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11  Laptop sized cozy *TUTORIAL ADDED* in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by rozekitten on: April 26, 2007 04:58:33 PM
Eek!  I am so excited!

It all started with a swap I was in, the cozy the world swap.  My partner wanted a cozy for something about the size of a laptop.  (to give you some scale.)  Well, I found this hot little picture of one Betty Page and I was trying to put it onto the cozy in an accurate, true to the picture kind of way.  (Please note, no iron-pon transfers were used in the making of this story)

Here is the cozy:



It is fully lined, yada yada...

But the real excitement is in the pic of Betty.  Well in my pursuit I sat and thought about how to do this...  And... I thought why o why can I just print it out on the fabric?
 So I cut a piece the size of a sheet of paper, loaded it, *closed eyes here*, and pressed the print button... And...


(Please ignore the sub-par machine embroidery, yarn embroidered corduroy and my machine don't mix.)  But my printer and fabric does!

Check it out!

I DID NOT use special fabric (I used muslin), or special ink, or anything!  And if you have interest in this I don't mind making a tutorial, just let me know!  I know it has changed my crafting world!

Edit to add tutorial:

First you'll need to gather your supplies, lightweight cotton fabric that will show image.  (I like muslin a lot)  Freezer Paper, A piece of regular paper, and fav pair of scissors, cutting tool, etc.



Next take the fabric, freezer paper, and piece of paper and sandwich them together to cut, with the piece of paper on the top. And cut the fabric and freezer paper to the same size as the piece of printing paper.  Next, take the fabric and the freezer paper and iron them together with the shiny side of the paper ironed to the fabric side.  You should have something that looks like this:



Next find your image you would like to print and set it to print small enough to fit on the page, and print a test page on regular printing paper to make sure everything is good.  At this step you will want to watch how your printer prints (face up or down).  If everything is good (I recommend trying to get it to print in the middle of the page is possible)  Then load your Paper!



Print again!  Here is the one I printed for the tutorial next to my sample print on regular paper:



Press it with an iron, and even a wet towel to help and steam set it, finally peel the freezer paper off and you are done!  Use however you like!  Patches, pictures, postcards, etc!

* I know that there have been questions about the washing ability.  I am going to cut this one picture up tommorrow and try some different methods so we can see which one is the best.*  (I feel a little guilty about cutting up my daughter's face, but eeh?  if it's for crafter, I think she'll understand)

Thanks so much and this is my first tutorial so please let me know what you think!


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12  Re: Worth Your While Apron Swap #2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rozekitten on: April 25, 2007 04:38:00 PM
Oooh!  Here we go everybody!  The fabulous craft apron that SissyRadford made for me. 

The lovely apron:



Up close to show all the detail:

The pocket fully lined-


Close up of the loops:


And of course, the action shot:


Hope you all like it, and please dont mind the state of my craft room.  I only clean between projects and well... that apron got me inspired so I just had to start something.  Hope you guy all enjoy your aprons.  I love mine!
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13  Re: Mother! A tee to wee dress tutorial in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by rozekitten on: April 25, 2007 04:05:32 PM
Here we go!  Thanks for the tutorial Vegbee.  It was very easy to follow and I got to try soe new things.  This is a shirt that I had, but um the placement of the hands wasn't very shall we say condusive to wearing in public?  But she loves it.  It is actually dyed with clay, and the blue was from some knit I had laying around.

The front:  (Please excuse the Red-Eyes, new camera.  Still learning it)



The back with the shirring:



And The Infamous Action Shot:



My little BaBoo and her new dress.  It also has a head tie for her hair that would take an army and a thousand frolicking kitties to get her to wear right now.






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14  Re: Earth Day/Environmental Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rozekitten on: April 13, 2007 09:25:34 AM
Here is the package that I sent off to veganxwater.  I have been without a camera for a while so it will probably be Sun. or Mon. before I can post what she sent me.  But my friend emailed me these pics so here they are!

The whole package together:



Contains:  One lunch bag with free handed embroidery, made out of my daughter's old 2t sweater and lined with reconned pink polka dots.  Some tissue paper envelopes made out of used tissue paper, pictures from magazines, and junk mail.  And also a wrist cuff that was crocheted out of some recycled yarn.  Hope you like everything veganxwater!

Close up of embroidery:



Inside of bag:



Inside of one of the envelopes:



This was a fun swap!  Thanks everybody, and I'll post the pictures of my packages soon.
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15  Pink Striped Lunch Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rozekitten on: April 13, 2007 09:11:59 AM
Hello!  This is a lunch bag that I made out of a sweater of my daughters for veganxwater for the Earth Day swap:

I cut it below the sleeves of a size 2t sweater and then free handed the embroidery on the front.  And then I lined it with something else I had to recon.  Pink Polka-Dots!  Here you go, and please let me know what you think!

A picture far away:


Up close of the embroidery:


And the lining:

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16  New Card Wallet in Crochet: Completed Projects by rozekitten on: March 22, 2007 07:59:30 PM
I made a new card wallet the other day.  The body of it is single crochet with two yarns on a size H hook.  The yarns are blue and sea foam green.  It has a loop button closure at the bottom and a two layered crochet flower on the top of it to add a little springtime in my life.  These are the pictures.  (Camera phone pics, so they aren't the best)



This is what is looks like closed.



And this is it opened.

Any comments or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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17  Re: Stripey Zippered Moneypouch- thing. (Now with tutorial!!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by rozekitten on: March 16, 2007 06:38:03 PM
Here is the zipper pouch.  The colors are not very true in the picture.  It is actually this gorgeous turquoise color.  I'm using my camera phone.   Undecided 



And, as promised this is the purse I made for my daughter.  It is the same size as the zipper pouch.  I just left it open where the zipper would be, and did a chain for the handle.  She is 2 1/2 so she loves it, and its great because it is "her size."  The color came out great for this one, it is right on.  Hope you all enjoy!


 
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18  Re: Mushroom swap Round 2~gallery of FUN-gus! in The Swap Gallery by rozekitten on: February 28, 2007 07:26:16 PM
I figured out how to put one up from my phone!  As promised, an action shot of my daughter Ava wearing the beautiful stenciled tee Atsuko made her!



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