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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Alphabet ATC J, K, L gallery on: September 17, 2006 11:33:54 AM
Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118661.0
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Alphabet ATC J, K, L (send-off: 9/30) on: September 03, 2006 01:54:58 PM
Swap name: Alphabet ATC J, K, L
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sissychrissy1
Sign-up date range: 9/3/06 - 9/16/06
Date to send item by: 9/30/06

Limited to a certain number of people? 30

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed? yes

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

You'll make 3 different ATCs -- J, K, and L -- for this round.  Each one will be sent to a different swapper.   ATCs must measure 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.  There will be a new swap round every month or so as we progress through the alphabet so you can join in at any time.

Since ATCs are small DC# is not required but if your cards are not recieved after 3 weeks you will need to resend. 

See previous galleries for examples of ATCs:
A, B, C: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88762.0
D, E, F: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=97648.0
G, H, I: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109099.0

If you want to participate, send the following information to the organizer:

Name of swap: Alphabet ATC J, K, L
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?


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.

APPROVED PARTICIPANTS:
1.  princessblueberry
2.  rackycoo
3.  qazicat
4.  aliastriona_angerboda
5.  annette
6.  gingerquilts
7.  Superstitch
8.  sissychrissy1
9.  originalyouth
10. teapotdnky
11. megan+mary
12. sharla
13. catpants
14. Happychick
15. Stifflersmom
16. goatgoddess
17. phizzychick
18. correctionowife
19. ithinktomuch
20. violinromance
21. mub
22. charliebrown
23. Modus Operandi
24. psyche
25. sonjaboo
26. minouette
27. srdesigns
28. purrpower

Swapper will send J, K, L to:

Modus Operandi to annette, violinromance, qazicat
annette to violinromance, quazicat, aliastriona_angerboda
violinromance to qazicat, aliastriona_angerboda, sissychrissy1
qazicat to aliastriona_angerboda, sissychrissy1, purrpower
aliastriona_angerboda to sissychrissy1, purrpower, goatgoddess
sissychrissy1 to purrpower, goatgoddess, minouette
purrpower to goatgoddess, minouette, superstitch
goatgoddess to minouette, superstitch, sonjaboo

minouette to superstitch, sonjaboo, phizzychick
Superstitch to sonjaboo, phizzychick, princessblueberry
sonjaboo to phizzychick, princessblueberry, stifflersmom
phizzychick to princessblueberry, stifflersmom, correctionowife
princessblueberry to stifflersmom, correctionowife, gingerquilts
Stifflersmom to correctionowife, gingerquilts, psyche
correctionowife to gingerquilts, psyche, mub
gingerquilts to psyche, mub, rackycoo
psyche to mub, rackycoo, charliebrown
mub to rackycoo, charliebrown, megan+mary
rackycoo to charliebrown, megan+mary, ithinktomuch
charliebrown to megan+ mary, ithinktomuch, happychick
megan+mary to ithinktomuch, happychick, teapotdnky
ithinktomuch to happychick, teapotdnky, originalyouth
Happychick to teapotdnky, originalyouth, sharla
teapotdnky to originalyouth, sharla, srdesigns
originalyouth to sharla, srdesigns, catpants
sharla to srdesigns, catpants, Modus Operandi
srdesigns to catpants, Modus Operandi, annette
catpants to Modus Operandi, annette, violinromance

strike through means sent/received
blue means all ATCs have been received
purple means feedback has been left
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Super Summer Pasta Salad!!! on: July 03, 2006 02:39:27 PM
One of my friends gave me this recipe after I ate it at her house like two years ago, and I just pulled it out and made it.  It's DELICIOUS!!! 

Butterfly Pasta Salad (or as I like to call it, Super Summer Pasta Salad)

1/2 lb. farfalle (aka bowtie pasta aka butterfly pasta)
1/3 c. chopped red oinion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. chopped red/yellow/orange pepper (whatever you like/have)
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
3 T sliced black olives
2 T capers, rinsed
1 15-oz. can of chickpeas, chilled, rinsed, and drained
2/3 c. crumbled goat cheese or feta
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c. chopped fresh basil
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 T sherry or balsamic vinegar
2 T pine nuts
1/2 t red pepper flakes

Boil the pasta until al dente.  Drain and rinse well with cold water.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the other ingredients and then toss with the pasta.  Mix gently.  Cover and chill to let flavors mingle or serve at room temperature if you just can't wait!

It calls for a lot of ingredients at first glance, but I suspect a lot of people will already have the items on hand (I had almost all of them).  The nice thing is that you can also substitute ingredients easily based on your preferences or what you have around.  For example, this time I left out the onion, used halved kalamata olives, subbed corn for chickpeas, left out the parsley, and used a mix of pine nuts/pepitas/slivered almonds.  Still delicious!

Make, eat, enjoy!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Lichtenstein coin purse on: June 25, 2006 12:12:12 PM
I made this coinpurse for a round of the One Tiny Thing swap.  I don't think I've ever spent so much time cutting!  I'm wicked impulsive and I never measure or draw things out first when I craft, so I did all the cutting freehand.  It's made entirely from felt (well, and glue Smiley). 

Here's a crappy photo of the whole thing.  I had to take it with my camera phone because my camera batteries died, hence the fuzzy pic.



But here's a scan of the front of it, with the original for comparison:

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Cupcake swap gallery on: April 25, 2006 01:45:35 PM
Post all your delicious cupcake goodies here!

(Original swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87810.0)
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Cupcake swap (sign ups: 4/1 - 4/8; mail by: 5/1) on: April 01, 2006 07:51:42 PM
Swap name: Cupcake swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sissychrissy1
Sign-up date range: 4/1 - 4/8
Date to send item by: 5/1

Limited to a certain number of people?: nope

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

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

Details of swap: Everyone loves cupcakes and it's time to spread that love around.  This swap will involve beautiful crafts around the theme of C-U-P-C-A-K-E-S. Each swapper will craft either one large and one medium or one large and two small crafts with a cupake theme.  This could include all kinds of items, from clothes to bags, from trinkets to jewelry, and far beyond.  Use your creativity and communicate with your swap partner. 

Feel free to include favorite recipes or cupcake tips, but if you make this one of your crafts, be sure to do some additional crafting around it.  Cupcakes abound, but we're looking for great cupcake crafts here.


...


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Cupcake swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Favorite colors:
Favorite kind of cupcake:
What kinds of crafts can you make?
What kinds of crafts would you love to receive?
Any other information that you think would be useful to your swap partner:

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.

Orange = Sent
Green = Received
Blue = Sent and Received
Red = Needs to communicate
Purple = All done with feedback posted

APPROVED PARTICIPANTS:
kinkyknit <---> rhicooqui
dansk <---> sissychrissy1
lethargic <---> ctgirl
kaesea <---> a_patchwork_orange
lamamarco <---> the littlest ninja
kidcompassion <---> tinafish
tenika <---> sewpixie
brena80 <---> lhackett
sonjaboo <---> nutella
craftypixie <---> happythermia
chibikoky <---> xladyluckx
gypsythief <---> kittykill
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Cupcake swap on: March 28, 2006 03:09:45 PM
I'm thinking of organizing my first swap, and I was wondering how many people be interested in a cupcake themed swap.  I've found various swaps that include sweet treats and the like, but none that are exclusively cupcakes, and what with the popularity of cupcakes, I can't help but think that this would be tons of fun!
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / first attempt at hand-dyed yarn on: January 23, 2006 05:32:29 PM
This was my first attempt at dyeing yarn.  It didn't come out perfect, but it was an interesting experience nonetheless.  

I used Kool-Aid and did it all in my bathtub.  I tried to make a hand-painted look of red, orange, and yellow, but instead the whole thing came out a sort of mottled peach with white swirls.  It's actually pretty nice looking now that I've started to knit it up, but depending on how I feel about it in a bit, I might re-dye the entire finished object (a sweater) over.  

I felt like the color didn't take as well as I had hoped, and I felt it might have been the sort of "halo" effect of the mohair around the thread.  Later I read that mohair doesn't accept dye as well as other fibers, so I'm hoping I'll have better results with some merino that I plan to give a go.

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / knitting clutch on: January 23, 2006 05:26:44 PM
This is a bag I made for one of my friends for her birthday.  She is a new knitter and I wanted to encourage her habit!  The bag is made of felt on the outside and lined in vintage fabric.  The outter pocket is meant for small odds and ends like yarn needles, stitch markers, and such, while the big pocket can be used to store scissors, patterns, and other larger things.  Like a total dolt, I forgot to take photographs of the back, but the neat thing is that it has another piece of felt sewn on it covering all but about two inches on one end, and that piece is sewn/ribbed into four sections, each of which will hold a set of knitting needles.  It's an all-in-one storage case!





10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / embellished t-shirt - blue with bird on: January 23, 2006 05:20:39 PM
This is a t-shirt that I embellished for one of my friends for Christmas.  The only thing I had to buy was the t-shirt itself and everything else was in my sewing box.

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