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Topic: Handmade Bird Swap, Sweat Shoppe Style! -- PICS BY 5/2, SEND 5/5  (Read 49644 times)
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« Reply #180 on: April 07, 2009 05:13:07 PM »

I really love working with fabric, but my supplies are very limited. I have plenty of pink things for another swap but many of my partners listed pink as something they don't like. At least one will be a stuffed bird, but I have found some quite awesome paper around. Once I get my hands on some glue (don't underestimate how hard it is to find glue that isn't that awful water stuff that wrinkles paper...) I might give papercraft birdies a go.
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« Reply #181 on: April 07, 2009 08:33:35 PM »

I found some funky little wood birdy cutouts at Michael's that I'm going to try out. But when I once a project, I rarely end up where I think I will.
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« Reply #182 on: April 09, 2009 07:05:49 AM »

After making my prototype and loving how it turned out, I've decided to go a different route for the rest of the birds. LOL  Last night I did a TON of cutting and started sewing. YAY! Smiley 
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« Reply #183 on: April 09, 2009 04:20:51 PM »

One prototype completed and now making notes on tweaking the others to fit each recipient's likes and such. I would like to keep with the "sweat shoppe style" theme, but personalize each one in some way(s). Havin' fun with it so far though. This is way more fun than doing my income taxes. Pretty certain I'll have to file for an extension as I obsess over this proctrastination project. Smiley
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« Reply #184 on: April 10, 2009 11:59:54 PM »

I'm glad to read that some people aren't using fabric. I was toying with the idea of another medium as well Smiley Not sure yet though.
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« Reply #185 on: April 12, 2009 05:41:56 AM »

I crafted one of my birds today down by the river with some old ladies. They sit about sewing then stand up and do tai chi every so often. It was quite enjoyable. They also helped me craft, contributing to the bird. It's not 100% how I would have made it, but it is an interesting story and I hope its new owner (rainbow_storms) appreciates the hand some very old Chinese women had in making her bird!

I decided it was time to pack up and go when two naked men arrived to bathe in the river and slap their bellies.  Shocked

I was PMing this to Jeane and figured I had to share this bizarre craft story.
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« Reply #186 on: April 12, 2009 06:23:40 AM »

That is a good craft story! I can't wait to see that bird.  Cheesy
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« Reply #187 on: April 12, 2009 08:29:39 AM »

That's a great story!
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« Reply #188 on: April 12, 2009 10:28:34 AM »

Well as long as you aren't using the visual for inspiration!!  Grin Might be pretty unusual!!
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I would love to get together with others in the area and have a day of crafting while emptying that "extra" (is there such a thing?) supplies! If interested PM me!!
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« Reply #189 on: April 12, 2009 11:45:23 AM »

starting my birds today!
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