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1  Re: Teeny Traveler in a Tin Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by goldfishpollywog on: March 14, 2015 01:04:58 AM
Thanks!  Their beds also double as a suitcase.

You never know when a suitcase might come in handy.
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2  Re: Teeny Traveler in a Tin Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by goldfishpollywog on: March 07, 2015 09:14:12 PM
Bec sent me a wonderful new monster friend in the cutest little suitcase.

His name is Cupcake and he always has his camera at the ready to capture all our wonderful adventures.  He even brought his passport and plenty of his favorite food, cupcakes with sprinkles.  I can't even tell you how much I love the felt cupcake and its wrapper.  So nicely done and cute!

And inside so that you can see all of the spare food he brought.

Just amazing!  Thanks so much bec and I'm sorry it took so long to post.  Kiddo ran off with my camera.
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3  Re: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by goldfishpollywog on: November 23, 2014 11:19:10 PM
My mailbox is overflowing, it really was, they actually put all of it in one of their official plastic crates and left it on my porch!  My camera is giving me trouble, so some were phone shots.

All the amazing creations!

Once the last ornament arrives, I will try to get a tree shot or two.
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4  Re: Friends of Craftster Raffle 13 (FOCR13) in The Swap Gallery by goldfishpollywog on: November 16, 2014 02:31:04 PM
Here is what I have been sporting for awhile.  Avesthal's wonderful offering.  The necklace has been converted to a pin to dress up my denim look and I love wearing them together. 

Feedback is being left as soon as my computer processes it!  I hope y'all had as lovely of a time as I have. Maybe we can have another round with the new year?
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5  Friends of Craftster Raffle 13 (FOCR13) in The Swap Gallery by goldfishpollywog on: October 20, 2014 02:50:02 PM
Post them when you get them!  RAfflers are loose!

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6  Re: Friend of Craftster Raffle Round 13 FOCR13 (Sign ups Sept13-Oct 17) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by goldfishpollywog on: October 12, 2014 03:13:05 PM
Here is the flame I promised.
It is very cuddly and malleable.  I had intended to make a bag with a small 4 inch flame companion, but seeing as he is a whopping 9 inches plus, I will use him as the offering and just throw in some surprises.

Is he okay with y'all?

Remember to post pictures of your offerings by the 15th!
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7  Re: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 5 (signups end 10/6, send by 11/3) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by goldfishpollywog on: September 24, 2014 01:20:02 PM
Loving all the ideas!  Handmade ornaments make the holidays seem more heartfelt. 

Here is the Jumping Jack ornament I was hoping to make for 4 ornaments.  Just the first run, but it turned out quite cute!

If you pull on the bead (which I forgot to put on this one) then the wings flap.  I was going to add a little yarn scarf to keep the little penguin toasty.

I also worked up a prototype of the Tin Mirrored Ornament.  It is a little more involved, but shiny.
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8  Friend of Craftster Raffle Round 13 FOCR13 (Sign ups Sept13-Oct 17) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by goldfishpollywog on: September 13, 2014 11:40:15 AM
Friend of Craftster Raffle Round 13
Cozy Up Keep Warm

   *Borrowing an opening from the Round 1 organizer.

Round 1 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=253749.0
Round 2 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263251.0
Round 3 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277258.0
Round 4 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290617.0
Round 5 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302878.0
Round 6 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310754.0
Round 7 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328326.0
Round 8 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343462.0
Round 9 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371079.0
Round 10 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=393245.0
Round 11 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431534.0
Round 12 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433392.0
Swap name: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R12
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: goldfishpollywog
Co-organizer: TBD
Sign-up date range: Sept. 13 to October 17, 2014
Date to send item by: October 24, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people? 25 unless we get a co-organizer.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
Age requirement? Over 16 and ACTIVE Friends of Craftster ONLY, please

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:

Here comes another round of stress free swap fun. Round 13's theme will be Cozy Up/Keep Warm.  Anything that is comforting or warming or just makes you feel good, would fit this theme easily.  Offerings don't have to strictly fit the theme, but themes do help with ideas, I've found.   You could also opt to create a set of 2-3 small items in lieu of one medium.


Not a Friend of Craftster? Join here! Support the website that supports your crafting needs.


Items MUST be crafted and ready to go by the end of signups, as you only have 1 WEEK to send them out! So once you know you are approved, start craftin’!

If you have a ‘pre-made’ item, GREAT! This means you’re ready to go and we’ve barely begun, so post a picture and sit back and chat us up ‘til signups close!

Photos of all 'prizes' are DUE NO LATER than October 15th so everyone has an opportunity to see what will be offered before the drawing and sendouts.  If you do not post a picture by this date or at all, it will be noted in your feedback, as this IS a requirement for this swap to be a success.

Drawing will be done on October 9th, PMs will be sent to the 'prize' creators letting them know who 'won' their item and where it should be sent to.

Swap is for: one (1) medium item (Medium = 2 or more crafting hours OR $10-$30 dollars) Can also be a pair/set of 2-3 small items to equal 1 medium. Please PM me if you have questions about your item offered. 

This will be a 'raffle' style swap. There will be 2 hats: one full of swapper's names and one full of the items made by these swappers (with the name of who made that item below it to avoid the creator 'winning' back their own creation!). A name will be picked, then an item picked, and that person gets that item drawn! An almost complete surprise...as photos would be posted of all items for all to see, so you can look and dream and wish for all the ones you like...then see what shows up at your door! Serious concerns will be addressed in the swap questionnaire (i.e.-Vegans receiving things made from wool and other animal-derivatives, wool/food/smoke/etc. allergies, etc.) so people don't end up with something they ABSOLUTELY cannot have around them or their family for health/lifestyle/etc. issues, and if it happens, then the name and item both go back in the hat and are drawn again until a favorable match comes up.

When a ‘winner’ is chosen, the creator of their ‘prize’ will get their address from the organizer in a PM. PLEASE try to keep this a SECRET if you DO figure out who you are sending to! This way the ‘winner’ will be surprised with their ‘prize’ when it arrives

Please communicate in the thread OR by PM to the organizer ONCE a week at a minimum so we know you are still out there and crafting for the swap.  I will check in with you when there is about 1 week left to make sure you are still in on a ‘prize’ for the drawing.

Delivery Confirmation is required for this swap.  For international mailings, please retain your receipt until your partner receives.

Please PM the DC to the organizer, GoldfishPollywog, once you have sent so I can update your name on the front page and maintain my records. For any items that are lost in the mail, adequate time for the package to arrive or be returned to the sender will be allowed.  If it never arrives after a reasonable amount of time, a swap angel will be arranged to craft a comparable ‘prize’ for the ‘winner.’

Feedback will be given when your partner has received.  Please PM me when you send AND when you receive so I can keep my lists updated!

Negative feedback will be given if you have not sent out by 2 weeks past the sendout date, and an angel will be found for your ‘winner.’  Seeing as this is a ‘premade craft’ raffle, and you have to have a completed item posted before the drawing…I don’t see this happening for anyone…but you never know what life has in store for you from one day to the next!

I will post a gallery for ‘prizes’ so when the ‘winner’ receives their item and may have it displayed in their home/wearing it/put it to use in some way, they may post a picture or two for us showing off their great ‘prize.’


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

Name of swap: Friends of Craftster Raffle Swap (FOCR) R13
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Are at least 16 years old (yes/no)?
IF NO TO ABOVE QUESTION, have you been swapping before the rule change & have swap mod approval to continue (yes/no)?
Read the Swap Info Guide and rules/guidelines for this swap (yes/no)?
Are you able to send to countries outside of your own, as this is an international swap (yes/no)?
Do you have any pets?
Do you or any members in your home smoke?
Any other allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies? If YES, please list them.
Are you vegan or vegetarian (to make sure your name is not drawn to ‘win’ something made from animal derivatives)?
Anything you ABSOLUTELY would not want to receive for any religious/lifestyle/phobia reasons (clowns, violence/nudity themes, spiders, pagan themes….you get the idea…etc.)?
Anything else you would like me to know for the raffle, or that your ‘winner’ should know?

**Please put FOCR in the Subject of your PM so I can get to them quickly when communicating on this swap!

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


1. goldfishpollywog- Fire Imp
2. Avesthel- Lace Knit Cowl & Spring Charm Necklace
3. anna.wahnsinn- Net Necklace
4. LadybugsAndBumblebees - Pocketed Scoodie
5. Thimbles71 -Sheepish Hat
6. maraschino - Three Cup Cozies
7. A2K - Kitchen Heat Set
8. Ratfinkz - Sparkly Bracelet
9. blupaisan Warm Hearted Dragon artwork
10. frosty772 - Muff with Cover
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9  Friend of Craftster Raffle Anyone? in New Swap Theme Ideas by goldfishpollywog on: August 15, 2014 12:53:51 PM

Just checking for interest in another round of Friend of Craftster Raffle!

Anyone wanting to play again, or have theme ideas, or both???
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10  Re: Hoopla Swap R11: Words With or Without Words - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by goldfishpollywog on: July 25, 2014 10:23:12 PM
My mailbox was full of shiny awesomeness from artsycandice today!

She chose a saying I use fairly often.  Her stitches are so perfect and neat, just beautiful!

Look at the great texture she added by slitting the feathers on the goose's wing, so beautiful!

And it looks great up on my wall! 

I love the blue batiks and how she covered the hoop. It just pulls everything together so well!
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