Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cardboard Pencil Holder Template

Slot Together Cardboard Dogs

A Daschund and a Scottie designed by Elmer Rebholz 1942
Want these in a dollhouse.

I Love these Christmas Trees

They could be made of any thing, large or small.  Beads, Chenille Stems, T-Shirt yarn, Paper or Rick Rack.  They can hang or stand.  The Cone Calculator would be useful here.

DIY Tool Holder and Storage Template

Use for pens and craft knives

DIY Smooth Styrofoam Printing Plate

The Basics:  Transfer design to styrofoam plate, score the the design to make a little trough, paint  scored lines with solvent.  The solvent is acetone.  Water based inks and paints only.

I don't really care for using solvent for this type of line work. This article on Makezine is better.

Flat Stuffed Doll

T-Shirt Refashion Inspiration

Nearly all my knit shirts need an upgrade.  These collar shapes could be great appliqu├ęd the Alabama Chanin way.
Here are the downloadable stencils they are generously sharing.

Lace Collars search
There are many more than those shown here.

DIY Plant Pot #2

Friday, April 24, 2015

Vintage Mexican Embroidery Monograms

by Jose Guadalupe Posada
Illustrator of Mexican life 1852-1913
From the Library of Congress

Embroidery pattern book, loteria cards and other prints.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

DIY Cardboard Box Toy House

From Little Red Window

Fabric Handbag Handle Detail

Don't care for the purse but like the detail.  
I like to add detail without having to buy hardware.
Product idea

Lamp Shade Refashion

From Sunset Magazine

Easy Fabric Dyeing

at Made by Dana

Belt Purse

Not the most lovely but necessary when shopping flea markets and estate sales.
I would make a  matching fabric belt to tie.
Product Idea

Free Autotracer Online

You can use this Autotracer to convert raster images into vector graphics. This process is called tracing or vectorization.  Tracing can be done by hand or you can use a tool which does this cumbersome job automatically. But usually some post-processing is necessary.  Most auto-tracing tools cost a lot of money, if you do not need them regularly this tool is an option.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Embroidered Scissors Case

Baby Bonnet Embroidery

Embroidered Baby Booties

Designs for Happy Hour Embroidery

Part of a huge collection of designs on Flickr

Circle Skirt Calculator

Generously shared from By Hand London.  They also have sew along tutorials for their patterns.

Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Autograph Hound Pattern

From Quilting Daily
These are fun to take to school on the last days of the year.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

DIY Color Hair Tattoo or Embroidery Transfer

Coat parchment paper or the dull dull side of freezer paper with hair gel, let dry and add design with Crayola washable markers or paint.  Apply design to dry hair with a flatiron.  Set design with hairspray. The patent is about a flatiron fitted with shaped crimpers. Any flatiron would work.

substrate may be made from fabric, parchment paper, other heat-resistant paper, etc.
A transfer substrate was prepared from commercially available bakeware liners (TEFLON®). These substrate bakeware liners comprise a fiberglass substrate bonded to exterior layers of polytetrafluoroethylene. The TEFLON® substrate was cut into rectangular shapes which were 4.5"×2.0".

I Have not tried it as an embroidery transfer but think it has a high probability of working well.

Printables from iHanna

Swedish mixed media artist iHanna shares a variety of printables for us to use.