Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Trails and Tribulations of Iron ons

For my birthday I got a cute book of iron on transfers from a very good great friend.

20 sheets of cute iron on transfers

I've always associated iron ons with a large amounts of frustration. I could never apply the right amount to heat for the right amount of time, and it would always turn out with only half the design on the cloth (I run into that problem all the time with my transfer pencil for embroidery), or nothing at all and a ruined transfer.

But before I started I when to Amazon and checked out the reviews to see if people liked this book. There was a lot of 1 star reviews and a couple of good ones, also. But after reading though all of them (I wanted as much info as possible) all of the low reviews were for the old copy of the book. 

But they released the book with improved transfers. It has a "new and improved" sticker on it (the one I have does). I thought "Alright! Lets dive right in!" 

The directions are very easy to follow. The first one I used was a test. And it came out very nice.

The only thing that I was concerned about was the really high heat. They recommended high heat. I guess my iron is really hot, because it turned the back of the paper brown and I used an old pair of jeans as padding and the color from the jeans bled onto the back of the fabric I transferred onto, as you can see it on the front of the fabric. I only had the heat on it for a couple of minutes, like the book directed.

Next time I will use white or a lighter colored material underneath it.
 It was a good learning experience though. 

But over all I was impressed with the out come.
I will definitely use more transfers.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I am totally loving these girls!

MiahB has done it again! Smokin' hot girls!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Skully Afternoon

I've spent the afternoon drafting up cute little skullies for a project that I'm lining up to do. And by lining up I mean I have a project or two in front of it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Coffee time!

Yes, yes. I know, I love coffee WAY too much!

I can't help that it tastes so good with the right amount to cream and sugar.

A while ago The wonderful Wild Olive put up some freebies on her blog that I could not possible pass up.
Cute adorable guys like a grinder, a to go mug and a good ol' pot of java!

 I drafted the coffee part.

 After I finished off the back.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Thought I would post a teaser pic of what I'm currently working on. I can't show too much or really talk about what it is. It's for a very good friend of mine's baby.

It Came From the Floss Box!

This post continues my floss storage stuff.

 In the last post I mentioned that I keep all of my embroidering floss on bobbins.

I recently went through all of them and reorganized them, now I have two boxes! Oy!

I often have small projects so I don't want to lug around EVERY color I posses.
So one of to the newest thing that I like to use for my small projects that only require a couple of colors are these:

They are called Really Useful Boxes.
I got these for $1.00. They had a bin at Office Max for a whole bunch of sizes of these.

I just may have to get more, they stack really nice. And more importantly, they clamp closed so I can keep them on my desk and not worry about the cat getting into it.