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11  Altar cloth in Completed Projects by redflags on: January 25, 2011 06:33:58 PM
I got this great fabric in a swap and knew right away I wanted to use it to make an altar cloth. I had a black velvet skirt that is too big for me, so I cut it up and used it for the trim. It's a very stretchy velvet, and I'm still a sewing newbie, so it came out a bit crooked in areas. But that's ok, it's got "character"  Wink

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12  Re: Three Tiny Movie Things Gallery in The Swap Gallery by redflags on: January 24, 2011 03:51:44 PM
I received from kyerinn today! Get your wisting fingers ready  Wink

First, the whole thing together (isn't it awesome?):

Next, from the movie Groundhog Day, the cutest Punxsutawney Phil ever!

My absolute favorite quote from Company of Wolves turned awesome bookmark (I've got no attention span, and so always have multiple books going, so I can always use bookmarks!):

And now, prepare yourselves.For what? For the awesomest thing ever. Ever. A sweet necklace based on Cry Baby:

The other side (it says juvenile delinquent):

If you didn't know, kyerrin is made of an awesome so concentrated that she has collapsed in on herself, creating a singularity that sucks in everything un-awesome and hurls it back out as blinding awesomeness. Fact.

kyerrin, you've been a seriously rad partner!
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13  Re: Patchwork Sampler Blanket/Pillow Knitalong! in Knitalongs by redflags on: January 24, 2011 01:12:46 PM
Kittymom, I love the bamboo stitch in that color!

yofi, I'm in love with that hazelnut stitch! I admit to being terrible with the k/p/k (etc.) in one stitch. Anyone know of any good videos showing those techniques?

I picked up yarn today so I can finally start! I've been seriously impatient but I didn't like any of the yarn in my stash (I recently culled Yarn Mountain). This is my first time working with Caron Simply Soft. I wanted to go with a natural fiber, but was disappointed with the color selection (at Hobby Lobby, anyway). And I like how easy to care for acrylic is, so I went with it. Thoughts on this brand? Here's my colors:

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14  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by redflags on: January 23, 2011 01:55:12 PM
Knocked another one out today, a pillowcase. I'm very, very happy with it. Being such a newbie sewer and not following a pattern, I'm pretty pleased at the end result.

Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370919.0

I also attempted the "5-minute shirt", but I don't wanna talk about it  Cheesy But for future reference, I'm never again using any kind of satin-y fabric that starts unraveling like mad if you even look at it funny.
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15  Bright and girly pillowcase in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by redflags on: January 23, 2011 01:51:37 PM
I'm still very new to sewing, but I'm in love with it and wanted to make some new pillowcases. I didn't follow a pattern because I figured (being an expert Roll Eyes) that it wouldn't be that hard. And once I worked out the details in my head, it was actually pretty easy. It's made from three different fabrics and...well, that's it. Not much else to say about it. It's a pillowcase  Cheesy

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16  Re: Destash Swap Gallery sendouts: 1/22/10 in The Swap Gallery by redflags on: January 22, 2011 07:08:39 PM
Is teachart solid awesome? I received from her today and I can confirm that she is, in fact, solid awesome. Allow me to present the evidence...

Everything together (apologies for the blurry pic):

She saw on my profile that I like Catholic iconography. Was the awesome Catholic collage she sent enough to make me a happy girl? Yes. But did she stop there? No. Witness a St. Anthony medal (on the right) and a Fatima medal (on the left) that is home to dirt from Fatima. Concentrated awesome.

I admit to having a debilitating paper addiction. Does teachart stage an intervention to help a poor girl out? No, like a crafty pusher she feeds my addiction with a selection of gorgeous papers (there's more there than what you can see).

Did someone order a box full of happy-making button-y goodness?

Ok, are you ready for it? If you knit and are prone to jealous fits, I highly recommend you turn away now, because teachart sent me one of the most awesome things. Ever. Period. Vintage knitting pattern booklet. No words. Just see.

Yeah, so I'm getting a little misty just looking at pics of it. Love.

She also sent a big selection of embroidery thread, beautiful fabrics (including jersey knits from the 80's! Score!), size 35 knitting needles (my new favorite size, and until now I only had one pair), a big book of needlepoint, and a few other odds and ends.

Seriously, teachart, you made my day  Smiley
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17  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by redflags on: January 22, 2011 08:24:22 AM
My partner received so I can finally post pics! I made both of these for the Three Tiny Movie Things swap based on my partner's favorite movies. The Princess Bride embroidery is my favorite, although embellishing the Tron stitching with broken circuit board was new to me, and a lot of fun  Smiley

Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370782.msg4361168#msg4361168

Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370783.0

I'm 13/50 now!
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18  Embellished Tron stitchery in Needlework: Completed Projects by redflags on: January 22, 2011 08:11:16 AM
I made this for the Three Tiny Movie Things swap. One of my partner's favorite movies is Tron, so I made this.

I know the original quote is "Computer's are just machines, they can't think", but once I drew it up I didn't like the way it was laid out, so I switched it up. The idea of the quote stays exactly the same, but the end result looks nicer (and seems a bit more ominous).

For the hoop I busted up a few electronics that were lying around unused (an old thermometer, calculator, etc.). I'm a bad swap partner, though. The end result was a jagged, sharp embroidery that could do my poor partner bodily harm. Or, if the need ever arises, she could use it as a weapon  Cheesy

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19  Princess Bride Silhouette in Needlework: Completed Projects by redflags on: January 22, 2011 08:03:27 AM
I made this for the Three Tiny Movie Things swap, and since my partner received I can finally post pics!

One of my partner's favorite movies is The Princess Bride, and I have a serious obsession with silhouettes. The logical conclusion was that I would embroider a silhouette of the iconic Westley & Buttercup lovers pose. I used one thread from the neck up to get better detail, then switched to two threads for everything else. The fabric I used is one I'm obsessed with right now. It's an awesome blue and white damask with sparkly silver outlining.

All in all I'm pretty happy with it. I wanted to do some silk ribbon embroidered roses around the silhouette, but just didn't have the room I needed to pull it off (it's a 4" hoop).

Now I kind of want one for myself  Cheesy

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20  Re: Fill-A-Box Happy New Year GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by redflags on: January 18, 2011 12:14:50 PM
I received from Tree27 today, and I can't even tell you how jealous you're all going to be. You don't have to take my word for it, just have a look at these pictures...

Everything together. I was going to take a pic of everything still in the box, but I lost control of myself and tore into it like a spoiled child:

Are those purple and cream cameo buttons? Yes they freakin' are!

Some of the most amazing pendants, lockets, and beads I've ever seen. Seriously, you can't see from this pic but the big matte black locket (bottom left) is engraved and has blown my mind.

Oh, you thought the awesome jewelry supplies would end there? You were wrong.

The cutest pink heart pins:

There's also a metric butt-ton (it's a scientific measurement) of fabrics, paper goodness, jewelry findings, a typography stamp set and strawberry scented stamp pad, ribbon, a big bag of buttons, markers, candle-making supplies (including green apple scent. Fruit smells are my favorite!), 2 different decorative edge scissors, and the cutest little faux-foods that will make my daughter the most adorable charm bracelet.

Also, I wish I would have gotten a picture of them alone, there's eight skeins of gorgeous silk rope embroidery thread. The colors are so, so beautiful and exactly right up my alley.

Can you tell I'm excited?

Tree27, you made my day  Smiley
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