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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Amanita muscaria dotee on: March 19, 2019 07:55:37 PM
Thanks all. I just realized I added the chain & green bead dangle after snapping pics, d'oh.
I have both of Mr Finch's books, signed pre-orders no less. I love that guy's stuf!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Amanita muscaria dotee on: March 19, 2019 05:19:24 PM

Oh man, this was a trip to make (see what I did there Cheesy). I really love Mr Finch's creations and when searching for mushroomy creature inspiration I came across some of his with hands, FREAKY! I wasn't really sure how to craft such a thing so small, fingers and all, or if I'd have time to even attempt it so I made the little dude without arms. It looked fine, totally acceptable. But like it was missing something, I felt kinda sad. Then something terrible happened, I couldn't get to the post office before it closed on send-out day, ack! I try to be early most of the time, very rarely am I late, I really do not like that to happen. This time though it was unavoidable. Rather than be in a funk I thought I'd make the best of the grace time and see if I could figure out some arms.

Wire and embroidery floss, torn strips of pale cotton wrapped around the armature and secured with more thread. The wire is pushed through the mushroom body and the arm parts are stitched on so it is a bit posable. I didn't have any pipecleaner though so the wire used is pretty stiff. I coated the hands and fingers in glue to make sure the thread was very secure.

The cap is very soft velvet covered in french knots, sequins and beads, there is a layer of lace on the underneathy bit for texture. The grass is that yarn used for making dish scrubbies. A scrap of lace trim to finish off the join between stem & cap. I find it super curious that a face with just eyes, no other features, can hold so much expression. That's just bizarre.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2019 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: March 19, 2019 02:48:46 PM
I bet both of them are just great. We are the hardest on ourselves I think. Other people see our "fails" and think "What the heck do they think is wrong with that? It's awesome!".
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Dotee Swap feb 2019 gallery! on: March 19, 2019 02:45:17 PM
Yay! I am so happy you like the wee wicked cap, that parcel FLEW to you too, so fast! I used the extra time I ended up with (since I missed the post office on sent out day, boo) to add the arms and I am so glad I did, that just makes it so weird and freaky looking, haha.

One thing, hold the hanging loop and gently push the cap down. The ribbon is stitched to the stem on the inside to hold the underside of the cap sort of tucked up, so it looks a bit more umbrella-ish, you know? You'll see what I mean.

Thank you so much for hosting, I love the dotee swaps so muchy Cheesy.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! on: March 19, 2019 01:03:36 PM
Googled coloured staples, you know who carries them? Staples! Cheesy

I am not on FB so couldn't watch the video. Those deserve their own topic on here, they are so cool.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- March 2019 on: March 19, 2019 08:48:33 AM
Those are GREAT! I really love the master board backgrounds, such depth, colour and texture. Wunderbar!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Moon and Star Dotee on: March 19, 2019 08:47:42 AM
It is so lovely in person, very detailed and delicate. The bead work is very impressive, the perfect finishing touch.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Snarky Irish ATCs plus a Caddy on: March 19, 2019 08:46:33 AM
Oh my gosh, these are too fun!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: A few ATCs, lotsa pics on: March 19, 2019 08:43:02 AM
Thanks! High praise from you indeed!
10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / UNITED STATES / Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC! on: March 19, 2019 06:12:55 AM
Oh ya, Jennie, you nearly killed me with that recipe. It looks SO. GOOD. Nothing I cook is that delicious, I'm sure.
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