I still had my Pretty Birds book out, from this post here, and decided to make a parrot just for fun. I think I’ll give it to our friend who makes sure Sasha gets her twice-daily does of thyroid medicine when we go out of town. He loves birds and kept a parrot for a good portion of his life.
I owe a post about the box it is sitting on. Some day!
I picked up an Aunt Martha’s tracing pad and transfer pencils recently and wanted to see if this is something that can help me going forward. The process is simple: use the tracing paper to copy an image with the transfer pencil, then use a hot iron to transfer the image to your fabric of choice.
I chose an image I grabbed from a coloring app called Lake – it showcases a great variety of artists and their work and some of them I just absolutely love. This particular image is from Nina Stajner and her Little Furry Friends set.
My ironing skills was a little less intense across the top, which is why it is more feint than the rest, but overall, I think it did the job well. There is some discoloration on the fabric where maybe a bit of pencil dust was hiding out (in the water in front of the swan), but I am unperturbed. This area will get covered by embroidery but also cold water and soap supposedly removes the pencil marks (I’ll know for sure when I get to that stage).
I have quite a big project in front of this one, so it might be a while before I mention it again, but consider it officially in the queue!
I love books and I love bookstores but those are harder to find, at least the good ones with All The Books and All The Things. For instance, we no longer have a Borders or a Barnes & Noble, and our Books-A-Million is super tiny. But the BAM where I visited for Thanksgiving is pretty great and I picked up this flocked book box for my sewing supplies. I kinda wanted it but wasn’t really sure about it (Boy actually got it for me because I couldn’t make up my mind). Turns out, I absolutely love the thing!
I usually have a zippered bag for my supplies and while I work, they get lost in the mess I create.
I bought a large tray to try to keep that under control, but I just don’t use it often, and when I do, it is still so easy to lose my things. This box keeps all my tools handy, while easily moving around (read as: stacked under/on top of all kinds of things). Even my little kitty pin cushion I inherited from my gramma fits – pins included!