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1  Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by redflags on: December 27, 2011 10:05:32 AM
We received the coolest package from kristl! Unfortunately, my computer died and with it all our pictures, including the pics of the stuff kristl sent. I do have one picture, but only because I sent it to family to show them to board game our youngest son wouldn't stop talking about  Cheesy

In addition to the game, our daughter got the most beautiful necklace, and she even sent me a gorgeous necklace with an awesome dragon pendant! I really wish I could post pics of those  Sad

But here's the game that's enthralled my four year old son. It's a Spongebob tic-tac-toe game, and the pictures can even be swapped out. Isn't it so cute??



Thank you, kristl, for everything! You guys made the kids very happy  Smiley
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2  Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by redflags on: December 12, 2011 08:50:55 AM
Our oldest son received his package from CraftNewb and her very awesome daughter, and he is so stoked on what he got!

Here's him showing off both items- a super rad steampunk box and an ornament that looks so good on our white tree (sorry for the bad pics, I can't get the hang of this camera):



A closeup of them:







Thank you again so much, this swap has been a lot of fun!

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3  Mixed media art quilt/patchwork strip in Quilting: Completed Projects by redflags on: February 23, 2011 05:43:31 PM
I hope I put this in the right place  Smiley

I've recently become enamored with art quilts and knew I had found my new love when I saw Jude Hill's work on Spirit Cloth. This is my first go at anything like this. I started by choosing my fabrics (and being toile obsessed, it's toile-heavy), and then my colors. I love pink and dark grey together, and adore gold metallic thread, so those choices were easy.

I love mixed media, so couldn't just leave it at cloth and thread. There's also metal, paper (a bit from an 1880's edition of Paradise Lost. I collect them, so I've got tons), and a feather. I wanted a really raw, organic feeling to offset the fussiness of the toile, so I singed the edges of the strip and stopped myself from lining up my stitches perfectly (which I usually obsess over).

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but thought I might eventually incorporate it into a larger piece.




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4  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by redflags on: January 29, 2011 04:39:21 PM
I received two incredibly awesome packages from Dragonflower today! Why two? Well, she forgot to send a note along with the first (main) package, and so sent another with some "extras". How sweet is that?

First, I was greeted by this package decked out with Lily Munster (my all-time favorite tv character):



Inside were three wrapped items, and a bunch of fantastic extras. How gorgeous is that roving? And because my picture-taking skills are that of a toddler on a roller coaster, you can't see the beautiful embroidery floss very well. She also included some beautiful papers (I have a debilitating paper addiction), lovely star sequins, and was thoughtful enough to send me breakfast in the form of delicious chocolates!




I was not prepared for the awesomeness that I was about to unpack. First, the necklace. As soon as I saw this I snatched off my favorite necklace that I wear almost every day and put this one on. It is way better than the one on my wishlist she based it off of (http://www.etsy.com/listing/65137560/valentines-day-sale-multi-layered-3-in-1). The rosette she made is removable and can be worn anywhere else. Freakin awesome, right?




The next item may be my favorite thing to come into our home this year. I was speechless at not only her skill, but the thoughtfulness of it. I asked for a needlebook, and she gave me one. But not just any needlebook, one that incorporated my love of Frankenstein. This is just absolutely genius. Look how many pages she packed into it! It's leather and felt AND it has a pocket in the center. Dude!







And here it is living with all my favorite things:




So at that point I'm happy as a bird with a fry, but there's still one more thing to unwrap. Behold, absolutely stunning woodburned spoons! I love fairy tales, with Red Riding Hood and the Little Mermaid being two of my favorites. And what did she burn into the spoons? Let's see...



Notice the Big Bad Wolf peering around that tree...






The little Mermaid, transforming:




Her talent and creativity are mind-blowing. But wait! What was in that second package of "extras"?






A Lily Munster tote and Munsters magnets. Seriously. My face was stunned.

There are no words for how happy Dragonflower made me. She is just the most amazing chick this side of anywhere. You rock, Dragonflower!
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5  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by redflags on: January 27, 2011 04:20:52 PM
I received! My partner needs to familiarize herself with the rules of swapping though. The silly brat sent me a partial package yesterday. Thankfully she sent the other half today, otherwise I would have reported her to a mod  Wink

Here's the post for them: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371341.0

My partner spoiled me! I got 2 bookmarks for my oldest son, and three for me. Here's the three for me:

This first one is double-sided and inspired by the Rapunzel scarves everyone's making:





I love this vintage sewing pattern one:




A bejeweled corner bookmark:




And now for my son's bookmarks. The first is a scorched-edge steampunk one, and then a World of Warcraft one:



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6  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by redflags on: January 27, 2011 01:28:09 PM
Ok, here's the rest of the bookmarks I did yesterday and today. I think I'm only going to count them as one project. I had so much fun doing these, and now have another addiction. I'm going to need more books  Cheesy

The first two pics are one bookmark, a double-sided one that was inspired by all the Rapunzel scarves I've seen lately.

Here's the post for all the bookmarks: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371341.0



PROJECT QUALIFIES FOR FEBRUARY CHALLENGE--I see some red!  AIMR





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7  A bevy of bookmarks (pic heavy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by redflags on: January 27, 2011 12:44:43 PM
These are my first attempts at bookmarks. The steampunk and Warcraft ones are for my oldest son. I really like the steampunk one, and discovered while doing it that it's much easier to burn paper on an electric stove element than with an open flame, plus it gives a lot more control. Truth be told, I'm not in love with the Warctaft one because it seems pretty boring to me. However, my son loved it, so I'm counting it as a win  Smiley

The double-sided butterfly/bird bookmark was inspired by all the awesome Rapunzel scarves I've been seeing lately.
















I'm in love with making bookmarks now  Smiley
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8  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by redflags on: January 26, 2011 07:46:40 PM
eclecticdreamer, that is so freakin' cool! I'm totally jealous of whoever is on the receiving end of that!

lady4feet, I love that wreath! I love the colors, and how you used a couple black and white buttons in there. It looks amazing, and now I'm seriously coveting it.

shan-E-bear, the mitts look great! That dodecathingamabobble-whatsit is rad  Smiley


While watching the 200th episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter (nothing but the classiest shows for my family!), I made a couple bookmarks. I don't mind saying that they're seriously impressive and that I love them (I think I pulled a muscle patting myself on the back like that). It's night so I'll have to take pics tomorrow.

I made two earlier in the day for my son (a steampunk and a World of Warcraft). I really like the steampunk one, but the other just seems so...generic, I guess. Seems like something I could walk into any store and buy. So that's four total today, but I think I'm just going to count them as one project for my list. Pic of the 2 for my son:

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9  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by redflags on: January 25, 2011 06:48:11 PM
I've been busy sewing today! It feels good to be productive, but I'm tired and just want to sit and knit now  Cheesy

First, I made a bag for one of my tarot decks. It's made of a leather-look felt. Post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371166.0




And then I made a new altar cloth out of some fabric I got in a swap and a velvet skirt that didn't fit me anymore. Post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371162.0



PROJECT QUALIFIES FOR FEBRUARY CHALLENGE--color red!  AIMR
I'm 16/50 now! Woohoo!  Wink
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10  Tarot bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by redflags on: January 25, 2011 06:41:41 PM
I have roughly eight billion tarot decks (it's an addiction), and only one of the tarot bags I keep them in is handmade (and poorly, at that). Since recently taking up sewing, I decided I should make my own. So I used some leather-look felt I had on hand and whipped one up. The top flap was an afterthought, and so wasn't incorporated into the body of the bag the way I would have liked. But now I know what I'll do differently next time.

I originally wanted it for my Deviant Moon tarot, but it wound up being just a bit too small, so now it's housing my Archeon tarot  Smiley




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