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3581  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap Gallery on: March 28, 2005 01:36:28 PM
Okay, so I posted what I sent to Ilona in a separate message, so she could have the choise not to view the pics (as she hasn't gotten even the first batch yet it seems :/   )

edit: it has now been moved to the post above as you can see :edit

I'm especially fond of the two last things ^^

The pics are better on the actual server they're on, so if you want to view them "better", just rightclick, select properties, and copy the image location onto your adressbar-thingy (for those of you who haven't learned this yet)
3582  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Wonderland items for Ilona IMG HEAVY on: March 28, 2005 01:31:51 PM
I'd posted this separatly at first for Ilona's sake, but it seems it got moved here now

I "shoultn'd" be posting like this I suppose, normaly I wouldn't, but since Ilona hasn't recieved my package, I'm doing it like this to give her the choise not to look ^^


First batch

Address/notebook thingy

When I was a kid, I had this addressbook which was mainly a long strip of paper secured between two magnetic sheets. So I figured I could do something similar







I used two playing cards for the magnets, and printed a strip of paper from my computer for the note-thingy, decorated with the words "off with their heads!" and "Alice heard the King say in a low voice, to the company generally, `You are all pardoned.'", and also a flamingo and a heghehog. And a bunch of tiny black hearts along the red frame.

Only problem was, my paper is a bit thick, so I couldn't make the strip very long, so the magnets would still work...

Assembly line cheshire cat

I recently got some shrinky dinks, and wanted to play ^^ As you can see on the image, I kinda forgot the tail on the cat though...

I put them all together on a piece of what is actually meant for attaching to cellphones, but it got a bit long, and you can attach it to a zipper if you want, instead. I'm quite fond of this one, I think it's cute, though it would have been a more proper length had I stopped at the grin instead of the paw.

Bottle cap necklace

I'm intrigued by the bottle cap jewellry I keep seing, so I wanted to play with this as well. I got a cap I had lying around, unfortunantly a bit severed, and I used my paints to paint a tiny cheshire cat and the queen of hearts (both images from the croquet -chapter)
The paint didn't want to stick while wet, so it was quite difficult actually, and my pencil is a bit too thick.
It appears a bit "short" because I have a thick neck and made it a bit shorter than what suits me, to be of a more universal standard.

Second batch


I was gonna make something nice with a zipper and a handle and everything. And then the zipper didn't work. And my seam-removal-thingy went missing, so I had to cut it off instead. Making everything smaller. So I made it into something like a cover for sunglasses or so. The band I attached to it doesn't look very well, I admit, maybe it was stupid to attach it. I weaved it myself though ^^
And I printed the grin (teeth) as well, from a stencil based on the cat from American McGee's Alice.
The black is a nice velvet fabric, really thick, and I've become quite obsessed with it. The print stuck really well, too.

Notebook cover

All hand appliqued. And MAN did my hand hurt! Cramps are a bitch. This is why I had to make a "second batch". My main piece ^^
I've never done any hand appliques before. Or, you know, any appliques at all really.
You can't really see the glitter and shine and gold and silver details in the photos

Notebook cover DIY -kit

"Would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, `why you are painting those roses?'
Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice, `Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a RED rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know.'"

Two reasons for the DIY:
1.  I'm afraid to make the notebook cover the same way as I made the first one, 'cause what if the cards would break? :/
2. I'm feeling very uncertain as to whether she'd want TWO covers. Maybe she'd prefer it as a lid for a bag or something. But I don't really dare making a bag, because I'm really bad at it. And she's mentioned that she normally does sowing, so maybe she'd like to come up with something of her own like that.

So I'm sending everything I used to make the first cover, including some fast2fuse to strengthen it if she wants to.

Oh, the cards are sown on with a bond-thingy, and the green on the bush is a weird sort of dark green velvet I've used for a skirt. The roses are "silk bond embroidery" (eh, what's it called in english then?) and they look really nifty being 3d and all.

Hope you like! ^^
3583  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mexican-style votive holders on: March 28, 2005 12:09:04 PM
cute Smiley prefer without rhinestones
3584  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: local prices in your stores on: March 27, 2005 10:04:06 AM
but that's for about this much in a full canister (view on a full screen) and not anything special (austrian, czech, etc)

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You can't really illustrate anything that way, because it all depends on the font of the browser (even if you set a defined font in a document, it doesn't mean it'll show up as the same font on different computers, not even standard ones), the size of the screen, and the resolution of your graphics card. On my normal screen, that's like four inches or so (not good with eye-measurement on puters), but on my older screen (on my server) that's about eight inches ^^
3585  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: local prices in your stores on: March 24, 2005 12:03:08 AM
I'm kinda scared of ebay actually ^^ but I should probably try to get over that soon
The expensive beads we've got are of an average quality, but they're certainly nothing close to uniform in size.
3586  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: mosaic tiles on: March 24, 2005 12:01:24 AM
sorry, I can't seem to find any :/ They had a pic on pandurohobby.se earlier, but it changed now
3587  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap Gallery on: March 23, 2005 09:20:59 AM
I recieved the package today! Everything is so awesome! Shocked
You've already seen the pics of Ilona's stuff on page two ^^
I really dig the cat. I'm giving it the position of head voodoo demon of my appartment. I might have to make a shrine in it's honour.
I do suspect that customs quite enjoyed going through the package though. It seemed very re-taped, and torn open in places. And on it there was scribbled a note from the mailman something like "avi; didn't have gate-code". So apparently they didn't bother to give me the first note of arrival, just the reminder that I had a package waiting. o_O

And the cookie jar had opened in the package. Lucky it's cold winter. Chocolate all over the place. o_O

And I just have to repeat. Once again. Omg. So great stuff!
I'm gonna send an overview pic as soon as I get home.
I mean... I was kinda pissed at the post office, because as always, nothing was working properly... but then I opened the package, and I got overwhelmed by the stuff instead ^^
So wonderful.

Hope the post office hasn't misplaced my first batch to Ilona :/ Only small stuff in that one, but still. Oh well, hopefully you'll get it soon! ^^



ok, I'm slow, just thought I'd post pics of the stuff from Ilona, just two pics ^^ there are too many holidays going on at once here

Cookie jar, a bit mistreated in the post office and placed next to me on my livingroom table / temporary craft section (hence the newspaper)

And the lovely everything else from the package, being forced to pose on my sofa
3588  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: new look for ikea lamp on: March 23, 2005 04:42:16 AM
Ohh, I see. I have no idea about stuff like that, so I can't help :/ I don't quite understand what sheet you're talking about either. Was it on the lamp originally? Then how come the lamp isn't that dark "normally" ?
3589  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap Gallery on: March 23, 2005 04:36:25 AM
I think I finally got my package today, I just got the "pick this up at the post office" thingy. Yay!
By the looks of it, they forgot to send it initially, 'cause it says "arrived 18th", but I never got a note about it.
Gonna go pick it up in a few hours, as soon as my mother arrives with her car Wink *excited*
3590  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap Gallery on: March 22, 2005 04:23:18 AM
ohh everything is so cool ^^
I scrolled past Ilona's msg with my eyes closed as to not ruin the surprise, but just for the length and the little I couldn't help but noticed, I'm feeling a bit lacking in swap items sent away Undecided I put in some hard work, but it feels like it doesn't really show *gah* well, my "second batch" looks better than my first anyways Wink
Erhm, mostly finally posting so I'll get the "notify" thingy whenever one of you guys post, so I don't miss any pics Smiley
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