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51  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: September 05, 2016 12:17:04 PM
I MADE A THING!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't been making much besides ATCs (and stuff for a swap that I can't post), so this is a big thing for me!!!  especially since it's the first one I've ever made!!!  lol

on my list I have a Teesha Moore style cover for a binder that I keep my ATCs in.  I'm one patch closer to that cover.



you can see the post I made about it here.  the edges aren't as wonky as they look in the pic, that's just where it kinda rolled or whatever.  it's wavy.  lol.  but it'll straighten out once it's attached to another patch.
52  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Red Riding Hood TM patch! on: September 05, 2016 12:03:06 PM
thanks everyone!!!  I appreciate the compliments!!!  Grin Grin Grin

and yes, kitty, that's something that would be really fun to do.  I'd love to stick to Grimm's fairy tales and maybe even Hans Christian Andersen since they're my favorites.  anyone want to help me make a collection?  Wink  (I am trying to cover a binder where I'm keeping my ATCs, but I have some other binders that need covering too)
53  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2016 Gallery! on: September 05, 2016 11:48:20 AM
all these watercolor cards are exactly why I bought another watercolor set today.  the one I got at Michaels is like...chalky?  it's perfect for certain projects, like the pocket letter swap I'm in, but not for making the pretty things I'm seeing here.

I agree. I have two different ones from Michael's that have some really pretty colors, and are cheap but like you said, they are kinda chalky. I find I have to do my pen work after I paint. If not, the chalkiness clouds the ink lines and I find I have to go over them again. Of course, like most things, the more expensive kind probably doesn't do that but who's got money for that when there are soooo many other crafty things to buy!

I bought some liquid watercolor which I really like. A little more expensive (not much) but you can stretch it out by watering it down. I also found that I can squirt a little in a paint well and when it dries out I can just re-wet it.

yay!  more great tips!!!  I'm learning so much lately.  I'll have to look into these liquid watercolors.  I didn't know such things existed!
54  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Red Riding Hood TM patch! on: September 04, 2016 10:36:11 PM
ooo...excellent tip!  thank you for that!

and thank you for the compliment!  Grin
55  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Red Riding Hood TM patch! on: September 04, 2016 06:27:40 PM
thank you both!

this makes me want to make more patches like this, but of different characters.  I just know what I'll do differently next time.  maybe just felt pieces, not a felt background.  Wink  turning in those corners was annoying!!!  they don't lay flat without adding in extra stitches and make "appliques" bumpier than I'd like.  maybe one or two more with felt, but that's it!  unless other people make them for me.  Cheesy
56  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2016 Gallery! on: September 04, 2016 06:22:48 PM
I looked it up.  it's TOTALLY my kind of place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
57  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2016 Gallery! on: September 04, 2016 05:28:43 PM
oh I'm SO glad you like it, kartiana!!!  now can you see why I wanted to make the patch with this design???  lol

you can see the patch here, by the way.  Cheesy
58  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Red Riding Hood TM patch! on: September 04, 2016 05:28:15 PM
my first ever Teesha Moore patch!!!  and I love it!!!

I was in the August round of the ATC swap where I did a Red Riding Hood themed card.  I got the idea from an invitation I found online.  I made paper cuts for the ATC, then I made the pieces from felt and stitched this up.  and I love how it turned out!!!



isn't it cute?!  now I only need...some more patches to make a cover for my ATC binder!  Cheesy
59  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2016 Gallery! on: September 04, 2016 05:14:34 PM
all these watercolor cards are exactly why I bought another watercolor set today.  the one I got at Michaels is like...chalky?  it's perfect for certain projects, like the pocket letter swap I'm in, but not for making the pretty things I'm seeing here.

the gems I used are from nail art kits.  so yeah, they're tiny.  Tongue

I got a card on Saturday!!!  I was silent on this until today though because yesterday was a Skyrim binge day.  Cheesy  I think I only checked Facebook maybe twice.  and that was on my phone (this site is too hard for me to look at on my phone and I don't know my password.  lol).



for my Weird America theme, emilywilde made me a card depicting Powell's City of Books in Portland, OR.  the NW entrance has a statue known as "The Pillar of Books" that actually contains the ashes of a man who loved the store so much, he wanted to be buried there.  the ashes were previously stored on a shelf within the store.  talk about a dedication to reading!

so cool!  thank you for sharing this with me, emilywilde!!!
60  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Pocket Letters Round 3 - CLOSES FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM on: September 04, 2016 04:49:54 PM
so, Jo-Ann Fabric is having an awesome sale on their open stock paper priced $0.79 to $0.99 today and...well, honestly I don't know when it ends.  anyway, it's 10 sheets for $2!!!  I could have bought SO much more, but I only went with 10 sheets.  and a few of them may or may not have been specifically for this swap.  Wink
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