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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Insect Swap Gallery on: July 28, 2012 02:55:50 PM
Yay whenindoubtsew so happy you received and that you like everything!
When I read in your questionnaire that you liked butterflies I thought "yay a super easy insect to base crafts around" and proceeded to look for butterfly fabrics... How wrong I was! Butterfly fabrics - I soon found out- are either gaudily colored or Incredibly "kiddy" centric, and I wanted to go for a more elegant package; so finding suitable fabrics in your colours was a challenge. So I hope you like them, while they aren't perfect.. I think they work?

Also at first I thought the hoopla fabric wasn't working and was going to start over, but I am happy I didn't because I thought it added to the lightness of the wings.

As for The bees on the knees, they are perfect! Thank you for it all.
And thank you crazyda79 - and all the other swappers for a super fun and amazing swap!
I have had a blast seeing everyone's gorgeous goodies, and receiving my own!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 28, 2012 02:28:16 PM
Oh that crochet blanket is so pretty! Love the colors.
What a great package.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Insect Swap Gallery on: July 26, 2012 03:00:00 AM
Wow love that needlepunched butterfly! And I'm not quite sure what needlepunching is... hmmm... another craft to investigate!

YES IN-DEEDY:

I received, from whenindoubtsew- a box full of awesome!!!!!


Somehow I didn't manage to get a group shot, but I will kick things off with the extra bits I received: First up- a pair of lovely green mugs with teeny little ants drawn all around them! Love these, and am using one right now! Also in there is some pretty butterfly cookie cutters, buggy stickers and lady bug post-it notes, some pretty bug themed cotton fabric- which I can't wait to play with; and Australian themed chocolate bars... and I swear I had some caramel filled Koala chocolates around here somewhere....  Wink mmmm...



An awesome 3d beetle hoop- which will be the beginnings of a hoopwall I think! It is immaculately stitched, and the colours are soo good- he is all puffy and squishy, the stitching is all metallic and the spots and eyes are beaded! I love this so much.



(I'd like to take the opportunity here to apologize for my terrible photos...
it seems to be perpetually night time at my place!
Can't seem to get good light anywhere...)

Up next I would like to show you a very pretty reclaimed sweater hat- it is so soft and fits great! And pinned on it was this gorgeous moth brooch- whenindoubtsew needlefelted the texture on the wings and it is so detailed and dimensional. It's lovely and has the cutest little antenna!




There was a stunning Luna moth felt badge. I had noticed whenindoubtsew in the felt badge swap and was delighted to find a badge with the most perfect, tiny little stitches on it and cant wait to pop a brooch back on the ..ugh... back and rock it!



There was a couple of screenprinted items, one of which was this pair of amazing bee leggings (the bees sit just below my knees, which is so cute!) The bees are adorable and whenindoubtsew screenprinted them in a pretty copper paint- I told whenindoubtsew that I like to receive wearable items and that I practically live in leggings so I think these will be getting a lot of wear! OK- it is super hard to take photos of your own legs...



So good right?! I am amazed by her talent, so what I pulled out next just blew me away. It was another screenprinted item. A incredibly rad apron with so many sweet details; I just love the fold down top and button, the cute thrifty fabric, the handy pockets. Awesome! I had pinned (from craftster!) this awesome Tracy Turnblad dress (John Waters' Hairspray is my favourite film) which features a cockroach motif printed on it- and whenindoubtsew put her own spin on it and this is the result!



AMAZING! (sorry the picture is pretty crappy, I'll try to get another- or, whenindoubtsew, please feel free to post any pics you might have!) I am in awe, there is such skill in this and - as if it couldn't get any better - it is REVERSIBLE! The other side featuring turquoise ants!! She combined so many things I love on this and it just makes it so perfect and special- Thank you whenindoubtsew!!



The awesome did not stop there! I am an avid jewellery wearer, too much is never enough! And I got a motherload!
Three gorgeous necklaces:



This great polymer clay and beaded one:



This amazing stumpwork butterfly pendant, made from a mans tie- so wonderful and dimensional and intricate but incredibly hard to do justice to in photographs!




(again whenindoubtsew, please post any picture you might have to show these gorgeous items better!)

AND a long necklace with locust transfers on these cool metallic beads, also hard to get a nice photo when on ones self!



These next two pendants are amazing any may just be my favourites- which is a big call!! But they are stunning, I have something similar to each of these pinned- but the ones I received are so much better!



The bee is embroidered onto felt and makes me smile- so much (come back summer!!)



And these ants.. these ants are so gorgeous, they are a combination of cross stitch and beading- I adore this pendant- both of them actually, and can't wait to get some chain to wear them on.

 

Nope, I'm not quite done! I also got an amazing, stuffed cicada brooch; with beautiful tulle wings and gorgeous little beaded eyes!



AND some hair clips and pins! An "ant in the apples" rosette:



And a set of pretty, Poly clay ones: butterflies, moth, bee and beetle pins (some of which glow in the dark!) The poor wee bee suffered a small misshap, but I have his other wing and will do some reconstructive surgery!



Whew! OK, I think that's my loot! Amazing huh?! Along with it all came the sweetest card with explanations of all the items, which I loved reading through. THANK YOU so very much whenindoubtsew!!! You have been such an amazing partner and really have gone above and beyond! I had a blast crafting for you, I hope you receive tomorrow- we can't have you busting, it would ruin a perfect swap  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy



I can see why people send candy- you need something to keep your strength up when posting hoards of amazing items and gushing with lines and lines of text!!!
I would give you all some chocolate if I could
 Cheesy
Thanks crazyda79 too for organizing such a rad swap, with so many awesome and inspiring goodies!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 24, 2012 11:06:19 PM
aww petskin you are too sweet (and your photos are really awesome!) I'm glad you like it all! I guess I did kind of run with a theme.... !!
I had such a blast crafting for you and could have carried on for ever (guess that why there is s/o's!)
Thanks for the fun swap x x

Love the Mexicana package and that crochet clutch is so awesome. Great packages!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Insect Swap Gallery on: July 23, 2012 06:29:57 PM
ooooh a teaser!!! It makes me incredibly excited  Cheesy

Heres one for you whenindoubtsew!!


6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: IYP 21 Summer Soiree Gallery on: July 22, 2012 10:49:21 PM
Wow there are some amazing swappers here, loving all the embroidery and all the gorgeous sewn goodies!  Cheesy

I received from the fantastic, talented and super generous petskin- and am just over the moon with it all
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Here is the package in all of its glory:
It is dark and rainy here (summer soiree... not quite  Wink ) sorry about my dark photos!



Those of you with keen eyes may spy in the centre of that image- a stripey 8-legged dude who I just adore: BORIS!!!   Cheesy



When petskin and I were chatting about any particular requested items, I made a not so subtle comment about my love for Boris  Cheesy And he made the long journey across the world to come and live with me! He is phenomenal! Petskins talent for felt is so inspiring.
Also, Petskin and I were both in the felt badge swap and decided to swap a couple of badges:



A gorgeous peacock- with sparkly eyes and feathery tail! And a pretty blue diamond- with shiny thread and beaded top  Cheesy I knew these three items would be in the package, but the others were such an amazing surprise! There was this gorgeous, woodland theme, furry bag!  Cheesy With a pretty crocheted top and strap:



AWESOMELY adorable fox applique on furry backround and foxy tail strap adornment:
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy





AND there was a beautiful crocheted scarf, in pretty ice-creamy colours- which is so soft and a great length, nice and long  Smiley



Petskin also created this awesome painting of a dapper gentlecat with a monocle!  Wink Its has such great colours and texture. I love animals in clothes, especially such smartly dressed ones:




Everything was beautifully wrapped in fabric pieces, which I love  Cheesy And petskin sent me candy and a tea towel from California- which is the beginning of my international tea towel collection! Along with the sweetest card  Kiss



Thank you so very much petskin- I adore it all and feel so grateful that you asked me to swap  Cheesy
Boris asked me to tell you he is very happy here!  Wink

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: stitched pendant on: July 20, 2012 02:30:29 PM
Yes thats what I mean, an iron on fusing type thing. Might just keep it a bit stiller when you pop it in the frame- but I'm certainly no expert on the matter! Thank you so much for the link, I will look into it  Cheesy
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Insect Swap Gallery on: July 20, 2012 02:10:59 PM
Another superb package! That beaded moth is amazing  Cheesy And I love the little green bag.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: several stumpworked pieces on: July 20, 2012 02:05:26 PM
wow to all of the above, the butterfly is so gorgeous! But that ammonite,  Shocked
I want to try it, looks like fun  Cheesy
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: cushions! on: July 20, 2012 02:03:28 PM
Love this  Cheesy I love the variety of bugs you've used, they are so neat! I agree with the leaf fabric- very effective!
An all-round awesome amalgamation  Wink
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