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on: April 14, 2010 09:24:25 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Belladune
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so it was quiet a while ago i said I'd be joining you all in this fun, and well, I finally have something to share... You may remember I was going to go with a botany theme, but yeah... that didn't happen.  i'm using this more as a form of journalling that I can actually do... writing never works for me.  Anyway, onto the pics with thier wordy descriptions..... ironic, eh?

First page:  This one shows how it feels to finally have that baby girl you've always wanted, but have Post-Partum Depression (PPD)  It is interactive.  The sheer fabric lifts and the heart on the ribbon can be tucked into the lace covered pocket.
sheer up:

sheer down:  (notice how bits hang out, you can see things, but everything is foggy...)

Second page:  This didn't work out to well.... I need to figure out how to stretch out the backing fabric... What I did was take stretch fabric and strech it out then stich it down with the heartbeat type pattern on the machine.  It is to represent how I feel as a mother of 3... Stretched out and pulled in every direction all at the same time.  The buttons are my kids, and me Smiley

Third page:  This is so far from the original concept which leads me to believe that beauty can come from pain.  I still plan on making the original concept, but I'll keep that a secret until I make it Smiley

Hopefully you guys enjoy them, It was very releasing to make them.  I felt lighter once I was finished Smiley  Oh, and welcome into my head.... it's weird in here right now Wink
on: January 24, 2010 07:46:49 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by audio
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I was playing around with some fabric and lace today and i made a pannel that I really like, but I can't really use it for anything, but it was also too big to use as a fat fiber page, so I decided this: That all my pages will be diffrent sizes and shapes.

So I've made two today! And also realized while taking pictures that I used the same green fabric in all of my pages, and didn't even plan it!!

And all three of my pages together to show the diffrence is size!
on: January 25, 2010 10:32:34 AM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Phizzychick
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It was! Cheesy



'in' the book
on: January 26, 2010 06:02:27 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Nooo
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Did a few pages! One I like a lot, the other I am 'meh' about.

First, the one I like:

and the back (i thought ahead and double-sided)

Then this one, I liked the idea, but didn't like how it ended up....

I think I should attempt it again, but make the edges sharper and not so big....
on: January 31, 2010 11:47:28 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by KLKing
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   I made a page for my book... Here are a few photos, with explanations. Remember... I'm showing sewing techniques. So, I made as many examples as possible on one page:
First, a regular lapped Zipper;
an overlocked edge;
a narrow waistband;(One side is machine-top-stitched, one side is hand sewn cleanly)
closed with a wrapped- thread loop and button;
reinforced with a hidden button and buttonhole,
and finally, two rolled edges, one is 1/2", the other is 1/4"

on: February 04, 2010 01:38:43 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Nooo
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I made a page today!

and the back:

this is a print (do i call it that?) from a stamp I carved.
on: February 08, 2010 04:30:37 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Nooo
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Another page today! She ended up a little crooked.... that's what I get for not pinning before i sewed Sad Oh well...

the other side, buttons hot-glued on burlap (i got too lazy to sew em on)

the whole book so far!!!

I decided to re-do the cover with the beaded butterfly... I'm going to make a jacket-like piece to wrap around the outside. Not sure on fabric, yet though.
on: February 11, 2010 05:54:44 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Nooo
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Thank you, Phizzy!!! Kaylie, that is awesome you're getting a free sewing machine! I'm excited to see a knitted page, too.

Here's what I did earlier in the week and this morning:

I did the flower the other day, and the woven monster page this morning. I've been wanting to do a woven page, and it's pretty easy. Good use of scraps Smiley

All you need is cardboard, strings and scraps... if you want to do this, make sure there are an odd number of strings or the weaving doesn't work. It's fun!!!

Then, here's the other side. After I stitched on the monster's eyes and mouth, there was a mess of string back there, so I slapped on my last beaded butterfly I had laying around. (I need to make some more of those....)

So, where are everyone else's pages?! I want to see more!!!
on: January 19, 2010 05:52:25 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by morglanc
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i have been incredibly inspired by the artfest fiber fat book. its made of 4"x4" quilt squares that are very much like an altered journal. i'm not a huge sewer, but i wanted to make my own, and i thought you might like to join me.

here is a picture of what i'm talking about

and here is my first page!

on: January 21, 2010 09:25:49 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by tcmatteson
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Thanks so much for the well-wishes everyone! I'm back up to 100% good health today! And therefore I was able to get my first page done! My pages are going to be 4" x 4" double-sided. I've also decided that each side of all my pages is going to be done with a different quilt pattern (and therefore, each page will be a little bit more conservative than what others may end up posting!) So, onto the piccies!

Side 1: Jacob's Star embellished with seedbeads

Side 2: India Star embellished with ribbon and scrap fabric

Yes, I know that one edge isn't finished off, but that's how I'll be attaching my pages together. Once the entire book is complete, those edges shouldn't be visible.
on: January 22, 2010 01:59:24 AM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Phizzychick
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Here's my (fairly basic) first page.

I made it from a strip, so the bottom was a fold rather than both sides separate, so I was able to sew the bits on both sides and get it lined up easier. I hand sewed a running stitch along some of the lines (not sure if you can see in the photos) after I sewed it shut as the pattern matches both sides, and that holds the two pieces together.
on: January 22, 2010 03:10:40 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Nooo
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I'm pretty excited that a lot of people are jumping in. Lots of talented craftsters! Cheesy

I did one more page, and kind-of did what will end up being the cover.

this is a page... I had to add that purple bit on the edge because somehow the blue fabric kept getting smaller  Huh

this is what will be the cover. I didn't do all that beading recently, I had it stuck on my inspiration board since I did it last summer, and this seemed like a good use for it! I just sewed it onto a piece of felt and backstitched the "my fiber fat book" onto it.

I'm wondering how many pages are in the traditional fatbook... Just enough till it becomes fat enough?
on: January 22, 2010 04:44:45 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by audio
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Noo! You're pages are FUNKY! I love them!

tcmatteson! Conservative is good too! I love the idea of doing each page as a quilt square!! I can't wait to see more!

Phizzy! Wow! I love it!

I made a page last night!

on: January 23, 2010 03:02:45 AM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Phizzychick
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That looks fantastic, audio! I love the selveges!

Here's my second page. It's probably not that obvious, but the centre of the flower is padded so the stitching gives it shape  Smiley

on: January 25, 2010 03:54:46 PM 
Started by morglanc, Message by Phizzychick
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I tried to be neat with this one...but it's just not to be Cheesy

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