Heya folks, I intended to start this in the beginning of April but things got VERY hectic for me. If someone else wanted to organize that would be great and I would love to participate but if we're waiting on me to organize, its gonna have to wait for a few more weeks.
Ok still going through the stash before I sign up so I have a proper inventory but . . . I have HUGE amount of spring green and gold leaf feathers. They are stained spring green on one side and dipped gold leaf on the other. I also have full butterflies made from these feathers with wing spans from 4"tall X 6" high. I could probably fill a FedEx box one for each along with the regular swap box. So if anyone would want a box of very pretty expensive feathers (wings) or full butterflies let me know. I work at a very very very fancy department store as a designer and these were used for decoration. They trashed a entire industrial trash bag full of them and I have been untangling them. I really hated to see such nice material go to the dump so security knows me and approved me to have them. I used some to make a bra for bras for a cause but I have Wayyyyyyyy to many. Best to share. Here are pictures of the Bra I did and what the feathers look like. You cannot see the green but the underneath side is dip stained the green. You can see a full butterfly on her shoulder. Let me know if anyone would like just a box of these.
That all sounds AWESOME!!! I would LOVE those. I use feathers and butterflies on things CONSTANTLY!!!
Sorry I've been so absent from here. Thank you all for your lovely comments They were all a blast to make but I think my favorite was the Space Toaster From Hell. Every time I would stop working and then come back to my desk and see his big eyeball toaster face staring back at me I would crack up
Here's the final two dotees I received. I feel so very spoiled this round
This awesome masked lovely from Bluepaisan. I love her tones and her hair is gorgeous!
and from TheMuppet
This fantastic top hat fairy My mother, who is OBSESSED with butterflies and the color purple tried three times to steal her while she was over yesterday lol
I adore her face. And she has the honor of being the very first thing I own that is needlefelted
Thank you all so much. I really love doing these little doll swaps. They give me a chance to work on techniques on a small scale before working large. And I get such great new little friends in return