Craft
A Beautiful Day Productions
Web Design
Simple web design for a simple budget, why complicate things?
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Craft
Haze Productions
Web Design
Simple web design for a simple budget, why complicate things?
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We've hit that magical time in the child's life where he's now in toddler's and all of I sudden I have to label EVERYTHING! Brilliant!

Last week l decided to have a look around to see what options are available in this field. There are many. I uhmed and ahhhed about buying some from Etsy for a while but the only options I could find were shipping from America meaning they get rather expensive for what they are. Then me, being me decided, I know I'll make my own. l had some left over t-shirt transfer paper and cotton material so it all looked like it should be possible...

Using Illustrator I formulated my design. Printed some test sheets and then after much deliberation and tweaking took the plunge and printed them onto the real sheet. I ironed the transfers onto the material and admired my handiwork and how well it was all going. l think it is here where I started making mistakes! In my impatience to get it all finish before the monster woke from his nap I failed to leave the sheets to dry for as long as they really required and then once ironed didn't let it cool sufficiently. This coupled with the fact I've lost the transfer paper's fixing silicon sheet (greaseproof paper doesn't make a good substitute, don't try it, it gets messy!) I was on a slippery slope. Once cut up some of the labels had started to peel (because of the greaseproof paper debacle!) so they were discarded. Then as I started to sew them into the clothes some of the labels started to crack and peel with the force of the needle. Some survived though and looked fabulous once in the clothing. I was hopeful I'd cracked it!

However, a few washes down the line and very few of my wonderful new labels look, well, all that wonderful! I think we can chalk this one up to experience rather than an unmitigated disaster! The artwork itself is pretty solid and I'm sure this should be possible to do. I'll give it another try I think with the remaining printed labels (I only ironed half of the sheet) and then my next thought is to buy some print on fabric (I read that it makes this process go a lot smoother) which still works out cheaper than the labels themselves (and I'm kinda wanting to use my design now I have it!).

I shall let you know how I get on!

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