Using Photos as Design
I Started with a Photo I Took on my Cell Phone
I took this picture from behind the parking lot of a local grocery store. I was working across the street and saw the sunset from my office window, so I went downstairs and took a few pictures. I was still getting to know the camera function on my "new" Blackberry ("new" to me -- my best friend gave me her old one when her stepson gave her his his old one (when he got a new one))
I always have loved taking pictures of sunsets (I'm rarely awake in time for sunrises). I also really love pictures with clouds in them -- it makes the sun look beautiful.
I then learned how to upload the picture from my phone and then worked on effects.
Sewing Supplies from Amazon
I then took the picture and "played with it" on a photo effects program (Corel Photo-Paint X5 -- see my lens on this by linking below). Of all the pictures I came up with, I liked this one the best.
Pillows Using My Creations
I took the swatch of the fabric from the photo (which I got from Spoonflower -- see module below) and made a pillow from it -- I sewed the swatch to an 8X8 piece of felt, leaving a small opening. I turned the piece right-side-in, and stuffed it, and stuffed it, and stuffed it, and stuffed it, and stuffed it, and stuffed it, until it seemed like it would burst. Then I stuffed it some more.
Eventually, I turned the edge of the open part in and sewed the two pieces together. Then I smoothed out the stuffing. And then, I had a pillow!
Compugraph Designs' Spoonflower Store
I love designing and I love fashion. I'm still working on teaching myself to sew and make patterns for clothing.
This picture links to this fabric on my Spoonflower site.