Hi Sara. Hope all is well with you. Your 1x1 square blog is on my dashboard and shows up on my bio and I can't delete is as I am not the administrator. Would you please delete me from this blog and fix it so that it will not show up any longer on my dashboard and under my bio. Thanks so much.
This is what we did with our squares: a 3D piece with strips of translucent paper coloured with oil pastels, pending from an hexagon made of copper. They actually look better than in the pictures (it's very hard to do honor to a piece with this format). Thank you all, we really enjoyed the experience! ADATA: Anita, Helena and Laura
YAY, my Group 2 inchies FINALLY arived today...(I think I must be the last), and I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Julia, Emmy, Laura, Dotee and of course our fabulous host Sara for my wonderfully detailed white squares, they are exquisite up close, and I'm looking forward to creating something unique with them....but how can I possible upstage Sara's amazing creation???? Andrea XXX
just a quick pix of all my beautiful, fantastic pink one inch jewels. got them yesterday and am thrilled. the set in the upper left corner are the ones i did for myself.now to put my creative cap on to think of a proper display! thank you,Sara for all your hard work and inspiration and thanks gals for creating such lovelies. susan
This is ADATA reporting from Buenos Aires. We have recevied the orange square sets and are delighted with the possibilities! Thank you Sara for filling in the missing set. And Thank you Andrea, Emmy, Dot, and Julia. We can´t wait for our next meeting to start a project with them. I'll keep you posted.
Hia Sara and all the girls from Group 3, I recieved my inchies today. I have spent the last 2 hours just looking at them! I wanted to say a big thank you to you all, they are so lovely, so different yet go together as a set wonderfully. I am going to stitch them to a canvas when i get five and I will post the picture when I do. Thanks again carol t
Dear ladies of group 2 I know you are all waiting for my squares to arrive. I am trying my best to finish them, I'm about 1/2 way done. I should have been been finished with all these way before this but life gets in the way sometimes. What I would propose is for me to not hold up the swap any longer. I propose that I send you each a fat quarter of my own hand dyed fabric which is of very nice quality. I apologise for being such trouble to this group. I had very good intentions when I started and have never let a group down that I've taken part in . I can mail out the fabric today so that you will have it soon. If you prefer the squares, it will be another week or two before I finish. Cathy
Thanks ladies for your responses. I am working as quickly as I can to finish these and get them sent out for you.
My fingers are still esp stiff in the morning but if I do my exercises, they will eventually loosen up and become somewhat more flexible. I never thought a broken pinky finger could cause so much trouble! I have threatened my dog if he does anything like that again! (:>)
But he's got himself in his own trouble. He caught his paw in our chain link fence, we think, and he has a deep cut on one of the pads of his paws. He looks so sad. He sits holding that paw up in the air and walks on 3 legs at times. So, I think maybe he's been paid back for what he did to me?
We have a problem. Kathy isn't responding to my mails asking if she is working on the squares. What do we do? We have a Cathie, who already sent the squares, a Cathy, who's doing them and then a Kathy who doesn't respond. Please give me some idea of how to proceed. I sent her mails with an automatic response if she opens them and this isn't working either...
Dear Ladies of Group 2, I am so sorry that I don't have my blocks finished. It seems life got in the way of me remembering the due date. I have been working hard at my rehab of my fingers that were casted. I totally forgot the due date for this swap. I can't believe that I did but I am sorry. I will be happy to do my blocks and send them to you, if you will allow me a little more time. Sara proposed that I finish and send by the middle of April. If you are all agreeable with that I will make mine and send off so that you will have them as soon as possible in April. Please accept my apologies, I am so sorry, Cathy
As I was one week in bed with the flu and my head isn`t working full yet, I want to be sure that no packages got lost. I suppose Kathy, Jamie and Judy didn't sent yet? I already have all others. You can take your time because the deadline is the end of March but I want to know if everything is running smoothily! :-)
Dearest Sara, Arlee, Beate, Alicia, Dianne, and Gunnel, Thank you all so much for these little treasures. I don't have a picture but I enjoy them all mounted on my sitting room wall. Special thanks to Sara for hosting this delightful swap
take care all...I'll be following your blogging creative delights xxx
Now I must review what I wrote about our "angel". This is getting more mysterious because I don't quite like how it evolves...
Today I got the package mentioned in the letter, but directly from the States with our customs stamp on it and brought by our postman without any marks that it had been in Africa. Just the normal post way...
Now, how can this package come directly from the States, per Air Mail (it was sent on the 10th of February) and somebody has in the meantime time to send the address to Kenya - per computer? - so that this person sends a letter telling me he has the package and is forwarding it to me???
Everything is very suspicious. Now I would look very closely at the people working in the post office that forwarded the mail...
The world is getting kind of crazy with this globalization...!!
This is a picture of all our squares. The yellow ones were made by Anita for another project. The format has been delicious! And seen like this, they do look like candy... When we get the rest of our orange squares, we plan to mount them in a 3D structure. Today or tomorrow they leave Argentina to reach their destination. And we can't wait to see what we'll get. It's been a pleasure. Sara, you should start something else. It's a lot of work, we know, but you've done it wonderfully! Thanks, thanks, thanks. Helena, Anita & Laura
Here is my last offering for this time! I have absolutely loved doing these and have learned a lot along the way. I have used a lot of techniques and have really enjoyed. On these I melted felt, used painted angelina, sequin waste, beads and buttons. I will be sorry not to be stopping in here so regularly. Hope all the recipients like my bits! Love carol T
These are my art squares for the purple. I have loved working these as purple is one of my favourite colours. It is suprising what you can fit on to a one inch square. On these I have melted felt to make laddery type things, Used sequin waste (2types) to make pattern, layers of organza, buttons, beads, sequins, closed feather stitch, Kantha type stitching, Button hole, fly stitch, rolled a kind if organza bead, french knots and used the glue gun to make a heart encrusted with microbeads! Phew! I really love these, will be sorry to send them off, and am gutted that the next ones are my last. Only green to go. I want to do some more illustrative stuff on my last ones as I always seem to do textural instead!
Though we've been sooo late to come to the blog, we haven´t been idle. Our sets are all nearly ready. The camera was one of the delays, but here are the first results. Our colors were IVORY/Butter - Aquablue - White - Lemon green - Green - Purple and our own Orange.
After Sunday (when we meet again) I'll have the rest of the photos and then they'll be on their way to Sara.
I must say we've enjoyed enormously this initiative and this format. LAURA-ADATA
The one above is the aquablue, and the one below is the Green set
i have a big problem, i cannot log into my own computer because something happened (too long to explain, all computer technique!). Now I wanted to send the squares and noticed I cannot get into my old mails because they are in the problem zone. Could you please send your addresses once more to email@example.com ?
Susan asked in the comments about using the soldering irons. There are lots of techniques using the soldering irons and you can get really fine tipped ones. The diffinative book I have seen is "Burning issues" by Margaret Beal, and you can get soldering irons from her too, if you email her. Google her and you will find it, or check out workshop on the web's traders mall. What I did was to use the tip to burn holes through felt(acrylic) and also to score lines in the surface. Hope this helps. Love carol T
Hi Sara and all other wonderful artists in Group 3.... Just wanted to you let you know that my charms are in the post this morning with my $5 USD. I can't wait for you all to receive them. I hope you love them as much as I loved making them for you!!
Here are my turquoise and aqua squares for group 3. I have also enjoyed doing these. I have used the soldering iron to make holes and score lines into the felt. I couched down the cable as last post, but I used some of my daughters stretchy jewellery cord, it is a plastic tubing thing. It makes a nice contrast to the matt of the cable as it is quite shiny. I really like these.
Thanks to everyone who has left me lovely commnets here, they are much appreciated.
I hope no one is offended that i did this! I notice some photos are hard to see the detail in so i took the liberty of fixing them with a little tweaking--here are Carol's turquoise squares for example!
Here are my turquoise squares for group 3. I love this colour myself, and don't know why I didn't choose it myself! I striped some electrical cable this week for my hanging and the cable covering was a lovely blue, so i have couched it down. Sorry the scan is a bit rubbish, some have a lot of beading and so the scanner doesn't like them, hope their new owner does! Love carol
I made some minor adjustments to my Greens for Group 3 and am happy with the results. I promise I wont touch them again! Even though the human eye is suppose to be able to discern like 2300 shades of green I only used but a few.
Well, here are the balance of my squares for Group 3 - the Red and Gold, the Gold, the Green and the Turqoise. (I previously posted my purple and pink - see posts below) I had such a good time making them -- I want to play again!
The other artist (dh) I live with got busy with a project while I was away for a few days. At the fabric store he found this book "Sudoku Quilts" (ISBN: 978-1-56477-731-7) and it inspired this nice piece. (thankfully the book includes the solution to the puzzle). 81 1"x1"squares. He used paper instead of fabric because he'd heard that paper behaves better in public than fabric!
I loved making these. I made some handpainted, embossed and free motion embroidered fabric and am happy with the results. These still need work, as I need to finish off the edges. I would appreciate any advice from my fellow traders as to a few methods of nicely and neatly finishing off edges on these little critters.
This is my work for the red and gold colour for group3. The scan is a bit poor sorry, as I did quite a lot on the surface. Hence the red is not strong on the picture, but it is in the flesh. I did the background by doing stamping in expanding medium onto acrylic felt. I then sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and blasted it with the heat gun. This expanded the medium, made the embossing powder gold and melted back the felt. I free mcained this onto a gold taffeta background and then embellished with stitch, charms, beads, brads and wire. Hope you like them Nina! Love Carol T
Been having a bit of quiet time over the last two weeks but have been working away in my studio~ here are my purple squares embellished with fabric beads, crochet, beading, embroidery and patchwork. Jude xx
I work with paperclay often and like how versatile it is so I thought I would make some of my embellishments. First photo is the "before" and the second is the "after'. I am too looking forward to where these lead me!