Love on the Line, Candlestick Phone Style…


Rounding off my little Love on the Line Series, I decided to try my hand one last time at this Inkscape program. I tried really, REALLY hard to make my own candle stick phone – this way I could have shared it with you for free. Let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty.

After many hours of cursed frustration, I decided to simply google and find the image I was looking for. Ahhh – blessed success!


I was able to upload the image, and by using a simple pen tool in Photoshop add the line to make it look like it was coming out of the phone with the word ‘love’ on it.

Get it? Love…on the line. Corny, I know. That’s how I roll.


I used Spoonflower again for this image, as I felt I would have the most success if I had them print it out on the knit fabric for me.

Then using a simple raglan Tee we already had on hand, I simply traced the pattern and made my own.


As much as I love this shirt, I think I like the clam diggers I made to go with it more. What can I say, I am a sucker for that Lucy’s Crab Shack line – how many times have I mentioned it on the site now? I should get a commission or something – ha!

The clam diggers are available in my store for custom order, and let me just tell you – they are adorable! Seriously though. Love them.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Oh my, he has sure grown fast! And so adorable. I just love everything about this outfit – the tee, the phone and “love”, the clam diggers… Holy moley!!

  2. says

    I can’t decide what the cutest part of this is- Ben or the clam diggers or the shirt. Seriously he just gets cuter and cuter!

  3. says

    Love those clam diggers! I love Lucy’s Crab Shack too – especially since my little girls’ name is Lucy. I have started my first quilt using it, but I think its going to be a very long project…

    Also, congratulations on the launch of Sew Set – I’ve joined up and it’s fantastic. I must add some more of my tutorials! x

  4. says

    Love the whole outfit! Also, I *think* Inkscape has a live trace feature – that might be the next one you want to learn as you play. It allows you to take an image and turn it into a vector image so you can manipulate it.

  5. says

    I LOVE it all!! The shirt is sooooooo sweet! It looks so soft and cozy. I’ve never tried Spoonflower, but you’ve got me interested. I’ve been slowly learning Illustrator, so maybe I’ll give it a go someday. I’m sure those clam diggers are going to be a big hit in your shop – A-dorable (with a capital A).

  6. says

    Awww, so cute! This is the one I’ve been waiting for and I must say, I would really like some knit to make my own raglan with that phone print. I would happily settle for just the image to do an iron on transfer! Please…

    • says

      Hi there –
      Actually Melissa from Melly Sews hit the nail on the head in her comment as to how I got this image exactly the way I wanted it. After googling candlestick phone images, I found one I wanted and then used Inkscapes live trace feature to get it as a vector image! Then I simply used my pen tool and text to get the love coming out! You can definitely make one yourself!!! Thanks so much again!

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