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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / M*A*S*H tv show swap on: December 06, 2007 08:14:13 AM
I searched and i didn't find anything about it. But are there any fans of the tv show M*A*S*H who would be interested in a swap? I LOVE the show, probably my favorite show ever, and if there was enough interest i think a swap like this would be really fun.
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / American Girl swap Gallery on: November 14, 2007 07:04:39 PM
We have a sender! Post your swap goodies here!
23  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / yarn question on: November 14, 2007 02:39:58 PM
Not really sure where to put this. So my dad's in greece right now visiting the fam, and he found a yarn store there and sent me back the yarn available asking me what kind of yarn i wanted him to buy me. Well there was the typical yarns that i've heard of, merino and such. And then this other i hadn't heard of called crokus? I don't know if that's how you spell it that's how he spelled it but he's clueless when it comes to yarn so it could have been misspelled.

Has anyone heard of this yarn. Is it a fiber or is it a brand? I've searched online for every various spelling and all i've come up with is crockus colored yarn as in the color of the flower. lol. Thanks!
24  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Robin Hood Costume on: October 30, 2007 05:32:06 PM
I'm not even going to try to be honest with this costume. I am extremely surprised and proud of myself for this costume. I have only ever sewn one dress in my life and it was simple, with a pattern, and help from my mom whenever i messed up.

So i wanted to be Robin Hood for halloween and searching for the costume online i decided i wasn't paying $50 for what they would give me. So I made this completely from scratch, no pattern and no help. The green tunic is made out of two XL t-shirts from michael's the hat out of two pieces of Felt and the corset (what i am possibly the most proud of) out of brown material i found at wal-mart messed around with and made. Quite honestly i didn't think it would turn out as good as it did, and the biggest compliment was that everyone just assumed i had bought it.
Total cost probably around $17, much more manageable.

Sorry i don't have great pics of it these are of the night i wore it, i'll prob wear it again on halloween and try to get better pics.

Best close up picture i have:


group shot I'm third from the left, best pic i have of the whole costume:


p.s. I also had a bow and arrow to complete the ensemble

25  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Robin hood hat on: October 22, 2007 06:46:03 PM
Ok so i want to be Robin Hood for all the halloween parties this weekend. I've figured out how to make the dress/tunic part but i'm stuck on the hat. I bought two of those pieces of felt from Michaels because i figured each piece could be one side of the hat, but the felt is really flimsy and i really want it to be stiff. I know i could use starch but i don't have any and that would require having to buy more for just this. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to make the felt stiff?
26  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / yarn ball winder question on: October 10, 2007 10:47:34 AM
i asked this in the crochet forum but i might get more answers here so here goes. My mom has agreed to buy me a yarn ball winder for Christmas! Woo hoo!!! Only condition is because she doesn't know what to look for she wants me to pick one out purchase it and have it shipped to her house. But i'm looking and i don't really know what to look for in a yarn ball. I've noticed that the weight of yarn the winder can hold is important. So i'd like something that can hold more than 4 oz cuz i really hate starting new balls of yarn when i crochet but i also don't want anything too expensive. $50 is around my limit. I might be able to go a little higher.

I've searched a little and i've found these two that i'm intersted in

I don't know what brand this is or how much weight it holds if anyone has it please let me know your opinion. I don't know very much about it:
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2074&PRODID=prd20753

and this one from knitpicks:
http://knitpicks.com/Ball+Winder_AD80001.html

Anybody's help would be appreciated i'd really like to know what i should be looking for specifically i don't want to buy something that is only going to disappoint me in the end
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / American Girl Swap! (CLOSED send outs 11/8) on: September 19, 2007 05:38:47 PM
Swap name: American Girl Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: whyme81687
Sign-up date range: 9/19-10/10
Date to send item by: 11/8

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): nope but if it gets to be too much Ill request a co-organizer

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No but let me know if you can send to another country
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages but under 18 ask permission from your parents.

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

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

Details of swap:
This is basically a swap for anyone who ever read the books, or played with the dolls from the historical fiction series by American Girl by Pleasant company. I think since its a long crafting period then the requirements will be 1 large item, 1 medium, and 2 small or the equivalent. Feel free to make more depending upon what you and your partner require.


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
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?
What items can you send to your partner?
What would you like to receive in your swap package?
Do you own any of the American Girl Dolls?
Do you or have you read the books/which was your favorite?
Who iss your favorite character?
Allergies?
Anything else you would like to add?
Ask your partner any other questions you might have



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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1.whyme81687
2.Buggins
3.Maltiriel
4.Balkandina
5.mizz.blondes
6.dazee

Swap Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208117.0
28  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / luna lovegood skinny scarf *Pattern Added* on: September 10, 2007 06:07:01 PM
So after at staring one picture that only shows a small portion of luna lovegood's skinny scarf in the last harry potter movie i think i've finally figured out how to make it. My version isn't gray because this is the yarn i had on hand i think i want to make it again except with skinnier yarn next time...well here it is lemme know what you think:



I know this picture is really blurry but it's the best i got of a close up:



PATTERN

Ok so here goes for a pattern. This is the first time i have written a pattern for others so if something doesn't make sense or something lemme know

Ch 10

Row 1: 2 tr (mini shell made) in 5th ch from hook, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, 2 tr in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch tr in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 4, 2 tr in middle of mini shell from previous row, ch 2, 2 tr in middle of next mini shell, ch 1 tr in 3 chain, turn.

Repeat row 2 until you have reached desired length.

Border:

Attach yarn any where along scarf i did it at one of the very end corners and Ch 4.  5 tr in next row along edge (one shell made) [I tried to make my shells tighter by crocheting them within the end stitches, don't really know how to explain that well] ch 2 skip one row and make shell in next row repeat until fully bordered

Hope that's understandable i had a hard time describing the border well.
29  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / First Dyed Yarn on: September 05, 2007 09:31:42 PM
So my best friend gave me this wool yarn and packets of kool-aid a couple years ago for my birthday. I was always too scared to actually dye the yarn she gave me for fear of ruining it somehow. Well i finally worked up the nerve yesterday and dyed some of it. I only dyed enough to make like some ear warmers or something but i really like how it turned out. Although there are definitely some things i would do differently next time, like not tieing the yarn together so tightly. You can tell because the dye didn't get into that small area. But overall i'm pleased ok enough talking here's the pic:



I'm thinking to try variagated next time
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / American Girl swap? on: August 19, 2007 04:28:00 PM
I was thinking the other day that a swap with an "American Girl" theme would be fun, and i was wondering if anyone would be interested? I know i'd really enjoy it. I loved reading the books growing up and while i never owned one of the dolls i did have the paper dolls. I know just for the nostalgia part i'd love to get some stuff with an American Girl theme to it. I'd be willing to host this swap as well.

I searched and didn't see any previous swaps or anything for this but if anyone knows of a previous swap please let me know and i'll post the links!
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