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I made three versions of the Elessar for B2MEM and Dreamflower kindly invited me to post them here. :-)

I was working from this prompt: "My heart will be glad, even in the winter." (Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien")
Winter brings with it the darkest time of the year but also a return to light. Write or create art about a moment in a character's life when she or he began to perceive hope in the midst of darkness.

And was further inspired by this quote from the same chapter:

'Yet maybe this will lighten your heart,' said Galadriel; 'for it was left in my care to be given to you, should you pass through this land.' Then she lifted from her lap a great stone of a clear green, set in a silver brooch that was wrought in the likeness of an eagle with outspread wings; and as she held it up the gem flashed like the sun shining through the leaves of spring. 'This stone I gave to Celebrían my daughter, and she to hers; and now it comes to you as a token of hope. In this hour take the name that was foretold for you, Elessar, the Elfstone of the house of Elendil!

The idea of the Elessar seemed perfectly related to the prompt--the idea of glad heart and a return to hope/light.

So, I decided to remake that jewel.

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On October 29, 2011 I posted the first block in the Fandom in Stitches There and Back Again quilt project. Here's the finished wall-hanging sized quilt.

A number of photos under the cut )

Patterns for all the blocks are available at the link above. Starting in January, they will start a LOTR project. I'm really  hoping it will be similar in style and form factor, so I can make a matched set.

(Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do with them.)

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Like [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02, I'm participating in the Fandom In Stitches block-of-the-month There and Back Again quilt project. Here's my first block:Gandalf! )
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (there and back again by osfenjen)
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Hobbit Block of the Month!

I just finished my very first block of the month for the [livejournal.com profile] fis_bom's "There and Back Again" Challenge! They will be posting a new one every month!

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(Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] lotr_crafts)
dreamflower: (gandalf by <lj user="danae_b">)
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The first Hobbit Block of the Month!

[livejournal.com profile] fis_bom has posted the very first Hobbit Block of the Month! Its a really neat depiction of Gandalf.!

(cross-posted at my LJ)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
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There and Back Again Quilt Block of the Month!

A signal boost for a project LotR Crafters might enjoy:

"Fandom in Stitches" will be posting "Blocks of the Month": quilt block patterns for The Hobbit! They also have an LJ community, [livejournal.com profile] fis_bom!

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Aragorn Plushie

I hope this is allowed - I just stumbled on this community and thought I would share my ickle Aragorn plushie I made. :) He's my first ever plushie, be kind! lol. Pics over here if you're interested. :)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
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Sam sock doll!

Sam sock-doll Sam sock-doll
My proto-type hobbit sock doll.
Here he is with his cloak on Here he is with his cloak on
I had trouble finding a "leaf", so it's actually a "feather", LOL!

dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
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Painted Stepping Stones

I thought this would be an excellent way for a LotR fan to welcome guests:

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A New Community

I just joined a new community, [livejournal.com profile] fanac_united which is for the promoting of arts and crafts in all different fandoms!

Some of you might want to go over there and show off some of your LotR crafts! It looks like a fun community

Bag End cake.

 Hello, fellow crafty people.  :)  I made a hobbity cake for my friend's birthday party yesterday.  Go here for pictures.

It's Yuletime at Tiny Bag End!

Hello, LOTR crafters! I decided I needed to decorate my hobbit dollhouse for Christmas...


Go here for the rest.
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (my bagend)

My Lord of the Rings jacket...

I made a jacket, especially to wear to ScotMoot.

More pictures behind the cut:
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Here is a link...

Here is a link to an absolutely adorable sculpture, made by [livejournal.com profile] aina_baggins for [livejournal.com profile] lbilover's birthday, and posted by [livejournal.com profile] lbilover's permission:


It's really marvelous work!
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White Tree

I posted some pics of the new black velvet dressy purse I made, beaded with the White Tree.

dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)

Painted Rock Hobbit Hole.

I've been painting rocks to look like hobbit holes, and my latest one is pretty big--a little over a foot long, weighing about 20 pounds. Anyway, I documented the process, which I adapted from Lin Wellford's books on painting rocks.

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