Sunday, July 31, 2011

Printing photos onto fabric sheets....

Hello lovely bloggers!!

Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend,

So much to catch you up on!!

I have been busy with orders this week but have spent last night and today playing around with some old photos in photoshop...

This is my sister Deb (left)and I in 1962.. 

It was a very small old black and white photo so I made it sepia toned and added some colour! 
 I love how it turned out :)!

I am going to make it into a shabby pillow for her for her birthday..

didn't I have the cupie-doll hair thing down pat!!

And this one is of my Grandpa and a couple of visitors to the Tower of London.. 
 I have mentioned before that he was a Beefeater and I just love this photo of him in his uniform..

This was another black and white photo which I sepia toned, then added some colour to the ladies clothes for effect..

And did I tell you I ordered a Sizzix Big Shot Machine a few weeks ago!

I got totally excited when I found out that they cut fabric!!!!

I am still waiting for it to arrive but a few of the dies I ordered got here on Friday!

I can't wait to try these Tim Holtz dies - 

The Sizzix machine is much cheaper than an Accu-quilt 

and you can fit Accu-quilt dies into them

along with alot of other dies also.

....We are in the middle of our very stormy season here in Perth, 
the perfect weather for sewing

(isn't all weather perfect for sewing though?!)

 so here is what I have been working on today -

I printed these photos out onto printable fabric sheet...

This is my mum when she was a little girl..

the embroidery says 'My beautiful Mother' in French (I googled it so I hope it's right LOL!!)

I tea stained one of these Riley Blake Crochet flowers to match..

then added a bit of lace....

What do you think of this little maltese puppy !!

I got the picture from 'The Graphics Fairy'

her designs are just beautiful and she is so very  generous with all her free downloads...

...added some sweet rosette lace and a bit of bling!.

All bound and ready for stuffing

ooohhh, isn't he adorable!!

...  how much does my mum look like Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz?!

In fact when I had finished them both I realised that together they look like 

Dorothy and Toto!!!

hehe, we're not in Kansas though!!

.. and here is a cute quilted set of Sox I just finished that are on their way to the US...

 Sorry if this post is a bit of a mish mash!!  
Just a bit tired I think ;)!
 Back soon with more!



Richele said...

I really like how you did the sepia with color - how on earth?!

And the quilting on the sox is lovely - what a great touch.

I love seeing your creations ...

Diana Ferguson said...

Oh girl---do I ever wish I could come over and just hang out! I would love a crafting weekend with you.

Cindy said...

Your work is amazing, I have no idea what you are talking about when you talk about the machine that you have ordered, but I'm sure it will do some great stuff for you!
Your Christmas sox are so gorgeous! You do such beautiful work, girl!
I adore the photos that you "fixed", I have a photo of my mom when she was a little girl with the blue applied to her little sun-suit. Such a nice effect, your photos are so pretty. The one of you and your sis is so sweet and the one of your mom and the dog, yes I was thinking the same thing! Dorothy and Toto!
How fun!
Hugs, Cindy

My Cottage Charm said...

I told my hubby I thought your mom looked like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and then scrolled down to see you wrote that too! It's funny, the pillows do look like Dorothy and Toto! :)
You are SO talented with your sewing! I wish you were here with me for a little while...I have SO much sewing to do soon and I just have to be in a sewing mood to get started and I'm not! I"m making roman shades, a long window seat pillow,curtains and a bunch of pillows. I'm really gonna have to get myself in the mood for this one! lol
OH and the bunny that was in our yard...I couldn't believe he let me pet him either! I was beside myself with excitement! That was definitely and chance in a lifetime. :) God just decided I needed a blessing from nature. :)
PS...I'll be glad when we all get to Heaven and I can meet you and hug your neck! :)

Bev C said...

Hello Jen,

It has been windy enough for us to be in Kansas!!! Love how you made the pillows you creative girl.
Happy sewing.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jen,
You are purely amazing!! I have a Maltese, so I had to come take a look at your gorgeous creation. And I love the pillow of your mother--wow!! I love it all and have to find the button to become a new follower.