Monday, July 14, 2008

A Very Productive Weekend!

Saturday morning Bill and i got up and out early to visit the Farmer's Market in downtown Troy. We love this market...It is well established and oh so full of wonderful things to try, taste and buy! I promise next time we go to remember to take my camera! Anyway, after we packed up the van with our loot, we strolled over to The Paper Sparrow to visit Kate so she could give me a quick lesson on how to use freezer paper to make stencils on fabric. I have been wanting to learn how to do this so i could use my own designs and drawings on Tee shirts and onesies for Seth and Lola...and maybe, if they came out alright, to sell some in the shop! So Saturday was practice day! I started out on an old stained onesie of Lola's, and tried different techniques and ideas out using the fabric paint and pens. Here is the test/practice onesie....

i will reuse that basic pattern and try to get it right on a new onesie

Here is my bumblebee design. I tried to keep it looking a bit like a child's drawing in some respects. I am not sure if it is finished..i think i need to add some veining in the wings, and then heat set the design on the fabric.

While i waited for the paint to dry i got going on a few Lollidollies for the shop. Katie has sold all of them but one and the little basket they were displayed in looks very empty. These little dolls are made out of baby socks. I got the basic idea from this book... Still to come...more Lollidollies, more sock dolls (2 bunny sock dolls sold last week) and more little boy baby hats...all in the works! Then more jewelry to be made...It is good to be busy doing the things you love to do!

4 comments:

City Mouse said...

Such a busy week for you! I'm glad to be back home and to be able to check in on blog friends!

The handmade items are adorable. I love that bee. Thanks for posting all these photos - I gotta get on the stick and take pics of the few things I knitted last week.

woolies said...

your lollidollies are adorable~!

Mare said...

Thanks CM-i really missed you! I'm glad you like the bee. I have so many ideas for the onesies and some bibs...maybe some tote bags too... Please do take pics of the things you created last week. We want a sneak peek! :)

Mare said...

Thank you Sara! I LOVE your sewn toys too! Looks like we are both breaking into new crafts! :)Anyone who happens to read this,if you haven't already, check out Sara's creations on her blog and in her Etsy shop! She makes beautiful things!