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1  Re: STS Winter Market 2017 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by calluna on: September 24, 2017 11:11:28 AM
Sold to fishstix43: Red scrappy journal



Thank you!
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2  Re: STS Winter Market 2017 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by calluna on: September 14, 2017 04:28:32 PM
Sold!


to RaraAvis: Sandia and Nopal ceramic tiles


to underthemountain: milagro sacred heart


to Mlsocci74: maracas



Thank you all!
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3  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2017 in The Swap Gallery by calluna on: September 11, 2017 07:43:43 PM
In exchange for an altered journal, LeapFeetFirst used her drum carder and sent me a huge new box of fiber for my spinning and felting delight!



Some detail pics of the squishy goodness:


And as a bonus, some metallic and iridescent prints, which I'm pretty jazzed about too:
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4  Re: STS Winter Market 2017 **SU Sept 10-24; Swap closes Nov 4/17** in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by calluna on: September 11, 2017 06:59:30 PM

La casita de calluna


This California- and Mexico-based shop is OPEN for business.

Items crafted by a non-smoker in a smoke-free and no-pets environment.


COSITAS DE MEXICO

These crafts were not made by me, they were all handmade by others in Mexico.


Tin fridge magnets - Claim as skull, milagro heart, milagro palm, or solid heart. 1 point each


Milagros - I have two of most of these. Claim as R leg, L leg, R arm, L arm, lungs, breasts, L face, gland, R face, kneeling, angel, mother hen, donut, girl, Guadalupe pendant, praying, reading. 3 for half a point


Loteria Tiles - Ceramic tiles! La manos corner got cracked in transit; I can try to super-glue it if you like. Claim as Mano, Bandolon, Estrella, Escalera, or Pera. If you are interested I can acquire other traditional loteria designs. 1 point each


Tiny watercolor painting on display - painted by Lupita Sahagun. 1 point


YARN AND FIBER



Sheath top OR infinity scarf - This can work as either; if you know you dont want it as a shirt Ill remove the straps. Small-medium. Made with gorgeous Plymouth Kudo yarn (Aran weight, 55% Cotton, 40% Rayon, 5% Silk). Also, this has only been tried on for these photos; it is not otherwise used. Smiley 1 point.


Crochet Yoga Bag with Detachable Strap - Various acrylic and handspun yarns. Drawstring closure. There are loops on the outside for attaching your keys or whatnot, and enough space inside to stow a towel too. Strap works for a yoga prop, too. 1 point


Fulled Sweater Coasters - half a point for 4



NEEDLEWORK


A Christmas Story ornament set - mini cross-stitch hoops (about 2.5" diameter) with attached hooks at top. Soft red fabric covering the backs. -- 2 points for the set


Teesha Moore-style quilted patches - Claim as peppermills, Donna Noble, India, Seal, 12 Days, Merry Xmas, medallions, Indonesia, paisley.  3 for 1 point


Mug rug or Teesha Moore patch, with an Asian motif. 1 point


Custom royal cross-stitch - That is a shadow in the photo, it isnt discolored. How would you like this royal crest finished? What goes in the middle, and what words? Up to you. 1 point


PAPER AND MIXED MEDIA



Paper sample accordion book - I made this with the covers of an old Readers Digest book and heavyweight paper and added bits of lovely papers I encountered over the years. 1 point


Vintage photo collection - Big stack of photos from 1910s-1960s.1 point for all


Vintage Haitian bird postage stamps - Audubon bird paintings reproduced on this stack of uncancelled Haiti postage stamps. half a point for all


Blank mixed media scrapbook - I have painted a few pages with watercolor backgrounds, which can easily be covered up if you choose. half a point


CONSUMABLES


White Sage - grown in my garden without pesticides, this California native plant is widely considered sacred and burned for purification and blessing. Unsustainable wild harvesting of white sage is rapidly wiping out the plant, so native plant advocates are urging consumers not to continue purchasing the bundles brought in from the mountains. I can either send you a "wand" of the white sage (I cut a length off the top of the plants and then bind the leaves and stem together to dry), or the equivalent amount of loose leaves. --  half a point



ART


Ryan Berkley Meerkat print  I bought this from the man himself at Renegade Craft Fair several years ago. half a point





SHOP STATS

Claims made from me:
to RaraAvis: Sandia and Nopal tiles (2 pts)
to underthemountain: Milagro sacred heart (3 pts)
to Mlsocci74: Maracas (1 pt)
to fishstix43: Red scrappy journal (1 pt)
to kayrun:  Decorative bark paper(.5) + TM patch (.5) + Bandolon Loteria Tile (1) = 2


Claims I have made:
from sheepBlue: Skulls tea towel and Cats Linoprint cards (2 pts)
from Smeddley: pumpkin pie bunting (.5), pi amigurumi (.25), and amigurumi mushroom (.25) - total 1 pt.
from gala_apples: custom stenciled t-shirt (2 pts)
from kayrun: blue hat and textured hat (2 pts total)
from noooitaremybirthday: ceramic ornament #2, fish shrine, goat ornaments (2 pts total)


Points:
Started with: 3
Pending: 3
Current: 0
TOTAL: 3

Wishlist: soap, drop spindle, yummy foods that can be shipped
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5  Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by calluna on: September 10, 2017 10:29:34 AM
Here is my 1st set of art-drops!

First, next to the main doors of a continuation school. At night the school is used for basic community college classes for those who are unable to commute 45 minutes to a real college campus.


The next day I dropped things in another rural town. In addition to having zero career opportunities, this town is on the wrong side of a dam that is one of the most likely dams to fail in the U.S.! These folks need all the luck they can get, so I'm glad onyxnox sent some of her good-luck pennies! I left one on a fence that keeps people off of the dam itself:


Another in the parking lot of the public health clinic (where everyone could use some luck), tucked into the broken lightpost so the wind doesn't take it away:


I abandoned a few more resin butterflies, too. This regional bus stop is outside my workplace, and all day I saw it frequented by people who were, in one way or another, down on their luck and downtrodden.


Then I went to find the public library and instead found myself in the lobby of a local/county government building for family court (custody issues), public benefits, and similar family welfare entities. The staff had tried to decorate a little to bring in some cheer, but it is still a place people go when they are struggling. When I did find the library, I left it in the same kind of spot, with the sun shining through it.


This one I felt weird about, because it looks disrespectful considering my dislike of cigarettes and smoking. But EVERYONE smokes in this town, it seems, so it's going to be found quickly, and they won't notice if it smells. Wedging the sealed art into the ashtray would keep it safe from the weather. It is outside the door to a courthouse, and I concluded that anyone smoking in front of a courthouse is in need of some cheer.
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6  Ireland altered journal in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by calluna on: September 03, 2017 10:58:36 PM
I made this altered journal for a personal swap with LeapFeetFirst, who, lucky person, is headed to Ireland. The book itself was rescued from the discard pile at my library.



The front cover gold Celtic design was already on the book. I spent so much time dreading learning how to draw a Celtic knot for the back cover, because I knew it would be wonky. I'm just thankful I was able to erase my many pencil marks on the fabric cover.  Cheesy

I did most of this on vacation; for supplies I brought gesso, glue, a mini tray of watercolors, a couple little tubes of gouache, a few brushes, a handful of pens and markers, and a container of small paper scraps with images and words I've collected over time. I carved some stamps from potatoes in the process, which allowed for some much-needed layering (plus, Ireland and potatoes go together  Grin). I added maybe 15% more oomph to the book when I got back to the States (and my supply stash), but I was pretty happy with what I put together using my finite travel art supplies; it forced me to be more creative and resourceful. That being said, a lot of ideas did get pulled from the internet, but I had to find some different ways to pull them off.  Smiley  

Some of my favorite pages:






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7  Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by calluna on: August 30, 2017 09:05:10 PM
I get to share what I received from onyxnox!



These are layered resin tiles; I didn't want to risk messing up the packaging by opening them up. Each includes a tag with onyxnox's hand-carved self-portrait stamp; I hope the recipients appreciate that detail.  Smiley I'm going to find places to drop these where the light shines through them. They're so pretty!

And then there's more! She sent her good-luck pennies too!



Next week I'll do my abandoning!
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8  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2017 in The Swap Gallery by calluna on: August 26, 2017 12:15:29 PM
So I picked up a couple non-crafty souvenirs from Mexico for BigBangMomma's family, and she sent me all kinds of crafty goodness I wasn't expecting!



Big tote with fleece lining (I want to find a puppy to carry around in it!), crochet Christmas tree and mini stocking ornament, crochet towel hanger, and 4x6" sunflower artwork! Plus the artwork was sealed up in an awesome kraft paper and washi tape envelope she made, and which I love. That's all in addition to what I had originally requested:



Chicken appliques!! So sweet! I don't yet know if they will end up on a flouncy skirt, as part of a garland, or a really absurd bikini top  Cheesy; for now they will sit out and make themselves at home.

Thanks so much for all this loot!
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9  Re: STS 2017 Discussion Thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by calluna on: August 08, 2017 09:08:16 PM
Poor Lana! Sunburns are miserable.

I'm on the fence about buying 1-2 of these handmade wall hangings and adding them to my shop:



I LOVE these, but I can't decide which one I want; if someone wants one, that helps narrow it down.  Smiley the silvery hearts are covered with milagros. The other winged hearts are tin and open with a space to put something inside. They're made by a collective of indigenous women in the region. If you think you'd want to claim one in STS, PM me.

PS: Most of my shop will be things made by me, I promise.  Wink
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10  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- May 2017 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by calluna on: May 28, 2017 03:31:45 PM
Finally in joining you here! My apologies, I wish I could have claimed more people, but I knew I'd be away too much. I hope to be back in the Fall.

Here is the rainbow card I just received from rockingbearranch! With rainbow tie..


All original photography that folds up into an ATC sized card. Super cool! Thank you!
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