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1  Re: I Love The Office USA Edition Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by chucklikesart on: November 14, 2008 04:59:07 PM
I feel like a terrible organizer because I've received, but I haven't even sent yet.... This semester has really been kicking my butt Sad Plan is to have sent by Monday because I'll be riveting an Iraq War memorial all day tomorrow.

Anyway, I received from HHjamie, and I must say, this is the best swap package EVER!!!!!!!

Here's a group shot:


Something I've wanted forever: A JIM DOLL!!! He's in my car now Wink


Some fabulous stitch markers that I'm tempted to make into charms for a bracelet Wink


A Dwight stress ball in action:


Some fabulous goodies!


And, the piece de resistance:


A close up of the sexy librarian:


And the text:


A little back story: I'm a library assistant, working on my degree in library science. When Kevin said that quote to Pam (after she stayed over at "a friend's" :cough:jim's:cough: house, and she had to wear her glasses to work) I just about died! It is officially my favorite!

Jamie did a beautiful job and I am totally impressed with her handiwork! Thank you so much!
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2  The Black Dahlia in Halloween Costumes by chucklikesart on: November 06, 2008 07:57:55 PM
I went as the Black Dahlia, unsolved murder victim Elizabeth Short

I got inspired by Elizabeth128 last year. Sorry for the picture quality...They were all taken with the timer function while my camera perched on the TV.




Details are here.
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3  Black Dahlia Costume in Halloween Costumes by chucklikesart on: November 06, 2008 07:56:57 PM

I got inspired by Elizabeth128 last year and took her Black Dahlia costume and ran with it! Sorry for the picture quality...They were all taken with the timer function while my camera perched on the TV.

Here is me hamming it up in my costume pre-dead makeup:
Front and Back Views:


Blowing Kisses and Having fun!:


And post mortem:

(my favorite part is how the stitches look like they're fighting against gravity to keep my face together Wink )
For the slash marks, I used a line of red lip liner extending straight out from the corners of my mouth when it was open. I lined the red with white eye liner on top and bottom. I took black eye liner and drew straight down the center. Then I took black liquid eyeliner and deepened the cuts/ drew the stitched. Finally, I took black eyeshadow and created the illusion that the stitches were pulling at my mouth. I used black shadow in varying thicknesses to do my "deadface."

I drafted the pattern for my dress on my own, but based it on this discontinues Simplicity Pattern:

I'm pretty pleased with how it came out-- it was my first pattern draft.

My "dahlia" is actually 5 silk chrysanthemums hot glued together, because I couldn't find a dahlia ANYWHERE!
you can kind of see it better here:


I'm really pleased with how it turned out! Only about 5 people knew who I was, but that's enough Wink
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4  Re: The I Miss Gilmore Girls Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by chucklikesart on: November 04, 2008 02:16:23 PM
I received from Fosca! and it's GORGEOUS!

Group Shot:


Fabulous Book Marks:


Stars Hollow card holder and Key Ring with Snowflake pouch:


Adorable hat-- it's so soft!:


Stove-top Espresso maker and Luke's Diner Mug (I WANTED THE MUG SOOOOO BAD!!! I LOVE IT!!!)


And a super cute wall hanging/ towel that will probably become a pillow or curtain soon:


THANKS SO MUCH FOSCA! YOU ROCK!

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5  Re: The Breakfast at Tiffany's Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by chucklikesart on: November 04, 2008 02:05:57 PM
So, I think I've had my package for about two months, but I've also had mono. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post this-- I'm just now getting around to taking pictures. I have been so sick that it's been all but impossible for me to do so. The fabulous hannahkarina spoiled the poop out of me!

Everything together:


A sweet note on French Kitty at Tiffany's stationary:


A Tiffany's box I've already filled with stray beads:



A box of cracker jacks:


A "Little Black Dress" book bag that is use ALL OF THE TIME! It's wonderful!


Some adoreable stationary! There was one more card, but I used it already Smiley


And my favorite, Holly's Keys, a necklace!


Thank you so much Hannah, and thanks for a wonderful swap, guys!
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6  Re: .:Days of the Week Undies Gallery:. in The Swap Gallery by chucklikesart on: September 08, 2008 05:23:37 PM
Here are the goodies I received from squirrelgirl! Either she's a psychic, a really good stalker, or I filled out my questionaire more completely than I remember. No matter what, she's a freakin' genius. Not only did I get awesome patnies, I got some of the best smelling soap I've ever come across!

On with the pictures.
Here they are, all together:

don't you love the sparkly pink letters?

Here is Sunday:

It's CAT!

Here is Monday:

Brand New, only my favoritest band!

Tuesday:

The Mixed Tape! One of my favorite Jack's Mannequin Songs!

Wednesday:

AUDREY!

Thursday:

Daisies, for Pushing Daises, my favorite TV show!

Friday:

Robert Smith, from The Cure! Beacuse FRIDAY, I'M IN LUH-HOVE!

Where, you might ask, is Saturday? Well, seeing as I have mono, and when you have mono you get to wear your days of the week underwear on whatever day you want, I'm wearing them right now! Even though it's Monday! Hehe. Sorry... I think the fever's got the best of me...
Anyway, here are some action shots. Hope I don't offend anyone with my womanly curves!
The front:

The booty:

(pretty good for a backwards mirror shot, right?)

So, I'm absolutely head over heels for these panties! I'll be mailing to squirrelgirl tomorrow-- I was going to go by the post office after school today, but I started feeling faint and decided I better not drive out that way... this mono thing sucks, so instead I've got some teasers to taunt you, oh my lovely partner!

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7  I Love The Office USA Edition Swap-[Sendouts 11/01/08]- PARTNERS UP!!! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by chucklikesart on: September 02, 2008 10:36:57 AM
Swap name: I Love The Office USA Edition Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: chucklikesart
Sign-up date range: 09/02/08 to 09/16/08
Date to send item by: 10/20/08  (John Krasinski's Birthday!) 11/01/08

Limited to a certain number of people?: 25 (including organizer)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
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: N/A

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 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

I guess the atmosphere that I've tried to create here is that I'm a friend first and a boss second, and probably an entertainer third.

A World's Best Boss Mug. A Three-Hole Punch Jim Shirt. A Warning Poster about the Flasher. A Souveiner from Schrute Beet Farms. A Stapler in Jello. A Dunder Mifflin mouse pad.
The possiblities are endless!

This swap is for those of us who are completely obsessed with the US Edition of The Office! If you find yourself wishing you worked in a mid-size Pennsylvania paper company, this swap is for you!

You will craft 2 small items, 1 medium item, and 1 large item. You can talk with your partner if you want to do more items, or make any other modifications. Use your partner's questionnaire to judge what they might like.

Each participant will be expected to post on this thread at least once a week, updating us on your progress. Also, if you do not have a camera, please notify your partner so he/she can take pictures before sending.  Not posting pictures is rude, and if you fail to take photos (or at least explain why you can't!) I will make note of this on your feedback.

You will also be expected to PM me (chucklikesart) and your swap partner when you send and receive. DC numbers, as with all swaps, are most definitely required. If you are going to be sending late, you will need to notify both your partner and me.

Definition of size of items:

By Time
-Big=4 or more hours
-Medium=2 or more hours
-Little=2 or less hours

By Size
-Big=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
-Big= $21 or more
-Medium=$11-20
-Small=$10 or less


Please pm me if you have any questions.

If you want to participate, send information to chucklikesart:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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?:
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no):

And now the fun questions:
Favorite Character?
Favorite Couple?
Favorite Season?
Favorite Episode?
Favorite Quotes?
Favorite colors, motifs, and/or patterns?:
Least favorite colors, motifs and/or patterns?:
Favorite anything else?:
Any Characters/anything else you can't stand?:
Favorite Craft in the Show or anything you'd like from previous Office swaps? (Schrute Beet Farms shirt, tapler in Jello soaps, Pam and Jim dolls):
Is there anything specific you would like to receive? (Please include sizes for clothing, and preferred jewelery lengths):
What kind of items would you NOT like to receive:
What kind of items can you make:
What kind of items would you like to craft?:
Any allergies (pets/smoke):
Do you have pets/smoke?
Do you have a Wist/Blog/Ravlery Account (anything stalkable)?
Anything else your partner should know?:

This part is just for matching purposes, and your partner wont see it:
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a novice and 10 being able to craft anything, how would you rate your crafting ability?





IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO chucklikesart VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


***You can PM me with any questions you have about the swap, any concerns, or any problems you run across, and I will do everything in my power to help you!

Inspiration Threads:
The Office Round 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=139668.0
The Office Round 2 Round 2 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=175365.0
The Office Round 3 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205278.0

Participants: SENT : and package has been received by partnerWHERE ARE YOUHuh
1. chucklikesart
2. HHjamie
3. stacysews
4. Craft The World
5. 3toedsloth <---swap virgin!
6. ruby_soho
7. AggieGirlKatelyn
8. mimik
9. ConfusableBlonde
10. michowl
11. HunnyBunnyHugBug

Partner List YEP YOU'RE DONE!: both partners are sent/received, SOMETHING NEEDS ATTENTION: One or both partners are having issues AN ANGEL IS COMING!
chucklikesart <--> HHjamie
stacysews <--> HunnyBunnyHugBug
3toedsloth <--> Craft The World
michowl <--> AggieGirlKatelyn
ruby_soho --> ConfusableBlonde --> mimik --> ruby_soho


IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS WITH PARTNERS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!
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8  The I Miss Gilmore Girls Swap (Sign Ups Closed; Send Outs 10/13/08) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by chucklikesart on: August 04, 2008 12:03:26 PM
Swap name: The I Miss Gilmore Girls Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: chucklikesart
Sign-up date range: 08/04/08 to 08/28/08
Date to send item by: 10/13/08

Limited to a certain number of people?: 25 (including organizer)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
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: N/A

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 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

Oi with the poodles, already!

A Dossey's Market Apron. A mug from Luke's Diner. A Pillowcase from the Dragonfly in. A piece of Emily Gilmore's serving wear. A T-Shirt for Lane's Band.
The possiblities are endless!


This swap is for those of us who miss the hit television show Gilmore Girls and all of the awesomeness that came with it!

You will craft 2 small items, 1 medium item, and 1 large item. You can talk with your partner if you want to do more items, or make any other modifications. Use your partner's questionnaire to judge what they might like.

Each participant will be expected to post on this thread at least once a week, updating us on your progress. Also, if you do not have a camera, please notify your partner so he/she can take pictures before sending.  Not posting pictures is rude, and if you fail to take photos (or at least explain why you can't!) I will make note of this on your feedback.

You will also be expected to PM me (chucklikesart) and your swap partner when you send and receive. DC numbers, as with all swaps, are most definitely required. If you are going to be sending late, you will need to notify both your partner and me.

Definition of size of items:

By Time
-Big=4 or more hours
-Medium=2 or more hours
-Little=2 or less hours

By Size
-Big=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
-Big= $21 or more
-Medium=$11-20
-Small=$10 or less


Please pm me if you have any questions.

If you want to participate, send information to chucklikesart:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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?:
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no):

And now the fun questions:
Favorite Character?
Favorite Couple?
Favorite Season?
Favorite Episode?
Favorite Quotes?
Favorite colors, motifs, and/or patterns?:
Least favorite colors, motifs and/or patterns?:
Favorite anything else?:
Any Characters/anything else you can't stand?:
Favorite Craft in the Show or anything you'd like from previous GG swaps? (Luke's Diner Mug, Lane inspired Hat, Hep Alien T-Shirt):
Is there anything specific you would like to receive? (Please include sizes for clothing, and preferred jewellery lengths):
What kind of items would you NOT like to receive:
What kind of items can you make:
What kind of items would you like to craft?:
Any allergies (pets/smoke):
Do you have pets/smoke?
Do you have a Wist/Blog/Ravlery Account (anything stalkable)?
Anything else your partner should know?:
This part is just for matching purposes, and your partner wont see it:
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a novice and 10 being able to craft anything, how would you rate your crafting ability?




IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO chucklikesart VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

***You can PM me with any questions you have about the swap, any concerns, or any problems you run across, and I will do everything in my power to help you!

Inspiration Threads:
GG Round 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60343.0
GG Round 2 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=98998.0
GG Round 3 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128594.0
End of Gilmore Girls Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179062.0


OUR GALLERY!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272602.0


Participants:
chucklikesart
Craft The World
SpartysGirl
fosca


craft the world-->Spartysgirl
Spartysgirl-->fosca
fosca--> chucklikesart
Chucklikesart--> craft the world
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9  Embroidered Vintage Hankie in Needlework: Completed Projects by chucklikesart on: May 28, 2008 03:52:14 PM
I recently found this gorgeous hankie at a local antique mall:

I've wanted a Daisy Hankie ever since I saw "You've Got Mail"-- Meg Ryan's character has a daisy hankie that her mother embroidered for her. I was doubly excited to see it because I absoltely love the show Pushing Daisies , and I'd just watched "Pie-lette" again that morning. Chuck, one of the shows heroines, seems like a hankie person to me and I think she might carry something like this. I love to try and emulate her style-- it's just chock-full of retro elegance.

I embroidered my first initial, "M", onto the hankie in a bright yellow DMC in satin stitch. Please know that I haven't embroidered anything in about 10 years, so be gentle. Wink

Here is the finished project, along with another Pushing Daisies find, a honey bee necklace.

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10  The Breakfast at Tiffany's Swap [FINISHED] in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by chucklikesart on: May 27, 2008 01:22:22 PM
Swap name: The Breakfast at Tiffanys Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: chucklikesart
Sign-up date range: 05/27/08 to 06/30/08
Date to send item by: 08/14/08

Limited to a certain number of people?: No

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

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 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

There was once a very lovely, very frightened girl. She lived alone except for a nameless cat

Can't you just see it now? :
Sleep Masks and tasseled ear plugs. Pearls and sunglasses. A notebook covered with one of Sally Tomato's weather reports. Blue Prints for a knitted ranch house. A bracelet that resembles Holly's crazy key ring. Black gloves. Cat and Dog masks. A stuffed Cat, or perhaps a fabulous collar for a real cat.


This swap is for everyone who loves Breakfast at Tiffanys and the wonder that is Holly Golightly. Other Audrey Hepburn films can be included, if desired and discussed with your partner.

You will craft 2 small items, 1 medium item, and 1 large item. You can talk with your partner if you want to do more items, or make any other modifications. Use your partner's questionnaire to judge what they might like.

Each participant will be expected to post on this thread at least once a week, updating us on your progress. Also, if you do not have a camera, please notify your partner so he/she can take pictures before sending.  Not posting pictures is rude, and if you fail to take photos (or at least explain why you can't!) I will make note of this on your feedback.

Youll be required to change your avatar to an Audrey Hepburn or Breakfast at Tiffanys icon for the duration of the swap (from when you are accepted until you have feedback). No two swappers can have the same icon. Youll send me a link to the icon in your application , and if that icon is already taken, Ill let you know that you need to change it.

You will also be expected to PM me (chucklikesart) and your swap partner when you send and receive. DC numbers, as with all swaps, are most definitely required. If you are going to be sending late, you will need to notify both your partner and me.

Definition of size of items:

By Time
-Big=4 or more hours
-Medium=2 or more hours
-Little=2 or less hours

By Size
-Big=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
-Big= $21 or more
-Medium=$11-20
-Small=$10 or less


Please pm me if you have any questions.

If you want to participate, send information to chucklikesart:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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?:
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no):

And now the fun questions:
Favorite characters:
Favorite lines:
Favorite scenes:
Favorite colors, motifs, and/or patterns?:
Least favorite colors, motifs and/or patterns?:
Favorite anything else?:
Any Characters/anything else you can't stand?:
Favorite Craft in the movie?(Hollys Sleep Mask, tasseled ear-plugs, a particular accessory, maybe one of Pauls Books turned into a box/purse):
Is there anything specific you would like to receive? (Please include sizes for clothing, and preferred jewellery lengths):
What kind of items would you NOT like to receive:
What kind of items can you make:
What kind of items would you like to craft?:
Do you want to receive items that stick to the Breakfast at Tiffanys theme, or would you like things from other Audrey films as well?
Which films?(give specifics here):
Would you prefer to craft for Breakfast at Tiffanys only, or would you craft other Audrey films as well?:
Any allergies (pets/smoke):
Do you have pets/smoke?
Do you have a Wist/Blog/Ravlery Account (anything stalkable)?
Anything else your partner should know?:
URL for you Audrey Avatar:

This part is just for matching purposes, and your partner wont see it:
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a novice and 10 being able to craft anything, how would you rate your crafting ability?




IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO chucklikesart VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

***You can PM me with any questions you have about the swap, any concerns, or any problems you run across, and I will do everything in my power to help you!



PARTNER LIST
Bold means sent, white means partner has received, and teal means feedback has been left. Strike means pair has completed swap.
chucklikesart <=> hannahkarina
Pinky Damone (Angeled for by Buttermilk)<=> lancmaltby
angeleyes410 <=> stitch and stones
craft_princess <=> Miss_Golightly
Clarity <=> Luniecu
dayzi <=> Ginger Child
GooseGoose <=> adiemonster
pikabean <=> Princess Jazz
shorty3boys <=> I Sew Cute

The Gallery is here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254627.0


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