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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / First Rule of Fight Club (er, Project Mayhem) is... PIC HEAVY! on: April 04, 2010 12:21:17 PM
Hi!  This was my first attempt at anything stitching related.  I wanted to make something for my husband and he really isn't a hat/scarf person and it had to be something interesting to keep my attention.  We just happened to watch Fight Club a while back and inspiration struck!  

(Favorite picture of it's progress)

Tracing image onto white cotton fabric:

Just keep stitching...

All stitching done...

A little bit closer of a shot...

Coloring details in.  (I wish I would have just done the people.  Sad  Oh well.

All done, before framing...

Framed: Smiley


So what do you think?  Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Jack Skellington felt 'portrait' on: October 31, 2009 09:50:52 AM
First off, I apologize profusely if this is not the right spot for this.  I used a needle and couldn't think of anywhere else.  I did see some other felt pieces so I went ahead and posted it here.  I don't feel like it has a leg to stand on compared to some of these beautiful embroidered and cross stitched pieces.  But here goes..

I made this for a swap and am pretty new to the whole stitching scene but was very happy with how this one turned out.  It is constructed of craft felt.  Everything was stitched by hand.  It is in a 5 x 7 inch frame to give size perspective.  I reused an ugly plastic gold frame that I had and just painted it black and then sanded a little bit off and then put two coats of polyurethane on top.

This was a little bit of teaser for my partner but it shows a closeup of the stitches and the different layers of felt. 

 Cheesy  Happy Halloween!   Cheesy
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Fawn! Needle felted with love and blood. on: March 27, 2009 08:18:26 PM
Hiya!  Needle felted item #5, i think.  This one was made for the OTT 21 (one tiny thing round 21) and one of my partner's themes was "Fawn".  So, I needle felted her a fawn drinking.  I am happy how this one turned out.  A lot more so then the last objects I made. 

On to the pics!
Specifications for swap were to be within 4 x 4 x 4 inches.  I was well within these specs!

I also made it a little babbling brook to drink from:

view from other side:

And this pic was taken with the last bit of natural light that day.  Colors are a bit truer here.  (at least on my monitor!)  Wink

Thanks for looking!  Grin
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Needle Felted mini bird and kawaii (???) cat on: March 09, 2009 06:13:22 AM
I made these for a swap partner and was really happy with how they came out.  Both were needle felted.  Sometimes I walk away from a project without poking myself at all (like with the mini bird) and other times I am literally a bloody mess by the time it is all said and done.   Cheesy 

This mini bird was inspired by something on my mystery partner's wist.  Made with wool roving except for the feet.  Feet made with cheap craft felt.  Quarter for size reference:

And the closest thing that I think I could ever come to anything "kawaii" like,  Cat with a cherry on it's head.  I would use this little thing as a pin cushion.  I don't know if my partner will or not.  Everything but the 'stem' is made from wool roving.  The stem was made with a scrap of wool yarn.

heart butt:
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / My first needle felted object. on: January 25, 2009 01:03:56 PM
Hi!  My new obsession is needle felting.  I made this for mamarose22 for the OTT (One Tiny Thing) swap.  I had fun making this and loved the way it came out.

criteria for this swap was that the items had to be within 4x4x4 inches.  Which is why I had to get creative with the stem:

Just wondering for my future reference, how do some get such a smooth finish on their needle felted objects?  And I only poked myself twice!!  Darn those needles are sharp!

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Just wondering... Who holds the title of Swapper Extraordinaire? on: January 06, 2009 05:31:41 AM

I know that this isn't very important but I was just wondering, who has done the most swaps? (positive; of course!)  Well, and since craftster started keeping track of them in our profiles?

Sorry, I hope my question isn't a bother... Curiosity just got the best of me, again.

7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / What can I do with this thing???? on: January 02, 2009 04:45:25 PM
I bought this from Target almost 5 years ago and I just cannot part with it.  Although I have never used it.  I don't know what to do with it!!  Please Help!  Any ideas or suggestions are very much welcomed!  It is really great thick paper with a suede cover.  The binding pulled away at one end, but I don't really mind that a bit! 

Please, let me pick your brains!  What do you think??


Binding pulled away from paper cover:

pic of great paper:

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craft what I can't craft swap? on: January 01, 2009 08:30:52 PM
I would love to see another swap with the craft kit that includes tips, instructions, materials and the like for the craft that you want to learn but don't know where to begin...

I know this had a specific name and has been done before... I just don't know what its called and I want in!!!

What do you think? 
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / The worst thing to feed my family at Holiday festivities... on: December 19, 2008 09:04:43 AM
My DH found this recipe on the Runner's World beginners forum.  (why something this bad for you would be there, who knows!)  I made it and it is simply divine!  Although you can feel your cholesterol skyrocket. 

Well, here goes... It was titled Bacon Roll or Bacon Cheese Roll or something like that, but I think that I am going to call it 'Quadruple Bypass'.

  Weave bacon strips together. 

Bake at 4oo degree F until looks done.  I flipped and also drained off some of the grease.  Next time I will try cooking it on racks to help with drainage.  Pat grease off with paper towel.

When done, sprinkle with shredded cheese.  I used Sharp Cheddar.  Put back in oven just until cheese is melted.

Roll up.

Cut, eat, enjoy with caution!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bacon!! Fleece bacon scarf. on: December 15, 2008 08:39:07 AM
This was probably the easiest thing that I have ever made.  No straight lines!!  I purchased the fleece from joann's and I totally lucked out and found all remnant pieces.  It cost less then $3.00 to make!!! 

I made this for my husband for Christmas because he would probably marry bacon if he could!!  Cheesy

(and of course, the baby checking stuff out!!)

Bacon wrapped baby:   Cheesy
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