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1721  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Board Games!: The Gallery on: January 13, 2012 03:53:54 PM
I hope you can salvage the peices. I still feel like the worst partner ever for not packaging it properly. I think its cuz I so rarely send breakable things I forget how traumatic the mail can be to packages.
...

Don't feel bad. I've seen things wrapped in yards of bubble wrap not make a postal journey...

Don't say that! I already have one item I'm nervous about making it! The bubble wrap was the only reason I felt better about it!

Ack! Um, I'm not sure what to say that would make you feel better and not tempt fate...How about: Bubble wrap helps. I'm sure it'll be fine but don't tempt fate (if you say that at the end it negates the tempting  Smiley )
1722  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First attempt at stranded/fair isles knitting! on: January 13, 2012 03:47:15 PM
Love it! The colors are great and so is the pattern. I would totally wear that!
1723  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: summer dress on: January 13, 2012 03:45:49 PM
Very cute!
1724  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Board Games!: The Gallery on: January 13, 2012 12:34:42 PM
Ooo, teaser pic! I love teaser pics. Looking forward to seeing what it is that crazyda gets!

I hope you can salvage the peices. I still feel like the worst partner ever for not packaging it properly. I think its cuz I so rarely send breakable things I forget how traumatic the mail can be to packages.

And let me know if you need any help figuring out the image transfer stuff.

Don't feel bad. I've seen things wrapped in yards of bubble wrap not make a postal journey. And I will let you know if I need help with the transfer stuff when I get around to actually trying it. If I was smart I'd do a test piece now while it's fresh in my mind but I'm not sure I'm that intelligent .  Smiley
1725  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Monopoly Inspired Necklace on: January 13, 2012 12:32:41 PM
The trains are indeed a great touch  Smiley
1726  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Pirate Clue! on: January 12, 2012 06:51:55 PM
Aw, thanks guys  Smiley I was pretty nervous about it being too rugged. I'm glad you like it!
1727  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Board Games!: The Gallery on: January 12, 2012 08:17:17 AM
Thanks for posting pics of what didn't survive the trip here, Ivoryh! They look great! I'm sorry we couldn't have met like that. I might be able to salvage a few pieces from the trophy, though. I think with a little cleaning and reinforcement they can have a new life. Yay! And thanks for the transfer info! Definitely checking that out.

And thanks for the compliments, guys! I gave pirate clue it's own post here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401838.0 with some more info.
1728  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Pirate Clue! on: January 11, 2012 06:53:44 PM
Avast me hearties, some blistering barnacle has murdered Mr. Boddy!
Time to play a game of Pirate Clue!


The rules are the same. Only the names have been changed  Smiley

The board is stitched onto the fabric. I used jemimah's idea of Glad Press and Seal to make sure the lines were stitched right. It made sewing a breeze and even picking off all the little squares afterward wasn't so bad (jemimah used the press and seal for reverse appliqu. Thanks for the tip!)



After the squares were done I cut the rooms separately and wrote the names (which I chose to somehow fit with the room they are in regular clue, but they might not be right. It was hard finding any info about ships. Surprising.)  Then I used wonderunder to put them on and zig-zagged around the edges. I thought satin stitching would have looked too neat for a pirate.

After adding the doors, jolly roger, hammock, lime, etc. I wonderundered the whole thing to another piece of the same brown fabric with 2 strings in between and topstitched, leaving the edges unfinished for that pirate-y feel.

I raided an incomplete game from the thrift store for the weapons, note sheets and rules and bought floral gem stones for...

Plumed Plum, Captain Mustard, Mister Green, Madam White, Miss Scarlet and Madam Peacock! The weapons and room cards were hand-done as well. I'm no artist  Roll Eyes

Once the crime has been solved the board rolls up and secures with the strings and the loose pieces go in the pouch that ties to the board:


I made this for my partner in the Board Games! swap. It took about 12 hours or so total. To make sure the game didn't look too neat for a rugged pirate I put my seam ripper away. Oh, gosh, that was hard to leave the mistakes in, especially in contrasting thread! I hope it doesn't look too rugged. I was pretty sick of it once it was done but it was still kinda hard to send it off. At least I have pictures.  Smiley
1729  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Board Games!: The Gallery on: January 11, 2012 05:39:13 PM
I received from ivoryh1632! I love what she sent but I am sorry to report that I think our mail people DO talk with each other  Cry

Bad news first:




Why?
There were lots of shards inside but I could tell what they were from ivory's letter: prizes for winners and 2 runner-ups! Very cool for my highly competitive family. It would have been amazing for the amazing...
(Cue good news)


Vintage game of Pit! It's a card game but is so awesome it tops most board games in my book.

And guess what?

A Pit messenger bag! She left the images vintagey looking, which is completely my style. I love the red accent too. What technique did you use to get the images on there? It's seriously... hmm, what synonym for awesome haven't I used... marvelous!

And last but not least in any sense of the word:

Chess quote greeting cards! Each have a chess/game quote and a chess piece picture inside. And check out the envelopes:

Sweet! Where did you get these? Or did you make them? They- and the cards -are super!

Thank you so much for everything, ivory! I'm sorry one of my mail men destroyed your hard work, but what survived is perfectly fantastic. Thanks again!
1730  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Never-Nude & Passion - two little hoops! on: January 11, 2012 04:21:39 PM
Ha ha! AD hoopla! Nice detail on the shorts. Pockets, button, fly, fraying, belt loops...Wow!
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