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31  Re: Little Visitor 14 (Signups June 6-13, Sendouts June 20) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Lilibet on: June 07, 2011 06:52:53 AM
I had more pictures, but Photobucket is being a pain and I cannot upload the other pics. Urgh! I'll try to upload to size reference one as soon as possible.

Meet Ellie, the Elephant!

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32  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by Lilibet on: May 15, 2011 11:59:26 AM
Finally, my camera and I found each other again, and I was able to make some pictures of the two pieces JillHogan reworked for me. I love them to pieces, in all honesty. Jill said she was afraid of my theme (purple gothic, with a hint of flowers), but she did an amazing job. She makes me feel thourougly ashamed of myself, because I am still struggling with one of her pieces... I'll make up for it, I swear!

But for now, two more puzzle pieces!

Did you pimped Tink, Jill, or can you find her like that somewhere? I like this!

This is my favourite! I love the moon, and the kitty-cat, but the stones are so pretty as well.

Thank you Jill!
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33  Keira's carrier sling *picture heavy!* in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Lilibet on: April 24, 2011 01:28:46 AM
A friend of mine recently had a baby girl, and with our entire Harry Potter forum, we decided to buy her a bunch of gifts, some of them hand-made. I have stenciled before, and so the entire forum decided that I had to stencil the carrier sling. I thought it would be a piece of cake... Just one giant Pooh drawing (her favourite of all times), and that was it. Boy, was I wrong...
When the sling eventually arrived, very late (I was so busy I could barely go to the loo and dear Keira decided to arrive sooner than expected) I found out that you can fold and knot a sling in so many ways that I could not just do one big painting. I took too much of time, pondering what to do, when, browsing for Pooh drawings, I just choose to use the tiny animals and flowers that are so typical for Winnie The Pooh. I enlarged them (better, I blew them u big time), and got to work.

I finished this carrier sling without a single break... I think, can't remember properly, that it took me three hours, no less. My back was so sore afterwards, but it was worth it. I loved every minute of the process, and the happy mum and dad are also very happy with the result! Yay, mission acomplished! Picture overload now?

I never knew that slings had that much fabric in them. Yikes! This is only the middle part, I could not possibly get the other metres in the picture as well. They were nicely draped over our kitchen chairs. This is a picture of all the stencils. And I couldn't be happier with the lack of freezer paper for this task. I LOVE sticky paper for sand art Tongue.

I fell in love with that little bee... So cute! The butterfly on the other hand was a pain to cut out.

Not to mention, keeping track of those petal leaves while I was cutting... *sigh* I just gave them a number.

All done! This picture was made quite early in the morning, as I had to go to school (Teacher), and we would go ice skating. Dad draped it unto mum's laundry rack, and helped me peel the paper off. He was surprised and I was so happy that the colours stood out so well. They always look so vague when the white paper is still glued on.

And a couple of close-ups!

Yellow is a pain. It just doens't cover up so well...

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34  Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces - Round 3 Sign-ups CLOSED in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Lilibet on: March 29, 2011 08:56:04 AM
I send everything out today. I think I found one reason as to why it took me so long to get everything out of my house... The black hole, once everything is gone! Man, I feel so empty now...

And to tease all my partners, except for Carina.

Carina, yours is in a flat envelope (dear me, I sure hope your little extra survives), because your pieces were simply to big for my little boxes.
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35  Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces - Round 3 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Lilibet on: March 18, 2011 11:31:32 AM
Want to see some awesome puzzle pieces? I LOVE them, each an every one. But I must not confuse them while posting Wink. *loving the smiley's*

When is the next round?

First these wonderful pieces from Munt, who did an awesome post.

The pieces look more purple in real life, I swear. I just discovered how hard purple is to photograph. I totally love the flowers!

A curious box! This is the reason why the mailman had to ring Tongue. This made me so curious! And lo behold!

An awesome bunch of green thule, that I am so going to use for some Irish crafting. In there, nicely hidden, two lovely pieces. Purple gothic and purple witchy! Double points for Carina! But that wasn't all...

That's why she used a box... An extra!! A small, pretty, amazingly cool charm. Did you make this, Carina? If so, how?! I love it! Not sure how I'll use it, but I really love it!

CuriousFae pieces! What a great idea, a skull with a diamond eye Tongue. But I really really love the flower. She is a bit smashed after transport, but wow, so pretty! Great combination of colours as well.

And last but not least!

The pieces from Gala, that arrived some time ago *the shame!* I love the purple one, but wow, what a great colour on the second piece. Purple, pink, red? Can't decide!

Close up of the text on the purple piece. Cute!!

Want to see the entire puzzle?

So, once again, next round, please? Wink

Thank you all, so so much! This is the last kick in the butt I needed!

EXTRA; Yup, I still have 9 blanco's... Any takers?
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36  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by Lilibet on: March 05, 2011 08:41:01 AM
I also swapped with Nilmerg, and received some great pieces as well. My theme was a purple gothic theme, with a hint of flowers. And she delivered! I received the pieces this week, but I had troubles with uploading (as I had well over 300 pictures from my trip to Paris) and well, life got in the way as well. Without further ado, here they are!

And seperately

I love them! Thank you so so much!
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37  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2011 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Lilibet on: February 22, 2011 01:46:30 AM
I have three of four frames like that... *ashamed*
My grnadmother had a craft supply store, and she, her husband, and some kids, used to do tapestry. Including my dad... This is his old frame:

Technically, it's not for embroidery, and my frabric is still a bit loose in there. But other than that, it works great, and it is comfy! This frame was incomplete when I first started working on it. The lower bar was missing when we reassembled it. And it was quite necessary, because it kept the frame from wobbling. In the picture, I'm using the sofa as ant-wobble help. We fixed it a couple of months ago, and now I can work anywhere.
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38  Pimped ballet shoes! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by Lilibet on: January 30, 2011 03:14:23 AM
In September, for my birthday, my sister pimped some plain black ballet shoes. We use the shoes (in a sturdy black fabric) for warming-up, and sometimes dancing in our Irish dance lessons. We easily go through three to four pairs every year... My sister pimped mine, by stitching my name (Lies) on the tips. To letters on each toe.
Everyone loved, so I decided I could do the same. Dadly, my sister's name has five letters, and that makes it a bit long to stitch unto the shoes. Plus, the perfectionist in me wouldn't be able to deal with the fact that there are two letters on one toe, and three on the other *the utter horror*
Stencilling it was! Irish dance and all that, I used a plain stencil of a tiny shamrock, copied that 12 times, cut them all out (booooring!) and used emerald green and flashy silver to paint. I loved it, and so does my sister and the other dancers. Sis told me she would never throw them away, but I'd rather make them over and over again, because worn out ballet shoes, those ain't pretty.

Unto some pictures!

After a long time of cutting, and holding my breath! I still have to practise on making nice curvy cuts.

All stencils stickied unto the shoes (I don't have freezer paper, so I had to experiment), ready for some paint.


Silver! I loved working with this one! It covered up so nicely.

The result!

C&C welcome!
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39  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2011 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Lilibet on: January 16, 2011 11:28:12 AM
I figured, after so long, that I should share as well. I must confess though, that there is something more important that I have to finish, but since this one is going so well, I figured I should finish this first. I had this kit for close to 5 years now... *big blush* Yeah, I know... I bought it, thinking it would keep me going, but it stayed in the cupboard for a very long time. More than a year ago, I picked it back, and I haven't put it down since. Heck, I even bought a cool organiser bag!

This is my work so far, after finishing six pages...

And two close-ups, because I really like those pieces (not when I was stitching though)

And it should become this! Hopefully this year!

I bought it here: http://www.sewandso.co.uk/Products/Cut-Thru-Fairy-Hill__BOT-XCT3.aspx
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40  Twilight painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Lilibet on: January 16, 2011 03:27:22 AM
On our HP forum (we are more friends than just strangers) we did a Secret Santa swap ourselves. We all live in Belgium or The Netherlands, so we can send pretty big packages to each other. This was my first time participating, and I got a beautiful painting from a wonderful girl. So this painting is NOT mine! All credit to her, and yes, I did ask for her permission.
She had little inspiration, I read in her letter to me. *cough* She did know that I like Twilight, and I have a special place in my heart for crafty Twilight items. So, she painted the cover of the first book. Be prepared...

Credit when credit is due!!
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