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1441  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 51 and 52 Discussion on: November 08, 2009 11:16:31 AM
Got some help with the finishing touches on the wist inspired thing so there's not much left to do before the package is done. Just a tiny bit of knitting and finishing. I should be able to send tomorrow or the day after that.
1442  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: settlers of catan: crafted! on: November 08, 2009 08:55:16 AM
I love that game! What a good idea to make the board solid and the resourches moveable. It's so easy to accidentally disturb the board during a heated gaming night =)

Did you make game pieces for the cottages and cities too?
1443  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: lots of jewellry ive been making on: November 08, 2009 08:27:27 AM
Not a style I'd wear, but I really like the looks of the pink button necklace. It's true, it makes you happy to look at it Smiley
1444  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Circle Baby Quilt on: November 08, 2009 07:24:37 AM
What a fun pattern! I like the circles and nice touch to recycle fabric for it.
1445  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 52 - DONE on: November 08, 2009 04:14:05 AM
I'd like to claim Hika-chan for a scarf.

Claim 2, 0 sent, 0 recieved.

Hello everyone! I’m a 27 year old pharmacist from Sweden. I usually think about myself as a knitter but I do a lot of different crafts and enjoy creating artsy mixed media pieces. Pincushions with fun little shrinky dink pins are also tons of fun to make. Knitting and crafting is what’s keeping me sane-ish at the moment since I’m dealing with some health issues and some work related stress to top it off.

I like warm colours and fall colours. Shades of red usually attract me, especially blood red and berry shades (tomato red – not so much). Dark purple is another big favourite. Colour combinations I like: red-black, red-black-silver, dark purple-silver, chocolate brown-cyan/teal, bright rainbows. My wists should give some ideas of colours and patterns I like too. I’m a pale girl so the brighter colours work better on things like socks and things I’m not going to wear near my face.

Our home decoration is mostly red-black-white and birch with a bit of grey tossed in with our dark grey sofa and some other grey furniture.

I love recycling and wouldn’t mind getting second hand or thrifted supplies as long as they’re clean and not broken beyond repair. I really like how crafting can turn trash into treasure so a upgraded thriftstore find would be great to receive.

Since both Christmas and my fiancés birthday is coming up (29th November) some of my wishes will be for him. He likes WoW and plays a night elf Death Knight. Other things he likes are medieval fighting (think big swords and dirty fighting), airplanes and science fiction. He’s also secretly a crafty man and beats the snot out of me when it comes to embroidering, sewing and cooking.

Big wishes in blue

Crafts

An apron for the chef in the family (my fiancé). He’s a big guy so it’d have to be a large one. Perhaps with “Life is like a jar of jalapenos – what you do today might burn your ass tomorrow” stencilled on it? Other themes that might be good are star wars, order of the stick, WoW (horde), realistic airplanes and big swords.

Craft apron for me. (short with pockets)

Decorated T-shirts for my fiancé. XXXL or XXXXL US size I think. Stencilled or perhaps embroidered or appliquéd would be better than iron-on decorations since I’ve had poor luck washing iron-on decorated clothes. He likes Big Dog T-shirts so something in that style would work, or see the theme suggestions above.

Funny magnets for my fridge. I really like miniatures so miniature food (or other miniatures) on magnets would be great.

Baby stuff. Some people I love are spawning so if you love creating adorable baby things I can gift them to a deserving baby. Baby is due in May. (Ideas for themes: Gnomes/dwarves, library/book related, mushrooms/toadstools)

Scented sachets for my yarn stash and clothes in any textile craft (embroidered, quilted, crocheted, knitted, whatever!) If you want to be able to send a flatter package I could fill them myself. Thank you claire313!

An altered puzzle, or altered puzzle turned into a frame perhaps?

A project bag for embroidery projects. This would also be for my fiancé so something stylish and not overly feminine.

Fun cloth pads. They don’t have to be fancy or very thick and they usually stay in place without wings/fastening for me. I don’t need heavy duty stuff but I like them rather long.

Shower/beauty items. I like handmade soaps and bath/beauty things but I don’t own a bathtub... Not too strong scents, please.

A happy shower cap. The brighter the better! Feel free to embellish with huge fake flowers and the like as long as it survives chlorinated pool water. (Here's a turorial I found)

Crochet hook roll. The few hooks I have are always missing when I want them =) Thank you claire313!

Poly clay covered hooks. I like hooks with thicker handles so thick pretty handles must be perfect.

A ceramic yarn bowl.

A pair of hand knitted socks for me. I know this might not be a medium item for you (it sure isn’t for me!) but if you are a quick knitter and would like to knit a pair for me I would be extremely grateful. My shoe size is US 7-8 I think, but I’ll measure properly if this wish is picked. Thick or thin socks, either is fine.

A mail organizer. We need somewhere to put our mail and bills (the pile inside the door is not working). I’m thinking some kind of wall hanged thing with 2-3 pockets perhaps?

A magic yarnball. The project inside can be knitted or crocheted, but I’m only a beginner crocheter.

A jar of whimsies.

Surprise me with your best craft. If you create something you love making I’m sure I’ll love receiving it.

A wisty surprise.


Craft Supplies
Fleece/roving that can be used for thrumming mittens. Undyed or dyed wool doesn’t matter since I can kool aid dye it myself if needed.

Shrinky dinks or shrink plastic in other colours then white and transparent.

I’ve heard you can use some kind of stick to wind yarn into centre pull balls. Nostepinne? I’d like to try one out since I’ve failed every time I try to wind centre pull balls by hand. Or if you happen to have a yarn winder you don’t use I’d be glad to take it off your hands. Ha ha.

Bamboo sock yarn in fun colourways. I have plenty of sock yarn already, but adding sock yarn of different fibre to your stash doesn’t count right?

I’m slowly overcoming my crochet fear so any hooks, pattern suggestions or other useful crochet things would be welcome. I’ve found that hooks with thicker handles are easier on my hands.

Starter kit for soap making. Melt and pour would probably be easiest since I don’t feel like handling corrosive stuff...

Pretty bookmarks for papercrafting and decoupage. I like them rather small, and vintage looking if possible. And glitter is never wrong Wink

Knitting magazines or craft magazines you are done with. Pre-loved is fine.

T-shirts for my fiancé that I could decorate. XXXL or XXXXL US size. (hard to find bigger ones in Sweden...)

Extras
Tea (I drink mostly loose leaf tea, but teabags are ok too.)

Local candy (I’d love to try candy corn for example, and I’ve discovered that Nerds are delicious)

Small balls of leftover cotton or acrylic yarn you might have kicking around. Partial skeins/small amounts is fine as long as it's enough to at least knit something small. (for making tawashi, amigurumi and dishcloths) I'm putting this as an extra since I wouldn't want a packages stuffed with it Wink
1446  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: More zombie soap! on: November 07, 2009 06:27:07 AM
Ohhh! Brain soap, I showed my fianc and he agrees that we totally need soap like that. Very good idea!
1447  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Illusion shawl with tutorial on: November 07, 2009 06:07:36 AM
Thanks! Please let me know if anything is unclear if you should try it out.

Illusion knitting is fun, but there are so many scarves and potholders out there. There is so much more potential for it.

I'm going to knit up one of these for me as my next "me"-project, but I haven't decided on the illusion yet. I'm thinking maybe this one with dragonflies... Or some kind of DNA-spiral along the back... Or perhaps I should try out shaded illusion knitting and make a pattern that "mixes" the two colours. There are two really cool ones on ravelry, gollum and harry potter, but I think they would be too wide to make into a shawl. (and I'm not sure I'd want to snuggle around with Gollum on my back  Grin)
1448  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled Cap and Dress for Blythe Doll on: November 07, 2009 05:54:06 AM
That's so cute Smiley Did you use sock yarn for her dress or is it some other kind of self patterning yarn?
1449  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Organize Me Swap? on: November 06, 2009 02:43:16 PM
Just throught I'd share this pattern for a stash basket. Looks like a cute idea for clutter control. I don't know how long it'd take me to crochet one, but probably quite a while since I'm a beginner crocheter =)

I'm not sure where I'll be around the holidays so I'd rather not start a swap in late december... January to February?
1450  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Japanese Pigs & Mushrooms Workbag on: November 06, 2009 01:42:06 AM
I really like the colours and fabric and it looks like a good project bag too. I have a weak spot for pigs and those little brown ones are just adorable...
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