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« Reply #140 on: July 24, 2014 06:07:30 PM »

You all are so funny....and your own worst critics. The pages are wonderful and always will be wonderful. It is so hard to silence that critic in our heads, where and when did that little critter get stuck in there? Just tell it to shut up!

Our work is beautiful, inspired and you should never, ever apologize for your creations. (Especially before it arrives.  :D) We do ourselves and other crafters/artists a disservice when we put ourselves down. We put our hearts into these swaps and I always love what I get. It is fresh, original and always a wonderful surprise. Own your creations. Be proud of them.

And I am waiting un-patiently for my pages....wait.....wait...check mailbox....wait.

That being said the journal page still on it's way to you is the ultimate journal page ever made!  The page should be there tomorrow and you will see for yourself.  I really went far out of my comfort zone and mixed patterns and colors I would never have tried before.  That is why I am not very confident.  So I would appreciate an honest appraisal of my work because I'm a big girl and want to learn how to improve what I do.

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« Reply #141 on: July 24, 2014 06:32:45 PM »

"madcrafter" I received your page today and I LOVE IT. It's beautiful. The colors and theme is so me.Thank you. I have no complaints whatsoever. I can't wait to see it in my Fabric Journal with some personal thoughts added to it.
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« Reply #142 on: July 24, 2014 11:32:48 PM »

"madcrafter" I received your page today and I LOVE IT. It's beautiful. The colors and theme is so me.Thank you. I have no complaints whatsoever. I can't wait to see it in my Fabric Journal with some personal thoughts added to it.


I'm so glad that you like the kitten.  But if you want to give it a face I understand.  I enjoyed finally getting to use the Molas book and of course the excuse to buy some colorful fabric!  But I think that I would change several things about the journal page.  Definitely have to do some more Molas!

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« Reply #143 on: July 25, 2014 06:12:44 AM »

I have not done a reverse applique in a while...I forget how wonderful it is.  I also love the colorful regular appliques done by the Cuna Indians in the San Blas islands...here is one I just framed for a friend:



I think you will enjoy this technique a lot...it just takes practice so feel free to send me any practice pages... Grin.
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« Reply #144 on: July 25, 2014 09:15:35 AM »

I have not done a reverse applique in a while...I forget how wonderful it is.  I also love the colorful regular appliques done by the Cuna Indians in the San Blas islands...here is one I just framed for a friend:



I think you will enjoy this technique a lot...it just takes practice so feel free to send me any practice pages... ;D.

Your Mola is beautiful!  Really love all the bright colors you used.  You're right about the practice but you also need a firmly woven fabric.  The Kona cotton I bought kept fighting me and raveling.  I keep wanting to make a coat using Mola applique with all the layers it should be warm!

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« Reply #145 on: July 25, 2014 10:26:53 AM »

I did not make that mola---I bought it at my Panama Canal Zone HS class reunion.

I have a lot of older molas that are made with very loosely woven fabric--what a pain it must have been, but it does make the designs easier since it is "moldable".  Traditional molas have red as the top layer.  The best molas are the ones with several layers...there are a lot of beginner molas and inexpensive molas that have only two or three layers.

It is a fascinating art form and is now protected for the Kuna/Cuna indians!
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