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« on: August 08, 2013 07:21:26 AM »

What Craftster Means To Me
To me Craftster is an amazing community of positive, creative and above all inspiring individuals!!

With all the nonsense on the internet today and the amount of negativity associated with it all, it is SO refreshing to be able to come to this little corner of the interwebs that is so uplifting, enthusiastic, motivational and encouraging every day!
One of my favorite things about Craftster that really adds to the "community" part of it for me is swapping!  So many creative ideas and minds working on similar projects all around the world and sharing their handmade goods with each, it's so wonderful!

I just participated in the One Fab Zippered Pouch swap and made this little goodie for my partner...

Front of the finished pouch.


This is a side shot to show the puffiness of the octopus. I stuck a little bit of stuffing behind him to add some depth.


Back of the finished pouch.


And the inside I used a different fabric that kept up with the Octopus theme  Cheesy


Here is an in progress shot I took while embroidering the octopus on. (I personally love WIP pictures of all the different methods and processes of creating.)


Something I also love about Craftster is how helpful everyone is.  I used this tutorial to sew in the zipper for the pouch.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408626.0#axzz2bNrNk6Fa

I've been on Craftster for just over 6 years now and loving every minute of it!
Happy 10 years!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013 07:47:50 AM »

fab pouch!  glad you decided to post it Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013 08:05:21 AM »

Your little octopus is so cute!

I agree that all of the sharing of information is wonderful...and doesn't it make you swell up with pride when you make something that is appreciated by the recipient? or when you find a tutorial and it works for you?

Lovely submission!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013 08:08:33 AM »

That's so cute! Putting stuffing behind the octopus really makes it pop. I love your line about what Craftster means to you; it's so true!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013 10:25:25 AM »

Your little octopus is so cute!

I agree that all of the sharing of information is wonderful...and doesn't it make you swell up with pride when you make something that is appreciated by the recipient? or when you find a tutorial and it works for you?

Lovely submission!

Thank you! And yes it makes me sooo happy when someone appreciates what I make them.  I'm sure like many of us, I'm my own worst critic and I think EVEN more so when I'm sending it to a fellow crafty person!! When people I admire appreciate the things I make, it's like the best thing ever  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013 05:32:04 PM »

OMG I adore this.  Seriously.  Love the colors and the little applique octopus.  Fab job!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013 05:20:23 AM »

So cute! Smiley Your description of Craftster is what got me here, and keeps me hooked! Good luck in the challenge.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013 10:51:16 AM »

The octopus is so cute!  And it looks great on those fabrics.

I agree about the positivity on Craftster. It is very refreshing  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013 01:56:05 PM »

Thank you all so much for the kind words!!   Grin

I stood around in Joanns forever trying to match up the fabrics and find ones that looked "watery" enough but not over kill and so obvious.  I'm so glad the yellow looked good with it too because in my head, he just had to be yellow with polka dots!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013 11:16:02 AM »

Totally cute!!
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2013 06:35:04 PM »

This is super-duper darling! I wasn't an octopus fan before...but I am now! Love the added dimension & colors!  Wink
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