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51  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: January 14, 2013 03:22:28 PM
I received a beautiful flag from mbellish today! I had to take the pictures on my fridge because it is just too darn cold outside! (At least for Southern Cali it is  Cheesy)


She used the word "Grace"
I LOVE it!
I have some more shots to show just how much depth there is to this flag.



Thank you so much for this flag! After the long weekend I needed that reminder of Grace! I already have a place in mind to hang it!
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52  "Strength" Prayer Flag... Indoor or Outdoor in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by CraftyMamaBee on: January 10, 2013 08:40:37 AM
I recently participated in the Prayer Flag Swap that the fabulous Leslieshappyheart and Susanab organized and I made this prayer flag for my partner, embellish:


The butterfly was drawn on with felt tip pens on a thin piece of handmade paper. The cocoon was done with the same paper.


There is more about the techniques used on my blog which you can get to from the bottom of my post...

And one last action shot!
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53  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: January 07, 2013 11:47:01 AM
I really hope mbellish doesn't mind if I post pictures of the flag I made for her. I know she hasn't been feeling well and thought this might help her out a bit!


I was really blessed and today Leslie featured me and my flag on her blog!!!

The butterfly is on paper that I put on the flag... and I got it all done and realized I still needed to get the word Strength on ... so I used a bit of vinyl and stitched it over the cocoon.... I had to get inventive!

I hope she feels better soon and really likes it! I just couldn't wait to show it off any longer!!!  Grin
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54  Re: Halloween/Autumn Ninni Swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by CraftyMamaBee on: October 11, 2012 02:26:35 PM
I received a wonderful package from lydiaharper today! It arrived so quickly too! It was a awesome Owl Ninni, a Little Ceramic Owl figurine, and an awesome Halloween Bunting! It was like she knew what I was wanting to make!

Here it all is being displayed in our finally completed Living Room!


Here is a close up of the Bunting


And a close up the the figurine and the owl ninni!


This one shows how purple the owl really is. Sorry it's raining here today off and on so it is making it a little difficult to get a good pic.... At least the little girl is napping or else I wouldn't have been able to pry it from her little hands!

Thank you so much! I love it all! Can't wait to show my hubby the bunting! He'll be happy I have one less project to do! Ha, ha!
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55  Side Show Circus Quilt : The ORIGINAL! in Quilting: Completed Projects by CraftyMamaBee on: September 10, 2012 10:52:43 AM
A few months back I had participated in the Mini Art Quilt Swap and had created this Circus Quilt, but after showing it off, I couldn't bear to part with it, especially after all the work I had put into it. So I decided I would keep it and finish it with time to show it off at the upcoming San Diego Quilt Show... I made a second Side Show quilt which is posted on the board and decided to just keep adding... Well I have to turn it in today between 1-6pm for the Quilt Show and literally just finished adding on the last pieces!


All the small fabric was remnants I bought from a local quilt store and the pictures are original Side Show Acts from the early 1900's. They were pictures printed onto fabric and then embellished with embroidery, beads, and even lightly colored in areas with colored pencil to accent hair coloring.


The Tattooed Lady and the Strong Man I found pictures of online and cut them out of felt. Once I attached them I "stuffed" certain areas such as the Lady's bra and the Man's arms!


The tent is 3-D at the top and at about 2am this morning I realized I needed to fill the negative space on the sides so I went online downloaded a Carnival font, cut it out of the remaining red felt and started stitching it on! I am finally going to go take a shower and feed the little girl so we can get it over to the entry location! So excited! This was my first quilted project bigger than a mug rug!

I hope you enjoy! Any comments are welcome! This wasn't my first choice but my partners... but after I started working on it, it grew on me ... well obviously it did because I kept it!

Ohh, and the label I made for the back... I soaked it in my cup of leftover coffee before embroidering it! I wanted a rustic feel!
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56  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!!!!


Front


Page 1


Page 2


Page 3


Page 4


Page 5


Page 6


Page 7


Page 8


Page 9


Page 10


Page 11


Page 12


Page 13


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


Back

I hope you enjoyed! It's in my new living room now! I love it soo much!
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57  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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58  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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59  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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60  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!

Enjoy!
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