Escape from Sharpie hell
I did it. I finally finished all the Sharpie drawing on my floor cloths! They still have to have the hems turned and then Chris will glue the hems and coat with polyurethane. The designs will run off the edges of the finished cloths but here's how they look at the moment.
I can't begin to tell you how much I love these! The Sharie fumes were a nightmare but I'm so glad I did them. I will get back to them Saturday to prep them for Chris to do his work. They might be in my kitchen in a couple of weeks!
I even got the gears cleaned and put away. Alcohol is the answer for cleaning Sharpie ink. I do keep the gears in their original sheets so that I know if I'm missing any. I have 5 big sheets and 4 small sheets. It's a lot of gears.
I'm only missing one gear. I'm surprised that all the tiny ones are accounted for. This one is big enough that I should be able to find it. It's in the guest house somewhere. After this project we have to deep clean it in preparation for a friend who will be living there for a while so I'm sure it will show up at some point.
I can't wait to see these on my kitchen floors.
2/3/2021 11:31:17 am
They look great!
2/3/2021 12:16:44 pm
Your blog post title should be a book! A grand murder mystery, set on an island out in the Pacific.
2/3/2021 01:34:05 pm
Those are absolutely fantastic. What lovely pieces of art. Thanks for sharing!
2/3/2021 02:33:45 pm
Wow, what a lot of work and they are beautiful! You should get a commission from the Sharpie company for showing what you can do with the markers.
2/3/2021 08:39:58 pm
Congratulations for getting that project done - well, at least with the sharpie part. They are so fun!
2/3/2021 10:22:06 pm
Those floor cloths look amazing. I am glad you are finished with your part. I know the fumes were really getting to you.
2/4/2021 08:17:17 am
Vicki, they are beautiful and unique, and you must be very proud of them. Will they be skid proof? Hopefully, yes. Wouldn't want to have you falling and injuring yourself!!
2/4/2021 09:01:29 am
Those are so totally awesome that I can't even come up with words to describe it. I love, love them. You have the best ideas.
2/4/2021 10:15:51 am
Amazing! Truly one of a kind. And to think it is based on the toy we had fun with as a kid. My siblings and I played with our Spirograph for hours and we used whatever paper we could get our hands on.
2/4/2021 11:09:36 am
Congrats on the floor cloth finish Vicki! What a great way to add some art to your kitchen. You will enjoy them for years to come.
2/4/2021 11:11:04 am
What a marvelous project you created, they're spectacular.
2/4/2021 03:46:50 pm
These designs are amazing. You have such patience.
Andrea in MO
2/6/2021 10:36:38 am
These are wonderful! Glad you were able to triumph over the Sharpies.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.