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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Kelpie on: December 07, 2014 11:09:42 PM
I am the luckiest swap partner ever and recipient of this beautiful piece of art. I can take more pictures if you like but some I have already taken from the side are (don't mind the stray dog hair in picture 2 - I only saw it in the pic and have now removed said stray hair -how do they get everywhere?!?  Shocked):







Sorry my picture taking abilities are shocking - but I hope it gives some idea of the amazingness of this piece of work - thanks so much Ludi for swapping with me  Grin
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Cryptid Swap Gallery! on: December 07, 2014 10:50:07 PM
Awesome package MommytheMaid!!

After a 4 day wrestle with internet problems I am finally able to post photo of the incredible cryptid crafts Ludi made for me (I am so spoilt!)

The first item is a beautiful, gorgeous, crazy-impressive kelpie or scottish waterhorse. I love him (for some reason I decided it's a him) so much. The colours, stitching, stump work and ... well just everything is absolutely perfect  Grin Sorry it's so washed out we are having storms here (hence no internet) but here take a look!







And a superb Thylacine Teesha Moore inspired patch - I love the old world photos of the thylacine so this is perfect.



Thanks so much Ludi for swapping with me and for your patience whilst I posted these pics - I have my fingers crossed your parcel is not too far away - grrr international shipping  Embarrassed
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Monster High Gallery on: November 29, 2014 02:28:55 AM
Ani Mei's package for me arrived and it's glorious  Grin Apologies fo a very pic heavy post  Shocked I can't believe I have so many beautiful clothing choices for my dolls - yes that's right plural!! I started the swap with only Operetta and since then (inspired by all the great dolls I have seen and some great sales on lately) added Skelita, Spectra and Laguna!! Check out the awesome threads and accessories Ani Mei made for me  Smiley

I gave rockabilly as one of my styles - I love this polka dot dress with lace and red ribbon trim. I decided to pair it with the crocheted beret and scarf Ani Mei made out of a lovely fuzzy/sequin-y yarn







Next a beautiful purple kimono that fits perfectly - modelled by Operetta



Next a slinky tiger print dress and a few more accessories - beads for bracelets and a gorgeous black bag with chain strap. Also the coolest silver belt - love the use of a jewelry clasp.





And with a red cape - love!!  Cheesy



And last but by no means least  - a little black dress. How good does it look?!? Also a close up to chow the sequin detail





Thankyou so much Ani Mei - I am relatively new to the world of MH - the goodies you sent me has increased my obsession a thousand-fold. I hope your package arrives soon and you like them as much as I love what you have made for me  Smiley
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Monster High Gallery on: November 27, 2014 04:07:02 AM
THE WAITING IS KILLING ME! haha

I feel for you Ani Mei (BTW I missed this post sorry for the late reply  Embarrassed) I have gotten used to the lengthy wait - I am much more patient than I used to be  Cheesy I don't think it will be too much longer - let you know as soon as your package arrives for me - I can't wait to see it  Grin

I want every single bit of clothing I have seen - the underwear is a nice idea!! I love the fabrics and patterns everyone has used.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery on: November 14, 2014 02:16:11 AM
what is in there?!

Little bitty polymer clay red blood cells  Cheesy
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery on: November 14, 2014 01:05:15 AM
(just typed a whole response and lost it  Embarrassed -trying again)

I really need to catch-up  Undecided

Ludi I love the embroidery and texture of the yarn used for the brain and fantastic use of Latin!  Cheesy
Wings of Clay every time I look at that skull you altered for Ludi  - I see more details the eyes just popped out at me. Love the glasses and yarn brain and how vintagey it looks/ The fridge magnet is amazing and so is the ornament love!
LaChapa Brrraaaainnnssssss. And in a jar with a cerebellum and brainstem   Grin
Kittykill amazing huge eye! And your hoops are always awesome love the look of this one  Cheesy
Briann003 I am in awe of the stitching of vessels on that skull and the plastic aprons are perfect want
Avocadoeldorado that is one of the most incredible piece of stitched art I have seen and there is a mountain of amazing stuff on cratster! It reminds me of the pictures Abby from NCIS has blown up and put on the walls of her lab!

Manja_is has asked me to post some pictures of what I sent as it is a bt tricky to get to it at the moment. I stalked pinterest and combined that with manja's questionnaire and combined bones, hearts, realism and purple (Manja's favourite colour!) There is an embroidered heart on a journal cover, vintage images on a bracelet and earring set, vintage images on pendant necklace, a small vial containing polymer clay 'blood cells', and drawings on a mug (pun - I find that humerus) and lolly jar (didn't take a photo of the last one)











Thanks Manja for swapping with me and sending me some amazing anatomical goodies  Grin And the amazing kittykill for organising!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Vintage Halloween Swap 2014 Gallery on: November 14, 2014 12:39:19 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words - I loved making that bunting. Irid3sc3nt pinned she loved round bunting which I thought looked pretty amazing so gave it a go. And I loved stalking and researching all the vintage postcards - incredible.

Now it's my turn to post some vintage Halloween amazingness - sorry too for the pic quality - it's just on sunset here.

Irid3sc3nt brought together stuff from my questionnaire and pins to make this beautiful cloche. I have always wanted one. It combines vintage (lace, pearls, black bows, doily) skeletons, bats, vintage key and sweet blackbird and I just love it to bits. Irid3sc3nt left it up to my interpretation whether Mr Skeleton was releasing or trying to catch the bat - Have a look!!







There were also some really great Halloween-y extra's as Australia hasn't really got a strong tradition with Halloween and I love all the vintage imagery, sweets and bits & bobs.



Thank you so much irid3sc3nt for swapping with me and choosing to ship internationally. And I hope arriving after Halloween wasn't too frustrating!! I have Jack (after Nightmare before Christmas) sitting out on display - he's good enough to be out all year round  Cheesy

Thanks to you too kittykill for another amazing vintage swap - another home run!!  Grin
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Monster High Round 2! Send-outs 11/15 on: November 08, 2014 10:34:39 PM
Hello all! In a move that has surprised myself more than anyone else, I have shipped out!! Hopefully it shouldn't take too long for my package to arrive, even though it has a LONG way to go.

Can't wait to see what you made AniMei  Grin I have a couple of more details to finish and then yours will be on it's way as well. I am a bit nervous about this one as I am a newbie and AniMei has a whole stack of awesome MH dolls. I have my fingers crossed I have made some things you will love  Smiley On the plus side I have a stack of cool MH patterns and a *ahem* slight obsession with making doll clothing - their wardrobe is going to be larger than mine (and that's pretty big)  Shocked
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Cryptid Swap - SU CLOSED, SO 11/18 on: November 08, 2014 10:31:20 PM
Made good progress today.  I might be able to send as early as Monday.  Smiley

I need to get my butt in gear!!  Cheesy

Assembly has taken place - now it's detail/embellish and cryptify!!

Can't wait to send/receive and see the gallery - it will be magnificent  Grin
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Lexophiles Unite! swap gallery on: November 08, 2014 09:53:57 PM
I received a package of wordy goodness that fulfilled all my dreams from Magpirate just before the weekend. I have to thank her for her patience as I took photos and forgot to take my camera when we left for said weekend. I receive all my craft swap packages at work and squealed in delight at what Magpirate made for me - wait till you see it  Cheesy

First - I am reading through all the books in the Outlander series at the moment by Diana Gabaldon and being a redhead of Welsh descent and loving words I had a list of Gaellic words for red or red haired etc that Magpirate kindly embroidered for me in a celtic image. The stitching is exquisite - I tried to get a good photo but my camera was not up to the task - trust me the stitches are so tiny and so neat - beautiful.



We also agreed on extras and Magpirate included some amazing ones - an extra image of Gaellic words in a celtic image, an awesome Harry Potter TM patch (love the spells, fonts and gold thread on red material) and a tiny leather bound book with punny jokes!! As well as a small Gallifreyan charm (my most favourite fandoms covered  Grin)



And lastly - a picture of it all together - I have been spoiled big time!!



Thank you so much Magprirate for swapping with me - I am in awe of your embroidery skills and chuffed to own one of your crafted pieces  Smiley

Thanks too Blasphemy for organising - I know your swap angel will be spoiling you too!!
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