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31  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Stitched mandala swap gallery!! on: August 12, 2016 03:24:03 PM
Here is the amazing hoop I received from Abbeeroad. I love it so so much!!!





The piece is titled "Rebel, Rebel" and it will fit in perfectly with my Star Wars corner in my office at work.

Here is another photos showing the amazing stitches!



Thanks so much Abbeeroad!!!
32  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Stitched mandala swap gallery!! on: August 12, 2016 01:53:03 PM
Holy cow!! What a great way to start the gallery. I would have never thought to use macrame techniques for this swap- Brilliant!


I received my hoop from Abbeeroad  and it is amazeballs! I will post photos when I get home tonight.

33  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fiber Swap on: August 10, 2016 12:29:24 PM
Oh! I would love to do another fiber swap. I am finally getting back into spinning again, and I would love some fun fiber to play with.
34  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: IYP 29: Summer Swing-along SU closed, SO 9/6 on: August 09, 2016 01:10:34 PM
I am still working on creating the supplies that will be used for Alwaysinmyroom's art piece. However, I did just order the final item I need today, and I cannot wait to pull everything together!
35  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: IYP 29: Summer Swing-along SU closed, SO 9/6 on: August 01, 2016 12:14:40 PM
For me it is definitely sewing. I've tried and tried and I cannot use a sewing machine. I tried to make some curtains once and I ended up with a hot mess of curtains that didn't contain a single straight seam and were too short!
36  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Fried Cheese Curds on: July 28, 2016 01:26:13 PM
As a native Wisconsite- I can attest to the fact that cheese curds are nature's most perfect food- especially when beer battered and deep fried. I am sorry your experiment with them didn't turn out.
37  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Stitched Mandala Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/15) on: July 27, 2016 11:54:50 AM
I have about 25% of my mandala all stitched up. I am really liking how everything is turning out!
38  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Brave Wolf on: July 25, 2016 11:34:24 AM
Wow! What an amazing piece of felted awesomeness.
39  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!
40  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!!
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