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31  Re: Dollar Store Swap goodies in The Swap Gallery by CohesiveChaos on: May 26, 2009 10:48:09 PM
and just to be helpful here are photos of what I sent for Erin as well

She has a thing for Ed Hardy so I did an ed hardy inspired trinket box, even the paints came from the dollar store Smiley  I free handed it so it's not perfect.

Here is the original image I took inspiration from

Bracelet, a few of the beads were from my own stash, but about 90% of them were from the dollar store, even the metal links were from there.  I made 4 or 5 of these but I'm pretty sure this is the one I sent

I also made her a scarf using 2 skeins of patons divine I found at dollar tree a while back but can't find where I saved the photos of it. 
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32  Re: Dollar Store Swap goodies in The Swap Gallery by CohesiveChaos on: May 26, 2009 10:39:01 PM
here are pics of my package from ErinMarieZ  I apologize for my lateness I've been tied up with my husband who has kept me very busy since his return from overseas

There are actually 3 glasses but I had trouble getting photos of them, this was the best I got

and a set of 3 coasters with martini's on them

and the green in the back is a bag Smiley

she also sent some fun fur yarn but it didn't make the photo.

thank you erin!  
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33  Chainmaille and glass bracelets in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by CohesiveChaos on: May 24, 2009 06:55:55 PM
I love experimenting with chainmaille and seeing what all I can create with jumprings and now the addition of beads.  I'm now working on a necklace too but it's real time consuming and hard on my fingers though.  I am really happy with how they turned out and already have a million other ideas for this floating around in my brain

Anyway enough talking about it and on with pics.

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34  Random Patchwork style Wallets in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by CohesiveChaos on: May 21, 2009 08:27:59 PM
I had a number of fabrics left over after a big quilting project so I whipped up a ton of these little buggers for a craft show I had last weekend, they were a huge success.  Each one has 4 different fabrics in it. I gues they are part of my constant quest to find an alternative to carrying a a big purse everywhere I go Smiley

Comments welcome!

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35  It's a small universe floral canework resin pendants (image intense) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by CohesiveChaos on: May 21, 2009 07:48:26 PM
I love to experiment, and when my mom brought these flowers to my house from the public market and they began to dry out, I knew I had to do something to preserve them - somehow.  And thankfully it's an experiment gone right (lord knows I have plenty that don't!) I filled canes allowed them to cure sliced them on my scroll saw and then coated each side with a thin layer of resin for extra shineyness and color clarity.

So without further ado, here are photos so you can see the prettiness, every last one of them turned out differently.

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36  Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap (SIGN-UPS Closed, Sendouts July 10) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CohesiveChaos on: May 12, 2009 03:48:37 PM
I played a little this weekend here and there to try my hands at an art quilt since I'd never really made one before would love opinions.  I'm definitely not done, it's multimedia paint, fabric and I have a bit more to add to it still but I'm excited at it thus far pic is taken with the photo I took and used as inspiration

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37  Re: Let's Strip - the swap with a twist - Gallery Edition! in The Swap Gallery by CohesiveChaos on: April 25, 2009 02:30:16 PM
Posting pics of the strips I've received Smiley  It's interesting to me how the colorways of most work together eventhough I know planning out wasn't something we did I'm going to have fun working everything together!  It'll be my first time working with traditional for the most part too Smiley

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38  Re: Let's strip! the swap with a twist in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CohesiveChaos on: April 17, 2009 02:27:59 AM
MareMare - that's too funny about the stripes, that was actually what first got me interested in quilting when I did that with some stripes on accident lol.  it is real fun to see how many different 'paths' you can make through a top using striped fabrics by alternating the way that you put them together

and a few pictures like I promised Smiley these are just laid out because I started cutting them and quit Smiley pooey late night dark photos but they get the idea across I think Smiley

This one is pretty basic just strips cut on the bias then done alternating between a few different print sections

This one is done with staggered strips that were cut from the same stripped section

And this one takes the stripped sections cut on the bias and makes a star, again just laid out at the moment Smiley

and another view of the star cause I totally dig it Smiley
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39  Re: Let's strip! the swap with a twist in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by CohesiveChaos on: April 06, 2009 03:46:57 PM
I need to apologize, I was trying to problem solve in the middle of the night after a weekend of crazily deep cleaning the house to get ready for my parents to visit lol.  I got to looking and there was no way I could make 5 groups of 5 work for the 5 sets of strips and account for the other areas I had to be careful around. 

There are 3 possible options:

Option 1 - leave it as it is and hope for the best (though I know many of you from other swaps that we've been in or that I have bookmarked lol and I really don't have any worries about it working out).

Option 2 - I can open back up for a day or two and get it where the groups are the same (both sending and receiving) to make that part less confusing.  I have a few quilting friends on here that I could probably convince to come play.

Option 3 - change the grouping so that we are only sending out 4 sets (and can optionally make a 5 set to keep and work into the quilt ourselves)

I know sometimes in swaps where the partner lists don't match perfect, there is concern about someone not caring what they send to one or another because of the aspect of not receiving from this or that person.  But I am of the mind that this swap is random in it's thought process anyway since most don't plan to be pleasers, that you're going to get something neat even if there is some variance in the groups.

Now to do my best to answer the questions that have come up -

The list looks fine to me but I'm still in a quandary about something.

In the original thread, the examples shown:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297147.msg3385451#msg3385451 had multiple fabrics sewn together to make one length and then those lengths sewn together to make the proper width.  Then in this thread, there was discussion about just using one piece of fabric in the lengths so I'm confused how we are allowed to do it.  I think it was supposed to be discussed amongst our groups but it doesn't look like there are groups, since I'm not sending to those I'm receiving from.

So, how does it work?  Like the picture or not?

This is one of those things that didn't cross my mind as I was problem solving last night.  Personally, I plan to stick with the picture, since I don't know what anyone else is making, I figure it's easier to not work around seams randomly placed within the body of the strips.  So I really think it'd be better if we all stuck with doing like picture A below rather than picture B.  since this is a different concept and the first run of it keeping that aspect simple I think is best. I fear adding random seams throughout the body might make the challenge too complex of how to work it in.  and please pardon my 'mad' photoshop skill  Embarrassed

mlookeyloo isn't posted as a sending/receiving but she's under other people's names.

Fixed Smiley she was there I just missed her in my transferring of things from my notes to actual presentation Smiley

Hmm so 2 groups of 6 each would have worked with 12 people and we'd be sending 5 out. Of course me and Gothchics doing 2 groups each boogered that up lol!

Actually that worked out to a huge benefit lol  in working out how the two of us fit in the puzzle lol, and wrote 1/2 the list for the rest of it without anyone getting us twice or us getting anyone else twice.  I don't know if it makes sense but it made the rest of it go together better once I worked out what that did lol. 

(on that note I don't think I could ever organize the sweat shoppe type swaps I can't imagine trying to take preference lists, made lists and lists of everything else and try to make good partnerings lol Kudos to Gatorwrangler for that endavor that she's kept going) 
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40  Re: Shop the Swap 25 **Discussion Thread** in New Swap Theme Ideas by CohesiveChaos on: April 03, 2009 12:52:44 PM
oh silent school auctions are so fun!  Our schools in NM used to do them all the time (hoping with the new school next year we'll get to do stuff like that again!)  If it were me, I'd do a pattern, a proper set of needles in the size needed and then the yarn to complete it I'd probably also present it real pretty by putting it in a basket or a bag?  When is the auction?  I have a fabric box I made that I have no use for that I'd donate for you to use to house whatever you donate (it's quilted and quite sturdy and done in muted colors)  Or if you wanted a bag to put yarns in I have a number of cute smallish project size bags sitting about.  I love helping schools out in that way (unfortunately our schools here seem to think making kids sell things is the best fundraiser Tongue )

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