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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Flower and Butterfly Stumpwork - A photo tutorial! on: October 08, 2015 09:29:55 AM
Thank you for sharing your photo tutorial!! That butterfly is the bomb!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2015 Shop the Swap discussion thread on: August 13, 2015 11:47:58 AM
I am excited about this swap starting up again! I have decided to declutter my life and as a result I am going to attempt to pare down my crafting supplies. I just have too much stuff that it actually give me a little bit of anxiety when I walk in my office/craft room. I need to focus on the crafts I really enjoy doing and accept that I can't do everything.

So, I will be listing a bunch of paper crafting supplies, polymer clay supplies, blank canvases, buttons, jewelry making supplies etc. I really want them to go to a good home :-)
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Quotes Quotes Quotes (SIGNUP 5/13/15-5/27/15; MAIL BY 6/24/15) on: August 13, 2015 10:36:58 AM
Well, the final package has been received!! I am going to leave the last of the feedback tonight. Thank you all for an excellent swap!!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap Rd. 6 (Signups July 26-Aug.8; Sendouts Sept. 10) on: August 05, 2015 12:39:47 PM
I am really interested in joining! I have a horrible mind for spacial thinking, so I am having a hard time trying to figure out how big the box is for this swap  Roll Eyes

I will probably send in my questionnaire tonight.
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Givers and Needers Swap Round 13 (su Aug5-12) on: August 05, 2015 11:56:02 AM
I love this swap. I am trying to pare down my supplies and focus on the crafts that I really enjoy doing- so I have a ton of stuff to give to a good home.
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mystery item - how would you use it? on: July 17, 2015 09:00:59 AM
It looks like some kind of clay cutter to me. The design is pretty unique though.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Kindness Mixed Media Hoopla on: July 17, 2015 08:58:10 AM
Aww, thanks for all the kind words!!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Kindness Mixed Media Hoopla on: July 14, 2015 09:53:48 AM
I wasn't exactly sure where to put this hoopla I created for artsycandice in the Quotes Quotes Quotes swap, but I thought this was a good fit  Grin

I love creating mixed media art, but I wanted to do something that was a little different for me- to push myself to try new techniques. So I decided to start with playing with some of my fiber stash and seeing where things went from there. First I created a sheet of felt by wet felting merino, mohair, Cotswold locks, bamboo and silk- some of which I had hand dyed previously. While that was drying, i decided to play around with some BFL yarn that I had handspun and created a small woven piece. At this point I had thought that I would embroider the quote onto the hoopla when it was done, but when I tried that, the stitches kind of sank into the fiber background. So I pulled out my polymer clay supplies and rubber stamps and went to town.

After attaching the poly clay quotes and the woven piece, the hoopla still looked a little plain so I decided to add some french knots and seed stitches with embroidery floss, ribbon and handspun yarn. I also needle felted some more Cotswold locks onto the piece.

I am pretty happy with how this turned out- especially since I was winging it the whole time  Grin
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: "...You Fly" - Neil Gaiman quote painting on: July 14, 2015 09:18:40 AM
I didn't even notice the "Oregon"! That is amazing- Oregon is one of my favorite places :-)
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quotes Quotes Quotes Gallery! on: July 07, 2015 08:57:39 PM

Everyone has sent! I've also updated feedback, so if your package has been received and you don't have feedback yet, please let me know.
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