The 411 about YSS

Swaps are invitation only. If you are a newbie and want to join our group, please contact me. My email can be found on my blogger profile at my regular blog yarnigras!

If you have swapped here before but were not invited to a swap, please contact me as it may be an oversight.

1. YSS swaps are meant to be a creative outlet and challenge but materials and shipping can add up so please budget around $20 minimum per swap.

2. If a newbie wants join, he/she must be invited by a group member. The person who referred the newbie will be responsible for him/her completing their first swap and must stand in for that person if he/she fails to follow through.

3. Do not cut corners. If you are too busy to be creative, don't swap this round. Again, this is a creative swap group.

4. Communication is key.

5. Wrap your items so everything arrives safely.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Birdies are Done

It seems like I've been making bird for the last month(because I have,) but my birdies are finally done. They're ready to fly south to Louisiana before flying off to their final homes.  I'm terrible with sneak peeks so I decided to show you something else I made instead.  After finishing my birds for the swap I decided to challenge myself.  My challenge was to create a bird themed ornament using several different mediums in the same ornament. Here's what I created. . . .  

 I used old/somewhat brittle book pages, feathers, a nest, beads and a metal charm. I was pretty happy with the results.  I love multimedia crafts but trying to create them scares me. For me it's actually hard to create by mixing medias; I think my brain just doesn't work that way. I don't know how to start or what to mix together.   Melinda makes it look easy(check out her blog for her creations and many examples of multimedia art.) Both Val and Melinda inspired me to try creating using multiple mediums.  Thanks ladies because I love how it turned out. Now I just need to put up my new little tree and hang all my new ornaments.


val said...

Jill, it is lovely! You make such beautiful ornaments!

Little Messy Missy said...


A Little Creation said...

You did a great job! It just takes a little practice.

Chris =]