Sorry about the delay in posting these pictures, TheSaphireMoon. My mum had to go to the hospital the other day and I have been sick so I just hadn't had the chance to take photos.
Anyway here it is, an amazing little snap wallet! I couldn't capture in the pictures how sparkley and shiney the beading is, but let me tell you it is beautiful.
(I don't know what happened to the lighting in the last picture, I think the sun came out briefly, it's been overcast lately; the colors are different but WHATEVs)
I know just what I am going to use it for, as I am afraid to put it in my purse so it gets all dirty; I've been working on a handmade card set for "concentration" or the memory card game, and it is just the right size to hold the cards. Perfect!! Thanks<3
I got this one, actually just before the weekend, from stuckmachinic. I hadn't posted it earlier because life gets sticky sometimes and I had to deal with my kitty's problems. It is the constelation Draco! How neat is that?
Also I am assuming that since I have gotten all my feedback that my last partner, Taniquel has received her bookmark so I'll post an image what I sent her. The blue part is translucent as it is tissue paper! Laminated for strength of course.
I am not entirely happy with the outcome of this project, mainly because I feel the work is not up to par. If you need details I could nit-pick it for you. I am not sure if I want to finish it, even if all it requires is tying in the tails on the straps. It was embroidered with 2 strands of all purpose sewing thread, in satin stitch couched over a base of chain stitches and ladder stitches. Feel free to give me a hard critique if you find something you want to point out either in the embroidery or construction of the mask. I have given it a pretty thorough reaming on my blog, but there may be things I haven't noticed myself.
stuckmachinic and Oyhana I am happy that the bookmarks made it there safe and sound. I'm also very glad that you like them Also your words are too kind, gamemom42.
I have received my bookmarks from 2 partiners.
These two first ones were from gamemom42. I know I was going to post pictures of them the other night but I couldn't find my camera cable, and then I was stuck out while visiting my parents, because of a terrible snowstorm. However here they are They are fabulous.
This one is from Oyhana. I received them just this morning. She did an awesome job of illustrating a plant cell and on the other side a pretty collage of planty bits, I am terribly fond of botany, among other things.
Group 5 (I'm pretty sure it's group 5), I've sent yours out this evening, just before the postal van came around to pick up the mail! Hopefully you'll all be receiving them soon. In the meanwhile, here are some teasers:
This is a christmas gift for my mum. It is worked, wholely, in a double strand of regular polyester sewing thread just because I couldn't afford to go out and buy floss (if you can imagine) and I liked the colour of the thread I had on hand. It is mostly buttonhole stitch, with a little whipped backstitch for the black outline and whipped chainstitch for the letters; there is plain chain stitch and a teeny tiny running stitch for the shade in the olives. The running stitch is more woven in as they are only a single strand of the fabric in width and in space apart. There is a little satin stitch on one of the olives that boarders onto one of the open spaces, and it is also used in the hand-rolled hem. The fabric is cotton linen, if I recall correctly; it's been in my stash for a while so exact fibre content is mysterious. It is approximately 12x12" and took me probably something on the order of 20 hours, half spent on the embroidery, half on the hem.
The background story is here on my blog (I hope I have posted enough information otherwise that directing you elsewhere for more will not be too much concern)