Friday, July 13, 2012

Little Black Crochet Hat and 5 decorations

One little black crochet hat and many possibilities to decorate it. What is your idea?

Start with a .... black crochet beanie.

Add 2 circles to be ears and a red bow - you have a Minnie Mouse Hat.

Take off the ears and move the bow- you have a black hat with a red bow.

Insert an orange ribbon. Ready for Halloween? Already?

Or just 3 mini red bows in front.

Make a Black Angry Bird Hat for a boy - yellow beak, red eyebrows, white and grey eyes with a black spot and a black bob with yellow on top.  

Friday, July 6, 2012

How to add text to your item

I use to add lyrics to my felt board. I print the text on a special paper (you can buy it from like I did or from other supplier) and then I use the iron to transfer the writing on the felt. You can transfer in this way a text or pictures. If you go online on Avery, you'll find some templates and texts.

You need: special paper for printing, felt or a T-shirt or something else where you want to appear your text / picture, and an iron.

In Word:
-type the text 
-choose the size paper to be Hagaki card or Japanese Postcard (100 x 148 mm) if you want to print a small piece (like a normal Thank you card for example) not the whole sheet of paper
-for the first time use a normal paper to print the text and to check if everything is OK
-then insert the special paper, but first set your printer: go in Printer Properties, choose Finishig tab, mark Mirror Image - in this way your text will appear inverted; then print it. 

Place your special paper on the felt up side down.

Set your iron - no steam and then press on the paper for 40 seconds.

Peel the paper. The text will appear on the felt.

Cut and sew the text.


Enjoy it.

Owl book cover

My 11 years daughter asked me to make her a book cover. She likes the owls (you know, from Harry Potter) and I decided to sew an owl on the...