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11  Re: 2018 Holiday Tags and Card Swap - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: October 27, 2018 08:58:51 PM
I also recieved from Onyxnox!

Whatever this texture is, it's very 3-d and sparkly.

cold hands warm hearts... what could be more applicable for "Winterpeg"?

this pairing is probably my favourite!

I'm not sure why this got so washed out, it's a lovely gold in real life.
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12  Re: 2018 Holiday Tags and Card Swap - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: October 27, 2018 08:28:28 PM
The heart tag is actually from Onyxnox, if you open it, it has a little 'thanks for swapping' message. I only just bought my first embossing powder today, I'm looking forward to the attempt, but I know it'll take a long time to get on Onyxnox levels of card creation.

I received from endymion about a week ago, it's just been a very busy week. My grandpa is dying from a medical error, and the family's been trying to figure out what to do next. But enough of sadness, look at the pretties!

I asked for Halloween tags, and she delivered. I didn't take them out of the bags to photograph, knowing once I take them out the ribbons won't neatly go back in, but they're so varied and pretty and I love them.

Classy upscale golden cards:

Funky fun cards (the 'snow' is metal!):
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13  Re: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 9 (Signups by 10/22, send by 11/19) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by gala_apples on: October 21, 2018 08:10:57 PM
This is my almost finished offering. Obviously the white fuzz will actually be attached when it's fully done, but I was worried about posting on time.

Festive Mermaid Tails:

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14  Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: October 12, 2018 05:11:56 PM
My Halloween loot from curiousfae!

Day One: Candy

Day Two: Washi Tape

Day Three: Papercrafting supplies

Day Four: Funky Necklace

Day Five: Socks

Day Six: TM Patches

Day Seven: More Patches!

Day Eight: Even More Patches!!! (curiousfae's got me thinking about a tm patch advent calendar!)

Day Nine: Colourable Masks! I co-teach 16 preschoolers, and curiousfae got me 18 masks total  Smiley

Day Ten: Funky Travel Cup

Day Eleven: Rad Zombie Gnome Necklace (I took about a million pics of this, this was the best I got, and it still doesn't show off all the detail)

Day Twelve: Zombie Pocket Letter (with some stuff that didn't fit in the pockets tied on Smiley )

Day Thirteen: Gorgeous Halloween Knit Fabric (it's so hard to get novelty fabric where I live, I'm astounded curiousfae found this)
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15  Upsizing recon tutorial in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by gala_apples on: August 18, 2018 08:24:41 PM
A few of you were interesting in getting a tute, so I made one!

Things you'll need to get this done:

-all the standard sewing stuff (pins, measuring tape, etc)
-too small shirt
-a pattern you already know fits you
-if said pattern has a 'front' piece that is 'place on fold', a copy of it that you've put on spare pattern paper that's a full front (mine is on cotton because i use it all the time)
-two co-ordinating/purposefully contrasting pieces of knit fabric (i've found it very difficult to actually match plain knit to the standard gildan/other shirt manufacturing company colours. it sounds silly, but seriously, matching blacks is nearly impossible)

So this time around, my prompt was finding out the daycare I started at a few months ago was having a memorial day for a staff member who'd died last year, specifically an orange themed day because it was her favourite colour. I didn't have any orange short sleeved shirts, and it's been much too hot to wear something long sleeved. One trip to Value Village later...

So I do almost all fabric prep sitting on the floor, it's where I have the most room. Whatever your style is, first shake out the shirt so that it's flat, and put it collar towards you. Lay down your full front pattern, careful to keep the exact centre down the centre of the shirt. My pattern piece has a permanent crease in the centre, maybe mark yours with a marker? Get your pattern neck as close to the crew neck collar WITHOUT including any of the crew neck, or if you have to, just the tiniest bit, less than your 5/8th seam will be.

Once that's pinned, fold in the side of your pattern so that it stops BEFORE the seam attaching the sleeve to the shirt. You'll be able to feel where that is without lifting up your pattern. If it's a shirt brand that has side seams, also make sure it's folded before that seam. It's okay if it's diagonal. The larger a body you have, the more a flat diagonal line is straight on a 3d body.

Once you do one side, measure and do the exact same to the other side. I generally measure at the point of the hem, and the point of the arm/side seam. This is when you find out if you've centred your pattern properly, because the other side should also not be touching seams. If you haven't, unpin and try again. It's annoying, but worth the effort to be symmetrical.

Cut it out! You'll have pinned through both layers of the shirt, everything gets skewed if you try to lift things to only pin through one layer. However, it's super important you only cut through the top layer. I suggest tiny cuts and checking every few inches.  Wink

Following the seam carefully, cut off the sleeves. It's better to do this now than before you cut out the front, you maximize the room your pattern has when you cut that first. But now you want things flat, so cut the sleeves off. You can toss them, they're useless. You'll be left with this:

Eyeballing it, cut up the centre. Without measuring anything, sew each half to the front, making sure of course to have good sides together. Once it's sewn together, press the seams open.

Fold your shirt in half again, matching the points of the top of the collar and the wing seams. Lay down your 'place on fold' original pattern piece and cut it out.

Now that you have a completed front piece of your shirt, sew the rest of it as normal. Try it on, and compliment yourself!

Note: this way only works when you're only upsizing a few sizes. My original shirt was a 1xl, and I'm about a 3/4xl. If you're trying to go further, like my Fringe Festival shirt from my previous post, there won't be enough fabric in the back to get the wings done. In that case, sew multiple stripes of fabric for the wings.

I hope this is all clear enough. Feel totally free to ask if you have any more questions!
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16  Re: Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: August 11, 2018 01:38:04 AM

I recieved my last package from a lovely anon santa. A totally stunning necklace, and a bunch of cool huge heart beads.

Thanks so much to all my santas! You've made July pretty great.  Grin
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17  Re: Spell My Name Swap -- Initials Edition 3 July 2018 in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: August 11, 2018 01:31:02 AM
I'm finally able to post pics of homerof2's package to me. Sorry it's taken long.

SRM-- Scrappy braided necklace, Rainbow jellyfish, Moustaches.

Thanks so much for the stuff. I've already worn my necklace to work  Grin
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18  Re: USE THE GOOD BEADS, fabric, yarn, etc. GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: August 05, 2018 11:27:25 AM
I got a button necklace from craftybecky!

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19  Re: Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: August 04, 2018 09:57:15 PM
From Ladybugsandbumblebees I got four patches, a keychain, and a bookmark! The patches are all FNAF related.

July 1985? and jumpscares

It's me, and Fred Bears

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20  Re: Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by gala_apples on: August 01, 2018 08:02:30 PM
I got two packages!

Package One:

very pretty notecards, bright and lovely.

Package Two:

yellow, and red! I love all the beadwork on red!
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