Okay, since peachessunshine is out of town, she asked me to post pictures for her. So, this is what I sent her! She said that she would love something embroidered, stenciled, and quilted, and I aim to please!
The first two items were based around a last-minute side note she said to me, that she really liked sea creatures and anchors. I ran with it!
I embroidered this happy squid for her out of shades of maroon and orange. I imagine that he would be very huggy, and wouldn't understand that squid-sucker hugs would be less than pleasant for the human half of the hug. He just loves everyone so much! His suckers are made out of french knots, which I learned how to do just for him.
I then stenciled this anchor onto a blue shirt. The stencil wraps around the side of the shirt, with the rope coming around the left side. It's kind of hard to tell in the picture, but there's a little bit of silver mixed into the white, so the rope is slightly pearlescent-ish.
Last, since she wanted something quilted and full quilts take more time than I had (also, sending a quilt would use all 5 of my points, which would be sad) and she also said she drank a lot of coffee, I went with a quilted mug rug! I pulled four of her favorite colors and made a diagonal stripey pattern. Three buttons sewn on the end made a little accent, with some contrast white stitching.
I'm so glad you liked everything, peachessunshine! It was so fun to craft them for you.
I just received today, and I'm so excited! Prepare to be jealous, guys.
The box was stuffed so full, and when I opened it up, this came out first - this awesome fractal throw!
It's all in these spacey turquoise shades, and lined in this super adorable throwback polka dot fabric. It's currently on my lap keeping me toasty!
I also got this spectacular shawl, which is pretty much my new favorite thing ever. I'm already figuring out what shirts would be best to wear with it (but it's so awesome I could wear a barrel with it.)
It reminds me of a stained glass window - like she punched out the glass panes and made a shawl with all the leading! I love it.
I am super in awe of your yarn skills, peachessunshine! As far as I know, these were made by MAGIC. Sheer MAGIC. Thank you so much!
Wow, guys! These are fantastic crafts! (Some swap anxiety here, you guys made such awesome packages.) I love the zombie pin, the panda ear mask, the zodiac hoops, purselets, and that sweet chainmaille! Hope we'll have more receivers soon!
You're right, guys. Mea culpa maxima. I just worked a hospital night shift, and that screws up your internal calendar. You have until the 11th! I'm so sorry for the confusion! I hope nobody got too distressed. A million apologies!
Okay, guys, sendout day is today! I need to hear from everyone by the end of the day today (I know that some of us are in different timezones, and I will keep that in mind :] ) If you've sent, I need a DC number. If you haven't sent, I need you to officially inform me that you will be late. If I haven't heard from everyone, I will start sending out messages. I don't want any flakers! Because you guys are too awesome to flake.
I have a question, when it gives examples of a large, it says 3+ hours, $30 etc. is that an either or? For example, if a project takes (exaggeration ahead LOL) 10 hours but would retail for $1, is it a large or a small? I ask because mostly papercraft, and paper isn't too expensive,or a knitter might use a small amount of yarn but tons of time to make something? Still crafting full-steam ahead, but this is my first swap and want to know the points system in and out before I even look for a shipping box or finish crafting
Good question! (Don't apologize for questions, this is what first swaps are for!) That is definitely an either/or! The three guidelines you can use to decide whether your craft is a small/med/large are time, size, and cost. You can pick which one to work with! I generally work with physical size and time input most, unless it's the rare occasion I make something pretty expensive. For example, if I sewed a sweatshirt, I could decide by size (large,) time (considering the speed I sew at, medium or large,) or cost (probably a small or medium, depending on fabrics.) I would probably say it was a large for size, but it's really a subjective thing. It depends on what you feel most accurately describes your craft!
Partners are posted! You've each been sent the questionnaire of your partner, and the full list is now on the first page of the swap thread. Let the stalking begin! I encourage you to chat with your partners a lot, to better get to know them and their interests
Please post in this thread during the crafting period, just so that I know you haven't fallen off the face of the planet. I don't want any flakers on this swap, and it will help me a lot to know that you're all here and accounted for.