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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2- Gallery! on: July 19, 2014 12:11:14 PM

Patch made by roler!



Post all of your fabulous patches here!

Status:
Sent
Received
Received & Posted Pics
Feedback Given
Sending Late w/Communication
Contact Organizer

Participants:

BriannaB03: DaphadillyArt
cabaute: Watsonc7, goatgoddess
craftADDchick: Watsonc7, goatgoddess
Craftsunderground: Sharalee, madcrafter
crazyda79:smileyyogini, jkaywiz
DaphadillyArt: BriannaB03, milkeway
fancybutch: jkaywiz
goatgoddess: craftADDchick, cabaute
GoldenSunshine: milkeway, noodle-bug
Inselaeffchen: Sharalee, madcrafter
jkaywiz: fancybutch, crazyda79
madcrafter: Inselaeffchen, Craftsunderground
milkeway: GoldenSunshine, DaphadillyArt
noodle-bug: GoldenSunshine, quaggy
quaggy: noodle-bug
Sharalee: Craftsunderground, Inselaeffchen
smileyyogini: crazyda79, stillatthetop
stillatthetop: smileyyogini
Watsonc7: craftADDchick, cabaute



Original Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434143.0#axzz37wWGRQLb

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Shirts My Step-Dad Can Wreck on: July 16, 2014 06:09:11 AM
My step-dad makes a wreck of his shirts whenever he is working on a project and my mom is forever on him about wrecking his good shirts. So, a couple of years ago, I made him a set of shirts and I gave my mother specific instructions that he was allowed to wreck them. It is now a tradition, but this year, they weren't ready (the design was ready, but the stencil wasn't cut- freezer paper cut with the Silhouette). My mom said that I should just give him the plain shirts because he needed them, but then I knew that they'd be indistinguishable from his "good t-shirts" and he'd just get yelled at for wrecking them. This way, everyone knows that these are his work shirts. The funny thing is that he wears them out and about and people have asked them for a business card so he can do work for them! Every year, the design is different- Acme Demolition Company (1st year), Jim's Fix-It (2nd year), Jim's Repair Shop (3rd year).


3  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2- SU: closed; SO: August 11, 2014 (new SO Date) on: June 22, 2014 04:04:34 PM



Link to the gallery!


Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
 Sign-up date range: June 22, 2014- July 12, 2014
 Date to send item by: Wednesday, August 11, 2014 New Send-out Date!

 Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

 Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
 Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
 - Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
 - Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
 - Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
 - Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
 - Is at least 18 years old: YES

 Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
 - Has been a member for at least one month: YES
 - Has posted at least 15 times: YES
 - Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
 - Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
 - Does not have any negative feedback: YES
 - Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
 - If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
 - If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

 Details of swap:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those in to a kit Smiley ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO (This was the last round we had!)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


 If you want to participate, information to send to organizer, craftADDchick:

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List peferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desireable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?

 IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. quaggy
3. stillatthetop
4. Sharalee
5. fancybutch
6. jkaywiz
7. noodle-bug
8. GoldenSunshine
9. goatgoddess
10. milkeway
11. Inselaeffchen
12. Watsonc7
13. cabaute
14. Craftsunderground
15. smileyyogini
16. DaphadillyArt
17. crazyda79
18. BriannaB03
19. madcrafter
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Yet Another TM Patch Swap Gallery on: April 08, 2014 06:30:18 PM


Swap Post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432227.0#axzz2yLdl5NVO

Show off all of your amazing patches here!

Status:
Sent
Received
Received & Posted Pics
Feedback Given
Sending Late w/Communication
Contact Organizer

Participants:
Abbeeroad: CraftyMamaBee, Sharalee
Alexampersandra: goatgoddess
angielou1: DaphadillyArt, Sharalee
artsycandice: craftADDchick, gamemom42
cindibee: noodle-bug, quaggy
craftADDchick: artsycandice
CraftyMamaBee: Abbeeroad
crazyda79: goatgoddess, quaggy
DaphadillyArt: angielou1
gamemom42: GoldenSunshine, artsycandice
goatgoddess:Alexampersandra, crazyda79
GoldenSunshine: noodle_bug, gamemom42
noodle-bug: GoldenSunshine, cindibee
quaggy: cindibee, crazyda79
Sharalee: angielou1, Abbeeroad

5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Yet Another TM Patch Swap:SO April 29, 2014- New SO date! on: March 16, 2014 11:03:25 AM

Patch created by Watsonc7


Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
 Sign-up date range: March 16, 2014-March 31, 2014
 Date to send item by: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (new send-out date!)

 Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

 Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
 Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
 - Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
 - Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
 - Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
 - Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
 - Is at least 18 years old: YES

 Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
 - Has been a member for at least one month: YES
 - Has posted at least 15 times: YES
 - Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
 - Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
 - Does not have any negative feedback: YES
 - Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
 - If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
 - If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

 Details of swap:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those in to a kit Smiley ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


 If you want to participate, information to send to organizer, craftADDchick:

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List peferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desireable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?

 IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. Alexampersandra
3. angielou1
4. Abbeeroad
5. Sharalee
6. goatgoddess
7. noodle-bug
8. gamemom42
9. GoldenSunshine
10. artsycandice
11. cindibee
12. quaggy
13. DaphadillyArt
14. CraftyMamaBee
15. crazyda79

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pizza Delivery Bag on: December 28, 2013 06:23:39 PM
When he went out to get the pizza, my step-dad used to wrap his coat around it to keep it warm (meaning he was cold!) and so I made him an insulated bag like the delivery guys (and then his neighbor liked it so much I had to make another one). Fast forward several years and the original bag had suffered a bit of damage (it sort of melted against a hot pipe). So, I made another one for him! I couldn't remember how I made the first one (and they don't live nearby), so I winged it, and messed it up. So, I started again (carefully unstitching the first one) and was a bit more successful.



While I didn't take any progress pictures, here's a basic outline of how I made it.

1. Buy a pizza or two so you have boxes to measure (my bag is made for two Rustic Pizzas from Papa Gino's).

2. You need the following measurements:
-The width of the box
-The length of the box
-The height/depth of the box (times 2 if you plan to carry 2 pizzas)

3. You need to following materials:
-Outer fabric (I used nylon flag fabric)
-Cotton batting (or foam padding) for the insulation
-Heat-proof fabric (I used the silver stuff usually used for potholders and ironing board covers)
(Optional: Instead of the separate batting and heat-proof fabric, you might be able to find something for making insulated shades that has the pieces already stitched together... but it's usually more expensive... but it would save you a lot of time)
Double-fold bias binding
Thread
Sew-on hook & loop fastener

4. From each material, you need to cut the following pieces:
Side pieces: Add an inch to the height/depth measurement for seam allowances (and if you want, add another inch for wiggle room), and a half an inch to the length measurement (and, if you want, add another inch for wiggle room). Cut two rectangles (from each fabric) that fit these measurements. If desired, secure the batting to the heat-proof fabric with some rows of "quilting." Or, just use a lot of pins...

Main body of bag: Add an inch to the width measurement for seam allowances (and if you want, add another inch for wiggle room). That's the easy part. For the length of the body of the bag add:
The length of the box X 2 (and if you want, two inches for wiggle room)
The depth of the box X 2 (and if you want,  one inch for wiggle room)
4-6 inches for the last part of the flap (part of the flap is the taken care of with the second depth measurement... this measurement takes care of the part that overlaps the bag to keep it closed)
Cut 1 rectangle (from each fabric) that fit these measurements. If desired, secure the batting to the heat-proof fabric with some rows of "quilting."

5. For each section (the main body and the two side pieces), pin all three layers together to make a sandwich (outside fabric, batting, heat-proof fabric), and baste (or zig-zag) together about 1/4" from the edge.

6. Now you will attach the side pieces to the main body of the bag. Putting the outside fabrics facing together, line up one long edge of one side piece with the edge of the long side of the main body part, wrap it around the short end of the side piece, and back up the other side of the side piece. You should have material left over, which will form the entire flap. Stitch through all layers (the raw edge of the seam should end up on the inside of the bag).

7. Repeat step 6 for the other side piece.

8. You're almost finished! Now, attach the bias binding to the raw edge along the top of the bag and around the flap (you can zig-zag the raw seams if you want, but I never did). You're on your own with the best method for attaching the bias binding because, as you can see in the photo, I am not very good at it Smiley

9. Finally, decide where to put the hook & loop fastener for the bag closure (refer to photo), making sure that you allow for the depth of the bag when full of pizza.

10. Enjoy pizza that is almost as hot as it was when it came out of the oven!


7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Lady Macbeth Can't Do Laundry Either on: September 30, 2013 03:41:57 PM
 Laundry. No matter how many different chemical treatments I try, I simply cannot get stubborn stains out of my laundry. From organic, protein-based stains to stains from synthetic materials, I am completely lacking in stain-removing skills. No matter how much I scrub, stains stay. I completely sympathize with Lady Macbeth...

This paper cut was cut using my Silhouette Cameo,and it was originally supposed to be blood red, but the blade didn't cut cleanly (my replacement blade is buried somewhere), so I chose a green paper to represent grass stains. The green will look better in my laundry room anyway (for now).


8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Jules Verne Quote- Adventures in Paper Cutting on: August 11, 2013 10:03:07 AM
Craftster has always been a source of inspiration and it has challenged me to not only get better at the crafts I typically do, but to continue to experiment with new ones, too. So, instead of posting a craft over in my comfort zone board of crochet, I decided to post an entry to the 10th Anniversary Challenge here, instead!

This is a quote by Jules Verne that I thought might be appropriate to hang in my science classroom, if I can find the right frame (I bought a "float frame", but I'm not sure if it'll work the way I want it to). I designed it using the Silhouette Studio software and it took a few hours to get it to set up so that it was all connected. I did have to go in and do some cuts by hand (I guess I need a new blade), but the majority of it was cut with the Silhouette (so it's not as impressive as if I had cut the whole thing by hand). Nevertheless, I still love it! It's hard to tell in the photo, but the cardstock is a shimmery, coppery, bronzey, brownish color.

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Explore the World Shadow Boxes on: August 02, 2013 09:23:13 AM
This was made for my partner in the IYP23 Swap. She loves maps, so I designed the shadowbox using maps for the text, and cut everything out using my Silhouette. But, when I did the initial layout, the amount of map text was just too much. So, I decided to split the text and make a second one for myself!

The letters in "EXPLORE" are each cut from a different country on the map and the word "World" is cut from a swathe across Europe, and then I glued them onto a layer of the letters/word cut from card stock. The shadow boxes are 6" X 6" and each piece (except for the word "the") is raised up from the background. It was a challenge to cut very tiny pieces of double-sided foam tape to put on the back of the compass rose, especially since it was the one with the most layers of tape and I didn't have very wide sections of the card stock to work with. But, the compass rose casts a lovely shadow on the background, so it was worth it Smiley

I tried to find a little 3D globe to put in the bottom left corner of each box, but couldn't find what I wanted in time. I think I've now located what I want (little globe pencil sharpeners) but I need to order a few other things to make it worth the cost of the shipping Smiley Then, I'll send one along to my partner for her to use if she wants. I sent her the box on the right, and kept the one on the left.

10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Stencilled Symbol Blankets for Math, Science & Engineering Careers on: July 29, 2013 02:42:04 PM
I'm putting these here and not in quilting, because they're really not proper quilts and it's really all about the images Smiley But, if it needs moving, let me know!

Once upon a time, at the start of the 2011-2012 school year, I had a new class dropped in my class- Tech Ed. We were given no lessons & no supplies, just a list of standards we needed to teach. I'd have 4 groups, one per term. One of the standards is using symbols to communicate an idea. 

Each student chose a Science, Math or Engineering career and had to design a symbol to represent it. Then, they cut out a stencil (made with Contact paper) and stuck it to a square of fabric. They then sponged fabric paint onto the fabric, peeled away the stencil and had a white image with a colored background.

My goal was to stitch the squares from each group into a blanket, and then "raffle" it off to a student from each group. At the end of the year, I had all of the squares trimmed to size (even though they should have, they didn't all come out the same size when the kids made them) and had two of the groups' squares pieced together. I had intended to finish them over the summer, but a a heavy load of summer classes made that impossible. Over Columbus Day weekend, I finally finished them (I pieced them together and then stitched a piece of a fleece blanket to the back) and was all set to give them to the kids after the weekend, until my friends (who make proper quilts) said, "You have to put a label on it!" Fast forward to June... Despite buying the fabric and the embroidery floss and having plenty of snow days and vacation time, I kept putting it off until the night before the last day of school when I hastily wrote out some labels, used the magic of Wonder Under and ironed them on. And the kids were happy. And the project was finally out of my living room. The end.

Here they are!







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