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1801  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011 on: November 06, 2011 05:45:22 PM
Oh, Craftylittlemonkey, what have you done?!! I had successfully blocked the very existence of this craftalong completely out of my mind, and had somehow managed to avoid stumbling upon it for the last three months, and now with one quick PM you've gone and spoiled the whole thing! I've just spent an hour that I can scarcely afford reading page after page (though not all 76!) and I'm thinking "Yeah, how come I'm not in this craftalong?" No-o-o-o!!

And here I don't have time for even a little kit house, and I'm looking at things like the Three Kings House link Shocked and this tiny voice in my head whispers You could do that, but make it like Gormenghast or Hogwarts or something. NO, I COULD NOT.

But surely one little room in a shadowbox or something wouldn't hurt, would it? NO! STOP THAT! GO AWAY!

Okay, but remember how much fun you had making that little desk for Icekibby. NO, I HATED IT AND I NEVER WANT TO DO ANOTHER ONE. ESPECIALLY NOT THE INTERIOR OF A GYPSY CARAVAN! (Oh no, where did that come from?)

 Ohhhhhhhh! I'm doomed! Angry

Wulf
1802  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Round 31 Samhain Gallery! on: November 06, 2011 04:22:57 PM
I have to thank you, Icekibby, for putting me onto the idea of a wooden finger labyrinth. I've never heard of such a thing before, and now I have to make one for myself. And your photo of the little desk is lovely - it looks so life-like there!

Impchild, thanks in advance for more photos. This is the excuse I've been waiting for to cull my jeans drawer!

Wulf

1803  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Round 31 Samhain Gallery! on: November 06, 2011 04:49:52 AM
The pocket belt? Beyond brilliant! I may never throw away a pair of jeans again, at least not with the pockets intact. I would SO love another photo, Impchild, if you ever get your upload issues solved.

Wulf
1804  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Samhain Round 31! (SU 9-11 to 9-25-11, SO 10-22-11) on: November 06, 2011 04:44:47 AM
Good point about USPS Christmas shipping dates, Mandykaye. Since we need packages to arrive four days earlier than they're calculating for, really December 10 should be the latest send-out date, shouldn't it?

Wulf
1805  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Round 31 Samhain Gallery! on: November 05, 2011 03:50:36 PM
Icekibby and I finally got together today to swap, and boy, have I been spoiled! I was secretly, quietly squealing with joy, right there in the doughnut shop!


Here's the whole package, including the wonderful embroidered, appliqued and embellished Day of the Dead bunting, two packages of locally-made incense and some skeleton chocolates.




It's hard to pick favourites among the pennants, but here are three especially wonderful ones. Check out the tiny bone-shaped gem on the pirate skull! Cheesy


Icekibby painted this wonderful jointed Pan paper doll, which like the Pan poppet that MamanTattoo made me, is anatomically complete as a god should be. (And as all Icekibby's paper dolls come with accessories, he has a phallic wand.)


And he's accompanied by this Horned God bookmark, which doesn't appear in the group photo because I already had him in a book.


But in case the puppet and the bookmark weren't enough of Icekibby's wonderful watercolour painting, there's this eight-page booklet of Samhain spells and recipes. Every page is glorious, but I'll only post a couple here.





The back page is this truly extraordinary Green Man painting. Aren't the eyes unsettlingly real?

So thank you SO much, Icekibby, for your wonderful work. You astound me more and more each time!

Wulf
1806  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Samhain Round 31! (SU 9-11 to 9-25-11, SO 10-22-11) on: November 05, 2011 07:21:02 AM
Oooh, Yule Warmth! I like that idea! And I have to admit I'm more inclined to a smaller swap too, not because I do a huge amount of Christmas crafting, but because I seem to have a zillion other projects already piled up for the winter.

Send-outs somewhere around December 12, perhaps?

Wulf
1807  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Samhain Round 31! (SU 9-11 to 9-25-11, SO 10-22-11) on: November 04, 2011 03:33:30 PM
This sounds great. If it's going to be three smalls, how about three specific themes, such as Food, Celebration, and the Wheel of the Year?

Wulf
1808  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Round 31 Samhain Gallery! on: November 04, 2011 03:27:51 PM
What a super witch hat, Monnie! I bet it looks great on you

Wulf
1809  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Head Start Art Journal Round 2 Gallery on: November 04, 2011 03:24:45 PM
Oh Edel, this one just isn't ever going to be easy, is it? I hope you get your upload issues solved - it's been so long since I sent that journal it's going to be a surprise to me, too

Wulf
1810  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Round 31 Samhain Gallery! on: November 01, 2011 04:27:46 PM
As a fan of HawkeyesGirl's soaps, I can almost smell the pumpkin soap though the screen! And what a nice bag that is - it looks a perfect size.
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