February 6, 2011

Angels amongst us

Recently, I was an “angel” for a fellow craft swapper who’s partner had flaked on her…
…in simple English, when participating in swaps (on Craftster, anyway), if your partner does not send to you, even though you sent them your creations, you are then eligible for an “angel”.  The person who volunteers for this gets nothing in return (other than the satisfaction of doing a good thing for someone and enjoying the heck out of surprising someone who has been previously disappointed).
I have been an “angel” twice so far. I will continue to angel because it is so rewarding for me and it pushes me to to create really special items that are personalized for the individual recipient.
My latest “angel” experience was called the TV Addict Summer Hiatus Swap and had a theme based on favorite T.V. shows. 
The crafter I created for loves the series Supernatural and she particularly likes the character of the angel, Castiel.  She also indicated on her Wists that she would like a poppet (a really popular type of doll that many Craftster-followers go nuts over).
I had been wanting to create my first poppet for some time now so, for me, the decision was easy. And to my surprise my little Castiel has recently found a fan in Geek Crafts, who did a feature on him/me!
With no further ado, here is my first poppet, Castiel:
If you are interested in learning more about poppets, check out this link to take you to the “Poppet-a-long” on Craftster which has all sorts of pictures, the patterns for the poppet, and additional information.



    SAM F.

  2. Nice blog. Never thought about being called an "angel". I could use that name here in the store with some of those last minutes orders. LOL