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31  Re: Couple New Projects in Needlework: Completed Projects by StarFire on: February 14, 2007 12:51:51 PM
Not a problem.   I googled starlite in the image search and this came up:



Now, because my printer was out of blue ink, I put the image into paint and removed as much of the color as I could, leaving a coloring-page type image.  Then, I printed.  I traced over the back of the paper with a transfer pencil and ironed it onto the fabric.  On my printout, I just wrote in what color goes where and then went to work!


Hope this helps and makes sense.
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32  Couple New Projects in Needlework: Completed Projects by StarFire on: February 06, 2007 09:34:46 PM
I have been busy the past month!

Here are some ornaments I cross stitched in early Jan.





And here is a blast from the past!  Its Star Lite, Rainbow Brite's trusty horse friend.  Embroidered on a lightweight canvas material using transfer pencils and worked totally in satin and backstitching.



Close up of tail details.



I think this is going to be made into a wall hanging for my 2 year old cousin.  Found a wonderful rainbow fabric a couple weeks ago at Jackman's Fabrics. 

Comments?  Suggestions?

Thanks for looking!
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33  Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long in Craftalongs by StarFire on: February 05, 2007 10:46:42 PM
I finally got my January project done!  Squee!   Here is Star Brite from the 80s cartoon Rainbow Brite!  Pic printed from online and tranferred to the canvas-like cloth via transfer pencil.  Then mostly stain stitched and back stitched by me!



Whole Image.  Hopefully the hoop lines dont show too much.  I was too excited to iron it.



Close-up of tail. 



Close up of face.  Ignore those pink lines!

I'm so proud of this.  Its the first embroidery piece I have actually finished.  Usually craft ADD gets to me first!  I eventually plan on making it into a wall hanging to give to my 2 year old cousin. 
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34  Re: All Year Christmas Craft-a-Long 2007 in Craftalongs by StarFire on: January 26, 2007 11:54:06 PM
I just shot off an email to join this.   I cant wait to show off pics though!   I bought these kits and finished 3 in the first couple weeks of January.  They are brass and counted cross-stitched.  I have 2 more I will eventually finish.

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35  Re: easy beaded snowflake ornaments: tutorial (complete w/ photos) in Winter Holidays by StarFire on: November 29, 2006 11:57:03 PM
Here are a few of my snowflakes!   The small ones are pale pink hues.  One is in crystal and pale purple hues and the other is pale green/pearl/crystal on gold wire.





Sorry for the sucky photos!
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36  Re: Christmas Music CD Swap Round 2 - gallery in The Swap Gallery by StarFire on: November 29, 2006 11:02:12 PM
I finally got a couple of pics of the goods I recieved from Gold Dynamite.

The CD cases.  How cute!



The ornaments she sent. 



It was all great, thanks GD!  ^_^
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37  Re: craft show pricing. to tag or not to tag in Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs by StarFire on: November 26, 2006 02:03:58 PM
How would you go about tagging earrings that are displayed like this:




Just place little sticky tags next to each pair?   Because the materials and creators are different for each they are not all the same price.  I think for this show we placed sticky tags on the back of the screen, behind each pair, not facing customers.  I'm not too keen on hanging tags for these as they seem to interfere with the uhh..."prettiness" of the earrings themselves.
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38  Re: Pictures of craft fair setup - Please post! in Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs by StarFire on: November 26, 2006 12:48:59 AM
CATSJewlery and I participated in a smallish fair last weekend.  The turnout wasn't as great as I would have liked, but we broke even.  I think we were just at the wrong type of fair.  It was a first year event at a small town catholic school...I think most people were looking for country type crafts. 

Anyway, here are some photos of our setup.  Sadly, we were in a classroom and we never thought of backdrops.  We went with a winter/snowy theme for our display- seeing as how its getting close to the holidays.  Our table had a base cover of white flat sheets with a shimmery, sheer, pale blue/aqua fabric over it.  I then took a sheer fabric w/ glittery spots I found on sale ($1/yd!) and kind of bunched it and ran it under/around our displays.  It really did look pretty and snowy to me and not overly Christmassy.




Our earring display.  CATS' father made it, and it actually has a shelving unit attached at the base, but we covered it with glittery drape fabric (for the base of an Xmas tree)- he had painted it purple.  We then draped necklaces on the glittery fabric.  All of our bracelets were placed in rice- filled glass plates.  Also made a sign advertising custom orders.



Closeup of earrings.



Magnet board with Bubble/Marble Magnets.  I just covered it with wrapping paper.  It is sitting on an easel.  Previously, we propped it against the table.



Shot of tray displaying CATS' wire-wrapped pendants and some leverback earrings of mine.  Also, polymer pengiun ornaments on the box.  Funny story, that box.  It was supposed to be the base for a home made "stick pinetree" display for bracelets.  That didn't work, and the penguins took over. 



Finally, a pretty little pinetree filled with reindeer jigsaw ornaments!  I covered the base with pearlized easter grass that was meant to cover something on the failed "stick tree" display.  I think it looks better there anyway.  ~_^  A snowflake was the tree topper.


Any comments?  Anything we could do better?  Lemme know!

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39  Hot Transfer Pencils - First Time User! in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by StarFire on: July 05, 2006 10:01:39 PM
Okay, I have decided to jump head-first into a larger embroidery project than I have before.  Basically, I want to use a page from a colorbook I purchased at the toy store tonight and hot transfer pencils.   However,  I have questions.   

I have Aunt Martha's hot transfer pencils and need to know if there is a special paper I have to use for them?  Or can I just use my everyday copier paper?    Any advice on using the pencils? 


I'm basically wanting to try and stitch the following image on a solid colored fabric and maybe turn it into a pillow or frame it. 



I just want to use the Geisha herself and exclude the background and foliage.

I got the image from a Dover Publications Stained Glass coloring book.   I thought the images with their thick outling seemed ideal for embroidery patterns.   

Here is the book:

http://store.doverpublications.com/0486403661.html


Eagerly awaiting some tips!  Smiley
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40  Re: The Little Visitor Round 3 Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by StarFire on: June 29, 2006 10:30:10 PM
Cool stuffs so far!   I hope Dukki's Frankie doesn't get interrogated by customs too much.   There is only so much a bunny can take!   I'll post a teaser photo of one of our projects while he stayed with me.



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