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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Decorate My Space Swap on: June 12, 2009 09:52:24 PM
Hi!  I was just testing the waters and seeing if anybody would be interested in doing a decorate my space swap.  It would be crafting stuff that would be art, knick knacks, pillows, throws, all kinds of stuff, etc... based on a simple questionnaire and on which room you chose to be decorated.  You could base it on a collection of things, color, art, wall hangings, the list goes on and on!  I was thinking about keeping it simple, one small, one medium, and one large.  I think there might have been one of these swaps before, so I'll post a linky dink when I find it.  I really want to organize a swap, so I'm all up for doing that part.  I probably would participate too.   Wink   
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Halloween Yard Contest Entry on: October 31, 2008 08:19:08 PM
Here is my entry for the Halloween Yard decorating contest.  I have no idea where I should have posted these, so I hope they get submitted for entry.  We made the fence from scratch, which was a way bigger project than we thought once we started.  The corn stalks in the background came from my parent's garden and the hands in the ground I recently received in a swap.  I added the black birds to the tombstones, they weren't there originally.  I hope you like my yard enough to vote for me!!

Here it is, the whole thing


A little closer


Some dead guy in my cemetery


A pic through the cemetery fence, which me and the bf made from scratch!


Better shot of the fence


Spider and stuff


Hands coming up out of the ground.  Spooooooky


You can't see much at night, but at least you can see the jack o lanterns and the lights in the bushes.


A Halloween wreath I made for the front door.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Brand new afghan by a brand new crocheter!! on: August 13, 2008 01:34:42 PM
K, so here's the deal.  I had been wanting to learn how to crochet for a few years now and I finally had someone to show me the ropes.  After making countless amigurumis, I decided I needed to try and make a afghan. 

I just picked this pattern and went with it.  I was able to get some cool colors of yarn on clearance and that's how I picked the colors.  I thought crochet afghans didn't take that long, or so I had heard!  HAH!  Well, it only took me about a month or two.  I wasn't working on it every night like I should have been doing!!   

So, I then got to thinking that I should enter it in our local fair.  Which I did.  And I won first place.  Sweet!!  Well, they had to give me first since I was the only one who entered in a ripple afghan. Tongue But I won three bucks and I was happy. Cool   

I would like to add that I've been crocheting since May, so for only a few months now, and this is the biggest thing I have ever made.  Ever.  For myself.  And it's crocheted.  I am pretty proud of it and all my hard work.  I think I'll be keeping this one.  Smiley


Here she is in all her glory.  I think she's about 5 1/2 feet long and 4 or 5 feet wide.  I don't remember....


Here's a close up so you can see the colors better.  Don't look too close to the stitches. AHH!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craft For My Kid Swap Round 2 on: June 22, 2008 01:24:56 PM
Would anybody be interested in doing a craft for my kid swap round 2?  I know there is discussion of an OWS kids swap, but this would be for a regular style swap.  I just thought that if there was enough interest I'd be willing to organize. 

Here is the link to the OWS kids swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249206.0

Here's the link to the first craft for my kid swap gallery:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243120.0
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Am I dumb? Can you embroider on cross stitch fabric? on: April 14, 2008 12:37:23 PM
This is probably a noob question and I scowered the board and couldn't find anything on the subject.

I have one of those cross stitch bookmark thingies and want to stitch some stuff on it.  I tried cross stitching on it and the curvy parts of my pattern look wonky.  So I tried to embroider on it and that came out ok but not as nice as embroidering on a tea towel or whatever.

So is it possible to embroider on that kind of material and have it turn out nice?  I like embroidery way better than cross stitch. 

Thanks for the help!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fill a SMALL coffee can swap?? you know you wanna! on: March 19, 2008 07:02:26 PM
I dunno, I was thinking-Why couldn't there be a fill a coffee can swap?  Done in sort of the same way as the 'once you pop swap'?  I know that shipping might be a problem but it might not be so bad?!  A coffee can might fit in a square flat rate box.  Then there are those smaller coffee cans, what like half a pound?  Those would work too!  Just puttin' my feelers out there....


I think the half pound, or the smaller sized ones would work way better.  I looked the other day and you can get them for $4 or less.  I don't think they are exactly half a pound, but something like 11oz.  Anyways, I'm talking about the smaller cans.  And yes they would fit in one of the flat rate boxes!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Yo Gabba Gabba Swap? on: February 15, 2008 08:07:23 PM
I'm just gonna throw this out there, but would anyone else like to do a Yo Gabba Gabba swap?  You could craft stuff for yourself or your kids or vice versa.  I know technically it's a kids show, but I can't be the only one who loves it!  My kid loves it too.  If anyone is interested post away!  I've never organized, but I think I would like to give it a try.  I would try to keep it somewhat smallish, I was thinking maybe 20-24 people.  That'd be 10-12 partners.  Maybe more depending if this thing takes off, so we'll see.  I suppose I could always do more...I'd hate to disappoint!  Let me know! 
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fill a Matchbox swap round whatever! on: April 21, 2007 03:36:14 PM
I missed this swap, and would have liked to participate.  I'm too newbie to organize, but if someone out there would like to organize....I would totally love to do one of these swaps!  Just curious as to what everybody else thought!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fill a Flat rate box swap on: April 21, 2007 03:33:35 PM
I would really like to participate in a Fill a Flat Rate box swap, but I missed the last one.  I also think I am waaayyy too newbie to organize a swap, but if there was someone else out there who would....Is anybody with me on this one?  Just puttin' my feelers out there.
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / baking fimo problem? help! on: April 14, 2007 03:19:12 PM
I am relatively new to the world of polymer clay, but I am having fun playing with it.  I made some things the other day, and I went to set my oven temp to 265 like the instructions say to do...and found out that the lowest temp my oven will go to is 270. 

So what do I do now?  Do I have to adjust baking time?  My oven has a convection oven option (other than plain ol' regular bake), should I use that instead?

I have Fimo classic clay, if that helps.


Now, I just sit back and wait for Diane B.  hehehe Wink
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