DIY Yourself a Typographical Tote

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

DIY Yourself a Typographical Tote

Don't get me wrong, I'm not one for ripping off someone else's great idea for personal gain.  However, taking the essence of this typographically delightful tote and making a unique bag for your own green trips to the market might not ruffle the ethics committee.  The Little Factory sells a limited selection of typographical paraphernalia for your writing, blogging, reading and digit doting friends.

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Make Your Own Pixelated Portrait from Paint Chips.

by Chris Gardner

Make Your Own Pixelated Portrait from Paint Chips.

Earlier this month, Apartment Therapy Chicago featured a home with a pixelated portrait of Lincoln, which the owners created "by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). [Then they] built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number."

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Then, some clever AT reader took the approach, and recreated the aesthetic...

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Turn Any Picture into a Cross-Stitch Pattern

by DIY Maven

Turn Any Picture into a Cross-Stitch Pattern

I think more people would cross-stitch if it were called 'pixelated thread art', which, in 21st century parlance, is exactly what it is. A series of X's made over woven cloth to create pictures and words. Sound familiar? Three centuries or so ago, young woman did counted cross stitch as a means to become proficient with a needle and thread as much as to learn their alphabet and numbers. Nowadays, the act of cross-stitching has less-weighty...

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