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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Strange Things About Town - Paper Ephemera/Found Object Swap? on: February 01, 2007 01:54:01 PM
I just had an idea and I don't know if it's a good idea for a swap or not. The title pretty much says it all. You would spend a couple of weeks collecting odd things from around town (postcards, interesting gig posters, a third grader's homework you found at the busstop, bus or rail tickets, a one-armed happy meal toy, etc.) and then send your findings to your partner.

This could either be entirely cool or entirely lame. What do you think?
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Hairdo ATC Swap Gallery on: January 15, 2007 04:09:54 PM
Let's see those fabulous 'dos!

Original Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142965

(Sent and received are on the first page of the original thread.)
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Hairdo ATC Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED; SEND BY: Jan. 19th) on: January 02, 2007 10:16:07 AM
Swap name: Hairdo ATC Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: millik
Sign-up date range: Jan. 2 - 10
Date to send item by: 19 January 2007

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 15 max

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

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.
- Has posted at least 15 times.
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time.
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.
- Does not have any negative feedback.

Details of swap:

Hair is awesome! Any and all hairdos are welcome at the table for this swap. Bad hair, good hair, no hair, mullets, fullets, mohawks, faux hawks, buzzcuts, beehives, straightened, permed, dyed, dreadlocked, weaved, your hair, your mom's hair, your dog's hair... This is seriously a no-holds-barred, full-on, hair-o-matic ATC extravaganza!

Here's how it works:

1. You sign up for the swap and make 5 (five!) cards based on the hairdo or hairdos of your choice. They can all be about the same hair, about different hairdos, they can go together or not go together... just 5 cards about hair.

2. You will send one card each to 4 different people in your swap ring. That's 4 cards, 4 envelopes, 4 stamps (for those of you who are keeping track.)

3. You will receive 4 cards in the mail from different folks. Add those 4 to the one extra you made and kept for yourself and you will have a complete collection of 5 hairdo ATCs!

NOTE! If you join this swap, you agree to send 4 individual cards out to 4 separate craftster members by the swap deadline. You must also be willing to send outside of your country to join this swap.

To sign up, please fill out the following and PM to the organizer, me, millik. I will inspect everyone's profile, PM you back and then add your name to the list of participating folks.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Hairdo ATC Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Are you willing and able to mail cards outside your own country?
Did you read the rules?
For serious?
Please list any other info you want the organizer to know here:


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.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

See the next post in this thread for the list.
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hairdo ATC Swap? on: November 28, 2006 02:09:35 PM
Okay, so I really liked the "mullet" and "mustache" cards in the Alphabet ATC swap thread, and I thought maybe it would be a nice thing for the universe if an entire set of hairdo trading cards existed.

Who wants to do this thing?

I am just trying to decide if it would be a big swap where everyone just swaps one card with someone else and you would make one based on your partner's favorite hairdo... or if maybe each person would make an edition of 5-10 cards and get the same amount in return. And if that's the case... would we pick the hairdos ahead of time maybe? And then if it's successful, we could do a second edition with new and exciting hairdos?

Opinions, please!

PS - I started a list of hairdos and it got sort of out of control so I won't post it here. I think if we did editions we could get a lot of mileage out of it, as there seem to be no shortage to the amount of possible hair configurations. Heck, you could do 20 cards just of different kinds of mustaches!

15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A Little Chocolate Fairy on: July 07, 2006 02:25:15 PM
I made Nibs, The Chocolate Fairy for gingerquilts in the One Tiny Thing swap. I had a couple of extra photos, so I thought I'd post 'em here. This fairy is about 4.5 inches tall (or 1/2 an iron, as you can see from the photos) and he/she brings good luck in truffles, among other things. Smiley The text is from a card that I sent with the package. It's completely hand-sewn (except for the apron) with button eyes and a beaded magic wand. You can't tell from the photos, but it's also got a little tail and a golden belly button.



16  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / New Twin Cities GLBT (& allies!) Crafting Group on: June 26, 2006 11:31:08 AM
After attending the pride parade this weekend and talking with a friend about the best way to fulfill my lifelong dream of actually being *in* the parade on my own float, I have decided to start a stitch-and-bitch group of sorts called Crafty Queer... we'll have regular (at least monthly) crafting sessions and we'll definitely have a float in next year's parade! Wink

Here's the description from our yahoo group:

Crafty Queer is a group of queer, queer-minded and queer-friendly individuals in the Twin Cities metro area who enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, making zines, and embroidering naughty sayings in inappropriate spaces. We are united by queer culture, and an overwhelming desire to make Stuff.

If anyone is interested, discussions have just begun about when and where our first meeting will be. Any and all peoples at any all crafting levels are welcome!

You can sign up for the mailing list at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/craftyqueer/
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Cat Toy Swap Gallery on: March 27, 2006 09:43:06 PM
Post pictures of your kitties enjoying their new goodies here!
18  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Cat Toy Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 4/7/06). on: March 13, 2006 08:08:44 AM
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST BEFORE YOU JOIN!

Swap name: Cat Toy Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: millik (two Ls!)
Sign-up date range: 3/15-3/24/06
Date to send item by: 4/7/06

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): nope

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? kitties and owners of all ages welcome

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:

By joining this swap, you agree to make at least two (2) toys for your partner's furry friend(s). Toys can be crocheted, knitted, sewn, felt, etc., -- be creative & take your partner's interests in mind while crafting for their kitties (because really... do we buy cat toys for ourselves or for our critters?) After the swap is over, everyone should post pictures of your animal interacting with the new toys! A review of the toy from your cat's perspective is also strongly encouraged.

*Note: Ferret owners and owners of other animals who enjoy a good romp with cat toy are also encouraged to apply. Just please make sure to write down in your questionnaire anything your animal might not be able to have for safety reasons. For those folks, I apologize in advance to all of the references to cats/felines in this post.

**DC #s will NOT be required for this swap, because it may add unnecessary cost to the postage. Because of that, everyone is required to PM me right away after you have sent and then again after you receive. Also, it would be to your advantage to save your post office receipt!**

`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.

If you want to participate, please answer the following in a PM to the organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Cat Toy Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?:

1. Please describe your animals briefly (name, age, brief physical description, short but thoughtful detail):

EXAMPLE!: Cody, 3 year old orange tabby, Enjoys stalking beetles & watching Animal Planet.

2. Is there anything your cat is allergic to/can't have?

3. Name a few of your own interests that are often forced upon your animals.

4. What are your crafty specialties?

5. Is there anything your cat is dying to receive in the mail?

6. Is there anything that he/she would rather not receive (perhaps because they have too many)?

`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.*`*.


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE 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.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

S=sent R=received

S/R  viciouskittie     <----->     millik              S/R
S/R  grannystylee   <----->     Amanelle        S/R
S/R  onthinice        <----->     SewPixie        S/R
S/R  crnaofca         <----->     fizzledimpulse  S/R
S/R  kundi             <----->     Zelda.Suicide   S/R
S/R  Nikkidear        <----->     puttenkat       S/R

Gallery thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87106.0

19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / cat toy swap on: March 01, 2006 01:00:46 PM
My poor cats always end up with my botched projects as cat toys. Also, occassionally I will make a project and then realize that it makes a better cat toy than what it was intended for originally. And then there are the things that aren't supposed to be cat toys at all, but which are somehow commandeered by my sneaky cats and hidden beneath the radiators.

A cat toy swap would be pretty quick and relatively easy to mail out (two cat toys could easily fit in a small padded mailer and be sent out for less than a buck!) plus you can make them with scrap fabric/felt/yarn. Anyone?
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Chubby Cheerleaders on: February 28, 2006 11:00:09 AM
I was inspired by this Web site http://www.fatasspdx.com/ to start a radical cheerleading group for fat girls in my own town! I'm not sure if those girls are still an active group (quite a few outdated links on the ol' Web site...) but I think it is one of the best ideas I've seen in a long time Smiley

So, that being said, I thought I'd post on here to see:

a) if anyone here has been involved with radical cheerleading groups and could give me some tips on writing cheers and/or performing

and... on a more crafty note:

b) Does anyone have any awesome ideas for cheerleading outfits? Obviously, we're going to have to make our own because I kind of doubt you can get them at the uniform store in a size 24 or higher. Wink

Let the brainstorming begin!
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