Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Blog A Day 3 Stamp Happy or Gocco Loco

I couldn't wait to try out my gocco stamp yesterday when it arrived, so many ideas were rushing around my head but I decided to start by using one of my existing screens to work out the principles of the stamp.The gocco stamp basically works with the screens you make with the gocco machine, so you still need a gocco to use it. It has a sticky pad on the base which attaches to the cover on the screen and plastic clip on bits which hold the screen above the fabric so you can position it correctly without getting ink everywhere. All in all it's a simple bit of kit

I stamped alot of chickens all over this lovely white cotton I bought, snipped them out and sewed them together with a ribbon hanging tag, I stuffed them with stuff, popped a little lavender sachet in each one.

I am totally in love with my gocco stamp... plans for future projects include tea towels and tote bags, draft excluders, aprons, mini plushies and Christmas decorations... squeeee... can't wait.

Chicken lavender bags will be available in Inkmeup very soon... just as soon as I decide which design I prefer square or chicken shaped! Which do you like best?

15 comments:

Deepa said...

these are great!!
can't wait to see other adventures with your stamp.
I like both shapes - helpful? :D

sassypackrat said...

How fun! I think I like the chicken shaped one better.

Sarah said...

Ooh I love the chicken shaped one!

ClareBears said...

I prefer the square

I love these!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Wow these look great!
I think I like the chicken shaped ones best even though they're probably more difficult to make.

ClaireP said...

Chicken shape FTW!

Shalana, the funky felter said...

Those chickens are great! I too like the ones shaped like the chicken :)

Sebastian said...

Chicken-shaped all the way!

She's very cute.

My mother would probably like one...

AmyE said...

these are great! I like the chicken shaped one best.

niftyknits said...

chicken shaped please :-)

Lizzie said...

Lovely! I think I do prefer the shaped one, but you could make two-sided square ones (whereas I don't suppose you can reverse the chicken image to make 2-sided shaped ones - or can you?).

You could make some bags with aromatic kitchen herbs inside, and sell them as kitchen decorations - curry leaves & spice, or bouquet garni, Italian herbs etc?

Sak said...

I'm new around here and it's my first comment, so: That all looks so amazing! I vote for the chicken-shape!

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melissamyth said...

those are so neat. Looks like a fun new toy :)

Betty @ Fashion Handbags said...

These are lovely! Both shapes look great. I'm also interested to see the stamp in another color like blue. And have you tried it done in a round shape?