Sukie Iron-On Pad Giveaway
I opened up my mailbox last week to find this really cool new product from Chronicle Books– it’s a pad of iron on transfers designed by Sukie. The pad contains all sorts of fun designs (some of which I will show you below)– animals, letters, buildings, trees, flowers, butterflies, and more. Of course I had to run and try one out on a onesie (hmm, I wonder who it could be for?).
(sorry for the gray photos…we got a bunch of snow last night)
The transfers worked really well on the onesie– taking nowhere near the 3-5 minutes mentioned in the instructions. Be sure to pay attention- they recommend using a hard surface (not your ironing board), so I used a 7 x 10 wooden plaque I got at Michaels for about $2. It fits the page size perfectly, and easily slips into a onesie. FYI, the design did transfer through to the wood, so don’t use your table as a surface. I also tried the iron-ons on some cheapie canvas bags I got at the craft store– with less than stellar results. Mainly, the canvas is more toothy so the transfer doesn’t take as well (my fault, not the transfer’s) and I ended up burning it. Whoops. But it is perfect on thinner, more cottony material, such as: onesies, t-shirts, tea towels, flour sacks, etc.
Some of the designs would also look cute if you just transfered them to plain white cotton, then appliqued them to darker fabrics with layers of printed fabrics beneath/around the iron on (my way of getting around needing a light surface for the transfers to work). Wouldn’t they make sweet patches?
I just love these houses too. And, as the title indicates, Chronicle Books has generously offered to give away 1 FREE copy of the iron-on pad to a Lindamade reader. To win, leave a comment below telling me how you would use the iron-ons. The winner will be picked randomly; please make sure there’s a way for me to contact you from your comment (ie. enter your email address in the appropriate box). Deadline to enter is this Friday, December 5th, at 12 pm NOON.
And, in case you’re living under a rock, Chronicle Books‘ Friends and Family sale is still going on through this Friday– 35% off the books, PLUS free shipping. Use the discount code “Friends” at checkout.