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11  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 30 (signups until Jan 7, Send by Feb 4) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by leighi123 on: January 07, 2013 07:31:24 PM
Here is what I came up with (sorry for the crappy pics)


Microwave bowl holder: 

Its basically a quilted shaped potholder thing.  You put your bowl of soup or whatever in it, then microwave and you can take it out without burning yourself.  It also catches spilled soup!  (and can be machine washed).    The outside will be a print fabric, inside a solid. 

Here is is upside down so you can see the shape kind of:


Ice Cream Cozy:

These have button closure and fit pint size ice cream containers, they also have a print and reverse to solid (except one I made which has 2 prints).  Keeps your hands from freezing while you eat! 

Both:



So 2 things to protect your hands, one from heat and one from cold! 


I hope those are ok, I had too many ideas about what to make!
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12  Vegan Sugar Cookies in Craftalongs by leighi123 on: January 03, 2013 11:12:53 PM



I made these twice, once for a cookie swap and once for family.  One time I used egg replacer and the other time I used a regular cage-free organic egg.   I also used king arthur "white whole wheat flour", which is whole wheat flour, but lighter in color/texture, we bake everything with it.  I used almond milk instead of soy b/c we don't do soy milk (ick)   My son is allergic to dairy (and dye, I made his white!), and he could eat these! 

They are very eary to make, and the dough rolls out very easily and doesn't stick as much as regular dough.   Its smooth dough due to the powder sugar instead of granuated.   The only hard part was the fancy icing, but you could easily just spread it on instead.   

These tasted sooo good.  Like traditional sugar cookies but even better.  My dad, who is picky about cookies said the cookies were great and the icing the best he ever had.  It dries firm and shiny.   The cookies also bake up and hold the exact shape you cut them in, which is great because so many spread out and make the shapes all wrong.

This recipe is one I'll use again for sure!


Also, I made my own cookie cutter for these, as I didn't have one I liked! 

And another nice thing is that the recipe is on a blog that has a lot of helpful cookie information! 
Recipe here:
http://thedecoratedcookie.com/2010/06/vegan-cut-out-cookies-and-dc-water/
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13  Re: kids valentines swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by leighi123 on: January 02, 2013 11:27:33 AM
I set it up - sign up here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418580.0
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14   Kids Valentines Swap (SU 1/2/13-1/13/13, SO 2/6/13) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by leighi123 on: January 02, 2013 10:33:20 AM
Swap name: Kids Valentines Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: leighi123 (Leigh-Ann)
Sign-up date range:  1/2/13 - 1/13/13

Date to send item by: 2/7/13

Swap Organizer 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: YES



Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? 18+ and a kid/teen to craft with/for!


Details of swap:

Valentines day is fun for kids too!  In this swap an adult/child will be working together to craft some valentine treats for a child!   You must also send a kid-made valentines card to go with it!  I'm keeping the points small with the option of adding some store bought goodies, to keep it simple and fun for the kids.  You can go over points if you and your partner agree!  

Please remember that we are crafting for kids here, and no kid wants to be flaked on for valentines day!

1. This is a 3pt swap.   1-2 points will be made by the adult, and 1-2 points will be made by the child or working together (depending on child's age/ability).  1pt can also be store bought goodies, candy etc. (so you can choose to craft 3pts total, or 2pts + 1pt of non crafted)

2. In addition to the 3 points, you will also send a valentines card made by the kid.  This can be in any medium/format you like.  

3. If you have more than one child you are welcome to sign them up as well.  But you will craft one 3pt package per child you sign up.  Depending on sign ups, you may end up sending those packages to more than one family, OR send them all to the same family, so please keep that in mind.  

4.  This swap is for kids/teens of all ages, I will try and match ages when possible but depending on sign ups that might not always happen.  

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Kids Valentines Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name (you the adult) and mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you have any allergens in your home? (smoke, pets, etc.), please be honest as we don't want any kids to get sick from a package!:    
What kinds of crafts do YOU like to make for kids?:
 
Please fill out one of the following per child participating, have the child help where possible!

Name of child:
Gender:
Age:
Any allergies? (please include food allergies in case your partner wants to send candy!)
Favorite color(s):
Least favorite color(s):
Favorite valentines themes:
Favorite patterns (hearts, dots, stripes, etc):
Favorite characters (book/TV/Movie etc):
Favorite animals:
Favorite valentine treats (candy etc!):
What kinds of crafts do you like to make?:
Anything you really want to receive?:
Anything you really do NOT want to receive?:
List any other likes/dislikes/interests or anything else you'd like your partner to know about this child:

If you have a wists/pintrest etc. please post that here as well.



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 other rules about participating in a swap.

This is the first swap I've organized, so if I screw anything up or have forgotten anything, please let me know!!!

Participants:

leighi123 (Levi, 5)
mom2em (Emma, 5)
patty_o_furniture (Afton, 9)
patty_o_furniture (Sariah, 6)
r.forslund (Mia, 3)
r.forslund (Jae, 2)
pinkmichk (Molly, 7)
deathbeforedishes (Katelyn, almost 7)
deathbeforedishes (Madelyn, 5)
RhymeswOrange (Peri, 8 )
szuzu1969 (Polly, 3)
szuzu1969 (Phoebe, 3)
szuzu1969 (Paige, 7)
Momof2! (Anna, almost 6)
jenleahlynn (Leah, 10), (Lori, 9)
Lizabiz08 (Gavin, almost 2)
plaidpineapple (Lindsey, 9)
plaidpineapple (Brian, 6)
Makaylalee (Kierra, 9)


Sent
Received
Crossed out = feedback given

Partners:

Lizabiz08 (Gavin)  sends to r.forslund (Jae)

r.forslund (Jae) sends to szuzu1969 (Phoebe)
szuzu1969 (Phoebe,) sends to Lizabiz08 (Gavin)

szuzu1969 (Polly) sends to r.forslund (Mia)  
r.forslund (Mia) sends to szuzu1969 (Polly)

mom2em (Emma) sends to deathbeforedishes (Madelyn)

deathbeforedishes (Madelyn) sends to Momof2! (Anna,)
Momof2! (Anna) sends to mom2em (Emma)

patty_o_furniture (Sariah) sends to  pinkmichk (Molly)
pinkmichk (Molly) sends to patty_o_furniture (Sariah)


plaidpineapple (Brian) sends to leighi123 (Levi)

deathbeforedishes (Katelyn) sends to szuzu1969 (Paige)
szuzu1969 (Paige)  sends to deathbeforedishes (Katelyn)

RhymeswOrange (Peri) sends to jenleahlynn (Lori)

jenleahlynn (Lori) sends to RhymeswOrange (Peri)

plaidpineapple (Lindsey) sends to Makaylalee (Kierra)
Makaylalee (Kierra) sends to plaidpineapple (Lindsey)

patty_o_furniture (Afton) sends to jenleahlynn (Leah)

jenleahlynn (Leah) sends to patty_o_furniture (Afton)

...


leighi123 (Levi) sends to plaidpineapple (Brian)





Here is the Gallery Link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419650.0
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15  Re: Pet Lovers Swap 3 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by leighi123 on: November 22, 2012 06:47:31 AM
Here is what I got from ilovemybrachiosauru s

Zip up sweater for Levi:



It has a tadpole on the front, and frog on the back.  He is feeding his tadpoles in the second pic.   It also has the scientific name for them on the front, which is fun b/c Levi loves anything to do with science.    Its a size too big but it must run small b/c it fits him nicely!  He has already worn it several times, its a nice weight for florida. 

I also got a mat for the beta fish, "Stinker Fish", which is under his tank, and a nice lavender pack that you can freeze or heat up.  It smells good!

And Berkshire got 2 toys that float (she loves playing fetch in the pool)



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16  A Rainbow! in Halloween Costumes by leighi123 on: November 04, 2012 04:42:21 PM
Levi was a rainbow this year!  I made the costume from felt, the front is the same as the back.   Snaps at the shoulders so his big head could fit in it.  I also put shiny raindrops hanging from the bottom.  He loved it and got lots of compliments!  AND he (I) won first place at the Zoo's costume contest - thats 4 first place wins in a row, he's won every year that we've been!

He also wore rainbow babylegs, some fingerless glove I made from cut-up t-shirts, and 2 different colored shoes.    I made 2 different hats, a mini rainbow and a sun.   













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17  Re: The I Need A Funky/Cool T Shirt Now Please Swap(SU June 13-28; SO July 20) in The Swap Gallery by leighi123 on: August 17, 2012 06:02:40 AM
Here is the stuff Interrobam sent!




She made a Chicken Shirt for Levi in his favorite color.  One of his favorite animals is chickens b/c our friend has pet chickens.  

He also got a little round zippy pouch, which is for headphones but he put all kinds of little things in it, he likes to carry junk around so this is a cute place to put it!  

And I got a headband made with fabric leftover from the shirt, I wore it all day yesterday.  

Thank you for the fun package!!!



Also, this is the shirt I sent my partner, who flaked on me:
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18  Re: Kids' Craft Swap Round 5 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by leighi123 on: July 11, 2012 10:32:01 AM
Levi got a wonderful package from Emma!



First is a really cool lego box - it has his name made of lego on the side, and a lego top so he can build stuff on there.  Its great because he likes to carry his creations around with him. 


Next, there are some super cute little gnome guys/mushrooms, these are perfect for Levi's playscape table.  He likes to make up stories with little characters like these!  There is also a mini activity book.


Next is a fishing set - this is great because the fish are laminated, which means I can write Levi's sight words or math problems on the back of them with a whiteboard marker, and he can fish for them - they will add some fun to our homeschooling (not sure if that was the intent, but they are perfect for it!)


And this is a little board book that Emma painted with chalkboard paint.  Its a good size for taking in the car and on the go, Levi can write his own little stories in chalk!

Thank you mom2em and Emma!!!   Grin


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19  Re: Dinosaur Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by leighi123 on: June 08, 2012 01:50:05 PM
Here is my package from Painted Sparrow


First are these fun socks, which have dino spines at the back.  She included 4 pairs, for me and for Levi.  Levi put them on right away!



Next, some shirts:

One is a vegisaurus, in Levi's favorite color, and the other one is perfect for me to wear to the gym!



Felt dinos:  These will be great for homeschool lessons on dinosaurs, they have all the dino bones.  There is also a red one that is a "design your own dinosaur".    There are facts about each dino on the back, as well as a set of cards with dino info on them. 




And last is this great hooded towel - its got spikes on the top, and soft terry fabric on the inside, its a great size for Levi, he has already used it after swimming yesterday.   It also makes a good dress up costume!




Thank you for the wonderful package, Levi and I are really enjoying it!
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20  Re: Read to Me, Mommy Round 3 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by leighi123 on: June 08, 2012 01:37:27 PM
Here is the package we got! 



Levi was thrilled that there were seeds in there that he can plant in his garden, he is really into gardening and this is a super cute book. 
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