Thursday, March 19, 2009

We have been busy around here! Getting ready for Lydia's ice show this weekend means lots of driving to the ice rink as usual. Last month, I joined the Coraline Mystery Box Swap hosted by My Little Mochi and that has kept me busy and worried. Worried because I knew there would be swappers with tons of talent participating in this swap and I wanted to please my partner so I thought hard about what to do. My ideal project would have been to make a doll similar to the Coraline doll in the movie but I just couldn't make one that was good enough. Thank goodness I found a great pattern for the Cyclops squid thingie and he came out great. See him over there?
I also decided to make a shrink plastic bracelet which came out so detailed and cool and I made some fabric pins. I felt bad in a way for using so many downloaded images and not drawing any myself but my drawing skills are so bad, that I knew it would be horrid. So the box is on its way to California, hopefully it will get there today or tomorrow.


Oak Park Veggie said...

Wow, everything turned out so cool! You are so talented :)

jennie said...

I rec'd your box today and oh my goodness, every time I look at the cyclops I'm stunned. How in the world??? Thank you so much for all the work and love you put into your Coraline box! I love the little bracelet and pins too--did you use Shrinky Dinks? You did such an amazing job! Thank you!!! :)

Michelle R said...

you are my craft Goddess! Hope the ice show is a great success!

potty mouth mama said...

Hi Jane,

I received my Swapapalooza today. Oh my goodness. You are a creative genius. I LOVE my scarf. I can't wait to wear it. I've told everyone about it. It's gorgeous, beautiful colours, so soft, and sooooo amazing!

Am playing the mix CD as I type. So many good tracks (the first made me laugh because I walked down the aisle to an Amelie song - good memories).

Thank you, thank you, you are the bomb and then some.