Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ekkkk...sewing on fabric

Just the other day I mentioned that I find it easier to sew paper than fabric. So...what do I decide to do? Sew on fabric, of course! Ekkkk...I thought, but I really wanted to make this project using Wink Wink Ink's new image "Bunny Blessing".

This is a scented mug coaster. I filled it with some dried orange peels and added a bit of ground Cinnamon and clove. Mmmmm...I love the scent of the finished project. Place a nice warm mug on top and you have a yummy smelling area to cozy up in.

Isn't the image adorable. I love the hat the snowman is wearing, tee he he. Lucky bunnies too. I do hope the snowman can still smell the delicious scent of the coaster {wink} The boarder is also part of the set.

To print the image I used Jacouard Ink Jet Cotton Percale Fabric Sheets.  What is great about these sheets is that they are backed with paper so go through the printer perfectly. The images come out fantastic. They also say that the printed fabric can be machine washed.

I did not have to use lining to keep the spices inside. The cotton worked so well, not even a small amount of poofs when mixing the spices after sewing all 4 edges!

As you can see, sewing on fabric is not my best technique, lol. I think this came out OK for my first coaster, but I am hoping another will come out better. This one I will keep for personal use, ha ha ha. I wish I had some pinking shears so the edges would not fray so badly. Perhaps I will be able to borrow a pair for next time.

I think these will make a wonderful, unique and cute Christmas gift along with some mugs and home made hot cocoa mix.

Another idea is to fill the coaster with dried pine needles. If you don't have any for this year, try saving some from this years tree for next year. I have done this before and the pine scent does not diminish! I simple ran my fingers down the branches before recycling it. The needles come right off (make sure to put something, like a plastic sheet or garbage bag, to catch the needles on, ha ha ha, ask me how I know this!) I saved them in a zip lock baggie and they were perfect the next year.  A fun image for this would be the Wink Wink Ink "Holiday Peace" set.

I hope you like the idea. I am on the search for plain white mugs which I can add this image to after making it into rub-ons.  (a quick tutorial for this is HERE)

I am entering this post in this weeks Tip Top Tuesday (anything goes).


Leanne said...

Its so good to see you again this week - sharing your creations with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - remember, you can add up to 3 entries for our Anything Goes challenge!

Good luck!
Leanne xx

Ellie said...

Hi Sandy,

your ideas always amaze me. You are so very creative!! I can imagine how awesome that coaster smells!
Love the snowman and your sewing is perfect!

Maggie's Crafts said...

It's so clever. :) Thank you for sharing and joining us at TTT at http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/



Dawn said...

This is such a fun idea, love that snow person.Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. this week

Yvonne Russell said...

I love this. It's fun to stretch and try something new. I'm still to try basic sewing even on cards, so this project is an inspiration.

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! I love love love this Sandy!! Brilliant idea and the image looks fabulous!! :) TFS!

Caroljenks said...

Wow what an amazing idea.....and a tut for rub ons.....guess where I'm going next!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute Idea Sandy! I love it!

Ellie said...

Hi Sandy! Hope all is well with you, trying to contact you but I got the email back saying your inbox is full. Could you please check the DT blog there's a question I had for everyone on the digital tuesday team.

Thanks so much!

*Vicki* said...

Hey girl!! Just wanted to say that I really look forward to working with you at *Wink*Wink Ink sweetie!! HUGS

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Sandy, your projects are always so original! This one is another winner! Can't seem to get a hold of you anywhere! Sending you hugs and prayers that all is well! ;o)

Patty Chalas said...

Sandy what a lovely creation!!!
very creative....

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