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21  Advent Calendar in Winter Holidays by fatewineroses on: November 29, 2016 03:30:19 PM
When my nephew was a toddler, my Mom and I collaborated to make this advent calendar. Sadly, due to conflicts with the then SIL, it was never, ever used. My Mom finally gave it to me last year, thinking that maybe my bf's kids would use it. Unfortunately, they are just not at our house enough and we don't have a full sized tree due to lack of space.

Then, about three weeks ago one of my friends from high school who had a late (LATE) baby (we are in our forties!) mentioned something on FB to her husband about getting an advent calendar for her daughter. I *immediately* offered her this and she said YES! So I washed the back, counted and checked all of the ornaments. There were six that needed to be replaced.

One of the new ones was the Golden Gate Bridge. We are from the San Francisco Bay Area and I wanted one to remind them of home (They are in Colorado now.) I love how it turned out!

Please excuse my EXTREMELY wonky embroidery. This really was one of my very first embroidery projects and my stitches leave something to be desired. I also cannot seem to sew an actual circle.  Roll Eyes

I mailed it off to her last Monday and she received it the day after Thanksgiving. That's the day they get their tree and decorate. She loved it and had a great appreciation for sharing something like this with her family. I was just extremely happy to see it used and enjoyed.

Since I originally made it for the 25 days of December, my friend will be making little ornaments to go on the felt tree. That way she can tell her daughter that we collaborated to make this special thing for her. Which makes me very happy.







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22  Another reversible mixer cover in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by fatewineroses on: November 29, 2016 03:19:40 PM
I got my bf a mixer a couple years ago and it was getting dusty. So when I was making a mixer cover for my Mom, I made one for him. Two of his loves are candy and the Simpsons.  Roll Eyes Sadly, after cutting it out, it sat for over a year before I got back to sew it. But finally it is done! I think it is better that I took so long because I have learned A LOT about sewing and making things in the last year or so because of the bags I have been making. I think it turned out much better for that knowledge.



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23  Gilmore Girls, Luke's Diner Mug Ornament in Needlework: Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: November 29, 2016 03:15:41 PM
For a couple of years I have had this adorable mug ornament (https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1199958176) on my Pinterest; but never got around to making one. When I was planning out what to make for the recent Gilmore Girls swap I had the brilliant idea to make a Luke's cup!!!!

Normally I would try and figure out how to make it myself; but in the interest of time, I actually bought the pattern. A little pricey in my opinion; but it was well put together and pretty comprehensive. Main thing I really needed were dimensions. the main part of the cup is wrapped around a toilet paper or paper towel roll.

The pattern goes together with glue for the most part; but I didn't like that look. I used fabric glue to secure the top around the cardboard roll and glued on the handle; but stitched pretty much everything else. The pattern calls for a flat piece of felt for the hot chocolate; but Lorelai would never drink that! Instead I cut some brown and just a *touch* of cream colored felt and wrapped them in a circle and stuck it down into the tube. I put glue on the bottom to make sure it wouldn't come out.

I thought about using a ribbon for the hanger; but after trying out a couple, it really distracts from the cup. So I used the called for bakers twine in red/white. I did *not* put it through the cup. Way too hard to get it through the cardboard. Instead I made a big knot, stuck some fabric glue down the side of the "coffee" and let it dry. Works perfectly unless you're really really going to play tugowar with it.

Wow. That was a long post for such a little thing. But I have to say both my partner and I LOVED it! I loved it so much I made one for myself. (Well, I cut it out and embroidered the Luke's) And I never do that. I hope you like it too.





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24  Gilmore Girls purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fatewineroses on: November 29, 2016 02:58:35 PM
While obsessing over what to make for the recent Gilmore Girls swap, I found this absolutely fabulous fabric (http://modernyardage.com/Stars-Hollow_c_94.html) and I knew I had to make something with it. My partner had a cute pleated clutch on her Pinterest; but I substituted Swoon Patterns small Coraline with pleats and added an adjustable strap. I *love* how it turned out! You might not be able to see it; but all along the outside of the strap you can see repeats of Luke's Diner sign. It made me giddy just looking at it!









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25  Re: Gilmore Girls Revival Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: November 23, 2016 01:53:23 PM
Hi everybody!! I have to apologize to my swap partner. I received over the weekend; but we had my bf'a boys and those weekends just are crazy. Today is the first day I have had the opportunity to get here to post anything.

Many thanks to kwality for coordinating! This was a super fun swap and really got me ready to watch the new stuff. I am SO excited!!!!

My partner did a great job! She cross stitched up one of my favorite quotes, sewed up a tea wallet (including tea and hot chocolate!) and a hot pad! 

I am almost hopeless at cross stitch (if you get cross stitch from me, feel very lucky!), so I am always very appreciative when I receive a cross stitch piece. My partner doesn't know it; but I have been meaning to stitch me one of these tea wallets! I carry two bags and usually like to keep a bag or two handy. Just in case! It'/ already in my day bag! And my boyfriend's place is sorely short of hot pads to place food on the table. I can always use one of these.









I'' so glad you like everything Brandi! I really loved making the purse and the coffee cup made me giddy! I can't wait to make mine!

I found the fabric at:

http://modernyardage.com/Stars-Hollow_c_94.html
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26  Molly Weasley embroidered clock in Needlework: Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: November 02, 2016 04:05:42 PM
So. I participated last term in the Harry Potter Craftalong for the first time. I had a great time participating and wanted to give back. So when they asked about members offering up prizes for end of term, I offered to do a custom Harry Potter hoopla. The lucky winner was the wonderful Mistress Jennie! After some conversation and stalking, this popped in my brain.

After working on this for weeks, I got too close to it. I wasn't entirely happy with it. I forgot to take pictures before I sent it out! Jennie kindly took pictures for me once she received it though. I tell you, seeing it from another's perspective has given me greater appreciation for it. She also took better pictures thank probably would have been able to take.  Grin

It is a working clock.













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27  New project bag - Stitch! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fatewineroses on: October 31, 2016 08:23:10 PM
Alicia from Swoon put out a cute new free pattern called the Heidi and I thought it would be perfect as a project bag. Just big enough to fit a six inch hoop, thread, scissors and a needlebook made for me by andilites for the Disney Swap recently. I had to move the female portion of the snap to accommodate the hoop. Otherwise, it is perfect!





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28  Star Trek cross body bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fatewineroses on: October 31, 2016 08:18:07 PM
I have beeen meaning to replace my beloved Star Wars everyday bag but never could seem to get around to it. I had bought some Star Trek fabric and had visualized making Swoon's new(er) cross body messenger, Sydney. I got the fabric cut out and interfaced; but ran out of extra time until a couple weekends ago when I deliberately set aside other projects to finish this for myself. I've been using it a couple weeks now and still love it. Lessons learned....figure out how I will carry it and then plan the zippers.  (I'm left handed.)










Yes yes. I know it is not the right crew. I love this anyways.

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29  Phoenix in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: October 16, 2016 02:01:33 PM
I made this for my partner in the Video Game swap. She mentioned the phoenix more than a couple times; so I had to make her one. I've admired the work of Abigail Glassenberg for years and have always wanted to make sometime like her works. Luckily, she has a book called 'The Arful Bird.'

Luckily, she includes base patterns and gives advice on how to put your bird together. I used the crow body and the flying wings of the gull to make this Phoenix. I lucked out finding the perfect fire color batik fabric. The base of the body and wings were red flannel. After sewing it together, I sewed and glued all of the feathers on. Originally, I sewed the wonderfully sparkly eyes on; but they were wonky. So I took out the stitches and glued them on. I lucked out finding these beads. It looks like it has eyelashes!!! The beak is made with air dry clay and painted.

My partner liked it, I hope you do too.











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30  Video game cross stitch bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by fatewineroses on: October 16, 2016 01:30:08 PM
For the video game swap, I made my partner a bracelet. I cross stitched two and a half hearts and joined them together. I've been wanting to do a cross stitch jewelry. This was easy and fun! Done on 14ct Aida. Backed with card stock and glued in with E6000.

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