Thursday, 31 January 2008
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
so with a bit of double sided tape, i have my bags!!!
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Chocolate seemed to focus a lot on this partner's profile, followed by gardening.
Then this newbie mentioned "Veggie Cooking".
And my 3rd partner also mentioned gardening and the outdoors.
My first ever ATC will be going to a special home:
These 2 are headed to Australia for the swap:
And these two to the USA:
that was before i started swapping and getting into arts and crafts, like painting, cross stitch, crochet and my latest venture, bottlecaps.
Saturday, 26 January 2008
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Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Sunday, 20 January 2008
anyway i thought i'd share the website links i received here:
so from NerdGirlCreations (Kirsty):
from apartmentcatEtsy (Katie):
from jenniferyellowhat (jennifer):
from storylaura (Laura):
from SarahLiz (sarah):
Thursday, 17 January 2008
first a margarine tub with a couple of milk bottle tops chopped up:
took quite a high temperature - the max the oven will do is 250C but it still took a long time.
but it stuck to the greaseproof paper too.
then i tried to flatten it and ruined it completely!! why can't i just leave things alone.
so then i tried the marg tub on its own and i love this!! i kind of turned out in the shape of an A too! i might try this again because i love the way the plastic curls.
then i tried the mesh and labels from the clementines. the mesh melted well but the label seemed to be more of a paper than a plastic.
so i took out the bits that didn't melt, but the rest in a bottle cap and put it on the electric hob to melt down into the cap:
then i tried clear plastic but put some acrylic paint in to give it some colour. plastic works well, goes white but i need to rethink the colouring
then i tried a mix of white, yellow and red mesh with limited success:
then i tried to flatten that on the hob between 2 heat proof cooking dishes - but the yellow burnt and it stuck to the foil.....
Overall Verdict: Oven not hot enough and fumes cause headaches - don't try this at home folks!
The only things i'm working on now are a custom order of a set of 5 which i've been having a few issues with and have had to restart, a set of 8 for a swap for Christina from swap-bot who is kindly sending me some crystal light, a brooch for me and another brooch for the shop. the picture below is the beginnings: