Rhonda, thank you very much! High praise. Unfortunately my book itself went out of print pretty quickly. And I thought I'd lost the endpaper files, but as soon as I came across them I decided to post on Spoonflower.
Your charming illustrations have captured the essence of the era in which this classic E. Nesbit story was set. Every detail of your delightful design is a reminder of what was one of my favourite fantasy stories when I was young!
just uploaded a variant on this with background plaid all in grays, but foreground figures maintaining their colors. Not sure whether the checkerboard one is worth keeping, but I did order a swatch of it, so I'll keep or delete when I get a look at it on fabric.
Yes, it was the cotton-silk I was thinking of, I got a sample with one of my orders. I guess I was so focused on whether it was see-through or not, I didn't notice the blurriness. It seemed good for a shirt to me, but I don't know a lot about that stuff. There may be some discussions in the forums about what works best for what.
"If it takes more than one round of reprint to get colors good enough I may not be able to have a shirt in time for October trip."
*That* sounds familiar! :o)
Thanks, Harriet. The silk would be too thin, but maybe you mean the cotton-silk that was in the sample book saying "coming soon." It was quite beautiful, but because rthere was printing on it, I could see that it bled visibly more than the printed front page of the swatch book, which was probably a piece of quilting weight cotton. So I'll go for the sateen, I guess. Thanks for liking the pattern. I ordered a swatch as soon as I uploaded it a couple of days ago, and look forward hopefully to seeing how it prints. If it takes more than one round of reprint to get colors good enough I may not be able to have a shirt in time for October trip.