My apologies for posting photos so late. Aisy sent me an amazing package! So many goodies:
Gorgeous Pillow cover
I meant to iron it first. The fabrics are so soft and the colors are perfect for my house! I love the backing fabric, too. It's lime green with white polka dots.
A painted forest picture, also going to look great in my house.
I couldn't get a good picture without a glare, but trust me, this is lovely in person!
Possibly my favorite item, a red riding hood doll! Sorry the photo is sideways. Does Craftster photo hosting allow you to flip photos once uploaded
Here's a close-up of her sweet face (right side up!):
And finally, a gnomie themed altered altoid tin (super cute, with red ricrac on the sides!) and several hand carved rubber stamps inside!
Again, I'm sorry for the glare. I have a decent camera, I'm just not very good at using it apparently. Thank you, aisy, for your patience and for all my wonderful stuff! It's all going to look just right in my home. I enjoyed swapping with you!
I rcv'd from my partner over the weekend, and unfortunately I'm only now getting to post photos. It's a crime, really, to make you wait this long to witness such epic Dr. Who awesomeness. Please accept my most sincere apologies.
First, the adorable Adipose mini-hoop:
He is so cute!
And also (brace yourselves, this is amazing), the Tennant/Tardis hoop:
It's crayon tinted, with fantastic stitched detail. Completely puts my work to shame.
Aaaand (yes, it gets better!), the screwdriver GLOWS:
Let the squealing commence.
Thank you so much, FiberAlchemist!! They will be cherished, proudly displayed and are already the envy of several of my friends. You are amazing!
So, here is the awesome cross stitch my swap angel, MizzKodak, sent me!
Isn't he adorable? He reminds me of a project I did in High School art class, which was also an xfiles inspired craft! My apologies for the delay in posting photos- and for the photo quality. I'm starting to think my bad pictures are my fault, not the camera...
Oh, and by the way... it glows in the dark!! Sweet. I tried to take a picture of that, but my camera couldn't pick it up. But trust me, it looks great. His eyes and mouth and the frame all glow and otherworldly green and I love it.
>hugs< MizzKodak! Thank you for being my swap angel!
So, here is the item i made for my partner, who unfortunately was not able to complete the swap. Hopefully she'll like it when she receives!
Her favorite episode was Arcadia, where Mulder and Scully go undercover as newlyweds in a gated community to investigate a couples disappearance. Her favorite scene was Mulder watching over the flamingo yard stake he planted as bait for the garbage monster.
I made her a pink flamingo from polyclay (one of the very few times I've worked with this stuff):
And even though this was a "one tiny thing" I felt like just the flamingo wasn't enough, and had the idea of making it more of a mini shadow-box. So, here's the inside of the box:
The outside of the box:
Sorry it's so blurry. The outside is just painted, with some cross stitched color on the lid and a ribbon around the top. Kinda plain so I decided to add something to the outside and made this pin out of felt and seed beads:
And one more of the flamingo inside the box:
Once again, sorry for the horrible photo quality- I was recently given a new camera but by then I'd already sent my package out. The box was one of the unfinished paper mache objects from Michaels and was about 3 inches, so the flamingo and pin were made to fit.
Also- very happy to have MizzKodak as my swap angel- and I'll have a nice camera to post photos when I receive! Hurray!
Here is the second set of inchies from my other talented partner, pioneer9! (sorry for the delay in posting)
My apologies for the less-than-perfect photos. These are so awesome in person, the pics don't do them justice. I tried but just couldn't find a way to take the picture without it being either blurry or shadowed. I've really got to get a decent camera!
Anyway, THANK YOU pioneer9! They're all so cute! I was thinking of trying to make a few of them wearable so I could show them off...
I'm hard at work finishing up your (and OrangeKnicker's) inchies and will be shipping soon! Personally I don't think mine are near as awesome, but I hope you like them.
I suppose these things aren't overtly Halloween themed, but I made them to wear for the holiday so here they are!
(Sorry it's kinda dark)
Wow- I had so many different ideas and inspirations for costumes this year. But with an already small budget plus the cost of being new homeowners, my ideas fell through one by one. When I had to discard my final idea because I wouldn't be able to afford the fabric I was ready to give up. Stay home, shut the lights off and keep the trick-or-treater candy for myself.
But how do you give up on Halloween? My favorite holiday?! Not a chance! So instead I started looking for options closer to home- as in "What's already in my closet? What's in my craft room?"
So I opened up the craft boxes and glued, stitched and wired together some accessories for Halloween.
(Please excuse the crummy bathroom photo. It had the best lighting. lol)
The plan is to wear something dressy, curl my hair and my friend is loaning me some cream Halloween makeup so I can paint my face Sugar Skull style. Not the most elaborate costume, but at least I found a way to join in the festivities on my favorite holiday!
My apologies for being absent from the thread. We've been a bit distracted in this household lately.
My partner, Mod35tBabe, is absolutely fantastic (and extremely patient!). She sent me some fantastic stuff, some tasty goodies and a great apron!
Some tourist-y pamphlets from her home:
She also sent me a miniature flag from Australia! It's found a home in my craft room already.
And the apron:
I like the long length, and the assymetrical pockets. The lace trim is adorable, and it's so colorful!
Here's a close up of the print:
Psychedelic kangaroos from Australia!! Awesome.
Also included were several goodies which, between me and my husband, have mostly disappeared already. lol. There was musk-flavored lifesavers, grapefruit mints (those were fantastic, btw), and a strawberry Starburst lollipop! mmmm, Strawberry.... so delicious!
And, there was a sample of vegemite!
Sorry for the crummy photo. My living room is very dim, and I couldn't get my phone camera to focus.
So, it looks kind of like tar. But I actually like it! I took her advice, and tried it spread very thin on some buttered bread and it was a nice, light salty flavor. And when you spread it thin, the yeastiness isnt too strong, and it's pretty tasty! I had heard of vegemite before, so it was cool to try something new.
Thank you, Stefanie!! For your correspondence, the cool stuff you sent and especially for your patience! If you ever want more taffy (or anything else shippable!), drop me a message and we'll work something out.
I received from Lindag35 yesterday- so much cuteness in such tiny items!
I meant to post photos last night- my apologies. I'm working and babysitting my sister's kids this week- I was exhausted when I got home and pretty much fell straight into bed.
Anyway- back to the swap-y goodness:
She stitched an adorable coin pouch!
And a shot of the back, for a better view of the fabric print:
And, inside there was a surprise!
Hand-stitched buttons- owl, bunny, hedgie and birdie. I'm madly in love with them.
Thank you so much, Lindag35! I can't believe this is your first embroidery project- you managed so much detail in so little space! I have stitch envy. And the floral print is fine- I love it, actually. The bold colors and cute flowers are so much cooler and much more fun than the grandma's-bedspread-pastel prints I had in mind when I mentioned them in the first place.
My husband called me as I was leaving work and told me there was a package on the porch for me. Longest 5 minute drive ever!
So, yeah. I was all squeal-y and giggly and so excited to see what yarnorama had sent me. The Awesomeness is as follows:
Two of her favorite books: The Snowman by Raymond Briggs and The Adventures of Mr. Pink-Whistle by Enid Blyton. And post-its, which help keep her organized.
We both love literature and books. IMO, sharing your favorite childhood read is something pretty special. There's almost something sacred about a story that has the power to take you back to your childhood. I'm honoured.
Adorable "sushi" erasers (something "edible"- love it!), sour gummies (cherry cola, I think. They are yum!) and a KitKat. ZOMG, candy!! The kitkat is in the 'fridge, returning to a solid state. It's quite warm and humid here in Texas at the moment. The gummies are already disappearing rather quickly btwn me and DH.
Yarn! A nice, soft pink yarn (her favorite color) with an adorable amigurumi pattern included! Aaaand... bamboo purse handles and lovely blue glass beads from one of her favorite shops!
Always in her purse: a foldable shopping bag. Brilliant idea! I might have said that I *ahem* dont like florals, but I like this print- it's a little abstract and the colors are great. And a sweet little inspirational plaque. It's going in my craftroom, right over the lightswitch so I see it often.
Left to Right: two recipes from her other favorite shop, Hotel Chocolat, 'Liquid Chocolate Martini' and 'Chocolate Soup'. Two postcards, the Sheffield Cathedral (Sheffield, England) and the Bakewell Bridge (Derbyshire, England). A map of her university campus and an adorable sketch of a whale- a yarnorama original! Finally- several laminated recipes. Seems we both share a love of cooking!
For her favorite flower, she sent these beautiful notecards. (She also collects stationery.) Now, one thing we don't have in common is an affection for the color pink- she loves it, I don't... but pink has it's place and I think these flowers are stunning.
All in all- the most wonderful package! I've really enjoyed our correspondence through PMs, and now I can see that we truly do have a lot in common. I love everything she sent! My only regret is that I had to post pics from my camera. I'm afraid some of the awesomeness is lost in my crappy photos.