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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Head Start Art Journal Round 2 Gallery on: August 15, 2011 11:34:56 AM


Original Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386328.0
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Head Start Art Journal Round 2 - Sign ups closed Send out Aug 31 on: July 20, 2011 05:21:28 AM


Here's round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357394.0
Gallery Round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359425.0

Gallery Round 2:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388370



Swap name: Head Start Art Journal Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: -zoma-
Sign-up date range: July 20 2011 - July 27 2011
Date to send item by: August 31 2011  (subject to extension if necessary)

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

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


Additional Age requirement? NO

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Have you been inspired by the Sketchbook project? Do you keep your own art journal or sketchbook, or have you always wanted to try?
This swap will be for one sketchbook or art journal, and you'll give your partner a head start on the art.

*I highly recommend that everyone makes the journal that they are swapping with their partner. However, if you don't feel confident in your bookbinding skills, please communicate with your partner (and organizer) as they may have a strong preference for the brand of store-bought journal or sketchbook for substitution. (Altered books have also been used, but again, please communicate with your partner)

The Book:
A handmade journal, size to be determined between partners, guidelines follow. The cover may be embellished, or not, but should be sturdy and resilient enough to be carried around in a purse or bag. Binding should be equally as strong - we're aiming for quality here.

The Interior:
Give your partner a head start! I will try to match partners based on strengths & talents so that your partner does something different from what you normally do. So do your thing, and get the journal going... place backgrounds, frames, doodle around the margins. Do a page of collage, a portrait of your cat, or use a page as a coaster for your glass of red wine. The exact amount should be discussed between partners, but I would say, as a guideline, that no more than 50% of the pages should be blank when you send.

The Theme:
Not all of us share the same interests, so please try to gear the journal towards your partner. I will ask you to choose three themes for your partner to pick between, and your partner will interpret your theme how they choose. Some examples might be: nature, joy, blue, travel...

An Extra:
If budget permits, include one of your favourite art journal supplies: your favourite colour of pastel, your go-to pencil, a glue stick, a sheet of stickers, whatever. I myself, am hooked on Pigma Micron 01 pens in dark brown, and would include one with my book.

Book Guidelines:
Paper matters: if you are using good (read expensive) paper, aim for the lower number, if your partner prefers cheap paper, use the higher number. Pay attention to the media your partner uses so that you can make appropriate paper choices.
Size: 9" x 12" - 10-30 pages, 7" x 9" - 20-50 pages, 3" x 5" 50-100 pages
Again: these are guidelines, discuss variances with your partner.

Aim for the highest quality that you can reasonably afford, and put your heart into this. You should be PROUD of what you send, and you will be thrilled at what you receive. We'll call this a 5-point swap, and all five of those points are for the journal.

Please take note: this is not a scrapbook! This is a place for you to write, draw, create and record.



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Head Start Art Journal Round 2
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 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

The more you share, the better this swap will be:
Please indicate if you have any preferences in the following
FORMAT of Journal
Size
Orientation (portrait/landscape)
Binding (spiral/lay flat/?)
Paper
Closure
Extras (pen holder/envelope for ephemera etc)

What is your Journalling style? Are you mainly a writer? Collage? What media do you use (wet/dry)? Do you keep your journal at home, or does it travel with you wherever you go?

Lastly, please give your partner a jumping off point for themes (three please):



______
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 other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

Swappers:

1  -zoma- (Canada)
2  Indecisive Monkey (Canada) <first time swapper! Smiley
3  StickerChic87 (US)
4  kartiana (US)
5  mxer145 (Canada)
6  miknessevie (US)
7  kitkat_pro (Canada)
8  IsikkahJai (US)
9  DearBluebird (US)
10  .:dollface:. (Canada)
11  Wulf (Canada)
12  AmandaBL (US)
13  spookygrrrly (US)
14  pioneer9 (US)
15 RougeRaven (US)
16  Smmarrt (US)
17  fabricfriend (US)
18  burntsmore (US)
19  raeraethejetplane (US)
20  EdelC
...


Partners!

-zoma- sent<-->  Smmarrt sent
Indecisive Monkey sent<--> mxer145
kartiana sent<-->  IsikkahJai  
miknessevie <--> StickerChic87 sent
DearBluebird <-->  spookygrrrly sent
.:dollface:. <--> kitkat_pro sent
AmandaBL sent<-->  pioneer9 sent
RougeRaven sent<-->  raeraethejetplane sent
fabricfriend <--> burntsmore sent
EdelC  <-->  Wulf sent
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Head Start Art Journal Round 2? on: July 18, 2011 09:32:13 AM
I promised I'd be back in January to do round two... but you know, life happens.

Well, I'm here now, anyone interested?

Here's round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357394.0
Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359425.0

maybe this round a little differently - open to suggestions.

?
4  CANADA / Ontario / Local yarn (wool)? Toronto or the south? on: December 18, 2010 05:28:24 AM
Last year I purchased ten skeins of local, unprocessed yarn from the farmers market (from the guy who sells lamb chops) and I just now used it all up.... and I want more. It was a little rough, but I love the smell of the lanolin and it made fabulously warm slippers. And, it was only $4 a skein.

So, what I'm looking for is somewhere to buy more local, unprocessed and preferably cheap wool. I don't mind driving out to a farm or something - it'd make for a nice day trip.

I thought maybe St. Jacobs - but I don't want to waste a trip if I don't find what I'm looking for... any advice?

thanks!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Head Start Art Journal Swap Gallery on: September 13, 2010 04:44:02 PM


We have a sender! Can't wait too see this thread fill up!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Head Start Art Journal (Signups Closed ; MAIL BY 10/01/10) on: August 23, 2010 11:57:18 AM
Link to Gallery



Swap name: Head Start Art Journal
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: -zoma-
Sign-up date range: August 23 - September 3
Date to send item by: November 1, 2010

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

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

Additional Age requirement? no

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Have you been inspired by the Sketchbook project? Do you keep your own art journal or sketchbook, or have you always wanted to try?
This swap will be for one sketchbook or art journal, and you'll give your partner a head start on the art.

*I highly recommend that everyone makes the journal that they are swapping with their partner. However, if you don't feel confident in your bookbinding skills, please communicate with your partner (and organizer) as they may have a strong preference for the brand of store-bought journal or sketchbook for substitution.

The Book:
A handmade journal, size to be determined between partners, guidelines follow. The cover may be embellished, or not, but should be sturdy and resilient enough to be carried around in a purse or bag. Binding should be equally as strong - we're aiming for quality here.

The Interior:
Give your partner a head start! I will try to match partners based on strengths & talents so that your partner does something different from what you normally do. So do your thing, and get the journal going... place backgrounds, frames, doodle around the margins. Do a page of collage, a portrait of your cat, or use a page as a coaster for your glass of red wine. The exact amount should be discussed between partners, but I would say, as a guideline, that no more than 50% of the pages should be blank when you send.

The Theme:
Not all of us share the same interests, so please try to gear the journal towards your partner. I will ask you to choose three themes for your partner to pick between, and your partner will interpret your theme how they choose. Some examples might be: nature, joy, blue, travel...

An Extra:
If budget permits, include one of your favourite art journal supplies: your favourite colour of pastel, your go-to pencil, a glue stick, a sheet of stickers, whatever. I myself, am hooked on Pigma Micron 01 pens in dark brown, and would include one with my book.

Book Guidelines:
Paper matters: if you are using good (read expensive) paper, aim for the lower number, if your partner prefers cheap paper, use the higher number. Pay attention to the media your partner uses so that you can make appropriate paper choices.
Size: 9" x 12" - 10-30 pages, 7" x 9" - 20-50 pages, 3" x 5" 50-100 pages
Again: these are guidelines, discuss variances with your partner.

Aim for the highest quality that you can reasonably afford, and put your heart into this. You should be PROUD of what you send, and you will be thrilled at what you receive. We'll call this a 5-point swap, and all five of those points are for the journal.

Please take note: this is not a scrapbook! This is a place for you to write, draw, create and record.


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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Preferred finished size of journal:
Landscape or portrait?:
Paper preference:  (thick, thin, toothy, smooth, white, coloured, mixed, etc)
Media most commonly used:
Media you want to try:

Three themes for your partner to work with:
A link to your wists if you have one:

Do you agree to post in the discussion thread at least ONCE per WEEK:

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 other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Sweet Birdie on: April 03, 2010 04:26:54 PM
I stitched up this little birdie onto some vintage fabric from my stash. I can't decide what to do with it now - originally I was going to sew it onto my backpack, but I think now I might look for a cute frame at the thrift store.

Pattern herehttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oEUWrDNhwTw/S6qoIN5ug-I/AAAAAAAADVA/j3pJJGN8iwU/s1600/Embroidery+Pattern.jpg



Yay! first post in the needlework board!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Square-neck dress or tunic? need help deciding. on: March 25, 2010 05:00:15 PM
I made this dress/tunic from a Japanese pattern book I've had for a couple of years. The fabric has also been in my stash for a while now - light cotton, summer weight. My problem is, I can't decide where to hem it. Should I go full length (pattern length) to wear as a dress or shorten it to a tunic length to wear over jeans or leggings?
And if I shorten it, should I keep the border, or chop it off? I like the border, but DH says it distracts/detracts from the neckline, which I quite like.





In case you may be wondering, the shoulders are quite comfortable and don't slip at all. I really like this dress/shirt whatever it will be. I plan on making another one or two.

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bike Basket Bag on: March 16, 2010 08:14:58 AM
I got a new bike.
Also, I sold my car.
So this bike is now the "family vehicle" and has to haul a lot of stuff. So the first (of many) mods was to put on a shopping basket. I've seen some really nice ones in the bike shops, but seeing as how they start at about $80 I decided to DIY.

Started out with a quick release wire basket, now fully lined, with a hard plastic bottom. Removable for washing, reflective strips on the front for visibility. Padded handle.

And a drawstring top, to keep my veggies and purse and other stuff safe inside, even over potholes.


And I made this to keep my toolkit in:

Fabric is not as cool, but it's vinyl backed upholstery fabric, so it should do a better job of keeping the moisture away from the tools better than the cotton canvas I used for the bag.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Some more dresses (and I changed my username) on: October 21, 2008 08:43:32 AM
First - I've changed my username. Used to be minkeyfeet - but after I got a PM this morning making me aware of other uses of the word minkey, I promptly opened up a help desk ticket. Ever since I signed up I've hated the name, but that was definitely the push I needed to change it. So, here's the new me. Smiley

Now, on topic - a couple more dresses.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2957768005_1901a6b016.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2958608764_d0ed015fb8.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/2958615464_3f77aff88c.jpg

So what do you think of the argyle? Dh says it's weird. I like it , or I wouldn't have made it. But then I'm a little weird sometimes....


And HOW CUTE IS THAT BIRD FABRIC! Yes, I felt the need to shout that. And because I know y'all are going to ask, it's Ikea. SO CUTE.
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