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1  The Disasterous Tea Party (lots of pics!) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by cackle on: March 22, 2015 10:54:10 AM
The Disasterous Tea Party or What Really Happened to Marie Antoinette.

I made this piece for Alpha Stamps. The theme was 'Marie Takes Tea' and I had a lot of fun coming up with a story
that was inspired by all the yummy little food miniatures, but I'm afraid poor Marie does not have
a happy end!  Cheesy

There was a fancy spread of delicious food...

And a glamorous crowd to partake of the delights....


Poor Marie!

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2  Girl with a House in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by cackle on: March 20, 2015 10:15:04 AM
Mucking around with colored pencils and markers. I took a fun face drawing workshop a few weekends ago and this is a sketch
from my 'Draw Happy' journal. It was a fun class!
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3  New life for an old box in Winter Holidays by cackle on: December 15, 2014 08:23:31 AM
My bud racky found two small, identical ornament boxes some time ago and gave me one. It has been our intention to alter them and send them to each other. Well, you know how things go when you don't have a deadline!
We decided to partner up for the IYP and get these babies done. I'm so glad we did!
You can see the oh-so-adorable box she made for me here:

And here is the one that I made for her.

This was such a fun thing to play with! I love what racky did with the one she made for me and I had a blast making mine for her. I'm really inspired to get a couple more and play!
BTW, credit for the pics goes to racky....I was in such a hurry to mail, I forgot to get pictures. Thanks racky!
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4  Re: IYP 27 Crafty Quickstep Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cackle on: December 15, 2014 08:08:44 AM
I had two partners for this IYP. My second partner was the amazing maxxev. She stalked me so well!
Behold the incredible Lepocampus!

She's absolutely gorgeous. About 4 1/2 inches tall counting her ear...those ears!
I think she's beautiful and original and so well suited to me. maxxev, you really scored a home run!

One more shot:

maxxev also sent me a beautiful wren ornament made from a polymer clay cane. Her cane work is impeccable...such amazing detail.

And a cherry on top....
A beautiful hand-embroidered Jack-o-lantern magnet.

Thank you maxxev! You're such an artist, it was a privilege being your partner.
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5  Re: IYP 27 Crafty Quickstep Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by cackle on: December 15, 2014 07:59:19 AM
I can't tell you all how much fun it was to decorate that little box! And racky is right....it's a good thing we had a deadline, we may never have got around to getting these guys done!  Grin

Here are a couple of pics of the great box she sent me. I love it so...it reminds me of the decorations I grew up with.
That little reindeer is vintage!

The wee package even has my name on it! Love it.

Thank you so very much racky!
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6  Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cackle on: November 28, 2014 12:20:31 PM
I just opened the most delightful package from PerfectlyBohemian! I'm gobsmacked at the work and adorableness that PB put into every inch of this magnificent....

Needle Felted Hare!

He's HUGE...about 11 inches long. And GORGEOUS and I adore him. He told me he really likes Christmas trees and since I've just begun to decorate mine, he volunteered to help.
He hung the little bell ornament and paused to admire it...

He hopped on to my coffee table and asked for hot chocolate.

Please excuse me whilst I go make him some. He must be parched after his journey!
PB, Thank you so very much! I wasn't kidding when I said I adore him.
You have been an awesome partner...thank you!  Kiss

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7  Halloween Chunky House (plus three) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by cackle on: November 04, 2014 12:58:01 PM
Just a final curtain call for Halloween! Three of the houses I made for the Chunky House Swap and one I made for my sister....
Hope everyone had a great Halloween!
(sorry about this first pic being so crooked)

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8  Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cackle on: November 01, 2014 01:01:13 PM
Package number 2 from my awesome partner, PerfectlyBohemian!

Here is what everything was wrapped in. Love the twine and the brightly patterned tape.

Next is a fantastic collection of vintage reproduction Halloween cards! I love these cards.

She sent me a sweet little mermaid...PB loves mermaids and I'm not sure if she knows how much I love them too!
A beautiful Thanksgiving card (her fav holiday) and a really fun game called Story Cubes, which MacGyver and I played last night in between trick-or-treaters.
We had fun!

And last but in no way least, PB sent me this wonderful trio of witches and cauldron. I can't tell you how much I loves these!
PerfectlyBohemian hand felted each of them and the cauldron. The awesome witchy hair is mohair. They're truly too cute for words.
But I'll say a few more....

These ladies were inspired by a pin on my Pinterest, but I have to say, the first thing I thought of was the witches in Terry Pratchett's "Wyrd Sisters" a book I love and laugh out loud at
every time I read it. I think PB has mind reading super powers.......

Thank you so much PerfectlyBohemian!
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9  Re: Chunky Houses Halloween Edition Rnd 5 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by cackle on: October 28, 2014 02:28:55 PM
Here are my wonderful houses from my spooky partners!

Here is the awesome boney hand that ir3d3cent hand cut.....

The super textured hand sewn house from SonjaBoo.....

And the hand made (paper clay?) hinged house from P_E_S_T inspired by a great poem.....

And a shot of them all together:

Thank you all so very much! It was fun swapping with you ladies!
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10  Re: Make A Friend 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cackle on: October 05, 2014 08:14:01 AM
Oh, gosh, everyones packages are wonderful. It's like Christmas around here!  Cheesy

I received a wonderful package from PerfectlyBohemian on Thursday and was not able to post pictures until today. My apologies, PB!

Here is what met my eyes when I unloaded the box...
So many bright and colorful packages!

 An overall shot of what she sent and then some details....

Everything had a label and a great explanation of what each objects was about. She even sent something for MacGyver.
So very thoughtful and kind! (the Gardetto's and the bottle opener were addressed to him)
The bottle opener is the favor that was given at PB's wedding. Her hubby is a fab fan of home brew and so is mine, so it was perfect!

She hand painted lovely small pictures of her kitties and turned them into magnets. They are really adorable! PerfectlyBohemian
is a real renaissance woman...lots of skill in many areas!

She felted this absolutely gorgeous little sleeping bunny brooch complete with greenery and tiny little mushrooms.

Sewed and felted this beautiful sunflower brooch (her favorite flower)......

Transformed a sweet little doll into an enchanted forest being......

And burned this beautiful honey bee and comb on a truly lovely wooden spoon.

PerfectlyBohemian sent her favorite snacks, including some delish chocolate, crunchy seaweed wafers, Gardettos (for MacGyver) and some yummy coffee!
At lastly, some great books..she and I both share a love of books.

After opening the bounty PB sent, I learned that we have so many interests in common. So far, it's been really wonderful sharing with you!
Thank you so very much!

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