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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Comfy Cozy Rag Quilt ~ flannel, thrift store sheets, and cotton on: August 18, 2013 10:31:31 AM
This is my first ever rag quilt and I couldn't be happier  Cheesy I used up a lot of my flannel stash to make it. Each section has three layers; the back is either an old sheet or cotton fabric, the middle is flannel, and the top is more flannel. I kept the front flannel and the back cotton/sheets, except for the border which is the opposite so each side looks more finished  Smiley I wanted the flannel side to look as random as possible so each strip is made with multiple colors/patterns. But the back is done with long strips that are the same fabric from end to end, then shuffled around a bit.

Here's the front:



Back:



And corner close-up:



The blanket is big enough to wrap around me and makes for the perfect movie cuddle blanket  Smiley Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Birthday Date Book Swap, with fellow Craftsters' B-Days included on: September 15, 2011 03:53:25 PM
So this might not be a great idea, but I just thought about it and I kinda like it. Would love to know other thoughts as well!

The idea of the swap would be to trade Birthdays and addresses with everyone in the swap (done through PM, not posted publicly). Partners would then craft/decorate a date/address book including all the Birthdays and addresses, and maybe an extra small crafted item for extra fun (Birthday cards, hand carved stamps, ATC, or other crafted item). The swap would only require the address book and one other small item. The bonus would be that you might get Birthday cards from fellow Craftster members on your Birthday Cheesy It would be too impossible to make sending Birthday cards a requirement, but I think it would be fun to be able to  Smiley I know I've made quite a few craftster friends and if I had their Birthdays and addresses organized I would love to be able to send them a B-Day card  Smiley

What do you think? Too crazy? Everyone signing up would have to be comfortable with sharing their address and Birthday with a large number of "strangers"
3  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND ~ 1 Angel FOUND for Inchie Secret Swap! Super Easy! on: December 14, 2010 11:02:49 AM
Angel FOUND! Thank you thelastkodama  Cheesy

I need one angel for the Inchie Secrets swap We have one set of inchies MIA so you will only be crafting 10 inchie secrets for one partner. I would love to get someone that can have these sent out in a week or less but will allow for two weeks max. If you want to make more than 10 inchies for this partner that would be amazing since she has been waiting for quite a while (but this is in no way necessary). You will be sending to the US and no DC# is required.  

Please visit the gallery if you need some ideas.

Basic details of the swap:
Details of swap:
Post Secrets meet Inchies!
In this swap we will be writing and/or drawing our secrets and then cutting them up and turning them into inchies. Your partners will know who the inchie secret is from, the twist is they will not know what the secret is  Wink Everyone will be receiving pieces of a secret puzzle. It is up to you how much of your inchies shows your secret, maybe each inchie has one word cut out of a page, maybe it shows more? As long as your secret is used to create your inchies anything goes. Give yourself some crafty therapy and be creative!

Because most inchies can be sent in an envelope for no extra postage we will not be requiring DC #s for this swap. Instead you will be required to resend if your inchies go missing.


Brainstorm of ideas:
~ Type or hand-write your secret
~ Practice calligraphy
~ Write your secret in a foreign language
~ Write a letter to someone that has hurt you
~ Fill a page with one secret, or many
~ Send each partner pieces of the same secret, or mix them up between partners
~ Use index cards as a base
~ Draw/color over your secret before cutting it
~ Cut your secret into inch squares
~ Cut your secret into interesting shapes to put on your ichies
~ Cut single words/small phrases out of your secret
~ Embellish your inchies with items/images that relate to your secret or the words shown

Please PM me with any questions or if you can angel. Thanks!!!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / My first stamps! Quite nerdy :) on: November 24, 2010 09:49:13 AM
I am so happy that I finally caved and bought a stamp carving kit! Last night I took it out and made myself a Pi stamp and this morning I sketched out the infinity love design and thinking it might fail, but wanting to try anyway, I made it into a stamp too!  Cheesy I know they are not perfect, but I am incredibly proud of myself right now  Smiley



Progression of the Pi stamp:


First stamping of the Infinity Love:


Finished Infinity Love, with a quarter for size reference:


And some fun tags I made with the Infinity Love stamp  Cheesy


I am so happy because now I don't have to go crazy looking for a specific stamp design, I can just make my own!  Cheesy I have been dreaming about a nerdy tag collection for my etsy shop, and now I'm almost there  Smiley

Any thoughts/critiques welcome! And if anyone knows how to mount stamps I'd love to know!

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
5  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / 1 Angel FOUND for Inchie Secret Swap! on: November 16, 2010 08:23:51 AM
Found! Thank you Distant_Twilight  Cheesy


I need one angel for the Inchie Secrets swap You will be crafting a total of 90 inchie secrets (10 inchies each to 9 partners). I would love to get someone that can have these sent out in a week or less but will allow for two weeks max.

Everyone you will be sending to has a US mailing address. A few people have requested no curse words and/or nudity, so please make note of that once I send you everyone's questionnaires.

I know 90 inchies sounds like a lot, but they can go very fast! Please visit the gallery if you need some ideas.

Basic details of the swap:
Details of swap:
Post Secrets meet Inchies!
In this swap we will be writing and/or drawing our secrets and then cutting them up and turning them into inchies. Your partners will know who the inchie secret is from, the twist is they will not know what the secret is  Wink Everyone will be receiving pieces of a secret puzzle. It is up to you how much of your inchies shows your secret, maybe each inchie has one word cut out of a page, maybe it shows more? As long as your secret is used to create your inchies anything goes. Give yourself some crafty therapy and be creative!

Because most inchies can be sent in an envelope for no extra postage we will not be requiring DC #s for this swap. Instead you will be required to resend if your inchies go missing.


Brainstorm of ideas:
~ Type or hand-write your secret
~ Practice calligraphy
~ Write your secret in a foreign language
~ Write a letter to someone that has hurt you
~ Fill a page with one secret, or many
~ Send each partner pieces of the same secret, or mix them up between partners
~ Use index cards as a base
~ Draw/color over your secret before cutting it
~ Cut your secret into inch squares
~ Cut your secret into interesting shapes to put on your ichies
~ Cut single words/small phrases out of your secret
~ Embellish your inchies with items/images that relate to your secret or the words shown

Please PM me with any questions or if you can angel. Thanks!!!
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6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Inchie Secrets Gallery on: August 26, 2010 01:53:26 PM
Inchie Secrets Gallery!

Original Swap Thread

Remember to communicate when you send and receive
Green = Sent
Purple = Received
Orange = Sending late with communication
Red = Contact me ASAP
Strike-through = Feedback Given

Group Hideout
Distant_Twilight - ehinders - GlinkS1063 - Juliana13 - llisaredd - McJulie-O - MunLtStmpr - NH822 - xTabsx
ehinders  - Distant_Twilight - GlinkS1063 - Juliana13 - llisaredd - McJulie-O - MunLtStmpr - NH822 - xTabsx
GlinkS1063 - Distant_Twilight - ehinders - Juliana13 - llisaredd - McJulie-O - MunLtStmpr - NH822 - xTabsx
Juliana13 - Distant_Twilight - ehinders - GlinkS1063 - llisaredd - McJulie-O - MunLtStmpr - NH822 - xTabsx
llisaredd - Distant_Twilight - ehinders - GlinkS1063 - Juliana13 - McJulie-O - MunLtStmpr - NH822 - xTabsx
McJulie-O - Distant_Twilight - ehinders - GlinkS1063 - Juliana13 - llisaredd - MunLtStmpr - NH822 - xTabsx
MunLtStmpr - Distant_Twilight - ehinders - GlinkS1063 - Juliana13 - llisaredd - McJulie-O - NH822 - xTabsx
NH822 - Distant_Twilight - ehinders - GlinkS1063 - Juliana13 - llisaredd - McJulie-O - MunLtStmpr - xTabsx
xTabsx - Distant_Twilight - ehinders - GlinkS1063 - Juliana13 - llisaredd - McJulie-O - MunLtStmpr - NH822

Group Undercover
Aidenromantic -(will be resending) bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
bananasandhair - Aidenromantic - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
blupaisan - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
Ink_A_Dink - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - blupaisan - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
kartiana - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
Krafty_Karasu - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
librarylover - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare[/color]
missriss - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
r.forslund - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - your.bestnightmare
your.bestnightmare - Aidenromantic - bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund
Distant_Twilight (Angeling) - bananasandhair - blupaisan - Ink_A_Dink - kartiana - Krafty_Karasu - librarylover - missriss - r.forslund - your.bestnightmare
thelastkodama (Angeling) - missriss
7  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / June ATC Swap ~ 1 Angel FOUND on: August 02, 2010 07:05:05 PM
FOUND one angel! Thanks noooitaremybirthday  Cheesy


I need an angel for the June 2010 Ongoing ATC Swap http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349317.0

3 ATCs have gone MIA and I'd prefer to have one angel cover all three.

The ATC's are all going to addresses in the USA. I'm listing the claims made and the full list of themes for each person if you wish to choose one of their other themes. Thank you in advance for angeling!  Smiley

to MargiePoo - Mermaids

I live in Michigan, USA

The Litte House on the Praire Books
The city/state the artist lives in
Sunflowers
Mermaids
Sailors
The Great Lakes
Your Choice
The Zoo
Animals acting like human
Fans
Harry Potter
Padme/Queen Amidala
Shiloette
Eco-friendly
Sand Dunes
Tiger Lillies
Watercolor


to MunLtStmpr - weird word

I live in New York State in the USA

ATC themes   (Dimensional is fine with me!)

artist's choice
books/reading
cats (tabby to Tiger)
celebrating diversity
celestial
crafting
David Bowie song
Labyrinth (the movie w/ Bowie)
local attraction
Minerva/Athena
moon
non-paper
ocean mammals
poetry
politics (middle of the road to leftish)
puns
quotes
Star Trek (not so much Next Gen or Enterprise)
strange fact/weird word
textures
wildlife


to ThreadOrYarn - Black and White

I'm in Massachusetts, US. Please nothing needing a 'mature' or NSFW tag, or religious, political, or holidays.  

- your favorite vacation place
- artist's choice
- Craftster's "cork man" logo
- a single flower
- fiber or needle arts (knitting, crochet, spinning, cross-stitch, weaving, tatting, etc...)
- Red Sox baseball team
- exotic fish
- microcalligraphy
- inspirational or funny quotes (not a mean/insulting kind of funny though)
- local attraction
- Books
- Monochromatic card in purple, blue, or green
- Black & white
- teddy bears/panda/polar bears
- Zentangle
- Alphabet (english or hebrew)
- Seasons - any 1 or a mix (no holidays please)  
- Trees
- poetry
- Hawaii
- 'The Secret Garden' or A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett (the original books, not the movies)
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27) on: August 02, 2010 07:16:40 AM

Gallery

Swap name: Inchie Secrets
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kartiana
Swap co-organizer:
Sign-up date range: August 2 August 20, 2010
Date to send item by: September 27, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 54

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
Additional Age requirement? Nope

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
- 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

Details of swap:
Post Secrets meet Inchies!
In this swap we will be writing and/or drawing our secrets and then cutting them up and turning them into inchies. Your partners will know who the inchie secret is from, the twist is they will not know what the secret is  Wink Everyone will be receiving pieces of a secret puzzle. It is up to you how much of your inchies shows your secret, maybe each inchie has one word cut out of a page, maybe it shows more? As long as your secret is used to create your inchies anything goes. Give yourself some crafty therapy and be creative!

We will be in groups of 9. You will be crafting 10 inchie secrets for each of your partners for a total of 80 inchie secrets.

Because most inchies can be sent in an envelope for no extra postage we will not be requiring DC #s for this swap. Instead you will be required to resend if your inchies go missing.


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Inchie Secrets
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(YES/NO)
Do you agree to resend if your inchies go MIA? (required for this swap)
Do you have a camera/scanner and agree to post pics of all inchies you receive? (If not then you must communicate with your partners so they can post pics for you)
Are there any words/images you do not want to receive on your inchies?
Do you have any allergies/allergens in your home?
   


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.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
1. kartiana
2. r.forslund ~ Welcome first time swapper!
3. Aidenromantic
4. Juliana13
5. NH822
6. blupaisan
7. MunLtStmpr
8. your.bestnightmare ~ Welcome first time swapper!
9. Ink_A_Dink ~ Welcome first time swapper!
10. missriss
11. Krafty_Karasu
12. llisaredd
13. xTabsx
14. McJulie-O
15. bananasandhair
16. librarylover
17. ehinders
18. Distant_Twilight
19. GlinkS1063
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing ATC Swap- June 2010 Gallery on: June 21, 2010 02:06:19 PM
Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349317.0

Can't wait to see 'em!  Cheesy
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ladybug Spoons ~ with mini tutorial (super easy) on: June 04, 2010 09:54:50 AM
I made these for a swap and just loved them so much I thought I'd share how I made them  Smiley

I found some old spoons at a swap meet (can also be found in second hand stores, they sell them for almost nothing!) and turned them into cute little ladybugs:


Hanging:


You could probably paint first and bend second, but this is how I did it:

1. Clean spoons and allow to dry
2. Bend handle forwards, toward the bowl side of the spoon. I used the edge of a table to start the bend, pushed them closer with my awesome strength, then set the handle on the top of the table and pushed down on the spoon to finish the bend. For the longest finished spoon I had to break out the pliers
3. Rest hands
4. Paint the back of the spoon 'bowl' with one coat of red acrylic paint. I stopped after one coat cause I liked how the spots from the spoon were showing through, but you could add more coats if you want an even toned red
5. Allow paint to dry. They were ok free standing but I didn't want to risk bumping the table and knocking them over so I propped them up a little while drying.
6. Paint a black line down the 'back' of your ladybug
7. Paint around the curve at the tip of the spoon to form the ladybugs head
8. Paint some black spots
9. Allow to dry
10. Hang them up or set them out to display!

I imagine this could be a fun summer craft to make with your little ones as well, if you do the bending I'm sure kids would love to paint their own bugs. If anyone makes these I'd love to see them! I think you could make a bunch of different bugs/designs with these  Smiley I'll probably be making some more for my home too now  Cheesy

Thanks for looking!
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