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3531  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Bead Soup Swap - Round 3 on: October 31, 2009 09:09:16 AM
Post pictures of all your lovely treasures here!


1. jennieingram  -----> DizzerSpinninRound, april again
2. april again  -----> DizzerSpinninRound, jennieingram
3. babiestarlite13  -----> PirateColey, disposableactor
4. scraparcs  -----> Dragonflywer
5. Tero -----> jennieingram, PirateColey
6. DizzerSpinninRound  -----> babiestarlite13, hotty_blond2000
7.PirateColey   -----> Dragonflywer, disposableactor
8. disposableactor -----> Tero, babiestarlite13
9. hotty_blond2000  -----> april again
10. Dragonflywer  -----> Tero, scraparcs

Status Colors
Green = Sent
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Purple = Received & Posted
Blue = Received (but haven't POSTED yet)
Strikeout = Feedback Given
3532  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bead Soup Swap - Round 3 on: October 29, 2009 07:05:00 PM
I'm organizing beads now! Cheesy 

When y'all said a cup, you meant like a measuring cup cup?  Not like a 52 oz thirstbuster?  I was thinking about that today!

Yes, it does mean a measuring cup.  You are welcome to send more if you wish, but only if you and your partner agree to it so no one feels slighted.  I think my measuring cups are holding about 1 1/4 cups at the moment... Might or might not add to that if the things I ordered show up tomorrow.  :-) 
3533  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Christmas Present: Refrigerator Ransom Poetry Magnets (images insides) on: October 29, 2009 06:10:54 AM
Nicely done, and a thoughtful gift!
3534  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bead Soup Swap - Round 3 on: October 29, 2009 06:05:44 AM
Just a reminder ladies:  Our Send date is this coming Monday, November 1st!  You should be sending your beads AND your small gift for your partner, on or before that date.  If you are going to be late, you must let your partner and I know A.S.A.P. 

Also remember, you ALL agreed when you signed up to use Delivery Confirmation #'s.  (They cost .70 cents, so they shouldn't make anyone go broke.)  I will put it in your feedback if you don't use them, especially since you all had to say yes in your questionnaires.

Finally, when you send you MUST PM your partner AND myself to let me know, with the subject line "Bead Soup Swap 3 - SENT" AND include the DC# to BOTH of us!  Again, I'm tough and honest in feedback.  If you don't communicate, I will note it... but please don't make me!  I really am a nice girl who doesn't like being mean at all!  I assure you that while Swaps are lots of fun to participate in, they are NOT as much fun to organize...  When the swappers don't communicate or follow the rules, it can feel like you're hearding cats!

Ok, Jennie is done with being all official and scary now....  I'm pretty sure I'll be heading to the post office early on Saturday.  I have all my beads sorted into measuring cups, but I think I'm going to sort them into a couple groups to make it easier on my partners.  I also have each of their smalls done, but may add a teeny tiny extra small to each when I get home tonight. 

In other news....  I'm super excited about my Halloween costume this year!  I haven't been able to do Halloween in the last couple of years, for a variety of reasons, including being broke, a sad migratory theatre worker, and working a million hours a week in the month leading up to it.  But let's face it, as I work running a costume shop for a university theatre & dance program, it's pretty lame of me to not dress up.  I used to go all out, and start working on it months in advance.  Since I sew for a living, there was no reason NOT to make a kick ass costume, but the last costume I started for myself was Strawberry Shortcake, which I started in 2005, but never finished.  :-(  I actually only got the brain wave of what to be on my way home from work yesterday, and it doesn't require any sewing oddly enough.  I went out after dinner last night and picked up everything I needed for it in a single hour!  I'm even keeping it a secret from my students, so they'll be surprised when I show up to work dressed up on Friday.  What am I being you may ask?  Jennie's evil twin, Penny!  Whahahahahahahaha!  I got a spikey black and red wig that has some of the hair twisted up into horns, fishnets, black makeup, temporary tattoos, and best of all tattoo sleeves!  (In contrast to that, I don't actually wear makeup except on super special occasions, and have light red/gold hair, and no tattoos, so it should be a shock to everyone, including dear husband...)

So ladies, what are YOU all going to be for Halloween???  Or if you're not dressing up, are you doing anything special?
3535  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bead Soup Swap - Round 3 ***Sign-ups Have Closed*** on: October 25, 2009 09:24:24 AM
Well, I was out and about shopping on Friday night and found a couple of items that I thought my partners AND I would enjoy, so I picked up a few new beads to share, and a couple of little extras.  

I also bumped into something that made my mind up for me about what I was going to make for one of my partners.  I love being inspired by supplies, especially ones I've never used before!  (It incidentally also inspired me to make an item for my 12 Days of Christmas Swap that I was undecided about.)  Now I have to decide what to make for my other partner... I have a focal piece picked out, but I'm not sure what to do with it...
3536  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 12 Days of Christmas 2009 (CLOSED. Partners Posted; PMs coming tonight) on: October 24, 2009 09:45:59 PM
Finished another one of my mediums today!  Huzzah!  I had been waiting on two different supplies that I ordered to come in, and they finally arrived.  The first part went together well right away, but the second half required some tinkering.  Finally got it to a happy place though.  :-) 
I also bumped into a nice little present while I was out and about last night, so I think I'm replacing one of the items I wasn't quite sure about with it instead.  Finally, I rearranged days 4-7 a bit, shifting some items here and there.  I think I now have them all where I want them. 

Anyways, my status as of today is:

12.  DONE
11.  DONE
10.  DONE
9.    8/9 Done; making last one closer to send outs
8.    DONE
7.    6/7 Done; 1 planned & awaiting supplies
6.    4/6 Done; 1 planned (have supplies), 1 started (need 1 more supply to complete)
5.    3/5 Done; 1 Started; 1 planned
4.    1/4 Done; 3 started
3.    1/3 Done; 2 planned
2.    1/2 Done; 1 planned
1.    DONE

All in all, 13 items left to make, 5 of which have already been started.  Now I can finish my Bead Soup Swap, and make up some more Christmas presents while maintaining my peace of mind!
3537  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mario Mushroom Quilted Coasters on: October 24, 2009 07:03:45 AM
Soooo freakin' cute!
3538  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 12 Days of Christmas 2009 (CLOSED. Partners Posted; PMs coming tonight) on: October 22, 2009 10:40:07 AM
I've started wrapping some of the things that I finished. I even picked up some large flat rate boxes from the Post Office. Is it just me, or are they not very large large boxes?  Undecided

I think they're are getting infinitesimally smaller every time I start a new swap package...
3539  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 12 Days of Christmas 2009 (CLOSED. Partners Posted; PMs coming tonight) on: October 21, 2009 08:15:08 AM
Feel better my darling girl!!!
3540  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bead Soup Swap - Round 3 ***Sign-ups Have Closed*** on: October 21, 2009 05:58:24 AM
Guess it's time to cave in and make a wist eh?  Cheesy  Hmmm....that I shall do! 

Wists are freakin' awesome... you'll grow to love it.  :-)

In other news, I got both of my soups started last night.  They are sitting here in 2 pyrex measuring cups...  But as I ordered some other beads recently, I'm going to wait a bit longer for them to come in before I declare the soups finished in case I decide to add some new treasures.  :-)
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