From Renee I received the most wonderful items, all hand made by her!
I even had a card made using a photo of the ornie!
Rennee used crazy quilting and the details on the ornament is amazing. She made the purse as well!
The spooky trees were made using stitching: the graves were felt which was painted and stitched on and have names like 'Ima Spook'. The spiders and webs were sewn on (top right of the ornie) and beads were added around the pictures of the haunted house so all in all there are three ghosts to match the three graves.
I've never seen anything like it! The attention to detail is amazing! Thank you so much Renee!
My exchange partner was Teresa.
I sent these:
There werew some beads as well but no idea where they are on the picture. The design is one of my own which I altered. Feel free to use and alter as you wish too!
If you right click and save it and then print it should come out just fine.
Right, what is new? Well the Ghost of Christmas Present has been a bit of a pain but we are getting there and he should be finished soon, hopefully by tomorrow.
I'm also now a DMC stockist now and have just received my first order of DMC fabrics: aida, linen and evenweave! I don't know if you remember but I was pretty miffed when I ordered one thread from a well known UK shop and they charged me five pounds postage! And it came in a normal letter size envelope! Terrible. A complete rip off. I emailed them to query it and they didn't even bother to get back to me. So I did what I usually did: I lost my temper and I contacted several big companies and am now distributer for them all rofl. I'm starting with the fabrics because we just can't get them here and then I'll work out my prices and hopefully come up with something fair for the stitchers in Ireland which doesn't involved huge postage costs!
I'm also distributer of two well known American companies but I have to work out the rules for import duty etc to see if I can still make it worthwhile.
All good fun. Oh and I have a brand new project the results of which I hope to show you soon. All I will say is organic and exciting!
Right, must go and cook lunch for the in-laws.
Have a hauntingly good weekend!