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 on: August 20, 2017 09:07:20 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom - Last post by alwaysinmyroom
A few years ago, craftylittlemonkey sent me some lovely sheer fabric and lining to make a skirt.  I kept it because , well, I stopped making clothing years ago...but, the fabric was just so unique and it needed out of the closet...

So, since I do not wear skirts often, I decided to see if I had enough to make a tunic.  I did!

The fabric is sheer and frays a lot, so it took a bit of work cutting it out and then finishing all of the edges nicely.  I used French seams.  The only thing I would change if I did it over again is to use a darker interfacing...the white showed through too much so I had to double the fabric in the facings.  I made a shell to wear underneath as well.

Can't wait for cooler weather to wear it!

Close up of fabric...love the matryoshka dolls!

Thanks for looking!

 on: August 20, 2017 08:32:56 AM 
Started by gozer - Last post by bunny1kenobi
So many amazing pieces on here! Everyone brought their "A" game to the party, apparently!  Grin  The leafy twig, the shark, the crystals and gems, wire wrapping.... wowza! This is a very inventive and creative group!

I got a couple of lovely things from my last two partners!

From La Chapa:

A red clay steampunk heart! Perfect length, too! I wore this out on Date Night this week.

From Rockingbearranch:

There are real watch parts in this assemblage, lots of wire features! She was nervous about gluing everything down, so I'll take care of that, no worries. She also sent along some extras, which I'm looking forward to using in future creations:

Thank you both so much! I've truly loved this swap!!

 on: August 20, 2017 08:24:15 AM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by rockingbearranch
Prompt:  August Challenge - Altered Alter
Team: Creator
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Rose Mary Mother of Chicken
Project Link:
Brief Description: This is my most recent dinner. I don't tie down the legs unless I have someone human who will eat them. The dogs don't care if they are slightly dry. It was brined for 12 hours and baked in a cast iron frying pan. It was ethereal.
Project Picture:

 on: August 20, 2017 07:34:52 AM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by rockingbearranch
Prompt: August Challenge - Cutout Clearing
Team: Creator
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Name: Raspberry Sizzurp Topped Kale Salad with recipe
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452977.0
Brief Description: Kale takes lots of cutting. I chop it with scissors. Recipe in the project link.
Project Picture:

 on: August 20, 2017 07:06:59 AM 
Started by rockingbearranch - Last post by rockingbearranch
I use what I have on hand. Kale salads have infinite possibilities. Try to find organic or local for higher vitamin levels. Even better, kale can be grown anywhere even in an apartment window.

Raspberry Sizzurp

Two kinds of berries, two spoons of honey, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 c water or as needed

Cook in double boiler, crock pot, or stove. Slow and low. Remove and jar when it is the consistency you'd like. This was on for 30-60 minutes. Add a splash of lemon juice to make it last longer.


Kale chopped small with two cloves of minced garlic (chop really tiny or mush).

Cook on low in just enough coconut oil to coat. Remove from heat just as it turns darker green. You may want to put some ingredients in with the kale or before the kale depending on cooking requirements.

Chopped almonds

1/4 cup of sunflower seed butter or sun butter or yogurt mixed in to coat

Shredded local Parmesan-like hard cheese

Apple chunks

 on: August 20, 2017 06:41:04 AM 
Started by roler - Last post by quaggy
My twinchies arrived from TAOJ

Loving them all

Thanks again for a great swap!

 on: August 20, 2017 06:37:44 AM 
Started by craftADDchick - Last post by quaggy
Here are the fantastic fabrics from my partners!  They are in piles of 6.....these are going to make my awesome pillow shams......one day!

alwaysinmyroom sent these:

craftADDchick sent me these:

and the little fabric extras

Thanks all for such wonderful fabrics that will be used in my epic project!

 on: August 20, 2017 06:21:54 AM 
Started by gozer - Last post by Abbeeroad
I received from IsikkahJai!

She sent me this beautiful dangly, leafy piece. See all those tiny leaves? I'm pretty sure she MADE each one. Thank you Isi! I love it!

 on: August 19, 2017 07:33:16 PM 
Started by craftADDchick - Last post by JoyfulClover
I received from audio and I love them so!

First is from my request for weather - a Twister!

The stiches are so neat and precise, but unless she used disappearing ink, I think it was done free hand. Imagine that! And a triangle reinforcing the cyclone shape. Swoon, right?

Next patch is of rain - which might sound weird, but is one of my most favorite weather types. It always reminds me of home, so it's like an audible hug when it starts to come down.

It also makes plants grow! Notice the use of alphabet stamps on all of them! I have these on my personal wish list, and after seeing them in use, I think I will be pulling the trigger on a set for myself.

Another request was for Bob's Burgers. I have a crazy, unhealthy love for the Belcher crew, but especially for the girls.

Here is Teeny Tina uttering her verbal filler Uhhhhhhhhhhhh

It's vaguely trapezoidal, so I'm just going to pretend it was intentional. After closer inspection, I think audio may have painted over the fabric, then stitched, then letter stamped! But she must have masked some areas, because they are not always full letters - that's a pretty sweet touch.

Finally, Little Louise

And I DO love limey green. Also, it's vaguely bacterial, which Louise would certainly appreciate. Her expression is hilarious! She is always willing to go offensive, and rarely lacks self assurance.

It's always amazing to me when I have them in my hands, and I'm able to feel and inspect each one. Audio's are very light and delicate. When flipping over, some were definitely stitched after making the patty, but ONLY caught the top fabric layer, leaving only the anchor knots showing. That's not an easy thing to do consistently!  Others are stitched through and through, which gives each one a substantial quilted feel. I did not do seed stitch this round, but I think  I should have, as I really love how it gives texture.

Also, each of audios are using (what appears to be) baticks! I am a lover of pattern on pattern, as well as non primary colors, so basically, I can hear them all calling my name! *cupping hand to ear* aww, yiss!

Notice how her edgework is running stitch along the trim? I always stich over (although I did some in blanket, last round), but this reminds me to mix it up even more.

Thank you so much, audio, for making me some happy little patches, and to everyone else for participating - I just love these swaps! Y'all are uber talented!

 on: August 19, 2017 07:15:26 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by rockingbearranch
Prompt:  August Challenge - Tissue Paper Tree
Team: Creator
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Dollar Store Succulent Wreath
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452976.0
Brief Description: Hot glue and a ten dollar bill came together to create this wreath. For the prompt, the base material is a natural twig.
Project Picture:

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