|Printed scraps of material, now designer pieces to play with|
Earth Friendly?... By that I mean we used our own homemade stuffing with stuff we'd normally throw in the bin. We didn't pay someone to design and sell their own fabric have it shipped to shops for us to go and buy. We made our own fabric design and printed it onto a scrap of material that we had at home.
We used a very simple stamp design, by cutting a circle in half and reversing the circle to create this effect. It was very simple to carve but so effective and pretty on the eye. For the top scrap of material I re-created an image of a rabbit sketch by carving very carefully with Blade 1 from ABIG.
Here is a picture of the repeat-printing geometric stamp.
|Using two fabric colours with Versa Craft Ink pads you just turn the stamp|
each time you print. You can really relax when you do this as the print is so effective a
5 year old would have so much fun with this.
|To avoid waste the material was measured to fit the stamp.|
|The bunny print came out really well, I was very pleased.|
|You need to iron the ink to heat set it.|
|Time to sew -- this is my Nan's sewing machine, which kinda ended up staying with me... for years! :)|
|I sewed the mini bobble trim first before I sewed the underside on; |
this way I had the sewing line to follow on the outside.
|Turn it outside in the right way.|
|Finished Pin Cushion|