Monday, August 27, 2012

Surprise Swap--August--What I sent!

I am participating in a Surprise Swap on Craftster. This swap is really fun because it's easy (2pts) which means the amount of  crafting necessary is minimal. Also, because of the surprise element. That is, the participants are divided into 2 groups, and then matched with partners. So, I crafted for someone (I'll elaborate once  she's posted she's received) and then someone else crafts for me---only my sendee doesn't know she'll get my craft, and I don't know who my sendee is until I receive a package.  So, one day I'll go to the mailbox, and ta da! I'll have a package waiting for me. Oh what fun!

Anyway, the woman I'm sending to is due to receive her package today and I am so so excited! She hasn't been very active on the board, so I hope she updates soon. And, when she does, I'll expand on this kinda vague post!

She's received!! And, she loved it! I'm so happy

She's into Vintage, and wanted sewing accessories, so when I came across: 

I knew this was just the project!

She likes Vintage, and I'm not really a fan of vintage, so I had to go out and try to find the most vintage looking fat quarters that I could find. The green material with the flowers I received in my Stuff an Envelope Swap earlier this year and I used it for the main portion of this pincushion.
I meant to take in depth in progress pictures, but I forgot! Silly me. This is the pincushion as it was all put together but before I stuffed the pincushion and sewed the finishing touches.

Look at it at work! Such a great tool for when you're sitting on the couch sewing!

And, stretched out!

I also crocheted her some 8-pt flowers, coaster size. They were in a book of alternate Granny Square ideas, but I liked the flower part so much that I decided not to "square it."

I even crocheted  a little ribbon to tie it up and send it off!

Friday, August 24, 2012

4x6 Art Swap Rd 5

My partner received in the 4x6 Art Swap rd 5, so I can now post what I made for her.

I had been showing Savannah how to write her name, and then trace around it with different colors to make a design, which inspired me to do this piece. I absolutely love the Craftster 4x6 art swap--it's so freeing and addicting, that I felt like showing the love this round. So, I started with that, and then needed some filler, I had a rainbow, which then needed a sun, which then needed other weather related things...this is what it ended up being.

Alwaysinmyroom was the lucky recipient, and lucky for both of us that she loves the child-like style of artwork, and everything about it! Phew, it's always a little scary when you craft however you feel and then a surprise partner gets your piece...but, that's the fun of the swap, too!

 I received this amazing piece today....The words say: Time is a companion that goes with us on the journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.

It looks like there was some decoupage  for the background, and then some paint splattered on that, and the butterfly is a neat 3-D element!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I did it! I did it! I got the right wool yarn, and I felted something!! Pictures, and more detail later!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jarron's Sunshine Blanket--so close!

I've been making a lot of progress on Jarron's sunshine blanket....

You can really see the sun shining on this one. I have to make 34 more blue squares, and then put a border on it, and it's finished!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Getting Comfy on Cloud Nine

So, everyone takes those feet-beach photos....but, how about those feet cloud photos??


                                                 Now, THAT's what I'm talking about!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Dinosaur!

Ahhh, I really don't know what it is, but I drew it while coloring with the kiddos....I gave a Zentangle--esque quality!  So, while my drawing skills are pretty blah, I think he's kinda cute!