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1  Re: Disney Swap Round 12 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sewmess on: September 11, 2014 07:37:30 PM
And, as Whistley received, I realized I hadn't taken pictures.  That's all fixed and now I present some of the most Awesome Disney Stuff!!

First- All of the great stuff:
It was all individually wrapped, inside the bag which was also wrapped with a label saying "Inspired by one of your favorite characters"



The lining is Cars material (It's just a thumbnail because it's a little fuzzy.)


I pulled out what was obviously a hoop first and was completely blown away.  I love Phil Harris' style and his characters are my favorites in their respective movies.



Then I turned it over and there was Phil himself!! With Baloo, his most famous character.



Then was this fabulous box with DH's favorite character next to Bolt. (He loves his dogs)



And the final thing I pulled out of the bag was what I thought was another hoop, but it's sooo much more wearable!!  I'm taking this with me to WDW and the Halloween Party!! The little mini horns are just right!




Thank you so very much, Whistley!!

This was a really fun swap, even if a bunch of real life slowed my progress.

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2  Re: Hoopla Swap R11: Words With or Without Words - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by sewmess on: July 19, 2014 02:26:33 PM
I got my hoop last week and am just now posting because work got in the way and I REALLY wanted to finish her hoop (which will be in the mail Monday Cheesy)

So, one of my favorite quotes of all time is actually a kind of throw-away line from Deadpool.  And so, last week I opened a bubble package to find....



My very own Deadpool!!  With my favorite quote.



Not only is it big (10") it is only my second hoop ever.  I had one when I was a kid that my mom made, but I'm not sure where it is.  Needless to say I do not have a hoop wall, so it's hanging in the living room right under my husband's Empire Strikes Back metal poster reproduction for the moment.

I love him!! (the husband too Wink)

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3  Re: Super Simple Holiday Apron Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sewmess on: December 01, 2013 07:29:11 PM
I'm guessing sewmess has gotten a bit busy, so I'm going to post the one I sent to her.  She said she liked moose, but a lot of the moose fabric out there seemed kind of log cabin-ish.  So I saw this Scandinavian kids print of moose & thought it was a lot more festive.  Here is the apron, with sparkly blue/silver straps & pockets.



And here is a close up of the fabric.



thanks for posting these.  Actually what happened is DH put the camera away and then told me I couldn't get it out of the closet because my Christmas gift is in there.  Then Thanksgiving happened and DH left the camera at the in laws.  It's been one of those months. Tongue

I almost wore it to make my part of Thanksgiving dinner, but I'm sometimes a mess when I bake, so I just couldn't.  Thanks again I LOVE it!
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4  Re: Mug Rug Rd5 Swap - SO April 29th in The Swap Gallery by sewmess on: May 12, 2013 01:21:22 PM
Wow, what a great bunch of craftiness!!  The art in some of these rugs are amazing.

I received mine about a week ago and am just now posting.  Sorry about the delay.

Jennifer sent a note explaining how the first rug she worked on didn't quite work and while I would have loved the moose, which she gets to see in real life and I'm just the teensy bit jealous, I love the precision and clean lines of pieced quilting.

Here the rug is in action:


And a better look at the whole flower.
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5  Re: Anything Goes Tiny House Swap, rd. 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sewmess on: March 26, 2013 05:22:36 PM
Oh my what a couple of weeks I've had and what great houses have been posted!!

stepharellamade me a great little hill with 3 tiny houses.  It's either from my pinterest or inspired by the tiny little polymer houses that I pinned repeatedly.

Either way, here it is.



(there was a little house/hill seperation: I think I got everything back in the right place.)
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6  "I can make you some Fightin' Pants" in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sewmess on: February 28, 2013 06:34:55 PM
DH wears lounge pants and PJ bottems around the house after his 10 hour shifts.  Riley is his favorite character from Buffy the vampire Slayer and there's a scene where he needs some clothing assistance from Xander.  Xander tells him "You need some fightin' pants?  I can get you some fightin' pants."  And brings him the most flamboyant 80s parachute type pants even.  Long story short, we call his lounging pants his fightin' pants.

On a last minute Christmas shopping trip to Joanns, I found their Star Trek flannel.  I hadn't made anything for my darling husband besides the winging it first attempts at things, so I thought "what a great gift, some Star Trek fightin' pants."  I had a thrift store pattern, two yards of Star Trek Enterprise D flannel.  I also had a bad bout of back/shoulder issues, so the present ended up being the components wrapped in a remnent of some old school baby wale with flamboyant colors, much like the named Fightin' Pants from Buffy.

I finally (after a few trips to the chiropractor) felt up to making the pants.  Coincidentally, it happened to be about a week before Valentines Day.  Two holidays in one fell swoop!!

After minor modifications to the pattern (I added pockets) viola, the final product.



and the aforementioned modified pocket.  They ended up a little low on the thigh, but he's good with it.

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7  Re: BBW / Plus Size Swap Round 2 in The Swap Gallery by sewmess on: December 09, 2012 04:46:16 PM
I am sooooo late.  I'm also sooooo sorry...life has gotten chaotic: multiple illnesses in my house, injuries of elderly family members, busy season at work, hr issues at work, and so on.  The so on including my DH putting the camera and fire-wire in the closet where he stashed my Christmas presents, making it off limits!!

I'd like to say Thank You!!! to Eiseldora for spoiling me silly.  The pictures don't do everything justice, but here we go.

Everything:


Four stenciled shirts - One white one is Terry Pratchett's Discworld, the Great A'tuin.  Grey one is a Firefly Class space ship flashing on (with glitter!) the blue is Chinese? (Eisedora, want to pitch in with a translation?) And the other white is one Angy Bird!  She also threw in two shirts she found but didn't use. Pretty pink and a purple sweater.
She knit a skinny scarf, earwarmer/headband and wristwarmers.  I'll make use of these when it's not 65 degrees here in Alabama!!! 
And under it all....an awesome plaid skirt.



Not the best picture, but DH had disappeared and I wanted to get the picture taken.  It's warm, and long, and COMFY!!!

Thanks again, Eisadora!!  (and sorry I'm sooo late posting all the goodness. Undecided)
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8  Winging it vacation bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sewmess on: November 17, 2012 09:54:54 AM
At the end of September DH and I went to Walt Disney World on vacation.  I had been using my old vacation bag for daily use and it was a bit worse for the wear.  So I thought I'd make a new one.  And then procrastinated so I ended up finishing it up the night before we left.

I knew what I needed: many interior pockets, crossbody, a place for sunscreen or water bottle, and at least one outside pocket for the tickets.

This is what I came up with:



A nice basic square with a long strap (the pin was added on the trip) the front pocket, that little one, was the one for the tickets.  On the back was a bigger pocket, just about the right size for a regular sized piece of paper quad folded, which I now use for coupons.

I had some hardware that I'd picked up on clearance a while back and the fabric is from my stash: the black is a canvass/duck type and the lining is some vintage that I got from my mom when she was destashing and the zipper was picked up at a thrift store.

Speaking of the lining...I think I either mismeasured or sewed the wrong seam allowance, because it did not fit correctly.  It's very loose, unlike most of my linings.  Did I mention that I was actually putting the whole thing together the night before we left?   Roll Eyes

Anyway: interior pockets: my first inset zipper pocket and a regular pocket.



I made the sides big enough to theoretically put an ID pocket.  The plan was an elastic holder for the water bottle on one side and the ID pocket on the other side.  And so I did...except I put the ID pocket on the lining bottom...which gave me this:



I put the insurance cards in it to have them handy, safe, but out of the way.

The bits I'm most proud of are the strap (sturdy, straight and perfect length) and the topstitching.  It's all purple and inspired by the grandest of all Disney Villians. . .Maleficent.

It's in daily use now: the big main pocket can fit a paperback book, my wallet, my organizer and my sunglasses as well as the hand santizer. 

Comments and suggestions thankfully recieved.

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9  Mug Rug: Cap's Classic Shield in Quilting: Completed Projects by sewmess on: October 28, 2012 01:34:18 PM
I promised my DH a Mug Rug for work a while ago and finally got around to making it for our anniversary this week.  He looked up the traditional gifts for the eighth anniversary (pottery & brass) and I claim the rug is "pottery adjacent.

He's also a Captain America fan, so the rug is in the shape of the classic 1940s shield from the movie.  I was originally going to go with the more familiar one, but the classic spoke to me.

I appliqued the shield onto the blur fabric and then traced the shield to quilt it to the back.  I don't have a picture of the back, I just used a kind of country stars print that he actually picked out one trip to Joann's when I asked him what fabric he liked best for a background.

It's Really BIG.  He uses one of those 32oz mugs at work, so it had to fit that.  The mug in the picture is extra large and there's still a lot of room.




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10  Re: Disney Swap Round 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sewmess on: July 27, 2012 04:59:08 PM
Pictures of the great Disney goodies that motherconfessor sent me.

The Whole Deal:


The other side of the bag - It's Mater!!! (which is exactly what I said when I saw it..exclamation points and all)


In the package there was a little Oriental style pouch and in it I found these: I wore Dr. Facilier to work the day after I received them.


Here's an upclose of the etched glass:


I didn't get close-ups of the tee or the extra fabric she sent to spoil me. The fabric has chocolate pieces and I'm seriously thinking about lining a bag I want to make for a trip to WDW we're taking in September. We're going to the Halloween party & I think I'll wear Malificent.  (She's my favorite evil fairy, but can't spell her name at all Roll Eyes)
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