accent pillow case baby A dream comes true personalized gifts for women

2019-09-26 10:10:25 custom design gift for wedding

Spent the entire day today at the printer and barely have enough energy to write this post, but have to quickly jot something down as this was a monumental and very memorable day in my design career. Something that I've so far only been able to imagine became something I could see and feel. In other words, a dream came true!

Today I got to see this dark floral wallpaper design, which I've been working on for almost a yearaccent pillow case baby, in full scale on real wallpaper!

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You can try, but it's pretty much impossible to imagine what this is really going to look like in the world when all you've done is stare at it in miniature on a computer screen.

Here are the first proofs (above and below). I had to choose between a matte, satin and textured paper. I went for the matte, which has a rich and luxurious look and feel. I included my toenails to give you an idea of the scale :) The design's repeat is nearly 2 meters wide by 1.13 meters high.

Here's a closeup of the matte paper I chose.

But there was still lots of work to do on the file ... I spent all afternoon taking out branches, adding leaves and a few flowers, upping the contrast in the background and perfecting the repeat to the printer's specifications.

Above is the last proof we made, rolled out in my garden this evening after I got home. This one is printed on standard paper (not wallpaper), but nonetheless gives an idea of the scale (see teapot and teacups) and the repeat. Try to imagine away those white strips ...

So, I've now seen this entire process through from concept to product. First shipment goes out next week!

I can officially say I'm addicted. This is just the beginning!

First we had the Cute Crib Sheet Tutorial which was a really easy way to make a crib sheet using your sewing machine. Then we had the Crib Sheet Tutorial: Part 2, a more finished end product for gift-giving, featuring encased elastic all the way around the edge. Now here is the Serger Crib Sheet. This version is the simplest of them all with the help of a serger. It’s not the prettiest but it’s definitely the fastest way to turn a few yards of lovely fabric into a crib sheet for your babe.Start a piece of fabric 42/44″ x 66″. I used Aneela Hoey, Walk In The Woods which is on sale right now! If you are gifting the sheet and would prefer to not pre-wash the fabric, keep the length at 68″ instead. Quinn’s awesome boots are c/o Boggs.

I banged out this little dress for Scarlet using the sewing machine and the serger. Serger is not required, but if you have one maybe you’d like to use it. If not, just use your sewing machine. Make sure you have one fun necklace though, this dress is all about the necklace. DIY tutorial after the jump…