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31  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday July 4th 2014 on: July 05, 2014 10:06:32 AM
I read about your giant yarn on the your blog, Belladune. Very cool! And I still love learning with you and seeing your homework and stuff. Those dyed yarn are great. Still terrified to try acid dyes, but I have some so some day I will get there. For now I will soak in as much info as I can from you and your life.

Rodelphia, So much! That first funky alpaca is great. And those 2 you got from the fiber swap I think would look great worked up into the same project. They work so well together.

I've been going through that bag of Alpaca fleece I think I showed you guys a few weeks ago. Started drumming it up the other night so I could show you now but I don't have pics so darn. I'm hoping to get it all carded before market starts next Saturday. I have 2 more blankets to go through, though they are white and this was brown, and I will probably be getting like 5+ more on Monday, hopefully. We will see how that works out. There was a farm here that was just trying to get rid of their alpaca fleeces so they were selling the blankets for $25/each and now they are just wanting to get rid of it and Susan said there are 16 bags left they are selling for $100 for the lot. My friend is getting them and we are going to split them up Monday. Wish me luck, eep!
32  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Wonky Star Doll Quilts on: July 04, 2014 07:03:38 AM
Fabulous! The stars interconnecting like that is super rad.
33  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: A booby, a booby!!! on: July 03, 2014 07:27:34 PM
I usually don't care for fuzzy boobies, nor for boobies you can describe as "cute," but this guy is great!
34  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: July 2014 Ongoing Pinterest Swap on: July 01, 2014 01:40:26 PM
Um, yeah Barb! People do it all the time. I even posted in the Rules post "--It is OK to link to specific items you want in your bio, as long as there is flexibility and people can still claim you for other items from your boards. This is not a Wishlist swap, but putting your top items in one place is OK--" "Flexible structure" is what this swap is about, really. I think at least!

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434295.msg5214195#msg5214195#ixzz36FeQJZUw
35  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Pinterest Swap on: July 01, 2014 11:26:23 AM
So I was thinking about waiting until next month to start it but Averia sent me a message that tipped the hat in favor of this month. If you're interested in joining this month, send me a message! Here are the bio board and the discussion thread.
36  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: July 2014 Ongoing Pinterest Swap on: July 01, 2014 10:45:16 AM
Discussion and Gallery thread
Please no talking in this thread!

Swappers : Name links to Bio
Bold = claiming more than claimed = give love!
(w) Swapper x/y/z
w = times claimed, x = claims made, y = claims in transit to recipients, z = claims received by recipient
(2) rscowtown 3/0/1
(2) dessadoll 2/0/1
(2) ladybugsandbumblebe es 2/0/1
(1) GingerKnitter 1/1/0
(2) Annchen 2/1/0
(5) anna.wahnsinn 5/2/0
(2) Sylvan 1/0/0
(3) brandyk 2/0/1
(1) onthinice 2/0/0

Claims
Sent
Received
Late with communication
Contact Jexxican immediately!

Due July 19
Annchen --> Dessadoll for something fairy inspired]Annchen --> Dessadoll for something fairy inspired 7/20 -->

Due July 20
dessadoll --> Annchen for some felt book marks and perler bead owls 7/15 --> 7/21
GingerKnitter --> dessadoll for a knitted slouchy cap for A 7/21 -->

Due July 22
rscowtown --> ladybugsandbumblebe es for quilted water bottle carriers 7/22 --> 7/24

Due July 23
ladybugsandbumblebe es --> rscowtown for an unstuffed, crocheted, flower pillow form. 7/18 --> 7/28

Due July 24
anna.wahnsinn --> GingerKnitter for a circular needles storage hanging thingy and stitch markers 7/25 -->
anna.wahnsinn --> Annchen for a project bag and stitch markers 7/25 -->

Due July 29
onthinice --> anna.wahnsinn for embroidery thread cards and pen straps

Due July 30
Sylvan --> anna.wahnsinn for a hanging organizer!

Due July 31
brandyk --> Ladybugsandbumblebe es for 4 zippered pouches 7/22 --> 7/24
ladybugsandbumblebe es --> brandyk for several (5) crocheted dishcloths "gifts for others"

Due Aug 2
rscowtown --> brandyk for the patchwork bathmat with a towel as backing
rscowtown --> onthinice for the patchwork bathmat with a towel as backing

Due Aug 3
dessadoll --> sylvan for some felt ornaments and a surprise

Due Aug 9
onthinice --> anna.wahnsinn for a journal
annchen --> anna.wahnsinn for some carved stamps and a matchbook needle book.
brandyk --> anna.wahnsinn for 3 fabric bins
anna.wahnsinn --> rscowtown for an eclectic braided bracelet

Due Aug 10
Anna.wahnsinn --> brandyk for a Fimo pendant
Anna.wahnsinn --> sylvan for beaded jewelry
37  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / July 2014 Ongoing Pinterest Swap on: July 01, 2014 10:40:21 AM

This Pinterest Sap is back! I know there was only a 2 month hiatus but there were requests to bring it back so here it is. The Bio Board is where we post our links, bio, and nothing else. This thread is where we talk about things and show pretty pictures. So... How's everyone been? Are we excited for Pinterest stalking?
38  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / July 2014 Ongoing Pinterest Swap on: July 01, 2014 10:36:19 AM

Swap name: July 2014 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jexxican
Co-Organiser: ?
Sign-up date range: 1 July 2014 to 31 July 2014
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap mod 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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:
This is a Pinterest swap, meaning that your fellow Craftsters will claim you for something you have pinned on your Pinterest site.  If you don't have a Pinterest but are interested, go here www.pinterest.com to request one or PM the organizer your email address to request an invite. We recommend having at least 200 pins before you start a Pinterest Swap.

If you are late in a previous Pinterest swap, please do not sign up until you send. You will not be accepted. If you still have outstanding claims in any previous round, however, you can still join as long as you are not already late in sending. Also, these swaps are totally independent of each other so if you have maxed out your unreceived but not late claims in last month's swap, you can still make that number this month. Also, the swap organizer reserves the right to refuse participation to those C-sters that she does not feel can meet the requirements or that do not jive well with the group.

Also please note that this swap requires that you communicate with your partner and the organizer.  Please send a PM (including the month of the swap) when you claim, when you send, and when you receive.  People who consistently fail to communicate will be asked to take a break from the Pinterest swap and maybe try again in two months.

Please do not post in this thread until you have been approved by the organizer. This thread is for lists only. Only post once. If you need to change/add something, simply "Modify" your post. The discussion/gallery thread is located here. Post as soon as possible after signing up so we know you have found the thread and that you are getting updates.

FAQ: Please READ

How does this swap work?
You may choose from anyone's Pinterest board once they have posted a link and bio in this thread.  This is not a chain list swap; its more of a free for all swap.  However, when possible it is nice to claim from those who haven't been claimed or who have claimed more than they have been claimed for. You have two weeks from the date you claim to send your item on its way to the lucky recipient.  Remember to PM the organizer and the recipient when you claim, send, and receive. Please include the swap name and month in your subject line! Please make sure to tell her who you are claiming, sending to, or receiving from. You may have up to 2 outstanding (not received) claims. If you are FOC you may have up to 3 outstanding claims.  Everyone MUST make at least one claim.
 
What should my bio and link look like?
Once you have been approved, you may post in the list thread.  There is no one way to do this but please be sure your bio includes the following:
         - your location and a brief bio (include allergies in red please)
         - your Pinterest link
         - list of boards that are to be used for this swap, or simply say something like "all my boards are game"
         - whether you are okay with supply claims
         - if you are joining specifically for Christmas presents or for a birthday or some other special occasion
    
--It is OK to link to specific items you want in your bio, as long as there is flexibility and people can still claim you for other items from your boards. This is not a Wishlist swap, but putting your top items in one place is OK--

What do I need to send?
This swap is for either one medium or 2-3 small items for each claim.  A medium item is one that takes 2 or more hours, $10 - $30, some examples are a single necklace or bracelet or a scarf.  A small item is one that takes 2 or less hours, $10 or less, some examples are earrings/wallets/pouches/bookmarks.

How do the organizers ensure that claims are even?
We don't. But we do try.  One way is that we highlight your name when you have claimed more times than you have been claimed.  We ask that people claim from those that haven't been claimed yet or who have claimed more often than they have been claimed, but there is no guarantee that if you send 5 times that you will receive 5 items.  In fact, theoretically it is quite possible to not get claimed at all.  If this is a major concern for you and you know you would miserable if things were not always even, this may not be the swap for you.  However, I will say that for the most part this is not a big problem in this swap so far.

How closely does the item I send need to resemble the item pinned?
It depends on who you are claiming.  Read the bios carefully.  Read the pins carefully.  Some of us pin items for inspiration and are fine with items that are simply inspired by our pins.  Others would like the item to look as close to the pin as possible.

What happens if I am flaked on?
If you are flaked on, you will only receive an angel for as many packages as you have sent.  If you were claimed for 3 packages and you sent 2 packages and one package was flaked on - you will not receive a swap angel.

What do I do if I'm not being claimed?
If you are not being claimed, it might be time to consider your pins.  Do you have enough variety?  Are there enough small and medium items?  Do you have items pinned that require a variety of crafty mediums (ex: knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, embroidery, etc...)?  Are your pins realistically craftable?  You should shoot for at least 20-30 pins (this includes only those pins you want to be claimed); maybe more if most of your items are on the large side or primarily in one crafty medium.  We have some talented folks on here... but not everyone can do all crafts.  If you find you aren't being claimed...try adding more pins. Annchen posted a great reply about this in the December swap that I highly encourage reading if you are not being claimed.


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFO TO THE ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE:

QUESTIONNAIRE:
Name of swap: July 2014 Pinterest
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Your Pinterest link:  

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
39  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: spiral dyeing, fun in the irish sunshine on: July 01, 2014 08:59:25 AM
Thank you for peeks at your country and your kitchen, and your pretty smile! Woah! Your finished product is super woah! The colors really pop. I know you said it will wash out a little, but It still looks super well done and even a little lighter, I know it will still be impressive. The colors are very tight together and the swirl was done great.
40  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Twinches Needlework Swap Gallery on: June 30, 2014 12:07:35 PM
Those robots are brilliant, I agree! Even the finishing is well done. Such tiny little stitches gave them life.
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