Thursday 23 February 2012

Typography Challenge...

Once again I'm joining in with Rikka and Keren, from Ricochet and Away and Sew la Vie!, for their next challenge...

PROJECT: Home decor... curtains, wall art, bedding, place mats, etc
THE KICKER: Use letters/numbers/symbols in your design
WHEN CAN YOU ENTER: Now through March 31st, 2012

I've been toying with ideas for my entry. As usual, I'll probably change my mind a hundred times before I settle on the final project. But, hey, that's half the fun! 

My first thought was to make a magnetic board and some fabric letters like these or these. This is a fun way to get children interested in letters and words, especially their names.

Then I saw this beautiful embroidery, by Amy from A Home, Made. I learnt to embroider when I was at school, but haven't done any since then. I could relearn some embroidery stitches and make a wall hanging. Hmmmm... what words would I like hung on my wall? love, fun, laughter.....

Or perhaps I might use some wire to make the words Threading My Way and wrap them in fabric, like Nova from A Cuppa and a Catchup. The fabric wrapped wire that Nova made is so cool.

Kristin, from Pritty Tings, wrote a fabulous tutorial on screen printing Cookie Monster onto a t-shirt. Many years ago I did some silk screen printing and really enjoyed it. Perhaps I could use this technique to print words onto a wall hanging.

Or, what about an appliquéd cushion. Check out these awesome cushions made by Erin, from Missy Mac Creations. I could appliqué a child's name onto a cushion.

Or perhaps I could create a collage of fabric letters on a canvas, or perhaps...

The challenge runs until the end of March, so there's plenty of time for me to make up my mind. Would you like to join me in the challenge? Head on over to the challenge home page to find out more details. Or have a look at the Typography Inspiration board over on Pinterest.

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Linking up with Rebecca, from Making Rebecca Lynn, for Think Tank Thursday.

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... Pam


  1. I don't know about fabulous... But thanks for the mention!! Your always such a great source of inspiration Pam! You do a fantastic job of this blogging stuff and your always so supportive of others' blogs so I send you a big hug and a THANKYOU so very much!!!!

  2. Hi Pam, great ideas. join us on facebook quilt club australia group if you like :)

  3. you certainly aren't lacking for inspiration :) Good luck!

  4. so many ideas, now the problem is to choose one :)

  5. I've been having problems picking just one thing and sticking to it in this challenge. I love typography on just about anything, so it's a tough decision for me...

  6. Can't wait to see what you make, you certainly have lots of inspiration. I like the idea of an appliqued cushion and also the screen printing, I did that in school and it was a lot of fun.

  7. All of these are great options!


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