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1  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
2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Craft Pride Swap (Sign ups Jan 6 - 18 2016, Send out February 8 2016) on: January 06, 2016 12:45:53 PM


We're makers, and darn proud of it, as we should be! Why not show it off?

For this swap, we'll be making a medium item that can be worn or carried to show our DIY love. Maybe a shirt that has "I knit in public," or a bag with a big patch reading "Hand Made" or some such. The item could be tailored to apply specifically to your partner's craft or just general making stuff love.

Swap name: Craft Pride Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: RovingAnarchist
Sign-up date range: January 6 - 18, 2016
Date to send item by: February 8, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
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

Please send questionnaires to RovingAnarchist in a PM with Craft Pride Swap in the subject.
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Craft Pride 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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Are you allergic to anything?

What is your favourite craft?
What is your favourite thing about crafting/DIY/making?
Are there any crafting/DIY/making mottos or slogans you like? (Ie, Craft or Die! "I knit so I don't kill people," or The Future Belongs to Those of Us Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty.")
Are there any crafters/makers you particularly admire?

Anything you'd especially like to receive:
Anything you don't want to receive:
What crafts can you do:
What crafts do you admire:

What is your favourite:
Colour?
Pattern?
Style or theme? (ie, anime, steampunk, Alice in Wonderland, funny)
Materials?

Your least favourite of the above?

Measurements (include for things you'd like to receive):
Wrist:
Neck:
Head:
T-shirt:
Do you carry a bag? What size do you prefer?

Partners
anna.wahnsinn <-> Sarasmile
gala_apples <-> RovingAnarchist

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / "I saw this cool thing once.." swap on: December 22, 2015 08:03:40 AM
We've all had it happen. You're out somewhere and something catches your eye, or you find a neat thing on Instagram, and you don't have the cash to buy it then. Going back later, the thing is gone. Maybe it was a t-shirt with a nifty slogan or design on it, or a necklace in a unique style.

What if we decided to make those things for each other? Not a straight up copy, but something inspired by the "one that got away?"
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Thick n Thin Single Swap? on: November 27, 2015 05:54:46 AM
This has probably been done, but I'll throw it out anyhow because I've been neglecting my spindles and my poor lonely roving. Why don't we swap a small amount of handspun yarn? I thought it would be best for it to be a single so that less-experienced spinners wouldn't be intimidated, and because I personally love the texture of thick n thin yarn when it's knitted up.

What do you think? It'll be nice to have a warm fuzzy project to look forward to after the holidays.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craft for My Profession on: November 19, 2015 10:35:29 AM
Medium and a small item based on your partner's profession? (Or possibly dream profession, which might be more fun, come to think of it.)
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Craft Pride Swap (Cancelled) on: November 02, 2015 06:57:21 AM

We're makers, and darn proud of it, as we should be! Why not show it off?

For this swap, we'll be making a medium item that can be worn or carried to show our DIY love. Maybe a shirt that has "I knit in public," or a bag with a big patch reading "Hand Made" or some such. The item could be tailored to apply specifically to your partner's craft or just general making stuff love.

Swap name: Craft Pride Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: RovingAnarchist
Sign-up date range: November 2 November 16, 2015
Date to send item by: December 7, 2015

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
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

Please send questionnaires to RovingAnarchist in a PM with Craft Pride Swap in the subject.
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Craft Pride 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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Are you allergic to anything?

What is your favourite craft?
What is your favourite thing about crafting/DIY/making?
Are there any crafting/DIY/making mottos or slogans you like? (Ie, Craft or Die! "I knit so I don't kill people," or The Future Belongs to Those of Us Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty.")
Are there any crafters/makers you particularly admire?

Anything you'd especially like to receive:
Anything you don't want to receive:
What crafts can you do:
What crafts do you admire:

What is your favourite:
Colour?
Pattern?
Style or theme? (ie, anime, steampunk, Alice in Wonderland, funny)
Materials?

Your least favourite of the above?

Measurements (include for things you'd like to receive):
Wrist:
Neck:
Head:
T-shirt:
Do you carry a bag? What size do you prefer?


7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Moving Threads? on: October 23, 2015 07:12:54 AM
I've forgotten how to move a topic, and can't seem to find instructions. I think I've tried every button, and all I seem to get is options for modifying the message. "Craft My Playlist" needs to go from Signs Ups Are Closed to Totally Finished... what am I missing?

Thanks!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Modified T-Shirt Swap? on: October 20, 2015 11:37:30 AM
T-shirts breed in your dresser. I'm sure of it. I took all mine out and counted them during "fall cleaning" and was shocked to discover I have over 100! (Really, bands, come up with a more original merch idea; please!)

This lead me to thinking about how many of them I don't wear because they're oversized or whatnot, and how many cool ways there are to modify them. Examples:


Doomgaze made this rockin' bodysuit,




and TheaOz made this super-cute Alabama Chanin inspired top.

I think this would be a fun project for a swap. One modified t-shirt, straight up. (Though I personally might stay away from doing things with band logos unless I'd checked with my partner to make sure they're a fan).

Whatdya think? (This could be rolled into aisy's Update My Wardrobe theme as well...)
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reupholstered Mid-Century Modern Armchairs on: October 08, 2015 06:20:40 AM
When I applied for my current job, my put all my education on my resume, as you do. One of the things I went to college for back in the day (read: when the earth was young) was furniture design. That was 20 years ago, and I can't say I've done anything with it besides little things for friends and personal projects. So my boss comes to me and says, "You do furniture. I have a pair of chairs that need to be recovered. Will you do it?"

Now, at this point, I'm still on probation at work. I haven't got a contract yet. Thus I have no choice. "Sure thing! I can get it done for you."

This is the point when I started praying. Long story short, even though my job is a combination of office manager and auto shop rat, I believe it was my upholstery skills that got me the contract. Here's what I did:



10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Overall dress- customized! on: October 05, 2015 07:14:47 AM
As some of you know, I'm a bit of an oddball. I don't go anywhere without 2 things. My chain wallet and my knife. Yup, I'm a redneck...  Tongue

I got on a bit of a kick where I wanted to wear dresses. Dresses hardly ever have pockets, let alone back pockets, and generally don't have belt loops either. That meant I would have to switch to carrying a bag. I hate that. If things aren't attached to me physically, I lose them!

So I made this. It has front pockets for my keys, a back pocket for my wallet, and a place to hang my knife sheath. Ha!



Detail of back pocket (with "formal" wallet chain Smiley)


And this little clip here does nothing more than fasten a heavily interfaced strip of fabric that supports my knife. Apparently I neglected to take an action shot.


The best thing I can say about it is that it fits all my requirements. That said, I may overhaul it to remove the bib part. Turns out I don't like overalls that much.
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