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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Lined Green Organizer Bag on: August 30, 2014 04:12:06 PM
I had made several pairs of squares from an afghan book and decided to make them into a small bag. Instead of adding a strap, I made it a small organizer bag. It's about 9" squared. I'm pretty excited because it's my first time with lining a bag, and with using magnetic closutes, or actually any closure like that. Next time, I'll add my closure a little lower so u can sew it in above and below it, but I am super pleased with my first try.

Thanks for looking!




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2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Marine Amigurimi Doll on: June 06, 2014 02:39:49 PM
I was commissioned by a friend to crochet a Marine amigurimi keepsake doll for one of her family members who will be completing bootcamp in a couple weeks.  I mostly used the same pattern from a book I have and changed it up to resemble as closely as possible with as much detail a Marine.  Except for the hat which is sewn on, all the clothes are removeable.  She measures about 20-21".

  For more "in progress" pictures, you can visit my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EmalieAlexander.  If you like what you see, I would love for you to give the page a "like."

Thanks for looking!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Surviving The Walking Dead Gallery on: May 17, 2014 11:16:35 AM


Walkers (Sent)=red
Survivers (Sent and Received)=Blue
Received=green
orange=late with communication


milkeway LWC--pearljam94 LWC
BobbysgirlLWC -- AttieNichole LWC
mama24boyzLWC--BigBangMomma On Time
rockymygypsysoul LWC-smileyyogini Early

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / One Tiny Surprise Thing Round 2 Gallery on: April 22, 2014 02:23:52 PM
Hello Lovelies! Here is our Gallery!




Who's Sent in BigBangMomma's Group ?
Has Received their OTST

cmarion3  from blupaisan
LovelyMiss from onyxnox
blupaisan from lindyv321
Calabaza from Koreena
pjr107 from Avesthel
Avesthel  from kwality570
Cryssoleil from Ratfinkz
kwality570 from quaggy
lindyv321 from Cryssoleil
onyxnox from Calabaza
hlillie from pjr107
quaggy from hlillie
Ratfinkz from cmarion3
KimmyLynne82 from Lovely Miss
Koreena from KimmyLynne82

5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Rainy Day Doll on: April 04, 2014 06:10:56 PM
I made this sweet rainy day dolly amigurimi for my  husband's cousin's daugther's 3rd birthday.  I had bought a copy of a doll pattern and accessory book at JoAnn's and I'd been anxious to craft one. With this rainy weather, I thought the rain coat and boot accessories was just the right thing.  I used Red Heart yarn; I'm finding I'm really like the sturdiness of that yarn for ami's. It measures about 20" long.  If you're interested, I have more detailed info about it on my blog.  I'm really proud of how she turned out. She could, quite possibly, be my best amigurimi yet.

Thanks for looking!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Surviving The Walking Dead Swap Su to 4/16 SO 5/20 on: April 04, 2014 05:50:50 AM

GALLERY

Swap name: Surviving the Walking Dead Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: BigBangMomma
Co-organizer:
Sign-up date range: April 4-April 16
Date to send item by: May 20
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Age requirement? 18 and over, please

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: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator 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: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: N/A
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:
In this swap you will be crafting 5 pts with at least one item being a large or a medium.  Also, as we are surviving the Walking Dead, you are required to include something that is survival related for your partner to help him/her survive the zombie apocalypse.  This can be one of your crafted items, or it can be a store bought extra. Suggestions would be: flashlight, notebook to keep track of the date, an affirmation to help keep your partner positive in bleak times, etc.  

Before you sign up, remember to post in the swap thread so you can keep up to date.  Also, to keep flakers to a minimum (no one wants to be flaked on, right?!) I reserve the right to deny participation to swappers with a history of poor communication and late sending.  You are required to check in at least once a week---so we know you've survived the zombies...or even worse, the other people!!

Here is a break down of points:

By Time
-Large or 3pt = 3 or more hours
-Medium or 2pt = 2 or more hours
-Small or 1pt = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large or 3pt  = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewellery with four to five items, a purse
-Medium or 2pt = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small or 1pt = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

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


If you want to participate, fill out the information below and PM me, BigBangMomma

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Surviving the Walking Dead 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 18  years old (yes/no)
You are able and willing to post photos in a timely manner when you receive: (yes/no)

Questions to answer to help me in partnering:

--Do you have any allergies?
-Are there any allergens in your crafting area?

--Crafts you can do?

--Crafts you would like to receive?

1) Are you interested in the show, the comics, or both?

2) How many seasons of the show have you seen?

3) How many issues/volumes of the comic have you read?

4) Do you want to receive crafts related to the show, the comics, or both?

Questions to answer to help your partner:

About the show:
--Favorite characters?
--Least favorite characters?
--Favorite season/situation/plot lines etc?
--Anything else?


About the comics?
--Favorite characters?
--Least favorite characters?
--Favorite volume/situation/plot lines etc?
--Anything else?


Let's finish this thing up:
--Favorite colors:
--Least favorite colors:
--shirt size:
--shoe size:
--wrist size:
--necklace length:
--anything else?:

What would be your weapon of choice to survive the Walking Dead?

If you could choose one comic/show character to take with you in this new world, who would you chose?

Pinterest:

*Do to the nature of the MA show rating, etc, what level rating of craft would you like to receive? * (For example, I like the show for the drama, but not the zombie part so much, and I have young children, so I wouldn't want to receive bloody/gory things)

Anything else?


If you want to participate, remember to PM BigBangMomma and not reply here.

Have fun, and let's survive the Walking Dead together!!


7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / One Tiny Surprise Thing Round 2 SU 3/19 to 4/4 SO 4/23 on: March 19, 2014 06:18:06 PM

Visit the Gallery here

Are you looking for a small, no-fuss, hassle-free, craft what I want, and be completely surprised at what I receive swapt? Then, the second round of  One Tiny Surprise Thing Swap might be for you!  This swap mixes two cool concepts. 1) One Tiny Thing  and 2)the Surprise Swap element  If you've ever participated, or wanted to participate, in the 4x6 Art Swaps, this swap takes that idea, and then opens it up to just a little more variety. Check it out!
(Thank you to alteredmommy and belladune for the first 4x6 Art Swap which I've used its concept and much of the Questionnaire,  and changed the peramitors)

Round One's Gallery

Swap name: One Tiny Surprise Thing Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: BigBangMomma
Co-Organizer: kwality570
Sign-up date range: 3/19/14 to 4/4/14

Date to send item by: 4/23/14
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no


Restricted to people who all live in the same country? 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: YES

- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator 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: 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 swap:

The OTST swap  runs like this:  You make ONE craft,   in any medium and/or theme of your choosing. You may begin crafting as soon as you sign up, or before. You will have a 2 week crafting time after sign ups close, as well, to make the craft to the best of your ability.  Your craft must follow the guidelines of a tiny crafted item, being no more than 4x4x4. You can create a paper craft, a yarn craft, a clay craft, jewelry craft, etc, anything you want to, as long as it is ONE TINY THING.    You will have no idea who your partner is, until "Address Time", which will be at the end of the crafting period.  And then you will only know their Address and proper name.  I will do my best to match up partners based upon allergy restrictions and craft wishes, but please remember that this is essentially a "surprise" swap so no information other than a real name and address will be sent out to you. The fun and purpose of the swap is receiving a completely random craft in the mail!  

Swap Rules:
~ You must post at least once  in the thread BEFORE being accepted into the swap  to insure receive updates on this swap. Posting a minimum of once a week is a requirement of this swap.I reserve the right to deny participation to swappers with a history of poor communication and late sending.  Updates and reminders will only be posted in the thread, so keep an eye out for the Organizer note headline.


~ You are required to check in to me, BigBangMomma, via pm (private message) between the dates of April 17-19 ONLY.  Anyone who has not checked by 6:00PM EST on April 19th will be dropped from the swap and will not receive an address to send to.
 
~ DC# confirmation is required for all senders in the USA.  Willingness to ship internationally is a requirement for this swap.  Keep in mind, you are crafting whatever suits YOUR INTEREST, so don't let cost detour you from signing up. If you craft something lightweight and relatively flat, even if your partner is international, it should be relatively low-cost to ship.

~  You are to send Only ONE TINY THING to your partner. NO EXTRAS.


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap One Tiny Surprise Thing 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?Yes, required for the swap.

Confirm that are at least 16 years old (YES/NO)
I have read the Swap Rules above this post (YES/NO)

Do you have Allergies/sensitivities?
Do you have allergens in your home (dog, cat, smoke, etc)

Will you be creating something that someone might find offensive (graphic, nudity, religious, gory etc.)?  
What are some themes that you would find offensive?

What crafting materials would you be using (please note if you might be using a common allergen like wool) [yarn, paper, polymer clay, hoopla, etc]?
What crafts would you prefer not to receive [crochet, knitting, hoopla]?

Any other information for the organizer that  you feel would help in partneringwhether in what you want to craft, or what you want to receive?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO BigBangMomma  VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.  


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / One Tiny Surprise Thing Round 2? on: February 22, 2014 07:10:54 PM
We are winding up the 1st ever round of One Tiny Surprise Thing with just a couple more packages working their way around the world. It has been so much fun, and we have a great first Gallery.  This round filled up fast and many interested people missed out.  I'm hoping the current round will close out in another few weeks at best, and then having sign ups for round two starting towards the end of March/early April.  Interest? I wanted to give people plenty of time to keep a spot open so they don't miss out again.

If you're not sure what the first round is about, and don't feel like clicking on the link,  read here:

"Are you looking for a small, no-fuss, hassle-free, craft what I want, and be completely surprised at what I receive swap? Then, check out the One Tiny Surprise Thing Swap.  This swap mixes two cool concepts. 1) One Tiny Thing  and 2) the Surprise Swap element"
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 100s Day Crochet Chain on: February 21, 2014 06:33:42 AM


I saw on Pinterest the idea to crochet a paper chain. So I decided to make one for 100s day for my son's kindergarten teacher. There are 10 each of black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. That makes 80, so the remaining 20 are the multi colored ones. Like a  paper chain, they vary in width and length a bit.  For sturdiness, I mostly used Red Heart yarn, and a little bit of cotton yarn.  They connect with sticky back Velcro.  Some of the Velcro I had a bit of trouble with sticking to the yarn when it was opening and closing, so I sent in some extra Velcro she can use to repair chains as needed.  I thought she could use this for math (counting/10 frames, etc) and colors, and all sorts of fun things!  It measures to about 21 feet long, I believe!
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / "Even the penguin warms up by the fire!" on: February 06, 2014 04:42:51 PM
I'm still fairly new with polymer clay, but I knew I wanted to play with it for my partner in the one tiny surprise thing swap. I forget exactly how much this measures, but it's smaller than the required 4" sq or less for the swap.



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