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11  Undercover Fandom Round 2 (SU to Jan 31; SO Feb 21) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by gozer on: January 20, 2017 07:27:14 AM
 

Swap name: Undercover Fandom  (sign ups Jan 20-31 / Send outs Feb 21)

GALLERY
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451564.0

 We did this swap last year and it was a lot of fun. Hoping we can have another great round.  Grin

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gozer
Sign-up date range: Jan 20 Jan 31
Date to send item by: Feb 21

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? -

Additional Age requirement? 18 and over.

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
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
Do you have a fandom that is pretty well known but most of the time by people who arent really that into it or have only seen the movie/show? Or people who have just skimmed the top of its potential?
  I am a huge Star Wars fan but I dont always want to walk around with a Star Wars logo on my shirt. I tend to appreciate things that are of that universe but dont scream Star Wars. For example I have a Dewback Brewery shirt. Not everyone immediately associates that with Star Wars. The casual interest person probably wouldnt take a second glance at it but the true SW geek would get it immediately.
 I recently saw an apron with Mellark Bakery on it and thought it was brilliant. My sister didnt get it, even though she watched and liked the Hunger Games movies. Remember Drive Shaft from Lost (or Oceanic Airways, Mr Clucks Chicken Shack, there were so many)? I still have a Greendale Community College shirt from the TV show Community. And I got my Dad a drinking glass with a Red Pony logo on it from the fictional bar in Longmire. Or what about Fangtasias from TrueBlood? Soft Kitty from Big bang Theory. I could go on and on.
 How about a swap for those of us with Fandoms that dont want it to be so obvious? This would be a swap for regular fandoms that we dont want to be so blatant about or it could also be used for fandoms of things, like books, that dont really have too many items available. But you would have to be specific with your partner if you are doing something like a book or something more obscure. The intent of this swap wouldnt be to force someone to read a bunch of books or watch hours of an unknown TV show.
 Yes, it's a long Questionnaire but if it's undercover than most would not have picked up on it so I want to be helpful to partners. Communication will be helpful too!

This swap will be for 1 medium and 2 smalls. You can spoil but please discuss that with your partner first.

There has been a bit of confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item.  So here's a handy dandy guide.  This is a guideline ONLY: a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = 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
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less


If you want to participate please PM the following information to gozer with the subject Undercover Fandom Request to Join:

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 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Pinterest Link (required):
Do you have a specific board related to this swap (recommended)?
Any other wish lists, blogs or etc.?
Please list AT LEAST three geekdoms/fandoms for which you would be interested in receiving a crafted item. Please include the type (book, movie, video game, TV series etc) as well.
1.
2.
3.

List at least six things that are specific/unique to those fandoms in the order in which you would like to receive them. Please use the format below.
        Fandom       Preferred Media       Feature/Quote/Unique Item    Project Possibilites

Ex. Harry Potter       Book, Movie        Honeyduke's Sweet Shop          T-shirt, Apron, cap

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Favorite quotes or sayings from your Fandom (Include which Fandom):

What types of items would you like to receive?
Is there anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive?
What types of crafts do you admire?
What types of crafts do you do?

Favorite Colors, color combos or patterns:
Least favorite colors, color combos and patterns:
Hobbies/activities besides crafting:
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?
*SIZES.  If youd like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you dont want any of these items, you can skip this section.
t-shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips/waist (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

Do you have any allergies?
Does your home have any allergens (i.e.-smokers, pets, etc...)?

Any other info you'd like to share? (Do you play an instrument? Color schemes/themes in your home? Do you work and if so what do you do? Fave foods? Do you collect anything?.... and so on...anything to help your partner make a package specific to you!)

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 other rules about participating in a swap.

 You must post up on this thread in order to join the swap. I also am requesting that you post up at least once a week so that we know you are still participating.

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12  Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles in Craftalongs by gozer on: January 12, 2017 06:27:35 AM
 Hey guys! I just wanted to throw these into the ring for the Raffle.
 Sorry, I didn't realize the first one was so blurry until I went to post it. I'll get another pic soon. Also, if anyone is interested I will add in an ATC of the theme of your choice if you win one of these.

 and then this purse.  Cheesy  Its's the Mini Lilac Messenger. 


 Hope you guys like them and that we can fill up the Raffle prizes!
 BTW, when do we give out prizes again? I think it's at the end of next season if I am remembering correctly. Huh Am I?
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13  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by gozer on: January 12, 2017 06:20:34 AM
Prompt:  January - Fallout
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points:  Swaptastic
Project Name: Grafic Fabric Purse 2
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I recently found this fabric and fell in love with it. I made myself a purse with it and when I decided to make this purse pattern the only fabric I could think of was this Grafic print. I bought 1 yard each of the bricks and the graffiti and I was able to get three purses out of it!  This one is for Fallout because lots of propaganda was started by spray painting on brick walls. This particular purse is going to be available in my shop for the Fall STS. It has a long cross body length strap, a back zippered pocket, and a spacious interior pocket.
Project Picture:


Prompt:  Free Range
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points:  Swaptastic
Project Name: Grafic Fabric Purse 3
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: This is the third purse I made with the fabric. Again, it has a long cross body length strap, a back zippered pocket, and a spacious interior pocket. This purse will be a RAFFLE PRIZE for the Games. Hope you guys like it. Don't forget, we need more prizes! Donate now! Grin
Project Picture:

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14  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by gozer on: January 05, 2017 07:52:21 AM
Prompt:  December EDM
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Tattooed Zip To It Purse
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I think by now everyone knows I love to sew purses. This is yet another purse - surprise, surprise.  But its slightly different because its a new pattern. I made this for Bunny1kenobi for Christmas. She requested lots of pocket and I know she likes cross body bags. Each of the top parts has a zipper (with pockets inside) and the two sides separate to reveal a center area with even more pockets. Albeit, small pockets. There is also a zippered pocket on the side of the bag. Ill add a post up for it later. Sorry, these are some of the worst pics ever. It's winter and I don't get much light anymore.
Project Picture:


Prompt:  January Solitaire
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Grafic Collage Purse
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I made this purse for myself, I should be the only person using it hence, Solitaire. I saw this fabric and became kind of obsessed with it. I knew I had to make myself something out of it. I make this purse pattern before and I really like it. Its very open and I can locate stuff quickly.  
 And for the Wordy Team challenge I would like to point out the BLUE on the front.  Wink
Project Picture:


Prompt:  January Pac Man
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Tuna Catnip Cat Treats
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Im not much of a cook but for Christmas this year I got  my cats a kit for homemade cat treats. I made them into little bite sized treats. Out of five cats only one eats them and I think that is out of pity. Added bonus, they look like Pac Man pellets.  Wink
Project Picture:


Prompt: January - Warcraft
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Lavender Scented Rice Pack
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I am always cold and my sinuses were acting up so I whipped up this little rice pack for myself using some rice that I soaked in scented oils. I let the rice dry out for a couple days before adding it to the rest of the rice and putting it in the bag. I used my ability to sew and the fact that I am cheap and love homemade solutions to make this.
Project Picture:


Research Project Name: Dragonfly Beaded Bracelet
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Link: -0- (will add soon)
Brief Description: I decided to make this for Bunny1kenobi for Christmas because I was sure she as tired of getting the same old craft things from me every year. I wanted to give her something she wouldnt be expecting. It was way more of a challenge than I expected. First up, my eyes are NOT what they used to be. Also, I have five cats. I have no idea what I was thinking when I started this. LOL! In the end I got each line down to 10 minutes. Yes, that was after I sped up, which I didnt do until at least the 60th line. It has 98 lines (I shortened it buy 2 lines for length) and 28 beads across each line for a total of 2,744 beads. I was a total newbie at this and it took me almost 4 hours just to try to get the thing started on the loom I have (thank you Kwality570 for that!). Finally I gave up and just wrapped it around, then had a panic attack halfway thru wondering if I would be able to finish it because of that. Then you have to weave all the thread back thru to stop it off. Oh, and my cat Egon got ahold of it and chewed up 4 lines in about 30 seconds. I almost cried. Well, I may have a little. I also kept knotting up the thread and having to remove parts I did and rethread again. I was a complete mess but I think the next one will be MUCH faster. Much. Oh, and the "Thank You" tag is for her being such a great friend.  Grin
Project Picture:


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15  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by gozer on: December 20, 2016 05:52:17 AM
Prompt:  December Hip Hop
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Christmas drawstring bags
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I saw a post by CleopatraWarbucks where she had made some project bags aka Drawstring bags. She posted the link to the tute she used on her post. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448245.0
 I figured this would be a great way to use up some of the Christmas fabric I have, since I have a HUGE amount. Sorry the pic is fuzzy. I didnt realize that until today. These were for two of my friends. They are reusable and will save on the waste of wrapping paper too. I made about 5 more for family members.
Project Picture:
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16  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by gozer on: December 08, 2016 05:48:09 AM
Prompt:  December - Classical
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Gozer the Cat Necklace
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I was making a couple necklaces for Christmas and decided to throw my amazing furr baby Gozer into one. Hes so proper and handsome. This project used paper, glue, glass and metal to complete.
Project Picture:


Prompt:  December Show Tunes
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Zeddmores Heart Cat Necklace
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description:  How can you not love CATS? My Mom gives her cat Zeddmore pipe cleaners to play with. As you can guess by the name, he was mine but he liked her more so she stole him. While playing with this one he formed a heart. My mom was so tickled she took a pic of the heart Zed made her. It made for sweet MEMORIES.
Project Picture:
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17  Undercover Fandom Round 2 in New Swap Theme Ideas by gozer on: December 07, 2016 11:06:42 AM

 I thought I would go ahead and throw this out there for everyone who was planning out there crafting and swaps after the holidays. I am hoping to organizing another round of the Undercover Fandom Swap in February.
 Here is the explanation of what an Undercover Fandom is taken directly from the last swap and a link to it.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=444628.msg5372065#msg5372065

Details of swap:
Do you have a fandom that is pretty well known but most of the time by people who arent really that into it or have only seen the movie/show? Or people who have just skimmed the top of its potential?
  I am a huge Star Wars fan but I dont always want to walk around with a Star Wars logo on my shirt. I tend to appreciate things that are of that universe but dont scream Star Wars. For example I have a Dewback Brewery shirt. Not everyone immediately associates that with Star Wars. The casual interest person probably wouldnt take a second glance at it but the true SW geek would get it immediately.
 I recently saw an apron with Mellark Bakery on it and thought it was brilliant. My sister didnt get it, even though she watched and liked the Hunger Games movies. Remember Drive Shaft from Lost (or Oceanic Airways, Mr Clucks Chicken Shack, there were so many)? I still have a Greendale Community College shirt from the TV show Community. And I got my Dad a drinking glass with a Red Pony logo on it from the fictional bar in Longmire. Or what about Fangtasias from TrueBlood? Soft Kitty from Big bang Theory. I could go on and on.
 How about a swap for those of us with Fandoms that dont want it to be so obvious? This would be a swap for regular fandoms that we dont want to be so blatant about or it could also be used for fandoms of things, like books, that dont really have too many items available. But you would have to be specific with your partner if you are doing something like a book or something more obscure. The intent of this swap wouldnt be to force someone to read a bunch of books or watch hours of an unknown TV show.


 We had an amazing swap last time and a fantastic gallery. Hopefully we will get a lot of interest and another great group together.  Cheesy
 If you have any questions or interest let me know. I'll send reminder PM's out when it officially opens to anyone who wants one too.
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18  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by gozer on: December 05, 2016 05:53:58 AM
Prompt: December Battle - Country
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: Community, WIP It
Project Name: Beer Potholder 1
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450963.0
Brief Description: I am completely and totally on the Rock side but I could see this pot holder being used in a country bar that sold appetizers. LOL!
Project Picture:


Prompt: December Jazz
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: Community, WIP It
Project Name: Beer Potholder 2
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450963.0
Brief Description: I made a set of these for the mini 12 days of Christmas swap last year in green (pic is in the posting) and my BIL saw them and liked them. I really wanted to make him a set but I didn't have time. I have had the fabric set aside to do it since last year and never got around to it. Last weekend I finally whipped them up. I substituted the green for yellow since it went better with the fabric panels I had left. They have a layer of Insulbrite and two layers of cotton batting for each.
Project Picture:


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19  Beer Potholders in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by gozer on: December 05, 2016 05:45:30 AM
 I made a set of these beer potholders last year for the 12 mini days of Christmas swap for my partner and my BIL saw them and really liked them. I didn't have any time to make them last year so I made a set for him this year. Last year they were trimmed in green since I used different panels. Yellow went with these particular ones. I normally hate sewing bias tape on but this year it went a lot smoother than normal.  Wink
 They have Insul-brite and two layers of cotton batting on the inside.



 Here's what last years looked like.


 Thanks for checking them out!
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20  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by gozer on: December 01, 2016 05:47:13 AM

Team Wordy
Geekdom of Readers, Books, and Wondrous Words


Team Members:
gozer - Research Project, Free Range, December Battle (Country), Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Show Tunes, EDM, January Battle (Solitaire), Pitfall, Pac-Man, Fallout, Warcraft, Feb Battle ( Comedy), Independent, Sci-Fi, Horror.
bunny1kenobi - Research Project, Big Time 1, Big Time 2, Free Range 1, Free Range 2, Zap, UFO, Red Alert, Battle (Rock), Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Show Tunes, EDM, January Battle (Mindsweeper), Pitfall, Pac-Man , Zelda, Warcraft, Fallout, Feb Battle (Drama), Action, Horror, Documentary, Independent, Sci-Fi
rockingbearranch - Research Project, Big Time 1, Big Time 2, Free Ramge 1, Free Range 2, Throwback 1, Throwback 2, December Battle (Rock), Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Show Tunes, EDM, Pitfall, Zelda, Warcraft, Feb Battle (Comedy), Sci-Fi, Horror
Acadian Driftwood - Big Time 1, Zap, UFO, Battle (Country) Hip Hop, Show Tunes, EDM, Battle (Mindsweeper), Pifall, Pac-Man, Feb Battle ( Drama), Sci-Fi.


Currently Reading:
gozer - The Other Side of Gravity, The Raven's Prophecy Tarot
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/14093637-rebecca-rakes-leipold
rockingbearranch - Lives of the Presidents by Nigel Cawthorne
Acadian Driftwood - The Buddha in Your Rearview Mirror: A Guide to Practicing Buddhism in Modern Life & The Time Traveler's Almanac.
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4850543-rosalie
Bunny1kenobi - "The Catacombs" by Jeremy Bates

Stay Tunes for Special Announcements and other Team related news.
 We will be running special prizes and Games for Team Wordy Members throughout the season. If you would like to donate a prize (keep it small as to not compete with the raffle) please contact me, gozer.

December Raffle: Each Team Wordy member who completes at least 2 prompts plus the Battle prompt by December 31st will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card.
In the running: Acadian Driftwood, Bunny1Kenobi, gozer & rockingbearranch
Winner is Acadian Driftwood! Congrats!!! Send me a PM with your email and I will send you the gift card.  Grin

January Raffle: The January Challenge is to use our team color - BLUE - in a prompt, plus complete 2 more prompts. This is a total of three prompts. If you use blue in three prompts you will get an extra chance at the raffle. Prize is being donated by Acadian Driftwood. She is offering up one custom bookmark. Samples are below. Thank you so much Acadian Driftwood!!!

Winner: gozer
 

February Raffle: Craft an item that contains our new mascot or a fox!
Prize to be announced.  If anyone would like to donate a prize let me know via PM.

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