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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / To Sash or Not to Sash? on: April 26, 2009 07:25:06 PM
Hey everybody, I'm Diana and I'm first time quilter. I learn by winging it so I have no idea what I'm doing. Phew, alright let's get to the meaty bits.
Last weekend I cut out my pieces- which was fairly successful, despite forgetting to leave selvages. Today I assembled the blocks which came out to be fairly perfect 9"x9"'s but I need some advice on whether or not to add some sashing. I don't mind it being a busy quilt, obviously, but I wonder if it's such an odd size (54"x36" before sewing) that I should add some less busy fabric in between to tie it all together? Like a white with multi colored polka dots or something.
This is just an opinion poll so let it all out!



Sorry, took me a minute to fix the pictures.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pierced Octopus on: May 25, 2008 11:15:30 PM
Well I made him for the Tattoo Swap using the Hansigurumi pattern, and added a little horseshoe barbell.
I also named him Paco. Used Plymouth Worsted for both the grey & pink. It was a two night project and yet another lesson on patience.



3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Tattoo Swap Gallery on: April 14, 2008 04:05:02 PM
Continued from: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233297.0

The following should add pictures of their packages here!
Sent / Sending Late Communication/Received / Sent & Received / Feedback & Finished

UrsulaDiamond - DianadOr
Amyracinrose - kittykill
NixArmageddon - christinaX
RevvX - shorty3boys
TrashedClothing - octopusgirl13
The_trademarks - Xladyluckx
MelancholyMiss - Merricat17
Runyerpockets77 - zay73
Lilyvanilli - Sewsew-a-Gogo
Kitschbitch - tiffie1023
monkey_see_monkey_d o - dotsamantha
Dinosaurus Meg - Redhead805
missmuffcake Trocks
angeleyes410 - spooky.kitty



4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Cross Stitch Raccoon Mario on: April 04, 2008 04:36:46 PM
Just a little present for my sweetheart who has a love of the Nintendo Raccoon Mario. Like we all do in our hearts.
I grabbed the pattern off of spritestitch.com and it would have been a one night project had I not needed to play played the game for two nights straight. For inspiration.
It's in a 5"x7" frame & I didn't feel like taking it out so pardon the glare.

5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Tattoo Swap (Signup Closed; Sendouts by 04/25/08) on: March 11, 2008 10:30:07 PM
Swap name:
 Tattoo Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Diana dOr & kittykill
Sign-up date range:
03/13/08-03/25/08
Date to send item by: 04/25/08

Limited to a certain number of people? No.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
All ages allowed? 18+
Swap Organizer herself meets these conditions:

-Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes.
-Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes.
-Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes.

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions
-Has been a member for at least one month: Yes.
-Has posted at least 15 times: Yes.
-Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes.
-Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes.
-Does not have any negative feedback: Yes.

Details of Swap...
Did that hurt!?! Modified crafters this is your chance to be creative, from body to objet d'art! Express your own style as well as incorporating theirs into wonderful swap items for your partner to cherish and enjoy.
In this swap you must keep in contact with your partner. Also I deeply and emphatically recommend that after receiving your swap partners information, pm and bombard them with questions I have not included below.

Swap Requirements...
One large and three small, two mediums and one small, et. al. at your discretion. (Ask your partner what they are planning to make to ensure a good swap.) For more information about size requirements look no further then Here.

If you would like to participate, complete the information and send to Diana dOr. Please, do not post answers in this forum!

Questionnaire to Answer...
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name

Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Confirm that are at least 13 years old
Do you have any allergies (pets/smoke/etc)? And do you live in a house with cats/smoke/etc?

1. Do you have a preference for tattoo styles? (Bio-mechanical, Black & Gray, Traditional, Oriental, Celtic, Portrait, Tribal, etc.)
2. Would you consider your own tattoos a certain style or themed?
3. Please describe your own modifications and/or those you plan on getting.
4. Tattoo artists or otherwise you fawn over?
5. Colours you like/dislike?
6. Types of crafts that you do? Types of crafts you would like to receive?
7. Number/Size of items youd be willing to send out?
8. Would you be opposed to any racy or sassy (R-rated type) items?
9. Any further information that youd like to share?

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
Delivery Confirmations are REQUIRED!

Participants
Once you have received a confirmation of participation you are welcome to post in the discussion forum pictures/descriptions of your modifications to assist in the swap partnering and for your partner to draw inspiration from.
After the swap partners are sent out and if you are at a loss of what to make, heres a List of Ideas for Questions to ask of what to make your partner.



6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Create a Fancy Sewing Machine Cover! on: January 27, 2008 09:02:16 AM
Sometimes our lovely machines get a little dusty when we're off creating fabulous objects or just taking a bit of a break. Poor things. They would be so much cheerier with a bit of a coat to keep clean and safe!
Is there be anyone interested in a swap involving creating a Sewing Machine Cover as well as two or three small sewing related items?
I have no problem moderating, but be forewarned that the questionare will be excessive in order for everyone to receive special swap items that fit their sewing rooms/corners.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Jordy School Bag on: January 14, 2008 08:50:20 PM
Old story, I lost my camera charger and had to use cell phone to celebrate a bag done. I'm sorry about the pictures.
It's based off the Jordy bag, with two straps, some wicked fabric from a scrap bin, and a thrifted napkin appliqued with a felt backing. My New Years resolution involved spreading my craftiness around ie. One knitting project/One sewing project. I like to keep it simple.



Perfectly fits my version of Eunny Jang's 'Endpaper Mitts' and a knitting spiral notebook. And complements it quite nicely if I say so myself. Obviously One billion times cuter in person.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / When to Post Sign ups? on: August 24, 2007 09:31:19 AM
I'm going out of town and the sign up starts on the 1st, I have all the paperwork done so can I put it up today?
I searched for this answer but just couldn't find it.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / "X Bag" by Four Corner Designs on: August 11, 2007 08:16:19 PM
While mysterious sounding and with such directions as 'flip like a pancake' the biggest mystery is how I actually got this done without a total breakdown. The pattern can be seen but not bought here: http://www.carriagehousequiltshop.com/item.php?item_id=682




The bag is large enough for two books and a sock project. There are two dividers, sort of, it's really one of the bag side pieces like in the second picture. It is unexplainable how this bag acually came about in someones mind. But with a little bit of prequilted and lined fabric and making the bias the best I could, it took just under two hours to get it together. The bias was hand sewn and inside sides are detached because I couldn't figure how to sew them together without ruining the delicious width. Closes with a velcro tab, again hand sewn.
Th last picture had equal elements of size proportion and creepiness as my camera died on me. It comes down to below my hip and can half wrap around me when empty. Again, Pardon the whimsy. In the morning I'll attempt better pictures.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / "Zelda" Naughty Needles on: May 09, 2007 09:05:55 AM
This saucy knit is too good to pass up.
Ordered my wool yesterday, RYC ""Luxury Cotton DK" in Pagoda. As soon as it arrives it'll be on my needles. I'm hoping this will be light enough for summer to wear around the house, and inspiring to my boyfriend to let Mama relax while he cleans.
I'm interested to see the variations other ladies will put on this design, so if you've got interest please post!
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