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Felted Magic Surprise

I received the gift from my secret swap partner on the Etsy European Street Team a few days ago, and on opening the package I was literally overjoyed to find the most perfect gift I could possibly have wished for …

… an incredibly beautiful felted wrap from Inger in my absolutely favourite colours!

I have loved Inger’s work for ages.  A free spirit who lives in Norway, she dyes her own wool and makes the most wonderful felted creations, often with silk fibres mixed in.  Seeing her work through photos could never have prepared me for what I held in my hands though … warm, super soft and light.   A mixture of greens blended into each other on one side of the shawl in cotton wool softness, and on the other side she had applied purple flowers with yellow lined stems and scatterings of shiny yellow fibres playing across the surface.  The shawl got “Oooohs” and “Aaaahs” from all the members of my family, with my eldest describing it as “camouflage” and my youngest as “looking like a forest”.

I finally managed a photo-shoot yesterday.  The weather was fine and hubby not at work since it was Sunday so he could take the photos while I showed off my new shawl :) 

Thank you so much Inger, I LOVE IT! :D

Thanks also to Judit,  our Winter Swap Fairy, for organising our swap once again! :)

See more of Inger’s work here, here and here.

Curious about other members’ swaps?  Check out our Flickr group here.

Monday Moodboard – Trees on the European Street Team

Exciting news from Frances J Melhop who has managed to raise enough funds to travel from New Zealand to Italy for her residency.  Full steam ahead now to help enable her project.  Click on the link below to help her along:

 

I’ve searched for trees from the European Street Team for my moodboard today.  Here are some of my favourites:

Wood Log – Cream Leather Diary by artreasury

Canvas print – Olive Tree by GogoKorogiannou

Tree – Premo clay handmade cabochon by Lindecise

THE TREE OF HAPPINESS print by gufobardo

More Monday Moodboards prepared by and featuring members of the European Street Team on Etsy may be found on FleurFatale’s blog.

Happy week to all! :)

Joanne.

Monday Moodboard – 13.Sep.10

Once again my picks for the Monday Moodboard are all from the EuropeForCharity shop on Etsy.  Lots of beautiful, diverse items to choose from.  Have fun shopping and we donate all proceeds (less Etsy fees) to charity.  Please visit the shop for full details!

Orange iPhone cozy donated by pomella

Handmade Fabric Bird Brooch donated by BlueTerracotta

Button Set of 3 donated by TwoTreesBelgium

Modular messenger II donated by bayanhippo 

Visit EuropeForCharity to see these and many other items donated by artists and crafters from the Etsy European Street Team for humanitarian relief. 

More Monday Moodboards prepared by and featuring members of the European Street Team on Etsy may be found on FleurFatale’s blog.

 I wish you all a happy week! :)

Monday Moodboard – 06.Sep.2010

More and more artists and crafters from all over Europe are donating items to the Europe For Charity shop on Etsy.  Check out the new link to the charity shop in my sidebar on the right just below my ArtFire shop window, and here’s another selection for my Moodboard today:

MONI drawstring pouch donated by loddelina

Purple pinback buttons donated by SoleDeVita

Yarn, Cord, Silk, Mixed Media donated by sassalynne

‘Housework can’t kill you’ Domino pendant donated by taylorrain1

More Monday Moodboards prepared by and featuring members of the European Street Team on Etsy may be found on FleurFatale’s blog.

Monday Moodboard – 30.Aug.2010

I’ve just donated to the brand new EuropeForCharity shop set up by Baahar this weekend, featuring items for sale from artists and crafters of the Etsy European Street Team.  Proceeds will be used for relief whenever a humanitarian crisis emerges.

Find all this and more in EuropeForCharity!

More Monday Moodboards prepared by and featuring members of the European Street Team on Etsy may be found on FleurFatale’s blog.

Monday Moodboard – 16.Aug.2010

Summer is still in full swing here and we’re trying to beat the heat by staying away from the kitchen and cooking out on the BBQ in the yard!

Red Loves Blue Quilted Fabric Bread Basket by domoshar

Set of 2 bowls by azulado

Set of 4 Red Napkin Rings by ArzuMusa

Poppy Shot Glasses- Set of 2 by Smilge

More Monday Moodboards prepared by and featuring members of the European Street Team on Etsy may be found on FleurFatale’s blog.

Monday Moodboard – 05.Jul.10

This week’s Moodboard is all about upcycling.

 

 

Featured shops: yourdoll, BabongoHome, viltalakim, fluxplay.

Please click on the pictures to view their listings.

The Monday Moodboard is a game played by members of the European Street Team on Etsy.  Check out other members’ moods on FleurFatale’s blog.

My Giveaway on Handmade Europe!

I’m sponsoring the June giveaway on Handmade Europe!

Anyone can enter to win this Beaded Bead Choker:

You can win this leather choker with a handworked beaded bead made of Swarovski crystals sent free anywhere in the world!

Visit Handmade Europe for details.