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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Hooray for Craftster-wood: The Old Movies Swap Gallery! on: March 06, 2009 08:01:42 AM
Post your pictures here!
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Hooray for Craftster-wood: The Old Movies Swap! Send outs EXTENDED to March 16th on: January 10, 2009 06:53:45 AM
Swap name: Hooray for Craftster-wood!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sixblueirises
Sign-up date range: January 10th- January 24th
Date to send item by:March 7

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

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

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

Details of swap:
Isn't everything better in black and white? This swap is dedicated to old movies and the Craftsters who love them. We will be celebrating all movies released before 1970, from silent films to the monster movies to Hitchcock, Hepburn and beyond...

Swap rules:
Crafters in this swap will be making a grand total of six points. That is:

1 point= SMALL=one small item OR two or less hours OR 10$ or less
2 points= MEDIUM= one medium sized item OR 2 or more hours OR 10-30$ dollars
3 points= LARGE= one large item OR 3 or more hours OR 30$ or more   

At least two or three points will be either a medium or a large.

All swappers will be required to check in either in this thread or via PM at least once  a week. Failure to do so will result in a "Poor Communication" comment being added to your feedback.

Swappers will also be expected to post pictures promptly in the Gallery thread once they have received their items. If you do not have access to a working camera, please let us know so your partner can take pictures before they ship.   

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)
I understand that I am expected to check in at least once per week, either by posting in the thread or PMing the organizer (YES/NO)
I understand that I am expected to post pictures. If for any reason I cannot, I will let my partner know before they send (YES/NO)

Now for the fun stuff!
What can you make for your partner?
What would you like your partner to make for you?
Do you have a Wist, if so what's the address?
What are your favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Favorite and least favorite art styles?
Name ten of your favorite older movies (pre 1970)?
Are there any specific movie scenes you like?
Who are your favorite actors/actresses?
Who (if any) are your favorite directors?
Favorite lines or quotes?
Favorite film characters?
Favorite film genres?
Least favorite film genre?
Is there anything else you would like your partner to know about 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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. TwistMySister
2. madmommymia
3. ScotSkipper402
4. HandsyMalone (welcome first time swapper!)
5. vegebrarian
6. tortilladan (welcome first time swapper!)
7. phoenix_michiko
8. isadora12000
9. Dramatrauma (welcome first time swapper!)
10. FruityLoops
11. dollbecky

The Hooray for Craftsterwood Swap Gallery!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Anyone up for an old movie swap? on: November 13, 2008 01:50:47 PM
Is there anyone else who might be interested in a craft swap themed around old movies? I'm thinking pre 1970, but would be open to a wider definition of "old" if people want it. I was thinking signups could start in December, and the send date could be February or March-ish. Basically, the crafting can happen after the holidays are over.

As far as size goes, not too huge- maybe 6-8 points?

I'm totally open to input from anyone who is interested, so please let me know if you are!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Fabric for Drawn Thread Work on: October 30, 2008 12:37:40 PM
I have been wanting to try drawn thread work for forever. Every book I have says it should be done on evenweave, but I have not been able to find any evenweave that makes me happy quality wise. I also have some examples of drawn thread work done by now deceased relatives that appear to be on plainweave fabric. 

Does any one have links for stores that sell higher count evenweave? Preferably stuff that does not cost a fortune, if it exists.

Also, does anyone have experience doing drawn thread work on plainweave? Does it work? (I'm thinking pretty simple, btw.)

I would really love to do something like napkins or a table runner, just to give you an idea what I am looking for.

Thanks!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Waterlilies and Flamingos tea towels (with backs and pic insanity!) on: October 05, 2008 08:28:17 AM
I made these towels for 85%confusion in the Tea Towel swap. I'm actually quite proud of how they came out. (After I got over a debilitating case of swap anxiety, that is!)

Anyways, here they are.







And I always like seeing other people's backs. Plus I really am proud of these.







Thanks for looking!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Show me your knot and I'll show you mine... :D on: July 14, 2008 08:29:37 AM
And no, I don't mean the kind created by not storing your embroidery floss properly. I have plenty of those.   Cheesy

I was browsing http://heatherbailey.typepad.com and I found this http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/my_favorite_knot/index.html. I got my embroidery floss, tried it, and was able to do it on the first try. Fast forward to two days later, where I am still getting a kick out of doing this knot and putting knots in thread that I don't really even need to knot. I am a dork.

I thought I must share this knot with all of ya'll. You might appreciate it more than my hubby does.

So, I was also wondering, do any of you have any fabulous knots you can't live without? I want to learn more nifty knots!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Everything's Coming Up Roses Knitting Needle Roll! on: June 06, 2008 11:32:10 AM
I made this knitting needle roll in the May Flowers swap for the lovely yellowblanket. I don't knit and so I just kinda had to wing it, but it seems like she liked it and has been able to use it.
 
These pictures are hers and used with permission, cause she takes way better pics than I do. Thanks, yellowblanket!

Here's the roll, all rolled up.


Unrolled. Next time I won't use so much interfacing, as it doesn't look very neat unrolled.


And an action shot!


8  COOKING / Dessert / Flourless chocolate cake! With Raspberries! on: June 04, 2008 08:13:08 PM
This is actually the second time I have made this cake. It's made from a really good recipe I have found on Food Network's website. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_30296,00.html

Please excuse all the kitchen mess in the background; I was as usual running late.



The top is dusted with cocoa powder. It was supposed to be polka dotted but I was doing it in a hurry and so it was basically a mess.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first embroidered tote bag! Pics! on: March 18, 2008 06:40:28 PM
So, I've been in love with ladylemmon's Think Pink Cherry Blossom tote ever since I saw it. I just made my sister a tote for her birthday that is based on that tutorial.  I also created and embroidered my own design for the outside of the pocket.

Sorry, the photo quality isn't what I would have liked. It was my mom's camera, and I didn't really know how to use it.

The lucky recipient with her bag.


The bag by itself.


Embroidery detail.


The lining.


I didn't realize that the bag also doubles as a hat.

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