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virginiawoolf
« on: June 04, 2007 06:23:37 PM »

I fell in love with the swatch portraits on the Purl Bee (http://www.purlbee.com/swatch-portraits/ and decided I needed to make some of my own!



A close up of some of my fabric.



I absolutely love it. It's so bright and cheery, and it gives me something lovely to look at when I'm working at my desk.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007 06:25:31 PM »

Gorgeous! I want to make some now!

The fabrics you chose are gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007 06:30:59 PM »

that is so cool!!!  What a great way to look at all the pretty fabric from the stash Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007 06:33:19 PM »

I am sooo gonna do this!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007 06:35:38 PM »

thanks for posting this! yours look great by the way. love your fabric choices.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007 08:45:39 AM »

This is the greatest idea ever! It's so unbelievably cute, I absolutely adore it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007 08:46:40 AM »

That IS a great idea. I have tons of cute fabric and blank wallspace...time to go get some frames and old embroidery hoops! Yeah! Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007 09:54:24 AM »

I love it.  that's such a great idea, and yours look great!  I don't think I could glue them together, maybe I could just pin them around the back.  Although, I suppose that might make them a little too bulky...  I'm always finding new fabrics that become my favorite fabrics, and I like changing things up.  Do you think it would work okay if they weren't glued down like in the tutorial?
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007 03:15:10 PM »

So cool! I'm totally doing this. I have some old canvas stretchers, maybe I'll do up some of those too.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007 09:49:47 PM »

I bet the fabric could be wrapped around say a square or rectangle frame and pinned in the back so you could change it later and even wash it up and use it for something else.
I have to say that when I first read Swatch Portraits, what went through my mind was a portrait made from those little tiny swatches you get in the mail.
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