Friday, August 19

Pins & Purse Patches from Originals...


Summer is a great time to play!
I love having our children home from school~
Alaina LOVES to try new art materials...
She is the courage in my designs!

(I hope you have stopped by her NEW BLOG)


These pins are made from my original watercolors!
There are several transfer materials on the market...
Strathmore allows the fabric to feel natural, soft and washable!
Use with Ink Jet printers... permanent and vibrant~


I printed the images onto the transfer paper...
Ironed the image onto muslin, linen etc.
Washed the little pictures in Tide...
Pressed them...
And then HAND stitched each piece!


I treasure every hand sewn, machine sewn piece I own...
People who love to stitch~ you're amazing!
Not my strength... but I love the folk, prim look of these~


The little print is stitched to a beautiful piece of color fabric...
Then I stitched them to a piece of wool felt...
Then I stitched a piece of natural muslin to the back...
(to cover up my messy work...)
Stitched a pin in place and hand signed them!

These sweet purse pins will be in my Etsy Shop... tonight!
Hope your day is perfect!

16 comments:

Marydon said...

You are so amazing Michelle. Love them.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

MosaicMagpie said...

I have visited Alaina's blog and as a matter of fact I had to go over and apologize for calling her Avery! I can already tell she is her mother's daughter, full of talent.
Deb

acornmoon said...

Thanks for telling us about Alaina's blog, you must be very proud of your creative daughter. How lovely that you share your artistic nature.

Lottie said...

These are totally stunning - you are such a talented artist - I am in awe of your work

BECKY said...

I needssss the chickadee! Sending an email!!

Hugs and joy to you, Michelle!
Becky

BECKY said...

Or is it a sparrow?? Anyhooo...it's the 3rd one down!!
Sent you an Etsy convo!
:o)
Becky

sjmcdowell said...

Awww these are darling Michelle!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs and Smiles,

Susan

marie said...

These are wonderful Michelle! I wish I had stopped over here sooner...I see Becky has beat me to the sweet little wren! : )

vicki said...

Hi Michelle- what a creative and unique idea- another beautiful way to showcase your amazing talents! They are absolutely beautiful- They are going to be a huge success I'm sure!
Vicki

Kathy said...

These are amazing - love your idea to transfer the watercolors onto fabric. The fraying, buttons, and pretty fabrics make these so sweet. Your illustrations are beautiful!

shabby girl said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love these! You are amazing!

Smiley said...

These pins are so colorful and sunny! I can see that they speak from your heart. Love them!

Blessings and smiles!
Deb :o)

Cassy said...

Those are all beautiful and best expressions of your creativeness.

Cass from Video Guitar Lessons

Twiglet said...

What a brilliant way of using your beautiful watercolour art. Do you use an ordinary printer or is it a giclee? print?

Michelle Palmer said...

Thank you for so many sweet comments!

The transfers are made on our HP office inkjet printer :) Very simple... onto the Strathmore brand Iron-On Transfer Sheets. It's a bit fussy at first... but with a few practice pieces and the correct iron setting things went well!
Hope you day is wonderful :)
Michelle

Penelope's Beehive said...

Simply magical!

Sending hugs...
ox Judy