Wednesday, July 04, 2007

WIP Wednesday - Week 25. Just a quick wallhanging...

Wednesday again! I really need to consult my list as this little project has managed to slip in and is taking up todays sewing time!

Yesterday was dress up day at Grace's kindy to celebrate end of term 2 on this coming Friday. Unfortunately Kerry's princess frock arrived just too late otherwise she would have worn that, so she went as Sleeping Beauty instead. Took a heap of photos of the class and then yesterday afternoon I decided to whip up a quick wall hanger to say thank you to the teacher and her assistant for all the work they put in with all the kids in the class. Grace is the one in pale blue and white on the left of Batman!


So I printed the above out on some Celcast paper, ironed it to some white homespun, then started to sew some 1 inch strips around it and accidentally let the iron touch the image which resulted in it peeling away! ARGGGG!!! I'll bind this one later and let Grace keep it to hang in her bedroom. So onto version two....

Made this one a bit bigger and so far so good, haven't let the iron touch the surface of the image again, I used a sheet of baking paper to protect it. I have used vliesofix to put the letters on and blanket stitched around them. Have to attach these two bits to the photo panal, then brighten it with a hot pink border, then maybe some blue hanging tabs? I have till 12.30 Friday lunchtime....

6 comments:

Cass said...

Helen that looks great

the humming cat said...

Very noice.
Did you do the blanket stitch by hand or machine? Your stitches are always so neat.
The teachers will be chuffed!

Natalie said...

That is looking fabulous, what a lovely idea! I too love how neat your stitches are.

atet said...

What a great idea! Have you tried the pre-prepared fabric sheets that allow you to print directly on the paper? They are a great time saver!

AJ said...

HI Helen...just seeing if I can comment again...not sure what happening...hope this works...great idea by the way!

Helen said...

I must say for the record girls, that in this peice, the blanket stitch is done by machine! :)