Thursday, 9 February 2012

Spud-u-like

This 1977 book of Home Handicrafts is choc-a-block with crafty hobbies that most of us can remember dabbling in at school:

home handicrafts

... one of which is potato printing. OK, I know it's a bit Blue Peter, but during this week of all things avian, these little beauties caught my eye:

birds-potato prints

Cute eh? Now pop out and buy a big bag of spuds, grab a knife and some fabric paint, cast your mind back to primary school for inspiration, and get printing. It really couldn't be easier to put a bird on it!

Oh and while I was flicking through Home Handicrafts, this fella gave me a look that said he wanted to be on Glad you could make it...

birds-potatoapplique

The book suggests you use Bondaweb and iron "this fanciful little bird" onto curtains or cushions. Not a bad idea, but he'd look even more lovely appliqu├ęd onto your soft furnishings with a contrasting zigzag stitch.

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