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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107, 108 Gallery & Discussion on: Today at 01:09:39 AM
Today has been a good (but frustrating) day.

I gt given a sewing machine a few weeks ago and I haven't even tried it until today. Upon opening it, I discovered that it is brand new, fancy quality and ready to roll. Very good news!  Grin Grin

That said, I cannot get the tension right to actually sew. I'll keep plugging away!  Angry

If I give in, I'll try my grandmother's 60s Singer in the garage. I bet that still sews...
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107 Gallery & Discussion on: September 25, 2014 12:28:33 AM
I marked more than one class worth of essays today so I'm going to reward myself by starting on what I want to make for Jemimah. If my new (second hand but a freebie gift and new to me) sewing machine doesn't work I can always try on my grandmother's machine from the 60s. It's so heavy but I bet it works well.

That said, I did warn her that it might all go pear shaped and I'll need to use a different method and make something else!

Smiley
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107 on: September 23, 2014 09:22:55 PM
I claim Jemimah for a Pinterest-inspired surprise!
I'm tossing up between two things on your Craftster wishes board because I'm not sure I can trust my sewing machine at the moment. Smiley

From where I sit now I can see one of your prints and a piece of your embroidery on my walls Smiley Thanks! (It's easy to forget we send things and other people keep them. Thought you might like to hear that they are still on display)

This is my second claim 2/1/0



Hi my name is Linda and I am in my 20s and I live in Australia.

I am a bit coy about personal information posted publically as I am a secondary school teacher.  Feel free to ask if you need to know any details I will PM. I studied fine art at university and used to be a journalist.

I love art and design, martial arts (karate), reading, cooking (vegetarian), outdoors and gardening, being unusually clean at home, organization and quirky things. I have no pets or kids and I dont smoke.  My house is small and new so Im still fitting it out a bit. My brother is also in the same situation, so I can also use home-related gifts for him.

I love things which are functional, can be put on the wall or which dont need to be put on a shelf. I dont have a great deal of shelf space for knick knacks so theyre not really my kind of thing. I always paint my nails and have an offbeat dress sense. I dont scrapbook. Love to travel.

Tattoo flash is some of my favourite imagery. My favourite tattoo artists are Sasha Unisex, Tilly Dee, Ben Koopman, Brad Hampstead, Mimsy Gleeson and Clare Clarity.  I also love geometric designs, lino print style imagery and most other visual art.

I dont like girly, pink, orange/yellow, kawaii, floral (unless its a bit funky - think Marimekko), ruffles, lace and other cutesy things. Its just not me. Im also not into creepy-cute, dandelions and clich images like the infinity symbol. Not into patriotism or wiccan themes. Glitter does not make me happy. Not into dolls (especially those Blythe dolls and other cutesy things like that).

All my allergies are food related so please don't send food.

I love dark colours, texture, nature, geometrics, turquoise, green, blue, black and white, deep purple, silver, black, grey, blue and deep red.

www.pinterest.com/schnerby

Things I would love to receive:
-   Wall art. I love receiving other peoples art. Painting, embroidery, printmaking, photography whatever! I have some beautiful art on my walls from Craftster swaps and I have plenty of wall space left. Any size and any media.

-   Fabric boxes for storage or organisation. Any size
-   Coasters. Seriously, why dont I have any of these?
-   A centre mat or table runner for my table. Measurements can be provided (its a four person table so its pretty small). I have red cushions on the chairs.
-   Table cloth
-   Tea towels. Any colour
-   Hand towels (neutral earth colours and olive greens)
-   Heat pack for the microwave
-   PJ pants. Cotton, flannelette, some other fabric, summer/winter, just over the knee/three-quarter/full length. Whatever! I love them.
-   Scented candles. I love warm scents, vanilla, fruits etc but not really floral scents.
-   Mug-rug style or fabric box things for my bedside table to put little bits in
-   Tea and tea related stuff.
-   Hoopla
-   A reasonably padded case for my Macbook Air
-   Cards blank inside multipurpose preferred. Not too much pizzazz or sparkly business ☺
-   Something to organise my newly acquired desk. Its just a plain 60s table so I need a mouse pad, things to put pencils in, things for papers. Absolute blank canvas so far!
-   Gift tags simple and plain decoration please
-   Simple stamp to make easy gift tags (perhaps to stamp on thin recycled card and cut out that way I have plenty)
-   A simple bill and paper organiser for the bills to be paid. Something I can hang up on a small hook (thank you anna.wahnsinn)
-   Prayer flags
-   Picture frame. Plain, textured, whatever. All the frames in my house are black so far so I guess stay with that. I stick them on the wall with removable Velcro stickers or removable sticker hooks.
-   Unpaper towels or any other things to save waste and love the planet
-   Sturdy shopping bag (you can never have too many in the car)
-   Those reusable netting bags for veggies so I dont have to use plastic when I shop
-   Simple Christmas decorations. I have very few other than a stocking
-   Things for assisting with or making pretty in the garden. I have a watersaving native garden and veggies/herbs
-   Slippers or house shoes. Feet sz AUS9-10/EU40-41
-      Recipe organiser
-      First aid kit container thing for the house or car. I'm ashamed to say I don't have either so I just have bandaids loose in the cupboard.
- Art supplies (paper, ink, pencils, brushes, watercolour, pens - especially waterproof, markers)
- Art supply organiser of any description (except brush roll. I have a few of them)
- Microfibre cleaning stuff
- Some way to make my karate bag not stink like something has died in it Smiley
- Stationery

Or, something inspired by my Pinterest ☺

I use business cards and those free postcards many places have to teach design. If you have any cards lying about I would love to adopt a few.

Also, as Jemimah wrote, we have strict biosecurity in Aus so please don't send wood, feathers etc. I have lost Craftster packages to quarantine and releasing them is prohibitively expensive if available at all.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: An old chair is now bright and fun! on: September 23, 2014 03:05:17 AM
I'm just about to tackle recovering two chairs and this gives me confidence!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107 Gallery & Discussion on: September 23, 2014 02:48:54 AM
I'm done with zombiecazz's wall art. I translated an idea on her Pinterest into my own style and I'm quite pleased. I hope you like it!

I'll post in the morning Smiley
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: rooster cane and ornament (loads of W.I.P pics) on: September 20, 2014 01:50:18 AM
This is not a process I know much about (or that I even want to try) but I am fascinated by process. This is incredible! Thank you so much for sharing how you made this remarkable image in clay.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Mario granny square blanket on: September 20, 2014 01:46:01 AM
That is awesome! I bet he will love it.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107 Gallery & Discussion on: September 10, 2014 09:48:27 PM
schnerby I just love that you not only have boards for things you love but also boards for stuff that is "Totally not my style" and "Colours I avoid"! Brilliant! Is it awkward when people who's style you admire repin from those boards as something they love or want?

Well, they don't really get pinned to anymore so they don't show up on other people's walls when they follow me. I'm not sure that makes ANY sense Smiley
Short answer: It's never happened so I don't know.


Ignorant design and layout question - I'm not entirely sure what is meant.

Would this include something along the lines of coming up with an artwork design that my daughter could insert into flyers advertising her high school guitar club events? She is the vice president this year and I am sure she would love something combining her school mascot (an eagle) with a guitar. Or do you mean something more along the lines of me giving you all the info for an event and you would design a poster and postcards that you send electronically and I forward over to a print shop to get it printed out in poster size and postcard size to distribute?

Or is this more of a service for something like a crafter with a table at craft fairs to create a brochure of their offerings or print a brochure they already have designed? Or something where you would take their logo and information to print out pads of invoices?

Please let us know so we can tailor our wish lists

Either! A little illustration or a design project like a flyer you could then send to get printed would work. Just as long as you're not a boring corporate band that is going to kill my mind.  Grin
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107 on: September 10, 2014 01:36:01 AM
I claim zombiecazz for wall art/inspired by Pinterest Smiley

This is my first claim 1/0/0



Hi my name is Linda and I am in my 20s and I live in Australia.

I am a bit coy about personal information posted publically as I am a secondary school teacher.  Feel free to ask if you need to know any details I will PM. I studied fine art at university and used to be a journalist.

I love art and design, martial arts (karate), reading, cooking (vegetarian), outdoors and gardening, being unusually clean at home, organization and quirky things. I have no pets or kids and I dont smoke.  My house is small and new so Im still fitting it out a bit. My brother is also in the same boat, so I can also use home-related gifts for him.

I love things which are functional, can be put on the wall or which dont need to be put on a shelf. I dont have a great deal of shelf space for knick knacks so theyre not really my kind of thing. I always paint my nails and have an offbeat dress sense. I dont scrapbook. Love to travel.

Tattoo flash is some of my favourite imagery. My favourite tattoo artists are Sasha Unisex, Tilly Dee, Ben Koopman, Brad Hampstead, Mimsy Gleeson and Clare Clarity.  I also love geometric designs, lino print style imagery and most other visual art.

I dont like girly, pink, floral (unless its a bit funky), ruffles, lace and other cutesy things. Its just not me. Im also not into creepy-cute, dandelions and clich images like the infinity symbol. Orange is my enemy.  Also not into patriotism. Glitter does not make me happy. Not into dolls (especially those Blythe dolls and other cutesy things like that).

I love dark colours, geometrics, turquoise, green, blue, black and white, deep purple, silver, black, grey, blue and deep red.

www.pinterest.com/schnerby

Things I would love to receive:
-   Wall art. I love receiving other peoples art. Painting, embroidery, printmaking, photography whatever! I have some beautiful art on my walls from Craftster swaps and I have plenty of wall space left. Any size and any media.

-   Fabric boxes for storage or organisation. Any size
-   Coasters. Seriously, why dont I have any of these?
-   A centre mat or table runner for my table. Measurements can be provided (its a four person table so its pretty small). I have red cushions on the chairs.
-   Table cloth
-       Cushions or cushion covers for my new chairs. My lounge room is decorated in bold black and white prints and red. I'd prefer texture, black and white design or something similar. Not furry.
-   Tea towels. Any colour
-   Hand towels (neutral earth colours and olive greens)
-   Heat pack for the microwave
-   PJ pants. Cotton, flannelette, some other fabric, summer/winter, just over the knee/three-quarter/full length. Whatever! I love them.
-   Scented candles
-   Mug-rug style or fabric box things for my bedside table to put little bits in
-   Tea and tea related stuff.
-   Hoopla
-   A reasonably padded case for my Macbook Air
-   Cards blank multipurpose preferred. Not too much pizzazz or sparkly business ☺
-   Something to organise my newly acquired desk. Its just a plain 60s table so I need a mouse pad, things to put pencils in, things for papers. Absolute blank canvas so far!
-   Gift tags simple and plain decoration please
-   Simple stamp to make easy gift tags (perhaps to stamp on thin recycled card and cut out that way I have plenty)
-   Organiser to hang from the hanging rail in a wardrobe. I have lots of wardrobe space but I cant use it all for general storage without hanging organisers
-   A simple bill and paper organiser for the bills to be paid. Something I can hang up on a small hook
-   Prayer flags
-   Picture frame. Plain, textured, whatever. All the frames in my house are black so far so I guess stay with that. I stick them on the wall with removable Velcro stickers or removable sticker hooks.
-   Unpaper towels or any other things to save waste and love the planet
-   Sturdy shopping bag (you can never have too many in the car)
-   Those reusable netting bags for veggies so I dont have to use plastic when I shop
-   Simple Christmas decorations. I have very few other than a stocking
-   Things for assisting with or making pretty in the garden. I have a watersaving native garden and veggies/herbs
-   Slippers or house shoes. Feet sz AUS9-10/EU40-41
-      Recipe organiser
-      First aid kit container thing for the house or car. I'm ashamed to say I don't have either so I just have bandaids loose in the cupboard.

Or, something inspired by my Pinterest ☺

I use business cards and those free postcards many places have to teach design. If you have any cards lying about I would love to adopt a few.


10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 107 Gallery & Discussion on: September 10, 2014 01:16:43 AM
Thanks! I can't wait  Smiley


EDIT: Just in case anyone is interested, happy to do some design as a swap. Maybe you need some invitations, cards, business stuff, typography or something similar done. I don't work in design and layout anymore so I do enjoy a task from time to time. If it's on your list, I will be keen to claim Smiley
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