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Gift for a baby

10 Oct

After this post, I was so inspired to make a gift for the stork party I was attending.  I loved the baby bouquet and the tie vest.  But instead of doing appliqué on the vest, I decided to use a product I bought about a year ago and never used it.  and I just LOVE this product:  Picture Perfect from Dala.  It was the first time using Picture Perfect and the results wasn’t 100% perfect, but now I know how to use it.  and it is really easy.

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Let me show you how:

Make a copy of a picture you want to use.  I made a tie on a Word document and print it.  Then copy it.  It must be a copy.  If you want to use words, print it in mirror view.

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Cut it out and apply a layer of Picture Perfect on the print side of the coy.

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Place wet side on the fabric and roll with a firm roller over picture to ensure there is no bubbles.

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Leave it overnight to dry. Place a wet sponge or a few wet paper cloths on top of the picture for about 20 – 30 minutes.

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Gently rub your fingertips over the picture.  Paper will come off in small pieces.  After removing the first layer, wet the picture again with wet sponge and rub fingertips again.

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Let the paper dry.  Paint a layer of Picture Perfect on the paper again.  Let it dry.

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Iron on the reverse side and Voila, You are finished.

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It is really easy to use the Picture Perfect and a quick way to make something special for someone special.  I can already think of a few things to make:  Cushion for a grandma, etc.  Will use it for this Christmas to make some gifts.

And then I made something else as well.  And what do you think of my first Baby Bouquet?

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handmade baby shower gift

15 Aug

I’ve been invited to a baby shower next week.  And since I’m in the "Homemade or handmade" stage of my life, I want ideas for a gift.  Let’s see what is available on the web.  (just click on the picture to visit the applicable website for some nice tutorials)

I just love the Baby Bouquets Idea. 


  Diaper cakes:


And how cute is this?


and wow….  Bib clips

Pacifier Clips


Anything with a tag, cause babies LOVE tags

mobile for the cot

I want one of these:

Hope it inspire you as much as for me.  I’ve learned that sometimes it’s all in the presentation.

                            handtekening copy