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I bet I’m not alone… If you have crossed that ‘Eco Print line’ you also probably have a stash of printed fabrics . Well, get going… make something with it all! Time’s a ticking. Here’s some Eco Printed Gift Ideas.

It’s like magic when the print is unrolled so we get addicted and keep printing and printing… And the stash keeps growing!

Cuteness Overload:

Move over cheap looking gnomes! Here come the ‘charming’ Best Rustic Woodland Gnomes complete with woollen printed hat and sweater. (not as complicated as you imagine) I find it hard to put them away after Christmas.

Yes, I know… the noses are so cute. A bit of polymer clay and they look so real. Pretty well any fur will work, and even some from up-cycled odd winter wear.

These Eco Print & Leather DIY Journals let you swap the covers over to next journal. Giving that old leather jacket a new life makes these even more special.

Linen is special so when I find some in some shape or form (vintage curtains or sheets) I like to give it some worthy use. Eco-Printed Linen Pouches can be pretty well for anything you love. Here the linen was printed with the use of an iron blanket; one of my favourite techniques! If you are a novice sewist lining isn’t that scary, trust me..

Yup, those are some fall maples leaves and red weigela.

It starts with Wool!

Whimsy or not, I smile whenever I see these. They have such a charming appeal like they should live with the Hobbits. These Eco-Printed Wool Bird Houses use those old wool blankets that don’t seem to get used these days but print amazingly!

Any print, even the rich golden brown ones from onions will make these wonderful. Once you start using this wool there’s so many options.

There’s a love affair between wool and Eucalyptus! I’m still not done with that journey…

Give your precious feet some luxury with natural fibre slippers. These Eco-printed Wool Slippers are also made with the blanket wool and some up-cycled shearling.

Can you tell how much I like to Free-Motion Embroider?! It’s so much fun to zoom around all over the fabric. Once you set the sewing machine it’s just a matter of sliding the fabric around and it does the work… Like doodling with a machine!

Always room for a Purse!

This simple design, canvas purse with adjustable cross body strap came together pretty easily. I use a regular vintage machine so I keep the thicknesses manageable for my sewing machine. If you’d rather not make it you can have this one

Well, yes, LEATHER! Eco printing does work on leather, but I’m not quite ready to let that info out of the bag yet… but you can get this wonderful soft sheep hide bag. I may just change my mind and keep it!

Woolie Warm

Last year I could not keep up with the mittens. When winter hits I can’t help but make mittens!!! I think everyone I know already has a pair of my mittens! These Wool & luscious leather mittens are fully lined and super cozy ( and can be yours).

Add some Free motion embroidery, on the felted wool,

Remember ‘Bernie Sanders’? These up-cycled sweater mittens are even easier to make, once you are in the mitten-mode.

Whatever you do, make or buy or just get inspired, let creativity make the world just a bit better. We need that now, more than we ever have before…

I'm an artist & I make things... all kinds of things.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Hi Barb!
    I love your little gnomes!! They look so realistic especially their noses !! The bird houses are beautiful as well. You have so much talent! I hope your knee has healed well and your next surgery goes just as smoothly. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!! Take care!

    Linda

    1. Oh Thanks Linda! It’s funny how those noses have gotten attention… I tend to be a bit fussy on some things; and want them to look more real and unique. Wait ti you see the new gnomes! All the best to you and yours’!!!

  2. Really great! Your prints are so crisp and colorful. I agree on eucalyptus! Smokebush also yields some similar colors.

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