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Topic: Put a Bird On It! Swap - Send out Friday July 27th  (Read 31140 times)
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« on: July 09, 2012 08:34:58 PM »

Put your bird goodness here!

Craftsunderground 07/30/12 >><< fiddlegirl8

bekibutton 07/09/12 >><<Trekky
Trekky 07/11/12 >>><<< bekibutton

StarFire 07/31/12 >><< adrienne_bowers
adrienne_bowers 7/23/12 >>><<< StarFire

llisaredd 07/25/12 >><< ollieorange
ollieorange 07/27/12 >><< llisaredd

gotgrey 07/20/12 >><< jonnamarco
jonnamarco 07/23/12 >><< gotgrey

kissing.shadows 8/01/12 >><<Fontiua
Fontiua 07/27/12 >><< kissing.shadows

SunflowerSmiles 07/26/12 >><< Gr33nT3a
Gr33nT3a 07/27/12 >><< SunflowerSmiles

Onyxnox 07/13/12 >><<ShannonMN
ShannonMN 07/30/12 >><< Onyxnox

camelama 08/08/12 >><< thisbirdsabsurd
thisbirdsabsurd 7/16/12 >>><<< camelama

charlieandwillow 07/26/12 >><< microjivvy
microjivvy 07/27/12 >><< charlieandwillow

dfabbric >><< reuse
reuse 07/27/12  >><< dfabbric

Smmarrt 07/27/12>><< dessadoll
dessadoll 07/28/12 >><< Smmarrt

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PURPLE - Feedback given
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012 05:28:43 AM »

Hello everyone,

Prepare to be very jealous, as I have received an amazing package from bekibutton...

Three fantastic decorations! With a tag telling me they are called Otis, Penelope & Raoul!

Look at the great stitching!

Two brilliant bags!  Firstly Wilfred the Wagtail! Pied wagtails are my fave bird, delicate stitching & great use of fabric to show the feathers.

And secondly, Hartley the Herring gull!  Herring gulls always make me laugh, bekibutton has captured the facial expression of a gull perfectly!

A secret box, that rattled...

Inside - buttons galore!  In my favourite colours!  Both me & bekibutton have a thing about buttons - thank you!  I shall have fun playing with these  Cheesy

Close-up button porn shot...

And finally some extras - very pretty postcards, pen & bookmarks - I can't wait to use these!

Thank you bekibutton for the great package, I love the added touch of the tags.  Everything is fantastic!

Now I just hope my package is up to scratch!


I have lots of train tickets (I get the train most days), if anyone wants some for papercrafting just send me a PM Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012 08:05:40 AM »

oh how wonderful!!  what great goodies ya got there..love the bags!

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012 08:50:44 AM »

What a fun package! I would love anyone of those birds!

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012 10:59:41 AM »

So glad you like all the items! Cheesy

I made the decorations after seeing the guinea pig ones you made on your blog, so hopefully they will all go together OK Smiley Should probably mention that they're based on patterns from a Craftster member (downeastthunderfarm) who has created quite a selection of felt bird ornament patterns. I modified the robin and puffin to European colours but the owl is essentially the same.

I really enjoyed making the tote bags so will definitely be trying out some other designs at some point. They were inspired by the free-motion embroidery on your blog!

The extras entailed a very fun spree through Paperchase (my fave), so you almost didn't get them as I wanted to keep them all for myself Wink
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I was gonna take over the world but got distracted by something shiny

« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012 01:27:20 PM »

What a great first package! I actually snorted a little at the button porn comment though.

I really like the tote bags. I've made some birds before in a similar way and I found that messy kind of free embroidery seems to really suit birds!

My favorite is the gull tote. His expression it's just perfect. That little owl pretty blissful too though.

Běifāng yǒu jiārn, jush r dl. Y g qīng rn chng, zi g qīng rn gu. Nng b zhī qīng chng yǔ qīng gu. Jiārn nn zi d.
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012 02:37:15 PM »

Hartely the Herring Gull is *cracking me up*.  I LOVE HIM.  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012 06:50:13 PM »

Great first package - making me nervous to see things showing up already! Tongue  That's quite a haul you got there - and such great variety!!

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012 07:08:23 AM »

Lovely start to the gallery!
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012 12:25:12 PM »

Wooo I received from Trekky today!

I got a selection of colour coded packages and a bird postcard explaining that the red ones were crafts and the pink ones were extras. My cat was very interested in them!

The first 'made' item was a gorgeous needle book with a very very cute picture of a budgie embroidered beautifully on the front. I love budgies!

Then a very bright crocheted bird - it reminds me of a chicken ornament I had, which is very appropriate as I used to keep chickens, and ran chicken-keeping courses Smiley Also, it has buttons for feet!

The piece de resistance: a handmade kakapo notebook, in lovely bright colours! If you don't know what a kakapo is, I urge you to check this video out Wink

Kakapo are my favourite Smiley

Speaking of which, Trekky outdid herself with the 'extras' she sent by finding this comic with a kakapo on the front!!

And inside, it mentions Codfish Island, where I volunteered for a fortnight! Cheesy

She also sent me a cool owl pen (the same as one I almost sent to her in my swap package!), some Scottish tablet and some very cool bird buttons. My other cat was interested in these bits!

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