Thursday, 11 August 2011

Exciting Times

So I have been a little more productive in the last couple of days.  I haven't quite managed to pull out the sewing machine but I did have a crack at screen printing without the supervision of an adult ed teacher.  In May I attended a one day course to learn basic screen printing.  It has always been something I wanted to know how to do and when I saw it in the Adult Ed course guide and it was only $120 and a day out of my life, I thought why not. Yesterday I brought myself some fabric ink and a squeegee (is this how it's spelled?? spell check doesn't have any issues with it, so it works for me!) and set to work.  I printed little French Bulldogs on the fabric pieces I am going to use on the fronts of the wallets I WILL sew.  Here's some pics of the process.
Cutting the image I wanted to print.

Puppies cut out

Spreading the ink onto my (economy only $15) squeegee

wow blurry sorry
The finished print

Cute huh?!?  Well I was pretty pleased with it, now all I gots to do is get sewing.....

On another topic altogether, things are quite exciting here as we have just paid for our block of land and have met with the drafting man today!  We went in this morning with my little drawing in hand and were quite impressed with said draftsman so we have given him the task of drawing us up some draft plans.  It's very exciting and I can't wait to see what he comes up with. 


  1. I've always wanted to try screen printing. It actually looks kind of easy... maybe I should try it sooner, rather than later. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Love this!! I didnt realise you were such a crafty Lil critter! I have been meaning to try so many dif things like this and i have been way too slack. Mum and dad even brought me a sewing machine for xmas and i havent even played with it!! Im going to get my bum into gear now you have inspired me. I love Sam's quilt and pillows!! You will be giving Lynnie Loo a run for her money in no time hehe!
    Keep Blogging hun, i will be following for sure!! xxo

  3. Yes for sure, give it a go it is super easy! (The adult ed teacher suggested Julie DUELL's Artintegrity site if you get stuck).

    Nic, there is no way I will ever go close to your mumma but thanks for the encouragement! X