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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / I <3 Paisley Swap Gallery on: June 14, 2006 03:59:56 PM
Melesse has posted so I am starting up the gallery.  Smiley

Blue = Sent so far
Orange = Received so far
Purple = Sent & Received
Green = all done  Smiley
Red = need to hear from!

alwaysinmyroom <---> Spangle
SewPixie <---> Nutella
firehead4 <---> Melesse
Nikkidear <---> *black_buffalo
sugarducky ---> *folara ---> Sarcastra ---> sugarducky

* 1st recorded swap
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Name/ID Badge Lanyard Swap Gallery on: May 13, 2006 10:14:38 AM
Our wonderful organizer, Jennickel, has had a crazy busy week at work so I am starting the gallery thread. 

swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89577.0

craft_t_chic sent me a awesome lanyard and completely matches my cube. She even sent extra thread and buttons. I love buttons, I have a ton in my craft room all sorted by color in jars.

here it is closeup laying on the fabric I used for my cube cabana. see how perfect it matches!!


and here is a shot to get the whole thing in there...as you can see the buttons are not completely covering, just a fashionable amount.  Grin


thank you craft_t_chic! now i can take my badge out of just sitting in my wallet.
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / P.G. Wodehouse Themed Swap? on: May 01, 2006 05:55:59 PM
Anyone else love Jeeves & Wooster, Blandings Castle, or any of the other works from P.G. Wodehouse? I was thinking since there has been a Jane AUstin themed swap why not one for one of my fav authors that goold ole bean Wodehouse. Smashing eh

24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Animal Crossing Swap Gallery! on: March 20, 2006 04:35:51 PM
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80167.0

Animal Crossing Goodies here!
25  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Animal Crossing Swap :: 1 Angel/New partner Needed **FOUND** on: March 16, 2006 08:02:16 PM
Swap Name: Animal Crossing Swap
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=80167.0
Gallery thread link: None yet, send out date is 3/24
# of Flakers: 1

Apandalee needs an Angel/New partner. == Found. Thank you Fabric!

Her partner's account is listed as "Account is awaiting approval for deletion". So at this point we are playing it safe and assuming she is AWOL, whle hoping it is a mistake (flaking makes me so sad).

Since the sendout date is one week away you could be a full participant in the swap (Mods-if this type of angel should not be posted here just let me know). I have no problem extending the send out a little to accomodate this.

Apandalee plays AC on the game boy DS and would love a holder for the tiny DS game cartridges. She is in the US and unable to ship outside the country at this time. She like pink, blue, red, jewel tones, rich brown, black & white, candy colors. She knits, makes jewelry, and does a little sewing.

Thank you.
26  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Burda Magazine January Hoodie on: February 19, 2006 09:32:34 PM
I've been getting the Burda magazines for a few months now, but this is the first pattern I have made so far. This is a wearable muslin to test out the pattern before I make one for Lasandri for a swap. The final one will be a combo of these two:

http://burdamode.com/121_Kapuzenjacke,1270777-1000019-1297983-1297986-1298076,deDE.html

http://burdamode.com/120_Kapuzenjacke,1270777-1000019-1297983-1297986-1298095,deDE.html

For this I used a dark grey t-shirt jersey rather than a sweatshirt fleece. It still needs hemmed and I just did hems on the sleeves rather than ribbing. The seams are serged rather than the lapped seams in the directions. I think doing it this way may have caused my problem on the front. The ends of the hood inlay were pulling, causing an unsightly effect. I ripped all that out but to get it to lay flat I had to leave a large gap between the front and the inlay.  Tongue That is where the polkadot fabric comes in. I just used this to cover the gap and make it look a little bit on purpose. I may add some ciircle pockets since I would up leaving off the pocket in my fit of rage at messing it up.

Other than that mishap, and using whire interfacing for the grommets (oops) it went pretty well. It is the largest size the pattern came in, 44, and it fits pretty big and comfy. I think in the sweatshirt fabric it will be less loose. It is a two-dot difficulty pattern and the instuctions are Burda-normal sparse but easy enough to understand.




27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Animal Crossing Swap (Sign-Ups 2/15-2/24 :: Send-Out 3/24) SIGNUP CLOSED on: February 15, 2006 02:11:32 PM
Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85780.0

Swap name: Animal Crossing Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SewPixie
Sign-up date range: February 15-24
Check-in date range: March 6-12
Date to send item by: March 24

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes

All ages allowed? yes (underage please make sure it is ok with your guardian)

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: Yes

Details of swap:
This swap is to share your love of the Nintendo game Animal Crossing!

Please make sure that you bookmark or comment in this thread so that you will be up to date on the swap. Also be kind and be sure to let your partner know when you receive and thank them.

There is a question on the size of package you would like to swap. This is so partners can be matched up. When answering consider both the crafting time you will have and your shipping budget. Copper will be sent after any flakers.  Wink

As this is my first time organizing please be sure to let me know any feedback you have on this swap. Thanks!

If you want to participate, please PM this information to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Animal Crossing Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country:
Do you have a way to post pictures:

What system(s) do you play AC on (DS, Game Cube)?
Do you have a favorite character(s)?
What is your character's name?
Is your character a boy or girl?
What does your character look like?
What fruit(s) do you have in town?
What is your town name?
What are your favorite parts of the game?

What crafts do you do?
How large of a package would you like to swap (ie do you only have time to make several small things or would you like to make larger items like bags, etc.)?
What are your favorite colors?
What colors do you dislike?

Any crafted items you would like?
Any crafted items you would not like or have too much of?

Anything else your partners should know (allergies, links to blog, etc)?


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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

GREEN
- All Done! Smiley Received & Sent pkg Received
PURPLE - SENT
BLUE - RECEIVED
ORANGE - Need to Send
RED - AWOL

SewPixie (sent/received) -> ewushka (sent/received) -> Kristen81 (received/sent)
mickim88 (sent/recevied) <-> dorkyoube (sent/received)
the jenn (sent/received) <-> scrappygirl085 (sent/received)
skuterrat (sent/received) <-> penguino (sent/received)
dooney (sending late - has been ill/received/sent) <-> Fabric (sent)
hubbyoed Fabric (angel - sent/received) <-> apandalee (sent/received)
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Animal Crossing Theme Swap? on: December 21, 2005 03:42:22 PM
So am I the only one here over 8 years old obsessed with this game?  Grin I played from day one on the game cube and my little character Pixie is now happily on my DS.

If there is interest we could have sign ups after the new year, or even spring if everyone will be busy with the other post-holidays swaps.

29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hip Belt \ Bag on: October 27, 2005 12:21:35 PM
For a recent swap I used the tutorial for the hip belt from the Clothing board http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47995.0 and created a hip belt.

brown thin-wale cord for the outside, turquoise crinkle gauzy-like cotton for the lining.




rather than ties there are loops on each end for clip or ribbon closure
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Cube Cabana...or what to do when the office is too bright on: July 30, 2005 02:06:01 PM
A couple of weeks ago we changed offices to a new building. Well, at the new building the cubes are really short and the lights are way too bright! At the old place we were able to unscrew the bulbs and make the area more dim - no such luck at the new place.

The first day my head ached all day from the lights so I fashioned a canopy from from file folders. That became a pattern to fasion a nice one from fabric. Here it is:



cotton calico for the inside, flocked grey fabric from the $1 at WalMart for the outside, bias binding for the edge. The center is Peltex interfacing to make it stiff. I used large grommets to attach the dowels. Velcro keeps it attached to the monitor along the top edge and a small square on the back. The dowels also use velco to stay on the montor and make for easy adjustment of the canopy.

So far I've made one other one for a co-worker and a couple other people are interested too. A co-worker has named it the cube cabana.  Grin I can take some more detail pictures if anyone is interested. Just that little bit of shade helps my head from aching.
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