Happy September!

I can’t believe it is already September! The summer seemed to fly by and in a couple of weeks, Sienna begins school! It’s just nursery school for 3 hours a day but this will be the first time she is away from me for so long. This is just the beginning. Before I know it, she will be in real school all day!! I can’t even imagine. At any rate, this post isn’t about Sienna! Here are some of the swaps I sent during the summer!

A shaker postcard swap. My partner likes lighthouses so I dug through my archives and found this photo I took when Yves and I went to Washington State right before Sienna was born.
An owl stuffie from the Stitch Fall 09 magazine. I’ve already made the raccoon and the chipmunk is the last one in the trio!
The owl stuffie was part of the Woodland Profile swap. I made my partner an owl pouch, woodland creatures glass magnets, hedgehog keychain, and a mushroom keychain.
I’ve been experimenting with some glitter and rub ons (print my own rub ons that I got for my birthday from Yves). I made the top one into a keychain for a keychain swap and the bottom one is a pendant for a WTA in one of the groups I’m in.
Bird pc for a mail art group
I joined a swap to make Red flowers from this pattern. I had so much fun making them that I joined the swap to make orange ones. I almost did not want to send the orange ones away. (Unfortunately I’m still waiting for the orange swap from my partner and it’s past the due date. argh!)
We had 3 partners for a handmade earring swap. The above 2 sets were for someone I knew personally!
These 2 sets were for the host of the swap, who likes flying pigs (I had her for a partner before!)
It was hard to make this last set for the last partner because she really didn’t indicate her likes in her profile. Still waiting to hear if she likes these!
This was for a Sublime Stitching embroidery swap. I had bought these Aunt Martha paint pens thinking I could use them to color in the patterns (I see such beautiful coloring by so many people!) They didn’t turn out the way I thought (it’s supposed to be used for outlining, why would you want to do that?!) Anyway, I figured out how to use them, which I’ll show in another post. Here I used my gocco fabric paint for the brown and used the glitter paint from the same Aunt Martha order.
These notecards were for the Hand Carved Stamp group. I just finished reading Water for Elephants and was inspired to do a circus theme. I carved the circus tent, CIRCUS, elephant and ringmaster. I even had some clown scrapbook paper!
And finally, for the woodlands wearable swap (I’m finally happy with the photos) ! I made my partner a bunny pendant necklace and a bird bracelet. I’ve gotten a lot of uses out of the woodland graphics I got from Etsy seller Plan F Studios and the bird is from Piddix.


  1. September 2nd, 2010 | 5:47 am

    Good gosh, Lisa! You have been really busy this summer. i love the earrings, the owls and trees are my favorites. The stamps you carved for the circus cards are awesome! And the stuff for the Woodland Profile swap is so cool!! i wish i could make zippered pouches as cleanly and as well. i still have a pouch you made me, with a loop closure. i keep my Zune and headphones in it.

  2. jungy
    September 2nd, 2010 | 3:52 pm

    I really like the flowers…I can see why you wouldn’t want to give them away. The glitter disco cats are fun too. : ) Nice job all around!

  3. September 11th, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your summer projects. I’m having craft envy now, sniff….

    The owl beads are amazing; not too cutesy and a rich color. The range of browns throughout the earrings is very warm. Whoever got these is a very lucky girl!

    Question: Where do you get you bails? I particularly like the look of those on the flying pigs and the tree pendants. They look substantial but not clunky.
    I live in a semi-rural area and the craft shop pickings are a little slim in selection, and pricey to boot.


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