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1  Resistance TM Patches in Needlework: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: July 17, 2017 08:02:50 AM
I had never made TM patches before, but in the recent Feminism & Diversity Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452710.0) they were just necessary!

Here they are. They are a mix of embroidery, scrappy machine applique/reverse applique, and stamped fabric. A few beads, a button or two, a paper letter B. And here they are.

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2  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- July 2017 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: July 14, 2017 11:02:55 AM
I received a fun card from curiousfae, on my theme, wise sayings. Watercolor and ink. Beautiful colors and excellent lettering.

She said her dad used to say this all the time. I love it! For those of you who always have way more intentions than deeds, this saying can be annoying...it annoyed a friend of mine that has a tendency to have big plans and little action.  Cheesy She always enthusiastic about projects though!

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3  There is NO Planet B mini quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: July 14, 2017 09:24:41 AM
I had fun with this quilt. It is my first made from scratch paper piecing pattern. That's what happens when you have a concept and the world of quilting does not have what you want. I fell in love with paper piecing this year and though I've only make 2 other projects, I am a whiz at Illustrator. So I dove in. I did find one spherical quilt and I riffed off of that.

It's harder than it looks. LOL we all have found that one out. The pattern itself was a bit of a challenge, but the assembly order was even more challenging, add to the fact that I forgot to reverse the pattern pieces so I had to improvise. I flipped the top to bottom, and recolored the earth pieces to match my vision. After that it was a paper piecing breeze...well there were snags, but all in all it came out. I've since revised the pattern to fix those issues. PM me if you want it, but keep in mind....it's not been tested well.

The words were printed on printable fabric, sewn to the quilt with the NO and B added after. I just stitched around the edges, trimmed closely and roughed up the cut edge to give a scrappy look. Embroidery or standard applique would work well too.

It's 24" x 18" final size. Hmmm, I obviously shrunk the quote. I'll have to go back and re measure and adjust the pattern. I like the smaller quote.

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4  Re: Feminism & Diversity Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: July 08, 2017 02:33:40 PM
BigBangMomma sent me a wonderful package. Gave me a boost just when I needed some strength and courage.

First is a lovely, wood burned and painted frame with a perfect quote. YEAH!

Then a little wood burned banner. I do love to resist and I do love woodburning. It's hanging on my oh-so-60's stair railing.

But wait, there's more. A lovely nature, camping, love, soccer, outdoors prayer flag. Look at those fabrics.

And.....two woodburned pins for my protest apron. It's a black apron with hand painted fabric signs, easy to carry (I just wear it), easy to customize.

I'm feelin' it right now! Thank you so much.
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5  Scrappy prayer flags in Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: June 19, 2017 06:55:19 AM
I love prayer flags. Thoughts and prayers to let loose in the world. So I join every flag swap I can, give workshops on creating flags, and make them randomly for myself.

The first one was on the theme of "Go Within" and vintage. I wanted to use old linens and such. There is old lace, hand tatted bits, an old button and yarn. It was fun trying to get it all to swirl around properly. I used a water soluble backing, then stitched the whole thing to a silk flag. My trusty sewing machine did the stitching on the bit of ribbon.

"Wander" was the next theme and I started with 1/2 a blue doily, more lace, a crocheted sample, and more lace. The base was an old sun browned curtain that was so fragile that I kept tearing holes in it. But it made it onto the silk backing. The wander yarn bit was composed of several decorative yarns, zig zagged into a string: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438001.0.

The last flag was for me, one of the requirements of this swap, and I chose "Breeze". I needed some air and light in my life right now. The flag itself is an old linen tea towel, the other half of the blue doily, a lacy doily, and hand tatted breezy air! I've had that large button for a while. I sewed it on and had the three flags laid out on my ironing board. The next morning that large button was in two pieces. Weird, I have to get some gremlin repellent! It glued together just fine and is hanging in my collection in the window.

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6  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round SO - 6/10 in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: June 14, 2017 12:28:04 PM
Actually cmarion3, it's *supposed* to be a succulent! The tips on some Echeveria plants are a magenta color.  Smiley Rose or succulent though, I like how it turned out!

Succulents are so amazing. I can see that now. Very nice flag!

I received from fatewineroses an amazing flag, it's just perfect! RESIST embroidered in a burst of color. I love the raw edges and the simple, yet complex  nature of it. Very cool! It may have to go pinned on my back at the next march/gathering/protest! I love it.

And my flag for my ownself. I've had this button forever and finally found the place for it. It was laying on the ironing board finished and when I walked in the next day the button was in two pieces. Weird. It glued together nicely, but I'm looking for the hidden meaning here. LOL. This is "Breeze". I am pretty sure the lacy breeze is hand tatted trim, someone gave me a small baggie of the stuff, short lengths and tests. And the other half of fatewinerosed blue doily!

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7  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round SO - 6/10 in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: June 07, 2017 01:33:14 PM
From SuzyScissor, who was so excited she sent the flag and no card or identification...except she outed herself in the thread!  Grin It's so much fun to send, it's hard to remember all the details. At least she got the flag in the bag!

It's a woven piece with bits of mylar running through it, very lovely. It makes it look transparent sometimes. Suzy, you will have to tell me which theme you picked. I can't quite decide.

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8  Re: I Love Monsters Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: June 02, 2017 10:20:13 AM
And action shots of the monsters. They do not like to stay in one form for very long. Especially with Oskar monitoring the action. I made the stamps and they did not match my vision, so I added the blocks using my favorite monsters.

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9  Re: I Love Monsters Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cmarion3 on: May 31, 2017 02:04:19 PM
 gala_apples made her first stuffie monster for me. I asked for something small and no extras because I am bursting at the seams. I've gotten to the point that I don't check visitor's pockets when they leave to see if anything has jumped in! LOL. I love the little monster.

Any way here is a little monster, the card said "Love has no gender" and the little monster won't divulge any gender secrets to me. So here is Bugs. Zie (or whatever the current non-gender pronoun is), is cute, cuddly and likes to come to work with me. I work from home, so zie complains that we don't go out for coffee often enough. Bugs likes zir lattes, but they make me fat. So I make zir a hot chocolate. Happy times!

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10  Amazing Trilobite Beetle...and poseable in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by cmarion3 on: May 23, 2017 02:17:13 PM
Aren't stuffies supposed to be cuddly? Well in the recent stuffie swap, my partner had these amazing trilobite beetles pinned. They were so amazing that I fell in love. My partner named him Bruce. He's not exactly cuddly, but he is extremely friendly.

I spent an evening wandering the fabric store for just the right fabric and settled on leather look vinyl. Sewing vinyl is tricky and I finally settled on stitching through paper, just printer paper, with the stitch lines marked. I trimmed about 1/8" outside the stitch lines and painted the edges. Bruce was created in pieces with an opening running through the center. I cut a piece of heavy gauge wire and ran it through the pieces using good old E6000 to secure tabs I had left when I trimmed.

The legs were more heavy guage, with the tips flattened. I wrapped the legs in layers of florist tape and ended up using a marker to color them black. I then cut more vinyl scales and glued them over the legs to the body. I ended up using hot glue to do the final securing. In other words, stuck the nozzle in the leg holes and filled with hot glue!

The lumps on his back are more E6000 just globed on the plates. I used gold and silver stamp ink to give a bit of a shine.

Bruce is poseable and loves to have his tummy rubbed. He also likes to watch DVD's with his new pal. You can see his original photo shoot here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452296.20 along with all the other adorable, soft and fluffy, stuffies.

He loves his belly rubs

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