Friday, November 14, 2008

oh how I wish I could sew...

For years I’ve subscribed to a great newsletter from a site called Photojojo. The newsletter provides great tips and tutorials on photography and sometimes Photoshop. They also feature some pretty cool products.

About two years ago, they featured these cool magnetic photo ropes. It’s this wire that has a loop at one end to hang (mine hangs in my cube from a thumbtack) and a weight at the other end so it hangs straight. It comes with these super strong magnets (don’t you love the technical terms I use) that hold your pictures in place.

I loved these and bought a bunch for friends and coworkers. They are still for sale on their website.

Anyways, back to why I wish I could sew. The latest newsletter featured a site called Check this out, you can upload images and they will print it on fabric! That’s right, you can make your own custom fabrics to then (and here’s where the sewing comes in) sew it into something fabulous!

One person created a “quilted love letter” to her brand new niece. She used block letters and created the layout in photoshop, then Spoonflower printed it on fabric that she then created a baby quilt out of. How cool is that?

That’s it. Some day I am going to have to learn how to sew. Someday!


jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Wow - that fabric site sounds fabulous. Alas, I do not sew either. Hmmm, but we have FRIENDS who sew, right? :-)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I just discovered Spoonflower recently and am so impressed! I don't know how to sew either, though...bummer!
Carrie said...

I love the idea of of the magnetic rope for photos. I'm on the verge of turning my 10-year-old daughter's room into a "tween's room." She's 11 tomorrow and wants candid photos of her friends all over the place. Great idea. Thanks!