Tuesday, January 30, 2007

PALCHEMY #1

I'm participating in a project through etsy.com called palchemy. On etsy they have something they call alchemy. You can post what you are looking for and people make bids on the cost of making said thing. Someone then took the idea and decided to pair people up as pals. Either one person sends to a maker, or both are makers and senders, or some are just senders. I decided to do all three since I'm a packrat and have things to share. So I got paired with a lovely girl who's shop you can view here: http://ashabee05.etsy.com . She's got amazing yarns and beautiful knitting and crocheted items as well as jewelry. Check her out!




So this is a picture of the items she sent me. She sent some beautiful satin fabric (still not sure what I'm making with this... I think a doll will come from some of it, and then I don't know what will happen to the rest. Some nice faux pearls and a great skein of lion brand chunky yarn. So here is what I've come up with so far from the yarn she sent me. Meet Baasil Lamb. Isn't he cute! Another random amigurumi thing where I just crocheted along until a form came out. I think he turned out rather well. It took me a few tries to get his legs to match up properly. I never count as I go (which I should really learn to do) and that makes it a bit difficult. I should really start writing patterns down as I go so I can make things again when I want to.
I've got the amigurumi bug though. I absolutely adore Beth Doherty from GourmetAmigurumi. I think this is my favorite so far, but all of her stuff is absolutely adorable! My favorite:http://www.flickr.com/photos/38635695@N00/134858635/in/photostream/


Well I think that's all I have to say for now. I'm exhausted and work has been kicking my butt as of late. I'm hoping that things will calm down in the next week and I can actually get some art done!

2 comments:

Lois said...

Now he's a little cutie.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea of exchanging goods and creating from someone elses craft supplies. Just going through your stuff you can find treasures. :0)