This is another of the postcards that are now in the hands of the recipients...
In yesterday's comments, Sarah asked how I do my images for my crazy quilts, so I thought I'd answer here so everyone can know. The images I use come from the internet - just search 'Christmas images - free' (or whatever criteria you like). Then I save them to my word processing program on the computer and re-size them to suit whatever I'm creating. You can usually get several images on one page.
I then choose either a white or off-white fabric with a fine weave (good quality cotton is my preference). Press it really well to be sure there are absolutely no wrinkles. Cut a piece of freezer paper (the stuff that butcher's use to wrap meat - waxed on one side) to approx. 10 x 13" and press it onto the fabric. Re-cut to measure 8 1/2" x 11" and then carefully re-press the edges to be sure they are adhered thoroughly. Make sure there are no loose threads anywhere. (Note: you CAN cut your freezer paper to 8 1/2x11" to begin with but in my experience the edges never seem to adhere properly and often catch in the printer).
At this point I run a 'test' piece of paper through my printer so that I know which way up to place my fabric. If you're satisfied, load your fabric/freezer paper sandwich and print. Press really well once again to 'set' the colours as much as possible. Remove freezer paper and use in your projects. NOTE: This process is NOT water proof, so don't use it in anything that you plan to wash.
- If you crochet and you have a pianist in your life, perhaps they'd appreciate THIS.
- THIS is a quick-to-make gift for a tea lover you know.
- Three different versions of chocolate bark HERE.
- THIS might take a wee bit of time (and some tools - or a handy hubby!) to make, but I love the look and it would be useful too, particularly if it were gifted with a cookbook.
- THIS is one of those things I'm sure we've all done at some point, but perhaps a wee reminder might be in order. It's a perfect gift for a teacher, a shut-in, a neighbour...or....?? AND, how about THIS packaging idea for cookies??
- I love this packaging idea for a pair of slippers. And how about THIS way to give the gift of cash....so much more fun that simply putting it in an envelope!
- I like THIS idea to gift a knitter or crocheter with a ball of yarn and some small knitting tools. Or a fisherman with some lures (use twine instead of yarn)....or......??
Today your quote is from Francis of Assisi...."For it is in giving that we receive"