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11  Re: Mug Rug Swap Rd 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cabaute on: October 27, 2014 07:03:13 PM
I received my mugrug from fancybutch today

The front has cats, with fabric paint stamped bats



And the back is a really nice Robert Kaufman fabric that I have some of and really like.



Thanks so much, fancybutch!
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12  Re: Vintage Halloween Swap 2014 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cabaute on: October 26, 2014 08:06:46 PM
I'd like to see a detail picture of the bat that cabaute sent gotgrey.  I'm liking what I'm seeing.

Thanks!  I'm not sure which part you wanted a better look at - Here are a few photos





I used the pattern found here to make him!  
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13  Re: Mug Rug Swap Rd 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cabaute on: October 26, 2014 07:35:22 PM
Wow, SO MANY awesome mug rugs filling up our gallery.  I love all the additions...  I've been so busy trying to keep track of who's sent, who's received, giving feedback, etc., I haven't done a very good job of keeping up and commenting on all the amazingness  Undecided  I feel like there have been so many exceptional mug rugs posted in this swap, it's pretty intense !!!   Cheesy

Prepare to appreciate more Mug Ruggery Fun!   I received from Renstar for my Halloween theme.


A super cute mug rug and two fabric ornaments!

I love how the flames are embroidered


And I especially love the accent fabric / the fabric on the back - it's the Wicked Witch of the West (I'll get you, my pretty)!!!!





Thank you so much, Renstar!  Very fun & clever!
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14  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3!- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cabaute on: October 23, 2014 07:03:26 AM
First post, first post!  I received three gorgeous patches from SheridanLA yesterday evening - all in line with my nature themes!!!  Unfortunately I could only grab a few quick pics on my phone on the way out the door this morning; I'm afraid they don't convey how detailed and gorgeous these patches are.

Here's a pic of all three together - My Birds, Trees, and Stars themes



The tree has tiny beads for depth, and beautiful tufted stitching all around



Look at this adorable birdie - love the added beading on all of these , and esp. the colorful birdie tail!!



There are 3-d stars and a little star-patterned button on this gorgeous purple universe patch



Thank you so much, SheridanLA - these are GORGEOUS patches and I love each one of them so much!!

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15  Re: Vintage Halloween Swap 2014 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cabaute on: October 14, 2014 05:14:09 PM
I really needed a smile today after having to say goodbye to my old girl Gracie (mini schnauzer) yesterday.  I received my package from gotgrey, which definitely put a smile on my face - AND she really spoiled me!

Here is a pic of everything together:



First up, a really cool Halloween shrine montage:

There is a witch with 3-d broom, a cat, a bat, and a vintage-y moon in the background smiling over them all Smiley  I love the details on everything; his face made me smile!

A wreath that also displays gotrey's mad drawing skills with an *ahem* anatomically correct bat


And the piece de resistance, a witchy doll!

I love her sweet face, and the fact that her hat band matches her dress...


And her adorable socks and shoes!!!

On top of all that, there were three pose-able skeletons (I had fun arranging them arm-in-arm), an oven mitt, and two wind spinners which will be great for my front porch!

Thank you so much, gotgrey, you really brought a smile to my face when it was most needed!



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16  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd 10 (SU to Oct 3/14;SO Dec 1/14) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by cabaute on: October 11, 2014 03:46:34 PM
P_E_S_T that sounds AWESOME!  What a great thing for you and your family.  Definitely would love to see some pics and hear about it when you return!!

In my ho-hum boring old life  Grin  I went fabric shopping today...  Which is sort of like an expedition, avoiding all the crazed Saturday shoppers and listening to the wails of little ones across the store.  I found some awesome fabrics for LadybugsAndBumblebees"stocking" (not a stocking, as per her request... why didn't I think of that?  Smiley).

Also got fabrics for a few other things...
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17  Faux Taxidermy - introducing Sheldon, the Shoebill Crane in Completed Projects by cabaute on: October 08, 2014 05:50:53 PM
Hi everyone!  I made a project that I think came out pretty cool, so I wanted to post & share it here.  It is a mixed-media paper mache of a shoebill crane.

Meet Sheldon:

(picture taken by the swap recipient, artsycandice)

I originally wanted to do a standing 'taxidermy' crane, so I made the shape for a full body with legs:


I wanted the legs to be crane-like, so I cut them in half, taped, and paper mached them as well:


He went in the oven to hurry the drying process - that seemed to take forever!

I tried him in the base and... he stood!!! (YAAAAY!)


But... not for long... (Boooo...)


So I had to switch directions and make him a mounted head instead.  I frayed up some fabric for 'feathers' My fingertips were numb, but I had to keep going, it was looking pretty good!


I thought he was about done, so I took some glamour shots


But then I realized that he needed some work around the bill (where the fabric attached) and some crown feathers, to match the inspiration pics I'd been looking at.  So a bit more mache-ing (pieces of tissue paper painted onto the seam of the bill & the fabric), painting, fraying, sewing, and gluing, and he was ready to go.



I hope you like him!
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18  Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by cabaute on: October 08, 2014 04:36:27 PM
It's here, it's here (she's here?  he's here?)!!  I suppose we'll deem her a 'she' for the time being, since s/he arrived wearing a necklace... But I feel that s/he may be a bit like Eddie Izzard and dress in whatever way suits their mood!    Cheesy Cheesy

Allow me to present Faustine (or Festus, when s/he's in boy mode)



Here's a nice profile view



S/he'd come loose from the mount, so maybe the mount goes like this?



I have a solution in mind for that (based on my own challenges with doing the same thing!), so I should have it fixed up and ready to show off in no time   Smiley

Thank you so much, artsycandice, I love her!

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19  Mug Rug Swap Rd 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cabaute on: October 03, 2014 05:14:40 PM

Mug rug by deadsweaters / Round 5

Post 'em when you get 'em!  Original thread



Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Feedback given
Contact Org ASAP




Partners:

cabaute <--> Renstar
cabaute <--> fancybutch
kbrison <--> sheridanla
kbrison <--> GrindHouseHussy19
roler <--> maraschino
maraschino <--> GrindHouseHussy19
rscowtown <--> Thimbles71
Thimbles71 <--> artmomto5
mambosushi <--> CraftyMamaBee
mambosushi <--> smileyyogini
rscowtown <--> DaphadillyArt
roler <--> oddacity
Subee <--> EllaRain
smileyyogini <--> adrienne_bowers
adrienne_bowers <--> artmomto5
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20  Mug Rug Swap Rd 6 (SU Sept 12-28;SO Oct 20) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by cabaute on: September 12, 2014 08:47:53 PM
>>>>> GALLERY <<<<<


Mug rug by deadsweaters / Round 5

Swap name: Mug Rug Swap Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: cabaute
Sign-up date range: Sept 12 - Sept 28, 2014
Date to send item by: Oct 20, 2014

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?  N/A
Additional Age requirement?  No

Swap Organizer himself/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
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES




DETAILS OF SWAP:

In this swap well be crafting a mug rug.  I'd thought about making it a seasonal or holiday themed mug rug swap, but decided to leave that up to each participant to specify in their Questionnaire for their partner.

  • Mug rugs can vary in size and shape but should be roughly around 5 x 8.
  • Any techniques can be usedpatchwork, embroidered, knit, etc. but keep in mind that the rug should be able to absorb a bit of moisture and protect surfaces from warm drinks.
  • Extras are optional, but please discuss this with your swap partner so that no one feels bad for not sending "enough".
  • There is a 2 partner option for those who want 2 partners Smiley
  • We have a 3 week crafting time.
  • Please post to the discussion thread or PM your organizer at least once each week.
  • Have fun!!

Galleries from past rounds:

If you want to participate, Please send the below Questionnaire to me (cabaute) in a private message.

If possible, please use the following labels when PMing me so that I can be most effective at keeping up with everything (for all of us)  Wink
     Mug Rug Swap - QUESTION
     Mug Rug Swap - SENT
     Mug Rug Swap - RECEIVED



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Mug Rug Swap Round 6
Craftster username:  
Email address:  
Your real name:  
Mailing address including the country (as would need to appear for mailing):  

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

Confirm that you are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Allergens in your home? (pets, smoke, etc.?)

Allergies pertaining to this swap? (scents, pets, other?)

Type of rug you are planning on making (sewn, knitted, crocheted):

Type of rug you would like to receive (sewn, knitted, crocheted, any):

What holiday or season would you like your partner to focus on?*
* You're not REQUIRED to choose a particular holiday or season, but it can make it a bit more fun if you have a favorite holiday coming up that you want to decorate for.  Ideas:  Football season (you can list your team & colors), Halloween, Yule, Spring, Harvest, Winter, etc.   If you would prefer that your partner NOT focus on a holiday or season, answer "NONE" for this question.

What style do you like (vintage, modern, whimsical, country, classic, etc)?

Are there any styles that you really dont like?

Favorite colors?

Least favorite colors?

Links to Pinterest or other sites?

Any other info that you'd like your partners to know?

Would you like to have one partner or two?* (See notes below for more info.)


*Selecting Two Partners
If you opt for having two partners then you will be paired up twice. This will require that you communicate, craft for and send a mug rug to two different partners. See the example below...

Participants
Person A - 2 partners
Person B - 1 partner
Person C - 1 partner
Person D - 1 partner
Person E - 1 partner

Partners
Person A <> Person B
Person A <> Person C
Person D <> Person E



Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Swappers:

1.  cabaute (2)
2.  Renstar (1)
3.  kbrison (2)
4.  mambosushi (2)
5.  rscowtown (2)
6.  Subee (1)
7.  sheridanla (1)
8.  CraftyMamaBee (1)
9.  roler (2)
10. oddacity (1)
11. maraschino (2)
12. Thimbles71 (2)
13. smileyyogini (2) *1 - Former 2nd partner Adrienne_Bowers went MIA
14. adrienne_bowers (2)
15. artmomto5 (2) *1 - Former 2nd partner Adrienne_Bowers went MIA
16. GrindHouseHussy19 (2)
17. fancybutch (1)
18. DaphadillyArt (1)
19. EllaRain (1)





Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Feedback given
Contact Org ASAP


Partners:

cabaute <--> Renstar
cabaute <--> fancybutch
kbrison <--> sheridanla
kbrison <--> GrindHouseHussy19
roler <--> maraschino
maraschino <--> GrindHouseHussy19
rscowtown <--> Thimbles71
Thimbles71 <--> artmomto5
mambosushi <--> CraftyMamaBee
mambosushi <--> smileyyogini
rscowtown <--> DaphadillyArt
roler <--> oddacity
Subee <--> EllaRain
smileyyogini <--> adrienne_bowers
adrienne_bowers <--> artmomto5
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