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11  Re: Alphabet ATC V,W,X Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mcbenno on: April 02, 2009 09:36:19 PM
I received my "V" card from Sajona. It is so pretty!



V is for "vitus vinifera" or grape vine. It is handdrawn in ink and then washed over with water. The colors are beautiful.

Thanks!
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12  Re: OTT 21 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mcbenno on: April 02, 2009 09:32:50 PM
I received from Perlabella today!

It. is. awesome!

There's a little knitted box in pretty bold colors (I'm guessing this was my "India" theme and my "Orange" theme)



But wait! What's this in the box?



AAHHH!!! It's a knitted (I think - maybe crocheted? pretty sure it's knitted) Pass-the-Pigs game!! This was my "Pigs" theme.



For those of you who don't know Pass-The-Pigs, first, what's wrong with you?!?! (Kidding Wink) And second - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pass_the_Pigs

And you can play online here: http://www.passthepigs.com/

This position is called "Piggyback" in the current version, the original game was released in 1977, and my grandmother had a early version (maybe early 80s?) where this position was called "Makin' Bacon". Rolling "Piggyback" or "Makin' Bacon" throws you out of the game.



HOW FUN!!! Grin and THREE themes!
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13  My first 4 ATCs in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by mcbenno on: March 27, 2009 09:13:16 PM
I made these for swaps last year, but never posted them as individual projects, so I figured I would now! I wasn't sure whether to post them separately, but it seems most people post a bunch at once, so "when in Rome..."


These are the first three I did. I did them for the Tree Swap. They were done in order from left to right. I originally was going to do just one, but I didn't realize there were three different trees in the Lotteria deck! So three ATCs it was Wink



Then, this was for the Paper Scavenger Hunt Swap. We had a list of themes and had to send our partner something that fit that theme that was paper-crafting related. Generally supplies or something of that nature. We had to include (at least) one crafted item as well. I made this ATC as my crafted item for the "Found" theme.



(A blurry) close up of the magnifying glass:



I realize they aren't the greatest ATCs ever, but I thought I'd post them because this is a new thing for me that I'm really excited about and I'd like feedback/comments/etc. so I can improve as I make more.

Grin

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14  Re: Patchwork Twirly Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by mcbenno on: March 27, 2009 09:05:14 PM
YAY! I found some pics that 2711 posted:



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15  Painted Christmas Tree Ornaments (lots of pics!) in Winter Holidays by mcbenno on: March 27, 2009 08:55:54 PM
I usually don't post projects because most of what I've been making lately is for swaps, and are therefore posted there, but then I realized that not everyone reads the swap boards, so I'm posting some of my favorite items I've sent over the last year.

These are some glass ornaments I made for 2711 for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. They are based off something from her wist. I am very happy with how they turned out.

(excuse the blurry picture, better ones are below)



Basically, I took plain, clear glass ornaments and painted the various "characters" on to them. Then, once they were dry, I put tiny white pompoms and iridescent glitter in each ornament. The pompoms weren't the best idea - next time I need to find Styrofoam balls, because the pompoms all stuck together.



But it still gave the right "effect" so I let it go.

Then I glued little rhinestones on the ornaments for snowflakes and, for Rudolph, the nose.

I made two Santas,



two snowmen,



and two Rudolphs



And here they are all ready to go!



I wrapped them in a TON of bubblewrap and they made it to the UK unbroken! BONUS! Cheesy
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16  Patchwork Twirly Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by mcbenno on: March 27, 2009 08:43:08 PM
I usually don't post projects because most of what I've been making lately is for swaps, and are therefore posted there, but then I realized that not everyone reads the swap boards, so I'm posting some of my favorite items I've sent over the last year.

This is pretty straight-forward. It's a patchwork circle twirly skirt based on vegebee's pattern. I made this for 2711 for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. I used a different fabric for every square. I don't remember how many fabrics that took, but I think it was over 200. Luckily my bestest friend (jenicat) and I share our fabric stashes Wink 2711 wanted a skirt that was "random fabrics" rather than stripes of colors like a lot of the rainbow ones are, and I think this is pretty random Cheesy

I finished the bottom with a serger because there was NO WAY IN HELL I was going to hem all that!! (Under normal circumstances I might have - although probably not - but as I had to make 78 items for that swap, hemming was out of the question Grin) I made a waistband out of a single piece of fabric (rather than doing a rolled waistband) and used a 1/3 elastic and 2/3 drawstring combo. As I was making it for someone else, I wanted there to be some flexibility in case I made it too big or too small - this way there's plenty of room for adjustability. (spell check doesn't seem to think that's a word - spell check might be right, but I like it!)



I don't have any other photos unfortunately, but I am pretty sure 2711 posted some in the 12 Days 2008 gallery. I also don't have any action shots because it didn't fit me Sad

I want to make myself one, but it's a lot easier for me to put the time and effort into one of these for someone else than for myself. That seems sort of crazy, doesn't it?
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17  Rockin'est Kitchen EVER Potholders and Oven Mitts! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by mcbenno on: March 27, 2009 08:30:09 PM
I usually don't post projects because most of what I've been making lately is for swaps, and are therefore posted there, but then I realized that not everyone reads the swap boards, so I'm posting some of my favorite items I've sent over the last year.

This is a set of oven mitts and pot holders I made for 2711 for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. I used the heat-proof batting in both so they can withstand the heat of hot pans and pots. I machine quilted the pink fabric for the oven mitts and then sewed them on the machine and added the bias tape to the bottom. I'm not 100% happy with them because I made them a little too small originally (I couldn't get my hand through the narrow wrist part) so I had to add the blue fabric (because I was out of the pink! *$#%!). I think they turned out looking alright, but the blue part isn't lined with the batting, so that's a bit disappointing.

The pot holders, on the other hand, I LOVE. This is a "quilt-as-you-go" method that mimiw taught jenicat who in turn taught me. It was SO much fun. The back is all one of the pink fabrics. Each piece is quilted in place and several are top-stitched as well. I wish I had taken a photo of the back to show. I made my aunt placemats for Christmas using the same technique which I will post later.

I wanted to avoid cottage-style or "country kitchen" style fabrics so I went with a pink, turquoise and black with skulls theme. (Can't get much less "country kitchen" than that! Wink)



I wish I had more pictures, but I didn't think to take more as I wasn't planning on posting them at that time. Hope you like them! Grin
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18  Pac Man Blanket (Several Pics) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by mcbenno on: March 27, 2009 08:19:57 PM
I usually don't post projects because most of what I've been making lately is for swaps, and are therefore posted there, but then I realized that not everyone reads the swap boards, so I'm posting some of my favorite items I've sent over the last year.

First up is the fleece Pac Man blanket I made for 2711 for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. The blanket itself is black fleece, the blue "walls" and the Pac Man and ghosts are fleece as well. They were machine sewed onto the black fleece. As Fleece is reversible and doesn't fray, I didn't put a back on it, just sewed very carefully and neatly Wink For the edges I cut fringe from the black fabric (actually, Jenicat helped me by cutting the fringe as I was trying to finish literally about 30 projects at once). The yellow dots and the red super dots (don't know the technical Pac Man lingo) are fabric paint - I decided that would be faster and a hell of a lot easier than trying to cut hundreds of tiny yellow dots out of fleece - not to mention trying to sew them all on straight. I actually like the dots better this way than I think they would have turned out had I tried to sew them all on, so my semi-laziness paid off Wink I also fabric glued googly eyes onto the ghosts. The most challenging thing was getting the blue walls just so. I wouldn't have been happy if it wasn't pretty close to exactly what the board in my picture looked like, so I spent a LONG time cutting out the little shapes and trying to get them all to fit together just right.

Anyway, enough of me rambling, on to PICTURES! Grin

The whole blanket:


A slightly different angle:


Close up of Pac Man, Pinky, and Blinky:


Close up of Inky:


Close up of Clyde (who became Sue in Ms. Pac Man - who knew sex-change operations on video game characters were possible in the 80s?!? Wink):


And for fun, the pillowcase I made to go with:


Yay! Hope you like it! Grin
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19  Re: Alphabet ATC V,W,X Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mcbenno on: March 25, 2009 08:38:29 PM
I received two great ATCs this week!

The first, my "X" card from Lunanne



"X" is for "X-centric!" Wink

Then, my "W" card from Spookshowbaby77



"W' is for "Walrus" ("I am the Walrus" to be specific Wink love the Beatles reference!)

Please excuse the Claritin box propping up the card, I was so eager to take the picture I grabbed the first thing I could find to rest the card against!

I love them both! Thanks so much! Cheesy
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20  Re: One Tiny Thing 21 (OTT 21) :: Sign-up Mar 1-6 :: Send Mar 31 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by mcbenno on: March 13, 2009 07:06:48 PM
OH, and speaking of tiny things Grin



AWWWWW!!!!!!

(unfortunately I don't think they are quite 4x4) Sad
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