Avery Shipping Labels and Marilyn Monroe

Remember those 81 pictures I took yesterday morning....well, here are more.

I love printing on fabric, but those fabric sheets are so expensive. And, ironing fabric onto freezer paper - while cheaper - is very time consuming. So, I have found that those Avery shipping labels #8465 - 8 1/2" x 11" - are just the cat's meow. Just peel the paper backing off and hand press the fabric on, give it a trim up, and print. I used each backing 4 to 5 times which definitely defrays the cost of each sheet. Office Depot had a box of 100 sheets for $40.

Anyway....I printed some sheet music. And dearest collects Marilyn Monroe calendars so I took pictures of several pages and printed the pictures on fabric. Not sure what to do with these yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something (brilliant).

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Don't Worry Be Happy - I'm not sure this is the version Bob Marley sang...But I do love this title.

And here's the song Elton John wrote as a tribute to Norma Jean - Candle In The Wind....

Here's June, 2006 calendar page....Marilyn leaning out of window while filming The Seven Year Itch in New York in 1954.

Same calendar year, same movie - Marilyn silhouetted against the window - my favorite black and white.

And here is my thread painted self portrait with the flower pin (finally) put on her hat.

Enjoy your Saturday. Hugs 'til later.



  1. Oh Marilyn was my Moms favorite star/person. She even got her hair cut and colored like her in these phots..in the early 60ies. Mom looked good too. Such a great memory. Look forward to seeing what you do with these and the sheet music.

  2. Wasn't Marilyn a beauty as I know your Mom was. I hope some good ideas come to me on how to incorporate these fabrics in my art quilts or hand bags.

  3. How interesting, Marty. You never cease to captivate me. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon


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