Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Doll Of a Pocketbook

     Good Monday morning all you crazy crafters! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had my grandson's First Communion. What a special week end for all of us. I'll be posting pics of all my projects for this special occasion in a few days. (Hint: I am gradually conquering the Cricut Cake Machine, yeah me!!!) Enough about me I can't wait to show you today's project. My youngest grand daughter is almost 2 1/2 and she is so crazy! Although she tends to be a little independent tom boy, she loves (some) girlie things. One thing she loves is to carry a "pockagook". Most of us call it a pocketbook, lol. I decided to make one just her size.
     Isn't this cute? I had purchased a package of these cute little canvas bags @ Michaels' and thought they were the perfect size of little girls. First thing I did was to pull out All Wrapped Up and decided to use the doll from page 12. I sized it at 3.5". Next I used Jacquard Injet fabric which I also got at Michaels. I used the best quality print setting and cut @ 2x, blade 5, speed5 and pressure 5.
     After it had dried for a few minutes I used an iron fusible web for the back of the image and heat set the front by placing paper on top of the image. I hand sewed a cross stitch around the outer edge with some embroidery thread. Since I know the ink is not waterproof I used some Liquid Laminate by Beacon to really saturate the image and cross stitching. This way it SHOULD be able to be hand washed.
     The laminate coating really helped to brighten these colors. Since I love dimension, I had to add some bling with my i-rock. If you haven't used this yet then I strongly suggest you do. A year ago I made t-shirts for the grandkids and used the i-rock to add bling and they have been washed repeatedly and these things will not come off! Now would be a good time to stock up since Erica has a great sale going on in her store. You can find all the details Here. I also used some liquid pearls for her cherry red lips!
     I needed to add a little something more so I decided to rummage through my stash and came across some fabric flowers I had left over from another project. You can use any flower pattern from a number of your carts but I wanted to tell you how I stiffened my flowers. After I cut them on my Imagine, then sprayed them with a product called Stiffen Stuff which is also by Beacon. You spray it on til it is really saturated and then scrunch it up just like you do with Glimmer Mist flowers. Then unwrap them and let dry. To finish them off I just added some stickles and a bow.
     That's my project for today. Now it's time to head back over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what other projects the Design Team has to share with you.


Miranda said...

Super Cute!
MCCR DT Sister

Ava Fernandez said...

Mary you always have the cutest projects, love the doll she came out so sweet. TFS
Ava, DT Sister

Vanessa said...

Cute project!!!

Lisa said...

Love this bag...I have a fondness for Matryoshka dolls. TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Mary, that bag is so cute!

Had to say "hi" to you too, my friend!