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71  Kodama and an Amanita Mushroom in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by La Chapa on: July 14, 2014 11:29:57 AM
I made these for Acadian Driftwood in the WC&EF swap.  I love both Kodama and mushrooms, so when she listed them as some of her forest faves I couldn't resist.  The sitting Kodama, and the one with the stake coming out of it's foot are potted plant/garden decor.  The Kodama with the blue ribbon is an ornament.  She mentioned wanting an ornament for her car, so I thought she might like this.  I decided to make the mushroom a pendant.  I used colored clay for all of them, and then I glazed with sculpey glaze.  Super simple.  They all have fingerprints, dust, and other such imperfections.  Not sure if that sucks or just adds character.   Undecided









I couldn't resist making myself a Kodama for my planted terrarium




I wanted to make myself an amanita too, but I used the last of my white on this one.  I love sculpting even though I'm not very good at it.  I think I'll just embrace my primitive style rather than stress myself out over being good at it.  I'm happy with that.  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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72  Re: Woodland Creature & Enchanted Forest Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: July 06, 2014 02:08:21 AM
Oh, I love those moss spirits! 

AND...check out the goodies I received from Acadian Driftwood today!  I am super stoked!

She sent two cute mushroom stuffies, which are also magnets!,  a crow/galaxy shirt, a crow totem stone, and a seeing stone that she found in an old riverbed!



But that is not all, oh no that is not all...
She also sent me this gorgeous mini art quilt!



I love my stuff so much!  The mushrooms are perfect, and the shirt is ingenious, really, I love it!  I'm quite the crow lover, so the totem stone is perfect, and how awesome is that seeing stone!?  I wonder what caused it to erode that way?  Anyway, I love geology, so this will have a special spot on my curio shelf, amongst my fossils and shells and such.  And the quilt, Oh the quilt!  It is beyond perfect for me!  Love the colors, love all the fabric choices, and I love the (big!) little moth!   She added little charms, and embroidered all kinds of subtle details into this thing!  You can't really see from the picture, but here are some close ups.  Can you believe that Acadian Driftwood says this is her first MAQ!?



Well, anyway, thank you , thank you , thank you!  I am now on a mission to find the perfect manzanita branch for my mini quilt.  Smiley
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73  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: July 06, 2014 01:42:46 AM
I received the most amazing twinchie embroidery from sheepBlue today!

Behold!


Thank you Sheep! She is beautiful!!!!!
I've seen the monarchs roosting, and this particular butterfly is quite meaningful to me.  Smiley
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74  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: June 18, 2014 10:20:16 AM
Alwaysinmyroom, that bag rocks!

I Sew Silly, did you make that rectangular doily?  It's a gorgeous pattern!

Love the Peanuts ornaments too!

AND, of course supplies are always super fun! In fact, I received my package of supplies from Alliecat### last week.  Sorry, it's taken me a minute to post, it's been a busy weekend.

Anyway, she got me a variety of fun stuff and included a motherload of awesome naturey-buggy charms!  I love everything!  Thanks Alliecat!


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75  Re: Twinches Needlework Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: June 10, 2014 03:06:07 PM
Oh, the gallery is already 6 pages long!  I'll go back and check out all the awesome in a minute, but right now I want to (finally!) post what Ludi sent me!

She made me the cutest chubbiest toad brooch ever!  And, it's stumpwork, so I can actually poke it's belly!   Cheesy

(I flipped my ring around so you all can see how much of a herptile person I am  Wink )

You can't even fully see all the colors of thread that were meticulously layered to create this!

Plus I got a bonus because she sent me one of artsycandice's block-printed cards (which smells wonderful and reminds of when I was still in school studying art.)  Lucky me, as I am a Lovecraft fan for sure!

And I took a picture of it next to my girl Petunia, well because I just had too!!  Petunia is at least 11 yrs old!

 

Thank you so much Ludi! 
Now...how to get more needlework twinchies!!!???
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76  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: June 09, 2014 12:29:20 AM
Wow! Look at all that cool stuff alwaysinmyroom!  I'm glad you got spoiled too Wink

Here are the pics of all the amazing that alwaysinmyroom sent me and my son.  She surprised my little boy with a big huge plate of felt food for his birthday!  I took a lot of pics because I just could not believe all the tiny details that she included.

Here is the hamburger and fries, and of course all the toppings:



You really can't even see the details in the tomato in the photo, but it has two layers of different colored red felt!  Look at the tiny pickles!
The best part is that when I opened it, my little guy wasn't in the room, but my teenager was and he instantly said "I want to make a sandwich!" and started playing with it!  It literally became a whole family affair as the husband and little one quickly joined in the fun. 

But that's not all!  She also sent him a slice of watermelon, a deviled egg (which made both my teen and dh want deviled eggs), some bow tie pasta, and the cutest panda card ever with the sweetest note.

The deviled egg even has little paprika sprinkles!

Here's Sebastian enjoying his gift...he says "Thank you" btw.


...but that's STILL not all!  She felt bad for not sending me anything (silly nilly) and made me a gorgeous little botanical dotee! I luuuub it so much!

One quick glance at my pinterest and you'll know that this is totally my style!
Here's a thumbnail of the adorable cards that she included, and I believe she made. 

Thanks a million bajillion alwaysinmyroom!  You went way above and beyond, and I'm guiltily glad you did!   Grin
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77  Carnivorous plants swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by La Chapa on: May 23, 2014 12:32:42 AM
So my husband gifted me a lovely little pitcher plant for my birthday, and I have developed a full-blown obsession with carnivorous plants.  Sundews, pitcher plants, venus fly traps; just imagine the possibilities!  T-shirts, painted sneakers, hoopla!, wall art, totes, bags, jewelry!  Anyone interested?

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78  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: May 19, 2014 10:22:41 PM
I got my claim package from lindyv and she totally spoiled me!  Not only did she send me two awesome shirts (a bee one for me, and a Dr. Who one for my son,) but she also sent me an item from my supply list, some gorgeous lace trim!  You can't see the detail too much on that ball of lace, but it is gorgeous and looks like crochet!  I love my shirt to pieces, and my son is excited to wear his to school!  Thanks a million lindyv, you rock!

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79  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - MARCH 2014 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: May 12, 2014 10:45:06 AM
Hey folks, I'm so sorry for forgetting to post this awesome Nosferatu card from CDEeeek.  I love it to death!  Thank you so much CDEeeek and I am so so so sorry and quite a bit embarrassed for forgetting this final and oh so important step.  Thanks for pulling my ear on it!  Wink

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80  Forest Witch Were-Owl in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by La Chapa on: May 05, 2014 03:47:18 PM
I know it's a mouth full, but that's what she is!  I made her for a swap (not on Craftster.)  She is a were-owl and can transform partially or completely into an owl.  Here she is in a quasi stage, with both human and owl characteristics.  Can you guess which?





There are more pics up on my blog if you want to see more.   Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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