Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Corgi Art Doll - Fiber Art

Cardigan Corgi Art Doll

Introducing the second doll in my new collection of fiber art made from my original carvings.

Both of the pug and corgi dolls are available in my Etsy Shop.

Arent' they cute? I just love corgi feet. :)




I also wanted to let you know how I made my fabric labels for the back of the dolls.

I just make them on my computer. I set these up in Microsoft Publisher, but Microsoft Word works great too. The size I used is 1/2 x 1 3/4 which prints 80 labels per sheet. Then I print them onto inkjet fabric paper and cut them out and sew them on.


My favorite type of fabric paper is June Tailor "sew on" 100% cotton paper, and I get it from Michaels. The package looks like this...



Voila! Easy Peezy!
Have a great day everyone!

28 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Your Corgi art doll is so adorable! Your labels are neat....... great for those who can sew!

Aniemother said...

So cute! I like the idea for the labels.. I'll eventually be needing curtains and flooring for the crate the cats stay in during the cat shows. I'm probably going to take Virus along on my own and then I'll be unable to borrow. (All my cat-friends live across the country) Now I got a really cute idea printing pictures to add to the curtains.. But I'm not likely to sew them myself.. I really can't sew..

Ane

Laura said...

And I found those labels at JoAnn's too, Melissa! Definitely going to wait until I get that Michael's 40% off coupon! Love your new corgi pillows!

Ruth Welter said...

Melissa, I love both the Corgi and the Pug dolls...you are so creative and they are absolutely adorable.

I also think it is quite special that you make your own labels for each one...very nice.

Ruth

Diane said...

Hi Melissa!
The little corgi's are adorable. Love them!

Pearl said...

Hi Melissa! I love the Corgi dolls! I totally agree about how cute their little stubby feet are!

Have a wonderful day!

Nevis said...

Very cute! I mean, not PUG cute, but still cute! :)

Punchbugpug said...

Cute dolls! Thanks for the label idea. Buying the printed ones for fabric is SO expensive!

Abby Creek Art said...

I love these new dolls, Melissa! The Corgis are fantastic!

Puglette said...

Hi Melissa, What fun little dolls! I love little corgi legs and feet too...corgies are so sweet.
Hugs,
Puglette
:o)

Sandy Mastroni said...

I like your corgi
i like your labels
I like that CHAIR !!!
sofa whatever it is
I miss Emmitt

Lisa M Griffin said...

what a great tip! I had no idea that you printed those yourself... neat find. Thanks for sharing and have a great night.

Salinger The Pug said...

WOW...such cool stuff! Mommy wants you to know that you inspire her to be crafty...but then she uses bad words and winds up throwing things and burning herself with her glue gun. She's glad there are people like you in the world.

Fannie said...

Look at you, Melissa! These are great, and in time for holiday gift giving! Wonderful!

The Devil Dog said...

Your Corgis are so very cool! So are your labels. Thanks for showing mom the packaging.

Roxy

Karine said...

What a cute Corgi pillow! I love it. Your labels are cool, too! What an organized gal you are, Melissa. My hero.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I am getting Max an ornament or something from you for sure for Christmas.

Diana Evans said...

oh how cool are your new dolls Melissa...and thanks for sharing that cool fabric print sheet info...that is pretty cool!!!

thanks for always inspiring us and helping us by sharing all the great things you learn!!!!

Hugs
Diana

Frances Louise said...

That's really cool how you made the fabric label . . . Mommy said she would never have thought of that!

Joan said...

Hey Melissa,

Goodness...I miss a couple days of commenting here at your blog and WHOA...you have been one very, very, very busy person! I love the new corgi and pug pillows. I just learned about Spoonflower, too...they are awesome! Just think of the possibilities. Say, I have a question re: your fabric labels. When you put water directly onto them and let it soak in..do the colors bleed? Cuz, the computer fabric I used when I did a sample test w/water...it did bleed overnite. If you do a test, would you let me know, pretty please?
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Joan & Skippy

Nichol Brinkman said...

Love those Corgi pillows!

Paula said...

Melissa;

I miss a few days and I have missed alot here at your blog.

I love the fabric material you can design yourself. Your Corgi dolls are adorable. Hmm, you gave me an idea on adding labels to my scruncies once I get that biz started, maybe the first of the new year...hopefully!

lizzyl said...

your corgis are super cute. thanks for the info on the labels! i just bought some printed treasures fabric to try from joann's the other day, so i will let you know how that turns out. i got that instead of the june tailor one because i don't think joann's had the washable kind of the june tailor brand. i have been meaning to try this for a while...thanks for the tips!

lizzyl said...

also for those who can't or don't want to sew you could also just iron the labels on using a little wonder-under or something like that!

lizzyl said...

not to mention they sell an iron-on kind and i also saw a peel and stick kind! how easy is that!

marianne said...

Great Moe pillow!
Wow these prints on fabric! Thank for all these ideas!
XXXMAR

Dana and Daisy said...

what a great idea! I paint silk scarves and I have wondered how I could make a fabric label without spending a fortune ordering a minimum 1000 from a label company!

thanks for sharing!

dreameyce said...

I'm so glad you ventured into the world of Cardigans! I've been watching your Pug-works a while and LOVE them.

After the holiday rush is over, I'm *so* ordering one of these for myself *G* Is there any small chance though, they could be done on a brown fabric, instead of white? White doesn't do well at all in my surrounded by mud Oregon home!