Tuesday, June 17, 2008

First adventures in screen printing - Pt 2

After a helluva lot of mess and not a little heartache, I have this:


If you're thinking "Hmmm, that's a weird image, think I'll sneek away without commenting", hang on and let me explain. It's a sewing kit, for a plush rabbit 'russian doll style', see:


Though I have "issues" with some elements of the process, I'm pleased with the level of detail:


If you're reading this, I have a favour to ask, please please leave a comment with your opinion on my design, I always follow back my commenters and read and comment on their blogs. I realise that I'm not offering you anything (it is high time for a giveaway round here, though, so you can be top of the list for that if you comment here. Whatever the prize is it'll be made by me and quite pretty).

I know this post stinks of needy desperation, but hey, new creative challenges make me needy and desperate for approval... I might just as well have mascara streaming down my face right now!

22 comments:

Cass said...

Wow I love it, both the screen printing and the rabbit.

Jenny said...

Absolutely adorable! I think you have done a wonderful job- your little rabbit is unique, full of character and the design is stunning-you must be so chuffed with yourself-well done-a definite winner:)

Dawn Castro said...

I think you have done a wodnerful job with the fabric and the bunny design! I would buy the fabric bunny pannel in a heart beat! You did good!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great concept - love the kit idea, and a Russian rabbit is most original. Love the colour and the sweet fabric designs. You must be pleased with the outcome. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

As I said yesterday, I know how hard screen printing is! Its a lovely idea and the design is awesome. I think its great. I'm being completely honest. I love it.

Camilla said...

Love it! Did you print this at home? I'm too scared to try screen printing at home.

Swirlyarts said...

I love this very much - so much in fact that I am going to feature it on Cuteable tomorrow morning in my clinks section. The colour is great and it looks like it will be a simple pattern to use so it would be ideal for beginner sewers.

Heidi said...

Hi. I read but rarely comment, and this summer am really behind in my bloglines. But this rabbit is very cute!

Sharon said...

I saw it on Flickr and thought it a triumph! The design is an absolute beauty and the colour is fab! What issues are you having? My screenprinting expert friend lives up the road, am happy to ask her anything! (The weetabix comment made me cry with laughter by the way!)

Ali said...

Hi I just found your blog.
I love the patterning on this little print! (and the colour is lovely). I've recently revisited screen printing myself and have lots of ideas running round my head! It's a lovely printing method

paper-and-string said...

ah now, if you hadn't begged for comments ;-) i'd have gone away thinking WOW that is one clever lady and just assumed that you knew that and you then MUST already know that your idea is genius and will fill your fellow crafters with a mix of pride (in your craftsmanship) and jealousy (that I can't do that!)
and in case it's not clear from the above rambles...it's BRILLIANT...i'd love to buy one myself :-)

BigCat said...

I think it's amazing. I can't believe it's your first attempt. The level of detail in the print is lovely and the kit idea is really clever.

The only negative comment I would make is that the face looks a wee bit sad.

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Phew! Soooo glad I found you. I am bewildered by everyone having Gocco machines yet nobody seems to be doing 'proper' screen printing. Then there was you!! :o) Yippeeee! I will definitely keep coming back to find out more.
The design is fantastic! Looks really Russian, if you know what I mean.

Leni & Rose said...

Well, I just love it! You've done a fantastic job and it looks really great. Definitely onto a winner with this one. Congrats!

AnastasiaC said...

oh my - that is SO cute!! well done!!

Sasparilla Sue said...

I really love it! Purple being my favorite color I think it is the best Russian bunny ever. Also, it looks like it would be easy for someone like myself who has very very little sewing experience to make...a huge plus. So, when can I buy one? :)

Vicki said...

I love the printing and the indigo color and I thinkyou should be very proud of the bunny. I'd buy one/two (having twins) Vicki at hollyhocks.typepad.com

Bec said...

Oh my goodness - this is just so lovely! Such a great idea, and I LOVE this little bunny's patterning. I guess I'll just echo everyone else here and say that you're definitely onto a winner here. Nice one!!!

.girl ferment. said...

Wow I think the pattern in fabulous. Your printing looks pretty ace too.
xx

Eleanor said...

wow, if you put this in your shop it'll sell like hot cakes. Now you've got the screen, you can do all different colours (I suggest duck egg blue and moss green to go with my decor :-P )

Light and easy to post, it would be a brilliant present to send to crafty friends.

Erin K said...

I think the bunny is wicked cute! :) I love his ears and how they overlap! :)

Just found you from a link on cuteable. Your blog is very inspiring.

Elly said...

Your little bunny is so adorable! Love the pattern and colors! Great job!