first off, welcome to all my Swap-bot followers and readers. I noticed a lot of traffic from swap-bot lately, so I decided to start writing in English. just to accommodate you. I'm a very nice lady, you know;-) .
So, I've been rather busy lately. Lotje still does not want to sleep at night, so focussing on knits and stretchy fabrics was not really my cup of tea lately. But I was in a lot of fun swaps, that did not involve large amounts of fabric and good thinking.
For the Elven Brooch swap, we were supposed to make the Elven Brooch from the LOTR-movie. I made mine out of Fimo, and used wire as a second material. It was a bit tricky, but the outcome was nice. At least, that's what I think.
In the OTT-group you're meant to make your partner One Tiny Thing. Just one thing (10 cm x 10 cm max), no extra's. I love that idea. I signed myself up for some tags and swaps over there and am having a lot of fun coming up with ideas. For the Tim Burton Movie swap I decided to go with Jack Skellington. He's just so lovely for a creepy guy. A while ago, my sis gave me her old set of carving tools, from back in the days. I finally came around to using it. I hand-carved Jack out of a eraser. and I got the flavor of things, because I couldn't stop myself and made a woodland-bambi-cutey for an OTT-tag and some cupcakes for a giveaway on Swapperdeswap (the Belgium swappersforum).
But we were talking Yummie fabrics in the title of this blogpost, now, weren't we? Well, today was the day we all look forward to for half a year. In the Expo in Antwerp, one hall gets transformed to a really really big fabric store. you'd better go there on a budget, with a list, and even then, you come out with way more fabrics than you originally planned. But it's sooooooooooo much fun, and the ideas keep coming. Thankfully, now and then, you bump into someone sane, that can tell you NOT to buy that certain fabric, and definitely not for a coat (merci hé Gertje). But most of the time, it's grab, grab what you can until the wallet is empty and the smile is as wide as your ehm.... bags. yeah.
The faces, o god, those faces. If I were a bit richer, I'd bought like 4 meters of that fabric, and then I had to be a bit bolder, to make a gorgeous trench coat out of it. But for now, I'm settling with a purse.