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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Old Fashioned Romantic - gallery on: January 21, 2012 06:16:58 AM
-the original post-

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Received = Green
Problem = Red
Sent & Received = Blue
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imera
annamaize
Krafty*Krista
christyross
StarFire
bec99
adrienne_bowers
Arryl
fifilaru
frosty772
Velvet Rose
special_occasion
The Raging Sloth
Gawd

Cloverlilly
jeannebaby1
IheartsTheArts
arwenjade

2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Old Fashioned Romantic swap (MAIL BY 01/24/12) on: November 25, 2011 03:32:08 PM


-Gallery-

Swap name: Old Fashioned Romantic swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: imera
Sign-up date range:11/25/11-12/16/11
Date to send item by:01/24/12

Limited to a certain number of people? 25 (unless I get a co-organizer)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No, but please be willing to send outside your own country.

Additional Age requirement? No

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: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Do you love regency romance, the age of Elizabeth Bennet, when a look was enough to flirt with someone? Do you love the ribbons, lace, pretty pink and pale blue, the cute hats, the wildflower bouquet? This is a swap for that love the old romance, which seems to be lost in todays society.

This swap is a 4 p swap, 2 p for the box, and 2 p for your item.

For this swap you will have to decorate a box, about the same size as a VHS tape box (it cant be too small) and fill it up with pretty romantic things. It can be filled with bought items, or crafted items, but please stay true to the theme. It will be a romantic treasure box, filled with pretty things.


You will also have to craft a medium thing to go with the theme, or two small things. Maybe a hoop, a tiny doll, earrings, bookmarks... Whatever you choose try to make it your best.

Note: communication is important because there is no special items that are required in this swap, besides the treasure box.

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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you have any allergy?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

Do you have a/any favourite :
Books
Movies
Other romantic stories
Couples -
Colours
Style
Quotes

Anything of the above list that you dont like? Any special books, colours, etc.

Would you rather receive useful or decorative items?
Is there anything you want?
Is there anything you DONT want?
What crafts do you do?



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.
3  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / We still miss Gilmore girls -angel found- on: July 26, 2011 07:57:57 AM
Swap Name: We still miss Gilmore girls
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376610.0
Gallery thread link:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381651.0
# of Flakers: 1

Lives in USA
This is a 4 point swap inspired by Gilmore girls

PM for more information
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Kokeshi doll on: June 21, 2011 12:10:12 PM
I was partnered up with Ruby Copperhead for the "one tiny stuffie r5" swap, and she wanted different things. After spending a week thinking about what to make her I decided to make something Japanese, since she loves Japan, and it brightens her mood.

After thinking some more I decided to make her a stuffie Kokeshi doll.

The body and head are felted balls that I made, drying them took ages. The hair was difficult, and the curves of the kimono, but as you can see, I managed to overcome the difficulties.

I sewed the whole thing by hand, I also didn't have any iron to straighten the folds. Then I hand sewn the plants on the kimono, sewed the face (the eyes were difficult) and added the wrap around the middle, with the lace. I made all the blue roses myself from ribbon, and stuck two pins with glass beads between the roses.

So here are the pictures, of the front and back

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / We Still Miss Gilmore Girls on: May 29, 2011 11:28:43 AM
Original 'we still miss Gilmore swap' thread

Post the photoes of your lovely GG items here Cheesy



Partners
BroadwayBound313 - slovakiasteph
sarahbug - imera
Vicious Hyperbolizer - astrangeone
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / We Still Miss Gilmore Girls Swap r3 (SU March 27- April 24; SO June 8) on: March 27, 2011 09:25:56 AM



Swap name: We Still Miss Gilmore Girls Swap round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: imera
Sign-up date range: March 27 -April 24
Date to send item by: May 25 extended to June 8

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO no
Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO yes
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO yes


Details of swap:

This is another swap for those that still miss Gilmore Girls and hate that it ended. But the end wont stop us.
This will be a 4 point swap; you will be required to craft 2 small items and 1 medium item

Points:
By Time
-Medium (2 points) = 2 or more hours
-Small (1 point) = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Remember to PM me and your partner when you send and receive, and dont forget to take picture before you send your crafted items.


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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Are there allergies in your home?
Do you smoke or have pets?
Can you take pictures before you send and post pictures when you receive?
Is there anything else that you'd like your partner to know? (Children, SOs, other preferences, etc.)

Favourite episode/story line/episode?
Favourite characters?
Favourite couple?
Favourite quotes?
Any LEAST favourite characters/couples/episodes/etc?
Anything you would like to receive?
Anything you would NOT want to receive?
What crafts do you make?
Favourite colours and patterns?
Least favourite colours/patterns?
Do you have a wist/blog/Etsy Favourites your partner could stalk?
Anything else your partner should know?:


Any other questions can be asked to specific partners once assigned.


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.

Previous gallery :::
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60343.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=98998.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128594.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179062.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272602.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320302.0



Partners:::
BroadwayBound313 - slovakiasteph
sarahbug - imera
Vicious Hyperbolizer - astrangeone

Sent = Orange
Received = Green
Problem = Red
Sent & Received = Blue
Crossed through = Feedback given

BroadwayBound313
slovakiasteph
sarahbug
imera
Vicious Hyperbolizer
astrangeone
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Apron problem on: December 15, 2010 10:46:16 AM
I'm making an apron for a good friend, and it has to be done today because she's leaving tomorrow. My problem is the fabric that is supposed do hold the apron up, whatever it's called.
I have made it into a braid and sewed it down on one of the sides, and it's not long enough so she can tie it either. I was thinking about adding some elastic band that will hold it there, allowing her to make the loop larger if she needs to, but I'm not sure how big she likes it. I was also thinking about a button, but then I have the same problem with the size.

Does anyone know what I can do?
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 57 ENTRIES / Glittery animals on: December 05, 2010 05:33:36 PM
I'm tired and sleepy, working on this project for four days (which is as long as I have known about this months contest) Just came back today and had to finish it before I'll go to bed, it's not fun not to have any time.

I hope you guys like it, it's the Christmas animals.

If you want to know how I made them keep on reading, if not scroll down to the pictures.
I blew up the silhouette, the elephant ended up on a A3 paper, the same with the giraffe and the long arm/tentacle to the octopus. Then I traced them over on cardboard paper, and cut them out. I then found some gift paper and tried to decoupage them on, which I can't seem to get right every time I try, need to read some tutorials maybe. As soon as they had dried I applied glitter on them; except for the octopus and giraffe I traced the images of the gift paper. Then I made a few bows and added them on the squirrel and giraffe. That is about it, I know the glitter doesn't show that well but they are shinning like the stars outside my window right now.

Elephant: It's 33 cm (13") wide and 28 cm (11") tall
The gift paper is my favourite, blue snowy town, but the elephant doesn't beat my favourite animal I made, the giraffe.


Giraffe: It's 48 cm (18.9") tall and 11 cm (4.3") wide
My favourite one, even without the bow, I love the angel paper but my favourite part was the spots on it.


Squirrel: It's 22 cm (8.7") wide and 18 cm (7.1") tall
Because the images were big and with a person it was difficult to add glitter, but I think I managed.


Octopus: It's 26 cm (10.2") tall and 44 cm (17.3") wide
I added the glitter today, it only had a few hours to dry before it had to go through a short photo session. The paper is only stripes so I had to add the circles, which I didn't quite like, but it's too late to change it now.


Koala: It's 19 cm (7.5") tall and 15 cm (5.9") wide
The cutest one I think, managed to get the wreath around its nose, and had no idea the bow was resting against his ear. I love glittering up the trees and wreaths, it was so much fun.


I hope you guys like it even if it's not perfect, I might have done something different if I had read the post before the first December.

All the animals will now be placed around in my sisters naked bedroom walls.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Bride and Groom - papercut on: September 20, 2010 02:31:48 AM
I have been prolonging this far to long, so I'm afraid it's not something new, but it is something at least.

I love paper, and if it was possible I would find a job where I could design paper, or just play with paper. But right now I am happy just playing with it whenever I have time. Papercutting is something I accidentally stumbled upon, and loved it at once, so I began to search for papercutting, but there aren't really that much out there.

This is one of the first things I tried to cut out, and it was fun. I hope you like it as well.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Laced rose bracelet on: June 30, 2010 03:25:44 AM
This bracelet is made for Christy Nelson's monthly challenge, where we get different supplies each month and have to do something crafty with it. The supplies we received this month was glitter paper, pill bottle, clay, raffia and favour cup to use. When I received the package I had no idea what to do with it, until I got the idea to make a necklace.

After gluing together the raffia I began to make a macram necklace, making a favour cup bow, glitter paper rose and clay beads with melted plastic bottle pieces attached to them. What I ended up with was OK, but I didn't like it, so I ripped it apart and began again. (If anyone want to see how my first attempt looks like you can see it on my blog)

For my second attempt I used some extra thread, since it was almost impossible to reuse all the raffia. I also had to make smaller beads, since the first ones was a bit too big for a bracelet. When I was done braiding the thread with the beads and added the rose and changed the paper bow to leafs, I sew on the lace and ribbon and then I was done. I really like it, and will probably try to make another one with different material later.

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