Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Recent swaps

I'v had some fabulous post lately, and this little beauty (5" x 5") was my swap from Alis that she made for me in the Kandinski style, the theme for the April Unlimited Textiles swap. The scan really doesn't do it justice, as it is very tactile. Alis has felted all sorts of shapes and colours, in the Kandinski manner, then cut them up, stitched them back in block fashion and added metallic stitching to finish. Thankyou Alis - I love it.

This Book Cover was made for me by Jan for the May Unlimited Textiles gift swap under the theme 'Surprise Me'. Well, what a surprise this is. It is so pretty, the colours are so mellow, and the hand stitching and embellishments are just perfect. Jan also sent me the sketchbook to fit inside - a really wonderful gift that I will treasure, and only draw my best stuff inside it!! Do visit Jan's Blog - she describes what she did and how, much better than I can.

Jan also sent me this package of goodies hoping I may be able to make use of them! Well, I thought, I don't know, but I'll try ........! Gorgeous yes, silk and organza and co-ordinating beads, and check out that little angel in the top right of the pic.

She also included this lovely Postcard - soft green organzas and metallic free stitching, with hand seeding.
Well, I don't know about 'Surprise Me' Jan - I was blown away - and thankyou again.


Heather said...

What a lovely collection of treasures Val - you must be thrilled with them. I like them all but especially the covered sketch book.

Doreen G said...

Wow Val--well who's a lucky girl then.

Sandy said...

How lucky you are to get such wonderful treasures.

dot said...

The sketch book cover is beautiful Val, wow. Hope to see and touch it for real sometime very soooon.

Jeanette said...

Wow Val! I like the new look of your header, of the intire blog in fact! Looks great!

Haven`t had time to try out the doll making thing yet....my gardens are taking up all my time... Maybe this weekend though because the forcast says rain!

Take care

Genie said...

Hi Val,
some lovely goodies Lucky you.
have a great weekend