Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Shower's We have a winner....


Gina if you will send me your info I will get my little gift out to you!!!
          Some of what Gina has said was she needs to have a little fun!!!!!

Well Gina I hope you do get to have some fun and get back to coloring.....







First let me say  "thank you" to  Erin for being our cheerleader and putting this wonderful blog hop together also  to Madame Samm for always keeping us on our toes and opening our eyes to new and inspiring ways to show our creative side.
If you read my blog you know that I have been trying new methods to work on fabric and recently I tried coloring on fabric with crayon and I just love it but in all honesty I have tried 3 different crayons 2 were generic and then crayola.  All 3 times the crayola came out on top.  The other two faded the more I ironed it.  And you have to iron it to get the wax out so it can be washed. ( no affiliation just use of product)
What you do is decide on your pattern and simply color it pretty heavily like saturated with color.  I then ironed it on brown paper bags, oh I guess about 5 times or maybe 6 until all the wax is out and there is no more showing on the paper bag.  Then to make sure you can wash it or sit something wet on it in this case you hand wash it which is what I have done and the color looks wonderful, I think.  So without further  commenting here is my 2 mug rugs that I decided to do:
When I first read about this theme I thought of an umbrella with a pair of boots and then a beautiful bright flower and that is exactly what I colored and here they are:

I couldn't resist putting them in the flower bed because that means that warmer weather has finally reached Chattanooga!
and then here is a closer shot of each one.
You cannot see what I wrote and then stitched over because I used a peach color thread but it just says April showers bring beautiful flowers!
then

this one I drew the umbrella and boots on there and colored then stitched around them in black, used a stitch off of the sewing machine to make raindrops and puddles

All in all it was allot of fun and I am all about fun these days!
Now for the giveaway:  
how about  a box of Crayola crayons and a pack of 2.0 finished thangles.  This way you get to have some fun and color too.
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me.  I have an early appointment and will not be back until afternoon so I will try to peek in if I can before then but please enjoy this last day of our very fun hop.  Here is our schedule for our last day!
Thursday April 18
Merry Gay @ Merry Gay in Stitches
Mary @ Sew Maybe I Can
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling
Mary @ NeedledMom
Sherry @ Peanuts Patchwork
Fredrika @ Feltfree på Åsly 
Shauna @ Welcome to Shauna's World
Sharon @ Dancing thru Threads
Madame Samm @ !Sew WE Quilt!




88 comments:

Judy B said...

Love how you colored your mug rugs! Thank you for sharing.

Joanne said...

These are so much fun! I was just reading about using crayons and was worried about the same thing that happened to you so I really appreciate you passing along your experience. You are certainly a talented lady and thank for sharing your creations with us today.

Amy said...

Both of your mug rugs are great. I am going to raid my kid's coloring box. I just love how it turns out! Great work and thanks for the giveaway!

Sunshine Girl said...

These are both really lovely - I didn't realise this was has wax colouring worked and how vibrant the colours stayed. Thanks for showing us.

Lavonna ZWB said...

Very creative! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

AnitaS said...

The techniwue with crayon is beatiful. Very pretty mug rugs.

Britt-Inger said...

You have made cute mug rugs. My favorite is the one with the boots. Thanks for a great give away and I must test to use crayons.

charlotte said...

What a clever way to do these. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing this new technique and your mug rugs turned out beautifully!

Nati said...

Really cute work, thanks for sharing!

Fiesta said...

What a unique idea. I would have never imagined using crayons

Nana B said...

My granddaughter would love to create her own fabric pattern!

Thearica said...

I love your mug rugs. I need to prepare some fabric for when my granddaughter comes this summer and let her color so we can make a quilt for her little sister when she goes back home.

feltfree på Åsly said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's so clever! Thanks for introducing me to the crayon technique.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic!!! I really like how you did this...I have never used this method..interesting.

Susan said...

OK, now I have to try the crayon method - I have plenty of those with the Grands here twice a week. I love both the mug rugs - I am partial to the rain boots since I can never find mine when I need them. Thank you for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Great mug rugs. Thanks for sharing the crayon tips.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

The mug rugs are lovely.

Tammy said...

What great mug rugs. Very cute and they all scream spring to me. Thank you for shareing them & your creativity with us today.

Linda J said...

How pretty, Sharon! I bet playing with the crayons brings one back to when you were a kid but this time one would want to color heavily and stay inside the lines, LOL.

Madame Samm said...

Hi Sharon...well look at you....with crayons to boot...what a great idea and your mug rug are springing in your garden..how did you do that..? mine grown on barn wood lol

Quilting Babcia said...

Thanks for sharing your technique. I really love how your umbrella and boots mug rug turned out! Will need to try this technique again soon.

Charlene S said...

We just returned from your fair city. I have a quilt made this way from the '80's. such fun!

Joyce Carter said...

Hi, Sharon. Very cute mug rugs. I like the umbrella and boots.I haven't tried using crayons to color on fabric before, but I know several people that have. It always looks really great. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing today.

Sowing Stitches said...

Crayons are a girls best friend! I still get excited at the sight of the big box [96] crayons. I haven't played with my crayons on my quilting projects ... looks like I will be very very soon.... Thanks for sharing, Beulah

Vickie said...

As always, these are cute. Coloring fabric looks fun. I've only seen 1 whole quilt done that way and it was wonderful. Great job Sharon !

Dee said...

Adorable - love thangles - appreciate the technique.

Martina said...

Cute idea and your mug rugs turned out lovely! The boots are so cute!

Gill said...

What a great idea - I've never tried this technique before!
I like your mug rugs!
Thank you for sharing.

Diann said...

Boots and umbrellas clearly say April showers to me. Very cute.

Linda said...

Your mug rugs are adorable! What a great idea to use crayons to color them in!

Patty said...

I like your rugs, and thanks for telling how its done.

krislovesfabric said...

Fun boots!!

Gwen said...

Your mug rugs are so very nice and spring-like! I love the technique for coloring on fabric with crayons--in a sense you're able to create your own fabric. And aren't mug rugs just the perfect place for practicing new techniques?!

Pauline said...

Darling mug rugs you made! They spell April showers, yes they do, thank you for sharing!

Needled Mom said...

It's fun to know that we never get too old to play with crayons. Great idea. Nicely done.

patchouli moon studio said...

What fun mug rugs! I have used crayons on fabric too, but only on white or muslin fabric. I like how the printed fabric shows through the crayon on your mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Those are wonderful mug rugs. I have been wanting to try coloring some fabric myself, I even have an embroidery piece that I want to start but you have to color it in first. Thanks for the information on how you did your mug rugs. That should be very helpful to me.

Julie said...

super cute! I love the boots!

Susan said...

I like how your colored mug rugs turned out....very cute! Have you tried washing any of your colored projects? Just wondering if the color changes??

Newbie Jen said...

Great mug rugs. I was listing to American Patchwork Quilting Radio the other day (I can't remember the guest) and she was describing how she uses color pencils to color on her fabric, then paints it with something from the craft store and it sets everything. The fabric can even be washed afterwards. I know that's not enough info to be very helpful, but perhaps you don't mind listening to a few podcasts to find it.

Crickets Corner said...

So glad I stopped by today. You mug rugs are super cute and I love how the crayons make the image semi transparent. I had never heard of using crayons but am going to give it a try today.

slacker said...

LOVE the boots!

Cathi said...

Your mug rugs are adorable! The rain boots and umbrella say April! I love the idea of colouring with crayons and am determined to give that a try! Thanks for the inspiration.

eleni_s said...

such pretty mug rugs here!! my favorite is the umbrella and the boots!!! beautiful work, thank you for sharing!!

KT said...

Awesome mug rugs! Thanks for sharing. I love this blog hop :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

Vicki H said...

Cute mug rugs, I like the coloring you did.

BizyStitches said...

That is a neat idea, thanks for sharing your blog in this fun blog hop.

Lou said...

I have used Crayola on some of the Crabapple Hill emb patterns. She tells us to really color it heavily and then place a paper towel on top and iron to set. Of course don't plan to wash any of the projects I have made so will have to follow you to see if the crayon washes out or not:) Love the idea!!!
Thanks!

Sharon said...

She will have a blast...thanks for stopping by.

Sharon said...

Oh it is so freeing Marjorie...have fun. Thanks for stopping by

Sharon said...

Hi Madame Samm I guess they pop up all over....nice to have you stop by...

Sharon said...

Please do it is very freeing and allot of stress less fun...

Sharon said...

Oh I hope you had a great time....thanks for stopping by.

Sharon said...

Oh you are so welcome..

Sharon said...

Thank you I like how they held the color so well....

apple blossom said...

cute mug rugs thanks for the giveaway

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Kathy L said...

Love your mug rugs. Thanks for the chance to win.

madebymeinred said...

I like your idea with the markers. Really cute.

Jan Baker said...

What a wonderful project to do with kids. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

Quilter Kathy said...

Absolutely FUN!

Gina said...

Sharon, your mug rugs are awesome! That is a very interesting technique that I shall need to try! Thanks for participating and inspiring us! I am a follower and enjoy your blog post! Thanks for the giveaway offer! I need a little fun these days!

Janice Newman said...

How cute are your mug rugs. Very unique. Thank you for sharing with us.

vicki said...

That looks like fun, I'll have to give it a try. Your mug rugs are cute, thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Cecilia said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Bonnie said...

Love the mug rugs. I have been wanting to try coloring on fabric, so thanks for the chance to win the crayons.

Cathy said...

Lovely spring colors in your mug rugs. They are sweet!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Looks like fun to try... your mug rugs are so cute!

Simone said...

Very interesting technique. And your designs look wonderful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Rosa said...

Love your idea.Your mug rugs look fabulous.Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity. I havent tried using crayons yet but I am going to. Love what you have done with your mug rugs.

MoeWest said...

Your mug rugs look great and coloring sounds like a fun technique!

Emily C said...

Lovely rugs. I should try working with crayons, you certainly got some very nice results.

LJ said...

Coloring is one of those techniques that I do WANT to try, too. Thanks for the heads up on Crayola. Your rugs are so cute and fit the theme perfectly. Great job!

Karen O said...

I would have never thought of using crayons. What a great idea!

Mystica said...

Your rugs look so nice! thank you for sharing.

This Dog's Mom said...

I love the idea of coloring on fabric! What nostalgia! What fun! Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for sharing your delightful mug rugs!

Just Quilt It said...

Very cute! I used to make wall hangings with my middle school science kids, having them color animal pictures. Great fun!

Sarah or Semmy said...

Do not enter me into your giveaway. I have enough crayons to last me a 100 years!! I just want to say I am so glad to see crayon work with embroidery in a Mug Rug.
Crayon work is my favorite to use with embroidery. I have been using this method since the early 1970's. Yours are so cute!
Glad you entered the Hop.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love your mug rugs!! I have never colored n fabric before, you are so creative!! Thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

I really need to give coloring with a crayon a try it looks so fun! Love your boots under the umbrella, so colorful and cute.

Teri said...

I love your mug rugs....isn't it fun to color fabric and it really turns out nice...thanks for the lovey giveaway.....

Mrs.Pickles said...

Great work thanks for sharing!

Beth Strand said...

Wonderful...and you've just inspired me for a summer project I can do with my daycare kids! Thanks! pbstrand@msn.com

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Fantastic - thank you so much for sharing a new technique, this is awesome. Something I can encourage my daughter to do when we're creating together - I love it! Thank you!
Thanks for participating in the hop, and I hope you had fun!

newsurfiegirl said...

What wonderful mug rugs. Thanks for sharing how you did this. Are they special fabric crayons or just everyday crayons? Thanks again for sharing your wonderful mug rugs.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Fun idea--that would be a great summer project with the kids. Thanks for the fun idea!

Sharon said...

Sarah thank you so much for stopping by and I do think it is making a come back and you are right it is so much fun.