Monday, 5 July 2010

Archie Barker

Many of my craft projects are inspired by my dogs. This is my favourite photograph of Archie and I have used it to make a scrapbook page. Yes, he is a boy but lilac is one of my favourite colours and I just loved these flowers and the scrap of lace so had to use them.

To decorate a t-shirt I also printed the same photo on to transfer paper, ironed it onto white cotton and used fabric scraps, paw print rubber stamp and embellishments to decorate. The tiny picture of the Airedales I found online and printed it straight onto a scrap of fabric. I attached the whole panel to my t-shirt with velcro so that I can take it off for laundering. I have worn it a few times to doggy events and many people have asked me where it came from.

On the cross stitch front I have just started this circles design from Heritage. As it was bought for me for my birthday about 15 years ago and I am making 2010 my destashing year, I thought I should make a start!


  1. Oh what a lovely's did a great job !!............happy week love Ria....

  2. You are very clever! What a great job!

  3. Archie's smile makes me smile. The scrapbook page is so cute and so is your t-shirt. Destashing is what I need to do instead of buying even more patterns.

  4. Lovely scrapbook pages, Shirley! I laughed when I read Archie's full name: Archie Barker--that is great :)

    Good idea to use this year as a de-stashing year--I was thinking of doing that for 2011. I sure have more than enough projects in my stash to keep me busy for many, many years!