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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Epic scrap fiber project, piano hinge book. Photo dense tutorial. on: May 26, 2017 05:25:19 PM
I'm going to try it again, I have some ideas on bindings. I am really excited about this project, it's so cool to have made something neat-o from nothing, basically scrap garbage. So cool.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rosy skull Purse on: May 26, 2017 05:23:49 PM
It looks great, nice choice of fabrics and totally worth the bother.

When sewing shiny vinyl, I find using a teflon foot and tissue paper to be helpful. 

RovingAnarchist had the great suggestion to put tape over a regular machine foot for extra slip to stitch vinyl etc. I haven't tried it, I have a teflon foot, but it seems like it would work very well Wink.
3  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round SO - 6/10 on: May 26, 2017 05:14:37 PM
I wish I'd been able to say yes to this one but I am so busy right now, blah.
4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20 on: May 26, 2017 05:13:03 PM
My list post says there are still 8 of my cards out there waiting to arrive at their destinations, still lots of mail to be received, this swap is so much fun!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: May 26, 2017 03:40:56 PM
You are so right, with a bell added and some fancy yarn scraps for the tail they could be quite spectacular. If I get started now I might have a pile of them by the next ornament or sts exchange Wink.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Paper and Mixed Media Craft-Along on: May 26, 2017 03:31:13 PM
I have the least success with this sort of crafting out of everything I've ever tried. I am still hopefully I can make some things though, those gelli plates in the cold room still look good after all this time..

I just got a book from the library, Creative Cloth Explorations: Adventures in Fairy-Inspired Fiber Art by Patti Medaris Culea, that is really special. The faces she is fond of are not my exact cup of tea but every little bit of the rest I just love. I'd really like to try some fabric pages and especially the art fans in the book but first I need to find a source for tyvek and fantasy film here in Canada, any ideas? I'm not having a lot of luck with local craft shops...

This is the only online link I could find to a fairy fan, it's it beautiful?
http://craftside.typepad.com/.a/6a00e55007f59388340120a5471c3a970c-pi

There was another in the book with 3 blades, I'm thinking it would make such a great swap idea. Make 3 similar blades and send one to 2 partners, get 2 different ones in return.
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20 on: May 26, 2017 11:04:39 AM
I received from smmarrt, onyxnox, bec99, abbeeroad, and phoenixfiredesigns today!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Medusa on: May 26, 2017 11:00:48 AM
Ok, that stuffy is too much. Just wow. I lurve their faces.
Pretty awesome pipecleaner version too, everything about it is so cool.

I also very much appreciate the mythology refresher, like so many of those stories they have lost meaning over time, been rewritten to adhere to the style of the times, the current political culture, etc. The true originals are often very different from what's floating around today. Hmm, reminds me of modern holy books...
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: May 26, 2017 10:55:38 AM
Thanks CLM!  That one looks like a circle that was folded.   Yours was an incomplete circle, right?

It's a circle! You can make it a perfect circle for a half circle chicken or add increases for the shape that looks like a pie with a big piece taken out.
I don't know what to do with those chickens, I'm finding them irresistible to make but have nothing to do with them all!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: I Love Monsters Swap Gallery on: May 25, 2017 02:00:54 PM
Oh My Gawp! That is so amazing, omg, that is SO AMAZING! I freaking love it. I don't know if y'all aware of my thang for tea cosies, I have this thing, when I see I good one I go all OOOOHHHHH. Yeah, that's awesome.
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