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221  Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 7 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by suereal on: August 31, 2011 08:52:31 PM
I'll be posting stuffies from my "adopted" swapmates as well..and here one comes!

I got my stuffie from jillybeans today and it's adorable Grin

She also sent a bunch of ephemera and a wee package of buttons (my favo being the tiny icecream bars).  I got some pages from her coveted Sherlock Holmes book, some story pages from old kids books, and a bunch of Monopoly paper (money, street cards, chance cards, and what ever the other cards are called.  I even got a park Place card Grin)

I love it's fluffy bum.

Thanks a bunch Jillybeans.  Great addition to my ever growing stuffie army of doom......minions...collection Grin
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222  Re: Japanese Cuteness Swap Sanrio/San-x/Kawaii GALLERY in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by suereal on: August 22, 2011 04:38:30 PM
I got my fabo amazing swap box from nmcakemom07 today!!  I went out to do  few chores, and found the delivery slip in my post box.  Then I noticed the postal truck across the street.  SO I jumped in the car and waited for her to come out of the condo she was in.  She was nice and helped the crazy lady standing in the rain, waving a piece of paper around and gave me my box!

So get a drink or cup of tea and have a sit down...this will take awhile *grin*

This was on the very top of the box and I had to sqqquuuee for a bit.  It's HK and my poodle Cosmo all together on this cute fabric!..ok so it's not REAL Ly Cosmo, but it looks enough like him to delight me.

One I opened it up, I was delighted to see a tool holder.  I'll probably use it for my chisel tip felt pens.

Then there was a bunch of things wrapped in lovely paper...I forgot to take a picture of everything wrapped up, but I'm using the beautiful mullberry paper as back drops for the photos so y'all can see them.  I was carefull to cut the tape and not rip it all to shreds...I was tempted...but I wanted to re use it.

This is my Cactus Pup Bastardo Jr!  He's a Tokidokie character, and I love him to pieces.  He's crocheted with felt painted details Grin

This is a crocheted vampire squid named Beep Beep.  She wrote an adorable story to go with it..
The tale of the Deep Deep
The Deep Deep vampire squidlets were taken from their mother Weep Weep when they were very small to be tested on in Laboratories around the world.

Beep Beep was sent to Los Alamos Labs in New Mexico, she was rescued by a family of Roadrunners when the case she was in fell off the delivery truck.  She is very outspoken and very fast.

Meep Meep was on his way to a test site in Bermuda when his plane was lost over the infamous triangle.  He is very soft spoken and very logical.  He currently resides with his adopted family somewhere over Roswell New Mexico.

Weep Weep cries for her squidlets, she is mostly sad, but when she is reunited with her beloved deep deep, she will cry tears of joy.

EDIT:  There was a bit of a mix up.  nmcakemom07 has 2 partners, me and Cherry48.  And we have just figured out that 2 of the packages got swapped.  So I'll be mailing the 2 meant for Cherry48 to her next week.  I'm just waiting to hear if she wants me to post the pics, or wait for the suprise Grin
anyway...back to the yummyness

And I mean yummy!  Some gummy foods, and HK dipping sticks.  The sticks are all ready gone, but I'm going to try and turn the container into some kind of tool kit if I can find a lid to fit it.  The other picture is local foods....and I'm really really happy about that.  Sopapia mix (which are all ways yummy), roasted green chillies in separate little packages.  I LOVE green chilies (my favo Mexican food is chili rellenos, and I love salsa verdes (which I know is tomatillos and not chilies but it's close enough for me)).  Then a package of special red chili powder which looks very red and powerfull.

Then I got a huge allotment of Charms!  Tons and tons and tons Grin  These are the Sanrio based ones..  Lots of HK (I love the little black one.  It has horns and a tail) and I have a soft spot for Little Twin Stars, Kiki and Lala (they were the first Sanrio I ever saw when I was about 5).  The little heads are bells!!  I love the HK key cap too!  She has a little bandaid and a few other scrapes...just like I normally have Grin.  I'll be saving that for when we get our next place (soon we hope *crosses fingers*)

Here is the Tokidokie she sent me.  I'm super excited about the Cactus Pup vinyl sticker!  I can't decide if I am going to put him on my car, or save him for when we move and put him where I can see him all the time...maybe my sewing machine!!  There was also one blind box with Bastardo Jr. and his little skull in side (the one I wanted !! SSQQQUUEEE) then a necklace made from Salamino and it's little hot dog.  And since I have Tortellino and it's skully baby, I'm rolling in tokedokiness!!

Then there are these charms and extras.  A tiny Skellanimal!  She's the little monkey Marcy.  She's so cute!  The wish fish are a whole pack of them!  I've been trying to think of a craft with them all. Uni Poo too!  The little dragon is a Winnie the Poo inside..so now I have Dragon Poo too Grin

And this is my new Furrybones!!  I almost bought one the last time I saw them (at the Octopus Garden in Richland Wa...very cool place BTW) but talked myself out of it.  And this one is the exact one I wanted!!  The black and white balls are beads which will be very cool for all kinds of crafting.  And last, but definitely not least, A little book with a cute wee seahorse on it,..and yes, you read right..It's made from poo.  Not Uni poo, but elephant poo!  I have a little bit of this some where, but it's not in a nice book.  But it is super fun to use..mostly because of the look on folks face when you tell them what it is Grin

Thanks sooooo much Jill!  This has been one of my favo swaps ever Grin
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223  Hungry Bear Barrette in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by suereal on: August 17, 2011 03:44:39 PM
This is a silly wee thing I made a bit ago and just sent off for a private swap with Cherry48.  But I was rather fond of him, so I thought I'd do a post.

The bear is made from the transparent blue Fimo.  I used a set of Bento cutters that I picked up at Diaso for the bear.  The red is a thick felt that I got from a Xmas bag that was left at our recycling center.  It's all attached to the barrette with vintage brass brads.  He makes me giggle because it looks like he is saying, "No! That wasn't me that just ate your leg...really!"

Thanks for looking Grin
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224  First play with liqued clay in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by suereal on: August 17, 2011 03:37:46 PM
I finally got some liquid poly clay to see what it can do.  This is the first thing I did with it...

This was made for nmcakemom07 for the Cute Japanese Swap.  The image is from a little note book I had.  I used black polyclay and glow in the dark for the frame.  It was nerve wracking covering up the picture, but i like how it came out.  I probably used more of the LPClay then I needed, but I like the kind of misty effect.  In the proper technique, after backing it, you soak it in water and rub the paper off, leaving the image on the LPClay...but I chickened out on that part.  I backed it with some sticky felt I had in my stash, with a small hanger attached
Thanks for looking Grin
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225  Ray Gun Messanger Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by suereal on: August 17, 2011 03:23:45 PM
My nephew is just getting ready to head off to Uni., so since I'm the aunt that makes all the cool stuff, I needed to come up with something really cool this time.

 Thankfully, one of the new things I have been playing with is soft sewn electronics, (first project here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384065.msg4548312#msg4548312 ) so I knew I wanted to go that direction.  I have had a ray gun design in my head for a bit, and was able to find an image on line that was close to what I was thinking.  So I printed that out and changed it a bit.  I used the freezer paper stencil technique to get the image on to the bag (which is a pattern I drew up a bit ago. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365429.msg4293745#msg4293745 I used denim for this go).  Then came the hard part...

Where he is going to school is rather rainy, so I wanted to make it as water proof as possible.  I used conductive thread as the path for the electricity.  SO I covered all the exposed parts with glue to seal it as much as possible.  I also need to make a push button switch so he could fire it when he wanted and the light would not be on all the time.  SO the battery pouch is made so that when he pushes it, the LED lights up.  I was feeling pretty smug when everything actually worked hehehe.  I did have to employ some clear duct tape (Yeah duct tape!) to seal the threads to the vinyl.  SO I took a few stitches through the tape to make sure it stays on.

Thanks for looking Grin
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226  Badtz Maru Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by suereal on: August 17, 2011 02:59:16 PM
This was made for a swap with nmcakemom07.  The pattern is one I drew up for this swap
I didn't make this one into a convertable to back pack style since I am having a bit of trouble finding the right size slide for that part.

It was for the cute Japanese character swap, thus the image.  She had the image on her wist.  I used freezer paper to make the outlines and then painted the right colors in.  I had to do 5 coats of the white to get it white.  The inside looks like this...

The bag is padded with cotton quilt batting.  It's designed to fit an Apple lap top.
Thanks for looking Grin
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227  Steam-A-Seam2 Images on Shirts in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by suereal on: August 17, 2011 02:50:59 PM
Not sure if this is the right place but...

I made the images on these shirts with the iron on glue Steam-A-Seam2.  The 2 is the lighter weight version.  I used it because I helps the shirt hang softer.  I just print out my images, lay the S-A-S2 over the picture and trace(making sure the paper side with the glue on it is what I'm tracing on to).  Then peel off the other piece of paper and iron it to the back of the fabric.  If you are doing text, or want the picture reproduced exactly, you have to flip what your tracing BTW.  Then cut it out and place as you want it on the shirt.  Then just iron it down.  I never fully trust the iron on glue, so I take it to my machine and sew along all the glued on bits.

This one was made for nmcakemom07.  I wasn't thinking and used a woven fabric for the image and it unraveled some, even after sewing.  SO she will have to give Hello Hair a hair cut once in awhile.  The wand sparks are a glitter fabric glue.

This shirt was made for a private swap with Cherry48.  I remembered to use knit fabrics here, so it is much more stable.
Thanks for looking Grin
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228  Freezerpaper Stencil Shirts For a Swap in Stenciling: Completed Projects by suereal on: August 17, 2011 02:32:49 PM
I have been having fun with the freezerpaper stencil technique recently.  These two shirts were made for nmcakemom07's Hub and son.

For nongamers, the AFK stand for Away From Keyboard.  I kind of free handed this stencil.  I made the shirt, then laid the freezer paper on top.  I marked the spacing lines with a ruler, then ruff drew the text.  I corrected a few of the lines while I was cutting.  And I had to patch some of the text a bit, because I didn't get the spacing 100% right.  I covered up the exposed parts of the shirt between words with painters tape.

This one was for her son.  He likes elephants and T-Rex.  I wanted to do a T-Rex since he has received a few elephant shirts.  I found a picture on line to use as the base.  I edited that image to a sketch at picnik.com, then printed it out.  I drew the T Rex part in and then laid the freezer paper over and traced it.  Iron and Paint like normal.  But it wasn't quite right, so I took it to my machine and sewed around the Dino to define it a bit better.  The shirt color is right in the larger picture.  I just liked the color in the closer image Grin
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229  Re: Japanese Cuteness Swap Sanrio/San-x/Kawaii GALLERY in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by suereal on: August 14, 2011 12:30:12 PM
I'm delighted y'all not only got the package so fast (I just mailed Thursday!) but that you liked it.  I'm all ways nervous doing shirts!  Oh and for all the not gamers out there AFK stands for Away From Keyboard.  The Hello Harry shirt was done a bit differently then your thinking tho.  I used some stuff called Steam a Seam lite.  It's an iron on glue.  SO I traced the pattern on to the paper backing of the steam a seam, cut it out and then ironed it to the shirt.  Then I sewed over it to make sure it stayed where I wanted it.  It's the same way I did Cherry's Batzu shirt. I was a bit bummed because I didn't think to use a knit fabric.  So the woven went a bit to tatters when I washed it.  I did trim the fuzzy bits, but you may have to give Harry a hair cut once in awhile.  OO and the tiny beaded bunny is from this itty bitty shop in China Town.  The lady makes them her self and she sells them for...I still can't believe this...one dollar!!

I had soo much fun with the swap!  And double happy to spoil our intrepid leader Grin

Oo and I was going to stuff the uni poop with rose petals...but kinda forgot

And her is my Club Jack ring Grin
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230  Re: Japanese Cuteness Sanrio/San-X/ Kawaii Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; S/O: 8/15/11) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by suereal on: August 12, 2011 10:01:28 AM
oh SSSQQQUUUEEE! Aug. 12th is kawaii day at Archie McPhee's Geyser of Awsome!  http://geyserofawesome.com/

And cheak out this make up job...not my pic again BTW
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