Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Craft Swap Goodness

Dang, its been so long since my last post.. but, I've been a busy bee! The husband got a job (in a faraway place 4 hours away that has birds on things) so we had to get him moved into an apartment, I completed 2 more customs pieces, completed 2 craft swaps and am participating in another one right now.. so needless to say my poor little blog has been neglected once again. But I did make her pretty with a new layout and background... you like?

now onto the goodies..

I participated in a Portals and Friends swap on Craftster (Check out the full gallery here) and ended up with two partners. We were set up 'round robin' style and decided that on top of making the main crafts for our assigned partners, we would make a small 'thank you' gift for the person making our crafts since we weren't swaping directly.

My Partner said that she wanted stuff for her kitchen, so I took that idea and ran with it:

Portals Apron

Portal's apron with Cake!

Turret Mini Potholder

Turret mini-potholder

Portals warning sign Potholder

Warning sign Potholder

Aperture Science Logo

Aperture Science Logo in Portal colors

I had a lot of fun playing with the different themes and adapting them to kitchen stuff, my partner said she really loved glaDOS and the warning signs so I tried to use that as the main focus. For other partner I wanted to make something with a potaDOS or a Cave Johnson quote and ended up making this:

GlaDOS potato baker bag

Its a potaDOS potato baker bag! if you don't know the magic of a potato baker bag I suggest you educate yourself quick like! I got one at a craft fair held at the senior center by my house and it is the most amazing thing, ever, perfect 'baked' potatoes in the microwave that are fluffy and don't have rubbery gross skin. You can bet I will be making another one for myself.
I based the bag off a free pattern found here
I made the glaDOS potato pattern myself and embroidered it on the bag before I put it together.

The Cake is a Lie!

I also made another "the cake is a lie" embroidery pieces because my partner said it was one of her fave quotes from the game. I think this one is better than the first one I made a few months ago :)

I got some pretty awesome sauce crafts in return!

Alchamy513 sent me these amazing crocheted beauties:

Cake and a companion cube!! Two of my fave things in the game. She did an amazing job!!! I also got a lemon "grenade" and lemon hand soap... :P

YumJello sent me an awesome embroidered hoop and bracelet to me as well, it is going on the hoopla wall for sure. Who doesn't love the companion cube? I mean, it will never threaten to stab you so that means its awesome right?

I love the applique and the colors! she did an great job on both of the pieces!

The next craft swap that I was in was the Phat Quarter Fifth Friday of Fabulousness Swap (check out Phat Quarter here) the theme was Food! So after a lot of messages and realizations that my partner and I were pretty much of similar tastes Jackson,my partner, (go check out her blog, after you are done here of course) let me choose whatever for her. After reading her blog, I narrowed it down to either something godfather related, robots, or a vintage pattern. Since she already had some godfather embroidered quotes in her etsy store I didn't really want to go that route...and I couldn't find any good robot food references other than using humans or gas as fuel and none of the pictures I came across I liked. so I busted out my giant box of vintage embroidery transfers and grabbed this vintage aunt martha pattern:
OH Yea :)

I love it! It totally reminds me of the Kool-aid man, I just hope that Jackson can put it to good use :D

Ponyinarope is the person who was making a piece for me, and she more than delivered!!! I told her that I loved ugly vintage stuff, cadbury mini eggs, and the food ads from the fallout video games (among other things) and this is what she made for me:
Chocolate Eggs

HOW AMAZING IS THAT PIECE??? I love it so much. The bunny.. the mini eggs.. my name!! She does amazing work, you should check out her blog here!

and I will end it on that folks. I hope you like the new blog. I am going to try and do better about blogging more... hopefully :) Up next... I talk about being featured on Mr. X Stitch and Geek Crafts and show off some of the awesome vintage finds that have come my way lately. stay tuned.


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