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ORGANIZED SWAPS => The Swap Gallery => Topic started by: cabaute on September 06, 2014 12:22:02 PM



Title: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on September 06, 2014 12:22:02 PM


I can't wait to see all the new wildlife!

Discussion thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435138.0#axzz3CZ50dqag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435138.0#axzz3CZ50dqag)


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cabaute <-> artsycandice
ludi <-> missmuffcake
emilywilde <-> kaitibeeps
littlefawnpug <-> stitch and stones
crazyda79 <--> rockingbearranch




Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: missmuffcake on September 26, 2014 02:09:17 PM
The organizer begged for a pic.  :P  I took one on my phone last night after I tore open the box. I will get a better set of pics this weekend - when the sun is not behind clouds & I have more than 1 minute to do something for myself.


Ludi captured my love for cats & dead head moths in one gorgeous piece! With the velvet & the gold tones - very Versace! I love it and will get great pics as soon as things settle here. Thank you so much!



Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on September 26, 2014 02:59:18 PM
I'm glad you like it!   :D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on September 26, 2014 03:04:29 PM
That is AMAZING!!  Love it!!!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: artsycandice on September 27, 2014 09:24:19 AM
It's dark and disturbing in it's delicate beauty. I love this one so much.


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: rockingbearranch on September 27, 2014 12:27:33 PM
It reminds me of the book from Hocus Pocus. I really like what the textures add to the piece.


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on September 27, 2014 12:31:49 PM
Thank you!  :)



Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: kaitibeeps on September 28, 2014 07:55:33 PM
Oh WOW! That is GORGEOUS!!!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 29, 2014 08:02:27 AM
It the moth handmade too?  It looks so real.


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on September 29, 2014 08:31:30 AM
Yeah, that moth is fantastic!!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on September 29, 2014 04:21:13 PM
Thank you!  The moth is 3D embroidery (stumpwork) by me.  :)



Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: artsycandice on September 30, 2014 12:24:05 AM
It the moth handmade too?  It looks so real.

Ludi is a wizard with needle and thread. ;)


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: crazyda79 on September 30, 2014 12:28:04 AM
I received from rockinbearranch today!  I love it all.  Thanks so much!

I got a bear hoop and a narwhal mug rug!  Too cute




Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on September 30, 2014 03:23:15 AM
<3 the bear and the Narwhal!  We have a work team at my office that calls themselves "the narwhals" (silly software developers :)); they would KILL to get mug rugs like that !   :D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on September 30, 2014 07:58:50 AM
Oh I love the little bear head and especially the narwhal rug - how unique!   :D

I'm quite tickled by the pieces I received from missmuffcake.

Here is "Tangled" a wolpertinger who was running through a forest of craft supplies and got stuck:



Here is "After the Battle" a beetle who won the fight:



Thank you, missmuffcake!  The wolpertinger is the first of what I hope will become a collection of wolpertingers.   :)


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: missmuffcake on September 30, 2014 10:20:30 AM
i am glad the piece stayed in place. i started making one from felt - everything came out too cute. so i rush ordered a figure and went to my neighbors to hack away with saws! he thought i was strange...


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on September 30, 2014 11:16:00 AM
Ooh, I love "tangled" - so fun; such a great story to go with him!!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: kaitibeeps on September 30, 2014 02:40:10 PM
Oh my goodness that narwhal is too precious!

The wolpertinger is great! And so fitting, given the crowd!  ;) I love it.

I! Had the pleasure today of receiving from the inimitably wonderful emilywilde! She said in her note that this was a difficult swap for her, but I think she hit it out of the park.

She calls this first lovely thing the nightmare moth. It has a bristle of teeth for a head and an eyeball on its tail (I LOVE teeth and eyeballs). The cocoon dangling over the top of the frame is purposefully reminiscent of a fang or tusk AND it glows in the dark (yes, I dashed immediately into the bathroom to perform Science, and it does indeed -- the moth's teeth also glow, which delights me to no end).

She chose to do a moth based on a story her mom told her. She lived in Guam for a while and the locals told them about a moth that could kill just by touch, and Emily thought about how that kind of fear could warp a person's perspective.



The second item just tickles me to no end. I mentioned liking things that are creepy/cute, and she made this adorable soft monster with a snaggletooth mouth for a face that wears a precious clay mask (which also glows!) based loosely on plague doctor masks.



Thank you so much, Emily! The thought and care you put into every aspect of this swap is immediately evident, and I adore everything you sent me.


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on September 30, 2014 04:24:36 PM
Oh my, those things are just so creepy I love them!   :D  The nightmare moth is quite disturbing, and I adore the little squishy monster with the mask! 


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: littlefawnpug on September 30, 2014 05:49:06 PM
Thank you!  The moth is 3D embroidery (stumpwork) by me.  :)



I bow down to your stump work abilities.  Your moth is amazingly life like.


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on September 30, 2014 06:06:25 PM
Thank you!   :)


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: emilywilde on September 30, 2014 07:38:06 PM
Kaiti I'm glad you like it! It was challenging but also so much fun.
Missmuffcake, wolpertinger is so awesome--especially the whimsy of the craft supplies.
Rockingbearranch, great mug rug and hoop--I love the 3D aspects.
Ludi-what a beautiful moth. You really are a wizard. Great hoop too!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on October 01, 2014 06:51:14 AM
Whoa that moth is cool!  What are his wings made of?  They look kind of iridescent, like shells almost (or, I guess, like wings, haha!).  I LOVE the little fuzzy monster and his mask!!  <3


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: emilywilde on October 01, 2014 09:06:41 PM
Whoa that moth is cool!  What are his wings made of?  They look kind of iridescent, like shells almost (or, I guess, like wings, haha!).  I LOVE the little fuzzy monster and his mask!!  <3
Thanks! The wings are actually owl eyes I found a while back in an art magazine, mod podged to a bit of felt. Originally I had planned to do something with clay and chicken feathers, but what could beat those eyes?

I also received a great package from kaitibeeps today!
This guy is super cute, and I squeed a bit as I pulled him from the box... :D

The picture doesn't do this justice, they're butterflies on cute paper, with rhinestones and bottlecap eyes. Unfortunately I need to do a little recon, the biggest eye fell off...


Thanks Kaiti! My BF is on his way home and I can't wait to show them off!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on October 02, 2014 04:40:31 PM
Those are really cool!  I love the creative use of the bottlecaps and shinies!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: kaitibeeps on October 02, 2014 07:13:55 PM
Ach! That butterfly is too mischievous for its own good! :P I'm glad the case arrived unsullied, though. I've never shipped anything with glass in it before and was quite nervous. I do, however, apologize for the amount of superglue you'll have to navigate in order to open that thing back up. (!!)


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: rockingbearranch on October 07, 2014 12:58:10 PM
I received my taxidermy from Crazyda79. The bear is a toy head mounted on a board with a magnet or hang string option. Unfortunately the fish is having some separation issues with its fins and the support toothpicks migrated out. I like that she made the breed of fish personalized (I covered my name in photoshop.)



Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: littlefawnpug on October 07, 2014 01:44:57 PM
I received my package from stitch and stones today.  She made me a Jackalope *giggles* and super soft cowl.  Thank you for the package, its most excellent stitch and stones.   :D





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Post by: stitch and stones on October 07, 2014 02:53:02 PM
I left the board unattached so you can choose how to hang him. It was hard to let go of that scarf. I'm sorry. It looks like the horns took a beating :-(


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 07, 2014 04:36:16 PM
I left the board unattached so you can choose how to hang him. It was hard to let go of that scarf. I'm sorry. It looks like the horns took a beating :-(

No worries, I'll just bend them back into place.   :D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: artsycandice on October 08, 2014 08:39:31 AM
The awesomeness has been opened. Behold... Sheldon the Shoe-bill stork! He is so wonderful. I LOVE the teeny ribbon tie. It didn't even occur to me to decorate the plaque. I want to do this swap again next year and start gathering a whole collection of faux taxidermy for my wall. I love him so much. Thank you cabaute!!



An action shot ;D :


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: rockingbearranch on October 08, 2014 09:22:13 AM
Cute! They have matching fur.  :D It looks like it is wrapped with fuzzy yarn. That's a smart way to skip the faux fur fabric.


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on October 08, 2014 10:14:47 AM
Sheldon is wonderful!   :D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on October 08, 2014 10:20:10 AM
Yay, he arrived safely!  He's actually covered in strips of frayed fabric... I couldn't feel my fingertips toward the end of the project, but I am very happy with the outcome!!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on October 08, 2014 10:32:35 AM
And ooh ooh ooh, my item from artsycandice is out for delivery TODAY (I'd tracked it yesterday and was a bit deflated because it showed the estimated delivery as Friday!)...  Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!  :D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on October 08, 2014 04:36:27 PM
It's here, it's here (she's here?  he's here?)!!  I suppose we'll deem her a 'she' for the time being, since s/he arrived wearing a necklace... But I feel that s/he may be a bit like Eddie Izzard and dress in whatever way suits their mood!    :D :D

Allow me to present Faustine (or Festus, when s/he's in boy mode)



Here's a nice profile view



S/he'd come loose from the mount, so maybe the mount goes like this?



I have a solution in mind for that (based on my own challenges with doing the same thing!), so I should have it fixed up and ready to show off in no time   :)

Thank you so much, artsycandice, I love her!



Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: littlefawnpug on October 08, 2014 04:43:24 PM
Sheldon is so funny.  I love his fur, it looks real.  And its such a lovely shade. 

Oh, thats a neat fox too. 

I think we should definantly do another one of these swaps next year.


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on October 08, 2014 05:49:49 PM
Very cute fox!   :)



Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: artsycandice on October 08, 2014 06:49:52 PM
Oh no! :( I intended for the plaque to point down to better display any accessories. I had hoped to put a tie on it but couldn't find one that was the right size. I love the Eddie Izzard thought, I am a huge fan! I had the same he/she feeling too. :)


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: cabaute on October 08, 2014 07:01:50 PM
I intended for the plaque to point down to better display any accessories.

Ah, cool!  I thought that direction was right, but then it looked pretty good the other direction, too, so I wasn't sure!!


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Post by: stitch and stones on October 09, 2014 05:50:26 PM
That fox is so dapper. And Sheldom just makes me grin with that goofy bill.


Title: Re:
Post by: stitch and stones on October 19, 2014 11:27:56 AM
So due to shipping issues and bad building management it looks like my package has been lost :-( I have asked littlefawnpug to post pictures of what she sent so we can admire the crafty goodness :-)


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: Ludi on October 19, 2014 01:41:32 PM
Oh sad.   :'(



Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: artsycandice on October 19, 2014 09:38:08 PM
:(


Title: Re:
Post by: stitch and stones on October 20, 2014 10:36:58 AM
I guess I spoke too soon! Package is getting re sent. I will post pictures when it arrives!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: artsycandice on October 20, 2014 10:53:34 AM
I guess I spoke too soon! Package is getting re sent. I will post pictures when it arrives!

Woohoo!!!


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Post by: littlefawnpug on October 20, 2014 06:24:23 PM
I guess I spoke too soon! Package is getting re sent. I will post pictures when it arrives!

I'm so glad it finally showed up.  I was thinking it was lost for good.  I'll be re-sending tomorrow to ya.   :D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 21, 2014 09:24:01 AM
What a fun gallery--so many good ideas for a wall of faux taxidermy!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: littlefawnpug on October 28, 2014 05:48:47 AM
After an ordeal with the USPS my partner stitch and stones has finally received her package.  She hasn't posted yet though, so I assume that shes busy with real life.  So, I'll go ahead and post pictures of what I sent.  She said she lives in a small apartment so preferred small items so, I made her a little taxidermy deer butt and a unicorn head taxidermy.  I had so much fun making them that eventually I have decided that I need to make a pair for me as well.   

deer butt close up:


unicorn head close up:


And your basic group shot:


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: rockingbearranch on October 28, 2014 06:33:32 AM
Too comical!  ;D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on October 28, 2014 06:41:04 AM
lol I think both of those are just too cute!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: artsycandice on October 28, 2014 07:08:11 AM
Ha ha! Those are adorable!  :D


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: stitch and stones on October 29, 2014 10:14:30 AM
You are very right, littlefawnpug, life very much did get in the way! But I love them both so very much- well worth the wait!


Title: Re: Terrific (Faux) Taxidermy Swap GALLERY
Post by: crazyda79 on October 29, 2014 08:08:19 PM
Awww I love the deer butt!  Too cute!