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21  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: April 27, 2014 02:33:45 PM
I received from Abbeeroad on Friday, but I was getting ready for a Baby Shower I threw yesterday and just finally got some rest and downtime today! Here are the awesome Disney and Woodland themed patches she made for me!

The fox is actually a piece of silk screened fabric she received from SheepBlue! These are awesome patches! Little did she know I will be at the "Magical Kingdom" this Thursday for our 4-Year Wedding Anniversary! So the kissing Mickey and Minnie are so fitting! I might just have to pin it to my bag for the day!
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22  Prayer Flag Swap Rd 4 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: April 16, 2014 02:41:26 PM
Made by CraftyMamaBee for Wendiek ... Surprise... it's in the mail for you... just because!

Post and Show off all your amazing Prayer Flags here!

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Abbeeroad <---> Smmarrt
Smmarrt <---> Abbeeroad

emilywilde <---> wendiek
wendiek <---> emilywilde

alwaysinmyroom <---> silentblair
silentblair <---> alwaysinmyroom

artsycandice <---> cmarion3
cmarion3 <---> artsycandice

Flyraeven <---> playswithneedles
playswithneedles <---> Flyraeven

rscowtown <---> CraftyMamaBee
CraftyMamaBee <---> rscowtown

Sharalee <--->Averia
Averia <---> Sharalee

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23  Prayer Flag Swap Rd 4 (SIGNUP 4/9/14-4/16/14 ; MAIL BY 5/14/14) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CraftyMamaBee on: April 09, 2014 04:08:05 PM

Link to our fabulous Gallery!

One of my favorite Craftster Organizers, Leslieshappyheart started these swaps in 2012. I loved it and well the last one was almost 8 months ago! I thought it was time that we had another!!! So taken directly from the previous 3 rounds here is the info for this new round!

The concept is simple: decorate a rectangle of fabric with words and/or images that convey a personal prayer. It can be all fabric, or a mixed-media piece, it's up to you.

The prayer flag will be a finished size of 5" x 8", so it will be small and easy to mail in an envelope. This will be a NO EXTRAS swap, so it will be doable!(If you and your partner both want extras, you can post pictures in the personal swap gallery).  The send out date is May 14th, 2014. For this round with it being my first organizing it will be just one partner...But with the option of making one or two flags. ( I will try to make sure you are partnered with people who want to make the same number of flags...)

There is a cool blog called Prayer Flag Project that is dedicated to these flags where you can read more on the topic. The original idea is that the prayer flag is hung outdoors to slowly deteriorate and release your prayer into the world.  With that in mind, you can see that it is not expected to be a masterpiece of perfect stitching.  Rather, it is an art piece that is thoughtfully and prayerfully made.

Click Here the gallery from the first swap.
Click Here for the gallery from the 2nd Round
Click Here for the gallery from the 3rd Round

We will use the article about them in Cloth Paper Scissors as our guide; the instructions below are taken from that link:

How to Make Prayer Flags

1. Cut pieces of fabric to 5" x 11". Use materials you already have on hand.
2. Fold the top down on each piece of fabric and stitch in place to create a 3" sleeve, making the flag surface 5" x 8".
3. Paint, stitch, embroider, appliqué, or collage the flags.
4. Add words, journaling, or symbols as desired. You can appliqué letters, add hand stitching, stencil with textile paint, or just write with a permanent marker.
5. Thread the flags onto a string or cord and hang them outdoors so the breeze will catch them and spread your intentions.

Details of swap:
--You will craft one or two prayer flags for your partner, keeping your partner’s preferences in mind.  Extras are NOT allowed.  If you and your partner want to send anything other than the prayer flag, please do not post pictures of those items in the swap thread (but you may post pictures in the personal swap gallery, if you like.)
--You will have four full weeks to craft and send, from April 16th to May 14th.
-- Please post in this thread (or the gallery thread) at least once a week so we know you are still crafting with us.

- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. Please stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- PM both organizers and your partner when you send and when you receive.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery, and take pictures of what you make before you send it.

Limited to a certain number of people? Yes, 24 (If more I will need a co-organizer)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster members who are organizing this swap: CraftyMamaBee
Sign-up date range: April 9-April 16 (at 1 pm PST)
Date to send item by: May 14, 2014

If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your organizer.
If you want to participate, send the questionnaire below to "CraftyMamaBee"


Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap Rd 4 (SIGNUP 4/9/14-4/16/14 ; MAIL BY 5/14/14)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

1. Would you like to make ONE or TWO flags?
2. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people?
3. Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or animal products)?
4. Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
5.  List at least 3 words or phrases for your partner to choose from when making your flag:
6.  Name some of your favorite images/themes that you would enjoy seeing on your flag:
7.  Are there any images/themes that your partner should avoid?
8.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
9.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
10. Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of who you are. The more information you give, the better she/he can craft for you.  Feel free to add a link to your Pinterest or Wist, or to particular items that would give her/him an idea of your taste.


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

1. CraftyMamaBee

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24  Victorian Netted Necklace in Beads: Completed Projects by CraftyMamaBee on: March 12, 2014 02:03:03 PM
Last year a friend asked me to create a necklace for her that had a few certain colors and reminded her of the movie "Marie Antoinette" with Kirsten Dunst... So I watched the movie and listened to the soundtrack several times and this is what I came up with!

She wanted the back to tie with a ribbon...

The black neck portion was done with freeform peyote stitch and crystals and vintage pieces.

Here is what it looks like being worn!

I'm happy to say she really loves it! The cameo was a vintage piece I picked up and beaded. There is a piece of pink suede on the back of it. I made the black neck piece first and then added on the netting. It actually is not that heavy of a piece! This is the last thing I completed last year... I am now on to bigger pieces to enter in our fair this summer!
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25  "Whale of a Tale" Baby Quilt made partially from a Bridesmaid Gown in Quilting: Completed Projects by CraftyMamaBee on: January 06, 2014 07:36:38 AM
Well a few months ago a friend gave me two bridesmaid dresses she wore at two different friends weddings who are now having babies… As it turns out the one gown was blue and the woman is having a boy! How perfect is that. So I took a simple quilt pattern and a piece of the dress and a simple paper pieced block and made the following quilt.

The darker blue sateen fabric is from this dress

This was the block used throughout the blanket

The whale block was from ProtoQuilt that I found through craftsy.com in their pattern gallery…

THe backing is a simple snuggle flannel and it measures 36" square. It was super simple to piece and I did super simple quilting on it. The second blanket is for a girl and I had a coral/pink dress to work with… I am currently finishing that blanket up and will post as soon as I finish it! I'm having to finish all my special orders for friends before I have a baby at the end of January! Not much time!
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26  Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap - Send out December 16 in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: December 21, 2013 09:39:11 AM
I received from Rosie1981 yesterday evening! It was a little too dark outside to get a few good photos so I waited until this morning! There is actually something funny about my page…

Yesterday morning I was out running errands and for some reason in the car I was thinking about my Senior Yearbook and the quote I chose to go under my Senior portrait… Don't ask why that came to mind but I am 8 months pregnant so that could be part of it… Anyway I chose a quote from Mulan the Disney movie about a flower blooming in adversity… I thought how silly my fellow classmates thought I must have been for choosing a Disney movie quote… I went to a small school with a Senior class of 23! So I laughed to myself in the car and thought oh well… and didn't think about it again…

Then my Journal Page arrived….

I never mentioned this quote anywhere! She said she chose it because we are both going to have babies early next year and will both be raising 2 girls… and thought this was appropriate for me as a mom! Can you believe it??!! She chose the same quote! I guess I didn't chose too bad after all in Senior year!

Thanks so much! I LOVE the flag and how I had just been thinking about that quote yesterday! She also sent this awesome little bunting! I am going to put it up in the baby's room and then add it to her baby book!
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27  Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap - Send out December 16th in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CraftyMamaBee on: November 16, 2013 08:49:10 AM

This is one I made over the summer…. It was made for a friends mother who was ill….. With the burlap in the background I had to use a piece of card stock to stabilize it. Luckily my partner and I both want 8.5x11" sizes so I like that I can brainstorm on a piece of paper!

I am so excited about this!!!!
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28  Cinderella Art Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by CraftyMamaBee on: October 28, 2013 08:02:04 AM
Well my daughter is turning 3 on the 30th of October and she just had a Cinderella themed party this last weekend. I wanted to have a special wall hanging for her party and made this Cinderella Silhouette Quilted wall hanging last week just for her party!
I had attached the binding but hadn't finished attaching it to the back in this photo

The background all started as Charm squares. I used 4 white Fat Quarters of different white/white tonal prints and 2 Teal and Cream 1/4 yd. cuts of fabric. I then cut all the charms into 2 1/2in. squares. I pieced and quilted the backdrop first. This I attached the silhouette with Heat n Bond and stitched around the perimeter.

It measures 24"x36" completed… and here is what the final product looked like at her party!

Now it will be moved into her "Big Girl" room for her to enjoy year round!
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29  Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces Round 7 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: September 12, 2013 08:34:39 PM
WOW.... there are some awesome puzzle pieces being sent out! I love the little monster ones! I think they are just so cute! A theme to think about for next time!

I also received from my second partner johnson.mom2two! She sent some awesome nature themed pieces!

I received such different and amazing pieces! I am working on mine to send out and hope to have them done shortly!
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30  Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces Round 7 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: September 07, 2013 07:49:34 AM
I had a CRAZY week and did receive from cmarion3 this week! I barely was able to get online with first week of school and my moms group and book club.. .etc...

These are the AWESOME nature themed pieces that were sent to me!

I love them all! I really love the pressed imprints of the wild flowers though! And in a little note she told me how to do it myself! Thank you so very much for these!

Sorry I have been so quiet I just had the busiest week of my life! I am so relaxed after finally being able to sleep last night and am looking forward to a great Saturday of crafting while my husband watches college football today!
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