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ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Yet Another TM Patch Swap R8 Gallery by craftADDchick
Date started: March 15, 2017 06:28:26 PM, Replies: 23

Patch made by craftADDchick

Swap Post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451632.0

Status:
Sent
Received
Received & Posted Pics
Feedback Given
Sending Late w/Communication
Contact Organizer


Abbeeroad: craftylittlemonkey, Sharalee
alwaysinmyroom: noooitaremybirthday, JoyfulClover
Audania1: gala_apples, meowari
audio: noooitaremybirthday, roler
craftADDchick: curiousfae
crafty-becky: jenleahlynn
craftylittlemonkey: Abbeeroad, RovingAnarchist
curiousfae: Inselaeffchen, craftADDchick
fatewineroses: Sharalee
gala_apples: Audania1, JoyfulClover
Inselaeffchen: curiousfae, Wulf
jenleahlynn: crafty-becky, roler
JoyfulClover: gala_apples, alwaysinmyroom
meowari: Audania1
noooitaremybirthday: audio, alwaysinmyroom
roler: jenleahlynn, audio
RovingAnarchist: craftylittlemonkey
Sharalee: Abbeeroad, fatewineroses
Wulf: Inselaeffchen




ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing ATC Swap -- March 2017 Gallery! by rockingbearranch
Date started: March 01, 2017 07:19:52 AM, Replies: 38

Artists:
whatthepuck - marbled background
mandykaye, mandykaye, jenleahlynn

The Discussion Thread is HERE!


The Claiming Thread is HERE!


Post pictures of the ATCs you receive for March below!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / 'Shipping Swap: Two hearts made one! Signup now-March 22; Sendout April 26 by IsikkahJai
Date started: March 06, 2017 01:22:55 PM, Replies: 66


Swap name: Shipping Swap: Two Hearts made One!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: IsikkahJai
Sign-up date range: March 6- March 22nd
Date to send item by: April 26

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No


Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

This swap is all about LOVE! Your love of all the adorable couples out there in love on TV or in Books or in Real Life. They can be an established couple like Kate Middleton and Prince William, Buffy and Angel, Aladdin and Jasmine, or Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Couples that are already together and you think are perfect just they way they are. OR you can break them up and allow them to take the road not traveled. Harry Potter and Hermione Granger? YES PLEASE! Katara and Zuko from Avatar the Last airbender? LETS DO IT! You can even cross movies or TV shows! Wanna see Lois Lane with Wolverine? Nows the time to do it! Do you want to make Sheldon from Big Bang Theory break out in a sweat and pair him with Katniss? DO IT! OR maybe you're of the Bromance/ non-romantic variety and you just LOOVVEEEE to see these two people together, hanging out, making you laugh, making you cringe... Whatever makes your heart go pitter pat, it's all gravy! Its all up to you Smiley ...and your partner, of course.

This swap will be for 1 Medium and 1 small OR 3 smalls. Extras are absolutely allowed but please discuss with your partners first so that the swap is even.


By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Shipping Swap: Two Hearts Made One!
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval:

Please list at least 5 of your favorite couples, established or part of your wish-fulfillment, and where they are from (for research purposes for your partner)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

What kind of items would you like to receive?
What kind of crafty skills do you have?
Any BIG WISH items youd love to see? (No promises...)
Anything you don't want to receive?
What style do you want? ie. Creepy, realistic, whimsical, Chibi etc.

Favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Favorite Patterns or designs?
Least favorite pattern or design?
Any fabrics youd prefer not to recieve (ie burlap, linen, wool)

Any allergies?
Any allergens in your home (include smokers)?
Are you able to post pictures in the gallery?
Do you have an Etsy favorites or pinterest?
What is your...? (List only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
head measurement?
foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches)
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size/style? (small, medium, large, shoulder, cross body)
 

Is there any other information your partner or the organizer should know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / ONGOING ATC SWAP -- March 2017 (Sign-ups open all month) by rockingbearranch
Date started: March 01, 2017 07:04:05 AM, Replies: 43

Artists:
whatthepuck - marbled background
mandykaye, mandykaye, jenleahlynn


The Gallery is HERE!

An uber addicting swap that runs all month long! So come one, come all!  You too can enjoy the card trading 'o the green! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ And red, and blue, and whatever colors make your inner leprechaun dance.

This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you, with a minimum of one card for the month. People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome. Sign ups are open all month. Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps, and that you have good communication.

Artist trading cards can be made by anyone, from any material, with any method. The official ATC is the size of a rectangular baseball card, 2.5 by 3.5 inches done in a cardstock weight paper. This swap tends to openly interpret what that means. We have seen cards made from nature, sewn, woven, and knitted, pop ups, movables, mini books, stained glass, clay, and even a 4-d dollhouse room. Preferences can be mentioned when you make a claim.

INFO

The Swap FAQs are HERE! - Everything you need to know about swapping.
The ATC FAQs are HERE! - Everything you need to know about ATCs.

Swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - March 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rockingbearranch
Sign-up date range: Today until March 31st, 2017
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim (look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 16 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES

STEP 1:
The Discussion Thread is HERE! - Announcements, questions and discussion are posted here so bookmark it! Craftster requires that you post in the Discussion Thread when joining the swap.


STEP 2:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Please send to rockingbearranch with March ATC Swap - Join" as the subject.

*Name of Swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - March 2017
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
*Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
*Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?
*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending):
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?
*How soon should you post pictures of the cards you receive? (Hint - It is below in red. And it is roughly half a week.):
*When sending sent/receive messages to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?  (Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.):
*If you post clear pictures with only one or two cards per photo that fill the frame, is it important to send the organizer the sent/receive messages? (Hint - The answer is NO, it is sometimes helpful when your card gets lost but I really just need to see a good picture end up in the gallery.)

CLAIMING
Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim. Look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down.

You can make as many claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down.

Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:

*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

How to make a claim - A claim post should include the following information:

*The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
*Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
--Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., how many not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
--Sent = anything currently in the mail.
--Received = the cards received by the people you've sent them to.
*Your location.
*Your personal preferences.
*Your list of themes

STEP 3:
After being approved, make a claim like this! You are only claiming the person who was the last to post, for one card. You are allowed to send whatever extras you desire.

SAMPLE CLAIMS POST
Quote
I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   Giving Thanks
2)   Leaves w/ Faces
3)   Naughty Spoons
4)   Inspiring Quotes
5)   Your Favorite Medium

STEP 4:
Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address.

STEP 5:
Make the card and mail it. PM the organizer and partner when you send or receive a card.  

Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to (4)whom, in each message to the ATC swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received ATCs.  

SAMPLE SENT OR RECIEVED PM
Quote
Subject: March ATC Swap--Sent

I sent some ATCs today!  

DUE March 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> YowzaSwapper (fantasmic theme)

DUE March 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> WowwieSwapsper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawSwapper 07 (yet another fascinating theme)

STEP 6:
POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
The most important step! Posting pictures of received ATCs is required for this swap. Please post pictures within 3 days or notify your partner that you cannot so they can share their work.


The Gallery is HERE!


FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received and you have posted pictures of the cards you received. If you are stuck without a space for a swap and are biting your nails waiting, just let me know and I will release you asap.

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the Discussion Thread or PM the organizer, rockingbearranch.  This thread is specifically for claims only.


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / The Laboratory of the Nefarious Dr. Hedwith (gobs and gobs of pics) by bunny1kenobi
Date started: March 17, 2017 10:02:42 PM, Replies: 26
So, I have been working on this little lab for quite a while. TheMistressT's honey wrote a novel called Dr. Potter's Medicine Show, many of you have heard about it. Well, I freaking loved it!  And this is an homage to it. My very own fan art! And I'm ridiculously proud of it, so you'll have to put up with some "proud parent" pics. Sorry, not sorry.  Wink

Here's the finished product:



As you can see, as the project progressed, I moved things around...



Ok, so back to the completed lab. Let me show you around (she said with pride)!

Here's Dr. Hedwith's worktable. He's been making some notes in this alchemy book. There's a lantern for a little extra light, a scale for precise measurement of nasty bits, and a mortar and pestle for grinding said nasty bits. There's a handy syringe, waiting on just the right victim patient, and a large bottle of green mystery stuff on the floor.  I'm a big fan of the fancy clock on the wall and the esoteric hand, too.


Oops, one of Dr. Hedwith's patients who didn't make it. Like all good scientists, he's going to lop the head off and keep it for future study.


Ah. lots of juicy bits! A jar of eyes, and a jar of bones. (Ingredients for experiments, or souvenirs?) I wonder what he's got locked up in that little box that Mr. Skull is resting upon? Lots of potions and icky concoctions, and lots of books, too. Never let it be said that Dr. Hedwith is not a learned man! Candles, scissors, a test tube rack. The mouse who lives under the bookshelf has made an appearance for a photo op.  


There's a bureau and an apothecary chest in the corner, just beneath an interesting alchemical chart. The good doctor is letting a little mail pile up. I wonder if any of it is from Lyman?


And, of course, this is where he keeps the "big guns":

Yes, I'm pretty tickled that the drawers open.  Cheesy

Another little shelf of potions and another interesting box, along with some more alchemical reference material.


And the reason for the lab in the first place - the dangerously addictive Chock-A-Saw Sagwa Tonic. Here's a case ready to be delivered to Dr. Potter.


On the outside of the side walls:


The top:


And the end credits (you made it through the whole thing, thank you)!


I made this just for me, and I am pretty excited about it!

Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

Special thanks to craftylittlemonkey for her contributions to the cause, and for lots of crafty support from TheMistressT, Gozer, Chr1stchan, and the rest of the Nerd Games crew!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Mini Art Quilt Swap 8 (Sign-ups CLOSED, Sendouts 4/24) by MareMare
Date started: February 28, 2017 12:38:17 PM, Replies: 91
Swap name: Mini Art Quilt Swap 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: MareMare
Co-Organizer: None
Sign-up date range: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Wednesday, March 8th, 2017--6 pm Pacific
Date to send item by: Monday, April 24th, 2017

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a

Age requirement? 18

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This swap is to make a mini quilt for your partner! We are only going to swap the mini quilt itself, no extras required, so we can focus on making the quilt. If partners agree you may send a couple of tiny extras, but they are not required and you must check with your partner to see if it is ok.  The size of the quilt should be between 1 and 2 feet square (12 to 24 inches), with any size, shape, and dimensions that fits within those parameters. So 12 x 18 inches is ok, and so is a 15 inch circle, but any one side shouldnt be smaller than 12 inches or longer than 24 inches.*

*New round 7* If your partner expresses interest in a mini quilt in the form of a sign/banner or a table runner, and you would like to craft that for them, you may disregard the above dimensions to make a more rectangular, longer piece. This is an easygoing swap, I'm more concerned that you make your partner happy than follow my arbitrary rules Wink

Use whatever methods you want to make a lovely art quilt for your partner! Traditional piecing, English paper piecing, Foundation paper piecing, embroidery, applique, thread sketching, hand dyeing fabric, adding beads or charms, etc.

Everyone should know that they need to keep in contact both with the organizer, co-organizer, and their partner. Im not going to implement anything as rigid as weekly check-ins, but please try to post to the thread at least every couple of weeks and please dont leave your partner or myself hanging if we pm you!  

Please make sure you post in this thread for updates as soon as you sign-up/think about signing up.  

*I will leave accurate feedback regarding sending on time, meeting swap requirements, and having good communication with organizer and partner. My definition of good communication is sending pm's to both organizer, co-organizer, and partner when BOTH sending AND receiving, answering pm's from organizer, co-organizer, and partner in a timely manner (within 1 day), and letting organizer and partner know if you will be out of town, if you will be late, or if you know you will be unable to communicate for a set amount of time.

*Organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to the swap based on poor performance in previous swaps with this organizer or poor feedback in swapper's profile.


If you want to participate, information to send to MareMare :

You must answer all questions! And please list 5 themes where 5 themes are asked for, not fewer. More is ok though.  Wink Thanks!


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Mini Art Quilt Swap 8
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and Mailing address including the country, formatted for shipping:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)

Do you live in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, do you understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, do you understand that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Please state that you understand that communication is very important in this swap, and you need to stay in touch with the organizer and your partner("poor communication" feedback will be given accordingly).

Have you posted in the swap thread yet? You must answer yes to this question, if you haven't done so yet, do it right now. I'll wait. Ok, now you can answer yes.

Would you describe your quilting skills as beginner, intermediate, or advanced?

Would you like a traditionally sized mini quilts or are you jonesing for a banner or table runner?

What are your favorite colors:

What are some of the colors in the room of the house you might display this in:

What colors do you dislike:

What patterns/shapes/objects do you like:

What patterns/shapes/objects do you dislike:

Any specific fabric or quilt patterns you really like (ie, you  have really strong feelings towards paisley fabric or star type pattern quilts)?

Any specific fabric or quilt patterns you really dislike?

Please list at least 5 themes/ideas to help your partner know the kinds of things you might like (they can be more specific, ie dolphins, or less specific, ie the ocean) More than 5 is allowed, but 5 is the minimum:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have a Pinterest that shows quilts/mini quilts/fabric that you like? If so please list if you would like to show your partner:

Do you have any allergies severe enough to prevent you from being partnered with someone? (ie, if you are only a tiny bit allergic to cats like me, dont put it down, but if someone sending something from a house with a cat will make you sick, please list it)

Do you have allergens like pets (list specific animal please) or smoking in your house?

Have you done previous rounds of this swap before? If you have please list your partner(s) if you would like a different partner than you've had before for this swap.

Anything else you would like your partner to know?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


Links to Previous rounds of this Swap:

Mini Art Quilt Swap
Mini Art Quilt Swap Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 2
Mini Art Quilt Swap 2 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 3
Mini Art Quilt Swap 3 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 4
Mini Art Quilt Swap 4 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 5
Mini Art Quilt Swap 5 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 6
Mini Art Quilt Swap 6 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 7
Mini Art Quilt Swap 7 Gallery



Pictured Quilt by sloth003 for playswithneedles from Round 7


Participants:

1. MareMare
2. cmarion3
3. wdicwg
4. Immaculata
5. Amazon_warrior
6. LovelyMiss
7. dfabbric
8. JoyfulClover
9. Mistress Jennie
10. Thimbles71
11. wendiek
12. craftylittlemonkey
13. sloth003



Partner up and do-si-do!

Mistress Jennie <=> Thimbles71
wendiek <=> Immaculata
Amazon_warrior <=> dfabbric
JoyfulClover <=> MareMare
LovelyMiss => wdicwg => cmarion3 => LovelyMiss
craftylittlemonkey <=> sloth003


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Felt Twinchie Swap - Signups 3/16 - 3/29, Sendouts 4/29 by roler
Date started: March 16, 2017 12:25:58 AM, Replies: 84
Swap name:  Felt Twinchie Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: roler
Sign-up date range: March 16th - 29th, 2017 (I will close signups at 4:00pm on March 30th JAPAN TIME)
Date to send item by: April 29th, 2017

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Details of swap:
This swap was inspired by this post, featuring "Feltbeasts" by Becky Margraf: http://thisisnthappiness.com/post/155774877079/feltbeasts-becky-margraf  

We'll be making four felt patches for each partner (you can request one or two partners), 2x2 inches square.  Many of us may be combining these into collages at some point, so please try to get the dimensions as close to 2x2 as possible! Other than that, the sky (and your partner's Q) is the limit!

Depending upon how this swap goes, I'd love to make this a recurring one so we can all collect lots of these little guys to make collages!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: roler

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Felt Twinchie Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Will you provide a tracking number if mailing from the USA or within your own country, or a postal receipt if mailing from another country?
Can you take and post photos of what you receive in the gallery?
Do you have any allergies?

Do you have any allergens in your home?

Would you like one or two partners?

Would you prefer your patches puffy or flat?

Are notions OK, or would you prefer all felt?

Favorite colors?

Least favorite colors?

List at least five themes you'd like for your patches (i.e. favorite animals, fandoms, hobbies, interests, etc):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Are there any themes you would NOT like to receive?

Link to your pinterest/website, if you have one:

Anything else you'd like to tell your partner or the mods?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.  But do please also post in this thread!

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Participants:
1. roler
2. bec99
3. Abbeeroad
4. BigBangMomma
5. craftylittlemonkey
6. curiousfae
7. Thimbles71
8. pioneer9
9. Smmarrt
10. quaggy
11. MsZombieElvis
12.
13.
14.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 (SU 03/16-03/29 SO 04/05 and 09/15) by Wildfyre
Date started: March 16, 2017 05:46:00 PM, Replies: 32
NOTICE: Due to issues the past few rounds with people who hadnt read this entire post, we are now asking a few additional questions in the questionnaire. I will be hiding a few Easter Eggs throughout this post and correct answers to the questions will be required in order to be accepted in the swap.

This is a LONG swap.

This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions.

To minimize flakers and keep everyone involved in the swap, good communication is a requirement. You must post in the gallery once every two weeks. Please think about this before signing up, this is a long swap and participants put months of effort into it. The past two rounds I've had a lot of complaints about participants disappearing until last send outs. What makes this swap so much fun is seeing your LV experience new ways of life, new locations, and making new friends. So frequent posts in the gallery and communication with your partner is a swap REQUIREMENT.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have swap feedback that shows a history of incomplete swaps, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., we may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!

*Participants who have sent more than two weeks late in previous little visitor swaps may not join this round.






Swap name: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Co-Organizer: Mountains and Clouds
Sign-up date range:   March 16 2017 March 29 2017
Date to send out Little Visitor:  April 5 2017
Send Visitor Back Home: September 15th 2017
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each PARTICIPANT to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swap at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 21 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

The state mammal of Alaska is the Moose

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by April 5th.  You can send an optional biography (likes/dislikes/personality traits) if you would like to.

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the send-outs are about a week after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in the gallery frequently and communicate with your partner regularly until the end of the swap. If you are going to be away please let the organizers AND your partner know.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community.

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. Shutterfly (or similar) scrapbooks are great but please plan ahead so they arrive in time.

You are also required to send at least 4 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area!

Send your LV home by September 15 2017. It is a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many excursions as possible!

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A TRACKING NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! And we require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so we can verify the date that you sent, and that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner.


Here are some links to recent galleries:

Round 24:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450626.0

Round 23:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445769.0

Round 22:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441481.0

Round 21:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438530.0




To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV to your partner by April 5th 2017
* Provide proof of mailing to your partner and the organizer
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights!
* Keep your LV clean and undamaged - if something happens please check with your LV's "parent" before repairing or running them through the washing machine
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery once every 2 weeks minimum
* Communicate with your partner often
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by September 15th 2017
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.




Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let us (organizers) know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.


THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

The Hawaiian state bird is the Nene

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat eats to cuddle up with or thats been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnt have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 25- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


*Please note* We are no longer allowing people to pick their partners beforehand. I'm sorry, I know it was popular, but it made our job harder when sign outs ended because we had so few people to work with while assigning partners. The longer this swap goes on the more difficult it is to send LV's places they haven't been before while also respecting allergy issues etc.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 25

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age:

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?

Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?

Is your LV from a home where people smoke?

Is your LV from a home with pets?

Name of LV:

Does your LV have a religious affiliation?

Does your LV have a political affiliation?

Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Senders within the USA shouldn't have any problems)

Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?

Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?

Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)

Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:

Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?

What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?

What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?

Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)

Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?

What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?

What size is your LV?

Any type of LV you would not like to host?

List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)

Do you have/have access to a camera?

Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?

Can you send the 4 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or store-bought.)

Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?

Anything else you would like to let your partner know?

Do you have a pinterest?
Blog/website?
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter,etc?

The following questions are to prove youve read the entire sign-up post-
What is the maximum size of LV we allow?
What is the state mammal?
What is the state bird?




Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

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Also, remember to read the swap Info Guide to find general rules about participating in a Craftster swap.

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Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436346.0#ixzz3UajfTZFO



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Approved Participants

wildfyre - Alaska USA
Mountains and Clouds - Hawaii USA
phoenixfiredesigns - Florida USA
waterbaby - California USA
Smeddley - Kansas USA
stefaniegk - Washington USA
Alexampersandra - Virginia USA
mandykaye - Michigan USA
Inselaeffchen - United Kingdom



ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Woodland creature and enchanted forest swap2017 s/u 3/3 to 3/15 s/o 4/27 by Audania1
Date started: March 03, 2017 05:51:57 PM, Replies: 84


Swap name:   Woodland Creature and Enchanted Forest Swap 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Audania1
Sign-up date range: March 3 to March 15
Date to send item by: April 27

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? normal Craftster rules.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: No
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


I am absolutely stealing this from gozer because she did an amazing job!
 
The weather is getting warmer and the forest is starting to wake up from its winters nap. Foxes and owls are scurrying about while being watched intently by the fairies and gnomes. Now is the perfect time to celebrate this.
 Bring your love of Woodland Creatures and Enchanted Forest alive in a craft swap! This swap will be for 1 Large and 1 Medium.

Sign ups will be from March 3rd to March 15th and send outs will be on April 27th so we will have a nice long crafting period. Smiley

You can spoil but please communicate this with your partner.
 There has been a bit of confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item.  So here's a handy dandy guide.  This is a guideline ONLY: a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Please remember that it is warming up so if you decide to send foods that are meltable or perishable then stick them in a zip lock bag! We dont want to accidentally ruin the wonderful things youve made!

 No one likes to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, dont sign up.
 If you know you will be late or unable to complete the swap please let us know ASAP.
Communication is a must. Everyone is required to post up on the thread at least once a week to let us know they are still involved with the swap. If you do not post up it will be noted in your feedback. If you are going on vacation or will be away from the internet just let us know.

A Tracking Number is required within the U.S., please send tracking number to both your partner and organizer when you send. Mailing receipt need to be kept if sending elsewhere.
 PM both your Partner and your team organizer when you send and receive.

 Please post pictures of what you receive. Your partner worked hard on it and we would all love to see it! If you cannot post up please let your partner know as soon as you know. Make sure you take pictures if everything you send just in case.


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Woodland Creature and Enchanted Forest Swap 2017
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval:

Five favorite Enchanted Forest animals, creatures, or object (example - mushrooms, fairy houses, rainbows, etc) :
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

What kind of items would you like to receive?
What kind of crafty skills do you have?
Anything you don't want to receive?
 What style do you want? ie. Creepy, realistic, whimsical, etc.

Favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Favorite Patterns or designs?
Least favorite pattern or design?

Any allergies?
Any allergens in your home (include smokers)?
Are you able to post pictures in the gallery?
Do you have an Etsy favorites or pinterest?
What is your...? (List only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
head measurement?
foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches)
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size/style? (small, medium, large, shoulder, cross body)
 

Is there any other information your partner or the organizer should know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Fawns, Foxes, Nyads, Dryads, Fairies, Gnomes, Deer, Toadstools
Audania1
dfabbric
mandykaye
calixita
monkey_girl
bunny1kenobi
Noxika
WaveLight23478
PerfectlyBohemian
gala_apples
Griminspirations
Ludi
ameliarator
Thimbles71
roler


PARTNERS!!!
Audania1 - WaveLight23478
Audania1 - mandykaye
ameliarator - Ludi
gala_apples - calixita
dFabbric - Griminspirations
monkey_girl - PerfectlyBohemian
Noxika - roler
bunny1kenobi - Thimbles71


HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Stash Busting Hot Pads! Oh, They're HOT All Right! (bountiful pics) by TheMistressT
Date started: March 17, 2017 03:36:54 PM, Replies: 19
I finally busted out a bunch of Hot Dishes! Eight sets! YAHOO!

















And the backs are like so.



LET'S GET COOKIN'!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Planner/Journal Supplies Swap: THE GALLERY by noooitaremybirthday
Date started: March 03, 2017 04:09:09 PM, Replies: 36


Show off all your delicious planner and journal goodies here! Be sure to PM both partners and your org (noooitaremybirthday) when you send or receive.
Swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451565.0

Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Sending Late
Feedback Given


Artmomto5 <-> Sharalee
Zigg13pra<->Artmomto5
Zigg13pra<->Emilywilde
Curiousfae<-> Bec99
Curiousfae<-> yzzilnoaj
noooitaremybirthday <-> Stellato_Escuro
noooitaremybirthday <-> mom2em
stellato_Escuro <-> sonjaboo


(lists for organizer's organizational purposes)

1. noooitaremybirthday (Organizer)
2. sonjaboo
3. stellato_escuro
4. mom2em
5. curiousfae
6. Emilywilde
7. sharalee
8. yzzilnoaj
9. bec99
10. Artmomto5
11. zigg13pra

Outstanding matches
Zigg13pra<->Emilywilde


COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Pantry Challenge Cookalong! by MareMare
Date started: March 03, 2017 01:54:49 PM, Replies: 72
Ok, so I have a couple problems that I am trying to solve by giving myself a pantry/freezer challenge over the next few weeks--a little short on cash + have too many random ingredients in my pantry! Anybody want to join in with me? We can post recipes on things we come up with on how to use up what we have lying around as well as give each other ideas. Post something you aren't sure what to do with and see what recipes might get suggested!

If anyone is the type to do Spring Cleaning, this might help with that as well, it's easier to clean if you have fewer things, right?



CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Beer Hat for Cat by pottermouth
Date started: March 05, 2017 09:37:00 AM, Replies: 19
Chaircat Mao is most pleased with her newest holiday hat and now she is ready for the week long Saint Patrick's party. (We Irish take the holiday seriously and know you can't celebrate properly in just one day. Uh, five of those may be recovery days, but hey...)

Before:



After:



Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Be responsible!


FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / A Couple of Foxes - Giant and Little (edit: and a polka dot fox!) by PerfectlyBohemian
Date started: March 05, 2017 07:29:05 AM, Replies: 19
I knoooow I've made a number of needle-felted foxes in the past already (all listed with the last fox I posted), but I just about always jump on the opportunity to make another. And somehow they always come out incredibly different! So the first one I have to share today was made for cackle when we did the Invite-Your-Partner Swap (R29). I previously made giant hare in the Make a Friend Swap (R11), and decided the hare needed a foxy friend after cackle commented on the above mentioned last fox. So! What kind of foxy friend would a giant felted hare need? Of course a giant felted fox. This was a bigger undertaking than I expected, and I... accidentally... made the fox a bit bigger than the hare. It was pretty fun to make though Smiley









Cat for scale!


Face for more scale!


And after all this fox-felting, one of my best friends requested a fox of his own to send to his British cousin in some complicated exchange for a pretty lovely pair of beer glassed from England. So how many foxes are we at now? I've lost count.










EDIT:

OH! I also realized I never posted this fox from July of 2013! Poor guy... You can see I've definitely evolved in my felting techniques. He was inspired by a piece of art I foudn long ago of a polka dotted fox, and was given to deathbeforedishes in the Make-A-Friend Swap (R10)





QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Scarf Quilt by alwaysinmyroom
Date started: March 01, 2017 05:08:25 PM, Replies: 18
One of our cousins is a breast cancer survivor. Each time she had to have chemo, they gave her a soft knit tube scarf for her head since she lost all of her hair due to the treatments. She sent me her scarves and asked that I make her something to celebrate and remind herself of her battle and the hope and optimism she had during this very challenging time.

She picked out her three favorite scarves and asked that I keep them intact, that is, not chop them into bits. After measuring and drawing and re-drawing many times, I finally got something I liked and could work with. The fabric is a thin, slinky knit.  I cut each of the three tube scarves in half and then picked out 9 more that I thought would blend and cut them into quarters. I had to use iron on knit interfacing on each piece before using it.

After sewing all the pieces together (the sashing is quilting cotton), I used a layer of batting and used polar fleece for the backing. The quilting was simple but very difficult to do...thank goodness for my walking foot!  This part took hours, wrestling that heavy thing!

Anyway, I posted it on FB for all to see, and she loves it!  Can't wait to mail it to her this weekend!  Thanks for looking!










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