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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / One Tiny Snarky Thing on: March 09, 2016 06:46:48 AM

Apparently, snarky is the new black.
I seem to be on a tiny thing kick. I see snark all over Craftster and wonder who would be up for this. The possibilities seem endless (and fun.) !  Tongue
12  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES / So many catfood cans, so little time!! on: March 07, 2016 09:19:47 AM

I continue to recycle those 3-inch cat food cans and wonder each time I do, what I could be creating with them. Finally came up with something. This is a magnet for my fridge.

I began with painting the night sky with deep blue nail polish. Stars are just acrylic paint. Then I laid lower and background paper for the sea.

Next I inserted the ship (I knew I was saving that Sailing Guide book for something!!) and added three layers of various waves.

the quote around the edging was a real challenge. I cut a long strip, scored it down the middle, wrote out the words with each letter well separated so I could cut individually and fold out. It took three attempts to get it right. I measured twice and glued once. It did not come out even for some reason. had to rip it off and start over. Finally got the text to start at the bottom evenly. very delicate glueing going on here!! 

I did not have any ribbon for edging but did have a large blue zipper. I simply cut the edge off and used that for the peacock blue edging around the circle.

thanks for looking!  It was fun (mostly) and I am happy with the result.

13  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND! this weekend I will know for sure, might need Woodland Creature 2016 angel on: March 03, 2016 08:49:50 AM
PM me for details, no guarantee we need one, but ya never know....
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / One Tiny UNLOVED creature! on: February 21, 2016 05:11:54 AM

I propose to craft in the name of all unloved critters everywhere, that are loved by some of us enlightened peeps.

One tiny thing, easier, enchanting, and cheap to mail.

If you are thrilled by the possibility of receiving a brown bat amigurumi, a wasp broach, a hyena Happy Birthday card, an electric eel fridge magnet, a warthog sachet, a monkfish pendant, then think about your list of unlovlies and join this swap!!   Grin
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Oh, I'm so ashamed!!!!! on: February 14, 2016 11:56:02 AM

Isn't that what poor old Sadie looks like she is thinking?  I just finished grooming her and tons of fluff came off. She is eleven, I am staying with her for the weekend, and she was sortof tolerant about being brushed.
I had all this fluff in my hand and was headed for the trash. Then I thought, "hey, I'm a Craftster!!"
Thusly, I turned the fluff into a kitty play ball that my own elderly Danielle will get when I return home. Wow, these things are simple to make!!
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / She's 85 and still making a living crafting. on: February 06, 2016 10:33:23 AM
I just spent three wonderful days down in Boston with an 85-year old friend who has been supporting herself crafting for the past 50 years. I learned that her birthday is in a few days so I rushed home and made this shadow box depicting her craft room. while I was there, she was working on 'the dreaded Christmas balls' and fuming about it. So I had to make sure I had a box of them on the floor!

The painting on the upper left wall is a lot like those she does depicting local landmarks.

I adore miniature stuff but could not make this too small, as she had a stroke last year and it greatly affected her eyesight so she can no longer see small things. when I was there, I did lots of tiny work for her that she could no longer do. What a blast we had.

She was working with tweezers this week and kept dropping them in her trash where I had to hunt them down. So I also had to be sure to include her trash basket in this box!
thanks for looking!  It was a rush job to get into the post on time for her to get it for turning 86, but I think it came out ok.
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / One Tiny Bird Thing Round Two GALLERY on: January 19, 2016 12:57:30 PM

Here is where ya'll can post your lovely pics of the dynamite stuff you received!!
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Earrings...what to do with 100 saved kitty whiskers on: January 19, 2016 06:28:18 AM

My collection, after having my own kitties, and fostering many, is over a thousand. On sofas and chairs, on the carpet, on my knees. I love spotting them and popping them into my pocket, where they often go thru the wash and are lost.  I figured I could spare a hundred to make a pair of earrings.
No one I encounter has been able to guess what they are made of. Most guesses involve the word feathers.
These are two years old now and holding up well
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Moveable ATC swap on: January 16, 2016 07:52:09 AM

Moveable ATCs are so much fun!  And the shipping is shamelessly cheap.
Here are some links to ones folks have made in the past....
Anyone interested?









20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Woodland Creatures Swap 2016 (signups 01/13 - 01/23; SO by 2/22) on: January 13, 2016 04:36:42 PM

Swap name  Woodland Creature Swap 2016
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  blupaisan  with Sarasmile as co
Sign-up date range: 01/13 - 01/23
Date to send item by:by 2/22

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

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

Additional Age requirement?  no

Picture yourself strolling through the Woodland (or better yet living there?)  What creatures either real or magical would you love to encounter?  If this makes you weak at the knees, then this swap is for you!

For this swap, everyone will be matched and send out one small and one medium item to their partner.

In order to keep this swap happy, we are asking for the following:
1. Post in the swap thread weekly - even if it is just saying that you are still just around!
2. Send a PM to your partner within 5 days of the swap signup closing to check in
3. Send your package on time
4. If something comes up, please let us and your partner know that there is a problem! Life happens, but let's not worry our partners by disappearing

The organizer meets the following criteria:
You must be at least 18 years old. yes
You must not have any Negative Feedback. ok
You must have completed at least two swaps and have Positive Feedback for both. ok
If it is your first time organizing, you may only organize ONE swap. After you have completed your organizing duties for that swap, you may organize and/or co-organize up to THREE swaps at once. ok
If the number of participants exceeds 25 members, you must either recruit a co-organizer or contact a swap mod and arrange to send them a copy of your records.  We have an organizer and a co.

Organizer will check that all participants who are approved meet the following criteria:

1.The swapper is at least 16 years old. If they are under 16 and have already successfully swapped on Craftster, they will have Swap Moderator approval listed in their profile if they are eligible to swap.
2.The swapper has been a Craftster member for at least 1 month.
3.The swapper has posted at least 15 times on Craftster.
4.The swapper has NO Negative Feedback.
5.The swapper either has no swaps listed in their profile OR they have Positive Feedback for their first swap. New swappers are not allowed to sign up for further swaps until their first swap is fully complete and Positive Feedback has been recorded.
6.The swapper is not currently listed as "In Progress" for the maximum limit of 5 swaps
7. swapper has posted in thread at least once before sending in Q

Questionnaire to pm to organizer, blupaisan

1. Are you at least 16 years old?
2. What is your mailing address? Please include your real name and the country.
3. Are you willing to send out of your country?
4. What are 5 of your fave Woodland critters real of imagined?
5. What are your favorite colors? What are your least favorite colors?
6. What are your favorite patterns/themes? What are your least favorite patterns/themes?
7. Do you have any allergies?
8. Allergens in your home?
9. What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
10. What kind of crafts would you like to create?
11.  Is there anything else you would like to let your partner know?
12. Do you have any links that would be helpful for your partner (e.g., pinterest, etc)
13.What is your email address (for the organizer only, in case we cannot reach you on craftster.org)
14.  have you remembered to post in the thread?

Please PM blupaisan with the Q, not post it here.

blupaisan, organizer
Sarasmile, co organizer
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