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21  Re: Samhain/Halloween WWP Round 15 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: November 05, 2009 09:03:17 PM
At last... belated pix of my beautiful, beautiful package from Ellemir...

The candleholder, painted by Mr Ellemir:

The small coasters - which will be INCREDIBLY handy - and a closeup of the beautiful altar cloth:

My altar, set up with the new cloth and accessories:

The athame has chosen a new resting place on top of The Morrigan's sword on the stunningly detailed little quilt:

And the pillow was perfect for a little goddess figurine of mine - link, rather than pic, on account of statue nudity:

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22  Re: Vintage /Thrift store lovers swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: September 08, 2009 07:24:12 PM
I've received!!!!! I'm at work now, but will post photos of op shoppity goodness tonight (or tomorrow, if my home modem continues to be a cow...)

It's great!

And here they are!  Sorry... I'm a moron and put this in the discussion thread rather than the gallery, so moving it now...

Photo goodness of my haul from Charmingflaws to follow...

Massive chunky smoky pendant, on a good long chain:

Not sure yet if I'll wear it, or hang it somewhere as a piece of art.   Cheesy

Squishy soft comfy pillow:

In events completely unrelated to this swap, I'm a pagan and very big on all things Celtic, so I love love love the design on this fabric.  It's perfect!

Closeup of Celtic pheasant birdliness:

(Sorry about the bad colouring - I really must learn not to try to use my digital camera under fluro lights - it just doesn't work!)

The world's cutest lil apron:

Sorry again about the screwy colours - here's a better one that shows the colours a little more accurately, and also shows how well teh apron goes with my buttery yellow kitchen!

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23  Re: Small Destash Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: April 11, 2009 07:00:46 PM
Wow, what a lovely collection of packages... it's amazing what can be made from stuff we already have!

I was wondering how come I hadn't already posted in this thread, when my computer borked out mid-post and I had to start again.  Ah, that would be why!

So, my second attempt at sharing the lovely goodies I've received from MelMakesPretty:

What's this?  A pretty little pouch...

Full of handmade stationary!

Some of my favourites:

Mel's very good at layering different stamps to create a picture.  They're great! 
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24  Re: Tree Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: April 11, 2009 06:45:21 PM
Wisting fingers ready, people... I have finally convinced camera, cable and 'puter to talk to each other, so behold the glorious goodies from MelMakesPretty:

Tea towels, with beautiful eucalypt flower embroidery:

SHopping bags - there were four of these, made from rad recycled fabric:

A doorknob organiser, which is now in use:

A necklace in autumnal colours with a painted pendant:

Now, this next one is just fab, but the picture SO does not do it justice.  It's a handmade stamp, with a Celtic tree of life design combining my love of all things nature and all things Celtic.  It's gorgeous, and I can't begin to fathom how Mel made it, or how much hassle all the fiddly little details must have been.  I haven't been game to use it yet, but it came with an ink pad, so I've no excuse not to get busy.


Sorry to gush, but it's a lovely and very well thought out package, and I love it all.
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25  Posable amigurumi Dangermouse in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: March 25, 2009 10:02:01 PM
Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, naah-naah-naah:

I started this for the 'craft your hero' challenge last year, but only finished it lately.  He didn't turn out that great (the photos are from the most flattering angles!) but I'm posting this one anyway because I'm quite pleased with the idea behind it.

There is a firm, pliant wire running up each leg, through the body and down the arm.  So, while he won't stand up in his own, he is posable.   

For the limbs, I wrapped white cloth around the wire and then crocheted over the top, the head and body is your usual crochet-with-stuffing type arrangement.

Looking flat out:

The details were embroidered on after stuffing.

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26  Re: IYP 11: the Winter Formal Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: March 12, 2009 01:03:33 AM
Wistin' fingers ready, I have photos (at last!!!) of my wonderful, wonderful package from A2K.  It's all brilliant, so in no particular order....

Knitted/felted bag with a snap-lock closure.  Love the red button - it really works well against the dark colours.

3 uterly cute appliqued tablecloths adorned with stiching, buttons and beads - unfortunately photographed in a really odd scrunched-up position in an attempt to show off all the designs in one photo!

Four placemats, which are perfect for my green dining room, and a magnificent A4 sized unlined notebook. I have poetic pretensions, and the notebook is for that.  The cover is made from many tiny bits of vintage fabric, appliqued onto the cardboard with some crazy machine embroidery.

Washcloths and crochetted scrubber:

Aaaand.... epic socks!  These fit perfectly and I LOVE them.

(Ignore the podgy unshaved legs sticking out of them!)

Thank you so much, A2K, it's all brilliant!
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27  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, First Quarter 2009 in The Swap Gallery by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: January 12, 2009 08:39:55 PM
Ronda and I must have been good partners, because I also think I got the better end of our swap!   Cheesy

In exchange for the crystals and shells, Ronda made me this epic rug:

Which has turned my somewhat shabby couch into a masterpiece:

(Please excuse the guitar!)

It's absolutely perfect and so BIG!  Thank you so much!
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28  Papier mache bowls in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: January 10, 2009 02:39:18 PM
These feel a bit out of place among the journals and scrap books, but they *are* paper...  papier mache bowls.

The first two are from a collection I made a few years ago, when I was hand-building every single thing from scratch, using ONLY paper.  They were originally a yellow and red speckled design which never totally worked and I'm now thoroughly sick of, so I re-covered them using some cheap tissue paper I wanted to get rid off because it bleeds badly and generally is obnoxious to work with.

Purple bowl... My favourite.

Orange and blue bowl.  The colours went together better when the paper was wet!  I suppose I could use it as a gift basket for a present for someone I don't particularly like...

This one's a cheat - it's just a few layers of papier mache and a top coat of tissue over an old cracked melamine bowl I picked up for ten cents from an op shop.  These days I do most of my mache over some sort of form - tins, cut-down juice bottles, bowls, whatever - and what I've lost in hardcore papier mache extremism, I've made up in greatly increased productivity, because it saves so much time!
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29  Re: Make Love Not War Swap in The Swap Gallery by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: December 24, 2008 02:37:35 AM
Get wisting, ladies, because my package from IdlersDesign has arrived in absolutely record time!

Before we even get to the goods, check out the glorious pakaging in little origami boxes:

Inside, bracelets, a necklace, and earrings:

The outside of the box was decorated with stamped birds, snowflakes, and the words "peace" and "love" - and lo, here are the stamps!

A very handy bag, with an inset showing the detail of the flowers:

There was also a lovely little Indian notebook, which my camera REFUSED to shoot in focus... it'll come in very handy, since I have about a dozen notebooks in use at any one time, because I have to write down EVERYTHING or I forget.

IdlersDesign is from the Netherlands, as is my father who emmigrated to Australia in the 70s.  A Dutch Christmas tradition is to exchange initials made out of chocolate, and this selection brought back a stream of memories from my Dad, who'd forgotten all about it until he saw these:

I'm blown away by the speed at which this package got here (my last swap package took more than three months!) and that the chocolate didn't melt at all in transit.  It has a hint of vanilla flavour, which I hadn't tasted before in chocolate and is VERY nice.

Thank you so much!

Oh, and it's already Christmas somewhere, so merry Christmas, joyous Yule, and non-denominational all-inclusive Season's Greetings to you all!
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30  Triple J tees reconned into shirt and hat in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Nobodyhasthisoneyet on: December 01, 2008 08:00:27 PM
Hello all,

I really don't have the precision to do clothes.  I'm much more a knicknack kind of girl.  But, I have a collection of Triple J T-shirts that I wanted to turn into something wearable. 

Triple J is the ABC's youth-oriented radio station.  When I was a teenager, they were my first insight into a world outside my country town, and fired my interest in travel, music, politics and education.  Shortly thereafter I found myself working for Aunty (in a department about as unrelated to the J's as is possible) and wanted something patriotic to wear to work that didn't need ironing.   So, I invested in about a dozen Triple J shirts.  However, this was about 12 years ago when T shirts tended to be worn tight and short, a style that never suited me. 

Anyway, here were the first two for the chop:

The fabric of the blue shirt wasn't in great condition, so I just used the logo in a bit of freestyle decorative machine stitching on a new shirt.  The smudges are just the remains of the tailors chalk - I was too impatient to wash it before I took the photo!  I honestly don't know if I'll wear this thing:

The brown shirt was in much better condition... because it was always too small, so never got much wear!  I ADORE this shirt, but would have needed some serious side panel action to make it fit - and because the design wraps around from front to back (you can't see it properly in the photo) that would have looked pretty dodgy even with matching brown fabric.  So, instead I gave up on all hope of making it fit and made...

A hat, modelled by my conveniently head-shaped woofer.  I even used a proper pattern for this thing (because Mum had one I could borrow) although I think I could have drafted my own pattern that would have looked just as good - this is fine, but it goes a bit pointy like an elf hat if you're not careful how you plonk it on your head.

Enjoy - there are at least two more to come...
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