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Title: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on October 28, 2014 08:23:18 AM
Post your bones and body parts here.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: whenindoubtsew on November 01, 2014 08:44:24 PM
Oh - this is one of those rare occasions where I get to post first  :D Sorry I have taken so long to post these (they arrived a few days ago) I took pictures on my phone and tried to upload with Tapatalk - but it wasn't updating itself properly (anyone else having a problem) so I had to wait until I could email to my computer and upload them that way. Sorry manja_is - you have been very patient  :)

Well I received an amazing package from manja_is - major anatomy goodies coming up - I love them all!!



Some gorgeous vintage anatomy image coasters! Due to the tyrannies of modge podge they got a little stuck together in transit but I have managed to get 3 of the 6 apart with minimal very fixable damage. I love them so much I will be carefully removing the others.



Some skully jewelry - a bracelet and earrings which both fit perfectly and are in one of my favourite colours!



And last but not least a 'dry your heart out' tea towel - so punny!! With a realistic anatomical heart (the best kind)

Thanks for swapping with me manja_is - your goodies will be on their way tomorrow  :D


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: mialesca on November 02, 2014 03:47:41 AM
I love the coasters!
When I saw the jewelry, the first thing I thought about was the game Monkey Island, don't know why :D But Looks great!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 02, 2014 09:17:22 AM
Oh those are all so great!   :D



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on November 02, 2014 11:07:48 AM
oh what fun! the coasters are wonderful! and the towel love it! great goodies ya got there!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on November 02, 2014 12:11:34 PM
Beautiful coasters and I love the heart towel.  I got Monkey Island from the skulls too - do they look like Murray?


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: mialesca on November 02, 2014 12:32:50 PM
Yeah they totally look like Murray :D Awesome


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: whenindoubtsew on November 02, 2014 10:56:21 PM
I think I need to check out a Monkey Island now  ;D


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 03, 2014 08:21:10 AM
Very nice start to the gallery! Those coasters are way cool and the bracelet is very pretty.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: WingsOfClay on November 04, 2014 07:19:50 AM
Here are some pics:
Here is the AMAZING embroidery I received from LUDI:


I love it so much; it means "Think On Your Feet" in Latin  ;D

And here are the items I made FOR Ludi (she already received, so no spoilers here):





It is a home decor item (good for a desk) that I made using a plastic skull, a brain that I crocheted (no pattern!), doll eyes, wire wrapped glasses that i made, and other odds and ends....



This is a fridge magnet made with a bottle cap, dolls arms, hot glue, and plastic pins



And this is a snowflake holiday ornament made of plastic skeleton parts

I LOVE what I received from Ludi, and I hope she loves what i made for her
(I also threw in a bonus surprise: a polymer clay Bride of Frankenstein mask I made a while back, bc she she said she LOVEs Bride of Frankenstein)...


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on November 04, 2014 07:44:12 AM
I love that embroidery.  Nice job twisting that yarn into squishy lobes!

The skull is brilliant - he looks so cool wih his brain just hanging out there.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 04, 2014 08:00:03 AM
That skull is crazy amazing!

The embroidery is beautiful!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 04, 2014 08:00:15 AM
I can't express how thrilled I am with the items WingsOfClay sent to me!  I feel so honored and spoiled.  I especially love the skull desk ornament, but everything is fab.

Here's the Bride mask:



Thank you so much, WingsOfClay!   :-* :-* :-*

(thank you for posting photos!)




Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: WingsOfClay on November 04, 2014 10:31:59 AM
LUDI: glad you love your items: the mask was a piece i made for my (now closed) Etsy shop, and it would be a shame to let it keep sitting in a box with other inventory, when it can have a nice new home with YOU!!!

isn't it funny that we BOTH made brains out of yarn? :)


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on November 04, 2014 08:40:16 PM
awesome start to the gallery and beautiful embroidery!

And that skull is fabulous!  I love the exposed brain ;D

I received from LaChapa today!  Braaaiiiinnsss!



A brain in a specimen jar!!!!!!(Please disregard the cat in the background, she may have gotten into the box/shipping supplies, but was not part of the package  :D )



And a brain eraser!

btw I'm pretty sure that my bf is going to try to steal this amazingness!(I must hide, or glue down, hehe)

I love it!  Thank you soooo much La Chapa!  It is a great start to my specimen jar collection that I have wanted forever!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on November 04, 2014 11:58:29 PM
That brain in a jar is excellent.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 05, 2014 01:04:36 AM
Oh fantastic!  I covet brains in jars!  :D



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 05, 2014 08:20:47 AM
That is so rad!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on November 05, 2014 08:38:33 AM
i received a box from kittykill this morning :)

within the box were this ENORMOUS eyeball....


~~~~~~

and

the most awesome crafters brain...



WHOOHOOO! Thanks so much Pam, love love love em both!!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 05, 2014 08:40:29 AM
Yeah! So glad you like them and they got to you safely! It was fun making the giant eyeball and I think I might have to stitch up the Crafter's brain for myself sometime.  :D


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on November 05, 2014 10:13:43 AM
Hahaha I love the massive eyeball!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on November 05, 2014 01:49:48 PM
That massive eye is creepy!

And I love the crafty brain!  I've had that one pinned for a long time.  Now I think I have to stitch it up, it looks great.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: La Chapa on November 05, 2014 10:56:07 PM
Wow!  So much wonderful stuff in the gallery so far.  I can't believe I hadn't checked it yet! 

I received this awesome hoop from BriannaB03 today, and I am completely in love with it!



She also sent these two killer plastic aprons!  Love these!



Thank you so much Brianna!  I'm so happy!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 06, 2014 05:07:57 AM
Holy hell on a poptart! That is AMAZING!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: mialesca on November 06, 2014 05:28:17 AM
Ahhh so many great crafts! I love everything.
The aprons are really cool, we have many of them at work (vet), maybe I'll try to make one for my bosses birthday. Awesome for castrations  ;D


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on November 06, 2014 06:31:11 AM
Yay I'm glad you liked it!  It was hard to pick a final idea because I wanted to make everything!  We are definitely going to need to have another round!

Holy hell on a poptart! That is AMAZING!
Awe thanks!   :D  I love it when crafts that us craftsters make can get kittykill to say that!  ;D


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 06, 2014 09:39:13 AM
The embroidery is fantastic!   :)



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on November 06, 2014 09:40:08 AM
What a gorgeous skull embroidery.

I love being in a swap where "awesome for castrations" is a reasonable response to a craft.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on November 08, 2014 09:21:47 PM
What a gorgeous skull embroidery.

I love being in a swap where "awesome for castrations" is a reasonable response to a craft.

LMAO at the reasonable response of castration awesome-ism and the holy hell on a poptart from Pam!

anyone outside our Craftster family would really wonder about us, but we are as used to it as us nurses talking bowel movements in the cafeteria LOL


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on November 09, 2014 09:01:55 AM
What a gorgeous skull embroidery.

I love being in a swap where "awesome for castrations" is a reasonable response to a craft.

LMAO at the reasonable response of castration awesome-ism and the holy hell on a poptart from Pam!

anyone outside our Craftster family would really wonder about us, but we are as used to it as us nurses talking bowel movements in the cafeteria LOL

OMG so true! 
I'm glad im not the only one that has conversations like that at lunch!  I work in a laboratory and sometimes I have to remember that friends outside of work don't always want to hear about that stuff!   :D


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: mialesca on November 12, 2014 11:47:50 AM
I received from avocadoeldorado today and I absolutely LOVE what she made for me!
(Sorry for the bad image quality, I had to use my mobile because I could not find my SD card reader) 



Blood vessel in brain


Cerebellum


Heart stem cells


She sent me the links to the images this craft is based on

1. (blood vessel in brain) http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/306645/view
2. (cerebellum) http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/307822/view
3. (heart stem cells) http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2010/jan/19/british-heart-foundation-photography-competition

I will hang it up above my hamsters aquarium right under my small collection of testicle and other organs  ;D ;D ;D

Thank you so much for crafting this masterpiece for me!!! ♥♥♥


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 12, 2014 01:28:13 PM
Those are way cool!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 12, 2014 01:36:47 PM
Very cool sections!  What a great concept!   :)



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on November 12, 2014 07:05:41 PM
Wow that is sooo cool!  very pretty!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on November 12, 2014 09:38:48 PM
Ooh! What a clever concept. Great use of sequins too. ;)


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on November 12, 2014 09:43:00 PM
wow those are just the coolest ideas for anatomy!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: gotgrey on November 13, 2014 09:28:09 AM
Wow, it is lovely!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: whenindoubtsew on November 14, 2014 01:05:15 AM
(just typed a whole response and lost it  :-[ -trying again)

I really need to catch-up  :-\

Ludi I love the embroidery and texture of the yarn used for the brain and fantastic use of Latin!  :D
Wings of Clay every time I look at that skull you altered for Ludi  - I see more details the eyes just popped out at me. Love the glasses and yarn brain and how vintagey it looks/ The fridge magnet is amazing and so is the ornament love!
LaChapa Brrraaaainnnssssss. And in a jar with a cerebellum and brainstem   ;D
Kittykill amazing huge eye! And your hoops are always awesome love the look of this one  :D
Briann003 I am in awe of the stitching of vessels on that skull and the plastic aprons are perfect want
Avocadoeldorado that is one of the most incredible piece of stitched art I have seen and there is a mountain of amazing stuff on cratster! It reminds me of the pictures Abby from NCIS has blown up and put on the walls of her lab!

Manja_is has asked me to post some pictures of what I sent as it is a bt tricky to get to it at the moment. I stalked pinterest and combined that with manja's questionnaire and combined bones, hearts, realism and purple (Manja's favourite colour!) There is an embroidered heart on a journal cover, vintage images on a bracelet and earring set, vintage images on pendant necklace, a small vial containing polymer clay 'blood cells', and drawings on a mug (pun - I find that humerus) and lolly jar (didn't take a photo of the last one)











Thanks Manja for swapping with me and sending me some amazing anatomical goodies  ;D And the amazing kittykill for organising!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on November 14, 2014 01:17:58 AM
oh wow!  look at all that awesome stuff!  That notebook is awesome!
And all of that jewelry!  The blood cell pendent/apothecary jar thingy is awesome!  what is in there?!
And I'm pretty sure that coffee mug was suppose to come to my house ;). lol jk


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: whenindoubtsew on November 14, 2014 02:16:11 AM
what is in there?!

Little bitty polymer clay red blood cells  :D


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on November 14, 2014 07:07:57 AM
wowzers whenindoubtsew!! those are really sweet crafty items!!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 14, 2014 08:17:59 AM
I received from rscowtown. It is so awesome! Everything that is wonderful in my heart!

I wanted something more artsy than literally and she did this great mixed media piece for me. Of course you can see the pups in my heart!



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on November 14, 2014 10:51:01 AM
Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone!  There is some incredible scientific photography out there.  I'm new to this craft but I'd love to see what others in this swap could do with some of those images - there were dozens of beautiful pictures to be crafted in the science photo library.

I love the stitched notebook, there's a wonderful depth to that heart.  The RBCs in a jar are really beautiful.  I, too, found that humerus and want my own punny mug.

The mixed media heart is great, too.  I really like the printed background and the cute dogs are a bonus. :)

My parcel from mialesca arrived in the UK on Monday but somebody else has signed for it in my place.  I've been knocking on doors of neighbours and shops trying to figure out who they were (I have a name but its nobody familiar)!  I hope that I find it soon.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: La Chapa on November 15, 2014 10:56:17 AM
Oh, I love the microscopic embroideries!  I've always loved microscopic views of anatomical subjects.  What a way to make gory things look beautiful!

whenindoubtsew, I'm a bit jealous of all the awesome jewelry!  I can't decide if I like the bracelet, the necklace or the pendant better.  Lucky you!

rscowtown, love the mixed media collage.  And how wonderful that you personalized it for kittykill!  Exceptionally heartfelt (pun intended), lol!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on November 15, 2014 11:00:13 AM
I love that heart!  It's awesome.  And I love how your pups are in there!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on November 15, 2014 01:25:33 PM
That heart is truly excellent!  :)



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 15, 2014 04:32:44 PM
I forgot to post the extra treats! As soon as my camera recharges.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: mialesca on November 18, 2014 07:38:25 AM
Someone in avocadoeldorado's apartment complex took my package for her as hostage... :(
So I will post pictures of what I sent, hoping the package will turn up soon.

I made her a an axial brain cut of a human brain in original size. You can see the different layers like grey matter, white matter, the dura mater, etc.



Because I am a vet assistant I couldn't deny myself to send her a "guinea pig brain" of which I have no good picture  >:(
Last I made her some brain-cookies with walnuts as brains on top



I hope avocadoeldorado will find the package soon.



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on November 18, 2014 08:00:09 AM
BOO on the missing package! That picture is way cool and COOKIES!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on November 18, 2014 10:47:14 AM
Oh my goodness, Nina. I am going to have to get hold of my package somehow because that -LIFE SIZE - axial brain slice is so beautiful! What an incredible level of detail, and it's educational too!

The cookies made me smile with the walnut brains, what a fun idea.

I'm really glad that you sent me a guinea pig brain, although I shudder to imagine its extraction.

I'm so sorry that the parcel has gone missing, I hope that its captor is treating it with respect.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: avocadoeldorado on December 15, 2014 12:31:31 PM
I have received a wonderful angel package from mialesca!

I am so sorry that the first parcel went missing.  Thankfully this one made it here safely.



Here is a beautiful cross stitch of a neuron.  I love the texture on this and I've put it straight on my wall. :)



Here is a fabulous polymer clay brain Christmas tree decoration.  This could easily become an all-year-around decoration; I'm not sure that I'll be able to put it away once the holidays are over.  It's got a lovely gentle sparkle to it which helps it look organic.

Thank you so so much, Nina, for putting so much time into crafting for me.


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: kittykill on December 15, 2014 02:26:01 PM
That is so great!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: Ludi on December 15, 2014 04:59:30 PM
That neuron is so fantastic!  I really love it!  :)



Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: BriannaB03 on December 15, 2014 05:58:53 PM
those are awesome!  I love the neuron!  And I also think that brain decoration is a year round decoration! =)


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: artsycandice on December 15, 2014 08:12:03 PM
That needlework is really nice. Great package!


Title: Re: Anatomy Swap Gallery
Post by: rscowtown on December 21, 2014 08:19:02 PM
awesome neuron and brain!