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21  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by jemimah on: July 04, 2014 02:08:09 PM
Happy 4th of July from wintry Wellington!  Grin

I have been having a great week on holiday. Most of my crafting has been for swaps, so I can't post pics yet, but I did get some of my pics organised for projects done earlier this year. Prepare for pics!!

My hubby got me a new phone!! so I had to make a communicator cosy Smiley



I've also been doing lots of knitting (pattern details here). Smiley











And I turned an old book into a stationery/mail art folder!



And I even made a bunch of cards for swaps, using a beautiful stamp Limeriot made for me. Now I'll have to do lots more swapping to use these up ... Cheesy

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22  Book into stationery folder in Completed Projects by jemimah on: July 04, 2014 01:55:25 PM
A dear friend moved overseas and we plan to write actual  letters and make mailable art for each other. For my first mailing, I made her a folder to put stationery in.

I had this great old "the Book of Craft" with a purple and orange cover from the 1970s. Unfortunately, someone had already cut out the best pages... So I felt no guilt at all about turning it into this.



I gutted it and painted it with acrylics, and then sealed it with spray varnish. I turned the title into "the book of crafty arty MAIL". I forgot to get a pic of the interior. It's lined with purple fabric that incorporates several pockets and elastic pen holders. My friend loved it!!
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23  Some knitted accessories in Knitting: Completed Projects by jemimah on: July 04, 2014 01:42:43 PM
I've been doing some knitting this year. These are some of my favourite projects so far Smiley

I love these grurple (green + purple) mitts! My sister loves them too though, so I may have to make some more. Lovely free pattern Bisontine.



This Distant Hours shawl is made of silk. A bit of work, but so worth it! I omitted the picot bindoff for a spikier look.





This chevron scarf is a super easy free pattern - great way to use up scraps!



This Stringband can be worn as a cowl or a funky hat.



Yay for knitting!!
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24  Communicator Cosy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by jemimah on: July 04, 2014 01:10:04 PM
My hubby got me an awesome new phone for my birthday  Kiss

A fantastic new communicator deserves a fantastic new home! So I made one Smiley

My sewing machine is in for repairs, so the whole thing was made by hand (no pattern required, just made to fit the phone). It is made of silk, with a felt lining. It was such a pleasant small project to stitch while watching my Next Generation DVDs. I am very pleased with it.



It has velcro dots for closure (stitched down for security). I used fusible web for the applique, but because it will be handled a lot, I also stitched it all down (just with sewing thread), and couched perle cotton around the silver part. I also tried out cutting the lining a smidge (4mm) smaller than the fabric, and stitching the edges with raw edges lined up (need to ease carefully around the curves). This way you get the lining sitting perfectly just inside the edge - it worked a treat!!
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25  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: July 04, 2014 12:59:07 PM
Nice haul anna.wahnsinn!

I got a great package from jo_mama Smiley



Airbrushed dalek fabric and handmade polyclay buttons - I am really going to enjoy using these! Thanks so much Jo - awesome handmade and supplies rolled into one!!
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26  Re: IYP 24 - Fall Fandango Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: December 20, 2013 11:42:36 AM
Yay, I'm so happy you like your package wendiek!!

I love my parcel I just got from you!!! Cheesy

Wendiek made me the most beautiful set of placemats with appliqu fish!



It's a dull morning here, the picture doesn't really do justice to how gorgeous they are. Th fabrics and colours are just perfect, they are wonderful and beautifully sewn - thank you so much wendie!! Exactly what I wanted!!

This was such a nice swap, I really enjoyed chatting with you too wendiek, and getting to know you a little better Smiley I hope we will swap again sometime!
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27  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market 2013 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: October 29, 2013 09:35:00 PM
Sold to A2K - thanks so much for the claim Smiley

birdy world #1 - 2 points

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28  Re: Writing Magic - NaNoWriMo 2013 (SO Oct3) in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: October 13, 2013 10:48:23 PM
I got my amazing parcel from Averia!!  Grin

All the loot together ...



She sent me a wonderful fabric-covered journal with a great writing quote embroidered on the front! Close up:-



Averia's embroidery is always so tiny and precise, I think she must use lasers Cheesy

She also sent me a tiny Spock on a pouch! Love!! And a gorgeous wee notebook with sashiko embroidery on the front of it - so pretty!



And as if that wasn't enough, she sent not one but two handcrafted necklaces. One is a tiny book, with real pages and a little marker  Cheesy and the other one is beautiful freestyle embroidery - I just adore this!



Plus she sent a BUNCH of extras, Koolaid for dying yarn (yay, I have had a go at this once, and it was brilliant, but I ran out of Koolaid - can't wait to try it again), wonderful black silk thread and silver thread (so spoilt!!  Grin), and very thoughtfully, extra clasps in case I want to change the length of the necklaces!

Thank you so much Ave - you are a fabulous swap partner and craftster buddy!! I only hope my parcel for you lives up to this spoilage!!
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29  Re: FOC Secret Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: October 09, 2013 08:46:48 PM
I got my beautiful parcel all the way from the UK!! It was was definitely worth waiting for  Grin

Group shot


P_E_S_T wrote me a little poem when she sent it  Cheesy

1 is a thing I've made you before

I was so sad about the first one going missing, but look at this lovely felted votive holder!! P_E_S_T incorporated embroidery and seaglass into it - gorgeous!!



2 is something I just know you'll adore
It's something I found in an antique store!


She found this wonderful vintage thread book, it has slots for holding skeins of embroidery thread - I love vintage embroidery!!



And 3 is a hug for a book in which you draw

... and she made me an amazing felted sketchbook cover!! It incorporates crochet and a button and stitching, and a pocket on the inside - fab!!



Thank you so much P_E_S_T!! I really appreciate all the the time and love that went into these things, and it was so good of you to resend after the first things went astray  Smiley

And just to make you all go ooh and aah, here's a shot of how the sunlight makes the glass in the votive holder glow - so pretty!






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30  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market 2013 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by jemimah on: September 23, 2013 10:47:29 PM
Sold to LeapFeetFirst - thanks so much!

tiny birdies - 1 point

Original watercolour. 17cm x 11.5cm



and your free extra for my first order Smiley

set 4 black and white coasters free with my first order Smiley


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