Catch up Crafts

Here are some crafts I’ve done (mostly for swaps) in the last few months that I haven’t posted yet. Either I was waiting for my partner to receive the swap or it didn’t fit into a specific category. It’s a lot of photos and I don’t know if clumping them all in one is going to bore you or make you glaze over them a little too fast. Just trying to keep up to date!
For the send you handmade specialty (my partner likes Georgia O’Keefe)
Dia De Los Muertos embroidery swap
Paris photos and crochet dishclothes (2 different partners) as part of the Etsy Inspire swap (I posted the other projects under the Silhouette machine post)
Pocket Alien swap (from the Felties book)
Part of the Handmade Holly Jolly Christmas. The glitter is supposed to be orange and it doesn’t look as bright in the pendant as it does in the bottle. I think I know what to do next time to make it brighter. Also for the same swap, since my partner likes orange and flowers, I made these with my Sizzix:
And a magnetic bookmark for the same swap/partner (pattern from Pretty Little Presents):
Photo Scavenger Hunt. I’m bummed that the partner I sent this to has fallen off the swap-bot planet so I won’t be rated and she flaked on her partner.
Part of the Month of Sundays swap (you send 4 sealed envelopes of stuff so your partner gets to open an envelope per Sunday)
Domino Book swap. This was a lot of fun to do! I made a travel theme and used my Silhouette to make the negative. I thought it appropriate to use a photo of me and a camera on the back. This one from Chicago circa 2007 was the only one I could find!
The fabric flowers (tute from Lil Blue Boo), paper flowers (Silhouette) and these 2 carvings were part of the 12 Days of Christmas swap. I’m really digging that tree! Might have to carve one for myself!
Ornament swap. The photo doesn’t really show the metallic thread I used with the regular thread. Free pattern from Colonial Patterns.
These earrings were part of the Holiday Lucky Parcel swap.
This was for the Secret Santa swap in the Nuts for Sewing Group. My partner is a big pen pal writer so I made up this stationery folio for her. And her favorite color is green, if you haven’t guessed!

And last but not least! Not for a swap obviously but I’ve been wanting to do this to Sienna’s room since she outgrew these foam mats we had bought for her when she was a baby. I’m still not sure what to do with the other part of the mats!
next up for her room is a little vinyl jungle by her bed. Wonder how long it will be before I make that!!


  1. December 13th, 2010 | 10:59 pm

    Love your blog. I think I might have to make regular visits. You seem to be and ecclectic crafter, a girl after my own heart. Variety is the spice of life and all. I dig that tree too and lots of other things I have seen here. Thanks for sharing. ^_^

  2. Auntie Liz
    December 28th, 2010 | 2:02 am

    WOW… Lisa you are AWESOME!!!! There is no other word… beautiful stuff!!!!

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