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I joined a mixed media artists group on Yahoo.  Through that group and the charm swap I signed up for I found out that Cloth Paper Scissors was having a charm swap also.  If they like your charms they can be featured in the magazine.  That would be cool. 

DSC01556I searched the internet for fabric charm making ideas and stumbled upon this link.  Since I have seen others make lovely things using this technique, I thought I would give it a try. 

I started with a background fabric that is some Japanese kimono fabric.  On top of that I added some metallic yarns and variegated ribbon yarns.  On top of all of that I fused some taupe netting. 

I now have my fabric to make the charms and will begin the cutting and sewing.  Each charm, when finished will be 1″ X 1″. 

It will probably be next week before you see the finished product as it will take some time to finish the edges, add the eyelets and jump rings. 

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Have you tried any new techniques lately?

DSC01535The MAD MAMMA challenge gave me a bolt of inspiration.  I decided to create an altered ballerina.  Her face is made using sculpey, acrylic paints, markers and stickles glitter on her eyebrows and lips for a bit of sparkle. 

I cut her body from scrapbook paper (backed with a cereal box) and then rubber stamped it using my bird and flower stamps.  A bit of pink lace scrap gathered for her tutu.  She is topped off with some fun fur hair containing all the colors in her body and topped with a silver crown charm. 

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I really like how she came out.  I like that she is very alternative swan lake.  When I was younger I liked playing with dolls so this is my grown up play. 

What toys do you incorporate with your crafting today?

You put some yarn in,

You add a crochet hook,

Top with a pretty button,

And follow with a pin back…

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You do the crocheted broochey pokey and you pin on your lapel

And that’s what it’s all about!

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is a new kind of army
- the army of the kind."
~Cleveland Amory

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