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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Diamond Dye Rug Book 1899 on: July 25, 2014 06:38:28 PM
I bought this lovely little booklet yesterday at a used bookstore (for $2!). It's a catalogue of hooked rug patterns from the Diamond Dye Company in Montreal, dated 1899. The book is in astoundingly good condition for 115 years old - it could be brand new, except that the paper is a bit yellowed.

"The colored plates shown on outside and inside covers and throughout this book are the richest and most novel designs for Rugs and Mats ever placed before the ladies of Canada. The designs for working up are on a special quality of Hessian  manufactured for us in Scotland. These Hessian designs are artistically colored, corresponding with the plates in this book, and are ready for hooking." (Hessian is what we would call burlap today.)

I thought I'd share these great Victorian images. They seem quintessentially Canadian, and not only because of the snowshoes and toboggan designs!

















If anyone wants to use one of these designs for a craft project, contact me and I'll send you a higher-quality scan.

Wulf
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Updated Victorian boudoir chair on: June 29, 2014 12:08:32 PM


The opera company I work for maintains a warehouse of props and furniture, and just like at home, the amount of incoming stuff exceeded the available space decades ago. So every few years there's a small purge of stuff that is damaged, over-stocked or unlikely to ever be used again.



This spring's discards included this Victorian "slipper" chair, which is a nice piece of 19th c. furniture, but in the 30 years I've been with the company has never once made it onstage. (The problem is that it's about 4 inches shorter than normal - these chairs were meant for ladies in wide skirts to perch on while putting on their shoes and admiring their dainty feet - and is too awkward for performers to sit on onstage.) I've always liked this chair, in spite of the 1980s dusty rose velvet, but it isn't something I'd have in my own home even if I had room for it. But my friend Jaene has just moved into a new apartment and is setting up a second bedroom as her "bellydance cave". If anyone could sit on a chair like this gracefully, it would be a bellydancer, so I claimed it from the give-away pile and re-upholstered it as a house-warming gift.

I like the combination of antique furniture and very contemporary fabric, and when I found this psychedelic print I knew it would be perfect. It was only a cotton broadcloth, though, so not really sturdy enough for upholstery. I got around that problem by quilting it into a backing fabric, which also gave it a bit of added dimensionality.



Reupholstering a piece of antique furniture is a bit like renovating an old house - you never know what you're going to find when you start stripping it down. Sure enough, although the sprung seat had been replaced with the plywood and foam rubber I expected to see in a prop chair, the back still retained its original buttoned horsehair upholstery, buried under a layer of foam. The horsehair fabric was disintegrating, so it had to be removed, but beneath it the stuffing of horsehair and sisal, and even most of the of burlap covering it, was still perfectly sound. (Victorian furniture was often upholstered in woven horsehair fabric, which was extremely durable and easy to care for. But although the horsehair is usually still as glossy and strong as it was 150 years ago, the cotton warp thread it was woven with has a much shorter lifespan and is usually disintegrated to dust.)



I was afraid the frame might be in worse condition than it seemed (sometimes the upholstery is what's actually holding a chair together) but it only needed a bit of glue and clamping for some loose joints and it was good to go. I removed the back padding to tighten up the webbing, but there was no reason to replace either.


Ironically, my job usually involves removing spring from antique furniture and replacing them with foam and plywood (theatrical furniture may look luxuriously padded, but it usually has to be hard enough to stand on), but in this case I had to do the opposite. Only the original springs could give the necessary height to the seat and still make it be comfortable.

First, a layer of webbing has to be stretched across the underside of the seat.



Next, the individual springs are stitched onto the webbing and tied to each other and the frame in a way that locks them together and forms the shape of the seat.





When it's firm enough, a covering of burlap, a layer of firm foam rubber (this would originally have been more horsehair padding), some polyester batting and a final covering of unbleached cotton gives it a proper shape. The back is much easier, as it just needed to have the original button-pockets in the horsehair filled in and covered with a layer of polyester batting.



The last step - and often the easiest - is actually attaching the covering fabric. I like to pin the fabric in place with metal push-pins first (especially when it has a bold pattern like this) until everything is straight, tautly-stretched and even. Only then do I staple it down and trim off the excess.



Finally, and I don't have photos of it - all the stapled edges were covered with double welting that I sewed from the black-and-white checked part of the fabric. The Tim Burton-ish look it added was my favourite part of the chair!

The entire process took about three days. Stripping the old upholstery took at least a day, the webbing and springs most of another, and the final upholstery the remaining day.

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Hogwarts Castle Birdfeeder on: May 19, 2014 09:11:33 PM


I was asked by tapestrymlp to be her partner in the recent Invite Your Partner swap, and since she's a serious fan of all things Harry Potterish, I decided to make her a birdfeeder in the shape of Hogwarts.



I based it on photos of Hogwarts from the movies and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with a lot of reductions and simplifications. It looks like a cluster of separate buildings but actually is a single hollow box, made mostly of thin plywood. I added windows, doors and details by carving them into pieces of even thinner plywood and gluing them on the outside. Extra bits of thin wood are glued and tacked on for additional mouldings, door frames, etc. I tried to simplify it as much as I possibly could and without making it look too flat, but I wished I could have spent more time on details. (For instance it just kills me that the towers had to be straight all the way down, instead of flaring out at the base the way they ought to. But I'll live with it.) Cheesy



Some of the towers, like the two square ones on the end, are cut from pieces of solid pine, with details carved directly into the wood. I shaped the little pointed roofs on the turrets from pieces of wood and fixed them on with little pieces of dowel or screws. The large, round turret roofs were turned on a wood lathe.



The large Staircase Tower is a piece of heavy cardboard tube, as are most of the smaller towers and turrets. The roofs are all made of thin sheet aluminum, to make them durable for the outdoors. Because of the way the roofs fit together and into the surrounding towers, I had to first make paper patterns by trial-and-error until they mostly fit, then cut and re-cut a series of cardboard mock-ups til I got one that fit well enough to cut in metal. The aluminum, which is sold in hardware stores for roof patching and eavestroughs, is easy to cut and fold with scissors and a straightedge. I fastened the roof pieces together where necessary with pop-rivets and nailed the edges down with tiny brads.



The conical roof of the Staircase tower is removable, as is a section of the roof from the opposite end, to allow birdseed to be poured in. The seed comes out openings cut into the "rocks" under the castle and into the surrounding tray for the birds. The rocks are sawn scraps of pine board, roughly carved into rocky shapes and sealed with a layer of tissue paper and glue. They're glued and screwed to the to the tray and the castle is glued on top of them. I never like to rely just on glue for something like that, but as the edges of the walls are quite thin, there really wasn't anything else to attach them to. I used "No More Nails" adhesive, so I'm hoping it will hold.

While I had a lot of fun building this - too much fun, because it took me weeks past the send-out date Embarrassed - I had made several near-catastrophic errors in planning. First, I roughly sketched out the plan and started cutting out walls, but quickly realized it was going to be too big. So I scaled it down by about 25% and started again. (The final size is about 14" x 22" by 18" high, or 32 cm x 55 cm x 45 cm.) Then I assembled the main body of the castle and the high Astronomy Tower cluster simultaneously (so that I could work on one part while glue was drying on the other) and when I put them together I realized I'd barely allowed enough room for the tower! Then I built a lovely seed tray with little turned wood spindles along the edge (left over from another project), only to realize I'd mis-measured and it wasn't actually long enough to contain the castle. Angry There was no way to alter the dimensions of either, so the tray had to be rebuilt (simpler, this time.) Finally, when it was all finished, and I'd found a box the right size to ship it in, I went to slide it into the box and discovered that I'd measured the height of the tallest tower before I glued the rocky base on the castle, and now it didn't fit into the box. So at the last minute I had to literally saw the top inch off the turret and make it removable! If I had thought it through from the beginning, it would have been much more sensible to make the whole central tower removable for shipping, but I was having too much fun and wasn't paying attention.

I'm not convinced it's the most practical birdfeeder ever made, but I don't think that matters too much. This was the first model building like this I've made, and now I want to make more! I can easily imagine Hogwarts as a multi-occupant birdhouse, for example. That's maybe a bit ambitious, but smaller individual birdhouses with little towers and turrets would be fun too.

Wulf
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Fabric Art Journal birches page on: March 08, 2014 03:19:47 PM


I made this page for heini in the first Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap. She had listed "nature" as one of her themes, and as that covers much of what I like to do, it gave me a lot of leeway. "Koivu" is "birch" in Finnish, which is where heini lives. I was working on this in the dead of winter, it seemed an obvious choice!

The trees and background are linen and cotton, and are held down mostly by the bark detail and limbs embroidered in cotton floss. The letters are metal brads. Overall dimensions are 4 in. by 6 in.

Wulf
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / WWP Round 47 Gallery - Goddess Shrine Swap (Sendout 1/26/2014) on: January 21, 2014 05:11:42 PM


WWP Round 47: Goddess Shrine Swap
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Original swap thread
Post your Goddess-loving shrines here!

Partners for this round were:

DragonChilde <--> hawkeyes_girl
MamanTattoo <--> craftypuppymom
monnie31 <--> mandykaye
Wulf <--> phnxreign99
Ludi <--> emilywilde
grasshopper <--> whileitsraining

Swap Status:
Still Crafting    Sent         Partner Received   Feedback Posted
Wulf
MamanTattoo
hawkeyes_girl
mandykaye
whileitsraining
DragonChilde
grasshopper
craftypuppymom
emilywilde
phnxreign99
monnie31
Ludi

6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / WWP Round 47 - Goddess Shrine Swap (Sendout 1/26/2014) on: December 30, 2013 06:18:07 PM
Swap name: Goddess Shrine Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wulf  
Sign-up date range: 12/30/13 - 01/05/14 (Monday, December 20 to Saturday, January 5)
Date to send item by: 01/26/2014 (Saturday, January 26th)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
Additional Age requirement? None.

Swap Organizer himself 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 she/he is at least 16 years old: YES
- Understands that a Delivery Confirmation number is required for packages sent with her/his own country or a postal receipt for international shipping.


WWP Round 47 - Goddess Shrine Swap
The Goddess Shrine Gallery

To celebrate the festival of Imbolc or Candlemas at the beginning of February, we're going to swap shrines to our favourite goddesses. No Pagan, Wiccan or witchy person ever had too many shrines in their house, and we could all do with just one more to make it perfect! Cheesy

For this swap we're going to exchange one small to medium-sized shrine (nothing too large because of postal costs) honouring a goddess of our partner's choosing. This festival marks the point where the Lady, having given birth to the Lord at Yule, returns in her virgin form. The goddess most associated with Imbolc is Brighid or Bride, but it is also very suitable for many other Maiden or Mother goddesses.

Do you need to be a Wiccan, Witch or Pagan to join this swap? No, not at all! You have to be comfortable swapping with someone who may be, but really you just need to have a love of shrines and a favourite goddess! To join the swap, PM this questionnaire to Wulf. You must also be willing to participate here in the swap thread, and post photos of the shrine you receive. (If you can't do that for some reason, please make sure your partner knows ahead of time.)

Swap Name: Goddess Shrine Swap
Your Craftster name:
Your Name:
Your Email:
Mailing Address with country:
Do you have a blog/Wist/Pinterest/Etc?
Willing to do International shipping: YES or NO
I am 16 or older: YES or NO
Allergies you have:
Allergens in your home/space:
What goddess would you like to have shrine to?
Would you rather have a shrine that hangs on the wall, or sits on a table/shelf?
What path do you follow? (Wiccan, Druid, Undefined Pagan, etc):
Deities/symbols/themes important to you:
Preferred colors/patterns/herbs/stones/scents/flavors/other preferences:
Any styles/colours/scents/shapes/etc. you do NOT want?
Other things to tell your partner:

Swappers:
Wulf
MamanTattoo
hawkeyes_girl
mandykaye
whileitsraining
DragonChilde
grasshopper
craftypuppymom
emilywilde
phnxreign99
monnie31
Ludi

Partners:
DragonChilde <--> hawkeyes_girl
MamanTattoo <--> craftypuppymom
monnie31 <--> mandykaye
Wulf <--> phnxreign99
Ludi <--> emilywilde
grasshopper <--> whileitsraining


7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Paper and Ephemera Swap Round 10 Gallery on: November 04, 2013 04:38:48 PM


Paper and Ephemera Swap Round 10
Gallery

Share the contents of your envelope here!

Swappers:
SENT - RECEIVED - FEEDBACK POSTED

Loves2experiment to jkaywiz.
Ludi to suereal
MissingWillow to SonjaBoo.
mariak to Smmarrt
suereal to Ludi .
suereal to Onyxnox.
kfad to kwality570.
Acadian Driftwood to noodle-bug
Acadian Driftwood to kbrison
marjiej to calixita.
Smmarrt to witchhippie.
Smmarrt to mariak.
LovelyMiss to geekgirl1000100
SonjaBoo to MissingWillow.
geekgirl1000100 to LovelyMiss.
geekgirl1000100 to witchhippie.
noodle-bug to Acadian Driftwood.
Onyxnox to Zalphinian.
Onyxnox to suereal.
kbrison to Acadian Driftwood
witchhippie to geekgirl1000100
witchippie to Smmarrt
Gozer to jkaywiz.
calixita to marjiej
kwality570 to kfad
bunny1kenobi to Zalphinian.
Pupper CDEeeek
wendiek to Wulf.
Zalphinian to Onyxnox
Zalphinian to bunny1kenobi
CDEeeek to Pupper
jkaywiz to Gozer
jkaywiz to Loves2experiment
Wulf to wendiek
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Paper and Ephemera Swap Round 10 on: October 19, 2013 09:14:05 PM

Swap name: Paper and Ephemera Swap Round 10
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wulf  
Sign-up date range: 10/20/2013-10/27/2013 (Sunday, October 20 to Sunday, October 27)
Date to send item by: 11/18/2013 (Monday, November 18)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
Additional Age requirement? None.

Swap Organizer himself 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
- Understands that no Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap, but missing envelopes will have to be re-sent.
Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386971.0#ixzz2iELMHHH8

Paper and Ephemera Swap - ROUND 10!
Gallery

It's been a couple of years since we got to share our paper and ephemera stashes, so let's see how much joy we can pack into an envelope! This will be an easy, low-stress swap for the period leading up to the holidays. I have followed the plan laid out by Dragonflower in Round 9. She suggested three options, so people can participate at the level that suits them best:

Option 1. You and your partner each send the other a regular No. 10 or A4 envelope full of papercrafting goodies. (That's a regular business-sized envelope.)

Option 2. You and your partner each send the other a standard (C4 or 9x12) manila envelope full of papercrafting goodies.

Option 3 Givers and Needers Option. If you have a lot of papercrafting items to share and would like to destash, you may want to be a Giver. If you want to get into papercrafting, but cant afford or find supplies, you may want to be a Needer. Each Giver will fill a 9x12 envelope with assorted papercrafting supplies and send this to their partnered Needer. In exchange, their partnered Needer will craft AT LEAST ONE small papercrafting item and send it to their Giver. (These items do not have to be made of the received supplies.)
***Please note: If you choose to be a Giver, you must give some description of what sort of papercrafting supplies you have to offer. If I have an uneven number of Givers and Needers, I will PM the last person(s) to sign up to see if you wish to choose one of the other two options.

Update: You may choose either ONE or TWO partners. If you choose to have two partners, you should choose different options for each, eg. Large Envelope and Giver, not Giver and Giver.

You must at least fill the agreed-upon size of envelope, but you are welcome to send more if you like. Just discuss what you plan to send with your partner, so no one feels like they didn't send enough. As this is a paper swap, no Delivery Confirmation Number is required, but if something goes horribly wrong and your envelope is lost, you will have to send your partner another one. This is a great swap for international participants, because you should be able to mail your envelope for standard letter postage, and you'll get cool foreign stuff!

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Paper and Ephemera Swap Round 10
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(YES/NO)
Do you have access to a camera for posting pictures in the gallery?

Do you promise to be nice to your partner, say thank you for your package, and post pictures in the gallery (or make arrangements to have them posted)?

Do you promise to post at least once a week in the swap thread? (Or PM your partner and organizer once a week)

Do you have any allergies that need to be taken into consideration?

Are there any common allergens in your home(pets, smoke..)?

What sort of items do you have to share? (This question is mandatory for Givers.)

Is there anything in particular that you would like to receive?

Is there anything in particular that you would NOT like to receive?

Which option(s) would you like to choose?
1.   Small envelope
2.   Large envelope
3.   Givers/Needers


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (thats me- Wulf) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Here are some links to the Galleries of previous swaps in this series:
Round 9, Round 8, Round 7, Round 6, Round 5, Round 4, Round 3, Round 2, Round 1

Participants:

Small envelope
Witchhippie
geekgirl1000100

Large envelope
SonjaBoo
LovelyMiss
Smmarrt
margiej
Acadian Driftwood
kfad
suereal
Wulf
kbrison
Onyxnox
MissingWillow
geekgirl1000100
Gozer
jkaywiz
CDEeeek
Zalphinian
wendiek
Pupper
bunny1kenobi
kwality570
calixita
mariak

Needer
Witchhippie
noodle-bug
jkaywiz
Zalphinian
Ludi

Giver
Smmarrt
suereal
loves2experiment
Acadian Driftwood
Onyxnox

Partners:
Loves2experiment - Giver to jkaywiz
Ludi - Needer to suereal
MissingWillow - Large Envelope to SonjaBoo
mariak - Large Envelope to Smmarrt
suereal - Giver to Ludi and Large Envelope to Onyxnox
kfad - Large Envelope to kwality570
Acadian Driftwood - Giver to noodle-bug and Large Envelope to kbrison
marjiej - Large Envelope to calixita
Smmarrt - Giver to witchhippie and Large Envelope to mariak
LovelyMiss - Large Envelope to geekgirl1000100
SonjaBoo - Large Envelope to MissingWillow
geekgirl1000100 - Large Envelope to LovelyMiss and Small Envelope to witchhippie
noodle-bug - Needer to Acadian Driftwood
Onyxnox - Giver to Zalphinian and Large Envelope to suereal
kbrison - Large Envelope to Acadian Driftwood
witchhippie - Small Envelope to geekgirl1000100 and Needer to Smmarrt
Gozer - Large Envelope to jkaywiz
calixita - Large Envelope to marjiej
kwality570 - Large Envelope to kfad
bunny1kenobi - Large Envelope to Zalphinian
Pupper - Large Envelope to CDEeeek
wendiek - Large Envelope to Wulf
Zalphinian - Needer to Onyxnox and Large Envelope to bunny1kenobi
CDEeeek - Large Envelope to Pupper
jkaywiz - Large Envelope to Gozer and Needer to Loves2experiment
Wulf - Large Envelope to wendiek
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Book of Shadows Round 3 Gallery on: June 12, 2013 04:54:31 PM


Book of Shadows Swap Round 3
Gallery

Partners for this swap were:

Wulf <--> Eclectic Dreamer
icekibby <--> Sabertooth Pixie
Mandykaye <--> dharma_rebel
La-Fairy <--> Spazgirl1981
whileitsraining <--> Monnie31

Swap Status:
Still Crafting Sent         Partner Received   Feedback Posted
Wulf
Eclectic Dreamer
icekibby
Sabertooth Pixie
Mandykaye
dharma_rebel
LA-Fairy
Spazgirl1981
whileitsraining
Monnie31
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Book of Shadows Swap Round 3 on: May 05, 2013 01:53:30 PM
Swap name: Book of Shadows Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wulf
Sign-up date range: 05/05/2013 - 12/05/2013
Date to send item by: 17/06/2013 21/06/2013

Limited to a certain number of people? NO

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

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself 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



Book of Shadows Swap - Round 3!
Send by Monday, June 17 Friday, June 21
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Many of us who follow a path of Wiccan or Pagan path keep a Book of Shadows - a personal compilation of spells, charms, recipes, instructions and other witchy information. If you already have a Book of Shadows and want to add to it, or you have been meaning to start one, this swap is for you!


This will be a swap for one large item and some small extras. The large can be a hand-bound blank book or binder if your partner doesn't have a book yet, or a set of completed and decorated pages that your partner can add to an existing book. Extras (which everyone always likes!) can include things like rubber stamps, stencils, blank paper, pens, ink, pressed leaves and flowers, bookplates, ephemera or anything else you think would enhance your partners book. Packages can be kept thin, so postage need not be problematic even overseas. This is a chance to learn from others and share what you know, so first-time swappers and newcomers to the path are welcome!

Matching your partner's style and needs is an important part of this swap, so communication is an essential requirement throughout. As well, you should be willing to post in the swap thread at least once a week to keep in touch. Remember that you are creating something that your partner will probably keep for years to come, so this is a chance to show off your best work.

Send this questionnaire to Wulf to join:

Name of swap: Book of Shadows Round 3
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)
Are you able and willing to post photos of the package you receive?

How do you describe your current religion/spirituality/tradition/magical practice?
Do you consider yourself a newcomer or have you been on this path for a long time?
Are you out of the broom closet (do your friends/family know you are Wiccan/Pagan/whatever)?
Are there any gods, deities, spirits, saints etc. that are especially important to you?
Are you okay with tasteful nudity in art (depictions of the God and Goddess, etc.)?

Do you already have a Book of Shadows? If so, describe it (page size, binding type, style, etc.):
If not, do you want to start with a blank book that you can write in, loose blank pages, or finished pages of material you can add to your book later?
Do you want your BoS to be wide-ranging, or to focus on one particular thing, such as herbs, astrology, spellcraft, deities, etc.? Do you have a specific set of pages that you'd like to have? Is there a certain style that you like or dislike?
Are there any particular extras that you'd like to have?
Is there anything you do NOT want?

Do you have favorite colors, stones, herbs, etc?
Would you be willing to learn about and craft for someone else's traditions that may be different from your own?
Is there anything you wouldn't be willing to craft for because of your beliefs?
Do you have any allergies or aversions to anything? Are you okay with leather, feathers and other non-vegan materials?
What allergens are in your environment?

Can you do bookbinding, or would you like to stick to creating loose pages?
What kind of art media do you like to work in? (painting, drawing, digital, calligraphy, collage, etc.) What kinds of art do you NOT do?

Anything else you would like your partner to know about yourself and your Book of Shadows?

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.

Participating in this swap:
Wulf
Icekibby
mandykaye
LA-Fairy
spazgirl1981
whileitsraining
Eclectic Dreamer
dharma_rebel
Monnie31
Sabertooth Pixie

Partners:

Wulf <--> Eclectic Dreamer
icekibby <--> Sabertooth Pixie
Mandykaye <--> dharma_rebel
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