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31  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Bellydance Swap Round 2?? on: August 21, 2008 08:44:40 AM
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Swing by and sign up everyone!
32  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Bellydance Swap Round II (Sign ups 8/21/08 - 9/21/08) on: August 21, 2008 08:43:27 AM
Here's the current swap update:
1. Star217-Organizer, has received, partner has not, no communication since 11/21
2. Saturn-Has not received, but sent a package, positive & angel needed
3. Kenners-Sent (posted in thread) & Received
4. Paperwings-Sent, but we don't know if she has received yet, no post in gallery.
5. isqueak-Received but never sent, negative
6. mieljolie-Has not received, but sent a package, positive & angel needed
7. dinkytiny-Has neither sent or received, negative

Swap name: Bellydance Swap Round II
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Star217
Sign-up date range: 8/21/08 - 9/21/08
Date to send item by: 10/31/08

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

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

Age requirement? 16+ (under 18 please have parents permission)

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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:
This swap will be for one large item and one small item. For large items I'm thinking costume pieces, hip scarfs, and intricate jewelry (or what ever you and your partner work out) for small items bindi's. zill covers, simple jewelry, hair clips...

All forms of bellydance are welcome to join. Beginners are more then welcome to join too. If you don't dance but are a musician feel free to join up as well. We love all contributions to the middle eastern dance and music scene.

Once you are approved please feel free to post a small pic of you in your costume that you will want things crafted for.

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

Name of 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 13 years old (yes/no)
What style of dance do you practice/perform?
Are you a musician:
How long have you been dancing/playing:
Costume Colors:
Your favorite costume enhancer (Shells, Sequins, Beads, Fringe, Coins):
Would you like a particular costume piece:
Is there anything else you'd like in particular:
Is there something you absolutely don't want:
Any known allergies your partner should know about :
What can you make/do:
What would you most like to make for your swap partner:
Anything else you would like your partner to know:


1. Star217
2. Saturn
3. Kenners
4. Paperwings
5. isqueak (1st time swapper)
6. mieljolie (pending feedback)
7. dinkytiny

Blue means sent green means recieved and red means contact me ASAP
Star217 - Mieljolie
Meiljolie - Star217

Paperwings - Kenners
Kenners - Paperwings

Saturn - isqueak

isqueak - Dinkytiny

Dinkytiny - Saturn

33  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: spinning in the grease on: August 05, 2008 07:44:22 AM
I've tried to spin in the grease I frankly I don't like it at all. I think its one of those "to each his own" situations. Be careful with your wheel and make sure you clean all the grease out cause the grease attracts dust and bits and clogs your wheel and bearings.
34  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Acid Dyes in a Crock Pot? on: August 04, 2008 08:50:14 AM
This article from knitty should help. You can use acid dyes like food dyes. Many people will use their cooking utensils to dye with kool-aid (it is a foodstuff and therefor not as dangerous) but if you are using acid dyes the tools for cooking and the tools for dying should be kept separate. Once your crock has been used to dying don't cook in it to eat from.
35  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone need some angora? on: August 04, 2008 08:47:18 AM
Oh I'd love to take this off your hands. Let me know when you are grooming them and I'll send you my address and the cost of postage via paypal.
36  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 8-1-08..!! on: August 01, 2008 07:22:18 AM
I have one yarn to offer up this week. Its was originally 4oz corriedale Spunky Club Roving in Rosebud but I thought it needed some oomph. I ran the roving through the carder with white/gold angelina and came up with these batts
Then using a long draw I spun a lose woolen single that was about dk weight and andean plied it to create a bulky 2 ply yarn.

I'm using it to knit the trim/edges on the one skien sweater from the One Skein Wonders book.

I thought since the baby who the sweater is for is called Veronica Rose that the Rosebud roving should be made into something for her.
37  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Bellydance Swap Round 2?? on: July 22, 2008 09:44:21 AM
If everyone is still interested I can start this swap in the middle of august.
38  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: "Office Space"/"The Office"/etc. Desk/Cubicle Swap? on: July 21, 2008 01:09:10 PM
This sounds great. My office just moved and my old cube was nice and warm and bright. My new cube is sterile and cold and (best of all) the closest window looks out over the hole where the World Trade Center used to be so I could really use some cheering up!
39  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Bellydance/Mermaid Costume on: July 11, 2008 11:06:52 AM
you've probably heard this a million times
but you have a gorgeous face
like beyond gorgeous
i thought i should let you know

Awww geez, thanks so much *blushes*
40  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Bellydance/Mermaid Costume on: July 11, 2008 08:51:57 AM
what a fun idea ^_^ unfortunately the link is blocked by my work's firewall... no parade pics for me Sad
your top came out wonderfully! I've been meaning to try this for a couple of years now (doing the bra conversion) but i get a little panicky when i think about sewing Wink I have however been hoarding embellishments for whenever i get up the nerve to try! if you 've made other costumes, i'd love to see.

If you can get on flickr just type "mermaid parade 2008" as a tag and tons of pics should pop up.
For a bra conversion I love this flickr set and found it very helpful
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