Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Paddle and Ball

Remember the Paddle and Ball toy? Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! For the first ten years of my life, I think I must have received this toy at least once a year.

"Be careful, so you don't put anyone's eye out!" my mom would warn me.

I almost forgot about this fabric I designed. I drew four or five variations of the paddle and ball toy and I sprinkled them around to make a repeat pattern ... then, I put 'em in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and presto! Fabric!

Well. It didn't happen quite that way, but it sorta feels that way.

I feel so fortunate to have the wonderful opportunity to design fabric from time to time.


Doodlestreet said...

OH nice!!! I like those! Bright colors...that's what I just love about your designs.
The paddle had dual purpose at my house when I was growing up. Imagine taking off the ball and rubber band...yup.."The dredded Paddle" SMACK! Ouch! Luckily, I was a pretty good kid, so I didnt' get that too often.
"Good kid"...well..I didn't get caught doing bad stuff as much anyway. ;0)

Janet said...

Yer fabric designs are grrreat!...I experienced the dual purpose paddle, too!

Rayne said...

I've got to try that oven thing.
I have never, ever, been able to hit the ball more than two or three times with the stupid paddle. I hate they toy, but love the fabric.