I made a "lemon tree fairy" a while back for the forest friends swap.... she ended up a little freaky.... she even has on "days of the week" underwear... painted on ofcoarse, didn't get a pic of that though... she's no where near as cute as both of yours though...
Here we have the group shot. I received a "suitcase" decoupaged (from top to bottom) in wonderful tribute to HST, an incense burner made from a small crown royal bottle, a decoupaged photo frame (with an awesome pic of Johnny Depp & Benicio Del Toro from F&L in LV), a pendant with hand painted clubs, diamond, & spade, a necklace with handpainted heart, and a keyfob with the clubs, diamond, space & heart......... I love it all... especially the suitcase.. It's so funny because I made atomic_pink_pigeon a decoupaged suitcase too! Great minds think alike!
Pendant (far left), necklace (middle) keyfob (far right)
Outside bottom of box:
Inside bottom of box: (I love this pic of Hunter shooting his type writer!)
Inside top of box:
Outside top of box:
I soooo love it all! You did such a great job atomic_pink_pigeon! Thank you soooooooooo much!
I bought this material on ebay, it's vintage, and I got a ton of it. I hadn't made a messanger bag before, but decided I'd try. I think it came out kinda cute... super small (it barely holds my stuff).
The front view:
The long view:
The "flap" up:
Another of the front:
The material is super thick, and I couldn't find any really good coordinating material, so I just made it all the same.
Grace, Hi! I have curly hair too, and mine tends to get badly bushy when it is short. I call it helmet head.. lol I recently gave myself a shorter hair cut, and I left the top long, and gave it some long layers, and then cut the underneath part of my hair really short. I have really thick hair too, so every now and then I go and get it thinned... of coarse this lead to more bushyness after the thinned out part gets to growing.
Start saving up your money, and get a Chi ceramic 1" flat iron. They are usually around $100, but you will so love it. It will get your hair straight, sleek, frizz free, and unless you are not careful with it (like drop it and break the ceramic plates) it will last a long time. I think Revlon has a generic version, but I don't think the plates on it are true ceramic, I think they are ceramic plated, but I started with one of those, and it does ok too... not like a Chi ceramic flat iron though..... also, if you want to get your hair straight for good, there is a new Japanese cold heat treatment that you can get at a salon, it costs lots of $$$$$, but you will only have to go in for touch ups as your roots grow out. I have an aunt that has it done, and her hair always looks fab. Here'a pic of my hair on a really humid hot day (this pic was taken at my daughter's 1st' bday party back in Feb)... when it dries by itself, it is in ringlets:
I didn't take pics of everything I sent anna-begins, but here is a small pic of one of the items....
It's a lamp, made from fabric, acrylic paint, bamboo, hot glue and a night-light/cord assembly. It was tons of fun making it! All the sides have different pics of a dead parrot with "sayings" from the skit. Hopefully anna-begins can post us some action shots, and pictures of her other goodies!
I also sent her a white denim purse with "the ministry of silly walks" iron-on transfer on one side, and some random MP stuff on the other side (the lining is a black denim). I made her a matching wallet too with some Holy Grail transfers.
I also revamped a rubix's cube, with terry gilliam pics.
I received from RAIN! She sent such awesome stuff! A huge brown corduroy bag, with lime green strap, awesome buttons across the top (some of which are super cool tree buttons), gorgeous polka-dot silky lining... ohhh, it is pppuuurrrrrfecccccttttoooo!!!! She sent sooo many goodies too! Awesome stickers, pin-buttons, magnet, a hand-made flower brooch, barrettes, a cuff, note cards, toffee/caramel candies, a lollipop, frog soap, potpourri smell goodies.............. damn I am spoiled rotten! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
So, with my hubby outta town for a few days, and my Mom visiting, I finally got "around" to making her Mother's Day present. She picked out the fabrics at JoAnn's, and I did all the rest. She picked out some really pretty fabric, and it sewed up nicer than I had thought it would. The purse is 15x5. I lined the purse with a coordinating blue, gave her some inside pockets for her cellphone and keys, and a couple small pockets for pens, and put a zipper in between the lining and the outside shell. I had tried the tut on doing the gussetted zipper, but mine didn't turn out so great, and this was easier for me. The checkbook cover was the tricky part. She has the weird kind of checkbook that has a small section at the top of the actual checks to write down the "whos and how muches" instead of a separate check history registry.
Halfelvenwriter, you are totally AWESOME! I love EVERYTHING! Seems like Bobolink's intuition on selecting swap buddies was at an all time high when she put together partners! I am totally blown away with my stuff! It sooo suites me to a "T"!
I received, a handmade journal decorated with gorgeous leaf paper, with a beautiful dragonfly on the front, a clear envelope on the inside back, that contains some great Tea, accompanied by some wonderful frogs! I LOVE ME SOME FROGS!
I also received, two handmade stuffed frogs, one big, one small.... soooo freakin awesome! Some Frog stickers to boot!
A one-of-a-kind, blow your mind with it's beauty decorated box, with the most wonderful tadpole picture surrounded by the coolest frogs on front, and inside, adorable butterflies and a gold leaf!
I LOVE IT - I SAY I LOVE IT - I SAY I LOVE IT - LOVE IT- if you can't tell I'm doing a little dance!
The whole set:
Front of the journal:
Back inside of journal:
FROGS - FROGS - FROGS:
Fairy - who I must say has some wonderful 3-D wings and flower!
Front of Box:
Inside of Box:
Close up of the fabulous tadpoles:
Halfelvenwriter, I adore it all! Thank you soooo much!
I don't know why my pics ended up sooo small... will try to fix! Hopefully they are bigger now!