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Printed Treasures package frontPrinted Treasures by Milliken is a another entry into the pre treated fabric for inkjet printing. The package claims it to be "The Highest Quality Fabric Sheets For Inkjet Printers". Normally I would question such a claim but in this case the company is being very modest. I have tried and reviewed all the pre treated sheets on the market as well as prepared my own fabric for printing. Printed Treasures is by far the best I have ever used.

The package contains five sheets of 8 1/2" X 11" of 200 thread count, 100% Pima Cotton attached to a paper backing. The images come out clear and crisp without any smearing. They wash well without loss of color or clarity. The printed image is soft and easy to stitch through.

Most of the other products say to use a new ink cartridge but with Printed Treasures I used ink that had been in my printer over 6 months and was more than half gone. The image I chose to print as a sample was a Victorian hand with a white lace cuff holding a red rose. I placed the hand in a business card template and printed 10 to the sheet. Let them sit for a minute or two and then cut them apart. I was on my way to a stitching retreat in Dallas and passed them out to those attending. The feed back I got from these stitchers confirmed my opinion of Printed Treasures. I have not been so impressed by a product in quite some time. The price is a little more than some of the other products but in my opinion it is well worth it. This is truly an heirloom quality product.

Arty's Gutta Collection

Ribbonsmyth carrys the collection of Arty's Gutta prepared pictures printed on 100% silk. These kits allow you to make greeting cards with the hand painted silk insert that is a gift for the recipient. There are four designs in each package. These beautiful flowers have gold colored gutta resist outlining the separate petals and leaves. It is a simple matter of stretching the silk fabric and touching a paint brush with the chosen color of dye to the area inside the resist. The dye bleeds to the edge where it is stopped by the resist. If you prefer you may color them with fabric markers like a coloring book.

This produces a beautiful "hand painted" silk square suitable for framing either in the enclosed card or frame as a picture to hang on the wall. They can be included in a quilt or used as applique on bags or wearables.

This is an easy fun project that leaves you with 4 lovely pictures to use as gifts this also makes them individually inexpesive for a long gift list. Check the Ribbonsmyth site for the additional designs.


Janlynn #961-1059 Natural Canvas Tote

Janlynn CraftWares line has a number of new products from the American Design Group. The picture is of a 10 oz. 100% cotton canvas tote bag that has a great flat surface for any crafter to embellish. You can paint your own design, stamp, embroider or even make quilt blocks to applique. The design possibilities are only limited by your imagination. The tote has 7" matching canvas handles that are cross sewn for stability and strength.

This 100% Cotton Tote will look great with a personalized design screen printed, embroidered, painted or stamped on it and Size: 14" x 16" x 4" (35,6 x 40,6 x 10.2 cm).

These tote bags, as well as the other items in the Janlynn line can be purchased at your local craft outlet. You can view the other items at the Janlynn site:


Home Arts Mirror Kit The Home Arts Hand Mirror Kit The Home Arts Hand Mirror Kit for a mirror measuring 5-1/2" X 12" contains a solid foundation piece, (the back of the mirror), foundation with a cut-out which is the center and a foundation with a circular cut-out which will be the front. The mirror, cut to size is also included. There is a supply list and the instructions to complete the project.

These mirrors lend themselves to embellishment with Silk Ribbon Embroidery as shown, Crazy Quilt piecing, stamping, printing on fabric and any of the other needlework mediums. When finished you will have a beautiful item for your own dresser or a lovely gift.

I can see it covered in scraps from the bride's dress with his and her initials and the date embroidered on the back and then embellished with Silk Ribbon Embroidery, but it would also work well in a young lady's room covered in bright patchwork.

The kit can be purchased through the Home Arts website at: http://www.ezhomearts.com While you are at the website look for the Vintage Image CD.


Sculpey Amazing Eraser Clay Kit

Sculpey Amazing Eraser Clay

This amazing product comes in a kit that contains eight colored blocks and two easy to use tools along with the instructions for working with the clay and curing it. Going to their website: Projects

This product is recommended for ages six and up. The youngster and those young at heart can shape and mold the clay, bake it and then use it as an eraser. The colors are vibrant, bright and cheery. There is enough in the kit to keep several busy for quite a while.


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