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3361  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for a daycare or a spa? on: January 13, 2010 07:07:03 AM
My idea was along the lines of some of the others...a forest theme. I was thinking that the different shades of green would be soothing, paired with the organic, flowing shapes of living things. And, if you added natural textures to the rooms (wood, stone, etc.), running water and live plants, it would be a way for guests to interact with and have their senses stimulated by their environment.

Best of luck with your project!  Smiley

Oooohhhh... I would love to go get a massage or a facial while feeling like I was in the forest with a brook running nearby. 
3362  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for a daycare or a spa? on: January 12, 2010 10:06:32 PM
I was also going to suggest an around the world theme.  Less by country as perhaps by type of environment.  Lush rain forest, carved canyons, majestic mountaintops, deep beneath the sea...
3363  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bookmark Swap- Rd. 2 SENDOUT DATE HAS CHANGED!!! IT IS NOW: 1/19/10 on: January 12, 2010 09:35:38 PM
I regularly post to the US from Australia, and its 7-10 working days (that's what Australia Post says, and I've never had a package go missing or late Smiley)

Almost ready to post mine, hopefully by the end of the week

Kate x

Thanks Kwilty!  I am hoping mine take a similar time frame to get to YOU!  The nice man at the post office seemed amused by the fact that I was mailing these odd little envelopes to such unusual places today...  Then I think my friend and I frightened him.  He asked if there was anything "Liquid, fragile, perishable, or explosive" in them...  I said "No, just bookmarks.  I don't think my partners would like exploding bookmarks."  At this point my friend jumps in with "Or liquid bookmarks.  I mean, it's an interesting concept, but I just don't think it would be a viable option.  Both exploding and liquid bookmarks would be hazardous to the books anyways."  I then replied with, "True, but if we could come up with a Acme exploding bookmark, we'd make millions.  One where the pages of your book are singed and smoking slightly, but still attached to the spine, preferably with an inconveniently placed hole in the center.  And your face is a bit sooty, but you are otherwise completely unharmed.  Yeah, that'd be great."  We then realized the guy was just staring at us all wide-eyed and frightened.  Then I asked for a book of international postcard stamps because after joining the postcard swap (round Cool, I found Postcrossing.com, and found a new love...  My husband is frightened.
3364  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bookmark Swap- Rd. 2 SENDOUT DATE HAS CHANGED!!! IT IS NOW: 1/19/10 on: January 12, 2010 09:29:07 PM
jennieingram, thanks for using the term "lovely swap mod" instead of "horrible pest".  Cheesy


Who would utter such nonsense!?!?!  Lemme at em'!  I'll take em' both together!  I'll take em' standing on one foot!


Actually, I didn't really notice, but it has been pointed out to me in the last year that I call lot's of people not so much pet-names, as random titles.  I used to call the Costume Shop Manager when I was in Grad School "Nice Lady" or "Nice Lady Anne" whenever addressing her.  I tend to call my employees at MY costume shop "My Lovely Little Shopplings"...  I think the only reason someone hasn't taken a swing at me yet is the fact that I'm so short they don't have the heart to punch a dwarf.   Tongue 
3365  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bookmark Swap- Rd. 2 SENDOUT DATE HAS CHANGED!!! IT IS NOW: 1/19/10 on: January 12, 2010 05:05:43 PM
"you must re-craft and send if not received in two weeks"

I think this is definitely fair for all local mailing. I would probably give up to 3 weeks for sending overseas, just to be safe. I'm sorry if I added to any confusion. I may have misunderstood the post about receiving negative feedback.

Thanks Rackycoo!  I was thinking 3 weeks was a fair call for overseas shipping, but wanted to hear back in case there is anyone who mails things back and forth a lot who had a better idea of it than I do.  (I'm so glad we have a lovely Mod in the swap who can offer suggestions and guidance.)   Kiss
3366  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Is anyone going to organize a smallish feel-good Valentine's swap? on: January 12, 2010 02:43:36 PM
Sounds good!
3367  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bookmark Swap- Rd. 2 SENDOUT DATE HAS CHANGED!!! IT IS NOW: 1/19/10 on: January 12, 2010 02:42:47 PM
Hi ladies.  Well, I go out for a day of shopping with a friend, and I find all these questions have arisen!  Ok, as to the "you must re-craft and send if not received in two weeks" rule: That was a rule in the first round of this swap, so I put it in this one.  I think it is a good one, as there are no DC#s for us to track things by.  BUT, I do know how long some packages take to get overseas.  So, prior to this discussion on the thread, I had been thinking about adjusting that time-line slightly.  I had planned to come home and confer with Pinkleo about it, but it looks like you all beat me to a discussion of it!  

I assume most of you are mailing bookmarks in envelopes, and these should move through the US postal service quickly.  I think that leaving this at if your partner hasn't received in two weeks, and you are sending within your own country, we can give it a FEW more days, then have you begin remaking their bookmark.  Hopefully your first package will arrive and everything will be fine.  If it does not, you resend the recrafted bookmark.  

If you are sending abroad:  I think we can adjust the mailing time-line slightly to account for items moving slowly across borders, but the same rule will apply, if you item goes MIA, you re-craft and send.  As it is a bookmark, this shouldn't really break the bank for anyone.  (***If there is a financial problem and you cannot re-craft and send, then PLEASE talk to me.  We can work something out, if only we communicate!***)  

As for the specific time-line, here's a poll:  Any of you have a GOOD idea of how long a letter takes to get either from the States to another country, or from whatever your country is in to the States?   Please just answer this if you have or do regularly send letters/cards overseas, to avoid unnecessary confusion on the thread.  Pinkleo and I will try to get a clear estimate on postal times, and post the rule within the next day.  

As food for thought, when I went to the post office to mail an Angel package to England the other day, they told me the letter envelope should take 10-14 days to get there.  

Finally, I mailed my bookmarks today.  So ysmeine, Schnerby, holistic knitter and kwiltykate, be on the lookout!
3368  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bookmark Swap- Rd. 2 SENDOUT DATE HAS CHANGED!!! IT IS NOW: 1/19/10 on: January 11, 2010 09:35:47 PM
Organizational Reminder:  When you ladies DO send out, make sure you PM your partners AND your organizer!  Remember, that some of you "belong" to me, and some of you to Pinkleo.  If you've forgotten which, check the first page of this thread.   Smiley  Kiss
3369  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Is anyone going to organize a smallish feel-good Valentine's swap? on: January 11, 2010 07:31:17 PM
So is anyone on this thread up for organizing?  Normally I'd offer, but I'm organizing the gigantic bookmark swap, which has 59 swappers (sending 190 packages!), so I'm rather busy at the moment...
3370  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Postcard Swap Round 8 Signups: 01/01/2010 - 01/14/2010; Sendout 01/28/2010 on: January 11, 2010 05:42:00 PM
Gerbilgal, if we don't fill up, I'm more than happy to do 2 groups for you. 
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