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1  Re: Librarian Love/Reading Is Sexy 2 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by sarahimpossible on: April 29, 2006 11:37:09 AM
I think jnaos has been super busy with life and swap stuff, so I'll go ahead and post pics of the stuff she received from me on Tuesday. Jena, feel free to post any you take, because I used my husband's leg as a background for most of these before boxing them up and shipping them out as soon as I got back to my desk from lunch with him!

Here is the "book" bag I made. First bag I've ever made, and pretty much the first thing I've used my sewing machine for, so I was clueless about a lot and had to cheat a few times (thank goodness for hem tape). There's some gold thread that runs through the fabric that didn't really show up. It's box bottom, and reinforced with canvas to make it more sturdy for books.

Jnaos said she really liked the book Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George, so I made an anklet with a pic of the book varnished on the silver tab.  The other silver tabs have gold glitter varnished on them. These actually used to have other pics on them because I got them from a crappy piece of walmart jewelry where these were the only decent beads, and I varnished on Hershey kisses wrappers to make them silvery.

This stenciled librarian was originally supposed to be fully beaded and go on the bag,  but when she started looking demonic I tried to make her into a snap pouch instead, but the fabric really did not cooperate. I had such high hopes for her...sigh

Jnaos also said that she liked all fairy tales, so I made a two-sided fairy tale bookmark. A very old book from Halfprice had to die to make this, but I'll be using all the rest of the pics from it for other things as well.

Little Red Riding Hood ended up looking like she was in some sort of "magical" dreamland due to the mushroom at her feet...heh... She has red glitter on her hood and shoes.

I made a set of reading greeting cards. Made from nice textured papers, which you can't see from the photos. The dark colored one have paper designs pasted inside so you can write with regular pens.

I read somewhere on Crafster that she liked Shel Silverstein's ABC book for adults, so I made a few cards with pics from those as well. Again the dark ones have paper inside to write a greeting on. Jnaos said she will frame the Fireman one for her husband's desk. heh
I did D, K, E, and R, and you can view the pics with words you can actually read here (don't be thrown by the playboy part - nothing super dirty or anything. http://www.banned-width.com/shel/works/playboy/abz/abz.html

And lastly, some goodies I threw in because I was a few days late sending.
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2  Re: Librarian Love/Reading Is Sexy 2 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by sarahimpossible on: April 22, 2006 08:10:34 AM
Here are the awesome swap items I received rom jnaos!

A reading pillow. From what I gathered from her note, you can strap your book into the ribbons while reading (correct me if I'm wrong!). And the fabric is too cute.

Here's a close up of the kittens that are rolicking on my pillow --

She used similar fabric with the roomy bag, but it has owls! I've already put this to good use toting some things about, but it may very well become my library bag. I love the sturdy brown fabric she used on the inside.

and up close! I just want to squeeze and cuddle those owls, they're so cute!

But there's more! She also sent me one of her favorite suspense type books because I'm a big fan of them, in which was nestled the coolest initial bookmark. The color is so bright and happy on the S and the star. I usually use paper scraps or just memorize the page number because I had no bookmark -- but no longer! The colors match and is more true to the star at the top than the S.

My husband got up literally five minutes before he had to leave for work, so no action shots, unfortunately. But here's one of my two cats, Dave, uh, modeling the purse. That's not a look of seduction toward the camera, it's just laziness.

Isn't it all just so cool?
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3  Re: Wardrobe Revamp Craftalong in Craftalongs by sarahimpossible on: January 04, 2006 02:50:01 PM

Here's my December outerwear.  Only one so far.

A hoodie with a pink gingham flannel applique. 

I've seen enough appliques on here that I should have realized waaaaaayy before now that I can use all of my cool stencils as patterns for appliques in awesome fabrics instead of just for paint. SOmehow your totally sweet skeleton hoody clicked this in my head. I'm so inspired now.
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4  Re: ongoing stuff i can make gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by sarahimpossible on: January 01, 2006 02:19:02 PM

Craftster is making me monster-obsessed. I want to make a monster stuffie, and a monster purse, and and and anything else that has fur and teeth! I love this bag.
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