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1  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: September 27, 2014 05:58:09 PM
Sold to artsycandice!

Bag 5 - 9.5 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide, with a 47 inch strap
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2  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: September 27, 2014 03:17:12 PM
My first claim! to avestel thank you!

Hunger Games Bag 1 - 8 inches tall, 10.5 inches wide w/ 39.5 inches long strap and magnetic button closure
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3  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: September 27, 2014 02:16:24 PM
I received a great package from whitterp today! I have more address labels and stickers with my logo on it now than I know what to do with  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy She was also super sweet and sent along some fun fabric to use in my crafting adventures.





Thank you so much whitterp!
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4  Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: September 27, 2014 02:13:27 PM
That monster calendar is so cool! I love how these characters have taken on a life of their own  Cheesy

I received a hugely spoilerific package from erica_tattoos last night and I am still in awe. Some of you may have seen a sneak peek of her masterpiece and I won't keep you in suspense here. I didn't even know my life was incomplete but I realized that when I saw this...



Shaun of the Dead mega embroidery sampler! And she made up the pattern herself. I cannot even begin to imagine trying to design and then stitch something of this magnitude. (Go figure I had the perfect size frame to slip it into as well).

More detail shots..





I am just agog. It's flipping fantastic.
As if that wasn't enough she also included a few items that she altered with her super painting skills.

A zombie angel. I think my favorite part are the floating eyeballs and brains on the robe. I want a robe like that  Cheesy



She also sent a Day of the Dead style cameo plaque. So clean and cool. It'll look awesome on the wall!



On top of all this greatness, she decided to spoil me with supplies. Now I love to spoil people when I can, but she just takes it to a whole different level....I got 10 lbs of fabric, embroidery floss, whimsies, and beads. Can you say OMG!!!



Here's just the embroidery floss alone. I go through a lot of floss but I think this will keep me for a while  Grin Grin Grin



Thank you so much erica! I know I had to drag you out of semi-retirement to swap with me, and I'm so happy I did. You are awesome and I'm ready to swap with you any time  Wink
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5  Re: STS Winter Market **Shops** (SU to Oct 10; closes Nov 24) in Craft Swaps by sheepBlue on: September 26, 2014 07:03:28 PM
sheepblue's

All products come from a home with no animals and a smoke-free environment.

This shop is OPEN



Teesha Moore Blowout Sale! All Teesha All the Time!
Pick up a bag for your favorite holiday! Or show your love for the Hunger Games. Or give a very unique, one-of-a-kind gift to a loved one. If you'd like more pictures to look at the detail in these bags send me a PM and I'll be happy to provide more pictures. Claim by title. All bags only 2 pts each!

Christmas Bag 1 - 7.25 inches tall by 9 inches wide, with a 41 inch long strap w/ zipper closure


Christmas Bag 2 - 8 inches tall by 7 inches wide, with a 43 inch long strap


Christmas Bag 3 - 7 inches tall by 7 inches wide, with a 42 inch long strap w/ zipper closure


Halloween Bag 1 -  7 inches tall by 9 inches wide, with a 42 inch long strap w/ zipper closure


Halloween Bag 2 - 7 inches tall, 11 inches wide, with a magnetic button closure and a 49 inch strap


Valentine's Bag - 7.25 inches tall, 10.5 inches wide, with a zipper closure and a comfortable strap 45 inches long


Hunger Games Bag 2 - 7 inches tall, 10.25 inches wide w/ 36.5 inches long strap and magnetic button closure


Bag 1 - 10.25 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide, with a 45 inch strap


Bag 2 -  7.25 inches tall, 10 inches wide, with a 46 inch strap w/ magnetic closure button


Bag 3 - 10.5 inches tall, 9 inches wide, with a 48 inch strap


Bag 4 - 10.75 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide, with a 42 inch strap



Teesha Moore Pouches - 0.5 pt each
Cupcake card wallet - 4.5 x 3.75 in
Hello Cat Card Wallet - 3.75 x 4 in






Fat Quarters - 1 pt each
Each hand-printed fabric measure approximately 18 x 22 inches or larger. A few have some small printing issues, but are still lovely fabrics!
Claim as: Green Squid Bubbles, Lavender Squid Bubbles, rabbits on orange, rabbits on green, Vintage Arsenic Label Light, Red Patterned Circles, Bird Skulls, Vintage Arsenic Label Dark, Circus Elephant and Seals, Jawbone





Pouches - 0.5 point each
Another sewing accomplishment! These pouches are cute and functional, printed on both sides, though being a newer sewer, these are not 100% perfect. Or maybe I'm just being too harsh on myself?
Claim as: Sm Flamingo, Lg Flamingo, Aqua Tardis, White Silence, Light purple Silence




Not-Your-Grandma's Christmas Stocking - 1 pt
Sewn with cotton fabric for easy care and washing - 12.5" tall




Business Card/Gift Card Wallets - 0.5 pts each
Perfect stocking stuffer! Also in manly patterns/colors.
Claim as: Asian, Fruit, Green Topo, Fish, Red/Grey







ART AND OTHER ODDITIES

FishHat Ladies Prints
Original 2 layered linoleum print - 7 x 7 inches - 2 prints available - 2 points




Embroidered Twinchies - 1 pt each
All hand embroidered by me, mounted on cardboard, backed in felt, all 2 inches square unless otherwise noted.
Claim as: Peas (1 sq inch), BigFoot, Queen, Nautilus, Sea/Sky, Bug (1.5 sq inches), Dandelion, Lungs, Amoeba
  



Mixed Media Texture Art - 1 pt
Having a little fun with my art supplies - approximately 4 x 4 inches - done on pressed cardboard - light and sturdy




Creative Wall Weaving - 1 pt
I used handspun and natural fibers for a unique weaving - 15" long





SUPPLIES


***Fabric***
All are cotton unless otherwise specified.

Pink Flowers - 35" x 20" - 1 pt


Small Yarn Balls - 19" x 43" - 1 pt


Batman - 38" x 13" - 1 pt


Star Trek - 38" x 9" (very small corner cut out) - 1 pt


Harry Potter Bed Sheet - 48" x 24"+ (larger than 24 but uneven cut) - 1 pt



Adult Coloring Book - 2 pts (not the naked kind silly!)
Intense zentangle art ready to be colored in - there's at least 10 different drawings in this book - absolutely beautiful but it needs a better home than the shelf where it's been languishing away.
Pictured below are just a few previews..




8.5 x 11 inch vellum - 30+ sheets - 1 pt



Misc Supplies
- 10 15" zippers in assorted colors - 1 pt
- 7 6" - 8" zippers in assorted colors - 1 pt
- 3/8" and 1" elastic - 1 yard of each - 1 pt



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Sending To:
to avesthel - Hunger Games Bag 1 (2) sent/
to artsycandice - Bag #5 (2) sent/

Receiving From:
from ptarmic wumpus - eco-printed silk/wool blend scarf (2)
from artsycandice - 3 pieces of fleece (3)
from RaraAvis - bezel pendants (1)


Starting Points: 3
Available Points: 1
Pending Points: 0
Total Points: 1


Wishlist:
**Knitted flip-top mittens (I'm not too picky on color, it can even be scrappy! no white or light colors though - I'd rather it didn't show dirt)
**hair wraps or bandannas
**chapstick/lip balms
**funky necklaces (I love rustic, earthy, ethnic styles)
**multi-purpose cards with envelopes (for swapping or otherwise)
**sewing thread
**terry cloth
**batting/fleece
**raised bezel pendants
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6  Ticker Tape Skulls Art Quilt! in Quilting: Completed Projects by sheepBlue on: September 16, 2014 03:13:02 PM
I shudder to even think to compare myself to the amazing quilters that can be found on craftster. But! I have actually managed to make a little art quilt for erica_tattoos in the IYP that I am super proud of and really really happy with the end result. I heard of ticker tape quilts before but never really thought of them as fabric versions of a mosaic. Once I got that concept, and the fact that you sew each individual piece on top of your base fabric, I was set to go, making up my pattern from scratch and sewing each piece individually as I went. I started with the background, using dark blues, blacks, and grays, and then filled in the skull area with whites and creams. I did a faux binding, just folding up the fabric from the backside of the quilt, and then handmade fringe with seed beads and polyclay skull beads I made myself.

The whole thing is roughly 20 x 30 inches I think.







I had a lot of fun making this and there will definitely be more in the future  Smiley

I almost forgot to mention something I'm pretty proud of myself for accomplishing! This is 95% made with supplies I already had on hand. The only thing I had to buy was the black fabric for the base on the front which I got at my local thrift store for 50 cents! For the "batting" I used some leftover fleece fabric which wasn't even big enough so I had to sew two strips together. Talk about getting thrifty with it  Cheesy
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by sheepBlue on: September 16, 2014 03:06:15 PM
I've been quietly crafting in my little corner, it's so hard to keep up with all you guys! I'm loving all the new projects, especially the quilts. I've never been great at quilts when I try to make them. Somehow I manage to get fabric wrinkled or whatnot and end up with bumps and lumps where it should all be smooth. But I discovered ticker tape quilts! I think it's just up my alley. I made this for the IYP for erica_tattoos. I love how it turned out! This is just about 30 x 20 or so I think.



I even made fringe for it from scratch complete with polyclay skull beads.



Another fun shot



I promise there will be more of these  Cheesy It was a lot of fun to make and a great way to use up scraps!

And I also made an eyeball bag. It's rather hard to take a picture of an eyeball, go figure.





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8  Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* in Craftalongs by sheepBlue on: September 07, 2014 10:57:25 AM
the badger is very cute!

I was taking a bunch of photos off my camera and found a few twinchies that I forgot to share. Just a bit of silliness.

I was trying to recreate a nautilus here...not sure how successful it was, but I do love the texture.





And a weird Sasquatch creature that had a run in with some arrows...the background is a bit of faux skeleton leaf, it's rather crumbly if you mess with it too much.

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9  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by sheepBlue on: September 07, 2014 10:53:14 AM
Great stuff everyone!

I have a little photodump

Some early xmas gifts - a little Christmasy hat for my niece - she'll be 6 months old at Christmas time so the hat is probably going to be on the bigger side, but it should be good for another xmas I think...


And a sweet doily vest - pretty easy to make - I based it off this pattern with some minor changes.


Another sewing tutorial I tackled - simple business card wallets - a great little thing to use up fabric scraps. I think it would make a great stocking stuffer too. I'd use it for throwing my ID, credit card, etc into as well.

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10  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by sheepBlue on: September 03, 2014 07:08:20 PM
Forgot about my mixed-media fungus twinchie - 2" square.

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