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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! SIGN UPS close THURS. 10/19 on: October 22, 2017 06:41:14 PM
 Cheesy Keep it coming! I can never get enough!

I'm finally going back to look through the Galleries of the first two Happy Mail swaps. What great stuff! Now I have too many ideas, and I'll have to narrow it down quite a bit.

Wulf
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! SIGN UPS close THURS. 10/19 on: October 21, 2017 06:51:30 PM
Super thrilled to be paired with two partners I haven't had the opportunity to swap with previously, and one I've had my eye on for years (I admit, I'm a bit intimidated now...), Wulf!

Hello! Nothing intimidating about me! I don't even frighten small children. (Although some do seem to find me fascinating. There was a little girl in the supermarket today who just couldn't take her eyes off me, even as her father was trying to herd her backwards out the door. I have no idea what's so interesting.)

Even if the swap really did require 500 pieces, most of us wouldn't be put off, would we? Cheesy

Wulf
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! SIGN UPS close THURS. 10/19 on: October 19, 2017 04:40:46 PM
I only like Coccoina glue sticks. All the others, including the original UHU, are inadequate in one way or another. Coccoina is much softer than the others, so it goes on smoothly; you can use it on tissue paper without tearing. Like all glue stick adhesives, it doesn't like to be damp, but unlike the others it won't just arbitrarily decide to stop being adhesive after a few months or years. If I'm gluing onto painted paper that isn't fully dry, or painting onto paper that's already been collaged with Coccoina, I put a weight on it for a half-hour or so until it's dried. My experiences with glue runners hasn't been great - they all seem to let go eventually.

Wulf
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! (S/U now thru Oct.19; S/O Nov. 3) on: October 16, 2017 07:34:44 PM
I've missed the previous two Happy Mail swaps, but I didn't miss this one! Cheesy I've been mostly AWOC (Absent WithOut Craftster) for the past month or so, but I came back just in time.

Hooray! This is going to be fun! And it's great to see so many old friends on the list - it's going to be a wonderful Gallery of goodies.

And craftylittlemonkey, stop messing about and join. You KNOW you'll regret it if you don't. You really will.

Wulf
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: What's the buzz? on: September 02, 2017 04:33:54 PM
Of course the reason you have so many yellow beads is that you think you hate yellow, so you never use them. This is so sweet! (Oops! Pun not intended.)

Wulf
16  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Face Jug on: August 31, 2017 04:28:04 PM
Fabulous! I could happily live with him.

Wulf
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Mixed Media on Coaster Blanks & Autumn Plaque on: August 27, 2017 04:45:51 PM
The coaster blanks are such a good size for this. I always love anything with heavily built-up texture of this sort - it's what I keep trying to do myself but never seem to take it far enough!

And I love "Pilgrim Screams". Just unsettling enough to be interesting.

Wulf
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9 Gallery on: August 17, 2017 03:44:46 AM
That shark patch is INSANE.

Yes it certainly is! I stared at it for a few seconds before my brain even began to take in what I was looking at! 

There are so many brilliant techniques on display here. I always forget how much variety there always is in the patches people create.

Wulf
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9 Gallery on: August 16, 2017 07:47:58 PM
I just got an amazing package from Sharalee! I know she felt bad for making me wait, but it was so worth it!

In every one of these swaps I've included "trees" and "insects" in my list. And I've received at least one or the other every time. Which makes me happy, because I'm steadily gathering a collection of insect and tree patches.

Sweet Sharalee made me one of each!



This beetle is painted, embroidered and beaded.



The tree is so lushly embroidered you can almost feel the texture of the bark just by looking at it. And what great charms are dangling from the branches!

Of course there was a kit of supplies, too:



These wonderfully varied fabrics - including some tiny calico prints that are perfect for edging TM patches.



An iron-on skull patch (which I know exactly where I'm going to use), some fabulously variegated floss, and a whole lot more charms, buttons and embellishments.

Thanks so much for this, Shari!

Wulf
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Just Be on: August 15, 2017 05:27:53 PM
Oh Ludi, I'm so glad you never fail to amaze me. I love your embroidery - I have a piece on my wall right now - but I'm still caught off guard by the sheer artistry of it. This bee piece is amazing. It's so perfectly simple and yet unmistakably you.

Thanks so much for sharing it with us all. We owe you a lot!  Kiss

Wulf
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