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131  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mixed Media Fairytale Doll Swap on: December 07, 2009 09:24:44 AM
im in the fairygodmother swap right now, and people have been making the most beautiful fairygodmoither dolls. a lot of people here seem to be able to make gorgeous dolls out of mixed media, and ive been really wanting to make one lately. i saw past doll swap galleries, and i was thinking that we should have another one, maybe around januaryish? it would be cool to have people list their favorite fairytale characters and creatures such as cinderella, trolls, etc. and then have people spend a lot of time on one doll and make it come out fantastic.
132  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Folk Art Swap on: December 06, 2009 07:27:35 PM
so ive been looking at hungarian embroidery lately, and it is so beautiful and inspiring. i generally find folk art beautiful, and im sure other people feel the same way. i was thinking of maybe doing a folk art valentine;s day swap-would people be interested? i would want it to be a large one thing swap-or maybe a tiny swap. preferences?
133  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Steampunk Circus Swap (SU 12/4/09-12/22/09 SO 2/15/10) on: December 04, 2009 02:48:28 PM
The Steampunk Circus Swap

gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334745.new#new

Have you ever imagined how awesome it would be to have bears riding elephants while shooting with ray guns at seals that were jumping through flaming hula hoops? Well, for those of you who have, this swap was made for you. This swap combines both the love of Steampunk/Victoriana with the whimsicalness of the circus.
Some common thoughts that may be running through your head is, well, what can I make for this swap? Well, the possibilities are endless! Lets say you are not very into the circus but you love Steampunk- your partner has the option of crafting items to go along with your Steampunk ensemble, and has the option of not adding circus like elements to it. For all we know, you may decide to wear these items to the circus and therefore it goes along with the theme. Along the same lines, if your partner is more into the idea of the circus, than you may craft things that a Gentleman or Madam would like to see in the said circus.
Bottom line is, however you wish to interpret this theme is up to you! Just make sure to be clear with your partner and to have good communication.

This is a 6point swap, and for people who do not like the point system, a small, medium, and large swap. I expect communication once a week until you have both sent and received so that there are no flakers!

Swap name: Steampunk Circus Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: aisy
Sign-up date range: 11/4/09 -11/18/09
Date to send item by: 2/15/10

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO no
If so, which country? n/a

Additional Age requirement? n/a

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO n/a
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
...

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER (please remember to put a space after answering each question!-look nicer that way!):

Name of swap: Steampunk Circus 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):
Is there anything that you would like to receive?
Is there anything that you dont want to receive?
Do you have any allergies or aversions that your partner should be aware of?
Are there any allergens in your home or crafting space?
Are you more drawn to the Steampunk aspect of this swap, or the circus aspect of this swap (or both equally) and why?
What are your favorite color combos?
 Are there any themes or motifs that go along the lines of this swap that you are into? (ex. Ray guns, masks, lions, clowns, etc)
Do you prefer the points system, or size system?
Any sizes that you want your partner to know about?
Please list any wists or other wishlists that you partner can gain ideas from:
What type of crafts can you do, or ones that you enjoy doing?
Is there anything else that you would like your partner  to know?


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

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
1)aisy <-> montyfull
2)blushingbluegrass <->beccas_song
3)aneyhall <->annachronism
4)the Trickster <->jiasaykea
5)Staar84 <->Missing_Muse
6)LA-Fairy <-> dizzerspininround
7)lustinthemovies <-> ShesAZombie
CoolNightOwl21 <-> ladylove
9)cierah99 <-> Alchamy513
10)cursive_queen <-> moniqueramsey
11)Ralph<-> Wulf
13)monkey_girl <->annalisa
sent  received feedback given

the people who still need to receive are midding muse, listinthemovies, shesazombie,ralph
134  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / silhouette/cameo swap on: November 23, 2009 07:47:21 PM
i was looking at some crafts that featured silhouettes-shirts, paintings, bags, and i was marveling at how simple they look to the untrained eye, and at how beautiful they are. i thought of the cutest idea on how to make a cameo themed bag, and i was thinking that it would be cute for a swap. anyone interested?

(wow i post a lot of swap ideas here,lol.)
135  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pastry Themed Swap on: November 21, 2009 07:44:41 PM
i was looking at other food themed swaps, and i was thinking that it would be cute to do a pastry themed swap, where people send and receive items that are pastry theemed such as jewelry, house items, etc, and possibly some actual pastries. would anyone be interested in this? perhaps we could do this around valentine's day?
136  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / another spa swap? on: November 11, 2009 04:24:55 PM
i was looking at past swap galleries and they looked like so much fun-would there be interest for one during december/january? and would you guys prefer to have permanent swap partners or have it more sweatshoppe styled? personally, i prefer the sweatshoppe styled one but id be interested in both. would anyone be interested in organizing?
137  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Whimsical Circus Swap on: November 02, 2009 06:18:53 PM
when i think of the circus i always picture circue du soleil or cartoon animals doing tricks. i would love to have a swap where people could exchange circus themed items such as clothing, accesories, or even toys and dolls.
what do you guys think? are there any ways youd wish for me to expand on this idea? any interests?
138  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / lucky Pooh swap-a swap about poop! on: October 26, 2009 08:08:53 PM
i was wondering if there are people out there who love poop as much as i do-and want items made to look like poop, such as pillows and hair accesories.
139  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Steampunk/Victoriana swap on: October 24, 2009 07:47:14 PM
so it seems that a lot of people are really into steampunk, and yet there hasnt been a steampunk swap yet. there was a victoriana swap that looked pretty cool, but i want this swap to be more steampunky. i was thinking that this swap should be  6-8 points, and that the signups should be in november with a two month crafting time period.what do you guys think?

oh,and here is a link to the voctoriana swap gallery:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254525.0
140  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Hot Cherry Pie Toppings (img heavy) on: October 19, 2009 06:36:35 PM
so last year i went as a hot cherry pie, and i decided that this year i would wear the same thing.
i made one of these to wear on my birthday which is also on halloween, and another for a swap:








im not sure if you can tell the difference, but one has a sparkly ribbon and the other doesnt, one is to the side, and my one is in the middle.

here is the back of my costume in this pic:

what do you guys think?
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