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1  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Panty Raid Swap---4 Angels Found on: April 29, 2006 10:59:08 AM
Our organizer (miss brianne) flaked on her partners as did rythmthief. They each owe a pair of decorated undies to two partners. Anyone who can send to any of these girls would be so awesome and we would be so grateful.
 
Swap Name: Panty Raid Swap
Original Thread link:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75292.0
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79200.0
# of Flakers: 2

Miss Brianne Flaked on Dooney & dharma_rebel
Rythmthief Flaked on mrgrita & LuluB


*One issue with this swap is that each person mailed out a set of undies to each partner to be embellished. If the swap angel could send a pair of undies, it would be great. If they would like a pair shipped to them, that can worked out as well.


more info will be post later today


ANGELS:
dharma_rebel  -----------> LuluB
jaybirdiscrafty -----------> mrgrita
L2daD ----------->  dharma_rebel
myoosikal -----------> dooney



dooney
Can your underwear have adult themes?: absolutely!
Is there anything you would find outrageous or offensive?: swears
It there anything in particular you would like? (particular themes/motifs): anything is great. I love owls, rats, monkeys, candy, tea... if you need more info, pm me.
Describe your personal style: gosh. i don't have a pinpointable style. i like things that are punky, fun, cute, clever. i just don't like the princess/angel/diva/spoiled stuff. And I'm not a big fan of argyle or plaid.
Favourite colours: Light blue, brown/light pink, gray/light pink, black
PS thank you to whoever is my angel!

mrgrita
Can your underwear have adult themes? sure:)
Is there anything you would find outrageous or offensive?: I love outrageous! I'm seriously hard to offend.
Is there anything in particular you would like? (Particular themes/motifs):Im pretty easy to please and open to anything.  I love my pup, Turtle (so doggies and turtles are always good!) I like funny (ha ha and odd) things.  Retro is fun. Im a belly dancer.
Im not a fan of extremely difficult laundry.
Describe your personal style: quirky, colorful
Favorite colors: Im a fan of all the colors!  Red, pink, orange and and blue, green, purple combos tend to rule my wardrobe
panty size (if your angel plans to buy it): 6

LuluB
Can your underwear have adult themes?:  I'd prefer it not.
Is there anything you would find outrageous or offensive?:  Please  don't put anything on there that would make my mother blush.
It there anything in particular you would like? (particular themes/motifs): Other than "not risque" not really.
Describe your personal style: quirky conservative with a vintage angle (though politically liberal)
Favourite colours: green, pink, brown, yellow, aqua
panty size (if your angel plans to buy it): medium/size 6

dharma_rebel
Can your underwear have adult themes?: sure!
Is there anything you would find outrageous or offensive?: not really, i guess anything negative or mean
It there anything in particular you would like? (particular themes/motifs): i like just about everything. it's easier to talk about things i don't like, like cats.
Describe your personal style: hipster/hippy
Favourite colours: red, black, brown, pink, blue
panty size (if your angel plans to buy it): 6
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / **My Black Skirt** on: April 13, 2006 12:19:45 AM
So I was at Walmart the other day looking for some simple black fabric to make a skirt to wear to an interview I had last Monday. Going through the fabrics, I found this lightweight cotton in black and in brown that was only $1/yard. I also found a pink plaid-type print. The best part is this one was on clearance .50/yard. I got like 4 yards of each fabric. I also picked up two patterns that I wanted to try, one was $2, the other was way more $13. When I got home i realized She only charged me for 1 pattern, the cheaper one! I really did come home with some good deals.

Anyways, on to the skirt. I made this trying to make it kind of like an A-line skirt. I had no idea how to make it so I kinda just cut out what i thought it should look like. I made a waist band. Then cut out the skirt shape I wanted, and attached the two. I really like how the sides are a bit longer, it makes it hang nicely. I am rather pleased with it Smiley
It took me only like 45 min altogether, with my sister screaming at me to go to bed already since it was 11:30pm.  Now on to the pictures, let me know what you think


Here's the 1st pic I took in the mirror before I decided to try the self timer:



The whole outfit I wore:



The skirt itself:



Side views:
(it looks longer in the 1st picture, but its really knee legnth)




Close up of fabric:



As you can tell the fabric is a bit see through so I made the skirt two layers and I wore black spandex shorts underneath just in case.
I also liked how it looked without the edges hemed.


thanks for looking!

tanya*

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Birthday Month Swap- April on: April 05, 2006 06:08:16 PM
post your birthday goodies

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87185.0
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / APRIL Birthday Month Swap --Sign ups CLOSED on: March 28, 2006 12:20:25 PM
PLEASE READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!  YOU MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BEFORE PARTICIPATING

Swap name: Birthday Month Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: pink_dinosaur (organizers change every month)
Sign-up date range: CLOSED
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim someone
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no!
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:  This swap was organized so everyone can get something crafty for their birthday!  Please read the guidelines carefully.

  • If your birthday is in April, then you can post your wishlist for this month. To do that, you must first PM me with the Swap questionnaire filled out.
  • Once I PM you and let you know you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would want to receive.  The more you think of, the better.   The last wish you will post is "a surprise."  Then you will post a bio about yourself, including where you are from and what your birthday is. 
    Please post lists only.  No discussion on this thread please
  • Everyone will then go through the lists and choose a craftster they want to send a birthday gift to.  Your birthday does not have to be in April for you to craft for someone.  If you want to choose someone, just PM me with your info (including your address, please), who you want to craft for, and what item, and I will send you their address.
  • If you chose to craft for someone, you have 2 weeks to get the item out the door.  If two weeks pass, and I don't hear anything from youyou guessed it, negative feedback!
  • Each person can be chosen unlimited times! HERE'S THE CATCH- if you get chosen, you must send the person who crafted for you a thank you note in the mail.  You will get negative feedback if you do not send a thank you note (it can be a postcard even).  I think this is a fair trade for all the crafty goodness you'll be getting!
  • It is super important for everyone to keep good communication.  When you send, let me know, and of course, don't forget the DC#.  When you receive, let me know and publically announce in the gallery (even if you don't have pictures).  Also, let me know when you send off your thank you note (no DC# required, you're on your honor!).
  • You can choose to craft for as many people as you like, but you cannot "owe" more than 3 things.  If you are a newbie and this is your first swap, you must successfully send once before choosing again.

Original idea thread and discussion located here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=68058.0
If you have any more questions or suggestions, you can post on the link above, or send me a PM with "Birthday Swap March" in the subject line.




PURPLE MEANS ITEM(S) OUTSTANDING
GREEN MEANS YOUR DONE!


APPROVED TO SEND/RECIEVE
amerigirl05
Recieved 2 wishes from MEANDERINGCHAOS (Altoids tin, mouse pad, & earrings) & pink_dinosaur (vintage pin-ups pins)
Sent thank you
Sent 1 wish to DABBA
Recieved thank you


bente
Awaiting 1 wish (any rockabilly inspired clothing) sent may 31
2 recieved from CINDERLY & KNIT CORE (vegan fox)(beads & bag) 
Sent thank you to CINDERLY
Owe thank you to KNIT_CORE-sent
Sent 2 wishes to UNKNOWNNAME & FIESTY
Recieved thank you's

dabba
Recieved 2 wishes from AMERIGIRL05 (Luke's Diner shirt) & Pink_dinosaur  (anything Harry Potter)
Sent thank you
Sent 3 wishes to MORNING STAR, ROBYNLISA, & LAURAL
Awaiting thank you from MORNING STAR
Thank you recieved from ROBYNLISA & LAURAL

fiesty
Sent 1 wish to irid3sc3nt
awaiting thank you
Recieved 3 wishes from BENTE & VAMPIRATEGURRL08 & PINK_DINOSAUR (hair ties) (earrings) (Recipe keeper)
Sent thank you to BENTE & VAMPIRATEGURRL08

Happythermia approved for 1 wish
Awaiting 3 wishes (crochet hook roll) (pointy kitty plushy-sent)  (decoupage box) Sent May 25
Recieved 1 wish from LOSTLIPGLOSS (Tina fish hobo bag)
Owe Thank you LOSTLIPGLOSS

irid3sc3nt
Recieved 2 wishes (ink stamps,decoupaged box) (Surprise)
Owe thank you to FIESTY

jane feebles
Recieved surprise
Sent 1 wish to MORNING STAR
Awaiting thank you
Recieved 1 wish from SUNNY DAY(hook roll)
Sent thank you

Jehnaier
Awaiting 1 wish (A pencil case)sent may 31
Recieved 1 wish (wallet & cheer up package)
Sent thank you to mjadams
Sent 1 wish to LAURAL
Thank you Recieved

JKaz
Awaiting 1 wish (Family guy Pins) sent May 19
Recieved 1 wish from MJADAMS (armwarmers)
Owe Thank you
Owe 1 wish -sent may 3


kaliji approved for 1 wish
Awaiting 1 wish (Something snow white) sent may 31
1 recieved from PRINCESSBLUEBERRY
sent thank you

KeenBean
Recieved 3 wishes from LEXBEAN & ROBYNLISA & pink_dinosaur (earrings & bracelets) (sock monkey) (socks)
Sent thank you's
(feedback left)


knit core
Awaiting 1 wish (Hobo bag directions)sent may 31
Recieved 1 wish from MINUSX3LINDFOLD (heart crafts)
Sent Thank you MINUSXL3LINDFOLD
Sent 1 wish to BENTE (bead & bag)
Awaiting thank you -sent

L2daD
awaiting 1 wish (surprise)sent may 31

Laural
Received 3 wishes from DABBA & JEHNAIER & pink_ dinosaur (pins)(hand grenade) (Harry potter Pins)
Sent thank you's
(feedback left)


Lostlipgloss
Awaiting 1 wish (Dino hoodie) sent 5/19
Sent 1 wish to HAPPYTHERMIA
Awaiting thank you

Luckylally
Awaiting 1 wish (Keychain) sent may 31
Received 2 wishes from ROBYNLISA & PRINCESSBLUEBERRY(Sock monkey) (wallet and magnets)
Sent thank you's
(feedback left)

meanderingchaos
Recieved 2 wishes from lHACKETT (Earrings) & Pink_dinosaur (Nightmare Before Christmas pins)
Sent thank you
Sent 1 wish to AMERIGIRL05
Thank you recieved
(feedback left)


mleak approved for 1 wish
awaiting 1 wish (Surprise)sent may 31

Minusxl3lindfold
Awaiting 2 wishes (lunchbox purse) (Jewelry)-sent May 17
Recieved 1 wish from SMARTY GIRL(sewing notions)
Sent thank you
Sent 1 wish to KNIT CORE (heart crafts)
Recieved thank you

Morning Star
awaiting 1 wish (something with an old movie theme to it)sent may 31
Received 2 wishes from DABBA & JANE FEEBLES (surprise)(slippers)
Owe thank you to DABBA-sent 5-12 & JANE FEEBLES-sent 5-12

RobynLisa
Awaiting 1 wish (Surprise)sent may 31
Received 2 wishes from LUCY VAN PELT & DABBA (scarf)(crochet hat)
Thank you's sent
Sent 2 wishes (LUCKYLALLY) (KEENBEAN)
Thank you's recieved
(feedback left)

smartygirl approved for 1 wish
awaiting 1 wish (Hairties)sent may 31
Sent 1 wish to MINUSXL3LINDFOLD
Recieved thank you
1 recieved from KMSMAVERICK (lunchbag)
Sent thank you
(feedback left)

unknownname
1 recieved from BENTE (pins, patches, & surprise)
Owe thank you -sent
Awaiting 1 (some sort of theme craft with the movie saw/saw2)sent may 31






APPROVED TO SEND ONLY

Princessblueberry
Sent 2 wishes (LUCKYLALLY) & (KALIJI)
recieved thank you's

Lucy van Pelt
Sent 1 wish to RobynLisa
Thank you Recieved
(feedback left)

lexbean
Sent 1 wish to keenbean
Thank you recieved
(feedback left)


Amie_C
owe 2 wishes-will be late

lhackett
Sent 1 wish to MEANDERINGCHAOS
thank you Recieved
(feedback left)

cinderly
Sent 1 wish to BENTE
Thank you recieved
(feedback left)


mjadams
Sent 2 wishes to JKAZ & JEHNAIER
Awaiting thank you from JKAZ & JEHNAIER

kmsmaverick
Sent 1 wish to SMARTYGIRL
recieved thank you
(feedback left)


vampirategurrl08
SENT 1 wish to FIESTY (hair ties)
recieved thank you

sunnyday
Sent 1 wish to JANE FEEBLES (hook roll)
recieved thank you
(feedback left)




GALLERY!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88486.0
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / *Flower Circle Skirt* TUTORIAL ADDED on: March 21, 2006 07:51:40 PM
This is the first piece of clothing I made. The fabric I was a bedsheet I found at the thrift store for $2.00.
It only took me 2 hours to make working on and off. Let me know what you think Smiley thanks

Me standing on my sister's bed using the camera's self timer:


Another view:


Close up of fabric:


The waist band:


The zipper on the waistband:

thanks for looking!  Cheesy

TUTORIAL
Here is a basic tutorial on how to cut out the skirt. I hope everything is clear. let me know if I need to explain a bit more.
Two tips I have for you:
  • Try this out on muslin or other inexpensive fabric to make sure your layout and calculations are correct before you cut your fabric
  • Once you have the dimensions worked out, make a paper pattern that you can use in the future so you don't have to recalculate every time.

 
if you are still having trouble check out this site:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/crispin.roche/circular.htm
Just plug in your length, your waist size, and the size of fabric you are using and it calculates everything for you and provides an image as guidance.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Ravioli on: March 19, 2006 12:04:32 AM
I made this for my boyfriend for valentine's day. Me and him always share ravioli when we have italian. It's his favorite food. I wanted to avoid buying him little plushies like I usually do cause they just end up in his closet in a box.  Roll Eyes  This one he keeps on his bed, which tells me he actually likes it  Cheesy

It's just 2 pieces of tan felt. One piece of red for the sauce and black felt for a mouth. I love googly eyes, plus it saved the time of trying to make and sew a pair on there. It only took my about an hour all together. What do you think??

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with this dress on: February 23, 2006 09:57:34 AM
My dad is having a party this saturday for his 60th birthday. I chose my dress which I saw in Cosmo Girl:
http://www.rubyrox.com/presspreview.php?cover=Y29zbW8yMDA1c2VwdGNvdmVyLmpwZw==&dress1=Y29zbW8yMDA1c2VwdGRyZXNzLmpwZw==&url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5kaWxsYXJkcy5jb20vd2ViYXBwL3djcy9zdG9yZXMvc2VydmxldC9Qcm9kdWN0RGlzcGxheT9jYXRhbG9nSWQ9MzAxJmxhbmdJZD0tMSZzdG9yZUlkPTMwMSZwcm9kdWN0SWQ9NTAwNzcyMTY3Jk50az1hbGwmTnR5PTEmTnR0PWpkLTIzMCZSPUpELTIzMA==

Its kinda hard to to see the dress in the picture so I took some pics of the dress at home:
(the dress is black with glitter in it)




Here's my question:
This party is going to be outdoors so it's going to get cold. I was thinking of knitting a wrap (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=81349.msg764775#msg764775)
like this one: http://www.berroco.com/231/231_dagmar_pv.html but in black.

or should i buy some fabric and stitch one up? it would be faster since the party is this saturday. but i dont really know what fabric to use or how to make one.

also do you think if i made one (knitted or stitched) that i should make it black or is that too dark. i dont plan on wearing it with black tights like the girl did, although maybe i should cause it would keep me warm. what do you think?
I'm really clueless when it comes to fashion so i don't know what goes togther. my solution is everything in black, that way it matches. I dont know what shoes to wear either. I'd really love to hear anyones opinion on this. thanks




8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What yarn can I Use? on: February 22, 2006 03:40:07 PM
I wanted to make this for a party this saturday
http://www.berroco.com/231/231_dagmar_pv.html

I can't find the yarn they suggest except online and I can't order online because it won't come in time.

does anyone know any other yarn i could use? I want to make it in black. cause the dress im wearing is black with glitter on it

thanks Huh for your help
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / *****Valentine Candies-corny, funny, dirty, & more**** on: January 23, 2006 11:22:47 PM
someone posted this link (http://pie.midco.net/grammalowe/valentine.html#val3) in another thread and i was thinking about getting these candies for my bf and attaching notes to them with the little sayings that are posted.

as i was reading through some of them, i thought they were kinda cheesy or didn't really fit. so i was wondering what other ideas us craftsters could come up for the candies. or even candies they didnt mention


LIST ON THE WEBSITE:

CINNAMON LIPS. "Read my lips", please be my Valentine!
M & M'S. Have a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" Valentines Day! Be my Valentine!
CONVERSATION HEARTS. Hey Valentine, I want to have a "chat" with you! Will you be my Valentine?
REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS. Hey "Butter Cup", there are many "Reesses" why I want you as my Valentine! or There are many "Reeses" why I love you. Please be mine!
MOUNDS. I have "Mounds" of love for you Valentine!
SMARTIES. "Smarties" come and "Smarties" go, but you're the best I'll ever know! or of all the "Smarties" you're the best, my love for you will never rest! Happy Valentines Day!
SWEETTARTS.. "Sweettart" I Love You! or Hey "Sweettart", Be my Valentine! or a I'm lucky because you're my "Sweettart".
HERSHEYS HUGS & KISSES. Valentine wishes with "Hugs" and "Kisses!! or "Hugs" and "Kisses" - I Love you! vMILKY WAY. I'd ride the "Milky Way" for you. Please be my Valentine!
SUGAR DADDY. Hey "Sugar Daddy"...Be my Valentine! or You're my "Sugar Daddy" Valentine!
BUTTERFINGER. I'm going to "Butter" up to you, because I want you to be my Valentine!! Happy Valentines Day!
BABY RUTH. Hey "Baby", won't you be my Valentine?
CORN NUTS or CAN OF NUTS. I'm nuts over you. or I'm "nuts" about you, please be my Valentine!
SOUR PATCH BABIES. "Pucker up baby" and be my Valentine!
MARS. You send me soaring to "Mars"! Be my Valentine!
SUGAR BABIES. Hey "Sugar Baby", will you be my Valentine? or I wanna be your "Sugar Baby" Valentine!
TOOTSIE ROLL. Hey "Tootsie" will you be my Valentine?
GUM. I "Chews" you for my Valentine! or By gum you're special.
BAR NONE. You are the "Greatest" Valentine, "Bar None"!!
SKOR. You "Skor" #1 with me Valentine!
ORANGE SLICES. "Orange" you glad I like you? Please be my Valentine!
ALMOND JOY. May the "Joy" and Love you give away, come back to you this Valentines Day!
HERSHEYS HUGS. A friend always knows when you need a "Hug". Happy Valentines Day!
HERSHEYS KISSES. A Valentine wish sealed with a big "Kiss"! Happy Valentines Day!!
CINNAMON OR GUMMI BEARS. You know I like you "Beary" much! Be my Valentine! or You're a "Beary" sweet Valentine! Be mine!
EXTRA GUM. You go the "Extra" mile with me Valentine! Happy Valentines Day!
CHARM LOLLIPOP. You have many "Charms". I like them all! Happy Valentines Day!
LIFESAVERS. Thanks for being my "Lifesaver" Valentine! Happy Valentines Day!!
BIG HUNK. Hey "Big Hunk" will you be mine?
BIT O HONEY. You are a "Bit O Honey" to me Valentine! Please be mine!!
JUNIOR MINTS. These treats are "mint" to wish you a Happy Valentines Day! or You're worth a "mint" to me!
JOLLY RANCHERS (watermelon). Valentine, you are one in a "Melon"! Happy Valentines Day! or You make my heart "Jolly"! Please be mine!
BUBBLE GUM. My heart "Bubbles" over with love for you! Happy Valentine's Day!
U-NO. "U-NO" I Love you!...please be mine! or I hope "U-NO" how much I love you.
LOOK. "Look" who I want to be my Valentine! or "Look" who wants you for a Valentine! Please be mine!
CHOCOLATE COINS. You're my "Treasure" Valentine!
WHOPPERS. You're a "Whopper" of a Valentine! Please be mine!
CINN-A-BURST GUM. My heart "Bursts" when I think of you! Please be my Valentine!
100,000 BAR. You're worth a "100 Grand" to me! Be mine!
COOKIES. You're a smart cookie. Be my Valentine.
CAN OF SPICES. You add lots of spice to my life.
RULER OR MEASURING TAPE. No one measures up to you.
LUCKY CHARMS. I'm lucky to have you as a Valentine.
APPLE. You are the apple of my eye.
LIGHT BULBS. I light up whenever I think of you.
SUCKER. I can't lick my problems without you.
CRUNCH CANDY BAR. If life has lost it's flavor and you feel you're in a crunch just remember you are loved very, very much.
CRACKER JACKS. You're a cracker jack friend.
GRAPES, BANANAS. 1 love you a bunch.
CRACKLE BAR, RICE CRISPY TREATS. Thanks for putting snap, crackle and pop into our marriage (friendship).
CAKE. You're the icing on the cake in our friendship.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Reversible Microscope Necklace on: January 11, 2006 06:20:10 PM
i made this necklace for batgirl in the ongoing swap 4. she asked for a mexicana theme.
it was my 1st microscope necklace and its reversible.
im pretty pleased with the way it came out.

Fiesta side:
http://portfolio.iu.edu/lshimer/necklace1.jpg

Loteria side:


close up:


View of the beads:



what do you think?
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