Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A thank you gift, an experiment and a funny sign






I've been experimenting again. This time with ink pads. And it's not good.
First of all, I turned the failed experiment into a pouch that has a really nice shape. I like it.

What I learned: The ink pad I've been using on fabric for years, that leaves a strong black line, isn't waterproof. Even after ironing.

Why is that important if you aren't washing something you ask??


Sit this little pouch down on a damp counter and the ink runs.
If you don't mind adhesives, which I have a problem with, you could coat it in gel medium to set it.
 Well I'm not throwing it away, I'll use it somehow! I don't mind a little blurring.

It started a hunt for permanent ink. I discovered two, VersaCraft and Scribbles. I haven't tried them yet as I just ordered them from Amazon.
I also discovered another ink and way to make your own pads but need to keep that info for an article and classes.


Remember this dog fabric?
I made a quick thank you gift for Miss Tammy who watches Cole when we're gone for the day

She has a cute little beagle named Chloe.
She likes French Country colors so I used the gold with red hearts for a border. The beagle print had a weird box under it's paw, so I appliqued a coffee cup for fun, since it's a coaster.

When I gave it to her she said Chloe LOVES coffee and licks their face after they drink a cup!

A sign at the restaurant Cracker Barrel. And another one...

Don't you love the little teapot guy? With loafers on! I wish I'd gotten him but didn't notice him til I looked at the pictures!
That's it for today. I'm sick with my third cold of the winter.


13 comments:

  1. Fun post! I'm sorry about that darn cold...they are so exhausting!! Hang in there girl!

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  2. Cute coaster! Hope you feel better... get some rest!

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  3. Are you telling me more people have jumping chocolate bars? I thought I was the only one! I like your coaster; the appliqué is a neat solution.

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  4. Oh, Leeanna, I'm sorry the ink didn't hold up. But at least you made some lemonade out of lemons. Good luck with that cold--this has been a horrid year for them.

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  5. I like the shape of your pouch, too. Get (and stay) well!

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  6. Hi LeeAnna,
    You're so creative! Even with a cold!
    I hope blue sky Spring days are headed your way!
    Crakker Barrel looks like a fun place to visit!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  7. Hi LeeAnna,
    You're so creative! Even with a cold!
    I hope blue sky Spring days are headed your way!
    Crakker Barrel looks like a fun place to visit!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  8. Love the chocolate is a salad! Good luck with the ink. I have never done any stamping on fabric so I can't offer help! You'll find the right combination!

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  9. That coaster is so cute! And so funny about Chloe liking coffee. We had a beagle that liked it too! Would try to drink it right out of your cup if you left it within her reach!

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  10. Such a lovely pouch. Too bad about that ink. Hope your new ideas work out better! How thoughtful of you to make that sweet coaster for your friend. It's really cute!

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  11. Shame about that running ink: your pouch is lovely. Blurry might still be okay though.

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  12. What precious doggie fabric! Perfect for gifts. We're covered in pine pollen here and some people are getting allergy problems. But at least we didn't have the snow/ice madness. Azaleas are blooming beautifully in South Mississippi!

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  13. You did a fabulous job with that beagle on the coaster! I suspect you and I are drawn to the same sort of dust catchers judging from the pix from Cracker Barrel.

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