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Monday, September 14, 2009

I love the Faerie Folk

Okay, I liked my last Tee so much, I decided to make another.  This design is from a photo taken at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, Texas.  This Faerie is there everytime we go and I just love her.  Hope you like it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Oh, No!! What is that?

Okay, I was making a Galveston Tee, an iron on, but when I peeled off the paper, there was only a big white square. huh?  I don't know what happened!!  I had used the same iron on sheet, out of the same package,on a previous shirt with no problem.  Well, I can't stand to waist anything, especially a brand new high quality T shirt, so, I had to come up with something to save the Tee!  And Voila!  Here is the salvaged product.

And here is how I saved it.  I took the T Shirt and first tried to remove the iron on mistake, not happening!!  So, then, I decided to print it on printable fabric and stitch it on the shirt, but, it was not large enough to cover the big white square that the transfer had left.  Man! what can I do now.  Okay, I got a piece of black fabric and cut it to cover the transfer and stitched it on with a zig zag stitch, then I placed my printed fabric on top of that and stitched around it leaving about 1/4 inch of raw edge.  I did this so it would give a ragged edge and give it more interest.

Galveston Print

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I was making some T Shirt designs, and I really liked the way this turned out.  So I made a 13X19 Print that I will have matted and framed.  This was created from a photo I took on the beach with a 600mm telephoto lens.  It was cold that day and overcast and there was no one around.  I stood in the water and shot down the beach to get this angle. There were many steps to this completed piece.  I like dark gothic themes, so I really like this.  The Print turned out beautifully.

Friday, September 11, 2009

More Pop Art Digital Work

I had this photo of my son, and I really loved it, but, it really wasn't one that you would print and frame and display, it was more for a scrapbook or memory book.  I have found that photos that fall into this category

make excellent material for digital manipulation.  After I did my daughter's photo, I remembered this photo and decided to give it a shot.  Unfortunately, I am self taught on these graphics programs, and I get so frustrated when I go back to do more, and I can't remember how I did it.  As I get better, I'll post more detailed instructions on making these cool pop art images.  If you like the images let me know and I'll make it a point to make notes as I go so I can let you know how I did it.

Okay, Other Artistic Endeavors

Well, after my thread around the handwheel incident, my machine hasn't been the same, so, I took it in to be serviced.  I have decided to jump back into my digital photo manipulations.  I took a photo from our Bayou Wildlife trip and decided to turn it into a pop art print after being inspired by an article in Somerset Digital Life Magazine. (I love Somerset Studio Mags)  Anyway, here is a before
  and  after.

Some of my Favorite stumble upon craft sites

These are just beautiful, If you have access to maple leaves, why don't you try this.
How to make roses from maple leaves | - the lifestyle blogzine

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's Finished

I finished Robert's Dad's Steam Locomotive quilt.  I hope he likes it.  I was going to try and embroider the trains, but couldn't find any designs I liked and I am not a digitizer, so I found a bunch of train images and I printed them on printable fabric and cut them into the squares.

   After I cut them into squares, I stitched them onto black and white print squares and it framed them out nicely.  I had to wait for my cad drawing train fabric to come in, and when it did, I loved it and decided to make the other squares from that instead of  using it for the back.

I got it all pieced together and then found a tiny paisley print and some black sateen and made the back.  I created a label and handstitched it onto the back. (I hate hand stitching)  Anyway, here is the finished product.  Let me know how you like it.   It is not a full sized quilt, it is more of a throw or a lap quilt.

  Gene asked me to make him a quilt that was similar to a quilt I made for Robert's Mom, which was a black and white Kitty quilt.            

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