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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / [RESOLVED] Can't log in because of "invalid character in username" on: May 18, 2015 04:47:51 PM
I accidentally logged out of Craftster on my phone and now I can't log back in! It keeps saying that I have an Invalid character in my username.  I've been having internet problems at home and hadn't been able to use my computer until today.  Thank goodness I'm still logged in through my computer, but I'm afraid of accidentally getting logged out and not being able to get back on.  Soon, very soon, my phone will be my only lifeline to the web and I really want to resolve this before that happens.  Thanks in advance for any help or advice with this!

Olivia, La Chapa 
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / A little blonde witch on: March 02, 2015 11:14:53 PM
I've been taking a break from amigurumi lately, but this is the last one that I made back in December.  She was requested by a friend for a niece.  Sweet and simple.  Sometimes that's the best way to go.

thanks for looking!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / The Carnivorous Plant Swap GALLERY! on: August 11, 2014 10:16:15 PM

Post all your goodies here!!!

Discussion thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434769.0
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Monster Poof on: August 05, 2014 11:43:04 PM
I made this little fella for Cryssoleil in the monster swap a while back.  I just made him up, and I envisioned him as some little poofy creature that lives in hollow trees, and root clusters and such.  I've been wanting to make myself a little village of them because I think it's so cute. 

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Freeform cross body bag on: August 05, 2014 03:59:24 PM
I made this cross body bag for Acadian Driftwood in the Enchanted Forest and Woodland Creature swap.  I wanted to find something to make where I could use some of my shaping skills from all the amigurumi making that I've done, but that would be a bit more useful.  It's mostly just scrumbling in different textured yarns and using different stitches.  I added some mushrooms and dangly plant bits to tie it into the theme (mushrooms was one of her themes.)  I busted out the sewing machine for the first time in over 10 years, and basically relearned the basics, VERY basic basics, in order to sew in a liner.  I toyed with the idea of adding a flap and button closure, or a zipper, but everything I was doing was so new to me that I decided not to freak myself out by over-complicating it.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I think it's pretty good for a first attempt.  Now, I want to make more!  Plus, I've been inspired to brave other projects where sewing is involved. 

6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Carnivorous Plant Swap (signups 7/23-8/1, sendouts August 30 ) 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:

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?



La Chapa
The Raging Sloth

PARTNERS!  item sent,item received,swap completed

La Chapa <--> mrraawwrr
The Raging Sloth <--> artsycandice
whenindoubtsew <--> crazyda79
alwaysinmyroom<--> rockingbearranch
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fall Dotee swap? on: July 15, 2014 09:21:50 PM
Anyone interested in a mid-Fall dotee swap?  I'm thinking they can be Fall themed, or just in the Fall and we list our own themes.  I have one lovely dotee from alwaysinmyroom and I need more!  I don't need to organize, but I'm willing to if you guys would like me to (Smmarrt?).

Here are some links to the last few rounds of dotee swaps.

Round 8 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334100.0
Round 9 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343255.0
Round 10 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352058.0
Round 11 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362477.0
Round 12 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407884.0

8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Min Pin amigurumi 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!
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Yoda doll 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!
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Kodama and an Amanita Mushroom 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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