Thursday, April 26, 2007
More recent projects, all of these were made for craft swaps, I really enjoy the process of craft swapping as it sets limits on what can be done, defines a theme and sets a time limit, which gets me off my ass and working! Has to be a good thing. This is a crochet needle roll and craft apron for a swap (I really should start making stuff to keep!)
And some cushion covers, the recipient of these had a thing for crows and also wanted some little stone from Ireland, the crow cover is obvious, I really wanted crow feathers for the top cover, but I couldnt find any, went wandering about old churches and tall trees looking for a rookery but no joy, all the crows were hanging on tightly to their feathers. For the last pillow case, I sewed in some little stones and shells into pockets created by the gauze ribbon (not very comfortable admittedly! but its her favourite)
I really love the size of Artist trading cards, you can produce a mini work of art very quickly, it gives me a chance to get something completed in one session, I have very little patience, and I like to get a project finished in one sitting. These cards are for a swap for someone who likes kittens,
And my first attempt at ATC envelopes, these are made from magazine pages and I am very happy with how they turned out.
with sunshine it seemed a shame not to do some tie dying , here's a photo trying to catch the colours of the sunset with the colours of the tie dye.
I have been making a lot of bags lately, but they have all been for swaps on craftster.org, so I decided it was time to make myself some, this one was made out of fabric that I received in a swap package, it was only 1/4 yard but I just managed to squeeze this little bag out of it.This is more fabric I got in a swap, I love it! My girly pin-up bag!
I was looking in the Avoca handweavers shop fell in love with a very pretty skirt, but an insane price, so I made myself this version, with a matching bag.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I wonder though if by writing about craft stuff if might mean less actual doing of craft stuff, but we shall see to see.
My latest craft obsession is Artist Trading cards, I love the size of the canvas and the freedom, I am currently workign with watercolour and pen and ink mostly, but I can see that the sky is the limit with these!