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81  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery on: January 13, 2011 01:52:25 PM

Box by Melladh

Post your tiny goodies here! Swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369044.0

Blue = sent
Maroon = received
Orange = sending late w/ communication
Red = problem, please contact your organizer!
Strikeout = feedback given

thelastkodama's group:

-thelastkodama ---> hgddm, Wulf
-camelama ---> liz156, Sarad
-Sarad ---> camelama, allyourown
-suereal ---> Wulf
-loves2experiment ---> BennuBird, liz156
-liz156 ---> camelama, loves2experiment
-woobie ---> TerraBella01
-blupaisan ---> Krafty_Karasu, pinkleo
-pinkleo ---> blupaisan, MagicalGirl
-Sinjah ---> cherryrose, Coma
-monkey_girl ---> bubblegum_phoenix
-TerraBella01 ---> woobie
-allyourown ---> isabelchun, Sarad
-littlebluegirl ---> Sadi27
-MiLady ---> cherryrose
-bubblegum_phoenix ---> Krafty_Karasu, monkey_girl
-Coma ---> Sinjah
-isabelchun ---> allyourown, Melladh
-MagicalGirl ---> pinkleo, lindyv321
-cherryrose ---> MiLady, Sinjah
-lindyv321 ---> MagicalGirl, hgddm
-Krafty_Karasu ---> blupaisan, bubblegum_phoenix
-Melladh ---> isabelchun, Sadi27
-Sadi27 Angel! katara ---> littlebluegirl, Melladh
-lylacfey ---> QueenNinjaMonkey
-hgddm ---> thelastkodama, lindyv321
-amethyst6 ---> QueenNinjaMonkey
-BennuBird ---> loves2experiment
-QueenNinjaMonkey ---> lylacfey, amethyst6
-Wulf ---> thelastkodama, suereal
82  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fixed a scratchy sweater by... adding another sweater! on: January 07, 2011 01:08:07 PM
I really liked this little green sweater, but it was so scratchy around my neck that I hardly ever wore it. But I did get it for free, so I didn't feel bad about cutting it up! Cheesy

I used pieces of a large cotton sweater that my grandfather gave me for the fabric (my family knows me...)

I started by dissecting the green sweater into front, back, and arms. I used the same arm shape, except longer.

The neck is like a large turtle-neck - I usually keep it rolled down, and it's very comfy.

I used the cuffs from the white sweater, turning them into thumbies.

I love my new sweater! Thanks for checking it out. Smiley
83  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Matchbox Swap round 4! CLOSED Sendouts 2/18/11 on: January 04, 2011 09:06:49 PM

Box by Phoenixllewelyn

Here's our GALLERY!

Swap name: Matchbox Swap round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: thelastkodama
Craftster member who is coorganizing this swap: spidermom
Sign-up date range: 1/4/11 - 1/26/11
Date to send item by: 2/18/11

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 60

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no

Additional Age requirement? 16

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
- Understands that potatoes are not to be sent in place of matchboxes: yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: yes

Details of swap:

Find a matchbox that holds between 30-40 wooden matches and fill it as full as you possibly can with tiny supplies. You'll be amazed by how much you can fit in it! You can put anything you want in it, as long as it is craft related.  Supplies such as beads, paper, ephemera, postage stamps, brads, buttons, fibers, embellishments, stamped images, stamps, ribbons, stickers, foam shapes, fake flowers.  Handmade goodies such as, earrings, magnets, a necklace, charms, pins.  If it fits and can be used in a craft, or is a craft it's fair game. You can have 1 or 2 partners -- you will decorate  a matchbox for each partner, and you will receive a matchbox from each partner. One suggestion would be to stalk your partner and decorate the matchbox to their likes and dislikes but if you have an idea in your head already, decorate away. Just as long as you decorate and cram as much into the box as you can all will be good.  This swap is meant to be a quick, easy, and cheap swap so no extras, if it doesnt fit in the box do not send it.  You can also make your own "matchbox" as long as it is the appropriate size. Here's one template you could use: http://blog.swap-bot.com/rachels-matchbox-template/

About shipping:
Delivery confirmation is required in the US for this swap, and swappers sending non-US packages must keep mailing receipts and be willing to send a scan or picture of that receipt if there is a problem. If you are unsure if your package is big enough to qualify for delivery confirmation, please upgrade to a bigger envelope or box.

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

Name of swap: Matchbox Swap round 4
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)
Would you like one or two partners?
Do you have access to a camera and promise to post pictures in a timely manner?
NOTE: it is recommended that you take pictures of the boxes you send, just in case they don't make it to their destination or if your partner has sudden camera issues.
Is there anything else your partner/organizer needs to know?


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


thelastkodama's group, contact thelastkodama when sending and receiving

-thelastkodama ---> hgddm, Wulf
-camelama ---> liz156, Sarad
-Sarad ---> camelama, allyourown
-suereal ---> Wulf
-loves2experiment ---> BennuBird, liz156
-liz156 ---> camelama, loves2experiment
-woobie ---> TerraBella01
-blupaisan ---> Krafty_Karasu, pinkleo
-pinkleo ---> blupaisan, MagicalGirl
-Sinjah ---> cherryrose, Coma
-monkey_girl ---> bubblegum_phoenix
-TerraBella01 ---> woobie
-allyourown ---> isabelchun, Sarad
-littlebluegirl ---> Sadi27
-MiLady ---> cherryrose
-bubblegum_phoenix ---> Krafty_Karasu, monkey_girl
-Coma ---> Sinjah
-isabelchun ---> allyourown, Melladh
-MagicalGirl ---> pinkleo, lindyv321
-cherryrose ---> MiLady, Sinjah
-lindyv321 ---> MagicalGirl, hgddm
-Krafty_Karasu ---> blupaisan, bubblegum_phoenix
-Melladh ---> isabelchun, Sadi27
-Sadi27 ---> littlebluegirl, Melladh
-lylacfey ---> QueenNinjaMonkey
-hgddm ---> thelastkodama, lindyv321
-amethyst6 ---> QueenNinjaMonkey
-BennuBird ---> loves2experiment
-QueenNinjaMonkey ---> lylacfey, amethyst6
-Wulf ---> thelastkodama, suereal

spidermom's group, contact spidermom when sending and receiving

-spidermom ---> rlynn, jennieingram
-Eveamlizya ---> lelila, nllchihuahua
-lelila ---> Eveamlizya
-onecrazymom ---> DawnsTrees, dnelsong
-Fosca ---> avocadoeldorado
-nllchihuahua ---> Eveamlizya, r0ckwithme
-abbytail ---> timpani~jax, lukenlarry
-timpani~jax ---> abbytail
-dnelsong ---> onecrazymom
-jennieingram ---> spidermom
-jessiben ---> DawnsTrees, sinellia
-r0ckwithme ---> nllchihuahua, kimcherry
-lukenlarry ---> abbytail, aerangis
-DawnsTrees ---> onecrazymom, jessiben
-Angelicus ---> avocadoeldorado
-kimchery ---> r0ckwithme, Earthie
-Earthie ---> kimcherry, Averia
-Averia ---> Earthie, Tree 27
-sinellia ---> jessiben, Aveykin
-Aveykin ---> aerangis, sinellia
-nicoleburdsall ---> poppyache, fabricfriend
-Tree27 ---> Averia, fibreartist4life
-avodadoeldorado ---> Fosca, Angelicus
-fabricfriend ---> nicoleburdsall, rlynn
-aerangis  --->  lukenlarry, Aveykin
-thebigmango ---> SonjaBoo
-SonjaBoo ---> fibreartist4life, thebigmango
-fibreartist4life ---> Tree27, SonjaBoo
-rlynn ---> spidermom, fabricfriend
-poppyache ---> nicoleburdsall
84  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt ferret (link to pattern) on: January 01, 2011 11:55:36 AM
I made this little guy for my boy for Christmas, since he has a ferret but can't take it to school with him.

All hand-stitched felt, and seed beads for eyes and nose.

I'm pretty proud of him! Especially since I tried this pattern last year, and failed miserably.

Here's the pattern I used: http://www.silverseams.com/opensource/felt-ferret-pattern.html

And the original! Cheesy

85  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / I washed my fabric and the color's still bleeding? on: December 14, 2010 08:28:09 PM
Actually, it's been washed twice now! It's a very dark blue, and I don't know the history of the fabric at all - I got it at goodwill awhile back. But I've been sewing it into something, and it's bleeding right onto my hands! My fingers are stained, as well as the tips of my nails. Do any of you know of something I can do to make it colorfast? Maybe wash it again a special way?
Thanks for any ideas!
86  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / A swap to restore sanity and/or fear on: December 02, 2010 04:28:07 PM

I dearly wish I had gone to the rally, and looking through all the pictures of people's signs online makes me say "Oh I need that on a shirt" every few minutes. This swap would encompass any political views, and the Daily Show & Colbert Report fandoms as well. I'm thinking threat level wall hangings, clever t-shirts, Jon Stewart dolls, homemade "donkey food" granola, a "tea party" tea set... any interest?
87  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Getting back in the inchie mood on: November 12, 2010 09:59:38 AM
Partly to prepare myself for the upcoming round of Christmas inchies, I sent these little lovelies off to selkie in a personal swap.

Very happy to be making these again! Cheesy
88  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Woven scrap dotees on: November 03, 2010 09:59:07 PM

Inspired of course by Nooo's scrap monster, I decided to go in a new direction with my dotees this round! I didn't have any sort of loom though, so I decided I could make one with a cardboard gift box... which mostly worked!

Yeah, that's a chopstick. I make do.

The final square, pre-face attachment:

A bit of sewing, gluing, and braiding, and we have the Scrapps family!




And their kitty, who I attempted to give ears:

Thanks for looking!
89  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Matchbox round 4? on: October 27, 2010 10:07:06 PM
I loved round 3 of the matchbox swap (gallery here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295242.0), it was so simple and yet with so many adorable little parts! So the idea is you get one or two partners and decorate a little matchbox to their taste, then fill it with tiny goodies, crafts, and supplies! It was a lot of fun. Here are some boxes made by AmaryllisRoze and PhoenixLlewelyn from last round for inspiration. Cheesy

Anyone else interested, maybe early in the new year?
90  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Coiled fabric bowls, a new addiction on: October 22, 2010 08:49:18 PM
Hi, my name is Rosie ("Hi Rosie") and I have an addiction to coiled fabric bowls. I've only made three so far, but I just know I'm going to make more; I won't be able to stop myself. Look for yourself how far it's gone - I've even put things in them for scale. It's uncontrollable.

The way the light plays over the raw edges of the fabric... it's hypnotic. I don't even try to look away anymore.

The first step is admitting your addiction, so I'm told. I really don't know what happens after that. Probably making more bowls.

Thank you for letting me share, and for you continued support.

Edited to add the tutorial that enabled me: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/33825/how-to-sew-a-fabric-bowl
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