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4931  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long on: February 21, 2007 02:33:08 PM
Great job on the blanket!

My projects have been so small - guess I better step it up a bit  Grin
4932  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: The expenses of swapping... on: February 21, 2007 07:50:54 AM
Quote from: mistresscandace
for me, shipping is always the most expensive part. 

I totally agree with this comment!  I live in Canada and shipping charges are outrageous - I just spent $14 sending a small package of candy to Europe (I never imagined this amount when I packaged it up.)

I find that I join swaps that are small (like One Tiny Thing swaps) or the Ongoing Swaps - then I can pick who I am sending to and what I am sending.  I have learned my lesson the very hard way and now pick items that are small or flat so that the postage doesn't kill me.
4933  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: Idea for improving the swap process? on: February 21, 2007 07:41:48 AM
Quote from: Mojo
Please understand (before everyone starts thinking I'm some kind of swap Nazi  Sad), more than anything I just want to generate discussion about swap standards here. 

I didn't think anything personally about you when I answered - I love these kinds of discussions where you can get your feelings out - hopefully no one makes comments that makes you feel attacked!
4934  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: Idea for improving the swap process? on: February 21, 2007 07:25:23 AM
I don't think I would like the ranking system and I know I'm just repeating some of what's already be said but these are my feelings.  If I worked hard on something and felt that it was the best I could do and then had others rank it low, I would feel terrible and probably would consider not swapping in a ranked swap again.  I don't think you can judge an item by a picture.  I know that I have received some very nice things that didn't look great in their picture and I would feel horrible for the person sending it to me to be ranked low because of my poor quality photo.  I think a ranking system would cause many people to hestitate or not participate at all.

I just organized my first swap (no flakers, thankfully) and before I started I asked the mods some questions about feedback and then came up with my system, which I fully outlined in the first page of the swap.  I think if more organizers of swaps used the feedback system properly, it would be better.  Tell the participants in your swap what kind of feedback you are planning to leave (such as great swapper if all the 'rules' were followed, late with no communication, late but communicated, etc.)  I'm a little unsure, at this point, how to handle complaints from swappers about not being happy with what they got.  I did get a complaint from someone unhappy with what they received but after reading her comments and looking at the picture of what she got, decided there was nothing I could do - the sender followed all the guidelines and it was more a case of taste on the receivers part.  I don't mind if someone complains to me if I am organizing - they need somewhere to share their opinion and I would rather it be to me than on the thread or to their partner.  I've received items I didn't like or thought were very poor quality and just ranted to my hubby and threw the item out.

Just my opinion and I'm going to be interested in seeing what others have to say on this thread  Grin
4935  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12" Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong - FEBRUARY on: February 21, 2007 07:00:07 AM
lindamry, your squares look nice!  It was also nice to see behind the squares  Grin

Anyone else make February squares yet? ? ?
4936  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 on: February 20, 2007 06:30:12 PM
I so was not going to make another claim, but, alas, I am....so, I claim Gatsby Girl for:

Bookmarks -- Sewn, paper craft, beaded thongs. Go wild.

And I always have a weakness for candies of the tart variety: Sweetarts, Pixie Stix, Nerds, Sour Patch anything


This is my 6th claim (3 have been received).

I'm in Alberta, Canada and this is my list:

1)  Tablecloth (at least 50" x 70") made with fall or spring fabric (suggestion - leaves, flowers)

2)  I'm looking for specific Laurel Burch fabric - I'd love a FQ minimum of her Hearts and Hummingbirds and anything from her Jungle Song collection.

3)  An amigurumi elephant or penguin (think, smaller is better)

4)  Quilted pillow cover for a 16" pillow (I'll provide the pillow) in navy blue and gold. 

5)  I'd love a homemade plush teddy bear - around 12" would be great!

6)  Crochet hook roll with snowman, snowflake or sunflower material (or other bright colored material)

7)  An amish puzzle ball in bright colors.

8 ) Candy and other goodies from your non-North American country.

9)  Crochet stitch markers similar to the ones in my wist (you can't miss them since they are the only things in my wist at the moment)

10)  My oldest son (17) is trying to finish his collection of the first 50 of the Hardy Boy series (the original blue or brown covered ones) and he needs about 15 more.  If you have some and want to give them away, PM me with the numbers and I'll see if those are ones he needs.  I'm even willing to do a personal swap for these!

If my short list stalls this, I will try and add more.

4937  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My Stitch Markers for crocheting on: February 20, 2007 05:36:50 PM
I am so glad you posted these!  I've been wondering how you would make stitch markers for crochet and never thought of the earring hooks.  They look fantastic and now I want some (have to add them to my list for on going swaps!)
4938  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 Gallery on: February 20, 2007 04:07:14 PM
Quote from: Dulcinea
Marija also sent me some great mickey fabric.... and with all the mickey fabrics that the lovely people on craftster have sent, i don't think i've gotten ANY duplications.... so on my next wish list is going to be someone to teach me how to make great quilt squares from my fabric!!

If the other Mickey material you received is anything like this stuff, my suggestion would be to decide how big you want your squares to be and then cut the fabric up into that size and sew all the different materials together.  If you cut the material up into small pieces and then piece squares, you will lose your Mickey's.  (does that make sense?)
4939  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 Gallery on: February 20, 2007 03:11:00 PM
Last week, just before heading out of town for a longweekend, I received a package from gatheredthreads (formerly artsiefartsie.)  She sent me this beautiful quilted pillow cover:

                           

And, as an added bonus, she also included a book on folding origami boxes and some paper.

THANKS!!!!!!!
4940  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: He's Got The Beaver Fever! (So DAM many pictures!) on: February 19, 2007 05:30:32 PM
Great story and a FANTASTIC hat!  I love the tail and teeth.  From one Canadian to another - great job!!!!

And kudos to your brother for posing for all those pictures!
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