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1  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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2  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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3  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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4  Re: Prayer Flag twinkle - Round 8 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: April 10, 2018 12:05:55 PM
I'm still working on getting things updated. If you urgently need me to clear this swap, please send me a PM.

Meanwhile, I finished my flag. I picked a word that wasn't on my original list, "heal." This year I take on confronting some stuff that went down more than twenty years ago. So I wanted a reminder for myself to work towards that.

When I put the last touches on my flag I was certain it was done. But looking at this picture, I think it needs more flowers. Originally I was going to leave it with the plain fabric, but I really love this fabric and realized it matched the purples. So I added it. It might have added too much weight for my taste, but I really love it. The original lady pic comes from Urban Threads. I altered it by closing her eyes and making her look somber, rather than smirking.

Edit: It helps if I add the link for the picture.  Roll Eyes Grin

Update: I have updated the list. As far as I can tell, everyone has received. We are still missing a couple of self flags though. So if you haven't posted yours yet, let's see that beauty! Everyone who has completed the swap requirements has been given feedback.
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5  Wonder Woman pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fatewineroses on: April 04, 2018 10:07:27 AM
I have a trip I am going on TOMORROW where it will be jam-packed with activity, but not a lot of space. So I wanted to do away with the need to carry my purse. So. What's a bagmaker/maker/craftster to do? Make a pouch!

The pattern is the fairly new Cottonwood Pouch by Serial Bagmaker. I used a lovingly hoarded WW quilting cotton, some black denim for the pocket and quilting cotton bathing beauties for the pocket. (Pockets should always be a fun surprise!)

This was a super easy sew. It look me about three hours, but it was my first time, so you could shave at least an hour off that time in the future. Not a huge amount of interfacing going on (a major difference from most of the designers I use) but a solid pouch. The pattern comes with three sizes of the slouch hobo (tall, regular and grande) AND the pouch as an extra. I definitely want to make one of the hobos in the future, but my list of "gotta make that!" bags is LOOOOONG.  Grin

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6  Re: Prayer Flag twinkle - Round 8 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: April 02, 2018 11:44:50 AM
I received from quaggy and was finally able to pick it up from the post office this weekend. I was able to snap a picture on a perfect Sunday morning on my way out. She picked my "no fear" phrase. It's hard to read, but the little tag up in the top right corner reads "What if I fall? Oh but my Darling, what if you fly?" From the backing to the patchwork background to the birds...this flag is nothing but perfection. Thanks quaggy! It was wonderful being able to swap with you finally! Now on to our next swap together!  Grin

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7  Fabric Traveler's Notebook cover - HP Style! in Completed Projects by fatewineroses on: March 29, 2018 12:18:59 PM
Soooo....I have used a notebook forever. My memory sucks. So I try to write stuff down. I got sucked into the bujo world a couple years ago and have always loved Moleskeines. Because I have multiple things going on, I was finding keeping a single book a pain in the rear. So I have been looking at Traveler's Notebooks for a while.

But as a Craftster, you're always looking at something and saying..."Man...I can make that!" Right? So that's what I did.

I did a search and there are several YouTube tutorials; but most of them use cardboard. Others use the materials I might use to make a wallet or a purse; but they leave raw edges. I wanted something more finished. I *did* find a couple videos using a process like I used; but they were very basic and did not include pockets. I wanted pockets.

I made my Traveler to fit "regular size" inserts; but it will also hold a "large" size insert comfortably. It has four "strings" and currently is holding four regular size dotted inserts. It could easily hold two or three more. Instead of using elastic cord, I used the stretchy elastic commonly used as hair rubber bands as of late. I like the texture and shimmery quality, as well as the thought that it's a little less likely to snap in my face.  Shocked

I used quilting cotton (Hufflepuff) with some sparkly linen I have been hoarding. You can't see the sparkly bits very well; but it just looks fabulous together! It only has two pockets; but I love the angled edges. I used 809 interfacing on the quilting cotton, along with a firm Peltex center. I used one sided fusible for this one, or 71F. It made it firm enough for my taste. I'd seen one done with a foam and another with a fleece. Knowing those as I do, I knew it would be either too floppy (fleece) or to fat (foam) for my taste. I made a pen loop, but I made it too big and I'm not pleased with it. I will probably cut it off and make a removable one with a binder clip.

It is only missing a charm to go on it. I finished it last night at about ten and was so pleased I wanted to put it to use right away! I probably will make a couple more eventually. I have some fabric I have been hoarding to make something for someone..myself. If anyone would be interested in a tutorial, I can make one when I make my next one. 

I haven't decorated all of my inserts yet. My bf got me a Sprocket printer and I'm slowly but surely printing off stuff to stick on them!

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8  Prayer Flag twinkle - Round 8 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: March 19, 2018 01:29:08 PM
Original Thread

Flag made by cmarion, received by curiousfae.

Prayer Flag twinkle ROUND 8

Flag glittered
Received Flag
Completed twinkle requirements = all partners have received flags and you have posted your own flag
Contact me

Abeeroad > smmarrt
Alwaysinmyroom > Quaggy/Renstar
ChameleonHound > Wulf/seeuudee
Cmarion3 > seeuudee/LadybugsandBumblebees
Crafty-Becky > Rosie1981/Dharma_rebel
Dharma_rebel > emilywilde/crafty-becky
Emilywilde> dharma_rebel
Fatewineroses> quaggy
LadybugsandBumblebees > cmarion3
Renstar > alwaysinmyroom
Rosie1981 > crafty-becky/smmarrt
Seeuudee> cmarion3/ChameleonHound
Smmarrt > Abbeeroad/Rosie1981
Quaggy> alwaysinmyroom/fatewineroses
Wulf > ChameleonHound
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9  Re: Keep Me Warm Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fatewineroses on: March 05, 2018 10:13:34 AM
Bugaboo has been patient with me and my inability to get to my post office box. Which usually isn't too much of an issue. My Post Office has overflow lockers that (usually) they put my stuff in. But the last TWO times, they have put awful slips of paper telling me that they were holding my goodies HOSTAGE and I must pick them up by standing in LINE.  Angry I like my post office peeps; but this was aggravating, since It's almost impossible for me to get there during the week. So. Many thanks to Bugaboo for being patient AND sending me a fantastic package!

Prepare for the spoilage!

The first thing I noticed was the box. It was from one of my favorite tea places. Did she steal one of my boxes I wondered? How did she do that? I received my stuff (which was held hostage by the post office) well before I sent my package. So I was completely baffled.

Then I opened it up and pulled and saw green. I pulled out these fingerless mitts first...and immediately put them on! The yarn is super soft and looks like a leprechaun knit them! A lot of green and a small bit of gleaming gold woven through the yarn.

See the gold?

In the same bag was this light and airy scarf. It has beautiful drape. Just gorgeous.

Next up there was a Tardis for my coffee cup! Which is awesome, cause...Tardis! Duh.

And finally...she knitted a cup. Yep. You read that right. She found this slick little mug that you can open up and slide something inside. So she knit me a mug. Which is just...mind blown.  Grin And finally, she got me not one, not two but THREE bags of one of my current favorite teas! It's Earl Grey Bella Luna and can only be purchased on the day of the full moon. I probably drink at least a cup or two a day of the stuff, so it goes fast!

Thank you so much Bugaboo! I loved everything very much and appreciate the extra spoilage!
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10  Prayer Flag Swap - Round 8 (SU to 3/3/2018;SO 3/26/18) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by fatewineroses on: February 21, 2018 01:43:19 PM
Flag made by cmarion, received by curiousfae.

Prayer Flag Swap ROUND 8

Swap name: Prayer Flag Swap Round 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: fatewineroses
Sign-up date range: 02/21/2018 to 03/3/2018
Date to send item by: 03/26/2018

Limited to a certain number of people? NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself 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: N/A
- 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

Typically we seem to have this swap as an annual event. But with it feeling like there is a lot going on out there in the world right now, I thought it would be good to have this so we can put some more good vibes out there into the world. Please join me.

DETAILS OF SWAP: To keep this an easy, low-stress swap, you can choose to send to either one or two partners. In addition, each of us is going to make an additional prayer flag for ourselves. So if you have one partner, you're going to make two flags and keep one, and if you have two partners, you're going to make three flags and keep one.

If you don't know about prayer flags, this article from Cloth Paper Scissors

As usual, to sign up for this swap, complete this questionnaire and PM it to fatewineroses. But first, read this IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending to or from elsewhere in the world.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. If you haven't already posted in this thread, please do so as soon as you've signed up, and stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- PM both organizer and your partner when you send and when you receive.
- Please post photos of the flags you receive and the flag you made for yourself in the gallery. Remember to take pictures of what you make before you send it, just in case.

Some inspiration from previous swaps:
Prayer Flag Swap #7
Prayer Flag Swap #6
Prayer Flag Swap #5
Prayer Flag Swap #4
Prayer Flag Swap #3
Prayer Flag Swap #2
Prayer Flag Swap #1

The Prayer Flag Project blog.


Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap Round 8 (Date to send item by: Monday, March 26th)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:
Are you willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (Note that prayer flags can usually be sent in a small padded envelope, so international postage should be reasonable.)
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)
Confirm that you will provide a Delivery Confirmation number if mailing within the US, or keep your postal receipt for non-US packages. (YES/NO)

Do you want ONE partner or TWO partners?

1. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people and what are they?
2. Do you have any other things you wish to avoid (such as feathers, glitter or animal products)?
3. Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
4.  Please list 4-6 different inspirational words you would like to see on your flag.
5.  Name some of your favorite images/themes that you would enjoy seeing on your flag:
6.  Are there any images/themes that your partner should avoid?
7.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
8.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
9.  Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of who you are. The more information you give, the better she/he can craft for you.  Feel free to add a link to your Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or anything else that would give her/him an idea of your tastes and interests.


1. fatewineroses
2. cmarion3
3. alwaysinmyroom
4. Rosie1981
5. Renstar
6. dharma_rebel
7. Smmarrt
8. LadybugsandBumblebees
9. Abbeeroad
10. emilywilde
11. quaggy
12. crafty-becky
13. ChameleonHound
14. Wulf
15. seeuudee


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

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