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11  Re: The Carnivorous Plant Swap (signups 7/23-8/1, sendouts August 30 ) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by La Chapa on: July 28, 2014 09:25:43 PM
Well, we have 5 swappers so far!  Hopefully we get at least one more so that we have a nice even number!  If you are on the fence, perhaps I can convince you by promising to give feedback as soon as your package arrives, and by reminding you that we're only swapping for 1 or 2 items!  That's easy peasy pumpkin squeezy!  Cheesy

While we count down the days until I can assign partners, I thought I'd post a bit of inspiration!  All images are preceded by their Pinterest link in order to give proper credit.  Smiley

If these were maryjanes, I'd be all over them!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/453808099925175496/


How cool is this corpse flower brooch!? 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/453808099925293651/


And THIS! Ok, so it doesn't have a carnivorous plant on it, but you see it right?  Could so be one!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/453808099925255471/
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12  The Carnivorous Plant Swap (signups 7/23-8/1, sendouts August 30 ) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by La Chapa on: July 23, 2014 10:34:20 AM


GALLERY http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435080.0

Swap name:  The Carnivorous Plant Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  La Chapa
Sign-up date range: July 23, 2014- August 1, 2014
Date to send item by:  August  30, 2014

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  Yes, 24

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

Additional Age requirement?  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:

Whether you love the natural wonder of plants that have evolved to capture and digest live food, or alien space plants from mars that eat people, this swap is for you!  In this swap we will celebrate the amazing variety of carnivorous plants both real and imaginary.

This swap will be for one Large item, OR one Medium and one Small item.  Extras are optional, but please discuss this with your swap partner so that no one feels bad for not sending "enough".

(A general guide)
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

Posting pictures is required for this swap!  Seeing everyone's creations is half the fun!  If you do not have the capability to post pictures, you MUST let your partner know in advance and ask them to take pictures before they ship and post for you.  Failure to post pics of what you received will be noted in your feedback.  

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


If you would like to participate in this swap, please fill out this questionnaire and send to the organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of 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/NO)
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Are you able to post pictures of what you receive in this swap?  (YES/NO)

What are your favorite carnivorous plant species, or characters?
What type of craft projects would you like to receive?
Are there any crafts you would NOT like to receive?
What type of craft projects are you able and willing to make for this swap?
Do you prefer real, realistic, imaginary, cartoony, etc. ?
What are your favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Do you have any allergies that pertain to this swap?(please consider your answer carefully, as it will limit who you can be partnered with)
Do you have any allergens in your home? (smoke, pets, etc.)
Do you have a wist or Pinterest board related to this swap? (if so, please include link)
Any other specifications, requests, or pertinent information that you would like to share with 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.


PARTICIPANTS

La Chapa
mrraawwr
The Raging Sloth
whenindoubtsew
alwaysinmyroom
rockingbearranch
artsycandice


PARTNERS!  item sent,item received,swap completed

La Chapa <--> mrraawwrr
The Raging Sloth <--> artsycandice
whenindoubtsew <--> crazyda79
alwaysinmyroom<--> rockingbearranch
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13  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: July 19, 2014 08:34:41 AM
The sleepy kitty ornaments are adorable Grab a coffee!  I'll have to check out your Etsy page!  Wink

SO, I received my package from anna.wahnsinn, and it totally rocks!
First, she sent these super cute, super fun, juggling balls for my 4yr old son. (He's making out like a bandit from this swap!)

The colors look a little washed out as I used my phone to take this, but the fabric is lovely and vibrant.  I love the themes she chose too!

Next, she sent me this super duper awesome seed bead necklace!

It is so gorgeous, and I feel like Frida Kahlo wearing it!  My son was laughing at me, because I told him I felt like an Egyptian goddess, and then I proceeded to "walk like an Egyptian."  That phrase may be lost on the younger generation, not sure.  Now, I want one in every color! 

Thank you Anna.wahnsinn!  I love, love everthing!  Feel free to claim me for another necklace again, and again, and again, and again.  Haha!  Grin
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14  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: July 17, 2014 10:58:15 PM
Averia, that would have been pure evil of me if I did that! Haha.  For some reason, Pinhead doesn't seem menacing to me at all although he probably should!  If you watch some of the other episodes, you realize he's not such a bad guy.  Haha, I sound crazy!  Anyway, the grey/blue was labeled as "denim blue" so I guess it's supposed to look like faded jeans?  I tried to stick to your color scheme, but I couldn't find bright blue for some odd reason.  Here's a pic where they may or may not look marginally bluer...

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15  Min Pin amigurumi in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by La Chapa on: July 15, 2014 05:28:44 PM
I made this little Miniature Pinscher for kittykill in the OWS.  It was a bit fiddly getting all the details right, and I'm not sure if it looks too much like a chihuahua, but I'm pretty happy with how he came out.  I didn't use any pattern.  I find it very relaxing to just work without having to worry about reading a pattern or taking notes to write a pattern from. 







Thanks for looking!
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16  Yoda doll in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by La Chapa on: July 14, 2014 10:21:22 PM
I made this little Yoda for Alliekat914 in the OWS.  No pattern, I just had fun with it.  I was originally going to give him more face detail, but he looked so cute that I was afraid of ruining him, so I left him alone. 







Thanks for looking!
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17  Kodama and an Amanita Mushroom in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by La Chapa on: July 14, 2014 11:29:57 AM
I made these for Acadian Driftwood in the WC&EF swap.  I love both Kodama and mushrooms, so when she listed them as some of her forest faves I couldn't resist.  The sitting Kodama, and the one with the stake coming out of it's foot are potted plant/garden decor.  The Kodama with the blue ribbon is an ornament.  She mentioned wanting an ornament for her car, so I thought she might like this.  I decided to make the mushroom a pendant.  I used colored clay for all of them, and then I glazed with sculpey glaze.  Super simple.  They all have fingerprints, dust, and other such imperfections.  Not sure if that sucks or just adds character.   Undecided









I couldn't resist making myself a Kodama for my planted terrarium




I wanted to make myself an amanita too, but I used the last of my white on this one.  I love sculpting even though I'm not very good at it.  I think I'll just embrace my primitive style rather than stress myself out over being good at it.  I'm happy with that.  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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18  Re: Woodland Creature & Enchanted Forest Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: July 06, 2014 02:08:21 AM
Oh, I love those moss spirits! 

AND...check out the goodies I received from Acadian Driftwood today!  I am super stoked!

She sent two cute mushroom stuffies, which are also magnets!,  a crow/galaxy shirt, a crow totem stone, and a seeing stone that she found in an old riverbed!



But that is not all, oh no that is not all...
She also sent me this gorgeous mini art quilt!



I love my stuff so much!  The mushrooms are perfect, and the shirt is ingenious, really, I love it!  I'm quite the crow lover, so the totem stone is perfect, and how awesome is that seeing stone!?  I wonder what caused it to erode that way?  Anyway, I love geology, so this will have a special spot on my curio shelf, amongst my fossils and shells and such.  And the quilt, Oh the quilt!  It is beyond perfect for me!  Love the colors, love all the fabric choices, and I love the (big!) little moth!   She added little charms, and embroidered all kinds of subtle details into this thing!  You can't really see from the picture, but here are some close ups.  Can you believe that Acadian Driftwood says this is her first MAQ!?



Well, anyway, thank you , thank you , thank you!  I am now on a mission to find the perfect manzanita branch for my mini quilt.  Smiley
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19  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: July 06, 2014 01:42:46 AM
I received the most amazing twinchie embroidery from sheepBlue today!

Behold!


Thank you Sheep! She is beautiful!!!!!
I've seen the monarchs roosting, and this particular butterfly is quite meaningful to me.  Smiley
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20  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by La Chapa on: June 18, 2014 10:20:16 AM
Alwaysinmyroom, that bag rocks!

I Sew Silly, did you make that rectangular doily?  It's a gorgeous pattern!

Love the Peanuts ornaments too!

AND, of course supplies are always super fun! In fact, I received my package of supplies from Alliecat### last week.  Sorry, it's taken me a minute to post, it's been a busy weekend.

Anyway, she got me a variety of fun stuff and included a motherload of awesome naturey-buggy charms!  I love everything!  Thanks Alliecat!


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