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21  Leaf Coasters, With Tutorial in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by skittlebub on: February 02, 2012 09:45:20 PM
I made these coasters for jemimah in the OWS78

I made these double-sided but you could make them single sided if you wanted to.

You'll need:
an outline of a leaf the size you want you coasters to be
sewing machine
Quilt basting spray / pins (optional)

I used green for my top layer & brown for the bottom layer. Firstly i put both felt colors together. (right side facing out, if it has an obvious right side). If you wanted to you could use quilt basting spray to stick them together so they don't move.
Pin your leaf outline to your felt & cut around the edge. Repeat for as many coasters as you are making.

Once they are cut out it is time to head to the sewing machine. I used green thread for my top thread & brown for my bobbin fill. Using straight stitch on your machine sew veins onto you leaf. Repeat with all coasters.

You could also hand stitch the veins but it would take a bit longer.
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22  Re: Make My Collectible Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by skittlebub on: February 02, 2012 08:43:52 PM
From HowdySalior I received this way cool TARDIS bag plus some extras for the kiddies

From amymarie78 I received this engraved locket that represents 'S' (my initial) along with chain, keyring, etc to attach it to

Thank you both for these amazing Doctor Who packages  Grin And thank you to all of our group for being fantastic swap partners  Cheesy
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23  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by skittlebub on: February 01, 2012 07:46:45 PM
13. Leaf coasters for Jemimah OWS78

14. Brimmed baby beanie RAK - completed Jan 26

15. Bride to be towel (white with purple text) - completed Jan 27
no pics

16. Photo pillow for Master 1 - completed Jan 27 (family have asked me to blur out faces)
This pillow was made so Master 1 would stop pulling the photo frame off the book shelf

17. Little Food Stuffies - completed Jan 27

18. Bundle of tampon pouches - completed Jan 28

19. Make my Collectible swap package for silentblair - completed Jan 30
(no pics, not yet received)

20. Pay It Forward for Silvermoon - completed Jan 30
(no pics, not yet received)
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24  Aussie OWS Feb 2012 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by skittlebub on: January 29, 2012 03:28:58 PM

Welcome to the Feb 2012 Aussie Ongoing Wish Swap!  

This swap will open on February 1st and close on February 29th - Australian Time (Melb). If you would like to sign up please read all info and PM the organiser Skittlebub your questionnaire.

If you have participated in other ongoing swaps before, please ensure you read this information as you may find things a little different (but no different to the previous AOWS)

The following information has been based on / borrowed from the OWS

: This swap works as a chain. The first person will post a wish list containing both crafted items and supplies, another participant claims at least a medium item from their list and then posts their own list and so on.

: A medium item consists of a craft that takes the average crafter more than 2 hours to complete (not including drying/waiting time), or if sending supplies, AU$20-$30 of store bought items.

: Please include a minimum of 35 specific crafted items and 15 supplies in your list. To help the other participants it helps if you have a link to an image or tutorial of what you would like to receive. The more items you have in your wish list the faster you will get claimed.

Please organise your wish list into:
Craft Supplies
You may like to organise your crafted wished into subheadings such as Yarn/ Sewn/ Papercraft/ etc.

: Please include a short description of yourself at the beginning of your post and include any allergies or things you dont like (colours/patterns/etc.) to avoid any disappointments.

: If you have a pinterest or wist you can also include that if you are happy for someone to claim something from there, perhaps specifying the boards you want to be claimed from. Please specify if you are happy or not to receive a wisty/pinteresty surprise.

: Since we are only posting within Australia it is possible to send along food, baked goods and natural materials, so you may like to include those within your wish list.

: A note regarding extras: These accompany crafted items or craft supplies and do not count towards the medium portion of the swap.

: This is a high quality swap so please only make a claim if you know you can fulfil the wish to a high calibre as you would also like to receive.

: When you claim, at the beginning of your post please include the following information: How many claims you have made, how many claims are in transit and how many claims have been received by your partner. The format 2-0-1 will be ok.

: Please have your list ready before you make a claim to help the chain move along quickly.

: Please contact the person you have claimed ASAP to say Hello and ask for their postal address, that is your responsibility to organise.

: You may choose to not send your parcel via registered post, but understand that if it goes missing you will be required to re-send.

: You have 3 weeks to send your claim to allow people who need more time with their crafting. Once you have sent, please PM both organisers and the recipient the claim information (i.e. Oodelally ----> NatACT for ? , Due September 24)

: Please include the following in the subject of all communication to organiser Skittlebub:
AOWS Approval (when sending in your questionnaire)
AOWS Received
AOWS Question

: Please make finishing other swaps a priority before joining this swap.

: Please do not make a claim for this swap until you have been approved. As soon as you have been added to the list on the first page you can begin claiming and join in the fun

: This swap will last one month and the if all goes well will begin again at the start of March where you will need to submit another questionnaire. You may join in at any time during the month.

Regarding Feedback:
: There are some things that will land you with negative feedback, so please pay attention to the following information.
* You must send the medium item that you have claimed for, otherwise you will receive negative feedback.
* If you claim for a cotton hat then do not send a wool one or you will need to send again.
* Pay close attention to your partners allergies and wishes. If you send something that is on the list of allergies, or dislikes etc. you will be required to send again   We dont want any swappers get something that is clearly in their list of things they dont like and or have allergies of.....

: If everything goes successfully you will receive feedback once you have, sent, received and posted pictures for all of your claims  
...Or if you have not posted pictures, up to 2 weeks after the swap has ended.

Swap Info
Swap name: Aussie Only Ongoing Wish Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Skittlebub
Sign-up date range: 1/30 - 2/29
Date to send item by: 3 weeks / 21 days from the day you claim. We will be using Australian Time for this swap
Limited to a certain number of people?: No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes *Australians Only*
You must be over 16 years of age.  If you are under 18 (but over 16) be sure that:
A)   you have your parents permission (youll be using their address OR a P.O. Box)
B)   you have access to a computer where you can keep in contact (i.e. if you get grounded from a home computer, you can use the one at the library/friends/etc.)
C)   you are able to walk/get a ride to the post office ON TIME
D)   you have enough supplies or funds to purchase supplies needed to create awesome crafted items

Organizer Notes

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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: N/A
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES - Australia Post Registered Post Tracking Number

If you wish to participate, please send this questionnaire to the organiser Skittlebub, do not reply on this thread.

Name of Swap: Aussie Ongoing Wish Swap
Craftster username:
Your real name:
Your email address:
Your postal address:
Have you read the Swap Guidelines and understand how this swap works?
What is your favourite colour?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim? A medium item is the following: A craft that takes the average crafter more than 2 hours two complete, or if sending supplies, AU$20-$30 of store bought items. (If not then you can not be approved)
This is a high quality swap and you understand that this will be your best work and it is very important to talk to your partner and to make sure you have their wishes and your best crafting in mind?
3 words to describe yourself?
Are you willing to take photos of all items you make?
Are you willing to post photos of the items you receive or communicate with your partner to post photos within 5 days of receiving?
Are you planning to send your item by registered post? If not, do you understand if your package gets lost you will have to resend?
Your list must be organised in the following format:
Crafts (minimum 35)
Craft Supplies (minimum 15)
Extras (no minimum)
Do you agree to follow this?
What is your favourite food?
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
If you are a Friend of Craftster, would you like to be allowed 3 or 4 claims?
Are you willing to bookmark the Wish Swap Thread, Discussion Thread and Gallery?
Are you willing to PM the organisers when you send and receive claims?

Please do not post on this thread, use the discussion board if you want to chat about the swap  This thread is for claims only once the swap opens on February 1st.

The discussion board is http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388292.0
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25  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 78 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by skittlebub on: January 29, 2012 02:52:35 PM
That tshirt is gorgeous.

I received from Velvet Rose
A sizzix die for my Big Shot & I can't wait to use it  Grin

And some papercraft goodies

Thanks hun. Can't wait to use it all  Smiley
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26  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 74 in The Swap Gallery by skittlebub on: January 25, 2012 07:31:53 PM
I received my angel package from PFD & it is so cute

A pretty necklace based on my pinterest & some Coca-cola napkins.

And a close-up of the necklace

Love it! Thank you PFD  Smiley
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27  Re: Make My Collectible Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by skittlebub on: January 25, 2012 07:28:57 PM
More pretty collectibles  Grin

I received from silentblair.

An awesome pillowcase!! That's double sided so I can swap depending on which doctor I want  Wink

I also received little TARDIS 's to put together & a little impossible astronaut, and a postcard

Thanks silentblair!
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28  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by skittlebub on: January 25, 2012 07:11:30 PM
5. Design & make sample of tampon pouch - completed Jan 15

6. 3 x Thaumatropes. - completed Jan 12

7. Wiggle Skirt for me - completed Jan 15

8. Toy bags - completed Jan 16

9. Zombie bib - completed Jan 17

10. Car shorts - completed Jan 18

11. Monster thingy - completed Jan 18

12. Baby bear hat RAK - completed Jan 24

13. Leaf coasters for Jemimah OWS78 (no pics yet, not yet received)
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29  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by skittlebub on: January 06, 2012 12:32:24 AM
#3 - 6 x felt owl stuffies
Completed Jan 6th

Very easy to make. Cut out an owl, wing & break shapes. And use buttons for eyes. I lightly stuffed then with hobby fill
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30  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 74 in The Swap Gallery by skittlebub on: January 03, 2012 01:08:56 AM
Here's what I received from J_Kieviet
A very cute crochet hook roll

Some PJ's

And an extra top.

Thank you so much for a great package
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