Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Swappees Beware: Spoiler! -or- what it is that I have been up to

For those of you who have been wondering at my silence, here I present one of the reasons: my high-gear swap production.

First is the Historical Swap, for which I made three hats. The theme was the 40s and 50s, and so I made a little feathered cap, a tie-on hat, and a snood (which I must say I'm rather proud of. Not that I think I'd ever wear one, but the cuteness of it made me want to make one for myself).

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This one shows the colours better:
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Snoody Goodness:

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The second swap I've been working on is the Jane Austen swap. So much fun! Here you see the loot:

Stitch Markers (made to spell out the author's name!) and magnetic bookmark:

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Soaps I made (which have little polymer clay pieces in them that say "Mr. Darcy", "Emma", "Mr. Knightley" and "Hartfield".

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And another soap that has the initials J.A. imprinted in it (the pink one is for me!)

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And finally, the item I wish I could keep for myself: Jane Austen, amigurumi style!

Her we see her in full:

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and her she is with her "quill" (really, a feather dropped by my good friend and pet birdie squawker, Butters, pictured below):
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And here are her shoes, which I must say, I am rather proud of!:

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To make Austen, I used some good ol' Red Heart acrylic, a pretty pink crochet hook, and adaptions of this great little pattern at RoxyCraft. I just elongated the pattern for the body, and winged it for the limbs and clothing. I hope my swap partners enjoy their goodies!

6 comments:

Steph said...

Those look great. I wish I was getting that swap!

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks :) I hope it's recipient likes it!

Steph said...

I think the doll kinda looks like you...

CanarySanctuary said...

Hahaha, I knew I liked it for a reason!

Ilix said...

Awesome swap stuff! I bet they loved it! :D
That must have kept you very busy!
OH, and the Lady Elanor is gorgeous!

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks :) I still haven't heard back about the swaps - they're in the mail.

Hmm, what colours to make Eleanor the Third?