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« Reply #210 on: February 10, 2014 11:23:08 AM »

Just found these...they are wonderful!  I love birds...you have captured them perfectly!  Please please do a downy woodpecker!!
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« Reply #211 on: February 10, 2014 02:11:40 PM »

Haha! You're too funny. I will add it to my list. Wink
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« Reply #212 on: February 24, 2014 10:56:03 AM »

Artsycandice, I love those birds too!
Great shape, great colours, great expression.
I hope you'll get around to making more of them, like you originally planned. They would look so great together.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!

(I just discovered this thread. I think it is a great idea.)
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« Reply #213 on: February 27, 2014 02:33:24 PM »

Oooo, cute birdies!  Smiley

I suppose I could put some stuff here, right? I already posted my QIPs in the quilt-along thread, but I can show off my other finished things here, I think?

Beady stuff - I love beads and have collected them for absolutely years.  I'm very bad at making things with them, though, but I'm trying to be better with the help of the occasional bead mag.


First go at chainmaille (european 4-in-1), decorated with my first ever self-made findings.  Lot of learning in this.


Golden Daisy necklace I made for a reader's challenge in a bead mag.  They printed it and sent me some pretty beads!

Polyclay stuff - I remember playing with Fimo way back in the '80s, and it's still fun now!  I'm fascinated by all the possibilities and techniques around these days.  I must have another clay play day soon...


Beads I made while adapting a tutorial to make faux opal - they don't look like opal at all, but I like them anyway and have nicknamed them "candy quartz" because mum wanted to eat them.  (I know there are some really great faux techniques out there, but I was trying to see if I could devise one of my own.)


Reversible tiles beads.


Snowflake ornament.  The combination of polyclay snowflake and bead snowflake just sort of happened.

Fabric stuff - My mum taught me to sew when I was quite little (she used to make almost all her own clothes) and I've done a bit of dressmaking myself in the past.  My fort is definitely Large Flat Things, though - quilts and such.


Cushion cover made from charity-shop silk finds.  If it looks like a tie, it is!  That one was a "proof of concept" effort, I've made others that are more colour-coordinated but they need borders and backs still.


Mum's Christmas present, and the first quilted item I finished.  It was inspired by a picture I saw while looking for jelly roll patterns, and I was so pleased with it that I did another in blue and white for a friend:

(I'll post these in the Completed Quilts board when I get image-posting rights...)


Shopping bag I made from a pattern for my sister for Christmas.  The main fabric was a chance find in a scraps box in a local fabric shop, and the dark blue bird is appliqued on.


Little stocking filler chocolate boxes I made after watching the Great British Sewing Bee Christmas Special.  I made them in a big rush and there's a lot I'd do differently to make them again.  I made the little delica stars by following a tutorial I found online.  It was in Korean but had very good pictures!  XD
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« Reply #214 on: February 28, 2014 08:45:13 AM »

Just found this thread - it's great! I'm still scrolling through the projects, but I have to say that the zombie-fied parents are awesome!! Did you put them in their own thread??

Amazon_warrior, your quilts are beautiful!  And I think those faux opal beads look great!  I hear you on the bead collecting vs. making - I have quite a stash myself and I need to get better at using them! 
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« Reply #215 on: February 28, 2014 11:58:59 AM »

Amazon_warrior, your quilts are beautiful!  And I think those faux opal beads look great!  I hear you on the bead collecting vs. making - I have quite a stash myself and I need to get better at using them! 
Thank you for the kind words!  ^_^  For me, the problem is findings - I either don't have what I need to finish something or it's the wrong colour.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #216 on: February 28, 2014 09:21:22 PM »

Amazon_warrior, that is an amazing diversity of crafts and all look very, very well done. Think my personal favorites are the blue and white quilted Christmas gift (table topper?) and the shopping bag. That may be because they're my favorite color but definitely because I love anything made of fabric. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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« Reply #217 on: March 01, 2014 04:00:15 PM »

Wow, what amazing items. I especially love the bag.
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« Reply #218 on: March 02, 2014 02:12:42 AM »

Thank you both!  Smiley

kbrison:  Yep, it's a table topper.  You'd probably like the blue'n'white Japanese-style FQs that fell through my door yesterday, then!  XD  Haven't quite decided what'll happen to them yet, they might become a bag or the back of a noren curtain that I'm making for my mum...
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« Reply #219 on: March 14, 2014 03:31:43 PM »

Alrightly...haven't looked you up, yet, Amazon_warrior, but guessing with a Mum...you are UK?
What wonderful quilting. And your beading works are beautiful, too. That chain mail one has such detail to it.
Don't say you can't bead...you obviously can! It just might take a bit longer. I am like that with my knitting and crochet. It frustrates me sometimes...but if you keep working with it, it will get easier.
I like the diversity of your arts, too. You are hopping all about and sampling everything. That makes for a good artist. Then you can see anything and just make it  Grin

Oh, and I collect men's ties. I am planning on a hippy skirt {from the 60's} made from them. And maybe a vest.

And also some denim jean purses that use ties for flaps and purse straps. Denim "boodie" fabric for the main body of purse, with original pockets kind of thing. You know, crotch to waistband. Legs cut off. Stitched at the bottom, zipper or velcro to the top...or a button closure.  Additional pocket can be added under fly zipper for a coin purse.  Grin Just ideas.

I enjoyed looking at the eye candy tonight!

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