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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Stitched Mandala Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/15) on: Today at 11:54:50 AM
I have about 25% of my mandala all stitched up. I am really liking how everything is turning out!
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Brave Wolf on: July 25, 2016 11:34:24 AM
Wow! What an amazing piece of felted awesomeness.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Stumpwork Purple Coneflower on: July 07, 2016 07:40:54 PM
Thanks everyone! It was a little scary when it came time to actually cut out the petals. I needed some encouragement from sheepBlue, but in the end it wasn't that bad!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Stumpwork Purple Coneflower on: July 07, 2016 12:22:40 PM
At the Craftster meetup in Canada a few weeks ago, the amazing sheepBlue gave us a lesson in stumpwork. After my initial badge for the latest felt badge swap ended in epic failure, I decided to try out my newly gained stumpwork skills and create a small purple coneflower for PerfectlyBohemian.




Here is a few in-process photos:

The center was done with french knots with pearl cotton thread over a black felt base- not that you can see the felt...


Then I drew out some petals and began the process of securing the wire to the fabric.


A few split stitches later...


Then I cut the petals out, poked them through the felt base and secured them on the other side. One backing piece of felt later and the piece was done.


Now I have the urge to make everything in stumpwork!!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Serentity hoopla on: July 07, 2016 12:13:53 PM
I love this hoop. The colors are amazing! And now I need to go binge watch all of Firefly...
6  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: IYP 29: Summer Swing-along SU 6/29 - 7/27, SO 9/6 on: July 07, 2016 11:59:22 AM
oh--in my excitement of dancing with LeapFeetFirst, I forgot about the sign up questionnaire!! Grin

We are well paired- because I forgot too!! Off to rectify the situation.
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Stitched Mandala Swap (SU 7/5-7/15, SO 8/15) on: July 06, 2016 12:24:18 PM
Questionnaire sent in!!!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Oh baby, what happened to you? on: July 06, 2016 12:06:59 PM
Wow! I love the transition. And now I will have nightmares for a week  Grin
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Felt Badge Swap R3 Gallery (Send Out June 27!) on: July 02, 2016 08:02:15 AM
I received the cutest little "merit" badge from PerfectlyBohemian yesterday!!! It is perfect in every way. I will hang it proudly from my fridge  Grin
 
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I love the back too!
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: IYP 29: Summer Swing-along SU 6/29 - 7/27, SO 9/6 on: June 30, 2016 11:41:23 AM
Oooohhhhh... I love this swap! I may have to ask someone to dance with me... now to narrow down my Craftster crushes!
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