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661  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 59 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: July 17, 2010 01:32:00 PM
I received an awesomely comfty slouch hat from thatkid yesterday and a sweet hemp bracelet!

Don't mind the horrid pictures. It's way too hot to care what I look like right now.

Thanks so much thatkid!! I'm going to be toasty and styling come winter  Grin
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662  Re: Shop the Swap 40 **GALLERY** in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: July 08, 2010 05:10:33 PM
Sold to Lo{ve}

Custom Whale Mobile

I hope you and your sister love it!! Thanks so much  Wink
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663  44 Cent swap Rd 4 Signup Closed, Send out 7/20 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sheepBlue on: July 04, 2010 06:31:56 PM

Swap name: 44 Cent Swap Rd 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sheepBlue
Craftster member who is co-organizing this swap: UntouchableFace
Sign-up date range: July 4 - July 13
Date to send item by: July 20

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? U.S.

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

Thank you previous organizers for the details.

Also when pm'ing the organizer, please inclue in the swap related message 44 Cent Swap Rd 4 -



Have you ever wondered how much you can fit in an envelope and still pay only 44 cents for it to be mailed to its destination?  Well, credit for this brilliant swap idea goes to lovesclutter!  

In this swap, you have one week to fill an envelope with random craft-related and/or crafted goodies from your personal craft stash and mail it to your partner(s).

Some possibilities are: mini crocheted/tatted/woven/knitted things, iron-on embroidery patterns, non-stuffed stuffie, hand drawn artwork, embroidered things, decorative patches, illustrated letters like in medieval bibles, shrinky dink charms, napkins or tissue to decoupage with, iron fusible fabrics, appliqus, decorative tape, stickers, fabric and paper scraps, vintage buttons, cross stitch fabric, magnets, bookmarks, needle books, finger puppets, earrings, cuffs, stitch markers, card cases, cup cozies, ribbons, fiber, little cute erasers, feathers, needle books, interesting pictures, inchies, patterns, whimsies, ephemera, beads, glitter, sequins, jewelry findings, lace, journal pages, photos, stamps, steampunk doodads, puzzle pieces, stencils, stamps, charms, rub-ons, trading cards, postcards, ric rack and trim, paper punched shapes, ATCs, thread, origami, keychains, recipes, Wonder-Under, friendship bracelets, pressed leaves/flowers, matchbook notebooks, flat pendants, small pouches,  ...Get creative!

Per the USPS website, here are the guidelines for the envelopes:

For first class mail, the weight must not be over 1 ounce to qualify for the $0.44 postage fee (caution: if you go over the 1 ounce limit, it will cost you $0.61 for an envelope which weighs up to 2 ounces).

Size limits:
- Rectangular; length is the dimension parallel to the address.
- At least 3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long by 0.007 inch thick
- No more than 6-1/8 inches high by 11-1/2 inches long by 1/4 inch thick
- Surcharge will apply for nonmachinable letter This means it should go through a machine that turns it at a 40 degree angle.

Therefore, to qualify for the $0.44 postage fee, the key here would be to keep it more or less flat (so that it will be machinable) and to make sure it weighs no more than an 1 oz
(gotta love those digital scales!).

Since this swap requires little or no crafting time, you have the option of signing up for either 1 or 2 partners!

The Fine Print:
1. Good communication is very important!  It is your responsibility to inform your partner(s) and the organizers when you send/receive your envelopes.
2. Although this is a random swap, the general rule of thumb is to send out things which you would love to receive.  
3. No DCNs will be required for this swap (because the envelopes do not qualify for DCNs), but you must agree to resend to your partner(s) if the envelope(s) go missing (for whatever reasons).
4. Everyone who signs up for the swap must post in this thread, the more often, the better so we can see what you are up to and know you are still around! Feel free to PM me if you forsee any problems so we can help you. This should not be an issue at all, since this will be a very fast, fun swap. There is a little over one week for signups, and then a week to send out.

PM you approval message to me

Name of swap: 44 Cents Swap Rd. 4
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

How many partners would you like (1 or 2)?

Do you have any common home allergies (such as pets, cigarettes, etc.)?

Do you have any allergens in your home (such as pets, cigarettes, etc.)?

Do you have access to a camera or scanner (for pictures to post in the swap gallery)?

Do you promise to really, really try to keep within the requirements for spending 44
cents on postage? This is very important to me in the spirit of the original idea

Do you agree to resend to your partner if your sent envelope fails to reach its destination?

Write down a couple of things that are of interest to you that are also readily available, please remember that these items are just ideas. (e.g. fiber, paper crafts, beads, etc.):

Indicate if you would like supplies, crafted items or both:


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap. 

Rd 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309168.0
Rd 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314408.0
Rd 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320539.0

Rd 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310172.0
Rd 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315827.0
Rd 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322956.0

Rd 4 GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353951.0

Approved Swappers:
1. sheepBlue (2)
2. panthermoon (2)
3. audio-astrophysics (2)
4. Megnificent (2)
5. DanniJo85 (2) *First-time swapper Welcome!*
6. SaralaAnne (1)
7. rubies-pearls (2)
8. puzzler (2)
9. Lady Pistola (2)
10. trebleclef (1)
11. gamemom42 (2)
12. blupaisan (2)
13. lindyv321 (2)
14. lauren.o.lively777 (1) *First-time swapper Welcome!*
15. Craftineer (2)
16. Smuckers9 (1)
17. PepsiTwist (2)
18. taraston (1/2)
19. Ekioart (1/2)
20. sailorgirlbonk (2)
21. UntouchableFace (2)
22. Strawberryh (2)
23. yzzilnoaj (2)
24. PureOath (2)
25. fabricfriend (2)
26. dragonslair (2)
27. Aidenromantic (2)
28. TheSavoyTruffle (1) *First-time swapper Welcome!*
29. Mbellish (1)
30. Sera unravled (1)
31. peguinknits (1) *First-time swapper Welcome!*
32. teag (2)


Blue - Sent
Green - Received
Orange - Late with Notice
Red - Contact me Immediately
Crossed Out - Feedback given

UntouchableFace -> Sailorgirlbonk, Craftineer
Ekioart -> gamemom42
Smuckers9 -> sheepBlue
PepsiTwist -> PureOath, yzzilnoaj
Sailorgirlbonk -> UntouchableFace, Megnificent
taraston -> Lady Pistola
Aidenromantic -> blupaisan, lauren.o.lively777
Craftineer -> UntouchableFace, fabricfriend
lauren.o.lively777 -> Aidenromantic
lindyv321 -> Audio-astrophysics, panthermoon
gamemom42 -> Strawberryh, [color=green]Ekioart[/color]
trebleclef -> dragonslair
puzzler -> yzzilnoaj, Rubies-pearls
SaralaAnne -> Megnificent
blupaisan -> Aidenromantic, Audio-astrophysics
DanniJo85 -> fabricfriend, teag
Megnificent -> Sailorgirlbonk, SaralaAnne
panthermoon -> sheepBlue, lindyv321
penguinknits -> sera unravled Angel - Miss Barbara
Lady Pistola -> dragonslair, taraston
Rubies-pearls -> TheSavoyTruffle, puzzler
Audio-astrophysics -> lindyv321, blupaisan
sheepBlue -> Smuckers9, panthermoon
Strawberryh -> gamemom42, PureOath
yzzilnoaj -> PepsiTwist, puzzler
dragonslair -> trebleclef, Lady Pistola
fabricfriend -> Craftineer, DanniJo85
teag -> Mbellish, DanniJo85
Sera unravled -> penguinknits
TheSavoyTruffle -> Rubies-pearls
Mbellish -> teag
PureOath -> PepsiTwist, Strawberryh
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664  Re: Shop the Swap 40 **GALLERY** in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: July 01, 2010 05:35:42 PM
Sold to TheSapphireMoon

Peacock Art Hoop - Made with recycled felt, embroidery floss, fleece, and buttons - 9" round hoop

Thanks so much for the claim!
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665  I'm obsessed with felt can you tell? now mushrooms gnomes and trees! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by sheepBlue on: June 27, 2010 05:04:18 AM
I have fallen deeply madly in love with felt because it's just so much fun to work with - I love the felt embroidered hoop art I've been making but wanted to branch out because it can be so versatile. Thus a woodland play scene is born - this was a challenge since everything is tiny and I rarely make anything 3-D but I think it came out pretty well  Grin Well minus the bird...that's not so great.

This picture demonstrates how the tree is stackable - I constructed it from 3 cardboard cones and then hot glued strips of felt around it to become the layers of the tree. I know I could have sewn the whole thing but I was working on limited time. As well if I did so it it wouldn't have been stackable  Grin I love how it could be either one big tree or several smaller trees.

Here's a link to more pictures!


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666  Felt Hoop art - taking a tiny twist in Needlework: Completed Projects by sheepBlue on: June 27, 2010 04:56:09 AM
Here's a few more pieces I've made - the first two are OWS swap items and I am completely in love with the zombie birds and eyeball!!  Cheesy I'm going to have to explore a more "alternative" vein than the cutesy art I've been making up until now - nothing wrong with it and super cute! Zombies are just so much fun  Smiley Sorry about the last picture - it was another swap item and for some reason I never found time to take a good picture before sending. I hope you guys like them!!

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667  Curio boxes 2.0 in Completed Projects by sheepBlue on: June 26, 2010 07:41:29 PM
Here's another curio box thing I made for lindy321 in the most recent OWS swap. Love it!  Grin

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668  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 59 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: June 24, 2010 01:30:55 PM
I received from *Sly*Sev*Steph* a hilarious painting today! I love octo art and this is perfect  Cheesy I love the tones of blue - the octopus is a lot clearer in person. She also sent along some fun extras too - I swear I almost bought a wire cutter like that and am now very thankful I didn't haha!

Thanks so much!!
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669  Re: Be Awesome Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: June 24, 2010 01:26:25 PM
Prepare to be ROCKED!!! I knew Alwaysinmyroom was cooking up some crazy cool but I had no idea how insanely perfect it is for me *swoon!* Stretch out your wisting fingers, I'm going to go picture crazy - I can't leave out any detail of what she did for me  Grin

When Linda and I were initially partnered she asked what I would love to have and I said a messenger bag for school. I have one right now but it is really boring and my stuff constantly falls out of it all the time - not to mention the bottle pocket holders were worthless because nothing would fit! (a shared complaint haha). Linda is some sort of wizard because she put this together for me!!!! I can't even tell you how detailed and finely crafted it is!!! First off I LOVE the colors! I told her I love bright bold colors and wanted something funky that was unique. She totally nailed it  Cheesy She used Kaffe Fassett fabrics which are so beautiful - each piece looks like a piece of art.

She mentioned in her note that she took inspiration from my altered puzzles and made each piece individualized with embroidery, beading, felt applique, etc and if you take notice the edges of each are darkened with fabric paint just like I do on my altered art! It's awesome!!!!  Grin Grin

Here is the back panel that opens up in a big side pocket and has my avatar sitting on top!  Cheesy The close-up shows the HILARIOUS machine embroidered text that runs underneath!! I need one of those hahaha.

Here's the inside which is HUGE! Not only am I going to have a totally awesome unique bag but it can hold EVERYTHING I could possibly want to bring to school with me. Linda mentioned that it would definitely work as a carry-on bag too which is great because I only do carry-on when traveling now since the crummy airlines charge now for checked bags. And there's a zipper on top so my stuff won't fall out anymore  Grin The last picture here says it all!

Linda I can not thank you enough for making this for me. I can feel it when I'm holding the bag how much time and effort and love and thoughtfulness went into the making and I will cherish this for years to come. Thank you!!!!
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670  Re: Shop the Swap 39 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sheepBlue on: June 23, 2010 07:01:08 AM
Sold to lapoli

Mobile 1 - Yellow, Aqua, Light Blue, and Red Owls

thanks for the claim!!
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