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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2008 12:48:19 AM »

Wow! I love that bird house!! In fact I love all of it... what an inspired use of some really awsome finds! (FOUNDs?) Well done the franz!

What animal is that skull from? Looks like some fearsome teeth!

How did you do that applique on the jar? I'd love to try that out!
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2008 12:57:43 AM »

I should say as well, I'm glad you liked it Ralph!

The basket has a nice story behind it - I found the pattern in a cutting from a magazine in a second hand book about crochet. When I made the basket my mum became quite nostalgic. It turns out that her grandmother (who must have been born before 1900) used to make those baskets in white yarn and then put glasses with cut flowers in them. So I thought that was a nice and unexpected find that taught me something new about my family's history too!
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2008 06:35:37 AM »

I've just received an awsome package from Ralph - thank you so much!!! I absolutely LOVE everything!!!

A handmade journal - the cover is from a children's drawing:



One of the pages, a letter bound within the book (there are more lovely touches like this in the book):



A lovely bracelet with found charms, the weirdest thing is how the fake ring on it looks really similar to my engagement ring!! I've included my ring in the picture so you can see, I really think that is strange  Shocked



Bottle cap earrings - unfortunately these didn't photo well no matter how I tried. They have a note written with 'found' in one and 'lost' in the other hidden under the beads, I love that!



A brilliant DADA style shrine to found and lost things, made out of a casette case, front:



back:



And finally this is my favourite of all those lovely things, an absolutely delicious handkerchief book:



And a page from it, there are three of them, all so ethereal and lovely:



I really really treasure these things. Thanks for being such an inspiring partner!!

This has been a great swap!! Challenging, frustrating (when I couldn't find anything) but really FUN. Thanks to Scatter Kincaid for organising this, I think the gallery speaks for itself as how this has been a great creative approach to crafting!



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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2008 07:39:20 PM »

I'm really glad you like everything Ms Marple. That's really awesome about the ring.

Here is a better image of the earrings:



And, just because I can, and I like the monkey ninja, here is the inside of the shrine:



As Ms Marple said, this really has been the most challenging, inspiring, frustrating, moving, humbling, rewarding swaps I've been a part of. Kudos to our amazing organiser!

-Ralph

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2008 07:11:26 AM »

Wow! I love that bird house!! In fact I love all of it... what an inspired use of some really awsome finds! (FOUNDs?) Well done the franz!

What animal is that skull from? Looks like some fearsome teeth!

How did you do that applique on the jar? I'd love to try that out!

Thank you!  I think the skull is from a fox but I'm not sure! Huh  The mason jar is just polymer clay that I used the cane technique on (badly) and then molded to the jar. 

I'm so glad Scatter liked everything and I am truly impressed with everything we all have made.  I'm gonna have to stop tossing my beer bottle caps from now on and go make some earrings!
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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2008 11:27:24 AM »

gotta say, all of this stuff is KILLER! kudos to all you super-talented craftsters!
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