Saturday, April 9, 2011

return on creativity: vintage camera embroidery no.1


Old cameras are beautiful.  I love them so much I've decided to start a series of vintage camera embroidery wall hangings.  Here's the first one.

To make your own:

1.  Trace the image below onto fabric using a lightbox or sunny window.


I traced the picture with a Sharpie onto a raw natural piece of muslin.  I traced the circles with a water soluble marker so that I could true them up as I embroidered and "erase" them later.


2.  Hand embroider design using a backstitch.  I embroidered the design all in black.



3.  Frame for hanging or trim excess fabric and hang in embroidery hoop.

23 comments:

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said...

VERY cool :o)

Candice said...

Oh my goodness...I haven't ever seen anything like that! I love it! I think I want to make one!!

Trisha said...

This turned out so great!! I love the old camera too :)

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

This is great!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting :-)

Toni said...

Wonderful! Just found your blog yesterday through a Google picture search about "Blog Idea" and bookmarked it immediately. I really love your creative ideas. Looking forward to reading more, Toni

M.M.E. said...

I love new embroidery ideas even more than I love cameras! Thank you so much for sharing this. I can see me making a whole wall of them for every one of my boyfriend's collection (he's a photographer).

Becky Sue said...

That camera would look great on a t-shirt too!

laxsupermom said...

Love this! Your camera embroidery turned out great! I think it would fantastic just hung in the embroidery hoop. Thanks for sharing.

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

Oh I love this; it is beautiful! I love to embroider; I'm so going to do this and hang it with some old photographs.
Hey this morning I awarded you with the One Lovely Blog Award...stop by my blog to get it.

PuppyFly Boutique said...

You made that look so easy! Just stumbled across your work - I love the rose pillow x

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Very cool! I don't know that I would have the patience (or the dexterity) to do that, but it sure is cool!!

Maggie said...

That is simply gorgeous! I'll DEFINITELY have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lacey said...

What an awesome idea!.. I HAVE to make a set of these for my house!.. Thanks for the inspiration!..

Ellie-A Little of This and a Little of That said...

Hiya I'm a new follower from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop. I would love it if you would stop by A Little of This and a Little of That and follow back. I hope you have a fabulous week.
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Lei said...

Oh my goodness! That is adorable. Must have!

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh WOW! so creative and inspiring, love the result!! i gotta try this! thanks for sharing it!

i'm your newest follower from the Bloggers Party and Hop at TypeAdecorating.

Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Felicia said...

Love your camera! I collect oldies just like that one!

Would love to see you share it at my link party!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-2nd-edition.html

Rachael said...

That is such a neat idea. I love how the finished product looks.

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Kelly said...

i Love this!!!
xoxox
SO Cute! I'd love it if you linked up to my party :)http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-4-link-party.html

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Wow, you embroidered it by yourself?! Great job! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

i'm hopping over from we did it wednesday! so cute! i love vintage cameras!

Holiday Snob said...

Love this! Stopping by from Shabby Nest, but we did a post this week with a guest blogger with free motion sewing I bet you'd like!

Kim said...

Oh, I love this! What a great idea.

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