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51  L2E's Little Swap Shop! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by loves2experiment on: January 31, 2013 06:31:37 PM

L2E's Little Swap Shop!

All items (excluding supplies) are handcrafted by me in a non-smoking, pet-free household.  

Item descriptions and/or additional pictures are available for view by clicking on the thumbnails!

BUNTING FLAGS MINI NOTECARDS  0.5 point  2 sets available


4 HAIR TIES  1 point



claims from my shop:
loves2experiment to cinnamon teal - summer berries - (2)

claims i've made:
inflation fund to loves2experiment - (1)

started: 3
current: 2
pending: 2
total: 4

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52  OTT Swap Secret Pal Edition - Signups Closed, Send By 02/20/13 (Wednesday) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by loves2experiment on: January 18, 2013 09:23:46 AM

Can you keep a secret?  
Do you adore OTT swaps?  
If so, then this might be the perfect low-stress swap for you!! Cheesy


Swap name: OTT Swap Secret Pal Edition

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment

Sign-up date range: 01/18/13 through 01/31/13 (or earlier if the swap fills up!)

Date to send item by: February 20, 2013 (Wednesday)

Limited to a certain number of people? 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope! Please note that by signing up for this swap you are agreeing to ship internationally if your secret pal lives outside of your country!

Age requirement? Swap participants must be at least 18 years old!

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 18 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

For this swap, you will make ONE (absolutely no extras, please) tiny thing for your secret pal.  Partners will be assigned randomly (no favouritism here!) and done in secrecy (you will need to come up with a super secretive alias Wink).

In order to figure out what your secret pal would like, feel free to check out his/her Craftster posts, pinterest, blog, and so forth.  If you have specific questions for your secret pal (example: whats his/her ring size?), you may send them to me and I will try to get answers for you.  Based on your findings, you can then craft something phenomenal for your secret pal.  

The OTT should be something that you can craft with a high level of skill. This tiny thing may be made with any material, and the completed item should measure 4 by 4 or smaller.  

Since youll only be crafting and sending one small item, please make every effort to ensure that that youre making something spectacular that youll be proud to receivesomething awesome that you know your partner will adore!

Need more examples of things which qualify as ONE tiny item?
A pair of earrings - YES!
A necklace - YES!
A pair of earrings AND necklace set NO!
An ornament - YES!
A set of stitch markers YES!
A mini notebook YES!
A set of mini notebooks NO!
Artwork measuring a total of 4 by 4 or less YES!
Note: If youre trying to determine if your idea qualifies as a tiny thing, ask your friendly swap organizer (oh wait, thats me Grin).

Other housekeeping details and what-nots
1.  I reserve the right to refuse anyone who has a history of multiple instances of poor communication and/or late sending.
2.  Please make at least one post on this thread so I know that youre getting all messages in the swap thread!
3.  Check the swap thread regularly. Feel free to discuss your OTT and post teasers about what youre working on.  Itll be fun to keep everyone guessing!
4.  Communication is essential!  If youre having issues with the swap, or if youre sending late (for whatever reasons), you must contact the organizer.  Poor communication will be noted in your feedback Sad            

Name of swap: One Tiny Thing Secret Pal Edition
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name and mailing address (including the country):
Please confirm that you are at least 18 years old! (Yes/No)
Do you promise to either have a DCN or retain proof of shipping (i.e. a receipt)?
Your pinterest, blog, etc. (so your secret pal can learn more about your likes/dislikes)?
Your super secretive alias (pick something fun! Grin)?

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

1.  Homerof2
2.  cabaute
3.  MiLady
4.  Sylvani
5.  luckdragon
6.  Smeddley
7.  teag
8.  RachelStitches
9.  Avesthel
10.  suereal
11.  ThriftyLiving4U
12.  SilverMoon
13.  SonjaBoo
14.  craftADDchick
15.  jennythor
16.  playswithneedles
17.  aethelberga
18.  RhymeswOrange
19.  haroldlovesmaude
20.  flyraeven
21.  RaraAvis
22.  TrickyMcVomit
23.  wdicwg
24.  mariak

Craft E. Whispers ---> Steph Ascope
Steph Ascope ---> Glitterati
Glitterati --->  MadRatLady
MadRatLady ---> Badabing Badaboom
Badabing Badaboom ---> Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy ---> Vanishing Aurora
Vanishing Aurora ---> ConcreteUnderpants
ConcreteUnderpants ---> Brown but Grey Below
Brown but Grey Below ---> Indigo Dawn
Indigo Dawn ---> TattooedHarleyQuinn
TattooedHarleyQuinn ---> GlueQueen
GlueQueen ---> Berylla Boffin of Needlehole
Berylla Boffin of Needlehole ---> Julia Bond
Julia Bond ---> ThisMightBeGemma
ThisMightBeGemma ---> Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford ---> Agent Zero
Agent Zero ---> Lwaxana Troi
Lwaxana Troi ---> Tardar Sauce
Tardar Sauce ---> Nick McDanger
Nick McDanger ---> Sunny Hillside
Sunny Hillside ---> Zippo the Wonder Slug
Zippo the Wonder Slug ---> pick and mix
pick and mix ---> Inara Sandrine
Inara Sandrine ---> Craft E. Whispers

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53  Re: HO HO HO (Holiday Object x 3) Swap! Sendouts Dec. 3 in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: December 09, 2012 08:32:51 AM
i received a fabulous package of holiday objects from the uber talented jillybeans!  everything is so well-crafted...and i love it all! Cheesy  it's pretty obvious she chose to craft my theme of ho! ho! ho! Grin

the first lovely small ho...something for my wall!  simple...and chic.  i have just the spot for it at work Smiley

the second fab small ho (though i think it's more a medium?)...a throw pillow Cheesy  and an extra cover Smiley

and finally, the awesome big ho Shocked a trio of festive ho ho ho birdies!!!  i love everything about them...the colours, the glittery bits, and and the whimsy! 

close-up of birdie ho #1...

close-up of birdie ho #2...

close-up of birdie ho #3...

and another group pic...just because they're so cool  Cool

jillybeans, thanks for making my holidays more festive Cheesy  i love the goodies you made for me...they will be displayed and admired for christmases to come  Kiss

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54  Easy Pineapple Banana Bread in Recipes and Cooking Tips by loves2experiment on: November 16, 2012 06:17:50 AM
I don't care much for bananas...but I adore banana bread! Cheesy

Last evening, we baked 4 loaves and the smell of banana bread baking in the oven is divine!  Banana bread keeps really well in the freezer (we wrap the individual loaves in 2 layers of plastic wrap, 1 layer of foil, and bag it in a zipper bag before throwing them in the freezer) and it's nice to have them on hand for breakfast or when someone stops by for tea Smiley  One of my favourite ways to eat them is to pop a slice of it in a toaster oven and add a smidge of butter.  Yum! 

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
10 oz pineapple tidbits, drained
2 cups mashed ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease 2 loaf pans and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.  In another bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla together until frothy.  Add pineapple and bananas to wet mixture.  Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.  Fill loaf pans and bake for 65 minutes (note: my oven is pokey...it takes about 80 minutes or so to bake both loaves) or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. 

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55  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: November 12, 2012 06:15:52 AM
bunting flags + bell cups mini note cards ---> sheepBlue

baltic blue roving ---> ptarmic wumpus

copper verdigris roving + floral wip bag ---> underthemountain

tranquil sunrise roving + bell cups & bunting flags mini note cards ---> indigo_roses

potion #13 + pouch #4 ---> Avesthel

thanks for the claims ladies Cheesy
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56  Re: Chunky Houses Halloween Edition Rnd 3 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 25, 2012 06:41:08 AM
I received my final chunky house for this round Cheesy  Check it out!  goatgoddess's creation is spooky.  i would not wanna have an encounter with bunny boy this halloween Tongue  love the textures (yep, that fence is fantastic)!  thanks for swapping with me Cheesy

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57  Re: Chunky Houses Halloween Edition Rnd 3 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 12, 2012 05:57:17 AM
ready for another super halloween chunky house? Cheesy
i received a wicked one from cackle.  it's aptly titled black widow.  the pictures don't really show how awesome it is...but it's mine, mine, mine!! Grin  i adore it! 

cackle, thanks for swapping with me Kiss 
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58  Re: Chunky Houses Halloween Edition Rnd 3 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: October 08, 2012 06:06:27 AM
i received an awesome chunky house from coocoosnest over the weekend!  it fits in perfectly with my halloween decor/theme for this year Cheesy

along with the house, there was a note that reads:

"i regret to have to inform you that our dear sweet cousin, abigail, is dead.  she was caught casting spells in the basement of the local doctor.  he's nothing but a butcher if you ask me.  i've heard that he cuts bodies up to study and experiment on and that he especially likes to get his hands on a fresh witch.  oh i do hope that poor abigail has not met with such a horrible fate."

love it!  coocoosnest, thanks so much for swapping with me Cheesy
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59  Re: Shop the Swap Winter Market- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 28, 2012 07:21:15 AM
so many awesome crafted items in this gallery Cheesy 

a2k, i have one of your oven mitts and i love it!  might have to claim another one soon Cheesy

sold to sheepBlue...bunting flags and bell cups mini notecards

sold to sarahj2001...pouch #5

thanks ladies! Smiley
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60  Re: Chunky Houses Halloween Edition Rnd 3 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: September 25, 2012 07:37:01 AM
And I received my first chunky halloween house for 2012...from ModernDayDauphine!  It is adorable!  Love the skully hiding behind the door Cheesy  Thank you!

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