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341  Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along in Craftalongs by Belladune on: August 23, 2010 09:12:55 PM
haha me to!  I'm living vicariously through this poppet.  She'll have uber stretched ears and loads of piercings and dreads...... Here's her body and head (taken on the web cam again..just quicker.  I'll take better pics when she's completed!)
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342  Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along in Craftalongs by Belladune on: August 19, 2010 09:09:37 PM
i've had serious Craft ADD tonight. but finally after bits and pieces of everything, I made a few bits of my first poppet!

LEGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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343  Thomas the Tank Engine cake in Dessert by Belladune on: August 16, 2010 10:41:53 AM
A friend of mine's Son turned 3.  He requested a Thomas cake, and His Mom asked me to make it.  Of course!  I love making cake!  Especially cakes that are intricate and require carving!

There are 3 cakes (batches of cake) in this giant cake.  It had to have weighed at least 10 Lbs.  Frosted with butter cream frosting and the face is made of Marshmellow fondant.  It was devoured.  Which is awesome.  I love seeing the cake disappear!








comments and criticism welcome!

Link to the how to I used for the face!
http://thomasthetankenginecake.blogspot.com/
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344  Re: Make-a-Friend Round 6 -- Summer 2010 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: August 16, 2010 10:30:47 AM
Here's package 3 from Missing Muse

She tells me there is more to come, life is crazy and she hasn't had as much time to craft as she would have liked.  But that's okay. I think this is great! 

Felt language cards for me and the kids!  English, Spanish, French and Mandarin (?)





Thank you missing Muse!!!
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345  Re: Teesha Moore Type Journal.. anyone want to play?? in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Belladune on: August 16, 2010 10:26:16 AM
here it is! what I've been working on!  It's a bowl!  It isn't finished, still needs embelishments, but I've got tonight for that!  I love this no swapping thing... So much more time for me!  ( a little selfish, but everyone needs "me" time, once and a while Smiley )









This is the site I got the bowl pattern from.  http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/2009/03/tutorial-quilted-bowl.html
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346  Embroidered notebooks in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Belladune on: August 03, 2010 07:19:35 PM
I wasn't sure wether I should put these here or in embroidery... But since I bound them myself (more or less following a couple of the links on this board on how to bind) I figured they'd go here nicely.
They were made for tlh878 for the August MOH Swap.  The odd Holiday was Sisters Day.  Which is why the insides had some word doodles.




i'm not the most super paper crafter, but I was pretty proud of 'em. (even if I mixed my ability to embroider them.... :/)

The design on the cover is Urbanthreads.com : Let Love and Friendship Reign.
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347  Re: Monthly Odd Holidays - August Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: July 31, 2010 12:59:07 PM
I recieved my fantabulous package from   tlh878!!!!

Sisters day:  Hand made cards! 

I like these two bestest!

Get ready for Kindergarten Month:  Pencil case and lined lunch bag  Cheesy  Deklan loves em!  As an added bonus, Deklan got a superman pillow!


And Wiggle your toes day!  I totally forgot I even chose that holiday.... So the little rug was a total surprise!  It now lives happily under my computer desk, where I can wiggle my toes in it often!


thank you so much Tlh878!!  love it all!
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348  Re: Canadian 55cent swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by Belladune on: July 29, 2010 01:43:50 PM
here are a couple pics of an acceptable envelope piled with 30g worth of goodies.  The challenge might be keeping it under 1/2 cm thick!





**Official stuff from my handy post office guide Cheesy  :
Envelopes Maximum: 245mm x156mm x5mm
Cards Maximum: 235mm x120mm x5mm
Minimum: 140mm x90mm x.18mm (but whos gonna try and send something that small! we wanna stuff em as best we can!)
Max weight: 30g**

So you will have your choice or card envelope and standard letter envelope.  how ever you can fit more or what you have, it's up to you which to use Cheesy
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349  September MOH Swap Sign-up July 27 2010- Aug 6, 2010 (SO- EXTENDED AUG25/2010)) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Belladune on: July 27, 2010 05:13:03 PM

GALLERY  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357048.0


Swap name:    September Monthly Odd Holiday (MOH) Swap/
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  Belladune  Co-Orrganizer- tlh878
Sign-up date range:July 27, 2010 - August 6, 2010
Date to send item by: August 23, 2010  EXTENDED TO AUGUST 25TH, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):25

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

Additional Age requirement? No age requirement (other then Craftster requirements of 16 or  older)

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  YES
- 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  YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO  YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO  YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO  YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO   YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO   YES

Details of swap:
...Did you know that each month is dedicated to something... unusual?  September is Fall Hat Month!  How cool is that!  There are also holidays celebrating  ADHD, Mold awareness,  Pediatric Cancer, Waffle Week, Keep kids creative week,  Salami day.    And so many more then I should probably list.  Go have a look!

This swap is to celebrate those unknown or unusual holidays. Each swapper will chose 6 holidays from the lists provided. Each partner will choose from those 6 holidays and craft 3 small items for their partner. A small item is defined as: by time-2 or less hours; by size-earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, magnets; by price-$10 or less. U.S. packages MUST have a DC#, and international packages must have a receipt. Please provide both to the organizer when you ship. Shipping priority is suggested but not a requirement.

In order for this to be a monthly swap we MUST have a fast turn around time. Due to the fast turn around time, the organizer reserves the right to not add someone to the swap if there has been a documented history of repeated late sending. Please do not sign up for this swap unless you are prepared to send on time, if not early, and post pictures as soon as your package arrives.

Communication is a must! You must check in on the original thread and the gallery thread at least once a week. You also must check in with your partner once a week. Poor communication or lack thereof will be noted in feedback.  You MUST PM both tlh878 and belladune  with your questionaire,  recived, late sending, and any other questions or concerns.

When PMing the organizers please start pms with the following:  MOH September

For inspiration, see the following:
April's Swap Thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339700.0
April's Swap Gallery:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341542.0
May's Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342714.0
May's Swap Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344816.0
June's Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345587.0
June's Swap Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348025.0
July's Swap thread : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348232.0
July's Swap Gallery : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350243.0
August's Swap Thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352011.0
August's Gallery Thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354623.0


Lists of Odd Holidays:
http://www.brownielocks.com/month2.html
http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm
http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/weird_holidays.html
http://www.wellcat.com/holiday.html
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/calendars/index.htm

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)


Take a look at the lists at these sites for the month of AUGUST. Please pick 6 holidays you will be celebrating/are interested in. There are holidays for the month, for a week, or for a particular day. Feel free to chose any type of holiday. Some holidays may be deemed as distasteful to someone. Some holidays may have religious/political connotations for someone. Please be aware of this when choosing your holidays.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (dogs, cats, smoke, ect.)?
Anything that you really don't want to receive?
Anything that you'd really, really, really love to receive?
Do you have a wist?
Any other websites that your partner may find useful for stalking you?
What is your favourite colour/pattern?
What is your least favourite colour/pattern?
Anything else that you want your partner to know?



After being partnered:
Please understand that there are holidays that you may find distasteful or that may have religious/political connotations for you. You have 6 holidays to chose from for crafting 3 items.  The organizer does not have the time or mental faculties to look through each holiday and determine if "most" people would find that holiday offensive in any way. If you don't like a holiday your partner chose, then don't craft for it.

 
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER AND CO_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. tlh878
2. music_queen
3. najaorama
4. ambermoony
5. akredhead
6. gebah
7. noturavggeek
8. MissCrafty29
9. Scarlet_Angel
10. Jadore-le-rose
11. Jexxican
12. SpitZ09
13. JillHogan



Sidenote:  Go easy on me!  This is my first time doing the computer side of things, so I don't know how quick and efficent I will be.  But I will strive for my best.  I plan on doing all swap related things in the evenings, so if you sign up first thing in the morning, just give me until the night to get you listed  Grin
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350  Re: Make-a-Friend Round 6 -- Summer 2010 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Belladune on: July 14, 2010 12:21:32 PM
Package 2

Oh Missing Muse, you rock socks. Check it out!

Quilting kit!  that pattern is daunting, But i'm up for a challenge!


A copy of Intertwined!  zomg... Intertwined!  I've wanted it for ages!


A fabu apron, which is off my wists!  It's awesome. Love the monogram.  Modeled by Grace, my ever willing and always beautiful store front style dress form Smiley



Love it all Missing muse! there is so much inspiration in this package!
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