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1  Lounging Nook in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by kittykill on: September 07, 2014 04:13:57 PM

Front view

I told my husband that I wanted a fort in my craft room. After I sat through his giggles, he said he thought it was a neat idea. My first thought was to build a teepee and I even found some cool curtains to use but then when I got home and realized that my ceiling was too low and the slope was too much. I decided to build a nook instead.

I went around town and found some pallets, sanded them down and then went to the home improvement store and bought two foam mattresses. I had a feather mattress and put that on top. The foam and the mattress are a little shorter than the pallets so I also made a place for a light, books and pictures.

For the curtains, I used bamboo that we had in our yard. Each year we thin it out and save the canes to dry. It was perfect for this. The curtains went up and the lace is vintage along with the hankies.

The hoop was from an old table cloth  I found that was completely destroyed except for the embroidery.

I love it! I can hang out, drink some tea, stitch, listening to old radio show and have the pups up to snuggle or just have some "me" time.

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2  Vintage Halloween Swap 2014 Sign up: 9/5-9/12. Send Out: 10/13 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by kittykill on: September 05, 2014 08:26:28 AM

Swap name:Vintage Halloween Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kittykill,
Sign-up date range:9/5-9-12/2014
Date to send item by:10/13/2014

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

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

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


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

Details of swap:

It's back! Like a spirit in the night that just won't go away, the vintage Halloween swap is back for another round. Come all you guys and gouls...come celebrate our favorite time of year with some spooky crafting. It will be simply dismal (okay, I should really stop listening to the goth music while typing this out). Come play with us...forever, and ever, and ever!  Tongue

You will need to craft ONE MEDIUM ITEM

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

Name of 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?:
What are your favorite Halloween things? (pumpkins,trick or treaters,cats,bats,colors,etc.)
What year vintage holloween do you like? Victorian? 1940s? 1980s?
What types of things are you interested in making?
I would love to have this.
I would scream in fear if I got this, so please dont send it to me
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Do you like cute, creepy or scary Halloween?
Are you willing to check in every week and thank you partner in the gallery?
Let your partner know a little bit about yourself! Style, favorite things, are you a vintage collector, pinterest or blog links.

preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '____________________________________________________________________________________________')
holistic knitter
The Raging Sloth
I Sew Cute
La Chapa

I Sew Cute-RockingbearRanch
La Chapa-The Raging Sloth
holistic knitter-KarenLouiseM

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3  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 106 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kittykill on: September 03, 2014 10:49:43 AM
I received from jemimah and ActsofCraftiness!

First from jemimah:

A beautiful picture for my boho bedroom, wonderful cards sparkly washi tape and mug rugs! Love the colors!

Next, From ActsofCraftiness, I received a crochet mandala. I am obsessed with these and the colors are wonderful.

Thanks guys! You totally made my day!
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4  Re: Anatomical Swap in New Swap Theme Ideas by kittykill on: August 21, 2014 10:39:25 AM
I stitched up this pattern a lot in 2007
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5  Rabbit Heart Girl in Needlework: Completed Projects by kittykill on: August 13, 2014 03:05:07 PM
I have been dying to stitch this up and this month's Hoopla Along was the perfect time to do it. It is a pattern from Cherry and Cinnamon entitled Rabbit Heart Girl.

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6  Re: Hoopla A-Long 2013-2014 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by kittykill on: August 13, 2014 03:03:16 PM
I finished my hoop. I have been wanting to stitch up this pattern for a long time. It is from Cherry and Cinnamon
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7  Bloom Where You Are Planted Skeleton in Needlework: Completed Projects by kittykill on: July 20, 2014 10:05:23 AM
I stitched this up a as thank you for my Halloween in June partner. She totally spoiled me so I had to send her a little something! I decided to put a doily behind it to look more like spider webs.

Close up of stitching
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8  Re: Pam Land...or Pamtopia? in Needlework: Completed Projects by kittykill on: July 12, 2014 10:41:11 AM
I added a bakery to my little hoopla town.
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9  Re: Hoopla A-Long 2013-2014 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by kittykill on: July 12, 2014 10:40:25 AM
I finished this morning. I have a hoopla wall known as Pamville, Pamland, Pamtopia-I posted it here. I wanted to add to it so I built a bakery shop. Now I need to fill it in with more little people and pets.  Cheesy

With the other houses
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10  Re: Halloween in June Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kittykill on: July 12, 2014 09:27:44 AM
Set your phasers to stun.....Look at what Erica_tattoo has sent me!

First off. I love the Haunted Mansion (Disney). My husband and I have a HUGE collection. I also love the dolls that Erica makes so, she combined the two and made me the ballerina from the Haunted Mansion in DOD form.

Close up of her face

If that wasn't enough. I got the cutest shadow puppets and this fabric. Holy hell on a poptart! We are framing it because it is so RAD!  It has all of my favorite movies. My hubby even has The Curse of the Werewolf tattooed on his arm.

Thank you so much, from the bottom on my heart! You made my whole year!  Kiss Kiss
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