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1  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - July 2015 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: August 03, 2015 03:49:23 PM
Please forgive the sideways picture. No matter if I take a picture rightsideup or whatever, it still always ends up on its side.

Received a great Doctor Who themed (weeping angels) card from sammylouise40! Love the weeping angel! Thanks so much for the card!
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2  Cruella DeVille! in Needlework: Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: July 13, 2015 03:49:33 PM
For the Darker Side of Disney swap I had a lot of great options that would possibly make my partner happy. I fiddled around with one idea for a long while; but decided I couldn't make it happen like I envisioned. So then came Cruella!

I had the idea to embroider her so I could frame her. A plain ole' hoopla wouldn't do for Ms. DeVille though! I had swoops and swirls in my head. I looked online for days and finally made it into a store to see what I could come up with. I pictured a red frame. I found the below frame in grey. The grey would not do; but the shape worked! So I bought some paint. I found a red paint that matched the inside of her coat. I painted the frame three times, then topped it off with a glitter paint tinted with apple red. Perfect! Not gaudy, but definitely glittery!

At this point I hadn't even begun to embroider! I found a pose I liked. I wanted to make sure she was laughing. I wanted her arms up in victory! Those are her best poses! As I prepped to embroider though, I've been staring at that frame for over a day now. It dawned on me that I should embroider her on black...in WHITE!!!! The RED! The WHITE! The BLACK! FANTASTIC!!! I went out to grab some black fabric. I started to embroider. I'm thinking, I'm thinking...I'm staring at this as I am embroidering....and I realized that her hair needed to be HALF RED! Then I realized that everything black needed to be red! BRILLIANT!!!

The more I stitched her, the more I loved her. Except her face. Don't get me wrong. She's beautiful! My stitches were not doing her justice. I almost left her face blank; but my boyfriend talked me out of it.

Best part? My partner liked her!  Grin

You'll have to excuse my pictures. Despite them being correct prior to uploading, the photo system here on the forum twitched them sideways. Can't figure out how to fix it.

Before she went into her frame.

The glitter is not in your face. It's subtle!

Close up so you can see her glitter!

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3  Re: The Darker Side of Disney Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: July 13, 2015 03:33:36 PM
Slacking! I am a slacking swapper! I received over the weekend but my weekend was bizz-zee! Tricky McVomit sent me this cool purse! It is quilted, then painted. The coolest part is the suckers painted under the front flap! Way cool!

Thank you so much Tricky!

Ursula has never been so cute!

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4  Re: Quotes Quotes Quotes Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: July 09, 2015 09:01:49 AM
Hi everybody!

I really have enjoyed this swap so much. Between brainstorming ideas, crafting, the anticipation of sending, the anticipation of receiving...and now...receiving! Yay! It is swaps like this that keep me swapping.

Be prepared to be jealous! fluffypants spoiled me rotten!


I received this large box in the mail from Canada. Now that I am thinking about it, this might be my first swap with someone from Canada!

fluffypants sent me a nice card with a quote on it; but I forgot to take a picture.  Undecided  After pulling that out, the first thing I saw was this awesome little notebook with my buddy Darth on it. Love this quote of his. Where did you get this Mary? Was it a stamp? My boyfriend almost snatched it for his own use because he likes it so much.  Grin

This piece stayed in the box as I gazed lovingly and incredulously at it lying there. It is the police box in jewelry box form. With the galaxy adorning it, and a quote from the 11th Doctor: "I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams." And it is awesome. You may drool now.

The pictures do not do it justice.

Next up is the nice, sturdy, green lamp. Looks pretty nondescript, right? What could it possibly be doing in a craftster swap! Much too plain!  Huh

Or so I thought. Until I slipped my finger inside of it to pull the lampshade out of the box. What could this be I wondered? I looked inside it and realized what she had done. I couldn't get it put together and lit up fast enough!

It is a quote from Sirius Black: "We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

One side got a little bent and part of the edge came loose in shipping. Easily fixed!

And lastly, but very much appreciated by my boyfriend...a bag of candy!

It should be gone soon.  Grin Grin

THANK YOU FLUFFYPANTS!!!! I can't express how happy it all makes me!

Thanks to all for such a great swap. It's always a pleasure joining in on the fun!
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5  Monkees Mug Rug in Needlework: Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: July 06, 2015 03:12:46 PM
My partner for the Quotes, Quotes Quotes! swap have a mutual love of the Monkees. So when she provided a quote from the Monkees, I couldn't resist! I found out that the quote is from the "The Devil and Peter Tork" episode and Mike says it. So I decided to make a mug rug. I've been itching at trying to make one. This was the perfect excuse!

I found a picture of Mike Nesmith that is pretty classic and traced it. Once I was satisfied that it actually *looked like him*, I traced it onto Solvy and embroidered it in green onto my fabric (my partner is a fan of vibrant color schemes!). Then I found a font that looked retro-ish that I liked at DaFont. Originally I intended to fill it in; but in the end I went with tracing around the letters. I really like how it turned out.

I was going to make it without a border; but at the last minute decided to do a "cheater" binding. I essentially cut the backing an inch larger and wrapped it around. Easy peasy! The only thing I think I would change would be to double the batting. It felt too flimsy to me. It might have only been that I didn't quilt it at all really.

All in all, it was a fun, easy project and I love how it turned out!

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6  Reversible hobo bag -painted and embroidered in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fatewineroses on: July 06, 2015 02:55:48 PM
This will be my first post in this area. Heck, any area that requires sewing. For the Quotes, quotes, Quotes Swap I had the idea to make a simple bag to feature one of the quotes my partner gave. I must have looked at patterns for days, trying to find one that I liked. In the end I fell in love with a free pattern from Swoon (http://swoonpatterns.com/shop/laney-reversible-hobo/).

Even as I printed out the pattern, I kept thinking it was super ambitious of me. Except for some basic instruction from my Mom, and a segment from my high school Home Ec class more than twenty years ago (where the teacher told me I was completely hopeless), I am completely self-taught and a nervous nellie on the sewing machine. This was my first attempt at making something from a pattern.

The front is white cotton, painted with fabric paints. The face is embroidered on and is actually my partner's face. Traced from a picture I stole from another one of her projects she posted here on Craftster. Even though in some part of my brain I knew that the bag was reversible, I didn't treat it as such. Meaning that I didn't stress too much about the stripes being *just so*. Which is good cause I was already stressing enough as it was! I am hoping to make another bag like this for myself and maybe my daughter. Although I think I will add a pocket on the "inside" and use a magnet closure instead of a tie closure. Maybe.

Close Front Panel

Front of Bag

Back of Bag


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7  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R5 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: June 27, 2015 11:29:35 PM
I have received from Inselaeffchen! She chose my running theme and Doctor Who. I love them both! Especially the turtle as she said she free handed him. Something I could never have done. Mucho impressive! Love the kit as well. Bright and shiny colors make me happy!

Many thanks to Inselaeffchen for being my partner and to Watsonc7 for hosting!

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8  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - May 2015 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: June 18, 2015 09:38:07 AM
I received my final ATC for May! Spikefan sent me a Jayne card. I was secretly hoping it was..cause I LOVE me some Jayne!

Thanks Spikefan!
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9  May ATC Swap cards in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by fatewineroses on: June 16, 2015 08:55:40 AM
I hadn't made any ATCs in a long while, so I was very happy to participate in May's ongoing ATC swap. These are the three cards that I made.

Early Bird - Embroidery on canvas.

Calvin and Hobbes. Sadly I don't remember what I titled this one. - Embroidery on cotton with watercolor pencil. First time I ever had embroidery floss bleed on me. Originally it was meant to be black and white with just the balloon embroidered in red. When I rinsed the solvy off, the thread bled. After trying to wash it out multiple times, I decided to cover up the mistake with the pencil.

Early Run in San Francisco - Micron pen with watercolor and glitter pencils.

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10  Re: Monthly Theme Dotees - MAY MUSIC GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: June 10, 2015 10:38:25 AM
I have to give my sincere apologies to hannabear for not being able to post sooner. Yesterday I was finally able to grab my mail and got a wonderful dotee! One of my favorite songs from Norah Jones is 'Come Away With Me.' Hanna did a wonderful job putting that into physical form. She also incorporated Klimt's 'The Kiss.' Probably one of my all time favorite pieces of art. Thank you so very much. I love it!


More lyrics

Tin roof!

Cute cloud!
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