Thursday, March 4, 2010

My creative space.

In my creative space this week I am printing a forest.

I used the screen I cut on Tuesday to print onto a whole lot of t'shirts, onesies and hoodies. (How funny that three out of the four last words of the previous sentence came up as typos and I am not going to change any of them.)

And then I started on this pile of sheets.

I love how strong the trees look on top of the faded vintage prints.

I feel like the trees have given them a new life.

I have plans to sew these treed up sheets into smock tops, tote bags and dresses sometime in the near future. But for now I'm happy just to pass by them on my way from here to there and occasionally change the order to mix things up a bit.

I hope you are having a creative Thursday wherever you are. To check out what other creative types are up to today, or to join in yourself, click on over to Kirsty's.

53 comments:

  1. WOW Kate, I love these tree prints so much, they look stunning on the faded florals and patterns and plains too. Beautiful

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  2. gorgeous tree ... and amazing colleciton of vintage sheets. quite a collection.

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  3. I love your collection of sheets. They're beautiful!

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  4. Your cutout has really turned out well. (I never doubted yours would but any I do will) Love the effect on the vintage fabric. Cherrie

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  5. I love the way you recycle your sheets! It's brilliant!

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  6. Great job. I love the contrast between the print & the sheets too. Clever chook.

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  7. I love these too! So pretty whilst being robust all at once. LOVE. xo

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  8. The forest looks fantastic! You have been busy x

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  9. LOVE your new forest - perfect on the sheets! Nic

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  10. Isn't it amazing how well the strong screen print works against the faded florals... they're going to look amazing as little pinnies or bags.

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  11. They look awesome, especially loving the very first pic of the tree on the green vintage background.

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  12. wow, that looks great against the florals.
    the sheets now have a new adventure & story to tell.
    hugs to you Kate

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  13. Love the tree silhouette and looks so striking on those patterned sheets. Looking at them altogether I'm thinking what a great patchwork quilt that would make.

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  14. Gorgeous!
    I might need you to give me a screen printing lesson one of these days!!

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  15. Oh..my...I think I have just Droooled over my keyboard. Hey your not interested in selling that tree on the red or is it orange and white. I would LOVE a bit of that in MY house. Dam fine work kate!!

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  16. The print looks fantastic against the vintage sheets! Leonie is right, the orange/red and white one is gorgeous.

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  17. You really are just so clever. I love that combination of pretty faded vintage and strong industrial black. It's may favourite look and you've done it so well.

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  18. Wowww.. that's a lot of printing nicely done!!! Looks fun!!!
    I always want to get into printing.. but looks like a lot of tools to buy><

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  19. Loving your forest. You've done a great job with the printing.

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  20. Oh gee Kate, I think I could order one of these from you, the combination is gorgeous! See what you come up with!

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  21. A forest indeed. OL at all of the typo's. They look great on the sheets -looking forward to seeing what they become.

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  22. Those looks so groovy. Love the tree in contrast with the fabrics too. xo m.

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  23. Wow, a great bold contrast between tree and sheets. Nice job. Seeing all those sheets is making me take a stroll with my boy down the road to the second hand shop this arvo, just to see whats new...

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  24. Love all your trees. They are a great colour to really stand out. I would never have printed them onto the vintage sheets but they look great. Well done!~

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  25. Amazing how different the print can look on the various vintage fabrics! Gorgeous!

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  26. Of course your printing was going to end up on vintage sheets Kate. They have a way of drawing you back to them. Your tree looks fab on the t.shirts and the sheets.

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  27. these look absolutely fabulous Kate

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  28. Thay look terrific! I love the one with orange & white in the background - really striking!

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  29. Oh my, I love your forest amongst all those vintage sheets.

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  30. Wow those sheets look just fabulous! A lovely vintage forest of goodness. You are the vintage sheet queen!
    Sophie x

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  31. and what a lovely forest it is to.

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  32. Fantastic Kate. So so lovely. It's beautiful!

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  33. I love tree prints, and these are gorgeous - very funky and retro. Where do you find all your vintage fabrics? I am such a vintage fabric addict, I have masses but I can't bring myself to cut them up.... Unless I have a lot of them of course :)

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  34. your trees are looking gorgeous!
    you've so much work here :)

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  35. awesome forest and sheet collection!

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  36. Oh they look beautiful, Kate. I really love the orange/red one in the foreground of the last pic, and the first green one. Just gorgeous!

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  37. i love your tree print. you are so right about how they look on vintage sheets - the tree seems to bring out the colours. magic.
    i've had a creative day - i made another skirt to add to my collection and i taught myself (with the help of you tube) how to put in an invisible zip. i'm very excited about this ;-)
    l
    x

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  38. wow. that's alot of work and effort there! :)

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  39. Gorgeous as always. I especially like the one on the vintage green & yellow floral. Yummy.

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  40. Oh LOVe that tree design, so simple yet looks fab

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  41. You, my friend, have THE most amazing (and seemingly endless) collection of vintage sheets!

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  42. Every time I see lovely sheets I think of you - you're so clever - they're gorgeous. xo

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  43. The tree sheets are so cute! I love the green one especially

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  44. that looks amazing kate. the print on the vintage linen is gold. i love it

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  45. Fantastic against the old, semi-faded fabrics - well done!

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  46. Everyone has been so eloquent in their comments and all I can say is: Cool!

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  47. The tree has come out great Kate. Seeing all your wonderful creativity lately, you must have quite the pile of vintage sheets.

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  48. Trees look fab on the printed retro sheets..I'd love to see them made up into something.

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  49. Oooh, look at all those pretty vintage sheets! I love what you did with them. I'm really into "upcycling" old linens, etc. right now :-)

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  50. Fabulous trees Kate, I love the look on the sheets too.

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  51. Wow Kate...These prints are gorgeous, so bold and brilliant...they really do bring back to life those fabby old fabrics!
    I finally got around to dyeing and making up the skirt I have been procrastinating about for weeks Have a look I think I need to take it up a bit, so will have to undo the waistband and take it up that way!
    http://franklyfeisty.blogspot.com/

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