Sunday, August 11, 2013

Here are a few images I believe to be in the public domain.  I scanned them in from a very old French dictionary I purchased recently.

A terrific image of the ever-popular Blue Willow pattern:

An adorable bird on a branch:

An unusual boat that looks like a canoe with a sail, most likely used in the islands:

Have fun and be sure to visit my Etsy shops.


Many of you have asked how to use iron on fabric transfers.  Below is a copy of a video from You Tube that I have found to be useful.  I have no interest in the company or any of its products.

Some of the hints you will find here:

1.  Do not use an ironing board for transfer sheets.  They are designed to let heat flow through and you need to concentrate the heat on the transfer sheet.  Any hard surface with a terry cloth towel or old t-shirt over it will work, even countertops or tabletops if you are careful.  I have found a piece of smooth plywood works, and there are flat surface working units available at craft shops for many different purposes.

2.  After ironing on the image, cover the image with a piece of plain paper and iron over it again for a minute or two.  This will help to firmly adhere the image and to remove any excess ink or shine.