Will you look at what flew in today !!!! These two amazing Icicles arrived from my blogging friend Jill (Plaidpepper). We decided to do a swap, 2 for 2. I think my two are just sooooo special. They are made from upholstery fabric and beautifully embellished!!! I LOVE the little twigs each one holds. There's a little copper bell on the autumn tone Icicle with beautiful amber flower beads....And the sea toned icicle has a little felt pod (beautifully beaded) with a wonderful little fabric note , which you can see peeping out of the top, just for this photo. It is hidden inside the pod and wrapped around another little twig. The detail is just amazing and Jill I just adore these two girls, I feel very spoilt. Thanks also for the gorgeous beads and threads you enclosed in my package...lots of fun coming up with those. You are such a generous and talented lady. This next photo is of seven fabric birds I made for a bird tota swap we are doing on one of my Yahoo groups. Today they headed off to Elizabeth in the USA to be swapped out and very soon I will be getting seven back to make into my very own bird tota for my art room.
This picture shows them a bit closer (although you can just zoom in I suppose !!!). Will definately show you in a later post the birdies I receive back.
I just have to share this photo of my darling little Amelia doll that I purchased from Dots etsy shop. Isnt she divine!!!! I just adore her, with her beautiful embellishements (very much a Dotee trade mark) and that cute little face. I am quite partial to this pink and yellow fabric combination and I just love the Tina Givens fabric range. I am going to visit her blog and see what she has been creating this weekend.
Art for this week ..... must do a journal page for Journal Chix and start some paper birds for another bird tota swap.
I also have to start getting myself organised for an Art Retreat in May in Melbourne. I am soooo excited!!! I will be doing classes with the talented Misty Mawn, Ro Bruhn, Traci Bautista and Nina Bagley....it will be wonderful to have classes with these super talented ladies.
I will also get to meet some of the lovely ladies I have met via blogland... dont worry, we will take lots of pics.
Thanks for visiting, ciao for now .......
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