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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: mokume gane broochs and foil experiment on: July 26, 2014 06:18:31 AM
Very cool experiments! I think they both look great.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2014 on: July 21, 2014 10:40:05 AM
Did you plan to use the same colors? The pale wood frames with mostly white/cream and blue and green accents.

Hah, no we didn't plan it; it was coincidence. We do seem to have overlaps in our tastes and preferences so it isn't too surprising we ended up this way. Mine looks great hanging in my workshop!
Thank you all for your comments!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2014 on: July 10, 2014 08:12:39 AM
SheepBlue and I decided to do a personal swap for something arty, something experimental and possibly involving some less-than-traditional weaving. The results were fantastic!

From SheepBlue:

The artsy weaving. Isn't it splendid?!

Let's look closer:

SheepBlue used some of her art yarn stash to weave this creation. And look there on the left, that is a feather woven in. Very cool. And a rock - she wove in rocks. I love it.

She used branches for the frame as well as some smaller wood pieces woven in with the yarns. I like those clear beads - just a touch of sparkle. I also like the way that tightly wound blue and the fat, caterpillar-like green look together.

I realize you'll have to take my word for it, but that cream yarn is so squishy. It isn't too soft, but it isn't rough - it has a spongey, dense body. The fringe has been fondled, I admit. The feathers woven in are neat visual texture.

Beads, and rocks, and wood, and lumpy art yarn, and skinny art yarn! Oh my!

It really is amazing and it looks nice in my workshop, even in its temporary display home.
Thank you so much, sheepBlue, for this work of art. You're the best!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Display stands for craft show on: June 08, 2014 04:36:21 PM
Those look like they'd do the job nicely.
When you say "upcoming comicon", are you referring to the Denver Comic Con?
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery on: May 27, 2014 09:50:42 AM
This has been a wonderful fabric gallery, everyone!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery on: May 14, 2014 08:31:13 AM
KawaiiHelen: that critter fabric is adorable!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery on: May 09, 2014 08:02:59 AM
Hah, I was confused for a second because I forgot there was the option for two partners.
edelC, I love that fern print. You make some sweet fabrics!
8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Smeeps! on: May 07, 2014 12:49:05 PM
Thanks everyone! I might have to make those graham crackers again and use some of my many, many neglected cookie cutters on them.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery on: May 07, 2014 12:44:46 PM
Abbeeroad: Love that bee fabric!
edelC: the mushrooms are neat.

Great fabrics everyone!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 3-D pinwheel baby and doll quilt on: April 23, 2014 08:24:14 AM
Oooh, I like your heart chain FMQ - that's nice. The folds on the pinwheels are neat. I'm sure the little one will enjoy fiddling with and touching those; I know I would.
And it was kind of you to make a little something for the sister, too.
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