Monday, July 07, 2014

Minis for free

Custom fabric and wallpaper printing company Spoonflower usually offers its subscribers free samples of new fabrics they're offering.

I was very pleased to get the latest offer, which was for their faux suede: which I thought would be very useful for mini rugs. The pattern I chose was new zealand stamps with kiwi (sic), which I believed would give me lots of cool possibilities to play with.
Mailing envelope from fabric-printing company Spoonflower with a sample of their faux suede fabric printed with New Zealand stamps.
My sample arrived on Friday
Piece of faux suede fabric printed with New Zealand stamps, with one large stamp cut out.
and I wasted no time cutting out my first rug and testing its suitability:
Modern miniature dolls house rug in the pattern of a giant New Zealand stamp, with a red Eames rocking chair sitting on it.
I think I'll be buying more of this.

Did you take advantage of the faux suede offer? If so, what pattern did you choose (and what are you doing with it?)


m1k1 said...

There is a design on Spoonflower for 1:12 and 1:24 rugs,(I bought some, just because) but the colours in general are not very appealing. However with your design nous, you will be able to create much better ones. I still don't know if it is the printing on the faux suede, or the original colour choices that were a bit off. You did good with the NZ stamps. Fun.

Mad For Mod said...

Bummer, I missed out on that one. I love the stamp rug and think of the possibilities for the new fabric!

Mini Dork said...

Ack! How did I miss that free sample offer!?! Schucks! I might have to get a sample to see how it would work, I'm curious if it's too thick for mini pillows.

Thanks for sharing!