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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Simple vest on: January 10, 2016 09:16:21 AM
Hi all!

It was about time I posted a project again! It has been a while..

Browsing internet and Pinterest I came across a simple knitted and crochet vest. Very simple, just a rectangle with two slits for the arms. I loved it and made my own version.

My inspiration:
Here is the first link.

And here's the other one.

the front:

And the backside:

And here it is flat on my bed. In the pic it looks weird and not straight, but it really is.

It was done in DC's. By crocheting back posts only, I created the stripes. One side is a bit longer than the other side, to make the front assymetric. When I was finished I added SC's all around. That's it!
I really love it!

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Book covers - PIC HEAVY!! on: November 04, 2015 10:42:16 AM
Hi fellow-craftsters!

A while ago I promised one of my collegues to sew her a changeable book cover. We all received a notebook and I felt it needed a little extra to make each notebook personal. Since I LOVE sewing, it was an easy promise Wink 

That cover started it all! I was very happy with the result and so this is the only picture I have haha.

Okay, I wanted to give my co-worker a cute book cover too. I know she loves purple, so here is number two:

and the inside:

Having so much fun and I needed some distraction from real life, so I sewed another 4:

Inside of two of those:

Inside of the other two:

The 4th I sewed became a patchwork cover which I love so much, I decided to keep that one Cheesy

Here is the patchwork cover , front laid out:

The plan is to sew every one of my collegues one as a Christmas gift. BUT I have 23 collegues...   Roll Eyes So I have to sew another 18 covers to complete my plan... Maybe I will be able to pull it off, otherwise it will be a next Christmas or some other time!  Grin
3  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Scrappy Happy Swap - ANGEL FOUND!! on: August 09, 2015 08:21:34 AM
Hi all!

For the Scrappy Happy Swap I need 1 Angel.

Details of the Scrappy Happy swap:
--You will make one large and one medium OR one large and two smalls OR two mediums and two smalls.
A small is generally considered as something that takes under 2 hours to make; a medium something that takes 2-3 hours to make and a "large" more than 3 hours to make.
--You have creative freedom to use any material, any embellishment, any technique you want, as long as what you craft is scrappy (using at least 4 different materials) and suited to your partners tastes.

Quick summery of the swapper you will craft for:
She lives in the UK.
Her favourite colours are indian or morrocan hues. She loves plain colours and lots of structure. Doesn't like chintz or cutesy stuff. Style bohemian, natural, earthy, very passionate about womanhood and femininity.

Scrappy Happy Swap thread

Scrappy Happy Swap Gallery

You will have 2 to 3 weeks of crafting time. So that means sending on Monday 31 August at the latest!

If you are interested, please pm me! wendiek
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Scrappy Happy Swap -GALLERY on: May 07, 2015 09:03:29 AM

Post your lovely swap-scrapiness here!!

Original thread is here!

Partner received
Sending late
Contact organizer ASAP!!
feedback given

edelC <-> CraftyMamaBee
Abbeeroad <-> gala_apples
kbrison <-> LadybugsAndBumblebees
Wulf <-> P_E_S_T <-> yofi angel for P_E_S_T
LadybugsAndBumblebees<-> texscrapper
quaggy <-> Sarasmile
Sharalee <-> RaraAvis
yofi <-> wendiek

5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Scrappy Happy Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 05/18/15) on: April 15, 2015 12:41:10 AM
This is more or less based on the Scrap Happy Swap, organized by leslieshappyheart and susanab. Thanks ladies!

yep, all mine  Wink and yep, just a small amount of what I have... Grin

Swap name: Scrappy Happy Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: wendiek
Sign-up date range: 4/15/15 - 04/23/15
Date to send item by: 05/18/15


Limited to a certain number of people? YES, 25
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional age requirement? NO

Swap organizer themself meet 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
- 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

For those who love the look of scrappy work and/or those with waaaay too many fabric, yarn, paper scraps or various beads, buttons or whatever, I present this swap!

You are free to use whatever scraps you have, with whatever technique you want, as long as you craft items that have lots of different scraps in them! And that you craft according to your partner's taste!

The requirement for the swap will be ONE LARGE (or two mediums) and ONE MEDIUM (or two smalls).
Just about anything can be made 'scrappy'. Here are a few things that I'm thinking about, but I'm sure you can add more to this list!
- potholder
- mug rug
- coffee mug cozy
- place mat (fabric or paper and laminated)
- coasters
- cuff bracelet
- pouch of any kind (sunglasses, coins, phone,...)
- journal cover
- cards
- bracelet (beads, paper beads, buttons, fabric,...)
- necklace
- bookmark
- pillow case
- pincushion
- scarf
- wall art
- picture frame
- gift tags
- magnets

Details of swap:
--You will make one large and one medium OR one large and two smalls OR two mediums and two smalls.
A small is generally considered as something that takes under 2 hours to make; a medium something that takes 2-3 hours to make and a "large" more than 3 hours to make.
--You will have 3 and 1/2 week crafting time, from 04/23/15 - 05/18/15
--You have creative freedom to use any material, any embellishment, any technique you want, as long as what you craft is scrappy (using at least 4 different materials) and suited to your partners tastes.
-- You will need to post in this thread at least once a week so I know you are still crafting with us.

- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizer and your partner know ASAP.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery.

If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your organizer.
___________________ __________________ ___________________
If you want to participate, send information to wendiek

Name of swap: Scrappy Happy Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

1.  Do you have any allergies?
2.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
3.  Favorite colours?
4.  Least favorite colours?
5.  Please name at least 5 items that you would love to receive (please add a few different crafts: paper, yarn, fabric, etc. to this list!)
6.  Please name at least 5 items that you would be comfortable making
7.  Are there any patterns/designs that you love (checks, polka dots, stripes, etc.)?
8.  Are there any patterns/designs that you can't stand?
9.  What are some of your favorite things/styles/themes (vintage, cats, moustaches, nature, robots, etc.)?  
10.  How would you describe your personal style (casual, tailored, hippie)
11.  Are there any items you would not wish to receive
12.  If you have any strong dislikes, please let them be known:
13.  Please give a link to your Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, etc:
14.  If you gave very short answers to the above questions, or if you don't have a Pinterest etc, your partner will have trouble crafting for you!  So, please help her/him out now by telling a little more about yourself--work, hobbies, family, etc.--these details might give herr/him a great idea for something to make for you!

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

Read more:Swap Info Guide

1. wendiek The Netherlands
2. edelC Ireland
3. Abbeeroad USA
4. kbrison USA
5. Wulf Canada
6. LadybugsAndBumblebees USA
7. quaggy USA
8. CraftyMamaBee USA
9. Sarasmile *welcome first time swappper!*  Smiley  USA
10. Sharalee USA
11. P_E_S_T UK
12. yofi USA
13. gala_apples Canada
14. texscrapper USA
15. RaraAvis USA
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Scrap Happy Swap on: April 08, 2015 12:52:05 AM
Anyone up for a "Scrap Happy Swap"? Last time it was all about sewing, but it could be crochet, knitting or paper too. As long as it is done with scraps, it is okay!

Think about: scarfs (sewn, knitted, crocheted), pouches, bags, purses, wall art, cards, baskets, mug rugs, coasters, place mats, aprons, pillow covers, amigurumi, ATC, ...

I am willing to organize and will do my best to pair people with same preferences so you could really use up all those scraps. You'd be swapping AND de-stashing  Cheesy

Here's a link to the Scrap Happy Swap-gallery.

And here's a link to the Scrap Happy Swap-thread.

Add your ideas, time line, comments, questions, pics...  Smiley

A few examples:

pouch made by me

crocheted African flowers, also made by me Smiley

cards, yeah made by me..
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Quilted beach-sea-mermaid journal cover on: April 06, 2015 07:33:11 AM
Hi all!

I joined a journal cover swap, organized by LimeRiot. Paired with my fabulous Craftster-friend CraftyMamaBee, the idea of a mermaid popped in my head and I couldn't let it go  Cheesy

I decided to quilt a beach scene with a mermaid tail in the waves. Here's the end result:

I sewed blue strips for the sea and cream-white for sand. The mermaid tail is sewed and only attached at the bottom and the top, to create the idea of movement (pff hope that makes sense haha).
I used real, small shells of our beach (I live nearby the dunes, beach and sea  Smiley ) but also buttons.

At the backside I sewed on a seagull and a little feather of one of our lovebirds. Oh and a small, green paper bead I made myself.

I sewed a ribbon in the inside to use as bookmark and sewed on a label that fits a pen.

I had lots and lots of fun sewing, adding things and just following my heart.  Cheesy

Thanks for reading!  

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / More crochet projects!! on: November 06, 2014 02:28:54 AM
Hi all!

The other day I posted some of the crochet projects I made last few months. These are some more!

I decided I wanted a poncho and used free pattern from Drops. I also used the yarn they suggested. Not so easy to work with, loosely twisted threads  Undecided but after some time I got the hang of it.

Here it is:

Here's an in-progress-pic:

After the granny squares, you crochet granny stripes. Very easy pattern but I love the look of it so much!

My son wanted a new hat and even though it isn't cold at all, he wears it all day long:

Not the best pic, but he was being silly! I used two strands of different yarn to get the thickness I wanted. One row black and red and the other row white and blue. I added eyes and two ears. He loves it!

And last but not least, a crocheted cactus. A little gift for the birthday of a co-student. She loved it!

It was so much fun to make! A week after I made that, I bought a crochet magazine and saw three different cactus patterns in it!  Shocked Ha! I'm trendy and didn't know I was  Wink The pattern of this one is made by me, nothing fancy.

Thanks for looking! Glad I posted some of the finished stuff again  Cool
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted stuff... on: October 09, 2014 11:01:18 AM
Hi all!

I refound my love for crochet and can't stop  Smiley So here are a few of my projects.

African flowers, these were for Calabaza in the IYP swap. So fun to make, quick and relaxing.

This was made with the puff stitch. I fell in love with the looks and had to learn it! It isn't difficult, but it took a few to get it more even. I am pretty proud of this! I did have a pattern, but that didn't work for me so I went with what looked good. It is lined and handsewn onto the purse frame.
Also for Calabaza for the IYP swap.

I received such a cute little jar with cozy like this one as a thank you-gift and had to try and make one myself. I used a large glass jar and tried a pattern I liked. Simply single and double crochet, nothing fancy. I really like it! Romantic with a large candle...  Smiley

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy (c&c is always welcome!)
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Spirit/Intention Doll Swap - GALLERY on: May 15, 2014 01:14:19 PM

Image found here.

Image found here.

Post pictures of  your amazing Spirit/Intention Doll here!

Original thread here!

Partner received
Sending late with communication
Contact organizer ASAP!!
Feedback given

cmarion3 <>The Raging Sloth
Stellou <> Alittlemusthave
CraftyMamaBee<> MamaTrader
dharma_rebel <> Smmarrt
artsycandice <>Ludi
LovelyMiss <> LadybugsAndBumblebees
grasshopper <>madcrafter
P_E_S_T <> Sharalee
wendiek <> P_E_S_T
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