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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Portrait 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

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Easy Awesome Contact Prints 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.

3  Ohio / Ohio: Central / substance design contest on: July 24, 2008 06:46:34 PM
Hi C-bus crafters,
I receive substance's newsletter and saw this contest they are having.  For all the frustrated Project Runway watchers out there.   Smiley

Good luck!

4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Sticker and Bleach Shirt 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.

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Its Always Sunny 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.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First PMC Pendant on: May 06, 2006 01:22:47 PM
I've been wanting to play with PMC for a while now, and last weekend was my chance!  There was a class held not 2 miles from my house, so no excuses.

At first, I was amazed at how small the packet of clay I received was, but the material went surprisingly far.  I ended up making 6 charms/pendants and still have some left for another project.  Plus, I learned that none of the PMC ever goes to waste - keep it all for slip! 

I was bitten by the bug -- like I need another crafty hobby to spend all my $ on.   Wink

Here's the first project I made, a pendant.
7  Ohio / Ohio: Northeast / Ohio Fiber Festivals on: April 08, 2006 11:42:10 AM
Hi fellow Buckeyes,
I ran across this link for the Great Lake fiber show and wondered if anyone had been in the past?  Is it any good? 

Last year I went to a Wool Gathering and it was lots of fun. http://my.voyager.net/~nfisher/
Know of any other Ohio fiber fairs?

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Recon Knitting Projects? on: February 17, 2006 09:51:48 AM
I am a knitter and also fascinated by clothes recon.  I've seen lots of fun-fur cuffs and collars attached to jean jackets, but that's not really my taste.  Also seen a couple of knitting/recon patterns in knit.1 magazine, like a sweatshirt with a knitted yoke and a button down top with crocheted sleeves that
are a bit more my style. 

Anyone know of other knitting/recon combo projects similar to these? 
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Favors for Rubber Ducky Themed Shower on: January 09, 2006 05:34:20 PM
Hi crafty folks,
I am hoping you can help me come up with ideas for handmade favors for a baby shower.  The theme is rubber duckies.  Any ideas? 

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