Happy Sunday to you all.
Today I have for Pixie's Snippets Playground something a bit different. The theme for the November Swap over at UKPC was to make something that included poppies ... after much pondering this is what I came up with.
- I started by stamping the Poppy Field stamp from Rubber Necker using distress inks in reds and deep pinks on to a snippet of white card. Archival black ink was used for the outlining stamp.
- next step was to scan it on to my PC importing it into MS Publisher, tweaking the size and creating a JPEG image ready for printing on to the iron-on transfer material, found on eBay and purchased from Mad About Ink.
- next I ironed the image on to a piece of white cotton fabric following the instructions that come with the pack ... not difficult but they do have to be followed carefully - my senior brain had to read the instructions a couple of times before fully understanding what to do and, more importantly, what not to do!
- at this stage I hadn't actually decided what I was going to do with the transfer but I knew I wanted to applique it on to something. After a wee bit of thought I remembered seeing the instructions on how to make this little drawstring bag over here at Sew What? by Debbie Shore. So, with a bit of modification and some scraps of fabric leftover from previous cushion projects, this little bag is the result. Debbie's original bag is 10" square but I only had enough of the red/white spot fabric to make mine 8" square and because of this the other fabric strips were re-sized to measure 8" x 3". Other materials needed were bias binding - love this red/white polka dotted one bought at the craft show in Glasgow last year - I knew I'd find a use for it one day - and the narrow black/white gingham ribbon, source forgotten because I've had in my stash forever :)
- the transferred print was trimmed down and appliqued with a zigzag stitch, set to create a satin stitch, to the front section of the the red/white spot fabric before making up the bag.
- once the bag was finished it needed a tag ... so, the original stamped piece was cut down and attached to a snippet of red card, trimmed to form a tag. The punched hole is threaded with a length of ribbon left over from making the bag.
Here's a view of the back of the bag ... not obvious in the photos but it's fully lined with black/white ditsy print fabric.
Nothing has changed much on my desk since my WOYWW post on Wednesday, it's still a mess! But that's about to change. Oh yes ... I'm going to clean everything off and start again. What's the betting it will be a complete mess again this coming Wednesday :)
Hope you have a wonderful day, with lots of 'you' time for you to enjoy your crafting ... or whatever else floats your boat on a Sunday :)