New fabrics old design.
Strawberry Field print is back and even better as craft panels.
I uploaded it all into BlueBerry Ash store today. Go and have a look at these newly hand printed precious. What do you think? Did I put my silk screen to a good use? What would you create using these? Let me know your thoughts and you might get a little surprise in your mail box (already sent) 🙂

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Heavy rain woke me up this morning. I think it was trying to spoil my day 😉 But it’s not that easy when I have new fabrics to work with that just arrived.

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On the weekend I have been making market bags, using some fabric leftovers that may not have printed well. I managed to turn scraps into two perfectly scruffy bags, hand printed, handmade and a bit of hand stitched. I don’t know why, but I got attached to them quite a bit, it’s kind of silly, but I hope they will be found by someone special who will love them to bits 🙂 Meanwhile they will be in my shops here and here waiting for that special to come along…

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Quick Ribbon Printing Tutorial

I am recycle aware and I like to reuse what I have got before I buy something new. The reason why I did this tutorial is to show one of the ways fabric scraps can be recycled, which will help to decrease the amount of waste we produce during the holidays.

Ribbon printing tutorial

Here it is! You will need paints: textile ink or acrylics will do just fine, any paint leftovers will work. Fabric scraps cut into strips, I have plenty in my house as I do sew a lot or you can use wrapping paper from last year will work fine, just print on the plain side of paper. Brush or sponge to apply paint on stamp.

For actual stamps use your existing stamps if you have them, if not check Lino Printing Tutorial on how to make your own stamp, or you can use potatoes, by carving simple shapes from it, cork, old eraser basically anything that will make a print.

Apply ink on your stamp and print along fabric strips, you can follow certain pattern or not it doesn’t matter. In fact, unfinished scruffy prints has its charms and looks more interesting.

Let ink dry and your ribbons are ready.

Ribbon printing tutorial

I have made 4 different ribbons with my old stamps, which will be enough to wrap up few pressies for coming Christmas gift exchange 🙂

Little announcement about upcoming fundraiser market at our collective printing studio in Rozelle. Please come by, say hello and check our gorgeous, quality  handmade goodies. It’s a great way to support local designers and do your Christmas shopping! The fundraiser will be held on 26th November at 118 Terry St, Rozelle from 9am till 4pm.

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Woo Hoo,  I have got a parcel!

I am participating in hand printed fabric swap; you can find details here at Leslie’s Maze & Vale beautiful blog.

Yesterday I received this lovely hand printed fabric by Rebecca Wadge, I love it!  Thank you very much Bec !

Can’t wait to receive all of the other fabrics as I am thinking of making a quilt from them.

My Creative Space: giveaway contest

Today at My Creative Space I decided to host a giveaway contest!

I have never done it before and I really hope that you my readers will enjoy it.  I do put lots of love and thought into my work, the fabrics that I carefully selected for this contest are some of my favourites and popular by demand.  And I am sure the winner will love them too. It will be a delightful present for any crafter or sewing enthusiast who truly appreciates handmade. All fabrics are hand screen printed on 50% cotton, 50% linen base cloth. The Winner will receive fabric pack of three including:

“Huts” in Pebble Grey 50X70 cm

“Chained” in Persimmon 50X45 cm

“Oriental Swirls” in Deep Ocean 80X20 cm

To enter giveaway you simply need to visit BlueBerry Ash Facebook page, press the like button on BlueBerry Ash page if you like the page and leave your name under “Giveaway Fabric Pack Contest” post.

Please leave your name once only. Giveaway open to anyone who would like to have this lovely hand printed fabrics! The results will be announced Thursday next week at 9 pm on AEST.

To see other Creative Spaces please go here, maybe somebody else is hosting a giveaway too!