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1  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Rd 3 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by thanate on: November 22, 2012 07:40:37 AM
Here's the lovely package I got from flyeraven in the mail yesterday! 


Close-ups:

A set of cute onesies with dinosaurs, to add to the small but growing stack of baby clothes I'm... about to need in a couple months. Wink


A huge set of hand-made greeting cards.  Now I'd better go write to people!


And an action shot of one of the two fingerless gloves (because it's very difficult to take pictures of both your hands at once.)  I was wearing both of them, really. Smiley

Thanks so much, flyeraven! 
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2  Re: IYP 20 Winter Chillin Cotillion Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by thanate on: May 16, 2012 07:52:27 PM
I just got a lovely angel package from Jemimah! Here's the loot:


Everything: a pretty little blue silk bag with flying bird silhouettes, 4 cards with stitched watercolors, a pair of hand-carved leaf stamps, a trio of knit leaf bowls, a little squeezy pouch which came stuffed with interesting buttons & a buckle, a little embroidered bee, a ceramic teabag holder, and (the main attraction Wink ) a really elegant embroidered cuff.

And a few close-ups:

of the cuff...


...pouch, leaf bowls, and buttons...


...and the bag. 

Thanks so much, Jemimah!  These are all really beautiful work. Smiley
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3  Re: IYP 20 Winter Chillin Cotillion Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by thanate on: April 14, 2012 06:15:38 PM
Ooh, I like the diagonal between the textures on those fingerless gloves-- pretty! Smiley

I've been asked to post pictures of what I sent, so here it is:



An embroidered stomacher panel (for that bit in the front of early 19th century dresses), a hand-made book (pages cut from various kinds of paper & bound with coptic stitch, covers made with wallpaper samples), and a doll-sized cameo choker.  Oh, and some ribbon extras, and while they're not in the picture, I filled the rest of the box with various sorts of tea.  Smiley


Close-up of the embroidery.  I left the edges unfinished so Ninja_poo could fit them to the dress she ends up making (and maybe bind it with co-ordinating ribbon or whatever), but now I'm sorry I didn't iron it before folding it back up to put in the box.  Oh well.
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4  a necklace of beads and bone in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by thanate on: February 18, 2012 02:20:19 PM
I made this one for the Terri Windling benefit auction a few months back (and was pleased to see it fetch a decent donation, too!)











Auction description: Necklace strung with many and varied beads and snake vertebrae in fall or perhaps desert sunset colors (depending on how you choose to see these things.)  Approximately 21" with off-center hand-made copper clasp, plus pendant bottle.  The beads include several stones (amber, tiger eye, and something red that looks a bit like pressed rose petals), glass, metal, and wood.  The pendant includes a slice of antler as a stop, and a corked bottle for you to fill with your own wishes or dreams.  
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5  patchwork scrap paper journal (stupidly img-heavy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by thanate on: February 18, 2012 02:00:44 PM
This one's for me!  Made to take to the awesome Viable Paradise writing workshop last October.

Stats:
*wool & linen scrap patchwork with fancy machine zig-zag stitch
*antler button & handmade lucet cord clasp
*cardboard interior for covers
*handbound with coptic stitch, waxed linen thread
*papers detailed with photos below








Dedication: A Journal of Writing created for the Viable Paradise Workshop and thereafter in this year MMXI anno Domini by the common reckoning created for [[me]] by her hand, this seventh day of October known also in [[our house]] as the day that the giant cement truck did its best to murder our mighty oak, may it live to shelter many sedges hereafter, and also birds and squirrels.


packing paper from when my parents moved from Hawai'i to Long Island, old archaeological drawings from a fabled project before-my-time


nautical charts retired from the submarine my father was on when I was born


evil contour drawing from middle school art class, historical map of the Ft Meyer area


instructional poster from my brother's late 80s laser tag set


English/Metric cocktail construction chart, just in case
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6  Re: Crafty Detective Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by thanate on: April 24, 2011 12:44:22 PM
So, um... I got my package on Monday, and then was out of town or running around like crazy all week.  Now I've finally got a chance to put my stalker out of her misery.  Grin

Here's the loot:


A pretty green picture frame painted with dandelion silhouettes (I love dandelions!):


Tea dye and painting-- a lovely weeping willow t-shirt, and a tote bag with "make tea, not war" on it:


And a fascinating handmade tea mug, with a neat combination of crackly finish and dark green glaze:


A hand-painted puzzle with a neat silhouette on it:


And (possibly my favorite) shrink plastic rings-- I am very impressed with anyone who can get shrink plastic to shape like this, since I know how short the working time is.


Two with more dandelions, and that says "tea is a cup of life"


And who made all this?


Thanks so much, karwash!  (and, um, sorry for taking so long to post!)
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7  hanging planter bottles in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by thanate on: April 11, 2011 06:18:30 PM
I've been meaning to make something like this for a while now; I keep seeing little vases with swirly copper wire meant to hang in the windows, and thinking that a) I can do that myself, and b) clear glass vases aren't going to stay clear very long if you hang them in the window...

So here's my version.  They're made with scraps of electrical wire and some old bottles I had in a box somewhere, filled with light weight gravel, and planted with a couple bits of english ivy that I pulled out of my lawn. 









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8  Re: Crafty Detective Rd. 7 (signups Jan. 31 - Feb. 14, 2011; sendouts Apr. 14, 2011) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by thanate on: April 11, 2011 06:06:33 PM
So, with nothing to do but wait... I have teasers pictures!

Here's what I sent my stalkee!  Wink


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9  patchwork lace shirt (lots of pictures, semi-gibbous-inspired) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by thanate on: February 15, 2011 07:49:19 PM



This is what happens when you organize your craft room and find out that you're hoarded four boxes of random bits of white lace, much of it vintage, stained, and/or in fairly small lengths.  I'm now down to about 3-1/2 boxes...







I started out with a Butterick pattern (B5538), cut all the pieces out of muslin in the next size up from mine, and then collaged lace bits and sewed them down one piece at a time.  This part took about two months, since I'd do one piece and then have to put it down and come back later to give my brain time to recover.  Then all the assembly happened in a day, except for looking through the button jar for odd buttons in the right color scheme.  

The only modifications to the pattern were the ribbon loops sewn into the side back seams for the lacing, and the fact that I cut the side front panels extra long and then pleated them up again.  I also left off the cuff buttons from the original pattern because I haven't seemed to need them.  

Behold the pretty details!  Grin












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10  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 63 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by thanate on: November 27, 2010 07:35:26 AM
Those letters look like fun!  Smiley

Due to a mix-up with mailing, I just got my swiffer cover from writer_crafter on wednesday, so here it is: 



Bright and cheerful, and fits well, too!  Thanks, writer_crafter! Smiley
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