Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I caught this candid photo today after doing a little shoot for some of the totes I made last week. The jaw dropping little girl is our Siberian Husky named Canela, which is Spanish for Cinnamon.

I wasn't going to share the photos of the totes till I got them all sorted out, but I couldn't resist when I saw this one. More to come soon!!

I'll be posting some up in the Y not Roar Shop soon

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I recently hit a sewing rut. My motivation seemed to have run away. But then I came across This Tutorial through Martha Stewart's site and it was as if I had been struck by lighting. I used to do basic screen printing with a Speedball kit, but it began to be a hassle every time I wanted to print something different since I only had the one screen. According to the tutorial, all you need are picture frames and window sheers and voila! You've got a couple of fresh screens to print with!! Oh the possibilities!

Six screens later...
After a lot of trial and error, I've found that you really should follow the directions word for word and not try to take any shortcuts (or you could end up with something like crooked screens...). It was well worth destroying a perfectly good window sheer...even though in the end I ended up buying actual screen printing fabric. But in a bind, I think that a window sheer is decent. Another tip is to look for a thick, durable frame and avoid thin, flimsy frames.
In the end I am super excited to be able to have different designs to print with all at once instead of having to spend an hour trying to clean the screen of screen fluid in order to print something else.

Here are one of my screens that are waiting to be filled in with filler. The line is one I fell in love with from Godard's Pierrot le fou. I'll post more when I finish a test run of these babies!

(scene from Pierrot le fou via here)