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ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Yet Another TM Patch Swap R7! (signup thru June 6-sendout July 6) by craftADDchick
Date started: May 24, 2016 07:18:13 AM, Replies: 28

Patch made by Wulf



Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R7
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: May 24, 2016- June 6, 2016
Date to send item by: Wednesday, July 6,  2016

 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

 Details of swap:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those as part of a kit Smiley ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445370.0 (Round 6)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439296.0 (Round 5)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437989.0 (Round 4)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436180.0 (Round 3)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434712.0#axzz37wXpySPV (Round 2)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO (Round 1)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


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

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R7!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List preferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desirable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?

 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 other rules about participating in a swap.


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. noodle-bug
3. fatewineroses
4. LadybugsAndBumblebees
5. audio
6. RovingAnarchist
7. Sharalee
8. curiousfae


PARTNERS:






ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Fabric Art Journals Page Swap #5 by Smmarrt
Date started: May 12, 2016 05:33:03 PM, Replies: 57


Post your pages here!

alwaysinmyroom
Wulf
yofi

Smmarrt
jenleahlynn - sent 5.26 to Smmarrt and angielou1
angielou1 - sent 5/24 to Smmarrt and jenleahlynn

jkaywiz sent 5/25 to LBBB
pioneer9
LadybugsAndBumblebees - sent to pioneer9 5/12/16, sent to jkaywiz 5/18/16

Abbeeroad - sent 5/18/16 to cmarion3 and audio
cmarion3
audio sent 5/19/16 Abbeeroad and cmarion3

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - Feedback given



CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES / $8.76 dollar store outfit! by RaraAvis
Date started: May 08, 2016 06:23:50 PM, Replies: 19
I have wanted to enter a Craftster craft challenge for years, so I am happy to finally have completed an entry for one! Cheesy For this challenge I went to Dollar Tree and spent a total of $8.76. I knew I really wanted to make something wearable, so I spent a while looking around the store. I ended up finding these tablet sleeves, which reminded me of neoprene. I just loved the colors and thought they would make a great top.
 


I was able to use everything I bought at Dollar Tree. I purchased four tablet sleeves, two laundry bags, a pack of elastic head bands, and one clutch pouch, which I removed the zipper from to use for the skirt. I didn't have a lot of the tablet sleeve material to work with, so I decided I would have to make it into a crop top. I used the head bands for the back of the top and the laundry bags for the skirt and two pieces of tablet sleeves for the skirt pockets. I had to completely take apart all the tablet sleeves so I could use the velcro and binding. I used the velcro as a closure for the halter strap and the head bands across the back. I used the binding on the top of the skirt and around the skirt pockets.

Here is one of the pieces of tablet sleeves with a pattern piece for the crop top...






   

I am really happy with the way it all turned out. I was hoping to make something that is actually wearable. I think I could easily wear the top out, but the skirt is a little stiff (it could be worn, but it probably wouldn't be very comfortable sitting down). The laundry bags are non-woven fabric, which were fairly thin so I ended up having to use double layers for the back and front. The top was modified from a princess seam dress pattern I had. I really love the design, but I had no idea it would take so long to make since I ended up having to do so much top stitching. The tablet material is some sort of foam, so it didn't lay very flat with out the top stitching.

Thanks for looking!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Wall Art Swap Spring 2016 Gallery by geekgirl1000100
Date started: May 11, 2016 07:45:56 AM, Replies: 31
Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446225.0


Post your pics here!

Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Late/Contact organizer

Partners:
gozer <--> promisedheartbrk
gozer <--> geekgirl1000100
promisedheartbrk <--> kwality570
BigBangMomma <--> spikefan
alteredmommy <--> geekgirl1000100
alteredmommy <--> kwality570
WiccadWitch <--> pioneer9
pioneer9 <--> spikefan


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / My Favorite Book Swap (S/U 5/16/16 to 5/31/16; S/O 06/22/16) by Wizards_Pupil
Date started: May 16, 2016 06:00:51 AM, Replies: 52




Swap name: My Favorite Book Swap

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wizards_Pupil
Sign-up date range: May 16th- May 31st
Date to send item by: June 22

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

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

Additional Age requirement? The Craftster swap age requirement

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:

Who loves a good book? And who doesn't love sharing their favorite ones? In this swap, we will be swapping one of your favorite books that you think your partner will like based on the questionnaire. We'll also be swapping some crafty goodies based on the book(s) or genre(s) you send.

Your book can be thrifted or used, just make sure its in decent condition. Dont send a book that is in such a bad condition you wouldnt buy it yourself. One book is the minimum, but feel free to talk with your partner about sending more. (I will also try to match people up based on if they want to send more than one book or not.)

This will be a 4 POINT swap! You will be required to craft at least ONE LARGE or ONE MEDIUM item. The point scale is: Large=3, Medium=2, Small=1. If you make a large item, you need a small to go with it to reach the four points. If you make a medium, you need another medium, or two smalls to go with it.

THIS IS AN "ANY ART GOES" SWAP!! You can use any medium you like to craft for this swap. Painting/drawing, amigurumi/stuffies, quilts, embroidery, mixed media, ATC collage, jewelry design, Scrap booking, knit/crochet etc. Just make sure it fits your partner's taste.

Extras may be sent between partners but BOTH MUST AGREE TO THIS!! No one wants to feel bad for getting a boatload of extras but not sending any

IN ADDITION:
- You must post in this thread at least once a week.
- You must post in this thread before you can join the swap.
- All announcements will be made here so please bookmark this page
- Please try to create a package that you are proud of and you think your partner will enjoy receiving do some research!
- Remember to take pictures, just in case your partner is unable to.
- Keep your receipts and tracking numbers
- Make sure you PM the organizer and your partner when you send and receive
- PM organizer with any other problems right away!


Sizes defined as follows:


Large item: 3 points (A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse; 3 or more hours of crafting time; $30 or more)
Medium item: 2 points (one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf; about 2 hours crafting time; between $10 - 30)
Small item: 1 point (Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks; less than 2 hours crafting time; less than $10)

Your crafted items MUST reflect either the book itself or something of the genre of the book. You can talk with your partner about sending extras, but one medium and two smalls is the minimum.

Please take pictures of your crafted items to post in the gallery. If not, please make arrangements with your partner.

I will try my best to match up people based on their likes and if they want to send more than one book. Please remember, though, that this is to try new books and there are other things to consider when pairing people up.

Make sure to send me the DC# and PM me (with Favorite Book Swap in the subject line) when you send and receive. If youre not in the USA, please get your countrys equivalent. Also, there is a media rate for sending books/movies/etc, but the post office might not accept this if there is something other than media in your package. Check with your post office though; they might let it pass.

So once again, the minimums: ONE book, ONE medium crafted item and TWO small crafted items. Have fun!  

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


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:


Name of swap: My Favorite Book 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 you are at least 16 years old (yes/no):
In the case of an odd number, would you be okay with being in a three way swap? (A --> B --> C --> A):

For the next five questions, please list books you already own or books you dont want to receive.
Favorite books:
Favorite genres:
Favorite authors:
Least favorite genres:
Least favorite authors:

What do you hate in a book? (Character deaths, Mary Sues, smut, etc)
What do you love in a book?
Favorite narrative type? (First Person, Second, Third, etc)
Anything you're just DYING to read?

Are you interested in swapping audiobooks?
Are you interested in swapping ebooks (if so, what format? Mobi, ebook, etc)
Are you interested in swapping more than one book?
Do you need reading glasses?
Do you want to be paired with someone with similar tastes or try something completely new?
Do you agree to log in and post a status every week?

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your household (pets, smoke, etc.)?
Do you have a pinterest, goodreads, blog, or any other website where your partner can stalk youer, get to know you better ?

What is your... (list only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
shoe size?
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size? (small, medium, large)

Are you interested in crafting extras (you must agree to any more crafting with your partner)?

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:

What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you not do but think are totally awesome?

Are there any items you dont want?
Is there anything else you need the organizer or your partner to know?



******************************************************



Please send questionnaires to Wizards_Pupil with "My Favorite Book swap questionnaire' in the title. Don't forget that you have to post in this thread as well before I can add you to the swappers list.

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 other rules about participating in a swap.



Swappers:
 1. Wizards_Pupil
 2. gozer
 3. smileyyogini
 4. RovingAnarchist
 5. bunny1kenobi
 6. Abbeeroad
 7. kyerinn
 8. Beautifulsoul
 9. ale0059
10. IsikkahJai


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Disney Villain swap round 2 Send Outs May 19th Gallery by kittykill
Date started: May 09, 2016 10:44:43 AM, Replies: 24
Post your evil goodies here!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Felt Badge Swap (SU May 17 - May 28, SO June 27) by LimeRiot
Date started: May 17, 2016 06:45:20 PM, Replies: 37
Want to start a colorful and happy felt badge collection? Want to add to your existing collection? Love fun and easy swaps? Then join us for the Felt Badge swap!!


image from http://nikkidwright.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/more-stuff-i-am-pretty-sure-i-dont-need-but-boy-do-i-want-it/

Round 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406925.0
Round 2 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410196.0

Swap Details

In this swap well be crafting 1 felt badge for our partner!

- Please only send your felt badge! No extras! 
- Badges should be roughly 2 3 in size.
- Badges should be embroidered/sewn and should be made using felt or needle-felting techniques.
- Additional embellishments are welcome!
- The back of the badge should be finished but should be left plain so that your partner can use it as a magnet or pin or hang it as an ornament or just collect them in a box Smiley.   
- You may opt to have 2 partners. See notes below for more info*.
- Posting to the discussion thread or PMing organizers is required at least every 2 weeks.
- Have fun!!

Swap name: Felt Badge Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: LimeRiot
Sign-up date range: May 17 May 28
Date to send item by: June 27th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):No limit.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?N/A
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
- Delivery confirmation # is required for this swap (US only)

Questionnaire to Answer:
Name of swap: Felt Badge Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Mailing address including the country (as would need to appear for mailing)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?

What themes or specific badge ideas do you like (vintage, photography, cats, goth)?
Are there any themes that you really dont like?

Would you like 1 partner or 2? See notes below for more info*.

Do you have specific ideas or inspirations that would help your partner personalize your badge (Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, Flickr, etc)?
Anything else youd like your partner to know?

Send your completed questionnaire to your organizer. That would be me, LimeRiot Smiley.

*Selecting Two Partners
If you opt for having two partners then you will be paired up twice. This will require that you communicate, craft for and send a badge to two different partners. See the example below...

Participants
Person A - 2 partners
Person B - 1 partner
Person C - 1 partner
Person D - 1 partner
Person E - 1 partner
Partners
Person A <> Person B
Person A <> Person C
Person D <> Person E


Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send. When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives. PM organizer and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizer and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.) Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#). We will not be keeping track of what has been received by gallery pictures. Please PM us! 



ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Strange Doll Swap (S/U CLOSED; S/O 06/28/16) by artsycandice
Date started: May 13, 2016 09:37:47 AM, Replies: 59
Strange dolls by artist Scott Radke.




Swap name: Strange Doll Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: artsycandice
Sign-up date range: 05/13/16 - 05/24/16
Date to send item by: Tuesday June 28, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

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

Additional Age requirement? 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: NO
- 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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:

You will make one strange doll for one partner Grin. Your strange art doll might incorporate any of the following: fabric, clay, paper, metal, wood, etc.

* There is a long crafting period for this swap, please check in at least once a week so we know that you are still crafting away. And, please post at least once before signing up to ensure you will receive notifications for this swap.*

** If you will not be able to complete your obligations please get in touch with me and your partner as soon as possible so an angel can be found **


What exactly is an art doll:

From this article, Art Dolls: Facts and Fancies, on Etsy:

What is an art doll? This is as loaded a question as What is art?

Theres no hard and fast definition to be found for an art doll. They can be made out of almost any medium or several different media. They come in various shapes, sizes, styles, and designs. They can be very realistic or abstract with barely anything recognizable on them. They can be human, humanoid, anthropomorphic, alien, fantasy, sci-fi, or just about anything in between.

From Wikipedia, Art Doll:


Art dolls are objects of art, rather than children's toys, created in a wide variety of styles and media, and may include both pre-manufactured parts or wholly original works....Art dolls production demand a wide range of skills and technologies, including sculpting, painting, and costuming. They are often multimedia objects made from materials such as fabric, paperclay, polymer clay, wax, wood, porcelain, natural or synthetic hair, yarn, wool, and felt.


These doll will not necessarily be kid friendly (you don't have to use safety eyes, can have wire hair poking out, etc.). So yeah, whatever you want to do, rigid or squishy, humanoid, or other. Grin Your partner will likely influence the form and direction your doll takes. I am getting pretty excited about this one now. Grin


Here are galleries from previous doll swaps for your enjoyment:

Art Doll Swap
Junker Jane Style Doll Swap
Art Dolls 2
Art Dolls 3


If you want to participate, please send the following information to the organizer: artsycandice


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Strange Doll 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)

List 5 - 10 themes that you like:

List your favorite colors:

Any least favorite colors?

Anything special you want your partner to include/exclude? (fur, feathers?)

Do you have any size requests?
* Only fill this out if you have a box or something that your doll needs to fit into, otherwise, leave it blank please. *

Do you have any allergies?

Are there any allergens in your home? (pets/smoke/other):

Do you have a Pinterest you could share for inspiration?

* Please refrain from including extras. This swap is for one amazingly strange doll only. *

Please add anything else you want your partner or me 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 other rules about participating in a swap.


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / SETTING UP: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ by Mistress Jennie
Date started: May 10, 2016 07:59:56 AM, Replies: 29
This thread is being set up for the Summer Semester of the HP Craftalong.  Please do NOT post here unless asked to do so by Mistress Jennie!



~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Semester 2016*~

~*Begins June 1st, 2016*~
~*Ends September 30th, 2016*~



Welcome to Hogwarts!
The Harry Potter Craftalong (HPC) is not your typical craftalong; we are gathered here to celebrate our love of crafting and the Wonderful World of Harry Potter.  In the HPC you will be completing classes and challenges with your skills in crafty magic.  These classes and challenges all have HP centered themes, but your crafts do not have to be Harry Potter."  Your mission, as a student at Hogwarts, is to complete at least one class or challenge during this semester.  You may join any time during the semester.  I hope you join us; the HPC is a great way to stretch your crafty muscles, meet HP crafters, and have fun!


~*HPC PROJECTS*~
---The HPC is here to help us each finish projects and to explore new challenges as we better our crafting skills.  Prompts and guidelines are there to help stimulate creativity and growth; the size and complexity of the project submitted should reflect a level of personal growth and challenge over the time you spend in the HPC.
---Projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills.  Take pride in your work.  Classes and challenges should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.  
---A project can only be submitted for one class/challenge (the same project cannot be entered in multiple categories) unless noted in prompt (it will be CLEARLY noted if allowed).
---Projects must be turned in within the timeframe designated by the type of assignment or challenge.
---For a project to be counted, it must have a picture or picture link included AT THE TIME OF POSTING.  If your item is a private piece, or is being kept secret for a Craft Swap, you are more than welcome to post a link for the Headmistress to view.  EDIT 4/17/15: As of today, I will no longer be posting reminders to folks about pictures.  I simply do not have the time to chase folks down for pictures.  If you post your project without a photo or photo link, it will simply not be counted when I tally House Points.
---For any cooking/food project, in addition to a photo, you must post a complete recipe, or link to the complete recipe you used.  No recipe = no points.  [EDIT due to questions: *For our purposes, a "complete recipe" means it includes a full set of ingredients that includes amounts, and step-by-step instructions that another HPC member could replicate themselves at home.  Think of writing your recipe with a beginner cook in mind, who needs full instructions.
---There is SO MUCH to do in the HPC.  Do not feel like you have to craft everything.  Think of the HPC as a "Choose Your Own Adventure".  Craft what inspires you, but don't try to do everything and get burned out.  Keep in mind these wise words , "It does not do to dwell on lists and forget to craft."  


~*HOW TO TURN IN A PROJECT*~
For each assignment/challenge, use this header:
Class/Challenge/House Pride:
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House:
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture: (REQUIRED! NO PICTURE (or link) = NO HOUSE POINTS)


-Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.
---You can add more than one project to your post, but a header must be used for each project.
-When posting your projects, you are more than welcome to post more than one at a time. But if you do so, then please attempt to post your projects in alphabetical order by SUBJECT.  Bertie Bott's Beans, Detention Prompts, and Headmistress Challenges should be posted under B, D, & H respectively.  For more information, see this post.



~*HPC FAQs*~
---How long is a semester?  Semesters are as follows: WINTER- December, January, February; SPRING-March, April, May; SUMMER-June, July, August; FALL-September, October, November.
---When can I join?  You can join anytime in the semester.
---Do I have to sign-up to join this craftalong? No, all you have to do is post in the thread a hi or completed project post.
---How do I complete a semester/earn my year? To complete a semester/year, you only have to complete one class or challenge during the semester.
---What timezone do we use?  We use Headmistress Mistress Jennie's Central Timezone (Tennessee time).
---Do you sort me?  NO, you will decide which house you belong to, but you can only choose one.
---I have a problem or question; who can I ask?  You can send a Personal Message (PM) to Headmistress Mistress Jennie.  You can also ask specific questions to HPC staff.  And you can post your question in the thread; our students are very helpful!
---Can I turn in something I did earlier? With a very few exceptions the answer is NO!  You must complete your project during the current semester. Exceptions are Detention and OWLs; look for details about these projects in their information posts.
---Are we swapping? No, this is not an organized swap.  We are just encouraging crafting with a HP twist.  But if you enjoy swapping, keep an eye out for HP themed swap info in our thread.
---Do I have to craft all the classes and challenges? NO, you pick what you inspires you.  There is tons to choose from so choose your own HP Craft Adventure through the castle.
---What kind of projects are allowed for classes/challenges? If Craftster has a category for it, then it is a viable HPC project.  And since Craftster has a board for almost everything, your choices are vast.
---Does my craft project have to be Harry Potter themed? NO, if your item fulfills the class/challenge prompt, then it can be posted in the HPC.  Above all, we are here to encourage crafting.


~*House Points*~
~*Your triumphs will earn you points*~
Points System
15 points for a Class Assignment & Challenge*
100 points for OWLs
150 points for NEWTs
10 points extra for SPEW aka Charity Items

House Points Guidelines
--- *You cannot double dip for Class & Challenge points.  For example, if you turn-in a project for Herbology & Geminio, then you would get 2 badges but only 15 points for the project.
---You cannot get credit for a class or challenge twice.  For example, if you turn in 2 Alchemy projects, then you will only get points for the first one.
--- SPEW points are extra credit.  You can earn SPEW points for each project you turn in if it goes to charity.  You do not have to give the charity's name, just that you are donating to a certain cause.  (I happen to know that some Battered Women's Shelters don't like their names/locations posted.) SPEW projects must be clearly marked with SPEW to earn extra points.  I suggest adding it to your header.  Also, SPEW project can be turned in as stand-alone projects; they will earn 10 points.  Unlike most projects, you can turn in more than one SPEW project for points.
---HPC Challenge Points do not include House Challenges.  For Example, a Gryffindor Lion-along project would not count for points unless it also fulfills a HPC Class or HPC Challenge.
--- To determine House Cup Winner, an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of members per house.  If there is a tie, then more than one house will win the cup.  Note, a House Member is someone who has turned in at least 1 project.
--- Don't stress over House Points, but do craft your personal best. (This varies from person to person.  And I'm not really worried about "crafting your best" bit because HPCers are amazing crafters!)[/color]


~*HPC Portkeys*~
Headmistress Tower (Headmistress Challenges)
Deputy Headmistress's Office - S.P.E.W. Headquarters
Badge Station
Floo Powder Challenge Series
Quidditch Pitch
Diagon Alley
Magician of the Month
Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency
Pinterest Pixie's Projects Page
Hogwarts Kitchens
HPC Facebook Group

House Keys
7th Floor Gryffindor
Hufflepuff PARTY Common Room
Ravenclaw Tower
Slytherin Dungeon



Professors' Classrooms
Detention in the Dungeons
Alchemy
Apparition
Arithmancy
Astronomy
Care of Magical Creatures
Charms
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Divination
Flying
Herbology
History of Magic
Muggle Studies
Potions Dungeon
Study of Ancient Runes
Transfiguration
Ordinary Wizarding Levels
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests


~*The Great Hall OT Chat*~

Craftster craftalongs are for crafting and crafting encouragement.  If you would like to talk off-topic, such as in-depth Harry Potter discussions, then please visit The Great Hall.  Thank you for keeping the HPC within Craftster guidelines.

~*HPC on Facebook*~
The HPC is now on Facebook!  This is a way to share links, photos, or videos with your friends here in the HPC, that you cannot post on Craftster.  Please feel free to use the page to ask questions, share craft related or Harry Potter related links, pictures of your kids dressing up like Hogwarts students, or anything else that might be of interest to the group.  This group is Closed, so folks must message me with BOTH their Craftster username, and a way to locate you on Facebook, in order to be added. This is to keep it to just folks within the Craftalong, rather than a general HP forum, and anyone who participates here is welcome there as well.  If you send me a message via FB, PLEASE include your Craftster username.  We've been getting lots of requests to join, from faux accounts who just want to spam us with porn, so I've become *extra* cautious about adding folks.
  
~*Summer HPC Staff*~
Headmistress Mistress Jennie
Deputy Headmistress noodle-bug

Gryffindor Head of House Abbeeroad
Hufflepuff Head of House Moonflame
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House ErinAquaheart

Alchemy Professor TechnicolorAquahearts
Apparition edelC
Arithmancy Professor noodle-bug
Astronomy Professor Inselaeffchen
Care of Magical Creatures ErinAquaheart
Charms Professor edelC
Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor Magpirate
Divination Professor ErinAquaheart
Flying Professor gaudiknight
Herbology Professor Inselaeffchen
History of Magic jenleahlynn
Muggle Studies Professor Magpirate
Potions Professor noodle-bug
Study of Ancient Runes TechnicolorAquahearts
Transfiguration Professor ErinAquaheart

Kitchen Elf Abbeeroad
Pinterest Pixie audio

~*Past HPC Semesters*~
Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2012/2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2013/2014, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2014/2015 Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015/2016, Spring 2016

~*Previous Winner of House Cup*~
Winter 2012/2013: Gryffindor
Spring 2013: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor
Fall 2013: Gryffindor
Winter 2013/2014: Ravenclaw
Spring 2014: Ravenclaw
Summer 2014: Ravenclaw
Fall 2014: Gryffindor
Winter 2014/2015: Gryffindor
Spring 2015: Gryffindor
Summer 2015: Gryffindor
Fall 2015: Gryffindor
Winter 2015/2016: Slytherin
Spring 2016:


CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES / Flink The Blingmingo by suereal
Date started: May 07, 2016 05:10:49 PM, Replies: 22


That's Flink.  He's a Blingmingo.  In this pic he is showing how much better he would survive then normal flamingos. Much better camouflage.  The Hub was the one who named his species.  But I picked his name.  Once Upon a Time, I wanted to own a dinner club called The Flink Plamingo...stop looking at me that way...it was the 80's...aannnyyywaaayy..Here he is in his for-real home



He cost 8$ to make from one of the local dollar stores.  Here's some proof.


The first pic is all the tags from the bits I bought.  The receipt is from the first purchase.  I was going to incorporate the LED lights, but I ended up needing another pack of the gems to encrust Flink completely, so I nixed the lights.  I used 4 packs total at 1.25$ each and then the 3 dollar flamingo.  So 8$ total Grin

I've always wanted to mutate a plastic flamingo, so I was completely delighted when I found one for that cheep!  I did a rough estimate, and I think Flink took me aprox. 20 hours.  I used far more glue sticks than I thought I would.  I also used glitter green and blue paint to fill in some of the open pink parts that showed up once I was done gluing.  I had used blue square gems as the eyes, but they didn't show as much, so I pulled out my eyes and decided to homage the pink feathers of the original dino...I mean birds Grin  Here's a progress shot.  



Also happy I failed at gluing myself to Flink.  There were a few close calls, but we both lived Grin

This last pic is the gems I had left over from the 12,000 gems I glued on to Flink.  I did use a few more when I placed the legs and reinforced the join by stacking gems up around the wire to mimic the real one's thighs.



Thanks for looking Grin


ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Big and Little swap - alleviate summer boredom! by bunny1kenobi
Date started: May 11, 2016 03:01:30 PM, Replies: 24

I'm thinking of starting this swap in June or July.  Initially, I was thinking parent and child, but I know there are a lot of craftsters in our community who aren't parents, but have kids in their lives who they'd love to craft with.

Here's the idea:  Partner up with a kid you love, to create an item for each of your partners (another adult + kid team).  The items must be made by the adult and kid team and one item must be made for each adult participant, and for each kid participant.

Some examples of projects:  wooden plaques or other wood projects (kids can sand and maybe paint or stain, adults can do the more detailed work), stenciled items (t-shirts, aprons etc - adults can cut stencils, kids can paint), art work (kids start the process, adults add or fill in the blanks)... kids can wield glue, needle and thread, all kinds of things.  Don't sell your kids short, give them a challenge and let them rise to the occasion!

I'd love to see kids learn some new things that can build some self esteem, and teams creating projects for others of the quality that they'd like to receive themselves.  And it would be a great way to kill summer boredom.

THIS WILL REQUIRE some devoted time and care on behalf of the adult portion of the team.  I would set aside a generous crafting time because working with kids sometimes means working more slowly, and allowing time for trial and error.  I would request that if you aren't prepared to do what's necessary to teach your child partner something new and if you don't have the patience or time to follow through, pass on this one.  Also, if you don't think you can send on time, give this one a pass.  It's bad enough to disappoint an adult in a swap, but I don't want to have to call for angels for heartbroken kids.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.  Also, if you think of examples of great cooperative projects, please share!  You may spark inspiration in others!  Grin


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Monster Swap Round 6 (sign ups closed, send date 6/20/16) by kwality570
Date started: May 09, 2016 06:37:25 AM, Replies: 62
Swap name: Monster Swap Round 6

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Kwality570
Sign-up date range: 5/9/16 - 5/23/16
Date to send item by:6/20/16

Previous Monster Swap Galleries:
Gallery Round 5
Gallery Round 4
Gallery Round 2
Gallery Round 3
Gallery Round 1

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No, but will need a co-organizer if over 24.

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

Age requirement? over 16

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
- 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

Swap Description:

This craft swap is for monsters of all kinds: cute monsters, creepy monsters, movie monsters, mythical monsters, and any others you can think of.  This will be a 4 point swap.  You will be crafting one medium and two small items for your partner.  Swappers can decide to craft more than this amount, but make sure to discuss it with your partner first.

Swap size guidelines:

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
Small=$10 or less


If you want to participate, please send a PM with information below to the organizer - Kwality570.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Monster Swap Round 6
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:

What type of monsters are you interested in? (creepy, cute, realistic, mythical, etc)
Any specific kinds of monsters you are interested in? (zombies, vampires, etc)
What kind of items would you like to receive?
What kind of crafty skills do you have? (knitting, sewing, jewelry, paper, etc)
Are there any specific crafty skills you admire?
Anything you don't want to receive?
Favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Any allergies?
Any allergens in your home? (cat, dog, smoke, etc)
Are you able to post pictures in the gallery? (if not please inform you partner so s/he can take pictures before sending)
Do you have a pinterest? (please include links)
Is there any other information your partner or the organizer should know?


Also, remember to post in the swap thread at least once before the swap begins and read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Mr Steampunk Pirate Fox by ThreeLittleCats
Date started: May 16, 2016 10:35:47 AM, Replies: 22
Let me introduce you Mr Steampunk Pirate Fox, my new wool painting.
This is a mix of wet felting and needle felting, made on a 9'' x 12'' felt sheet.


MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / The Walking Dead - painting by chek101
Date started: May 13, 2016 01:07:10 PM, Replies: 19
I just HAD to do it! Grin  This is my first attempt at a montage so if it's off kilt bear with me. I decided to do the montage on my favorite TV show "The Walking Dead."  One of the characters needs to be redone, I was rushed to finish the painting and so that's what happens when you are nagged to death.  I will fix when I get the painting back. Painting was worked using 2 colors and was worked on aquabord size 24 by 18.
Hope you like!!
















HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Seashell Crystal Outdoor Ornament by kittykill
Date started: May 16, 2016 08:39:14 AM, Replies: 19
Cruising through catalogs the other day and I saw almost this exact same ornament (the only difference was the color of the middle shell) for 25.00 but shipping and handling. Well, of course being crafty I said, "Dude, I can so make this!" and that's just what I did and I think I did it better!

My whole piece cost about 7.00. I am going to hang it to where the sun hits the crystal and I can have a rainbow at my house at all times.  Cheesy I might make some other with different shells for the back yard.

Here is the listing for the one in the catalog.
http://www.victoriantradingco.com/item/30-or-3028133/100101100/by-the-seashore-summer-ornament

And here's mine.






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