Me: “I’ve lost my mind.”
Husband: “Now what?”
Me: “I no longer know what I own. And even if I know what I own, I can’t find it.”
Husband: …(no response)
Me: I’ve looked everywhere for my edge punch that I bought last year to do favors for Auntie Geri’s 80th.”
Husband: “OK. You know you just haven’t looked deep enough. We’ve been through this. It’s in a bin somewhere. It’s in a shoebox in a bin. It’s in a plastic bag in a shoebox in a bin. It’s in a paper bag in a plastic bag in a shoebox in a bin. Look deeper.”
I hate it when he’s right.
When I went back to the place where I would put it away NOW if I had it and looked inside a few bags…there it was.
My main sewing machine needs a new part, so I am working on some sewing-related projects (even though I have another machine that works just fine.) Above, with the “Martha Stewart” logo is the punch I could not find. She doesn’t make it any more, so it’s not even available online anywhere that I could find.
Been playing with both Kraft Tex and Transfer Artist Paper to make cards and Valentines and to just see what I can do with the combination. Both are readily available online and I’m sure your local quilt shop can get them in too.
The beauty of working with these products is:
- Kraft Tex doesn’t fray at the edges, so it doesn’t need any finishing.
- It’s washable.
- So is anything that’s been transferred via the Transfer Artist Paper.
- TAP can be used on cloth, wood, glass, basically anything you can iron …and on Kraft Tex too.
- I can sew on any of this, and I can mix in some card stock tools like the paper punch.
So conceivably, I should be able to wash any of these finished cards.
And in this one, I used some free vintage art and added a pic to personalize. A good place to try is thegraphicsfairy.com. I think this one will end up as this year’s Valentine. It will fit perfectly into one of the lace envelopes I recently created.
On this card, the transfer of our pic was on top of the first transfer, and I probably would not recommend that. I should have used a graphics program for that work and only transferred once. Still, the photo looks old and worn and I love it.
Hmmm…so when I throw all these in the wash, they should come out whole. I know that they will soften and get a little wrinkly like the Levi jeans tag.
Even so, I can’t wait to play around with this more. I’ll share some after a washing…should be interesting!