Here is my attempt at making a dog bed for my corgi. He has chewed through 2 other beds already, and I am hoping that having a bed with a lack of corners will deter him from chewing on this one. So far, so good.
Here is the bed:
And an action shot:
If I was to do it again I think I would add one more bag of poly-fil - this one used 3 and I thought it would be overkill to add another one, but it does flatten out a bit after some use.
Swap name: 2008 Handmade Calendar Swap Craftster member who is organizing this swap: neverseenblue Sign-up date range: 10/6/07-10/19/07 Date to send item by: 11/26/07
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO If so, which country?
All ages allowed? yes, if under 18 please make sure to get permission from parents and have reliable transportation to the post office 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: n/a
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:*UPDATED* Since we did not have 24 people sign up we will be splitting into two groups of ten. Everyone in the group is still assigned a month, which will then leave 2 months unassigned - to compensate for that everyone will do 1 bonus page for each of those months - in the end you will still end up doing a total of 12 pages and each person will have collected 12 pages, one for each month, to create their very special, one-of-a-kind calendar to enjoy for all of 2008. The months that are not assigned are July & August. So if I use myself as an example I am assigned the month of November - I will craft 10 pages for November (1 to keep for my calendar, 9 to send to my other partners). I will then also craft 1 additional page for July & 1 additional page for August to be sent - for a total of 12 crafted pages.
All calendar pages should measure 10"x10".
Since the envelopes will probably be too thin to get a DC#, DC#s will not be required for this swap. When you send your pages though you MUST get a receipt from the post office to prove that you have sent.
Please PM me every time you send and receive a calendar page. It will make my life a whole lot easier!! ...
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? ADD OTHER SWAP SPECIFIC QUESTIONS HERE... Favorite Colors/Color Combinations: Unfavorite Colors/Color Combinations: What kind of theme would you like your calendar to have?: Is there a particular month you would like to craft for? (I will try to honor all requests the best I can): Anything else your partners 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.
AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
approved swappers: 1. neverseenblue 2. WYOKrista 3. minanina 4. djsemira 5. PixZstyle 6. em0tionalprayer 7. boogirl1984 8. mamasmurf 9. crumpet79 10. Acarpous 11. photojenn 12. Kyrie04 13. TheCraftyCat 14. hellobint 15. BloodyDeaf 16. calluna 17. schmidty 18. Dede Jujub 19. Leah_Danielle 20. gleep Craft for your assigned month x10 (one for you to keep, nine to send) + 1 JUL & 1 AUG page to send. Below you will find your group and who is sending what to whom - please PM me if you have any questions. Swap Status Purple - Sent Blue - Received Orange - Sending late and has communicated this with the organizer Red - No communication - PM me immediately Green - Feedback Given
I saw a couple of these swaps going around on various blogs last year, and I'm hoping maybe there would be enough interest to have one on craftster this year.
Basically we'd have a group of 12 (or multiple groups of 12 if there was enough interest) - and each person in the group would make a page for one particular month x 12. Keeping one page for their calendar and then sending the rest out to the other members of your group. At the end everyone would have an awesome, handmade, limited edition calendar.
Hopefully that made sense! I was thinking we could have sign-ups starting sometime in October and then send-outs no later than November 26 so that we can make sure there is plenty of time for everyone to receive all of their months before the new year.
(I'm also open to any suggestions/changing the time frame, etc...)