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A faux leather peek-a-bookbag 2 by BellaGBear A faux leather peek-a-bookbag 2 :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 2 0 A faux leather peek-a-bookbag 1 by BellaGBear A faux leather peek-a-bookbag 1 :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 5 2 Dear Jane quilt A-3: hunter's moon by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt A-3: hunter's moon :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 1 0 D-8: Dee Dee's delight by BellaGBear D-8: Dee Dee's delight :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 2 2 Dear Jane quilt E-2: merry May by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt E-2: merry May :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 1 0 Dear Jane quilt B-12: starflower by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt B-12: starflower :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 2 2 Dear Jane quilt block H-8: Eaton's crossroads by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt block H-8: Eaton's crossroads :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 2 2 Star-crossed lover of books bookmark by BellaGBear Star-crossed lover of books bookmark :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 9 16 Dear Jane quilt update! by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt update! :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 8 4 Christmas bauble by BellaGBear Christmas bauble :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 7 3 The great A'Tuin by BellaGBear The great A'Tuin :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 12 6 Dear Jane quilt block M-12: hopscotch by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt block M-12: hopscotch :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 2 0 Dear Jane block C-12: family reunion by BellaGBear Dear Jane block C-12: family reunion :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 6 0 Dear Jane quilt L-7: Town square by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt L-7: Town square :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 2 2 Dear Jane quilt block K-13: Brandon's star by BellaGBear Dear Jane quilt block K-13: Brandon's star :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 4 2 Dear jane quilt block: C-3 Rayelle's fence by BellaGBear Dear jane quilt block: C-3 Rayelle's fence :iconbellagbear:BellaGBear 4 0

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Interview with a Quilter
Artisan Craft Week
Nothing beats teamwork! So today we are teamed up with two wonderful quilters for an interview. It's a great way to get some insight into one amazing quilter that we are lucky to have on DA! :w00t:
Can you first tell something about yourself as a quilter?
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I'm a fourth generation quilter and grew up around fabric, color, prints, and design.The influence shows up in all my work, including my paintings and jewelry, and even in my wardrobe. My biggest love are bold colors, intense and unusual prints, using hint-of-a-print instead of solids, and invoking feelings when seeing the finished work. I love creating visual textures as well as texture you can feel with your hands.
How did you get into quilting and who taught you?
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Until 2015 I was focused on jewelry and painting, but pain from an old injury (turned out to be a ligament tear in my wrist, had surgery in 2016 to repair it) was making it virtually impossible to make jewelry anymore. I gre
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Happy Camper by Shiori500 Happy Camper :iconshiori500:Shiori500 4 2 light your way by Ururuty light your way :iconururuty:Ururuty 138 18 Shards of Fire Xstitch Patterns (EuclidsTriangle) by pinkythepink Shards of Fire Xstitch Patterns (EuclidsTriangle) :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 155 13 Shards of Fire (EuclidsTriangle) by pinkythepink Shards of Fire (EuclidsTriangle) :iconpinkythepink:pinkythepink 447 87 Shards of Fire by euclidstriangle Shards of Fire :iconeuclidstriangle:euclidstriangle 86 35
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How to Make Basic Cross-Stitch Patterns
Artisan Crafts
Making cross-stitching patterns is something everyone can do! It can be as simplistic as taking some graph paper, drawing out what you want, and then stitching it on your fabric grid. Or, cross-stitching can be done digitally, which is what I'm going to be showing you here today.
It's worth noting that the stylization I am going to show you is of the "full cross stitches only" kind. This is different from my personal style of patterning, which is miles of backstitching and partial stitches and tiny beaded details.
Why would you want to make a cross-stitch pattern? Perhaps you want your photo converted, and you don't want to pay someone else to do it, or maybe you need to do edits yourself to get the image you want. Whatever your reasons, know you have the ability to do it already.
Digital Options

There are many, many, many choices online for pattern conversion both paid and free. If you hop on over to your favorite search engine an
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Phoenix pendant, Handmade from Wood by JonasOlsenWoodcraft Phoenix pendant, Handmade from Wood :iconjonasolsenwoodcraft:JonasOlsenWoodcraft 217 22 Instant 4338 by SUDOR Instant 4338 :iconsudor:SUDOR 95 16 Father and son by ariya-sacca Father and son :iconariya-sacca:ariya-sacca 3 3
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The march
Simple numbers dancing in my head,
marching to their own rhythm.
The drum beats on in silent dread,
filling the void in waves of lithium.
The smell of blooming flowers in the air,
beauty of eternity everlasting.
My people fight for what is fair,
to not rob God's treasures without asking.
Both the rational and irrational coexist in the real,
pick and choose and let your heart guide you.
Sit among friends to share a meal,
bound with ties of a love that is true.
See the sun turn black in the west,
see the blood moon rising in the east.
We'll rebuild the world with what is left,
and let the crows enjoy their feast.
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On Fire
Why's it so easy
for you to set me on fire,
just by breathing?
I could say it's like
the sun looking through
a magnifying glass and
burning an ant.
Or how a lighter
always find a cigarette.
(Or maybe more like
how a cigarette always
finds a lighter)
Or maybe you're just
a pyromaniac, setting
everything ablaze and
eating all the dying
hearts.
Huh. Why's it
so easy for you?
~
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Shard Zodiac: Aries by Kaleidechse Shard Zodiac: Aries :iconkaleidechse:Kaleidechse 4 2 Cara, the Prototype Turtle by Kaleidechse Cara, the Prototype Turtle :iconkaleidechse:Kaleidechse 8 2

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Rianne Doller
Artist | Student | Artisan Crafts
Netherlands
A woman who loves to endeavor into the world of fabric and colours. I am still learning so I would love to talk to you about sewing or other craft-related subject!
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I've decided to let my Dear Jane be for a while... :O Yeah also not sure yet how long I will manage that because pieces of her are lying EVERYWHERE in my room :P. The temptation to work on her is palpable.

But it is a good idea, because this allows me to focus on my other projects, such as cross stitching for the any one colour context of :iconstitchingpirates: and to practice making bags. Really like making those, so it will be good to have some time to learn techniques and such. Currently, I am working on another bookbag for a friend and a backpack.

Also leaving the Dear Jane be will give me time to get up to date with posting what I've actually finished so far, so you will probably not be free of her :P This is the last I did with her to see how my colour choices worked out:

How the Dear Jane quilt turns out by BellaGBear

Really happy how the Dear Jane turns out so far. Not sure if I would call the colour combination pretty, but it is interesting no matter what and that's what I love about it :D. It reminds me a bit of an abstract painting.

In the meantime I also found the time to write a post about this scrap quilt:

Scrap quilt FINISHED by BellaGBear

In the post I tell a bit more about how to make a quilt, so be sure to read it when you want to know ;).

So that's what I've been doing lately, what have you been up to?

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  • Listening to: Stuck in the middle with you by the Stealers wheel
  • Reading: Agatha Christie
  • Watching: Live style documentaries on youtube
  • Playing: with my sewing machine
  • Eating: Cabbage spagetti
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Let me start by saying that I love how soft this one looks. I want to grab it and snuggle with it. Also I like the quilting with the in...


The arranging of items in this photo works very well, with the paper work on the table and the bigger items on top. Also the photo and ...

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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
Thanks for the llama!

Also, you mentioned you like peculiar bands with dark lyrics that make you laugh? Have you ever listened to anything by Amanda Palmer?
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JACAC Featured By Owner 6 days ago
              Rianne
=)=) . t h a n k . y o u . =)=)
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Artisan Crafter
no problem! :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner 2 days ago
=)=)
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xGothCinderella Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Bonjour! Thank you so much for favouriting my art. It means a lot to me that you enjoyed my work! I hope to be uploading more art soon, so stay tuned and feel free to leave a comment! I'm always trying to improve. :) (Smile) Have an amazing day! Love, Chaja Love
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artisan Crafter
eeh no problem :) 
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav on my Monogram Bookmark WIP :) I will soon upload a finished version of this!
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
no problem :) And looking forward to it!
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madam--guillotine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
:happybounce: +fav 
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
:D
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