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1  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Chopsticks to Hairpins ANGEL FOUND on: September 09, 2009 08:45:31 PM
Swap Name: Chopsticks to Hairpins
Original Thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315504.0
Gallery thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317035.0
# of Flakers: 1

The original swap called for each person to make TWO pairs of hairpins. Each pair was then sent off to two different people. However, I am changing it slightly. In my group, FIRST TIME SWAPPER, reavesad and I were flaked on, instead of an angel making a pair of chopsticks for both of us, I am asking for someone to make just reavesad a pair... THE MOST AWESOME PAIR EVER that is. Feel free to send extras, she did for her other partner and I. Please read the original thread and take a look at the gallery. What she sent me is on the first page.
You only have two weeks to craft! PM me if interested.

here are colors she likes
What colors float your boat? Blue, Purple, Green,and Black with accents (Gold, Silver, etc)
What colors sink it?- Bright: Lime Greens, Yellow, Orange, etc.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pens! on: September 05, 2009 06:14:29 PM
These are some AWESOME pens my boyfriend turned.

This pen was turned from a sparkle black acrylic. The camera had a hard time picking up the blingy-ness. It is a black ball point.











This is the pen he made for me! It's a pink acrylic with a pearl swirl in it. It is also a black ball point.







In this last picture this is a correction of a huge chip that was broken from the acrylic when it was being assembled. He took all the chunks he could find and super glued them into place, then he filled the remaining space and re-turned it. The error is on the right of the rings, that little white spot.




This is a 'tool box pencil.' It has a huge piece of graphite that is held in by a collet. It is made from unfinished King Wood.









Here is a link to the plugs he made me with the left over wood: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320061.0
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Plugs on: September 05, 2009 06:10:33 PM

Here are some great 0g hollow saddle plugs my boyfriend turned for me with some left over wood from these pens he made! (the pens: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320062.0 )I love the concave shape. They are made of King Wood





or I can reverse them and they are rounded! That hole is centered, it just looks off in the pic.


Action Shot!!!

Yeah woooo that was extreme... or something...
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Chopsticks to Hairpins on: August 13, 2009 01:14:59 AM
Post your goodies!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Chopsticks to Hairpins (CLOSED send 8/26/09) on: August 01, 2009 04:36:05 PM
Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317035.0

Swap name: Chopsticks to Hairpins
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Pulling_Teeth
Sign-up date range: 08/01/09-08/12/09
Date to send item by: 08/26/09

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country?No
If so, which country? N/A

Age requirement? 13+

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

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 13 years old: Yes
- Participant lives in the United States: Yes
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

Details of swap:
   Alright, this is a no points swap! Each person will make TWO sets of hairpins out of chopsticks, you know the ones you get in Asian take out. That's right, we are talking plain old bamboo throw away chopsticks. IF you live some place really rural or outside the USA you can substitute chopsticks with small diameter wooden dowels, but try to stick with chopsticks if possible.  You will be in groups of three, sending to two different people. You may alter the chopsticks however you would like, dangley bits, glitter, hand painted, but keep in mind they need to be usable. Will everyone sport the hairpins they receive? Probably not, but that doesn't mean you should stain the bamboo and opt not to seal it (Some one with blond hair doesn't want to find bright orange streaks running through her hair) or don't cut them super short that they are no good. Just use common sense when crafting.
   You will be expected to post at least twice between the time the swap begins and send out. If you have a camera take pictures of your crafts before you send. It's not your fault if your partner doesn't post pictures (unless they have no camera, but I will make that clear if you are paired with someone without a camera) but it does suck when your partner flakes on this last little bit and you can't show off your goods.
   When you ship you need a DC#s in the USA, and you need to send these numbers to me and your partners. If you are outside the US make sure you get a receipt! Hold on to this until your partners post their items!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

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 13 years old (yes/no)
What colors float your boat?
What colors sink it?

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.


Swappers:
kjbaloo
HarleyQuinn
Maid Mirawyn
zigg13pra
Linda P
reavesad (Welcome to your first swap!)
thunderchild
spotnik
pulling_teeth


PARTNERS!
(Okay I am feeling mighty stupid... I am organizing for the first time, and I copied and pasted the "QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER". I realize now it doesn't ask who has a camera. Does anyone NOT have a digital camera, or one they can use? I am sorry guys, kinda dropped the ball on this one)



SENT
RECEIVED
POSTED
SENDING LATE
PM ME ASAP
FEEDBACK LEFT


GROUP 1:
kjbaloo, spotnik, and zigg13pra

kjbaloo => spotnik and zigg13pra
spotnik => kjbaloo and zigg13pra
zigg13pra => spotnik and kjbaloo

GROUP 2:
HarleyQuinn, Thunderchild, and Linda P

HarleyQuinn => Thunderchild and Linda P
Thunderchild => Linda P and HarleyQuinn
Linda P => HarleyQuinn and Thunderchild

GROUP 3:
Maid Mirawyn, pulling_teeth,and reavesad

Maid Mirawyn => pulling_teeth and reavesad
pulling_teeth=> reavesad and Maid Mirawyn
reavesad => Maid Mirawyn and pulling_teeth
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pink Skulls on: May 16, 2009 08:45:07 PM
So in February my man and I decided to learn how to knit. While I am still working on my scarf, he has already made a scarf, as well as a camera case, and this....

It's ONLY THE THIRD THING HE HAS KNITTED, and his very first beanie. Wait that is all a lie. Second attempt, he made the same one but it was too short, but I don't count it. It was a practice beanie. Anyway, he's proud of it and so am I.
 Side view:

 Hangy bits:

This is where he got the pattern from.
http://www.islandofmisfitpatterns.com/2008/04/14/pete%E2%80%99s-skull-snow-board-hat/
7  California / California: South / Inland Empire Knitting Group??? on: May 13, 2009 09:47:34 PM
So I was wondering if anyone in the area was up for starting a knitting group? I am in Alta Loma most of the time and another friend who is interested is out in Fontana. I don't know were we would meet up yet, but someplace probably in between. Right now I am just looking to see if there is any interest.
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Chop Stick/ Hair Pin Swap on: April 28, 2009 09:52:13 PM
I was wondering, if I hosted a chop stick swap, would anyone be interested? What you would do is take an ordinary pair of wood chop sticks you get from your local Chinese take out and make them into usable hair pins. Pretty simple huh? It would probably be groups of three. You would make 2 sets of hair pins and send one to each member in your group. Any takers?
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / PEDOBEAR! on: January 24, 2009 02:35:45 AM


Well I will post more pictures as soon as I get them from my friend who the costume was made for. I suppose I should not put this under finished. I have a few changes I am making. I am stiffing up the "chops" so they are flared more and I am adding the toes. Redoing the gloves, although they work well enough. Adding velcro to the mouth flap also. But all and all Pedobear is done. Took about four days of work on and off, but my friend Johnny and I made this costume for our buddy Dex (he always wants elaborate costumes, including a Japanese Used Panty Machine that was banned from the expos he tried to take it to). It was fun, and easier then the machine. He wore this to Anime LA. He will also have it, with improvements, for AX09. Hope you like.

His music video that was removed from youtube
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=50683425
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Beer Garden? on: January 25, 2008 12:05:16 PM
So late last summer I started a new small garden out side of my room. it's about 15'x20'. It has a brick wall on one side dividing our house from our neighbors, chain link between the front and backyard, the house on the other (which has my favorite windows. The only crank windows in the house) and my makeshift hog fence with a child's bed spring for the gate. Doesn't look the best but it keeps the bigger dogs out. Once my vine covers the fence it will be hidden and the spring frame I think I will pop out the middle and use thin wood planks.
Anyhow my question... I want to put in a small walk way. I thought about using one of our rolls of roofing material (roll a roof), it has tiny stones that are tared together. Nice because it holds up a long time if you take the time to level the dirt for the path. But then I was thinking about using the bottom of beer bottles. I would cut off one to two inches from the bottom and press them into the ground. I think it would look nice, cute, and a bit out of the ordinary. Especially with the bit of green glass here and there. I think I would add a beer bottle birdbath/fountain in the ground as well. I would use a wide plastic bucket I have, that I think I would feel with 2mm plastic bbs for good water flow and to help hold bottles. I would place a pump and the add inverted bottles to make a shallow concaved pond. I was wondering what everyone thought about this idea? I can manage collecting the bottles over a pretty short period. but it is still a lot of work. A straight path will take more then 400 bottles. So thats 400 that need to be cut and pressed into the ground. I don't mind the work, but wanted to know what others thought before I entered such a large job.
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