Potato print has become my new obsession. It’s easy to do and a lot more versatile than I first thought. After printing this flamingo bag and our festive pets stocking, I decided to add some stamping to some plain white baby grows for my smallest Little Button.
You will need:
- Plain white baby grow
- Fabric paint in green and black
- Sharp knife
- Wooden skewer
- Sheet of newspaper
- Piece of scrap fabric
1. Begin by cutting your potato in half to create the stamp. Draw the image you want for your stamp on a sheet of paper as a template. You can print an image or trace one, just as long as it is a simple silhouette and small enough to fit your potato. Cut the image out.
We’re loving the trend for marbling and watercolour at the moment – gone are the associations of pasty landscapes and washed out flowers – watercolour has taken on a vibrant new lease of life. There are lots of tutorials out there showing you how to create watercolour and marble effect cards, fabric and ceramics.
I have seen a few pins floating by on Pinterest for Story Stones, and I really love the idea of them. A pile of pebbles with pictures, you pick one at a time and invent a little story. And as I live a few minutes walk from a big pebbly beach I decided to make some of my own for Amelie. It wasn’t as straightforward as I thought, I trialled (and error-ed) a few methods, so if you want to make your own you can do it a lot quicker than me! If you don’t have pebbles to hand, you could just as easily make these from card or even bottle tops.
“I’m just sitting on a shelf” is one of my all-time favourite song lyrics from the band She and Him. Their first album, which the song comes from, has so much meaning in our household that I wanted to display the lyrics somehow.
After a search on Pinterest I found an inventive way of displaying the lyrics via a beautiful mess. This is a really simple project and the possibilities are endless.
I really like writing on brown paper, and graph paper and square paper. There… I’ve admitted it! I discovered a brown paper notepad I bought in Paris years ago and it gave me the idea – for our second Nap Time Crafts – to make some of my own.
I began by gathering together craft materials left over from other projects, and got experimenting. My list of materials was: