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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Little Visitors Craft-along on: November 02, 2013 07:52:47 PM
Thanks to the fact that our Craftsters in Training (kiddos) wanted to have Little Visitors but weren't sure about how to make it work, we decided a trial run was in order.   

If anyone else would like to practice for a Little Visitor swap, here is the place for it!  We will be trying to keep in the same timeframe as a normal LV swap, and work on designing photo ops, crafting souvenirs, and creating a way to keep records for a photo book.  At the end of the time, we will make a journal or scrap book full of our LV's adventures.

This is a great way to add back story to your LV's, keep in the practice of  LV swapping, or just see how the idea suits you!  Feel free to join at any time, and let me know if you want me to add links to any tumblrs or what not!


PS.  If this is posted in the wrong forum, please let me know so I don't repeat my mistake!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Amigurumi Addiction 3 Gallery on: July 11, 2013 11:03:06 PM
Amigurumi Addiction 3 Thread





noushi<->spidermom
alligatorjuice<->Gizmonic
Sugar Rush<->Murple
lanikins<->jkaywiz
Griminspirations<->
goldfishpollywog
goktrose<->goldfishpollywog

Sent,
Received,
Sent & Received,  
Late w/Communication,
Contact goldfishpollywog immediately

Now for all the awesomeness!
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Amigurumi Addiction 3 on: May 24, 2013 07:02:39 PM



Dust off your yarn and let's get playing!

For those who are interested..."Ami" means knit/crochet in Japanese and "nuigurumi" means stuffed creature, so amigurumi is a stuffed knit/crochetted creature.  Well, that is simple and can mean just about anything from a bobomb in your pocket to the little hooked kitty sitting on your shelf.  Often cute or fanciful and not commonly large, amigurumi is an enjoyable craft with a nice finished product even for beginners.  

Some previous Ami Galleries:

 ~Amigurimi~ Gallery
Anything Amigurumi I gallery Anything Amigurumi I gallery
Anything Amigurumi II
Amigurumi Addiction Gallery
Amigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery
 Amigurumi Addiction Tiny Edition Gallery

Where do you find patterns for amigurumi? All over the internet are quite a few sites that have free amigurumi patterns.  Some require registration, some don't.  Of course Craftster is my favorite. But here are a few that I have found.
http://freeamigurumipatterns.blogspot.com/
http://craftlog.org/craftingjapanese/archives/amigurumi/ -a diverse site with a lot of pictures and some good links.
http://artangel-sol.livejournal.com/
http://www.lionbrand.com
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284386.0

If you can't find what you are looking for, but really prefer a pattern, you might try this site.
 Etsy is always an option also, or just "wing" it.


 
Swap name: Amigurumi Addiction 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: goldfishpollywog
Sign-up date range: May 24th through June 7th
Date to send item by: July 12th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20 unless I find a wingman/co-organizer.

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

Additional Age requirement? No

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:
In this swap we will be crocheting 1 medium or 2 smalls, we will have one month to complete the package for our partner and then we will send it by July 12th.   Not too stressful, but a load of fun!
You and your partner can always decide to exchange more, but this is all that you are required to do. If possible I will pair those that want more with one another.


SWAP SIZES:
By Time
-Big = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Price
-Big = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

***Tracking numbers are required in this swap***
I ask that you please post in this thread and/or PM your organizer ( goldfishpollywog) to help keep this swap flake-free.  Should problems come up, please let me know.  
...

If you want to participate, please PM this information to the organizer before 23:59 CST on June 7th.  Happy Crafting!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Amigurumi Addiction 3
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)

List any wist, FOC favorites, or similar website.

Can you take photos of what you send and receive?

Will you post on this thread or PM your partner at least once a week?

Are you a beginner, average, or advanced maker of amigurumis? What level would you like to receive?

What is your favorite season?

Please list anything you are allergic to.

Please list any allergens that might be in your home or crafting area such as pets, smoke, fragrances...anythi ng someone might be allergic to.

What are you favorite colors or color combinations?

Are there any colors or color combinations that you do not like?  If so, please list them.

What would you like an ami of?  Any favorites?

Is there anything that you would prefer NOT to receive?

Will the ami(s) need to be pet/child friendly?

Anything I left out that you would like your partner or myself to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO goldfishpollywog 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.

Participants:
 1. goldfishpollywog
 2.noushi
 3.Murple
 4.alligatorjuice
 5.Griminspirations
 6.jkaywiz
 7.Sugar Rush
 8.goktrose
 9.lanikins
10.spidermom
11.gizmonic



Partners!
noushi<->spidermom
alligatorjuice<->Gizmonic
Sugar Rush<->Murple
lanikins<->jkaywiz
Griminspirations<->goldfishpollywog
goktrose<->goldfishpollywog


Gallery
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Amigurumi Addiction Anyone? on: April 23, 2013 08:27:10 PM

Anyone interested in swapping Amigurumi again?

My hooks are wanting to whip up some fun friends.

Past round galleries for inspiration
Amigurumi Addiction 2
Amigurumi Addiction Tiny Edition
Amigurumi Addiction
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / An Unexpected Journey - The Hobbit Movie Swap Round 1- Gallery on: December 11, 2012 11:44:57 PM


An Unexpected Journey- The Hobbit Movie Swap Round 1 Gallery

Swap Thread

Where we post the treasure found on this wonderous adventure whether over plain, under hill, or down river as the case may be.


Adventurers
1. Ruby Copperhead
2. goldfishpollywog
3. Solitary Cricket
4.whenindoubtsew
5.craftyzooprgrl
6.Eiseldora

Partners:

Eiseldora <--> Solitary Cricket
craftyzooprgrl <--> Ruby Copperhead
goldfishpollywog <--> whenindoubtsew
 

Sent Received Sent & Received
Sending Late with Communication
Please Contact Organizers
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Origami Glitzy Wreath on: November 29, 2012 08:47:12 PM
This post should have been titled "When Glitter Attacks" but since I don't have any carnage pictures, I'll stick to the wreath.

After joining the Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap, I got a little addicted to making these beauties
By the time sendouts arrived, they were overrunning their storage container so they obviously needed a new home.

Happily around that time, a group of friends decided to throw a wreath making party.  Now, I had an idea!  Make a wreath with them....but what kind.  Enter Pintrest, inspire-er extraordinare and delayer of housework with a quirky cost effective solution.  A wreath made of wrapping paper

So I jetted to the store to pick up a nice solid bit of wrapping paper...Here is where the sneak attack began.  My kiddo was with me.  He often helps with crafting so that isn't all bad, but he does have a taste for the bold.  Roll Eyes Again, not a bad thing he just doesn't understand my one rule in crafting is that glitter isn't allowed in the house. Naturally he uses his cuteness to convince me that all other paper would lack the impact and festive spirit of Glitter-covered wrapping paper.  *sigh* 

Well, here it is!


 I do like it, although I crafted in the driveway or at a friends house to keep my glitter rule in place Grin

Close up of the Moravian stars

Since my paper would not glue to anything (including itself) I stapled the whole thing together around a formed wire hanger.  Honestly, with all the silver sparkles you can't see the staples very well.  Wink 

Would love to hear what y'all think.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / One Small Hobbit Thing Swap Gallery on: May 19, 2012 03:52:42 PM
One Small Hobbit Thing Gallery
Here we post the amazing Middle Earth Goodies Received in
One Small Hobbit Thing Swap


Partners


Aliis <> Samsara
HowdySailor<> whenindoubtsew
Murple <> bastetblue
Fascinated <> Eiseldora
hoboe <> Averia
silentblair <>  luckdragon
Bunnie Boo <> mandykaye




Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Late w/Communication
Late no Communication Contact Organizer
Feedback Left
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / One Small Hobbit Thing Swap on: April 05, 2012 08:33:28 PM

Swap name: One Small Hobbit Thing Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: goldfishpollywog
Sign-up date range: April 6 through April 21
Date to send item by: May 21
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25 unless a willing (or one selected by Gandalf) steps forward to join me.


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

Additional Age requirement? No



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:
Seeing as it all began with a hobbit, sometimes called a halfling a One Smallish Hobbit Thing Swap seems the perfect way to start what will hopefully be a year of Middle Earth goodness!   We will each  craft one gift that is will fit in an 8 inch square which will be exchanged with our partner to the delight of both.  The normal time restrictions on a small doesn't matter in this swap.  Please pour all your talent into the gift so that we may ooh and ahh all the more in the gallery.  

If your gift happens to be a set best left together, they must still fit in an 8 inch square together.
Also, please only send extras if you and your partner agree on it.
PM me with any other pressing questions, & I'll answer as quickly as I can.



***Tracking numbers are required in this swap***
I ask that you please post in this thread and/or PM your organizer ( goldfishpollywog) to help keep this swap flake-free.  Should problems come up, please let me know.  

If you want to participate, please PM this information to the organizer before 23:59 CST on April 21st.  Happy Crafting!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: One Small Hobbit Thing 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 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

List any wist, FOC favorites, pinterest, or similar website.

Can you take photos of what you send and receive?

Will you post on this thread or PM your partner at least once a week?

Please list anything you are allergic to.

Please list any allergens that might be in your home or crafting area such as pets, smoke, fragrances...anythi ng someone might be allergic to.

What types of crafts would you like to make? Receive?

Is there anything that you would prefer NOT to receive?

Who are your most/least favorite characters?

Any quotes that strike your fancy?



Anything I left out that you would like your partner or myself to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO goldfishpollywog VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.  Please put Hobbit in the title of the PM Grin

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

Participants:
 1. goldfishpollywog
 2. silentblair
 3. mandykaye
 4. hoboe
 5. Averia
 6. Samsara
 7. Murple
 8. Bunnie Boo
 9. luckdragon
10. Fascinated
11. whenindoubtsew
12. bastetblue
13. Eiseldora
14. aliis
15. HowdySailor


9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Newborn Knight's Dragon on: July 14, 2011 03:15:39 PM
I'm working on a gift for an expecting friend.  Her son's nursery is decorated in knights & dragons.  After debating what I could make, I decided upon a tiny dragon friend for the little knight to befriend.

Even though I'm posting this on the completed board, I'm unsure if I should add other details.

I tend to overthink everything but decided that since this was for a newborn, pieces should be as few in number as possible.  The nose is the only part that was created separate from the main body, the spines are crocheted directly onto the finished ami.  I figured that made it more nom-able and didn't add legs since they didn't look right.
 
If I make another one, I will weight the bottom a bit so it can stand, but I didn't want it to become a painful toy to be hit with. Cheesy

Any thoughts?  Comments?  I'm thankful for any Wink
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Amigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery on: March 26, 2011 04:09:30 PM
Amigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery

Original Thread


Tygermane <>Brackish Potato
sewarty <> EssHaych
pkwj <> gnomedrops
Undersea-sun <> dfabbric
mamarose22 <> neversaymichele
ilovesnails <> Kaeleira Annie220588 <> jexxican
Smeddley <> AllyKitty
deathrocker15 <> fugzilla
Alchamy513 <> phnxreign99
LimeRiot <> Doodisgurl89
leika <> Brookie5686
Sent, Sent & Received, Received, Late w/Communication, Contact goldfishpollywog immediately

Ready for some ami goodness!
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