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51  Re: Anything Goes Tiny House Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: August 24, 2012 01:14:26 PM
Well I received yesterday this AMAZING House Book from Smmarrt! Please beware this will be PIC HEAVY!!! I wanted to get a great shot of every page! So with no further to wait the most awesome little book I have EVER read!!!!


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Page 14 ..... I photoshoped out your name just in case! My computer has good software! Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you!


I hope you enjoyed! It's in my new living room now! I love it soo much!
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52  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Gallery (send by Aug. 3 2012) in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: August 13, 2012 01:06:21 PM
I know my partner has had a hard time getting on the internet and after that getting it to work! So I hope Jen Sews doesn't mind, but I thought I would help her out and post a picture of the Prayer flag I made for her!

A couple of her words were Peace and Joy. So I found a Bible verse to incorporate in and found the button garden on her pinterest to make this flag.

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53  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Gallery (send by Aug. 3 2012) in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: August 10, 2012 01:25:52 PM
First off Happy Belated Birthday Susan!!! I'm so sorry I wasn't on the boards to see yesterday! I hope you had a fantastic day!!!

Secondly, I received my play from Jen Sews!!! I actually got it yesterday but our internet was down for most of the day.... and I couldn't upload from my phone.... So here it is in all its glory! She made a flag for my daughter! She is just getting big soo fast! She's almost 2! It feels like yesterday we brought her home from the hospital!

She's our little bird! Thanks so much Jen for the amazing flag! The flag is drawn with crayons and I'm quite sure she said watercolors too? ... She was worried about rain.... but I have a special place in our sun room for it! So no worries!
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54  Quilting Challenge #3: "Charm"-ing Paris (PIC OVERLOAD!!!) in Quilting: Completed Projects by CraftyMamaBee on: July 29, 2012 09:25:17 AM
I've been having Paris, well more so the Eiffel Tower on the brain lately and when it came time to start this challenge I knew I would have to include it in this as well! And here is what I made! It measures 24.5"X31.5" inches.

The Back:

The second thing was if I was going to enter the challenge I had to challenge myself as well! So I thought why not make the ENTIRE project out of Charm squares! I mean it was a scrappy charm challenge so I ran with it and bought all my fabrics and cut everything first into 5" Charms.

And I knew already I wanted Pinks and Grays on the back. I also wanted it to stair step down the entire back. So I cut a 1/2" from every Charm and then cut them into 2 1/2" X 4 1/2" rectangles. As shown below...

Then I stitched them into squares, then rows, and then added the rows together...

So Now the back was completed and I began work on cutting for the front! I cut each 5" Charm into 4, 2 1/2" squares...

So with these I made larger squares into my selected backdrop. I then just sewed together charms to created the shape I would need to make my Eiffel Tower out of a Dark Gray and Black...

Now for some reason I didn't take photos before I added the tower, but first I actually quilted my pieces together and found I LOVE basting spray! Stuff is sooo much easier than using pins! So I quilted and evened out the edges first... I didn't want my quilting perfect, so I would let the lines get a little out of control... I wanted for shabby chic than perfect! And it turned out perfect! Ha ha!
Then I made the binding! And yes, again all out of Charm Squares! I just simply cut them each in half and sewed them together to create a 2 1/2" wide chain! As shown below...

I then added the binding all around and it just fit perfectly! So I then added my Eiffel Tower! I used Heat n Bond to place it and I want it to get a little scrappy with time so I didn't turn any edges under... I just used a straight stitch close to the edge and "quilted" it onto the front.
I showed my husband, well woke him up to show him and asked him what he thought... he said it was "fine.." and well that wasn't good enough for me so I thought a little felt would be necessary and yes started with about 5" squares of felt and cut out little flowers that are about an inch to an inch and a half big and added them very last! And voile! I have my "Charming" Paris Art quilt! ..... oh yeah for the hangers on the back side I folded two charm squares diagonally and sewed them into the top corners ( I actually did that before the binding...)

So I know that was very LONG! But I wanted to make sure you all knew just how seriously I took the challenge I made to myself! The ONLY yardage was the batting! Ha ha! I even thought about cutting it into 5" charms first... but thought better of myself! Ha ha!!! I REALLY hope you like it as much as I do! I cut a wood dowel to use as a hanger in the top triangles and it works perfectly!

The Picture in the Middle is my favorite square from the back.... I love this print! It was so Parisian!
Well hopefully you all know how I came up with the name now! Ha, Ha!!!!
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55  Eiffel Tower Felt Pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by CraftyMamaBee on: July 20, 2012 09:33:06 PM
I have lived in my house for 2 years and we have not done anything with our more formal living room. Well that was until now! It is now a living room/ craft room. We got these leaning bookshelves for our Shabby Chic theme and well they are quite bare. So I decided that I like making pillows and thought a shabby chic Parisian pillow was a must! And this is what I made

I made the pillow out of felt and made it 15" to fit the area perfect. I then stitched on a felt Eiffel Tower and cut out and put on the Paris letters all out of black felt.
I had start hand appliqueing them on first but I was always getting it too crooked, so I thought I would just free hand stitch them on and it turned out perfect! At the bottom left corner of the tower I cut out winter white flowers with the background fabric and attached them with simple cross-stitches.

I filled with poly-fil and slip stitched the bottom closed. I next time would make the tower a little smaller and place it higher on the pillow so the flowers are better seen from the shelf, but overall I LOVE it! I rarely make things for myself and this isn't going anywhere!!!

For the images I just google searched for templates. I am very pleased with what I found... I have some ideas for the other bookshelf now.... and I'm thinking I might need to incorporate a Poodle template I had found.... yeah!

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56  Re: Mini Art Quilt 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: July 05, 2012 08:34:58 PM
I RECEIVED!!! I got the most amazing art quilt from Wendiek today!  Grin Grin Grin She found a mushroom mug rug I had pinned and turned it into an art quilt! She even added to it! The tree branch is a piece from driftwood from Norway! And the little stick gnomes her MIL made!

Prepare to Pin!

I love the cheeky monster hiding in the grasses!

I love, love, love it!!! My hubby and I are trying to find the best place to hang it!

Also there are beads in the sky and on the mushroom with the ladybird beetle!

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57  Re: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: June 13, 2012 03:09:43 PM
I received from my last partner today! Exciting and sad all rolled into one! Ha, ha Wink

I don't know how she new but Riley Blake is like my favorite and there are 2 in there! Bobomom's Halloween print was her's as well!!! You all have spoiled me so! Tomorrow I am heading out on another shop hop just to collect some more of her prints! But any-hoo ... Hoo's in the Forest is my favorite collection (I am actually using it to make a shower curtain liner for my daughters bathroom!!!)

Thank you MissingWillow!!!!

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58  Re: Mug Rug Swap R4 Gallery (send out: 6/5/2012) in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: June 13, 2012 03:06:02 PM
I received a beautiful Mug Rug from ariethine today! She says she's never quilted before! You did an amazing job! So lucky to have your first piece! Keep at it! You did wonderfully!

Thank you so very much for my new birdy blue mug rug! I love it! It was worth the little extra wait!!!

Also I really like the cherry rug! What a cool idea with the checkered on top! And amazing corners!
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59  Re: Novelty Fabric Fat Quarter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: June 11, 2012 08:12:21 PM
My Husband has been so happy constantly hearing about Fat Quarters lately (not!) that he wanted to pose with the newest set I received from Quaggy! Which were so impressively wrapped in triangles with a pretty button!

And well here is a much better shot! Ha ha!

I'm thinking table runner with Halloween prints and scrappy quilt with the rest.... hmmm!!!

Thank you quaggy! I love them! Now one set left to receive from MissingWillow and according to the DC only a few more days until they arrive!
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60  Re: Sewing Accessories Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: June 09, 2012 07:08:45 AM
 Grin Grin Grin Well Be Prepared to Be AH-Mazed!!!!!  Grin Grin Grin
This week has not been my week.... But yesterday I decided I needed a pick me up and went fabric shopping.... Just as I was pulling in the garage the mailman was stopping in front of our mailbox. As I got out of the car he walked up and told me I had another package today... And there underneath a book I had ordered was the Holy Grail, My package from Wendie!!!!

I put Abby down for her nap as quickly as possible Wink, poured a small flute of champagne (It was 5' o'clock for sure east coast time Wink), and sat down with my digital camera and my favorite afternoon soap opera!

Even the puppy wanted to see what ws inside

First I opened this little bag with a lovely post card, this AWESOME zebra pencil and a great little Gnome clip:

Then I opened this great little needlebook and a cute little crocheted cupcake (and she says she doesn't crochet much, I've never made anything that small!)

The cupcake is already hung from the rearview mirror in my car! So I see it EVERYTIME I go out!

Then This Jar with another little tube, a cute label, and BUTTONS!!!! (I don't know how you knew I loved buttons! I've been collecting them since I was a kid and would take them from the floor of the department store under the racks!

Then I opened this:

The cutest little hen pincushion wwith rice in the bottom to help weigh it down! I LOVE it!!!

Then I found some extra fabric and a postcard.... I would show them but they were used to make this:

The inside fabric:

She found a picture of my machine off my blog and googled it to find the measurements and then made the cover!!!!! I just read that in a PM from Wendie this morning and I actually cried! I may be flaked on in other things but this more than made up for it! I feel like telling those organizers I already received an Angel Package!

Sorry for such a LONG post!!!! But Wendie was the MOST AH-MAZING PARTNER!!!! I wish I could just give you a hug!!! Next time I'm in the Netherlands, we'll get a latte together for sure!!!! (and you'll have to show me around because I've never been to the Netherlands  Grin)

THANKS!!! I CAN'T WAIT for the next LnS Swap now!!!!!
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