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11  Re: OTT 21 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Shade of Shadow on: March 26, 2009 09:13:18 AM
I lovvvvee the gnome and the kitty!! So cute!
and another thing I have to say.....

and for nowwww
a teaser

 Roll Eyes
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12  felt covered journal in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Shade of Shadow on: March 12, 2009 08:27:47 AM
This is a journal I made for Irishmolly for the Europe swapper fest round 1.
Its a combination of plain cartridge paper and pages from an old dutch book.
The cover is wet felted.

I would love to hear your opinion!
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13  Re: European Swapper Fest Round 1...The Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Shade of Shadow on: March 12, 2009 08:17:31 AM
I'm so glad you like all of the stuff!

I modestly post some of my own photos  Tongue

Molly, did you found the stamp?

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14  Re: European Swapper Fest Round 1...The Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Shade of Shadow on: March 06, 2009 11:18:43 AM
Sorry for the pics overload, but I recieved a brilliant package from Irishmolly today!

all together:

her first handshaved, carded and dyed handspun
a very very wonderful silkscreened shirt with kitty. I will post a better pic of that later modeling it. It deserves to be modeled cause it's fabulous!

Cute tiny flying spagetti monster magnets!!

I totally love this!!!! Great My country doesn't have that idea!

All kinds of dried flowers!

Lovely and useless dominos  Wink

A cool guinness shirt!

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15  Re: Scary dragons in the dunes (photo overload) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Shade of Shadow on: March 04, 2009 10:36:33 PM

Can anybody help me with how this is called in english?

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16  Re: Fiber Friday September 12 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Shade of Shadow on: September 13, 2008 01:55:15 AM
Yeh my very first FiberFriday post! I'm pretty new to spinning, so here it goes....

Flying Fox
Any more Lush fans over here? This one is inspired by Flying Fox.
It's blue skies with fluffy clouds and foxy fox colors and fluffy foxtails hanging out.
That with a twist of gold and milky silk.
Hope you like it!

ingredients: merino, silk, gold christmas stuff, flax, embroidering threads

And here is Autumn Fever. Some Koolaid dyed coiled handspun.
My first coils!! I love the colors!
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17  Re: Scary dragons in the dunes (photo overload) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Shade of Shadow on: July 15, 2008 02:31:38 PM

Oww thank you so much for all your lovely comments!!!!
You are the best and made my day!  Kiss

To give some anwsers on all the questions:

Our nieces (6 and 8 years old) have named them for us.
The red one is called Tokyo and the green grayish one is Madory!
I think it suits them well!

The dragies are completely made of wet felting. No sewing used what so ever.
I will try to make it understandable for nonfelters.

First we made a mold out of 'stucloop'.
I haven't got a clue how its called in english. It are rolls of error prints on cardboard. You use it normally when reconstructing your house or so, to protect the floor. Can anybody tell me what that's called in english?

Then you layer them with multiple thin layers of roving.  First quite a thick layer of linning color. Then about 3 layers of the color you want to be visible at the outside.The roving is overlapping the mold so you don't see the edges of it anymore!

When you have spread out one side of the mold its time to add water with a little bit of soap through it.
rub rub rubberdy rub
When the wool is starting to hold together and begin to felt its time to change the animal on its other side.
This is the scary part! arr
When turned over first you fold over all the extended fluffiness over the edges of the mold (this sort of is the seam). Then you lay roving on this side. And start rub rub rubberdy rub with water and soap.

You work around the legs quite the same way. If you don't use to much soap in this stage the parts will felt together seamless.

When everything is in place you can put more energy in your rubbing and add more soap to your work.

Along the way we added shining christmas ribbon just underneath the last layer of roving.
The eyes are glass marbles felted in between 4 layers of roving and cut open when completely felted.

The hair, eyebrows, kittylike foodpads (is there a name for that?) on the red guy are needle felted when he was dry.

When he is rather strong it's time to put his guts aaah mold out by making an incision in his belly.
Now you can put all your energy in rubbing, massaging, throw, rock and torture him.

After drying (which takes a few days) we put wire in the body, legs and tail so that we can model them as we want.
Also in this stage we connected the wings to the inside body wiring.

Then it's time to fill them. We used a IKEA cushion because that was less expensive than filling material.
You could also use wool of course.

Last but not least the incision is stitched (so ALMOST no sewing) and needle felted together.

And that dear craftsters took about one week of hard work.  Undecided

Well, I hope this whole story makes any sense to at least someone!

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18  Scary dragons in the dunes (photo overload) ~ how to skin the dragon p. 5 ~ in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Shade of Shadow on: July 15, 2008 04:07:23 AM
My bf and I recently felted some dragons on a 3D feltweekend.
They are wet felted out of one piece and made out of merino wool from scratch.
It's obvious which was made by my bf and which made by me I think Tongue.
Meet our little lovelies!!

The proces of becoming a dragon.
First we have wet dragon!

Add more dragonbellyfur...

Time to make dragonsushi! Lets roll the beast!

after drying, wiring and stuffing the beasts..

are you scared now? (Anyone knows Achmed the suicide bomber?
This little guy reminds me of him! He's trying so hard to be scary it cute!! Grin)

It was much fun taking them on a photoshoot in the dunes!

Thank you so much for looking!

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19  Macro Photo Challenge:: Mrs. Spider meets Mr. Fly {not for the aragnafobic} in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Shade of Shadow on: April 21, 2008 03:14:38 AM
For the photo challenge!

I caught Mrs Spider at lunchtime. She was just tenderizing her steak.

I love macrophotography, I can spend hours on my knees between the plants in my little garden.
There's a whole new world opening right before your eyes if you'd only look close enough.


I made this with my Nikon D40 with a Raynox Macroconverter.
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20  Re: Going Green Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by Shade of Shadow on: April 18, 2008 01:23:47 AM

Thank you so much Littlegreengirl for your lovely package!

First Green suprise: I received the box I sent to her. Makes me think of Amelie with the gnome travelling the world. Well I have a cardboard box travelling the planet now!

He got here a little bumped and bruised.

Check the little button on a string owww!

It all came in this amazing oxfam bag!

Really cute bowl made out of a vinyl fromTygers of Pan Tang. Now I really have to search for the music belonging to it.

Adorable knitted/crochetted baggy! Modelled by my lovely assistant Smiley

Cute T with butterfly on (really out of) it.

I am in love with this scarf made from recycled sari silk! Totally me and my colours!

Q sais "Mwiank yauouwww!"

She's going wild with the little mouse you knitted her!

Thanks again Littlebluegirl, I love it all!!
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