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3741  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: First Embroidery Post - Simple on: March 04, 2008 08:11:00 PM
Thanks!  I'm getting encouraged to get back to the pillowcases I started last autumn!

I had so much trouble with the non-knot thing on the other monogram.  I don't know if it's just because I'm so out of practice or if it's because I was outlining in a different stitch.  The back of that one is not at all pretty.
3742  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Beautiful Use Swap Gallery on: March 03, 2008 09:41:38 PM
Whew!  What a relief!  Even though camelama sent a lovely PM or email and wrote a complimentary "I received" post, I was still having Swap Anxiety (SA).  I'm SO PLEASED that receiving your package could help make a positive difference in your stressful day!   Of course I have a copy of the text of the scroll!  You don't get a basement full of Creative Remnants And Paraphernalia (CRAP) by not keeping things!  I also have photos of the chest (before and after).  Glad to hear Neevie is "hating" her toys, too.  YEY!

Pirate's Tea Chest (like "Sea Chest" only for tea... get it?) 
Outside:


Inside:


Scroll text:
A pirate craves the finer things in life, but her swashbuckling lifestyle and the rowdy company she keeps make it difficult for her keep her things tidy, let alone whole.  Lets face it: pillaging and plundering are not tasks pursued gently.  Cups break leaving orphaned saucers, linens are soiled beyond what seawater can clean, and everything gets nicked and battered.

But, as the song says, its the pirates life for her, so she sips her afternoon tea from an assortment of others finest china and dabs her lips with the remnants of cloth shes had her crew fashion into what passes for dainty table linens.  Its not what she imagined when she first took up the pirating trade, but the Dread Pirate Camelama wouldnt have it any other way.  Well, maybe more gold.


The sausage packing tape is from Archie McPhee - right there in camelama's own town! 
3743  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Baby love, vegan punk style! (pic overload) on: March 03, 2008 06:15:46 AM
Thanks for the info!  I figured that most of the commitment to veganism was about obtaining from cruelty and supporting the environment, but thought I'd ask anyway.
3744  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: First Embroidery Post - Simple on: March 02, 2008 07:24:31 PM
Thanks all y'all!  I hope that I can learn to be as neat and tidy on something I keep for myself.
3745  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Baby love, vegan punk style! (pic overload) on: March 02, 2008 06:16:12 PM
Let me join the chorus of people loving this awesome gift!  Wow!  I'm a little ignorant on the technicalities of being vegan, but since humans are animals is a breast-fed baby technically a vegan?  I really don't know.  Undecided
3746  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Beautiful Use Swap. Signups Closed. Sendouts 2/29/08. on: March 02, 2008 05:33:53 PM
So I posted my medium project in the needlework forum, because I'm pretty pleased with how the embroidery turned out - especially on the one highlighted in my post.  At first I thought that the embroidery project would be one of the small items, but man those things took me about 3.5-4 hours each!

I'm not trying to steal camelama's thunder on posting in the gallery (really, I'm not), but here's the link if you're interested in that part of her swap package.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231221.0
3747  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / First Embroidery Post - Simple on: March 02, 2008 05:01:52 PM
I can't believe I'm posting on the needlework forum!  I've been wanting to take up embroidery again for years and finally started a few projects last autumn.  This is my first completed project since I did some kits in grade school many many years ago.  It's an initial "C" on two mismatched napkins for part of a swap package I sent off last week.  The outline and fine lines are backstitch; it's filled in with long and short stitch.

Front:


Back:

I'm kind of proud about how tidy the back is, actually.  I went old-school and didn't use any knots, which helped a lot.

The mismatched pair:

I'm not nearly so enamored of the purple one.  It's nice enough from the front, but the back is not at all tidy.  I sewed a circular patch of the same fabric over the back to hide it.  Interestingly, it's the second one I did.

Any helpful tips n tricks or constructive criticism are welcomed!

Thanks for lookin!
3748  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Beautiful Use Swap Gallery on: February 28, 2008 07:38:17 AM
Oh, I'll post pictures.  Theses days usually a craft isn't complete until I've taken pics and posted them on craftster.   Wink  I figured that's what you meant about the photos of individuals.  Crafters want to see the crafts.
3749  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Beautiful Use Swap Gallery on: February 27, 2008 04:44:39 PM
That package is so great!  You get presents for now, and then a crafty kit!  That rocks!

Isn't it?  I'm a lucky first-time swapper, boy howdy!  I think I'll do the sachets next week.  The houses, I'll have to give some thought to... hmmmmm.
3750  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Beautiful Use Swap Gallery on: February 27, 2008 04:43:27 PM
I love the pretty little dish towels!! Especially the cute froggy pair!! So cute!!! My mom used to use those silver sprinkles on her cookies when I was little. I always thought it was cool eating silver. Smiley I can't believe they still make them! Where do you find house shaped boxes? I want to decorate them too! Awesome package!

They say "for decoration only" on them, so who knows how many you could get away with eating.  I'm already trying to think up a way to use them sparingly so I can feel right about them being eaten.  Besides, I don't want to have baked goods be more glamorous than the baker! Wink
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