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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Minecraft vs. Mario on: July 07, 2016 09:06:41 AM
My son and I made this for Abbeeroad's son in the Big & Little swap, and now that she has received, I can post it!

We made a checkers/ chess set!

Here it is set up for checkers:


Here it is set up for chess:


How the pieces are made:
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Big & Little Swap Gallery on: July 02, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Post your lovelies here!


Swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448042.0
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Shadowhunter t-shirt on: June 25, 2016 11:21:21 AM
I made this for the recent Book Swap.  I am a big fan of the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, and I sent my partner a copy of "City of Bones" from that series. 

I also sent a shirt that features the fearless rune.  (The runes play a pretty big role in the stories.)

The shirt is a much brighter blue than this picture shows.

14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / City of Bones mugrug on: June 25, 2016 11:18:25 AM
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but this is a mug rug I made based on the book "City of Bones", by Cassandra Clare,  for the book swap.

It features a quote that says: "Unfortunately, we are all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing."

15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Amelia Peabody double sided pendant on: June 25, 2016 11:14:13 AM
Hi!  Made this for the book swap, and since my partner has received, I can post!!

This was crafted to go with the book, "The Snake, The Crocodile, and the Dog" from the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.  Super fun series, CANNOT recommend it highly enough. 

Anyway, the pendant features Amelia on one side and the letter A on the other.  How fortuitous that my partner's first initial is A as well!  I think it may have been fate...

Anyhoo, here's the goods!  I promise I sent it with a chain attached... Wink

16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Amelia Peabody fan art on: June 25, 2016 11:07:48 AM
I made this for the Book Swap recently.  One of the books I was crafting for was from the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.  The book I sent was "The Snake, The Crocodile and the Dog."  The series is about a quirky family of Victorian-era Egyptologists who solve crimes while they are discovering archaeological treasures.  Fun, witty, adventurous... good stuff!  Anyway, the main character, Amelia, is famous for making lists.  In that spirit, I created this:



Bonus:  It's magnetic!
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Common Ground Round 4 sign ups 6/24-7/5, send outs 7/30 on: June 24, 2016 10:16:04 AM


Swap name: Common Ground Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bunny1kenobi
Sign-up date range: 6/24 - 7/5
Date to send item by: 7/30

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

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

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions: yes
- 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: sadly, 18 waved bye-bye long ago.

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:

This has been a really fun swap in the past.  It gives participants a chance to get to know more about other members of our crafty community.

The idea is to find something that you have in common with your partner, and craft to that.  Maybe you dig the same TV show, or types of books.  Maybe your hair is the same color, maybe you both just love Mexican food, or you have the same number of kids.  Perhaps you both play an instrument, or both love to run. Whatever it is, you can craft something that has to do with your commonalities.  

And we wanna hear what you have in common!  So make sure when you post your goodies in the gallery, that you share what your commonality is!  Grin

Also, don't forget that you need to post in the thread when you sign up, and drop in at least once a week, let us know you're crafting away merrily.

This swap will have a more in-depth q'naire than you might be used to, just to help get some juices flowing regarding what to share with your partner.  I realize that we are going to be sharing a lot of ourselves with total strangers, so be intelligent about what you tell them, but share as much as you feel comfortable with. The questions are mainly for guidelines, so if you feel uncomfortable answering any of them, feel free to skip those ones.

This swap will be for one medium and 2 smalls --OR-- 2 mediums.  Spoiling is allowed if agreed upon by partners.  (Of course spoiling is allowed!)  A handy dandy guide to sizes:

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 outs will be expected by July 30.  Tracking number will be required if shipping within the US.  If shipping internationally, PM me info from your receipt.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Common Ground Round 4
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)

Ok, here comes the good stuff... brace yourselves, folks!

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Favorite patterns:
Least favorite patterns:

Favorite themes:
Favorite books:
Favorite movies:
Favorite TV shows:
Favorite music:

Favorite foods:
Least favorite foods:

Do you collect anything?
Do you play an instrument?
What do you do for fun (besides crafting)?
What do you do for a living?
Do you have kids/grandkids? If so, how many?

Does your home have any decorating themes/colors?
Where have you traveled (if you've traveled)?
Favorite holidays:
Least favorite holidays:
What's on your bucket list?

What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you wish you could do?

Is there anything in particular that you would like to receive?
Anything you'd rather NOT see in your package?

Do you have a pinterest or amazon wish list you'd like to share?  If so, include a link here:

What allergies do you have?
What allergens do you have in your home?

Please include sizes pertaining to items you might like to receive:

T-shirt:
Shoes:
Wrist measurement:
Pierced ears?
Preferred necklace length:
Hips:
Inseam:
Head (where you would wear a headband):
Ring size:

Is there anything else you'd like your partner or the organizer to know?

What is the meaning of life?  Just kidding-- making sure you aren't comatose after filling out all that info! Ha!


Alright, let's party!!

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
18  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Big and Little swap! sign ups June 6/16 - June 12/16, s/o July 11/16 on: June 06, 2016 11:20:31 AM

Swap name: Big and Little Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Bunny1kenobi
Sign-up date range: 6/6/16 - 6/12/16
Date to send item by: 7/11/16

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

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

Additional Age requirement? none

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:

Here's the idea:  Partner up with a kid you love, to create a medium item for each of your partners (another adult + kid team).  The items must be made by the adult and kid team and one item must be made for each adult participant, and one for each kid participant.

Some examples of projects:  wooden plaques or other wood projects (kids can sand and maybe paint or stain, adults can do the more detailed work), stenciled items (t-shirts, aprons etc - adults can cut stencils, kids can paint), art work (kids start the process, adults add or fill in the blanks)... kids can wield glue, needle and thread, all kinds of things.  Don't sell your kids short, give them a challenge and let them rise to the occasion!

I'd love to see kids learn some new things that can build some self esteem, and teams creating projects for others of the quality that they'd like to receive themselves.  And it would be a great way to kill summer boredom.

THIS WILL REQUIRE some devoted time and care on behalf of the adult portion of the team.  I have set aside a generous crafting time because working with kids sometimes means working more slowly, and allowing time for trial and error.  I respectfully request that if you aren't prepared to do what's necessary to teach your child partner something new and if you don't have the patience or time to follow through, pass on this one.  Also, if you don't think you can send on time, give this one a pass.  It's bad enough to disappoint an adult in a swap, but I don't want to have to call for angels for heartbroken kids.

I know that many craftsters will have more than one child wanting to participate.  So here's what we'll do in that event:  I'll try to match you up with another team that has the same number of members, and then will expect every member of the team to receive an item.  Please be aware that I'm trying to match ages as closely as possible, and allergy and shipping constraints may make partnering difficult.  I will need participants to be flexible in order to make this a positive experience for everyone, especially for the kids.  There will need to be really good communication here, too.

It should stand to reason that all items sent in this swap should be family friendly!  Let's keep gore, vulgarity, politics and religion (well, religion is ok if requested by your partner) out of the mix.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Big and Little 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)

Names of children participating, and ages for each:

ADULT QUESTIONS:

Themes I like:
Colors I like:
Colors I dislike:
Patterns I like:
Patterns I dislike:
Do you collect anything?

Sizes (only answer the things you are interested in):
Shirt
Bracelet
Ring
Necklace length
Shoes
Pierced ears?

CHILD QUESTIONS (must be answered for EACH CHILD participating):

Name (if multiple children):
Themes I like:
Colors I like:
Colors I dislike:
Patterns I like:
Patterns I dislike:
Do you collect anything?

Sizes (only answer the things you are interested in):
Shirt
Bracelet
Ring
Necklace length
Shoes
Pierced ears?

Do you have any allergies?

Allergens in your home:

Is there anything in particular that any of you would like to receive?

Anything you don't care to receive?

Do you have a pinterest or amazon wishlist? If so, please post the address here.

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


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 other rules about participating in a swap.
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Common Ground Round 4!! on: May 31, 2016 02:02:46 PM

I'm thinking about opening Round 4 of the Common Grounds swap! 

This has been a really fun swap in the past.  It gives participants a chance to get to know more about other members of our crafty community.

The idea is to find something that you have in common with your partner, and craft to that.  Maybe you dig the same TV show, or types of books.  Maybe your hair is the same color, maybe you both just love Mexican food, or you have the same number of kids.  Perhaps you both play an instrument, or both love to run.  Whatever it is, you can craft something that has to do with your commonalities. 

This swap will have a more in-depth q'naire than you might be used to, just to help get some juices flowing regarding what to share with your partner.  I realize that we are going to be sharing a lot of ourselves with total strangers, so be intelligent about what you tell them, but share as much as you feel comfortable with.

I'm thinking about making this swap one medium and 2 smalls, or just 2 mediums.  Whichever each participant chooses.  There are a lot of great swaps starting up for summer, so I don't want to overwhelm anyone - we'll just keep it nice and easy. 

Thinking of starting sign ups third week of June, with 3-4 week crafting time.

I'd love to hear your feedback on this!

20  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Epic Queen sized wedding quilt!! on: May 29, 2016 11:52:41 AM
I made this quilt as you go quilt for my son and his bride.  The wedding was in March, so I'm REALLY slow, but I'm just glad I got it finished before Christmas, before they started having kids, before the sun burned out.... LOL!






From these humble beginnings...

The first 2 blocks (I was so proud!)


To a basketful of 90 of them!

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