*Thoroughly enjoying these colourful doors just down my street. I walk past them everyday but only noticed them last week.
*A bunch of flowers from our neighbours, handpicked from their back garden brightened up our house for a week. Who said neighbourly spirit didn’t exist in London?
*A Birthday trip to London Zoo. My enthusiasm over getting to meet Madagascar’s King Julien & Maurice in person (or lemur) seemed to embarrass Nick somewhat.
*Birthday presents! Nick added to my ever expanding collection of Oliver Jeffers books along with ‘I want my hat back’ by Jon Klassen.
*Summer is here! There was more than enough sticky humidity to go round but the sun was out and I was smiling.
*I’ve been beavering away on all the styling details left for the wedding I’m helping out with. 3 weeks to go!
- Some inkjet printer transfer paper. Any will do but check it’s suitable for fabric.
- An iron
- Masking tape
- Print out the design onto your transfer paper. Make sure the print is on the right side.
- Then put your t-shirt on and tape your design where you want it.
- Then spread your t-shirt and measure the distance from the sides to each point of the triangle to make sure it’s central.
- Then follow the transfer paper instructions. I was told to put my iron on a high heat with no steam and to slowly iron over all of the design for a few mins, applying quite a bit of pressure.
- Make sure you iron right up to the edge of the design and then pull the paper from the corner, while it’s still really hot. Don’t pull of completely. First check if any parts don’t look like they’ve stuck. If that’s the case lay back down and iron over that area again.
- Once finished turn inside out and wash on 30 degrees. If the image looses any brightness in the colour, iron with a piece of paper over the design.
Here are some little snapshots of inspiration I’ve found out and about recently. From the top…
Great recipe books with pop art covers. There’s something quite comforting about their retro feel. The Leon series can be found in Waterstones.
I scanned my sketch only to realise that I’d made the same spelling mistake that’s not only been a recurring theme in the last few weeks but a blind spot throughout my entire life! It seems that no matter how much older I get I still have a serious issue with the word ‘you’re’. It nearly always comes out as ‘your’ or somewhere along the line I decide to ditch the apostrophe. It’s a laughably regular mistake but when you find you’ve made it twice on two print runs worth of cards, totalling 3,500 sheets…well, it ain’t so amusing! Anyway I’ve amended my mistake and it’s available as a free download, along with the envelope right here.