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1  Re: Twinches Needlework Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by katara on: July 01, 2014 10:39:43 AM
My twinchies have arrived, and I LOVE them too bits!!  Grin
Thank you soooo very much CraftyMamaBee! The card is super cute too  Wink

Here's some eye candy for y'all

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2  Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *starting June 1st, 2014* in Craftalongs by katara on: June 04, 2014 07:01:52 AM
I am going with 33 squares. My grid is 6x6 squares, but I've combined 4 squares in the centre to make one big block. My squares are 1 and a half inch.

Here is my first one.... Just a doodle...

Can I just mention that I HATE stitching satin stitch??? lol...
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3  Re: Twinches Needlework Swap Sign Up 5/15-5/22, Send Out 6/23/14 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by katara on: May 23, 2014 11:21:19 AM
There seemed to be some interest in the "39 squares" stitchalong, so I created a Stitching INCHIES Craftalong!!

Join in the FUN here -----> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433641.0#axzz32Z2DCfrG

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4  Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* in Craftalongs by katara on: May 23, 2014 11:16:18 AM
Stitching INCHIES Craftalong!

Cake Smiley by oh_merci on Flickr

  • Do you like to embroider, but just find that you don't have the time?
  • Are you an embroidery noob, who would love to 'practice' new stitches?
  • Do you like stitched samplers?
  • Do you want to have some FUN?

Well then this Craftalong might be JUST for you!! Cheesy

This Craftalong is inspired by the "39 squares" stitchalong.
Read more about it here --->  http://39squares.blogspot.com/

finished2 by inspireco on Flickr

Basically you embroider a square for each year of your life (your age). You might have to use rectangles that take up 2 or 3 squares to make it come out right...

See more examples here ---> http://www.pinterest.com/marybethburrell/39-squares-stitch-a-long/

You are welcome to follow the above premise, or to stitch single loose inchies - The choice is yours!! Make as many or as few as you like!
Only requirement: The stitched square must not be bigger than 2"x 2".

Starting June 1st, I'll be listing some themes, prompts, and challenges right here, to serve as inspiration for your inchies. You are however more than welcome to do your own thing too.  Wink

This website contains all you need to know to get you started!


*In the mean time, prepare your fabric, gather your embroidery threads and embellishments!
Stitching officially starts June 1st! *woot woot*

Missed the starting date?? - This is not a problem! You are welcome to jump into this Craftalong AT ANY TIME!
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by katara on: December 07, 2013 08:02:02 AM
Ffrogg526 - Love the Summer wraps and congrats on finishing the sweater  Grin

I just completed a wreath, completely from stash!

Here's the post:
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6  My Yarn Wreath (with mini tute) in Winter Holidays by katara on: December 07, 2013 07:53:26 AM
My Yarn Wreath,

I whipped up this wreath completely from stash.

I didn't have a base so I made one from cardboard. I used an old cardboard box for this. Basically I started with the biggest circle (I traced around a plate for the outside circle and used a small bowl for the inside ring). I used a craft knife to cut the circles out. This was the most difficult part. I then cut out 2 smaller rings, to glue on top of the 1st ring so that my wreath base would be more 3 dimensional. I used woodglue for this.

Next I cut batting into long strips and wrapped it around the cardboard base.

My wreath base ready for decoration!

I wrapped the wreath with some fluffy white wool. I find that fluffy or eyelash type of yarn gives the best overall finish.

And then I embellished it with some beads. Basically I put a small bead on the pin, followed by a sequin and then a slightly larger bead and stuck the pin into the base. This method I used for all the beads.

I tied some thin metallic ribbons around the wreath, and curled the edges with a scissors.

The red ribbon is made from felt, and the silver 'baubles' are polystyrene balls covered in tinfoil. The dangling heart is a polystyrene heart covered in tinfoil too.

Everything on the wreath is 'pinned' on. That way I can easily remove all the embellishments and use the base again for a Valentine or Easter wreath.

C&C welcome! I'm also happy to answer any questions  Cheesy

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7  Re: 2013 Winter Holiday Craft List - What are you making? in Winter Holidays by katara on: December 07, 2013 07:26:49 AM
Thank you for the awesome budget-friendly suggestions rockmygypsysoul  Grin

I managed to make a wreath completely from stash and I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out  Cheesy

I'll try to take a better pic tomorrow in better light

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8  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by katara on: August 02, 2013 12:32:52 AM
I finally got round to finishing a project I started last year - A granny square bag...

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9  Re: Purse Craftalong-2013 in Craftalongs by katara on: August 01, 2013 11:28:08 PM
Gozer - You did a FAB job on that Tim Burton bag!!

I recently finished some granny squares that I started working on last year. I want to crochet them together and turn it into some kind of a purse. I have some buckles and a suede belt that I'm thinking of using for handles. Will have to see.

I finally got round to finishing my granny square bag that I posted about on 20 March 2013......

I also lined the inside...

So glad I finally finished a project!

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10  Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by katara on: May 03, 2013 12:29:28 AM
P_E_S_T - That Fairy Tale Cake looks amazing! It's my birthday on Sunday - can I commission one?!  Wink

SilverMoon - Raa Raa is simply adorable!

bushbaby - I am in love with the Gartmore Crystal necklace. It's stunning!!

I crocheted myself 3 pairs of Barefoot Sandals as I'm going on vacation next week. They were quick and super easy to make  Grin

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