Saturday, 28 March 2009

IYP swap

Here are the bits and pieces I made for Amyracinrose in the Craftster Invite your Partner swap:
A sailor Jerry framed embroidery- I've wanted to stitch this sassy showgirl pinup for a while.
A doll house tea set necklace- I wish I had an action shot to show youand my favourite; a Mitch O'Connell poodle tea towel (or bar towel)- I wish I had a creepy-cute pink poodle who drank martinis - if I did I'd call her Talullah or maybe Roxy...I was so pleased with how her 'fluffy' bits came out (that sounds a bit wierd doesn't it?)
Anyhows, thanks for stopping by- my baby bump is progressing nicely (baby crafts progressing less well), I'll post some pics soon :)

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Flight of the Conchords

I am patiently waiting for FOTC season 2 to appear on British T.V - why is it taking so motherflippin long?! I am just managing to resist the urge to watch all the new songs on youtube. So to fulfil my need for a little bit of FOTC action I thought I'd share some things I made for the FOTC swap last year:

Jemaine ' business time' paper-cut clock (of all the swap items I've ever made this was the hardest to part with!)
boom boom necklace:

and embroidered tote bag;

FOTC + embroidery = happy soph .... I so need to make myself one of those bags

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

little stitches

For the Invite your partner swaps I did two minature embroideries that I put in the back of handbag mirrors. They are both based on old tattoo flash designs.
Because they are tiny I was able to do each of these in just an evening each- making them an ideal craft for my current pregnancy-addled state. The cross stitch kit I've started for the baby's room is not going well, I can only cope with it for very short periods of time and am regularly distracted by Alien like goings on around my midriff!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

IYP- the amazing Lily!

Lily did this incredibly detailed embroidery for me in the Invite your partner swap. She's so beautiful and just my style. The stitching is just perfect- I love the stripy trousers.
And that wasn't all she also sent me this tote- very apt for the English weather!
so cute!

In other news Amy has recieved her package so I'll post pics soonish...
see you later x

Monday, 2 March 2009

Invite your partner swap

I was lucky enough to snag Lily (Lilyvanilli on Craftster) as a partner for this swap. She sent me an awesome package- which will feature in my next post (I have yet to take photos) but if you can't wait to see the amazing goods you can see them here . Fellow Craftsters take note- next IYP be brave and ask someone you admire to swap with you- it is well worth it!
This is what she got from me in return:
ready for your close up?

Somewhat predictably it is based on an Angelique Houtkamp image (well her artwork is amazing). So much fill stitching- I like how the shading on her dress turned out. Her hair is done in lines of satin stitch to add texture- you can't see that on the photo as it's black so you'll have to take my word for it.
I also made an embroidered handbag mirror - which I'll post pics of at a later date and these little extras;
Lily has been a great partner (as you'll see when I post photo's of the beautiful embroidery she sent me) and this has been a fun swap, and guess what the best thing about the swap is? It's not over because I was greedy and signed up with two partners! I'm also swapping with Amy from SwellStitches (Amyracinrose) so there are more of my crafts to post once she receives (don't want to ruin the surprise).
Thankyou Lily- it's been fun we should do it again some sometime!
Night all!