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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Menstrual Care Package Swap Gallery! on: July 08, 2005 01:19:08 PM
Since so many people got going early, here's a place to show off what you got!

I can't wait to find out.  Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / cheaper than filtes king van dyck substitute for Teva Durham Lace Leaf Pullover? on: June 25, 2005 08:06:44 PM
So for once yarndex let me down....  Roll Eyes

So i was wondering if anyone else had had luck knitting the Teva Durham Lace Leaf Pullover in something a little less bank-breaking?

i prefer natural fibres but i'm willing to compromise my ideals for this sweater.   Wink

thanks!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / cork wall art on: June 25, 2005 06:17:09 PM
so i'm in the process of revamping our small apt dining area to more of a floor-cushiony, low table kinda deal, instead of rickety card table and hella-uncomfortable folding chairs (can you tell we're grad students?) and I wanted some exciting wall art.

corks to the rescue!

closeup


in context


I used corrugated cardboard as a backing and pushed 3/4" applique pins into the corks through the cardboard, 2 to a cork, to hold them in place.  Smiley
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Menstrual Care Package Swap (CLOSED! Sendout 7/20) on: June 20, 2005 08:42:21 PM
Swap name:  Menstrual Care Package Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: djungelorms friend
Sign-up date range: 6/20-6/27
Date to send item by:7/20

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 16

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All Ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:

You know how you feel that week.  Maybe you dread it.  So...  Make it like your birthday week!  With exciting presents to open!

This swap is all-inclusive for cloth pad/disposable pad, tampon/diva cup etc wearers.  I'll try to match like types up. The package you make should include:  stuff specific to your partner's "hygeine" preferences,  maybe a pad/tampon/cup carrying bag, and some kind of exciting surprise.  Cramp relief, treats for craves... be creative!  Maybe a cloth pad partner would like a new pad?  I'll try to include questions that make for good matches, but I encourage you to contact each other after you know who your partner is. This should be a flexible, interactive, tailored swap.
...



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
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Cloth Pad/disposable/neither?
Tampon/Diva cup/neither?
I need a carrying case for:
My worst PMS/cycle issue is:
I am allergic to:
"that" week, I crave more than anything:
My favorite color is:


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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

This swap is full now, with 16 participants.  If you missed out, I''m terribly sorry, and I heartily encourage you to start a round 2--I think there's enough interest to support it!  Smiley 

PARTNERS:

Pink Hula<---->jadey_mcshadey
cottoncandymandy<---->beatnik chik
youlittlerabbit<--->taloola
mommiemed<---->little one
regansbox<---->garyn
NoSleep<---->Violet
PinkDreams21<---->yogirly87
bbonnn<---->djungelorms friend
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Dresden Dolls Swap Gallery! on: June 16, 2005 09:15:53 AM
I can't wait to see what everyone got!  Post pictures if you can.  Smiley
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Laptop Sleeve on: May 26, 2005 06:30:20 PM
Hopefully this is the right place to put this Smiley


My iBook needed something to keep it safe when I carry it around in my big tote bag or backpack.  I had some felt, and some sushi fabric...

so...  here it is next to my iBook (his name is stanley winesap):



closeup of the applique of my initial:



the shape is just basically a manilla envelope type deal, rendered in felt.  I just fold the end over.  Later, after finals and I get over my laziness, I will make a fastener, but folding has worked pretty well too, actually.  Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Menstrual care package swap? on: May 18, 2005 09:34:39 PM
So I was thinking something along the lines of a swap of little kits for moon week, including but not limited to:

a little bag to keep it in
cloth pads
cloth pad carry bag
d.i.y. cramp relief
some kind of cool little surprise?

I dunno.  this is a nebulous notion and i would love crafter-tastic input. 
 Grin

this isn't intended to be in competition with the very cool pad swap just a variation on a good theme.  I'd be willing to organize, if we're talking late june signups, mid-july sendout.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Elephant camera pouch on: May 13, 2005 03:58:41 PM
For my digi-cam.  Smiley





I kinda made it because it "needed" to be made, but then it turned out my camera fit perfectly.  Tongue

9  Illinois / Illinois: North / Japanese paper in Chicago on: May 11, 2005 02:28:48 PM
I just discovered something exciting yesterday in Chicago. Smiley  I'll have to stop back there and actually look around soon.   Grin


http://aikosart.com/
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cloth Pad Cozy ;) on: May 09, 2005 11:22:04 PM
Just got my exciting new new moon pads and made myself a little pouch to carry a change in my schoolbag...



  EDIT for more description:  It's basically a lined, zippered pouch, with decorative stitching.  And I added a tassel to the zipper.  Just though I'd add more detail to my description now that it's not as crazy late as it was when I first put this up (maybe I shouldn't have been watching Firefly on DVD as an excuse  to stay up and sew...).
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