Saturday, October 18, 2008

Coloring Craft


When cooler weather arrives, it's time for crafting! Last week I found the cutest set of patterns for tea towels. Each design features children engaged in a variety of activities. They are so vintage and remind me of the Campbell's Soup kids. So, I decided to try my hand at them. The transfers have been ironed on to flour sack towels and all but one has been carefully colored with a box of the kid's old crayons. What a task! After being colored, they have been ironed so that the colors meld into the cotton. You can see that at this point they lack detail, but that will soon change. Tomorrow the embroidery needle and thread get put to use --- creating facial features, detail to garments, and finishing touches. Cute vintage cotton prints will be stitched to the bottom as embellishment before they are all done. You know, it's been many years since I've taken time to 'color' and it's been kind of fun!

What's in your craft basket right now?

3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea to color them with crayons...I'll will be looking forward to seeing them when they are finished

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  2. Oh you are such a talented seamstress, they will be charming are you are done with them. Although they are awfully charming now. xoxoxo Clarice

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  3. What a sweet way to color in the designs. A year ago or so I saw a quilting book that used this same idea. It looked so much like the old colored linens that I love. Can't wait to see the finished pieces. I'll have to try it sometime. ~Adrienne~

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