Amy Barickman’s new book Vintage Notions is out and to celebrate Where Women Create is featuring a great Fabric Contest in honor of her book release! I love vintage images and frequent Amy’s Vintage Workshop blog to find Free Downloads. And to get you inspired to start a sewing project,( or in my case finish one) here are some great Sewing Labels for Free Personal Use from Amys Blog! Don’t forget to enter the Fabulous Friday Contest at WWC.
Christmas is 5 months away and our new baby will be here in November so it is Christmas in July at my house! Here are some of my one of a kind items for sale. There is Only One of each and it won’t be made again, so let me know if you see something you like EMAIL ME. PLEASE do not copy my original designs.
$ 22 Christmas “Joy To the World” Memory Album. Everything has been painted and collaged by me as well as glittered, ribboned, feathered and pearlx’d! The opposite of each decorated page is left for you to add your photos and memorabilia to! $22 PLEASE NO scraplifting, If you are inspired to do something similar Please give credit to Claire Selby www.pinkdilla.com
$ 8 Large FAITH Bingo Card Ornament, great for the tree, as a gift or to hang inside of a wreath or on package. Paint, glitter dye, vintage leaves, glass beads, German dresden scrap $8
$ 12 each or 2 for $20 Velvet and hand painted glass collage Ornaments. Vintage ladies and Boy and girl, cute together or just by itself. $12 each or 2 for $20
I’m working on more baby onesies and this time it is for a little prince! I printed out the Vintage Crown free download onto cotton printer fabric and then Hand Stitched the fabric crown onto the center of the onesie. Before you begin dyeing * Wear the plastic gloves included in the kit and fill the onesie with a plastic bag to protect it from bleeding* I covered the onseie in decorative tulle and sprayed Tulip® Tie-Dye Fashion Kit™ black darker on the bottom and sleeves and just misted toward the top. I then removed the tulle and covered the bottom and sleeves in the giraffe plastic template, (you can see the giraffe print easier on the back). Let dry for several hours before handling or removing the plastic bag from the inside of the onesie.
What do you do when you need to combine a baby girl and her older brother into one room? Oh, and you need it to be quick and affordable? Well, for my daughter and son’s room I decided to re-use their existing bedding, curtains and wall color. I also decided that Vintage maps would be the way to go in blue, greens and pinks. I found the Vintage North America 1775 map online and printed it out on Studio sticky back canvas. I also decided to re-use a blue embroidery hoop and some cotton fabric I already had. Then I cut out the printed map and glued it to the front of the hoop with Aleene’s® Acid-Free Tacky Glue™. To finish I lightly covered the top of the map in the glue and tied a green ribbon to the top. Voila, Quick, Eco friendly and Acid free!
Here are my supplies and the before and after photos! I hope you like!
I finished up a Baby Girl Onesie and wanted to share with you. I bought the Tulip® Fabric Spray Paint™ to dye my white onesie with. I just laid the onesie inside a cardboard box so no spray would get on anything, I covered the onsesie in a decorative tulle and then gently “misted” the onseie to create the pale pink color. It can get really dark, if that is the look you are going for just spray harder and closer to the fabric, or for a lighter color, mist farther away from the fabric. I next got the Vintage Crown image as a free download, printed it on my home computer, and ironed it onto the onesie once it had dried. Quick and really cute!
Now, if you are looking for a project for your big girl, Michael’s Craft Store has a Today Special of 40% off American Girl Crafts. Just get the Doll Tees and then dye a tee to match one for your daughter and her doll! So cute.
Claire Selby handmade cards
Marie antoinette theme Card $7
Claire Selby Fairy in the Woods ATC