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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Chickens, chickens, chickens mini art quilt on: April 26, 2017 03:21:09 AM
I joined the MAQ swap and made my lovely partner a chickens art quilt.  Smiley



I paperpieced the chickens. When I finished them, I played around with the design. I like two chick facing and two with their tooshie together  Wink





Then I wasn't satisfied with it because it looked like they're stacked upon eachother.
After adding some burlap I thought it looks more like their on their nest.

I didn't have enough grasgreen to add to the sides, so I added some fabric with yellow (like hay and their nest) at the bottom and greens and browns in the middle and top, like grass and trees.

The wings of the chickens have some batting with zigzag stitches, to make it look like feathers.
The chickens have also extra batting, so they pop out. I like the effect!



There's not much quilting done after this, it would undo my extra batting of the chickens. But because the chickens are paperpieced, I think it really looks quilted enough.
Added some seed beads as eyes and that's it. Oh my label on the backside of course  Cheesy



I had lots of fun creating this quilt. It was challenging and I liked it a lot!  Cheesy
Here you can see one of the failures haha:

The first chicken I made was a failure. I didn't use it, because the fabric didn't work for this pattern. Too much pattern going on, it makes it hard to see it is a chicken. I will probably make a pot holder out of this.  Wink

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / First Silhouette Cameo projects on: March 13, 2017 08:40:33 AM
I'm the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo 3, gifted by my lovely partner. I own it for about 3 weeks now.
I started with a jar,


My lunchbox


And a coffee cup.




Link to free file drink coffee,..


Then I moved on to clothing with heat transfer vinyl.
My son's name in scrabble tiles. Not perfect but fun.


A Chanel fake for me


And a star shirt


Yay! Fun!
I will add the links to the free designs later.

Thanks for looking!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Last dance on the beach CAL on: March 08, 2017 12:11:18 PM
The Dutch brand "Scheepjes" organized a CAL in 2016 which I loved.

I bought a luxury kit with Merino wool and tackled all the squares, yay for that! Some of the squares were done over and over, not getting it right, but in the end I am happy with my pretty blanket!



I am totally into granny or square blankets now, rows seems not to work for me. It isn't perfect but that is good, I am not perfect.  Smiley

Some more pics, just 'cause I love my blanket!




Eep, please ignore the mess next to my bed

I've been sleeping under my pretty blanket all winter and I love how soft it is. So proud of my first ever huge crochet project!  Cool

Pattern available here: FOR FREE! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/last-dance-on-the-beach-scheepjes-cal-2016

Thanks for looking!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Melting snowflakes shawl on: March 08, 2017 11:53:04 AM


I've found myself addicted to crochet last 2 years. (Crocheting a lot and not posting though, oops) This pattern was bought in combination with a complete kit with merino wool and little beads.

The pattern wasn't too hard and so much fun to do. I love my shawl and have been wearing it a lot. So soft too, love that.  Smiley



And a few details:





I will have a look and post a link to the patttern, it is available on Ravelry. DONE!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melting-snowflakes-wrap

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Simple vest on: January 10, 2016 09:16:21 AM
Hi all!

It was about time I posted a project again! It has been a while..

Browsing internet and Pinterest I came across a simple knitted and crochet vest. Very simple, just a rectangle with two slits for the arms. I loved it and made my own version.

My inspiration:
Here is the first link.

And here's the other one.

the front:


And the backside:


And here it is flat on my bed. In the pic it looks weird and not straight, but it really is.


It was done in DC's. By crocheting back posts only, I created the stripes. One side is a bit longer than the other side, to make the front assymetric. When I was finished I added SC's all around. That's it!
I really love it!

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Book covers - PIC HEAVY!! on: November 04, 2015 10:42:16 AM
Hi fellow-craftsters!

A while ago I promised one of my collegues to sew her a changeable book cover. We all received a notebook and I felt it needed a little extra to make each notebook personal. Since I LOVE sewing, it was an easy promise Wink 



That cover started it all! I was very happy with the result and so this is the only picture I have haha.

Okay, I wanted to give my co-worker a cute book cover too. I know she loves purple, so here is number two:



and the inside:


Having so much fun and I needed some distraction from real life, so I sewed another 4:


Inside of two of those:


Inside of the other two:


The 4th I sewed became a patchwork cover which I love so much, I decided to keep that one Cheesy

Here is the patchwork cover , front laid out:


The plan is to sew every one of my collegues one as a Christmas gift. BUT I have 23 collegues...   Roll Eyes So I have to sew another 18 covers to complete my plan... Maybe I will be able to pull it off, otherwise it will be a next Christmas or some other time!  Grin
7  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Scrappy Happy Swap - ANGEL FOUND!! on: August 09, 2015 08:21:34 AM
Hi all!

For the Scrappy Happy Swap I need 1 Angel.

Details of the Scrappy Happy swap:
--You will make one large and one medium OR one large and two smalls OR two mediums and two smalls.
A small is generally considered as something that takes under 2 hours to make; a medium something that takes 2-3 hours to make and a "large" more than 3 hours to make.
--You have creative freedom to use any material, any embellishment, any technique you want, as long as what you craft is scrappy (using at least 4 different materials) and suited to your partners tastes.

Quick summery of the swapper you will craft for:
She lives in the UK.
Her favourite colours are indian or morrocan hues. She loves plain colours and lots of structure. Doesn't like chintz or cutesy stuff. Style bohemian, natural, earthy, very passionate about womanhood and femininity.

Scrappy Happy Swap thread

Scrappy Happy Swap Gallery

You will have 2 to 3 weeks of crafting time. So that means sending on Monday 31 August at the latest!

If you are interested, please pm me! wendiek
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Scrappy Happy Swap -GALLERY on: May 07, 2015 09:03:29 AM


Post your lovely swap-scrapiness here!!

Original thread is here!

Sent
Partner received
Sending late
Contact organizer ASAP!!
feedback given

edelC <-> CraftyMamaBee
Abbeeroad <-> gala_apples
kbrison <-> LadybugsAndBumblebees
Wulf <-> P_E_S_T <-> yofi angel for P_E_S_T
LadybugsAndBumblebees<-> texscrapper
quaggy <-> Sarasmile
Sharalee <-> RaraAvis
yofi <-> wendiek


9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Scrappy Happy Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 05/18/15) on: April 15, 2015 12:41:10 AM
This is more or less based on the Scrap Happy Swap, organized by leslieshappyheart and susanab. Thanks ladies!


yep, all mine  Wink and yep, just a small amount of what I have... Grin

Swap name: Scrappy Happy Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: wendiek
Sign-up date range: 4/15/15 - 04/23/15
Date to send item by: 05/18/15

GALLERY IS HERE!!

Limited to a certain number of people? YES, 25
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional age requirement? NO

Swap organizer themself meet these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap  organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes



For those who love the look of scrappy work and/or those with waaaay too many fabric, yarn, paper scraps or various beads, buttons or whatever, I present this swap!

You are free to use whatever scraps you have, with whatever technique you want, as long as you craft items that have lots of different scraps in them! And that you craft according to your partner's taste!

The requirement for the swap will be ONE LARGE (or two mediums) and ONE MEDIUM (or two smalls).
 
Just about anything can be made 'scrappy'. Here are a few things that I'm thinking about, but I'm sure you can add more to this list!
- potholder
- mug rug
- coffee mug cozy
- place mat (fabric or paper and laminated)
- coasters
- cuff bracelet
- pouch of any kind (sunglasses, coins, phone,...)
- journal cover
- cards
- ATC
- bracelet (beads, paper beads, buttons, fabric,...)
- necklace
- bookmark
- pillow case
- pincushion
- scarf
- wall art
- picture frame
- gift tags
- magnets
....


Details of swap:
--You will make one large and one medium OR one large and two smalls OR two mediums and two smalls.
A small is generally considered as something that takes under 2 hours to make; a medium something that takes 2-3 hours to make and a "large" more than 3 hours to make.
--You will have 3 and 1/2 week crafting time, from 04/23/15 - 05/18/15
--You have creative freedom to use any material, any embellishment, any technique you want, as long as what you craft is scrappy (using at least 4 different materials) and suited to your partners tastes.
-- You will need to post in this thread at least once a week so I know you are still crafting with us.

*PLEASE READ!*
- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizer and your partner know ASAP.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery.
- HAVE FUN!


If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your organizer.
___________________ __________________ ___________________
If you want to participate, send information to wendiek

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Scrappy Happy Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

1.  Do you have any allergies?
2.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
3.  Favorite colours?
4.  Least favorite colours?
5.  Please name at least 5 items that you would love to receive (please add a few different crafts: paper, yarn, fabric, etc. to this list!)
6.  Please name at least 5 items that you would be comfortable making
7.  Are there any patterns/designs that you love (checks, polka dots, stripes, etc.)?
8.  Are there any patterns/designs that you can't stand?
9.  What are some of your favorite things/styles/themes (vintage, cats, moustaches, nature, robots, etc.)?  
10.  How would you describe your personal style (casual, tailored, hippie)
11.  Are there any items you would not wish to receive
12.  If you have any strong dislikes, please let them be known:
13.  Please give a link to your Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, etc:
14.  If you gave very short answers to the above questions, or if you don't have a Pinterest etc, your partner will have trouble crafting for you!  So, please help her/him out now by telling a little more about yourself--work, hobbies, family, etc.--these details might give herr/him a great idea for something to make for you!


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO wendiek VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE; DO NOT POST IT HERE.
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap


Read more:Swap Info Guide

PARTICIPANTS:
1. wendiek The Netherlands
2. edelC Ireland
3. Abbeeroad USA
4. kbrison USA
5. Wulf Canada
6. LadybugsAndBumblebees USA
7. quaggy USA
8. CraftyMamaBee USA
9. Sarasmile *welcome first time swappper!*  Smiley  USA
10. Sharalee USA
11. P_E_S_T UK
12. yofi USA
13. gala_apples Canada
14. texscrapper USA
15. RaraAvis USA
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Scrap Happy Swap on: April 08, 2015 12:52:05 AM
Anyone up for a "Scrap Happy Swap"? Last time it was all about sewing, but it could be crochet, knitting or paper too. As long as it is done with scraps, it is okay!

Think about: scarfs (sewn, knitted, crocheted), pouches, bags, purses, wall art, cards, baskets, mug rugs, coasters, place mats, aprons, pillow covers, amigurumi, ATC, ...

I am willing to organize and will do my best to pair people with same preferences so you could really use up all those scraps. You'd be swapping AND de-stashing  Cheesy

Here's a link to the Scrap Happy Swap-gallery.

And here's a link to the Scrap Happy Swap-thread.

Add your ideas, time line, comments, questions, pics...  Smiley

A few examples:

pouch made by me


crocheted African flowers, also made by me Smiley


cards, yeah made by me..
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