Thursday, April 19, 2012

Handmade handwriting fabric (in small doses)

So, what do you do when you can't find what you need .... you make it right? (or attempt to!) Well, I LOVE the look of handwriting (hate the fact that "they" might discontinue teaching good old cursive handwriting in school .... I learned cursive from nuns .... and it was serious business let me tell you !) ANYWAY, as I was saying, I LOVE the look of cursive handwriting and wanted it on fabric. I have seen "handwriting " fabric somewhere (don't remember where) but I didn't really feel like searchinig for it and thought "how hard can it be ? I have fabric, I have a pen, and I can write" so ......

here it is ... well, it's nothing that I would show Sister Victoria (I think I got a "C" in penmanship as I recall) but ...... small doses I think it'll look OK. (I just wrote out the words to the song "Swinging on a Star"). By the way, ironing freezer paper to the back of the fabric stabilizes it and makes it easier to write on . Also, the pen I use is a Millennium pen ......found it at either AC Moore or Michaels I think.

AND, speaking of the art of handwriting,

how about Moonbeams Boy Evan's latest art of doodling ..... aka "this is a boring class"

....pretty cool !

Guess he was bored to tears !!!

Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)


Wendy said...

Did you heat set the ink after writing? How does it stand up to washing?
Love your son's doodling. I often sit and do that kind of thing. 40 or more years ago when I did it in class it was called they have a fancy name for it...amazing stuff out there!

Cheryl said...

You are so clever!!!!! That's amazing doodling!!

Aubrie S said...

Oh my goodness, I used to doodle in my boring classes too! Helped me to keep paying attention.

I love your idea of creating your own "handwriting" fabric. NEVER would've thought of that on my own!