patterns, I knew I wanted to find more ways to use that new technique because it was just so fun. About the same time, I'd been on the lookout for some tiny animal print fabric that I could use to make some things for the zoo. When I couldn't find just what I was looking for, I decided to try out some (very) basic fabric design!

I made a repeating pattern with some cute little dear , using basically the same technique as we did with paper and crayons, but on the computer. It's not perfect, but it was just what I was looking for.

 A little section taken from a bigger section of several squares pieced together
Once I had my pattern finished, I just uploaded the image to spoonflower, placed my order, and a little while later, I got my little fat quarter sample in the mail! 

all those cute momma and baby deer!

Yesterday evening, I listened to a favorite podcast and sewed up four darling little deer bow ties (And I still have enough fabric left for some other cute thing...) And today I dropped them off with a few other things at the Zoo gift shop after storytime!

(But not before a few silly face pictures with Owen!)

I'm so excited about this project. It was so fun to make these cute bowties with my own little design - so fun to be involved with creating each step of the process!