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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: February 2016 Ongoing Pinterest Swap Gallery & Discussion on: May 02, 2016 10:26:50 AM
Received this super cute hoopla from rscowtown! She was amazingly understanding about my troubles recently, which caused a lot of delays getting this swap finished! Thanks so much for your patience, rscowtown! You do wondeful work!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How Do You Store Your Yarn? on: April 28, 2016 05:41:47 AM
I'm moving into a new place this weekend, which is the perfect opportunity to re-think my yarn storage (and my fabric storage, and my tool storage, and and and- well, you get the idea! Grin). Currently, I keep my yarn in a big plastic tote box, which is a) somewhat unsightly, and b) I always have to take everything out to find what I need. And the yarn tends to unwind itself from the balls and get tangled in the process. I'm thinking about going to the dollar store and investing in lingerie washing bags to keep the balls with their mates- there's nothing worse than being 3/4s of the way through a project and not being able to find that last skein you know was there last time you looked!

I really want to get rid of the ugly plastic box. Looking at it is plain old de-inspiring. Not just uninspiring. That would sort of be a neutral outcome. I find the sight of unnecessary plastic hanging around makes me feel like i don't deserve to make nice things, if that makes sense.

Which brings me to my next idea, which was to use Craigslist to find a small dresser on the Free Stuff board. It doesn't really matter what it looks like- hey, I'm a Craftster! We can gussy up anything! There's a company called Solutions (clearly founded by someone with OCD Wink) that sells all manner of drawer dividers and that sort of stuff. If I had those, I could designate each drawer for a colour family and know at a glance what's what.

We all know the terrible secret of serious knitters- we all have a stash, and it's much bigger than we admit to. How do you store it? And do you have a way to keep track of it?
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Shrine Swap Spring 2016 Gallery on: April 26, 2016 06:46:51 AM
That shrine is so beautiful and unique! Definitely one of a kind. I'm totally envious that you got a piece of blupaisan's wonderful art, geekgirl!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: February 2016 Ongoing Pinterest Swap Gallery & Discussion on: April 06, 2016 10:25:50 AM
I received two great necklaces from Anna.Wahsinn today!

This awesome beaded one with a little pair of scissors on it...

And a really cool one she made with nails! I may never take this off again.

Thank you so much, Anna! I love them both!
5  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Craft My Quotes Swap (SIGNUP 1/11/16-1/21/16 ; MAIL BY 2/15/16). on: February 22, 2016 08:41:54 AM
My partner and I have been in contact. We're both running behind on this swap. I had to make an emergency move out of my apartment this weekend, due to the bad behaviour of crazy neighbours who went from merely irritating to potentially physically dangerous in the space of a few days. On the up side, I'm in a safe place now. On the down side, I have to unpack in order to find Atelix's swap goodies. I'm going to do my very best to get everything in the mail asap.

Some days, I wonder if the universe is out to get me. My karma can't be this bad!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Need a vent - craft demands on: February 11, 2016 06:16:33 AM

Projects you don't really want to work on should be chargeable at a rate based on a formula such as this:

Your before-tax wages at your full time job x 3
+ materials for the item(s) in question x 2
+ family and friends hardship fee (you won't be able to spend time with them if you're working on these items) $75/hour regular time or $250/hour for special ocassions
+ d-bag penalty 25% of total from above amounts

Based on:
 average US hourly wages of $21.33 x 3 @ 1 hour per tin $63990

Blank altoid tin on Amazon $4.19 = $4190.00
Miscellaneous decorations, paint etc. at $2.50 per tin $2500
1 hour per tin hardship fee $75000
D-bag penalty $36420

Her total cost to have you produce the tins for her convention is $182100.

It might be more if you have family gatherings in the time frame.  Grin
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Craft My Quotes Swap (SIGNUP 1/11/16-1/21/16 ; MAIL BY 2/15/16). on: February 10, 2016 06:01:20 AM
I'm in hell. A project for another swap went up in flames. Literally. The day I was supposed to send, too. Playing catch up really sucks.
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Craft Pride Swap (Sign ups Jan 6 - 18 2016, Send out February 8 2016) on: February 03, 2016 10:44:21 AM
How's everybody making out with their projects?
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: February 2016 Ongoing Pinterest Swap on: February 02, 2016 06:36:09 AM
Well, someone's got to go first.

Milo from Scarborough, ON here.

My pinterest is: https://www.pinterest.com/milonewsted/

All my boards are okay for you to use as inspiration. Some might be more challenging than others... crafting based on Nitro Circus? Now that would be interesting for someone!

Things to know: I'm allergic to perfume/cologne/incense, etc. Pastels are my least favourite colours, and I'm not fond of polka dots.

My goals for this year are: running an ultramarathon, competing in the 24 Hours of Lemons junk racing series, completely customizing my pick up truck, and getting my house organized. I have a few storage issues with craft supplies. And doing more Craftster swaps! Anything that might help me do these things will be greatly appreciated.

Can't wait to craft for y'all!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Craft Pride Swap Gallery on: February 01, 2016 10:53:22 AM
Whoops! Almost forgot to start this thread!

Really excited to see what everyone comes up with! This swap theme is near and dear to my heart. I hope the gallery inspires other people to show their maker pride!

Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442403.0
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