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31  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / irish chain quilt with machine embroidered violets, pics in progress. on: January 28, 2008 04:31:21 AM
I am making a quilt for my mother in law's 70th birthday.
She loves violets and pastel colours.
It includes 42 embroidered violet threadwork blocks and 9 patch quilt blocks.
I love how it makes the crossing diamond effect.
I chose tricky fabric, but didnt realize till after i started cutting! so each square is individually cut and pieced together, making it longer to sew but I think its looking great..



will post progressive pics when i get more done.
cyndiq
32  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 2007 AUSSIE christmas card & gift swap on: December 17, 2007 12:30:27 AM
original sign up thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207571.0

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Show and tell when  you recieve here!

cyndiq
33  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 2007 AUSSIE christmas card & gift swap SIGNUPS CLOSED on: November 12, 2007 03:09:23 AM
hi everyone I am back again with our wonderful aussie swap!

Swap name: 2007 AUSSIE christmas card & small gift swap!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Cyndiq

Sign-up date range: 12th of November - 22 nd of November (10 days to signup).
Date to send item by: 13 th of December (3 weeks for crafting)

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):25
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? AUSTRALIA.
All ages allowed?  All ages, under 18 please ask your parents first and they may contact me if any concerns.

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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO


Details of swap:

Aussie only xmas card & small gift swap!

Similar to last year's  and the year before aussie christmas card & small gift swap.

Depending on size of signups everyone will send to as many people as they choose eg 5 or 10 ok. If you want to send to just 2 thats ok too just let me know before end of sign ups!

You must send and recieve the same number of cards with gift! eg Send 6 = recieve 6  or send 2 = recieve 2. simple huh!


Send something handmade by YOU. Crafting should be no more than 1 hour,  so quick easy swap!.

I anticipate lots of pre crafting and a pic sample in thread before sign ups close so partners can be requested.
If you wish to pre craft all your items, still consider your partners preferences in colour, style where possible when sending.


Reply to this thread if interested and pm organizer your list of at least 3 items you wish to offer  for people to choose what you could send to them, you can add more later if you want, before final partner requests.

Pm organizer (cyndiq) details

When your crafting is complete, pm organizer, so you can be identified green = ready to send!

Participants crafster name and list of things they are offering will be listed  on this front page, next post and link to picture sample in thread. (before partners picked by nov 23 rd)

DO NOT SEND UNTIL partners completed crafting and not until december 13th so items are recieved closer to xmas to make it more fun.  Cheesy

Everyone  needs to pm organizer when you recieve. And place a picture of gift and card in gallery (to be set up) and send a recieved & thankyou pm to sender.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country

What crafts do you make & want to send?
What crafts would you like to receive?
Howmany partners do you want? eg 2 or 5 or 10! u decide how busy u want to be and  howmany goodies you will craft, send and than recieve!
What colours do you like?
What colours do you dislike?
General little bit of  about yourself:
Anything else your partner should know?:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
Participant >>> send to these partners (wait till person ready to send also ie green colour name, send on dec 13)

1. Cyndiq (send 6)>1. Rachikus 2. Little greendragonfly 3.Astarel   4.Rosemary 5. Harvey  6. Ralph
2. Ralph (send 4)> 1. cyndiq 2. Little green dragonfly 3. Rosemary   4.  Harvey
3. Little green dragonfly (send 3)>1.Rachikus 2. Astarel   3.Cyndiq
4.Astarael(send 4)>1.cyndiq 2.Little green dragonfly3.harvey4.Ralph
5. Rachikus (send 2) > 1.Astarel 2. Cyndiq
6. Harvey (send 4)> 1.Astarel 2.Cyndiq 3.Rosemary4. Ralph
7. Rosemary (send 3) >1.cyndiq   2.Harvey  3. Ralph please pm organizer by 14/12/07 to avoid negative feedback. no comunication up till 28/12/07 = negative feedback= flaked
34  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / taupe brown hobo bag with applique NEW added tutorial page 1 on: October 06, 2007 05:58:07 AM
Hi! here is a bag I just finished tonight. taupe light brown with applique & decorative stitching for someone with very plain tastes.
Love some feedback!  Wink cyndi





thanks for looking! cheers cyndi

SEE TUTORIAL ADDED FURTHER DOWN PAGE 1! hope it helps if you make one show us!
35  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cute cupcake petal purse/tote and baby bird petal purse/tote. on: April 26, 2007 09:17:57 PM
I  made  purse/totes. Love feedback.Would you use them? 


I had fun and its turned out really cute. The design I machine embroidered on.  I also made this baby bird one first, i love this design.


thanks for looking.  Grin cyndiq
36  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sewing & knitting themed machine embroidered pouches I made recently. on: April 11, 2007 01:52:01 PM
Hi everyone, I just wanted to show off some cute crafty themed pouches I made recently for a swap. I loved how they turned out and plan to make some more.



Love some feedback on my ideas.

cyndiq

37  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Amethyst birthstone bonsai tree for horticulture student on: April 11, 2007 05:14:50 AM
Hi everyone, not sure if this is the right spot for posting but I wanted to show off this lovely tree I made for my cousin's 21st. Her birthstone is amethyst and she is almost finished her horticulture course, so I thought this would be a lovely keepsake for her.

It is made with copper wire and genuine amethyst chips, on a natural rock.



I love how it turned out and am posting it off this week.
what do you think?
I hope to make another for my mother in law 's birthday.
cyndiq
38  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / seafoam crochet necklace with freshwaterpearls, swarzoski crystals, gem chips on: April 04, 2007 07:36:05 AM
I made this for myself recently at a class at a bead shop in Cairns. It was fun to have some me time and get creative. I hope to make more. It is crochet 28gauge wire with gorgeous coloured freshwater pearls green and light purple, gem chips and swarzoski crystals.
I am loving wearing it.


what do u think?
cyndiq
39  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Aussie Sweatshop Sampler Swap on: February 12, 2007 01:53:16 AM
Show off your goodies here everyone for the Aussie Sweatshop Sampler Swap!
 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
link to original signup thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=145547.msg1433103#msg1433103

Can't wait to see what everyone gets!

come on aussies come on!cheers cyndiq
40  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Aussie Sweatshop Sampler Swap signups now closed, send feb 12th on: January 14, 2007 03:29:08 AM
Aussie Sweatshop Sampler Swap
 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

In this Aussie swap we are making, sending and recieving 5 packages with either a couple of small items or a medium sized item which would retail at about $10 and take about 1-2 hours total crafting time.
Everyone crafts 5 like items, and in return you will receive 5 different items from other particpants in the swap. You can nominate to do 1 (send to 5) set or 2 (send to 10) sets.
14/1/07: MODIFICATION: by popular request. we are doing a shop the sweatshop version. You offer 4 choices of what you are happy to send and recipients choose from your shop. You choose from the shops you are allocated by organizer. So this way if its a small swap people can get a variety of items to choose from.
we have 2 weeks of signups than 2 weeks to craft than send. so thats 4 weeks to make your items. make a sample and take a pic so we can all see it in this thread and help us with picking what we want to recieve.

Here are the details:
Swap name:Aussie Sweatshop Sampler Swap (ASSS)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:cyndiq
Sign-up date range:Now to Jan 28th  2007
Date to send item by:Feb 12th 2007

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? yes aussie swap
All ages allowed? yes
This next part is for me and the Mods...
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
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


Details of swap:
>each participant will make a choice of 4- 5  items.  people can choose to make 1 or 2 sets of 5  items. Yo than recieve back he same number of parcels that you send out.
>Each item/set of items  should be the best representation of your work, and have an estimated retail value of  $10 + Aus dollars. (you can ask the group if they think it meets this value in the discussion thread link here>> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=144159.0
> When sign ups close, I will ask everyone for a 'top picks list'. That list is a wish list, from the items that are offered, and there will be an effort to match to you, as many items on your list, the remainder of items will be randomly placed. The top picks list is due Jan 28th 2007.
>We have a system for sending early; the master list of swappers will be color coded for those who are ready to receive items. When you are finished crafting, you will PM me, and I will change the color of your name on the master list to green, at that time you may send to any other green/ready person! I will also send out a check in PM for those who are not finished early, and at that time your status will be determined.

>No tracking number is required, however, if a package fails to arrive, you will be required to send another  unless you save your receipt from the PO, have taken photos of the items and package with the recievees name and address correct on it. make sure you have the correct address.

> Feedback will be given when all 5 items are confirmed as received.

>Positive feedback will be given for all people complying with the craftster swap guidelines. Late senders will be recorded in the comments section, as will poor communication. If I have to track you down, for confirming you have received or sent items, this is poor communication. When an item arrives at your door, you are expected to PM the sender of an item as well as me, cyndiq and  post in the gallery. Please post to this thread so I know you are getting the updates to this thread.

> if you have any questions please feel free to ask your questions here OR you can PM me!
~ You may put your 'name in the hat' once (for 5 items) or twice (for 10 items)
................... ................... ................... ................... ................... ...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: cyndiq

QUESTIONAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: ASSS
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
I nominate to be in the swap for sending 1 set (5) or 2 sets (10) iems.
Item(s)/set is called; (think of a name that is descriptive and unique)

My sweat shoppe is ___________________ ___. (this can be your etsy, OZtion, ebay, website or other shop where people can find more of your goodies)

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

thanks cyndiq

Participants: >> send to these partners!! once parcel posted i will change the name to blue = posted, once recieved i will strike you name out.
people ready to send highlighted green
pm me & your partner when u send so we can postie stalk.

cyndiq x 2 sets >> ecreations , kitten wrangler, geek-pride, lol-lol, library lass, queen of diy, mmd32, tanza, pinkstars.

tanza>>pink stars, jane doe x2, cyndiq, queen of diy

enchanted_wool>>cyndiq, ecreations,mmd32, geek-pride, library lass

librarylass>> lol-lol, tanza, enchanted wool, pinkstars,mmd32.

queenofdiy>>kitten wrangler, ecreations, mmd32, cyndiq, geek-pride,[/s]

ecreations   >> mmd32, cyndiq, enchanted wool,pink stars, geek pride


geek-pride>>,[color=blue ]enchanted wool, cyndiq,jane doe, mmd32, lol-lol[/color]

 mmd32 x 2 setsecreations, kitten wrangler, lol-lol, pink stars, tanza, cyndiq x2, enchanted wool, library lass, queen of diy

pinkstars69 >>lol-lol, cyndiq, library lass, mmd32   jane doe

kittenwrangler>>queen of diy, mmd32, cyndiq, jane doe, tanza.

lol-lol>> queen of diy, mmd32, cyndiq, kitten wrangler, geek-pride

jane doe>>kitten wrangler, library lass, enchanted wool, mmd32,tanza

HAVE FUN CRAFTING!

 Gallery is here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=151980.new#new
 
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