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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Bob's Burgers - Boyz 4 Now - Boo Boo & Louise Notebook on: July 10, 2018 05:32:44 AM
 I am a HUGE Bob's Burgers fan. It's my go to, feel good show. My favorite character is Louise. So, of course, I am also a huge Boo Boo fan. I couldn't find an image of the poster she is holding after the Boyz 4 Now concert that wasn't a gif that moved so this isn't exact. I watched that gif way too many times, would have made Louise proud (or jealous).
 I recently got a Happy Planner and went sort of nuts with it buy all sorts of extras including the punch. I knew I wanted to make a notebook to sketch random swap ideas in so I order the disc's off Amazon for around $5. I got two sets and that was enough to make 3 notebooks sized at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I also got some lighter weight cream colored cardstock for the pages. Cardstock helps it stay in the discs and prevented bleed thru if I use markers. I got the type that has a linen texture to one side. For some reason I just didn't want plain white pages.
 This is the front. I laminated both the front and back covers too.

 Side

 And Louise going crazy for his hideously beautiful face on the back!  Cheesy  For some reason the pic looks really streaky but it doesn't in real life. Oh well.


and here is a shot of the paper being cut up. Just quartered on the paper cutter at work. Mine at home was too small.

 
 I have two more to make. I told my sister I would make her one. She is picking out her theme.
 Thanks for checking it out!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First Try Work Shirt on: July 09, 2018 06:54:45 AM
 Hello! I sew all the time but up until now I have only slightly dabbled in making clothes. It's a completely different beast than what I normally do. One of my goals this year was to make and wear three shirts to work. I bought a bunch of knits and then chickened out. Nothing is the same! You use a different needle, you cut it out differently (with a rotary cutter), different thread even (heard not to use cotton). On top of all that, it moves an is stretchy and scared me. I didn't even know what iron setting to use (my Mom got lots of calls). I have two shirts cut out. They are sitting there waiting for me to get the nerve up to attempt sewing them.
 I decided to ease my way into it by starting with a shirt that didn't have as much stretch. I had a TON of crepe satin. A LONG time ago, over 12 year, I was going to have my Aunt make a wedding dress for me. I ended up finding a great deal on one and she was very releived she didn't have to attempt it. But we had already bought all the fabric. I am trying to stash bust so I decide to use it but non shiny side.

 The slickness of the fabric was a little more difficult, and the fact that I couldn't iron it completely flat and crisp like cotton. I used Simplicity patter 8393.
 The inside seams are still loose. I think I am going to try to stitch those. But I loved the button I chose!

 I know it has some wonks to it but it is my first attempt. The hem is still a little extra wonky and my Mom is helping me fix that.
 Thanks for checking it out and any advice is welcome! Purses are so much easier! Cheesy
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Mermaid Pocket Letter - 1st Pocket Letter! on: July 09, 2018 06:38:14 AM
 I made this for the Mermay, Unicorn and friends swap. I had never made a Pocket Letter before but now that I have I really hope they have another swap. It was a lot of fun.

 I wanted each mermaid to flow into the next card so I spaced them out first and tried to get the spacing right.

 I used watercolor to try to get the backgrounds to be interesting and flow together. I am not that good at watercolor, as you can see, but I had fun trying. I think I will try to use it again soon. I did the mermaid bodies in Copic marker.
 Here is the back with the goodies inside.

 Thanks for checking them out.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sexy Devil Girls Purse on: July 06, 2018 06:49:59 AM
 My friend saw my Octopus bag and really liked the style of it and I offered to make her one. Once again it is the Notting Hill Handbag. My favorite purse pattern. So easy and I always love the results and wear ability of it. It just sits right on my arm.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/175382295/handbag-sewing-pattern-notting-hill-bag
 She liked the size and shape of it too. I let her pick out the fabrics and to save money let her go thru my stash and she found this focus fabric I have been hoarding for the perfect project since Oct. 25, 2011. LOL! When I saw the fabric I had to have it but once I got it had no idea what to do with it.
 I would have never picked it for a purse but I am glad she did because I think it worked out well. I called it Sexy Devil Girls because that was what the fabric was called when I bought it. I also have it in pink too. Still not idea what I am going to do with that one. I am trying to use up more of my stash this year so this was a great motivation to do that more. Buying more fabric is just so much fun.  Tongue
 Front of Bag. Took me a bit to remember how to post on here now...


3/4 view. I think the polka dots went well with it.


Back. The girls are talking on the phone and wrapped around huge perfume bottles.  Wink


And the inside is a nice bright blue with a slip pocket in the focus fabric. I like bright interiors. It has two snaps on the sides that you can open to give it more space. They have been unsnapped in this photo.


 Thanks for checking it out. I made this from start to finish on the 4th of July. First time I made a complete purse in a day. Normally I take nap breaks. Ha!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Planner/Journal Supply Swap Gallery Rnd 2 (SU May 14-24;SO June 15) on: June 12, 2018 07:33:51 AM
 
Gallery! Add all your wonderful goodies here.
 
 Details of Swap:
 This will be the same as the first round so I copied Noooitaremybirthdays wonderful details an used her questionnaire since the last round looked like it turned out so well. Why mess with perfection. Wink
 Go ahead, jot it down in your planner, put it on your to-do-list, write it on a sticky note! The Planner/Journal Supplies swap is here. Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of fun papery goodness to use in our planners and journals. If you dont work in a planner, but like to journal or just love stationary, stickers, office supplies, etc, youre welcome to join! Some of the items can be ready-made supplies, but at least half of the items must be crafted or fixed up in some way.

 Some ideas would be perhaps inchies or other sized tiny art to be used as stickers, dividers, etc. Gelliprinted dividers, pouches or pages. Altered paperclips, page markers, handmade stickers, washi tape and washi samples, fun pens, flags, tags, tabs, closure elastic bands, protective sleeves, post-its, handmade dashboards, zippered pouches to organize supplies. etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of planner goodies, at least half of which are crafted/altered/spruced up by you. Please put in a good effort to create a package that youd be happy to receive yourself! Include things that will make your partner smile by doing some stalking and careful reading of her questionnaire. Extras and desired level of complexity can be decided between partners. Tracking will be required.

 Original thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454942.0
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pokemon Purse on: May 18, 2018 11:14:45 AM

 I recently joined the Games Swap and my partner really likes Pokemon. I knew I wanted to make her a purse that would be bright and fun so I went to a couple different fabric stores and finally settled on this fabric. I let her pick out the pattern. It's the Daffodil Tote by BlueCallaPatterns. I did the larger version here minus the patchwork on the front because I couldn't find enough Pokemon fabric to do that with. The purse is approximately 16 W x 9.5 H x 5.5 D.

 The purse has two handle types, short and long, depending on how the user wants to carry it. One side has a large pocket along with a zippered pocket.


And the other side has the front pocket divided into two.


 It has a zippered top. The top doesn't close the entire way though. Which I thought was okay once it was finished. Inside is another zippered pocket....

 ... and a slip pocket as well.

Inside the pocket was more of the printed Pokemon fabric but I forgot to get a pic of that.

 I can't take all the credit for the purse though. My fur baby, Egon, did his usual quality control.

 
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Planner/Journal Supply Swap Rnd 2 (SU May 14-24;SO June 15) on: May 14, 2018 08:46:45 AM


GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455137.msg5493417#msg5493417

Swap name: Planner/Journal Supplies Swap 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gozer
Sign-up date range: May 14 - May 24
Date to send item by: June 15th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Y
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Y
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Y
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Y
- Is at least 18 years old: Y

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
 This will be the same as the first round so I copied Noooitaremybirthdays wonderful details an used her questionnaire since the last round looked like it turned out so well. Why mess with perfection. Wink
 Go ahead, jot it down in your planner, put it on your to-do-list, write it on a sticky note! The Planner/Journal Supplies swap is here. Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of fun papery goodness to use in our planners and journals. If you dont work in a planner, but like to journal or just love stationary, stickers, office supplies, etc, youre welcome to join! Some of the items can be ready-made supplies, but at least half of the items must be crafted or fixed up in some way.

 Some ideas would be perhaps inchies or other sized tiny art to be used as stickers, dividers, etc. Gelliprinted dividers, pouches or pages. Altered paperclips, page markers, handmade stickers, washi tape and washi samples, fun pens, flags, tags, tabs, closure elastic bands, protective sleeves, post-its, handmade dashboards, zippered pouches to organize supplies. etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of planner goodies, at least half of which are crafted/altered/spruced up by you. Please put in a good effort to create a package that youd be happy to receive yourself! Include things that will make your partner smile by doing some stalking and careful reading of her questionnaire. Extras and desired level of complexity can be decided between partners. Tracking will be required.

 Here is a link to the last rounds gallery.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451767.0

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
One partner or two?
Please list at least 6 themes (or more!) that you love to help your partner personalize your package:
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What are your favorite colors and color combos?
Themes and colors you DONT like:
What type of planner or journal do you use and for what purpose(goal-making, scheduling, journaling, etc)? What are its measurements?
Planner items you might hope to receive:
Supplies/Items you DONT need:
Are there any items you hope to make, have to offer, or are particualrly good at?
What are some goals you have for the year?
Favorite quotes or phrases?
Include any links to inspire your partner (Pinterest, Wist, Etsy Faves, Amazon Wishlists, etc.)

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Participants:
gozer
Witchhippie
stellato_escuro
bec99
Rosie1981
yzzilnoaj
rockingbearranch
SevsOnlyGirl
Wulf
Allons-y
Mlsocci74
Pioneer9
Quasior
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Planner Swap on: May 08, 2018 01:13:43 PM

  I just got a new Mini Happy Planner. It officially starts in July but I have already been adding my stickers and coloring it up. I absolutely cannot wait to use this thing! I have been buying stickers and I have a bunch that I know I will not use. I also saw a bunch of supplies (bookmarks, page bands, extra pages) that I am sure I can make. There are even stickers made with the Silhouette!  
 I'm not sure if this has been done before but is anyone interested in a Planner Swap? We could swap supplies and a small crafted item or more if that's what people wanted. I was thinking of a easy, low stress swap. Is there anyone else interested in this besides me?

 I did another search and found we have done something like this last year:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451565.0

 Could we do it again?!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Octopurse on: April 05, 2018 01:59:16 PM
 This is my favorite pattern. I love the way it fits on my arm and that it fits my Kindle perfectly. This is the third purse I have made myself from this pattern (Notting Hill Handbag) and I highly recommend it!
 I saw this fabric and HAD to have it. It featured both an octopus and stars. Two things I love. Pretty sure I bought the stars in every color it came in.  Cheesy  Sorry the purse looks a little rumpled. I carried it a while before taking pics and my stuff was still inside of it.  Tongue


 Front


Three Quarters


Back


 and of course my most dedicated helper, Egon.
 My friend saw this and decided she liked the style so I am making her one out of different fabrics next. I love how versatile this pattern is. It can take on so many different looks.

 Thanks for checking it out!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Horror Movie Poster Bettie Bag on: April 05, 2018 01:46:31 PM
  It's been so long since I have posted here. I have been bitten by the bag making bug lately. I have a bunch more planned. Hopefully life will let me make them and not have me stuck doing boring things like cleaning my house.  Tongue
 I had to try to this purse because it had such a unique shape. I went to the store and bought fabric before I read over the instructions and realized the front and back are one continuous piece. I was determined to make it that day without another trip to the store. I found this Horror Movie Poster fabric in my stash and it was non-directional so I used it. I think it turned out well. I liked the brightness of it.

 Front and Back.

 Inside was neat because it had a zipper to secure your items plus the magnetic snap to hold it's shape.

 
 I have to say I had a time getting the lining and the zipper and the exterior of the bag sewn up. I could not figure it out from the instructions so I ended up putting them aside and figuring it out myself. In the end, the way I had it pinned looked nothing like their picture. I still have no idea how they did it. Also, the pattern didn't call for much interfacing. The interior fabric isn't interfaced at all. I like a sturdier bag with lots of interfacing so it will last longer and maintain its shape. If I had to do this bag over again I would SF101 both the interior and exterior fabrics of the bag.
 Here is a bonus shot of my two lovely hlepers, Yeti Pegleg and Egon.  Grin



 
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