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1  Sweet Little Mittens in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by waggonswest on: December 07, 2014 06:29:45 PM


This is a close up of one of the many pairs of mittens I have made this season.  I digitized the mitten but the snowflakes are from Emblibrary. 



Here you can see the pair of mittens connected by cording.



Then I got the notion to add the year and make some in pink. 
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2  Forget the Pickle. Find the Zombie! in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by waggonswest on: December 07, 2014 06:24:46 PM


Looking for the pickle ornament is so last century.  I figured it was time to search for the Zombie ornament!



Then look for the goofy Gingerbread man...



... and this poor guy who seems to be surprised about something.



You can just see some of the hedgies on the wacky tree in this picture.

All in all, I've made about 6 of each of these.  They are all designs from Urban Threads stitched out on felt but made like flat stanleys instead of stuffies.

Oh, and the star at the top of the tree... the face is Urban Threads but the stuffie is all mine.  Made out of fleece. 
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3  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by waggonswest on: November 15, 2014 05:44:07 PM
Too much cool stuff.  My want to make list just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  So what do I really do?  Something completely goofy. 



Yep.  Monogrammed toilet paper.  But, does it ever look pretty with shiny cellophane and a sparkly black bow!  One for everyone on my Christmas list...  They told me they put monograms on anything that doesn't move in the South and now they have me doing it too! 

At least the monograms are somewhat more tasteful than most of the embroidered TP designs that are out there.  Really.  Try looking paper anniversary patterns. 
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4  Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by waggonswest on: November 11, 2014 08:24:47 PM
Belated congrats on the job Mare. Hope you are loving it!

My mind is still spinning about bin numbers and scanned swatches....  EEEP.  I thought I was doing good to get it put into like colored trays and it is still a disaster. 

Amazing quilts everyone.  Last push to get 'em done but this early cold weather ought to help. 

Here is one I can finally share. 

It was for a swap.
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by waggonswest on: October 29, 2014 02:02:35 PM
I am so hopelessly behind I can't even begin to comment on all the awesomeness you have going on here. 

A few pics of the trial set up of my booth for this weekend. 

My badge display.


A few of the wrapped bangles.


A badly photoshopped picture trying to show samples of the Christmas ornaments.


Spud 3 and the Mister made this awesome mannequin for me.  I still need to put some badges on the upcycled string backpack.


This is what I have to display the upcycled napkins.  I'm not crazy about it and am open to suggestions and ideas.

Wow.  These are terrible pictures and my is a disaster, having been consumed by show prep.  Oh well.  It gives you and idea of the stuff I've been working on. 
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6  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by waggonswest on: October 03, 2014 08:56:37 PM
Picture dump.  Sorry, some of these photos are fuzzy.  I was trying to get pictures at the show with my phone and it just wasn't working.


These are Yetis.  Boy blacksmith is in Nepal building a brewery and unable to attend the event so it seems only fitting that there be yetis and prayer flags.  The yeti design is from Urban Threads.


Chickens and other stuffies.  The little rodent snuck in, he was not supposed to be in the sale but I didn't notice until I got home.  I'll have to pull him tomorrow.  The face on the star is UT.  The face on the blue man is one I digitized.  The patterns are mine.  These are prototypes.  You can't really see the turkey on the right but he is an old project and you've probably already seen him.


I shouldn't include this picture but it is the only one I have that shows the frame full of badges and the rack of sunpainted shirts.  The shirts are not new projects and don't count toward my fifty.  The badges, well there are hundreds of them. 



The wine bottle cozy is a last minute project.  I love the ruler ribbon on them but if they don't like it, it is just a quick snip and they can substitute their own.  These are made from blue jeans.  There is one old and one new pumpkin in the picture.  I made at least a dozen of various sizes this year.  To the right of the wine are a couple of the prayer flags.  I made a few samples and whole bunch of DIY kits.  The lower left show some of the coffee cup cozies I made.  Again, primarily out of old blue jeans.



Hedgehogs, zombies and stars.  The first two are UT patterns intended to be stuffies, but I decided to make them into flatties with ribbons to hang.  More efficient for me that way and I am sick of stuffing from all of the chickens!  The stars are made from.... wait for it.... old blue jeans.  That is a pattern I digitized.    The little orange thing is a creeper printed by boy blacksmith on his 3D printer.  There was a group there doing full body scans and 3D prints. People were making their own mini-mes!



This last picture is the worst of the lot but it is the only one that shows the magic bags and earrings.  I made about 80 pairs of Free Standing Lace earrings using designs from Sonya Showalter (an awesome designer!).  I know you can't see a thing but there are shamrocks, treble clefs, pumpkins, skelatons, spiderwebs, butterflies, dragon flies and cardinals. (it is October in StL after all.)  You can also see the peek-a-boo pals.  Another project I drew and digitized myself.  And another project made out of old blue jeans. 

I didn't get any pictures of the lanyards, market bags, string backpacks or karate kid headbands.  I'll try to do that when I get back tomorrow.  I didn't take candles or soap so no pictures of those either.  I think I blew past 100 projects awhile ago but who is counting anymore.

Two more shows and then maybe I can get back to quilting.  Whew! 
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7  Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by waggonswest on: October 02, 2014 02:17:22 PM
You all have been busy!  Amazing progress on your quilting Kook.  AW some great stuff.  Love the bag Mare.  Everyone else fantastic.  

One wee project for me.  

I was never ever ever going to do hexies.  But then I was drawn to the dark side.  The real problem with such a tiny project is that it makes the whole process seem doable.  Must. Resist. Starting a new project.
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8  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by waggonswest on: October 01, 2014 03:09:20 PM
Whoa Always.  That is a pile of loot.  I need to invite you to dance some day!

Was taking inventory and thought I'd share a few things on the list.  I don't have pictures.  Will try to get some at the this weekend. 

24 Med Chickens
28 Sm Chickens
4 Yeti
12 Coffee Cozies
9 Lanyards
4 Key Chains
5 Random denim bags and pouches
12 Embroidered (and digitized) Karate Kid style headbands
15 String Back Packs
9 Market Bags
7 Hedgehogs
12 Stars
6 Zombies
36 Soy Wax Candles
8 Different Batches of Soap
6 Random Bags and Book Covers made from Grain Bags
And badges up the wazoo!

Oh and one pretty little EPP pincushion just for me!


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9  Microbrewery Grain Bag Messenger Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by waggonswest on: August 30, 2014 06:51:22 PM


Members of my family run a couple microbreweries.  They sent me a box full of grain bags.  I am upcycling them into bags and things.  This is a prototype for a messenger bag. 



I need to mess with the proportions a bit but I do like how the round flap came out.  It currently doesn't have a closure.  Does it need one?  Magnetic? Button?  Velcro?  Suggestions please.

More pics on my blog.  http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2014/08/prototype.html 
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10  Scalloped Border Lunacy! in Quilting: Completed Projects by waggonswest on: June 26, 2014 07:17:31 PM


It is finished!  This was a charm pack stashed away and awaiting a project.  Once I stitched it together it wanted a scalloped border. 



That, of course meant figuring out some sort of quilting pattern to fill said scallops that wouldn't push me beyond my FMQ skills. 



It turned out better than I'd hoped.  I certainly learned a lot on this one.

http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2014/06/luna-see-quilt.html
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