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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Cat <3 Owl: what do i do with these WEIRD fat quarters??? on: January 27, 2009 07:51:09 PM
So i work at Joann and I found this really weird fabric that depicts a romance between an owl and a cat. I'm guessing it must be some old nursery rhyme, or else someone's bad acid trip. Any how, I have two fat quarters of it, and I don't know what to do with it. Any ideas?

Here's the fabric:

so a cat and an owl meet in the forest

they decide to go out to dinner

it's true love! so they get married...with a turkey for a priest...

and then they travel on their honeymoon in a canoe...with a jar of honey....

i was thinking a purse or something, but i want the random story of the fabric to be the focus.
so any ideas?
also, any input as to why this fabric is in existance???

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / denim scrap quilt on: December 21, 2008 06:13:10 PM
Okay, so this quilt was started my last year of high school...which was almost 4 years ago. I vowed to finish it before my freshman year of college was over...I failed. But! I did finish eventually. In my family, jeans are the uniform. We literally had boxes of old jeans up in the attic. I refused to let my dad get rid of them, so one day he told me if I didn't do something with them, he'd throw them out. Thus, this idea for a quilt was born. Thankfully, he didn't give me a time limit! Haha. So here it is. I tried to cover up holes and stains in some of the squares with embroidery and paint. I used a lot of my favorite song lyrics and fabrics I liked. Unfortunately, I picked out the backing when I had this crazy obesseion with bright green. Oh well, I still love it! It's super warm.

i love doves!

i used to want to get foot prints tattooed on my arm. I'm glad I settled for embroidering them on a quilt instead.

still one of my fave songs!

I was limited in the light denim we had (unless i wanted to use....acid wash) so I covered up a big stain with the argyle pattern.

Yay! There are lots of things I'm not totally happy with, but I'm so glad to be finished, and it definitely has a lot of memories sewn in.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pop Tab Tree Lamp on: November 28, 2008 03:56:54 PM
Cloud: Actaully, it doesn't. I used a compact florescent bulb eqivalent to 15 watts and it doesnt get hot at all!

Also, to the person who asked how tall it is, it's about 15 inches.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pop Tab Tree Lamp on: November 13, 2008 08:50:00 AM
Wow, thank you guys so much for all of the nice comments!

To the person who asked how I did it, I sort of made it up as a went along, but for the most part I made rings of pap tabs using the method people use to make pop tab belts and bracelets, and then stacked those rings together and used wire to weave one ring to another. For the branches I did the same thing, only on a smaller scale.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pop Tab Tree Lamp on: November 03, 2008 03:28:54 PM
So we had to make a lamp for class using a recylced material...for some crazy reason, i chose to use pop tabs. It took forever, but here it is! I call it the tree hugger:

I used close to 500 tabs...and it took many many nights to do. They are woven with ribbon and wire to keep the shape. I listened to the entire Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld on audiobook while making it. I'm happy with it, but also glad it's done!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: MONSTERS! my printamking final on: April 16, 2008 07:55:15 PM
Thank you everybody! I'm glad people like it as much as I do, it was the funnest school project I think I've ever done.

To the person who asked, it's coptic bound. I tried to get a picture of the bounded edge, but I really am awful at photography and could not get a clear shot.

Also, every page is a woodblock print. Except for the lightbulbs, which were done like monotypes...basically drawn in on top of the wood cuts.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / MONSTERS! my printamking final on: April 15, 2008 02:07:25 PM
I made this last year for my printmaking final, and I finally ot it back from the professor! Everyone in the class had to make a book based on the theme "Monsters". Everyone interpreted the theme differently...but I went a more literal route, using it as an excuse to make a buncha cutesy monster prints. The book has six sections, and five front and back wood cut prints in each section. This took forever, but I was so happy with it! Sorry the pics are a little rushed. Photography is obviously not my thing.

Here is the cover of the book, I actually used this piece of wood to do one of the prints inside:

This is the title page:

My idea was to at first have just parts of the monster showing:

And then once the "light" came on, you'd see the whole monster:

I tried to have the patterns in the backgrounds go with the look of the monster, like this skinny tall guy and the stripes:

Here are the other monsters. There are tons more pages, but that would take too many pictures! This gives you an idea.
Emo Monster

Fluffy cute monster

Hehe, little devil monsters

And I though this one looked kinda like a cow. A cyclops...bipedal cow.

8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Abstract Human Sculpture on: December 25, 2007 08:14:38 PM
Wow, I had to do the exact same project in my high school art class. I wonder if it's just a common assignment. You don't go to Riverwood do you? I remember getting mad because my friend made a better grade even tho I felt like mine was way better. But anyhow.

I like it! I never could get anything clay I did smooth like that, especially where I joined pieces.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: **Super Wonder Capes!** on: December 11, 2007 01:25:17 PM
Super cute!
Every kids should have a superhero cape.

I had superman pajamas when i was little and wore them constantly. They had a detachable cape, and I wore that when I grew out of the pajamas. I lost it awhile ago, tho. This might be the perfect solution!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Plush 4 Tiered Wedding Cake on: December 11, 2007 11:35:25 AM
This is so awesome! I've made felt cupcakes, but this...is just beyond that! I know they'll love it.
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