Hi i am also from Australia and am very excited about coming across you fantastic fabric photo paper idea.i have been looking to make a quilt as a Christmas gift but fabric paper is so expensive i almost gave up until now.I have one question though what is Alum please and where would i purchase it from please.
If you're in Australia, you can purchase alum from a chemist (they will have to order it in though and it's about $15 for 100g). However, I have found some asian shops carry it. In some cases, it's labelled 'Tawas Powder' - same thing. It usually sells for about $1.20 for 100g - ALOT cheaper than chemists!!!
That last picture looks like the Buttercup Bag. You could insert a layer of fringe between the top and bottom sections. Here's the link to the pattern. You might either want to enlarge the free pattern or buy the enlarged pattern (if you buy the pattern, you are able to sell your creations):
So, this is my first "thing" ever that I sewed out of a proper material and with lining, and I think it turned out pretty neat. I used an old pair of jeans as fabric. I'm gonna use it as a pencil case for school, my sister already asked for one, too.
Anni-q, what a fabulous looking pencil case!!! You did a great job and excellent use of the jeans. No wonder your sister has asked for one!
I have seen this before - yes, I'm on the Gocco board too. I believe you had trouble with burning the screen? Did you end up getting a good burn or did you have someone burn it? I would have offered (I have an MG11 so no need for bulbs) except I think you needed a screen quickly - I'm in Australia .
They are absolutely stunning!! The colours and design work perfectly together!! Well done. They look identical to your concept picture. Fabulous.
After breaking numerous wallets because of too many cards stuffed in it, a friend suggested that I have a separate card holder. I've seen tutorials online, but I ended up creating my own pattern. It's about 4 inches wide x 2.5 inches high. It fits up to about 1/2 inch stack of cards. I have totally enclosed the side seams, including the lining (not like most card holders that have the sides just folded up and sewn). Onto the pictures:
Close up of side view and inside lining. You can see that all the side seams are encased - including the lining, not just folded up and sewn:
Where did you get that fabric on the outside? It's so adorable. Great job all around!
I got it from a fabric shop in a little town called Bowral. It's in NSW, Australia. I only had a small piece of it and there's nothing on the selvedge to indicate who made it. Here's their website: http://www.myplacebowral.com.au/index.cfm I've looked through the entire fabric range on their website but can't see it. You could possibly email them to ask what the fabric is - I'm sure they'd know.