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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Art Journals Page Swap #5 on: May 28, 2016 02:39:21 AM
I've been thinking about the "how to put the journal together" question that came up a few pages back. 

I don't know if it would work or not, but...

I have a cast iron grommet punch. It's a huge thing, but it can punch right through multiple layers of brocades, denims, and broadcloth with almost no effort.  It's super easy to use with leather, too.

Anyway, I was thinking that making a patch that would hold the grommets might work, and then sewing that to all of the patches. 
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 28, 2016 02:18:48 AM
That is a real talent...to be able to use clothing to make something else...I have a book on how to do it and I still can't seem to, but give me a pattern and I can put the puzzle together like a champ!  I can deconstruct pretty readily...look at something and figure out the pieces...funny how we all have such unique talents in so many different ways to get it done! Grin

Lol. *blushes at the compliment*  AIMR, you are right about it being funny.    I can see how something is made, and take it apart inside my mind.  But Patterns are frustrating to me. Looking at all of the pieces and seeing the whole is difficult, and often causes me to sew the wrong sides together.  But, I suppose I am not alone in that.  Tongue

Anyway, I successfully made a loom knit scarf this week, and am working on another Halloween hoopla.  I'll post the scarf later today. 

13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Everyday is Halloween Gallery SO May 20th on: May 28, 2016 02:10:23 AM
My jaw just DROPPED to the floor when I saw that amazing secret book.  Holy crow, that's phenomenal.  *goes back the stalking the gallery*
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: My first Teesha Moore patch on: May 28, 2016 02:08:07 AM
Thanks for the link fatewineroses!  I have been looking at the TM galleries for years, but the more ideas/info I get from others, the happier it makes me.
Plus, the more I see all the amazing ideas everyone has. 

I haven't made any new ones yet, because I have been super busy.  But the pile of random-sorta-matches-the-theme-I-have-in-mind fabric is sitting there staring at me. 

15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 24, 2016 06:16:03 AM
Dew-that vest is from a t-shirt ?! Wow !!

Nope.  The vest was $2 a yard at walmart pretend suede.  I used one of my son's t-shirts to make a sort of pattern from.  In other words, I folded the t-shirt in half, tucked in the sleeves and cut around it.   

My sewing skills are...backwards.  Or, perhaps psychotic is a better term.  I can fake a pattern from almost anything, and can sew things together with little to no profanity, but I have the most aggravating time when it comes to simple things like "threading the machine needle".  Tongue 
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Everyday is Halloween Gallery SO May 20th on: May 24, 2016 06:11:25 AM
*sneaks in* Just wanted to mention that Joann's has a ton of Halloween fabrics in their clearance (Red tag) section right now... *sneaks away*
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 20, 2016 06:25:52 AM
Yay!  The pictures loaded for me finally!  Those mum corsages are AMAZING! 

Unlike AIMR, I have never heard of mum corsages.  They kind of keep us shut off from the world way over here in Florida.  Probably because if we find out there's a possible escape our weirdness will spread.  Smiley

Also, AIMR, I am so glad you said that about sharing things about lives.  I always feel kind of awkward when I do it.  Not ever sure if it's "allowed", or "okay", or if it creeps people out. 

So, if I ever "over-share", make sure you let me know, okay?  *mwah*
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 20, 2016 05:05:34 AM
Dewshine, boys and their last minute stuff. Right?  I don't know about looms. I have had them with the yarn stash as far back as I remember. My native language is crochet but now I knit some, too and I have an easier time fumbling with the needles than using the loom. I just never got the hang of it. Long story short...I think your doll hat looks pretty darn nice and I'm trying to push you into joining me on the dark side (for knitting and tea!).

Both my daughter (17) and my son (10) are NOTORIOUS for last minute stuff.  Of course, my spouse does that for the potlucks at work, so... Tongue  Let's just say that I have kept every single Halloween costume since forever, for just in case...and that I keep a pantry and freezer fully stocked with my "special recipe:  sausage stuffing" supplies.  Smiley

As for the native languages:  let's just say that my native language does NOT involve yarn, and I'm not entirely certain that it involves any form of crafting supply, with the possible exception of glitter.  Tongue  But, I keep plugging away at things, and they come out tolerable, so...  Smiley

I'll happily join you on the dark side with knitting and tea, as long as profanity is allowed when I mess up! 

Corsage making!! I made the ones for my sons dances. She will have so much fun! Plus for homecoming here in Texas we have mums. So I made the mums Cheesy Senior year they like a big mum and they need to be all white for their senior year. I made the one for her and she made the one for him. They matched pretty well! Cheesy

My daughter generally makes flower crowns.  She's quite good at it, and constantly mumbles things about "selling" them.  Oddly, I keep buying the supplies, they get made and disappear, but there's never any of that "but I'll pay you back" money shown up.  Funny how that happens!  *grin*  Fortunately, my local thrift store sells fake flowers in garbage bad sized lots for about $8. 
Seriously, she's good at it, and wanted to make crowns for all 40 people.  I told her the budget talked her out of that, and we negotiated down to wrist corsages (aka bracelets), because I have the supplies on hand. 

I expect they will be gorgeous.  She's using a combination of beads, fabric flowers and paper flowers, all put together on memory wire wrapped in floral tape.   I'll post when she's done.   

My son was in our culinary program. He had the best time! Does your daughter bake much at home?

Constantly!  She is always trying out new recipes of all kinds.  Her favorite type of cooking is baking, though.  She has told me her dream is to open a bakery/confectionary. 
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 19, 2016 10:14:42 AM
Gotta love craftster moms who can bake cookies and make costumes almost on command!  Super job, dew!

Well...the baking of the cookies gets left to my daughter the culinary student.  Smiley 

20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 19, 2016 04:25:57 AM
I don't know if we have the same brand or not, but in my set it's the lime green one that is about 5 inches across.  Tongue 

Also working on an additional project today:  I am making 40 memory wire blanks for my daughter to use as the base for her wrist corsages for her Poetry club's "Poe-try Prom". 
Chances are, after the blanks are made, I will get a "mom...can you help me out by wrapping them in the floral wire...?"  Tongue

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