Monday, November 20, 2006

gocco frustration



i attempted
to gocco
this weekend.



attempted
should be
emphasized
since not
only was my design
a big blurry mess
but
the image seeped
through
to the other side
of the tee
when i set it,
i.e. disaster.
a
botched
birthday
present.
*sigh*
i wish i had
gocco experts
like
f.pea,
lisa,
or
lisa
to help me.
i feel
a little
frustrated-
bugheart,
the gocco failure.
i have to
redo the shirts
this
week.

i did put
together
a little
package
for my nephew

off to seattle
with
a little tee
that
turned out okay
and
these
great finds
from
value village
this past
thursday:


aren't these
adorable?!
just like
his dad wore
in
high school...

and
this little
vintage
leisure top:

also
something
that his
dad would wear.
look
at the cute
tag:


i also found
some more
baby clothes

to subject
to my
amateur gocco
skills...

and
this vest...

in the hope
that i may
someday
look
this cute
{no chance}.

i did get
another swap
package out
{hooray}


i have many
many more
give-away™
packages
and
swaps
to get out...
i am trying
to get them
all done
before
my move
on dec 2nd
{more on
that
later}!

hope you all
have a wonder-
ful
weekend!

the monday
give-away™

will be
tuesday,
as
grub and i
are hosting
a party
for my dear
labmate
scott
who has his
big thesis defense
tomorrow!

until then,
xo

14 comments:

julie said...

Ohhhh..and such a great 'curious' design too!! Love the baby finds!! And your packaging with those so cute tags is fantastic!!

eireann said...

it will get better. try putting a clean towel or piece of cardboard under the print when you set it.

I think those prints are sweet, even if they aren't exactly what you planned.

kirsten said...

your packaging is so cute! who wouldn't want to recieve a package like that!
good luck with the gocco!

hannah said...

oh yes, the gocco and i have a very tense relationship most days. i suspect that it might be worth investing in the fabric stamper kit if you plan to do clothes. much easier than maneuvering shirts into the machine. i think your shirts are sweet, and of course the rest of your package is perfect.

ms. pea said...

i could write 100 blog posts about all my frustrations with the gocco. it is a tempermental little tool. i think that's why i love it so fiercely... it's hard to satisfy. definitely stick a piece of cardboard or a whole section of the newspaper inside your tee when printing. from the computer screen, your images look great. i love the happy packages!

lisa s said...

oh my gosh you have been a busy busy bee!!

i second hannah on the fabric stamper... i am going to look for one for you!

also second eireann - put a little piece of cardboard between the front and the back of the shirt.

i like your print [even if you don't]

and those baby clothes... esp. the shoes... what is it about tiny shoes that gets me every time??

ashb said...

awww bug! I'm sorry things didn't work out with the gocco :( but from the pictures you showed, they looked good! Silkscreening in general is tricky! I've had many frustrations too.

all your packages look precious, I love all the little tags you put on things, so cuuuute!!!

hugs friend!
ash

Dacia said...

sorry about your gocco troubles.really nice finds on the lesire shirt for the babe! so cute.

Kristina said...

What a lucky little guy!
Great finds....and what great packaging and the tags....oh my....

anne said...

the shoes, the shoes, they are so cute! what a stylish little guy he'll be! sorry your're goccoing didn't work out :( you'll get there! very very cute packages, also! good good luck and energy for your upcoming move (hope the new apt is nice and has beautiful kitchen cabinets you like :)

Carson said...

MORE great finds! You've got a good 'eye'.
Bummer about the imminent move.

stephanie said...

your nephew is lucky to have a stylish thrifting aunt just like my miles!

i feel as if for every gocco success, i have a few failures - you've received some great suggestions already - do try again!

beccamonster said...

After I got a give-away package from you many months ago, I was inspired to start packaging my outgoing mail with a bit more creativity. Seeing your adorable tags makes me want to up the bar again... hopefully my recipients will appreciate it as much as I'm sure yours do.

sally said...

Your "curious" design is very sweet. And your nephew is going to be one hip litte baby!