Our toddler art group is pretty amazing. We get together weekly for kiddo fingerpainting (or whatever), but we've also been meeting for mamas' art nights. The idea is to do some sort of art or craft, but really we're getting together for a little wine, chocolate, and chat time. So necessary! And a month or so ago we did leaf and fern printing on fabric at my friend Meg's studio (using the same technique Maia and I used last year). I'm a little tardy in posting about it, but here goes...
I made fern printed t-shirts for myself, Maia, and Daphne (something I've been wanting to do since last fall). I'll probably have to turn Maia's into a dress just to get her to wear it though.
I also made leaf prints on muslin and have been meaning to turn these into napkins by sewing them onto a fabric backing. But any sewing time I've had lately has been hijacked by Maia's birthday (making rainbow bunting and dress-up play fabrics) and now I have to think about sewing for Daphne's birthday (bean bags, skirt, etc). So the napkin idea may have to wait a little longer.
I really love the detail in these leaf prints though and especially like the ones that have more than one color of fabric paint. Leaves are just so beautiful!
Have you tried leaf printing? It's one of my all-time favorite artful activities -- on paper or on fabric.