Friday 24 May 2019

Zebra and other cuts

These are pages from a sketchbook I keep for my experiments with my cutting machine.
The zebra was cut from. black card on a painted background.

I used the apple cut as a stencil [not the neatest painting]

The butterfly is yellow card on a painted background.
The following I cut and used as stencils, some from card [cereal boxes] some from plastic [folders].

Pink card cut outs. 
The green bricks are part of stencil - I stopped the machine half way through as the plastic wasn't fully secure.

I'm linking with Paint Party Friday

Monday 20 May 2019

Baby Dress and Cardigan

I've not made any clothes for quite a while mainly because they didn't fit that well but I thought I would make a dress for the baby. I didn't think it would take long to make with it being small but I seemed to be making it for days.
My sister made the cardigan out of leftover bits of yarn she had and luckily it goes well with the dress.

This is four day old baby Joanie wearing the dress and cardigan laying on the quilt I made with a teddy bear that her other Grandma made.

Friday 17 May 2019

From Sketch to Fabric - Ladybirds

I started with ink drawings of ladybirds, flowers and leaves in my little sketchbook.

And a painted background.

The drawings were also painted.

And then everything was transferred to the computer, where I separated everything and made lots of layers in Photoshop. Then everything was arranged and rearranged until I was happy [enough] with the repeating pattern I had made. 

I sent for a fabric sample from Spoonflower using their new fabric, Petal Signature Cotton. I altered the scale for the fabric because I wanted the bugs to look small so it would suit a small child.
Paint Party Friday

Monday 13 May 2019

Big Brother Saurus

The new baby's big brother who is 3 loves dinosaurs so I decorated this t-shirt for him.
I altered some clip art on the web so it was suitable for cutting on my KNK. I added the words and cut it from heat transfer vinyl then applied it to the t-shirt with a heat press.

Sunday 12 May 2019

Baby Quilt

I have an announcement, my daughter gave birth to a daughter the other day, my first Granddaughter.

I made a baby quilt but chose an easier way this time and bought a printed panel, so no applique or anything like that. The panel is called 'Counting Sheep'. 

I've decided that I don't really like quilting so it may be the last one I do....until next time.

Wednesday 8 May 2019


The last page in the handmade sketchbook and a couple of pages in a small 4" square book. I'll not say new book because it was used for the Inktober challenge.

Tuesday 7 May 2019