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1  Re: 4 inch hoopla in The Swap Gallery by penelopewaits on: October 11, 2013 06:36:45 PM
here's the one i made for mybabyisacommunist, who likes owls Smiley :
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2  project life supply swap in New Swap Theme Ideas by penelopewaits on: September 25, 2013 09:08:06 PM
a really simple swap involving the exchange of project life journalling cards and supplies.



they don't have to be branded ones - in fact i think handmade ones would be more fun.

i was thinking it could look something like:
10 6x4 cards
10 4x3 cards
3 other useful things, such as stickers, ribbon, interesting paper clips, washi tape, ink, pens, or even die cutters etc.

but this is obviously open for discussion!

i can't be the only craftster who's obsessed with project life, and this would be a great way to vary our collection of supplies. what do you think?
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3  4 inch hoopla in The Swap Gallery by penelopewaits on: September 18, 2013 02:04:57 AM
here's our gallery! can't wait to see your lovely creations! Smiley



original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426487.0#axzz2fEVK2nre
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4  Re: July Ongoing Pinterest Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by penelopewaits on: September 01, 2013 02:58:59 PM
i received from dessadoll a couple of days ago, and have finally had time to take pictures of the handmade envelopes, accordion books, and embroidered fox she made for me!








i literally gasped when i opened the parcel - it was so full of prettiness.
thank you dessadoll xxx
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5  Re: July Ongoing Pinterest Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by penelopewaits on: August 27, 2013 03:08:46 AM
i received a beautiful garland of origami hearts from gamemom42 today!

she chose gorgeous colours and prints - it's just divine, and it suits our house perfectly.


(the garland is actually almost three times as long as the picture shows - i just hung it up quickly so i could take a picture!)

that total sweetie also included an embroidery hoop and some floss - exactly what a stitcher like me loves.

thank you for the lovely package, sweetie! x
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6  4" hoopla || signups: AUG 11-18 || sendouts: SEP 30 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by penelopewaits on: August 10, 2013 11:25:31 PM
GALLERY!

Swap name: 4" hoopla
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: penelopewaits
Sign-up date range: august 11-18 OR until max participants reached
Date to send item by: 30th september

Limited to a certain number of people?: YES - this swap is limited to TEN TWELVE participants.

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/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: not relevant
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO


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




Details of swap:

this swap is for ONE embroidery hoop of 4 inches in size, incorporating any or all of the following:
  • cross stitch
  • other forms of embroidery
  • applique
  • beadwork

the only guideline is the size of the hoop. the idea is to get to know your partner by looking at their craftster profile, pinterest, blog, instagram or other online presences, and try to make something that will suit their taste and their home.

extras ARE permitted, but must be organised with your partner directly.



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: (YES/NO)

Favourite colours:
Favourite motifs (eg steampunk, woodland, travel, etc.):
Favourite quote/s:
Favourite fandoms:
Any other things you really like:

Your pinterest:
Your website/blog:
Your instagram:
Other indicators of your taste and style:

Anything you would not be interested in receiving (eg religious iconography, specific colours you don't like, etc):


Smiley Smiley Smiley IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE. Smiley Smiley Smiley
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
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7  4 inch hoopla in New Swap Theme Ideas by penelopewaits on: August 09, 2013 03:06:45 AM
i was thinking that a fun and manageable swap for those of us without STACKS of crafting time (hi, i have a toddler!) would be a single 4" embroidery hoop swap.

it'd be open for any and all forms of embroidery, and even applique if people wanted, the only firm guideline would be the hoop size.

i would probably want to keep it to a limited number of participants, just so that it wasn't too hectic to organise (did i mention the toddler?).

i'm including a couple of pictures of 4" pieces i've done myself, just for some examples...





(these are all my original designs)


is anyone interested?
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8  Re: July Ongoing Pinterest Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by penelopewaits on: August 09, 2013 02:25:44 AM
hmm - i thought i'd already posted this, but iaccidentally did it on the wrong thread. my wee boy's been sick for the last couple of days, and we're all a bit sleep deprived and crazy-eyed in this house at the moment.

this is the stitchery that i did for gamemom42





it's similar to her pin, but not identical (pin here: http://pinterest.com/pin/914862397035813/ ).
i had fun making it, because it's not the kind of thing i normally do.
hope you all like it too Smiley
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9  Re: July 2013 Ongoing Pinterest Swap in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by penelopewaits on: August 07, 2013 07:40:34 PM
now that gamemom42's received from me, i thought i'd share a photo.

this is the pin i claimed: http://pinterest.com/pin/914862397035813/
and it definitely ended up being a LARGE claim (i am so bad at judging how long crafts take, and always underestimate Tongue )

i tried to make it similar, but not identical, and this is how it turned out:



Smiley
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10  Re: One Tiny Bird Thing Swap (OTBT) GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by penelopewaits on: July 29, 2013 12:23:38 AM
i received my tiny bird thing from cackle today. it's a beautiful little sculpture to hang on the wall - with a tiny felted nest! i love it. thanks, lovely! <3





what a gorgeous swap this has been. it's been so nice to participate. thank you everyone x
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