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1  Re: DIY Craft Kit Round 14 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: June 08, 2011 12:55:52 PM
I received! I got two amazing kits, a crochet one from NotKnit, and a rubber stamp making kit from CleanFeelin. Thank you both so much!

Pics:

NotKnit's crochet kit, including lovely yarns and a really cool magazine. My cat had to get in on the action, as you can see.


CleanFeelin's stamp carving set - I'm really excite dto try this!


Thank you both! I'm really looking forward to trying something new!
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2  Re: Crafty Detective Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: May 01, 2011 12:58:08 PM
I received! (yes we get mail on a Sunday, this is Israel  Grin )

theballandskein sent me an awesome package of handspun yarn and a mini quilt:

Yarn:


The two on the left she spun herself (the brown one is alpaca, the green one is hemp and wool); the two on the right are Rowan yarns


And the quilt:


I love trees and birds, and I guess the saying means she knows I'm too hyper-anxious all the time and need to chill out a bit. My flatmate will have a chuckle when she gets home.

Thank you very much theballandskein!
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3  Embroidered Jellyfish and Sea-scape in Needlework: Completed Projects by sophieangele on: March 15, 2011 07:25:54 AM
I made these embroideries for gatheredthreads in the latest round of the Invite your Partner swap, and I wanted to show them off here too Smiley

These were actually pretty hard for me, because I have a fear of sea creatures. Especially anything with tentacles. Happily gatheredthreads was cool with them being cartoony (they're for her daughter's room), so I was ok.

Pictures!



I based the jellyfish on PosiTori's crocheted ones, because gatheredthreads had them on her wist. Happily, she received a whole set from PosiTori in the same swap, so they match!
(PosiTori's amazing jellyfish - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361915.msg4246775#msg4246775)

I stitched him in DMC satin floss, which is 100% stranded EVIL. I will never stitch in satin again. Evil.
Ahem. Anyway, I used backstitch, long-and-short, satin stitch, and threaded running stitch. Including frame he's about 7 inches across if I remember correctly, more in height.

Close-up -


I also made this little seascape (4 inches across), which is a total knock off of penelopewaits' mini aquarium, only with crayon tinting, and a bit less good. Gatheredthreads had wisted the original, so I wanted to make her something I knew she'd like.





(here is penelopewaits' original -  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369670.msg4345501#msg4345501)

Thanks for looking! Ooh, also, if anyone has any tips for embroidering with satin, I'd be very grateful. It just about killed me.
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4  Re: Invite Your Partner Round 17 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: March 15, 2011 07:11:46 AM
Stop press! gatheredthreads has sent me the most awesome swap package in the universe! Like PosiTori, I was lucky enough to receive one of her awesome light-up Tardis quilts Smiley

On to the pics!



Check out the amazing detail and super-neat stitching!





Look, even the back is pretty! (Also, you can see the electrics in this pic)


She also sent me this beautiful card -


Thank you so much, gatheredthreads! I'm so so happy!
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5  Re: Poll idea - what size is my item? in Talk About The Swap Process by sophieangele on: March 03, 2011 02:00:50 PM
Can I ask a question about embroidery? I'm always in agony about how to rate my embroideries (large, medium, small) because although they are often tricky and take me hours and hours to do, they feel so small and insubstantial when you hold the finished product in your hands.

What size would you rate these, for example?


6.5 inches across; took 2 weeks to finish, working every day


This one was 4 inches across, all done in backstitch. It took a long time, but it did only use one stitch and it's a smallish hoop.



I can't remember the exact dimensions, I think it was 7 inches across, more in height obviously. This was an absolute b*gger to do - evil evil satin floss, long and short filler, threaded running stitch that needed to be couched, etc.

I ask because I am doing an embroidery at the moment for the Crafty Detective swap (so I can't show you the actual one), and I'm intending for it to be my large. It's epic, very detailed, and it's taking me forever. Do you think in general it's ok for an embroidery hoop to be a large?



(oh, on a separate note, what size would you say this wreath is? It's a full-size one, a knock off of one that was on my partner's wist [from a previous swap]-

)
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6  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: February 16, 2011 12:56:48 PM
I just received my package from thunderchild and it is awesome!

Group shot:

(also - not pictured are the 3 books she sent me for my book gemach - thanks tc!)

She stencilled me this awesome Doctor Who top:

the paint has a subtle sparkle to it that doesn't really show up well in the picture


I've just started learning to knit, so thunderchild sent me loads of knitting stuff

sooo many needles! Just what I needed Smiley


Some gorgeous yarn (we have rubbish yarn in Israel), inlcuding a lovely pink fingering yarn that she dyed herself!


This is a picture of a project I really want to do from the awesome knitting magazine she sent me (another thing we don't have in Israel), which is full of gorgeous patterns that I need to get good enough to make

And finally, check out the cute mug rug she made me (I'm taking it to ulpan tomorrow!), and three flexi hoops that I'd requested (yet *another* thing we don't have in Israel!)


I also got a lovely card, which I forgot to take a picture of, sorry

Thank you so so much thunderchild, you were an amazing swapper! Your thank you card will be winging it's way to you shortly Smiley



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7  Yesha, the incredible embroidered cat! in Needlework: Completed Projects by sophieangele on: January 01, 2011 10:21:33 AM
It's been a while since I posted any embroidery, so I thought it was time to take up the needle again.

The current love of my life is the cat I currently share my apartment with - Yesha. She's definitely the royalty in this house - she has a pen-and-ink portrait of her on the fridge, a 3D knitted version of herself, and now, a portrait in embroidery floss:




Here's the real deal, so you can compare 'em.



Technical stuff - the outline is 2-ply split stitch, and the fur is mostly 2-ply long and short, but her face is a bit more idiosyncratic - I tried to capture the directions of her fur. The paw pad is satin stitch, and the toes are french knots. Her funny furry ears are just straight stitch.

Gratuitous Close-ups:







I wish the hoop were nicer, but it seems hard to find nice hoops here in Israel - it was hard enough finding a smallish one, they all seem enormous.

Oh, and a gratuitous kitty shot!


C&C more than welcome!


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8  Papercut Chanukah/Hanukkah cards! (Img heavy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by sophieangele on: November 26, 2010 05:11:38 AM
Chanukah is almost upon us (starts the evening of Dec 1) so I've been cutting like crazy to try and finish enough cards

Each of these takes me *hours*, so it's been a bit of a long week...

Group shot:




Dreidel 1:

The writing says "Who performed miracles for our ancestors in their days at this time", part of the blessing we say on the Chanukah candles

Dreidel 2:

The writing is the first line of the Chanukah hymn, "Maoz Tzur" - "Mighty stronghold of my salvation, to praise You is a delight"

Moroccan Menorah:

The writing says "Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light" (another bracha said on the candles)

Upright Menorah:

Hanerot Halelu- "We light these holy lights for the miracles" - from another Chanukah hymn

Oil lamp:

the text is from Hanerot Halelu again

I still have more to do, argh. My poor fingers!

C&C welcome, I'd love to hear what you think. They're a bit more traditional than my Judith and Holofernes card, heh heh. I'm pretty pleased with them though - the oil lamp ones aren't as well cut as I'd like, but I really love the dreidel ones.

Thanks for looking!
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9  Judith and Holofernes - Happy Chanukah! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by sophieangele on: November 21, 2010 01:50:15 PM
In this age of commercialism and secularism, let us not forget the true meaning of Chanukah...

...bloody vengeance on our oppressors!

Heh. Sorry, I couldn't resist. I made this Chanukah/Hanukkah card for my friend Jess, who has a similar sense of humor to mine. It depicts Judith, daughter of Yochanan, cutting off the head of Holofernes.



The midrash says that when the Seleucids were occupying Israel and oppressing the Jews, one of the things they did was insist that every virgin had to sleep with their general, Holofernes, before their wedding night. So brave Yehudit (Judith) went out to the enemy camp and seduced Holofernes. She fed him salty cheese to make him thirsty, then gave him so much wine that he passed out drunk. Then she cut off his head and took it back to the Jews. When they saw their general decapitated by the hand of a woman, the enemy troops fled, and the city and its virgins were delivered.

The whole point of Chanuka is to celebrate the victory of the Maccabees, who rebelled and threw out the Seleucids (Syrians) who were oppressing the Jews and defiling our Temple. The Yehudit story takes place during the Maccabean Revolt, and to this day many Jews have a custom to eat salty cheese at Chanuka to commemorate Yehudit.

The Hebrew text says:

horizontal - "They too were included in the miracle", a text from the Gemara, Shabbat 23a, which explains that women also light candles at Chanuka because Yehudit, a woman, was part of the miracle

vertical - "The daughter of Yochanan ... cut off his head" - a quote from the Ran on Shabbat 23a

So forget all that peace and forgiveness rubbish, and remember the true spirit of the season, folks - our G-d kicked Syrian butt!
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10  Papercut bird door sign in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by sophieangele on: November 21, 2010 07:15:17 AM
Yep, another door sign! I've just made aliyah (moved to live in Israel) and I've been busy 'nesting'. I wanted to fill the place with crafty things to try and make it feel more homely.

This one is for my bedroom door (I share an apartment with a friend) - it says "Tzipporah Feiga", which are my Hebrew/Yiddish names. It's a traditional Jewish 'paired' name - two different names with the same or linked meanings. Tzipporah is Hebrew for bird, while Feiga is from the Yiddish Feigel, which also means bird. So my name is really "Bird Bird" - hence the avian design:



It's cut from cartridge paper, mounted on board to make it sturdy. I cut it on the centrefold, but the birds in the doorways were added in separately, for obvious reasons. I'm actually really happy with it. I think it's sweet without being too girly-girly.

C&C welcome!
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