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41  Re: Hoopla A-Long 2013-2014 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by lindyv321 on: July 09, 2014 09:08:58 AM
I finished my July hoop in record time!  I bought the cupcake pattern pack from Kimberly Ouimet on Etsy.

I combined two designs to come up with this sweet hoop.
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42  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by lindyv321 on: July 04, 2014 04:26:59 PM
Marty has had a busy few days he helped Landon with his first embroidery project

Then we went to breakfast and the science center today.  They had a huge show about ancient Egypt. 

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43  Kumhimo Braided Bracelets in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lindyv321 on: July 02, 2014 12:42:58 PM
I have been wanting to try Kumihimo braiding for a very long time and bought a bunch of supplies about a year ago.  I kept putting it off though since it looks rather complicated.  I finally decided I was going to give it a try and watched some very helpful YouTube videos then gave it a go.  There are a ton of different braids to do but since I am a beginner I have only done the basic 8 strand.  This is my first 8 strand braid using beads.

The first one I made though was using satin cord.  If you are going to give this a try start with one of these.  It helps you to get the braiding down and you can really see what you are doing.
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44  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by lindyv321 on: July 02, 2014 10:58:43 AM
I have a book that details how to do sashiko and I would love to try it sometime....

Here is my first beaded Kumihimo braid.  I should have made it a bit longer but I was able to work it out so it still fits. 

I am going to do a few more of these then next I want to try a 12 strand spiral braid like this one from The Beautiful Life @BeadFX

I also need to purchase more size 6 seed beads and some of the large eye collapsible needles, or add them to my future Ongoing Wish lists!
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45  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by lindyv321 on: June 22, 2014 03:08:18 PM
We went to an indoor mirror maze and butterfly garden today. 
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46  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by lindyv321 on: June 19, 2014 10:57:05 AM
Marty begged me to get him a puffy vest like the one his namesake wears in Back to the Future.... So I finally gave in and ordered him one.  It's a bit tight so more alterations are needed...

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47  Re: Friend of Craftster Raffle Rd 12 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by lindyv321 on: June 18, 2014 07:02:54 PM
Oh my gosh oh my gosh I received!!! This was actually one of my biggest wishes and after a horrible day it brought a huge smile to my face

I am finally the owner of one of beekers awesome gourds!!! Thank you SOOO much
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48  Mini 13 Days of Halloween Rnd 6 (S/O Sept 22) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by lindyv321 on: June 18, 2014 01:14:37 PM

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Swap name: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Mini Swap Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Lindyv321
Co-Organiser: kittykill
Sign-up date range: June 18th July 2nd
Date to send item by: International September 17th
                              Domestic: 09/22

This swap will not be taking first time swappers, sorry
You must have completed 1 swap  with positive feedback.
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 16+(if your under 18 yrs old, make sure you have your parents permission)

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 USPS Tracking 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:
Do you love Halloween? Do you love opening presents? Did you want to do the 13 days of Halloween but couldn't? If you answered yes to any of those questions then this may be the swap for you! This swap is a Mini 13 days of Halloween swap. Instead of opening all your presents at once like in other swaps, we count down the days to Halloween starting with 10/01. You will open day 13 on October the 1st, day 12 on October the 2nd and so on until 10/13.
-You must post in this thread before signing up
-A minimum of 13 items, one for each day.
-At least 6 crafted items must be sent, equal to a small (Under $10 or under two hours to craft)
-Spoiling is okay but do not expect the same in return.
-You must post in the thread at least once a week
-You must PM both your partner and organizer/co-org when you send and receive
-You must post photos in the gallery and if you cant please ask your partner to do so.  We all want to    oooh and aaah over the goodies!

Some things to think about:

* I STRONGLY recommend that you have a wist or pinterest for this swap, as it helps out your partner greatly. Please keep this updated and have at least 20 items on it. If you do not have a wist or pinterest, please have another way to show items to your partner that you like (etsy favorites, flickr, etc...)

*If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you live in the same country as your partner. We do not need to tempt customs people to keep your package after you have worked so hard on it! Also, if you are sending baked goods you should make this the package that is opened on day 1!

*I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Things can get wet from rain and/or snow OR things can melt in hot temperatures.

If you want to participate, fill in information and send to organizer Lindyv321 and co-org kittykilll DO NOT POST INFO HERE

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 16 years old (yes/no)
Are you willing, if asked by the orgainser or co-organiser, to confirm that you have send your parcel(by either having a dc number or taking a photo of the receipt): YES/NO
Did you post in the topic thread?

Are you allergic to anything?: (skin/internal)
Do you have any allergens in your house?
Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?

Crafts I already know how to do:
(add more if necessary)

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
(add more if necessary)

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT  _______________(fill in the blank)!

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

Your hobbies:

Do you like miniature things?

Colors you like:

Colors you don't like:

Do you wear jewelry/other accessories (be specific...necklaces, bracelets, hair bobs...)?

Favorite scents/smells:

Scents/ smells which you do not like:

Do you have a Significant Other(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc?
      Do you have children?
      Do you have any pets?
      Would you like your SO, children and/or pets to be included in the gift receiving?

SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband, for example, please note it here.)
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):

Do you have a wist, pinterest, blog, or any other stalking site? List link here:

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?


Please list 5 wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:

Anything Halloween related you do not want to receive:

Symbols/patterns you like (for example vampires, zombies, witches, black cats, ghosts, ect.):
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear Halloween themed clothing/accessories?

Halloween Favorites:
Favorite Halloween/Scary movie(s):
Favorite Halloween Creatures (like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, zombies, etc):
Favorite Halloween Candy:
Favorite Halloween Symbols:
Favorite Halloween/supernatural (or other) TV shows/ series:
Favorite scary books:
Favorite animal(s) as they relate to Halloween (black cats, crows, owls, rats, ect):

Will you be having a Halloween Party this year?
Would you like your partner to help make your invitations or decorations (not guaranteed)?

Have you decided on your costume yet for this year?
    If yes, what will you be?

What rooms do you decorate with Halloween decorations:
    General Halloween decorations or themed?
    Specific Colors used in decorating?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts for day 13? (cookies, candy, ect.) YES OR NO

Anything else you would like your partner to know?

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49  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by lindyv321 on: June 12, 2014 10:08:09 AM
Great photo dump Smeddley!  Everything looks lovely. 

The wire wrapped goodies are gorgeous. 

I made my second Kumihimo braided bracelet using some cord I ordered. 

Next I am going to try doing a beaded one.
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50  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by lindyv321 on: June 11, 2014 10:07:31 AM
I need feedback from something so I can hop in and claim for 105! 

Whoops, this is what happens when folks post in the gallery and don't PM the organizer... She sees the post and it goes right in one ear and out the other. Totally forgotten when she is going through PM's later to update the claims list. Sorry Lindy, I'll get you some feedback tonight.

I hadn't received my last claim as of yesterday so I was really just complaining that I was still full up rather than hinting... but thanks for the feedback and I just happened to receive my last claim from anna.wahnsinn yesterday....

She claimed me for jewelry and sent the most gorgeous necklace.  I am assuming this is some sort of bead weaving??  Anyway I love it!  Thank you so much

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