Sometimes the smallest things can be the most satisfying.
I'm in the process of making a particular quilt, it shall remain secret for now, that would suit a nautically themed backing. I searched my stash to no avail, and I searched NZ fabric websites also to no avail, and so I ventured to Spoonflower.
Spoonflower, for those of you who have no idea what a flowering spoon is, is a fabric print-on-demand website. You can design your own fabric and have it printed on numerous different substrates, or you can use another users' design if they have allowed that (they get a small commission).
Oh dear me. Bowled over by the delicious mermaids, whales, and waves that I found, I decided to focus on something simple, like an anchor.
Then I thought, I can make me own, me hearties....
And so I did. And I was very pleased.
Fun foam, a craft knife, and a hot glue gun. The stamp is on the left, my practice stamps on a bit of paper in the middle and a test on some fabric on the right. Now I'm waiting for some fabric stamp pads, mine being almost at the end of it's life, and I'll print up a length suitable for backing my quilt.
PS For those non-New Zealanders, the title of this blog post referes to an iconic NZ song by The Mutton Birds. I've embedded it here for your education and enjoyment!