15 april 2013

Testing, testing! Transfer Artist Paper

Ever since I learned about this breed of transfer I wanted to test it out.

For xmas I finally bought and used it and it is indeed something else!

The colors are very well transferred from TAP to fabric and the resulting image can be ironed over with no problem whatsoever! As the sheets are translucent you can only transfer to white or very light surfaces. Here are some examples:

cuffs etc

The fabric here was a very light tan so turned out a very pretty hide look.

The images were written with black and white except the traditional japanese art where what was white now is tan. Still loved it!


Here the labels were ironed over white cotton. Very crisp!


Again over light tan, – a bookmark and another cuff.


My second to youngest grandson received colored pencils, an electric pencil sharpener and lots of paper for his birthday in March so I decided to make him an art tote. Decorated with a saying and some words in fun fonts I printed an image out for him to go crazy on! This would be the front image of the tote.

ben m hjelmben hjelm


ben tote

Benjamin Michael in his uncle’s helmet, edited in Adobe Elements and Fotosketcher and then back in Elements for Fonts etc.

We first tested the quite soft colored pencils but it turned out they scratched…


Luckily I had a few bottles of FW Acrylic Artists’ Ink!

26Ben med totefront

Ben with his Art tote front transferred to white cotton fabric!


So far in sewing, – will be quilted and finished during next week.



Nic tote front

His older brother with his! Smilefjes

The original image:


REMEMBER to print in reverse… Smilefjes som blunker

10 april 2013

My bad,–sorry! But despite no blogging….

….I have been sewing and a lot of other stuff!

Today I made a pincushion for my wrist finally! Found a super tut at

Tea Rose Home

She has several awesome tuts so check it out! This is mine

wrist pin cushion

As you can tell ( if you checked the link ) I deviated some because 1) I didn’t have fusible fleece 2) I didn’t have a silk flower and 3) my gluegun is one of many items stored somewhere after we had guests for Easter…

However that didn’t stop me: I attached some thin wadding with decorative seams, replaced the flower with lace and handsewing really isn’t that bad!


Other fabric-related the last month:


Placemat for my youngest granddaughter, twosided.

Spring tablerunner for the entrance

Jeg vil danse mot vår

easter table runner (2)

Large Easter tablerunner for the living room


Table cloth for Easter


Easter tablerunner for the entrance


close up

Easter placemats for a birthdaypressie for my SIL


Some patchwork for eggs, done the “McGyver”-way

Free tut in my blog, top left