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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: What simple/ easy crafts are you doing in your spare time? on: December 28, 2014 05:16:42 PM
As weird as this may seem, my family (both mine and my husband's) love my crocheted dish clothes. I can make one or two in an evening with the right movie inspiration. I make a couple, put them in a box for later use and pick up something else to do for a week or so. Smiley

I've decided that I want to make crocheted snowflakes this year, one a week. I've the thread, patterns and hooks. I just need to remember to make them. My goal is to split the set of ornaments that my gran made for me when I was younger for my two kidlets when they're old enough to have their own trees. I want to add some of my snowflakes to the batch to make at least a couple of dozen for each.
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: 2014 Winter Holiday Crafting on: November 26, 2014 05:45:08 PM
Hello everyone! I'm late to the party but I do have my list ready to go. I'm keeping things simple this year.

- Set of 4-6 crocheted dishcloths for Hubby (Yes, he asked for these! O_o) pattern: http://yarnchic40.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/my-favorite-dishcloth-2/ 2 DONE!

- A crocheted bearded hat for my eldest (there's a burgeoning mustache theme in his gifts...heh.) pattern: http://our7acres.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-beard-hat-crochet-tutorial_10.html

- Felt flower hair barrettes for my little one (I'm thinking she'd love a gift bag of different types of clips. Cheesy) Inspiration: http://thecontemplativecreative.blogspot.com/2011/12/project-felt-flower-pins.html

- For mom, a set of crocheted slippers for her constantly cold tootsies.  Pattern: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/capped-slippers

- Teacher gifts - Need approx 2 dozen for my kids' teachers and my coworkers - Cinnamon Apple Jelly - Recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/candy-apple-jelly  I've made this many times, super simple, festive color and soooo yummy! Cheesy

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: February 2013 Birthday Swap - Gallery and Discussion on: February 27, 2013 06:15:59 PM
I've received 2 birthday packages!

From chughes225, a journal cover (that absolutely rocks!!!) and a HP hoopla.

And from loves2experiment, a cover for my sewing machine and a matching thread catcher. I LOVE the colors that you chose!

Thank you both for my lovely goodies! Cheesy
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 30 Gallery on: February 27, 2013 06:12:48 PM
I apologize for being MIA for most of this swap. Life has not been fun for me lately.  Undecided

Here are the items that I received this round...a cowl from Thimbles77, a Chinese New Year Necklace by , a calorimetry from Sylvani, and a mini swap kit by KoalaScout. However, my lovely kimono pouch made by alwaysinmyroom has gone missing and I have a sneaking suspicion that a certain 7 yr old young lady has kidnapped it. I'll have to dig it out of her room to post a pic.

Thank you everyone for my wonderful items! Cheesy
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: February 2013 Birthday Swap - Gallery and Discussion on: February 09, 2013 06:46:37 PM
Whew! I've survived the first half of the Birthday festivities for this month. My youngest turned 7 on Thursday so she had her birthday pancakes and a special dinner that day but her party with a gazillion 1st graders was today. Ugh...wore me out! Wink

I find it super cool that Idler and I share the same Birthday! Cheesy
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: January 2013 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery on: February 09, 2013 06:34:07 PM
The last of the packages should be showing up soon. Cheesy

Please make sure you have contacted me when you receive. I don't enjoy leaving comments in feedback.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 30 (green by 1/31, Send by Feb 4) on: February 04, 2013 05:36:08 PM
I mailed my packages today! Cheesy
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 6 (Sign-ups CLOSED; Sendouts Fri, Feb 22) on: February 03, 2013 06:14:53 PM
I'm still here! Smiley

I've my fabric and a design. I'll dig in this week. I'm sure the gals at my martial arts studio will get a kick out of seeing me work on my piece while I'm there with my kids. LOL
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Februrary 2013 Birthday Swap - Join all month! on: February 03, 2013 06:11:51 PM
Hello everyone! I get to be a birthday girl this month, not just the organizer. Cheesy

Let's see...about me....hmmm...

I'm a high school Spanish teacher by day and a martial arts enthusiast by night. I have two kidlets who keep me busy to boot.

Favorite colors: jewel tones, earth tones
Favorite patterns: muted or understated ones, ombres or nature inspired like leaves or trees (not cartoonish though)

I'm allergic to honey.

There's tons of info about me on my blog on the So You Want To Swap page. I have a pinterest. You can find the link on my profile.

~a stenciled T-shirt - there's a board on my Pinterest for inspiration, I prefer dark colors and a unisex fit, cap style sleeves look horrible on me

~crocheted or knitted house socks/shoes - I'm a 7.5.

~a hoopla for my wall - lots of info on my blog and a board on Pinterest for this!

~a cover for my sewing machine

~a simple dressing robe - I have a heavy terry cloth bath robe but I'd like something lighter for the warmer months down here in GA.

~dryer balls! Our new pup has eaten two in the last 3 months. :/

~durable plant markers for my herb garden - I really like the stamped metal spoons that I've seen around lately.

~a full length apron - I'm a shorty so you might want to ask for my measurements before tackling this one.

~a Pinterest surprise!

~fusible interfacing - medium or heavy weight
~good quality sewing thread - no reds or purples please, but I can ALWAYS use black and white.
~disappearing ink fabric markers - I go through these really quick.
~zippers - gently used is fine!

~dark chocolate - I'm a purist so 60% or higher is fine with me. Wink
~gel pens for school
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Februrary 2013 Birthday Swap - Join all month! on: February 02, 2013 06:29:48 PM
Birthday Swappers
TroubleT FOC - Feb 16 - (0,0,0) receiving 3 gifts
IdlersDesign FOC - Feb 16 - (0,1,0) receiving 3 gifts
zadock - Feb 24 - (0,1,0) receiving 1 gift

Non Birthday Swappers
phnxreign99 (0,0,1)
Avesthel (0,0,1)
loves2experiment (0,0,1)
chughes225 (0,0,1)
GlassKicker (0,0,1)

late w/ communication
contact organizer ASAP

Send by Feb 18
Avesthel to IdlersDesign for a wallet

Feb 19
loves2experiment to TroubleT for sewing machine cover + surprise(s)
chughes225 to TroubleT for a Pinterest surprise

Feb 20

IdlersDesign to TroubleT for a Pinterest surprise

Feb 21
phnxreign99 to IdlersDesign for a lacy shawl

Feb 28
zadock to IdlersDesign for a messenger bag

Mar 5
GlassKicker to zadok for some supply goodies and a pinterest birthday surprise

Thank you cards
not sent yet

TroubleT to loves2experiment
TroubleT to chughes225
zadock to glasskicker
IdlersDesign to Avesthel
IdlersDesign to phnxreign99
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