Apr 23, 2010

Some yarn...weee!

One of my stashes of yarn...mostly acrylics.
When I am more skilled in crochet, I will buy nice wool and yarn. Until then I'll stick with my donated stuff.


Apr 7, 2010

Alice In Craftsterland Swap

Hi everyone! I finally have something new to post! (Actually things have been piling up and I have a lot of posting to do!)
I have been a lifelong fan of Charles Dodgson's novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The adventures have been read by so many, and adored by all and Alice's Adventures have definitely been one of the most influential and creative stories of all time.
and last month, I participated in a very fun swap dubbed "Alice in Craftsterland." on
Here are the Alice themed goodies I made for my swap partner. She lives all the way in New Zealand and she hasn't received her package yet but I hope she likes it!

The whole Package

The White Rabbit

Mad Hatter & Pocket Watch Magnets

Tiny Alice Craft Bag

And last but Certainly not Least,
(I apologize for the blurriness!),
An Upcycled Alice Bookmark.

Original drawings by Sir John Tenniel.

I had a lot of fun doing this swap and I look forward to participating more often because it is a sheer joy for me to create and give things to other people. I must admit that it's also a lot of fun to receive lovingly handmade, crafty packages.
We may live across the world and have different skills but through swaps we are able to connect to others in a seriously creative and inspiring way.

With permission, I will post the really fantastic items that I received from my partner and perhaps she would answer a question or two for me. We'll see!

Until next time,
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Theodore Roosevelt.