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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / You can call me queen bee embroidered wall art on: September 24, 2016 10:58:23 AM
Not sure what category to put this in. Let me know if I'm wrong i will move it. I concentrated mostly in the embroidering for this project.

I was partners with the lovely ladybugsandbumblebees. In the recent round of "the giant multithemed swap"... I knew i had to use the quote of "you can call me queen bee". It made me chuckle so i had to come up with something.
This is my first art quilt? Maybe not quite sure what makes an art quilt but i relied heavily on my embroidering skills.
The woman is one of my "manakinns" as they were dubbed way back in high school, ive been drawing them longer than i can remember. I drew her and the background in with inktense pencils, used some fabric for her dress and beads for all the little doodads.
This project took waaaaaay longer than expected but it was a labor of love. This is probably the first project in awhile that actually came out exactly how i imagined it (does anyone else have that problem too?).
This is around 30+ hours of work. Most was improvised and done "on the fly". As i do most of the time. But i was really pleased in the final product.
Enough jabber on to the photos...



I cant seem to find any of the detail shots i took but the swirls, colors of the bees, grass and even shimmer in the wings is all stitching.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Giant Multi Theme Swap Round 4 Gallery on: September 23, 2016 09:22:22 PM
Im so glad you liked everything LBaBB!

Ok so i recieved on monday 2 of my 3 packages.  Between the kiddo being sick then me catching it, i didnt have a chance to look for package three. Today i finally got it aftet going to the empty neighbors house. No idea why it ended up there lol.
Anyway...


Here is my awesome package from the amazing ladybugsandbumblebees!
First up for my theme of acorns/trees/oaks

The whole view.... Some awesome tags, labels and cards. I can not wait to swap again so that i get to use these cute little items.

How cute is this? I asked for something to store my embroidery needles in and she delivered! Ive been using a ziploc baggie to hold my needles when i travel. Well no more!

How pretty is this hoop? I love the different little beads, i have it on my hoopla wall already. It fits right in Smiley
Next up it my harry potter theme

Oh yeah i have a harrypotter scarf!!! And arm warmers!!! The scarf is huge and i love it so much. Just around my neck it goes to my knees which means i get to snuggle it and can tie it. I never remember to make scarves long enough when i did them lol. How awesome is the label?!?!? LBaBB and i both have our own "ohanas" i was touched to see the label since we messaged about it.
The arm warmers keep getting stolen by the monster. She thinks they are iron man (tbh i didnt even think of it. The colors work for him too!) shes been running around "pew pew"ing everything.
Next up is my sugar skull theme

A tote! She handsewed it! The stitches are so perfect i would have never guessed. This bag has become my new travel hoop bag. I love it. The inside is cat eyes... The exact shade of my old cats eyes that was an awesome surprise Smiley
She hand painted this tile.. I love it i hung it with a giant sugar skull portrait i got for my birthday last year and it looks right at home.
These goodies were for my key theme


This mobile is waiting to be hung. I havent quite figured out if iwant to squirrel it away in my room or hang it where everyone can enjoy it lol. I may be selfish with this. I love the fabric... So many of my favorite things in one piece.

My favorite color is teal and keys have always been a "thing" of mine. I have the perfect outfit to wear this beauty with. I cant wait to go somewhere now and show it off. (I live a sheltered-hermitish life lol)
Next up is my star theme. Im so upset i wasnt able to get a great photo of the amazing blanket but im going to try again tomorrow in daylight.
Ive literally been pining for this since i first saw it on pinterest and my crocheting abilities are sorely lacking. So this is heaven for me... Plus the colors match my bedroom perfectly. So perfectly i cant believe it lol


The jar pin cushion is so awesome... I somehow have never seen these before. Its already on my little workspace table, holding all my working needles. Plus she sent goodies inside! Embroidery floss, more needles and how cute is that paper punch? I know i keep raving but this package has got to be one of my favorites. I was so spoiled!
She also sent two little unicorns, a dory sticker and a dory coloring book for the monster. Sadly she ran off with them before i got a picture Roll Eyes


Here are a ton of extras she sent a hoop, some scrapbook papers (who can ever have enough) some shells from local beaches and so much other stuff.

Thank you so much for being an amazing swap partner Ladybugsandbumblebees!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Gelli plate and embroidery mashup on: September 16, 2016 07:49:36 PM
Thank you guys for the awesome feedback! Smiley
I love when people like my playing around/experiments.

Pottermouth... Sheets are my go to for most of my projects. Tons of uses and very cheap. Cant beat that combo!

Fatewineroses... I use straight acrylic paint and cheap craft paints. Next time i will be using some fabric medium to try and soften it up. The paints make the fabric super stiff, its usable for this  type of project (ie mounting and not a washing) im hoping it works.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Gelli plate and embroidery mashup on: September 12, 2016 12:45:42 PM
Hi, my name is mana and im addicted to gelli printing. Its become a bit of a problem in my house. Paints, stencils, random things covered in paint are pretty much taking over. Lol

Ok its not quite that bad, but almost.

I decided to print a few pieces of fabric up just to see how it differs from paper,  one goodwill white bedsheet later and i had about 30 pieces of 8x10 fabric prints. Now i dont sew much but i love to embroider.
Here are a few of the pieces i started, i have a stack of ten ready to stitch once i get the time. Most are out of hoops, half stitched, or need another round of gelli. I tend to work mass, then finish as i feel like it.





And one i did for a friend as a joke. Nsfw
 
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Be prepared for more of these in the future Roll Eyes
5  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Giant Multi-Theme Swap Round 4 Signups 6/4-6-18 Sendouts 9/18 on: September 06, 2016 09:10:05 AM
Mine is ready to be sent! It will go out closer to sendout date just due to finances (new phone and fridge had to be gotten ugh).
Im really hoping LB&BB will love it! I had way to much fun making everything
6  Category Challenges / Needlework Challenge Entries / Re: Witchy Woman! Sew Lovely Needlework Challenge! Due Oct 1-7th on: September 01, 2016 06:14:05 PM
Does the project need to be stitched onto fabric, like does the other media/material only refer to embellishments?
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gelli print key holder on: August 30, 2016 09:51:33 AM
I got my butcher paper off amazon ( UltraSource 192031 Dry Wax Deli Paper, 10" x 10.75", White (Pack of 500) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TDBVRZO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zFBXxbP0QG03K). There is also a piece or two that is done on tissue paper. I prefer the butcher paper, dosent tear as easy.
I just cut big squares out of the prints and glued them down, after it was dry, i razor bladed around all the cut-outs and edges.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Stranger Things on: August 29, 2016 07:15:22 PM
I'm up for it anytime!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gelli print key holder on: August 26, 2016 03:24:48 PM
  Shocked thank you for all the comments and the feature!  Grin ive been grinning like a loon since I saw
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Collaboration Swap on: August 24, 2016 12:10:19 PM
I remember a swap on here (ive been looking and can not find it again!) Where two people each stitched a basic design, then mailed it to each other. The receiver finished it and mailed it back to the original stitcher. Does that make sense even? I know what im talking about lmao.i remember one was a camper design that the first person stitched, the second person added plants and prettied up the wheels and such.
 I always thought that was an awesome idea.

Is this aort of what you are talking about?
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