Friday, 19 October 2007

Printing And Pumpkin Time!

I haven't blogged for a while as I started chemo again and haven't been feeling too great. My mind is whizzing with great ideas for sewing, but alas, the body is not willing. I have been sitting around like a big fat slug for the past two weeks on an electric heat pad. It's quite nice actually! I did make a start on the three cat quilts though. I used my new fabric transfer dyes. They're very cool to use. You mix up the dye powder with water and then used them to paint a picture or pattern on paper. When it's dry...and here's the cool bit...you flip it over and iron it onto fabric and it transfers the print! Below is a photo of the painted paper.

Here is the fabric once the paper pattern has been iron-printed onto it.

And this is what I have done with them so far. I have pieced the backgrounds with different neutral pattern fabrics and stuck the cat shapes on ready for embroidering. This is fat boy Arthur.
This is Minnie Moochie Pie.

And here's Chicky Chick Chick.

I shall keep you up to date on any progress. It's funny actually because if you knew my three cats you'd see how these simple shapes truly represent them!
Yesterday I bought a big pumpkin. I can't decide whether to make soup, sweet pumpkin pie or wait for some nice pumpkin recipes from Jo in Texas. I did ask her, but I don't even know if she has any!
Obviously this photo illustrates how undecided I am about pumpkin usage!

7 comments:

Beetle said...

The cats are re-e-e-eally lovely. What a great idea. I definitely recognise all three of them :O)

Debra said...

Good morning Sindie! It is good to see you back on your blog. I love the cat quilt and the names of the cats! Hope you are feeling better.

weechuff said...

I see you have made use of the newly discovered photo angle Hahaha!
That is very interesting, and the cats are cute. Is it just the photo, or does the colour change when you iron it on to the fabric?

weechuff said...

Can you let us know if you receive any recipes for the pumpkin please?

Sarah said...

Wondered where you'd gone. Was a bit worried there, for a bit!
Wow, the transfer stuff really is cool isn't it?!
Hope you are feeling better.
Big hugs, Sarah x

GoldAnne said...

Glad you are back missed you,popped in every day to see!!!
love the puddy tats ,im really starting to want to do that sort of thing now ,the more i see what you are doing
love Anne xxx

granny grimble said...

Sorry I haven't posted before Sindie, but I've been so poorly I haven't managed to get on my computer all week. I love the cat quilts. As you say, it really does represent your moggies perfectly! I like the sound of those iron n dyes, I'll have to get details from you. I too would be interested in pumpkin recipes. I'll have to ask Neil if she has any.