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14811  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scrap Happy Swap; send out by 11/30/11 on: November 18, 2011 08:35:53 AM
I do a monthly challenge with a gift card from Amazon.com, and then I stalk like hell and find books, fabrics, yarns, etc.  and, even handmade items from other members who volunteer, other mods, me, etc.

and, we have fun random post prizes...

I love prizes and I have so much fun SHOPPING for them!!

One of the prizes was a gorgeous skein of hand spun, hand dyed yarn...and, of course, I love giving away designer fabrics from my collection...are you tempted? maybe a little? Cheesy
14812  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: November 18, 2011 08:07:48 AM
I posted the proposed format in the craftalong at the top...one of my 50 projects is to make a swap journal...I will use part of it to keep up with all of the craftalongs Cheesy

rlynn--almost missed your hoop!  How cute is the heart on the tree!...I like how you did your tree...
14813  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Stinkin' Cute Faerie Specimens on: November 18, 2011 08:03:14 AM
There could be worst things in life than blaming rackycoo... Cheesy

These are adorable!

Love the little descriptions and your paper clay creations!
14814  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2012--Challenges and NEWS on: November 18, 2011 06:53:16 AM
Latest News:
DECEMBER, rush to finish 2012, CHALLENGE:

Simple Challenge!

Category 1:
There will be a prize drawn from anyone still active in this craftalong that has 1-49 projects done.  You must post a project by January 7 to be eligible.

Category 2:
There will be a prize drawn from anyone still active in this craftalong that has 50 projects done.  Again, you must post by January 7 to be eligible.  Anyone eligible in this category will automatically be eligible for category 1.

Category 3:
Same as above, only 51-99 projects done.

Category 4:
Same as above, only 100 or more projects done.

So, the more projects you have done, the more chances you have to win!

I am going to require that you PM me with how many projects you have done.  That will save me bunches of time.

August Challenge!

Let's regroup!  Please post a mini-list of no more than 5 items that you want to complete in August.  If you have a few WIPS, post those first!  You will get an extra chance for completing a WIP!

Of course, you can make a lot more things, but everyone who reaches his/her goal on the mini list will be entered for the August challenge!

One extra rule:  You cannot change your list once you post it, so make sure you really are going to make those 5 items.  Please post your list no later than August 8--one week.  Of course, you can be making your items starting NOW! Cheesy


June/July Challenge!

1.  Wearable items

2.  More than one (like if you make two hats, you get one chance to win!  two art pieces...two ATC's...two cakes)

3.  Garden crafts

4.  Anything in hot colors: pink, oranges, turquoise, lime green

I am going to go through the lists to see who is active and who is not...there will be another random drawing from the list of actives so be sure to check your status at the end of next week...if you have not commented or made anything for 30 days, I am going to count it as inactive...


MAY 2012 WINNER:  that1girl!!!!!!!!

that1girl has requested fabrics as a prize!


1. Colors: grass (green), sky (blue), sun( yellow/orange), clouds (white/off white)--dreaming of laying out in a field looking at the clouds go by

2. Something for yourself

3. Strictly art...ATC's, paintings, etc.  Think projects that are not necessarily functional...just art...

WINNER April 16-April 30 : Bookstorebabe!

Bookstorebabe requested a gift certificate from one of her favorite websites!

WINNER April 1-April 15  :Meleriffic!

Meleriffic is getting a gift certificate from Spoonflower!


Since I am super busy until April 15th, I will be combining March and April challenges.  Very very simple.

I am going to take the all of the posts between March 1 and April 30 and randomingly select 4 numbers.  If those numbers have a member who has an ACTIVE list, there will be a prize awarded.  So, the posts can be of items you made or a nice comment about something someone else made.  How is that for an easy challenge?

So post post post!

Prizes:  Gift certificates of choice!

WINNER March 16-March 31 : Abbeeroad!

Her prize was a selection of robot and gears fabric, a jar pincushion, and some embroidery threads!

WINNER March 1-March 15: Post #1822--Kookaloo Starr!
Her prize was a pair of circular knitting needles and a skein of handpainted sock yarn! (thanks for the great pic, K-star!)


#388 Eclectic Dreamer


1. Color: Red family--pinks, rose, burgandy, red, purpley red...!
2. New technique or medium for you--you most post in another forum to be eligible...so if you normally sew and you make jewelry, it counts!  If you usually use acrylics and you switch to watercolor, it counts...
3. Swap items...yep, if you swap with another member, it counts; if the swap partner is also a 50 project member, you bet a bonus count! Cheesy
4. Quantity: reasonable: each three projects counts as 1 chance to win

You must post pics to have an eligible project or PM me if you can't post for any reason (swap, etc.)


1. your choice of 1 yard of fabric from SPOONFLOWER!!!(well--a gift card!) or...two skeins of premium yarn ( about $20 worth!!) or comparable supplies for your craft...jewelry findings, paper, etc.
2. Miscellanous supplies and goodies of my choosing
3. $25 gift card from Amazon (or, you can add it to the SPOONFLOWER or I can just get you a regular Visa giftcard--whatever!)

GOOD LUCK and happy crafting!

Eclectic Dreamer chose to get a $50 gift card from Amazon.com to use for whatever she wants!

JANUARY WINNER: dreadlocklove

January 2102 Challenge:

1.  WIPS from 2011.  Please indicate when you post a pic that it is a WIP...
2.  Anything WHITE
3.  Projects for charity or random acts of kindness
4.  Recylced, upcycled, green projects
5.  Projects just for you--after the holidays, we deserve something for ourselves!


Amazon $25 gift card
Craft supplies for your craft-2 skeins organic yarn
Fabric bowl

Pic of Prizes here:
Fabric bowl;

Please post your list and check to see that your link works on POST #1.
I will use the list to randomly select a surprise prize winner on January 9th!

The random winner of the list prize is: cursive_queen!!!

Wow--we have 85 people with lists...


I selected some fat quarters since cursive_queen makes such beautiful and fun quilts!

14815  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! on: November 18, 2011 06:52:38 AM

(image is of scarves shipped to the Special Olympics 2012--another great craftalong that motivated me to get these done on time! Cheesy)

Welcome to the 50 Projects 2012 thread!  This is a craftalong that encourages you to try new crafts, hone and expand your current skills, get great ideas, make gifts for family, friends and yourself...get organized and focused...

You can handle your list in any way that will help you stay on track and record your progress...your list can be changed anytime...or you can just add to your list when you get done...cross stuff off...whatever works!

50 is just a random goal...some people will have far less, others far more...there is no score-keeping...you are doing this for yourself and sharing what you want with your fellow craftsters!

We encourage comments, lots of pics, and positive cheering on...we still have to follow craftster rules, so please stay on the topic of crafting as much as you can, but please do not forget that we are a social community so be respectful and kind to each other in bad and good times!  Most of all, have FUN!!!

I have a prize ready for one of the lists that I randomly selected already... Cheesy...so good luck and remember to post to see if you win!!!  You do not have to have a list, but if you want to enter the list random drawing, you will need at least a mini list! Cheesy  Lists must be posted by January 7th to enter!


Abbeeroad  active
AlishaMisha active
alwaysinmyroom active

bookstorebabe active

cinnamon teal active
ChrisSews active
cursive_queen active

DawnsTrees active

Eclectic Dreamer active
ehinders active
fantasticmio active
Foxy Sam active
Ffrogg526 active

gozer active
indigo_roses active

jillybeans active
J_Kieviet active

katara active
Kookaloo_Starr active
Koreena active
kriSmith active


mama24boyz active
mellybelly81 active
meleriffic active
mini_mum active
MissingWillow active
Mrs Shak
mylovesdeep active



QueenNinjaMonkey active
rottenlittleboys active
rlynn active

sera unraveled
sheepblue active
Silvermoon active
smashu active
smeddley active
suereal active

Tanath active
that1girl active
trinalockary active

underthemountain active

v3nu5 active
vampedangel14 active

waggonswest active
yofi active

14816  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: November 18, 2011 06:47:49 AM
I have no intention of taking away any of the fun we have here by commenting and sharing our crafts and our lives!

I also did not want a gallery for each person...just post your projects normally--the "gallery" is only if you want to post images on your list for your own purposes...

I would use the first few posts to put in the member with a link to the page where they put their list...I don't know about you guys, but if I did not have it in my signature, I would never be able to find my list Cheesy

I would also post news, challenges, etc.

It would be sort of like the birthday swap...one thread for the list of participants and a link to their list...

A gallery/discussion to post your projects, comment, share, etc. This is what I would use to tally up the projects for the prizes, do the random post prizes, etc.  Just like we are doing now...

Does this make more sense?  Your comments are greatly appreciated...this is your/our craftster...I want to make it a fun and enjoyable experience for all...I love it!
14817  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: November 17, 2011 08:37:57 PM

Hey guys...I am starting to think of this craftalong for next year... Cheesy

I think one of the problems I encountered was that I did not realize how big it would be and it takes me forever to tally projects for prizes, etc.

What do you think of this:

TWO different Threads:  one for the lists and one for the gallery and comments?

On page one of the lists thread, I will post the current challenge and prizes so you can find it quickly...

Each person will claim a post and use that post to update their list, put in thumbnails if they want, etc.

The gallery will be for finished projects...they can be numbered or not...

Any other ideas to make it easier and interesting for you guys?

I will work on it in the mod private area and then see what you guys think...nothing is set in stone, so please let me know if you have other things to suggest!

Thanks so much!  We are definitely going to hit 150,000 posts!!!  Unbelievable!
14818  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scrap Happy Swap; send out by 11/30/11 on: November 17, 2011 08:29:23 PM
ok--you guys need to join the 50 projects craftalong next year!!!  I am moderating it and there are prizes...what more could you ask for? Cheesy

The goal is 50 projects a year, but no pressure!  You would be surprised at how many projects you get done if you keep track...and it is nice to have a record at the end of the year...I have my list in my signature so you can see how I keep my list...at the end of the year, I print it and I have a record and memory of everything! Cheesy

Look for it toward the end of December for 2012!!! Cheesy
14819  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 8--GALLERY!--Mail by 11/14/11 on: November 17, 2011 08:24:52 PM
I think I should get some time with the kitty, too!!!  prj107, you do beautiful work!  I might have to take up your offer to help me with clay miniatures (for my wee house! Wink )....such detail...

The purple clay on the box appears translucent...so lovely and so tiny!
14820  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Scrap Happy Patchwork Swap GALLERY! on: November 17, 2011 11:34:05 AM
I love the bag!  But, you got something for you and something for the house, so that is wonderful!

The pillow cover is in my favorite color combo of red and black... Cheesy

and what a gorgeous quilt as well...nice heirloom!

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