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1  Embroidered Portrait in Needlework: Completed Projects by mcorwin on: February 04, 2011 03:58:22 PM
When I recently saw an article in Country Living magazine about creating an embroidered portrait, I was instantly entralled.  They looked like lovely line drawings!  Using a straight pin, the technique is to poke holes in paper using a photocopy of a favorite photo as a guide.  Then, lines are made by connecting the dots together by stitching through the holes.

I consider this a practice try, as I want to get a better quality paper suitable for framing as a gift for my sister.  But the technique proved fun, and I definitely will be creating a better one soon!

The article

My attempt

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2  Easy Awesome Contact Prints in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by mcorwin on: August 04, 2008 03:54:23 PM
I saw this printing technique at crafty tutorials http://crafttutorials.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/super-easy-contact-prints-from-your-photos/
and had to give it a try.

I love printing and photograpgy techniques that instantly age images, and this does the trick nicely.  Basically, it involves printing an image on the sticky part of a used label sheet and then using that to create a print.  (so you do want to mirror your image. 

Here was my first attempt, a photo of the Island Inn on Monhegan Island.  I printed on stock card.

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3  Sticker and Bleach Shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by mcorwin on: March 18, 2008 04:19:02 PM
I like the look of bleach/stencils but alas, I am too lazy to cut out stencils.  Soultion:  I used stickers from the scrapbooking section of the store.  Just stuck them on, spritzed on 50/50 bleach and water, and sat back to watch the magic.

When it was the way I liked it, ran under cold water and peeled off stickers.

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4  Its Always Sunny in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by mcorwin on: May 23, 2007 05:16:49 PM
So if you are a fan of 'Its Always Sunny in Philadelpia' then this shirt will look familiar.  When I saw one of the characters wearing a shirt with this saying on it, I knew I had to make one for my husband. 

Its just text and a clip art Liberty bell, but its my (sick) kind of humor.  I can't wait for new episodes later this summer.

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5  Re: Newbie ATC Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mcorwin on: January 28, 2007 04:02:23 PM
danceisthenewmosh sent some really fun cards.  new has a very philosophical saying/definition of new, the craft one is very cleverly bent wire on a fun paper, and my favorite is the photo card.  I especially love the use of the label maker for the saying on that one. 

Do they still make those labelers?  I just remember my huge rotating dial-ed one from the 70s.  I may need to look for one now....

Thanks, danceisthenewmosh!

Also, she sent along some really cute greeting cards. 

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6  Re: koolaid dyed wool in Dyeing: Completed Projects by mcorwin on: March 07, 2006 02:31:52 PM
Your results are great!  I just tried my hand at this with the berry blue kool aid and it ended up a teal-ish color. 

from blog http://www.stashtotreasure.com/2006/03/kool_koolaid_dy.html

Just curious - what flavors did you use?  Do you know if the dye will run if it gets wet?

I had not thought about Easter egg dye, and its in the stores now.  the mind boggles with possibilities!!!

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7  Re: Knitting needle roll in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by mcorwin on: March 03, 2006 02:48:08 PM
I just finished a placemat one.  I kinda made it up, but similar to the htgv one.  You can make the pockets whatever size you want, so try making a large one should hold circular needles.

A bit of info:

Happy Sewing!
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