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3721  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: NASTY front porch into something out of 'Country Living' LOL! on: October 07, 2009 07:53:46 AM
Has anyone any ideas on what to do with gray bring old concrete like this?

I think this looks great!

Acrylic house paint with thorough prep, good primer and lots of top coats.  There are porch and floor paints, but often in limited colors, If you prep, prime and topcoat you can use regular housepaint (probably even craft paint).
3722  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: I think I'm addicted, but I might be biased... on: October 06, 2009 04:29:08 PM
Awwww, they grow up so fast!  I bet napkins would take a lot of binding, but would be super cute!  Show 'em when you get 'em.
3723  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Meet Indie Tim on: October 05, 2009 07:49:26 PM
Ha! What a great idea and wonderfully done!  You even got the hair-in-the-eyes thing just right. 
3724  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Obscene Bind-It-All Project on: October 05, 2009 02:43:17 PM
Thanks so much, theatreorchid!  I've had a lot of fun making these and watching people's reactions.  Hopefully you'll get to let some friends open it and watching their reaction.  Good fun! 
3725  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! I hope to fix where floss as bled onto the fabric! on: October 05, 2009 11:05:51 AM
Ya got that right!
3726  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Obscene Bind-It-All Project on: October 05, 2009 11:04:02 AM
okay I can't help it, i'm bumping this one back up....

OMG LOL these are awesome.  what a great find!!!  love it.  and I think I'm even going to wist em.

Gosh, thanks!  It's such an honor to be wisted!
3727  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! I hope to fix where floss as bled onto the fabric! on: October 05, 2009 11:02:19 AM
I'm going to look into that Rit stuff, too. 

Kittykill: That's what I did!
3728  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! I hope to fix where floss as bled onto the fabric! on: October 04, 2009 05:06:24 PM
Posted some picks of my test swatch here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323349.new#new

Many thanks for the great and patient advice!
3729  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Helped by craftsters and giving it back: Floss bleeding. on: October 04, 2009 05:01:53 PM
Friday I had a tragic incidence of floss bleeding and posted in this forum asking for help (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323166.0). Some AWESOME craftsters (you know who you are) offered patient advice and well wishes.  I decided to try the bleach pen solution and bought one on Saturday night, planning on trying to on Sunday or Monday.  Luckily, before I went at my project I remembered that my white cotton fabric had black print on it.  I did a test swatch with two methods offered up by the lovely and talented kittykill and then one I thought up after remembering about the print.

Test swatch with the offending vintage floss:


The test swatch after trying the 3 methods:

Left: Apply with bleach pen, using q-tip to pick up smudges. Cleaned up the magenta stain, but made short work of the black print and spread it a bit. The floss wicked it up and faded quite a bit.
Middle: Apply to moistened q-tip to dilute the bleach a little. Cleaned up the magenta stain, bleached the black, but not as much as full strength bleach. also less damage to the floss.
Right: Apply with paint brush to try to keep it on the white part of the fabric. Cleaned up the magenta stain and had the least effect on the black and the floss. Took a few more applications.

All methods would work just fine on all-white fabric. I chose the process on the right for the project and as it has less black print in the effected area, it worked pretty well. I'll "repair" the bleached black areas with black thread or floss. There were some areas that were too small to get to and they'll remain a bit pink. I'm still going to enter it in the Good Cause Challenge, because I'm pleased with how most of the rest of it turned out and until the tragedy of bleeding floss I enjoyed doing it.  After that, I'm not sure what I'll do with it as I wouldn't feel right donating or giving it as a gift.

When the date to post comes, I'll put a link in here.

Hope someone found this helpful or a good starting point to find an even better solution should you be struck.
3730  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Handbag Cake on: October 04, 2009 03:22:53 PM
Wow! What a great trompe loile cake! From the thumbnail on the front page I wasn't sure if it was a real purse or not, but I sure wouldn't have guessed a cake!
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