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1861  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: I <3 Gibbous Altered fashions swap GALLERY! on: July 02, 2010 03:27:30 PM

I received my Steampunky waistcoat from thatbluesea today!! The colours are absolutely dead-on perfect, and it's made almost entirely of very properly waistcoaty woolens, with a few bits of black cheesecloth thrown in to make you take notice. (I love dyed cheesecloth, as thatbluesea will see when she gets her package!) There's also a few bits of black and white ribbon, camouflage cloth, etc.


Here's a better picture of the front. (I've just realized I didn't take a proper picture of the back).

And some of the details. Two of the buttons are lovely vintage, but the third one is actually a West German 10 pfennig coin! (Is that my favourite bit? Probably, though it's hard to choose.) Most of the back is actually made of up strips and bits woven together. The wheel emblem that looks like it was cut off the front of a school blazer is actually hand embroidered on!

As feared, it is a bit tight, but not too tight, and perfectly fine if worn unbuttoned. So I probably won't have to do more than move the buttons to the other side. The whole "men button left over right, women right over left" thing makes my head hurt every time. I always have to mime buttoning something up to make sure it's the right way around, and of course if it's a woman's garment, I have to somehow reverse that, which is so confusing... So don't feel at all bad about getting it wrong way round! And it's easily fixed. I'll also move the pocket down to accommodate my watch chain. (We had a bit of a discussion about this, but I never did clarify where it ought to go. Sorry!)

Anyhow, I love it Cheesy and I love the fact that our interpretations of Gibbous style are so similar. It bodes well for thatbluesea liking what I've made her!

Wulf


1862  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong to post a project on every completed projects board in craftster 2010 on: June 30, 2010 07:27:34 PM
KLK!!! We have missed you, and there's no way you're going to get away with dropping comments like "new wrap skirt" and "dropped 14 pounds" without accompanying photographs!

Wulf
1863  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: I <3 Gibbous Altered fashions swap GALLERY! on: June 30, 2010 06:22:45 PM
That zipper rose is brilliant!

Looking forward to Miss Celia and Woodland_Faerie's stuff!

Wulf
1864  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Pre-Lughnasadh Healing Card Swap: Signups CLOSED, Send by 7/1 on: June 30, 2010 05:39:40 PM
Thanks for the correction Betsy. No blame - I do that kind of thing all the time. I couldn't possibly remember what my phone number was in Edmonton in 1983, but every now and then when I'm trying to tell someone my number... there it is! Duh-oh! Grin

You know, I could use a few more days too. I've been trying to do something that isn't working, and I was all set to give up and compromise on something else tonight, but I really ought to give it another chance.

Wulf
1865  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Potholder Swap Gallery ~ Sendouts 6/30 on: June 30, 2010 05:32:05 PM
Okay I finally opened the package from JennieIngram that arrived last week. (I was keeping it as incentive to get mine in the mail.) Wow!

I saw the set of Steampunk potholders that Jennie posted the other day and thought "I wish those were mine."  And I guess the potholder fairies were listening, because THEY ARE! Not the exact same ones, but ones just as cool!


Front and back of the great Steampunk oven mitts.


Front and back of the Steampunk/Celtic/Pirate potholder (a bonus!)


And two more bonuses: a life-changingly cool bookmark and a tin box of bottlecap Steampunk magnets.

Thanks, Jennie! I hope you like the two I've sent you half as much as I like these. (No bonuses, though. Sorry.)

Wulf

1866  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Potholder Swap Gallery ~ Sendouts 6/30 on: June 30, 2010 05:25:27 PM
Okay I finally opened the package from JennieIngram that arrived last week. (I was keeping it as incentive to get mine in the mail.) Wow!

I saw the set of Steampunk potholders that Jennie posted the other day and thought "I wish those were mine."  And I guess the potholder fairies were listening, because THEY ARE! Not the exact same ones, but ones just as cool!


1867  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Pre-Lughnasadh Healing Card Swap: Signups CLOSED, Send by 7/1 on: June 29, 2010 05:57:59 PM
Saturn, I can't find any mention of God and Goddess candles in Buckland (he suggests statues), but Cunningham says green, silver or white for the Goddess and yellow, red or gold for the God. White and black seems right to me too, but I'm probably thinking of the black and white pillars of Joachim and Boaz in the Golden Dawn temple.

I think kmichele is right - it's what says Goddess and God to you that counts, and there's nothing wrong with that being white and black. Or two white candles, for that matter.

Wulf
1868  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Summer Solstice/Litha Round 20 (Signups 5-16-10 to 5-23-10, SO 6-14-10) on: June 28, 2010 05:41:02 PM
I can't really offer much info about the lace on the sachet, as it's a bit of vintage stuff I picked up somewhere. I don't know much about lace, but I'm guessing it's tatted rather than crocheted. It's a very complex pattern, rather asymmetrical with quite a bit of depth. I wonder how long it took to make.

The print on the cloth is done with my new favourite technique, freezer paper inkjet printing. I'm using it for everything now! Works really well on thin silk, which this is, but I've also used it quite successfully on cotton broadcloth and even lightweight denim.

Wulf
1869  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Yarn Poppet *with tute!* on: June 28, 2010 05:30:21 PM
Yes, thanks for the pictures. It makes total sense when you see it. I can't believe I've never seen these before. Did I have a deprived childhood?

Wulf
1870  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Potholder Swap Gallery ~ Sendouts 6/30 on: June 28, 2010 05:24:34 PM
I also want to hear the joke, and those potholders are beyond beyond. Everything about them is fantastic  - the shape, the colours, the graphics, the concept itself.  If I saw them in a store I'd go without dinner to buy them. Brava, skullseamstress!!!

Wulf
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