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21  Re: TTTPT Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Gumption on: September 26, 2010 12:58:02 PM
Ok!  I am posting pics of the package I received from Sloth003.  Sorry it's taken a couple of days.  Life and all that...
Here is a pic of the 2 things together, with the beautiful postcard:

A closer image of the infamous Granny quote that she put on a notebook cover:

A closeup of the travel sewing kit, some "promo swag" from Discworld as Sloth called it:

YETH MATHTER!  The sewing kit opened up, with my very 1st pair of folding scissors:

These are so cool!  I'm very happy to get the sewing kit, I've been needing one.  I plan on keeping the journal in my purse, I just hope I can find a replacement notebook once I'm done with the 1st!   Thanks for swapping, sloth003!
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22  Pi Crayons! Geeks can be creative, too! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Gumption on: September 06, 2010 11:28:19 AM
 A couple of years ago, Hubby bought me a Silicone mold with a bunch of little Pi's (I know that apostrophe doesn't belong there, but it looks weird without it.)  In the past, we've only used the mold for making Pi ice cubes for cocktails.  I thought I could use it for something else, but couldn't decide.  Then it came to me!  As many parents do, we have buckets of old, broken, used-up Crayons lying around the house.  I decided to melt them down, as we fellow Craftsters are wont to do. So, after all that, here are some pics:

With the mold:

The backs of the Crayons really looked cool:

More of the backsides.  As you can see, they were difficult to get out, so a few of them broke:

Hope you had fun looking!
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23  Watermelon Jack-o-lantern in Completed Projects by Gumption on: August 02, 2010 03:54:38 PM
We went camping this past weekend with a bunch of friends and all of our young children.  I thought this would be fun to take along:

And, an attempt at taking a photo of it glowing:

I know I'm not the first to do this, but it sure was fun!  The kids liked it, and we all ate the watermelon from inside.
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24  Re: Butterfly swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by Gumption on: August 02, 2010 09:17:20 AM
Wow!  Waiting for a package from England is hard to do!  Here are the great items I received from pinkmichk:
Starting with everything:

In this picture you will find:
A recycled junk-mail collage picture, lovingly framed, too!
A tote with sparkly butterflies sewed on.
A zippered pouch with a very nice zipper pull.
A bracelet with a bottle-cap charm (more pics below).
A MUCH NEEDED tissue cover.
And a very cute pen/pencil/ruler set.  That will be awesome when school starts in 2 weeks. (eeek!!)

And, of course, and ACTION SHOT of the bracelet:

Thanks so much, pinkmichk!!  It was so fun to open up this package.  This swap really had a lot going for it, didn't it!!??  Great job everybody!
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25  Dr. Who Placemat??!! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Gumption on: July 30, 2010 07:55:45 AM
(I guess this goes here?)

So, I bought a couple of cheap placemats at Big Lots to make re-useable Ziploc bags ala https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342887.0.

I cut up half of the placemat and was left with this:

I couldn't shake the feeling that I'd seen those cheese graters before.  They just looked...tooo...familiar...somehow.
It's because they are Daleks!  Aaaaahhhhhh!

Don't know what I'm talking about?  Go here:www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw

Thanks for letting me share!
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26  Dr. Who, New Logo in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Gumption on: July 29, 2010 08:10:08 PM
My Hubby has been a Dr. Who fan since forever.  I just started this year.  (I am soooo sad to have missed the David Tennant years!)  He really likes the new logo, so I made this for his birthday.  It is a freezer paper stencil, of course, painted with acrylic paints.

A little better close-up:

Hope you like it!  It seems Dr. Who is very popular on Craftster!
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27  Cross-over purse of Doom (pic obese) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Gumption on: July 18, 2010 04:38:54 PM
To begin with, here is the finished product:  Pretty nice you might say.  How hard could that be, you ask.

Okay, you know how you have a brilliant idea at 2 am and then can't wait to get to it the next day?  Well, this purse was like that for me.  I wanted to have a stylish, cross-over purse, kinda like the front of a dress.  I also just used bias tape for the 1st time the day before, so I knew I wanted that on the purse.  So, I went fabric shopping and came up with a gorgeous retro floral, with a deep green as a lining.  So, I started. 

I wanted the lining to look pretty on the inside, so I started sewing the lining inside-out.  And made some pockets.

Then I started sewing the shell wrong-side out so those seams wouldn't show.  Then, I tried to put them together.  That is where the doom started.  It turned out to be a topological nightmare.  It was like a Mobius strip.  Every outside was also an inside!  ARRRGGHH!  Miserable.  I took most of it apart and then sewed it by hand while watching Anthony Bourdain.  That at least made it a little better.  Here's a shot of the inside.

More detail of how the cross-over part looks:

Overhead view of the inside:

So, to sum-up:  This purse would've been better as a dress top.  It was very difficult, even though I really like the looks of it.  Also I don't know what to do about the top, whether to leave it open, or add a clasp.  Not ready for that yet. Wow, that was a long story. 
Thanks for looking!

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28  Nok-Nok! Pingu! in Needlework: Completed Projects by Gumption on: July 12, 2010 03:45:45 PM
I am a a little embarassed to say that this little thing has been sitting unfinished in my to-do pile for about a year and a half.  All I needed to do was the white parts, but was avoiding it because it hurts my eyes to sew white thread. 

Anyway, here is a tiny Pingu, about 3-4 inches tall.  I don't know what to do with him.  I was thinking of making it into a patch for my backpack.  The picture came from an online coloring pages site.  I don't remember where.

I hope you like it!

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29  Johnny Cash Drawing in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Gumption on: June 26, 2010 02:52:19 PM
This is my first post over here in MoreArt,LessCraft.  I am definitely more of a crafter, but I don't suck at drawing either, I guess.

I drew this last week, and then the place I work for was having a silent auction to raise funds, so I gave it to them.  It made $45, which isn't bad!

I drew this from a black and white photo I found on the web.

Hope you like it.  C+C appreciated!
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30  "You're Not a Vegetarian!" in Needlework: Completed Projects by Gumption on: June 26, 2010 02:43:30 PM
So, I had been working and eating lunch with a co-worker/friend for about 10 months.  We went out for drinks/apps one afternoon and I ordered a tapa with Prosciutto on it.  I offered it to my friend who said, "I don't eat meat."  I said to her, "You're not a Vegetarian!!".  She laughed and laughed at me, b/c of course she was, except that I hadn't noticed the entire time we had been eating our lunches together.  It was her birthday yesterday, so I whipped this up the night before to be her birthday present.  She loved it. 

It's not exactly a masterpiece, but the story behind it is funny to us.  (The carrot is, of course, from Sublime Stitching.)  So, without further ado:

Thanks for looking!

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