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 on: April 25, 2019 09:01:28 PM 
Started by The Raging Sloth - Last post by audio
So sorry kittykill! I forgot I hadn't posted these photos yet!

Pam sent me an amazing package!

First off is a embroidered pillow with one of my favorite designs!


She also made me an awesome embroidery hoop pin cushion, perfect for  when I craft in other rooms and something I hoped for : poly clay handle crochet hooks!!!!


Thank you so much kk! I love everything!! Also sorry about the turned photos!

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 on: April 25, 2019 07:40:21 PM 
Started by The Raging Sloth - Last post by endymion
Oh quaggy, as a P.S., the sewing/craft-related words on the mug rug come from this vintage fabric from the 1980s:


The roses were supposed to be used to decorate jeans, sweatshirts, and jackets. I bought the fabric for the floral designs wanted to use them to make some picture frames but couldnt throw away the instructions that were printed on the edges. Thought it would be perfect to use that fabric for the craft appreciation swap!

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 on: April 25, 2019 07:10:39 PM 
Started by The Raging Sloth - Last post by endymion
I received from quaggy today, too! She spoiled me like a long-lost sister!!!!

The enormous box was filled with so many wrapped presents...


It felt like Christmas!
The first thing out of the box was this incredible sewn bowl. It is so intricate and so amazingly well-crafted. Just beautiful! Its going to be great for storing little bobbins and bits.



Then there is this pretty candle holder. It is a painted jar decorated with cheery flowers. A small glass goes at the top to hold a candle. She sent three different scents: patchouli, sea, and citrus. Yummy!



Here are some of the MANY fun extras that quaggy threw in: buttons galore in fabulous shapes and colors. I love the painted wooden ones! Also some fruity candy and some chocolate (that my husband was eyeing as I was unwrapping!) And a little journal that contained her message to me.




But wait, there is so much more! First this cool macrame plant holder with decorated spools tied into it. I might use it to hold yarn, though. Quaggy said that the fabric bowl fits into it.




...and this happy burlap banner for my large, blank craft room wall:



Last but far from least, this heart made out of vintage spools. I saw she had made one before, and I was secretly hoping I would get one.  Hooray!



Quaggy, Im totally blown away by your talent and your generosity. All hail the quaggy!!!! Big THANKS and hugs as well. I may have to send a second package with all the other things I thought of making but couldnt for lack of time.  Wink

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 on: April 25, 2019 07:04:38 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma - Last post by lindyv321
I received from PerfectlyBohemian today! Im so excited about what she sent me!! Look at this amazing mug she made! Its great because we both like dinosaurs


She also made me a mini moth man that she cast with resin and added all kinds of fun sparkles, buttons, and stuff


And I got a blind box with a vinyl toy too! I love blind boxes and I havent seen these but am going to have to look for them. I love the colors and design. They are so me!!


I love everything!! Thank you PB

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 on: April 25, 2019 06:34:05 PM 
Started by The Raging Sloth - Last post by quaggy
My package arrived from Endymion and everything is perfect!  She shared that she felt hers skills were below mine but lady you knocked it out of the ball park! 

Look at this adorable mug rug.  First I love the color combo red and aqua and the sewing supply fabric that is one side.  The flip side is pieced and reminds me of a stack of books especially with the background fabric.  I love holding a real book in my hands and reading is a second hobby. 





Next up is an adorable pincushion made from sewing spool fabric and a vintage tin jello mold.   The sprinkles are turquoise and red straight pins and what appears to be a red button on top for a cherry.  This is such a freaking cool pin cushion something that I collect.  I love it!





I think this is my favorite.....because I can not crochet.  It is a tape measure and again the colors are spot on.  Just look at this.  Oh my how small the crochet hook had to be.  I am in awe of your talent.   Just look at the detail even on the pull.  Lady I am blown away!







Rating right up there with mind blowing is this awesome necklace.  Silver my favorite.  It is a cute glass bottle filled with buttons, scissors, a spool of thread, pins and what appears to be a charm.  It is adorable the perfect length and look at how Endymion finishes the top..... teeny tiny crochet. Oh dear my eyes hurt just thinking about someone being able to do this!





For finishing up the package she bought these cute sewing themed lapel pins!



Endymion I am so happy we were partners.   Such a wonderful well thought out and crafted package!  Thank you so much for everything!

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 on: April 25, 2019 05:06:21 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma - Last post by Bugaboo1
After one of those days  at work I came home to a wonderful package from Theshappiremoon!!

Here is everything
 

The wall hanging is adorable and BUTTONS!!!



Then an additional bag of buttons from her stash which I know is difficult to let go of!


An adorable zippered pouch in an awesome fabric


Home canned dill pickles woohoo!!!


Then nuts and a wonderful gel pen
Love it all!!!


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 on: April 25, 2019 04:47:13 PM 
Started by craftylittlemonkey - Last post by tendstowardschaos
Your vanity top looks great, pinokeeo! I love the tile that looks like wood. We've been remodeling our bathroom for waaaaay too long, hoping to finish up this weekend (because the second bathroom is being torn apart on Monday - yikes!).


I've been on a basket-making kick lately. Made the one, then my toddler monster demanded one (red) and I figured I should make one for DS1 (rainbow) while I was at it. The blue/purple/red ones and the blue one are Mother's Day gifts for my sisters-in-law. I still need to add a bit of leather to cover the end of the rope, but they're mostly done. I have plans to make at least one more - a Mother's Day gift for my MIL.






 8 
 on: April 25, 2019 12:02:55 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma - Last post by kwality570
I got the Oceania Mermicorno in my box. Seriously, these things are awesome. Smiley I'd never heard of them before getting one from StudioANF. I may need to start collecting them now.

 9 
 on: April 25, 2019 11:17:45 AM 
Started by EriChanHime - Last post by EriChanHime


I made this doll as a birthday present for my Dad in 2011, after I had returned home from living in Japan for 2 years (I taught English at an eikaiwa/language school). While I lived there, I accumulated quite the collection of vintage and second-hand kimonos and kimono accessories. One of my favorite stores also sold scrap pieces of kimonos that had been too damaged to sell whole. I loved going through those color-coded bins of silks and wools and cottons. This doll's clothing is not only 100% percent accurate for dressing (no cheats were used, like fake obi bows or faux sleeve linings -- she is dressed from the undergarments out in a full replica of a human kimono set...because I am apparently a crazy person...) but also made entirely from remnants of actual worn kimonos and yukatas in various kinds of silks and cottons.



This beautiful little lady (who, yes, has my face profile just like the Hula Portrait Art Doll) took well over 25 hours, and another 1-2 hours just to dress! All her layers are tied on properly for traditional Japanese wafuku standards, and her obi is properly wrapped and hand tied; it  even has a small plastic scrap tucked down the front to keep it from wrinkling in imitation of a real person's.



Her hair is made from hand-sewn/tied embroidery floss and then actually french braided around her head and finally sewn in place. Her flower kanzashi hair ornament was also made from kimono silks, as were her tiny zori slippers. I cheated only on the tabi socks, as they are sewn onto her legs as her feet, but I did rework the original foot pattern to give her a proper split toe so she could actually wear her shoes.

Dad was absolutely floored. *heart* The doll lives happily at my parents' house on the same shelf as her Hula "sister."


(I did also make the origami here and bring back the rabbit bell from Japan, but I did not make the Hawaiian dance implements--those came from a Hawaiian craft fair many years ago)

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 on: April 25, 2019 10:59:27 AM 
Started by EriChanHime - Last post by EriChanHime
Updated project pictures have now been added to the original post.  Grin

And here's the teaser for my next art doll post: Kimono Doll!

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