Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Super new blog

Super new blog from Bella Dia The Crafty Crow. I can't wait to make the softie with my girlies.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Keith Haring Fun

It's spring break here and it is full of promise. We will stay up late, wake up late and find fun things to do all week. We will make some art including this activity based on the artwork of Keith Haring. Crayola.com has a great activity and you can find it here. I also downloaded worksheets I have here and here.

Keith Haring is an artist that kids just get. His art work was all about bringing art to everyone. Work that was easy to interpret and fun to see. You can find out more information at his website http://www.haring.com/ there you can find his bio and a kid's section safe for little eyes with games and activities.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Anniversary Download

This week will be my one year blogging anniversary. I thought I would offer you a little project. I was playing around with photoshop and added color to one of the free embroidery patterns I found here. I thought she turned out pretty cute and wanted to share it with you. You can download the images I painted here. As a project idea I printed the image onto transfer paper and had a sweet little girl to add to a variety of fabric items. I used Avery transfer sheets.

I applied the transfer to a onesie and was not happy with the quality. That rib causes a problem. I checked it today and when I pulled on the fabric the transfer would split over the rib. Below is an example of the transfer on the onesie as compare to cotton fabric. I think the fabric turned out much better more crisp and after pulling on it it stays in place. I plan on making either a little bag or a purse with the fabric.

In case you have not worked with transfer paper before (like me) I have some tips. When I selected the transfer paper option in printer set up it automatically flipped the image for me. I trimmed the transfer paper as close as possible to the image, I started using an exacto knife. Don't forget the little area between the hair braid and the shoulder. After you iron the transfer onto you fabric of choice let it cool off completely before you try to peel it off ( no matter how badly you want to sneak a peek at her darling mary janes). Hope you like them.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

It's primary day in the big state of Texas. I ran out first thing this morning and voted. I just rolled out of bed so I didn't quiet look like this.....

But I must say I felt as good as she looks.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Eat up

My Dad would have told me I am "eat up" with embroidery. I think I am.

I have more projects to share but It's rainy and the puppy will jump all over me with her muddy little paws if I venture outside to the art shed.