Monday, January 3, 2011

WOW Week 1 Challenge - Dishwasher Sign

The WOW Week 1 Challenge items:  Yarn and a least one magnet

I had white and brown yarn and a magnet roll...


On a piece of muslin I used various blue crayons to shade the background a bit and then to write the word "Clean" and added a few sparkles.  I tried to keep the lines straight and neat.... clean.

 For the "Dirty" I used brown crayons and made sloppy letters.   Then I couched white yarn to the clean side and brown yarn to the dirty side.  After adding borders, each piece was trimmed.

The next step was to sandwich the two with a piece of batting.  The plan was to put the magnets on the inside but they weren't strong enough.  The sign fell like a lead balloon.  Since they had to be on the outside I cut the magnets into different shapes.


Here it is in action.
 It's incentive to empty the clean dishwasher right away because I like the "Dirty" side better!
This was a fun first challenge!

7 comments:

Karen said...

Klever Kathleen!!

JustCindy said...

How cute!

Cara said...

Cool! Great, clever idea! and I love the different fabrics on each side.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

you are so darn clever! I never would have thunk that!

rae said...

Great idea! That looks awesome!

Lori said...

Very cute. I need to make one of these for my dishwasher.

Kay said...

I didn't get "Iron Craft" at first--duh! The signs are cute, and very functional. I'll be back to see more of this wacky challenge.

What a nice picture of you and your sisters.