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Stickers + fabric dye= The Mako Island T-shirt

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When I was a kid, one of the things I liked most about weekends was being able to have my breakfast watching TV, and then keep watching show after show until my parents made me turn it off because we would have something to do, like going somewhere, visiting someone, or just because “the television needs to rest”. <- More or less that’s what I do now on Sundays… but this time it’s my conscience that stops me by saying that I have to do the laundry, or clean the kitchen, or whatever.

So, there was this show called H2O: Just add water, about three girls who turn into mermaids when they touch water.

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I watched it although by that time I was kind of grown up… about 18 or so… But I enjoyed it, and I’m not ashamed. Well, maybe a little…

Anyway, I think it’s cool to honour one’s past, and for that I decided to make this tee. If you want to make something similar grab some cloth, some stickers, a spray bottle and “just add water” (and dye, of course).
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Melted Crayon Pokeball

It’s been a crazy week here in Barcelona and I’ve been super busy with all sorts of things. Finally it’s Sunday and all my plans for the day have been washed away by a tremendous rain that doesn’t seem to want to stop… 😦

But since I have to stay at home, I’m going to share with you one of my recent discoveries: Printing designs onto clothes by melting crayon shavings! I saw THIS in the internet and I thought it was super cool and new! Then I talked about it with a friend and she told me that this is a very old technique and that she did a lot of things with it at school, when she was a child. 😦

Anyway, new or old, I think it’s very clever, so I had to give it a try. I found the perfect occasion two weeks ago when my brother got his first job as a music teacher in a school. I wanted to give him something as a congratulations gift because I’m very happy for him and super proud! He was born in 1992 and he liked Pokemon very much when he was younger, and now he’s old enough to start having that nostalgia feeling for the way the world was “back in the days”, and for that I thought a T-shirt with the image of a pokeball would be cool.

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The process in very simple and you can see it summed up in pictures in the original link I’ve mentioned above. Or you can keep reading for a more detailed explanation.
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Space print T-shirt

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I’ve always been into space. When we went to California in 2012, we booked a tour at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. And of course we’ve been to the NASA-INTA premises here in Spain, right outside Madrid. Not as cool as Pasadena, but fun to see anyway. And closer.

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There are a lot of tutorials out there about how to space print. This was a trend two or three years ago so you’ll find plenty of examples out there. They are mainly made with bleach and spray paint. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to find spray fabric paint here in my city, so I decided to try with the closest thing I could find: the Playcolor One textile solid poster paint, by Instant.

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I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get a decent detail level with this paint, since it’s meant for kids, but I must say I’m very happy with the results.

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My first project with the Cameo: the Mindundi’s tote bag

Yesterday, one of my best friends from work left the company and we couldn’t let him go without a farewell present.

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I just got a Silhouette Cameo last week, after my boyfriend convinced me to buy it at thirds with him and another friend –so, it’s technically just a third mine–. I must say the machine is awesome and we got this offer that came with a starter kit for fabric painting, so it was perfect for the project I had in mind: the Big Mindundi tote.

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Watermelonize me!

Watermelon print is a trend. Well, maybe it’s not really like a worldwide trend… But I’ve been a little bit obsessed with watermelons lately, so I guess at least it’s a trend to me… 🙂

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When I was a child, I had this watermelon shirt that I really liked, so maybe it has to do with some childhood memory retrieving thing…

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Oh, yeah, look at my hair… I’m a child of the 80’s…

Anyway, I had so much dye left after my Kacey-Musgrave’s-inspired-glue-and-dye-tote-bag that I felt I had to dye something else.

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Glue and dye tote bag

I feel like I’ve been posting very crappy ideas lately… I’m working a lot these days and when I come home I’m so tired I’m everything but creative. So, in order to maintain my more-or-less-once-a-week self-imposed periodicity, I’ve been posting very easy projects. I guess I reached my peak with the cocktail umbrellas last month, and since then everything has gone down, down, down…
But I’m very happy today because I bring you one of my longest UFOS (Un-Finished-Object) ever! I’m proud to present the Kacey-Musgrave’s-inspired-glue-and-dye-tote-bag!!

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Spring wreath deco and 2 ways of making easy fabric flowers

Spring is officially here so now I can officially change my winter door wreath decoration into a spring theme! The thing is that I only have one wreath that I bought two years ago in L.A. The original plan was to change its decoration every season, but the reality is that I decorated it for Christmas on 2012 and never changed it to spring… Yeah, that’s right, I left my Christmas decorations during spring, summer and fall until it was winter again… It was mainly laziness, but I like to think it had something to do with rebellion too. Like, you know, doing whatever you want, whenever you want, not when society tells you to, blah blah blah. 🙂 But it was mainly laziness, I’m not going to lie.

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The thing is that the other day I suddenly felt the urge to switch to the spring deco for good. They say better late than never, right? 😉 So, that was the result:

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