Thursday, August 19, 2010

~lovely farmhouse & Q's answered ~

hello there!!

we've got marine air here this morning.....
it feel so nice & refreshing...roughly 65ish...

I had lots of questions regarding the
"birds in a nest" tutorial
so I'll do my best to answer those today....

then I'll show you a fabulous farmhouse!!
{sneak peek above....}

ok...your Q's....
on how to get this

from this

and this!

if you missed the post
click here to catch up

Your Questions:

Q: Is the ink permanent? Can I wash it?
A: Yes, it's permanent!  Hand wash inside out w/ a very mild soap is best & hang to dry!  The dryer will fade the image!!

Q: Does the fabric smell like Citra-Solve?
A: Just a tiny bit, until you iron the image then it's barely, if at all, noticeable.

Q: Will another brand work?:
A: I think so, I've heard it does but I've never tried another brand so I couldn't tell you for sure! 

Q: Is there any way to do this w/ an inkjet printer?
A: Nope....tried it &  n o t h i n g ...

Q: Where do you find the images?
A: The Graphics Fairy is a fantastic place for
free images with no copyright issues.  Click here for her blog!

Q: Where did I get my fabric w/ the nice weave?
A: It's the natural hopsack linen from JoAnn's

Q: Where do I find Citra-Solve?
A: At natural food stores, like Whole Foods in the
Pacific Northwest.  Click here for their website

Q: Does this method work better than the iron-on
A: I think so!  I like it because the image soaks right into the fibers of the fabric....looks like it's always been there.  There's no shiny or plastic covering on the image like iron on. 

Q: Do I just take the image to a kinko's or someplace
to enlarge?
A:  Yes, but make sure the copier is toner based.
Not all copy shops use toner copiers.  I tried Office Depot & theirs did not work.

Q: Do I need to make a mirror image if there's writing on the image?
A: Yes, you can do this under printing preferences on your computer.  It's usually in the same place where you change your image from portrait to landscape.

I think that's everything!
Let me know if I missed your question! for some farmhouse eye candy...
yum city.....

this is Pamela Kline's lovely Canadian home on Prince Edward Island....

ok...can I just say I am dying for painted
wood on the walls & ceilings of our home????

and hello craigslist?  I'd like to order this farm table for...... let's just say..... hmmmmm.....$100 bucks?!

she loves decorating with "toile and ticking!"
too funny!!

love this bedroom!
{of course :)}

her cute little grandsons in their
awesome bedroom!

I am IN LOVE with this next picture!!
she had her home's longitude & latitude printed
on the pillow! How cool is that???

now I gotta friend's waiting
for me at the gym to do water aerobics...

I told her 5 more minutes on my blog post...
so no proof reading today...
no preview before posting today....
I hope I don't embarass myself...

I need this place....

what a dream huh?

have a wonderful day friends!

I'm gonna go jump in some water now!



{all images Country Living, except my own of course!}


Blondie's Journal said...

Your pillows are just awesome and it is so sweet that you are helping others with tips on making them! Wish I could sew!!

I am so loving the farmhouse look {is that the term}. It's rustic with little feminine touches that I like so much. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place!


Beatnheart said...

absolutely lovely...yes, a dream come true for sure..What a beautiful Family!

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a beautiful home. If you find out where you can order a farmhouse table like that for $100 - please let me know where. A girl can dream. Your pillows are lovely too.


Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful the pillow she had made. And thanks so much for sharing the pillow tutorial with us...your too sweet!

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

* Another beautiful post! Thanks for all the inspiration :)*

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow ~ beautiful photos! Lots of lovely treasures and ideas in each one!

AntiqueChase said...

Love that place and especially liked the idea of the longitude and latitude pillow... I feel a project coming on...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

That is gorgeous! Beautiful house! Hmmm... I have wood on my ceilings and walls- I'm thinking possibly time to redecorate a bit more beachy!! I just seem to always want the rich woods and colors in my home so they tend to win out over the really dreamy gorgeous neutral palettes...but you never know... it could happen!! :)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I bookmarked your tutorial to try! I'm so excited because I've never had success with anything I've tried to transfer. Can't wait to try it!


Rie said...

I've meaning to tell you that I love all the stuff you've been making for your shop!! Just beautiful. I especially love the linen bedskirt. So dreamy. I never ever heard about this citrasolve method until your blog. Sounds like an easier method than what I've been doing for my pillows. I'm going to give a tutorial soon too. Anyway, just wanted to tell you how lovely everything is!

The Decorating Diaries said...

I have one more question for you. Does the transfer method work on colors, too?


It's me said...

Again a beautiful post Shellagh.......owww that pillow...i am tginking about it....because i have so much pillows are such a wonderful Ria....

NanaDiana said...

Shellagh~ Beautiful post as always. You can also buy transfer paper to run through your printer that you iron on and it comes out soft and with no shiny areas. Thank you showing us this process though-I had never heard of it before. I love the farmhouse and will go check out her site too~ Diana

Anne Lorys said...

Girl, one of your pillows is at the tippy top of my wish list. You got it going on every which way!

Hugs and love,

Christie said...

I just hopped from one blog and then another blog and so on until I came to yours! So glad that I found it! I got so many GREAT ideas just from one post! I can not wait to read older posts! I love the farmhouse, too and am sending my link to show another LOBSTER sign I found in Charleston, SC. While you are there, check out my 'Lemonade Cart' is in my kitchen with Black and White toile! Lovin' your site! Three Pixie Lane

Rosie said...

Oh My Darling,
What a PERFECT post...I want a cabin in the worst way...I am itching to decorate in that gorgeous relaxed seaside manner...paint, paint and more paint...YUMMY...
Your pillows are just scrumptious! I just have to find time to give it a go...soon I on Rosie...

Leanne said...

Just found your blog today! Your pillows are so beautiful! & I can't wait to try this transfer method out on something. Thanks! ~leanne

Privet and Holly said...

Fun post, Shellagh!
Yes, what a place...
so dreamy....I need
to be on the water,
someday! Now, I've
GOT to figure out our
own lat. and long. and
copy that wonderful
pillow ~ super idea.
Hope you are enjoying
the weekend!
xx Suzanne

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Shellagh, you are so generous with sharing your knowledge. I do love your cushions so, thanks for all the tips. Not sure what citrus product we would use here in Australia though, might have to try and work that one out!!

Unknown said...

I'm so excited to try this method. I couldn't find the product here in our small town, so I wanted to share this online shopping info:
I just ordered to large (32 oz) bottles at this site and paid on $5.95 shipping:

Thanks again for this wonderful tutorial and the tour through the fabulous farmhouse.


Starview Sonnet

Janean said...

eye candy indeed!! that porch....i'm swooning!

Susan said...

I love your bird and nest pillow!!

Recaptured Charm said...

What a DREAM of a house! Couldn't you just pack your lipstick and move right in?
I have never heard of the Citra Solv method, I am totally astonished at how it looks. MUST give that a try.
Thanks for visiting today Shellagh!

raggygirlvintage said...

Hey Shellagh, I see our etsy items were selected for the same treasury, neat to see your name there!!

Sarah said...

Your pillow is awesome. Fun post full of inspiration. The farm house on PEI is very inviting. I'm ready to plan a return trip to PEI so I can explore more of this beautiful place. ~ Sarah

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