Want to see some awesome puzzle pieces? I LOVE them, each an every one. But I must not confuse them while posting . *loving the smiley's*
When is the next round?
First these wonderful pieces from Munt, who did an awesome post.
The pieces look more purple in real life, I swear. I just discovered how hard purple is to photograph. I totally love the flowers!
A curious box! This is the reason why the mailman had to ring . This made me so curious! And lo behold!
An awesome bunch of green thule, that I am so going to use for some Irish crafting. In there, nicely hidden, two lovely pieces. Purple gothic and purple witchy! Double points for Carina! But that wasn't all...
That's why she used a box... An extra!! A small, pretty, amazingly cool charm. Did you make this, Carina? If so, how?! I love it! Not sure how I'll use it, but I really love it!
CuriousFae pieces! What a great idea, a skull with a diamond eye . But I really really love the flower. She is a bit smashed after transport, but wow, so pretty! Great combination of colours as well.
And last but not least!
The pieces from Gala, that arrived some time ago *the shame!* I love the purple one, but wow, what a great colour on the second piece. Purple, pink, red? Can't decide!
Close up of the text on the purple piece. Cute!!
Want to see the entire puzzle?
So, once again, next round, please?
Thank you all, so so much! This is the last kick in the butt I needed!
EXTRA; Yup, I still have 9 blanco's... Any takers?
I also swapped with Nilmerg, and received some great pieces as well. My theme was a purple gothic theme, with a hint of flowers. And she delivered! I received the pieces this week, but I had troubles with uploading (as I had well over 300 pictures from my trip to Paris) and well, life got in the way as well. Without further ado, here they are!
I have three of four frames like that... *ashamed* My grnadmother had a craft supply store, and she, her husband, and some kids, used to do tapestry. Including my dad... This is his old frame:
Technically, it's not for embroidery, and my frabric is still a bit loose in there. But other than that, it works great, and it is comfy! This frame was incomplete when I first started working on it. The lower bar was missing when we reassembled it. And it was quite necessary, because it kept the frame from wobbling. In the picture, I'm using the sofa as ant-wobble help. We fixed it a couple of months ago, and now I can work anywhere.
In September, for my birthday, my sister pimped some plain black ballet shoes. We use the shoes (in a sturdy black fabric) for warming-up, and sometimes dancing in our Irish dance lessons. We easily go through three to four pairs every year... My sister pimped mine, by stitching my name (Lies) on the tips. To letters on each toe. Everyone loved, so I decided I could do the same. Dadly, my sister's name has five letters, and that makes it a bit long to stitch unto the shoes. Plus, the perfectionist in me wouldn't be able to deal with the fact that there are two letters on one toe, and three on the other *the utter horror* Stencilling it was! Irish dance and all that, I used a plain stencil of a tiny shamrock, copied that 12 times, cut them all out (booooring!) and used emerald green and flashy silver to paint. I loved it, and so does my sister and the other dancers. Sis told me she would never throw them away, but I'd rather make them over and over again, because worn out ballet shoes, those ain't pretty.
Unto some pictures!
After a long time of cutting, and holding my breath! I still have to practise on making nice curvy cuts.
All stencils stickied unto the shoes (I don't have freezer paper, so I had to experiment), ready for some paint.
Silver! I loved working with this one! It covered up so nicely.
I figured, after so long, that I should share as well. I must confess though, that there is something more important that I have to finish, but since this one is going so well, I figured I should finish this first. I had this kit for close to 5 years now... *big blush* Yeah, I know... I bought it, thinking it would keep me going, but it stayed in the cupboard for a very long time. More than a year ago, I picked it back, and I haven't put it down since. Heck, I even bought a cool organiser bag!
This is my work so far, after finishing six pages...
And two close-ups, because I really like those pieces (not when I was stitching though)
On our HP forum (we are more friends than just strangers) we did a Secret Santa swap ourselves. We all live in Belgium or The Netherlands, so we can send pretty big packages to each other. This was my first time participating, and I got a beautiful painting from a wonderful girl. So this painting is NOT mine! All credit to her, and yes, I did ask for her permission. She had little inspiration, I read in her letter to me. *cough* She did know that I like Twilight, and I have a special place in my heart for crafty Twilight items. So, she painted the cover of the first book. Be prepared...
Maybe you can add a magnetic piece... I have seen that in some organisers. A magnetic board, on which you place the pattern with another magnetic piece, in the shape of a ruler. Great to keep track of your work!
Btw, if you need inspiration, check the DMC project bags. I have a big one, in blue, and I love it pieces!
Please bear with me while I try to explain this... And I also hope this is the place to be for my question...Phew!
Christmas is over, all gifts have been unwrapped, and sometimes, whilst opening your gifts, you find unpleasant surprises...
My father, brother and I bought a steam tower for my mother, by Menu, a Danish brand. She saw it in a magazine and really wanted it. So we went out, and bought it for her. But, logically, we did not open the box in the shop, we just let the lady wrap it up, so we could leave. When mum openend the box, we soon discovered that everything was inside, except for the recipe book. And we know that it should have been there, because it is printed everywhere on the box: 'look inside for more ideas! Recipe book included'.
Now, what is a gift when you can't do anything with it? Steaming, okay, but with the three different layers... How much water should you use, where to put everything, etc.
Desperate for help, we turn to Craftster, hoping that anyone here has a Menu steam tower with recipe booklet. We mailed the company, hoping they would help us out, but so far, no luck... I'll include a picture, because I'm not even sure if you know Menu...
Thank you all for your nice reactions and lots of help. I'm sure this will all come in handy once my stencilling gets *ahum* better. I tried my best, and I want to share the result. I only made a picture of the shirt with the other gift, a Luna scarf. Anyway, still better than nothing. I did go for the one-coloured stencil and that was already hard enough. I'm not so happy with the result... Something is off, but I can't put my finger on it... I just coloured the inner bit of the snake, and I really wanted to the outline as well. Ah well, it was a great way to learn more!