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1  Re: Woodland Creature and Enchanted forest swap 2017 GALLERY!! in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: May 15, 2017 01:44:33 PM
Eek! I'm a few days late posting my awesome package from monkey_girl. I really needed a pick me up the day it came in, and it was a happy surprise. One benefit of not having a tracking number is being 10 times more excited when a package finally comes in.

monkey_girl and I agreed to send food extras, so here's the bundle of things that I got before unwrapping - the cookie and chocolate fish did not survive the night ;P I'm saving the other candies for my next get together with my crafty girlfriends. The crafted goodies were wrapped in lovely fabric and ric-rac pieces, too.

The first little treasure is this sweet little fox in a teacup cross stitch on a slightly sparkly base. Isn't he the cutest!! <3:

And the second item was a whole big messenger bag in such fun foxy fabric!! It's so well put together and the fabric is adorable Cheesy

And bright cheerful checkered fabric on the inside and a handy, foxy pocket:

Thank you for the great swap, monkey_girl!!
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2  Harry Potter Espresso Patronum Marauders Map Travel Mug in Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: May 03, 2017 07:11:13 AM
For a private swap, I made my friend studioANF a Harry Potter themed mug. I bought a customizable travel mug from Starbucks and made the insert for it. The insert is all hand drawn/inked featuring bits of the Marauders Map, and new kind of spell Wink "Espresso Patronum" instead of "Expecto Patronum". Also, lots and lots of glitter because that's her favorite right up there with coffee. Wink Unfortunately forgot to take pictures of the insert before putting it into the mug, so there's no good pictures of the texture on the paper I used.

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3  Steampunk Octopus Assemblage Sculpture in Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: May 02, 2017 12:21:59 PM
I had the pleasure of being partnered with Wulf in the recent Assemblage Art Swap. The swap details were fairly open ended without theme specifications or other limitations. I've seen some Steampunk themed items on Wulf's Pinterest and am also fond of the theme. After seeing an octopus somewhere, I got an itch to make a very steampunk inspired octopus that wound up evolving quite a bit from my original plan. It's mostly made up of tea tins and galvanized wire. There's a chain on the front that can be used to hang it on the wall, and a little hook for storing the chain if not being used.

The eyes are chocolate tins (from Trader Joe's) with little assemblage displays inside their "portholes". On the outside, one is "copper" colored and the other is "stainless steel" colored with touches of patina and rust accents.

The base of the body is a tea tin with scraps of other tea tins soldered to give the head a more octopus shape. The base of the legs are also scraps of tea tin mostly. There was also one cigar tube and a pretty metal trinket box in the mix. The ends of the legs have lots of curly shapes that incorporate bits and baubles - sea glass, radio tubes, beads and charms, watch parts, pressure gauge pieces, and more.

The "head" also opens to reveal a little hermit creature captured inside.

A ton of soldering went into this. I scuffed up a lot of the metal bits with sandpaper and smudged on some black paint to make it have a bit of a greasy look.
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4  Re: Assemblage Art Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: May 02, 2017 08:45:25 AM
I received my lovely package from Wulf last week, but she needed some doctoring because the postal system was not kind. Luckily all the damage is invisible now! I'm surprised her terrific branch antlers and fragile face are in tact since her body was sheared in half and some of the bobbles on her shoulders were torn up.

My woodsy assemblaged girl is full of hidey holes and treasures! I think my favorites are the moth in the back of her base/skirt and the dried morel mushroom in her right foot! She has lots of other beautiful treasures too! souvineer spoons, teeny toys, and bits of nature. There's also lots of wonderful mixed media on the outside coating her wood frame.

She also has a secret compartment in her back with a delightfully teeny acorn charm pull. Inside is a key!

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5  Re: Assemblage Art Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: April 24, 2017 10:48:30 AM
Uh oh! Looks like this little guy was camera shy for Wulf. The inside of the lid has a little critter trapped in it:

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6  Re: Tightrope Walking or Dancing Bear! in Felting: Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: April 01, 2017 02:22:05 PM
As promised, dancing bear on Sugarloaf Mountain!

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7  Tightrope Walking or Dancing Bear! in Felting: Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: April 01, 2017 07:29:41 AM
I recently felt a strong urge to make a clever little tightrope-walking bear with a teeny little umbrella, and I'm pretty swing with how this came out!

This little bear is so talented and walks across a tightrope in all sorts of situations.

In the calm, cool or a home:
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In the chilly woods:

Between buildings?!?! Gosh, I admire this little bear:

And when he's not on a tightrope, he's quite a cute dance partner ;P

Look at that cute face and bowtie! Grin Ok, I know, black on very dark brown doesn't show up well, but I swear he's smiling Cheesy

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8  Felted Clown Brooch in Felting: Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: April 01, 2017 07:05:42 AM
I recently decided to make a special wearable accessory to really show of my clowning-around nature at work and with friends. I put together this delightful clown brooch to wear! It goes so well with some of my favorite sweaters!

On a side no, I love the super colorful roving I used for his hair! My friend Arienna dyed it and I've used it on a couple other little projects too Smiley
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9  Re: Dotee Swap Round 14 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: March 09, 2017 12:24:28 PM
I received the most wonderful mushroom dotee from craftylittlemonkey!! I am so darn excited about him with all his little mushrooms and cute/super soft fur mane. There are tooons of felt mushrooms with lots of French knots on his head and on his body. And such adorable ears of all things!!

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10  A Couple of Foxes - Giant and Little (edit: and a polka dot fox!) in Felting: Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: March 05, 2017 07:29:05 AM
I knoooow I've made a number of needle-felted foxes in the past already (all listed with the last fox I posted), but I just about always jump on the opportunity to make another. And somehow they always come out incredibly different! So the first one I have to share today was made for cackle when we did the Invite-Your-Partner Swap (R29). I previously made giant hare in the Make a Friend Swap (R11), and decided the hare needed a foxy friend after cackle commented on the above mentioned last fox. So! What kind of foxy friend would a giant felted hare need? Of course a giant felted fox. This was a bigger undertaking than I expected, and I... accidentally... made the fox a bit bigger than the hare. It was pretty fun to make though Smiley

Cat for scale!

Face for more scale!

And after all this fox-felting, one of my best friends requested a fox of his own to send to his British cousin in some complicated exchange for a pretty lovely pair of beer glassed from England. So how many foxes are we at now? I've lost count.


OH! I also realized I never posted this fox from July of 2013! Poor guy... You can see I've definitely evolved in my felting techniques. He was inspired by a piece of art I foudn long ago of a polka dotted fox, and was given to deathbeforedishes in the Make-A-Friend Swap (R10)

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