Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Panels by amandahall25

Panels, a photo by amandahall25 on Flickr.
Just dropping in for a quick 'HI!' and to tlet you know that I am having a Super Sale on my screen printed panels in the shop. I have already loaded up some of my older prints but tomorrow I will add the newer stuff!

Also, I am going to Stash Bash!!  And I will be giving a little lesson on screen printing while I am there.  Pop on over and read about it on the blog.  If you have ever wanted to get together with a bunch of fun people who have the same crafty interests as you, Stash Bash is the place to go.  Join in on the fun!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Image Play-February

This month, Christina and I decided to pick images for each other. Here is what she chose for me.

Photo by j.caron via Flickr

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  I didn't want to do the obvious thing, which would be to make house quilt blocks in similar colors.  I remembered that one day while driving around I came across this neighborhood, and from where my car was, you could see the rooftops of all the houses.  So I packed up my camera and set out for a little scenic photo shoot.

Here is my original picture

So now I had the image, what the heck do I do with it?!  I several ideas, all of which didn't pan out.  So I started playing around with the idea of making it black and white and then transferring it to fabric somehow.

I used the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess to transfer my image to some white kona cotton.  And I have to say, I love the distress effect it gives the photo.  After it was dry I decided that I wanted to define the lines of the picture a little more.

And once I started, I couldn't stop.  I started adding little swatches from my scrap bucket.

I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  It was definitely a 'let's see how this goes' type of deal.  I haven't decided what I am going to do with it yet.  I kind of like all of the threads hanging off of it though.

I can't wait to see what next month's image is!  Such a great way to be creative.

Happy Friday!