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Victorian Kittens Needle Book by Caroline Ouzts-Hay!

Filed under Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Cute as a Button, Giveaways, Newsletters

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Caroline’s project that are still available on the new site.

A couple quick announcements before Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces an adorable sewing project by Caroline Ouzts-Hay.
TODAY is the final day of the Sale on ALL Buttons, Vintage Sewing & Cooking Collage Sheets AND Household Charms — all On Sale through Sunday night, February 15th!
See last Thursday’s Newsletter for new mushrooms that inspired the Garden Fairy Home FREE Gift Kit (still available). And artwork by Rhonda Secrist Thomas AND a big bunch of new Tim Holtz products… More info

I’ve been in a sewing mode lately. Something about the cold weather and sewing seems to go hand-in-hand for me and then I saw Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay’s Cute As A Button Kit project. It’s sew perfect! (Pun quite intended!)

Caroline’s adorable Mini Victorian Kittens Needle Book measures just 3-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches. She says:

“The Victorian Kittens Collage Sheet images did not come on fabric so I tea stained some white cotton, ironed it onto some freezer paper and then ran it through my printer (only praying a little bit!) If that’s not for you, Alpha Stamps carries some ready made, Fabric Printer Sheets. I really love the vintage look that I achieved!

Inside I created a pocket to hold scissors etc. and stamped it with the sewing machine from the (New and On Sale!) Sewing Notions Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set (images from this set are also stamped on the front and back covers).

The (New and On Sale!) Colorful Leaf Stick Pins are a quick way to add color (and peeking out from behind that felt page is one of the Painted Cat Head Buttons).

Look at that little (Back in Stock) Antique Silver Birdcage Charm that is sewn onto the ‘page’ with the Printed Burlap. Even more sweet images from the Sewing with Kitty Collage Sheet, (and my favorite) tiny 6mm Heart Buttons — the entire book is just ridiculously over-the-top cute. Sorry, can’t think of another word for it!

Here’s Caroline’s supply list, and you can mosey on over to Caroline’s blog to see more pictures and a few more details at her blog.


Hooray for the Fabric Needle Book Giveaway!

I may have gone a bit crazy with ribbons for this Giveaway (see below for more ribbons than would fit in the main photo — and the photo on the blog post version of this newsletter can be clicked on to view a larger photo), but first…

Here are all of the items I included from Caroline’s Mini Victorian Kittens Needle Book (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– Victorian Kittens Collage Sheet (just put On Sale!)
– Rayon Cording – Solids (Siam Red)
– Crocheted Cotton Lace Trim
– Wood Mini Spools
– 6mm Heart Buttons
– Doll Buttons – 6mm Mix
– Seam Binding – Art Nouveau Colors (Grecian Pink)
– Velvet Ric Rac – Sweet Pea
– Sewing with Kitty Collage Sheet
– Painted Cat Head Buttons
– Colorful Leaf Stick Pins (New!)

Then, I added these goodies:
– Yellow Measuring Tape Twill
– Printed Burlap Ribbon – Snowflakes
– 1/8 Inch Red Railroad Stripe Ribbon
– Printed Canvas Ribbon – Bees
– 3/16 Inch Blue Denim Ribbon
– 1/8 Inch Linen Braid
– Mini Wooden Clothespins
– Resin Button Set (just put On Sale!)
– Butterfly Garden Gift Kit (an extra from last week but the Butterfly Buttons are still on sale)
– Mittens Collage Sheet (just put On Sale!)
– plus a few bits of lace & ribbons

To enter the Fabric Needle Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, February 16, 2015). AND… tell me if you’ve printed on fabric with your home printer or rubber stamped on fabric (or both).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter

Hey, who won the Kittens & Mushrooms? That would be Ginette! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, February 13th, 2015

136 responses to “Victorian Kittens Needle Book by Caroline Ouzts-Hay!”

  1. barbara macaskill says:

    Absolutely adorable!! LOVELOVELOVE this!!!

  2. barbara macaskill says:

    I have stamped on fabric. I actually just stamped on a T-shirt for my beautiful 3 year old granddaughter this week! 🙂

  3. Ann C. says:

    I have done both with great results!

  4. I love all this I have never printed on fabric but would love to try!!

  5. Sandra R. says:

    As a long time needle arts gal.I love this needle book! I have stamped on fabric..what fun!

  6. Dawn says:

    Another adorable giveaway I would love to have.

  7. Lorna E. says:

    Interesting giveaway. I haven’t printed/stamped on fabric before.

  8. Jo says:

    I love the Victorian Kittens!! I haven’t tried printing on fabric yet – it sounds like a great project.

  9. Marilyn H says:

    Love the button kit project and the giveaway is awesome!

  10. kim says:

    So cute and loveable, adore these! Thanks for a chance!~kim

  11. Kay W says:

    Love the cats. I’ve never printed on fabric.

  12. Love the continuing kitten theme. Great giveaway package.

  13. Jo says:

    I print on fabric for my rug hooking labels. I use rubber stamps sometimes on muslin to accent a fabric cuff I am making….
    Would love to have this kit!!!! Looks fun!

  14. Diane D. says:

    The Needles Book is so adorable and I love all the little kittens. Thanks for a great giveaway and the chance to win.

  15. Holly Day says:

    Super cute–_love_ the tiny wooden spools!

  16. This needlebook is too stinking cute! I feel lucky this time since I just posted on my own blog about a needle book I made this past week. I’m hoping this is a sign! : ) Great giveaway!

    I have not printed on fabric through my printer as my husband also uses the printer for work and I’m afraid of messing it up. I have stamped on fabric with good results using the Staz-on ink pad.

  17. Emily N says:

    Love kittens!! Never printed or stamped on fabric.

  18. Connie L. says:

    Very clever project!

  19. Lu L. says:

    Yes, I have printed on fabric with my printer, but I’ve never stamped on fabric. I have, however, stamped on ribbon…it works so well!! I like to stamp seam-binding ribbon.

  20. Jen C says:

    I have hand stamped on fabric, but not used a printer. Sweet giveaway!

  21. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  22. Juniper says:

    Spring is in the air!

  23. Tammy says:

    I love it

  24. Robn says:

    I have never rubber stamped on fabric and have never printed on fabric but would love to try!

  25. Kathleen Jones says:

    I have unsuccessfully printed on fabric.

  26. Mary Jochems says:

    I love this idea of a cloth book….really need to win this one!!!

  27. KIM says:

    Cats and ribbons are on my list of favorite things.
    Thanks Alpha Stamps for the chance to win.

  28. Nancy S says:

    I am so loving this vintage inspired needle book. I actually have some vintage pieces and love them. I have rubber stamped and painted on fabric but have never used my printer. Always a little intimidated by it.

  29. Traci says:

    I so LOVE the kitten needle book I had to also post a comment on Caroline’s Blog that I want this book it is so darn cute. If she wants to sell I am buying but if not I could win this giveaway and try it out myself. LOVE IT!!!

  30. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    So very adorable.

  31. Gloria says:

    I have printed on fabric too. Great way to get the small pieces of fabric needed for my hobby – Dollhouse Miniatures. This give away seems to be full of things that would work very well for my miniatures. So many things – would have to share with club members :-)))

  32. Jean Marmo says:

    So cute! I have stamped on ribbon but it has been a while since I did that. Thank you again for the chance to win!

  33. Linda Ellis says:

    I have printed on fabric and it’s super for vintage photos. Thank you again for this opportunity!

  34. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Too cute!!!

  35. Stacia says:

    Awwwww! Got to love those kittens, I just can’t help it. I’ve printed and stamped on fabric before, though I am printerless at the moment.

  36. Verna Stapleton says:

    Victorian kittens are adorable. Really love them on the cotton fabric. What a lovely project!

  37. Lou Anne says:

    This is a great project! I’ve never printed on fabric with my printer or stamps but I would love to try both.

  38. Kimberly Barcello says:

    I’ve tried printing on fabric, but no luck…always jamming 😖 I have stamped on fabric however. Wish I could attach pix of my recent needle book for you. The stamped images I used were from Alpha and my coordinating eye glass case, I also used your tiny gold scissors. If you want you can check them out on my Smilingdog Face Book page (might have to scroll down a bit) thanks again for a chance to win. Love your team…. wish I was a member. I could do nothing other than mixed media and be utterly happy!

  39. Helen Hays says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to make one

  40. LAUREL Nielsen says:

    Oh how cute, I have fallen for this project, I am also a quilter, so this would look great in my sewing room.

  41. Mary Helene says:

    I have stamped on ribbon to add a great look. I have never printed on fabric.

  42. Jill Whalen says:

    The kitties are very cute. I have stamped on fabric.

  43. Jill Whalen says:

    Sorry, I meant I have printed on fabric.

  44. Jill Noblitt says:

    I have stamped on fabric but never tried printing on it yet!
    These are so very cute!!!

  45. Pam Weiler says:

    I seriously love everything about this kit!!! Working with fabric is one of my passions. All of the embellishments are fantastic.

  46. LAUREL Nielsen says:

    Forgot to say I have printed on fabric, but never stamped on it. Sorry

  47. lavinia says:

    can you really print on fabric with a normal printer?

  48. Lori D. says:

    I’ve stamped and hand painted on fabric, but never printed. I love this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  49. Karen N. says:

    I love this needle book giveaway…especially the stickpins! Thanks for another great opportunity to win.

  50. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I have not printed on fabric, but I stamp on fabric all the time – love it! I also color the stamped images with either water color paints or pencils. I really like the way you can blend colors and the way the color bleeds out!

  51. Cg says:

    Stamped with versa mark on fabric but dying to try printing! Love seeing all the new stuff!!!!

  52. Karen Mallory says:

    Oh my!! I totally love kitties!! Great giveaway!

  53. Angie H. says:

    Love this piece brings back childhood memories, watching grandmother sewing. Just so sweet !!!

  54. Carol Slowik says:

    Love this giveaway! I stamp all the time on fabric but have never printed with it. Would love to learn. Thanks for the chance to win this one!

  55. Susan McMenamin says:

    I’ve printed with specialty paper in my old inkjet printer and loved how simple it was!

  56. Cocoa says:

    I have done printing on fabric and love to do transferring on different types of paper! Love the kitten buttons!

  57. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love anything with kittens. I’ve rubber stamped on fabric but not printed with a printer. I’ve used a Print Gocco though … which is like screen printing.

  58. Helen says:

    I have not printed on fabric, but I have rubber stamped on it before. Love the kitten giveaway!

  59. Birgit says:

    Lovely giveaway — thanks for the chance. 🙂

    And, no, I haven’t printed on fabric (yet).

    Happy crafting,

  60. ooh, I have not printed on fabric, yikes, but I have also on fabric, I am in love with these vintage kitties, would love to win and start anew project, thanx

  61. Melanie Curtis says:

    I have printed vintage Tim Holtz images on Sticky Back Canvas on my home printer and made fabric covered buttons. They came out great!
    Thanks for the chance to win the kitten giveaway!

  62. angelic says:

    I have stamped on ribbon. I love stamps.
    thanks for the giveaway.

  63. Margery McInerny says:

    What a cute project. I have printed on silk, canvas and cotton using ready to print paper backed fabric I buy at my go to art store. I have
    made small pillows using family photos. They turned out well.

  64. Sokat says:

    I have come dangerously close to printing on fabric but did pull the trigger. This is really cute

  65. Jan Moneypenny says:

    Love stamping and printing on fabric. Lot of Tim holtz. Hope I win the kitten book so artsy and cute luv it!

  66. Ginette says:

    Printing on fabric, Hum…

  67. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I am so happy to see more of these darling little Victorian kittens.

  68. Kim says:

    This is a great giveaway. I have printed on burlap and fabric. The burlap was a little tuff on the printer, but I got a few really cute pillows!

  69. Kitties…yea….one of my favorite subjects……this is just what I need.

  70. Marcia says:


    nope, haven’t ever printed on fabric

  71. Ritva says:

    Ooh, beautiful Kittens, and much more!

  72. I would love to win this item!

  73. Jenny S. says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!! Thank you.

  74. Gilda says:

    I have stamped on fabric, but not printed. Love this giveaway.

  75. linda kopecky says:

    Everything in this kit is what I love to work with. I made an anniversary pillow for my parents using fabric, with a printer, it was their bridal picture. And I also embroidered finishing touches. Came out great!. Love stamping even more. You have picked a great give-away!
    Thanks so much!!

  76. Miss Iowa says:

    I’ve stamped on canvas; love the additional texture it gives to a project. Great giveaway!

  77. Maryellen says:

    Another great collection.

  78. Laura says:

    Yes I have printed on fabric. Love the look.

  79. Rosemary Sharon says:

    loving this……love needle cases……love to make them.

  80. Gail Klein says:

    What a great selection of sweet items!

  81. Jen R says:

    I have stamped on fabric but never used it in my printer. This is a great little project.

  82. Lana says:

    Oh my goodness….so cute!!!!! hope I win this, it would be so fun to play with, in our freezing cold temps….too cold to go out!

  83. Kathy Sorensen says:

    Adorable! needle books for granddaughters-I can see them already.

  84. Leslie Hanson says:

    I haven’t printed on fabric before and would love to try.

  85. Janet Turner says:

    Wow, the cutest giveaway yet!

  86. Rhonda Gillette says:

    Love this new set. I have printed on fabric with my printer but it’s been awhile.

  87. susan higgins says:

    I love printing on fabric with my printer..I would love to win this giveaway

  88. I have never tried to print on fabric with my printer – I can barely get it to print LOL I’d be afraid I’d muck it all up 🙂

  89. Linda K says:

    Just love what you’ve done with the needle book. What a great idea and the images just work.

  90. Thalia Kottke says:

    So cute

  91. Linda K says:

    PS: to my comment…I forgot to say I have never printed on fabric with my computer but you certainly have given me some inspiration. Thanks.

  92. Debbie Kaste says:

    Love Caroline’s sweet book. The vintage look is my favorite. I have stamped on fabric but not with great results!

  93. orianna says:

    practical and pretty = perfect

  94. Cindy Fitch says:

    I have never tried to print on fabric but, this project has given me the inspiration to try. Hope I win!

  95. Jennifer J says:

    I have printed on fabric once, but i had forgotten about it since it was so long ago.

  96. Beth Williams says:

    I love kittens in any way I can get them These are adorable. I have used sticky back canvas in my printer several times. I love the results-I’ve even printed photos. It gives them a very aged look. I’ve also used stamps on it and plain canvas for backgrounds. Again really like the effect.

  97. Lori Wilczek says:

    More Kitties!
    I have stamped on ribbon before and printed on canvas sheets made for printers.

  98. phoebe diamond says:

    Yummy ribbons, I love the velvet rick rack.

  99. Robin Parker says:

    Love the kitten book!

  100. Julie F. says:

    I have stamped on ribbon and fabric. This is a darling give away.

  101. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that needle book!

  102. Arlene Groepper says:

    Great project!!!

  103. Betsy Lute says:

    Alpha stamps does it every week… I look forward to seeing what is new and this kitten book and needle book are so up my alley. Can’t get enough. Thank you Alpha!

  104. I have done lots of stamping on fabric, cotton shorts, tshirts and aprons. Would love to win this collection as I love cats and vintage!

  105. Christine V says:

    This giveaway is just to die for! No, I haven’t yet printed on fabric from my printer. I’ve done needlepoint for years but I paint and freehand my canvases myself. I thought I’d need to wait until I could invest in a wide format fabric printer as I’ve been fearful to attempt running fabric through our rather costly photographic printer (would hate to mess up my husband’s wage earning work)! But with the Fabric Sheets – I’m ready to try!

  106. Starqueen says:

    I have stamped on fabric. I am going to try the “freezer paper transfer method”that Caroline used…love the look! Thank you for sharing!

  107. Pam Weiler says:

    Thank you for another fabulous giveaway!

  108. Debra says:

    Love the kittens! I have stamped on fabric and done tshirts as well. But never printed on fabric. I will be trying the technique described here. Such a cute kit.

  109. Sweetpea Studio says:

    I have done stamping on fabric with Stazon but I have never tried to print on it.I have been to chicken to try it I guess! 🙂

  110. Michelle Berry says:

    Everything is adorable!!!

  111. Tammy Sorrell says:

    I have stamped on fabric and transferred photocopies onto iron tape (?) then ironed that onto fabric. Thus, ending with a photo on the fabric—hopefully. Very difficult. I am looking forward to printing on fabric. I love the idea of the possibilities it provides.

  112. Sew cute! Love all the catty images and wonderful texture. Fun kit to play with.

  113. cathrine bolin says:

    Love it!

  114. LeAnn says:

    Thank you for the fabric technique – can’t wait to try it.

  115. Deanne says:

    Love it!!!

  116. Rose L says:

    This giveaway kit looks SEW wonderful!

  117. Kitties, needle book (sewing) and printing/rubber stamping…. What a perfect combo for me…all in my wheel house!!!
    I have done printing in fabric with pretreated fabric sheets, rubber stamped on many different types of fabric that have ended up in collaged art and wearable projects! My my kitty muse Millie is always by my side to supervise!

  118. Laural says:

    I Have got to have this one..please pretty please

  119. Luanne Shoup says:

    Love the pins with leaves on the heads!

  120. Carmen says:

    Love Caroline’s Victorian Kitten Needle Book, very sweet; and yes, I have printed and stamped on fabric. I made a Marie Antoinette fabric and lace book and filled it with many printed fabric pictures of Marie, from age 13 to her death, and it came out gorgeous. I also sew and embroider many lavender/rose petal sachets, using many stamped French Ads and Ephemerama!

  121. kelli martin says:

    Love it, my creative gears are telling me to clean off the table and set up the sewing machine. Thanks for the inspiration

  122. Caroline’s needle book is adorable and a great giveaway, thank you!

  123. Dawn Furie says:

    I Have Not Used My Printer For Fabric, However, I Have Stamped On fabric.

  124. Kathleen Cole says:

    I have rubber stamped on fabric AND printed on fabric from my wonderful old printer before it blew up – my new printer isn’t as nice about letting me print on fabric so far, but I talk to it a lot about it. I love kittens, etc. and would love to have this kit….

  125. Gabrielle says:


  126. Roxanne says:

    sooooo sweet! I love kitties….rescued so many all my life! Awwwwww! Thanks for the chance Alpha! Love your craft supplies! 🙂

  127. melody says:

    I love kittens! And this project would be so cute to showcase a handful of special vintage buttons and even some of Grandma’s ‘scatter pins’ 🙂

  128. Dena Cottrell says:

    I love kitties! I want to win!

  129. Carrie j says:

    Can’t wait to try stamping on fabric!

  130. Nancy Stone says:

    I love this! I have printed and stamped on fabric. Love the kittens.

  131. Susan C says:

    I have never tried to run fabric through my printer, but I have stamped on it, however just small project.

  132. Sylvia L. says:

    Adorable project. I haven’t printed or stamped on fabric, but had seen some tutorials & it’s on my list of things to try in 2015.

  133. Barb Crossley says:

    Love this give away! Yes I have printed on fabric but actually my favorite would be to stamp on fabric – hence an original piece. Yet there is alot of beautiful downloads out there!

    Also love kittens!!

  134. Charlene says:

    Very nice.