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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2007 10:39:01 PM »

Merciful Zeus have we all received already? Hell.... I gotta do tiny swaps more often, you guys have made this so easy for me, and you've come up with some incredible stuff!!

If yarn_mafia doesn't mind, I'll post photos of what I sent her - if she's got better shots (I must find the camera - my mobile phone is not meant for taking photos with) she's welcome to post them.
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2007 10:54:04 PM »

The things I made. Let me show you them. (forgive the large photos)

Now, on yarn_mafia's wist there was a Thai paper parasol. I love those things too - they're available at the discount stores here, but they're ugly. So... I bought one, stripped the ugly cover off, and sewed up a fabric one for it.



The fabric is really soft, well-washed batik that I've held onto for years. I'm so glad to have finally found a use for it.



Then, messing around with my ability to insert zips and make lined pouches, I came up with this:



Finally, using some Chinese satin fabric I had left over from a previous project, I made a Jordy bag.


It's got cute little baubles at each corner. I like the baubles. I want a bag with baubles now.
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2007 04:03:37 PM »

I finally got a camera to take pictures of my package, but Kitten Wrangler beat me to it. Although I think her pictures are better than mine anyways.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2007 06:52:54 PM »

And I really need to post what you sent to me. I've yet to retrieve my camera from wherever it got itself buried.
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2007 01:01:08 PM »

My partner was ScottSkipper.
She is unable to post pictures at this time so I am posting pictures of what I sent.

I used old encyclopedias to reference the subjects for this bag. 
I refer to it as a "moon bag" because the moon has strong symbolism in Asian culture. I used a circle pattern to cut it. Both sides are decorated with embroidery. The design was made with appliquéd habotai silk. I accomplished the color of the silk using fiber reactive dye.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/coyotl/1332136982/
My partner likes nautical themes. So, for this side I used an image of a type of Asian broad bottomed boat. I really loved the sails and the rigging.




http://www.flickr.com/photos/coyotl/1331249619/
This is a Thai Buddhist Temple Guardian. The encyclopedia image cut him off at the arms. So, I had to come up with an idea for the rest of the arms and the hands. I chose to use mudra gestures for the hands.

The body of the bag is heavy cotton canvass--what I use for paintings.
Dimensions are: bag  ~13" diameter. Strap ~19 x 1.5"
It is lined in a gold-yellow polyester fabric I had in my stash.


Slippers
Made from buckskin. Motif symbolizes the wind which is at the back of the wearer to move her forward.

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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2007 01:54:24 PM »

 Shocked Gallstones, this bag is fantastic, must have been some job to embroider. I love you flickr pics!
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2007 05:14:29 PM »

WOW, that bag is amazing! Hitting "this rocks"!
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2007 06:50:48 PM »

My partner was ScottSkipper.
She is unable to post pictures at this time so I am posting pictures of what I sent.

I used old encyclopedias to reference the subjects for this bag. 
I refer to it as a "moon bag" because the moon has strong symbolism in Asian culture. I used a circle pattern to cut it. Both sides are decorated with embroidery. The design was made with appliquéd habotai silk. I accomplished the color of the silk using fiber reactive dye.

My partner likes nautical themes. So, for this side I used an image of a type of Asian broad bottomed boat. I really loved the sails and the rigging.

Slippers
Made from buckskin. Motif symbolizes the wind which is at the back of the wearer to move her forward.



I'm so glad gallstones posted pix of these. They just give a tiny hint of how JAW DROPPING her work is. The colors are perfect and the workmanship is stunning.

I am BLESSED!

Scotskipper
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2007 02:04:25 PM »

ZEUS!

I took these photos a week or so ago, and completely forgot to show them off to the rest of you. Here is my awesome parcel from yarn_mafia.
NB: She'd also included lavendar sachets in the parcel, but Customs and Quarantine swooped on them. Sad

So - let's see what else was in the box:



This awesome takeaway noodle box. This has been on my wists for ages, and I think they're fantastic! yarn_mafia has done a great job with it - and now I'm just debating what I'm going to use it to hold.


This scarf. The colours are a bit washed out in the photo, and I've just realised that yarn_mafia didn't mention it in her note to me, whcih makes me wonder if it was meant to go to someone else. I hope not. I like it.


And finally - some indigo-dyed yarn and Asian bead stitch markers. These are my first stitchmarkers ever - I'd been using hair ties which... well, they aren't as pretty as these.

If I haven't said it yet - THANK YOU yarn_mafia. I am loving this hard.
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2007 12:11:08 AM »

Ack, I didn't even think of customs taking them. That's sooo silly...they are completely dead...and enclosed in fabric (those flowers had been drying for a year and a half) oh well, at least it was the small gift they objected too.
I'm glad you like the silk scarf, it was meant for you, but I didn't dye it myself, so I didn't include it in the note.
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