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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Ticker Tape Quilt on: March 11, 2010 03:36:32 PM
really nice quilt and a really inspiring technique I've not come across before.
I might have to have a go.
I'm wondering if I could use my embroidery foot and kind of free motion squiggle the scraps on... mmmm... gonna have to give it a try on a small scale!
22  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Self portrait, squiggly mini art quilt. on: March 08, 2010 09:07:14 AM
We recently got a web cam (thanks Mum&Dad!). The low-res images you can make with them are really inspiring and really lend themselves to translation into graphic designs.
This little quilt (approx 10" x 12") was an experiment and I'm not to sure what I want to do about finishing the edges. I quite like them open with all the batting sticking out!

My darling man always moans at me for not signing my work, but I remembered this time!
23  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Periodic table cardboard table on: March 08, 2010 06:26:56 AM
haha fantastic Grin,but I am in love with science Tongue.
24  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: My Man. on: March 08, 2010 02:21:25 AM
Thanks for all the positive thoughts guys!

I use an embroidery/darning foot on my machine and hold the fabric in a hoop.
You don't need a fancy machine, you just have to be able to either drop the feed dogs(like my new machine) or cover them with a special plate(like my old one).
This means that the fabric isn't dragged through by the machine, you control the movement and enables you to "draw" with the thread.
If you look for free motion embroidery on You Tube there are quite a few demonstrations.
Have a go, it's very satisfying!
25  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: First and maybe only quilt on: March 07, 2010 12:48:14 PM
What a beautiful Thing! The mix of muted recycled clothing and the brightness of the leaves and stars are fantastic.
26  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Mmmm pooooooo on: February 23, 2010 05:47:03 AM
hahahahahahahahaha....(big in-breath)....hahahahahahahaha!
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Puncture my eardrums on: February 23, 2010 05:45:39 AM
I totally sympathize with that sentiment!
This is a brilliant bit of stichery.
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sleeveless Wool and Silk Quilted Jacket on: February 12, 2010 12:11:20 AM
ps. what is this jellyfish dress that was mentioned? I think i missed something good!

Check it out!
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sleeveless Wool and Silk Quilted Jacket on: February 11, 2010 01:28:33 AM
Fantastic work. Good shape and I like the contrast of the red silk inside.
You always have a high level of finish to your stuff and you really seem to be able to translate your ideas into fantastic finished products (your jelly fish dress is my favourite thing I've seen on crafster ever) which is what proper craft is all about. 
I understand the whole Craft Vs Crafty debate. It's about things being crafted in the oldest sense of the word, put together with time and expertise, to produce something of extremely high quality. I'm a seamstress making heritage grade, hand sewn, period furnishings and I did a long apprenticeship before I could truly call myself a craftswomen.
(I'm not knocking the enthusiastic hobby crafter at all, I still am  one of those. I dabble in all kinds of crafts with extremely mixed results)
30  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / acorn pin cushion/what to do with all those yogurt pots. on: February 08, 2010 08:33:34 AM
This is what I made gamemom42 for the "one tiny thing" swap.

I made acorn cup with the little pot from an activia really creamy yogurt. They are such nice rounded little pots and I find it really hard to chuck them out.
I covered the pot with a scrap of silk I had been hanging onto for aaages (Hoarder... Me? Never...)
and made the acorn itself from a (new) brown sock, left over from a sock monkey making marathon I did a while back.

The leaves have a bit of free-motion machine embroidery embellishment.
My partner said she needed a needle book after I had started this so I added a wee one between the leaves.

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