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41  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Use Your Scraps and MakeMe a ScarfandHat (STASH-BUSTING ACCESSORY EXTRAVAGANZA) on: November 06, 2006 08:34:46 AM
If you're like me, you finish projects and end up with scraps of yarn or fabric that you don't want to throw away, but you don't know if you'll use them, either.  What about a hat and scarf swap where you use it all up.  We could up to five color schemes that we have, up to five color schemes that we'd want, and I could match people based on that.  And the rule would be that you aren't allowed to spend ANY money for your supplies--it's all about stash busting.  Plus, I'd like to do it where we make whatever kind of hat and scarf we want--no requesting special things.  This should eliminate the need to go shopping.  It would be: Do your best, bust your stash, send it out.  I think we could end up with some very pretty and unique things--and one can never have too many hats and scarves!
42  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Disney Theme Parks/Regular Old Disney Swap on: October 29, 2006 02:35:52 PM
Okay, my Harrison Ford idea seemed to tank (it was worth a shot!), but I think a Disney Theme Park/Regular Old Disney Swap may be the ticket!  I thought it would be fun for those of us who have been to any of the theme parks to be able to do a swap revolving around that, but I know that there are those who haven't, and I wouldn't want to leave them out!  Things like:  What is your favorite ride?  Favorite park?  Favorite ride theme song?  Food to eat while you're there?  etc. 

I know that around this time of year, most people get overwhelmed with the holidays coming up (I know I'm feeling that way!)--there are too many crafts to craft and too little money, but we still want to swap!!!  I would want everyone to consider how they felt about an extended crafting time.  I want to make sure that send-outs are late December (I'm willing to make it the beginning of Jan, too--maybe the 2nd) because I'm going to Disney World at the beginning of December and the last thing any of us needs is the pressure of our lives plus a swap!  Let me know your thoughts on this! 
43  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Harrison Ford Swap? on: October 24, 2006 05:13:59 PM
I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in a Harrison Ford themed swap?  I have to admit that when I was a kid, after seeing Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford was my first crush.  It would be fun to watch the favorite movies of our swap partners and come up with things to craft.  This is something that I would want to organize (I finally qualify!  Wooohooo!!!) and I'd want to give quite a bit of time to craft since I'll be vacationing in the beginning of December.  I searched the site, and I think this is a "new" idea, so let me know what ya'll think about it!
44  UNITED STATES / Colorado / Crafters in the Highlands Ranch/Littleton Areas on: August 13, 2006 11:21:10 AM
Are there any crafting groups getting together in the south part of town?  I think it would be nice to get together a couple times a month with some other crafty people--maybe at a coffee shop?  With the price of gas, I don't want to drive too far (you all understand!), but anywhere in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, etc. would be good.
45  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Question about Etsy shops on: August 11, 2006 09:57:41 AM
There seem to be a lot of you who have etsy shops.  Now, I crochet because I love to, but if I could get paid for it, too, that'd be even better.  So, here is my question--Is the financial pay-off equal to the amount of time you spend on your projects, the site, shipping, etc?  I've seen many shops where only a handful of items have sold, so I was curious about it being lucrative. 
46  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Who can teach crochet classes? on: July 27, 2006 11:48:40 AM
I'm hoping that someone knows what kind of requirements there are for working as a crochet instructor somewhere like Michael's or Joann Fabric.  Is it necessary to become a certified crochet instructor?  I would love to teach a beginners class for adults or kids, but I feel kind of shy about just calling these places up--although, I should probably just do it, right?  Well, any information would be great!  Thanks!
47  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Cupcake Help on: June 21, 2006 10:38:42 AM
I'm working on the front side of the cupcake and having a few problems.  As far as making it 14 rows shorter, I do subtract the 14 rows after I have shaped the arm holes, right?  Not from the bottom part of the sweater.  Here's another problem, when it tells me to count off 18 center stitches, I am left with 6 on each side (I'm making the small) and according to the instructions, if I continue to decrease at the beginning and end of the very short row, it should take me 6 rows to get to three stitches.  I don't even get to three stitches when I start with 6, and it definitely doesn't take me 6 rows to get there.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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