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1  Re: Notecard Set Swap in The Swap Gallery by wendiek on: June 14, 2017 11:08:51 AM
Yay! I received my second set cards!
Pretty flower cards. The envelopes are fun too!


And my absolute favourites, cute cross stitched cards. Little art works if you ask me!!


Look how tiny and cute:


Thank you Bec! Love them!


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2  Re: Notecard Set Swap in The Swap Gallery by wendiek on: June 09, 2017 11:20:22 AM
I received from gala the other day. Craftster isn't working properly on my iPad, so now I'm posting on my partners macbook. Sorry for the delay! I gave up after reloading the page more than once and having to write it all over  Angry

Here they all are:


And close ups:


I learned a new word: soar! I love learning new words!



The cards are fun and bright. Lovely, aren't they?

and this pretty notecard, I love the apple! I never thought of a personal touch I can include in every swap. Well, it is never to late to start, but my name doesn't really make me think of something.
Anyway, love the card!



Thanks gala! I love my cards!  Cheesy
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3  Re: Common Ground round 5 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by wendiek on: May 18, 2017 12:41:32 PM
Woohoo! I reveived!
My package had some delay at the border security.

Melody made me 3 pretty beach cards, for our love for the beach.


Next she knitted a wonderful bottle holder, we both love to take long walk with our family.



For our love for crochet she sent these pretty and cute crochet hooks.


And last but not least, she made me a hoop with a tree. We love trees!
I admire your french knot-skills!


She added cute stickers and two notebooks.

Group shot


Thanks a lot Melody for a fun swap! I love what you made me!


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4  Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 8 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wendiek on: May 03, 2017 06:53:33 AM
I received my MAQ from my lovely partner Immaculata.
She had such a hard time with this quilt. When she embroidered parts of the quilt, that didn't work out and she even had to sew in new hexagons...  Embarrassed She contacted me and our sweet organiser and we agreed she would sent what she had done so far. If I really didn't like it, she offered to sew a new MAQ.

It is pretty and I would have never made me a hexagon quilt myself (I'm more of a handsfree motion, sew on whatever seamstress haha) and I love the theme she chose.
That said, here is my MAQ:



I love all the different parts of the beach: sea, sand, sky and clouds. The hexagons are perfect for this!


ignore the fork, my kids were setting the table for dinner  Tongue

She quilted parts of the sea, the beach and clouds. I love the little grass (I only know the Dutch word: helmgras  Cheesy )

I love the backside fabric too:



The whales are so cute!

I already spoke with Susanne and let her know that I would work on the quilt. I've started already and it is so much fun!
So the way I see it, it is a bonus that I get to work on my own quilt  Cheesy I really appreciate the work she put into it and she tried something new for her, I love that!

Thanks Susanne, I appreciate what you tried and I love my hexagon-quilt. You were brave to try and admit that it didn't work out. I can imagine your frustration working on the quilt, not working out the way you imagined. You did a fab job on the hexagons and I applaud your perseverance (had to google that word haha!)

Dankjewel!  Wink
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5  Re: Don't throw that out, I can use that!!! in Quilting: Completed Projects by wendiek on: April 26, 2017 07:14:34 AM
I exhibited some of them a couple of years ago at a local artist run gallery. The pockets were filled with odd items and instructions were posted for gallery goers to look through them, take something and leave something from their own pockets behind. They hung for 4 weeks total and it was only in the last week that a group of students really had at it with the rifling through. There were little note books and pens as well, lots of comments collected but people were generally hesitant to interact with art in a gallery even when invited to do so.
I wanted to see about breaking that paradigm of static viewing and create a participatory experience, even so it was interesting to observe how reluctant many people were to touch the art work!

How fun to have had your pocket art quilt exhibited!  Cheesy I really love your idea!
Mhm, I think adults limit themselves, they feel shy and odd to touch it. Kids are so much more open minded and it is their nature to touch things. It would be a whole different experience, I'm sure! I tried to exchange things with my collegues ( I work at a primary school). I started with a lot of different African flowers I crocheted and invited them to take one and to leave something else behind. Only a few collegues did that. I had written a note that it could be anything, added some other handmade things but it made no difference. One collegue had taken an African flower and when one of her kids saw that, she wanted one too. It was fun, because about 5 kids handmade something in exchange for an African flower. I loved that!

Some time ago in a prayer flag swap, we made a flag for our partner and for ourself. We both were in that swap. I made a pocket and added a note with 'little things to enjoy' written on it. My mini-version of your pocket art!  Wink

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6  Chickens, chickens, chickens mini art quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by wendiek on: April 26, 2017 03:21:09 AM
I joined the MAQ swap and made my lovely partner a chickens art quilt.  Smiley



I paperpieced the chickens. When I finished them, I played around with the design. I like two chick facing and two with their tooshie together  Wink





Then I wasn't satisfied with it because it looked like they're stacked upon eachother.
After adding some burlap I thought it looks more like their on their nest.

I didn't have enough grasgreen to add to the sides, so I added some fabric with yellow (like hay and their nest) at the bottom and greens and browns in the middle and top, like grass and trees.

The wings of the chickens have some batting with zigzag stitches, to make it look like feathers.
The chickens have also extra batting, so they pop out. I like the effect!



There's not much quilting done after this, it would undo my extra batting of the chickens. But because the chickens are paperpieced, I think it really looks quilted enough.
Added some seed beads as eyes and that's it. Oh my label on the backside of course  Cheesy



I had lots of fun creating this quilt. It was challenging and I liked it a lot!  Cheesy
Here you can see one of the failures haha:

The first chicken I made was a failure. I didn't use it, because the fabric didn't work for this pattern. Too much pattern going on, it makes it hard to see it is a chicken. I will probably make a pot holder out of this.  Wink

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7  First Silhouette Cameo projects in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by wendiek on: March 13, 2017 08:40:33 AM
I'm the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo 3, gifted by my lovely partner. I own it for about 3 weeks now.
I started with a jar,


My lunchbox


And a coffee cup.




Link to free file drink coffee,..


Then I moved on to clothing with heat transfer vinyl.
My son's name in scrabble tiles. Not perfect but fun.


A Chanel fake for me


And a star shirt


Yay! Fun!
I will add the links to the free designs later.

Thanks for looking!
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8  Last dance on the beach CAL in Crochet: Completed Projects by wendiek on: March 08, 2017 12:11:18 PM
The Dutch brand "Scheepjes" organized a CAL in 2016 which I loved.

I bought a luxury kit with Merino wool and tackled all the squares, yay for that! Some of the squares were done over and over, not getting it right, but in the end I am happy with my pretty blanket!



I am totally into granny or square blankets now, rows seems not to work for me. It isn't perfect but that is good, I am not perfect.  Smiley

Some more pics, just 'cause I love my blanket!




Eep, please ignore the mess next to my bed

I've been sleeping under my pretty blanket all winter and I love how soft it is. So proud of my first ever huge crochet project!  Cool

Pattern available here: FOR FREE! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/last-dance-on-the-beach-scheepjes-cal-2016

Thanks for looking!
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9  Melting snowflakes shawl in Crochet: Completed Projects by wendiek on: March 08, 2017 11:53:04 AM


I've found myself addicted to crochet last 2 years. (Crocheting a lot and not posting though, oops) This pattern was bought in combination with a complete kit with merino wool and little beads.

The pattern wasn't too hard and so much fun to do. I love my shawl and have been wearing it a lot. So soft too, love that.  Smiley



And a few details:





I will have a look and post a link to the patttern, it is available on Ravelry. DONE!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melting-snowflakes-wrap

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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10  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by wendiek on: April 26, 2016 09:07:25 AM
I'll come back later and properly comment all the flags in the gallery.

For now, here's the flag I made for me  Smiley


I decided to use what I had on my questionnaire and went with "enjoy the little things".
The flower is a crocheted flower to represent my love for nature and my love for crochet. Denim is what I love to wear. The dangling string has beads which I love and a litlle bell. I love the sound of the little bells  Smiley

The flag is actually a pocket:


It has a card inside with more little things I enjoy written on it!  Cheesy
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