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1  Re: Invite Your Partner Swap Fall 2018 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by edelC on: March 04, 2019 08:18:05 AM
Thanks to the lovely package from gala apples getting lost in the mail (and then miraculously reappearing when all hope was gone) I also ended up with an angel for this swap.

Kbrison angelled and completly spoiled me. I mean completly! (She will eventually get a package in return from me)

First... Pure gold!! A ton of freezer paper, it's not available on this side of the world, so this is really welcome



And you can also see in the photo these much wanted things. A flamingo mug rug (how have I not got one of these already?) and something I've been meaning to make for ages, a sewing machine foot pedal rest. It's designed to grip the floor so the pedal stays in place. I'm so grateful for this!  And the cutest flamingo tissue holder- are you sensing a theme?




And some blank cards, I love them, and they will be really useful for thank you cards after my wedding. Plus flamingo paperclips, bulldog clips and Brad's (there was very excited squee-ing at this point.)


 

So that is plenty right? I mean that is a fabulous angel packet with that haul.

Not in kbrison's world.
She sent more, these pillowcases, adorable and gorgeous and just brilliant. And they are perfect in my flamingo themed bedroom.



That's definitely the end of it, right? No!!!

The best thing ever! My lovely SO brought the package with him when he came to collect me, we were going away for the weekend. Of course I opened it before I left, and immediately swapped my stuff into this bag. It's a big Weekender. The size is perfect and it's lined with more flamingo fabric. I just love it so much!!!!



Thank you kbrison, you were a brilliant angel. And thanks kitty kill for organising the swap
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2  Re: Book Binding craftalong in Craftalongs by edelC on: February 18, 2019 09:24:59 AM
Oooh one of my favourite crafts, with some of my favourite people.

A recent quick and dirty Japanese stab stitch notebook, from an old lady bird book (do you get them on the other side of the pond?) They're iconic here. I used a few of the inside pages for interest.





The project below was for a medieval craft competition. It's a replica of a sixteenth century binding method. There were no covers, pages were folded, and stitched opposite the fold. They were then often put in a protective cover. It's sitting in a 'box' all four sides fold up and wrap around the journal. It's tied shut with a leather thong. I used very fine buffalo leather for the stitching-it was a pain in the ass!!



It's impossible to see from this picture, but the greyish sheet on top is paper that was dyed with elder berries (unfortunately doesn't stay purple) then I wetted the paper and embossed it over a lino cut of waves. Embossed paper was very popular then
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3  Re: Invite Your Partner Swap Fall 2018 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by edelC on: February 18, 2019 01:58:03 AM
+++++STOP THE PRESSES+++++
the package that we all thought had gotten lost in the Canadian postal strike of last year showed up today!!! I was amazed, i really though that it had gone for good. This takes my personal record for the longest time in transit (Close to 4 months!!)

but it is here and this is what Gala_Apples sent.

Firstly some printed fabric, of two themes that I really love, Crows and flamingos.



She also sent me this gorgeous shrine. I love shrines and it will match one that she made for me years ago. And if all that werent enough, she made me a christmas tree ornament for my harry potter tree. And this lovely fabric christmas card.
Thank you so much, and thanks to the postal gods.

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4  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 150 January 2019 Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by edelC on: February 18, 2019 01:51:13 AM
I got a really cute package in the post today. Some wedding bunting, from veghorsegirl. It is perfect, so pretty. Additionally she sent these fun stickers and some washi tape-Love the monochrome.

 

(it's really hard to take photos of bunting early Monday morning)

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5  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ OSTARA Term 2019*~ in Craftalongs by edelC on: February 14, 2019 02:46:44 AM
Another batch of projects

Class/Challenge/House Pride: HOM
SPEW:  N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Pocket letter
Brief Description, this was a pocket letter sent to a friend, who is going through a rough time and who has supported me through rough times. I wanted to show her love and appreciation.
Brief Description,

Class/Challenge/House Pride:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Curved bottom, pleated tote bag
Brief Description, Made for a recent swap, in shades of grey. it is not a shape or colour that I thought I would like, but i was happy with the result


Class/Challenge/House Pride: House pride-ravenclaw
SPEW:  N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Repurposed childrens ladybird book. Inspired by the ravenclaw love of learning. ladybird books are iconic and I picked up a number of them years ago. all pretty tatty, I took off the covers and used a few of the inside pages and stitched the whole lot together, with some blank paper, with japanese stab stitch binding, for a notebook.
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6  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ OSTARA Term 2019*~ in Craftalongs by edelC on: February 14, 2019 02:39:41 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
SPEW:  N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Medieval hat
Brief Description, Well this was a complete PITA to make, the hat itself was straight forward enough, I found a pattern online and it worked with a little adjustment, But the cording and beads on top was difficult to say the least. I had to make a 'mesh' pattern that looked ok from all angles. It worked, even if one or two cords came adrift during wear, but they were easily fixed


Class/Challenge/House Pride: transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Transfiguration
Brief Description I made these cosies for a recent swap, A french press and mug cosy. To keep everything warm and toasty.

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7  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ OSTARA Term 2019*~ in Craftalongs by edelC on: February 10, 2019 10:41:36 AM
Class Arithmancy
House Ravenclaw
Project. prize ribbons for a medieval event.
Description: I designed and made these. Hand stitched, The event has a love theme, hence the rose and red ribbon. They are doubled over and are designed to be worn on a belt. Inspired by the colours spring

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8  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ OSTARA Term 2019*~ in Craftalongs by edelC on: February 10, 2019 10:37:02 AM
Class Muggle studied
House ravenclaw
Project name decorated jars for my wedding
Description these are recycled Jam jars that will hold flowers/tealights on tables the wedding. I trusted the wire stem of each flower into a heart. I made over 20 of them



Class HOM
House ravenclaw
Project. Wedding favours
I stamped about 50 of these tags. varying the image, they were then tied onto these metal keys (which are bottle openers)
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9  Re: Little Good Things Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by edelC on: February 01, 2019 11:34:34 AM
Oh I'm so glad the cozys fit and certainly polar bears go with polar weather

This was my lovely haul from geekgirl, some wonderful blank cards, they are great!! They'll be perfect for wedding thank you cards. The hello prints are fab.


 And also some awesome extras. Lovely colours of embroidery floss and this brilliant flamingo plaque, in this great wallet, I love the colours. And a cute little notebook.. thank you so much!!! I live swapping with you


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10  Re: Little Good Things Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by edelC on: January 28, 2019 01:56:16 PM
I received today from Averia. I love it all!! The postwoman arrived early, so it was a lovely start to the day.

First out was this great fabric. I love the wee birds and the colours. And a yard of Harry potter fabric!! And flamingo extras, these are brilliant.

Underneath that was these two lovely lovely things. Functional and flamingos a perfect combo for me. (And they are really really well made) oven gloves, which now are hanging in pride of place by the cooker. And this awesome hand stitched tea towel. This is carefully folded away for when I've guests over and can wrap warm bread in it. The stitching is amazing on this, when I stitch, the back looks like a bird's nest. The back of this is perfect!

 

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