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.


Taryn & Brendon said...

oh that's super fun! thanks laura

Allyson Hill said...

I've got so many ideas for these, thank you! I'm never patient with the peeling part, but I'll try harder this time : )