Thursday, 29 December 2011

Be My Valentine

An early Valentine card. Using silk petals and a little rose for the centre. Have a very Happy New Year everyone. Be healthy, make someone smile and give the one you love a big hug!
Hugs Vee xx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Baby Boy Shoe Template Freebie

Thought I would give out another baby shoe template freebie. This time its for a boy and is a lace-up shoe as you can see. Just right click on the pic and choose Save as to save to your folder you use. 
Good luck and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all. Hugs Vee xx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Shabby Chic Pillow

     A project long overdue! I had this little pillow in mind for an age now and just had time to make it for a dear friend for her birthday this month.
The lovely French image is of course from my fav.
The pillow was made up using a inexpensive calico fabric. I added some vintage lace and binding in cream and made a little flower from an offcut of the lace and attached a small pearl button.
Hope she likes it!!

I used ordinary "Reynolds Freezer Paper" Plastic coated to get the image onto my fabric.
I ironed it onto my A4 paper  'plastic side down' lol! then trimmed my fabric to A4 size with a rotary cutter, making sure there are no frayed edges so as to catch on the printer rollers. Then sent it on it's merry way through the printer.
When it was done, I ironed the image with a hot iron to 'Set' the ink. I know there are products out there you can buy to spray onto the image to set it so you can wash the fabric, but I just use this method for now. Then you just peel away the paper from you fabric. This is much cheaper than buying fabric already coated for a printer, and you get the same effect. Good Luck Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 
Hugs Vee xx

Monday, 12 December 2011

Duo Challenge #12 "The Welcome Inn"

I thought this house template from the Duo Challenge #12 would suit being made into an old Inn and restaurant. Maybe it was wishful thinking on my part as I have no time at the moment to indulge LOL!
                                                      It did remind me of pubs in London." The Welcome Inn" is open for business haha, as you can see by the bill board outside the door.