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1  Undercover Ursual banner flag in Needlework: Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: August 23, 2019 08:57:01 AM
For the darker side of Disney swap I was partnered with tattooedcrafter. Life interfered, as it is wont to do. At the last minute, just before I was slated to send, I decided to make a rash decision and change my medium. Originally I was going to paint it. In the end, I'm so happy I decided to switch and stitch it instead.

When searching Pinterest and Google for quotes and images of Ursula, I found the "quote" of "A woman does not realize how powerful her voice is until it has been taken from her." I knew it wasn't an actual quote from the movie, but I felt that it was impactful and timely. Perfect! I was going to use an outline image of Ursula, along with the quote. Later I decided on the shell. Perfect representation of the voice.

The banner has a pocket on the back for hanging. This was my first time doing: color blending, highlighting text and doing tassels.

When I started, I thought the main purple I was using had enough contrast to not need anything else. Sadly, when I was done I realized that was not the case. I used a simple highlight using two colors lighter than the main color. I think it turned out fab!

This meant a lot to me. Lately I have felt that my voice at work has been silenced...and I do work with sexual assault survivors that often felt unheard.

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2  Re: The Darker Side of Disney Gallery 2019 in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: August 14, 2019 01:55:59 PM
I have not been keeping track of all of the incoming packages, but I am looking forward to catching up soon. In the meanwhile, my partner sent me a fabulous package that came right at the perfect moment to help salvage my week.

My eyes opened widely and I squealed in delight when I opened my box. She made me the most divine Ursula amiguri. LOOK at her hair!!!! I really really love it.

Then there was something else! The CUTEST little canvas with the most adorable Stitch! The colors called to me and our eyes met and...and...IT WAS LOVE! <3 <3

I've edited these and hopefully they come out upright...sadly I don't have the energy to keep trying to fix them. If someone will tell me what to do or where to find out how to troubleshoot them, I will try and get that done later.

I need to profusely THANK my partner for not only the FABULOUS package, but her unending patience with my changing my medium at the last minute and....life interfering with crafting. HOW DARE LIFE?!?!?!  Angry

And many thanks to the beautiful Miss KK for hosting.  Smiley

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3  Mad Scientist Custom Traveler's Notebook Cover (pic heavy) in Needlework: Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: August 09, 2019 11:16:44 AM
One of my favorite parts (I have a lot of those) of crafting for others is telling the story behind the making. Because there is ALWAYS a story. A thought process. A spark and the fire that is creation. This was not any different. I had to take a break from swaps due to some life stuff. I'm still struggling to get back on track in general. Doing any sort of swap was mentally daunting, but the Traveler's Notebook swap was too much to pass up. I had made a cover for myself before, but I wanted to move to a bigger size. This was the perfect storm.

I was partnered with loves2experiment...okay..we were the only two people in the swap. But I have partnered with her before and was excited! She asked for a custom sized cover. No problem. She asked that it could hold about four inserts. No problem. Her color combos were right up my alley. Right on! Then I got to her favorite themes/styles. *sigh* She is much too sophisticated for me. I actually had to look up some of that stuff and ask her questions. I am always happy to try new stuff, but I wasn't feeling most of it unfortunately.  Undecided  Finally, she got down to some stuff I could run with....science...chemistry specifically.

I found a science crest at Urban Threads and even picked up another pattern that was chemistry related. I mulled them over and did A LOT of browsing and searching of images. I took my dog, Lilly, to JoAnn's for a fabric run. She was very patient with me as I muttered to myself, picking up bolts of fabric, matching things together...I must have sounded a little mad to some I am sure! I ended up picking out six different fabric combos to take home with me. I decided quickly to quilt the cover. I wanted to show off the fabrics I had picked!

Then I was looking at the symbols in the crest. I *kinda* knew what most of them looked like, but I wanted to make sure I knew what they were and how they looked when they were used properly. During this search, I found a "Mad Scientists Union" emblem. POW! There I went. I *knew* that had to be added. The emblem I found didn't have an "established" date at the bottom. I decided that would be a perfect added touch. I went looking for real life scientists. I wanted to use someone a little obscure that not everyone would know.

I found Fritz Haber. He won a Nobel Prize, but is also known as the Father of Chemical Warfare. He was "respectable" enough, but most of what he did was pretty darn heinous. I used his birthyear as the established date for the union. I like to put Easter eggs in my work when I can.

I embroidered first. I originally had chosen a dark denim to embroider on. But as I went through my stash, I found some fabric I had tea dyed for another swap. I put it up to the other fabrics and BANG! Choice made. Next to decide on the thread to use. Black is often a good go to. I contemplated matching the two quilted colors (blue and orange), but felt it would be too garish or bold. I felt that a mad scientist would probably not want to boldly advertise their union affiliation. So I found two threads that were very close to the fabric color, but not exactly. The two colors were immediately next to each other on the DMC spectrum, so they match so closely, it is hard to tell the difference in the colors. For the longest time I struggled with this. I posted on my FB wall to ask my friends what they thought of the colors (not showing them exactly what I was making). They are used to me asking for opinions. I've pretty much trained a lot of my friends to understand that giving me their opinion is helpful. They do not have to have an art degree or do any sort of art or be color savvy. I'm just looking for their layman opinion. In the end, that's what I am looking for.

The completed cover. I loved that it was very solid in my hands. Both the inside and outside were interfaced with SF101. Then I quilted the front portion with some thin batting. Finally I added some Peltex to give it a firmness. The Peltex can be either sew in or the kinds you can iron on. To get a nice, firm cover you might use the Peltex that irons on to both sides and then iron it once you get it turned. I used one that irons on one side (my preference for most things) and attached it to...I want to say I attached it to the inside. Don't quote me. My brain is a bit swiss cheesey as of late. I think for my next cover I will quilt the Peltex and see how that works. I like a firm cover but don't want to quilt my cover every time I do a cover, but I like the extra solid feeling the quilting gives it.

You can see here the subtle difference in the thread colors. A tidbit...the lighting bolts were not supposed to be different colors.  Roll Eyes In the end I LOVED how it turned out.

I figured that a chemist might get some stuff pretty much everywhere. They *are* mad of course! So I experimented with bleach and ended up having to use bleach full strength for about seven seconds. I found out that hydrogen peroxide stops bleaching in its tracks! I did not know that.

While I really like to quilt, it requires being way too precise for my sort of crafting. The blocks were wonky on purpose because I can't be precise to save my life.

The birth of a cover. One of the hardest and scariest parts. What if it rips? Oy! The stress.

I hoped you liked this walk through my creative process. Feel free to ask me any questions about the process. I could go one for hours about it.  Grin
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4  Re: Travelers Journal Swap - The Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: August 05, 2019 09:24:20 PM
L2e...I love it when a plan comes together! I was very pleased with how it turned out. It felt good and solid in my hand, and the emblem turned out better than I had hoped! Im so happy that you like it.  Smiley

I want to thank loves2experiment for continuing on with the swap, despite it just being me and her. We've swapped before, so I was really looking forward to this swap.
I have to say that I have to apologize to my partner. I have *never* asked for anything specific in a swap. I don't really think that's what swaps are about. But I did this time. I specifically asked for a Louise from Bob's Burgers TN Cover. Usually, if I have an image in my head, I leave it to myself to make that vision come true. I don't know what prompted me to be very specific this time, but I am so very glad my partner was able to come through for me. The longer we were into this swap, the more we were both putting together. Paper is not my forte usually. I accumulated some paper this time around...along with some tools I have always wanted, but never purchased.
I was overwhelmed by the package the loves2experiment sent me. It was a small, but tightly packed box that was seriously heavy. Packed with SO much goodness, you are going to be sad you passed up this swap!
The list of what l2e sent me goes as follows:
- TN cover that has three bookmarks and is rainbow stringed
- 3 charms
- 2 regular 2-pocket folder inserts
- 2 envelope pocket folder inserts
- SIX inserts
- 1 folder that has two pockets, a washi tape holder, a sticky tab holder and a notepad on the front
- 1 fabric insert that has two file pockets and one zippered pocket
- 2 packs of washi tape
- 6 flag page markers
- 5 paperclip page markers
- 5 cute binder clips (covered in washi?)
- 2 magnetic bookmarks
- a stack of small punched tabs
- 2 pens

Now on to the pictures!

I asked for a Louise from Bobs Burgers skull and crossbones. It is an A5 size that can fit more than EIGHT inserts!! It is MASSIVE!!!

She included three charms. A bee (I love bees!) with a follow your bliss charm. A rainbows (I LOVE rainbows!!!) charm. And a baby Stitch charm with beads!

SIX inserts. Some dotted, some blank.

Solemn kitty page markers

An awesome folder with a built in washi tape holder! Ingenious!!! Ive never seen anything like this. It also includes a note pad and page marker post its!

A set of regular, two pocket folders

A set of pocket folders

A Stitch fabric insert. It has two file pockets on one side and a zipper pocket on the other. Beautiful work!

A stack of tabs made from pretty paper!

Beautiful set of flag page Markers!

Super cute decorated binder clips.


And finally, another pic of the cover...so you can REALLY see how massive this thing of beauty is!!!

Thank you very very very much loves2experiment!

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5  Design help for chunky purse charm in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by fatewineroses on: July 29, 2019 12:19:20 PM
Hi. This is the THIRD attempt to try and post this.  Undecided Twice I tried but encountered a glitch. Not sure if it is this system or the website. Doesn't matter.

Background: My mom passed away unexpectedly a couple months ago. A group she belongs to, the Ladybugs, was kind enough to do the food for her memorial and help my stepdad cope in the weeks following her death. This last weekend I was at JoAnn's looking for some stuff for a swap, and came across some ladybug beads and angel beads. I had the idea to make chunky purse charms for the Ladybug group as a small thank you for their support.

This is a sketch of what I am thinking about.

My problem is this. While researching inspiration and technique, I became overwhelmed. I have the technical skills and understanding to complete this project. I have experience with wire and beads and such. No problem. But I have not found any design formula or ratios or numbers or whatnot when looking online. All of the videos and tutorials show merely the technical aspects of making these charms. They don't touch upon any sort of design help. *sigh*

So I am coming to my experts for consultation. Please help my swiss cheese, befuddled brain make sense of all the beautiful inspiration I am seeing online.

Any advise, direction or help you can give me is greatly appreciated.
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6  SWAP CANCELED - Stranger Things Rnd 4 - SU 5/9-5/19, SO 6/12 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by fatewineroses on: May 09, 2019 01:09:02 PM
Picture belongs to fatewineroses. Hoop belongs to mariak.

Swap name: Stranger Things
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: fatewineroses
Sign-up date range: May 9-19
Date to send item by: June 12

Limited to a certain number of people?: No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
 - Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
 - Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
 - Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
 - Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
 - Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
 - Has been a member for at least one month: YES
 - Has posted at least 15 times: YES
 - Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
 - Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
 - Does not have any negative feedback: YES
 - Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
 - If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
 - If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

And in preparation for that, we are going to swap awesomely!!! So join us!!!

This swap is all about the show 'Stranger Things.' This will be a TWO point swap. You will be required to craft 2 SMALLS item or 1 MEDIUM item. EXTRAS are NOT required and only by mutual agreement between partners.


Please be prepared to participate in the conversation. We will have a nice cushy crafting period and I'm interested in keeping track of everyone.  So let's do a weekly check in on the thread.  Please also keep in contact with your partner. Just to let them know you are alive.


Name of swap: Stranger Things Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Can you take pictures before you send and post pictures when you receive?
Favorite episode or episodes?
Favorite moment/event:
Favorite characters?
Favorite quotes?
Any LEAST favorite characters/episodes/etc?
What would you love to receive?
Anything you would NOT want to receive?
What crafts do you make?
Favorite colors and patterns?
Least favorite colors/patterns?
Anything else you'd like your partner to know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Happy Crafting!


1. fatewineroses
2. Abbeeroad
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7  Re: Positive Affirmations swap round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: March 29, 2019 11:04:49 AM
I was happy to partner with craftylittlemonkey this round. It's always a good round when I'm partnered with clm!

First I pulled out this awesome card made by sheepblue, and these tea bag tags with some awesome quotes fell out of the package like glitter.

Next is a bookmark made with paper received from Wulf.

Then I found these adorable little matchbook type notepads. I love that I can refill it once I finish writing notes.

And this final piece I had to pry out of the packaging! Made with batik fabric (gorgeous!) It holds four double-sided cards with quotes. Removable, so I can add more quotes. I really loved this piece and the included quotes. As of right now I have it displayed at work. As you see, it closes up so I could keep it with me.


Side one

Side two

Thank you so very much clm! For hosting and being my partner!

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8  Re: LGBT+ swap in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: June 08, 2018 10:09:33 AM
I've been checking every day to see when it all worked again. I am hoping today is the day!
Well, I couldn't get them to upload on Craftster, but I was able to get flickr to work. (Thank you CLM!!)

You might have read above that Cmarion had a project that kind of got away from her! I was lucky to have read that; otherwise I would have been very confused at the box I received.  Huh I mean, I sent an ENVELOPE!  Shocked I opened the box to this rainbow-y goodness! On the sides I could see drink umbrellas and little boxes of temporary tattoos!
IMG_0791 by Fate Roses, on Flickr

I unrolled everything and these three beauties fell out. I should have gotten a photo of the other sides too. They are so cute!
IMG_0792 by Fate Roses, on Flickr

And finally I unrolled this. I really was flabbergasted. She told me I could use it as a mug rug, a wall hanging or a large prayer flag.  Cheesy I picked wall hanging. I'm starting a new job next month and I might hang it in my area. For now it is hanging with my race bling. If you look closely, you can see the bead swirl details. There is so much going on in this piece that every time I look at it, I see new things.
IMG_0793 by Fate Roses, on Flickr

Thank you SO much Carol. I am not worthy! It is a fabulous piece and I am honored to have it be mine.
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9  Re: More Art- Less Craft 6X6 Art Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: May 04, 2018 10:34:34 AM
I have missed A LOT!!! The gallery is so very full of awesomeness! Not that I didn't expect that. I always love that blu often incorporates found items in her art. The praying mantis is gorgeous. I love that green palette. The piece by Edel for Abbie is beautiful and so very touching and perfect. And Kwality's monsters are always a delight. Some day I hope to have one of my very own.  Grin

But this round I was partnered with sheepblue for the first time. I have admired her work for a long time and she did not disappoint. I apologize to her for my late delay in posting pictures. I received last weekend. Considering the piece, we are both lucky that it came to me almost completely intact. Only three small pieces broke. I was able to easily reattach them. My boyfriend was fascinated by the whole piece and wondered at how very perfect it is. I agree. I must have turned it around and around in my hands for a good fifteen minutes or so. And with no further pause, for your viewing ooohing and aaahing....

Thank you Emma. It is stunning. I love it.

And much thanks to LeapFeetFirst for organizing!
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10  Re: Return of the TM Patch Swap - Rd1 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: May 04, 2018 09:56:50 AM
I am *finally* getting the opportunity to post pictures of the package I received from Quaggy. At first I was confused. I was looking for a padded envelope in my mailbox and couldn't find it anywhere! I opened all of my mail except for this box. I looked at the address...yep. That's quaggy. But...what did she send in a BOX?  Shocked

I opened it up and found waaay more than I bargained for.

First up were my very cool patches. She picked one of my favorite themes, the Muppets and also my bee theme. My boyfriend was very impressed. And he sees a lot of crafting!  Grin

Bert and Ernie! I LOVE Bert and Ernie! I love the 3D hair especially.

And the bee hive with the bee and flower charms is adorable!

Now...as much as I loved the patches, when I saw the Sew Together bag...I was overwhelmed. I have been wanting to make myself one of these bags for more than a year, but never got around to it. If you have never seen the Sew Together bag...it is a super cool bag meant to take and store all of your notions to take to quilting retreats. It's got a cult-like following in the quilting world and it just super cool. She made it in the beachy colors I love and it's ALL MINE!!!! I love it!

And all my gushing didn't even talk about all the stuff she stuffed it with!

And if you're interested in the pattern, it's on Craftsy here. You can do a search and there are also sewalong videos.

Thank you SO much quaggy.

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