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221  Re: Swap a Yard of Fabric January 2010 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by PixieVal on: December 29, 2009 11:44:45 AM
All fabrics come from a smoke free home. I do have dogs though.

Claims Allowed (Outstanding): 3
Claims made: 0
Sendouts Not Sent: 0
Sendouts Sent: 0
Sendouts Received: 0

1. Yellow with flowers and butterflies seer-sucker 1 yard

2. Purple skulls 100% cotton 1 yard

3. Flannel alphabet 2 FQs

4. Puple Easter 100% cotton FQ

5. Clocks blue 1 yard
6. Clocks purple 1 yard

7. Cats FQ

8. Pink and brown diamonds ½ yard

9. Black alphabet 100% cotton 1+ yard

10. Flannel Dogs ½ yard

11. Brown Corduroy  1+yard

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222  Swap a Yard of Fabric January 2010 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by PixieVal on: December 29, 2009 11:42:49 AM
Join anytime in January!

This thread is limited to lists only.  Please keep all chatter over here:

Swap name: Swap a Yard of Fabric Swap January 2010
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: pixieval
Craftster member who is co-organizing this swap: Casey1201
Sign-up date range: 12/29/09-01/31/10
Date to send item by: 7 days after a claim is made from your list
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement?

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 yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
Details of swap:

If you <3 fabric, this is the swap for you!  This round will be taking place throughout the month of January.

This is an ongoing swap: Claim a total yard of fabric from the list of the last person who posted, and post your own list in response. It makes a chain.

For each claim, you will get to select a total of one yard of fabric (combined from FQs, half yards or a yard) from the list that is up for grabs at the moment.  In return, you will then be required to make a post with a minimum of eight fabric swatches that you have available for someone else to claim.   

The amount of outstanding claims you are allowed is based on your Craftster and swapping status. New swappers get 1 claim, Friends of Craftster get 3, and everyone else gets 2.


Step 1.  Send in your answers to the swap questionnaire to me and Casey1201 via PM to get approved for this swap

Step 2.  Prepare your lists and photos of your fabric so that youll be ready to post the list when you make a claim!  Remember, you need 8 different fabrics minimum!  They do not each have to be a yard, but must each be at least a fat quarter. Along with the pictures, you should describe the type and clearly specify the quantity of fabric that youre offering!  For example:

1. "Brown and Turquoise Cotton Batik.  1/2 Yard Piece." or "polyester stretch fabric, any amount up to 1 yard"

Step 3.  Watch the swap thread for something youll like to claim.  To claim, post a reply along the lines of
 I claim one FQ of #2 and #6 plus half a yard of #4 from pixievals list. 
Then send a PM to the person youve claimed from listing what youve claimed and include your name and mailing address.

Step 4.  Now that youve made a claim, its your turn to post your list of fabric swatches!  If the thread idles for more than a day, please take the initiative to add more selections to your list!  When someone chooses from your list, you have seven (7) days to get the swap package out the door!

Step 5.  If you have not maxed out on the number of claims you have been approved for, you may keep on claiming.  If you have reached your limit, you will not be able to make another claim until one of your partners has received a swap package from you.


1.  You may not participate in this swap until you have been pre-approved by the swap organizer or co-organizer and are listed on the List of Approved Swappers. If youre thinking about participating, go for it and get pre-approved. By doing so, youll be ready to make a claim when you see something you like

2.  You must have ready access to a camera or scanner and know how to post pictures in the swap thread.  Please make sure you have your list (either links or pictures) of fabrics available when you start swapping!  You will need to have a minimum of eight fabric swatches in your posts. You may also choose the option of posting links to your fabric swatches.  If you do that, please make sure that your links work!

3. The width of fabric is expected to be about 45". If your fabric is much wider than this you may - if you want - cut away a piece to adjust the width. An FQ is a fourth of a yard of fabric, i.e. about 18" x 22"

4.  All participants must be willing to ship to international destinations.  Since were only sending a total of a yard of fabric, shipping costs are pretty reasonable.
5.  After a claim has been made, you have seven (7) days to mail your package!  Check out the second post of this swap thread to know when your swap packages are due.

6. Delivery Confirmation Numbers will be required for swap packages that are being sent within the United States. If youre sending a package to another country, or if you dont reside in the USA, please save your receipts!  Remember to send the DCN info to your swap partner(s) and the organizers (that would be pixieval and Casey1201!)

7.  It is important to communicate with your partners and the organizers.  You must let the organizers and your partner know when you have shipped, received or may be late!  You are still responsible for sending out the swap package in a timely manner!     
8. Please offer fabric selections that others would want to claim.  Try to include a variety of fabrics in your lists. Dont include only Christmas fabrics or only vintage fabrics, etc.
 Another good rule of thumb to follow is this: If you're offering a piece of fabric to "simply get rid of it", please dont. 

9. This thread is limited to lists only.  Please keep all chatter over here:

10. At the top of your claim post, state how many claims you have made this month, and how many of those are outstanding (i.e. the recipient has not yet received the item).

Claims Allowed (Outstanding): 3
Claims made: 4
Sendouts Not Sent: 1
Sendouts Sent: 2
Sendouts Received: 1

Remember your outstanding claim limit for this round:
Friend of Craftster: Three (become a Friend of Craftster!)
First-Time Swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two

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

Name of swap: Swap a yard of fabric January 2010
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? (Must answer yes to participate!)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
ADD OTHER SWAP SPECIFIC QUESTIONS HERE...How many fabric swatches will you be required to showcase when you make a claim?
Do you promise to communicate with your partner(s) and the organizer when you send, receive or are late?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
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223  90 minute scarf with tut in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: December 26, 2009 04:45:05 PM
I made this scarf in 90 minutes the other night-Well, its kind've an off the shoulder shawl/scarf. I held four strands together, used a Q hook, and double crocheted until 2 of the skeins ran out.

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224  Shawl in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: December 26, 2009 04:41:35 PM
I made this shawl for myself on Christmas eve because I wanted to use up some yarn, and I knew a storm was coming so I wanted to keep warm.  I love it! I found the pattern at: http://laughingpurplegoldfish.blogspot.com/2008/12/its-just-triangle.html
It is the simpliest shawl pattern I've found- good for busting out shawls at the last minute!

The pattern says go for however many rows you want to, I did about 40 I think, and it was a perfect length for me. You could probably go smaller if you're thinner than me, or larger if you want to be longer.
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225  3-2-1 Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: December 26, 2009 04:38:02 PM
I made this pretty scarf for my mom last night, it was a ridiculously easy yet beautiful curly scarf. She loves these to wear with her blouses to work. The pattern is at: http://laughingpurplegoldfish.blogspot.com/2008/10/3-2-1-and-youre-done-its-curlicue-scarf.html

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226  Shawl Crazy! With pattern link in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: December 21, 2009 10:00:43 PM
Here are the 5 shawls I made for my daughter's daycare teachers for Christmas. I adore them, they take wonderful care of my daughter 40+ hours a week, and wish I could give them the world! I asked them all for their favorite colors, and made them these traingular shawls, and are also giving them big fuzzy "stay at home socks" and their bonus. (I think I need to ask for a better camera for Christmas next year!)

This was a simple, quick pattern that I like that I found online. I will post the link as soon as I remember where it was, the website has a lot of great patterns.

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227  Project Linus Blanket-Along 2010! in Craftalongs by PixieVal on: December 21, 2009 10:02:52 AM

This isn't the official Project Linus picture or anything, but I just thought we should have a picture for our craftalong, and this looked very fitting!

I am going to be making a blanket a month in 2010 for Project Linus, and I want you to, too! Their Mission Statement from their website:
"First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers.

Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children."

They have chapters in every state, and I just emailed North Dakota's chapter leader to ask what size blankets we are most needing in our state, and to see where I can send them to. I love making afgans, and this will be a perfect way to use up a lot of my stash, while helping someone too!
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228  Re: 2009 Secret Santa Wish List Swap Discussion & Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: December 16, 2009 07:08:53 AM
I recieved 2 gifts yesterday!!
The first was from CP in Union City
From my wist a 3-D butterfly picture(!) and clothespins magnets!

Some really pretty handmade cards:

And supplies! Pretty fabric, and purse handles-always need purse handles!

Thank you so much CP whoever you are!!

And next from 1204C(Pinokeeo?)
A name plate for my desk! And 3 pairs of repurposed earrings,I love repurposed jewelry! Always have wanted to make dice earrings, but have no idea how to drill into them.

Loads of winecorks for my cork wreath!!

Thank you thank you thank you!
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229  Camoflage Blankets in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: December 11, 2009 08:13:51 PM
Here are the camoflage blankets I crocheted for my Father and Brother In Laws for Christmas. The one came out kind've wobbly which I don't like, but I like the pattern the colors made.

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230  Partial Skein Buster Blanket in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: December 05, 2009 08:50:14 PM
Made this blanket for my Mother In Law for Christmas. excuse some of the pictures(I didn't get to make sure it was totally flat), I was trying to snap them as a bunch of guys stood in snowy boots a couple feet away waiting for me to move so they coud get by! All the yarn I used were partial skeins that I had nothing else to do with. It was a good way to get rid of a lot of my extreme supply of yarn. Its big enough to cover me completely while I'm laying down.

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