missdolly is too kind
her sewist skills easily better my yarnie ones- here are the pictures i've been waiting to post for far too long!
first off, y'all are going to have to forgive my crumpled bedsheets- i'm a student, we don't live in very pristine conditions
here is all the glorious loot- missdolly went completely above and beyond, i thought we were only swapping one small and one medium, missy
crafted and non-crafted extras first- a pair of socks with sweet little strawberries on them (you'll see their matching pair in just a second
) a mirror with suction pads on the back which totally appeals to my goth-loli side, and some heart-shaped magnets and cherry airfreshner which satisfy my rockabilly-ness
plus some sweets, because sweets are always good!
well, one appears to be a monkey
the other is extremely fluffy and has tiny paws instead of spindly arms, and a long thick tail (which hasn't made it into the photo). everyone in my house absolutely loves these guys and i've been commanded to give them all a crash course in hand sewing so they can make some
my mum, who's seen the strawberry monkey (i couldn't resist making him my travelling partner on a weekend home
) is also smitten and plans to buy a book and make some for her great-niece and nephew for their birthdays- so i think you're a success, missdolly!
things to keep my crafting tidy, which i am forever in need of! from the top down, a zippered pouch, a bag clip, and a crochet hook roll- the photo is upside down really, but i wanted to show the fabric from this angle because it took me AGES to work out that it's a thimble in the design on the pouch, NOT a dalek (who would be a little out of place amongst the buttons, zips, tape measures, and pretty flowers!)
here's a picture of the crochet hook roll all unrolled, so you can see the seriously stylish fabric- i've never seen fabric like it, it makes me feel like i'm a fashion design student in the 60's or 70's
now, i've had to get my wardrobe and top hat to model my apron
i promise i'll get an action shot the next time my housemates and i get the chance to have what we call 50's housewife day and bake loads of cupcakes- or the next time one of my gamer friends needs a birthday cake (last time we made a gingerbread church, defended by gummy bears from the invasion of zombie jelly babies, and we've had a request for an aztec temple, complete with priests and human sacrifices- i should really post the pictures here on craftster!). the fabric's a little hard to see from my rubbish photo, but it's covered in cutlery, and the cutlery's covered in little swirls and flowers
the black lace makes it just un-girly enough
it's perfect- as is everything else, thank you SO MUCH missdolly- and apologies again for making everyone wait this long for pictures!
edit- oops, forgot the obligatory cat pic! this is my beautiful boy ollie chilling with his new long-tailed friend (who really needs a proper name!)