23 January 2010

White Cardigan and picture decoupage

I started the Crochet crop Cardigan by Monica Brown. You can download it for free at Ravelry. At the moment when I am writing this post I have finished the body and I started doing the sleeves. It is very easy and quick pattern.

I am using the Wendy Supreme 1009 Luxury Cotton DK (Machine Washable Mercerised Cotton). I had the chance to buy it in England and love it. I didn't have enough so I ordered 4 hunks by Internet. This is the most expensive yarn that I have ever used but I can tell you that it is worth every penny. It is very easy to crochet and the end result is fantastic. This one is 3.45 pounds for one hunk and the cotton that I buy here for 1.5 euros . Very big difference but it is worth it.


And look at that hair of mine. Can you notice the mess of it?


I have been trying decoupage and trued the technique when you print a picture on a napkin end then decoupage it. Fantastic results.
I used my printer and printed this picture on a table napkin. After that I took a piece of plaster wall (this is the first thing that I had near me that I could use) and decoupaged the napkin to it. I never imagined that I would pull it off cause I thought that this can only be done by someone that has a lot of experience. This picture is just for testing, I want to make a decoupage on a canvas and give it as a present to a friend.
I have used Tea's tutorial for printing on a napkin.

15 comments:

Vanchy said...

Drenka,
how did you print photo on napkin? Did you cut it on letter size before printing?
Cardigan looks nice.

magrit said...

Hvala za link na Ravelry-ju - top izgleda vec odlicno ! Volim asimetriju :)

A kosa ? Pa sta, vikend je :)

cleo said...

Oba rada ispala su ti super. .a što se tiče heklanja, to mi je predivno, i moja mama se time bavi, i stvari su mi fantastične. .

misha said...

The cardigan looks super, I'm going to look it up at Ravelry. Congratulations on the decoupage - it is a total mystery to me, but it looks nice.

honeysuckle said...

I'm really curious about the
printing on napkins technique. How does it work? What kind of printer do you have?
The top looks great. I'm jealous at your crochet skills ;-)

Ivana said...

Bravo, Drenka, sve izgleda fantastično - imaš zlatne ruke!

drenka said...

@Vanchy and @Honeysuckle-look at the post again, I have added the link for the tutorial.I have a regular ink-jet printer, but I think that you can use a laser one, too.
Honeysuckle, don't be jealous, you will master it very soon. I am jealous on your knitting skills!

bensedin art said...

Topić već sad odlično izgleda, a dobro si uradila taj dekupaž sa fotografijom. Nikad nisam tako nešto probala!

daca said...

topić je savrsen,vrlo mi se dopada ,što se tiče dekupaza sa salvetom,nisam ranije imala priliku da to vidim.a ovo sto sam videla kod tebe je sasvim dovoljno,savrseno uzgleda.bravo

Goge said...

Topić odličan, ali ja se zaljubih u Hobo bag. Moram pročitati tutorijal. Treeba li za ovo koristiti pamučni konac?

Hobbygåsa said...

The cardigan is beautiful! Yes, sometimes we just have to spend some money on yarn - it is so worth it :-) And you decopage is so nice!

Nataly said...

and I like that hair of yours :)))

drenka said...

@Goge-Nemorash koristiti pamucan konac. Ja nisam

DEA said...

Jako dobro izgleda topić...
a salvetu sam pokušala lijepiti...tj.raditi dekupaž,no neslavno je završilo...nisam ja za tako pipkave poslove;-(

Diana said...

Kardigan mi izgleda odlicno i jedva cekam da stavis sliku kad bude gotov. Bravo za dekupaz! Printanje na salvete nisam jos probala, ali izgleda mi zanimljivo.
I jos jedna stvar: BLOG TI IZGLEDA SUPER!!! :)))