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Title: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 19, 2010 05:52:25 PM
i have been incredibly inspired by the artfest fiber fat book. its made of 4"x4" quilt squares that are very much like an altered journal. i'm not a huge sewer, but i wanted to make my own, and i thought you might like to join me.

here is a picture of what i'm talking about
(http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t65/princessmorgane/?action=view&current=DSC01371.jpg)


and here is my first page!



Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 19, 2010 06:00:36 PM
I'm in. I love all the altere-type things being made, so I know I'll love this. I need some extra socialization too.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 19, 2010 06:12:19 PM
yay! welcome, glad to have you onboard! : )


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: digital misfit on January 19, 2010 07:35:59 PM
Oh!
I think I may have to do this!
I love experimenting with fabric, and this would be a great way to do it.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 19, 2010 09:11:54 PM
This sounds really interesting and I'm very interested in possibly using this to try to expand my very small quilting knowledge and try new blocks and stuff ^_^ I'm in!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Ariethine on January 20, 2010 05:20:29 AM
Oh yeah. Arieth's in. :) Have a lot of other stuff I have to do first though, so it will probably be few and far between. :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 20, 2010 08:34:07 AM
IN LOVE WITH THIS IDEA! I think I started my first page last week without even knowing it. So how do you bind pages together once you've got a few? Or do you just wait until the very end?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 20, 2010 12:33:39 PM
i'm so in  :D i can't quilt (yet :) ) but i'm sure even i can do this


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Ariethine on January 20, 2010 02:29:13 PM
IDEA!! I know what I'm doing for my books. I'm going to make two. I am very inspired now!!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 20, 2010 02:30:01 PM
Count me in too. I can't wait to get started! ;D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 20, 2010 04:11:04 PM
my first page!!! This was going to be something else, but didn't work out last week when I made it. Now I know what it was really supposed to be :)





Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 20, 2010 04:17:17 PM
you're pics not showing up.

I'm having a craftroom meltdown, when my craftroom is too disorganized for me to craft, so it will be at least another day before I get to do some of these pages.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 20, 2010 04:49:00 PM
i'm so excited theres so much interest!!!

nooo- i cant wait to see your page!

i'm not really that theres a specific way to bind them, but i'm going to wait until their all done, and sew the backs of the pages together and maybe use ribbon....i'm really not sure


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 20, 2010 05:34:39 PM
WOW nooo! That's fabulous. Now I can't wait to work on mine!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 20, 2010 07:19:02 PM
thats beautiful!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on January 20, 2010 07:41:10 PM
I need to get to my sewing machine!  this is absolutely brilliant!  I'll join in when I can do stairs again!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 20, 2010 07:53:47 PM
thanks, guys!!! I srsly can't WAIT to see what everyone else comes up with.

I made mine 5'' by 5'', instead of 4'' by 4''.... I hope that's okay. I made a 4x4 template and it just seemed so tiny! Just everyone pretend mine are regulation size, k?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: digital misfit on January 20, 2010 09:12:14 PM
I am going 5x5 as well - using a charm pack...well, I guess 4.5x4.5 after seam allowance.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 20, 2010 10:12:40 PM
any size you want is fine. 4x4 is best for me mainly because i'm sewing by hand, and it was as big as i could stand the thought of doing :)

oooh, if this really catches on, we'll have to do a fiber fat book page swap! maybe like a multiple partner thing kind of like the chunky houses swap. ooooh exciting!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Thorn on January 20, 2010 10:19:31 PM
I love this idea!  It would be a great way for me to use up some of the tiny bits and pieces in my stash and it would be a good little therapy project for when I get frustrated with my other crafting ventures!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 20, 2010 10:24:56 PM
oooh, if this really catches on, we'll have to do a fiber fat book page swap! maybe like a multiple partner thing kind of like the chunky houses swap. ooooh exciting!

ooh swappage! I could even see a little fabric scrap/yarn bits/ribbon/buttons swap...so many possibilities!

thorn- totally! I loooove finding ways to use those little bits and pieces of stuff I can't bring myself to toss. Isn't this fatbook thing perfect?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Smuckers9 on January 20, 2010 11:24:09 PM
Fun! I'm not a great sewer and I prefer paper crafts but these books are awesome and really fun. I'll join in!  :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 20, 2010 11:55:38 PM
This is a cool idea!
I see four ways right off without doing typical bookbinding methods, that would give you expansion room:
1)use button holes, vertically along the page edges
2)sew ribbon, fabric or elastic loops to the edges
3)stamp metal eyelets in .
All of these methods will allow you to use some type of lacing.
OR...
4) you could sew together a few pages at a time, and eventually bind them together permanently, or with the fabric loops on each section.. or "signature", as it is called when book sections are made in sets of pages. There are some great tutes in the paper-crafts board on book-binding , but they can get quite involved.

 I'm not sure I'm going to do this right now. I was looking at it, because I was thinking of doing a sew-along, similar to this, only as a stitching tutorial. You may have just given me a format here.
This is definitely better than using a loose-leaf binder!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 21, 2010 12:26:07 AM
Beautiful, noo! I'm out all day today...and I'm itching to start!! Maybe I can console myself by picking up some supplies for it :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 21, 2010 06:23:25 AM
I was planning to start this yesterday, but in the morning I found that I was sick, and therefore out of commission the whole day! I feel sorry for my lil' rugrat 'cause I could barely sit up in order to play with him >_< I am feeling a whole buch better now that my fever has broken!

Nooo: Your first page turn out awesome!! I love all the fabric patterns you used in it! They work so well together!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 21, 2010 08:12:56 AM
i'm glad you like it, guys!

klking- I like the idea of punching eyelets, if only I had one of those eyelet thingies. Maybe I'll have one by the time I finish my book :)

phizzy- i know that what you come up with is going to be RAD

tcm- sorry to hear you got sick :( that's the worst, especially when you've got things you want to do. I hope you get well soon!



Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 21, 2010 08:39:27 AM
Well, I may not have started yet, but at least I now have 4 new fabrics to play with :D

I hope you're feeling better soon, tcmatteson :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 21, 2010 04:23:46 PM
NOOO... Those eyelet stampers are super easy to use. I've had mine forever... and it hasn't been used in a long time. But, it's definitely the
cleanest way to finish the pages. Next to that, I'd go for the buttonholes.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 21, 2010 05:29:15 PM
I'll have to work one into my budget... wait! my birthday's coming up, maybe my DH will get me one ^_^    Well until i get one, I think I'm going to keep pages together with one of those wide chip clips.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Ariethine on January 21, 2010 05:35:49 PM
Whenever I want eyelets, I just hammer them in myself. I have a board of wood, eyelets, a large and small set of eyelet setters, and... a hammer. >> I plan on using eyelets in my books. but probably not for binding them. :) I'll start one once I finish all my swap items and my two entries for the challenges I'm entering. :) /hope to enter.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 21, 2010 05:56:34 PM
you could always sew eyelets in!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 21, 2010 09:25:49 PM
Thanks so much for the well-wishes everyone! I'm back up to 100% good health today! And therefore I was able to get my first page done! My pages are going to be 4" x 4" double-sided. I've also decided that each side of all my pages is going to be done with a different quilt pattern (and therefore, each page will be a little bit more conservative than what others may end up posting!) So, onto the piccies!

Side 1: Jacob's Star embellished with seedbeads

Side 2: India Star embellished with ribbon and scrap fabric


Yes, I know that one edge isn't finished off, but that's how I'll be attaching my pages together. Once the entire book is complete, those edges shouldn't be visible.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 21, 2010 11:15:09 PM
Thanks so much for the well-wishes everyone! I'm back up to 100% good health today! And therefore I was able to get my first page done! My pages are going to be 4" x 4" double-sided. I've also decided that each side of all my pages is going to be done with a different quilt pattern (and therefore, each page will be a little bit more conservative than what others may end up posting!)

 Glad to hear you're feeling better! I adore traditional quilting patterns, and I'm sure to be adoring whatever you post, as conservative as it may be :) Those are so pretty! The seed beads are such a delicate touch.

I want to do my pages 2 sided, too, but I've been kinda stumped about how to go about it... Should i do 2 pages, then just sew them together once they're both done?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 21, 2010 11:28:47 PM
tcmatteson--very pretty! while my style is funky and non traditional, i definitely appreciate your style, and the talent it takes!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 22, 2010 01:59:24 AM
Beautiful!

Here's my (fairly basic) first page.




I made it from a strip, so the bottom was a fold rather than both sides separate, so I was able to sew the bits on both sides and get it lined up easier. I hand sewed a running stitch along some of the lines (not sure if you can see in the photos) after I sewed it shut as the pattern matches both sides, and that holds the two pieces together.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Ariethine on January 22, 2010 03:14:18 AM
All those pages look good. I plan on being a little crazy with mine. (and yes,I would suggest doing both sides first, and then sewing them together.)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: beckashell on January 22, 2010 04:13:48 AM
This looks like so much fun!! Your pages are all so different and wonderful. I wish I could sew so that I could join in - it would be the perfect way to practice for the quilt i've always wanted to make.

I'd get my mum to teach me with the sewing machine, but I don't think she wants to encourage any crafting until I get out of the house and find a job!  ;)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 22, 2010 06:25:42 AM
Glad to hear you're feeling better! I adore traditional quilting patterns, and I'm sure to be adoring whatever you post, as conservative as it may be :) Those are so pretty! The seed beads are such a delicate touch.

I want to do my pages 2 sided, too, but I've been kinda stumped about how to go about it... Should i do 2 pages, then just sew them together once they're both done?

Thank you (and everyone else!)

As for my first page, I ended up wanting to actually quilt the page, so I made the two blocks, sewed them together like a pillow and stuffed a piece of felt in between, quilted it, then added my embellishments making sure to only go through the top piece of fabric... a bit time consuming when adding the embellishments, but I didn't want to try running beads through my sewing machine, hehe.

I absolutely adore Phizzychicks first page! I love the colors, the fabric texture, and the really pretty elegant simplicity of it! Altogether, a beautiful page ^_^


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on January 22, 2010 06:43:13 AM
Those pages are absolutely beautiful!!
I had a dream last night.  About these pages.  I've decided on a Botany theme for my pages.  they will be double sided too. I'm going to research poisonous plants and do some quilting, aplique and embroidery to achieve all this... now just to wait until I can do stairs to reach  my fabric... darn c-section  :-\


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 22, 2010 08:07:32 AM
Phizzy, your first page is awesome! But what else could I have expected? ;)

Belladune, a botany theme sounds really cool! And congratulations on your baby!



Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on January 22, 2010 10:36:41 AM
 :D Thank you, Nooo!  I hope the pages turn out like I envision them.  And thanks for the congratulations too, she's to wonderful, this new baby of mine:)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 22, 2010 11:02:56 AM
:D Thank you, Nooo!  I hope the pages turn out like I envision them.  And thanks for the congratulations too, she's to wonderful, this new baby of mine:)

And it only gets better, Bella! She's gonna take your breath away every morning you wake up :) That is... once she starts sleeping all the way through the night ;p


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: mangomerle on January 22, 2010 11:32:59 AM
OK this is cool. The pages are pretty so far. I was going to do my own embroidery stitch book with 12"x12" pages, but 4"x4" seems a lot less intimidating. Count me in. I'm getting started on my first page right now!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Knickertwist on January 22, 2010 12:10:22 PM
I've just surfaced from an afternoon cleaning my basement and setting up my sewing area. I've just stumbled on this thread and so I'll take it as a sign from the gods that I'm meant to jump in and play. No idea what I'll do or where to begin but I'm in!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 22, 2010 12:27:02 PM
 I'm still thinking about this... I may use it as an incentive to make my sewing tute samples... but I have to finish up a project that needs mailing first.
If I do, my pages are probably going to larger, since I have to do several zipper versions. I'm thinking more like 5X9', and they need to be able to see the reverse side, so the pages would not be doubled.
I had someone ask me to teach a sewing class, and this is an important tool I'd need.  Because they'd all have to make thier own!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on January 22, 2010 01:33:35 PM
that's a brilliant idea KLKing!  I have a bunch of samples like that somewhere from when I took fashion design, and they are handy to have. 


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 22, 2010 03:10:40 PM
I'm pretty excited that a lot of people are jumping in. Lots of talented craftsters! :D

I did one more page, and kind-of did what will end up being the cover.


this is a page... I had to add that purple bit on the edge because somehow the blue fabric kept getting smaller  ???


this is what will be the cover. I didn't do all that beading recently, I had it stuck on my inspiration board since I did it last summer, and this seemed like a good use for it! I just sewed it onto a piece of felt and backstitched the "my fiber fat book" onto it.

I'm wondering how many pages are in the traditional fatbook... Just enough till it becomes fat enough?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Smuckers9 on January 22, 2010 03:18:02 PM
i love the cover of your book nooo! it's great!
I finished my first page last night...my book is also 5x5.
Its going to be pretty crazy and colorful when I am done  :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 22, 2010 03:20:11 PM
Just beautiful. I love your front cover!

I'm not sure yet how many I want to make, or if there's a set number?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 22, 2010 03:27:23 PM
Wow, Nooo, I saw the pic of your cover and just stared in amazement for about a minute or so... The bead, sequins, everything work on it is simply gorgeous! and I'm jealous! LOL! And is that a zig-zag stitch over some yarn on the other page you made? It looks very intriguing and I like it :)

As for pages, I'm thinking I'm going to do one page per month (so I'll have twelve double-sided pages at the end of the year) and then bind them together in December... this way I can start making one fat book a year to see how my sewing skills and creative juices change/get better over long periods of time ^_^


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Scribble Dolls on January 22, 2010 03:33:28 PM
Oh wow, this looks like a lot of fun...and looks like a neat way for me to practice sewing. This is definately going on my to do list (although that seems to be getting painfully long!  ::))

I love everyone's pages so far! And Nooo, that cover is amazing.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 22, 2010 04:44:45 PM
Noo! You're pages are FUNKY! I love them!

tcmatteson! Conservative is good too! I love the idea of doing each page as a quilt square!! I can't wait to see more!

Phizzy! Wow! I love it!

I made a page last night!





Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 22, 2010 06:28:26 PM
Audio, that page is sooo goood! I love how you used the selvages... It looks so clean cut and stylish!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Smuckers9 on January 22, 2010 07:20:40 PM
i love the selvages!
and i adore the daisy fabric.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 22, 2010 07:42:41 PM
  Nooo... Your butterfly is awesome!
And Audio... I like the tab on the corners. Is that going to be for lacing? If so, the simplicity of it is brilliant! Not to mention everything else you do!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: bunnyface on January 22, 2010 08:04:31 PM
Alright, I'm totally in.  I have a bunch of fabric that I "borrowed" from my mom in high school when my friends and I all made crazy purses for our selves, and it's all weird shaped and sized scraps and stuff that I don't really see myself using for anything else (since for the most part there's not enough to actually do anything with it).  I have a few things to wrap up before I can get started, but these are just so cool!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 22, 2010 08:28:58 PM
Alright, I'm totally in.  I have a bunch of fabric that I "borrowed" from my mom in high school when my friends and I all made crazy purses for our selves, and it's all weird shaped and sized scraps and stuff that I don't really see myself using for anything else (since for the most part there's not enough to actually do anything with it).  I have a few things to wrap up before I can get started, but these are just so cool!
This IS the perfect thing for that!
 I'm off to finish the stuff that has to get done first!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: digital misfit on January 22, 2010 08:30:56 PM
Fab pages so far!
I just need to finish up a couple of small projects and then I will be good to go!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 22, 2010 08:41:45 PM
Oooh Audio, that page is sooo cool! I love the look of the the selvages and I want that daisy fabric! It's gorgeous!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 22, 2010 09:09:21 PM
  Nooo... Your butterfly is awesome!
And Audio... I like the tab on the corners. Is that going to be for lacing? If so, the simplicity of it is brilliant! Not to mention everything else you do!

I didn't make it for that purpose, but the whole time I was making that page I was like 'how am I going to bind all of these together?' And now I know, because you are brilliant! Thanks for the idea!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 22, 2010 09:59:55 PM
 You are so funny, Audio! I thought for sure that was your idea! But, Thanks... I can't wait to see more of these from everyone!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 23, 2010 03:02:45 AM
That looks fantastic, audio! I love the selveges!

Here's my second page. It's probably not that obvious, but the centre of the flower is padded so the stitching gives it shape  :)




Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Knickertwist on January 23, 2010 06:20:46 AM
Love it Phizz! What really caught my eye was the little red stiches in the black stripes. Nice :)

All the pages so far are so nice and really making me itch to make my own.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 23, 2010 12:16:14 PM
Beautiful! All of those different textures work so perfectly together


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 24, 2010 07:46:49 PM
I was playing around with some fabric and lace today and i made a pannel that I really like, but I can't really use it for anything, but it was also too big to use as a fat fiber page, so I decided this: That all my pages will be diffrent sizes and shapes.

So I've made two today! And also realized while taking pictures that I used the same green fabric in all of my pages, and didn't even plan it!!





And all three of my pages together to show the diffrence is size!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on January 24, 2010 08:52:32 PM
Oh how very cool! I like the way they fit together :) And it is funny that you had a running theme without realizing it!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: beckashell on January 24, 2010 08:55:49 PM
How big is the original page you made? It looked big when you first posted it! But compared to the latest one, it looks teeny!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2010 09:17:05 PM
Great pages so far--I collect fabrics and as long as I cut myself a little piece, I can use it...same with yarn and paper (yeah, yeah--some sort of obsessive/compusliveness!)...

I have been working on a fiber book for a few years...maybe a craftalong will get it moving faster!

It seems to be working with the chunky book craftalong!

Ok--I am doing this!! Probably going to do a mix of standard quilt patterns and collage...I like what I have seen so far

noooo--your cover is totally mesmerizing!!  I am going to have to think of something special for a cover!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 24, 2010 09:25:47 PM
How big is the original page you made? It looked big when you first posted it! But compared to the latest one, it looks teeny!

Yeah! My original page was 4x4in.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 24, 2010 09:30:38 PM
It will be neat to see the mixed sizes!!  I have seen books that were a mix of paper, fabric, and yarns...I might have to incorporate my snips of yarn into this...I have yarn pieces from every project I ever did...:D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 25, 2010 01:59:28 AM
I love the way the different sizes look together!

I'm currently trying to make a page with a cutout birdcage, but I can't quite make it work at the moment ::)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2010 07:25:27 AM
that sounds like a challenging project!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 25, 2010 10:32:34 AM
It was! :D

Front


Back


'in' the book


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 25, 2010 10:45:55 AM
ohmygosh phizzy that is amazing! WOWZA!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 25, 2010 10:48:51 AM
Looks like you met the challenge!  Very dimensional and innovative!  Love how you used bias tape!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 25, 2010 10:53:06 AM
Thanks! It's not at all what I imagined it would look like when I started :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 25, 2010 11:11:16 AM
very cool page phizzy  :D i can see why it was challenging!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 25, 2010 11:15:04 AM
Holy moly that birdcage is awesome. Now I want one in my book! :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 25, 2010 11:43:57 AM
i somehow forgot to bookmark this. i cant believe all of the wonderful pages i missed!!  seriously awesome!!  and phizzy---holy crap....i cant even put words to how much i love that birdcage page!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on January 25, 2010 12:42:59 PM
Thanks! It's not at all what I imagined it would look like when I started :D
that being said, do you like it as much, or more, or not nearly as much as how you envisioned it?
I personally love it.  It's wonderful and inspirational.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 25, 2010 01:26:56 PM
Thank you! I think it turned out a bit better. It was going to be more colourful but I couldn't make fabric work with the wire so I tried leather and it worked. I think it wanted to be a darker page :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: digital misfit on January 25, 2010 01:28:19 PM
Phizzy, that birdcage page is just brilliant! I love the dark styling and wrapped fabric with lettering.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 25, 2010 02:01:39 PM
 Ok Phizzy... Talk about "Raising The Bar" on Sewing!!! I think you just did it!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 25, 2010 02:14:10 PM
Oh I don't know about that, maybe I raised the 'wacky' bar a little :D

I'm new to sewing, and I'm not neat at all, hand or machine stitching (I have no patience for planning...or pinning) but I have to admit that this is fun!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Smuckers9 on January 25, 2010 03:42:04 PM
Oh I don't know about that, maybe I raised the 'wacky' bar a little :D

I'm new to sewing, and I'm not neat at all, hand or machine stitching (I have no patience for planning...or pinning) but I have to admit that this is fun!

I'm not neat and I don't have patience either! i always just guess and cut...haha...


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 25, 2010 03:54:46 PM
I tried to be neat with this one...but it's just not to be :D





Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 25, 2010 03:58:48 PM
I love it phizzy! I'm going to do one like that but with all batik fabric, I LOVE batik!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: beckashell on January 25, 2010 04:05:09 PM
I love it phizzy! I'm going to do one like that but with all batik fabric, I LOVE batik!

I know NOTHING about different materials. What's batik?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 25, 2010 04:10:05 PM
I'm a sucker for batik too. It's beautiful fabric http://www.batikguild.org.uk/whatisbatik.asp

The eye bag you made me is still my favourite bag, audio. I love the fabric and there is just so many perfect pockets! I went away this weekend and took less stuff just so I could take it :D


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Post by: morglanc on January 25, 2010 04:41:52 PM
another great page! i have to finish my labrynth swap package before i can een think about making anything else.....then i will work on making pages for this again


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Post by: audio on January 25, 2010 04:50:21 PM
The eye bag you made me is still my favourite bag, audio. I love the fabric and there is just so many perfect pockets! I went away this weekend and took less stuff just so I could take it :D

Oh I am sooo glad to hear that! I loved making that bag for you and I'm so happy you really like it!


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Post by: morglanc on January 25, 2010 11:19:37 PM
so i was going to wait until i finished some other crafts before i did another page, but crafty things will happen as they please....so i made another one tonight.



i sewed it back to back with the first page i made....it altered the first one a little, so here it is now



Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: kayliecelery on January 26, 2010 03:49:43 AM
I cant quilt but I suppose we all have to learn somewhere :) If anyone could give me some tips that would be awesome but I would love to do this :)


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Post by: Phizzychick on January 26, 2010 05:01:02 AM
I love the black and white with the blue! Is that edging thread metallic?

I cant quilt but I suppose we all have to learn somewhere :) If anyone could give me some tips that would be awesome but I would love to do this :)
I'm only just learning myself, but this quilting post has some good advice and links I think: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6260.0


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Post by: kayliecelery on January 26, 2010 05:16:30 AM
I love the black and white with the blue! Is that edging thread metallic?

I cant quilt but I suppose we all have to learn somewhere :) If anyone could give me some tips that would be awesome but I would love to do this :)
I'm only just learning myself, but this quilting post has some good advice and links I think: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6260.0
Thank you for the link. I may just start that now :)


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2010 07:12:55 AM
I love your pages morglanc!  I might need to borrow your idea of sewing two pages back to back with stitching!

The airy bits you have added really appeal to me!

phizzy--love the colors and no need to be too neat--these pages seem to look better when they are a bit "off" :)

I am almost done with my swap items so hopefully, all of February will be for me!!!  I am looking forward to using up my bins and bins of scraps! 



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Post by: audio on January 26, 2010 07:29:25 AM
I love the funkyness of all the pages going on! I'm excited to do more pages, I have soooo much yarn and fabric and I need more projects to do with it!


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Post by: Nooo on January 26, 2010 01:14:27 PM
I love that page, morglanc!

I'm hoping to do another page or tow today... My local walmart is closing down their fabric department ( :( boooo) so everything was 50% off! I got  buttload of trims and textury fabrics on the cheap. It sucks, now I have to drive way out to get fabric.


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Post by: morglanc on January 26, 2010 01:18:35 PM
thank you!

phizz--it is metalic! i found a huge bag with all different color metalic ...i dont really know what to call it because it isnt thread...maybe twine. anyway, the entire bag was only $2.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2010 02:30:10 PM
great find morglanc--it really adds a bit of glamour to your page!

nooo---how sad but at least you are stocking up!


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Post by: kayliecelery on January 26, 2010 02:55:34 PM
This is the first and second page of mine that I made today :) I have decided to do mine back to back :)
I did mine all by hand stitching, which took a while. The heart on the side with the bird on was all back stitched :)
So Page 1

and page 2

I am really proud of these as they are my irst attempt at this kind of thing and I am already thinking about my second one.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 26, 2010 02:58:53 PM
how cute, kaylie! I love all things birdy and I love those hearts, too!


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Post by: Phizzychick on January 26, 2010 03:09:21 PM
Definitely very cute, I love the little bird!


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Post by: morglanc on January 26, 2010 03:20:09 PM
oooh, i like the beads you incorporated!


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Post by: kayliecelery on January 26, 2010 03:24:05 PM
Thank you guys. I am so proud of how it came  out considering it as my first attempt :) Thank you again for all the positive comments :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 26, 2010 06:02:27 PM
Did a few pages! One I like a lot, the other I am 'meh' about.

First, the one I like:

and the back (i thought ahead and double-sided)


Then this one, I liked the idea, but didn't like how it ended up....

I think I should attempt it again, but make the edges sharper and not so big....


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 26, 2010 06:10:52 PM
Oooo! I love very much. And I agree with you on the watermellon one, I'm sure you'll like it next time tho!


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Post by: morglanc on January 26, 2010 07:05:08 PM
very cute!  i agree that you might want to do crisper lines on the watermelon one, but i love the idea of crocheting a page!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 26, 2010 08:33:39 PM
kaylie--I love how you have used so many elements on your pages: buttons, embroidery, texture...

nooo--I love your little fish and I think it would be interesting to incorporate crochet pieces in the pages--not sure I like a complete crochet page

also love the use of tassles and trims--good way to use up little bits and it is giving me more ideas of how to stuff your envelope in our other swap!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 27, 2010 12:33:24 AM
I love your fish page, so cute!


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Post by: Nooo on January 27, 2010 10:54:50 AM
Thanks for the compliments on my fish page! Yeah, the watermelon crochet page isn't what I was hoping for, but I'll probably reattempt something in crochet, probably with some other fabrics stitched on. This one just ended up looking weird. Maybe I can cut it up and use pieces of it to add some texture to some other page. Thanks for being honest, guys! :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 27, 2010 01:41:32 PM
love the fish page  :D
I still haven't got around to starting mine, but once a couple of things i'm currently working on are out of the way, hopefully i will have a little more time


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: audio on January 27, 2010 01:49:53 PM
I got to do the batik page I wanted to do! I kept it simple, since i wanted to show off the fabric.



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Post by: morglanc on January 27, 2010 02:16:11 PM
audio- very pretty!

noo--i really like what you did with the watermelon page in general, it would be a shame to cut it up. maybe it can be a wash cloth in your kitchen?

i went to the opportunity foundation thrift store and got a big bag full of squares of fabric and tassly goodness for 2 bucks!


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Post by: Phizzychick on January 27, 2010 02:16:59 PM
Beautiful!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 27, 2010 03:17:09 PM
I plan on making a lot of "simple" pages just to show off the fabric!  Good choice...it is lovely just because of the batik and the colors!  Gorgeous work...


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Post by: Nooo on January 27, 2010 07:44:28 PM
Oooh so pretty! All of those batiks go perfectly together, audio.



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Post by: morglanc on January 27, 2010 08:03:45 PM
so i made a page using a bunch of my thrift store finds fromt today. i am in love with this green tassle



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Post by: Smuckers9 on January 27, 2010 09:04:29 PM
Here's my first page, i finished it last week but just now got around to posting...  ;D



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Post by: morglanc on January 27, 2010 09:57:36 PM
smuckers--pretty! i really like the texture!


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Post by: Phizzychick on January 28, 2010 12:51:22 AM
Ooh, both pages are beautiful!

morglanc, that green trim is fantastic!

Smuckers, I love your swirly sky!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 28, 2010 10:24:30 AM
Morglanc -  looks like you found some really rad stuff. I agree that the green trim is excellent!

smuckers - I like the sky, too! and the stitching on the tree trunk is quite nice :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2010 10:28:12 AM
morglanc--the green trim is perfect as "grass"!  very nice and textural piece!

smuckers9--like the mix of patterns and colors and the button really adds to your flower!



Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: kayliecelery on January 28, 2010 10:53:29 AM
My third page is taking a little while longer than planned but I cannot wait to show it to everyone :) It looks amazing so far and it is only a 1/3 finished :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: attackofthequacks on January 28, 2010 11:10:48 AM
audio - i love the batik page!  :D batik is one of my favourite types of fabric


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on January 28, 2010 03:08:12 PM
Another set done, front & back :) I rescued this piece of vintage fabric from the trashpile! Some gals at church were chucking it because it was sun-damaged. Yay for being in the right place at the right time!


and the other side:


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 28, 2010 03:11:25 PM
Now that is a nice way to keep a record of your cute little creatures nooo!!!  I would love to see more pages like that since I recognize them as you!!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: kayliecelery on January 28, 2010 03:14:51 PM
Nooo I love them I think they look cute
I love that blue material. Is that the one that you saved.
On mine at the moment I am using old clothes that I no longer wear :)
I need to get and buy some tassels though as they seem to make yours look awesome.
Where do you get the coloured lace from? 


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 28, 2010 10:07:52 PM
  Ok Everyone... I got my book started! I decided to write a tutorial, so here's the link:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335972.msg3885922#msg3885922
I made this full-sized, since I needed to do sewing samples. And, I got one page done, plus the fabric cover. I don't want to get busted double-posting... but the book needed to be
put in the scrapbooking section. Thanks! I'll post future pages here.
K


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Post by: Phizzychick on January 29, 2010 01:50:24 AM
I love him, nooo!

I have another page just about done, I'll get a photo a bit later. I need to think about putting some holes in these and connecting them together with something other than a bulldog clip! :D


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Post by: beckashell on January 29, 2010 01:59:44 AM
  Ok Everyone... I got my book started! I decided to write a tutorial, so here's the link:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335972.msg3885922#msg3885922
I made this full-sized, since I needed to do sewing samples. And, I got one page done, plus the fabric cover. I don't want to get busted double-posting... but the book needed to be
put in the scrapbooking section. Thanks! I'll post future pages here.
K

wow a whole folder!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 29, 2010 06:24:05 AM
KLKing--now that is a fiber fat book! It is gorgeous and practical and I can't wait to see more pages!

What a wonderful way to showcase your sewing skills and to use as a teaching guide!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 29, 2010 06:24:50 AM
Just trying to make a page using some of the random bits and bobs I had lying around my craft room.

It's shiny, and my sewing machine didn't enjoy the stitching as much as I'd have liked. I think if it could speak it would have said "cut it out, I'm too old for this fancy zig-zag crap" :D





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Post by: audio on January 29, 2010 06:30:08 AM
Noo! I love you newst page! It's sooo cute!

KLKing! Awesome! I can't wait to have a whole book!

Phizzy! Fantastic as always! I LOVE the loose end on the spiral!! DId you sew an inchies on that? What an awesome idea, I love how you didi T!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 29, 2010 06:39:07 AM
Thanks, yeah it was just a loose inchie. I just poked holes in the corner and sewed it on :D As you can see by the inchie this page turned out slightly too wide, but it looks okay in with the rest of the pages.


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Post by: Belladune on January 29, 2010 08:29:28 AM
phizzychick, thats just insanely wonderful.  I love it. wanna make all my pages? :p lol


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 29, 2010 09:57:12 AM
Phizzy, you are really inspiring me! I think I'm going to play today and come up with a crazy page or two! You "Sewing Art" is really fun!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 29, 2010 11:56:46 AM
Thank you so much! I think a little crazy is good sometimes :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: beckashell on January 29, 2010 05:25:18 PM
Phizzy - i think that's my favourite page of yours so far. I love that it's filled with so many random things. And the inchie looks adorable.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on January 29, 2010 06:39:50 PM
phizzy---is there anything you cant do? anything?  that oage is great, i really like the darker side


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: digital misfit on January 29, 2010 07:43:58 PM
Wow!
The lot of you are just fantastic!
SO many beautiful pages, and I barely have my first one started. I need to focus!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on January 30, 2010 02:21:40 AM
phizzy---is there anything you cant do? anything?  that oage is great, i really like the darker side
Thank you! Yes lots of things, I just keep them quiet :D crochet, I can only knit basic things...anything that requires maths... :P


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on January 31, 2010 11:47:28 PM
   I made a page for my book... Here are a few photos, with explanations. Remember... I'm showing sewing techniques. So, I made as many examples as possible on one page:
First, a regular lapped Zipper;
an overlocked edge;
a narrow waistband;(One side is machine-top-stitched, one side is hand sewn cleanly)
closed with a wrapped- thread loop and button;
reinforced with a hidden button and buttonhole,
and finally, two rolled edges, one is 1/2", the other is 1/4"




Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on February 01, 2010 06:24:18 AM
well done KLKing!  It's so cleanly done!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 01, 2010 12:59:04 PM
 Thanks, Belladune! I had to try to get as much mileage out of the page as possible. There must be at least a half dozen or so ways to do a zipper alone!
  If anyone has any samples they want to suggest, feel free!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on February 01, 2010 01:15:49 PM
Ooh that looks so neat! It's going to be a wonderful book!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on February 01, 2010 04:06:28 PM
lol, i think you left out sewn by hand messily :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 01, 2010 04:12:41 PM
lol, i think you left out sewn by hand messily :)
You are so funny! I mean you can't see the stitches! LOL! I like to tunnel the thread inside the fold. That's what I mean. Silly!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 01, 2010 06:21:50 PM
KLKing, that's pretty darn cool! I think it's so great that you have all of that knowhow on sewing techniques and stuff... I'm lucky if anything I do turns out acceptable, and I'm just waiting for that day when I sew my finger right into one of my projects.... :-[


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 01, 2010 10:37:27 PM
   Thanks, Nooo! Guess what... I've done that! More than once.... you don't want to sew thru your finger! It really hurts!!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2010 07:32:00 AM
The lapped zipper is my favorite one to use!  I still have my the one I did for my home economics final (A+) :D

Wonderful how you are incorporating learning stuff them into your book! Beautiful colors as well!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 02, 2010 10:41:44 AM
   Thanks, Nooo! Guess what... I've done that! More than once.... you don't want to sew thru your finger! It really hurts!!!

Ack! I hope and pray it never happens.... and I hope it never happens to you again!!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2010 10:47:13 AM
I have stitched through my finger, but the funniest thing was sewing through my robe sleeve and becoming part of the quilt I was making...

I feel so sad that I have not had time to work on my fiber book!  Maybe after this weekend when I am done with swaps for a while...  :'(


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 02, 2010 02:43:35 PM
 I have so many projects going on all at once... it's time to put some stuff away! I love the fact that now there will be uses for tiny bits of trims I'll never need for anything else!
Just this morning, Mom picked up and handed me a single tiny lace flower... I said... "Oh, I NEED That!"


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 04, 2010 01:38:43 PM
I made a page today!




and the back:

this is a print (do i call it that?) from a stamp I carved.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on February 04, 2010 01:55:24 PM
I love it! His wire feet are so cute!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 04, 2010 02:57:43 PM
 Oh! Nooo! That's Georgeous! Did you sew all that yarn down? What a beautiful page, and the reverse... you actually carved that stamp? Wow!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 04, 2010 03:11:30 PM
Oh! Nooo! That's Georgeous! Did you sew all that yarn down? What a beautiful page, and the reverse... you actually carved that stamp? Wow!

:D glad you like it!! All those yarn bits and threads and things are stuck on with Alene's flexible fabric glue. I just spread it over some canvas, covered in in bits and pieces from my thread jar then mashed it flat with my palm. I'm not sure if I'd have the patience it would take to sew on all that stuff!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 04, 2010 03:14:36 PM
 Well, neither would I!  Now you mean to say I have to save thread scraps too? LOL!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: beckashell on February 04, 2010 03:15:15 PM
i love the cute little curled wires on the birds head!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 04, 2010 04:32:31 PM
Noo- I adore that page! Your stamp is really cute!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2010 08:19:53 AM
I like the technique called "smoosh"... ;D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on February 05, 2010 10:27:05 AM
what a cute little birdie

smoosh happens to be my favorite technique


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 06, 2010 12:51:21 AM
awesome page nooo! the threads are very cool  ;D i may have to steal that idea!!

'smoosh' is an awesome technique! :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 06, 2010 08:06:54 PM
Thanks for the compliments, everyone!!! I definitely recommend trying the thread thing! It's very satisfying!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 08, 2010 04:30:37 PM
Another page today! She ended up a little crooked.... that's what I get for not pinning before i sewed :( Oh well...


the other side, buttons hot-glued on burlap (i got too lazy to sew em on)


the whole book so far!!!


I decided to re-do the cover with the beaded butterfly... I'm going to make a jacket-like piece to wrap around the outside. Not sure on fabric, yet though.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 08, 2010 05:41:02 PM
Your book is turning out fantastic, Nooo!~ Can't wait to see the cover!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on February 08, 2010 08:03:24 PM
Aww... that matryoshka dolly looks so sweet :) and it was a happy mistake that she got sewn on crooked as it adds a little more interest for the eye :)


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Post by: beckashell on February 08, 2010 09:18:39 PM
It's so cute and fat!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on February 08, 2010 10:35:06 PM
ok nooo----- you need to finish your book and ship it to me :) your doing such an awesome job!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 09, 2010 03:24:53 PM
ok nooo----- you need to finish your book and ship it to me :) your doing such an awesome job!

seriously, your book is lovely! i love every page! Do you have the watermelon one in there?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 09, 2010 06:40:01 PM
Thanks guys! I'm glad to hear the crookedness of little red didn't ruin the page for you :)

MorglanC - it's almost every day I wish I had a magical replicating machine so I could make copies of fun things to send away and still have them for myself!!!

Smuckers - I banished the watermelon page from my fatbook... I'm going to attempt another crochet page one of these days, then see how it will fit with the rest of my book.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on February 11, 2010 08:34:38 AM
Looks fabulous, noo! I love your Matryoshka, she looks like she's having a little sway to some music to me :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: kayliecelery on February 11, 2010 01:43:42 PM
I wish I knew how to crochet :) I am learning to knit so my first lot of knitting is going in my fat book :) Annnnd I am getting a sewing machine this weekend for absolutely nothing as this person wants to get rid of it :) I am so excited :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 11, 2010 05:54:44 PM
Thank you, Phizzy!!! Kaylie, that is awesome you're getting a free sewing machine! I'm excited to see a knitted page, too.

Here's what I did earlier in the week and this morning:

I did the flower the other day, and the woven monster page this morning. I've been wanting to do a woven page, and it's pretty easy. Good use of scraps :)

All you need is cardboard, strings and scraps... if you want to do this, make sure there are an odd number of strings or the weaving doesn't work. It's fun!!!

Then, here's the other side. After I stitched on the monster's eyes and mouth, there was a mess of string back there, so I slapped on my last beaded butterfly I had laying around. (I need to make some more of those....)

So, where are everyone else's pages?! I want to see more!!!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Smuckers9 on February 11, 2010 06:13:43 PM
The woven monster is adorable!
I love it!
And...I am going to try to work on a page tonight!  ;D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Tero on February 11, 2010 07:21:11 PM
I am jumping in here where I don't belong because I love that woven monster !! How did you secure the ends once you were done with the weaving?


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 11, 2010 08:06:49 PM
I am jumping in here where I don't belong because I love that woven monster !! How did you secure the ends once you were done with the weaving?


:) I tried to weave tightly up to the very tippy top, so there wasn't much room for things to slip out. It helps to also kind of spread out the weavng once you're all done. I tied the ends of the black threads to the closest black thread loop at the top or bottom. I hope some of that made sense :P


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 11, 2010 08:34:43 PM
  I love your work, Noo! I'm really going to have to try and loosen up a bit, so I can make something that's spontaneous. Doing bridal has trained me to be too uptight... I need to make a crazy, let loose piece or two! I think I'll start on it on Sunday.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on February 11, 2010 09:16:02 PM
Nooo! I just have to say it is like your monster has wings! I love him so much I'd frame him to be my buddy! I've been stalking this thread since I haven't had time to do one of these. I love everyone's work!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: kayliecelery on February 12, 2010 04:41:06 AM
I will hopefully have two pages to put up on here by the end of the day :) hurrah :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2010 09:34:40 AM
  I love your work, Noo! I'm really going to have to try and loosen up a bit, so I can make something that's spontaneous. Doing bridal has trained me to be too uptight... I need to make a crazy, let loose piece or two! I think I'll start on it on Sunday.

hmmm...I have the same issue...too much technical training and not enough letting loose...your pages are very inspiring and might have undone a couple of screws... :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 12, 2010 09:45:38 AM
  I love your work, Noo! I'm really going to have to try and loosen up a bit, so I can make something that's spontaneous. Doing bridal has trained me to be too uptight... I need to make a crazy, let loose piece or two! I think I'll start on it on Sunday.

hmmm...I have the same issue...too much technical training and not enough letting loose...your pages are very inspiring and might have undone a couple of screws... :D
Definitely! Except I have someone's clothes to work on today, then it's back to the fun stuff!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: morglanc on February 12, 2010 12:07:16 PM
nooo---again....awesome!!! i really like that the page is woven, i'm going to have to try that.  so i think you could make a living making these books, i know i would buy it. and omg, you should so do a quilt in this style!
  i'm currently doing a swap that requires a lot of sewing, so i probably wont do another page until i'm finished with that. but then again, you never know, hopefully i do one sooner then later.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2010 09:28:25 AM
I love your pages noooo! 



Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 15, 2010 12:54:58 PM
I love your pages noooo! 



You are toooo kind!!!! :)
nooo---again....awesome!!! i really like that the page is woven, i'm going to have to try that.  so i think you could make a living making these books, i know i would buy it. and omg, you should so do a quilt in this style!

Haha, I made my first "quilt" today (well, blanket, it's tied, not quilted) and it was a FAIL. It's a baby blanket, and I didn't consider seam allowances when cutting, soooo it just kept getting smaller. I think some day I'd be up for making a crazy quilt... but not until I get my blanketing skills up to par!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on February 16, 2010 12:11:19 AM
I voted for your painting, Noo!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on February 16, 2010 07:36:37 AM
I voted for your painting, Noo!

You're the best!!! Thank you so much :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on February 17, 2010 08:11:01 AM
I love your woven monster!

I have a page in the planning stages...but nowhere near finished yet :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Knickertwist on March 06, 2010 03:08:51 PM
I've been meaning to craft along with all of you for what seems like ages but haven't had a chance until today. I started on my first two pages this afternoon! Wheeee!





I can't wait to get some more done to see things start to come together :)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: tcmatteson on March 06, 2010 05:33:44 PM
Oh, I love those pages, knickertwist! I love the colors and patterns on both. Did you machine embroider the flowers on the second page? And the extra strings/yarns you used on the first one and the freehand lines really work together and help lead the eye on to the next bit of fun!


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Post by: Nooo on March 06, 2010 05:43:29 PM
Oooooh! I love! I really dig those threads hanging off the edges! And the button placement is superb, just right, I think. Very very pretty, Knickertwist!

EDIT! Almost forgot to post! Made a page a couple days ago.



Getting pretty fat...


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: KLKing on March 06, 2010 06:01:38 PM
  Nice to see both of you posting pages, Knickertwist and Noo! I really need to make some pages this week. I love all the easy freedom in everyone's pages. Why the heck can't I sew
like that?


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Post by: beckashell on March 06, 2010 11:42:39 PM
It looks like you had fun making those Knickertwist!

Nooo.... I love that you keep showing us all the pages together - although it's making me incredibly jealous that I don't have a fat book :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on March 07, 2010 07:01:51 AM
jeeze, I wish I had more time to craft!!!!  those pages are fabulous!


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: darkladymajesta on March 07, 2010 11:19:51 AM
Everyone's pages are amazing! This makes me want school to be over right now so I can craft whatever I want. My poor sewing machine has not had use in ages! It was a lovely gift from my husband and I haven't been able to use it much.

Have you all seen the whole fabric books that people make too? They are made from one sheet of thick canvas or duck cloth and painted and sewed on. I like the freedom of these individual pages, that way if you don't like the way one is going you haven't ruined the whole thing.

Keep up the inspiring pages everyone, I want to see more :D


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Post by: Phizzychick on March 15, 2010 05:57:21 AM
I love that orange with the spotty green, knickertwist, those are great pages :)

Love the jellyfish too, noo! He looks so angry :D


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Belladune on April 14, 2010 09:24:25 PM
so it was quiet a while ago i said I'd be joining you all in this fun, and well, I finally have something to share... You may remember I was going to go with a botany theme, but yeah... that didn't happen.  i'm using this more as a form of journalling that I can actually do... writing never works for me.  Anyway, onto the pics with thier wordy descriptions..... ironic, eh?

First page:  This one shows how it feels to finally have that baby girl you've always wanted, but have Post-Partum Depression (PPD)  It is interactive.  The sheer fabric lifts and the heart on the ribbon can be tucked into the lace covered pocket.
sheer up:

sheer down:  (notice how bits hang out, you can see things, but everything is foggy...)


Second page:  This didn't work out to well.... I need to figure out how to stretch out the backing fabric... What I did was take stretch fabric and strech it out then stich it down with the heartbeat type pattern on the machine.  It is to represent how I feel as a mother of 3... Stretched out and pulled in every direction all at the same time.  The buttons are my kids, and me :)


Third page:  This is so far from the original concept which leads me to believe that beauty can come from pain.  I still plan on making the original concept, but I'll keep that a secret until I make it :)


Hopefully you guys enjoy them, It was very releasing to make them.  I felt lighter once I was finished :)  Oh, and welcome into my head.... it's weird in here right now ;)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on April 15, 2010 12:05:48 AM
They're great, Belladune, all 3 are so different! It's really interesting to see how you're feeling visually in the pages :)

Maybe for that second page you could sew the white fabric onto another square, if it won't pull flat again? Maybe a non-stretchy fabric? I quite like look of the ups and downs of the white and the 3 strands.


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Post by: Belladune on April 15, 2010 05:54:50 AM
thanks phizzy!  thats a good idea  for the second... Ill dig through my stash to find a heavy faric that might resist the stretch a bit better.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: gingerquilts on July 13, 2010 08:21:08 PM
Just came across this craftalong!  HOW did I not know about it?!!!!  Just my thing, too.  I may have to get some craftiness going.


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Phizzychick on July 14, 2010 04:30:01 AM
I've neglected my book in a while, you've reminded me that I really need to finish it! :D

I've been attaching them together as I've gone along, but it's just on rings so I can add to it. (I wrote wings at first...wouldn't that be fun! :D)


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: Nooo on July 14, 2010 04:04:49 PM
Ah! I've been neglecting mine, too! CLM, I had been sewing 3 pages together as I finished them, planning on ending up with 12 pages in all, I think. When I finish, I dunno how I'm going to bind them yet...


Title: Re: fiber fat book--along
Post by: darkladymajesta on July 16, 2010 12:14:10 PM
Life has gotten a little crazy around here but I am on my way to making another fabric fat book. Hopefully it works out and I can show you guys :D