Collectibles Swap Packages

These are the packages I made for the Make My Collectible Swap over at Craftster. None of my partners really requested embroidery or needle art, but that’s what I felt like doing, so I embroidered things that had to do with the stuff they collected. It was my first serious attempt at embroidering, so I’m really quite proud of how they turned out. All of the designs were my own, and I’m thinking about re-doing them for myself when I get the chance.

The First Package

This water dragon embroidery is based on a picture I drew ages ago. I have a fire dragon as well, but I never finished the other elements. I think I’m going to have to go back and sketch earth and air and then make some to hang on my wall!

Baby water dragon embroidery

Baby water dragon embroidery

My partner had “thimbles” listed as something she collected, so I made her a Japanese thimble, called a yubinuki. The pattern I did here is sooooo simple compared to the crazy ones that other people do, but I was so inexperienced with this that the more complicated designs I tried ended up looking terrible! I hope to get better at this some day, though.

Yubinuki

The Second Package

This partner listed science-related art as one of her collectibles, so I did a design based on a picture of some plant cells in one of my old textbooks. It’s rather simple, but I like the way it turned out:

Plant cell embroidery

Plant cell embroidery

Plant cell embroidery

The Third Package

This package had Scandinavian and woodland creatures designs, and I think it’s my favorite. I’m definitely going to be re-making the embroidery again sometime:

Scandinavian Folk Art embroidery

Scandinavian Folk Art embroidery

And I also included some thumbtacks, which were based on some others that I made for myself a long time ago:

Woodland creatures thumbtacks