I love mattress ticking! It has such a wonderful vintage feel to it...even when I purchase it new at JoAnn's. Ha!
This past weekend I was working on a special order for my Etsy shop....vintage-firetruck pillows. Some of you may remember these sweet little pillows. They are made with mattress ticking and photo transfer paper. Two of my favorite things!
As I sat at my table with cotton ticking everywhere (I'm kind of messy when I'm in creative mode), a thought occurred to me. I make birthday shirts for the kiddos to wear on their special day, and I had been having a hard time deciding what I wanted to do for Mr. Two whose birthday is coming up in just a few days. I have had the t-shirt for a while, but none of the fabrics I had on hand really worked. Well, the ticking and the photo transfer called my name and I came up with this...
I made a patch with the ticking which I appliqued to the t-shirt using Heat n' Bond Lite .
Then I just sewed around the edges.
After I had the patch in place I printed out a reversed "4" on some photo transfer paper and ironed it onto the patch. ( I learned the hard way that I couldn't put the photo transfer on first...)
Here's a close up of the patch...so graphic...and kind of sporty...I couldn't be happier with the result.
But that ticking was still calling my name. Can you guess what I might be doing with this little rosette?
Why I'm making new pillows for my Etsy, of course! Actually, since yesterday was my 300th post (yeah, I didn't notice that until today)...I think I should give away one of these new rosette pillows...don't you?
Just leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered for the drawing! Blog about the giveaway, or mention it on Twitter or Facebook (or all three) and I'll give you one additional entry for each. But please make it easy on me and leave one comment for each thing that you do.
The drawing will be open until Wednesday, September 16th at 11:59 pm.
Edited to add: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered!!
Have a great Tuesday~