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1  Fused Fabric Puppy Portrait in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by ChameleonHound on: July 02, 2017 06:50:12 PM
Hi all!
I needed some kind of art project to serve as a housewarming gift for my brother and sis-in-law, and I wanted to immortalize their adorable dog. I decided to make a fabric portrait!

Here is Barley and her cheery grin.
I realize this is a hoop project, but since I didn't use any real stitches I think perhaps this is a better board for sharing.
I did use a variety of fabric scraps, and fusible interfacing to hold them together. Unfortunately I couldn't find my double-sided interfacing, so one side of each piece had to be glued in place. Ah well. The backing fabric is from an old t-shirt, and I did the eyes with a bit of fabric paint. I tossed a couple threads in for her more prominent whiskers.

Here is the image I used to figure out my separate fabric pieces:

And they loved it! Success rice! (One of my brother's catch phrases.)

Thanks for looking! And a quick question for you knowledgeable folks - do you think people would purchase portraits like this? Perhaps if I opened an etsy store? I'm always hemming and hawing over selling art or crafts, and I think this is a style that I could stand doing a bit of. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Cheers!
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2  Sarah's Scribbles Shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by ChameleonHound on: July 02, 2017 06:38:32 PM
I haven't posted a project forever and ever, and so I finally knocked out one of those "since I'm making this for myself it will never be finished" ideas. Behold, the Sarah's Scribbles converse!

These doodles are all based off of original work by Sarah Andersen, creator of my absolute favorite webcomic Sarah's Scribbles.  If you haven't read it yet, you're in for a treat. Those who are familiar will recognize Sarah, her bunny, her cat, the angry uterus, the insecure introvert brain, and some others. I used regular ol' fabric paint for the back of each image, then micron pen for the black ink and sharpie for color. I got really annoyed with the sharpie because it ran with every kind of sealant I tried, so I gave up and painted clear nail polish *very carefully* over each image. Overall, I'm fairly happy with the result. Maybe someday there will be a comic con close by and I can show my shoes to the original Sarah!

Some detail shots:

Thanks for looking!
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3  Re: Curiosity Cabinet Swap Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: February 28, 2017 06:43:06 AM
Lots of fairies in these curiosity cabinets!
Here are the lovely things I received from Audio:

A plethora of collected artifacts from "anthropoid imps" from the coast of California. Bits of shimmery skeleton, images of the imps, and wee bottles of fairy magic powders and liquids.

And the fuzzy green felty fabric it was wrapped in - Audio, did you dye this yourself?

And my favorite bit, these are apparently "Space Urchins" from somewhere on Neptune.  Grin

Thanks Audio! My wallspace is getting curiouser and curiouser! Wink
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4  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- November 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: December 02, 2016 07:04:02 PM
I got an ATC from our lovely organizer!
This is for my non-movie movie poster theme, called "Fur and Loathing - A Hunter S. Kitty Film"

Starring Fluffy Depp  Grin I love it!

Also some cool loteria extras and a pretty card. Thank you rockingbearranch!!!
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5  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- November 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: November 21, 2016 06:31:06 AM
Check out this awesome card for my unlikely movie posters theme. Another amazing piece of art from blupaisan! And it's sitting on top of the cool envelope paper too. Smiley

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6  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- November 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: November 16, 2016 08:15:37 PM
I also received a lovely one from WideEyedLife!

For my pirate animals theme (one of my favorite themes!)

How awesome!!!  Grin
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7  Re: Common Ground Round 4 Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: August 12, 2016 07:18:08 PM
Okay, I've got to share my amazing package from EdelC with you all!

Firstly, there were some international chocolate goodies. It's amazing that any of them survived the night to be photographed in the morning. Be impressed.

Next, this fantastic pillow cover that I absolutely adore! We both love tentacled sea creatures, and hand dyed fabric to boot. I have to go get myself a pillow form, but I have been desperately needing pillows for my couch and this is amazing!

Next, a stenciled tee. Turns out we're both Disney fans! I'll admit, I had not realized that one, way to be sneaky Edel!

And lastly, the most wonderful Doctor Who messenger bag! It has a really cute lining and it just might be bigger on the inside. I've wanted a bag just like this forever, and feel totally spoiled to get it in this swap! I'm totally going to bring it down to the local Doctor Who themed restaurant and make everyone totally jealous. Smiley

Thank you so much for an amazing swap, EdelC!
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8  Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Rnd 8 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: July 13, 2016 05:56:31 AM
Here are my goodies from the lovely gala_apples!!!
First, a picture of the whole box of loot, and one of the card:

Day 1:
I got a really awesome pocket-letter set of ATCs!! Those googly eyed bats are the CUTEST. Gah.

Day 2:
New book to read today, yippie! And check out these cute bookmarks. gala_apples must have discovered that I collect them. Smiley

Day 3: A set of super pretty notecards! I already used one for a friend's birthday this week. Smiley

Day 4: Check out this hoop! It's fantastic, especially the colors! And now if a certain dead guy shows up at my house, I'll know why.

Day 5: Dia de los Muertos art! I love the little fishbones in the eyes.

Day 6: Another pocket letter, and this one is all The Addams Family!!! I absolutely adore Cousin It, and Morticia's roses made me giggle. They're all great! Smiley

Day 7: Pirate notecards! These are great!

Day 8: More pirates today! These pirate pillow covers are gorgeous, and perfectly match the colors of the other pillow I have on my couch! Sorry if the one looks overstuffed, my pillow form was a bit big.

Day 9: Monster gift tags. So cute!

Day 10: A bat shrine. I love bats!

Day 11: Nightmare Before Christmas notecards! I'm already thinking of people I want to send these to! Smiley

Day 12: Hoopla!

Day 13: Another set of pillow shams, this time with adorable ravens! I love it! And everything matches too!

Thanks for a fantastic swap and a great start to October, gala_apples!
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9  Re: Pocket Letter Swap 1 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: June 19, 2016 03:37:40 PM
I'm loving all the pocket letters that have been posted the past week!

Check out this really cool PL I got from bec99, and sorry it took me so long to post pics:

She chose the Quotes from My Pinterest theme, with some other themes like birds and spring mixed in there too. And everything was fantastically colorful, including the paper it was wrapped in! Lots of goodies too.

Here are some of my faves close up. The one with the red background says "May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave" - Kate Forsyth.

Thanks Bec!
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10  Re: Pocket Letter Swap 1 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ChameleonHound on: June 07, 2016 07:28:01 PM
I got my lovely pocket letter from LadybugsAndBumblebees! Look at all of this colorful goodness!

And the backs and goodies:

I love these! There's just so much color, which really brightened up my weekend (and I needed it). I think the 3 in the middle row are my favorites, but the carrot's-eye-view is really cute too! And that fantastic leaf is now adorning my bulletin board, I added all of my crafty goodies right into my *newly organized* crafting box, and the blues brothers button went on my button-covered messenger bag. Thank you for everything LadybugsAndBumblebees!
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