Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blinky Bill and Surprises


Earlier this week I got a little surprise. I received a package in the mail of something I had ordered in November, but it had been so long since I had ordered it that I had forgotten it was even coming! It was a package from Spoonflower, where you can design and print your own fabric. During their last free postage special I had decided to try out an idea for a fabric print.

I love Australian children's literature. One of my favourites is Blinky Bill (I found a first edition copy for $0.99 on Ebay, can you believe it! It's a little worse for the wear, but it's a first edition:). It's a curious little story, but it's the illustrations by Dorothy Wall that I love the most. When thinking about names for my shop I considered "the peppermint koala" because of the bit in the story where Blinky Bill gets into Miss Pimm's store and eats the peppermints:)


So back to the Spoonflower fabric. I had been thinking about creating some sort of Blinky Bill fabric using artwork from the original book. So when the postage special happened I decided to go for it and then apparently forgot! Imagine my surprise when my package showed up 2 months later with this little fabric swatch in it - I loved it!


It's only a fat quarter so I need to think carefully about how I will use it. And yes, I am now itching to use it:) Don't you love it when you forget and get a nice surprise? Cyndy Pin It

4 comments:

Lea said...

Oh this is WONDERFUL!

Doobee said...

I have my Blinky Bill book, back from when I was a child in the 60's (ssshhhhh, don't tell anyone that bit of info)!!! Also still have my Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie book....must hunt them out...

Wombat's Picnic said...

Thanks Lea! I really love it too - can't believe I actually forgot I had done it:)

sarah said...

Wow! I love that Blinky Bill fabric. We had a few Blinky Bill books when I was a kid too and by that stage, the abc TV animation was also on TV. I used to try and draw Blinky Bill all the time when I was young haha.

Love your blog too by the way :)

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