The autumn leaves and the clouds are about 38 inches by 45, the black with the orange stars is about 43 by 81. If they were scraps, I'd use them for teesha moore style stuff, but I'd like to think of something else I could do with these odd sizes of fabric. Any ideas?
made this years ago. I found a toy plastic dinosaur all in orange, and decided he needed to be the focal point of a wreath. I twisted up some vines from the yard, and hunted for red/yellow/orange things. There's a hair barrette, a tiny tot stapler, an apple tea bag, a party noisemaker, a few colored beads and bits of wire, and a long beaded necklace wrapped around under all the stuff. I kind of regret using the fabric fall leaves and flowers now, since my original idea was to use just random stuff that was fall colors, but eh. It hangs on my kitchen wall.
Finally, pictures! The one above is from MizzKodak, the one below from The SapphireMoon. I was so spoiled! Beads and lots of findings and wire and all kinds of goodies. I already have plans for at least three projects. Thank you, thank you both so much. And yee, the first time I've uploaded pictures from a camera! Now, let me hit post and see how they came out....
back to the drawing board-let's try that again. From The SapphireMoon-
Thanks, guys! The leaf pillow started as a placemat I knew had to be made into something, and the lucky find of a small piece of vintage fabric. There's a leaf necklace too-no big thing, just something I made out of taking apart 3 earrings and an old necklace. But since I have a scanned pic, I'll put it up.
My partner was so patient waiting for her stuff! And Williarl, I found the perfect spot to hang my Archie mirror you made for me. It rocks!
Okay, my partner is having some internet issues, so she asked me to go ahead and post pics. These are crappy scanner pics, but she'll post better ones later. I think this is everything, it's all I could find pics for.So, D-Kay's goodies- This was a lovely thick piece of blue fleece, not wide enough for a blanket, but cozy to wrap around yourself. I cut letters out of old jeans, to spell out-Atlantis water polo team-hand sewed them on with embroidery floss(with a little fabric glue for insurance), and outlined the letters in fabric paint. This is the bit I could squish on the scanner.
I had a trivit and an idea, and didn't let not being able to draw stop me. Glass paint. The once and *future* king, with the hand holding up a raygun instead of a sword.
This is a Jones soda bottle, glass paint, and I glued on a label. Prometheus brand hot sauce-stealing fire from the gods.
A yarn store/craftster fairy. Can't find a picture of the front, darn it! Wings purple skeletonized leaves, clear plastic sandwiched between for stability, scrap yarn/floss hair, that same pair of jeans for the dress, wire from a notebook and bead bracelets, blue tape and pop tab buckle belt, bead eyes.Crappily hand sewn.
Another Jones bottle. Long strip of fabric wrapped and glued, shells and beads tied on, filled with tropical bath beads.
Atlantis made me think of pearls, gold, and tropical flowers. I glued tiny pearl beads and tiny sea shells on a brass thingy, glued it on a fabric flower, and sparkled it a bit, glued/sewed it on a necklace, added other flowers around it. I love reconstructing jewelry.
I love it-sulky has her very own WURD! And that's a lovely bag.
Anyway, Oreomama just sent me pics of what I made, and what she made. I can't wait until her package gets here! I have a couple of scanner pics I might as well post, too. Thank you, partner! She embroidered towels! A cool framed picture-I love sea stuff! The box from oreomama- Bag detail- An extra-cup cozy
The small-book thongs- Group shot-
Anyway-to reflect me-it's a bag to tote books, or whatever. I started with two work freebie harlequin romance bags-the second was cut up to make inside pockets. I painted a blooming tree night scene on a piece of fabric to sew/glue over the ad on the side. I couldn't really do a milliflora like I wanted for her-she likes that, but at least there's flowers. And she likes red. I like the odd silver jewelry piece I used for the moon. There's 2 small pockets for notes, ect, plus a skinny one for an umbrella. Book thongs from ribbon yarn and deconstructed jewelry. A messy cup cozy with the last of the red fabric. Modjeskas for a candy treat-caramel-type local candy. Her 1.oo treat-a tiny wooden box, and mini perfume bottle from the thrift store-that's where I buy mini treats! Plus a mini pen, punch, and ruler from the drugstore, and a small notebook. Postcards-my city skyline, and a rural fall scene-because I love fall and grew up in the country. Oreomama, you were fun to craft for! I can't wait until your package gets here! I'll put it on the scanner for more pics when it does. Thanks again!
Okay, behold the awesomeness- her camera is dying, and I used the scanner, so these don't do it justice, as well as being pic heavy. The mermaid
Embroiderd pillowcase and handmade card
jewelry with shrinky dinks, sea glass and more-and she and her kids collected the sea glass from thier beach
handmade journal, with built in shrinky bookmark and charm
Inside of journal
detail of the great bag
more bag detail, and folded down a bit to show the lining fabric
The extras are cool fishy shower gel, and little terry fishies, and a sqoosh ball. I wish you could see all the detail on the shrinkys-the one on the bracelet has this quote- My life is like a stroll upon the beach as near to the oceans edge as I can go-Henry David Thoreau(The miss spelling is my bad-my middle aged eyes can't make out all the letters )
Thanks again, Monkey_Sea_Monkey_Do! I love everything!!
I started with the tarnished pearly broken flower, added it to the irregular silver/black disk from an odd broken earring.Wired it to some black net ribbon saved from a package,added a piece of black yarn I had to cut off my daughter(she'd tied it around her neck for a necklace!). Found if I tied it in a knot, it'd be almost impossible to undo.Found a silver star tac pin.Voila! The family goes to the coffee shop once a week so DH and DD can play chess. I bring a bag of assorted craft supplies.So I had to put my hand on the scanner when we got home. I like this.
I made a muse for the poetry swap a while back,and my daughter asked me to make her one for christmas.She decided she wanted a muse of miscellaneous thing,like the children's book Miss Alanius. She started off as a jones soda bottle,shaped with tinfoil,covered with tissue and glue,sparkly tissue for the top layer.Scrape cotton for her head,stuffed with cotton balls(i'm out of batting),stiffened with white glue,a pencil inside to hold her head up proudly,and her body full of beans for a little weight.Beads and earrings and a yarn remnant for hair and features-her ivy clasp for the cloak is an old dangly earring.The cloak is scrape velveteen,trimmed with white bias tape in lieu of ermine,and covered with miscellaneous objects as per my daughter's request. her front-I have to lay things on the scanner,so they're not great pics
the one I made for the poetry swap
The poetry one is glued to the top of a tin I painted blue.I like the miscellaneous one better.Thanks for looking!