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« on: January 30, 2013 07:40:14 PM »

I made this gardening journal for Craftster's resident green thumb, MissingWillow. I thought it would be fun to use a vegetable for printing the fabric so I saved the butt of a cabbage in our fridge for far longer than any health inspector would recommend Smiley.

Once I was ready to use it as a stamp, I cut ~1/2 yard of natural linen fabric, painted a thin coat of fabric paint onto the cabbage butt and stamped it randomly all over the fabric.





I added a stripe of light green solid fabric to make the cover a little more interesting. I used my trusty alphabet stamps to spell "growing" on a piece of twill tape and attached that as well.



Each stamp turned out a little bit different, which I like! I think it gives it character Smiley.



MissingWillow and I are doing our own Make a Friend swap and this project was intended to sum up my personal crafting style. I think it's a good representation of what I like to make and hopefully, it will be something she enjoys and can get some use out of!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013 08:40:20 PM »

What a lovely idea to use an old cut cabbage. It looks like roses.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013 10:28:27 PM »

Lime, where do you get your linen? It's something I never really have in my stash but I always want some when I see your projects!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013 06:50:20 AM »

The cabbage stamping came out so good!!!  So cute!
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013 07:21:08 AM »

Stamping with veggies is a childhood memory of mine---you took it to a new level, perfect for our farmer friend, Missingwillow!

She will love it each time she records her daily gardening chores!

Beautiful job, and in our style for sure...lovely and practical, Lime!
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013 08:23:39 AM »

Thanks all!

Lime, where do you get your linen? It's something I never really have in my stash but I always want some when I see your projects!

I usually stock up when it's on sale at Joann's. I just recently bought about 15 yards of various linens since it was 40% off Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013 09:57:45 AM »

Goodness, I can't decide which of your printing techniques I love the most!  I feel like they all need to be featured in a glorious blog together.  I might do that... Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013 02:50:32 PM »

Saw this on Facebook today and immediately thought of you. Kiss  Celery!  It looks like a rose!

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013 03:39:22 PM »

Celery butt printing!! I'm definitely going to have to give that a try. How pretty!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013 04:00:31 PM »

Maybe even swirl a variety of colors together like red/orange, red/pink/white to get the gradients you can find on some type of roses.  Eep, never thought I'd be so excited about celery, haha.
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013 04:18:18 PM »

Looove it,very clever and pretty
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013 07:11:09 AM »

I read this title several times before it made sense to me. In our home, there is no 'butt' to work crafts with, we eat the core and all.  Grin

At first, I kept thinking you were speaking of the cabbage rose that your print resembles. But it is lovely, MissingWillow will love having info on her plantings all in one spot.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013 08:30:56 AM »

Beautiful, Lime! You made good use of those old butts. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013 10:36:34 AM »

How on earth did I miss this post??  This journal is just beautiful in person.  Our three year gardening journal just ran out the end of last year so this came just in time for seed planting, which we started last week.  Thank you again, LimeRiot.  I'm so happy to have one of your beautiful signature pieces! 
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