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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Birds on the ceiling on: October 24, 2009 03:59:44 PM
Inspired by this, I made seven different coloured paper cranes (which I had never made until tonight) and hung them from the ceiling above my desk with that invisible nylon thread. Simple, but beautiful Smiley

I like to blow on them and they all wiggle Cheesy
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Tea and Sushi! on: August 28, 2009 08:20:53 AM
Here are a couple of items I made for the Make-A-Friend Swap:

A cup of tea/pincushion

I just made up the pattern as I went along. Looking at it now I think maybe I should have increased on the last row of the cup to stop it curling over? Well I'll try again one day.

Sushi Lip-balm Cozies

I am very pleased with these. Crocheted sushi is cute but usually purposeless. Then I found these (yummy) lip balms that were perfect sushi shapes, and just crying out for cute cute cozies. Tasty Smiley
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Make Me A Doll Round 2 - Gallery! on: June 23, 2009 01:42:07 AM
Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307462.0

Partner list:
amigurl55 <--> aquasnow
SheridanLA <--> sewhappysue
Bhambaby <--> ayanared
sailorgirlbonk <--> lvl0rg4n
sewhappysue <--> SheridanLA
lvl0rg4n <--> sailorgirlbonk
ladybags <--> sajona
sajona <--> ladybags
aquasnow <--> amigurl55
ayanared <--> Bhambaby
Im Sew Silly <--> poyupop
poyupop <--> Im Sew Silly

Blue = sent
Purple = received
Green = sent and received
Orange = sending late
Red = contact me asap!

Shortcut links to each swapper's gallery post:
Im Sew Silly
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Recycling Swap? on: June 01, 2009 12:54:48 PM
I've seen a few around with a similar idea but not for a while.

Basically it would be a swap of recycled things, like plastic bag crochet/knitting or reconstructing t-shirts etc.

Would anybody be interested? I would probably be able to organise Smiley
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Make Me A Doll, Round 2! (Sign-ups CLOSED!) on: June 01, 2009 04:44:06 AM
Swap name: Make Me A Doll Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rosiegarden
Sign-up date range: June 1st - June 10th
Date to send item by: July 15th

Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 13+

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: N/A
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is all about making dolls!
Dolls can be made out of anything, fabric and sewing, crochet, knitted, wooden, clay, origami etc.
In this swap we will be crafting a clothed doll, and a small gift or accessory (such as a pet or additional outfit).
If you want to send extras, please discuss it with your partner.

Round 1
Round 1 Gallery

Please be sure to post in the thread at least once a week, and to message the organiser when you have sent, received and posted in the gallery Smiley

Round 2 gallery!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Make Me A Doll Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 13 years old: YES/NO

How might you be making your doll? (Sewing, knitting, woodwork etc.)
How would you like the doll you are receiving to be made? (Fabric, wool, wooden etc.)

Are there any specific styles of doll you like? (Poppets, Black Apple Dolls, Waldorf dolls...Or post links to dolls you have seen online)

Do you have a wists page or blog that might help your partner with their crafting? (Link here)

What are your favourite colours, patterns and themes?
What are your general likes and dislikes?

Would you like to send extras with your package (ie. gifts/supplies for your partner)?

Do you smoke or have pets?
Anything else your partner needs to know (allergies/vegan etc.)?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Approved participants:
amigurl55 <--> aquasnow
SheridanLA <--> ayanared
Bhambaby <--> sewhappysue
sailorgirlbonk <--> lvl0rg4n
sewhappysue <--> Bhambaby
lvl0rg4n <--> sailorgirlbonk
ladybags <--> sajona
sajona <--> ladybags
aquasnow <--> amigurl55
ayanared <--> SheridanLA
Im Sew Silly <--> poyupop
poyupop <--> Im Sew Silly
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mermaid Black Apple Doll for diminishedsheep on: May 21, 2009 11:07:12 AM
I made this doll for my partner in the Make Me A Doll Swap. It was a wonderful swap (if I say so myself, I did organise!) and I am really pleased about how she turned out.

I pinched the photos from diminishedsheep because I can't remember where I saved mine...

Her strawberry dress:

Her mermaid outfit:

And this is my favourite Wink

Just for anyone interested, I'm hopefully starting round two of the doll swap at the very beginning of June Smiley
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Flowers! (Contains digital, polaroids, photograms...pic heavy!) on: May 10, 2009 11:37:07 AM
For my photography exam/coursework I chose to do a project on flowers.
To get the most marks, the idea is to use as many different processes as you can. Normally I'm very much a film photographer, digital just doesn't excite me like chemicals, haha.

The methods I covered are:
  • Digital
  • Fisheye lens
  • Polaroids
  • Expired polaroids
  • 35mm film in my Holga
  • Photograms
I'll update this post when I've developed my film and edited the last of my digital photos Smiley



Expired Polaroids:

For anyone who doesn't know, these are created with an enlarger (used to make prints from film negatives) in a darkroom. I arranged the flowers on photo paper (that absorbs light) and then exposed them to light. When put through the chemicals, this gives a silhouette effect.

This one I moved one flower around to make it look like it was moving, as if to face the sun:

This one was some chemicals brushed onto paper, then I put the flower on it and left it in the sun for five minutes:

These are the same flowers as above but a week after, it's supposed to represent time:

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Make Me A Doll Swap - Gallery! on: April 17, 2009 01:30:19 AM
Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298586.0

Post your beautiful dolls here Cheesy
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My new Black Apple doll :) on: April 06, 2009 02:05:34 PM
This is my latest Black Apple doll, Annie.
I love this pattern, it's so simple!
I still managed to make a bit of a mess with it though. I don't normally use the sewing machine for dolls, but I did with her and I accidentally stitched her hand to her hip, and she looked a bit like a teapot!

She has an embroidered face, black felt hair and a purple flowery dress. She also has red underwears Wink

I made her because I was inspired by the talk in the Make Me A Doll Swap I'm organising. I still need a few more people before sign ups close tomorrow if anyone's interested!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Can you recommend an artist? on: April 03, 2009 12:28:26 PM
For my Graphics coursework I want to look at animals and animal prints. Can anyone recommend an artist that uses these themes in his/her work?
It can be a painter, photographer, typographer, designer, illustrator, anything!
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