You know it's Spring in the Mid West when the temperature fluctuates 40 degrees up and down in a few days! Another big clue is observing the Wal-Mart crowd. Half in shorts, flip flops and the odd muscle (loosely said) shirt. The other half clad in winter coats and scarves! Last weekend we turned on the A/C and I got a sunburn. Today I donned my heavy coat when I went to work and am now wishing my husband would not have turned off our gas! Damn you, Al Gore!
I got a bit of sewing done since my last post. I'm hoping to have my Etsy Shop up and running by the end of May. Fingers crossed! Here are a few of the bags I finished this week:
|"Pin Up" Bag|
|Close Up of "Pin Up" Bag|
|Close Up of "Kimono" Bag|
After printing both these images onto transparencies and then transferring them to fabric for the bags using gel medium, I embroidered certain areas, like the pin up gal's shoes. The other day I was trying to explain to a friend how to transfer images to fabric. I told her to read the tutorial I had written. I was mortified when I clicked over to review my tutorial and realized that I had left out an important step in this process! I had totally omitted the part about applying the gel medium! So, if you've read my tutorial and wondered...what? I've written up and hopefully explained how to apply the gel so you can achieve the best results! Remember, this process is is not perfect...and that's what is so great! You will never get the same results twice! In other words, the resulting image on your fabric will not look like you printed it directly onto the fabric via a computer printer. You are transferring a printed image onto the fabric by hand. Therefore, even if you use the same image twice, they will not turn out exactly the same. That's what makes whatever you make with your image so unique!
Hope you all have a fantastic (and at least sunny) weekend!