Craftster Community

ORGANIZED SWAPS => The Swap Gallery => Topic started by: luckdragon on August 16, 2014 10:23:35 AM



Title: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on August 16, 2014 10:23:35 AM
Post your lovelies here!!




luckdragon's group

Sent
Partner Received
Feedback given
Sending Late with Comm
Please contact organizer ASAP


luckdragon's group
pesky pixie <-> HSG
pottermouth <-> HSG
petskin <-> limeriot
petskin <-> maxxev
Mistress Jennie <-> Abbeeroad
rackycoo <-> amaryllisroze
MissingWillow <-> knickertwist  received Sept 27 according to CanadaPost/USPS tracking
jemimah <-> alwaysinmyroom
gotgrey <-> alwaysinmyroom
pinkmichk <-> lindyv321
BadWolf314 <-> bunny1kenobi
gozer <-> bunny1kenobi
gozer <-> Suereal
kwality570 <->Suereal
kwality570 <-> luckdragon
wendiek <-> calabaza
stickerChic87 <-> calabaza



Main swap thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434627


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 16, 2014 12:32:49 PM
Mistress Jennie's Group
underthemountain --> Averia
Averia (sent 9/29) --> underthemountain


anna.wahnsinn (sent 9/22) --> Averia
Averia (sent 9/22) --> anna.wahnsinn


wonderwoman1976 --> dharma_rebel (tracking info provided by dharma)
dharma_rebel --> wonderwoman1976 (pics posted by dharma)

stillatthetop --> Najaorama
Najaorama --> stillatthetop
(Rcvd 9/22 per USPS.com)

Killam Creative --> cackle
cackle --> Killam Creative


P_E_S_T (sent 9/23) --> Smeddley
Smeddley --> P_E_S_T


P_E_S_T (sent 9/23) --> artsycandice
artsycandice (sent 9/23) --> P_E_S_T


Smeddley --> artsycandice
artsycandice (sent 9/23)
--> Smeddley[/s]

PerfectlyBohemian --> ludi
ludi --> PerfectlyBohemian


sheepBlue --> ludi
ludi --> sheepBlue

sheepBlue --> erica_tattoos
erica_tattoos (sent 9/22) --> sheepBlue


silentblair --> SonjaBoo
SonjaBoo --> silentblair


tapestrymlp --> Onyxnox
Onyxnox --> tapestrymlp


Daphadilly Art --> Smileyyogini
Smileyyogini --> Daphadilly Art



Status Colors
SENDING:

Green = Sent
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Red = LATE, NO COMMUNICATION, CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY!

RECEIVING:
Blue = Received (but haven't POSTED pictures yet)
Purple = Received & Posted Pictures

Strikethrough = Feedback Given
GLOWING RED=NEGATIVE FEEDBACK  


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 19, 2014 08:45:15 AM
Neener neener! I'm first to post in the gallery  ;D

pesky pixie really spoiled me. Each item she created has such skill and care. Love them all!

First is a blanket she made that has fleece on one side, and crochet on the other.


I predict many cool days will be spent using this while crafting.

Here is a detail of the SOD.


The butterflies in the corners are movable.

Next are two hot pads she crocheted.




Amazing right?

Here is a fun bottle cover she crocheted, and it could be a vase, too.


Last, but not least. She made me a green shrug, and it is so luxurious feeling! Cannot wait for winter to wear it. :)


Here is a detail of the yarns.


So glad I asked pesky pixie to join the IYP. Not only for the wonderful gifts, but it gave me the chance to get to know her, and create for her, too. Hope she goes on to do many successful swaps here on C-ster. :)

Thank you pesky pixie! :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 19, 2014 09:40:15 AM
Oh my goodness!  What amazing crochet arts.  I especially like the shrug!   :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 19, 2014 09:46:44 AM
Wow, awesome stuff! I'm digging the blanket and the hot pads the most. 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 19, 2014 09:50:48 AM
Love the warm goodies!  The crochet blanket would make me smile each day!  I love Woodstock!

pesky pixie--would you mind sharing what pattern you used for the crochet shrug?  It is lovely!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 19, 2014 10:03:43 AM
Woodstock! lol. Cute.

Such wonderful yarn art. I especially like the shrug. I love green.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on August 19, 2014 11:42:15 AM
Ooh I like it all but I'm really taken with how skillfully the water bottle cover is done! I've been crocheting rocks lately and it's a challenge to get a tight fit but that looks perfect - and I love the rainbow color choice  ;D Great job!

While home sick, I got the best package from Ludi today!! We agreed to make 3 items for each other and she knocked the ball out of the park on each count  :D

Firstly, a twinchie for my collection. When kittykill got that ball rolling (lots of ball euphemisms...not sure why), I became quickly obsessed and I knew my life would not be complete without a Ludi-original to add to my collection. We discussed themes, and I told her a lot of mine were following a natural flora/fauna vibe, and I love stumpwork. So she came up with this miniature beauty!!



For reference, that's my pinkie!! It is so tiny and delicate. I'm smitten  ;D ;D ;D Even having it up close in person I still can't figure out how she makes such magic with a needle and thread. Also side note: Ludi, the twinchie I've made you could be right in the forest that this guy came from. Very funny - you'll see what I mean when you get your package  ;)

Anyway, onto #2, my personal mini plague doctor! A little appropriate with me being sick and all. The stitching on the hat and body are so tiny it hurts my eyes just imagining trying to make it, and the sculpting on the face is perfect! I've just dabbled in sculpting a bit for Ludi's package so I know how challenging it can be! Super impressed.



Lastly, Ludi made me a stitched portrait!!! (sorry, too many exclamation marks? Well deal with it I guess, my excitement cannot be contained!!). I loved her last foxy one and so she asked me what my favorite animals were...of the several ideas I came up with I said salmon...not your typical favorite animal but I find them fascinating and I grew up in the Pacific northwest where learning about them and their lifecycle was standard. It reminds me of home. She she made this piece entitled "the Great Traveler". Very appropriate! The stitching is so beautiful, blending colors and creating this masterpiece...although looking at the portrait as a whole, he is quite a fearsome fellow.





She was also super thoughtful and sent along some delicious chocolate bars, and some whimsies and embroidery floss to add to my stash  ;D

Thank you so much Ludi for swapping with me. I hope we may swap again some time in the future though I know I'll have to get back in the long queue of swappers who are waiting to swap with you  :D :D :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 19, 2014 11:44:56 AM
That shrug is so lush feeling, alwaysinmyroom would look fabulous in one! :)

WOW! Ludi is so skilled I don't know where to begin. The inchie is my favorite, I think. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 19, 2014 11:55:32 AM
I just knew we would see some wonderful embroidery in this swap!

I just love the richness of the fabric and threads in the "Great Traveler"!

And tiny stuff always catches me eye (yes, that is "eye", singular...my other eye cannot see such tiny things!) ;D.

Great job, Ludi!  And hope you feel better soon, despite the plague doctor being in the house, Sheepblue!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 19, 2014 12:01:06 PM
Thank you!  I'm so glad you like them, sheepBlue.  Maybe the little doctor can poke you with his poking stick and make you better (or infect you worse!  :o )  I had a hard time sending these away.  The Great Traveller was especially challenging; he's supposed to be a Chinook Salmon but every photo seemed to show different colors of fish, from dark grey to light green, so I just tried to interpret using the colors I had.  Definitely a fantasy salmon.  The snail made me want to make more snails.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on August 19, 2014 01:53:46 PM
Fantastic start to the gallery!

Love the crocheted Woodstock blanket!  I agree - it would make me smile every day too!

Oh my gosh, Ludi!  So amazing! The Great Traveler portrait is fabulous!

I can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 19, 2014 01:57:22 PM
Lovin' the gallery all ready!  Everybody is so talented!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pesky pixie on August 19, 2014 03:41:21 PM
It's posted already! Woo!

" what pattern you used for the crochet shrug?"

I winged it! I saw one made with a sort of thick embroidered fabric. It was all just one piece that was folded over and sewn to create sleeves and I thought, gee, I think I could crochet something like that. So I did! I made myself a blue one with fuzzy blue yarns so I would have one to go by if ever I wanted to make more. (I joked to HSG that mine looks like I have cookie monster arms!)  :D

I love the snail! So cool!
The plague doctor is my fave. His expression is so great. That face.
The Great Traveler is super! So much stitching. WOW!





Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on August 19, 2014 03:42:43 PM
What an amazing start!  I really love the Woodstock blanket and the wonderful stitching on that salmon head!  Great job all!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 19, 2014 04:07:14 PM
Fish heads, Fish heads, Rolly Polly Fish heads, Fish heads Fish heads, eat them up YUM!...But I don't think I would eat that fish head as he is too awesome looking ;D.  The snail is AMAZING!  And the little plague doc is adorable.  Excellent package as normal Ludi ;D.

pesky pixie's package packed a pound of pretty perfection (say THAT seven times fast ;D)!  That Woodstock blanket is super FABO.  I didn't know one could get so much detail with crochet.  And the shrug is very pretty and practical too.  All the other bits and bobs are super as well.  Excellent start to the gallery ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on August 19, 2014 04:56:05 PM
We have a gallery already? Eep! I really need to start  moving and finish working on my items :D

Patterned crochet blankets, like that, always impress me- I would mess up counting anything so many times, it's not even funny- well done! And the bottle cover is beautiful- so true about the rocks and such- tightly crocheting around them is PIA!

And good think I'm always sitting on my (by now square) butt, as I would fall over every time I see anything of Ludi's- the creativity, talent and skills are just superb! While I love the snail and the plague dr. is awesome (I love weird creepy cute things!), the salmon embroidery is just so perfect! :)
(I really need to "book" Ludi for the next IYP somehow :D)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 19, 2014 05:04:54 PM
The crochet on the bottle fits like a glove, too. And it's all mine! ;)

Feeling good about my progress now. Hope the last couple of projects go as planned.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on August 19, 2014 06:36:06 PM
Oh my goodness, what an amazing start to the gallery.  That Woodstock blanket is epic, such beautiful crochet items!  The fish portrait?!  Wow!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on August 20, 2014 03:41:27 AM
awesome goodies and the gallery has only just opened! :o
love that crochet blanket and jacket. especially the texture it reminds me of grass and spring :)

that plauge doctor is brilliant ;D as it the portrait


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 20, 2014 05:04:32 AM
Telling you I cannot wait for cold weather and snuggle under that blanket! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: amaryllisroze on August 20, 2014 08:45:16 AM
A gallery already!?  :o
I love that crochet tapestry blanket! Very cool.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 20, 2014 09:01:05 AM
Ludi is a goddess of needle and thread. Beautiful work!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 20, 2014 10:08:09 AM
Aw, thank you!   :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on August 20, 2014 12:59:01 PM
What an amazing start to the gallery! 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on August 20, 2014 06:20:33 PM
There's stuff here!

Oh my goodness, wow! A whole blanket and a shrug! That bitty snail!  :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on August 20, 2014 11:10:51 PM
Wowzers!! A gallery!!

The crocheted blanket is fab! I love Woodstock, so cute and fun. The shrug is beautiful! I must make me one (or more!)

The snail is awesome! So itsy bitsy tiny!! Your needlework is so amazing and always so pretty Ludi! I'm amazed, as always!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 21, 2014 06:58:38 AM
Ah! I'm late to the party!! Such awesome stuff. This gallery rocks already!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 21, 2014 06:32:14 PM
Ludi is a goddess of needle and thread. Beautiful work!

Someone should host a "Make me a shrine of ME" swap and then we have to make sure she joins ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on August 21, 2014 07:50:14 PM
Not surprised I missed the gallery link.
Wow - that is an epic crochet package. I am so impressed that you could "wing" something like the shrug!

And the salmon has stolen this PNW girl's heart. <3


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 22, 2014 05:27:27 AM
Awww!   :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 22, 2014 03:52:11 PM
Ludi is a goddess of needle and thread. Beautiful work!

Someone should host a "Make me a shrine of ME" swap and then we have to make sure she joins ;D

Ha! Great idea, Always!  Or perhaps we could all jot that little gem in our "secret" craftster notebooks for future swap reference....  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: kbrison on August 22, 2014 04:33:46 PM

Ha! Great idea, Always!  Or perhaps we could all jot that little gem in our "secret" craftster notebooks for future swap reference....  :D

I've been watching this gallery and just had to admit that I too have one of those "secret" craftster notebooks. Never know who you'll be paired with in a swap and it's nice to already have some ideas on tap, especially when you've been partners previously and didn't get to use up all your ideas then. Take note of that, Lindy and AIMR!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 22, 2014 04:47:07 PM
Ludi is a goddess of needle and thread. Beautiful work!

Someone should host a "Make me a shrine of ME" swap and then we have to make sure she joins ;D

Ha! Great idea, Always!  Or perhaps we could all jot that little gem in our "secret" craftster notebooks for future swap reference....  :D

I keep hearing about these Crafster notebooks that are floating around. I suppose it is time that I started my own. ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 22, 2014 07:34:29 PM
Ludi is a goddess of needle and thread. Beautiful work!

Someone should host a "Make me a shrine of ME" swap and then we have to make sure she joins ;D

Ha! Great idea, Always!  Or perhaps we could all jot that little gem in our "secret" craftster notebooks for future swap reference....  :D

I keep hearing about these Crafster notebooks that are floating around. I suppose it is time that I started my own. ;)

And they will later be collected by future people and show up on Antique Roadshow ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pottermouth on August 22, 2014 08:03:49 PM
 :D! suereal, you're a hoot.

I'm over the moon with all of the crochet work from peskie pixie...that's a TON of beautiful crochet!!!!  :o Amazing!

And Ludi, you are just marvelous. You and sheepBlue are the most perfect of partners and it was a joy to see the beauties you made for her.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pesky pixie on August 23, 2014 09:07:05 AM
Thanks, pottermouth!
You know, HSG made it so easy because of her Pinterest page. There's so much on that it was simple to make out a list of things I wanted to get done for her.

And besides, she "likes" so much you really can't fail! LOL!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 23, 2014 05:30:28 PM
HSG is so easy to craft for....and I agree--she is a huge pinner! ;D



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 23, 2014 08:09:35 PM
I am to pin please.  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 23, 2014 08:12:07 PM
she is a huge pinner! ;D



What's wrong with that?
(I might have a pinning obsession too...) :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 23, 2014 09:21:45 PM
*SNORT*  Y'all and all your pining talk...you sound like a bunch of voodoo priestesses to me ;D...hhhmmm...maybe that's why I don't pin...I'm a type one diabetic and I have to "pin" myself enough anyway ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on August 24, 2014 01:50:42 AM
*SNORY*  Y'all and all your pining talk...you sound like a bunch of voodoo priestesses to me ;D...hhhmmm...maybe that's why I don't pin...I'm a type one diabetic and I have to "pin" myself enough anyway ;D

hehehe! I wouldn't like to do that sort of pinning either!

I like Pinterest, but it is also very addicting! I make sure to spend more time crafting than pinning, which isn't as easy as it sounds!
You are not a pinner, but you're still so much fun to craft for!!  ;D

Pinterest can work intimidating too, but as long as you only use Pinterest to get inspired, it is fine by me.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 24, 2014 09:28:51 PM
Thanks Wendie ;D.  I often feel bad about not pinning, but it really is not my style.  I mostly feel if I see it I can make it for my own fine self if I want it that bad.  I do look at folks pins and sometimes take inspiration from them, though I do my best to not copy stuff.  I like to push folks into new uncharted waters..so never go swimming with me ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 25, 2014 05:26:18 AM
I like to push folks into new uncharted waters..so never go swimming with me

 :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 25, 2014 06:05:42 AM
surreal -- you know that I would jump off the cliff into unknown waters with you anytime! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on August 25, 2014 07:46:45 AM
surreal -- you know that I would jump off the cliff into unknown waters with you anytime! ;D
me too!

For me pinning is like shopping, but without getting the stuff. I don't know why, but it's a satisfying feeling. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 25, 2014 08:19:41 AM
For me it's mostly for sharing images with others.   :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 25, 2014 10:15:11 AM
surreal -- you know that I would jump off the cliff into unknown waters with you anytime! ;D
me too!

For me pinning is like shopping, but without getting the stuff. I don't know why, but it's a satisfying feeling. :)


Ooh... like shopping. I hadn't really thought about it like that. I think I like that idea.
I think for me its like I am stashing away all these great ideas and bits of knowledge and that even though others can access them I feel like my specific "collections" have something special because they've been grouped together just so. lol. Artists. Good grief.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on August 25, 2014 10:19:41 AM
kbrison we do need to partner up again sometime!  I had a blast crafting for you too!

I love Pinterest and do much better coming up with ideas and making things if I have a visual reference.  I also like it to store recipes and such!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on August 25, 2014 10:39:22 PM
I received from MAXXEV today!
I'm in love with my package! I had no idea I was in for such awesome surprise and I couldn't be any happier!

And oo*emm*gee, Maxxev- You're one talented lady- we kept oohing and aahing over all the things with the kids and Mr. was really impressed (and while he loves crafts, he's rarely ever impressed by anything).  

Ok, feast Your eyes, everyone, and let the jealousy take over :P

A gorgeous pumpkin! I love things slightly odd and cute in a different way- like that! He's adorable! I wouldn't risk losing him by taking him outside- he's our new all-year-round resident pumpkin :)



Just look at these crochet hooks!!! LOOK AT THEM! The teensy amazing details are so pretty- I actually needed more hooks for me hookin' :P - the kids refused to believe the handles are handmade from poly clay (they've seen me trying to make things with it, so it's understandable :D)



Ok, how incredibly awesome are these coasters? I love octis and the designs are just gorgeous. Love them so much!
What kind of technique is used with them? (I have no knowledge past fibers :S)





And she made me beautiful buttons with Jayne hats and adorable shrooms and beautiful little leaves- they're just so perfect, Maxxev! I see cute projects in the future!



And it was all accompanied by that beautiful card from Scotland:




I couldn't have asked for a better package myself- plus, the surprise factor is always so fun :) - seriously, everything You made is of superb quality, thoughtful and just so gorgeous-  THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH! <3



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 25, 2014 10:49:06 PM
Oh wow! Everything is so stunning! The octopus images look like they are lino-cut prints, no, wait... scratchboard with lacquer? Awesome!
I love the quirky pumpkin. The crochet hooks and buttons are brilliant! But then, maxxev does rock the clay scene... and apparently the 2D scene as well. Great package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on August 25, 2014 11:42:20 PM
yay! im so pleased you like it :) the pumpkin is one of my favourites bits, creepy but not too creepy. i kinda miss him sitting on my book shelf.

the ceramic coasters are are technique known as sgraffito. there is a quick how to here: http://www.lakesidepottery.com/Pages/Pottery-tips/How-to-create-sgraffito-pottery-tutorial.htm though i just used differant colour glazes on fired clay (white and black) rather than one glaze on unfired pottery as they are doing here

i was really pleased how well the Jayne hat cane came out, i confess i liked them so much made myself a set :-[. i look forward to seeing them in future projects :)

i didnt take the photo on the card though :-[


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on August 25, 2014 11:45:59 PM
only just discovered the gallery & wow some awesome bits in here to start it off


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pesky pixie on August 26, 2014 04:54:34 AM
I LOVE that pumpkin guy soooooo much!
He needs a name.
(He looks like my Grandpa Herman.) LOL!!!!!!

Wow! Psychodelic crochet hooks! Awesome!

Great stuff!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 26, 2014 06:23:06 AM
So much skill with the pc, maxxev! Love each item, but the buttons are fab! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 26, 2014 07:04:19 AM
Wow! What a stunning package. Those coasters! Those hooks! Those buttons! Awesome overload.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 26, 2014 07:05:42 AM
Wow, maxxev!  I'll be adding your name to the list of craftsters who I would be intimidated to swap with....  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 26, 2014 07:33:51 AM
I will fight you to swap with max, bunny! ;D

wow...those buttons are incredible and much coveted!

My favorite is the little pumpkin dude...I adore his quirky face and the finish on it....

The octopi coasters are stunning...also much coveted!

I have a feeling that coveting is going to be the norm for this gallery.... ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on August 26, 2014 07:49:51 AM
I need to get in line for swapping with her, too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 26, 2014 08:10:59 AM
*gasp!* Oh wow. To have access to a kiln, wonderful. I had no idea the coasters were porcelain. Beautiful work.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 26, 2014 08:23:37 AM
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!  That little pumpkin guy makes me smile.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 26, 2014 08:41:48 AM
WOW!  Fabo package  maxxev!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 26, 2014 08:50:02 AM
Wonderful crafts, maxxev!  Love the pumpkin and octopuses.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 26, 2014 08:50:15 AM
alwaysinmyroom received from me.  I hope she doesn't mind me posting pics of what I made for her.  I'm pretty proud of them. She requested 2 pet portraits.  The black lab is Bear, and the husky mix is her late doggy angel, Rowdy.  I made them w/oil pastels.  I hope you all like them.
(http://s106.photobucket.com/user/gotgrey/media/rosepoppet2dogpetportraits002.jpg.html)
(http://s106.photobucket.com/user/gotgrey/media/rosepoppet2dogpetportraits003.jpg.html)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 26, 2014 08:53:25 AM
Nice work, gotgrey!  I love huskies and hope to have one of my own to love someday.  For now I am delightedly content to snuggle my beagle and two chihuahuas.  And the goat.  Yes, he snuggles.  ;D  In fact, I think he may believe that he is one of the dogs.  :P


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 26, 2014 09:07:42 AM
Wow! Lots of fantastic packages already! Maxxev, you are extremely talented! Everything is beautiful in that package!

Gotgrey, your portraits are very sweet :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 26, 2014 09:18:03 AM
Awww, cute puppies!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 26, 2014 09:18:32 AM
Thank you bunny! I hope to have some goats some day.  And, some chickens too.  My next door neighbors have a chihuahua.  He's a cute little booger.  They got him from a chihuahua rescue.  At our old house, a neighbor the next street over had a turkey.  Right here in the middle of the city too!  :)  She also had great danes.  The turkey thought he was a dog too.  She said he followed the great danes around, and when they barked, he would gobble.  He even slept in a dog crate w/the great danes.  :)  She said when her house got broken into, it was the turkey that chased the robber out the door, gobbling at him and trying to scratch and peck at him.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 26, 2014 09:20:49 AM
Thank you bunny! I hope to have some goats some day.  And, some chickens too.  My next door neighbors have a chihuahua.  He's a cute little booger.  They got him from a chihuahua rescue.  At our old house, a neighbor the next street over had a turkey.  Right here in the middle of the city too!  :)  She also had great danes.  The turkey thought he was a dog too.  She said he followed the great danes around, and when they barked, he would gobble.  He even slept in a dog crate w/the great danes.  :)  She said when her house got broken into, it was the turkey that chased the robber out the door, gobbling at him and trying to scratch him.  :)


Turkeys are awesome.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 26, 2014 09:30:29 AM
Thank you bunny! I hope to have some goats some day.  And, some chickens too.  My next door neighbors have a chihuahua.  He's a cute little booger.  They got him from a chihuahua rescue.  At our old house, a neighbor the next street over had a turkey.  Right here in the middle of the city too!  :)  She also had great danes.  The turkey thought he was a dog too.  She said he followed the great danes around, and when they barked, he would gobble.  He even slept in a dog crate w/the great danes.  :)  She said when her house got broken into, it was the turkey that chased the robber out the door, gobbling at him and trying to scratch him.  :)



Turkeys are awesome.

Yes, they are!  The lady got him from her daughter, who had got him to be her pet.  It didn't work out for her, so she gave him to her mother.  He got loose one day, and ended up in somebody's backyard.  The guy came out, when he saw me walking by w/my dogs, and said, "You won't believe this, but, I found a turkey in my backyard!  Do you know where he lives?"  I told him I knew exactly where he lived.  The guy put the turkey in his car, and followed me to the turkeys house.  The lady was frantic, and so happy to have him back!  The guy told me, "Somehow I just knew you would know where he lived.  And, I was so hoping you would walk your dogs by my house today." 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 26, 2014 09:41:10 AM
oh thanks for posting my doggies, gotgrey!

I was not sure if my home computer was going to be up and running tonight or not, and I did want to find frames!

For those of you who do not know, my dog Rowdy was very mean and bit everyone...he was a rescue that could not be trained, so he had to be muzzled anytime he was with anyone except me or my hubs...I asked gotgrey if she could make him look less mean than his picture...I am thrilled...he looks like a regular husky but still like himself...I miss him very much, but now I have a portrait to hang in my craft room!

I love the oil pastels, but I have been reminded not to touch them as they will get on me...but they feel so cool! ;D

thanks, partner...hope you like your package from me!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 26, 2014 10:00:32 AM
When I'm working w/oil pastels, I should take a selfie.  You all would die from laughter!  I get it all over me.  Especially on my face.  :) 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on August 26, 2014 11:26:26 AM
Great doggies! Love the husky - he does look like he might have temper, but not that mean :D!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on August 26, 2014 11:35:35 AM
I'm a bit late to the gallery - what wonderful things to catch up on!! Wow everybody!!

Awesome crochet, darling dog portraits, amazing embroidery (fish head!), incredible clay (octos!) - you are all a creative inspiration!! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on August 26, 2014 12:16:43 PM
So many amazing things in here already, and I'm still so far away from finishing my package for Averia. And it is still tiny. But I really love watching all the goodies here, all so different from what I usually see and make. Makes me want to explore new directions, and improve the skills I have.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 26, 2014 12:24:10 PM
Such great looking pooch portraits! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 26, 2014 01:23:57 PM
Thank you all for the kind words on my pet portraits.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on August 26, 2014 01:47:45 PM
Ack - my computer has been felled again and I'm having a hard time keeping up on my ipod - so many great things!! I'm so in love with those octo coasters! I love the technique. And the pet portraits are so personal and lovely! Sorry if I'm forgetting anything at the moment. It's all fantastic  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 26, 2014 02:53:28 PM
Nice jog gotgrey...I'll have to hit you up for pics of Cosmo and Luna one day ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 26, 2014 03:32:10 PM
Hit me up any time Sue.  :)  I'm not super busy right now.  So now might be a good time. 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 26, 2014 09:24:17 PM
I'm still at my folks, but I'll catch up with you when I get back ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on August 27, 2014 03:19:04 AM
thanks guys :) you know id be thrilled for the chance to swap with any of you :)

great portraits Gotgrey!
im the same with oil pastles, gets all over the place. my personal quirk was to end up with flecks all over the carpet which if you roll over them, say in a computer chair, are impossible to get out. esp if they are black and the carpet is cream :-[


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on August 27, 2014 06:56:26 AM
Wow maxxev - fantastic package!  I love that little pumpkin - such great personality in his expressio.  And the Jayne hat buttons - genius!!

gotgrey, those doggie portraits are precious! I'm sure alwaysinmyroom will cherish them!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on August 27, 2014 08:43:24 AM
im the same with oil pastles, gets all over the place. my personal quirk was to end up with flecks all over the carpet which if you roll over them, say in a computer chair, are impossible to get out. esp if they are black and the carpet is cream :-[

Try pink crayon chips on a cream corduroy couch! But take care to forget about them and then put your laptop on top. Melts the crayon right into the fabric. (I don't think there is a smiley for this, I need one which keeps either laughing or hitting itself over the head...)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 27, 2014 10:08:47 AM
I just got my package from Ludi! She created another amazing felt sculpture with lovely embroidered details :) This on is a hanging pitcher plant because we were following the carnivorous plant swap details.

(https://flic.kr/p/oDSC1B)

(https://flic.kr/p/oW66tX)

The base is a 2-3/4-in circle that can hang on the wall! I can't wait to decide where to put it. It might find its way into the kitchen so I can see it quite often :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 27, 2014 10:11:26 AM
I'm glad it got there safe and sound!   :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on August 27, 2014 10:16:37 AM
Amazing work Ludi!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on August 27, 2014 10:17:55 AM
Wowsa to all!  I really love Maxevv's buttons!!  Great portraits Gotgrey!!  And super love Ludi's plant.  :)
Can't wait to see more goodies.  Keep 'em coming!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 27, 2014 10:40:14 AM
...and Ludi knocks another one out of the park....

Nice work!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 27, 2014 10:45:33 AM
I am so in love with that plant Ludi. Really. Wow. I am making a note now to my wishlist. ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 27, 2014 11:09:48 AM
cool sculpture!  I thought I was in the wrong swap gallery, but it makes sense now!

wonderful colors and textures created by thread...


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 27, 2014 12:01:23 PM
I'm glad you all like it!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 27, 2014 12:13:41 PM
I would decorate a whole wall with hanging plants like this if I could get that many!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on August 27, 2014 12:21:44 PM
I would decorate a whole wall with hanging plants like this if I could get that many!


...or even one...



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 27, 2014 12:23:17 PM
Aww!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 27, 2014 02:43:35 PM
Freeking Amazing Ludi ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 27, 2014 02:59:07 PM
The puppy portraits are super sweet, gotgrey.

The pitcher plant is genius, Ludi.

So much talent here.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 27, 2014 03:01:28 PM
Aww, thank you all!  I LOVE the pitcher plant!  I would hang them all over my studio/craft room.  They would fit right in.   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 27, 2014 03:32:49 PM
Thank you!   :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Knickertwist on August 27, 2014 10:18:12 PM
Wait till you see what MissingWillow sent to me!

Magical soaps that somehow managed to get my kid to take a bath just so he could smell like monkey farts.



These stunning poisonous (or at the very least quite dangerous) embroidered napkins.



They really are the most amazing things and I will cause bodily harm to anyone who dares to soil them.



AND (as if getting my kid in the tub wasn't enough) ... big fat drum roll ...



A QUILT! A MO FO' QUILT! I've always said I would die for a quilt and although I didn't pass away, I did do a happy dance and feel quite faint.



It's all sorts of Gorey good and I love it :)

WOo hoo! THANK YOU MissingWillow!  :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on August 28, 2014 12:33:09 AM
that package is amazing  :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 28, 2014 03:12:52 AM
Dang! :)

The sculpture is gorgeous, Ludi. Great details.

MW is so diverse in her crafting, and masterful at them all.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on August 28, 2014 03:51:26 AM
I do love making Knickertwist smile!  *smooches*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on August 28, 2014 04:02:52 AM
wow! the gallery got a serious hit of awesome overnight! most epic house plant ever? i think so ;D just tell me its posable too ;D

great quilt :o (one of my favourite colour combos too, who dosnt love black white and bright? ) im in awe over those stitching skills :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on August 28, 2014 04:23:24 AM
Amazing package!  Really love the quilt.  Awesome job MW!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 28, 2014 04:38:06 AM
The embroidery pattern on the napkins is gorgeous! And the wonky quilt is fantastic. I think I would go into shock if someone ever sent me a quilt :P MissingWillow, you sent an amazing package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 06:07:27 AM
I have had the pleasure of using MW wonderful soaps! mmmmm goodness!  Such fun shapes and "smells"!

The embroidered napkins are fabulous! Interesting theme, poisonous plants! ;D

The quilt is pretty awesome...love the colors and the theme...I think you might like knickertwist a little, right? ;D

I love the diversity of projects in this gallery...


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 28, 2014 06:20:35 AM
Yes, the plant is posable!

That quilt is so epic I can't stand it!  And those napkins!   :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on August 28, 2014 06:58:12 AM
Yes, the plant is posable!


*swoon*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 28, 2014 07:08:28 AM
Oh goodness, I love the entire package knickertwist sent!  I received a quilt through this swap once.  I LOVE it, and use it all the time!  I would die if I ever received another quilt.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 28, 2014 07:10:39 AM
A quilt? We can get a quilt?? lol
That is really beautiful!. Wow. I love the napkins to. But wow. A whole quilt! Woohoo!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on August 28, 2014 07:22:07 AM
The napkins! Love those!

Boy, when this thread gets going, it gets going!  :o Tons of great goodies!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gozer on August 28, 2014 07:26:58 AM
 Sorry I haven't been on here lately. Lots, lots, lots going on at home.  :-[
 BUT I did receive the most amazing package from Suereal. It really made my day. You will never know. The timing of such awesomeness was nothing less than brilliant.   ;)
 I was so excited and actually squealed several times while opening this box. Now I have serious swap anxiety over hers.
 Without further ado, here is her amazing work!
 
 This fantastic Red Riding Hood doll. It's actually moveable! Check out the teeth and eyes! AMAZING!!!

 Then these terrific hot air balloons light bulbs! I absolutely adore these! I want to hang a bunch of these up in my craftroom to add whimsy without taking up space (it's kind of small). Thank you so much!!!! LOVE them!

 This one has a little elephant rider. All the riders are interchangeable too!
and here is glowing in the dark, yeah. Cool.

 The Cloud one. Look at all the detail with the little stars and all. Love the grass in the bucket too. Oh, and my outdoor kitty made it in the shot.  :P

 Next up is this manly man one. LOL! The balloon is all glittery red. So funny and awesome!!!

 And last but not least my FAVORITE item. All the detail and amazingness. It's insane! A goldfish hot air balloon. In my mind he is a magical flying fish.  ;D

 Here is a close up of his amazingness.

 and I got spoiled with lots of extras too!

 Candy (Canadian I believe), a cool key knife, Skull thumb tacks, and a KINDER EGG!!! I grew up in Germany and we always got these! Thank you so much!!!
 Everything was beyond expectation. Loved everything SO much. I can't wait to hang up my air balloons!!!!! Thank you Suereal. You absolutely ROCKED this!!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 28, 2014 07:43:29 AM
The plant is utterly fantastic.  I adore the embroidered napkins.  And those hot air balloons are adorable!  I'm going to have to try my hand at them some day!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 28, 2014 07:45:28 AM
Oh wow! Okay, I'm officially adding Suereal to my swap list. ;) That is the second hot air balloon fish that has floated around here (ahem... Ludi) and I love it just the same. A whole of school of those would be just brilliant! Those are going to look awesome hanging in your craft room. Oh, you must share an action shot once they are all up. The wolf is pretty awesome too. The amazing packages continue!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 08:01:35 AM
not just a magical flying fish, but a UNICORN magical flying fish!!!!  Those are pretty awesome...

The wolf in Red Riding hood's cape is fabulously scary....those teeth look so real...(please don't say they are!)...one never knows what surreal comes up with...but it is always a great squealing surprise! eeeeeeeeeeee!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 28, 2014 08:43:45 AM
Thanks everybody.  The balloons were fun to make.  I couldn't send just one.  There had to be a whole balloon festival.  And it had been awhile since I have done a doll hack, so that was super fun too.

heheh AIMR..no not real teeth, but real glow in the dark teeth ;D.  The goldfishes uni horn glows too. 

I was nervous about A. mailing light bulbs, and B. gozer hanging them from the ceiling, so the glow and red sparkle ones are coated in resin inside.  The sky one is about 6-10 coats of gesso and paint.  I did take a before pic of the Little Red Ridding Wolf and she looked nothing like the end piece.  I will try to get personal posts up this weekend.

gozer--So happy you like every!  And thanks for the lovely pictures ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 08:49:15 AM
glow in the dark is just extra eerie..;D

The bug creature you made me using a skeleton glove glows in the dark...I did not know that until it scared me one night...you are indeed a craftster from another world.. ;D.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 28, 2014 08:51:28 AM
LOL...I used to not tell folks when I used glow, but then YOU mentioned it scared you one night, so now I try and at least warn folks ;D...but I often don't say what part glows ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 08:52:21 AM
yeah--you would not want to give an old gal like me an unintentional heart attack! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 28, 2014 08:54:08 AM
heheheh Nope...The headlines would read, "Craftster Murders Friends With Glowing Reviews" ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on August 28, 2014 08:55:12 AM
I am SO late to this party, and I walk in and all sorts of awesomeness has happened without me. How in the world did you all have time to create such amazing things so soon? Quilts, balloons, coasters, buttons, shawls, stumpwork...just...wow.

I need to get on it.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 28, 2014 09:03:35 AM
I received from alwaysinmyroom today.  Look at these 3 adorable crocheted owls and little black cat!  And the fabric bowl w/the vintage girl scout button is fabulous!  I think I'll put it on the cabinet that sits in my front entry way.  I think I'll put keys, chap stick, etc. in it.  That way I can grab them as I'm going out the front door.  I really love the colors too.  I love and collect vintage buttons, so the vintage button on the front is just perfect!  I also received a beautiful dream catcher.  I hope it works.  I don't sleep more than an hour at a time because of all the weird and horrible dreams and nightmares I have each and every night.  My mind spins 24/7, 365 days a year.  It never rests.  Anyhow, thank you again Linda!  I absolutely LOVE everything!  The little black kitty w/the crossed eyes and the owls will sit on top of the swap chest in my craft room.  I will be able to look at them all the time I'm in my craft room.  
(http://s106.photobucket.com/user/gotgrey/media/IYPswapfromalways001.jpg.html)
(http://s106.photobucket.com/user/gotgrey/media/IYPswapfromalways002.jpg.html)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 09:29:20 AM
You had so many cool things on your pinterest!  You made swapping with your for the first time very easy and fun! ;D

lol I hate to admit it, but the vintage Girl Scout button came off of my first uniform, which was that ugly green wool uniform.  My mom saved it but I finally got rid of it but saved the sash and the buttons!

And, as new friends, I just found out that we both love black cats!

glad you liked what I made! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 28, 2014 09:46:04 AM
HA! Those soaps MUST be magic - monkey farts?!? Amazing. And the rest of the package from MW is amazing as well!

A package in signature suereal style! Love the riding hood.

Adorable owls (and cat) always!! And I totally covet your fabric bowls.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on August 28, 2014 09:56:36 AM
always, I wasn't in girl scouts, but, blue birds.  I was only in it for a year.  It wasn't my cup of tea.  To be perfectly honest, I've never enjoyed hanging out w/girls and now/women.  I think it would be different if it were people from craftster though.  It's nice to have made a new friend.  It seems as though we have a lot in common.  I'm glad this swap was easy for you.  It's always stressful when a swap is frustrating.  I didn't like what you made for me, I LOVED what you made for me!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on August 28, 2014 10:32:28 AM
Such cute owls, and I love that fabric bowl. How awesome is it to sport that antique button that once belonged to AIMR. Antique!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 10:46:05 AM
lol rackycoo...I have some words for you, but there might be children in this thread... ;D

I had such a time with the cord I used for the bowl...broke 5 needles before I realized that the manufacturer decided to add some metal wire inside the soft cord!  I had to stop and remove the wire from all of the cord!  Had to unwrap and rewrap...I wish I had taken a picture of the fabric before I tore it into strips...you know what I say:  ugly fabrics makes the prettiest bowls! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on August 28, 2014 12:06:06 PM
Oh my wow!  That quilt is AMAZING and I have pinned the hot air balloons!

I LOVE the dream catcher.  I could use a one for my son.  I think he got one years ago from a swap but it disappeared when we moved :(


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on August 28, 2014 01:24:05 PM
suereal
That is all so creative and incredible in details! :)

alwaysinmyroom
Those owls are too cute! And you know I am a fabirc bowl addict, thanks to you.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 28, 2014 01:41:07 PM
Red Riding Hood and the hot air balloons are all stupendous!  And that fish looks inspired by something...:)



Title: Re:
Post by: artsycandice on August 28, 2014 01:44:09 PM
Those owls are adorable and I especially love the fabric bowl.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 28, 2014 02:17:11 PM
Red Riding Hood and the hot air balloons are all stupendous!  And that fish looks inspired by something...:)



Lol kind of?  I was about 1/2 way through when I realized that I was sort of recreating the hoop you made me in 3D.  gozer had a whale balloon in her pintrest.  When I saw it, I realized I could use my goldfish mold to make one.  Had I been REALLY thinking I would have found or made 3 little bunnies to fit inside ;D

Thanks everyone ;D

Such a sweet package AIMR!  Those owls are so CUTE!

I know what you mean gotgrey...I seem to only like crafty women too...and crafty men too be honest.  I just have nothing to talk about with folks who don't use their hands for more than just make up ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 28, 2014 02:24:45 PM
I bet it was the same whale balloon that inspired me!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 28, 2014 02:28:53 PM
What does a monkey fart smell like?  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on August 28, 2014 02:32:03 PM
OMG!  Amazing goodies...love the little owls and the fantastic wolf!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 02:38:49 PM
What does a monkey fart smell like?  :D

Having lived in the jungles of Panama, I would say that you do not want to know for real... ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 28, 2014 02:39:13 PM
What does a monkey fart smell like?  :D

Bananas.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 02:40:22 PM
uhm, not really, but in the soap world, that is a great answer! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 28, 2014 02:46:54 PM
Holy frickin' amazing gallery, Batman!  

Seriously, it probably took me 10 minutes to regain the ability of cohesive thought.  I have some serious swap anxiety now, thanks a LOT, guys!  ;D

A QUILT?!?!?!  Yeah, that was the first blow to my sanity.  Fantastic package, MW.  If my 7 yr old had monkey fart soap (or anything fart soap, to be honest), he would live in the tub.  And the napkins?   Stunning.

The second blow came when I saw the RRH wolf.  If that didn't have Gozer written all over it, nothing does.  And I guarantee that made her month, possibly her year.  It's just about the most fabulous doll/thing I've ever seen.  It reduced me to gibbering squeeing mush in about a nanosecond.  And the hot air balloons!  So freaking faboo!  Love the glow in the dark, too. Can't go wrong, there!

And the owls and the pussycat!  AAAAAdorable! 

Yeah I'm now going to be spending the rest of my day wondering what on earth possesses me to get involved in swaps with you fabulous people.  Yeesh, I'm playing so far out of my league.......


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on August 28, 2014 03:17:08 PM
Love the owls and pussycat!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 03:30:20 PM
I found a close up of the crossed eyed kitty! ;D



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 28, 2014 04:12:10 PM
OMG!  The answers to what a monkey fart smells like cracked me and the family up-especially the 'bananas' answer! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: kwality570 on August 28, 2014 06:57:25 PM
I received from Suereal!  We did a monster swap and I received some amazing monstrous goodies!

A cute monster ring and a glittery butterfly ring.


This monstrous bug with lots of cool additions.  The butt is a light bulb with glow in the dark paint, the wings are whirly gigs from a tree, and the head is a mini pinecone thingy. 


This dinosaur type monster with awesome human teeth and a gigantic googly eye on top. The teeth glow in the dark!  Eerie and fun!!!


This amazing monster tote.  It is so awesome.  It's okay to be jealous. :)  He's about a foot and a half tall and ready to be filled with goodies.  I'm going to use it as a project tote next to my couch.


I also got some cool goodies. A Kinder Egg that I already ate and some Coffee Crisp Canadian chocolate.  I also got some ATC blanks that I'm going to be using to create some ATCs for Suereal's package.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 28, 2014 07:02:21 PM
That bug is my favorite!!

or, maybe the glow in the dark tooth monster...or maybe the hairy tote...yes, they are my favorite...all of them!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 28, 2014 09:56:55 PM
Oh my head is spinning now...perhaps because it's inflated as large as a hot air balloon...or is it a wookyish monster head??  I was tickled enough that gozer liked her stuff, and THEN Kwality of the Monster Hoard liked what I made her too!  It's not like you two are hard to craft for *SNORT*...at least in my little world ;D  YEAH!  I can sleep well tonight ;D

AIMR--you might change your mind once you see the bug in full glow.  I used glow resin all over it and managed to catch a great pic of it (which is rather hard to do with glow stuff..you'd think I'd be good at it by now)...which I will post once I get home.  The monster head only has glow tusks.  And I think they are my first tusks BTW ;D



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on August 28, 2014 10:53:11 PM
Wow wow wow!! What amazingness and cuteness! kitty <3! pitcher plant! monsters! quilt! fish balloon!!!!

Reading that list of items out of context could sound rather .... odd :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on August 28, 2014 11:00:51 PM
this gallery is amazing


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on August 29, 2014 04:06:09 AM
Cool monsters, Suereal!  I wonder what it's like to live inside your head. :D  I love glow in the dark anything. 

To answer the pressing question... monkey farts fragrance consists of banana blended with grapefruit, orange, kiwi, coconut, raspberries, strawberries and apples.  Kids love it.  I always tell grown-ups it's a tutti fruiti scent.   :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 29, 2014 05:50:32 AM
lol MW, Thanks for revealing the question haunting many...;D.

lol jemimah--yeah, read out of context, much of Craftster would be considered ready for the looney bin! ;D

tusks...farts...tutti fruiti...monsters


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on August 29, 2014 06:58:51 AM
Monsters! Excellent!

What a cute, lil' cat too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 29, 2014 07:24:29 AM
Hooray for monsters!!  Yes, suereal is going on my future partners list!

It's a very very long list.  :P


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on August 29, 2014 08:42:36 AM
I leave you ladies for one day (my brother got married  :D ) and the gallery exploded!!! I will check up on that later.
But first... I RECEIVED!! from the talented Calabaza!

I asked her for a macaroon purse, because I admired them for so long and hers are the best. Not only did she make me that, she also added a box...



A picture of all she sent me!

And more detailed:


I love robins, now I have my own robin-macaroon-purse! My hands are small, but look giant next to the tiny macaroon! Her sewing and painting is perfect! It is hard to believe it is handmade, no flaws at all!! It has a nice shiny seal (I think). I can't wait to show it off!!  ;D

And an inside-peek:


See?! Perfection!  :D

And not only that, she also spoiled me with an EXPLODING NEEDLEBOX!!!  :o I admired the one she posted  on Craftster (with tutorial!!)  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433170.0#axzz3Bn6Uqrx2) And now I have my own! I love it!! It is so fun, pretty and it feels so soft. It is amazing what she can do with a gluegun, needle and thread  ::) 



Oh I love it so much and I'm so happy I asked you to swap with me!  :D

I am not done for you yet, but I am really doing the best I can to impress you the way you impressed me!  ;D

Thanks C for swapping with me! You are an amazing partner, friendly and generous!  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on August 29, 2014 09:06:43 AM
You are absolutely welcome, Wendie! I thoroughly enjoyed crafting for you and learning about the Netherlands. I'm so glad you are happy with your things! Yes, the macaroon is coated with a seal, so if it gets dirty you can just wipe it off gently with a damp cloth.

Don't worry about impressing! Mine are hardly worthy of that and you make such cute, fun things. Making is the best! Thank you for asking me to swap!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on August 29, 2014 09:19:49 AM
This gallery is most excellent!!!

I have admired those macaron pouches for quite some time too! 

Love all the monsters!  The bug is probably my favorite though.

Ahh Monkey Farts soap.  I am pretty sure we all want some now ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on August 29, 2014 09:26:03 AM
Oo, I like that dinosaur monster, so cute!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: StickerChic87 on August 29, 2014 09:28:22 AM
Great job on the needle box and the macaroon, C! Wendiek, be prepared to get lots of compliments on your macaroon...I get them all the time. I'm just like, "Oh, my swap pal made it for me." People can't believe she made something so small. :) 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on August 29, 2014 09:33:39 AM
I am lovin' on that little macaroon purse. And... I've been eyeing the exploding box too. Wonderful items!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 29, 2014 10:03:15 AM
Calabaza is a wonderful swapper and has been my macaroon purse guru!  All of her helpful tips and ideas ahve been inspirational to me...and this little robin is no exception to her skills and creativity!  I love it...so tiny!

The exploding box also looked like a fun project to try...it is on my list!

Very nice job!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on August 29, 2014 11:38:16 AM
Ahh Monkey Farts soap.  I am pretty sure we all want some now ;)

Yep. :D

Lovely macaron and box thingummy!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on August 29, 2014 06:21:51 PM
ooh, lovely monsters...that lil' macaroon is adorable too!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 29, 2014 08:55:03 PM
Cool monsters, Suereal!  I wonder what it's like to live inside your head. :D  I love glow in the dark anything. 


Well....I'm rather used to it, but it seems to freek the normals out...at least the folks I mostly meet in real life ;D  I, personally, find it way more interesting than most real life stuff ;D  And I did find/order 4 new glow in the dark tricks when I was in the states ;D

Also...I have decided to not ask anyone next IYP.  But I so do want to play ;D  I just could use the ego boost ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on August 30, 2014 04:34:10 AM
Maxxev, I love the pumpkin! Those crochet hooks are beautiful, I want them!! Awesome coasters and the buttons alone would make me swap with you for whatever you want  :D

gotgrey, what a cute portraits of AIMR's kiddies! Great job!

Ludi, the felt hanging pitcher plant is amazing!! Unbelievable how you can put so much detail in one piece! I love it!!  :D

Oh MW, I'm in line with the others to bath with monkey-fart-soap! Haha! The best soap ever!! The embroidered napkins are way too pretty to use and I don't even know what to say about the quilt!!??!! That quilt is so pretty and fun and .... Mhhm, don't find the right words! You amaze me!!  :o

Well of course there is a monster made by Suereal in the gallery! Little Red Riding Hood monster, I wouldn't mess with her!  ;D She looks way too dangerous if you ask me! Those lashes are endless, the teeth enormous and those fluffy ears, aawww... Fun and dangerous!
All the hot air balloon light bulbs are cute, fun and very lovely! I thought I recognized the flying fish air balloon, how fun that you both you and Ludi made a goldfish-air-balloon and both so different and the same! Great minds think alike!  :)

AIMR, is there anything you can't do?? Sew, knit, crochet, papercraft,.. I'm forgetting half of what you master!  :o I love the crocheted owls and that kitty with crossed eyes made laugh so hard! Very lovely fabric bowl too (argh still on my list of what to try...)

More Suereal monsters!!! A bug, a dinosaur with teeth (hahaha LOL!!) and the furry monster tote is "fur-real" fun, cute and weird!  ;D I'm not jaleous because I have my own Sureal-monsters! Ha!  ;D

Pfew, I am up to date!  :)

And C. I am enjoying my crafting for you too! Yes, making is the best but it is also fun to receive what you really love, enjoy and/or like!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 30, 2014 06:02:48 AM
lol wendiek--when I read your post, I think anyone who did not craft would find it very strange... ;D

Great summary of the wonderful gallery so far...I love this swap!

(hmmm...wonder if surreal takes bribes? Must plot strategy for the future IYP....)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: SlickMariaVic on August 30, 2014 08:08:05 AM
Stumbled across this gallery and I must say it is quite impressive. Quality crafting!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on August 30, 2014 08:28:12 AM
Aw, thanks, guys!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on August 30, 2014 10:35:02 AM
In my world they are not called bribes, but tributes, or if I'm feeling less secure, donations ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on August 30, 2014 11:01:36 PM
that flying ballon is just genius ;D.
love that yarn bowl and moster tote too .  what a gorgeous macaroon purse!! this gallery just gets better and better ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on August 30, 2014 11:58:17 PM
I love browsing this gallery, too!
SO MUCH TALENT!


(also, intimidating. After rec'ing the nerves really get to a poor little crafter, who has to match up with such talent! :P)
((....eeeeeee!!!! Sending on Tuesday, Maxxev! ;) / Still working on little something, but sending by next Monday for sure, Lime! :)))


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 31, 2014 05:29:01 PM
I'm really close to done.  I'm hoping to send sometime next week, to at least one if not both of my partners...!  So excited for them to receive!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 01, 2014 07:47:47 PM
Received from pottermouth, and she really out did herself. Was so flattered when she asked me to be her partner. Now I am so nervous for what I am creating for her. She is uber talented.

Little less flattering, little more pictures:
Pansy Stumpwork with Ladybug

Side view:


The frame could not be more perfect, and the colors are so vibrant.
Honeybear Pincushion

Honeybear tucus!


The tiny bees are so cute, and the honey pot even has some "honey" on top.
Finally, is a squirrel needlebook with pincushion:

And inside:


Thank you pottermouth! Love each thing even more than the other. :)

My two partners are incredible! They are talented and creative.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 01, 2014 08:58:33 PM
Oh wow, what treasures! The stumpwork, the precious cuddly bear and the woodland needle book. Those are wonderful!
(discreetly adds Pottermouth to my dream-date, er, Crafster crush list.)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 01, 2014 09:04:32 PM
That bear is one of the cutest things I think I've ever seen.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 01, 2014 09:06:28 PM
That needlebook is just incredible!  All the cute little themed details...

Love the pansy--thanks for showing a side view to show the depth...

And the little bear...oh he is just too cute!!

(kicks artsycandice out of the way so I can be next in line to dance with pottermouth... ;D)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 01, 2014 10:10:03 PM
I'll arm wrestle you both at the same time to get to the head of the pottermouth line!  FABO package ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 01, 2014 10:18:20 PM

(kicks artsycandice out of the way so I can be next in line to dance with pottermouth... ;D)

Ouch!

I'll arm wrestle you both at the same time to get to the head of the pottermouth line!  FABO package ;D

Girls, girls! Please. Can't we be civilized here? Hahahahahahaha!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 02, 2014 01:12:15 AM
Pottermouth's pincushions are epic!  What a great package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 02, 2014 01:33:26 AM
beautiful package! is that needle book needle felted as well? or is a combination of felting and embroidery? i love the acorn motif on the inside :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on September 02, 2014 03:17:09 AM
The pansy stumpwork is adorable! Love the ladybug and the snail detail.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 02, 2014 06:03:16 AM
Monsters, robins, and bears?!?! Everyone is rocking it and everything is amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on September 02, 2014 06:26:08 AM
Gorgeous! Yep, that's the word for pottermouth's stuff.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 02, 2014 08:15:32 AM
So awesome, pottermouth! You really are the bomb.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 02, 2014 08:34:26 AM
Beautiful embroidery and needle-felting!   :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 02, 2014 08:54:22 AM
Stunning stumpwork pottermouth! 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 02, 2014 09:36:56 AM
Oh that bear!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pottermouth on September 02, 2014 10:10:13 AM
Hiding out in the bathroom so I can pop in here and say the gallery is ahh-maaaaz-ing!  :o I'll have to check it out more thoroughly this evening.

Glad you like your stuff, HSG. Having you as a partner was fun!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 02, 2014 11:18:23 AM
what a fab package


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 02, 2014 11:31:13 AM
Hiding out in the bathroom so I can pop in here and say the gallery is ahh-maaaaz-ing!  :o I'll have to check it out more thoroughly this evening.

Glad you like your stuff, HSG. Having you as a partner was fun!
Like? No. Love, yes! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pottermouth on September 02, 2014 06:04:42 PM
As kittykill would say, "Holy hell on a poptart!" Ludi's snail inchie, the Great Traveler, and pitcher plant are to die for. I want everything Maxxev made for petskin, gotgrey made beautiful pet portraits that I'm sure AIMR cherishes, and suereal knocked it out of the park with all the glow-in-the-dark horns and teeth! The elephant balloon is fantastic. AIMR hooked up the cutest owls and kitty, and what do I do to get one of those fabric bowls? So cool! Finally, MissingWillow's Gorey quilt is unbelievable. Just ridiculously awesome. The embroidered napkins are gorgeous, and I was the recipient of some of her soaps this past weekend, and they are divine.

Edit: Stupidly failed to comment on Calabaza's magnificent micro macaroon purse and exploding needlebox! Standing in the loooong line for one of those, too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 03, 2014 06:39:10 AM
I am starting to make a list of what I want from each person!  A girl can dream, right? ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 03, 2014 08:29:02 AM
I'm totally blown away by what I received from sheepBlue!  We originally agreed to swap embroidered Twinchies, but then decided we'd make some more things.  But she sent extra special extra things!

These cookies!  They made the package smell so delicious it's a wonder it ever got here!  :D



These plastic bones, doll arm and other interesting doodads (is that a hint to join an Altoids swap?  ;) ):



This crochet and stone fish necklace!



This incredible creepy bird woman doll!  :o



And finally, the thing I was waiting for, her marvelous mixed media Twinchie, with stumpwork bracket fungi and polymer clay tiny mushrooms, and real moss.  I hope she will give this its own post, because it deserves good close-up photos and lots of praise!



Thank you so much sheepBlue, I'm overwhelmed!   :-* :-* :-*





Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 03, 2014 08:48:22 AM
Awesome!  I wanted chocolate already but now I have to look at those fabulous cookies... *drool*  The bird woman doll is amazing and I know that you will put those bones and other assorted doodads to excellent use, Ludi!  :D  That twinchie is amazing!  So detailed!  And the fish necklace - so unique! 

What a great package!  And I suspect that Sheepblue will be just as impressed when she gets hers!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 03, 2014 08:51:42 AM
oh man--not fair to post yummies right before lunch! ;D

The bird woman doll is so unique -- hope that gets its own post as well!

Love all of the unique and creative items that we have come to know sheepblue for!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on September 03, 2014 08:53:39 AM
1. Yay you like it!
2. I'm happy and relieved it all made it in one piece!
3. Now you'll be prepared for the next altoid tin swap  ;)
4. It was really hard not to eat more of your cookies  :D Good thing I made another batch for me and my bf.
5. When can we swap again?  ;)

I had a lot of fun plotting and making things for you! Until next time... :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 03, 2014 09:12:18 AM
Awesome package from sheepBlue! I got a sneak peek at the bird woman and it was sooo cool to watch her evolve. What happened to her bird fetus, sheep? I thought it made its way into a necklace, but I might be mistaken?

And that twinchie is just uber cool.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on September 03, 2014 09:15:36 AM
Hah, yeah she evolved A LOT in the making. The fetal bird was taken out...the necklace just felt too heavy and competed with the feathers on the dress to make it overly busy.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 03, 2014 09:49:54 AM
i had to reread that last bit twice before i finally realised those mushrooms werent real.  :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on September 03, 2014 11:58:30 AM
Gorgeous needlework pottermouth!! What an incredible package from sheepBlue!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pesky pixie on September 03, 2014 01:00:52 PM
OMG this thread is on fire! I have to go waaay back to comment on stuff.

I love Suereal's Little Red Riding Hood wolf doll! How awesome is that??!
Love the monsterbug too with it's cootie-like proboscis and glow-in-the-dark behind! LOL!

Missingwillow's Gorey quilt is so neato! And the embroidered plant napkins - WOW!

alwaysinmyroom's dream catcher is beautiful. And she has mad crochet skills with those owls and pussycat!

Calabaza! I have never seen a macaroon purse before. So awesome!
 (And, of course, I want one now). LOL! The exploding needlebox looks so handy too.

Pottermouth! That bear pin cushion is way too cute to stick any pins into. HSG, I hope you only stab the grass with your needles and pins! Spare the bear! LOL!
I've never heard of stumpwork before so I looked it up. WOW! It looks so beautiful (and difficult). I love your pansy and ladybug portrait.

sheepblue, That blue birdwoman is super creepy cool! I love the crocheted stone fish!
The fungi twinchie is really superb. Do the tiny mushrooms glow in the dark too?
So cool!

I know I've missed some stuff. I need to go back again  and post more later.
Anyway, such fun projects!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 03, 2014 01:12:32 PM
Muffla blerble mufblleeepbe...*coughs and wipes her face* Sorry!  Just drooling over Ludi's chocolate cookie hall.  And that's not even the best of the package!  I think the little stone fish pouch is FABO.  Also love the little mushy twinchie and the doll is right up Ludi's alley as far as I can tell ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 03, 2014 01:25:38 PM
(I think surreal just called Ludi creepy.... ;D)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 03, 2014 01:35:29 PM
Yes, but the good kind of creepy.  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 03, 2014 01:40:43 PM
;D yep!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 03, 2014 02:02:10 PM
 :D I'm flattered.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 03, 2014 07:40:45 PM
These are beautiful pieces Sheepblue. I love them all! I would love to see closeups of the bird doll too. The rock fish (teehee) necklace is great!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 04, 2014 09:47:00 AM
"creepy" is in the eye of the Beholder.  Meaning, Beholders probably think Barbies are creepy.  That might only make sense to folks who know their DandD monsters ;D

Besides...I tend to only think of humans as creepy, and I don't think Ludi is that kind of creepy at all ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 04, 2014 12:01:45 PM
I received today from lindyv321 & my package was so awesome
this will be a pic heavy post because the box was crammed full
2 stencilled t shirts
10 dr who one
(https://flic.kr/p/p2EUgo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/p2EUgo) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
& a fandom mashup of Harry Potter & Hunger Games
(https://flic.kr/p/oMdGgt)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oMdGgt) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

beautiful hoopla
(https://flic.kr/p/p4ESMf)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/p4ESMf) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

a hair clip kit for my daughter to make some hair clips for herself
(https://flic.kr/p/p2ETVU)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/p2ETVU) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

crayon roll for my son
(https://flic.kr/p/oMcRpo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oMcRpo) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

pretty bracelet
(https://flic.kr/p/p2EBJq)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/p2EBJq) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

keyring
(https://flic.kr/p/oMdk3C)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oMdk3C) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

set of notecards
(https://flic.kr/p/oMdmeq)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oMdmeq) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

all the amazing extras
(https://flic.kr/p/oMdn7Y)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oMdn7Y) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://flic.kr/p/oMdhAo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oMdhAo) by shellfullerton (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

thank you so much Lindy this package was so amazing I love everything & my kids love their bits too. I can't wait to wear the t shirts


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 04, 2014 12:10:52 PM
I am so glad you like it!  I forgot to mention that the embroidery floss goes with the weave wheel for your daughter.  It looks complicated at first but it's really not!  They have lots of youtube videos that are helpful.  I also sent the Reese's as those are one of my favorite treats and I hope you all enjoy them too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 04, 2014 12:20:26 PM
Fantastic package!  I know from personal experience that Lindy is great at spoiling!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 04, 2014 12:37:05 PM
The mashup shirt is great!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 04, 2014 01:34:15 PM
lindy--ha now I know why postage was high on that package--holy cow...you sent a ton! ;D

I love the t-shirts and that gorgeous bracelet!  How wonderful to send things for the kids...I never heard of a weave wheel!

love your notecards...the little dinos are adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 04, 2014 01:53:13 PM
What a fantastic package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 04, 2014 04:04:06 PM
Thanks for all the kind words!   Now I feel some relief that it was received and liked and I can't wait to see what everyone else gets!  Oh and what I get too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on September 04, 2014 04:43:50 PM
Lindy I just love your notecards - I was lucky enough to receive one from someone who received them from you :) Gotta love spreading the talent around.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 04, 2014 06:29:54 PM
Ooh, great package...love all the stitching and the great tees, esp!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 04, 2014 07:29:33 PM
I especially love the Doctor Who tee-shirt and the embroidery. Very nice.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 05, 2014 08:25:02 AM
Lindy certainly is a very diverse crafter! Great items :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 05, 2014 10:24:28 AM
Love that embroidery, Lindy! And I've been admiring your Kumihimo Braided & Beaded Bracelets on Pinterest! Awesome package.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 05, 2014 03:15:49 PM
I received from Mistress Jennie and it's so wonderful I can't express it so I'm just going to show you all.

First, I got home to a huge box bursting at the seams. Everything was nicely wrapped with no detail neglected.



First I opened two gorgeous bracelets: one a garnet love bracelet (garnet is my birthstone) and the other is a moonstone patronus bracelet (Jennie helped me discover my patronus while chatting for this swap so I feel that this is extra special):



Next (this is so freaking cool), a beaded mobile!!:



I don't know if this picture is any better than yours Jennie but this is pretty much the coolest.

I got an "Angels have the Phonebox" bookmark. So classic Jennie I love it:



Linen Napkins!!! These things are 100% me. I cannot touch them enough. I've needed/wanted a set forever and these are seriously perfect:



Detail close up:



A set of Alysa Burke inspired doodle cups for pencils/brushes/whatever. I think I'm just going to use them for everything!



Actually, Jennie, I liked your plant idea...I'm thinking succulents?

THE LARGE: check out this awesomeness:



It's a rag rug made from cotton yarn and t-shirt yarn!!! I love Jennie's words: think if it as a hand made sweater that you can totally walk all over! So, so awesome.

And as if that wasn't enough: EXTRAS!

Crochet dish cloths that look like mandalas (love):





Mojito jelly and Kalsch Beer Mustard:



These babies are better than gold to me. Check out the mustard goodness:



Cute strawberry socks that I "needed" (ha!) and chocolate (this chocolate will not last the night!):



And last but SO not least, home-made soaps! Old bay scrubbing soap with oatmeal for my husband post-blacksmith activities and rosewood & calendula goats mild for me! The scents are perfect, Jennie no worries!

I can't contain my gratitude. Jennie has been so generous to me during nearly my entire time on Craftster. I invited her to swap to return the generosity, but now I feel I owe her more. You are a beautiful generous spirit my friend, THANK YOU!

And now to add to my pile for Jennie which is suddenly looking quite small...


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 05, 2014 03:16:34 PM
Ah! I forgot the pic of the soap. We can't have that!



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 05, 2014 04:17:14 PM
I really like those linen napkins and the rug!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 05, 2014 04:46:37 PM
Oooh, fantastic package!!!  I love the mobile and the yummy edibles!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 05, 2014 05:24:12 PM
I'm so happy to hear that you like your new goodies.  It was such a pleasure to craft for your new home.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 05, 2014 06:24:24 PM
Oh wow! I especially love the pencil caddies, the rug, the linen napkins and the soap! (I love handmade soap). I always feel so dirty saying it but, nice package! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 05, 2014 08:31:47 PM
Fabulous package!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 05, 2014 09:12:27 PM
The bead mobile is fantastic!

I also love the "sweater" on the floor! ;D

ha I will say it, too: nice package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 06, 2014 04:30:03 AM
Jennie really outdid herself, you totally scored!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on September 06, 2014 04:34:46 AM
Wow Mistress Jennie! Everything is amazing, but I absolutely love those linen napkins!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on September 06, 2014 04:36:59 AM
ORGANIZER NOTE!

I am going out of town for about 10 days and will have very limited access to email.  Our charming and talented co-organizer, Mistress Jennie, will be chaperoning the dance while I am gone.  Please copy her and I on your send/ receive if you are in my group. 

Thanks and carry on!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 06, 2014 04:37:59 AM
We'll be in good hands for sure.  I hope you're going some place fun.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 06, 2014 07:39:30 AM
Mistress Jennie, what a lovely and thoughtful package you sent! I'll bet it was better than Christmas at Abbeeroad's!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 06, 2014 08:28:05 AM
Thank you guys!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 06, 2014 01:58:20 PM
Feels repetitive, but: So many great items, and so many new things I covet now! And after admiring Mistress Jennie's beading for years, now I'm nuts about those beautiful doodle boxes. Go figure.

And those coasters from the other day. The Edward Gorey quilt! And all those embroidered things, and the crochet! Oh and basically everything except for one or two of those creepy things, because these things tend to turn up in my dreams if I spend too much time admiring those. The birdwoman I was fine with, and then the fetal bird was mentioned, and I started mulling over how she lost it... got one or two happy versions, too, though. And I won't tell you which of the other ones... I think I might need more sleep.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 06, 2014 07:10:56 PM
Love the boxes for pencils and brushes! Out did yourself Jennie :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 07, 2014 08:28:31 AM
Wow, Mistress Jennie - AMAZING package!!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on September 07, 2014 08:34:51 AM
Mistress Jennie is one of the kindest, most thoughtful people that I have had the honor to swap with - Abbeeroad totally lucked out in a great partner and awesome stuff!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 07, 2014 12:45:46 PM
Mistress Jennie is one of the kindest, most thoughtful people that I have had the honor to swap with - Abbeeroad totally lucked out in a great partner and awesome stuff!

Thank you darling!  I loved swapping with you too.  You are incredibly kind and generous yourself.  (And I got a bunch of compliments on my Crafty Purse that I wore to a festival yesterday!)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 07, 2014 06:14:17 PM
Luck had nothing to do with it! This is the IYP swap, right?? ;)

And better than Christmas pretty much sums it up! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 07, 2014 06:47:46 PM
Luck had nothing to do with it! This is the IYP swap, right?? ;)

And better than Christmas pretty much sums it up! ;D

lol, I'm already excited for another round! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 09, 2014 06:06:08 AM
well ladies and gents i hope you have your pinning fingers at the ready because i recieved my package from Petskin today ;D

i asked for a christmas stocking for my baby girl as this year is going to be her first proper christmas (she was only a few days old last year and neither me or my hubby were in any fit state to do anything :-[) she has out done herself! its perfect ;D


look just cute the penguin is!


it even has candy cane fabric inside. genius.


she also sent her a skirt its a little big on her now but will be perfect for next summer. check out that purple monster fabric!


she got so excited by the orange bobbles i had to put her in it


an amazing felted and embroidered owl brooch straight of my pinterest board :o this was my favorite piece and even better than the original (which was ceramic) i am blown away by petskins stitching skills!




but it dosnt stop there...oh no!
a cute bookmark


an adorable needle felted key ring


a trio of robin decorations for my christmas tree ;D


and a macaroon purse! ive wanted one for ages and petskin made a fantastic cupcake version!




thank you, thank you petskin!





Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 09, 2014 06:29:22 AM
I love that skirt & the stocking


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 09, 2014 06:32:06 AM
Can I just beg ask petskin to be my partner now? ;D

oh such cute felted goodies!

The stocking is so cute and detailed...but I have to confess that the cupcake macaroon purse is my favorite thing...ingeneous larger size and use of sweater knit!

pinned...pinned and pinned...pinned...

wonderful action shot of the wee one enjoying the goodies as well!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 09, 2014 07:07:47 AM
The baby, skirt, and stocking are all sooooo adorable! That face it to die for ;) Wonderful package Petskin! Everything is super lovely.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 09, 2014 07:16:57 AM
YaY! You got eeet! :)
I'm impressed how fast it arrived! And so happy to hear You liked it!

Your little baby girl is so adorable! <3 Such a cutie :) - and I'm glad she appreciates the little pom poms :)
Hoping her stocking will fit many things :D

You were such an amazing partner, Maxxev- I'm so glad we danced! Thank You! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 09, 2014 07:17:21 AM
Everything is themed, love that! The skirt is cute, but gotta say that little one is adorable! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 09, 2014 07:22:12 AM
Look how cute she is in that skirt! Wonderful stuff, petskin. I know she'll treasure that stocking for years to come!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 09, 2014 07:28:14 AM
I love everything!  The baby especially!  She looks a lot like my niece.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on September 09, 2014 07:43:52 AM
Love the pom pom skirt, but the baby in it is even more adorable.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 09, 2014 08:38:40 AM
Thanks, Guys! :) I also wanted to mention, that, I've been usually on my phone, when checking the forums, and was always going to comment later, when on the laptop, buuuut- I love seeing all the amazing things people post here! Can I just say, that the fungi twinchie and the bird lady doll are crazy awesome? Or the the tshirt yarn rug and the bracelets are so beautiful?

And Alwaysinmyroom- "Can I just ask petskin to be my partner now?" LOL- of course! I'd be honored! I love so many of Your projects, but Saving Bo bo  is the best :) (lucky brother and Bo bo :)).



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 09, 2014 08:42:15 AM
Sweet and talented!  A winning combo! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: stillatthetop on September 09, 2014 09:20:56 AM
Yup. I love reading this thread, too. Very cute. And the baby thing? My son came home Christmas eve...and slept in a dresser drawer. He was a month premature, and we were not prepared for that part, either.  ;D Very nice packages are getting sent. I think you all have just upped the bar for mine. But I am busy on things.

~T


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 09, 2014 09:26:50 AM
Here are the wonderful things PerfectlyBohemian sent.  I had bemoaned not being able to join the Carnivorous Plant Swap, so she offered to IYP swap with a carnivorous plants theme.  She sent me more than I expected, that's for sure!   :D

All the goodies, including a kit for growing real Pitcher Plants!  She made two absolutely beautiful block prints of Pitcher Plants, one showing the outside, the other the inside of the plant digesting a critter!   :o  I trust her to post good pictures of these.  I can't express how delicate and lovely they are, such a special gift.



Closer view of the Venus Flytrap felt sculpture:



Thank you very much, PerfectlyBohemian!  I love it all so much, especially the prints.   :-*




Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 09, 2014 09:39:18 AM
Ludi, I'm really glad you like the block prints! This is the first time I carved multiple blocks to print something in multiple colors. I felt like there wasn't much to show by just sending the prints, so I wanted to share the blocks, too :) I hope you can use the extra prints for something. I considered putting them on greeting cards, but I had to draw the line somewhere so I could get the package out in a more timely fashion :P

I have some decent photos of the blocks and prints that I'll upload tonight.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 09, 2014 09:49:57 AM
Those prints are fantastic!

Now that we know that you sent Ludi the actual blocks, we'll be expecting something printed with them in future swaps!

Also, love the sculpture...we have seen some talented people in the soft sculpture arena..PerfectlyBohemian has now been added to that list!  Fabulous job!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 09, 2014 09:56:40 AM
Wow, so much has happened! 

That baby is the cutest!  How can anyone not just LOVE that face?  Love it!  And the skirt and stocking are so adorable!

Those lino prints are amazing!  I'm not surprised that Ludi fell in love.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 09, 2014 10:20:52 AM
Lovely prints, and the Venus Fly Trap plant is awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 09, 2014 12:04:53 PM
That stocking is amazing and I love the monster fabric from the skirt! 

The venus fly trap is so AMAZING! 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pottermouth on September 09, 2014 05:19:22 PM
Holy cow sheepBlue! Your fungi twinchie is unbelievable. It looks so real. Love the bird woman art doll, too!

You know how much I adore your hoopla lindy, and the stenciled shirts are awesome! Cute dino cards...please abandon some somewhere near me.  ;)

I bet the never-ending box from Jennie smelled delicious with the wonderful soap in there. Love the doodle cups and bookmark especially. And the washcloths. Oh, and the mobile.

Yay! Another bookmark! The skirt is as sweet as the baby (that face!) and the eyes on the birdie ornaments are the best. petskin, did you needlefelt the owl brooch and then embroider over the felt? It's really cool!

I am totally digging the brilliantly executed 3D plants. What a perfectly special package you made, PerfectlyBohemian.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 09, 2014 08:07:44 PM
Here are the blocks I cut and a couple other versions I printed. They are actually speedycarve and some other rubber product because linoleum is a lot tougher to work with. Works the same way though.

(https://flic.kr/p/oSeta9)

(https://flic.kr/p/oSeY7e)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 10, 2014 01:34:14 AM
the Venus Flytrap felt sculpture is seriously impressive :o cool prints too


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 10, 2014 06:40:11 AM
Thanks for showing those PB!  I did not realize it was in stages like that to print!  So...who is your partner next dance? ;D

(ha--I feel a bit stalkerish in this swap!)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pottermouth on September 10, 2014 01:26:20 PM
Love those flytrap prints!

Guess what? HSG sent me a huge box of the most amazing things! She says in her note that she" decided not to make any Harry Potter items, but that went out the window" and THIS is what I opened:



Am I so lucky she changed her mind. I'll have add a picture of the detail; it's beautiful work.

She then made this gorgeous necklace! It's my favorite shape, and you didn't even know that! Did I mention that it is gorgeous?



And if that wasn't enough, she made TWO, count 'em, TWO unbelievable mosaics. Her craftswomanship is impeccable. The first one she made is the T.A.R.D.I.S. in a Mondrian style (Piet happens to be in my top two for fave dead artists). She didn't know that, either.



SO COOL!

The second one was a total surprise, but I think I love it the most. HSG simply put "Bee Happy" in part of the note, and the mosaic will live in my kitchen as a reminder to do just that.





Thank you for the great swap, HSG! I'm so happy you said yes.  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 10, 2014 01:28:48 PM
wow everything in that package is amazing


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 10, 2014 02:10:44 PM
Oh wow! That work is incredible.
(Discretely adding HSG to my wish-list)  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 10, 2014 02:22:57 PM
Beautiful embroidery and stunning mosaics!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 10, 2014 02:24:00 PM
OMG that package is fabulous!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 10, 2014 02:44:12 PM
The mosaic master stitches as well? oh how wonderful!

I love the silhouette HP hoop!  I am not even an HP fan and I love it!

The Tardis piece is unique ... I really love the texture on the bee happy...

Fabulous!

(not so discreetly adding HSG to my list! ;)  when we going to dance?!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 10, 2014 03:51:10 PM
Wow, what an amazing package!  I especially like the "bee happy" mosaic-- in the right colors that would be PERFECT for my kitchen... :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 10, 2014 04:29:19 PM
HSG's crafts suit Pottermouth to a "t"! What a great Harry Potter hoopla, and I love the Mondrianesque Tardis. Wonderful work, HSG.

I also love that Pottermouth has a "top two dead artists" list. :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 10, 2014 04:46:14 PM
Those mosaics are fabulous!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 10, 2014 05:26:46 PM
Love the mosaics!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 10, 2014 06:17:05 PM
So glad you like everything, pottermouth!  :)

The HP hoop was a new technique. Glad it came out the way I planned. Had that frame for the sunflower for ages. Knew I would find a purpose for it when I saw it in the thrift store. I too like Mondrian. So when I saw the Tardis in your Pinterest I had to make it.

Thank you all for the lovely compliments. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: amaryllisroze on September 10, 2014 08:44:23 PM
Gack!!! I'm so far behind on this gallery!  :o. All of the packages have been amazing.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 11, 2014 06:28:32 AM
Those mosaics are awesome!  I like the bee one best. 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 11, 2014 07:04:35 AM
Wow! Everything is so amazing here! Love the felted goodness from petskin, the prints from PB, and the mosaics from HSG. Everyone is rocking their strengths. I'm blown away!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 11, 2014 08:21:42 AM
I completely missed this thread, but so glad I went looking.
I am slack jawed with amazement at the astounding variety and quality of this gallery. Have LOVED gazing at all the beautiful creations.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 11, 2014 09:17:14 AM
Oh that Harry hoop.... **swoon**


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on September 11, 2014 11:01:10 AM
I also missed this thread, and can't believe there are already 28 pages here! Good grief! Incredible stuff everyone -- I have total swap anxiety now.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pesky pixie on September 13, 2014 05:11:47 PM
After arriving back home from a week in Wisconsin and Illinois visiting friends and relatives; there it was! My package from HSG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First off, this really cute necklace with shells and a bluish crushed glass or rock  background.



It's on a black metal bead chain necklace.



So neat!

Next is this mod-looking mosaic.





I told my husband it could be flowers or trees and he said, no, no, it's eyes from a snail. oO LOL!!!
The blue behind the "eyes" (or flowers/trees) is a metallic blue. I tried to capture it in my photo by taking it outside but I don't think you really get the shininess and brilliance that it has.



And check out that border frame! It's got rectangle glass pieces in blues and aquas and greens with silvery metal dots embedded. Even the sides of the picture have the mosaic pieces! I love the whole 60's vibe of this piece. It's so incredible!

And if all that wasn't enough, the last project is this spectacular initial mosaic framed in a heavy, hot pink, fancy scrolled frame! (It's not wooden. Maybe resin?)




The base underneath seems to be made with a multi-colored fabric (?) or paint (?) with fruits or plants. Guess I'll have to wait until HSG can describe it. Then it's got these clear glass triangles overtop surrounding the ultra yellow K initial that's practically glowing it's so day-glo! (LOVE IT!)

Plus, the four round glass pieces are like bubble-shaped magnifying the fabric, (or is it paint?), underneath from the base. I tried to capture this in my photo but, again, it doesn't show the 3-dimentional image. Here's another view but I still couldn't quite get the bubbliness. Or did I? LOL!



I love, Love, LOVE everything and I'm so happy! HSG is a super swap partner!
This whole swap was just great!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 13, 2014 06:56:21 PM
HSG you outdid yourself again!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 13, 2014 07:15:23 PM
So glad it all arrived as it left! That is always a concern when shipping glass.

Very happy you like it  :)

The shells are on top of blue crushed stained glass, and sealed.

The blue mosaic is supposed to be a take on modern flowers, but it can be whatever you want. It is yours to enjoy.

The K background is Marimekko fabric, which you said you liked. You said you liked bright day glow colors, and so I went with the bright resin pink frame. :)
Fabric swatch:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-apSy4KiI2mk/TfmBiXA4NBI/AAAAAAAAAUc/orLAodUFrfU/s1600/marimekko_1997_66860583.jpg

So glad you're pleased! Hope this leads to you doing more swaps here on C'ster. Cause you package to me rocked!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 14, 2014 09:28:25 AM
Gorgeous mosaics, Helen.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pottermouth on September 14, 2014 08:58:48 PM
pesky pixie, you and I will have to get together and talk about how much we love our mosaics from HSG. She is the best!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 14, 2014 09:13:34 PM
Those mosaics are amazing!  :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 14, 2014 09:34:38 PM
I agree that the mosaics have been outstanding...I guess I am in yet another line to dance with yet another fantastic dance partner!

I especially love the hot pink framed "K"...it would cheer anyone up!

And, I love that the first mosaic is subject to interpretation...it can be flowers one day, snail things the next!

Fabulous!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 14, 2014 10:56:30 PM
love that abstract mosaic ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 15, 2014 07:30:53 AM
Nearly finished!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pesky pixie on September 15, 2014 07:46:47 AM
Oh, it's Marimekko fabric! I should have guessed that. Ha! It's really awesome!

And I forgot to say that I love the Harry Potter silhouettes you made for Pottermouth. How cool is THAT??!

The Tardis mosaic is awesome too! (Tom Baker was/is my favorite Dr. Who, btw. Guess that kinda shows my age, doesn't it?)  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 15, 2014 07:47:29 AM
Oh wow, I love the mosaics!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 15, 2014 07:58:40 AM
Loving the mosaics!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 15, 2014 09:13:18 AM
The mosaics are beautiful!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 15, 2014 04:37:34 PM
OK, guys -- I got the MOST AMAZING package from BadWolf314!!!!!!!  I swear the swap anxiety is going to KILL me!

Check it out:

The first thing I saw was my very own arc reactor!  With extra (waterproof, no less!) lights:


And it converts from old school:


To the updated version!


Here it is lit up - it's so incredibly bright!  LOVE it!!


Next, she sent a set of 3 kitchen towels (which I can NEVER seem to get enough of)!


I really love the steampunk Iron Man - this is SO awesome!


And the piece de resistance (this blew me OUT of the water, people):


It's a CUTTING BOARD!  It is so solid and gorgeous and smooth as satin... If anyone ever DARES to use this as a cutting board, I will be using THEM for a cutting board next....  ;)

BadWolf, you were a fabulous swap partner, and if you like your goodies even half as much as I like mine, I'll be thrilled!  Thank you so very, VERY, VERY much!!  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 15, 2014 04:42:32 PM
Wow!  That cutting board is out of this world awesome!!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 15, 2014 04:48:25 PM
Amazing cutting board!  But I have to say I really like the arc reactor. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: amaryllisroze on September 15, 2014 04:55:21 PM
Racky has truly outdone herself again!!!! These are the portraits of my girls. They look EXACTLY like them. There is a third portrait, but it's a surprise for a friend, so I'll post that one a bit later. Racky, I can't thank you enough!

Meet Ruby and Midgie




Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 15, 2014 04:56:30 PM
Wow!  That cutting board is out of this world awesome!!!  :)

You should feel it! Like buttah!  ;)

Amazing cutting board!  But I have to say I really like the arc reactor. :)

I'm going to have to fight my kids off for the arc reactor... ::)

Those cat portraits are awesome, Racky!  Not being much of an artist myself, I am always in awe of good art.



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 15, 2014 05:00:42 PM
aw, love the kitty portraits!!  Totally wonderful!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 15, 2014 05:22:37 PM
Very cool reactor and that cutting board....wow! What a great package!
And racky, your portraits are fabulous. You have such an eye!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 15, 2014 05:59:26 PM
I can see the gallery is going to explode....

I just can't believe that cutting board....my mind is boggled as how it can even be done to create images!  Fantastic idea!  Also, those towels...so neat and clear!

wait--are those kitties painted?  whoa!  They are very realistic...and fantastic...I recognize your style, racky...it is called fabulous!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gozer on September 15, 2014 06:10:58 PM
 I have had rougher than most last month. Bunny1kenobi has been a rock for me. Listening to me and being there for me. There is no way I could thank her enough and then she send s me the most amazing package! She truly is an awesome person.  ;D
 She knows I have been wanting to decorate and fancy up my bathroom. I decided on squids, octopus and mermaids. I had a shelf and needed stuff to put on it. She gave me a GREAT start on that! Check out this awesome bottle! It is so cool! Love the ostrich feather and it's so fancy with the pearls!

 She sent me a TON of extras. She claims they are for my b-day and early Christmas and IYP.  :P  so, I got some SUPER warm and cute gloves. Kick butt ninja cookie cutters. Super cute holiday contact cases (where did you find those? LOL!). I am a huge reader and she sent me a book she loves, The Night Circus. I have been wanting to read that! And for those lack of energy days, ZipFizz. I wish I would have taken that with me to work today. Ha! She also made me a beautiful card.

 She crafted me a beautiful (and heavy) tin full of amazing jewelry! I love stud type earrings and she made me some super cute octopus ones! Then got me a tiny lock and key set. There is a gra (my fave color) magnetic bracelet and an adorable kitty cat one!

 here is a close up of that adorable kitty!

 And I FINALLY got some of her super cool lip balms! I am so jealous every time someone gets these from her! LOL! Now I have my own and they are perfect! From R-L. Girl & Kitty, Mermaid & Sailor, Red Riding Hood, and Gizmo. Couldn't get better! Perfect pics!

This one got turned side ways..  :-\  It's a magnetic to do list with mushrooms & a cute dragonfly. I have already started using this.  ;D

 These are super comfy and warm PJ's in HALLOWEEN fabric, how perfect?

 The weather is dropping fast here in VA. I complain about it often. Sorry Bunny, I know you have to be tired hearing about it. You should only have about 5 more months left.  :P But this cute candy corn (also my favorite candy, been chopping on it tonight) hat. I will wear this bad boy out! As will my Monster high doll with her new top hat!

 And last but not least, this "E Ho Creato" shirt this is not only hilarious but makes my boobs look bigger. Great job Bunny!
 Again, thank you so much. You really overdid it. I love everything!!!!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 15, 2014 06:28:05 PM
Gozer, I am so glad you liked your package!  And I'll always be there for you- you are an amazing friend! 

Glad to see the bottle made in intact, although the feather is a bit scruffy from its cross country journey... :-\

Just to clarify - I made the kitty bracelet and the octopus earrings.  I cheated on the rest of the jewels, including the tin.  ;)

I think we need an action shot of your bigger boobs in your new t-shirt!  ;D ;D ;D Hahaha!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 15, 2014 11:00:26 PM
Woah that cutting board is amazing
I'm also really loving those kitty pictures


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 15, 2014 11:07:11 PM
oh my days! that ironman chopping board is beyond epic  :o :o

amazing portraits too: i love the coloured (i dont know the technical term here so im going to go with knob end? :-\) knob ends

cool octopus! and those halloween pjs? awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 15, 2014 11:31:18 PM
I love the pet portraits, the cutting board and the adorable octopus bottle.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 15, 2014 11:46:54 PM
The octopus bottle is so clever!  I'm blown away by the cutting board.   :o  Those cat portraits will be treasured forever.  I know, I have two of rackycoo's amazing pet portraits of my own.   :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on September 16, 2014 03:33:00 AM
The cutting board is gorgeous! How long does something like that take? There is so much detail... must take forever.

Love the kitty portraits. So much personality comes through in them.

The octopus bottle is lovely! Gizmo flavored lip balm?


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on September 16, 2014 04:02:03 AM
Organizer Note!
I'm back!  I will be catching up with Mistress Jennie and updating everyone's feedback! I hope all went well while I was gone!  I have no doubt :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 16, 2014 06:53:38 AM
What a great haul! Is the squid made of polymer clay? Very cool!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 16, 2014 06:56:34 AM
I commented on the lovely squid bottle in the craftalong, but it merits another "fabulous" here as well! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 16, 2014 08:26:15 AM
Oh my, more loveliness!  I LOVE the kitty paintings and the Iron Man cutting board is awesome!  The squid bottle is pretty clever.  I love cozy pj pants.  I have lots of cozy pj's.  I wear them in the winter. 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 16, 2014 08:38:22 AM
What an awesome cutting board! And the squid bottle will look great in an ocean themed bathroom. Great stuff, everyone!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 16, 2014 10:02:58 AM
The gallery has officially exploded with awesomeness!  Now I get to add to it!  I received my package from pinkmichk yesterday and was SO spoiled! 

Landon got his very own Creeper Sock Monkey that he went crazy over!  A LEGO mini fig with an L painted on it, and some candy


Adia got a sock kitty, a fab kitty bracelet, and some candy that I don't think made it in the picture (I have no idea why she is wearing a band-aid on her face...Teenagers!)



She then tried to steal my sock monkey.... but I said no way!  He's all mine!!!


We are still arguing about this Day of the Dead kitty hoop


I am keeping this gorgeous tattoo flash hoop though


I also got a skully wrap bracelet and mini book pendant



There was also a ton of extras in the box!  Candy, and issue of Mollie Makes!! fabric, supplies, and some whimisies.  I LOVE the vintage tin with the vintage items in it. 






Thank you so much for everything and for asking me to dance!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 16, 2014 10:21:03 AM
I love the hoops and those sock critters are super cute!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 16, 2014 10:25:49 AM
yay I'm so glad you & your kids liked everything, this has been my favourite swap I have done (although I love them all this one felt extra awesome)  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 16, 2014 10:34:24 AM
What a fabulous haul!  Love the hoops (especially the DOD kitty!)

At least you each got a critter to love!  No fighting over swap goodies!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 16, 2014 10:38:33 AM
Gosh, what a fantastic package (and yummy)! Very cool skull bracelet.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 16, 2014 10:59:52 AM
Gizmo flavored lip balm?

LOL!  Gizmo is root beer flavored, the mermaid one is mint, the RRH balm is strawberry and the kitty one is vanilla watermelon.  ;D

Thanks for all the kind words, guys!

Love the sock monkeys!  My little guy would be totally over the moon for a creeper sock monkey like that!

So many lovely goodies in your package, Lindy!  But you deserve some spoiling, you are such a fabulous spoiler yourself!  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 16, 2014 11:17:52 AM
..and monkey butt is banana... ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 16, 2014 11:38:12 AM
Great packages!  I really love the octopus and the hp sock monkey.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 16, 2014 12:01:22 PM
..and monkey butt is banana... ;D

HAHAHAHA!!!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 16, 2014 01:43:37 PM
no kidding--Missingwillow makes soap with that "fragrance"...she kills me!!! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 16, 2014 02:04:12 PM
no kidding--Missingwillow makes soap with that "fragrance"...she kills me!!! ;D

Oh yes, I know ... I have it pinned on my wishlist for my littlest!  He would never get out of the tub if he had monkey fart soap! LOL  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 16, 2014 05:34:54 PM
lol I did not want to use the "f" word! ha ha ha  but now that it is out there, that was one of the funniest things MW and Ludi ever posted!!! So many of us are still howling over that! ;D

I hope that someday you get that for your kiddo...

I just saw a post of things soon to come in this gallery...more awesomeness!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 17, 2014 02:28:43 AM
Hey Lindy, that little girl peeking out of that fabric peek looks like Sophie from the BFG. Or Mathilda. And the one behind that, stacks of books? Is that Quentin Blake? The rest of the package from pinkmichk is truly stunning, but Quentin Blake fabric from my two favourite Roald Dahl books. Eeek!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 17, 2014 02:50:08 AM
the fabric is Matilda & her book stacks  ;D I thought it was good for a book lover like Lindy they also do BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie & the chocolate factory & the Twits that I have seen in the fabric range too


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 17, 2014 03:44:04 AM
the fabric is Matilda & her book stacks  ;D I thought it was good for a book lover like Lindy they also do BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie & the chocolate factory & the Twits that I have seen in the fabric range too

Thank you pinkmichk, I'll see if I can hunt some of that down here!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 17, 2014 07:26:20 AM
What adorable sock monkeys and that octopus bottle is very nifty :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 17, 2014 10:36:59 AM
the fabric is Matilda & her book stacks  ;D I thought it was good for a book lover like Lindy they also do BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie & the chocolate factory & the Twits that I have seen in the fabric range too

I KNEW it looked familiar but I couldn't place it!!! BFG is one of my favorite childhood books I will have to see if I can find some of that print too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 17, 2014 12:50:21 PM
I was so excited today to come home and find this gorgeous crocheted afghan from amaryllisroze. I sent her photos of my outdoor furniture, and she sent me this!


Look how perfectly it matches! I can't wait to cozy up under it once it gets cooler in the evenings.


Now I can't guarantee that I won't sleep out on that sofa every now and then...

Thanks so much, aroze! Mr. 'Coo and I love our new blankie!  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 17, 2014 01:26:46 PM
Ooh, aroze! You are a great crochet-er (?) It looks great on the sofa.
Love the colors!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 17, 2014 01:29:20 PM
Matches perfectly and looks cozy!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 17, 2014 02:10:53 PM
Matches perfectly and looks cozy!

Lindy stole my comment...  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 17, 2014 02:55:03 PM
Matches perfectly and looks cozy!

Lindy stole my comment...  ;)

Bunny stole my comment!

:P


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 17, 2014 02:59:00 PM
Y'all stole my comment!...uh...uh...nice colors too ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 17, 2014 03:23:09 PM
Ooh, lovely, and cozy! ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: erica_tattoos on September 17, 2014 03:29:14 PM
i feel so guilty, y'all! i think most of the time half the fun of the swap is getting on the forums and gossiping, and throwing hints, and watching what everyone is up to, and most of all gossiping with your partner! and on this swap, i know i've been lax in providing that for the amazing miss sheepblue, who has had to track me down and ask me if i still had a pulse more than once this time around.  :-[ my bad, sheep! thank you so much for your patience and understanding with my crazy hectic life! now i promised pictures of the amazing goodies i got from sheepblue like, two days ago; but between technical camera difficulties and the fact that i've literally been crafting my happy hiney off every spare moment the last week (hey! i perform best under pressure, what can i say?) i'm only just now getting around to it. so, without further ado....

here is the terribly cute handmade card miss sheepblue included. in it she says many incredibly kind things that i'm quite sure i don't deserve. but i'm appreciative that she thinks them none the less!


on top of the package: a super cute halloweeny vinyl tablecloth! i think i am going to keep it in the package until halloween and set my table with it then. and when halloween is over i may use it to re-cover my arm-rest at the tattoo shop where i work! it's so cool, and very me!

next i opened this amazing business card wallet. i love star wars, and i loooooove this fabric! but that was only the beginning! check out the AWESOME business cards that were included! i will be using these for sure! haha!





next, this super duper cute and wonderfully accurate little embroidery! i will be hanging it above my crafting area in short order. i love this!


aaaand theeeen: check out this super cute teeny tiny stumpworked flower! (i put the nickel in for size reference) it is so tiny and so precious in every detail! i have no idea what i will do with it just yet, but it will be epic!  :D



aand i got a little peepee! haha! sheepblue said she didn't make this one, but thought i needed it nonetheless! i quite agree! it's a chapstick coozy!

 
to change your image viewing settings please click here

if you haven't already limbered up your pinning fingers, ladies, now's the time! cause it only gets more amazing from here!  "eyeball" this for a minute, wouldja? how cool are all those veiny strings?



not only is it creepy cool and veiny and delightful just as it is...  but check it out! it's a drawstring pouch! and it's STUFFED with whimsy awesomeness!



aaannnnddd theeeeen..... the piece de resistance! that's right -- all that major spoilage was not even the main show! in addition to everything else, ms sheepblue made me this!



this aaah-MAY-zing mini-art-quilt is so perfectly "me" it just blows me away! i can't say enough about how much i love it! from all the little starwars fabric scraps in it, to the handmade beaded sculpey skull fringe, it is amazing in every detail! and it's meticulously perfect in every stitch!  i can not express enough how incredibly much i love this - it is beautiful!







sheepblue - thank you again sooo much for spoiling me so! i love everything so much, and i just hope that what i'm making for you will be half as loved as everything you've made for me! oh, and one more parting shot - here's a group loot shot - including some stick on mustaches and yummy gummy body parts that were also included!



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 17, 2014 04:31:42 PM
Wow, amazing! The art quilt is so beautifully done, the eyeball bag is hilarious, and couldn't we all use business cards like that?  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on September 17, 2014 04:40:34 PM
Oh my gosh, the business cards!  Awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 17, 2014 05:05:36 PM
Oh wow! That is all awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: amaryllisroze on September 17, 2014 05:08:27 PM
Yup. I taught myself about a year ago.  :)

Ooh, aroze! You are a great crochet-er (?) It looks great on the sofa.
Love the colors!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 17, 2014 05:12:35 PM
I need those business cards so bad.
Love the eye ball pouch and the quilt is totally fabulous.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: BadWolf314 on September 17, 2014 05:14:08 PM
I got bunny's package in the mail today!!!!! It is amazingly awesome and it's so me!!!



First off, Super Hero cards!!!! They are perfect and I can't wait to use them! I also got an adorable aperture science to do list! And she gave me the cutest chapsticks! Frozen, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who style!!! I am NOT going to lose this set of chapstick!



I squeed so loudly opening this my husband was a bit worried... and I may have taken my pants off and put them on immediately because Magic and Harry Potter!!! These are my new favorite pants to wear around, I super excited it's getting closer to fall because I'll never have to take them off! ;)



I was at a lose for words when I first saw this. It is absolutely perfect!!! I don't know how you did it but ALL my randoms are there and they all go together so nicely!!!



I am absolutely amazed at the time and dedication bunny spent making every single one of these patches. The stitches are so perfect!



I seriously can't decided which patch is my favorite! Seriously bunny, THANK YOU!!!! I love everything!!!!  :-*



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on September 17, 2014 05:38:15 PM
Yay erica_tattoos, I'm so happy you like everything  ;D I couldn't wait to give the skully art quilt to you, I knew it was soooo you as I was making it  :D :D :D I will swap again any time!

and FYI anyone that needs some of those cards, I have tonnnnnnsss left  ;) I can hook ya up!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 17, 2014 06:13:57 PM
Wow, the gallery continues to explode with amazing goodies!  fab throw, awesome TM bag, cool cards...love everything! :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 17, 2014 06:24:22 PM
I love the TM patch bag.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 17, 2014 10:34:40 PM
lovin those hero cards! and those trousers? awesome :)

i love the mosaic style of that quilt and that wallet! lucky you! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 17, 2014 11:38:33 PM
Far too many awesome things to pick my fav in this gallery


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 18, 2014 06:53:21 AM
Wow, wow wow!!

Everything has been so amazing. The afghan, the kitty portraits, the skull quilt, the TM bag!! I know I'm missing things, but my brain is on awesome overload with this gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 18, 2014 07:15:42 AM
AMAZING package, SheepBlue!  But you are an excellent spoiler, too... I've been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of your fabulousness....!  That art quilt is to die for, totally dig the tablecloth and the eyeball pouch... seriously, where do you come up with this stuff?  You rock so hard!

BadWolf, I am so glad you like your package!  I guess the pants must fit ok, I admit I was a mite concerned about that.  ;)  And I'm so glad you liked the bag!  It took SO LONG and my hubby was disappointed when I sent it away ... until he saw what you sent ME!  ;D  I had to hide the superhero cards from my kids - I nearly got lynched while making those.  :D

Thanks for all the kind words, too, everyone!  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 18, 2014 07:42:06 AM
This has been the most amazing gallery!  I'm loving everything!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 18, 2014 08:57:31 AM
Okay okay first off I think that sheep sent that art quilt to the wrong house....
I absolutely love it and am so jealous that it's not mine!  Oh and that Hello card is fabulous!! (I may have actually made that card ;) )  The business cards are too funny!

Those superhero cards are awesome!  I would love a set to frame for my sons room.  The TM bag is fab also! 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 18, 2014 09:09:00 AM
The skull quilt is great and so are the business cards :D (don't we all need these, like daily? / too bad I'm  too much of a wuss to actually use something like that :D).
And the detail on the TM bag is super! What labor of love that beauty is! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 18, 2014 09:29:03 AM
I would love a set to frame for my sons room.

Ooh! That is a fabulous idea! I'd like to get in line for a set too. My son is seven and my honey is a big super hero fan. (Have your people get ahold of my people) ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 18, 2014 10:35:50 AM
Wow, what a fab package! The super hero cards and trou are wonderful. And that bag is a knock out.
wonderful gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 18, 2014 01:58:01 PM
Thanks, cackle!  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LimeRiot on September 18, 2014 08:53:56 PM
It's my turn to add to this INCREDIBLE (seriously, IYP'ers...just WOW) gallery with the awesomeness that petskin sent me :D.

First off, the most adorable birdie statue! I have named him Patch and I love him. He was supposed to go in my guest room but I think he wants to live in a busier part of the house so he's hanging out in the living room instead :).





I've always wanted a felt bouquet and now I have one in an adorable vintage cup. I'm taking it to the office so I can admire it on my desk every day!!



This is my FAVORITE crafty quote!! Now I have it on a special art piece to hang in my craft room. It's going to be such great inspiration for me. It even has a hidden compartment in the back!



But wait...there's MORE!! A collection of little craft supplies, a wonderful bangle bracelet made with beige and neon (love), some super cute hair clips and a doxie bookmark so I can publicly identify myself as a doxie lover!!



Thank you SO much for spoiling me rotten, petskin :). I love everything and you really brightened my week. I hope you like what I made you half as much as I love this package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 18, 2014 09:26:13 PM
Patch is adorable! Love the crafty quote wall hanging and all the wonderful bits and pieces you rreceived!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 18, 2014 09:34:27 PM
I was so worried, that Patch wasn't going to make it :D - and so relieved when he did! And lookit, he can stand again! I bet he's proud, as he had accidents back here, whenever he was trying to be independent and show off his standing skills :D
(that's why he got those nifty [real!] silk leggings and he scored a manly silk scarf, too :P



ETA: and OF COURSE I will ove anything You'll make me, Lime, and 2x more than You did :P (or maybe more... probably more :P)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 18, 2014 09:44:01 PM
Awwww, Patch is so adorable! I love the little felt garden in a cup. That is sure to put a smile on your face every day. :) Wonderful quote too, I've not heard that one before. I like it a lot. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 19, 2014 02:25:08 AM
patch is adorable


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 19, 2014 03:45:29 AM
Aw, love Patch!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 19, 2014 06:19:35 AM
So many wonderful additions to the gallery!

Petskin's bird is fabulously adorable :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 19, 2014 07:12:02 AM
Patch is just the cutest! He's so expressive.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 19, 2014 08:37:30 AM
Patch is so cute!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 19, 2014 08:40:06 AM
Love the art quote!!! Patch is pretty awesome too ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on September 19, 2014 08:50:43 AM
I love Patch!  I think my living room needs something like that! it's greatness!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 19, 2014 01:15:53 PM
I love the afghan!  The colors are interesting and the pattern is beautiful!

The TM bag is just wonderful...just too many things to look at...I see quite a few of my favorite things in there...

The skull quilt is just fabulous...and just a perfect style for you to bring out your artistic talents!

I am going to have to look back over the gallery to make sure I didn't miss anything!

Fabulous overload of goodies!!! (and more people to add to my list of dance partners!)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on September 20, 2014 07:05:46 AM
ORGANIZER NOTE!! Today is SENDOUT DAY!!  Please make sure to send your send and receive status to your partner and your group organizer (you can see on the first two posts of this thread which group you belong to) - or copy both Mistress Jennie and myself.
And, be sure to let us know if you will be sending late!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Killam Creative on September 20, 2014 10:32:07 AM
Wow, I'm really amazed by all the wonderful stuff! I'm officially stalking Ludi - the fish portrait is my favorite thing EVER.



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: DaphadillyArt on September 20, 2014 10:41:38 AM
I received from smileyyogini! What an amazing box!

A balaclava for my son

An extra goody for my daughter &#128525;

My daughter's caterina de mew hat and a gorgeous cowl for meeeee!

A bunch of awesome extras! I love foxes and sugar skulls, my daughter loves monster high &#128515;

Hehe

I loooove bobs burgers and so Mel made me this awesome Louise hoopla!


Pride and prejudice mug!!

Gorgeous dyed tote with a tree on one side
and a fave quote on the other!

fox socks!

Always

hipster hippo notebook! Lol!

Thank you smiley I love my box!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 20, 2014 10:54:20 AM
Love the hat and cowl. Everything is wonderful! And sugar skulls!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Killam Creative on September 20, 2014 02:11:25 PM
I received the most wonderful and thoughtful IYP swap from cackle! I told her how much I loved her Christmas ornaments. Guess what she did?! She made me a whole tree trimming kit in miniature! It will be perfect for a 24" table top tree.

Sets the tone:


Here's the beautiful box outside:


This is a not-so-good photo (I was rushing the pics - sorry!) of the whole kit:


Inside -- each beautiful ornament was wrapped in tissue, but that doesn't make for a good photo...):


Some details--

Look at the tiny Merry Christmas banner!


The wee ornaments on the left:


The wee ornies on the right:


A look at the tops:


Cackle, thank you so much. I will treasure this forever!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 20, 2014 02:35:33 PM
Oh my goodness, look at those beautiful decorations!   :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on September 20, 2014 02:49:06 PM
Oh my goodness, so many incredible things here! I am in awe of the mini tree-trimming kit -- it's so beautiful!

Speaking of being in awe, I received from silentblair -- I have spent much of this afternoon laughing and near tears at how awesome this box of goodies really is. Like, she nailed it.

Here's the entire haul, and then I'll do individual pics:


As you can see, amazingness, right? The first thing that I opened was the birdhouse, which has the adddress of 221 Baker Street. How freaking awesome is that? I can't decide if the birds will ever see this or if it's just going to stay in my living room forever. ;D


Next, hilarious dishtowels that I can't wait to use. I needed some snark in my kitchen.


Then, an awesome mug to declare my love for delicious flavor -- and Psych.



Then, moving on to my all-time favorite show in the world, The Golden Girls. Words cannot express how much I love this hoopla and these magnets! The magnets crack me up!


Then, and this is the part that got me teary, the fingerless gloves based on the show Castle, which I also love. I am a writer, and have always wanted the writer flack vest that he wears. silentblair totally trumped that and made me fingerless gloves that I can wear when I am freezing at the office so I can continue typing away! I am the worst knitter ever, and anything like this feels like so much work to me. Knitted gifts make me emotional.  ::)


Moving on to a hilarious item, a mini-Jenga game with quotes from Statler and Waldorf of the Muppets, so that you can laugh whenever you pull a new piece out:


And the frosting on top... Benedict Cumberbatch plant markers for my Cumberpatch garden. Ha. These are hilarious.


Blair also included a Fozzie Bear Pez (I collect Pez), vintage Gremlins stickers, a Makit & Bakit kit (I was obsessed with these when I was little) and a bag of googly eyes that will be used extensively this Halloweeen.

Whew! I think that is everything... honestly, I am in a state of swap euphoria. Thank you so much, Blair. This was an amazing swap! I hope you like your goodies as much as I love mine!  :-*


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 20, 2014 03:14:57 PM
That birdhouse!   :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 20, 2014 03:16:57 PM
Yay! SO glad you like the orns and everything got there in one piece!

And I love the bird house and the snarky towels!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 20, 2014 03:30:05 PM
Wonderful goodies.  Really love the balcalva, Christmas ornaments, and the BC markers!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 20, 2014 06:54:25 PM
I am in dire need of a mini set of tree decorations!  WOW!  Those are fabulously detailed and beautiful!

The fingerless mitts are just gorgeous...

Love the cowl and the wonderful tree tote...

My head is about to explode seeing all of these goodies!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: smileyyogini on September 20, 2014 08:54:04 PM
I received from DaphadillyArt! I'm so spoiled :)

An amazing my My Melody pillow that has found its way to my couch. It's awesome!!! She made a wallet for my little one that I would love to take from him. And cool purple paint to my my mason jars purple.



in addition to purple glitter and an awesome My Melody day planner that she made I got patches!!! I love them so much!! And she sent me a great vintage canned ham trailer mugrug. Mixing two of my favorite things!!



A cool card, a cute clay  mushroom for my windowsill and THREE hooplas!!! Aren't they awesome?! Yay!!



she sent me a creepy eyeball lol. And a hanging tag for my bear fat jar (it cures everything, you know?) and the most amazing crochet hooks that she added clay handles to. So comfy and pretty. Check out my blingy gold and black coffee cup! It's funny that we both sent coffee mugs. Mine says "hide your crazy and act like a lady" which is way too well suited for me.



And here is the back of my coffee cup and the chocolate bar she sent me from Alaska. :) great swap!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 21, 2014 03:46:43 AM
What an adorable pillow, one that is sure to make you smile everytime you see it!  Love the patches too.  Great package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: silentblair on September 21, 2014 07:24:14 AM
Can't go wrong with hooplas in my book, and 3 of them...coolness!

I'm thrilled beyond belief everything arrived intact for SonjaBoo's package.
Whew!

Making the garden stakes and birdhouse was crazy fun, I love doing that kind of stuff.
Thanks for the kudos on them!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 21, 2014 09:00:54 AM
Love the hoops and crochet hooks. Super package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 21, 2014 09:10:10 AM
Oh wow, so much awesome! I love the hoops, the birdhouse and especially the teeny-tiny tree decorations.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LimeRiot on September 21, 2014 01:25:55 PM
I love those golden girls crafts!! What fun!

And the "hide your crazy" mug might just be something I could use at the office ;) ;).


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 21, 2014 11:04:56 PM
i cant believe the range of craft and talent in this gallery!

how cool is patch?! ;D
i like that bag too, and wow!  what an amazing tree trimming set :o. i love the bead embellishments.
i need those teatowels! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 22, 2014 07:01:07 AM
Oh my, so much fabulousness, I know I'm going to forget stuff...!

The mini tree decorating kit -- amazing!

Love the tea towels and the bird house and the balaclava, and the mugs (hide your crazy...excellent advice!) ... and a whole bunch of other awesome!

Such a treat to be a part of this group.... :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on September 22, 2014 07:34:10 AM
I have been thoroughly enjoying this gallery, although I've fallen miserably behind on commenting. Such wonderful projects!

I received some wonderful projects myself! The sweet and talented StickerChic87 sent...
Drumroll...


A calabaza calabaza! Look closely and you will see the Spanish word for pumpkin- and my username -incorporated in this embroidery she designed herself! Wow! Soooo neat! This is going up on the wall today.

Oh, and look at this item!


Vintage travel-y! Gorgeous and beautifully made!



Is there something inside?



Tons of somethings!











And the ones from my favorite slot...




But is that all? Goodness, no! Sticker also made...


Stamps! Stamps, a pretty storage box and an inspiration card! I'm definitely inspired. Isn't it all so cute?

Thank you so much, Sticker! I love everything you sent.
I hope my package to you is all right.
Thanks for swapping with me again!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 22, 2014 07:46:13 AM
What a nice package. That hoop is really clever and the little stamp set is cute and will be fun to use.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 22, 2014 07:48:32 AM
What a great package! I love the calabaza hoop...pretty spectacular! And all the goodies...wow! SO nicely done!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 22, 2014 08:11:46 AM
More awesomeness!! I love that card box!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 22, 2014 08:18:04 AM
Oh yeah, that's great! I love the handcarved stamps, too.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 22, 2014 08:32:24 AM
that card box is very clever


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 22, 2014 09:19:11 AM
Wow!  I can't remember all the fab stuff that has been posted but I love the mini ornament kit and that tiny stamp set!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 22, 2014 09:22:04 AM
Love the little banner stamps and that card box is awesome!  the pumpkin is really cool, too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 22, 2014 09:46:09 AM
I just received the most amazing, enchanting piece of art from Killam Creative. It's gorgeous and I can't say how much I love it!
Pictures speak louder than words, so here they are:

A beautiful Fairy Forest shadow box. All the little details are wonderful....
   


And LOOK WHAT IT DOES....




It's truly an enchanting little jewel of a thing. The pictures don't convey how delicate it is and it smells really good!
So much sensory stuff going on. KC, thank you so much....I truly love it and will treasure it. ((Hugs))


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 22, 2014 09:53:09 AM
Oh wow, it lights up?!   :o  That's gorgeous.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 22, 2014 09:53:25 AM
Best. Nightlight. Ever.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 22, 2014 10:01:11 AM
So pretty!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 22, 2014 10:09:52 AM
Beautiful shadowbox/nightlight!  So inspiring!   :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 22, 2014 10:17:06 AM
Gorgeous! It's so beautiful when lit.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Killam Creative on September 22, 2014 10:50:11 AM
I'm so glad you love it cackle!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 22, 2014 11:16:24 AM
OMG!  That shadow box is so lovely!! 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 22, 2014 12:20:44 PM
The fairy box is so dreamy! It's quite a lovely piece :)


Title: Re:
Post by: Killam Creative on September 22, 2014 12:40:45 PM
Thank you!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 22, 2014 01:07:16 PM
Absolutely enchanted with the Forest Fairy Light!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: StickerChic87 on September 22, 2014 03:12:46 PM
I received a lovely box of goodies from my pal Calabaza today!

Who's ready for Christmas? If I wasn't, I am now with cute and tiny felt ornaments! The stitching is so tiny and perfect.


This bunting is fantastic and perfect! Batiks and scrappy and colorful! It is longer but this way you would see a tad closer. Can't wait to pick out where to hang it.


This. I love C's bags. I use them all of the time. This may be the best one yet. I'm sure she will have a post for it itself and you must check it out! There are so many pockets, but that is not even the best feature...the flap is interchangeable! It has hidden snap tape, which she included some so I could make my own flaps. I'm telling you guys, it's genius! Also, I'm guessing that she huck-wove the colored fabric herself?


Also some extras, postcards and some vintage goodies from when she visited New York. Funny thing abt that little ballerina pin, she didn't even know this, but I actually signed up for a ballet class (been 10 years since my last one) and it starts tonight. Same day as receiving this. Must be a good luck charm ;D Also that vintage Christmas card is embroidery on some sort of sheer fabric-very cool!


 Thanks again for everything C! Love it all. :) (If you have any better pics, go ahead! Daylight was fading fast.)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 22, 2014 04:09:46 PM
More ornaments! Are the holidays that close? I love the bunting too.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 22, 2014 04:23:32 PM
Awesome ornaments!!  I can't believe the holidays are almost here!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 22, 2014 07:20:13 PM
The fairy nightlight is so wonderful, just lovely!

And I really like the little bunting, and the bag is awesome, too!

But, guys, I'm really over the moon for the package I just got from Gozer!  She is such an amazing crafter and wonderful friend!  I will always be glad that Craftster brought us together!

The first thing I opened was this cute bracelet!  She made a bunch of these a while back and I was lusting over them.  Obviously, she remembered. ;)



Then I opened this little package!  She made another version of this for Smileyyogini in a swap a while back and I just LOVED it!



I next discovered this lovely bag!  I so adore the fabric on this, and I cannot wait to use it!  So stinking cute!  Gozer seems to be becoming known for her wonderful purses and this one is no exception! 



Inside the bag was nestled this little treat from another craftster friend, Lindyv321!  Such a sweet surprise!

Inside was this little cutie:

(Thank you, Lindy!  I certainly didn't expect any goodies from you this swap!  :D  This was really such a unique and sweet thing to do, I love it!)

So I'm already thrilled with my goodies, but we aren't done yet!  Gozer didn't send me one purse - she sent TWO!  I know lots of people have wanted this bag style from her (including me!) and she chose THE PERFECT fabric for me.  I LOVE IT!  Now I don't know which bag to use first!  ;D



She sent along this lovely tee - she saw I had several versions of t-shirts with similar sentiments on them....  I really do love my husband!  When he saw it, he chuckled and said that she should have put on the back something to the effect of, "yes, him.... quit laughing!"  He's so silly.  :D


Last but MOST CERTAINLY not least, she sent bristol paper!!!  She inspired me to try my hand at drawing in the first place, and she has been my biggest support and encouragement!  This is just one more example of how awesome she is, and I cannot wait to play with it!  ;D



I'm so glad that Gozer danced with me, she was an amazing partner!  Thank you!  And thanks to Lindy, too!  I'm so tickled by your little surprise!! (I guess I need to set up an instagram account now!  ;))


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 22, 2014 07:43:10 PM
Love those purses! The shirt makes me smile and bracelets are great!

And very nice teeny tiny felted ornaments! Looks like we are getting a good start on Christmas. :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 22, 2014 09:33:58 PM
those tiny ornaments are just too cute!

love the gozer bags....hmmm...I think I might have figured out how to wrangle myself one... ;D

Fabulous job, everyone...the dance has been wonderful...now for the international packages to arrive so that the dance can go on and on!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on September 22, 2014 11:02:52 PM
So...... My international parcels are on there way HhhhoooooorH. And it's time to sit and look at the gallery. OMG how talented are you lot !!! I love everything, it's actuLly not possible to pick any one thing out. Instead, I just want to remark on how amazingly we stalk each other, seriously - over here it would almost be prosecutable hahahaha
The show stopper for me Are those little tiny ornaments..... Can you imagine the delight of popping those on the table on Christmas Eve and pretending they come from the fairies :)))) my kids would go bonkers :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 23, 2014 04:21:34 AM
Ooh, love that skully purse and the steampunk necklace!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 23, 2014 06:29:28 AM
Amazing shadowbox!

That bunting!!

Both purses!

Also love the hidden treasure from lindyv321.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gozer on September 23, 2014 06:32:29 AM
 Wasn't that so cool of Lindyv? I thought it was the sweetest, neatest idea ever and I loved taking part in it. I was so curious on what it was but never peeked.   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: tapestrymlp on September 23, 2014 08:13:50 AM
I received the most amazing package from Onyxnox. Warning, there are a TON of pics below. Because the sheer awesomeness could not be contained in only one or two.

I asked for some Teesha Moore style patches for a purse I want to make and Onyxnox put her own spin on the patch idea. Look how neat and gorgeous and just freaking amazing these are. I'm not sure if I'm going to turn these into a wall hanging or use them in a purse.



Each one features a writing quote.

Next up, some wood burned ornaments. First of all, can we please admire the little scarves at the top of each ornament? Those are knit with DMC floss! How in the heck! They're adorable. And then the images are immaculate and the tinting perfect. The back of each ornament has the Hogwarts crest. I love, love, love them so much. I need to put my Christmas tree up right now just to display these.






And then just to completely blow me out of the water, Onyxnox made me a hand-carved hedgehog stamp (LOVE!) and a TON of hedgehog note cards. Everyone I swap with in the future is sooooo lucky because they'll be getting one of those cards. Heck people may ask me to swap just to get one of those cards.




Thank you for an amazing swap package Onyxnox!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 23, 2014 08:48:09 AM
The burned ornaments with the scarves matching are wonderfully creative and nicely done!

I love the stamp and the cards...the present that keeps on giving!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 23, 2014 08:55:43 AM
Well bunny did say she wanted me to abandon a pendant on her doorstep... this was the best way I could think to do it!  Thank you so much Gozer for popping that into your package ;)

I love that skully bag!  The fabric is fabulous.

Those woodburnings?? Swoon!  Sign me up for hedgie card please ;)

I also really love the tiny ornaments!  I have a mini Halloween tree but a extra mini Christmas tree might be called for now.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 23, 2014 09:11:40 AM
Hahaha!  Lindy you are a crack up!  So sweet, and clever!  :D

Onyxnox you did such a beautiful job on your package!  Everything is just gorgeous! (Adds onyxnox to the list of people I want to swap with....)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: silentblair on September 23, 2014 10:01:26 AM
I got a plethora of amazing things from SonjaBoo yesterday!
I'm still gushing about it...

Here's a group shot (missing one thing)


And the one missing thing from the group shot is An Amazing Woodland Wreath!

Just look at all the tiny woodland magic! I'm such a sucker for red and white polka dot mushrooms.  ;)

Speaking of being a sucker for things...

From the show "Psych" our heroes, Shawn and Gus, tell each other in various ways to in fact Suck it. this made me giggle with glee! I think I have just enough room on the Hoopla wall beside the psych hoop Averia made me years ago! LOVE!
The Fabric Flower Pin is so adorable and the shade of red is perfect for me.  8)
There's also a Gonzo Necklace Pendant and it's already been strung and I'm wearing it right now! I think I'll have chicken for dinner. Not Camilla though, that would be cruel.

Next, my Invisible Jet will have to be parked in the garage as I will be spending my day hanging my new Crafty Cave sign!

I've been calling my craft room The Crafty Cave due to
1. It's in the basement and doesn't get much natural light.
2. It would give me the excuse to exclaim Batman-Style "To the Crafty Cave, Old Chum!"
I'm dying over this sign!
SonjaBoo also made the coolest Wonder Woman Notebook. It's in my bag already.
Then some amazing tape! I've been collecting all sorts of tapes lately. I should display them somewhere....Holy Tape Batman, another project!

Some insanely amazing extras:
 
Girl Scout Badges, An envelope full of zippers from her horde, and Belly Dancing Trims!
These will get LOTS of use!

Lastly, a beautiful Tea Wall Art that goes with my kitchen impeccably and 2 Prayer Flags!

I can't wait to string the Flags with my growing collection. They are LOVELY!!!
The Wall Art is crazy touching. SonjaBoo is so talented and this is right up my decorating alley!

Thanks ever so much, SonjaBoo, for being my partner.
I really loved crafting for you and am really happy to have made a friend!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on September 23, 2014 10:52:38 AM
What a lovely package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 23, 2014 11:06:15 AM
IYP galleries are so awesome!  So many different kinds of things and all done so well!

And I get to add to the awesome now ;D  gozer's package arrived at my folks yesterday!  I'm had to change my travel plans, as my left hand has been acting up, so I asked her to post pics when it arrived.

.
and gozer's personal post..https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435807.0#axzz3E9yNdMfO

AND


and the personal post  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435808.0#axzz3E9yNdMfO

are they not just FABO!?!  I asked her to do my pups, and she was a bit intimidated, but I knew she would ROCK them.  I love them so much.  Thanks gozer ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Killam Creative on September 23, 2014 11:18:46 AM
Love the tiny mitten and stocking ornaments and the burned ornaments with matching scarves.

The steam pups are too cute. :D

such a great gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: najaorama on September 23, 2014 11:23:15 AM
What a great gallery


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 23, 2014 11:42:22 AM
What wonderful packages! Everyone brought their A Game to this swap. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 23, 2014 12:11:43 PM
love the Crafty Cave story and plaque! and the woodland scene is so nice, bringing a bit of nature inside!

Silentblair...I will agree with you that SonjaBoo is very talented...I love the art work she did for you!

and gozer!!!!  those pup portraits are just so cool!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 23, 2014 12:14:23 PM
Sonjaboo and Gozer both did awesome art work!  I'm always in awe of those who can bring their visions to life so beautifully... I'm still working on that...!

Love the Crafty Cave!  Such personality, "old chum"!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on September 23, 2014 01:12:06 PM
Too much stuff to comment on it all... too much wondrous stuff!

I'm quite late posting pics, but I must get all 3 of my kids to stand still for an action shot and that is not easy.

Just must mention one thing - Blair, I need that suck it hoop!!!! You must send it to me!!! Please?


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: silentblair on September 23, 2014 01:35:07 PM
Gozer, that artwork...amazing!!!

Bunny1kenobi, you're the coolest jedi ever!

Ave, My apologies...I cannot send such psycho-ness as it's already on my wall as we speak.  ;D ;D ;D
However, in lieu of the hoop I give you this link which is full of delicious flavor!  ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdyo1lwu8WU


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 23, 2014 01:51:12 PM
Wow, blown away by what is coming in!
Those HP orns with the scarves......Awesome!!
And the cool steam punk puppies are such a great way to immortalize your dogs.
The prayers flags are wonderful.

We do have an awesome gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 23, 2014 01:51:57 PM
And I have just learned that gozer also sent me note cards with the dogs images on them!  How fun is that??


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gozer on September 23, 2014 02:00:40 PM
 here is a pic of them.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 23, 2014 02:23:14 PM
I might leave one set with my folks for awhile.  The other set is going to BirdBones for sure.  The charming chinca is going up on my craftster wall...once I decided where that will be...I am thinking the laboratory ceiling ;D

I have spent most the day just sitting and staring at them gozer...and that is only on line!  I'll have to take a day off to stare at the real pics ;D ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on September 23, 2014 02:28:03 PM
Those cards are fantastic! This whole gallery is fantastic!

silentblair, I'm so happy you like your loot! I feel like I can finally exhale because it all arrived in one piece. This was an amazing swap -- thank you so much for swapping with me! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 23, 2014 02:29:16 PM
So much awesome!!  I really love the woodburned HP hangings and the artwork is all so fab!!

Averia, can't wait to see the action shot!  :)  I was on a serious clorox kick back then.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 23, 2014 02:48:24 PM
Quote from: silentblair link=topic=435149.msg5245762#msg5245762 date=1411504507

Bunny1kenobi, you're the coolest jedi ever!

[/quote

Shucks, thanks!  BTW, my Jedi coat of arms graces my craft room now.  I have to explain it to first timers!  ;D  That was such a fun swap gift!  LOVE it!  (anyone wondering -- Silentblair sent it to me in a swap a couple of years ago- She rocks!)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LimeRiot on September 23, 2014 04:15:47 PM
Stop it with those doggy art cards!!! Too fun!! The pups are lookin' good, suereal :D!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 23, 2014 05:13:26 PM
I've never told anyone, but they dress like that all the time.  I don't make the outfits, so it must be elvis...or elves....;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on September 23, 2014 05:15:46 PM
Yep, the flap is huck woven. I couldn't find a good fabric at the store, so I had to make my own. Here's a better picture:

The version I made for me is in there too :) I went on a bit of a spree.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on September 23, 2014 05:56:12 PM
Wow - how did I miss this gallery... I am going to have to take some time to look around! 

Tapestrymlp - I am so glad that you liked everything.  I had a bit of a brain block when you asked me to be your partner and just wasn't sure if I was headed in the right direction.

I also had so much fun making your hedgie stamp and cards that I had to make one for myself, which is why you ended up with so many different cards, because I used both our stamps together for some of them.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on September 23, 2014 06:24:05 PM
Wowowowowowow - I just took a look through the gallery - some things I can't see because I am looking at work, but wowowow - so many fantastic things that I love!  Cackle's ornaments, Maxxev's pumpkins, Ludi's plague doctor, and pitcher plant, Killiam Creative's art piece just to name a few - also the embroidered napkins, the Gorey quilt, the pansy stumpwork, the needlefelted bear, the pitcherplant lino prints - so many wonderful things!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 23, 2014 06:40:03 PM
I love the crafty cave plaque, the red flower and the awesome dog paintings.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on September 23, 2014 06:55:02 PM
okay, i'm going to see if i can fit in all the amazing loot I got from underthemountain. She went way over the top spoiling me - I think I need to delete my entire jewelry pinterest board because she sent me everything that had been on it.

I should post this picture last because it is the most amazing item! Incredibly perfect to go in my new kitchen. It is even more special because she brought the piece of olive wood all the way from Greece.


She very thoughtfully made t-shirts for each of my 3 kids. (Alice for my Franki, a wolf for my Tori and OMG I squeeed when I saw Jacob's tuba with the caption "I play heavy metal". Seriously, his tuba is heavy...


Here's a group shot of nearly all the jewelry she sent me (Franki made off with a skull ring almost immediately, but I don't think anything else was pilfered) I don't have close ups of all the rings - Franki was going to be my hand model after she did her nails, but it didn't work out.


Now for the closeups:

stamped bracelets with empowering words


So many gorgeous pendants! I can't believe she pulled off the silver wrapped jasper! She is so very talented!!!




Lovely beaded bracelets


and finally, this beautifully made market bag


I can not believe your generosity, Thank you for sharing all your many many talents with me Rox!




Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 23, 2014 08:23:32 PM
I think this is the best gallery I've ever seen!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 23, 2014 10:53:24 PM
I think this is the best gallery I've ever seen!

+1 to this everything is amazing


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 23, 2014 11:04:21 PM
love that mug! ;D
what a gorgeous Vintage travel-y! and ready filled :o (love that halloween happiness card, i need some of those!)
cant believe how detailed the shadow box is :o i like those felt decorations especially the snowflakes :) i cant get over the bag flap is hand woven. crazy skills!
epic bag bunny1kenobi! i love that tattoo fabric ;D
how cool are those HP woodburned decorations?! freakin amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 24, 2014 01:33:08 AM
What a plethora of jewelry. You were spoiled indeed!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on September 24, 2014 07:24:27 AM
Love the bracelets!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 24, 2014 07:49:53 AM
Oh, my! What a gorgeous haul of treasure! Love the shirts...so thoughtful to make your kids custom tees!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 24, 2014 08:28:19 AM
Wow, what a haul! So many rings, so few fingers. You're going to have to stack them, Averia!

I also love the steampunk dogs, and the handcarved stamps. So adorable! Plus, all the other things that I've forgotten to mention. I hope everyone's going to make a separate post about what they sent, so people who are not following this gallery can see. There's too much awesome for just one thread!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 24, 2014 08:47:34 AM
Silentblair--you know I love you even more for the Psych link!  Suck it! ha  Wonderful stuff that I need....

Averia--your kids are the coolest!  Love their t-shirts....beautiful job UTM.

The jasper pendant....*drool*!!!

Calabaza...both the purse your sent and the one for yourself are wonderful!  I can't believe you just "wove" the fabric because you could not find what you wanted...that is incredible...I love the snap feature to change out the flap...

I know I might be commenting on some of the same things, but I keep coming back to this gallery...

I am still admiring the tiny ornaments and the fairy dioramas in my mind...add me to the list of people who think this in one of our best galleries ever!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 24, 2014 08:59:33 AM
Averia, I'm thrilled that you're happy!  :) I had a blast crafting for you and your kids! Thanks for encouraging me to try my hand at the wire rings.  :)  Here's a side shot that shows the tops a bit.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 24, 2014 09:19:52 AM
Beautiful!  Deciding which to wear each day could be difficult! They look so lovely together....fantastic wire work...your skills just get better and better, UTM!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 24, 2014 09:50:09 AM
Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't been around commenting all that much, but I have been pinning like a madwoman. I've had a crazy couple months and it feels like the hits just keep on coming, you know? Anyway, crafting has helped keep me sane and wonderwoman1976 asked me to dust off my sewing maching and make her a hobo bag for this swap. Since she doesn't get on here all that much, and I know it is out for delivery, I feel like it's safe for me to post pics. I'm super proud of this bag.


Side one


Side two

The outsides of the bag were made from cloth napkins I scored in the clearance department of World Market. One of them cost me a whopping penny! I wish I had taken better pics of the inside pockets and lining. All those fabrics were vintage pieces out of my stash.

I also send some extras - a zipper pouch made and fairly traded in West Africa that I found at a street fair, and some jewelry supplies.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 24, 2014 09:56:34 AM
That bag is so pretty!  Very boho. The fringe adds a nice touch, too!  Lovely work!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 24, 2014 09:59:00 AM
I love all that jewelry!  Especially the stamped bangles!

The hobo bag is just gorgeous!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 24, 2014 10:01:31 AM
I absolutely love that style!  World Market is one of my favorite places to shop for unusual "fabrics"--napkins, placemats, scarves....glad to see another craftster that does the same! ;D

The bag is so pretty and fun...two sides--like have two bags!

Wonderful job!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 24, 2014 10:03:40 AM
So many beautiful purses in the gallery! Love the tiny tassles on the hobo bag! :)
And there's so many rings and bangles- how cool!  Loved the bird house and the dog paintings, too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 24, 2014 10:27:07 AM
That's a beautiful bag. I love the colors.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 24, 2014 11:35:32 AM
ooh, love that boho style bag! 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 24, 2014 12:21:50 PM
And the wonderful things just keep on coming! Now I'm starting to get a little nervous again about what I sent. But Averia: I think one of mine will go very well with two from underthemountain!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 24, 2014 02:57:57 PM
I received from Smeddley today. She might have spoiled me, brace yourselves.

First, a little ATC booklet, loaded with ATCs:









Then some fall-inspired leaf potholders (which is great because we actually needed new potholders. ;) ) and a pile of little leaves for me to incorporate into a project of my own:



OMG, this knitted heart! I saw her post it elsewhere and I coveted it, so she gave it to me!



This beautiful patchwork shopping bag, which is perfect as I collect these. (Plastic shopping bags have been banned here.)



And, finally, my own hippocampus. I want to name him Blue but my two-year old said no. (I think "Blue" will stick). He was accompanied by a long letter filled with concern about his fate. Apparently he is quite the ugly-duckling and having odd little quirks and strangeness left his fate uncertain to Smeddley. She offered to pay postage to have him returned to her. I think she really misses him. Have no fear, he is adorable and precious. My two-year old brought him in the car with us this afternoon when we went car hunting. In a couple of years she will probably be the only kindergartener that knows what a hippocampus is.





And everything together:



Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have some swap anxiety now. You really spoiled me. Everything will find a home and/or a use. I love everything.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 24, 2014 03:24:16 PM
And the wonderful things just keep on coming! Now I'm starting to get a little nervous again about what I sent. But Averia: I think one of mine will go very well with two from underthemountain!
ooh, can't wait to see what you made Anna!  :)

Love all your goodies, but esp that knitted anatomical heart!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on September 24, 2014 03:43:14 PM
Love all the ATC's!  I can't draw a stick figure so I totally admire those who have artistic abilities!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 24, 2014 03:44:54 PM
I can't let my daughter see that hippocampus. She will wonder why I'm not talented enough to make her one!

If those little leaves were mine, I would mount them on cork and use them as coasters. Beautiful!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on September 24, 2014 06:01:39 PM
Those leaves! Those ATCs!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on September 24, 2014 06:43:53 PM
I"m glad you like him!  I did get rather attached, I worried he was too cartoon-y and... well.  You know how it is when you work on something forever and it's not what you thought it would be but you have a soft spot for it anyway.

If he's hugged and loved and has a good home, though, I'm happy!  And Blue seems like a perfectly good name!

Don't have anxiety, I'm sure what you sent was absolutely amazing!  :)

(also, I need to go back through this gallery because I just started to skim it and I'm glad I didn't look before I sent... I know it's all different levels of swapping but... wow... these packages...  amazing!)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on September 24, 2014 07:42:38 PM
What fun atc booklet and beautiful leaves! The heart is super cool as well! :)

I received today from Limeriot- I'm not going to hide, that I knew it will be amazing! Anything she's ever made (or at least shown here, that I've seen :D) has been beautiful and fits my taste like a glove.
And even knowing all that, opening was still better than Xmas, here :)

First, the piece of art, that should really be framed, not worn, is the tote bag (I expect a TON of compliments on that ;))

I love all the colors she chose- the happy tiny cross stitch letters are just incredible! And the orange/mustard/gray combo is my fav. It's just too perfect!

I adore the bunch of whimsical birdies on string (and clothes pins on the back for hanging pictures!)- the fabrics and squiggly feet are so cute! *LOVE*


And look at this beautiful painting/drawing Lime made me! It's so gorgeous, I love the splashes of colors and black lines together! Colors make me happy! It needs a nice frame now :)


There's more, wayyyy more!

I've never made/had art journals, but I've always admired them. I have one now and it's so awesome! I love the textures- the wrinkled pages and cheese cloth on the covers and the stamped little houses... it's so cute! And it came with a chubby envelope filled with goodies to use- papers, fabrics, stickers, washi tape... I can;t wait to play with it! :)



And Lime sent presents for my kids as well- fabulous journals with sewn covers and pencil pouches and awesome decorated boxes with so many goodies inside! The girls wrote and drew into the notebooks already and were so happy! :)


It was just such an amazing package with so many things to admire and love :)
Thank You so, so much, Lime! <3

*I'm so happy that I got to have 2 so creative and talented people willing to swap with me, I love my new goodies from these swaps and they will stay with me for years to come!
<3


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 24, 2014 09:00:33 PM
The birds in the hats are just incredibly cute, Smeddley!  Also, you are such a fantastic knitter!  I love how whimsical Blue is!

Limeriot--those journals are each a piece of art!  Love the crinkly one made of paper bags!

I think each set of partners really got what they wanted with a few surprises thrown in!

Can't wait for jemimah to receive so I can stop having butterflies in my stomach! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 24, 2014 10:37:54 PM
Love those leaves, the tote bag and throes birdies
I need to go through this gallery with my pinning finger as there is so many fab things


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 25, 2014 06:18:28 AM
I really can't express how impressed I am by everything here. This gallery is the best I've ever witnessed.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LimeRiot on September 25, 2014 08:48:40 AM
I'm really thrilled that you and the girls are happy with the package, petskin. I have so much fun crafting with you :).

Smeddley - love that ATC booklet you made. What a fun way to store little works of art.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on September 25, 2014 11:42:34 AM
Fantastic package...really love those adorable birdies!!   ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 25, 2014 11:49:31 AM
The hits just keep on coming!  And by hits I mean fabulousness!!!

Such cute ATC's, and a hippocampus?!?!  Who would even have imagined?  Fantastic!!

And the little birdies - adorable! 

Everyone has done such awesome stuff!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 25, 2014 12:03:30 PM
All I have to say is HIPPOCAMPUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 25, 2014 12:48:58 PM
The hippocampus is great - I love his face and his knobby legs!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 26, 2014 06:47:48 AM
Love that hippocampus...he is adorable!
And the little birds banner! I love that you can hang pictures with it...it's so happy!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on September 27, 2014 02:00:15 PM
I received some monstery goodness from kwality570!  I had asked for one of her perpetual monster calendars and she sent the cutest one!





She also sent an adorable monster notebook


and my very own kwality monster wall art!


Thanks! I love it all!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on September 27, 2014 02:13:27 PM
That monster calendar is so cool! I love how these characters have taken on a life of their own  :D

I received a hugely spoilerific package from erica_tattoos last night and I am still in awe. Some of you may have seen a sneak peek of her masterpiece (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435870.0#axzz3EYJYE6a9) and I won't keep you in suspense here. I didn't even know my life was incomplete but I realized that when I saw this...



Shaun of the Dead mega embroidery sampler! And she made up the pattern herself. I cannot even begin to imagine trying to design and then stitch something of this magnitude. (Go figure I had the perfect size frame to slip it into as well).

More detail shots..





I am just agog. It's flipping fantastic.
As if that wasn't enough she also included a few items that she altered with her super painting skills.

A zombie angel. I think my favorite part are the floating eyeballs and brains on the robe. I want a robe like that  :D



She also sent a Day of the Dead style cameo plaque. So clean and cool. It'll look awesome on the wall!



On top of all this greatness, she decided to spoil me with supplies. Now I love to spoil people when I can, but she just takes it to a whole different level....I got 10 lbs of fabric, embroidery floss, whimsies, and beads. Can you say OMG!!!



Here's just the embroidery floss alone. I go through a lot of floss but I think this will keep me for a while  ;D ;D ;D



Thank you so much erica! I know I had to drag you out of semi-retirement to swap with me, and I'm so happy I did. You are awesome and I'm ready to swap with you any time  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 27, 2014 03:06:11 PM
Oh my dad that sampler is amazing


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 27, 2014 03:18:58 PM
I'm in love with the sampler and the angel!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 27, 2014 03:33:25 PM
What an incredible package, but OH! That sampler! Wowza.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 27, 2014 03:36:32 PM
Kwality's monsters are adorable! I love the perpetual calender idea. If I didn't doodle and write so many notes on my calendar at work, I would really want one, too :P


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 27, 2014 04:00:53 PM
That sampler is simply STUNNING!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 27, 2014 05:17:57 PM
I love kwality's monsters!

The altered works are crazy awesome! I won't look at tacky ceramic sculptures the same again. There's so much POTENTIAL there! ;)
And the spoilage, uff da!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 27, 2014 05:19:22 PM
I received the most AMAZING package from Abbeeroad this morning.  It is truly stunning and I am still overwhelmed thinking about it.  Get ready for an exceptionally long post, as Abbeeroad completely outdid herself spoiling me.

Short backstory: I had asked Abbee for a favor, dyeing a tee shirt I had bought that was neat, but a little boring.  It was light grey, and the nail heads forming the skull and needles just didn't stand out.  She did a killer job giving it an ombre dye job, from purple to black.  I LOVE how deep and rich she managed to get the colors!  This is so getting worn tomorrow.


Next, Abbee's husband is an amateur blacksmith.  He made this totally kick-ass bottle opener out of an old railroad spike!  She even made a sweet little cozy for it.  DH has just tested it out for us.  Purely for testing reasons, not because he wanted another beer or anything.  :D


Next I uncovered some amazing stamped fabrics!  I can't decide what I'm going to make with them yet, because I have way too many ideas!  I love hand stamped fabrics.  Maybe a HP quilt someday...


Next, it looks like Abbee and I were channeling one another because she sent a beautiful set of linen napkins too!  These ones are stamped with strawberries!  I love strawberry themed things (as a little redheaded girl I grew up with Strawberry Shortcake).  Abbee stamped each of them with spray fabric dyes, and each one has a single strawberry in the opposite color.


Next up, an awesome pair of ceramic coasters that Abbee found at a craft fair.  These have already found a home in my bedroom, to keep candles up off our dresser.  She also created an absolutely lovely little magnet of embroidered sushi!  It's just about 2" square.  Sushi is my all time favorite food, and I could eat it daily.  Now I can at least dream about it every time I open the fridge.  


Here's a detail shot of the sushi!


I mentioned in one of our PMs that I miss maple sugar candy from home in New England.  So Abbee sent a giant maple sugar leaf, AND maple syrup AND a maple lollypop!


Three sweet little pairs of earrings!  I'm currently wearing the skulls.  I love al things skulls.  :D


This nearly stopped my heart...  Mrs. Weasley's clock!  Look at the beautiful detail on this!  I plan to be Mrs. Weasley when I grow up...  aka when I have kids.  So now I'm well on my way.  This is going to be hung in my studio first thing tomorrow.




This is the other thing I'm wearing right now: a stamped scarf!  I've had my eye on a similar one on scout mob, but this one totally beats it.  In the center, the scissors reverse direction, so they are both facing down when you wear it!  It's very lightweight (perfect for me since I'm currently living in the south), and it's incredibly soft.


One extra pic to show how beautifully sheer it is.


And now for the super-mega-awesome-large...  I mentioned that I was thinking about decorating my bathroom with an art nouveau theme and Abbee took it and RAN!  She and her husband worked together to create these beautiful wall hooks, with hand forged hooks, stunning Mucha girls free motion embroidered and then hand painted with water colors and embellished with buttons and embroidery floss!  


Here's detail shots of each one...








And I just realized that I forgot to snap a pic of the adorable Accio TARDIS keychain Abbeeroad made.  Probably because it went right on my keyring when I opened it.  I'll get a pic of that tomorrow.

Abbee, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for a truly amazing swap.  I loved the inspiration I felt crafting for you, and I'm in love with each and every beautiful thing you crafted.  They have already found places in my home, and will be truly treasured.  All my love to you and your husband.  Please tell him I said thank you to him too!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 27, 2014 05:25:05 PM
I LOVE the Art Nouveau girls, especially the first one!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 27, 2014 05:43:20 PM
Yay! I love seeing everything in its new home.

You are SUCH an inspiration to me that it was an honor to swap with you, Jennie. I thoroughly enjoyed every second!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 27, 2014 06:29:01 PM
oh goodness...so much to see this weekend!

I have always admired the kwality's monster style!  the perpetual claendar sure is going to be a fun one to use...and of course, the recognizable wall art...

I did enjoy seeing the sneak peek of the incredible sampler...but seeing it again is even more awesome!  What a piece of art!  I also loved the generous amount of supplies and the zombie angel...great painting skills erica_tatoos!

Mistress Jennie--you sure hit a jackpot swapping with Abbeeroad!  All the fabulous dyeing and stamping...and the collaborative projects by her and her hubs are fantastic!  I love the art nouveau girls as hooks!

This gallery continues to delight!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 28, 2014 07:16:34 AM
Oh, WOW.
That sampler is a true heirloom!
The monsters are so stinkin' cute!
And Mistress Jennie, what a haul from Abbeeroad! Such lovely treasures....that clock ...I need it.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 28, 2014 09:52:16 AM
I totally need something like the birdie clothspins from LimeRiot to hang on my mantle to hold the kiddo's art work.
The monsters are the cutest. I never thought about binding a perpetual calendar like that! Duh.
Holy epic embroidery, batman. Do you sleep? And, yeah, I'll never look at dollar store figurines the same again.
Amazing package (as per ususal) from Abeeroad. I love how she and her husband work together so often. Ahhhh, love. I've been ogling her posts of the art nouveau girls on instagram but I have to say I am most jealous of the scissor scarf.

I got my package from Wonderwoman1976 on Thursday, but had to rush out of town for work for a few days. But I finally got some pics taken and I'm here to show off. I asked for some boho jewelry and here is what I got!


Here is the whole shebang. Some crocheted tam hats ("Seahawks colors!" my daughter says. "See who?" says I. I know, blasphemy in Washington state). The navy one fits Marley and the green one fits me! Handspun yarn, several bracelets and a couple pair of earrings, art/envelope journal, and a beautiful mustard colored scarf that had to worn right away.


Close up of the handspun. I'm hoping there is enough to make a cowl out of it. I have to figure out how to meaure how much yarn is there.


closer shot of the jewelry collection


close up of my favorite bracelet with an excellent reminder. I'm always getting anxious and forgetting to breathe.


my other favorite bracelet. I love the paper beads and the tiny little hamsa.

Thanks for swapping with me!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on September 28, 2014 10:23:14 AM
Love love love love those bracelets !! Pinning as we speak


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 28, 2014 11:27:56 AM
Beautiful handspun!

the jewelery is funky and pretty...love the "breathe" one...and what a gorgeous colored scarf...just in time for the fall!

How sweet to make hats for you and your daughter!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LimeRiot on September 28, 2014 12:33:26 PM
I'm drooling over that yarn!! So pretty.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 28, 2014 12:43:16 PM
Love love love love those bracelets !! Pinning as we speak

This information does not help me now. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on September 28, 2014 01:03:14 PM
Love love love love those bracelets !! Pinning as we speak

This information does not help me now. ;D
I will love yours too, you know I will :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: maxxev on September 28, 2014 11:19:24 PM
i think i speak for all of us when i say i need a whovian/discworld/avengers/buffy (insert your fandom) version of that epic sampler ;D
love Mrs. Weasley's clock and the forged bottle opener. my dad is also an amateur blacksmith so i have some idea of the work that went into this awesome little piece and wow is all i can say!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 29, 2014 05:35:32 AM
Pretty, colorful jewelry and the yarn! Gorgeous!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 29, 2014 06:34:34 AM
I love Shaun of the Dead, that sampler is brilliant, I would put that on my wall in a second!

The Mucha girls are wonderful! I am really intrigued by the mixed-media nature of these pieces. Just lovely. The hand-forged elements are brilliant! Just, wow.

I really love the stamped scarf too. Such an elegant way to declare you love of the craft. :)

The strawberry linen napkins of adorable.

The bracelets are fun. I do especially like the "breath" one as well.

The yarn is lovely. I wish I could do more with lovely yarn so I could have more of it lying around. (I don't knit)

Wow. Nice work everyone! I can't wait to see what is still out there.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on September 29, 2014 06:37:58 AM
Wow, Abbeeroad, you are a major spoiler! Everything you sent is so wonderful, but that scarf- I want that scarf! I'm trying not to sit here and covet it. :D

Love the boho jewelry you made, Wonderwoman1976. It's so colorful and fun.

This gallery has been so amazing.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on September 29, 2014 07:54:54 AM
Abbee, agreed! That scarf is amazing! *cough cough* You should make some for your STS shop when it opens  ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 29, 2014 08:35:30 AM
Good gravy!  skip out for the weekend and the gallery explodes!!

What a lot of work in that sampler!  Wow!

Gorgeous jewelry, lovely yarn, love the scarf and who doesn't adore Kwality monsters....! I know I'm missing things coz I'm on awesomeness overload!   :o


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 29, 2014 09:49:41 AM
Abbee, agreed! That scarf is amazing! *cough cough* You should make some for your STS shop when it opens  ;)

Hint received! ;D

Oh, and thanks for all the kind words everyone. This gallery has blown me away, it's amazing to be a part of it.

The sampler is THE COOLEST and I don't knit, but I still want that yarn!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 29, 2014 02:26:53 PM
WooHOOO!  I'm so delighted!  I have been having a tough time the last month or so due to my hand being "grumpy", but today, I got kwality's package, and it was a great cheer up ;D



um shall I say SSSSSQQQQUUUEEE!!!!?  I have my own Kwality stuffie in a most hugable size.  I keep playing with his top knot ;D.  I'm thinking his name is Rupert...just LOOK at those ittybitty TOES!!!

THEN...

Two...diskies....I'm going to think of them as painted hooplas ;D...of just so adorable monsters.  No one who is in the know will not know who made these two ;D  Rosco and Walendo ;D

and Then then....


Not only did I get an adorable and practical eternal calendar, I got TWO note books.  Now...I'm not sure if I had seen this before, but the books I got from Kwality are not just little lined books.  I got note books with all kinds of different and interesting papers in them....kind of like journal worthy papers.  I thought I got a photo, but it looks like not...

annnnywaaayyy....All done for me and mine as far as this wonderful swap goes.  I'm COMPLETELY delighted!  I have been coveting these things from these swappers for a few years now.  I just hope they are 1/8th as happy with the stuff I sent them ;D.  Thank you LUCKDRAGON for takeing on the Herculean task of orging this swap ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Ludi on September 29, 2014 02:36:01 PM
Cute!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 29, 2014 03:14:25 PM
kwality does it again!  Such cheerful goodies....I especially like the hugable big guy!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on September 29, 2014 03:22:28 PM
There is just something about Kwality's work...the first time I saw it, I just HAD to have some of my own.  I'd have been happy with an ATC to be honest...OH!!! and she said she forgot to put an ATC in the package too so that is INC;D.  I am feeling like I just got Macklemore's autograph ;D  Also feeling that with the drawing's gozer did for my pups...ohsoHAPPY ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 29, 2014 08:49:33 PM
Those are adorable!! It's a bevy of cute monsters!!!   :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on September 30, 2014 06:54:47 AM
Aww, all the monsters make me smile.  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 30, 2014 07:08:48 AM
*silently admiring all the pretty new goodies, and hurrying to log off to continue writing and still missing the deadline*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on September 30, 2014 07:10:19 AM
Very cute package and the big guy is adorable!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: kwality570 on September 30, 2014 07:32:17 AM
I received an amazing package from LuckDragon this weekend!

This adorable hoop inspired by a quote she saw on my pinterest.  Fantastically stitched!

Look at this detail!


I got this cute monster pouch with a key fob attached.


and this amazing pouch.  I'm going to use it for my camera!


Thank you so much!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 30, 2014 07:41:22 AM
Bothof those pouches are fantastic!  But, I really love the cute monster guy!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 30, 2014 07:50:51 AM
Always impressed by anyone who can stitch leather (pleather?) so neatly!
And, beautiful stitching.

Also loving those monsters. I really need to clean my house so I can decorate for Halloween!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on September 30, 2014 09:58:05 AM
I love that hoopla


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on September 30, 2014 12:49:10 PM
Such an incredible gallery. I want one of each! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on September 30, 2014 12:59:55 PM
Kwality's adorable monsters!!!  That calendar is such a fabulous idea!  But all of her monsters are adorable!  i have one of them hanging in my office and he gets compliments from everyone who stops by.  ;)

That rainbow hoopla is very cute as well!  Beautiful stitching!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: najaorama on September 30, 2014 01:03:33 PM
I received from stillatthetop.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: stillatthetop on September 30, 2014 03:58:21 PM
Did you like it? And why are his tiki eyeballs crooked. They were strait when I sent him. You can mist the moss, and it will stay green and alive. Even if it dries out, it will come back to life.

~T


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on September 30, 2014 07:36:09 PM
I received from artsycandice yesterday, sorry I'm just now getting around to posting pictures (two nights out late, we have a show on Saturday we are ill-prepared for so practice practice!  Plus I've had a migraine all day so sorry if I'm not as upbeat as usual... stupid head).  

First thing I pulled out of the box...



FOXY!!!  He's so cute and loveable and hugable... and he goes really well with my couch (you know, next to good lighting - which this is not, but see: not being home from 7am to 9pm! - finding a cleanish spot in my house to take pictures is the hardest part...).

And his butt:



He's got such a cute tail!  :D :D :D

And then... I asked for a hoop, anything, but what I got!



It's a little more vivid in the daylight, sorry about the lighting, it is truly GORGEOUS!  The amount of work!  It's amazing!  Here, have a few close-ups!





And then some extras!  A magazine (more to crochet!) a feather pouch and wall hanging, some little notebooks (can you ever have too many?) and a feather card!  I feel completely spoiled (I mean, that embroidery alone!).



Thank you, artsycandice!  I'm so glad I was just brave and asked you!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MareMare on September 30, 2014 08:09:24 PM
Oh my goodness, that hoop that artsycandice made is amazing!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 30, 2014 08:21:40 PM
Awww, I'm so glad you like everything! I was inspired to make the fox after I saw this  (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/272045633716359734/)on your Pinterest. Commenting that the badger needed a scarf I started thinking that a fox with a scarf would be fun, but designed as a single piece, the scarf would cover his pointy nose, which is why the head ended up being attached separately. Oh, did you find the secret hiding place on the fox yet? ;)

The hoop, honestly, took forever for me to start. I struggled with being inspired for it, but did not want to start until I was. When the inspiration did hit (which I was grateful for) I worked on it almost daily for weeks. Sometimes only five minutes at a time, but it got done!

I didn't plan to include anything purchased but when I saw the magazine I just had to get it. :)

Thank you for asking me to this dance. I enjoyed it immensely!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on September 30, 2014 08:32:34 PM
I really liked the fox until I found out it had a secret pocket. Now I love it!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on September 30, 2014 08:34:31 PM
Here are some more pictures of the floral hoop. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435953.msg5248365#msg5248365)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on September 30, 2014 09:50:38 PM
The hoop is gorgeous!

And the fox is just adorable!!!  Good eye for fabric mixes....love it!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on September 30, 2014 10:14:42 PM
Swap anxiety overload !!!! I just know mine is going to be the last to arrive and OMG how amazing is that hoop !!! Love love love. My pin boards have exploded with ideas from this swap.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on October 01, 2014 12:46:04 AM
I got a bit behind on the gallery and have just been catching up - there is so much AMAZING creativity in here!! You are all incredible!!

I'm going to add to the awesome too - I got my parcel from the fabulous alwaysinmyroom today!! ;D Eeeeee!!

Look at all the gorgeousness! Look! Look!!


She went with a Japanese-inspired theme, and everything is so beautiful and colour co-ordinated! There's a gorgeous hand dyed fabric bin (each side is a different design) and a set of exquisite origami cards! The shibori knot bag is perfect (and reversible) - aimr thought it would be a good little project bag, but it's so pretty I want to show it off as a little summer wristlet bag :)

And, yes, I got hand knit socks!! and they fit perfectly!! so spoilt!! And even more gorgeous, the wonderful silk mohair scarf in my favourite colour!! And supplies too - an amazing assortment of silk thread, and the softest baby alpaca yarn in the most gorgeous deep colour (photo doesn't do it justice). 



See all this wonderful shibori? aimr actually HAND DYED ALL THIS HERSELF!! I'm so impressed!!!



I think my new scarf looks fab with my new haircut too! :D

Thank you SO much alwaysinmyroom - you are such a wonderful, fun, generous and thoughtful craftster!!!!  :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on October 01, 2014 01:26:13 AM
I love that floral hoopla


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 01, 2014 02:29:13 AM
Love the hoops!!!  :)  Wonderful shibori, scarf!!!, and I really love the Japanese doll cards!! 
The packages continue to amaze!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on October 01, 2014 05:59:07 AM
Artsycandace! Love the hoop and fox. :)

Alwaysinmyroom never ceases to amaze me with her talent. :) Love the fabrics you dyed.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 01, 2014 06:02:52 AM
jemimah--you are so lovely!  Thank you for showing an action shot of the scarf!  I just loved knitting with the mohair blend and that colorway is one of my favorites!

I guess it was worth having blue hands for a few weeks to make the shibori fabric!

The little tote is a combo of dyeing and kirigami, Japanese paper cutting....I was actually inspired to try this by underthemountain!! ;D  She encourage me to try my hand at using freezer paper and paper cutting!

lol You are yet another Craftster "victim" of my obsessive sock making drive!  Two years ago I swore I would never make socks, and now I can't stop! ;D

I am glad you like everything, because I LOVE EVERYTHING(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) you sent to me...pics later today when I get home!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on October 01, 2014 06:39:24 AM
Nooooo! AIMR, that package was meant for me - How could you send it all the way to Jemimah? That shibori fabric is gorgeous! Both scarf and Jemimah's new hair cut are also adorable.

Also in love with both the recently posted hoops made by Luckdragon and artsycandice. Very nicely done.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 01, 2014 07:04:19 AM
lol Averia---we must be on the same wavelength as I noticed that you, too, are into making the Japanese knot bags! ;D
I saw a post showing off your cute little bag in the Ongoing Wish Swap!

I plan on making more of those as I think they are great for carrying my sock yarns! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on October 01, 2014 07:38:55 AM
This gallery is overwhelming!
Love the hoops, they are gorgeous. The felt flower pouch is so adorable!
The fox and that beautiful hoop.......wow.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on October 01, 2014 08:28:19 AM
najaorama, did I see a little fairy door in that package from stillatthetop? It's so cute!

And I love the fox by artsycandice, and all that hand-dyed fabric made into such scrumptious goodies. Wow, alwaysinmyroom, such awesomeness!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 01, 2014 08:44:33 AM
Oh wow! I am blown away by that package AIMR! I love the blues of everything! The fabrics are lovely, just, wow. Very beautiful!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 01, 2014 09:41:32 AM
I love fairy doors!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on October 01, 2014 09:50:58 AM
Yes! His secret pouch is awesome! :)

Love all the blue!  So many people I want to swap with now, are people taking reservations for next round? ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 01, 2014 09:54:57 AM
I happen to know that my USA bound parcels are currently in customs :)
Let's hope they don't shake 'em around too much girls !


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 01, 2014 09:56:05 AM
sorry smeddley--they are all dancing with me ;D...I will be intercepting all requests and directing them to me  ;) ;D...this is such a great swap to try new techniques and to perfect old ones as well...


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 01, 2014 10:37:04 AM
The little tote is a combo of dyeing and kirigami, Japanese paper cutting....I was actually inspired to try this by underthemountain!! ;D  She encourage me to try my hand at using freezer paper and paper cutting!

Watch out!  It's addictive!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 01, 2014 10:51:56 AM
I am away for a few days and missed so many fabulous additions to the gallery.  I am blown away!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 01, 2014 03:38:29 PM
You have waited long enough for me to post my goods from jemimah....I not only got a corsage, I got the biggest frigging bouquet ever!!! This dance was awesome!

A shot of the stuff all together (except for the one large which could not squeeze into the pic...  :(



There was a beautiful black clutch or pouch with two removable flowers that can be worn as pins!

A knitted cat toy fish for my bad boy, Spuds.

Possum yarn! Yep, but not like our American nasty possums...the yarn is fabulous to knit!

Two notebook covers (more later)...

A pouch with my initial that has the softest lining ever...I might just use it to hold my big old sunglasses!

Some patchwork heart pins... a patchwork pincushion...and the cutest embroidered bug that doubles as a needlebook (or art!).



Fabulous, so far, right?

Well, my favorite is the silk embroidered notebook cover...it is so gorgeous and made so well...it deserves two pictures.




The second notebook cover, equally done beautifully...


oh, and I almost forgot...inside the large notebook, I got two pieces of jemimah's beautiful art and some wonderful handmade notecards!




Finally, I know the neighbors heard me squeal....a tailored shrug that fits perfectly!  My favorite colors and in a very luxurious wool...the picture does not do it justice...


close up!


As soon as we get some non-dreary days, I will take an action shot of me wearing it...

Gosh...I love it all!!!  Thanks so much for making me feel like the prom queen! ;D  I danced with you a few years ago, and I must say, you have gotten better over the years! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on October 01, 2014 04:59:28 PM
Anna.wahnsinn sent me an amazing package!

Where to begin?
Here is the little sweetie she sent for my little sweetie - She made this adorable beaded panda for my son Jacob (who is absolutely thrilled with it - sorta surprised to see my "cool" 12-yr-old so thrilled with something so cute)


Next up are the necklaces she sent my daughters. I am going to see if I can get a better picture of Franki's tomorrow. It is unbelievable. A tiny map of mount doom in a little bottle, along with Sting (that I believe she made herself), the arkenstone, and an incredibly teeny tiny "one ring"


I have to admit I was not surprised to see this necklace. I was so hoping she would make one for me I might have dropped too many hints about it. It matches a bracelet she sent me in the OWS swap. The lattice-work is so lacy and delicate, and isn't the color beautiful?


This bracelet has the most interesting beads - they are gold but as you turn them in the light you see a blue sheen to the gold.


Anne took an idea of my pinterest and executed it perfectly (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216383957070481207/) Coming up with beautiful wrap bracelets for me (can't really see it in the picture, but the dark grey has a beautiful green shimmer to the fabric)



Anne made her first try at Hexies, making me this cute little hexie puff. Love the colors and it is soooo tiny.


This bracelet was a complete surprise. Forget me nots are my favorite flower and she made this very delicate looking lovely bracelet of them. I wish it showed better in the picture



And now the real reason I asked Anne to be my partner - she and I both have a love of dollhouse miniatures and I was hoping she would make me something for mine. She went so far beyond anything I imagined with this item!!! The first picture shows it as it arrived. I was thinking to myself maybe it is some kind of ottoman? hat box? I really had no idea.


But then I opened it up and I could not believe the details! It is a tiny little sewing kit - complete with tiny little pins and needles and a teeny little spool in the middle


Also for the dollhouse here's a lovely miniature bottle with the tiniest shells I have ever seen.


Thank you Anne! Please please feel free to post better pictures if you have them. I know my pictures do not do justice to so much of the package.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 01, 2014 07:00:16 PM
LOVE that embroidered Jemimah cover!  Wowsa!  Ooh, those teeny tinies are awesome Averia.  Fantastic jewelry Anne!

Ok, prepare to get jealous.  :)

Averia made me 2 lovely embroidered tees...one with a heart, black on black...very delicate and subtle and a great cherry blossom tee which was a hint of the awesomeness to come.  And she made Lana a lovely little purse that she loves!


Averia took my much loved jacket and embroidered a yakuza tattoo on it for me.  This is from a TV show that my dad and I used to watch so it has alot of meaning to me! 


A closeup so you can see the details of the embroidery


This is just the start of my tattoo jacket.  I hope some of you lovely Craftsters will help me fill it in over time.  :)

Thank you Averia for an amazing package!!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 01, 2014 07:09:31 PM
those tiny things are just incredible! the tiny sewing box is a "wow"!

And anna's jewelry is to be coveted...I love that she made a match to your blue bracelet!  hmmm?  Do I need to hint that I need a matching bracelet for my necklace? ;D

UTM--Is your jacket going to be a traveling jacket?  That is so cool!!!  You have a great start with the beautiful embroidery by a master!



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on October 01, 2014 11:11:27 PM
Wow, what wonderful jewellery Anna, and Ave, that embroidery is amazing!! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 02, 2014 12:17:40 AM
Oh wow. I especially love the blue journal cover, the mini exploding box and the "tattooed" embroidery. Just, wow!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 02, 2014 12:49:48 AM
In love with that mini box :))) oh the joy my fairies could have !


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on October 02, 2014 06:14:31 AM
That shrug is gorgeous and I love the idea of a tattoo jacket!

LOVED all the dyed goodies from AIMR, too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 02, 2014 06:47:45 AM
The tattoo jacket is fantastic!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 02, 2014 09:15:48 AM
Oh my.. I so far behind on commenting, but I also want to show my Craftster love so I decided to pick one favourite from each package.

pottermouth: stunning stumpwork
sheepblue: love the fish necklace + the MAQ is stunning!!
lindy: pretty hoopla!
Mistress Jennie: the rag rug is fantastic!
Petskin: amazing needle felting!! The little one is so adorable in her lovely new skirt!! + that birdie statue is the cutest ever!!
PerfectlyBohemian: that felt Venus Flytrap sculpture ...  :o wow! Amazing!
HSG: you are the queen of mosaic!
BadWolf: woah! that cutting board!  :o
Racky: awww... those cat portraits are fantastic!
Bunny1Kenobi: that bottle is so awesome! + the TM bag is absolutely stunning!
Pinkmich: I love the HP sock monkey!
Amaryllisroze: that Afgan?! Woohoo so pretty!
Smileyyogini: love the cow hat. So fun!
Cackle: eep! Those ornaments!! So tiny and precious!
silentblair: your knitted gloves are the best! I know!  ;D
DaphadillyArt: what a cute, fun trailer mug rug!
Sticker: that Calabaza hoop is brilliant!
Killam Creative: what a beautiful Shadow Box!
Calabaza: that bag is genius! And pretty!! (beauty with brains  ;) )
Gozer: you rock every bag you make! No exception! + the dog portraits are so fun and original!
Onyxnox: all the TM patches are so gorgeous!
SonjaBoo: I love the Woodland Wreath!
UTM: I love all the pendants so much! Beautiful!
dharma_rebel: that hobo bag is gorgeous!
Smeddley: I love the knitted heart and the hippocampus is so cute!
Limeriot: that birdies string is fun and cute!
kwality: I love whatever you make as long as it has one of your monsters on it! + Rupert (for suereal) is so fun! We all want you now!
erica_tattoos: the embroidered sampler is unbelievable!
Abbeeroad: the wall hooks are so unique and very pretty!
wonderwoman: lovely handspun yarn. Love it!!
luckdragon: love the camera pouch!
Stillatthetop: what a cute fairy door!
artsycandice: that hoop!! and the fox is so cute!
aimr: haha your hands blue for days! It is worth it, the dying is beautiful! And jemimah you are such a pretty lady!
jemimah: that shrug is gorgeous!
anna.wahnsinn: all your beaded jewelry is beautiful!
Averia: wow! that tattoo jacket is so pretty! And UTM you are such a lovely lady!

and done!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 02, 2014 09:25:37 AM
You all amaze me!  I love the gorgeous journal covers, those teeny tiny goodies and wonderful, I think I may need to hint that I need a matching bracelet too!  The embroidered jacket is amazing. 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 02, 2014 09:59:55 AM
wendiek--wow--that is a fantastic list...I think you picked most of my favorite things from all of our amazing swappers! wow!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 02, 2014 11:38:23 AM
wendiek--wow--that is a fantastic list...I think you picked most of my favorite things from all of our amazing swappers! wow!

Hehe, well if I would have commented it all like I normally do, it would have taken me 2 days and I would have taken over this thread, haha!

We are quite alike, so it doesn't surprise me!  :)

I hope my package for Calabaza will arriive any time soon!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 02, 2014 02:11:02 PM
I'm so happy :) I got two of the most amazing parcels this morning - was so worth being part of a threesome :)))
I have a pretty manic day tomorrow but will try and get photos up ASAP :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on October 02, 2014 02:12:12 PM
wendiek, you are phenominal! Nicely done!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on October 02, 2014 04:06:11 PM
That was as impressive as the gallery is Wendie ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: LimeRiot on October 02, 2014 07:13:43 PM
As many awesome posts as there are in this gallery, I think wendiek's is the most awesomest!! Thank you for taking the time to recognize all of the special creations.

You're our favorite special creation :).


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 02, 2014 09:24:27 PM
I received from P_E_S_T today... wow. Just, wow. I think there's a serious kinship here. This is so very much me, get those pinning fingers ready. (I'm sorry for the bad lighting, it's late and I've only just now been able to even open this lovely package!)

Everything was wrapped up with care:



I was instructed to open them in the numbered order, as that was the order of their inspiration.

#1 revealed a framed poem, written for me:



#2 was a lovely painting that seems to be done in oil pastels and perhaps a couple of other things. This features a goddess/woman figure with a bird skull:



#3 was a breathtaking felted figure with a found bird nestled in her lap. She came on a little wooden pedestal:







#4 would reveal a set of four metal clips, each etched with a bird's footprint and its name on the back:





#5 came in a box with a lovely illustration of a blue tit on the top.



Opening it revealed three bundles of feathers, delicately wrapped in wire and adorned with rhinestones.





Everything together:



Thank you P_E_S_T for asking me to this dance. I feel truly spoiled. These are wonderful pieces that I will decorate my space with the moment I post this message. Thank you again.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 03, 2014 01:18:41 AM
I can't believe it arrived so quick !!! And that you got it all photographed already. It was such a pleasure to craft for you x


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Killam Creative on October 03, 2014 04:56:43 AM
Wow - so many goodies! I adore the hippocampus. Want!

Kwality's monsters in any form tickle me, and the perpetual calendars are no different. How cool to have a new monster every month!

Erica_tatoos' sampler is simply amazing. I've only seen Shawn of the Dead once and now I want to see it again!

I am in awe of all the fine needle work in this swap. Really.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 03, 2014 05:42:16 AM
I can't believe it arrived so quick !!! And that you got it all photographed already. It was such a pleasure to craft for you x

It did get here fast, didn't it. ;D
Thank you so much.
I think we may have to do this again.
I did not have the kind of time for this swap that I've had for previous ones and several projects stayed in my head and never saw the light of day. I will keep them tucked away there for safe-keeping, until we meet again... :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on October 03, 2014 06:45:33 AM
Those etched clips are fantastic!

Wow, wendiek! Your post is brimming with craftster love! :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 03, 2014 06:46:32 AM
Such beautiful items...so spiritual and natural...I love the feathers...the goddess is just wonderful...the back is especially beautiful.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 03, 2014 06:58:11 AM
Wonderful package.  The felted goddess is amazing.  I really love the peacock feather details!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on October 03, 2014 08:11:48 AM
I hope my package for Calabaza will arriive any time soon!!
I do too! The suspense is immense! :)

Anna.wahnsinn, your teeny, tiny exploding needle box sewing kit is awesome!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 03, 2014 02:03:09 PM
Thanks ladies for your nice and fun comments on my loooooonnnnggg post!  ;D  @Susi: haha!
You are all worth the time and effort to compliment your hard work!  :D

P_E_S_T another very pretty felt doll of yours! I love mine and treasure them, and I know artsycandice will do so too. It is beautiful, feminin and colourful. Great work Jolene!


I am so impatient C, but it always feels so much longer...  ::)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 05, 2014 04:10:15 AM
Finally, I have some time and space to share a wonderful COUPLE (yes that's 2) lovely parcels. I joined a threesome (all the puns intended) with ArtsyCandice and Smeddley, and they both spoiled me in the most wonderful ways.
I feel truly goddessed :) You will see why ;)

Both parcels arrived on the same day and so it was like Christmas tearing open my parcels..

First from Smeddley....


These are to add to my crochet bunting :)


My first hoopla :) SQUUUUEALLLS with delight



You have no idea how gorgeous this little mini matchbox house frame is - I just love it and am going to hang it somewhere secret in my house for people to discover

So..... Now onto my lovely parcel from ArtsyCandice



I have the most beautiful place for this lovely feather artwork


Squuuuueeeeeeeeeels at this teeny goddess brooch


So little story about this........ artsycandice gave me permission to photocopy some of the gorgeous "colouring in goddesses" that she has drawn in here. And yesterday at my womens group (Im a psychotherapist and facilitate womens groups), One of my lovely ladies who was deeply in grief, was sat in a circle of women colouring one of these in. It was a profoundly beautiful moment and she gets to take away a wonderful colourful memory


IN LOVE with this book !!!!


This gorgeous wall hanging is pride of place in my barn

Girls, you captured so many aspects of me in these wonderful boxes. Opening them was truly wonderful and demonstrated that you both crafted from your heart, what else could I ask for.
thankyou and blessings to you both x


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on October 05, 2014 06:58:47 PM
So many gorgeous goddesses! Love the awesomely felted goddess, the scrappy happy goddess and the beautiful quilt as well :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 05, 2014 08:32:21 PM
A lot of lovely things...love that both partners took on your goddesses theme...

I love the little hedgehog, the quilt, the matchbox, the teeny goddesses doll, the bunting...oh heck...all of it! ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on October 06, 2014 03:27:30 PM
Oh boy... I messed up!  I thought I posted before I left on vacation last week.  I know I wasn't able to post pics because my camera was packed when I got the package, but I thought I at least posted something about receiving.  It was a bit chaotic though, so I must have missed it :(

So sorry tapestrymlp - but I did receive and I do love my package.  Here are the pics I took...

First off - she did some dog art for me.  I am always looking for art of my dogs - they are the loves of our lives.

This is a painting of Ginger - my brindled princess.  This makes me think of hte mischievous little pup she was...



This is Toby - making me think of what a sweet pup he was...



... and a fantastic embroidered piece of Troy - I love this one the most...



This is soooo his expression after he's been chasing all the little fuzzies in the woods...



She also agreed to make one of her embroidered pendents for me - and she did a Snoopy for me - I love Snoopy!  Can you tell I am a dog lover?



His ear is done in stumpwork too - so he is extra special



We both love Terry Pratchett as well - so she made me this awesome Death of Rats hoopla - it is perfect - I plan on hanging him near the Death plate that maxevv sent me in a previous IYP swap - they belong together!



I am so sorry for not posting a post in the thread before leaving, but I did enjoy swapping with you and love my package - thank you very much!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 06, 2014 10:30:30 PM
Smedley, I love the matchbook frame. The little houses are adorable. But I love the doll as well.

Artsycandice, the wall hanging and the felt doll are superb! I love felted dolls so much. Yours is gorgeous!

tapestrymlp, the paintings are wonderfull but the snoopy stumpwork hanger is my favourite! So tiny and very cool!

I admire you stumpwork Craftsters a lot!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on October 07, 2014 03:18:54 AM
I love the little matchbox house artwork!

Snoopy is perfect! I would so wear that!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 07, 2014 06:15:12 AM
doggie love!

The paintings are very nice!  I love the little Snoopy pendant...

the goodies just keep on coming!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 07, 2014 06:43:11 AM
Wow, this gallery just keeps getting better and better!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on October 07, 2014 08:02:54 AM
...and better!
Here's what wendiek sent me!

A puffy, pumpkin-colored pouch:



I'm thinking of all sorts of uses for it.

In the background are four crocheted african violet (right, wendiek?) things. I will turn them into something. The colors are great!

And what's this?

A posable flamingo! Flamingos are one of my favorite animals. This one has joined my collection on my flamingo shelf. He's fitting in well with his flock.

Thank you, wendiek! I love what you sent- including the striped bag! Thanks for asking me to swap!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 07, 2014 08:22:21 AM
Love the little flamingo!

And that pouch is just the cutest!  Wendiek, is that your own pattern?  I love the puffs!

Calabaza--what are you making with the little squares?  Do you collect afghan squares in swaps?


Title: swap
Post by: rackycoo on October 07, 2014 08:36:45 AM
I love the pet portraits, tapestrymlp! They really capture the personalities!

wendiek, that purse is adorable, and the pink flamingo is awesome. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 07, 2014 02:06:31 PM
Best Gallery ever!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 07, 2014 04:37:32 PM
Love the doggies and the cute coin purse!!
This is an amazing gallery!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Calabaza on October 07, 2014 05:31:14 PM
Calabaza--what are you making with the little squares?  Do you collect afghan squares in swaps?

They're hexagonal, actually, and, no, I don't collect them but I might start. Crochet and I have a love-hate relationship (I love crocheted things, but not crocheting :)) I'm thinking of lining them for pockets on something.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Smeddley on October 07, 2014 05:36:38 PM
I received from P_E_S_T yesterday, but unfortunately I'd forgotten I promised a friend I'd go to the auction with her last night and she came and got me right after I got home from work and we got back at almost midnight...  waaaaaay past my bedtime on a worknight!  I'm looking at the clock tonight thinking that 8pm is a perfectly reasonable time to go to bed...  

So pictures had to wait until today, but they're worth the wait, I promise!

First up...

"A Hug For Your Tea" aka, mug cozy!



I looooove the basketweave stitch!  

Then, reusable tags!  You just write on them with chalk!  Soooooo many uses for those (pffff, gifts... I have important things to label!):



Bookmarks!  Though they're soooooo pretty I don't want to shut them in a book! She said it was freeform stitching.  Mine never looks that good...



And a Little Red Riding Hood bag!  It has a drawstring closure on the top and is the perfect size for a knitting or crochet project!  I have a partially-knitted heart that's going in there soon!



And then!  A felted doll, like the ones I have on my pinterest!  And the little bunny!  How adorable is that?!



And, last (but so not least!)... she'd asked me to finish the sentence "I am...." a bunch of times.  It was harder than I thought, but I managed.  And that's what this book is... all about me!



Of course, smart *(alec)* me started off with "I am SHAZAM!" (in retrospect, I suppose "I am Batman would have been the more obvious choice, but... not what I thought of, so I suppose giant, goofy basketball players turned genie is more my style) and she even captured that!

 

And just a few other pages, the book is full of such thoughtful, beautiful art!









Thank you, P_E_S_T, for the amazing swap package!  I can't believe you weren't snapped up before I got the chance to ask you, but I'm glad it worked out (for me!!).  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on October 07, 2014 05:39:38 PM
Such fantastic packages! 
I'm speechless!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 07, 2014 05:58:58 PM
What a fabulously personal gift to give...that art journal is simply fantastic...and the felted doll...

Those bookmarks are just gorgeous...I would read every day just to see them!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 07, 2014 06:21:17 PM
Love the journal!  I wanna see more pages!!  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: dharma_rebel on October 07, 2014 07:20:54 PM
Blown away by all the craft turned art I'm seeing on the last few pages!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 07, 2014 07:28:57 PM
....art.... journal.... speechless......

mind blown.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 07, 2014 10:10:21 PM
Oh wow Smeddley. Those are awesome! P_E_S_T, you are amazing! I love the bookmarks, the felted doll, the project bag and that book! Wow! So wonderful. I love the way you personalized it.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 08, 2014 05:03:08 AM
thanks all..... for those of you who want to peer through the whole book............. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436097.0


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on October 08, 2014 05:06:15 AM
More goodies! I now have some mediocre pictures of the extraordinary package I've received from Averia day before yesterday, and finally enough time for a post (I started loading the pics last night...).
Ave, thank you so, so, so very much!

Two shirts for my little girls, embroidered with Care Bears! Their favourites (well, okay, my & Lea's faves, Hanna is still small enough to go along with it)! Liebmichbär und Sonnenscheinbär. They are so, so pretty! Here is a closeup of Hanna's:


And Lea's. Sorry Ave, I'll let you have proper action shots soon, last night was not a good time for sitting still. This one worked because she was showing me her new favourite shirt with the bear...  ;D


And I got a beautiful little purse, look here:



It even has a zipper pocket on the back, which I need for my phone, and the strap is adjustable. I can't stop smiling, I love it so much. And there are some goodies to go with it, you can kind of see them here:


Here is the prettiest little beachy notebook cover with two more matching notebooks – they are lined aqua even! – and did you see the elastic with the little pendants? So I can attach pens. Because I keep losing mine. The other one goes around to keep the notebook closed. So cute! And it's such a great size, it goes perfectly with my adorable new purse. And one of the two shirts for the kids, a cute little coin purse to go with the purse & the notebook and something for the doll house...

Here it is:

This is what counts as my doll house item, it's going into the doll house's doll house. An embroidered rug! Isn't it perfect? So tiny! And it must have taken forever to make. It is well-travelled, I've heard...

And here it is right now. I didn't even have to move the furniture. I might have to make another doll house though, a tad larger. Yay, new project!


And there was a fleece blanket/sack type of thing with adorable caterpillars on it, that was spirited away right off, I'll have to find that again. Lea claimed it is for sackhüpfen, you know, when you hop around in a sack. I thought it would have been perfect to make a sleeping bag from it.

Thanks again, Ave! Can I ask you again for next time right away?


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 08, 2014 06:22:35 AM
What a fabulous purse!  And all of the accessories to go with it!  I love the notebooks.

Also, the Care Bear embroideries are wonderful!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on October 08, 2014 06:50:13 AM
Wow, wow, wow!

Love the pups and the journal - whoa!!!

Those care bear cross stitches are AMAZING!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 08, 2014 06:57:03 AM
Those are adorable care bear shirts!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 08, 2014 08:20:59 AM
Thanks for your nice comments ladies! I love crocheting and the puff stitch was a new stitch I wanted to learn. I saw a picture of purse made with the puff stitch and it came with a tutorial, which I didn't understand  ::) haha so I googled for the puff stitch and tried and tried untill iI was satisfied. Not very difficult though. I will have to look if I can find the picture and the tute for it.

Using the African flower for a pocket is a good idea! Why didn't I think of that!!
I loved swapping with you, C! If you need any more flowers, just pm and I crochet them for you  :)

P_E_S_T that felted doll... wow! Beautiful!! And the journal is such a treasure! I will have to go and look at it more closely! Will do so another time.

Averia, your stitches are the neatest! Those bears are so cute! Love the the handbag too!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 08, 2014 08:57:42 AM
Adorable Care Bears!  And that purse is lovely!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on October 08, 2014 01:15:01 PM
love those care bears & the bag too


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 08, 2014 01:52:39 PM
I think this has been one of the most fun galleries I've ever seen!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 08, 2014 02:56:27 PM
I need that or any art journal in my life!!! Would be a perfect thing to look through when I need a little pick me up!  Love it!

The Care Bear shirts are too cute!  I have two original Care Bears that my grandma gave me up in a closet at home. 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 08, 2014 03:02:36 PM
Aw, love the Care Bears!!  Fab purse too!!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on October 08, 2014 03:25:57 PM
I wish i could be like Wendie and make lists and tell everyone how amazing their stuff is because it is all so FABO...because it is ;D  But I have a really short attention span ;D.  But I think this gallery will be collected by future humans and have it's own show like Antique Roadshow ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 08, 2014 07:58:09 PM
I wish i could be like Wendie and make lists and tell everyone how amazing their stuff is because it is all so FABO...because it is ;D  But I have a really short attention span ;D.  But I think this gallery will be collected by future humans and have it's own show like Antique Roadshow ;D

I agree!

Oh, and... I thought of you today. ;D I was in a cute little bookstore and stumbled upon a book all about making crafty monsters! You guys are all leaking into the rest of my life. Recently instead of referring to people here as "the people on Crafster" I said, "my friends on Crafster". I'm gettin' a soft spot for y'all. :P


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on October 08, 2014 08:33:10 PM
The orange puff coin purse is so cute and I like the little flamingo, too.
The needle felted doll is so beautiful and the little bunny is my fav :), also the art journal is very cool!
Love the dog portraits! Esp. the embroidered one :)
And the carebear shirts are just too cute! So well made, same goes for the bag and contents- great package!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 09, 2014 08:03:34 AM
Please tell me there are more packages waiting to come home...I am going to miss this gallery!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 09, 2014 08:36:42 AM
I'm gettin' a soft spot for y'all. :P

Yeah, Craftster will do that to ya.  ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on October 09, 2014 08:39:30 AM
We are like a fungus invading your pores AC...just like those zombie ants ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 09, 2014 09:35:16 AM
Oh the love on this place, dya know I'm part of a terrible Facebook crafting group, and the most awful rows go on !!! Makes me despair sometime, and then all I need do is nip on here to feel the lurve :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on October 09, 2014 10:51:52 AM
We only have one more package outstanding, so this round is pretty much done!  Wonderful job everyone!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 09, 2014 06:51:30 PM
Noooo!  I want to see more awesomeness....oh well, guess it just means it's time for a new round.  :) :P


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on October 10, 2014 10:35:47 PM
How gorgeous everything is!! I love the teeny rug :)

I hope we will have another round soon!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 11, 2014 07:27:55 AM
We only have one more package outstanding, so this round is pretty much done!  Wonderful job everyone!

Wow! Is it over so soon? This has been a lot of fun!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on October 11, 2014 11:29:16 AM
Are you all up for another round already? Maybe shorter this time - 3 week signup, 5 week crafting - done before the holidays?


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 11, 2014 01:06:35 PM
I would be up for another round.  I'm okay w/shorter sign up time and 5 weeks crafting time.  Even though I would feel better w/6 weeks crafting time.  But, I could live w/5 weeks.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Averia on October 11, 2014 01:33:27 PM
I would love another round!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 11, 2014 02:42:04 PM
I will definitely be doing this again, but for me, I'll have to wait for after the holidays, I fear.  Waaaaay too much on my plate at the moment.  :'(


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on October 11, 2014 03:47:37 PM
I would be up for that for sure.  I'm not a Christmas person...and Canadian Thanksgiving is in the middle of Oct. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 11, 2014 06:27:49 PM
I will definitely be doing this again, but for me, I'll have to wait for after the holidays, I fear.  Waaaaay too much on my plate at the moment.  :'(

I'm in this boat too. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Onyxnox on October 12, 2014 08:36:11 AM
yes - I can't stop swapping it seems - the addiction is too strong and I can't find a 12 step program for it... but I think I would like to stick to small projects until after the holidays.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 12, 2014 09:10:33 AM
psst...join the fake swap craftalong...no flaking and no pressure...but I will poke you in the butt to meet your deadline...and, there is a prize for over achiever swappers... ;D.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 12, 2014 09:18:42 AM
psst...join the fake swap craftalong...no flaking and no pressure...but I will poke you in the butt to meet your deadline...and, there is a prize for over achiever swappers... ;D.

It is awesome, but even I couldn't keep up with it. ;) Of course, if you don't make the deadline the swap just sort of evaporates for you. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 12, 2014 10:19:42 AM
*sigh* whatever am I going to do with you? ;D

Pretend deadlines just don't work on some of you...you need to meet that hard and fast deadline... *sigh*...or else, you don't like your partners   ha ha ha ha


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on October 15, 2014 05:22:43 AM
*sigh* whatever am I going to do with you? ;D

Pretend deadlines just don't work on some of you...you need to meet that hard and fast deadline... *sigh*...or else, you don't like your partners   ha ha ha ha


I seem to need real deadlines, too, and I'm better meeting the Craftster ones than others. Darn. But that's probably because I like the things I make for Craftster better than other things and feel good about handing them over...


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on October 18, 2014 05:34:36 AM
Hi everyone, I'm back from 3 weeks of vacation.  The first thing I did when I got home was open my package from Knickertwist.  She sent me the most gorgeous box of thoughtful goodies.  I took like a gazillion photos so sit back, grab a cup of tea and be amazed....

Even the card she sent is made of awesome.  I think sharing a bottle of wine with Knickertwist might be on my bucket list.


She sent me Graphic 45 paper stacks and a tag album!  G45 is my favorite paper supplier, and these are all things I didn't have in my ever-expanding stash. 


Gorgeous flowers.  Just gorgeous. 


I can't tell you how excited I was to find some of Knickertwist's handcrafted Christmas ornaments in my box!  The wishing star says "sparkle" and she included one of her cheeky snowballs.  Lucky me!


A tiny frosted container of Christmas Magic.  :)  What a sweet little treasure.


She included one of the faerie specimen bottles collected from around Pixie Hill.  I've admired these forever.  The label reads: Cleaning the ducts last week we uncovered several houses.  Cheeky things!


She included a little bench for the faeries in my garden.  I need to craft a tiny garden around it and will make that one of my 2015 project goals.


My first ever domino pendant, and it's Halloween themed.  Halloween is pretty much the only time of year I wear any jewelry besides my wedding ring and I'm thrilled to have a Knickertwist piece to add to my collection.   :)


This was a special request.  I am gathering pieces for an altered puzzle and she kindly agreed to complete a piece for me.  I told her it was 'artist's choice' and requested something of her signature style.  Isn't it lovely?!


This blew my socks off.  It's a painting of our goat Summer.  She was a triplet whose momma rejected her at birth so I raised her on the bottle.  She follows me around everywhere even though she's a momma herself now.  This captures her beautifully! 


This little book took my breath away.  I believe it to be a found journal of faeries who obviously live somewhere on our property.  My husband and I were both amazed at all of the details, and laughed at some of the journal entries.  I'm going to include all of the pages and their handwritten notes here.


They evidently included notations of things they find fascinating.


We have a small flock of sheep on our farm, this is of interest to the fairies.  This journal entry reads: "Sheep are a good source of milk and warmth.  Stay on their good side."


Hmmm.... this explains a lot...  "When raiding the pantry, tis better to make many small raids than one large one.  The humans won't suspect a thing."  I believe they've taken notice that I spend a lot of time in my kitchen canning and preserving. 


This page states "The pond is excellent for swimming" and "Stolen inventory: Feed, Grain, Tomatoes, Cheese, Wool"
Our house overlooks a large pond and these are all things readily found on our farm.  And frequently go missing.  ;D


"Flattery will get you far with the chickens" and "For warm fresh eggs be extra flirty with the hens".  So true! There are a few soft chicken feathers that were collected and included with this page. 


This entry reads "IMPORTANT: Beware of anything with horns"  Our fairies are very astute, that's an important rule on any farm!  There's also a note warning "More bad news, Sam the buck goat is back."  We lost our buck last winter and our veterinarian supplied us with a buck from our original herd.  We gave him and his wife goats to get their farm started years ago.  Sam arrived back 'home' a few months ago.  Apparently the fairies have taken notice.  They have also collected a bit of fleece and tucked it in here. 


I think they have taken notice that I like to make cheese.  A lot.


This page notes "Looks like another hard winter.  Thank the gods for that little indoor garden."  I believe we will be sharing our greenhouse bounty with the faeries over the next few months!  There are also a few almanac pages included here. 


This entry amazed me...  it refers to the addition of a new guardian dog puppy we brought home late spring.  She's a great pyrenees named Lizzie Borden and an incredible and slightly blurry photo of her is included here.  "Be wary around the animals.  They attract predators.  On the bright side, critters often get blamed for faerie shenanigans."  "The humans have a new beast.  We must warn the little ones to stay clear of the fluffy thing called Lizzy"  LOL!


An entry dedicated to our garden!  It reads "Despite being told to show restraint, Doogle took all of the bush beans"  and "We must take extra precaution not to be noticed".  Ha!  We had blamed the complete loss of our bean crop on deer!  After losing our bean crop for two years running, we had decided to give them up for good.  Now that we know the faeries have been enjoying them, I think we need to keep planting them after all.   :)


My husband found an obsidian egg in our potato patch during harvest this summer(!)  This entry reads: "Disaster.  The obsidian egg is lost.  Crisp was drunk in the potato patch and lost the treasure."


Here's a photo of what he found:   ;D


This page includes an entry stating "Excellent harvest of peanuts"  This cracked us up!  We planted a huge patch of Virginia peanuts this year for the first time (we live in Virginia) and only one plant yielded anything.  This explains it! 

The last page pretty much summarizes the objectives of our small farm.  Grow Your Own Food.


This tiny journal is exquisite as is everything else I received.  It proves that someone is watching us at our daily toils (or at least is reading our blog).   :D  I have wanted to do an IYP swap with Knickertwist forever and am so happy it finally happened.  Thank you so much for the beautiful, amazing, and extremely thoughtful package, Nichola.  I'm so very touched and grateful.   :-*


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on October 18, 2014 06:29:05 AM
Oh my goodness -- MissingWillow, that is quite a haul! The book is just fantastic. Beautiful work Knickertwist!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: rackycoo on October 18, 2014 07:23:20 AM
Wow, I can't tell you how many times I think to myself, "knickers has outdone herself". And here I am saying it again. What a treasure that fairy journal is!

I'm also jealous of the Christmas ornaments. And I love the portrait of your Summer and all the other goodies. Well played, knickers, although I suspect you might be a bit of a stalker.  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 18, 2014 07:52:52 AM
Wow Just wow. The journal, the painting, oh my goodness. It is all so fabulous!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: jemimah on October 18, 2014 09:12:48 AM
Such an amazing, thoughtful collection of treasures!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Nodsu on October 18, 2014 11:41:11 AM
Wow.
I really don't know what to say about the farie diary- it's so incredible! So thoughtful, so funny, so beautiful, so cute, so detailed, so amazing. I read all the little quotes and smiled throughout the post. It was wonderful and I wanted to see more.
What a treasure, what a talent!

All the other pieces are amazing, as always, would expect nothing else from Knicker... but the journal stole my heart with all the notes in it. I loved the notes so much!
:)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 18, 2014 12:11:11 PM
Seriously fantastic fairy journal!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: batgirl on October 18, 2014 04:37:16 PM
Whoa. I am speechless!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 18, 2014 07:11:15 PM
The fairy journal speaks of your life on the farm in such a fun and amusing way...what a treasure!

I also love the portrait of Summer...such a fabulous, albeit stalker, partner ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 18, 2014 08:08:45 PM
What an amazing treasure that journal is!  Knickers is an amazing spoiler, without a doubt- always thoughtful.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: P_E_S_T on October 18, 2014 10:30:30 PM
Love love love all of the fairy stuff !! I so yearn for a fairy house in a jar :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 19, 2014 07:28:44 AM
I didn't know untill I read the post from MW... I really 'need' a fairy diary!!!  ;D
We will probably have a lot of fairies running around our house, so many things get lost around here!  :)

The fairy diary is clearly a great success! I loved reading it and smiled at all those little notes!

But I agree with AIMR that Summer's portrait is amazing too! She is so cute! I thought it was a photo that got 'photoshopped'.  :D silly me.

The little house, the ornaments,.. I just love it all! Great work Knicker! You rock!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: cackle on October 19, 2014 08:40:12 AM
Gorgeous gifties! Everything is so beautiful and full of magic. Love.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: pinkmichk on October 19, 2014 09:48:21 AM
that journal is stunning


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: ConTexty on October 19, 2014 11:57:09 AM
I had to log in just to comment on this thread. I have spent hours looking and pinning and awwwwing at all of your gorgeous creations, IYP swap people!! This has to be one of the best collections of talent and craftiness and caring around!!!

IT makes me want to craft like crazy, even though my talents are not that great :)

Thanks for showing me what wonderful things can be made!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: HSG on October 19, 2014 03:15:06 PM
What a great compliment! Thank you for logging in to tell us. :) I tend to agree with you, too


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on October 19, 2014 08:59:26 PM
I had to log in just to comment on this thread. I have spent hours looking and pinning and awwwwing at all of your gorgeous creations, IYP swap people!! This has to be one of the best collections of talent and craftiness and caring around!!!

IT makes me want to craft like crazy, even though my talents are not that great :)

Thanks for showing me what wonderful things can be made!

I was terrified of this swap for many, many years...heck...I had no idea what an IYP was anyway!  But I will always be thankful to Wendiek for asking me to dance just last IYP.  Now It's my FAVO swap.  AND, no one comes to this wonderful land of craftyness thinking, "I'm going to rock their socks off!"...at least I didn't.  But now I'm a crafting mad scientist, with no fear (well...at least in my head ;D).  You will grow more confident the longer you stick around  ConTexty, and that is 1/2 the battle.  This place makes everyone streeeetch their crafty muscles ;D  And welcome to a land of hand made wonderment ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 19, 2014 10:52:05 PM
... no one comes to this wonderful land of craftyness thinking, "I'm going to rock their socks off!"...at least I didn't.  But now I'm a crafting mad scientist, with no fear (well...at least in my head ;D).  You will grow more confident the longer you stick around  ConTexty, and that is 1/2 the battle.  This place makes everyone streeeetch their crafty muscles ;D  And welcome to a land of hand made wonderment ;D

Yes, this. I feel this exact same way. The growth and stretch has been so much fun to experience. I was intimidated by the IYP as well and feel that my work was not exactly what I had hoped I would have made for it. I think my IYP swaps will only get better from here on out. ;)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 20, 2014 07:46:26 AM
Gosh I love you guys!  I well up with pride when I see the stuff, but even more, I get a bit misty when I realize how much effort people put in for their dance partner...let me just say, I would be honored to dance with any of you and am glad to have been asked by gotgrey and jemimah!  I love what I received and just have such happy moments when I use or see my new goodies!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 20, 2014 08:37:34 AM
Aw, AIMR, you made me blush and made me misty eyed!  I had a blast dancing w/you!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 20, 2014 08:41:19 AM
This gallery just gets better and better!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 20, 2014 09:35:26 AM
Well, Suereal I am happy that I got you into the IYP swaps!! It is so much fun!  :)

I started with my buddie CraftyMamaBee, we wanted to spoil eachother, haha!  :D

I have met so many wonderful, talented and lovely craftsters here! I feel so lucky to be a part of Craftster and to be able to swap a little swap with some of you! Wouldn't want to miss it for the world! It keeps me going, gets my crafty juices going and keeps me somewhat sane  :P

Thanks all!  :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on October 20, 2014 10:29:38 AM
You are all fantastic crafters, swappers and just lovely people in general :)  Thank you all for another fabulous round of amazingness and I'll start the discussion for the next round if people are interested :D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 20, 2014 10:34:31 AM
It is done?  oh wow--the time went so fast!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on October 20, 2014 10:54:48 AM
You are all fantastic crafters, swappers and just lovely people in general :)  Thank you all for another fabulous round of amazingness and I'll start the discussion for the next round if people are interested :D

I am, I just have to get through the holidays first. ;D


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 20, 2014 11:22:34 AM
I just checked and I IYP-ed last 5 times...  ::) Did more IYP's than I thought!!

I am up for another round!  ;D  Will think about a partner...


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on October 20, 2014 11:37:24 AM
I would probably join before the holidays, but, will definitely join in Jan. 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on October 20, 2014 11:38:51 AM
Same here, gotgrey.


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on October 20, 2014 11:59:14 AM
Welcome back, MW! Hope you had an awesome trip. Your package from Knickertwist is fantastic :D The specimen vials are the neatest little things.



Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: MissingWillow on October 20, 2014 12:19:15 PM
Thanks!  I agree, it's incredible!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on October 20, 2014 12:31:18 PM
Done?!?! What an awesome package and sentiment to end on. :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: bunny1kenobi on October 21, 2014 11:32:10 AM
I'll have to hold off on any more dancing until after the holidays but I hope that after the madness I'm dealing with now has abated, I may find another stellar partner to cut a rug with! Goodness knows that there are PLENTY to choose from!  I LOVE Craftster!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on October 22, 2014 05:47:13 PM
Discussion for a quick round before the holidays if anyone is interested!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436306.0


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: underthemountain on October 23, 2014 05:17:29 AM
So happy you posted that Luck.  I had completely missed Knickertwist's amazing package.  I love the fairy bottle and the amazing book!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: suereal on October 23, 2014 01:05:55 PM
I promised I'd post pics of the drawings gozer did of my dogs, once I got them back from the framers, so here we go..



Mom has a framer friends who did them for us.  She has been framing for about 30 years and does most the framing for the pro painters in my home town.  And she was very impressed by gozer's drawing skills.  She said, (and I quote) "Who ever drew these is very talented!"  And I totally agree ;D  Thanks again gozer!



Title: Re:
Post by: artsycandice on October 23, 2014 01:32:11 PM
Those look great framed!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: lindyv321 on October 23, 2014 01:34:48 PM
They look fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could do another quick round but 1. I am too chicken to ever ask anyone and 2. I am swamped with holiday crafting!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on October 23, 2014 02:17:05 PM
Those are fantastic! 


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: wendiek on October 23, 2014 10:28:00 PM
Beautiful Suereal! And thanks for sharing the compliment for gozer with us too!  :)


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 24, 2014 07:08:32 AM
They turned out nicely framed!  It was nice seeing them again!


Title: Re: IYP 26: So you think you can craft! Gallery
Post by: luckdragon on October 29, 2014 08:59:05 PM
Round 27 is open for signups!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436461.0