How to Make an I Spy With My Little Eye Bag (part deux)

Saturday, November 28, 2009 Aimee Larsen 3 Comments

A reader sent me an e-mail, asking how I found the images to go on my eye spy bag.  Well, it's simple.  I should have explained it in the previous "Eye Spy" post but it escaped me.

I lay all of my trinkets and charms out on a white sheet up paper and hopefully in natural lighting if possible, I take their pictures.  I then  use my Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 or any paint shop program, and I crop each item.  I use my selection tool that finds the edges for me and I go around each item. Select, copy and then paste onto my template.
The explanation of my template, where to buy trinkets and charms, and the construction of my bag is here.

Oh and someone said they'd never heard of printable fabric.  You can buy it at Wal-Mart and almost all major office supply stores.  This is what I use...

I feel a giveaway coming!


  1. Thank you so much for the tutorial and this helpful way to get the pictures for it!

    I ordered some tiny goodies from Tiny Things Are Cute and I can't wait until they get here so I can try your tute out!! My daughter will love playing with her ispy bag!

  2. Wow, I love the printable fabric for listing the items on the I Spy Bag! Thanks for the great tips!

  3. I really love this idea and will hopefully try this for my grandkids! Thanks for sharing!


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