Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Winter and Pieces ATC's

Here are some more of the Winter and Pieces Swap cards.
Called this starting the beanie
This is a crochet cluster

These are peg dolls made from
bits and pieces
some cotton reels
and finally some chess pieces

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I have been extremely fortunate in winning a draw prize from Melody Lamb - a wonderful miniaturist. The little frog porcelain ornament arrived yesterday in the mail and it is beautiful!

I would recommend any and everyone to have a look at her beautiful miniature artworks on her blogsite at . At the moment she is doing a series of winter birds - and has the story on there of a little baby house sparrow that she hand raised - so cute!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More ATC's

Wow!! Last month here in Oz was a scorcher! We broke temperature records!
It has finally cooled down, but I think it lulling us into a false sense of security, then at Christmas it'll be a stinker!
Anyway I have been doing ATc's for a few swaps all at once - still doing some for the pieces swap and so here are some more game pieces that I have done for that one.
Rubik's Cube
Twister Spinner

I have changed tack on the Winter trade and decided to do some on knitting. I am knitting beanies for newborns at the moment - part of the knitting for charity that I do - and I thought that it would be a great idea for the cards - just couldn't hold the knitting and sketch at the same time LOL!

And the last swap I have on my hands is one on giraffes - I didn't think I could come up with enough ideas for it but I managed - so here are a few of my giraffes - stuffed ones, romantic ones and hungry one's. I am continually amazed with the fact that I can come up with so many images just from hunting through photos on the net, and everyone else on the swap comes up with images that are individual as well. I guess it is this swapping of singular ideas and styles that keeps me swapping . I love these tiny individual paintings!