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1  Re: Samhain/Halloween WWP Round 15 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ellemir on: November 04, 2009 04:11:56 AM
As promised, here are pics of the fantastic package I have recieved from Nobodyhasthisoneyet.
First there were 4 (yes, 4)fantastic altar cloths, 3 embroidered and one in cream damask.

Then a large papier mache bowl in shades of blue and green

A world stressball (very useful as we are selling my Hubbie's flat at the mo)

A beautiful card and apple stickers. There are many more than shown here

There was a brilliant altered photo of a stone circle showing details of a Samhain ritual I described in my questionnairre, and some clay stars to use to hang and scent my wardrobe. But those photos have dissappeared in my computer, along with one of the cream cloth. I will edit this post when I find them.

I love everything, but my undoubted favourites are the green altarcloth which is perfect for the current season. And the altered photo which brings back special memories.

Thanks again Nobodyhasthisoneyet. You have been a great swap partner.

ETA: And I have just spent an hour cleaning and cleansing our altar, and putting the green altar cloth on, as i couldn't wait. I know have candles and essential oils burning and I just love the way it looks. It also feels much more positive, so thanks soo much.
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2  Re: Samhain/Halloween WWP Round 15 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ellemir on: November 03, 2009 04:25:43 PM
I have a few pictures of the things I sent Nobodyhasthisoneyet. I know she has received and figure she might not have time for pictures yet.
The whole package:

An altar cloth showing the story of Cerridwen.

A small goddess pillow with a handtatted edge.

A glass candle holder painted by my Hubbie

Two tiny coasters

And a mini art quilt of the Morrigan heavily inspired by a Jessica Galbraith picture.

The package she sent me is wonderful. I'll wrangle photos off my tempremental camera tomorrow and post them.

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3  Re: Doctor Who and Spinoffs round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ellemir on: November 03, 2009 04:14:14 PM

Finally I've managed to upload my photos.
Firstly There was this fab Tenth Doctor Plush with glasses and sonic screwdriver in an inner pocket

Then a perfect top stenciled with images and the Angels have the phonebox

An altered and decorated box holding a steampunk/ victoriana Sonic screwdriver

and a tardis key necklace in a secret compartment

I adore everything and have truly been spoiled by the Incredible Duika.
My favorite things are the Plush Doctor, The top which I am wearing contantly and the sonic screwdriver (which my younger son has tried to steal)

Thank you sooo much.

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4  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by ellemir on: October 13, 2009 04:03:37 AM
My second and third poppets were made for the Coraline swap. They are now safe with their new owner so here's a pic

My first poppet still needs clothes but at least I feel confident I can make them now.
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5  Re: Coraline Rd 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ellemir on: October 12, 2009 03:50:17 PM
TintedShadow recieved from me last Thursday but she has been unwell so I thought I'd post a few piccies of the package I sent.
Firstly there are poppets of Coraline and Tinted Shadow. Many thanks to ghillie, craftewoman and Eliea for the patterns, and MalibuKasey whose Coraline Poppet was a huge inspiration.

Close up of Coraline poppet showing her vinyl coat and boots and leather messanger bag

Shadowline poppet showing her silk corset and skirt and suede DM's. She has a tatted choker with a handmade silver cross- like one on Tinted Shadow's wist

This picture shows the letter I sent, a seed packet from the Other father's Garden filled with sweets. Dreads for the TintedShadow poppet and extra wool for  hair. And a minature knitting kit to make a Skull turtle. The picture on the front is my wedding pic with added buttons coutesy of the Coraline website.

Finally I made a silk box to resemble Coraline's Toybox from the other bedroom

And filled it to resemble the 50 mystery boxes sent out to websites.
There is a sample of mini knitting like the Star sweater on tiny needles, Black fimo buttons, and on the inner lid a seeing stone also made from fimo.
The box is lined with red silk and paper cut from a Coraline poster I downloaded from the website.
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6  Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap, round 2 in New Swap Theme Ideas by ellemir on: September 08, 2009 07:31:39 AM
I wonder if I joined( if and when this runs) if my partner would mind working to a size constraint? Or is that too restrictive a request?

I'd really love a mini art quilt the size of a landscape A4 piece of paper because I made a purse to display my art quilts like this one on the front.

annd I love the idea of starting a collection of art from other people to swap in and out as the mood takes me.
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7  Re: WWP Swap Round 14, Shrine N Stuff! Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ellemir on: September 06, 2009 02:13:41 PM
Aw thank you! I hope it meets expectations! Cheesy
It most certainly does and here it is, in all it's glory
This is a shrine to Hecate, with all my favourite colours under a dark black wash.
Phizzy said this was the first time she used Silver leaf. It is applied so professionally. The picture of the door at the back was taken by phizzy in Greece. I love all the personal touches. There is a snake on the floor and a rhodonite crystal, which is sitting on a triangle of crystal beads.

Here is a view of the ceiling of the shrine. Phizzy wrote that the photo of the monn was taken in a church in Granda

Can you see how the image of Hecate wraps round on to the side. And the cute owl sat on the border. This border continues all round the outside of the shrine.

The other side of the shrine has a second owl, and a lovely old key held in place by a delicate finding. The inside of the shrine is also decorated with stars and tiny clear crystals.
And here is the postcard with a lovely image of Klimt's that was included, telling me about the shrine.

once again, Phizzy, thank you so much I love it.
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8  Mermaid Mini Art Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by ellemir on: August 29, 2009 06:17:02 AM
I just finished my first ever mini art quilt.

The mermaid pattern was  a free stained glass pattern found on the net. The seaweed modified from a child's colouring book. As you may guess, I can't draw to save my life.
Everything is from my stash. The fabrics are silks of various weights and a small piece of batik cotton. There is a combination of machine applique and hand embroidery. The edges were bound by hand with bias binding and is the neatest I have ever achieved.

I hope to attach this to the front of a bag I am making, in such a way as to be able to swap out the pictures. So i am currently experimenting with different methods of affixing it.

Any ideas would be welcome.
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9  Re: WWP Swap Round 14, Shrine N Stuff! Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by ellemir on: August 29, 2009 05:37:44 AM
Wow - I am so impressed with everyone's shrines! The Greenman one is so unique - love the use of fabric, and being able to put the solar system into an altoid tin - now that's magick!  Beautiful work all the way around  Cool

I'm seriously doubting my artist talents at this time ... shrine fear has set in  Roll Eyes !

phnxreign, Thanks and I totally agree with you that the astronomy shrine rocks.

Regarding your shrine fear, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. We all have strengths and weaknesses in crafting. I don't want to think what my shrine would have looked like if I had used paper crafts. And I look in awe at those that can work in that media. But that won't stop me playing around with them for amusement, maybe one day I'll produce something I like Grin

And for those who are interested. Photos of the shrine in progress.
This shows the three inner walls and base before I added the hand embroidered sections and glued it inside

Here is the complete outer box before the side walls where sewn together. Each piece is cardboard covered with batting and then the machine  appliqued silk dupion. The walls have two pieces of cardboard, a triangle and rectangle to allow the structure to close.

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10  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by ellemir on: August 13, 2009 02:49:44 PM
This is my first and still unfinished poppet. Eyes and hair are on order and clothes are being made.

I was very pleased with how she has turned out and surprised to find she stands independantly.

My younger son (18 years old) has put in a strong request for a lion poppet, without boy parts because he is a toy  Cheesy

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