Remember that I told you about the lucky bag swap? The parcel arrived yesterday, only one day after I took it to the post office. SleepingTime, the recipient, liked it and so I think I’ve got the permission to finally post some pictures here.
I took stars as a theme, nautical ones, to be specific. Not only do I like this motif very much but also SleepingTime mentioned her love for stars of every kind and fashion in her swap profile.
I love to follow a certain continuity with colours, symbols and writings. The sweets are raspberry sherbert bonbons called chuckle pellets and match the red I used for the flowers and some of the content.
These were the first things I made for this swap when I was still very weak and bedbound. SleepingTime wrote that she liked stripes and the colours red and turquoise. We are a crafts forum after all, so I decided to draw needle and thread, too.
The needle-and-thread theme again, this time with the same flowers as on the card and scissors. And stars, of course.
The bag was the “large” thing I made for the swap. Strangely the colour matches SleepingTime’s medieval dress nearly exactly, at least this is what she told me, and I didn’t even know about this dress!
I really like how the embroidery turned out. The yellow parts are three layers of different yarns each and the turquoise tendrils are not only striped with the lightest yellow bead yarn but also decked with glass beads.
The design is meant to be quite medieval inspired but I think I’ve inserted quite a lot of my own hedgefairy style.
I used the same thread for the bookmark, also with these glass beads sewn around. The embroidered stars are simple pentagrams with stitches at the crossings of the lines in a slightly darker yellow.
Finally, the last project for the lucky bag: A leather bracelet and matching earrings again with nautical stars, twines, flowers and read thread. I kept the pattern I made for the wristband so I will be able to make one of these for myself. The leather is quite thick and soft at the same time and was very easy to pyrography as soon as the soldering iron was hot enough.
I hope that SleepingTime will take pleasure in these things for a long time and am really glad that she likes them.
I should really post more about crafts here.