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Title: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: PerachYafeh on June 18, 2009 06:54:52 PM

 Embroided Tote/Bag!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: PerachYafeh
Co-organizer: barbolot


Time to show off the lovely work!!!



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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 18, 2009 06:55:14 PM
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‡ LostinOz & goldsheepbowl

‡ sarahblais &  dancingqueen73
‡ quaggy & hotgluegert
‡  Sillybowtie &Messeis
‡  ineedart & Arimethia
‡  Mindboggld & Sonjabegonia
‡  Nannetta & nmcmillenThirdMargaret (angel) :-* Nannetta is sending her pack to angel)
‡  trampycouture & Craftastrophe
‡  Bioformcallie & PalleAngelLex
‡  Dharma_rebel & Gamemom42
‡  goldfishpollywog & audio-astrophysics
‡  mamarose22 & playwithneedles
‡  pinkmichk &  barbolot

‡  Glamis & sazzra
‡  PerachYafeh & ThridMargaret
 


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € €
Post by: PerachYafeh on June 18, 2009 06:55:31 PM
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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 18, 2009 07:00:51 PM
I cannot belive we already someone ready to post the goods! Let's rock the gallery roll!!!! YAY! :D


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Post by: audio on June 18, 2009 07:24:35 PM
Oooo!! I can't wait to see what I sent to goldfishpollywog!! I hope she likes it! I really tried to make the embroidery to her personality, so I hope she likes that part a lot!! Hurry up GP!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on June 18, 2009 07:54:11 PM
Warning!! I went picture happy as I am ecstatic!

The whole package from audio-astrophysics right where I opened them.


I love it! :D ;D  Hubs actually chuckled and said,"She really knows you!" :-*

Just the bag


Close up of my Carassius-nauts/goldfish-nauts


Beautiful Art Noveau lining, love it!


We decided to include more than one extra. 

Wait one of the shrinky charms is missing......

I might have to make a necklace of it for my new orange alien & friend

Love the sweater....Space is cold.

They wanted to pose in front of our aquarium, just to show you how perfect the bag's theme was! 
Yes, that is a satellite in my fish tank ;D


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Post by: audio on June 18, 2009 08:00:08 PM
I'm glad you like everything!!! I had so much fun comming up with a design!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on June 18, 2009 08:08:43 PM
OMG that is an amazing package! LOVE the goldfish in space. So creative!


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Post by: LostInOz on June 18, 2009 11:52:25 PM
Ahh! Goldfish in space is so cute! Awesome package :)


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Post by: pinkmichk on June 19, 2009 01:44:43 AM
cool package love the goldfish in space


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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 19, 2009 05:11:49 AM
Wow...great score here. This pack was super personilized.


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Post by: gamemom42 on June 19, 2009 06:38:13 AM
Too cute!  The embroidery is just great, and (this really goes without saying) so very original.


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Post by: barbolot on June 19, 2009 07:24:15 AM
HAHA!  Fabulous bag -- the goldfish are too, too cute!  Very nice... the bar is set very high!


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Post by: playswithneedles on June 19, 2009 09:42:59 AM
Love the whole package and how personalized it was! Fun ;D


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Post by: ineedart on June 19, 2009 10:45:38 AM
I must agree....never before have I seen such imagery! Goldfish in space! Very creative!


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Post by: goldsheepbowl on June 19, 2009 02:27:48 PM
:o
Wow! off to a great start and i haven't anywhere near finished :S
that is too cute ;D i love the geeky/star trek extras! Awesome!


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Post by: trampycouture on June 20, 2009 01:54:16 PM
What an awesome way to start off the gallery! Geeez! I can't WAIT to see all the other stuff!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on June 20, 2009 02:24:29 PM
I'm using the bag this evening and can't wait to here what my friends say.  Seriously enjoying all the goodies the aliens love hitching a ride wherever I'm going and are encouraging me to get finished with audio's package! :)


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Post by: mamarose22 on June 21, 2009 04:42:38 PM
Very nice start to the gallery.  Can't wait to see more.


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Post by: quaggy on June 21, 2009 07:11:48 PM
I received my tote from hotgluegert.  What a great job.  I love the size now I am worried that mine is not long enough. I love the embroidery motif and she nailed me with the colors.  The inside fabric is gorgeous.  I can see myself using this often as in every day. I also love my extra!!!!!!!

Here is my tote. I love the size and motif that was used.

A close up of her handiwork!

The inside fabric.  I love it!!!

This cute little pincushion. I wish this would have photographed better.  It is chocolate brown and purple. The antennas are made from a bobbie pin with glitter paint on them I believe . 

He is happy to be in his new home.  See the big smile and bright blue eyes.

You can see Jimmie better in this photo.  Thanks for a wonder swap.


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on June 21, 2009 07:23:16 PM
The embroidery is beautiful!  What a cute pincushion!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on June 21, 2009 07:45:41 PM
That pin cushion is so cute! I can't wait to see more.


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Post by: quaggy on June 21, 2009 08:10:18 PM
I forgot to say that the pin cushion is made from baked clay and felt.  He is a cutie!!!!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on June 21, 2009 08:42:32 PM
 :D I just got back home and had to check the gallery before I unpacked or anything!!  Great bags so far!  The goldfish are so perfect and I love the colors on quaggy's tote!  What a fun start to gallery that promises to keep delivering!!

XOXO


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Post by: dharma_rebel on June 21, 2009 09:19:45 PM
What a cool idea for a pin cushion! I also like the lady on the tote - I like to swish my dress around and show a bit of leg, too.  ;D


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Post by: pinkmichk on June 22, 2009 01:25:49 AM
i love that bag


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Post by: LostInOz on June 22, 2009 01:49:57 AM
I love the lady, her dress is great :) Pincushion is so cute!


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Post by: quaggy on June 22, 2009 05:35:18 AM
I  have been on brain fry for a few days, to many hours at work.  I forgot Timmie has an R embroidered on his back for Robin.  Oh no maybe his name too!  No R  is for Robin. Thanks again Hotgluegert.


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Post by: mamarose22 on June 22, 2009 07:01:57 AM
Great tote.  Lovely lining fabric.


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Post by: hotgluegert on June 22, 2009 02:33:19 PM
Thanks I am so glad you liked the lining after it was made my daughter was like ewww that lining fabric yikes I was ready to tear it apart but tore her apart instead LOL ( just kidding) but I am happy you thought it ok  :) Oh did your water bottle get there ok? Gert
   by the way fish in space OMG too cute  :D I love it


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Post by: quaggy on June 22, 2009 04:16:24 PM
OK Ladies I should start all over.  I also received a fabulous water bottle which I can use for milk, grapes, carrots all sorts of clever things.  It is pink and embellished with purple and pink glitter hearts.  It should be a sin to make someone work at their job for 78 hrs in one week.  It makes their posting awful.  Just could not get it together on this one.
Another picture with everything in case I have now confused some of you.  So Sorry!

Timmie is so bad he wanted to lie down and get in the picture to show off the letter R on his back.


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Post by: hotgluegert on June 22, 2009 06:22:55 PM
Lol not sure who is sillier you or Timmie  ;D


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Post by: Nannetta on June 24, 2009 09:06:25 AM
Awww, lovely tote packages so far   ::)


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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 24, 2009 05:18:42 PM
Hey lovely ladies!! How is everyone progressing?
I want to know if everyone has been communicating with your respective partners...How is the partnership working out? If you think you are falling behind/or any other issues let me know okay? Today is June 24! Already!!! HAHA :D



Oh my!!! Joann's will have a good sale on floss by the 4th of July...so save some cash and go party there!!![/size][/color]

now...do we have quilters around? raise you hand...i need to ask a few questions! ;D


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Post by: trampycouture on June 24, 2009 05:24:19 PM
I want a Joann's in my town.. we already have a Hobby Lobby and a Michael's .. but I want a Joann's too, damnit!


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Post by: gamemom42 on June 24, 2009 05:41:34 PM
I'm plugging away.  My goal is to send by July 6th and I should have no problem with that date.


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Post by: ineedart on June 24, 2009 05:48:55 PM
I am a quilter on hiatus. Does that count?  ;D Haven't done much since I have two little munchkins running around, but I do love to quilt.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 24, 2009 06:30:06 PM
I am a quilter on hiatus. Does that count?  ;D Haven't done much since I have two little munchkins running around, but I do love to quilt.

sure!

I want to make a simple quilt..summer type. I got a queen size cotton batting. I want to know what is the best fabric to make the botton and top. Broadcloth, 100% cotton or country solids?
 I want to make either white or white on cream botton....the top will be white and some blue, green, ocean colors on the top...happy stuff meets spa feeling.. :).


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Post by: Sillybowtie on June 24, 2009 07:34:01 PM

Oh my!!! Joann's will have a good sale on floss by the 4th of July...so save some cash and go party there!!![/size][/color]


I am stocking up with the .29 cent floss. I also got a coupon this week at the register for 10% of total purchase for regular and sale price items.

I am mailing my package tomorrow if the line is not too long at the post office!


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Post by: audio on June 24, 2009 07:55:52 PM
The goldfish are so perfect
I must agree....never before have I seen such imagery! Goldfish in space! Very creative!
HAHA!  Fabulous bag -- the goldfish are too, too cute!  Very nice... the bar is set very high!
Too cute!  The embroidery is just great, and (this really goes without saying) so very original.

WOW!! I can't believe how many people commented on the bag (I couldn't quote them ALL), I just now went thru them all. Thanks you soo much! It makes me feel really awesome! I love how many said 'I love Goldfish in Space'!! Thanks!! Can't wait to see what everyone else makes!!

I'm using the bag this evening and can't wait to here what my friends say.  Seriously enjoying all the goodies the aliens love hitching a ride wherever I'm going and are encouraging me to get finished with audio's package! :)
Wow awesome! I hope all your friends are jealous!  ;) And I now you're package will be fantastic!! No rush thought, I seriously need to stop crafting soo fast, I'm in the IYP with two partners and I'm pretty much done with both of the packages, just smalls left, and sign ups haven't even started!

HOTGLUEGURT!! That embroidery is AWESOME! An I LOVELOVELOVE that linning fabric!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on June 24, 2009 08:23:38 PM
Wow awesome! I hope all your friends are jealous!  ;) And I now you're package will be fantastic!! No rush thought, I seriously need to stop crafting soo fast, I'm in the IYP with two partners and I'm pretty much done with both of the packages, just smalls left, and sign ups haven't even started!


My friends loved it, rolled there eyes and said,"Only you!" ;D  Many wanted to know where you got the lining from.

I'm doing my best with the package, if I can ever decide to stop playing with my needles, perhaps I can get the bag sewn together. ::)


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Post by: audio on June 24, 2009 08:31:02 PM
My friends loved it, rolled there eyes and said,"Only you!" ;D  Many wanted to know where you got the lining from.
I got the fabric at my school, no one else wanted it, can you believe? And there were like six yards of it!!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on June 24, 2009 08:35:44 PM
No one wanted it! :o  It is beautiful!


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Post by: ineedart on June 25, 2009 04:54:16 AM
PY: 100% cotton is best, in my opinion.  The only cotton I wouldn't recommend is homespun because it has a looser weave and seems to stretch a bit too much. Also, for the sake of ease, I would choose fabrics that are all the same weight, especially if you are working with smaller pieces. For the back, you can use either yardage that you sew together at the selvage to make a big enough piece, or...you can find a nice flat sheet for the back. Sometimes you can find a nice flat sheet cheaper than you can find good fabric! Watch out...quilting is fun and addictive!


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Post by: LostInOz on June 25, 2009 04:59:03 AM
PY: 100% cotton is best, in my opinion.  The only cotton I wouldn't recommend is homespun because it has a looser weave and seems to stretch a bit too much. Also, for the sake of ease, I would choose fabrics that are all the same weight, especially if you are working with smaller pieces. For the back, you can use either yardage that you sew together at the selvage to make a big enough piece, or...you can find a nice flat sheet for the back. Sometimes you can find a nice flat sheet cheaper than you can find good fabric! Watch out...quilting is fun and addictive!

That's what I'd recommend, too- 100% cotton. A sheet for backing is a brilliant idea, I'm going to have to borrow that! I'm planning a white quilt at the moment, for my lovely new machine to work on... too many ideas, not enough time :(

Communication between my partner and I is good :) I'm making good progress, finished most of the embroidery, but can't help adding more stuff at the moment. Have a long train ride tomorrow evening, so I plan to do as much as I can then. Now I just need to pick my small!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 25, 2009 08:09:38 AM
Hey thanks girls...a sheet is a great idea.  I had done that before with a conforter sac...but I did not think about using for the quilt! Brilliant. I will be using 100% cotton then....Now one more question....the border....Bias ready tape or make it from scratch?


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Post by: LostInOz on June 25, 2009 08:37:46 AM
Hey thanks girls...a sheet is a great idea.  I had done that before with a conforter sac...but I did not think about using for the quilt! Brilliant. I will be using 100% cotton then....Now one more question....the border....Bias ready tape or make it from scratch?

I've only ever made it from scratch, so I can't compare the two! I didn't find it too hard to make my own, and I guess the benefit with making it from scratch is that you can use the same fabric from the quilt.

I can't decide on a good "end" point for my embroidery! I could keep stitching away forever, filling in and adding details... it's a tough life :)


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Post by: ineedart on June 25, 2009 10:36:15 AM
I agree with LostinOz...making your own is easy and I do think it looks a lot nicer since you aren't limited to whatever the fabric store sells.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 29, 2009 04:01:08 PM
okay..what did I do to deserve all this craziness? I got not one but 2!! snakes in my garden! Yikes.... :o


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Post by: ineedart on June 29, 2009 04:11:09 PM
Be glad its not groundhogs! After moving two far away from my garden, a third showed up to mow down all my bush beans. Argh! Hope your snakes find a new home somewhere else.


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Post by: gamemom42 on June 29, 2009 04:14:57 PM
I adore groundhogs (well, snakes too, but I really adore groundhogs).  I would honestly give up the garden if I could just lure a groundhog to live there.  Weird I know, but I just think the little guys are the cutest (and wombats too).


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Post by: ineedart on June 29, 2009 04:16:49 PM
Have you seen one up close? Those icky teeth they have  :-\ I am a gardening fiend so they drive me nuts....well, the ones that live in my yard anyway. I'll send him to you if you want!  ;)


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Post by: gamemom42 on June 29, 2009 04:57:35 PM
Have you seen one up close? Those icky teeth they have  :-\ I am a gardening fiend so they drive me nuts....well, the ones that live in my yard anyway. I'll send him to you if you want!  ;)

Yes,  lol,  I have seen one up close.  Icky teeth and all,  I love 'em!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on June 29, 2009 07:24:39 PM
Oh my ! I was born on groundhog day!
The other day a oposun was in my back yard...I ra to one side the the oposum ran to the other  :D..It was hilarious!

I swear I am going nuts...my petunias were just gorgeous...now something has been eating them..when the flowers open..It look like an umbrella without fabric! :o
I also have what the heck is the name of those cute things with dark circle around the eyes? Oh they are lovely. One day one was coming from my driveway and walked to the street..I could hear the tick tick of its nails on the asphalt...that was creepy..HAHHA.

Any tips on what to put down to have some color until fall?



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Post by: goldfishpollywog on June 29, 2009 09:05:04 PM
okay..what did I do to deserve all this craziness? I got not one but 2!! snakes in my garden! Yikes.... :o

A while back, we were ripping out the carpet in our dining room and found a small snake underneath the carpet, alive!  Talk about a shocker!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on June 29, 2009 10:05:11 PM

I also have what the heck is the name of those cute things with dark circle around the eyes? Oh they are lovely. One day one was coming from my driveway and walked to the street..I could hear the tick tick of its nails on the asphalt...that was creepy..HAHHA.




PY, are you talking about raccoons? You are so cute! I have them too, they are cute but can be a real nuisance.


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Post by: quaggy on June 29, 2009 10:33:25 PM
I had a pet raccoon. He was so much fun!  He could turn on the bathtub water.  Got in a kitchen cabinet one time and was throwing glasses as the dog, to make him bark.  My mom was not impressed.  He loved marshmellows, grapes and watermelon.  He sleep with the cat and dog, not sure which one he thought he was.


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Post by: ineedart on June 30, 2009 05:15:55 AM
quaggy, my childhood friend had a pet raccoon and he loved watermelon too! And ice cubes. He would give us hugs around our necks. He was a really cool pet!

PY: You might try marigolds. Supposedly they aren't a treat for animals, and they are supposed to keep certain bugs at bay. Sounds like you have a zoo in your backyard! Our lot is only 1/5 an acre and we have had groundhogs living under our shed, and a possum and a skunk hang out in our yard at night, as well as a ton of squirrels, rabbits and birds. No snakes spotted so far!


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Post by: messeis on June 30, 2009 06:43:41 AM
I received my lovely package on Friday, sorry I am late posting, from Sillybowtie aka Nikki. First let me say I have been having some issues lately and Nikki's package could not of come at a better time. As soon as I checked my mail I quickly feed the kids then quietly went to my room and opened my package. The first thing I saw was the purple flower and it was so well done  that I actually thought for a moment that she had machine embroidered it, then as I looked over the rest of the embroidery I realized that Nikki just embroiders that well. The stitches are all perfect. The bag itself is light green with a bright purple/pink flowers and is really bright and beautiful and there are two large pockets inside. She also included a second bag to fit inside that matches and on it there is a knitted flower that I love because it is pretty and I can't knit so I am happy that she included it. Anyway, here are the pictures. Sorry I though I was getting a new camera for Mother's day but instead got a serger so I can't really complain too much.










Thanks Nikki!


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Post by: Sillybowtie on June 30, 2009 06:46:17 AM
I am glad you liked it! Now I can not wait for my package! ;D


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Post by: gamemom42 on June 30, 2009 06:50:21 AM
Beautiful embroidery, kind of intimidating actually.  I'm glad your package came on a day when you needed a lift.  I love when that happens to me.


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Post by: LostInOz on June 30, 2009 06:54:22 AM
Wow, that's so pretty! Great job, fabulous stitching. I know what you mean, gamemom42-- a bit intimidating :)


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Post by: pinkmichk on June 30, 2009 07:09:38 AM
that is beautiful


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Post by: ineedart on June 30, 2009 07:36:24 AM
The satin stitching looks just perfect! Glad your package came at a good time to brighten your day!


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Post by: messeis on June 30, 2009 07:47:15 AM
Beautiful embroidery, kind of intimidating actually.  I'm glad your package came on a day when you needed a lift.  I love when that happens to me.

Very intimidating. I really hope you like what I am making for you, Nikki.


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Post by: Sillybowtie on June 30, 2009 08:43:23 AM
I love anything that is handmade!

That was the first time doing the satin stitch... thanks to youtube!

This is the pattern for the flower if anyone wants to knit it.
http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=495&language= (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=495&language=)


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Post by: trampycouture on June 30, 2009 09:47:43 AM
Wow, I agree with everyone else--the satin stitch is amazing.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on June 30, 2009 12:11:14 PM
Sillybowtie, you have skills, dear!  If that's your first satin stitch I should probably never try it again! :D  Lovely bag, lovely stitches!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on June 30, 2009 03:05:22 PM
Wow, it's pretty. I love the flowers.


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Post by: hotgluegert on June 30, 2009 08:09:42 PM
I am on my brand new dell computer I just got used to borrowing my daughters Apple so here goes i am going to try my best at posting these pictures my partner was Quaggy and OMG she spoiled me so much I flipped when I got my pkg !!!!!!!!!! ok here goes


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Post by: hotgluegert on June 30, 2009 08:11:31 PM
ok that didnt work bear with me please cause this swap is the most awesome ever


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Post by: hotgluegert on July 01, 2009 02:32:36 PM



ok I think I can I think I can lol  hope this works cause I have some fantastic things for everyone to see...first my bag I LOVE fairies and my bags is all sparkle and bling with faries it has the cutest star buttons and she even included a pkg of them for me ... I think I was spoiled rotten she also embroaderd my name on the front of the bag ... Quaggy was the most she got me a fairy warm fuzzy bunny some other fairly nice things pencils note cards purse sized tablets with pen ... magnets with cute sayings stick of candy ..yummmm....and last but not least a pot of fairy dust which I am gonna sprinkle on me when the pain is bad and I cant sleep  :D


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Post by: hotgluegert on July 01, 2009 02:44:31 PM
I knew I forgot a few things one of my fav was a journal she made for me with the same fabric as the bag .... and has a book mark with a tiny fairy on the end ... and last but never least I want to thank our wonderful organizer for with out them we wouldn't have the swaps ... and our organizer did a great job with partnering and running this thing so kudos !!!!!


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Post by: Sillybowtie on July 01, 2009 02:50:21 PM
I love those star button with your name! Great Job!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 01, 2009 04:55:31 PM
Nice stitching on the pretty flower bag, sillybowtie. I'm envious of your satin stitches!

Nice fairy package, hotgluegert, you got spoiled (my name is Cindy too)!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 01, 2009 05:28:13 PM
How pretty, hotgluegert!  Very sparkly and girly!  I hope the fairy dust works some magic for you!


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Post by: audio on July 01, 2009 05:36:26 PM
WOW! Seriously GREAT bags! The fairy bag is soo cute! And that satin stitch is soo awesome and for the first time! :o, I won't ever try it!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 01, 2009 07:50:53 PM
Okay...my jaw is dropping on the floor right now...so many good GOODies!!LAdies you are rocking the gallery...the stitches are just pureperfection! WOW.

Well I will be doing some updating on the temp feedback in the morning. Of course I need to remind us all...today is JULY 1ST! Holly where did the time went by...?? The month just zipped by since we have this great group and fantastic talks! :D


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 01, 2009 08:58:42 PM
Oh my gosh that is amazing. I'm getting concerned that my bag might not be up to par.


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 02, 2009 01:37:10 AM
that bag is fab :o


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Post by: LostInOz on July 02, 2009 02:29:02 AM
Awesome bag! So colourful :)


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Post by: SarahBlais on July 02, 2009 09:41:45 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/3674576247_d2273aecf2.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/3674576247_d2273aecf2.jpg)

What a very pretty floral embroidery design!  I love the lining fabric too!



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Post by: SarahBlais on July 02, 2009 09:47:48 AM
Quaggy was the most she got me a fairy warm fuzzy bunny some other fairly nice things pencils note cards purse sized tablets with pen ... magnets with cute sayings stick of candy ..yummmm....and last but not least a pot of fairy dust which I am gonna sprinkle on me when the pain is bad and I cant sleep  :D

All the extra fairy goodies are awesome! What a great package! :)


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 02, 2009 10:48:41 AM
Awesome fairy package!  Great details! ;D


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Post by: ineedart on July 02, 2009 12:20:47 PM
I received from arimethia today! And WOW!!!! It is just wonderful and perfect and amazing....check it out!









I love the pattern, and the embroidery is most amazing! It is seriously perfect....that is a lot of fill stitching! Between arimethia and my partner thirdmargaret from the tea towel swap, I am inspired to try fill stitching, although I don't think it'll look anywhere near this nice. Thanks, Erin! I love the bag, the fabric, the embroidery! I can't wait to use it!!!


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 02, 2009 12:58:15 PM
I am seriously in awe of that stitching!  Beautiful.


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Post by: barbolot on July 02, 2009 12:58:56 PM
Amazing.  And like you said, perfect.  You've outdone yourself, arimethia!


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Post by: SarahBlais on July 02, 2009 01:34:05 PM
I love the tote! And the little red bird has such perfect stitches!


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Post by: audio on July 02, 2009 02:30:29 PM
OMG! THat is a fabulous bag! I love the fabric and the stitching on the bird is soo fantastic!


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 02, 2009 02:52:22 PM
Somehow I didn't see the last couple of days post from this gallery.  Gamemom, you sure outdid yourself on this tote.  I knew it would be fantastic.  Also I love that "fill" stitch embroidery.  It must have taken forever to do it.  You guys are making me feel insecure with my tote.  


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 02, 2009 02:55:36 PM
Wow!  Awesome filling stitch, on a very cute cardinal!


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Post by: ineedart on July 02, 2009 05:00:34 PM
Arimethia: I forgot to say, its kind of funny that you picked a cardinal....we have them in our yard this year and the first time my son saw one he yelled 'look, mommy, its a redneck bird!!!!!'  :D Now I need to put it on my 'someday' wishlist to get a Charlie Harper print.


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Post by: arimethia on July 02, 2009 05:21:09 PM
Arimethia: I forgot to say, its kind of funny that you picked a cardinal....we have them in our yard this year and the first time my son saw one he yelled 'look, mommy, its a redneck bird!!!!!'  :D Now I need to put it on my 'someday' wishlist to get a Charlie Harper print.

I literally laughed out loud when I read what your son said. That's awesome!

I have some Charley Harper prints on my wishlist for someday. His wife, Edie Harper, was also an artist and has some rad prints as well.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 02, 2009 07:16:27 PM
Whoa!  Arimethia, that is a beautiful tote and your stitching is true perfection!  I just love it!  Is the fabric ikea? 

Are you ready to go, ineedart?  You've got a beautiful bag to carry along some crafty something to work on between contractions! ;)


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Post by: hotgluegert on July 02, 2009 07:43:09 PM
whatta BEAUTIFUL job on the cardinal everyone in this swap has some talent going on I am so glad I was brave enough to try this one my embroider is not the best but it was fun :D


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Post by: arimethia on July 02, 2009 08:07:44 PM
Whoa!  Arimethia, that is a beautiful tote and your stitching is true perfection!  I just love it!  Is the fabric ikea? 

Yes it is from Ikea! I really liked it, I am planning on making a cash apron for my upcoming street fair out of it as well.


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Post by: ineedart on July 03, 2009 04:10:26 AM
I guessed right! I thought it was from IKEA too. I love IKEA.

Quote: Are you ready to go, ineedart?  You've got a beautiful bag to carry along some crafty something to work on between contractions!

ThirdMargaret: I am soooo ready! My bag is packed, just waiting for the moment. I hope he comes SOON!! And  ;D about the crafty something...I actually thought about it. Sitting in the hospital waiting to go home is so boring. I refuse to stay the two nights or whatever that they give you. I'd rather go home and sleep in my own bed, thank-you-very-much!


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Post by: mindboggld on July 03, 2009 04:40:40 AM
I love that cardinal bag!  I wish there was an IKEA close by so I could grab some of that awesome fabric!

Kandra


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 03, 2009 08:54:24 AM
ThirdMargaret: I am soooo ready! My bag is packed, just waiting for the moment. I hope he comes SOON!! And  ;D about the crafty something...I actually thought about it. Sitting in the hospital waiting to go home is so boring. I refuse to stay the two nights or whatever that they give you. I'd rather go home and sleep in my own bed, thank-you-very-much!
I guess you're a fan of "Drive Through Deliveries".  Years back you would have stayed in the hospital for quite a few days.  Nowadays I've heard that you go home the next day, sometimes. 


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Post by: arimethia on July 03, 2009 09:38:54 AM
I will admit it, I brought embroidery to the hospital with me when I was in labor. I was actually working on a blanket for my trying-to-be-born son. Of course I got sent home twice in one week at 6cm before my water broke and I went straight into transition at home. There was no time for crafting after that!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 03, 2009 10:14:17 AM
What a cute cardinal bag - awesome stitching! I'm going to finish my stitching today and start sewing it together. It's supposed to be 95 degrees today, which is almost too hot to do much of anything.


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Post by: ineedart on July 03, 2009 10:59:43 AM
mindboggld: Be glad you don't have an IKEA nearby! You'd be picking up a lot more than fabric I bet! That place has temptation around every corner!!!

mamarose: Yep! Drive through delivery sounds about right. I went home 24 hours after I had my daughter, and that was the soonest they'd let me out. Hospitals drive me crazy, and then they come check your blood pressure and make sure you're breathing like every 15 minutes and it drives me nuts!!

arimethia: Did you get anything done with the blanket while you were in labor? I am so tempted to bring a project but I am not one for long labors (which is a good thing!) And I think after I have him I will be too distracted by a sweet baby face to do anything else. Can't wait!!


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Post by: arimethia on July 03, 2009 12:27:51 PM
I got a little bit done on the blanket but then I stopped progressing so I spent the rest of the 21 hours I was there walking around and trying to sleep before the sent me home.

I hated being at the hospital during the long part of my labor, just when I would ALMOST get to sleep they'd come in and adjust all the monitors and mess with me. So frustrating. After my son was born though I loved it. (I was kind of afraid to go home because my husband and mom had to go back to work right away so I had no help waiting for me. So I took the extra day my doctor offered me to stay in the hospital. I had a really nice room that looked out on the hospital garden, I just remember those days with such fondness, it was like a dream.


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Post by: sazzra on July 04, 2009 12:10:49 PM
I received mine today and I love it! The camera is charging so I'll get some pics up tomorrow, but thank you so much Glamis and yours will be posted Monday :)


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Post by: LostInOz on July 04, 2009 12:38:43 PM
The fill stitch on the cardinal is amazing... I'm pretty sure I'll never attempt fill stitch again!

Finished the bag tonight- all stitched, pressed, and captured on camera :) Starting on the extra something now... hoping to send Monday :)


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 04, 2009 12:41:44 PM
I finished my "something extra" and packed everything up.  Hopefully I'll have time to bring it to the PO on Monday.  If I don't, I should be able to get it there on Tuesday. 


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 04, 2009 02:44:11 PM
I just finished my stitching. Later today I'll start on sewing it up. My extra something shouldn't take long, maybe I'll do it before I start sewing. I have to take a break for BBQ ribs, coleslaw, baked beans and lemonade from a Mason jar first! It's too hot to BBQ, so we are heading to Papa's Soul Food Kitchen to let them do the cooking. Not health food, but definitely good for the soul.  Its a lazy lazy day.


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 04, 2009 02:50:59 PM
I just finished my stitching. Later today I'll start on sewing it up. My extra something shouldn't take long, maybe I'll do it before I start sewing. I have to take a break for BBQ ribs, coleslaw, baked beans and lemonade from a Mason jar first! It's too hot to BBQ, so we are heading to Papa's Soul Food Kitchen to let them do the cooking. Not health food, but definitely good for the soul.  Its a lazy lazy day.
Sounds yummy. 


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 05, 2009 08:18:14 AM
mindboggld: Be glad you don't have an IKEA nearby! You'd be picking up a lot more than fabric I bet! That place has temptation around every corner!!!

mamarose: Yep! Drive through delivery sounds about right. I went home 24 hours after I had my daughter, and that was the soonest they'd let me out. Hospitals drive me crazy, and then they come check your blood pressure and make sure you're breathing like every 15 minutes and it drives me nuts!!

arimethia: Did you get anything done with the blanket while you were in labor? I am so tempted to bring a project but I am not one for long labors (which is a good thing!) And I think after I have him I will be too distracted by a sweet baby face to do anything else. Can't wait!!

I agree!! Ikea is a temptation! Once you get forget about yur poor sad little list...YOU NEED EVRYTHING! HAHAH. :D I was there to help my beloved -only - Guess waht? I came out witha glass top dinning table HAHAHA.

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How is everyone?!!! The sisterhood of embroided tote/bag!?
I hope you all had a happy 4th, and our other friends a great saturday! We are a week away from our send out date! YEap. Time went by pretty quick! You are all so much fun.
Please don't forget to send us the DC#, drop a little note after you received your pack and post pictures.....you really don't want to make us all anxius to see your good, ha?! ;D


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Post by: sazzra on July 05, 2009 12:43:18 PM
As promised, pictures of the goodies Glamis sent me:

The bag itself


Totally getting my Matryoshka obsession, yet in a kitty way!

closer view



And inside (as well as a cute pen I forgot to take pics of  :-[)


What's inside the sugar skull, you may ask?

Why, of course, it's a



Sewing kit! Yay!

I couldn't get a good pic of the inside, but it's a gorgeous blue with 3 pockets (a phone one, a snap fastened one holding the sewing kit and a big zipped one) AND 3 pen loops!

I have major swap anxiety now, as I love this so much :-\


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Post by: mindboggld on July 05, 2009 01:10:15 PM
Ooooo These are turning out great! :)


We received from Sonja on Friday.  I had to wait til today to post though, as the tote was for my daughter. (She was out of town, so couldn't open the package Friday) Sonja did a GREAT job on feeding my dd's Twilight obsession.  She loved it!

For those that aren't Twilight fans, the front design incorporates the first three book covers.
Here's some pics:
Front


Up Close


Back (sorry its a little fuzzy - didn't realize till I was posting... :( )



She also sent a knitted button pouch, but my neice really wanted it (she was there when Kacie opened the package), so I let her have it and completely forgot to take a pic!

Thanks so much Sonja - you did awesome!  Kacie says "You Rock!"

:)
Kandra


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 05, 2009 01:20:29 PM
Love the Matryoshka kitties! And the color of the twilight bag!

I'm about half way done sewing my tote, shouldn't take all that much longer. I'm guessing that I will send on Tuesday.


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 05, 2009 01:56:48 PM
The kitties are adorable, love the fabric of their tote!

While not a twilight fan (I've just never read it!)  I love the flower and the way it's thread adds dimension to the piece ;D


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 05, 2009 02:06:37 PM
I just love kittens/cats!


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 05, 2009 02:10:13 PM
I love everything in the gallery so far, but the kitties are my absolute favorite!


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Post by: sazzra on July 05, 2009 02:38:03 PM
I love everything in the gallery so far, but the kitties are my absolute favorite!

And it was an original design too - how chuffed am I?! I just have to make sure my real ones don't get hold of it, one of them eats fabric ::)


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Post by: dancingqueen73 on July 05, 2009 04:28:55 PM
Hey ladies - I am just checking out the gallery for the first time and I heart every bag!  There is so much originality here!  I am so excited to see the rest!


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Post by: audio on July 05, 2009 05:07:39 PM
Wow those bags are fantastic! I've read twilight but I'm not a HUGE fan, but I like the bag.


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Post by: fabricfriend on July 05, 2009 05:08:51 PM
Lucky you. I love the sewing kit with the skull on the front. Might have to make one of those.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 05, 2009 06:02:38 PM
WOW...I cannot belive how many beutiful things we have in our gallery! YOu are all doing a fantastic job! The though you all put in your little stitches can be seen from miles away! How lucky are we?! :D


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Post by: Sillybowtie on July 05, 2009 08:23:41 PM
I am loving and wanting each bag! I love that cardinal and may have to recreate that for one of my bird loving friends. I also need that sewing kit, it would be perfect when I am traveling or at work when I need more than a safety pin!


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 06, 2009 01:41:27 AM
the cats and the twilight bags are so cool


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 06, 2009 05:20:48 AM
I love the latest bags posted! 

The combining of the Twilight covers is so clever...looks great!

I adore the kitties!  (and their friend on the end! ;))  How talented are you to draw those!?


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Post by: barbolot on July 06, 2009 06:07:53 AM
So, so SO creative!  The matryoshka kitties!  I never would have thought of that -- so cute and original!
I love the Twilight bag, too.  I've never read the book, but have seen Twilight-inspired artwork out there -- this is fabulous!
Very nice ladies. 

I'm still plugging away at my embroidery.  I'm a slow stitcher, that's for sure.  I'll be ready to send by the deadline, though. ;)


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on July 06, 2009 06:15:27 AM
I'm totally digging the kittens.


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Post by: LostInOz on July 06, 2009 06:21:53 AM
Awww, cute kittens! Very clever :)

Wasn't happy with 1st attempt at the extra, so started again- much happier now :) Going to finish up tonight... sending right on the deadline, it seems.


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 06, 2009 07:23:17 AM
Can't wait to see some more goodies in the gallery.
I will probably be sending mine this afternoon.  I'm getting anxious to see how PWN likes it.  I tried to pack it up flat, so I had to fold it.  I placed some cardboards on both sides so I hope it doesn't get too crushed.  I never made a lined tote before, especially with the fuse-able interfacing.  I have lined a couple of crochet totes but that doesn't have to be such a perfect fit as on a fabric tote.   I didn't really use a pattern, just sort of made a generic type of tote. 


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 06, 2009 10:46:19 AM
Embroidery is done, I think.... ;)  I will be sewing as soon as it can squeeze it in, well and find where my interfacing went.  Hubs didn't know what it was and put it up for me ::)


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Post by: Nannetta on July 06, 2009 12:52:23 PM
i lovelovelove all the bags sent and received so far. beautiful stitching, so creative and unique!! ... truly amazing time management skillz, too  :D ... i still got some stitching to do, but getting there  ;)
xx, N.


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Post by: quaggy on July 06, 2009 01:26:04 PM
Have been away for a few days and came back to such a wonderful gallery.  Everone had done such a fantastic job with their embribery and the little extra this has been one great swap. Looking forward to see the rest posted as they are received.


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 06, 2009 02:40:29 PM
I was able to go to the PO and I sent off my package to PWN.  I am in the east and she's in the west (of the USA) so it will take quite a few days to get there. 


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Post by: LostInOz on July 06, 2009 02:44:38 PM
Mailing tomorrow! Just finished off the extra, just need to pack it all up and put it in the post! Really pleased with how the extra turned out, in the end- decided halfway through I didn't like how it was going, so pulled it apart and started again-- but I like the new version a lot :)

Can't wait for my partner to receive, now!


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Post by: audio on July 06, 2009 02:59:11 PM
Embroidery is done, I think.... ;)  I will be sewing as soon as it can squeeze it in, well and find where my interfacing went.  Hubs didn't know what it was and put it up for me ::)

oooo!! I'm pretty excited!!


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Post by: goldsheepbowl on July 06, 2009 04:59:33 PM
Mailing tomorrow! Just finished off the extra, just need to pack it all up and put it in the post! Really pleased with how the extra turned out, in the end- decided halfway through I didn't like how it was going, so pulled it apart and started again-- but I like the new version a lot :)

Can't wait for my partner to receive, now!

:o eep :P i'm trying to wrap up two swaps at once, ah well day off tomorrow so should make all the progress i need so i'll be that much closer to sending ;D


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Post by: ineedart on July 06, 2009 05:02:25 PM
The postal service drives me nuts!!!!  >:( I sent my package on the 1st, and paid for priority, and of course DC#. Well, have they updated the status of the package?! NO!!! Not since the 1st. Argh!! Hopefully it gets there very soon!



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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 06, 2009 05:07:47 PM
The postal service drives me nuts!!!!  >:( I sent my package on the 1st, and paid for priority, and of course DC#. Well, have they updated the status of the package?! NO!!! Not since the 1st. Argh!! Hopefully it gets there very soon!

Inee! What a bummer...It usually takes up to three days to arrive and don't forget we had a holiday in between...I was waitting for packs and they all got in today!! :D YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 06, 2009 08:10:40 PM
I was able to go to the PO and I sent off my package to PWN.  I am in the east and she's in the west (of the USA) so it will take quite a few days to get there. 

Can't wait to see it! I just have to sew on the handles and put the outer and inner linings together. And the little extra. I had plans to finish tonight, but think I'm too tired - I haven't been sleeping well lately. I'll try again tomorrow. I had hoped to send early, but may not send until the deadline - we'll see.


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Post by: arimethia on July 06, 2009 08:12:38 PM
The postal service drives me nuts!!!!  >:( I sent my package on the 1st, and paid for priority, and of course DC#. Well, have they updated the status of the package?! NO!!! Not since the 1st. Argh!! Hopefully it gets there very soon!



I gave you my Nevada City address, right?


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Post by: ineedart on July 07, 2009 05:08:59 AM
Yeah, you gave me a Nevada City address. They still have not updated the status since the day I sent it so I have no idea where the heck it is! Very frustrating!!!!


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Post by: quaggy on July 07, 2009 07:04:07 AM
The same thing happened with my package to hotgluegert in this swap.  It did not show up until it was in the sort station in her state.  She told me that there was a note inside it saying it had been damaged and they had to re box it.  I forgot to ask her if she got the 2 pairs of fairy socks and their was a large fairy charm hanging from the moon on the back side of the tote that I had sewn on it was missing. I had it packed really good so not sure what happened for it to open.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 07, 2009 07:32:31 AM
What a bummer quaggy.....I hope she just forgot to click!


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Post by: ineedart on July 07, 2009 10:23:00 AM
Quaggy: that really stinks! I don't understand how that happens!

Fortunately, I just checked and they finally updated it!!!! And it says it arrived in town this morning, so hopefully that means arimethia will get it today!


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Post by: quaggy on July 07, 2009 04:58:14 PM
It was the first time for me and hope it is the last.  I told hotgluegert that they just wanted to see her tote since I had written on the outside embroidered tote swap in several places.  I won't do that again.  I really don't think that was the cause but ya never know.


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Post by: Craftastrophe on July 07, 2009 09:07:13 PM
Here are pictures of the lovely items that I received from trampycouture!!

Group shot: a flamingo (my fav animal!) tote bag with a fun trim, embroidered pouch for office supplies, and some extra goodies (stickers, post-it notes, and pens).  I'm going to be a teacher so I thrive on that kind of stuff, LOL.


Close-up of the flamingo embroidery:


Front and back of the pouch:




trampycouture, you're a super talented embroiderer!!  I hope that's a word...

Thank you so much for everything!!!!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 07, 2009 09:24:58 PM
Another nice package!
I really like the office supplies pouch. Did you sew that or what? It seems like it would be a pain to sew, but also, a pain to embroider as is...


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Post by: audio on July 07, 2009 09:27:21 PM
I love that office supply pouch! And I LOVE the bobbly fringe on the bag! Sooo cute!!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 07, 2009 10:26:39 PM
<3 the office supply bag!  The color variation on the flamingos is beautiful too! :D


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Post by: Glamis on July 08, 2009 01:18:32 AM
like the office pouch too!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on July 08, 2009 05:57:56 AM
That bag is so wonderful. I love the flamingos and the extra fun trim. What a great summer bag.


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 08, 2009 12:26:19 PM
Wow, what a great package. And love the fun fringed flamingo bag!


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Post by: trampycouture on July 08, 2009 03:23:01 PM
Thanks y'all! I bought the canvas zippered pouch at Hobby Lobby. It really wasn't that hard to work with.


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Post by: arimethia on July 08, 2009 03:56:16 PM
I got my package yesterday from ineedart and I am so wowed!

She has the teensiest perfect stitches.

The birds are Charley Harper inspired, one of my favorite artists.

Sorry about the hair!(Its only been in my house 24 hours and its already covered in dog hair. I don't know how my dog is not bald yet!)

The Back

The interior, with awesome quilted key fob and place to hook it.

Lots of interior pockets.

And totally sweet bookmark.

My son is already carrying this around always! Speaking of him, he's getting into something so I better run.
(Oh yeah, he fell of the couch and hit the coffee table. Yikes)


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 08, 2009 04:47:21 PM
I received from dharma rebel  today!  I love my bag and my wonderful little extra.  I'll post pics later tonight or in the morning.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 08, 2009 05:21:07 PM
Oh my..those birds are darlings..I just spent quite a while observing a woodpeaker go up and down on a tree...It was so  ;Dcute.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 08, 2009 05:23:28 PM
Thanks y'all! I bought the canvas zippered pouch at Hobby Lobby. It really wasn't that hard to work with.

I need a hobby lobby. It sounds so cool!

Those birds are beautifully stitched and I love the style of the tote. I'm really starting to like jumbo rickrack (it used to weird me out for some reason).

Gamemom, glad you like the bag. I always get nervous when I start seeing the rest of the gallery.


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 08, 2009 05:47:01 PM




Gamemom, glad you like the bag. I always get nervous when I start seeing the rest of the gallery.


Trust me, you have nothing to be nervous about.  There are wonderful bags in this gallery, but none any nicer than the one you sent.  I can't wait to show it off, but my camera is dead so it will have to wait til morning.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 08, 2009 07:20:32 PM
A bevy of beautiful birds!  Love the flamingos and the woodpeckers are wonderful!  Nice smalls, also!


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Post by: trampycouture on July 08, 2009 09:10:17 PM
I love the button accents on the bag! And OMG, I want that bookmark! I would pay for that!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on July 09, 2009 07:01:43 AM
I love birds, and that bag is so awesome. I also am a fan of the buttons.


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 09, 2009 07:26:15 AM
I received this gorgeous bag from dharma rebel.  It is made from repurposed fabrics (which I love) and has bees!!! on it (which I love dearly).  I know this one will get daily use.



Here is a closer view of the beautiful stitching and the bee button:



Then, as if that weren't enough wonderful.... she made me this too pretty for words pin cushion.  The dew drops are pins!




Thank you so much.  I love my beautiful gifts.  I regret now that I procrastinated so much in this swap, but I'm working away to get your things out the door by deadline.









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Post by: LostInOz on July 09, 2009 07:30:42 AM
Both the latest bags are great! Love the birds, love the bees-- bees are fabulous :)


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 09, 2009 09:24:51 AM
Beautiful bee bag!  I really like it...especially how the accent fabric is honeycomb!  And the pincushion, well, I want it! :D


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 09, 2009 10:25:04 AM
I would be hard pressed to pick out a favorite tote, as they are all so beautifully made.


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Post by: goldsheepbowl on July 09, 2009 11:44:13 AM
I received the most amazing fantastic heart stopping package from LostInOz :P pun intended ;)


Everything in it's amazingness! ZOMBIE ANIMALS!!!!! :P a bit different to what everyone else has received so far but it doesn't hurt to be different right? :P
Apparently "grown up" people thought it was wierd, which means it's got to be brilliant for me :) creepy cute is definately a big love ;D she also sent me a needlebook she made (so cute and so very needed! my limbs are thankful ;)) and also a print from etsy! :) so cute ::)


Close-up of the zombimals! my faves the hedgehog and squirrel!


Needlebook! such a cute pattern and it has the Alexander Henry skull fabric inside too! :D


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Post by: trampycouture on July 09, 2009 12:03:10 PM
OMG I LOVE the zombie animals!! I want to figure out how to transform cute little patterns into zombie ones...


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Post by: Glamis on July 09, 2009 12:16:40 PM
love the zombimals too! They are too cool!


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Post by: Sillybowtie on July 09, 2009 12:26:15 PM
OMG I love that zombie hedgehog! That is what my pet hedgehog needs to be for Halloween! lol
I am loving every bag and can not wait to get my own!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 09, 2009 07:55:47 PM
Wow, these last three bags are awesome - so creative. And the smalls are fabulous. I'm not so sure about my small now...

I'm hoping I will be sending by Saturday. I've been suffering from horrible insomnia though, so haven't made any progress since the weekend.  :-\


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 09, 2009 10:53:28 PM
Making progress, didn't like the look and had to change a few things.  Should be finished soon if nothing else goes wrong.  Sorry, many little trials can wreck any schedule. :-[

My little goose snuck a pic of the embroidery in case anyone wanted a teaser.  This is directly from his camera :D (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=266862)


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 10, 2009 01:33:56 AM
i'm generally not a zombie fan but i'm loving that zombie animals bag also the bee bag is super cute


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Post by: LostInOz on July 10, 2009 02:52:48 AM
Close-up of the zombimals! my faves the hedgehog and squirrel!

Needlebook! such a cute pattern and it has the Alexander Henry skull fabric inside too! :D

Zombimals! I love it! I'm using that from now on... it just roles off the tongue so nicely! Glad you liked everything, it was *so* much fun to design and stitch. I'm going to make another one for myself :)

The needlebook wasn't so much a pattern, as a freeform "thing"- I started off stitching an actual recognisable shape, but hated it, so I pulled it apart and started again, just filling in the space. It was fun :)

OMG I LOVE the zombie animals!! I want to figure out how to transform cute little patterns into zombie ones...

It was really easy, actually! I just found all the patterns (all except the hedgehog were vintage patterns from Hoop Love, the hedgehog was a free colouring page [and took forever to find!]), then opened them in Paint (any image editing program would do the trick), then messed around for a bit. Just deleted sections of the pattern and filled it in using the pencil tool to have jagged lines, added the gashes with the pencil tool, selected a section of the pattern and moved it off skew, deleted the eyes that were there, replaced them with crosses or something that looked remotely zombie like... just basically played around until they were about "right".


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 10, 2009 07:08:21 AM
This galery is the most beutiful ever...do I sound like a 4 year old? AHHA..Seriously...So many gorgeous and original bags that makes my jaw drop...
Those cute animal zombies! Talking about cute and scary!
Dharma...are you kidding me? Do you all know that this girl only started seriusly sewing ...one swap ago???? This bag is fantastic! You are a talent!

*******************************************************************************************************************************************************

I think my beloved friends are a little tight in time for whatever emergency poped...I am including myself here..So...Will I make you happy if I move the date for send out to next saturday - july 18?? let me know!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 10, 2009 08:55:50 AM
The Zombimals are so nicely done.  And how clever!  As usual I'm SO impressed with the creativity, skill, and diversity of the Craftsters here. :-* 

I'm not worthy!! :P


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Post by: Glamis on July 10, 2009 12:38:17 PM
 I received from sazzra and she spoiled me rotten. Literally!

Here is the whole loot

in the upper left you can see the nice paper everything was wrapped in.

First the "Night of the living dead" bag. I wanted one to fold up to carry around in my purse and she made me one with a matching little purse to put in. The colour is awesome and look at all the tiny stitching.


Here is closer shot. You can see the quote Saying "They're coming to get you, Barbara" from the movie. It is made with some kind of transfer stuff I assume. And it is one of the two only movie quotes that I mangaged to memorize in my life.


and here is its purse with a very cool zombie hand on it. See all the smooth stitches on the seams? They're handmade! I admire your stitching skills!


then there was a draw string water bottle bag with a zombie and a thought balloon and a brain it that. At the top of the bag you can see a tiny little bit of the silver, insultating lining peeking out. What a great idea!


a little kitty extra: a felt zombie filled with catnip. This is way to cute to let it be ripped apart by those catmonsters and I will use it as a pincushion. It has all that detailed stitching on it. Love the colour contrast of the red and green.


 she also added a cicada draw string bag "to sing me to sleep". Look at all the details on the head and the tail and the neat bead stitching! I love it!


at last there was an towel with an zombie illustration (sorry for the bad photo. Could not get a better one. I am not quite shure what she used for it. Some kind of shiny colour, looks a bit like plastic. It is a zombie dreaming of a cupcake. See even the brainers cannot get enough of it. It is "for making cupcakes and washing up afterwards". Sweetens up this nasty part of the baking, doesn't it?!


Thank you sazzra for this zombtastic package! Everything is so nicely made and so detailed. Kudos to you!

P.S. All the bags are lined of course!





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Post by: playswithneedles on July 10, 2009 12:59:23 PM
ha ha - love the little catnip felt zombie!

PY - I for one would appreciate the date being moved to 7/18. I will probably send this weekend, but knowing there is another week will take the pressure off  ;D!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 10, 2009 01:42:56 PM
Love the cicada bag!  We used to "hatch" them when I was growing up and then put the castoff shells onto each others backs.  Ah memories! ;D

For some reason, I thought sending deadline was Monday!  :-\ Oh well, I should be ready to send in the morning, but extra time is always appreciated ;)


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Post by: goldsheepbowl on July 10, 2009 04:23:56 PM
wow!! that zombie package is amazing! the teatowel is soooo cute :) everything is so well made and awesome!

I would feel better about the deadline being changed, i still can't send until monday anyway but i'd feel better because it wouldn't technically be late ;)

I'm already using my tote! i'm taking my projects and some clothes over to my boyfriends after i finish work tomorrow. I can't wait til we live together it'll be so much better than all the going round to his and him coming here hassle :P


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 10, 2009 07:05:52 PM
WOW! What a thriller the latest bags ha?! Super personalized!! Love that green color...


I am pushing the date to next sturday.. a lot of people already send today...I will be updating the stats tomorrow. We will have packs arriving for the next 2 weeks...how cool is that..tons of pictures and inspiration!


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Post by: sazzra on July 11, 2009 02:18:58 AM
Glad you liked it, Glamis. The plastic stuff is some weird fabric paint I got, so I hope it doesn't disintegrate in the washing machine! Probably best to wash it by hand to check - yes, I'm that nervous of it :-\

Weird that the pic before that was zombimals - the undead are obviously more popular than we think! Did that bag make anyone think of a South Park episode, though? ???


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 11, 2009 06:19:31 AM
another cool bag and i think due to this the talented ladies in this swap i might just be warming to all things zombie


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 11, 2009 08:15:47 AM
WOW! What a thriller the latest bags ha?!


hahahahahahaha ;)


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 11, 2009 09:00:18 AM
I'm really getting swap anxiety now.  My tote for Playswithneedles night be delivered today or Monday.  USPS tracking says it is on it's way to destination. 


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 11, 2009 02:42:16 PM
I'm really getting swap anxiety now.  My tote for Playswithneedles night be delivered today or Monday.  USPS tracking says it is on it's way to destination. 

No swap anxiety allowed! I think you are right - I think your package arrived today. I had a notice in my box but because the postal clerks weren't on duty I couldn't pick it up. Will have to wait until Monday  :-\


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Post by: ineedart on July 11, 2009 04:55:43 PM
The cicada bag is very pretty and so creative!


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Post by: SarahBlais on July 11, 2009 06:40:35 PM
What great stuff in the gallery!!

Love the fringe on the tote-bag that Craftastophe received. That's too cute! And great job on the pouch, tramphycouture. At first, I thought it must have came with the "office supplies" embroidered on the front. But then I realized that it was hand embroided! Really great job!! :)

arimethia - I love the buttons down the back of the tote you received! Very cute!

The toadstoal pin-cushion that gamemom42 received is just too adorable! I want one! :)

And then there are those zombie animals from LostInOz! and a creepy zombie hand by sazzra!

So glad to hear that I won't technically be sending late.  I keep forgetting that the post office closes at 5pm on Saturday instead of 5:30pm! So I plan on sending out on Monday!

Can't wait to see the rest of the totes! I'm sure they'll be awesome!!


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Post by: SimplySandy on July 12, 2009 06:56:51 AM
Looks like this swap was a lot of fun.  You girls do amazing work!


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Post by: LostInOz on July 12, 2009 12:20:00 PM
More zombies! That package is so cool- Sazzra did such a great job :)

Weird that the pic before that was zombimals - the undead are obviously more popular than we think! Did that bag make anyone think of a South Park episode, though? ???

Are there zombie animals in a South Park episode? I had no idea! I should look for that episode :) The idea was inspired by something in goldsheepbowl's Wist, combined with a running joke in our house about undead hedghogs :)


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Post by: sazzra on July 12, 2009 12:21:59 PM
It's not that they're zombies, just evil woodland creatures (it's a Christmas episode) - they just somehow reminded me of it  :-\


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Post by: LostInOz on July 12, 2009 12:44:09 PM
Ah yes, I remember now! I can see why it'd remind you of that :)


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 12, 2009 02:35:24 PM
Its raining and thundering and lightning stormy here today. A good day to put something in the crockpot and sew a tote!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 12, 2009 04:33:11 PM
I just finished my tote - I think it looks mahvelous. Hope mamarose22 does too. My small shouldn't take long at all, so I should be sending tomorrow if all goes well. Yippee!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 12, 2009 07:36:44 PM
DONE!


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Post by: quaggy on July 12, 2009 07:40:31 PM
Way to go!  Once you got your feet wet today you just jumped right in!!   Woo Hoo!!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 13, 2009 01:17:29 PM
I received my AWESOME tote from mamarose22 today - I love it!!! I think y'all will too. My small is a crochet hook roll, which I needed. WOOHOO!
I'll try and post this evening.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 13, 2009 03:15:32 PM
I received my AWESOME tote from mamarose22 today - I love it!!! I think y'all will too. My small is a crochet hook roll, which I needed. WOOHOO!
I'll try and post this evening.
I cannot wait to see MamaR's delight's. Let's start the parade of pretty things!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 13, 2009 08:02:47 PM
You are going to love this, I do! This is an awesome tote - great colors, love the fabric and the Asian theme is just perfect. I was going to use this tote for crochet or embroidery WIPs, but now may use it for acupuncture supplies when I go on house calls!

I'll apologize for my photography skills now. Here's the whole bag. It stands up on its own, mamarose must have interfaced it. Nice and sturdy.


And a closeup of the embroidered outside pocket. I love the faces.


And a pic of the inside, complete with inner pocket.


And my hook roll - I love it. I'm going to get a set of stainless steel hooks for doily making, this roll will be perfect for those. I love how she got the ladies hair to match up on the flap!


And the hook roll in use:


Aren't they great?! Thanks mamarose22, you've outdone yourself again. And I just realized that the fabric you used matches my acupuncture supply case!

I hope that you like the tote I made you as much as I like this one. I think I feel a case of swap anxiety coming on....



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Post by: playswithneedles on July 13, 2009 08:12:21 PM
Oh, and I sent mamarose her bag today. Hopefully she will get it soon!


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 13, 2009 08:19:19 PM
Love the Asian bag.  I am convinced that mamarose22 can do anything, and do it perfectly.


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Post by: fabricfriend on July 13, 2009 08:32:39 PM
matching the hair on the flap?? WOW!! Very talented. Great bag.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 13, 2009 09:56:01 PM
I have one thing to say about MamaRose....when I grow up I want to be just like her  ;D. Gosh she is talented!


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Post by: LostInOz on July 14, 2009 01:52:05 AM
Wow, that bag is great! And matching the fabric on the hook roll- wow!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 14, 2009 06:30:59 AM
Love the blue/gold combination.  Beautiful embroidery and hook roll!

Hubby is mailing audio's package for me and picking up a cherry limeade on the way home!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 14, 2009 07:05:49 AM
That's beautiful!  Nicely done!


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Post by: SarahBlais on July 15, 2009 03:16:06 PM
I was able to pick up my swap package from the post office on my lunch break today. Yay!

Dancingqueen73 did an amazing job! She knows my taste so well that she even included the same set of notecards in my swap package as I had picked out to send to all of my partners in the Handmade Bird Swap! :)

I'll post pictures of the lovely tote and other goodies this evening!




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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 15, 2009 04:29:34 PM
Love the blue/gold combination.  Beautiful embroidery and hook roll!

Hubby is mailing audio's package for me and picking up a cherry limeade on the way home!

Arg!  I miss Sonic SO much!    man, I'm really craving onion rings now...... :D


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 15, 2009 04:32:52 PM
I sent today!  :D Watch your mailbox, PY! :D

 
Now it's anxiety time... ;)


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Post by: trampycouture on July 15, 2009 04:59:17 PM
I received from Craftastrophe today, and I will post pics tonight!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 15, 2009 05:47:40 PM
You guys are making me anxious...and that makes me hungry! I am not even counting the mention of some great drink and onion rings....I have that lettuce head thing salad from Lone star in my head for a week!!


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Post by: audio on July 15, 2009 05:53:50 PM
I'm really excited to get goldfishpollywog's package! I hope it gets here fast!!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 15, 2009 09:02:31 PM
Really hope you like the package audio!  It was such fun, although I had to narrow the patterns from what seemed like a million ideas ::)


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 15, 2009 09:05:41 PM
 I'm leaving in the morning, be out-of-town through Monday with no internet :(...I am so excited about checking the gallery when I return!
Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!  (baby yet, ineedart?)


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Post by: ineedart on July 16, 2009 04:45:25 AM
Just checking in...yep! I had my baby on Monday!! Of course, he is just precious!!! We are so happy!


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Post by: LostInOz on July 16, 2009 04:51:45 AM
Just checking in...yep! I had my baby on Monday!! Of course, he is just precious!!! We are so happy!

Congratulations! Hope everyone's doing well :D


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Post by: hotgluegert on July 16, 2009 09:14:33 AM
Wow I am so amazed we have some really craftey people in this swap  I haven't been chatting much I have ms and it has been really acting up so I have been on bed rest the last 4 wks but I have finally caught up on the thread . This gallery is one of the best I have had a priveledge of being part of !!!!!!! Way to go all !!!!!!!


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 16, 2009 05:36:46 PM
I just finished my tote - I think it looks mahvelous. Hope mamarose22 does too. My small shouldn't take long at all, so I should be sending tomorrow if all goes well. Yippee!
I received my tote from Playswith needles, and "mahvelous" it is indeed.  Her embroidery skills are just awesome.  I had to take a magnifying glass to make sure she didn't cheat and use an embroidery machine.  I couldn't believe it.  She embroidered a beautiful rose and filled it in completely.  The leaves and stems are even shaded.  Get your wisiting fingers ready for when I post it this weekend.  She also made a scissor caddy with an appliqued kitty on it and included some of the fabric with the kitty-kats and the left over fabric from the tote.  
As for the head matching on the hook roll, it happened completely by accident, but I was happy when I noticed that it did.  By the way, PWN, You can put steel hooks in it on the left and towards the the right I made the slots a little wider so it should even accommodate at least up to a "K" hook.


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 16, 2009 05:40:53 PM
Hotgluegert, so sorry your MS is acting up.  I hope it won't be for long.

Congratulations Indeedart on your new baby.  Now you have someone else to craft for. 


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 16, 2009 06:17:20 PM
I received my tote from Playswith needles, and "mahvelous" it is indeed.  Her embroidery skills are just awesome.  I had to take a magnifying glass to make sure she didn't cheat and use an embroidery machine.  I couldn't believe it.  She embroidered a beautiful rose and filled it in completely.  

Nah, I wouldn't cheat! But now you know why I was getting a callus (not to mention how hard it was on my eyes) and had to take a break  ;D


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 16, 2009 07:03:25 PM
Hello girls!!

 A lot of people have been receving their goodies this week! I want to see pictures!!!! Now that we got to the best part we cannot slow down!!
 So bring up the good stuff! Mine is getting in my house tomorrow and I cannot wait to see it and show it off! All thanks to Thirdy!


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 16, 2009 07:06:17 PM
Tracking shows that dharma_rebel rec'd her bag several days ago.  She hasn't been online since then and I'm so worried that she's out of town and her package is sitting outside her house.  Hopefully we'll hear soon that she got it.


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Post by: SarahBlais on July 16, 2009 07:43:00 PM
Okay - here are the photos of the lovely tote that dancingqueen73 sent me!

All of the goodies!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3728468094/)

Close-up on the stitches-
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3728470762)

I love this little pouch! and matching flower pin!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3728468600/) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprsxysarah/3727669441/)


Thanks so much, dancingqueen73!! :)


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Post by: quaggy on July 16, 2009 07:53:48 PM
Everyone is doing such a great job.  Love all the different styles colors and stitchin!!! Mamarose is so crafty love the tote and crochet needle holder.  Dancingqueens stitchin is lovely too. I would defenitly wear the flower pin. Congrats on your new son indeedart I may have missed it what is his name? I also send get well wishes to hotgluegert and will wait to see if dharmarebel shows up soon, hope all is well with her too. Sounds like this gallery is starting to explode with new posts!!!!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 16, 2009 08:20:53 PM
Cute little birds, love the zippered pouch :)

Congrats on the little one ineedart!

Hotgluegert- I'm sorry that your ms is acting up, but glad that you are getting to enjoy the gallery, it is a gorgeous one!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 16, 2009 09:18:47 PM
How could I miss the blossoming of a boy!?? Really..YAY! Mazel tov! We have to send you an embroidery towel...made by all of us in this group! He will know soon how many aunties he has!

Dancing that tote is rocking! The pouch is sooo cute! Loveit!


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Post by: trampycouture on July 16, 2009 09:53:08 PM
I got my package in from Craftastrophe today.. love it!

I suck at taking pictures.


the other side:


I love love love this needle book!


Thanks so much Craftastrophe!


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Post by: audio on July 16, 2009 10:08:58 PM
Awesome bags! I love the birds, and the dancing girl!


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Post by: LostInOz on July 17, 2009 01:56:17 AM
I love both the last two bags! The birds are so cute, and the hula girl is so pretty. Love the needlebook, too.

My package from goldsheepbowl arrived a couple of minutes ago! I'll not get to see it until I get home, but it's there waiting for me :) Can't wait!


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 17, 2009 02:43:30 AM
love the last 2 bags tracking says my package was delivered to my partner i hope she liked it


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 17, 2009 11:18:04 AM
Love the birds, tiki guy and needlebook. I love needle books and hook rolls - I love crafty things that hold things!


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Post by: dancingqueen73 on July 17, 2009 03:24:57 PM
Sarah spoiled me so much!  Here is the large view of the booty I received:


She really got my taste – I love the design and colors she selected for my tote!

I also received a coffee holder in my two favorite colors (navy and Kelly green) that I am so excited to sport with my morning java.


An the tea towel… I heart this so mucg that I may frame it – sassy little squirrels are such my thing!  Thanks sooooo much!  I adore everything!


Thanks Sarah!!!!!!!


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 17, 2009 04:00:59 PM
This gallery is starting to fill up quickly.  Everything is so lovely.  That needle book is so colorful.  That embroidered squirrel is so-o-o cute.  I see that the coffee cozy matches the tote; how clever.


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Post by: barbolot on July 17, 2009 04:29:32 PM
love the last 2 bags tracking says my package was delivered to my partner i hope she liked it

I did!!! It is absolutely beautiful, and I am honored to receive such a bag!  I'll be posting pics in a few days. :)  Thank you so much, pinkmichk!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on July 17, 2009 08:16:37 PM
So, I've been a bad partner. I've had my stuff for a week almost now, and haven't posted anything about it. I guess I just wanted to keep it all to myself since it's so freaking awesome. Here we go!

Bioformcallie made me a backpack. Yes, I said a backpack.



Here's the back



And here's a better look at Eileen's great stitching.



I really love this bag. I had to empty it out to take the pictures because I've been using it to carry all my craft stuff. I'm just blown away by how much work went into this bag. And then there's even a small.



This is an awesome lunch bag. It's hand knit and felted. It's too pretty to take to the factory, so I'll have to save it until I'm back in school.



I'm guessing that will hold plenty of lunch.

Thank you so much Eileen! I love everything so much.


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 17, 2009 08:22:05 PM
I love that tote with the blue and green flowers.  It's simply beautiful.


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Post by: Craftastrophe on July 17, 2009 10:55:32 PM
OOOO!!!  I love the skull backpack!!


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Post by: LostInOz on July 18, 2009 08:56:21 AM
I received from goldsheepbowl, and I absolutely love everything! Goldsheepbowl came up with an awesome design for my bag, after thinking long and hard.

Here's the photos!



The bag, and the embroidery! The embroidered design is great, I like "creepy cute" things, so that's part of the reason she has no eyes. I can understand that- I hate stitching eyes, they always come out looking funny and a bit evil- so this is a perfect solution, and one I'm going to use next time :)



Close up of the emboidery. I love the hair- it must have taken ages! The design with the flowers is really pretty, too.



The bag of the tote. Goldsheepbowl hand-painted the centre panel herself- super clever, something I've never thought to try. It has little sections of silver glitter running through it.

The fabric is Henry Alexander, who I love- I actually used a different Alexander Henry print on the tote I made goldsheepbowl.



Finally, the extras- a Tree of Life pendant, which is going straight on a leather thong (and, wow, that sounds completely different to how I mean it!) when I get home, and some adorable buttons-- I'm already keen to use the buttons, so I'm planning what to make that will incorporate them.

Thank you so much, goldsheepbowl! I love everything- you were a fantastic swap partner :D


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Post by: LostInOz on July 18, 2009 08:59:53 AM
Both the last two bags (before mine), are completely awesome.

I love the colour scheme in the green and blue flower bag-- that design must have taken forever to stitch. The extras are super sweet too- I need to make myself a coffee cosy, and I love squirrels :)

The skull backpack is awesome, too. The fabric is wonderful, and the design is so beautiful.


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 18, 2009 09:52:26 AM
I'm just loving all the awesome bags on here - everyone of them is unique in their own way. Great stitching everyone!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 18, 2009 11:01:03 AM
Delightful~ That is the word for the latest goodies!

 Remind you that TODAY is your last day to send out. If you are late please contact me and your partner. I will be updating feedbacks this weekend...so if you flaked you will be getting negative feedback.

 Okay..got to go back to watching Nasatv....I am with my jaw droping that I can see outspace in my own computer LIVE~~ I am such a sci nerd...sorry cannot deny my Bio genes poping out at these time.


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Post by: trampycouture on July 18, 2009 12:01:08 PM
I love that sugar skull fabric. I also am so impressed by the satin stitch on the lady's hair. Gorgeous!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 18, 2009 12:28:14 PM
Great job on thr backpack, I love the colors!

Beautiful Henry Alexander tote!  Wow on the hair, don't think I could have done that!

I keep stalking the usps site, tracking audio's goodies, hoping she receives soon.  Just saw that it is in her state :D


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Post by: Aikibookworm on July 18, 2009 12:47:22 PM
The bag with the Japanese noblewomen fabric and embroidery and the Dias de los Meurtos bag are exquisite!  Absolutely incredible!


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 18, 2009 01:25:36 PM
This is the mah-velous tote I received from Playswithneedles.  It is actually reversible, but why would I want to hide that beautifullly embroidered rose?  These pictures don't do it justice.  You have to see it in person to see those stitches.  She also made a scissors caddy with an appliqued kitty on it and included the left over fabrics as well as the iron on transfers.  





Thank you (again) Playswithneedles for such a wonderful swap.
PS:  I forgot to mention that the embroidered white section is really 3 outside pockets.


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Post by: Nannetta on July 18, 2009 02:16:59 PM
what a beautiful rose ... satin stitch in perfection  :) and the kitty scissors~fob is just adorable..
awesome needlework skills in this swap & truly amazin tote bags ! 


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Post by: sazzra on July 19, 2009 04:26:23 AM
That looks better than a rose that they were showing on ?TV as having been done 'professionally'!


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 19, 2009 05:00:12 AM
love all the recent bags but that rose is insanely beautiful


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Post by: hotgluegert on July 19, 2009 07:42:38 AM
Wow what talent we have here on crafters a beautiful red rose amoung other things  :D !!!!! The bags are indeed something to show off . I carry mine everywhere and people ask me where they can get one like it and tell them sorry i have to only one ..hehe gotta love that !!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 19, 2009 12:47:06 PM
Thank you (again) Playswithneedles for such a wonderful swap.
PS:  I forgot to mention that the embroidered white section is really 3 outside pockets.

You are so welcome, I'm glad you like it. I had plans to put pockets on both sides and to embroider a total of 4 sides - both sides and inside and out. Too ambitious of a plan as it turned out!


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Post by: goldsheepbowl on July 19, 2009 01:49:36 PM
thank you for the compliments guys!
All the bags are so amazing, i love the rose, beautiful stitching!

the hair took more time than everything else, probably even making the bag! i kept having to stop from frustration cause it was taking so long ;)

Oh, and LostInOz, the tree looks a bit better with the tree stump to the left :) see less of the wire edges ;D
i'm so glad it's over now and my partner loves it! It was so nervewracking deciding on something and that fear they wont love it!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 19, 2009 02:22:23 PM
Hello girls !

I hope you are all enjoying  this sunday! I am a little late updating the feeds....I am just trying to wrap 3 packs at the same time..heheh.


ANY WHO.....GUESS WHAT  I GOT??!!  The most delightful BAG ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thirdy sent me a gorgeous bag....I was wowed when I saw it....I will try to take some pretty pictures...This bag deserves a great background!!!
THANK YOU THIRDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 19, 2009 06:04:53 PM
Howdy girls....


 Since I know there is a true garden of flowers in our swap....I have a favor to ask....I need someone to help make a fellow swaper  happy...yes...We need an angel. Please if you  have a little free time and loves to make people happy, please send me a PM asap.
  Again you guys are great...and I am sure we are ALL going to be happy at the end of this swap....thank you :D


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Post by: SarahBlais on July 19, 2009 08:26:42 PM
Sarah spoiled me so much! She really got my taste – I love the design and colors she selected for my tote! Thanks Sarah!!!!!!!

So glad that you liked everything, dancingqueen73!!! The Sublime Stitching tote bag that you sent is just the perfect size. I've already put it to use quite few times! 

In case anyone is interested, here are the links the patterns that I used for the tote and tea towel that I sent to dancingqueen73. I found both designs on the hoop love vintage transfers pool on flickr.

Design on tote: http://www.flickr.com/photos/briancampbell/3013342348/
Cute squirrel: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2357053869/



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Post by: sazzra on July 20, 2009 06:17:05 AM
This is going to sound gloriosly dumb, but those embroidery designs on Flickr - are they free for the taking, do you buy them? I'm confused ???


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Post by: SarahBlais on July 20, 2009 10:18:02 AM
This is going to sound gloriosly dumb, but those embroidery designs on Flickr - are they free for the taking, do you buy them? I'm confused ???

The patterns in the Hoop Loop Pool on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/groups/hooplove/ (http://www.flickr.com/groups/hooplove/) are out-of-print vintage patterns, so they are free for personal use but you can't use them for something you plan on selling.  I just print them out and then trace using a transfer pen to make my own iron-on embroidery transfers. :)


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 20, 2009 12:47:33 PM
Thanks for the link to the Flicker group!  Now I can browse patterns to my hearts content :D

USPS says package arrived today, now I really get nervous!


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Post by: sazzra on July 20, 2009 01:00:42 PM
This is going to sound gloriosly dumb, but those embroidery designs on Flickr - are they free for the taking, do you buy them? I'm confused ???

The patterns in the Hoop Loop Pool on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/groups/hooplove/ (http://www.flickr.com/groups/hooplove/) are out-of-print vintage patterns, so they are free for personal use but you can't use them for something you plan on selling.  I just print them out and then trace using a transfer pen to make my own iron-on embroidery transfers. :)

Oooh, thanks! There wouldn't be any selling involved, just many cute things on anything fabric around the house ;)


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 20, 2009 02:09:14 PM
Thanks for link, Sarah!  He has some lovely patterns!  You did a fabulous job on the bubble flowers; I may have to try that one soon!

The latest additions to our gallery are great!  That rose...wow!  Tiki guy is terrific, and the blank-eyed girl....creepy.  In a good way!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 20, 2009 06:36:39 PM
As promissed...my Belissima bag!!!
Thirdy did an amazing job making me a dreamy blue set...Bag, tissue holder and a key ring!
Maggie generously provided the tissue too...so I knew what to use!!
Now dig the details here....fantastic embroidery (perfect & various stitches!), The button...super chic...matches the bag (fabric covered), lined bag with pockets (oh bless you child), key holder (how did you know I loose my keys?) and the sweet double sided handles. I can say one thing about this bag...It popped right of my dreams! I LOVE IT!!! Thirdy...you are the best...now I need one in pink, green and black. ;D Did I mention Thirdy used linen combine with blue/ocean/delicious perfect colors???





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Post by: LostInOz on July 21, 2009 02:04:56 AM
I love your back, PY! The colours are great- I like blue a lot :)- and the stitching is so cute. Thirdy did a great job!


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 21, 2009 02:55:41 AM
that bag is very pretty


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Post by: ineedart on July 21, 2009 06:37:03 AM
Just catching up here with a pile o' kids at my feet! Such beautiful bags, and the fill stitching is making me want venture into the world of fill stitching! Right now I haven't been doing much but baby-gazing and kid chasing, but one of these days! ThirdMargaret...the bag you made is exquisite! But I am not surprised...you do beautiful work, as I can attest! Gotta go, there's a child tugging at my arm....................


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Post by: audio on July 21, 2009 09:39:33 AM
I recieved an awesome package from goldfishpollywog yesterday!

Here is what the bag looks like. All of the embroidery patches are also pockets! THe trim around the top is soo cute, I love the color combo!


Here are close ups of all the embroidery!! Goldfishpollywog totally knows how much of a nerd I am!! I love all of them!!

A snitch!


A Tardis


And SPOCK with a satin stitch phaser!!



On the other side of the bag! Princess Leiah with a blaster!!

And, this is awesome, Roman Numerals 42, two white mice, both from Hitchhiker's guide! And a little/lowercase a!

And the lining fabric!


Now on to all the extra's she sent!!

An Inflatable alien, a mini towel, a purple glitter bouncy ball, and I'm not totally sure what the space ship/alien/robot looking easter egg shapped thing is, but it soo sci fi!


A whole bunch of different paper crafts, ribbon and note cards with 'A' on them!!


Ok so a super awesome hitchhiker's guide 'Thumb Out' neck purse!!, also a alien designed by her son, it's soooo cute, and means a lot to me (since children are so genuine and always mean the best!), and an inchie book let, that I add inchies too! It's sooo cute, I have soo many inchies!!!!


THe inside of the hand purse, 'So LOng and Thanks for all the FIsh' with mini playing cards on the inside! I love how she cut the velcro I never thought of doing shaped velcro closures before!!!


I almost died when I saw this, a miniature dress form and sewing set!! It's way too cute! I love and collect dress forms!


AND A SPEEDBALL STAMP MAKING KIT!! OMG IT'S SOOO AWESOME!!!!!


There's a frood who really knows where his towel is!


OMG thanks so much GOldfish!! I had soo much fun!!


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Post by: sazzra on July 21, 2009 09:52:51 AM
I'll fight you for Spock and the stamp making kit!

That bag is fabulous - it's such a geek fest it's untrue ;D


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Post by: pinkmichk on July 21, 2009 11:15:32 AM
that bag is fab love the snitch and tardis


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Post by: mindboggld on July 21, 2009 11:26:23 AM
aww man - I can't see your pics here at work, Audio! I'm drooling just thinking about them!  Tardis, Spock, Snitch, Hitchhiker's Guide?!?! OH GEEZ!!!! I WANNA SEE!!!


Just curious, but does anyone know if sonjabegonia posted pics of what  I sent her?  I couldn't find it in the gallery, but may have missed it...

Thanks,
Kandra


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Post by: sazzra on July 21, 2009 12:21:37 PM
aww man - I can't see your pics here at work, Audio! I'm drooling just thinking about them!  Tardis, Spock, Snitch, Hitchhiker's Guide?!?! OH GEEZ!!!! I WANNA SEE!!!


Just curious, but does anyone know if sonjabegonia posted pics of what  I sent her?  I couldn't find it in the gallery, but may have missed it...

Thanks,
Kandra
I can't see it either  :(


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 21, 2009 12:53:04 PM
As soon as I found out my partner, I knew I could go geek and she wouldn't mind!  So glad you liked it!
I think in the note, I left out that I used glow in the dark thread on the tardis and 42.  ;)

Oh and since you mentioned that you wanted it to be sturdy, the handles are made of a complete loop that goes under the lining to support and distribute any weighty books or whatnot.  We found the robot eggs at Easter and love the  retro-futuristic design.

The Bellimisa bag is gorgeous!  I never would have thought to place the embroidery at the top of the bag, but it is beautiful that way :)


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Post by: quaggy on July 21, 2009 07:17:33 PM
So much awesome stitchin in this swap!  This has been such a great gallery!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 21, 2009 08:46:38 PM
I love that Spock! And PY, your tote is so pretty I would be tempted to use it as a purse!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 21, 2009 08:59:53 PM
I love that Spock! And PY, your tote is so pretty I would be tempted to use it as a purse!

YOu read my mind..hehhhe ;D


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 22, 2009 12:35:00 AM
I received my fabu tote from gamemom, like, a week ago and I'm finally posting it! It has been well used though, going to the library, the flea market, and the farmer's market! I love the soft white denim-ish fabric she used to sew it, and the little badger is soooo cute! LOVE IT!
Hanging:

Close up of cute embroidery:

Cute little beaded pin cushion in a flower pot (that Marley thinks is her cupcake):

Thanks, gamemom, for being a wonderfully understanding swap partner!


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 22, 2009 03:11:15 AM
I'm so glad you like your bag.  That off-white brushed denim is actually left from  jeans my mom made my brother in the late 70's.  He actually had a jacket out of it too, some sort of odd teenage leisure suit that made sense at the time.


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 22, 2009 10:58:34 AM
Love the embroidery and material.  The pocket looks to be a really nice size :)


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Post by: barbolot on July 22, 2009 11:53:03 AM
SO many lovely and amazing bags! So much talent and care put into each bag so far!

My sweet partner, pinkmichk, sent me a gorgeous bag -- and it is PERFECT for me!  I love the colors, the size, the theme -- everything!


Her stitches are very neat and clean -- very, very nice:


She also sent me a beautiful wire-wrapped nest -- I've wanted one for sooo long!  How did you know, pinkmichk?


She also made me an adorable giant button keychain, but my daughter absconded with it... I don't even think I said she could have it! LOL!  So I didn't get a photo of the key chain.   Thank you SO much, michelle!  (*And thank you for your patience with your bag, too.) :)


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Post by: Craftastrophe on July 22, 2009 10:39:09 PM
ooooo, i love those birds!!  so cute!!  :)


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 23, 2009 03:52:35 AM
Cute birds!  Until this swap, I had never thought of making large embroidered patches or panels to put on store bought totes.  Now all of my store bought totes are crying out for their very own embroidered pieces!  I've got to get busy!


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Post by: ineedart on July 23, 2009 05:36:54 AM
Oh, my!  I just checked out the flicker page with all the vintage embroidery patterns. Wow! Just what I needed.  ::) Now I want to embroider everything in sight! Has anyone ever embroidered on children's clothes? I was thinking of doing a dress for my daugther but would I be nuts since she will grow out of it quickly?


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 23, 2009 05:51:31 AM
Oh, my!  I just checked out the flicker page with all the vintage embroidery patterns. Wow! Just what I needed.  ::) Now I want to embroider everything in sight! Has anyone ever embroidered on children's clothes? I was thinking of doing a dress for my daugther but would I be nuts since she will grow out of it quickly?

Do it!  Just make sure she see's the process.  When my daughter's wore things that I had embroidered they were so proud and as cheesy as it sounds, they felt so loved.  I sewed a lot of their clothes but that never impressed them very much, but when I embroidered a cute kitten or a girl that looked like one of them on something, they thought I was magical.


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Post by: sazzra on July 23, 2009 06:06:48 AM
I had some hand embroidered clothes as a kid - we just cut the embroidery off as I outgrew them and used them as patches/appliques on bigger stuff. Definitely do it - I swear that's where I got my love of embroidered clothes from!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 23, 2009 09:07:40 AM
I will be making patches and pockets for my store bought totes as well.

I love to embroider my daughter's clothes. Everything is then OOAK and people comment about how cute everything is. It doesn't have to be alot, either. I'll do a little border on the pockets of her hoodies, or the bottoms of her jeans. I did onesies for her, too - just make sure to put a stabilizer on the back. I learned that one the hard way! (And it's portable - I can't drag my sewing machine all over the place!)


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 23, 2009 09:57:01 AM
I need coffee... it took me a while to figure "OOAK" out.  lol


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Post by: ineedart on July 23, 2009 10:29:51 AM
OK, I just had to google OOAK because I couldn't figure it out. And now I feel inspired to make an embroidered dress for my daughter! I think I have the perfect pattern, and if I am lucky, she'll be able to wear it as a tunic when she gets bigger. My kids love when I make them stuff, and whenever we are at the fabric store my son picks out fabric and asks me to make stuff for him. Right now he wants me to make him an umbrella, but that is alittle out of my reach! ::)


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 23, 2009 10:34:00 AM
I would like one of every one of these bags, please!


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 23, 2009 10:47:14 AM
OK, I just had to google OOAK because I couldn't figure it out. And now I feel inspired to make an embroidered dress for my daughter! I think I have the perfect pattern, and if I am lucky, she'll be able to wear it as a tunic when she gets bigger. My kids love when I make them stuff, and whenever we are at the fabric store my son picks out fabric and asks me to make stuff for him. Right now he wants me to make him an umbrella, but that is alittle out of my reach! ::)

Maybe he would settle for a rain poncho with a hood?


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 23, 2009 11:02:16 AM
Oh, good. I felt like a moron because I see OOAK all over etsy and had no idea what it meant til I googled it!

If you figure out how to make an umbrella, take pics and post 'em so the rest of us can make one too! I'm imagining a shiny purple with beautiful embroidery all over it. Probably wouldn't want to take it out in the rain though.


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Post by: barbolot on July 23, 2009 11:49:28 AM
If you figure out how to make an umbrella, take pics and post 'em so the rest of us can make one too! I'm imagining a shiny purple with beautiful embroidery all over it. Probably wouldn't want to take it out in the rain though.

I recently bought one of those japanese craft magazines (Cotton Time), and what do you know?  They have a tutorial on how to make an umbrella!  Sooo pretty, too.  It doesn't look that hard, I just don't know if I'm that motivated. ;)


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Post by: ineedart on July 23, 2009 12:06:57 PM
An umbrella tutorial! Wow. The rain poncho is a good idea, although I don't think he'd buy it. My mom has an umbrella and thats where he got the idea. He told me 'you can do it. All you need are sticks, and frab-brick, and a handle' (he's 3.5yrs old)


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Post by: sazzra on July 23, 2009 12:15:56 PM
Aww...bless! Don't you just love the total confidence in mums to be able to make anything? ;D

I figured OOAK out eventually, but not after looking at stuff on Etsy thinking 'but there's no wood in that ???'


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 23, 2009 12:23:25 PM
I bet if you buy a plain colorful umbrella and personalize it with appliques to suit him, he will consider it "made by Mom"


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 23, 2009 01:26:26 PM
[I recently bought one of those japanese craft magazines (Cotton Time), and what do you know?  They have a tutorial on how to make an umbrella!  Sooo pretty, too.  It doesn't look that hard, I just don't know if I'm that motivated. ;)

Making an unmbrella sounds like a bit too much fun for me right now, but I would love to see pics if anyone tries!

I had a proud craftster moment yesterday.  My son & I were shopping for a birthday present for a little girl and the little goose asked if he could make her something instead because that is more special. *wipes away a happy tear*  That's my boy! ;D
Don't you love it when kids "get" it and love your OOAK life!



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Post by: BioformCallie on July 23, 2009 05:39:01 PM
I've been a bad partner. I received on Monday and I'm just now getting around to putting up pictures. I had an awesome partner and its obvious she put a lot of work into my bag!

The Small!  A little needle book that matches my bag.


The bag! It's got like a bunch of pockets and two different handle options and is just amazing!


and a close up of the embroidery. SO DETAILED!


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Post by: barbolot on July 23, 2009 07:10:47 PM
Oh MY!  That's awesome!  Very detailed!!!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 23, 2009 07:39:15 PM
Wow!  That's some impressive stitching!  Nice job!


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 23, 2009 08:03:57 PM
No kidding, that stitching is awesome!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 23, 2009 08:11:37 PM
Wow!  Quite a bit of beautiful filling stitches! :)


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Post by: Sillybowtie on July 24, 2009 07:20:59 AM
That stitching is great! Makes me want to work harder on my next piece.


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on July 24, 2009 04:56:28 PM
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I've been a bad partner. I received on Monday and I'm just now getting around to putting up pictures.

Oh please, I had your stuff for like a week before I posted pictures. You were a great partner.

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That stitching is great! Makes me want to work harder on my next piece.

That's how all the other bags make me feel too. I love looking at everyone's work; it's how I learn and dare to try something new. So thank you and thanks for the kind words. I did work very hard on it and I'm really glad that you like it, and the bag :D


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Post by: hotgluegert on July 24, 2009 08:22:30 PM
I love  doing fill in stitch but it is very time consuming I have to admit that... beautiful work everyone!!!!!! :D


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 25, 2009 11:58:12 AM
I haven't been getting all my emails about Craftster postings lately.  I decided to check in because I couldn't believe that no one posted in this swap for several days.  Was I surprised at all the lovely bags posted in that time.  I couldn't believe it.  All of them have it's own uniqueness about them. I love them all. 


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Post by: craftymama06 on July 25, 2009 02:23:42 PM
I just wanted to let you ladies know YOUR ALL AWESOME!!!!..Each and every bag and goodies were sooo inspiring..I can't hand embroider at all..I've tried and tried and TRIED..Such a BEAUTIFUL gallery, I really have enjoyed reading each and every page and looking at all the FABULOUS pics..


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 26, 2009 05:21:41 PM
How are my ladies doing?!! I misse dyou guys. I had a few very busy days this week.
I am hoping to give final feedbacl for the ladies that already sent/received and posted pictures....IF your partner have not posted your pics let me know via PM..okay?!


I was thinking to take a break from swaps...but I just love you all so much that I do not think I can do that  ;D. Any ideas for a new swap?  ;)

Thirdy..best partner...so patient this gal...I promise you bag will be worth the wait  :)


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 26, 2009 06:07:21 PM
I thought about taking a break too, but my hands get all fidgety now when I'm not embroidering.

I'll try to think of some things we could do...


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on July 26, 2009 07:54:26 PM
What about an embroidered pillowcase/throw pillow swap?
Or a kind of pimp my name embroidery style where you could embroider anything dealing with your partners name/craftster handle?

Also...Any tips on embroidering pillowcases?  I have no idea what I'm doing, but want to embroider premade ones for gifts.



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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 26, 2009 08:26:57 PM
I would LOVE some embroidered pillowcases for my bed. Or one for Marley's OWN bed (maybe it would entice her to sleep there?)
I made a set for my auntie's 50th birthday and she loves them. There isn't much difference with embroidering a pillowcase, I was very careful with my stitching though, since I wouldn't be covering the back. If they were my own pillowcases, I probably wouldn't have cared so much, but for a gift I painstakingly tied off each thread when I came to the end of the stitch line. I'm really bad about not tying off threads and carrying them halfway across my project. (okay, not that bad, but still, pretty lazy)

We could always do another tea towel. I love mine from VD and use it ALL the time. I'd like about 50 more!
Needlebooks
PJ's? I'd love a little nighty with pretty embroidery.
Napkins?
my boring clothing  (jeans, skirts, blouses, hoodies - anything but t-shirts) would be a 2 part mailer. Mail your boring item to your partner and they send it back all prettied up.
Potholder


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Post by: mindboggld on July 27, 2009 02:56:54 AM
Those are great ideas!  Another would be to embroider a set of notecards?  My daughter and I have have been embroidering cards - and it's quite fun.  Would be kinda neat to get a set in the mail to use.


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Post by: dharma_rebel on July 27, 2009 08:32:30 AM
I like the notecard idea a lot. I did some postcards one of the postcard swaps. I've also done some machine stitching on cards. It'd be neat to see what everybody comes up with.


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Post by: mindboggld on July 27, 2009 09:00:47 AM
It would be pretty cool to get notecards/postcards :)

To expand on  your idea just a little - I think hoodies would rock too.  They'd take a little bit more time, but if we started in August and got them out in October - that's about right for hoodie weather isn't it?

Heck - honestly whatever's chosen, I'll probably be signing up for :D


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Post by: barbolot on July 27, 2009 09:39:00 AM
Oooohh, these ideas are fabulous!  Unfortunately, I'm going to be taking a break from swaps for a bit, too.  I have some planned for September, though, (Another Pincushion swap, another Baby Onesie swap), so that's not that much of a break, is it? ;)


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 27, 2009 10:19:58 AM
Barbolot, can't wait for the pincushion swap.


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Post by: ineedart on July 27, 2009 11:08:54 AM
PY...don't break for too long! :) A pillowcase swap sounds like fun to me. Fun, and functional! And not too complicated.


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Post by: playswithneedles on July 27, 2009 02:50:48 PM
I'm planning on a break too. Maybe til Sept or Oct. But if something enticing comes along in the meantime....


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on July 27, 2009 07:36:00 PM
I was rather planning to take a break as well...I have a gazillion projects here at home that have been sharing time with my swap crafting.  I really should concentrate on those for a while.  BUT...that said, if it was a smaller one I'd have a hard time resisting! ;D    Pillowcases are fun to do but then I've never stitched note cards.  Hmmmmm..... :)


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Post by: sazzra on July 27, 2009 11:50:41 PM
I've already got my eye on a couple, but need to have the feedback first as this was my first swap. Notecards sounds intriguing - I know the machine embroidery site I get designs from has ones for cardstock but I'd never have thought of doing it by hand!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 28, 2009 07:57:22 PM
Oh my..I will not be able to be away from you guys for long!

Anyway I think we can still come to this thread and talk..about our next swap. I do think a september swap would be great....That would give enough time for us to settle on a medium...collect great embroidery links...We should have a flick just for our embroideries! How about that?

Now, I have given feedbacks for most of you...some I need some latest info.
We will still have packs coming thru..so do not dare diapear, ok?! :-*

In the mean time..tell me what you think about the ideas above...Let talk ladies!!! :D

PS:: Playswith was nice to me...she saw that I forgot to change the tab to "positive" on your swap feedbacks..So hold one more day..I will do that tomorrow (I should have been in bed - as you can see from my mistake! ;D Sorry ladies.)


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 29, 2009 04:16:12 AM
I love the notecard idea.  I can always use a pretty set of notecards, either for myself or to tuck away for use as a last minute gift.  Shipping would be nice and low on that one too.


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 29, 2009 07:17:31 PM
I am not picturing the set of cards..You guys mean one card only or more like 10 with the same image?


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Post by: mindboggld on July 29, 2009 07:49:33 PM
I was thinking 4 or 5 - and they could be all similar (like if you did Dr. Who notecards, you could have one of the tardis, one with the doctor, one with the dalek, etc. )  or they could be of random things.. or all the same... OR you could even take printed ones from the store and embroider around the image... 

They are pretty simple to make (in case anyone wondered)... even my 10 yo daughter made some :) (you can see how she did it here http://www.kacieskorner.com/2009/06/embroidered-cards/)


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Post by: gamemom42 on July 29, 2009 08:22:54 PM
I am not picturing the set of cards..You guys mean one card only or more like 10 with the same image?

I'm thinking a set of anything from 4 to 8 (we'd have to decide that of course) with different images pertaining to one theme.  Maybe we could each list a few themes on the questionnaire.  If your partner listed flowers, you could do a rose, a tulip, etc.  If she listed body parts, well.... each card would have a different body part embroidered. 


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Post by: PerachYafeh on July 30, 2009 07:19:14 AM
The card idea is very interesting (thanks for the link tut!)...I bet we could make pillowcase and the cards. Specially if we take a break for resting and planing until september. we would be charged by then!


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Post by: mindboggld on July 30, 2009 09:36:49 AM
Sounds good to me :D  I'm sure as you read that tute you could tell it was written by a 10 yo. LOL  She makes me smile :)


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Post by: PerachYafeh on August 06, 2009 07:57:39 AM
some good are about to hit the gallery!
How is everybody doing? Are we set to have a new swap in september (1st or 2nd half?)


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Post by: PerachYafeh on August 29, 2009 06:59:31 PM
Hi girls!

 From you all that are still following this thread..I need an angel for this group...Anyone interested in helping? PM ME ASAP!!!


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Post by: arimethia on August 30, 2009 12:09:48 PM
I would love to angel! I've sent you a PM!


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Post by: PerachYafeh on August 30, 2009 07:03:19 PM
We have an angel! Thank you girls!! :-* :-* :-* :-*


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Post by: barbolot on September 04, 2009 10:41:45 AM
I had a bit of a crisis right before send-outs, and then was very ill for a few weeks.... making my progress on this swap very, very slow, and my send-outs very delayed.  My partner, pinkmichk, is so sweet, so understanding, and I want to thank her (and our organizer!) for being so incredibly patient with me.  She just received her package from me, and asked me to post photos... so here they are..... finally! :)

Pinkmichk asked for a shopping tote, so I made a large, sturdy bag with no closure:


A pin-up cashier!


The lining is some hand-dyed cotton:


back:


My silly daughter modeling (for size reference):


I also sent some extra grocery totes:



Thank you, again, pinkmichk, for being so great!  I really, really appreciate you. :)


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 04, 2009 11:10:02 AM
Oh, barb! It's gorgeous!!!
I love the fabric and the embroidery as well! So totally wisted.

Sorry to hear you weren't well - it sucks to be sick with one kid, I can't imagine being sick with 8! Anyway, glad you're starting to feel better!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: barbolot on September 04, 2009 11:14:14 AM
Thank you, dharma, for your kind words and well-wishes!  I'm much better now -- just about back to normal.  :)
Oh, and that fabric was a steal -- it's Erin McMorris, and I got it for about $4.50/yd -- half price!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: goldfishpollywog on September 04, 2009 11:50:52 AM
It is beautiful barbolot!  Sorry you were so sick, that is never fun.
Love the image, also love the red fabric :D


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 04, 2009 01:25:51 PM
That's just beautiful!  Everything you included is wonderful.

I'm glad you are feeling better and I hope you continue to progress towards perfect!!


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Post by: mindboggld on September 04, 2009 01:55:48 PM
That's beautifully done!!!  And I absolutely adore that fabric!  What pattern did you use to make it?

The one I sent SonjaBegonia wasn't near as intricate.  I don't see where she posted it, so I thought I would.  She liked shapes, and I knew she like the tote bags from Sublime Stitching.  So I took one of those and stitched her name on it.  It was alot of fun to do.  I also sent her another bag from Sublime Stitching (with the pattern on it) for her to stitch for herself.

Sadly, I only have one picture of it...


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: goldfishpollywog on September 04, 2009 01:59:16 PM
It looks like a bag of fun, mindboggld!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: barbolot on September 04, 2009 02:05:08 PM
Thanks for the kind words, ladies! :)  I drafted the pattern for the tote myself -- just a simple rectangle box, really.  The embroidery pattern is my own, too.

I love your embroidery, mindboggld!  It's so bright and happy!


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Post by: ineedart on September 04, 2009 05:00:53 PM
I love that pink fabric!! great job!

and mindboggled...love the name idea!!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 04, 2009 05:07:35 PM
Oh!  OT!  How are you and the wee ones, ineedart?


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: ineedart on September 05, 2009 04:36:16 AM
Hi there, ThirdMargaret! We are doing fabulous! Tyler is such a wonderful (and adorable!) baby and the other two love him so much. I am so grateful for a smooth transition! Thanks for asking!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: Nannetta on September 08, 2009 11:03:10 AM
I received my package from my lovely angel ThirdMargaret:

... tote, coin-purse, and an issue of interweave knits!

a close-up of the lining of the tote and the coinpurse:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=285932)

and a close-up of the beauteous embroidery:

a fairy sitting on a branch of passion flowers.  ::) ... Sooo perfect, and beautifully stitched.
 
Thank you so so much, ThirdMargaret  :-*  :-*  :-*

I hope you enjoy your pack, too!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: mindboggld on September 08, 2009 11:06:56 AM
What a sweet tote! :) 


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Post by: ineedart on September 08, 2009 11:48:26 AM
Oh, my! That tote is amazing and if I had a wist I'd put it on there right away! You did a great job, ThirdMargaret! just gorgeous...


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: goldfishpollywog on September 08, 2009 12:10:09 PM
Simply beautiful!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: quaggy on September 08, 2009 05:34:45 PM
Grea tote. Love the design and colors!!!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: barbolot on September 08, 2009 06:37:19 PM
Gorgeous bag!  I love all the colors, and the stitching and design are sooo pretty.  Lucky girl!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 08, 2009 07:02:46 PM
That is a very beautiful bag.


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 09, 2009 10:49:51 AM
Thanks, y'all!  It was a fun bag to do, though a bit summery I realized once it was on its way...

When I signed on to angel for Nannetta I didn't expect to to receive a package in return, but she hadn't sent to her first partner, so I was super lucky! 

Here's the lot including a pocket grocery tote made from a scarf and Candy!!


Close-up...isn't she Gorgeous?!


the pocket in a lovely Asian Ginko pattern ( i love Ginkos)


And the detail of the pocket:


Thank you so much, Nannetta!  It was an unexpected delight.  I will thoroughly enjoy everything!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: Sillybowtie on September 09, 2009 12:03:13 PM
I received my package from Messeis! It is a blue denim on the outside and hot pink, pink and yellow reptile scale pattern inside! The hedgehogs are pink and yellow done in a stem stitch. The small pouch is in a flower print that is lined in the same fabric.


My hedgehog Ace, checking out the gift


Ace wanted to get away from the flash so decided to hide in the pouch. I got him winking at the bag!



Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: goldfishpollywog on September 09, 2009 12:21:10 PM
ThirdMargaret- I love her hair!
SillyBowTie- Aww...Lots of hedgie goodness :D


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 09, 2009 09:33:52 PM
Awww... Ace is way too cute!!!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: PerachYafeh on September 10, 2009 05:30:48 PM
How cool is all these delights!!!
Meggie!!! You deserve it! Such a beautiful pacK!

Okay how cool is that hedgie...the little guy looks at home in the pouch! I loved it!


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Post by: ineedart on September 10, 2009 06:19:27 PM
Who knew you could keep a hedgehog as a pet?! He's very cute!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: Sillybowtie on September 11, 2009 05:25:37 AM
Who knew you could keep a hedgehog as a pet?! He's very cute!

They are becoming a popular exotic pet. Some states in US hedgehogs are illegal to own them. :( You get the cuteness of a small pet but do not have to deal with a rodent smell like a rat.


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 11, 2009 09:54:20 PM
Hey y'all!  I gotta tell ya, our dear organizer, PY, has been through more crazy stuff since she started this swap, but she made it through and in the midst of all the craziness in her life crafted the most incredible stuff!  I am beyond spoiled!  Here ya go!

The wrapping:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=287127)

The whole kit and kaboodle, including the fabulous tote, a gorgeous clutch, another tote in pink, emergency chocolate :D, and an essential pack of Post-its, and a PINK Sharpie!


Close-up of embroidery on tote:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=287129)

Close up of stitching on clutch!  Y'all, PY's satin stitch is phenomenal!  See the beautiful matroyshka bead?  And catch the MIII for my user name!! ;D


Everything is done so professionally!  I'm loading it up tonight with my latest projects; THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

XOXO,

thirdy


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: goldfishpollywog on September 11, 2009 10:23:00 PM
I love the ladybug, such smooth stitching!


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Post by: dharma_rebel on September 11, 2009 11:27:24 PM
oh my, it's impeccable!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: PerachYafeh on September 12, 2009 06:33:33 AM
Oh Thirdy! Phew! I am so glad you liked it!
You have been The partner of the year :). The girls did not even know that the doll emboidery wond up at BARBOLOT's house before ever reached you! HAHAHHA.  :D SO the embroidery was in my house --- Barbolot -----my house ---thirdy's house! HAHA
You know sometimes you take a little longer (yeah right, a little), but I found the pretty pink things for you...sharpie, stickers, the emergency choco, a vinyl coated satin extra tote (super pink!) and even the inside botton of the tote. The botton of the tote was my last find...I was jumping when I saw it at the craft store!! I think I said a little lound "Yeah! That is perfect!!"...the little ladies next to me never saw someone so excited about a plastic mesh...Well it was pink! I had to be jumping!


Oh you all have been very nice to me!!! I cannot wait to prepare another swap for us! Well..I have to take a little break...but not for long ( I cannot be without a swap and making something for you../ I am not a big fan but certaily the song goes here " They told I had to go to rehab..and I said no no no!"...We can use the time to brainstorm about our new theme...or maybe it should be an open theme....


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: playswithneedles on October 07, 2009 04:06:01 PM
It's October - is everyone just about ready for another embroidery swap? PerachYafeh suggested I survey everyone to see what you want to do and when. I'm in the mood for tea towels I think. What about the rest of you? Anyone, anyone?

We also briefly discussed the possibility of mid- or late-Oct signups and Nov crafting. Or some variation of that.

Any ideas or opinions?


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 07, 2009 04:41:46 PM
I'm always ready for another embroidery swap!
I think tea towels are something totally do-able during the busy holiday season. I can make one along with all the ones I'm making as Christmas gifts!


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: ineedart on October 08, 2009 04:19:24 AM
I'd love another swap and a tea towel one is perfect...not too much stress before Christmas.


Title: Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! € € GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 € € EXTENDED 07/18
Post by: mindboggld on October 08, 2009 06:33:07 AM
 :'(  Awww I'll have to miss this one.  I'm not taking on any more swaps until after Christmas - gotta get all those presents made! :D