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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Fits in an Egg Swap- (SIGN UP CLOSED- mail by 4/13/05) on: March 16, 2005 07:37:44 PM
Swap name: Fits in an egg swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Punkrockgirl
Sign-up date range: 3/16/05-3/23/05
Date to send item by: 4/13/05

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

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer has been a member for at least 1 month and will
make sure that every participant has been a member for
at least 1 month: YES

Details of swap:

Make something for your swap partner that fits in a large plastic easter egg. The approximate measurements we are 2" wide (diameter) by 3" long (vertical diameter) These eggs will probably say jumbo. They are just a little bigger than the standard size. Ideas of things to make might be: keychains, earrings, barrettes, necklaces, a watch, or whatever else you can think of that can fit in the egg. Feel free to decorate the egg to your hearts content.



No other guidelines except try to make something that takes into account the likes of the person you are sending to. The answers to the questions are not meant to be strict suggestions for specific crafts but rather clues to what type of stuff the person likes.



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
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
3 favorite movies:
3 favorite bands/music groups:
Fashion sense (i.e. punk, prep, hippie, soccer mom):
Is there anything you'd rather not receive? (i.e. barrettes, etc...)



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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Here's a list of the swappers signed up so far:




krazigal
bead girl
Shotgun bettie
Silverwing
Starfire
dixie terror
grasshopper
Freckles
ChtzpahGrrl
surfergrl311
princess me
.devotchka.
JennaLyn
f1ghter
Laamissa
DeniseM
littleone

OK, I should have everyone's swap assignments sent to them by tomorrow. Smiley (the 25th)

I have extended the mailing date by one week to allow for all the time we will need to tailor something to fit our fellow swappers interests. Smiley
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fits in an egg swap :) on: March 16, 2005 07:19:25 PM
I hadn't set up the swap yet, but now that I sent off my Alice in Wonderland stuff, I feel like I can organize it. I'm off to post it right now.Smiley
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap Gallery on: March 16, 2005 04:30:03 PM
I got my package from Rosebridejaya yesterday! OMG, I love everything soooooo much!

She was nice enough to ask me who my favorite characters are, and so she ended up making almost everything Queen of Hearts themed. Here is a picture of the awesome stuff I got:

(sorry the pic isn't the best- I have a super cheap digital camera)



I got:

-A yummy smelling potpourri filled fabric heart
-An oh so cute charm pin
-2 ribbon pins
-1 ribbon barette
-A super neat playing card decoupaged box- that even has heart shaped red and white trim!
-Also- you can see how excited I was about the charm keychain I got because it made it's way onto my keychain before I even took pictures of it.
-I also got a really pretty headband made of ribbon which I wear as a choker with some of the lace folded under.

Oh, and she also made me a little change purse with a beautiful alice inspired art print (Dali?) transfer on it:



THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I hope squirrelgirl likes the stuff I sent half as much as I loved the stuff I got!
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap (Sign Up Closed, Mail By 3/12/05) on: March 16, 2005 11:44:24 AM
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! Just sent out squirrelgirl's package today!

Yesterday I got Rosebridejaya's package. OMG, it is so wonderful! I am going to post pics in the gallery right now!
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Customize a watch on: March 14, 2005 09:38:11 PM
I have always wanted to customize watch faces with my own artwork, or things I print out or find, but have been too scared to try. Has anyone tried anything like this before?
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Office/Desk Swap Gallery on: March 12, 2005 09:21:38 PM
  I had to have a picture fo the stapler by itself because it is just so amazing!  I am going to keep it under lock and key so no one in my office steals it.  I feel like that guy in Office Space now.  I feel the stapler love!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  The stapler was kind of a pain in the butt because of its odd shape, but I HAD to do it. Smiley  Staplers are so basic, and one uses them ALL the time, so it's nice to have a cool one! 

I love seeing all the stuff in its new setting. Grin BTW, I didn't see them in the pic, so I wondered if you noticed there's a batch of matching pushpins inside the tin?

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  Thanks so much QueenofSwords.  You rule!
 

Why, thank you!


Marty

Wow, what an awesome swap! Marty- did you decoupage the newspaper (or was that scrapbook paper?) to the stuff? Also- are those little flat-backed jewels or sequins? Great job! I would love to do something similiar to my desk stuff.  Smiley
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: image transfer to tile on: March 07, 2005 12:58:23 AM
http://www.decalpaper.com/

The waterslide decal sheets seem like something that would work for you. (I know that's probably not what they used, but it might work.)
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Tea box Rack on: March 07, 2005 12:53:38 AM
I am trying to come up with a tea rack I can mount on the wall to hold all my boxes of tea. I typically have only the Celestial Seasonings brand- they used to sell a wood rack but don't anymore. Any ideas?
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: carnivale / sideshow swap? on: March 06, 2005 08:13:14 PM
I still want to do it.
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fits in an egg swap :) on: March 06, 2005 07:54:57 PM
OK, before I officially start this, can I get some feedback on a couple things?

The egg I think allows for the most fun stuff is (as near as I can measure) 2" wide by 3" tall.  I think they are a little bigger than the standard egg size you normally find.

Will this be ok for everyone?

I was thinking besides the fits in an egg requirement that we'd leave the limitations open- and I'll just have a few general questions people can answer so that hopefully everyone will get something they like.

Also, I think we can have the sending deadline after easter so we have plenty of time, but we should all try to find out eggs before easter so that they aren't all gone. Smiley
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