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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hawaiian Paintings

Leaving the Big Island tomorrow after two months.  So sad to leave...but back to California and reality.  I have sewn so many baby clothes, and pillows and projects...not sure why I always forget to shoot so I can post...something always distracts me.  I just scanned these four...my latest little oils.  Have yet to find a gallery for the oils, but the watercolors are still selling well so I'm happy with that.
Mauna Kea Beach (6x6)
Snorkel spot north end of Mauna Kea (6x6)
a fun little wave (6x6)
a bit bigger wave (11x14)




Monday, July 11, 2011

Hawaiian Onesie

Kipp is here another couple of days...then back to California.  We've had a great time and made some fun baby clothes in between beach and pool time.  Our latest, another set of onesies decorated with freezer paper stencils.
start with a pack of onesies (from Target)

dye bath of Rit Dye (I only had blue and
yellow...so we were limited)

the dyed shirts, ready for printing
xacto knife, cutting board and freezer paper

draw your design, then cut it out (shiny side down)

iron "stencil" to onesie shiny side to fabric,
hot iron, no steam

simply daub paint onto shirt, let dry, remove freezer paper,
iron to heat set.
and...here's the finished project from the other day:


Friday, July 8, 2011

Baby Boy Outfits

Well, big week!  It was my birthday yesterday...I turned 60!!!!  ugh...as my mother put it, 6 decades...WOW.  Seems old to me.  But, I had a wonderful day.  Put Chris on a plane to Alaska...he's meeting Ryan, Andrew and my dad for 5 days of salmon fishing.  Kipp has come over to play with me.  Think I told you - I'm going to be a grandma!!!!!  Yipppeeeee.  Kipp is halfway there and we're taking this opportunity to make some fun clothes for the baby.  Sooooo, after dropping Chris at the airport we headed to Kona and the fabric store then Target for infant t-shirts.  I downloaded the super cute, super easy Perfect Diaper Cover pattern from MADE...a very smart and clever blog and we got to work.  Dana (MADE) has a great tutorial, so if you want to make some of these just check out the link...great directions, very easy.  We were all about making matching t-shirts...so this is what we did.
a package of t-shirts from Target

1/2 yard of each fabric choice

downloaded pattern from MADE

Heat and Bond (to adhere appliques) and elastic
Kipp cut out a shape from the leftover fabric scraps
and ironed on a piece of Heat and Bond


 She peeled off the protective layer exposing
the adhesive 

positioned the applique

ironed, hot without steam


too cute!
Then, we did it again with bandana fabric