Hollycopter Design

This is just my little blog to share what I find on the net, my work, and my thoughts!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Speech Bubbles

I love these speech bubbles from NoBiggie! I think they would really cute to have as props at our wedding photo booth for people to write notes in, I hope I win! :D

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How to Make Fabric Labels

A lot of people ask me how to do this, and it's all in the instructions on the back of the package but I've been wanting to make a tutorial so here we go.

How to Make Fabric Labels

These are perfect for little projects that you want to put your logo on, or names, whatever.

All you need is:
  • Colorfast Sew-in Inkjet Fabric Sheets (white, NOT cream)
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Preferably Microsoft Word (or any software you can arrange graphics)
  • Iron

1. In Microsoft Word (or any software where you can arrange graphics, like Publisher) create a new document and place as many of your labels as you can keeping them the same size, or different sizes if you like. Make sure the Text Wrapping is on through so you can place them close together. You can do this by going to Format>Text Wrapping>Through. You can make several sizes for different projects. If you want to make bags with pictures of your dog or kids you can do this same process. I created my own logo in Photoshop and then brought it into Word, but you can make a logo with just text or whatever you like.

2. Print the labels using the fabric sheets as you would normal paper. You can buy the paper at any fabric store, I got mine at Hancock. I haven't checked, but they might have it at Walmart. I tried the cream color of this same fabric sheet and it's a lot less firm and the colors aren't as bright. The white is much sturdier like cardstock and the colors are prettier. It also doesn't fray, which the cream does.

3. Remove the back and iron on high heat.

4. Rinse in cold water and lay to dry.

5. Let it line dry, then sew into your project! Easy as that.

I kept trying to rotate the picture...eh. Anyway, Sewing it in left these massive holes, I'll have to keep working with that but have fun with your new labels!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


First of all, my amazing boyfriend got me a book on Amazon with a giftcard he got (how selfless) called Simply Sublime Bags by Jodi Kahn that I'm SUPER excited about. She tells you how to make bags either without sewing or with very little sewing. Bags with duct tape and staplers, amazing. I can't wait to try out the projects.

Secondly, in watching a Martha Stewart video (btw, LOVE Martha) I learned about iron-on vinyl. Now let me preface by saying that recently I've become obsessed with oilcloth, and I've been looking everywhere for some but it seems to only come in a few patterns that everyone uses. Then I discover iron-on vinyl and my world opens up. I can MAKE my own vinyl fabric, with whatever I want???? Have I died and gone to crafting heaven? I cannot wait to buy some and try it out. Can I iron it to the front of fabric or just the back? I need to look into this more, but I'm very excited either way.

Now that I'm back from California and my class is doen, I'm ready to start sewing again. I have a million ideas and I need to get going!


Sunday, July 5, 2009


I've lately had the urge to make an apron, not really sure why. A really cute, really girly one too. I have this green cotton fabric with little white polka dots that I think I want to use, maybe some lace and such? Some applique? That's what I'm thinking for now. I really really like Itybitybags on Etsy who makes really cute appliqued bags:

I really like the food applique, I might do a cute little cupcake on it :)

I also want to make more cell phone buddies when I have time. Me and my boyfriend are going to California tomorrow for a couple weeks to hang out with his family, go to Hollywood and Disneyland and all those fun things! I'm super excited. When I get back I want to sew sew sew! I've recently found an obsession for bows, not ones with the string hanging down, but bow-tiesque. I'm about halfway done with a super cute bag made of this flannel, pink/black/blue/purple plaid fabric (very 80s) and I put a big bow on the front. It's super cute, I'll take pictures when it's done, I'm excited about it, except I think it might be a tough too slim for the opening. Oh well, it's cute :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008


So I've decided that I officially hate Blogger. It's so frustrating sometimes! I'm too lazy to make another blog though, and I don't really update this too much so oh well.

Anyway, so I have a lot of news! First is I got a new sewing machine!!! My old one wasn't REALLY broken, but I wanted a new machine anyway, so I got one!

Isn't it beautiful?

I love it. Anyway, so I've made lots of lovely new things like my personal favorite, the Alphabet Tote made from that vintage fabric bok I bought:

It has a matching zipper pouch but I hate putting pictures on this thing so check out my flickr for more pics of this bag and all my other stuff.

I'm on an endeavor at the moment to try to start a craft club at my college, where we can learn to do new crafts and such, I'm really excited about it. I'm also SUPER excited about the Maker Faire in October!!! Like, way excited. You should go:

It's going to be awesome!!!!

Peace out.

Monday, August 18, 2008



Ever since I started sewing everyone and their mom (literally) has been giving me their secret stash of fabric they don't want! Which is great, I love free fabric, just some of it is just sort of taking up space cause I know I won't use it..hm..I wonder if I could find some sort of use for fake fur...

I went to Huntsville this weekend to help my friend move into her apartment. If you don't know Huntsville has the most prisons in Texas. WOOOOO!!! Anyway, I made her take me to this antique store to look for fabric, haha. I found this REALLY COOL vintage flour sack that says Hollyhock on it! It was calling to me, haha.

I also scored this really awesome fabric book with the alphabet that I plan to make bags from. I LOVE R FOR ROBOT!!!!

So I'm totally going to be making really cute alphabet things.

*giggle* Robot.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Vinyl Love

My mom works at a bank, so they had these huge vinyl banners made that I guess they didn't need anymore so my mom gave them to me to cut up! There are two of them and altogether its probably about 64 feet of vinyl SO I'm really excited and made this little guy today. It's a little zipper pouch with a window for an ID and a clip for keys. It can hold money or a cell phone, and the best part is that its made of a thick vinyl that is easy to clean! This will go with the stuff I plan to sell at school, I forgot to put a label in it :/ oh well. I want to make some totes and wallets from this material too, definitely not another pouch as small as this one, it was a booger to turn inside out! Oh ya, don't mind the really crappy sew job on the window there, oopsy.