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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bargain hunter rd2 on: October 05, 2007 03:24:42 AM
 Grin  Grin  Grin It's finally arrived!!! Got the parcel from sezouli!! Here is all laid out, with me in the mirror...
Loved the jumper bag!

and details :
The white thing in the back is a craft/magazine holder

 just love the notebook and the frame

check out the mini scissors and the buckle!!!


Loved all of it thank you ever so much and sorry again for the postage!
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bargain hunter rd2 on: October 03, 2007 01:26:22 AM
Sezouli! Glad you really like it!  Grin There's bargain and bargain - 5 was half the budget but I know those designer shops can charge 20 to 50 a meter for some of their fabrics!!!
23  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Re: Care of Magical Creatures--1 angel needed on: October 01, 2007 02:53:31 PM
sending pm tonight!
24  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: ***Hot pink and lime green baby quilt****lotsa pics! on: October 01, 2007 06:23:26 AM
 Shocked I am so impressed with that quilt!! The colours are so vivid and the pattern really simple and efficient! I've decided to make children quilts for a charity, but have never made any before. I think this one is so fabulous I must start right away!
Did you use a piecing pattern? And when you cut the fabric, do the edges have to follow the fabric's grain?
Thanks!
 Smiley
25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bargain hunter rd2 on: October 01, 2007 06:14:30 AM

And I revamped it, and made it look like this (yes, I did get this idea from the last bargain hunter swap!):

I hope my partner will post the shopping list I sent, as that is also saved on my other computer.  I know I got the case for $1.50.  It was my exciting find.  Wink
Shocked  Shocked Revamped it is a very weak word for what you've done! It is in perfect-immaculate-fabulous condition now! And all so coordinated with the rest I'm just so amazed at what people can find for peanuts!!!
26  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Broken drinking glass...any ideas for a craft? on: September 28, 2007 10:18:34 AM
If you know where a glass artist works,  they may have a kiln and you could melt it! Or, if you could very carefullly break it (safety gloggles, gloves etc etc) you could use the pieces as mosaic pieces for a frame or something?
Lovely blue
27  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Blue/Red Going-to-College Quilt on: September 28, 2007 10:15:37 AM
 Shocked This is just fabulous! I love those colours, I have a project to make one this winter ( project #278 or something) in similar colours but I wanted it on cream .... hmmm may have just changed my mind!!!
 Cheesy Cheesy
28  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Navarathri Festival in India - 9 dresses to make on: September 28, 2007 10:10:12 AM
Saris are so bright and cheerful. The festival is also on the agenda here in Manchester, UK, I love visiting the area at that time!
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Felted Swallon tattoo on: September 28, 2007 10:05:17 AM
I think your work came out really neatly, I love the blue swirls! The colours are vey fashionable too!
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Fake rabbits (lots pics) on: September 28, 2007 09:57:48 AM
Hi!
I've been asked by the Amateur Theatre Company I belong to to make... two fake dead rabbits for the next play. Huh  They have to look as real as possible, apparently they are very important in the play. Smiley

I found some pretty good fake rabbit fur, and some velvet for the head and feet.
I had to make a "real size body" first, then wrap it all in the fur. Just about every thing is handstitched, it took me ages! Here is rabbit one half done:
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbits_body.jpg

The heads are carved in polystyrene balls, and I put a piece of table protector plastic in the ears.
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbits_heads.jpg

I painted the inside of the ears and the white around the eyes. I need to find real horse hair for the whiskers though, I don'tlike my plastic there.
The last pictures were taken with the flash, so the fur looks really shiny.
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbit_head.jpg
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbit_finished_head.jpg
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/finished%20_rabbit.jpg

Rabbit 1 was used in the rehearsal yesterday, but it is too light, so I am in the process of emptying the body and stuffing it with dry rice bags instead!

Wonder what the rabbits get up to in the play (Perfect Pitch by John Godber). I just love how soft the fur is.  Smiley
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