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1  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Lexophiles Unite! -- 1 Angel FOUND on: October 20, 2014 10:33:31 PM
I was the organizer for this swap, and my own partner flaked on me.  I was really looking forward to it, so I'm hoping to find a swap angel for myself.  =)

Swap Name:  Lexophiles Unite!
Original Thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435306.0
Gallery thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435976.0
# of Flakers:  1

Include the names and info of the people who need angels:
Blasphemy the Blasphemer
Angel:  Koreena

From my questionnaire:

Do you have any allergies that you need to avoid?  Anything perfumey

Do you have any favorite words or types of words (sesquipedalian, monosyllabic, gerunds, swear words, double entendres, homophones, puns, palindromes, anagrams, etc.)?  I love swear words, I have to admit.  My friend uses the word shittastic (like craptastic, but shittier), and I absolutely love that word.  I also really love medical or anatomical jargon.  I love exsanguinate.  I think it is a gorgeous word.  Anything a little morose makes me happy.  I love sesquipedalian words.  Curmudgeon is a good one.  So is surly.  I also have a fondness for double entendres, the more obscure the better.

Do you have any favorite languages of origin?  Probably Latin.  I really like German also (my second language).
What are your favorite colors? Gray, black, dark purple, dark green
What are your least favorite colors?  Pinks and yellows
What would you most like to receive?  Im not feeling picky, but probably something that doesn't require laundering (no pillows/totes).  
What would you NOT like to receive?  Nothing frilly or girly.

Is there anything else you would like your partner to know?  I have a crippling phobia of packing peanuts.  Please dont use them!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Lexophiles Unite! swap gallery on: October 01, 2014 11:35:52 PM


Here is the place to post the photos of the awesome stuff you got!

Our lovely swappers:
fancybutch  <>  Smeddley
Magpirate  <>  whenindoubtsew
madcrafter  <>  crazyda79
Blasphemy the Blasphemer  <>  Ambrosio  

Blasphemy the Blasphemer's angel:  Koreena
3  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Lexophiles Unite! (SU 8/27-9/10, SO 9/30) on: August 27, 2014 06:37:48 AM


Swap Name:  Lexophiles Unite!

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Blasphemy the Blasphemer
Sign-up date range: August 27-September 10
Date to send item by: September 30

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? The Craftster swap age requirement

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:2nd one
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: N/A
- 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 this swap:

Lexophile (n):  A lover of words, especially in word games, puzzles, anagrams, palindromes, etc.

This swap is for those of us that LOVE words.  Whether your personal motto is I love big words and I cannot lie or Big or small, I love them all, this swap is for you.

Do you find enjoyment in learning about etymology of words?  Do you have a favorite word or catchphrase?  Do you love to play Scrabble from dusk until dawn?  Do Shakespearean insults bring you unfathomable ecstasy?

If there are an even number of participants, you will have one partner.  If there are an odd number of participants, I may place you in a group of three.  Remember to get tracking numbers if you are sending within the USA and to keep receipts if sending overseas.

This swap is very open-ended and open to any and all media.  It is going to be a 2 POINT swap, unless you and your partner(s) decide otherwise.  This may consist of two smalls or one medium item.

(A general guide)
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

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


Send this questionnaire to me and post in the thread in order to join!

Name of swap:  Lexophiles Unite
Crafster Username:
E-mail address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (YES/NO):

Allergens in your home:
Do you have any allergies that you need to avoid?

Do you have any favorite words or types of words (sesquipedalian, monosyllabic, gerunds, swear words, double entendres, homophones, puns, palindromes, anagrams, etc.)?
Do you have any favorite languages of origin?
What are your favorite colors?
What are your least favorite colors?
What would you most like to receive?
What would you NOT like to receive?

Do you have a Pinterest page or anything that can give your partner an idea of what you like?

Is there anything else you would like your partner to know?



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

Our lovely swappers:
fancybutch  <>  Smeddley
Magpirate  <>  whenindoubtsew
madcrafter  <>  crazyda79
Blasphemy the Blasphemer  <>  Ambrosio
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Lexophiles unite! on: July 21, 2014 07:34:13 PM
Lexophile (n):  A lover of words, especially in word games, puzzles, anagrams, palindromes, etc.

Ever since I was young, I have been a voracious reader.  My main form of catharsis over the years has been writing.  Words, words, words.  I can't get enough of them.  I find more enjoyment in learning about etymology of words than I do learning about the life story of most people.  I love archaic words, obscure words, and words that just sound nice as they roll off the tongue.

Do you have a favorite word or favorite catchphrase?  Do you love to play Scrabble from dusk until dawn?  Do Shakespearean insults bring you unfathomable ecstasy?  Was your favorite birthday present an unabridged dictionary? 

I want to see if anyone else has an interest in this particular facet of nerdiness.  I feel like this sort of swap could go a lot of places.  I don't think it would be at all limiting. 
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Gift boxes for our wedding on: January 29, 2014 03:21:09 PM
We had a tiny wedding, and so I was able to buy and decorate all of the gift boxes by hand (they were $1 for three Chinese takeout-style boxes at the Dollar Tree).  I decorated them all by hand. 

My husband and I are hopeless geeks, so that is why we chose the decorations that we did.  =)


We are both into old school gaming.


Because we heart each other.  =)


Miscellaneous geekery.


We kept joking about how our marriage was "game over."

Everyone got a unique specialty hot sauce.  We even gave one to our officiant, who is also our apartment manager.

We had zombies in the wedding vows and got married up on a hiking trail.  Good times were had by all.
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Cat bowl on: December 03, 2013 01:18:49 AM
Here is a food dish that I made for my cat.  It is a teal-glazed red clay.  The paw print is an inlay of white clay, which I covered in wax to prevent glazing.

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Toy Stuffies on: December 03, 2013 01:15:01 AM
I think I have gotten a lot better since my first post here.  I did quite a few little side projects.

A sleep-deprived night goblin that I made for my somnolgist


Yet another Companion Cube, among many.  =)


Little duck thing


And, most recently, I made a stuffed animal in loving memory of my cat that I put to sleep on my 25th birthday.  She had a crippled leg that was atrophied and bony, so when I was constructing that crippled leg, I stuffed it with pieces of cork.


And here is a picture of my real baby.  I miss her so much.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Project 1--Cat pillow thing on: July 31, 2010 11:42:07 AM


Cat stuffed animal/pillow thing--this is the face and paws when I sewed them onto the body prior to stuffing.

This is for my grandma's birthday.



This is the finished product. I couldn't find my sewing machine pedal for the body, tail, and back foot, so the stitches are done with embroidery thread and are quite visible, whereas the stitching on the head and front paws are not visible. The eyes and nose are made out of felt, the whiskers are embroidered.

Roughly the size of an ordinary house cat, and roughly eight hours of work. I drew out the pattern myself. The bulk of the material is a lavender fleece material.

The way it is designed, if you rest your head between the cat's head and back leg, they sort of cradle you comfortably.
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