Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cutting a tree.

So after a very brief stint in lino cutting I'm back to printing with the screen.

There was the nine year old's stabbed thumb incident, (I waited until it had stopped bleeding before the pic) and the fact that I have yet to get a clean edged print.

So today I'm cutting a stencil,

and Pepper is drawing a picture of Humpty Dumpty.

Thanks so much Jodie for buying and sending me this ace pattern book. I LOVE it!!

And thanks Wendy for choosing me to win your giveaway and sending my goodies all the way from America.

I'm heading back to the stencil to neaten up some of the edges and then hopefully get to printing some fabric today or tomorrow. I hope you are having a lovely Tuesday.


  1. I love those cute chubby Pepper hands!

  2. I was just going to say the same thing, those chubby little hands hard at work are like a story book picture - adorable!

  3. Love the tree. Sometimes it is worth trying other processes to appreciate where you like to be. I love seeing kids working with such concentration. First year anniversary give away at my blog.

  4. Good to hear that the lino tool is back in action!

  5. Oh the hands!!! So sweet! OH, did you write something else?? Was there something else in the post?? LOL!

  6. Oh Pepper's little hands! Good to see you receiving love from blogland.

  7. Love that nylon ribbon book.. Takes me back to my childhood. The elderly lady who lived two doors down from us in our street used to mind me after school & on sick days. Her name was Marjory & she would knit nylon ribbon 24/7 into all sorts of crazy kitsch items. Many coathangers were covered. Such groovy colours too.
    Leah B

  8. The hands got me too, she has the cutest chubby hands ever!

  9. ut-oh! Get some melaluca on the cut immediately. Dang sharp thingies!

  10. Looks like lots of good arts and crafts going on at your house once again. Sorry about the 9 year olds ouchie!!!

  11. Hope the finger is ok - LOL at waiting till it finished bleeding to take the picture.

    Looking foward to seeing the tree printed up.

  12. ah kids - there is never a dull moment. louis came in the other day with yet another graze. he claimed that he must be very clumsy to which i said, 'you're not clumsy, you're just fearless'. he does everything with reckless abandon - and i'm kind of envious......
    i've always wanted to try fabric printing - i just don't know where to start.....
    i've just read about you in the THAW magazine.....which has me googling daylesford and dreaming of a holiday......maybe one day?

  13. Ooo...I like the tree!!! It would look fantastic on a tote!!

  14. Yes I think it sounds much safer and quicker too. My little girl did screen printing at kindy today she tells me! She really enjoyed it.

    I'm sure we'll see a forest of trees on here very soon.

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