Saturday, March 9, 2013

Framed Cloth Hares

 Another day, another hare!  I did not use the hare silhouette, but the vintage hare image from Karen at The Graphics Fairy.

I know for a fact it is a hare and not a bunny because it is written on the image.  I am not a big fan of real bunnies.  In fact, I am slightly afraid of them.  So these are gentle hares.  Just different from the silhouettes I have been using.

I used pieces from the bolt of upholstery material I bought on a recent hunt.  This was a roll of stiff, loose weave neutral fabric - usually found on the bottom of furniture as the dust protector.  I cut the fabric to tape to a piece of ivory heavy cover paper and sent it through the printer to print directly on the fabric.  This is the thickest I have sent through my inkjet so far.  I think I will not go any thicker - there was some smearing, but not enough to ruin the image.  I did five full size images in landscape orientation.

As you can see above the ink went through the fabric and printed an image on the paper.  I saved these and have a wordless post coming up next on what to do with them.  

Yes, I am wordless - silent - no words!  You will have to see it to believe it.

All the materials came directly from Horror Monster (my craft stash) except the Pellon fusible web.  I was legitimately out of that. 

Follow the directions for this process on the paper wrapper.  Each fusible web is a little different.  Make sure you get the right weight for the fabric you are using.  Since this fabric was a loose weave and had stiffener on it, I was afraid it would not stick, but it did.  ALWAYS protect the surface on which you are ironing.

 I left the image whole and ironed them on the web.  I could line up two at a time.  Try not to get this on your iron.

I used a sheet folded in fourths on my ceramic cook top to use as the hard surface.

I used pinking shears for a decorative border.  I just eyeballed this step because I have done many of these, but you may want to measure the first few times you do this.   

 A floral printed linen and a blue striped linen was chosen from the upholstery material. See the hunt here!

At this time I still had not gone to my frame supply to pick out frames. I just decided on a size to fit the material.

Iron those gentle hares on each piece.  

Do not forget to peel the backing off before this step.

I spent ten minutes trying to figure out why the two pieces were not adhering.


 Now to the frames.  I had a bunch to choose from.  I chose this decorative bronze and black frame for Hazel Hare - a girl needs a bit of flair.

 A wide mustard frame was chosen to house Henry Hare.

He may be my favorite - love the blue stripe and the mustard.

And Henry, of course.

The twins Harry and Hank were framed in identical frames.

Harris Hare on blue-striped linen in a very staid wood frame.  It fits his personality.

Here they are - all the gentle hares showing off in their frames.  One of the twins is hiding behind the other.  You know hares can be playful.

So I have used both fabric and frames from the craft stash.

I do have another yard of Pellon left over, but it will be used soon.

Remember a wordless post will follow showing what you can do with the printed paper backing.  I am already thinking of all the things I can tell you.

Whoops!  It is word -LESS, Donna.  What part of LESS do you not understand?


See y'all!

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  1. These are really cute Donna! I love this project! I can't wait to see your wordless post and what you do with those papers! Thanks for promoting the Tuesday linky girl! You are awesome!

  2. Hey Donna; I Love your Hares!!! Everything that you post always looks so Lovely. The Fabrics and Frames just fit the Hares to a tee!!!!!
    Thank-You so much for sharing, as I enjoy your photos so very much. :-)

  3. I love this hare image from the Graphics Fairy. What a fun project and the hares look adorable and I love the use of the fabric backing. So talented you are!! Thanks for sharing....I might just have to try this but working with fabric scares me a

    I'm excited to see your wordless post:)


  4. That is a great project! Love the graphic and fabric you picked! I need to buy a new printer! I keep missing out on all these great projects!

  5. These are really cute Donna. Such a talent you have. Thanks for sharing. You put me to shame ... I must get busy doing some crafty things.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Wow! So pretty! I love these ;)
    Jamie ~

  7. This is just fantastic - love the combo of vintage and fabric. Bravo! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.

  8. These look wonderful and how creative you are! I want one! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. I LOVE vintage rabbit designs. These are to die for! I'm going to scavenge around for some supplies to do something similar. New follower here! Come check out the Frugal Freshman Homemaker sometime!

  10. Perfect design and your fabric backing is so pretty. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin!

  11. Very cute. and the process is quite interesting... I want to try that on my printer and see if it goes through. Little Bit from

  12. Don't you love the Graphic Fairy. I did a project this week using one of her graphics too. Your hares look great framed up. Laura

  13. I think I like the one on the ticking the best. Very creative idea. I old have never thought of it. I might have to use this idea.

  14. Super cute! I'd love those on pillows...
    I found you today at G'Day Saturday's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and say hello, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  15. Hey Donna! Thanks so much for linking up to Moonshine Monday last week. I loved your framed rabbit pictures that I featured them this week! Looking forward to you linking up again with your amazing projects.

    Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

  16. Love this project and that image has been one of my favorites. Thanx for sharing at THt!

  17. Love your framed Hares Donna. Thanks for linking them up at Shabbilicious Friday. I will be featuring them tomorrow.

  18. This is such a sweet idea. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G'Day Saturday party and many thanks also for adding my button to your site! I really appreciate your support.

    I've pinned this and shared this on Twitter & Facebook too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  19. These turned out so cute! I really love the striped ones. I will be featuring it later today. Have a great day :)


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