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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Peach - cat portrait on: November 20, 2017 05:22:31 AM
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My childhood hamper was headed to the landfill!!!! on: October 10, 2017 06:56:28 PM
Beautiful paint job! Is it the right size for a lampshade?
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Blown glass wavy vase on: September 20, 2017 10:30:53 AM
It is super cool! I can vouch for it being even prettier in person. Nicely done!
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Fused Fabric Puppy Portrait on: August 08, 2017 05:17:19 PM
Hooray! Thanks for your input and kind words, everyone. Smiley
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Hoopla A-Long 2013-until the END OF TIME on: July 06, 2017 10:51:54 AM
I'm glad for the chosen theme this month, because I have just the idea to get my crafting brain going again. Got a bunch of free bits of embroidery floss too!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Fused Fabric Puppy Portrait 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!
7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Sarah's Scribbles Shoes 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!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Ferret Fun House on: June 19, 2017 04:16:52 AM
Cute! I bet they love it! Have they stashed anything in there yet?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reverse applique t-shirts on: June 01, 2017 08:06:46 AM
These are fabulous, especially the Bowie shirt. I'm starting to feel inspired...
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Birdwatching Photography on: June 01, 2017 08:06:11 AM
Beautiful! *applauds loudly*
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