Friday, June 19, 2009

Just a little something I couldn’t resist!

I was out shopping today for ‘something smart’ for a temp cover desk job I’m doing in a few weeks (note: Summer is the WRONG time of year to look for smart work trousers) & this little beauty jumped off the shelf at me in Forever21. It was the last one on the shelf so I really couldn’t leave it there with the big gaudy gold numbers circling it like a jealous gang ready to jump on it & steal it's enamel beauty!
And the real beauty is it was less than $7! It is that perfect fun summer statement necklace & is going to look awesome with the new long black jersey maxi dress I picked up last week for less than $30.

Recession busting at its best :)
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lady GaGa Inspired Finds

Today I have been pottering about looking out Lady GaGa inspired items on Etsy.

Avant Garde Polka Dot Top by LolitaVintage

Mattamorphis Dare Dress by Mattamorphis

Silver Ruched Jumpsuit by TripleGemini

Dynasty Dazzler Dress by unseenforce1

Avant Garde Puff Sleeve Sweater Dress by nstylevintage

Faux Hair Bow by blacksatinshoes

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Buttons Buttons Buttons…….

Fabric Manipulation Collection in Silk Dupion.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Front Page Exposure


I recently started a new Etsy venture, LiD Designs Supplies, currently specialising in Glamour Lux fabric (mainly silk) covered buttons.

We only started 19th April & so far we have had good start up success! Including being featured in a load of treasuries (thanks) and on 2 front pages including being chosen by admin themselves (thanks).

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Inkjet Printing onto Fabric Tutorial


To print your own fabric on an Inkjet printer you will need:


1. Inkjet Printer (for this tutorial I used an all-in-one, but you could use a separate scanner if you don’t have an all-in-one)
2. White paper.
3. Cotton fabric (thin is best)
4. Fine marker pen.
5. Scissors.
6. Masking tape.
7. Spray mount.
8. Spray lacquer.
9. Newspaper.

Step One:
Draw your design onto the top corner of a sheet of plain white paper with your marker pen.

Step Two:
Place image into the scanner part of the printer, and use the colour copy function to print straight out.

Step Three:
Lay copy next to first in the repeat position that you want. Use masking tape to fix into position. Slice far edge to match the edge of the original sheet, you want it to fit into the scanner properly else you will get dark shadows it the sheet doesn’t lay completely flat inside the frame on the machine. Copy again.

Step Four:
Lay second copy on original & repeat step three.

Step Five:
Repeat step three again.

Step Six:
Repeat step three for the last time.

Step Seven:
Put complete sheet into scanner & copy for one last time so that you have a neat sheet to copy onto fabric from (you can skip this step if you want)
BUT place full sheet back into scanner ready to print fabric from.

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Step Eight:
Lay fresh sheet of blank paper onto fabric & cut out 1 1/2” bigger than the sheet of paper all round.

Step Nine:
Lay out newspaper to protect your surfaces, and spray Spray Mount all over top side of the sheet of paper.

Step Ten:
Smooth fabric down over sticky side of paper.

Then cut neatly round side so that fabric matches the paper.

Step Eleven:
Lay fabriced paper down on paper tray in printer with the fabric side whichever side up/down that your printer prints out on.

Step Twelve:
Hit print/copy & wait for your newly printed fabric to print out!

Step Thirteen:
Peel paper backing from fabric and place back on newspaper and use Spray Lacquer to seal ink onto fabric.
Not sealing it will result in the ink running if it gets wet.

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Then print away on all your favourite background fabrics & make what ever you want with it.