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151  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Fundraiser ideas for Valentines? on: January 13, 2008 07:18:03 AM
I'm the Advisor for my college's Student Government and we need to do a fundraiser for Valentines.  We were thinking of making little boxes with all kinds of things in them - but after pricing things, it got a bit expensive.  Any ideas on making it less expensive but still cute?  Can't have any homemade candy, etc in them.
152  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Friends of Craftster Secret Swap (Signups Jan 8 - 20; Sendouts Feb. 29) on: January 08, 2008 12:59:05 PM
Swap name:  Friends of Craftster Secret Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SevsOnlyGirl
Co-Organisers:  Kyrie04 and HSG
Sign-up date range: January 8 - 20
Date to send item by: February 29th

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

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, but please make sure that you can purchase supplies and make it to the post office by the sendout date

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: NO
- 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO

Details of swap:

Friends of Craftster's (F.O.C.'s) only for this swap.  Partners will be secret so you will need to pay close attention to their questionnaire and/or stalk them! 

FOC is when you donate money to Craftster to help pay for things OR you're a swap angel.. you must have the Friend of Craftster logo under your name to join.  For details on how to become a FOC, go here.

this is going to be a secret project - You will be matched up with a partner and we will make several things for them and send them.

We will be making 1 medium item and 2 small items.  Ofcourse you are free to send extra's, but remember that you don't know who is sending to YOU, so there's no telling if you'll be getting extra's or not. Wink   Each participant will also be giving 5 themes in their questionnaire - your partner may craft to your themes or by post stalking you - it'll be a surprise!!

Organisers:
SevsOnlyGirl - Main Organiser
HSG - Co-Organiser
Kyrie04 - Co-Organiser


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
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Please list 5 themes that you would like crafted for you:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

What crafts can you do?

Is there anything specific that you are wishing for?
Love/Hate:
Fabrics:
Scents:
Colors:

Favorites:
Animal:
TV Show:
Book/Character:
Candy/Snacks:
Celebrity:
Cartoon Character:

Do you:
   keep a journal/sketchbook?  Dimensions?
   have pets?  What kind?
   have a mobile phone, MP3 player, etc?  Kind/Size
   need a project bag/tote/purse?  Size?
   collect anything?

Is there something that you would love to learn to do?

Jewelry:
     earrings?
     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     gold or silver?
     
Would you like clothes made for you?
   if so:
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?

Do you have any allergies?

How do feel about animal products?

How do you feel about religion in crafting - religious iconography, etc.?

Are you vegan or vegetarian?

Anything else that your partner will need to know about you?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Now for the good stuff!

Send your pm to SevsOnlyGirl/HSG/Kyrie04 and mark it FOC Approval when you wish to join the swap

When you send and receive, please pm SevsOnlyGirl and Kyrie04 and mark the pm appropriately FOC Sent or FOC Received.  We will not mark you as sent or received if we do not hear from you!  Anyone that does not tell us and simply posts in the gallery will not be marked as sent/received.  That is the sort of thing noted in feedback, along with good communication and good checkins.

HSG will be doing Check-Ins once a week.  If you do not check in, we will have your partner hold off sending until we hear from you.  You must respond to her pm, not post it in the thread please.

We do request everyone that signs up to post in the thread at the minimum of once per week just to keep up.  It may be chatty, but it'll be FUN!!!!  It's a great way to get to know the other FOC's!!

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:
1. SevsOnlyGirl
2. mimik
3. gwenyvarr
4. Penlowe
5. Calliel
6. HSG
7. Lilyvanilla
8. SilverWing
9. yogirl *
10. Tanzie
11. igobylorib
12. Pheather
13. AsphaltQueen
14. Dulcinea
15. green r my tear$
16. RockstarMom
17.dragonflyducky
18. Kyrie04
19. Babyangel *
20. ghilie
21. Tanza
22. Grahairedoldlady
23. vinnie451
24. Malibukasey
25. superhooker
26. the littlest ninja
27. peihan17
28. amymisha *
29. dragonslair
30. ariaya
31. kbauer
32. Banga
33. ScotSkipper402
34. spirals420
35. taerowyn
36. faemystique
37. gkswife
38. MandyLikesPie
39. RondaS
40. kbbtfg
41. sunspotted
42. glittergirl94
43. zkitten
44. Samsara
45. GothChics

Gallery: 
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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224037.0
153  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Travelers Swap on: January 06, 2008 07:16:31 PM
I'm going to be doing some traveling in Feb and March and who knows when else.  I was wondering if anyone else would like a swap for stuff you can take to do on the plane/bus/train.

  Things like easy craft kits, word searches, books to read, neck pillows, whatever you think would be useful to you.  If there's interest, I'll start the swap next week, we'll do a short craft time and then sendout.

154  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / 1 Angel needed for OWS21 Please!!! on: January 04, 2008 07:31:25 AM
Swap Name:Ongoing Wishlist Swap Round 21
Original Thread link:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=160949.0
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=161851.0
# of Flakers: 1

Gavagai was not only flaked on by her original sender, but also by her angel!  We really need to get her an angel quickly, she's been waiting a looonnnnggg time. Sad

Here's her wishlist:

Lightscribe cds/dvds for me to lightscribe on. Would love different colours! Can't get them here. 


I am especially looking for crafting supplies of different kinds, among others these (that I can't get or have had trouble finding here)...

Silver or silver plated/gold plated wire, thinner than 0.4 mm (maybe someone can translate this into American standard?)

Joints for making dolls/teddybears, to fasten arms and legs to make them movable (preferably not too big)

Flat metal things with a loop (preferably silver/gold or silver/gold plated) to fasten on the back of for example a marble to make it into a pendant. Something like this: https://www.rings-things.com/cgi-bin/hazel/hazel.cgi?action=detail&item=49-455-3  Ideally either 10mm or 20mm square, but also interested in other sizes.

book with fun/cute Japanese sewing and/or crochet patterns

Chunky fun yarn (something that looks a bit different in one way or another).

Strange colour (other than white or transparent) shrinky dinks (I think there is a black kind); I would really prefer the "shrinky dink" brand!

Crafting/Sewing themed metal charms (like scissors or something, to be used for making jewelry).

Gold plated chain to make necklaces and other jewelry.

Silver plated finger rings with a large plate (1.5-2 cm?) with sides (will try to find a link to make it less confusing) for crafting jewelry.

A kit for some kind of craft I haven't tried yet. Feel free to PM me about that.

Glass thingies, especially ones with holes in them:
http://www.wholesalersusainc.com/hand-glass-shapes-rectangles-holes-40pcs-p-1325.html
Other glass shapes on the same site are also as interesting, and coloured square marbles also... Just different shaped glass thingies to put pictures behind really... and/or coloured ones for rings:
http://www.plainmabel.com/ckshop.php?item=1168&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.plainmabel.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3D4
(I already have enough of the "normal" round transparent ones (that you can buy in flower shops (at least here) though.)

Snap buttons of good quality, preferably bigger and/or ones that you "punch" on (rather than sew or fold those little metal clips thingies) (plastic and/or metal)

Magnetic snaps for making bags.

Handles for making bags

Crochet books or magazines with fun new projects (not too traditional stuff). I like "Crochet today". I only have the last issue (september-october 2007) so far. Please ask me before you send a crochet book, since I have a few (not many) already and might have the one you want to send.

Craft books/magazines in general with fun new projects (not too traditional stuff) (in English or German or with easy-to-follow pictures (well, Swedish is good as well :-))


And of course anything from my evergrowing wist.
http://www.wists.com/gavagai

155  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / FEATURED PROJECTS WINTER 07/08 on: January 01, 2008 11:44:06 AM
Rackycoo and SevsOnlyGirl chose these projects together as a good representation of the fantastic things our members create! Smiley

Maze Book by heini





Ribbon Organiser by qazicat




Book Clock by jolenemarie






Chunky Book Pages by Katxena




Minibook by danilouwho
156  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fill A Purse Swap3? on: December 27, 2007 07:27:28 PM
Is anyone interested in another Fill A Purse Swap?  We've run a couple of them.  The object is to make a purse to your partners liking - or embellish, depending on what you want - and then fill it with a variety of handmade and purchased items.

Here's links to the previous galleries - they were great fun!

Round 1:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=105700.new

Round 2:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178496.msg1851031#msg1851031

If there's interest, I would do signups beginning January till mid-January with a sendout late February.
157  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Winter Coat on: November 29, 2007 08:57:55 AM
So yesterday my friend Kate walked in and had on this fabulous coat.  I asked where she got it and she told me that she made it.  She has yet to get an account on Craftster, but I told her I wanted to post it and perhaps this will convince her to get an account. Smiley

The entire coat (with Kate ofcourse):


A closeup of the buttons - she made these herself too.  She's amazing!


158  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND! 2 angels for Craft My Theme Swap on: November 08, 2007 03:26:38 PM
Swap Name: Craft My Theme Swap
Original Thread link:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193907.0
Gallery thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200671.0
# of Flakers:  2

We are looking for at least 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small item.  It would be wonderful if the items could be mailed within two weeks.  Please pm me if you are interested in angeling! Smiley

1 - wx2dzug

Your 5 themes:
1.  Rubber ducks
2.  German/Germany
3.  Sock monkies
4.  Beer
5.  Travel

Misc. Stuff:
Do you keep a journal/sketch book? No
Do you have pets? No
Do you have kids? No
Do you need something for your CD's/CD player/ipod/phone? No
Do you need/want another random trinket box? Sure
Do you need/want a sewing/crochet/knitting bag? No
Do you need/want a purse/tote? Yes
Jewelry:
     earrings? Yes
     bracelets/cuffs? yes    If yes, wrist size: 18 cm
     necklaces?  yes   lengths? anything thats not a choker
     silver or gold? no preference

Clothing:
Would you like clothing made for you? sure
If yes:
top measurements: bust 37 in
bottom measurements: Waist 35 in
foot size: 8

Any fabrics you love? silk, cotton       
Symbols you love?  no                     
Colors you love? red, green               
Crafts you can do? clothing, bags, (anything sewing related), jewelry, paper crafts, scrapbook,  ...random things
Crafts you admire? anything and everything. 
Allergies? Pets


2 -noushi

Your 5 themes:
1.  Totoro
2.  Knitting
3.  Vegetarian
4.  Red Panda's
5.  Jay Jay (see pets)

Misc. Stuff:
Do you keep a journal/sketch book? Kinda, I carry one around but barely use it.
Do you have pets? My Darling Lhasa Apso Jay Jay (Mario)
Do you need something for your CD's/CD player/ipod/phone? Yes I just bought an Ipod Nano Video, it's square and quite nekid.
Do you need/want another random trinket box? Sure
Do you need/want a sewing/crochet/knitting bag? Want
Do you need/want a purse/tote? I'd love one
Jewelry:
     earrings? Yeah
     bracelets/cuffs? Why not    If yes, wrist size: Med-Large (can't find tape measurer)
     necklaces? yeah  lengths? I like them kinda short like 18"
     silver or gold? Silver (nooooo gold)

Clothing:
Would you like clothing made for you? YES
If yes:
top measurements: size 10
bottom measurements:size 14 (i'm kinda pear shaped)
foot size: 8/9

Any fabrics you love? Nah, kinda everything      hate? Stiff Scratchy ones
Symbols you love? No        hate? over-used ones ie. Smiley face, ying yang
Colors you love? Light Pastelly blues, purples, and green (cool Colors)  hate? Red

Crafts you can do? knit, sew (a little) resin,
Crafts you admire? Glass, embroidery, screen printing

Allergies? i don't like fur
159  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND:1 angel for IYP - Homecoming on: November 01, 2007 09:42:35 AM
Swap Name: Invite Your Partner - Homecoming
Original Thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179075.0
Gallery thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=188790.0
# of Flakers:  1

I'm looking for an angel for knit_core.  She was swapping for Harry Potter and LOST items.  I'd like to see at least one large, one medium and one small item.  It also would need to be shipped within 2 weeks.

Please pm me if you are interested in angeling for knit_core.
160  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND 1 Angel for Panda Bear Swap on: October 20, 2007 04:23:06 PM
Swap Name: Panda Bear Swap
Original Thread link:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=155531.0
Gallery thread link:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165090.0
# of Flakers: 1

Please PM me if you would be interested in angeling for star69!

star69 has lots of info to work with:

I'd love any of the things that I had found below. Mainly things I can wear. Journals are nice too. Oh, and jewellry. Hats are good too! Scarves would be nice so that I can put them down until I go away to school next year.

Do you like jewelry?: Yup. Mostly earrings and necklaces. A bracelet would be lovely too!
Do you have pierced ears?: Yes
Do you wear headbands?: Yes! I love them! I like the wide ones too.

Sizes (Fill out only if you'd like to):
T Shirt: XL to XXL
Sweatshirt/Hoodie: XL
Wrist: 8 inches

Favorite Type of Pandas: All types. Cute, Punk, Goth, Realistic - every and any type.

Do you have any "wishlist" Panda items?:

Gloomy Bear!!: http://img4.store.yahoo.co.jp/I/chax-colony_1935_135817
Gloomy Bear Shirts: http://img4.store.yahoo.co.jp/I/chax-colony_1936_313593
http://img4.store.yahoo.co.jp/I/chax-colony_1935_41897http://img4.store.yahoo.co.jp/I/chax-colony_1936_163809

Punkish Items: 
Hat: (front) https://www.rakuten.co.jp/miki/img10342303754.jpeg(back):https://www.rakuten.co.jp/miki/img10342303755.jpeg


What would you NOT like to receive?: Nothing really.

Do you have any allergies? No.
Pets?: No.

Would you like to swap with someone who has smoke around their house?: Not particularly.

What about if the smoke is Febreezed/Washed/Aired out?: If they manage to get out the smell sufficiently, sure.



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