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131  Woodland Creature & Enchanted Forest Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by gozer on: June 13, 2014 11:55:59 AM

 Welcome to the Woodland Creature & Enchanted Forest Swap Gallery!
 Post up all your wonderful goodies here!

 Link to original thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433443.0#axzz34XnCYUc8
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132  Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! in Craftalongs by gozer on: May 13, 2014 11:53:39 AM
MissLovely - the salad looks scrumptious but that cake takes the cake. Mmmm. Strawberries! Neat cards. I like the flower one best. Very sweet.

Battle/Challenge:  May UFO
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Gold
Project Page Link (if available): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433287.0#axzz31ce5M3N3
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.) I waited to post this because I was choosing between two prompts. I drew this out in the circle a while ago but never inked it up so it was a UFO. It reminded me of a cat from a book, The Survivors Book I: Summer by V.L Dreyer. It's a good book.  Wink But I found a different project for the book prompt so this is my UFO. It's gold.  Cheesy
Project Picture:

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133  Woodland Creature & Enchanted Forest Swap Sign ups May 12-24 Send outs June 24 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by gozer on: May 12, 2014 06:23:55 AM


Swap name:   Woodland Creature and Enchanted Forest Swap SIGN UPS CLOSED
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:
Sign-up date range:  May 12-May 24  SIGN UPS END AT NOON!!!
Date to send item by:  June 24

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? normal Craftster rule.

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 - already have one, honeyd
- 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
- 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


 The weather is getting warmer and the forest is starting to wake up from its winters nap. Foxes and owls are scurrying about while being watched intently by the fairies and gnomes. Now is the perfect time to celebrate this.
 Bring your love of Woodland Creatures and Enchanted Forest alive in a craft swap! This swap will be for 1 Medium and 2 smalls. You can spoil but please communicate this with your partner.
 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


 No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don’t sign up.
 If you know you will be late or unable to complete the swap please let us know ASAP.
Communication is a must. Everyone is required to post up on the thread at least once a week to let us know they are still involved with the swap. If you do not post up it will be noted in your feedback. If you are going on vacation or will be away from the internet just let us know.

 Delivery Confirmation is required within the U.S., please send tracking number to both your partner and organizer when you send. Mailing receipt need to be kept if sending elsewhere.
 PM both your Partner and your team organizer when you send and receive.

 Please post pictures of what you receive. Your partner worked hard on it and we would all love to see it! If you cannot post up please let your partner know as soon as you know. Make sure you take pictures if everything you send just in case.


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Enchanted Forest
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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval:

Five favorite Enchanted Forest animals, creatures, or object (example - mushrooms, fairy houses, rainbows, etc) :
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

What kind of items would you like to receive?
What kind of crafty skills do you have?
Anything you don't want to receive?
 What style do you want? ie. Creepy, realistic, whimsical, etc.

Favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Favorite Patterns or designs?
Least favorite pattern or design?

Any allergies?
Any allergens in your home (include smokers)?
Are you able to post pictures in the gallery?
Do you have an Etsy favorites, wist, or pinterest?
What is your...? (List only what you would like to receive)
• shirt/tee size?
• head measurement?
• foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches)
• preferred bracelet length?
• preferred necklace length?
• preferred bag/tote/purse size/style? (small, medium, large, shoulder, cross body)
 

Is there any other information your partner or the organizer should know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

 Have fun!

 LINK TO GALLERY http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433987.msg5207121#msg5207121
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134  Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! in Craftalongs by gozer on: May 11, 2014 02:43:54 PM
Battle/Challenge:  May Mob - Mother's Day
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: ---
Project Name: Mother's Day Purse
Project Page Link (if available): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433429.0#axzz31Rb6JQEH
Brief Description: I have been sewing for a while and just recently my Mom asked me for a purse. I feel like a threshold has been crossed. LOL! She really liked the octopus bag I made until she noticed the octopus.  Tongue  So we went to the fabric store and she picked out some pretty batik fabric so I could make her one. This was her Mother's Day present. I told her I wouldn't have it done in time and surprised her today.
Project Picture:

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135  Mother's Day Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by gozer on: May 11, 2014 02:36:25 PM
 My Mom saw the other purses that I made and asked me to make her a purse for Mother's Day. She has never asked for a purse before so I was really excited to make her one. We went to the store and she picked out the fabrics. I thought they were very pretty. I told her I wouldn't get the zippers in on time but I did (thank you zipit zippers!) and was able to have it finished and surprise her.  Grin
 I gave it to her about an hour ago and she was surprised and really liked it.

 The wall is light blue so it makes the colors a little weird.

 Here is the outside pocket with the magnetic snaps.

Outside in the garden, liked the colors better out here.

and with the straps down...

 I already have my next bag picked out. I can't wait to do another pattern. LOL!
 Thanks for looking.  Smiley
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136  Octopus & Alice Cross body bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by gozer on: May 08, 2014 08:02:46 AM
 I made these two purses for recent swaps. The pattern is pretty simple but I had the hardest time understanding it at first. I was told it was written for quilters and I have never quilted so I found it really confusing. Also there was only one pattern piece and you had to measure everything else out yourself. That drove me bonkers. After I figured out the first one the second one went WAY quicker and was worlds less frustrating.
 The first one was for the IYP swap and it is a damask fabric with octopus on it. The patterns called for the fabric over the zipper and the fabric under the zipper to be different with different colored zippers on each side. I thought it looked a little classier with the same fabric above and below the zipper. One side has the cream zipper the other a matching blue. There are two pockets on the outside and then two additional zippered pockets out there. The inside had a pocket too.

I borrowed these pics from my partner, Luckdragon.

Blue zipper side

Front Pocket

Inside

 For this one I for the Fairy Tale swap and made the outside pockets a little taller to get more of the Alice in Wonderland fabric in. Both straps are adjustable and this one has the same colored zipper on both sides.

and this one is from Cryssoleil's posting too.


 My mom really liked them both an asked that I make her one for Mother's Day. She picked a beautiful batik fabric and I will post that one up when I get it done.
  Thanks for looking!
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137  Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! in Craftalongs by gozer on: May 07, 2014 05:49:54 PM
 Things are a little hectic right now but I should be able to comment on all the amazing posts tomorrow.

Battle/Challenge:  April - Now your cookin'
Team: wordy
Bonus Points: ---
Project Name: meat loaf casserole
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description:  I don't cook. if I have to cook dinner it is very basic food and always on a George Forman grill. It got boring. Chicken or pork chops with a side of instant mashed potatoes and corn/green beans depending on the day. Every day. I decided that I want to start making more casserole type dinners. Tonight was my first attempt. Got this recipe from the Campbell's soup site. It was actually really yummy. There was the meat and stuff at the bottom and that is a mashed potato concoction on top.  Tongue  Had to keep the mashed potatoes or my family would not have believed I made it.
Project Picture:

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138  Re: IYP (invite your partner) 25 - Silver Jubilee Gallery in The Swap Gallery by gozer on: May 07, 2014 05:03:55 PM
 I partnered up with our gracious organizer, Luckdragon!!
 When we talked about partnering she mentioned making me this super fun fox scarf that she had made for the Raffle swap. It is SO cute. Even though I HATE the cold I can't wait for it to get chilly again so I can wear this!

 Then she surprised me with this beautiful Red Riding Hood embroidered necklace. It is even more gorgeous in person. I always wanted an embroidered necklace and now I have one - and it RRH!!! Even better!!!

 And last but not least she made me the most incredible hoop. I love Bill Murray. Love him. I have a cat named Venkman and my user name is a Ghostbusters reference so I obviously love him.  Tongue I never expected this. LOVE it!!!! It looks so great! You did such an amazing job Luckdragon! I love it!!!

 and here is the card she sent me with her reference picture. Amazing job. Truly fantastic!!!

 Thank you so much! I love everything and had a lot of fun with this swap!
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139  Hand Drawn Pendant Necklaces in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by gozer on: May 04, 2014 02:38:54 PM
 I am currently not involved in any swaps. I lack motivation without a deadline.  Tongue  So today I decided I would make some pendants just to get me doing something. I told my friend and she had a request of a unicorn one. I did cats and a bunny too cas I have those. Ha.

  Here they all are together. The smaller ones are 1" across. The larger unicorn one is 38 mm across. The chains are 24".

I liked this little kitty upside down. It reminds me of my cats while they nap.
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The unicorn for my friend (Kwality570 who is giving it to another friend)

 I didn't realize how much I loved foxes until I started pinning things for another swap.  Wink

 I love bunnies. I have one and he is the most adorable thing ever!
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 Cats in glasses.

and I random little mushroom.  Grin
 Feels good to have gotten something done today!
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140  Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! in Craftalongs by gozer on: May 01, 2014 05:27:19 PM
 MissLovely, your Filler Bunny is awesome. I am a HUGE JTHM fan. Love him! Not a big fan of Invader Zim though. Happy Noodle Boy - Hilarious!
 Those are very sassy aprons  pishaw13. They would almost make me want to cook, if I wouldn't risk dirtying them.
 Smeddley your dragon is very cute. I just noticed his little toenails!!

Battle/Challenge:  May - Right in the Feels
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: ---
Project Name: Everyone's a Unicorn
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Once when my husband and I were dating and he was really drunk, he said I was a unicorn. A special and rare creature. I laughed at him so hard. When he sobered up we made a joke out of it and he calls me his unicorn now.  Wink
Project Picture:

 I will try to get a better picture and replace this one tomorrow if I catch the daylight.
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