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1  Atlas Moth Power of Now Wall Hanging in Felting: Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 17, 2018 08:54:16 AM
Here's what I made myself for the Positive Aspirations Swap. An Atlas Moth felted onto an upcycled sweater with a quote from the Power of Now by Eckharte Tolle. the "stick" for this piece is a single broken chopstick that has been spliced and reinforced with a pretty old fork that I've had in my stash for almost ten years :x





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2  Re: Positive Affirmations Swap: Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 17, 2018 08:18:37 AM
I finally took pictures of what I made myself. A moth with a quote from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle which I've been listening to on audio book.

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3  Re: MDS Swap - January 2018 - Fauna - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 16, 2018 12:46:36 PM
Posting a sneak peak of what I sent to cmarion since she hasn't had a chance to post yet Tongue



It was raining when I took pictures, so disregard weird flecks in the wool.
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4  Butterfly life stages and aspirations wall hanging in Felting: Completed Projects by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 16, 2018 12:37:53 PM
This project was for craftylittlemonkey in the Postitive Aspirations Swap. I went down some strange road and was inspired by a cute little image somewhere in the depths of Pinterest that showed (in cartoonish illustration) the life stages of a butterfly with a motivational saying. For the life of me, I could not find that image again after I started this project, though, so I just winged it from there. I also chose a Monarch butterfly based on some pins of CLM's.

The butterfly is needle-felted onto a piece of upcycled, machine-felted sweater. The caterpillar and cocoon are 3D needle-felted sculptures. The first "stick" of the hanging is a Scrabble tile holder. The second "stick" is a pair of chopsticks. The messages are handwritten on scraps of fabric. The fabric is rust dyed muslin fabric leftover from my "Rusty the Moth Guy" project a couple years ago. That project has had a lasting positive outlook on my crafty motivation and inspiration, so the fabric was pretty special to me and I thought this was the perfect project and person to share it with even though it just looks like little scraps and nothing significant.

I couldn't decide on one positive saying to include on the piece, but I also liked the idea of a butterfly flitting about and whispering inspiration here and there and not just sending one message. I picked my favorite four from CLM's pin board because I'm not so good with words on my own.









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5  Re: Positive Affirmations Swap: Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 13, 2018 05:07:12 AM
I received from craftylittlemonkey yesterday! She created an altered spool with a hidden message I can keep private and take to work with me for strength to get through hard days. The package had great timing too since I've had a really hard couple of weeks lately and yesterday felt like things weren't getting better any time soon.

The spool has lots of beautiful beads and ribbons in my favorite combination of colors, with a stamped and embroidered fabric strip wrapped around the middle that says "the way out is through". The little stamped hearts were a very warming extra touch, too:





My car is often a hiding place for me, so I hung it on my mirror in my car for now, but hope to migrate it as needed to other places.



I also finished up my craft to me last night, but I'm waiting for CLM to receive before posting due to similarities.
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6  MDS Swap - January 2018 - Fauna - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 12, 2018 07:46:34 AM

Dotee by alwaysinmyroom ~ MDS Jan. 2015 ~ Fauna

Discussion Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454109.0

Partners:

PerfectyBohemian <> cmarion3
mandit1990 <> craftylittlemonkey
Rosie1981 <> Acadian Driftwood
Smmarrt <> Sarasmile

Legend:
Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Feedback Provided
Late with Communication
Late without Communication - Please contact organizer immediately
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7  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2018 Craftalong in Craftalongs by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 11, 2018 05:54:43 AM
I wound up counting my swap crafts towards my daily craft count. Finished up one on Thursday and worked on the other yesterday morning.

Friday I made some polymer clay crystals - experimenting for going a different route on my "crystal" themed sculpture. Definitely pleased and will be making more.





(Sorry for the weird lines - my camera doesn't like our new LED lighting in the kitchen and I was trying to capture the shine on the "crystals")
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8  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2018 Craftalong in Craftalongs by PerfectlyBohemian on: February 05, 2018 08:26:46 AM
ANF, I love your unicorn tapestry!! (And cannot be help responsible if it goes missing next time I'm at the studio Wink )

Here's my project from 2/2. The little butterfly badge I gave to a friend. I didn't have time for good pictures and knocked back a pint of really strong beer while felting, so taking pictures before heading out was more of a challenge than expected... I used a machine felted wool sweater as the base and needle felted the designs on top. I'm experimenting with more abstract speed felting to see if I like it. Not sure yet. Going to do a few more before making a decision.



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9  Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - January 2018 - Fauna (SU through 1/28; SO 2/12) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by PerfectlyBohemian on: January 19, 2018 01:40:43 PM

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454253.0



Dotee made by artsycandice

Swap name: Monthly Theme Dotee Swap - January 2018
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: PerfectlyBohemian
Sign-up date range: January 19 - January 28
Date to send item by: February 12

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no (coorganizer will be recruited at 25 members)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

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: YES
- May or may not send someone a potato dotee: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES




Details of swap:

In this swap you will make your partner one Dotee doll in the theme of...

~Fauna~

Anything goes as long as it's animal themed! Mythological or extinct animals are welcome as well as all of our earthly creatures.

This is a monthly swap, but you do NOT have to join in each month's round! Feel free to only join in for themes you love, or to pass on months when you have no spare time.

Read more about the original idea here.

What is a dotee? (by Smmarrt)

A dotee is a mini art doll, meant to be traded or swapped. The dolls are generally smaller than 6" with a face, but do not usually have arms or legs (unless that's part of your design). Dotees have a loop for hanging, some come with tails (tails are fibers, ribbon, charms or other string-y things that add to the theme of the doll), and can be made from a variety of materials - fabric, felt, canvas, denim, gourds or any other material/media that you can make a doll from. Most dotee makers add buttons, beads, sequins, embroidery, or charms to embellish the doll.

Check out the galleries from previous dotee swaps to get some ideas:

2015 Monthly Dotee Swaps:
MDS January (Fauna): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437871.0
MDS February (Flora): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438176.0
MDS March (Celestial): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438496.0
MDS April (Fandom): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439022.0
MDS May (Music): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439387.0
MDS June (Ocean): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439769.0
MDS July (Around the World): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440072.0
MDS August (Culinary): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440443.0
MDS September (History & Myth): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440774.0
MDS October (Literary): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441321.0
MDS November (Color): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441929.0
MDS December (Personal): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442355.0

Others:
Harry Potter Dotee swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383921.0
Character Dotee swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376251.0
Resolution Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402164.0
Fall Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435315.0
Holiday Dotee Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436783.0


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Monthly Dotee Theme Swap - January 2018
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (how it is written on a letter) including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Will you get a confirmation/tracking number for your package if sending within the USA, or keep your receipt if not?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old:
Confirm that you have posted in the swap thread:
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

What are your favorite general kinds of animals? (nocturnal, jungle, birds, imaginary, etc.):

Please list 6 or more specific animals that you like (but you are not guaranteed to get one of these animals):

Do you have any favorite styles or techniques? (scrappy, knit, beaded, etc.):

Do you have a pinterest or etsy favorites that your partner can see? Please link here:

Is there anything you do not want to receive? (materials, specific animals, etc.)

Anything else you'd like to add?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

PARTICIPANTS:

1. PerfectlyBohemian
2. mandit1990
3. cmarion3
4. Rosie1981
5. Sarasmile
6. Smmarrt
7. Acadian Driftwood
8. craftylittlemonkey


PARTNERS:

PerfectyBohemian <> cmarion3
mandit1990 <> craftylittlemonkey
Rosie1981 <> Acadian Driftwood
Smmarrt <> Sarasmile
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10  Holiday Applique Tea Towels in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by PerfectlyBohemian on: December 07, 2017 11:16:10 AM
I made these recently to help out geekgirl1000100 with all of her holiday swaps. The kitchen towels are from Trader Joe's and are perfect for adding applique to! I free-handed the patterns and machine stitched the edges of the applique for extra durability. We have Rudolf, a birdie with holly, and a trio of Christmas trees!







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