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« Reply #1980 on: February 21, 2011 03:06:30 AM »

Oh my aliasgracie, where did you get that fabric from? it's got flowers, owls, patterns and colours Shocked perfect.
Love the wallet.

And evilSabina, the truck pants are really adorable on your son Cheesy
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« Reply #1981 on: February 21, 2011 07:12:55 AM »

Aww thanks! Silvermoon we have two dragons I painted and one that the mister bought on our walls.  You should see the mister's new tattoo!  Shoulder to wrist dragon (I think it's hot) we even named our pups after the Eragon series.

Imera, the fabric was from eBay I think, it was years ago and the very first thing I ever bought online.  Unfortunately I thought a fat quarter was a lot bigger and paid to much Smiley oh well, it was worth it.
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« Reply #1982 on: February 21, 2011 07:25:33 AM »

What a creative weekend it was!

I love the ladybug scarf!  My younger sister loved ladybugs when we were growing up...I thought she still did and used to go out of my way to find her ladybug things...but a few years ago, she told me she no longer is into ladybugs...darn! Maybe a niece has fallen in love with ladybugs...I love it!

sheepblue--your mixed media piece is awesome! How did you attach the fabric bits?

aliasgracie--you did great on your wallet! Fat quarters were set up mainly for quilters...they were the perfect size to cut the quilt pieces into the standard sizes with the least amount of waste...

Your dragon is also nice!

Troublet--congrats on your great tutorials...you know I will be using them! Wink

I managed to crochet another luna scarf out of the yarn that I received on Friday..I also finished up the other wristwarmer (I tend to only make one and lose interest!)...I really do need to write down the instructions as I go...It would be faster and one would not be slightly bigger than the other! Smiley
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« Reply #1983 on: February 21, 2011 07:39:13 AM »

sheepblue--your mixed media piece is awesome! How did you attach the fabric bits?

It was all completely modge podged down - much to my thankful surprise it didn't get horribly tacky like it can sometimes. I forgot to mention this was one of my ways to use up scraps - I love all the contrasts of patterns and this highlights it perfectly.
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« Reply #1984 on: February 21, 2011 09:33:07 AM »

sheepblue -- you are so awesome! I love that artwork!!

Troublet -- I've bookmarked your blog b/c "embroider something" is one my list -- now I really don't have any excuses!

Yarn or Fabric -- are you from Huntsville? I'm trying to keep up with all the Alabama crafters, because I feel so alone here (in Anniston) sometimes.

I'm up to 12/50, but I haven't posted photos in a while.  Undecided I need to do that ASAP, 'cause I know at least one of them is a challenge entry!!!

I've also added more to my list! (up to 74 now) Grin  My mom gave me free access to a bunch of my grandma's old vintage bedding (2 overflowing baskets!) while the kiddo and I were up visiting them last weekend. I really scored when it came to the pillowcases:




Some of them are pretty yellowed and have some stains. I'm soaking them in OxiClean now, but does anyone have any suggestions if that doesn't work? I think they'll make some very pretty dresses for my little girl -- and maybe a top or two for me!
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« Reply #1985 on: February 21, 2011 11:15:16 AM »

such beautiful vintage pieces!

I soak cotton balls in hydrogen peroxide and lay them on the stain...in desperation, I have used bleach gel (figure I had nothing to lose!) and it worked!  Careful though, all of those things weaken the original fabric (so they say...I think the vintage stuff is pretty tough, though!) Cheesy

They would make lovely tops or children's clothing!  Can't wait to see!
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« Reply #1986 on: February 21, 2011 01:23:38 PM »

Whatever method you use to remove the stain, don't leave the chemicals on too long... watch and rinse as soon as the stain is mostly gone.  The vintage fabrics can handle the cleaning but they can also be very fragile.  You may also have to be careful with the older embroidery.  When my gramma was embroidering, the dyes weren't colorfast.  If they've been used and well loved then it shouldn't be a problem because what was going to run already headed for the hills but if they are not used you might want to double up on your color catcher. 
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« Reply #1987 on: February 21, 2011 01:32:41 PM »

I have also come to love the flaws and the stains of my great grandmother's needlework--it reminds me that she really did use the things she prettied up...

the color catcher tip is a good one...I use them in my regular wash but never thought about the vintage stuff!
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« Reply #1988 on: February 21, 2011 01:48:36 PM »

OMG sheepblue! That triptych is AMAZING!
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« Reply #1989 on: February 21, 2011 01:52:19 PM »

I haven't fallen off the face off the earth, really I haven't. February has been the toughest month we've been through in a while, with not only major illnesses but also some epic family trouble (like, disowning family kind of bad). But I've still been crafting, although at a much slower pace! Hopefully I'll have a finished project to show for it soon  Cheesy

J_Kieviet- I love that quilt, the colors are fantastic!

lafemmefatale- that Alice in Wonderland necklace is AMAZING!



Thank you thank you!!! I was really self conscious about it but I loved it!  I hope the swap partner loved it cause I'm not sure she'll wear it and she didn't mention it.  I hope everything with your family is getting better!!!
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