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1  Re: Hunger Games Gallery in The Swap Gallery by thebakersgirl on: March 14, 2012 12:30:43 PM
Sorry it's taken so long to put up these pictures! I received an awesome package from Hoboe! Here are some photos of the amazing messenger bag and matching laptop sleeve she sent me!

They're covered in cupcakes to represent Peeta, who is my absolute favorite character! And regardless, they are super cute! I don't like to eat cupcakes but I think they're adorable!

She also sent me a bunch of awesome recipes that I am totally grateful for, as well as some pretty folders, a set of watercolors (Peeta's preferred medium!) and some fancy writing utensils (straight from the Capitol!)
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2  Re: Smash books, anyone? in Scrapbooking: Completed Projects by thebakersgirl on: January 29, 2012 12:05:56 PM

Did another spread! Cheesy
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3  Re: Smash books, anyone? in Scrapbooking: Completed Projects by thebakersgirl on: January 16, 2012 07:51:56 PM
I did a few more pages!

(A post with more details and close ups is going up on my blog tomorrow!)

One of my favorite things about this kind of journal/scrapbook is that I feel totally comfortable doing pages about events (like my Christmas and New Years pages from the first post) and just random things I love (like Starbucks). It doesn't have to be one or the other!

When I get a chance, I think I am going to head over to the craftalong board and start a Smash-along thread! Cheesy
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4  Good Omens hoop (Crowley/Crawly) in Needlework: Completed Projects by thebakersgirl on: January 07, 2012 04:39:03 PM
Hi everyone!
I made this for the Good Omens One Tiny Thing swap and my partner has received so I can post it here!

I titled it Temptation. For those of you who haven't read Good Omens (which I highly recommend!), this is the demon Crowley (here in his serpent form, Crawly) on a branch of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, with the apple that he will later offer to Eve.

This is the most involved embroidery project I've ever done, and I had so much fun doing it. It's in a four inch hoop. It's my own illustration, based on some photos of snakes hanging out in trees. The snake is filled in with short little stitches. I used variegated green embroidery thread and tried to make the stitches look a little like scales. The tree branch is filled with longer stitches to try and make it look like bark. The apple is satin stitch.

It's all nicely finished on the back with a piece of red felt, but I don't have a picture of that. First time I've ever finished a hoop, though! That was fun, too.

Thanks for looking! Cheesy

Edited to add: I forgot to add a link to the blog post I made: http://emilymayhem.blogspot.com/2012/01/temptation.html
You can check out the in-progress pictures there, if you'd like. Cheesy
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5  Smash books, anyone? in Scrapbooking: Completed Projects by thebakersgirl on: January 05, 2012 11:55:21 AM
So, this is a slightly different kind of scrapbooking that I've seen a lot of elsewhere on the Internet, but not much of at all here on Craftster!

The concept is very similar to the "junk journals" you might have seen. A Smash Book is just a brand name, ready made (by K and Company), spiral bound book filled with different patterned papers and photos that you use to "smash" in whatever you've got laying around. You can use it kind of like a traditional scrapbook, with more thought out layouts, or you can just stick in whatever you want, wherever you want, on the spur of the moment.

I got two for Christmas, and I'm having a lot of fun with the first one. They come in a few different themes. The one I'm working in is the black one, the Mod Style. They can all be found here, on the K and Company website.

Those are just my first two pages. I'm treating mine a little more like a traditional scrapbook (which I think is good practice, as I'd like to start scrapbooking for "real" soon). You can see some close ups on my blog, if you'd like:  http://emilymayhem.blogspot.com/2012/01/smashing.html.

Are any of you smashing? I'd love to see some of your pages! Maybe we can start a smash-along, if anyone is interested!
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6  Re: One Tiny Good Omens Thing Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by thebakersgirl on: December 07, 2011 12:53:14 PM
So I received about a week ago, I think, but I never got around to posting pictures! But I love my one tiny thing!

It's a little notebook!

The embroidery is so beautiful!

And here's the back (one of my favorite quotes)!

Thanks so much!
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7  Re: eReader/Tablet Case Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by thebakersgirl on: April 29, 2011 02:35:39 PM
I received an a-MA-zing package from puzzled-penguin!
It all came wrapped in this awesome paper:

First was a pink floral pouch made to fit my Kindle in its lighted Amazon case:

The lower button is to close a pouch on the front of the case! It's great. The cord for my Kindle doesn't actually fit in there with the Kindle but I'm going to use it to store Amazon gift cards I get!

And some awesome Harry Potter inspired sewing helpers, a needle book and a pin cushion!

And finally this great ring inspired by the book Good Omens.

I'm so happy with everything! This swap was awesome. Cheesy
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8  Re: Character Dotee Swap - Gallery - Send Out Fri. 4/22/11 in The Swap Gallery by thebakersgirl on: April 28, 2011 04:18:30 PM
Here's the amazing Jack Sparrow dotee I received from SpookyPooky:

I *love* him. He's so detailed! I was floored. Cheesy

And here are my two Spocks! One is from pollyprissypants and the other is from woobie. Unfortunately, now that they're both out of their envelopes, I can't remember which one came from which person! Sad They're both great, though! I love them! Illogically cute(:

I'm so happy I did this swap! I can't wait to do more to further my collection! Cheesy
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9  eReader/Tablet Case Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by thebakersgirl on: April 06, 2011 07:34:01 PM

Welcome to our awesome gallery of awesome-ness! I can't wait to see what people get. Cheesy

Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375501.0

Sent: (sent)
Received: (received)
Sent&Received: (sent&received)
Feedback given
PM organizer ASAP!

kriSmith (sent&received) -> Thimbles71 (sent&received)
sparrowarms (sent&received) -> dfabbric (sent&received)
PurplePaisley (sent&received) -> Chughes225 (sent&received)
aethelberga (sent&received) -> acquiescent (sent&received)
halblingefrau (sent&received) -> honeyd (sent&received)
puzzled-penguin (sent&received) -> thebakersgirl(sent&received)
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10  Embroidered (sort of pseudo-quilted) self-portrait! in Needlework: Completed Projects by thebakersgirl on: March 17, 2011 02:06:12 PM
I'm not *completely* sure of where to put this post, but since the most work I did on this piece was the embroidery, I thought I'd stick it here and hope for the best! Cheesy

Anyway, this is a self portrait I did for an art competition!

I cut out the fabric pieces from fat quarters of quilting cotton, fused them to some white cotton I had from a previous project, and outlined them with some embroidery. I was going for a sort of quilted effect.

The zigzag stitching was done with a sewing machine, but it was still a load of work because I currently cannot locate my pedal! I sat there and cranked the sewing machine by hand. I went over each line twice, once forward and once back, letting it be messy (for a bit of "artistic flair").

The thick outline was done by couching. I really like this technique. You lay the yarn or whatever on top of the fabric and make little stitches over it to hold it on. I'm definitely going to use that on future projects.

I got a three out of four in the competition, and I'm very, very happy with how it came out! It took me a few weeks to finish, but I wasn't working every day.

Thanks for looking! Cheesy

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