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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Show me your unappreciated etsy work! on: April 03, 2007 12:25:03 PM
You've all been posting such beautiful things!  And it looks like they've been selling, too!  Yay!


Myabe this thread will help her out...  and if you guys have any suggestions, I'll pass them on!
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Unconditional Swap June on: June 15, 2006 08:53:14 PM
Hi!  I'm Megan, and I'm in NYC in the United States.

1. a beach bag ->  I need a big bag to drag all of my things to the beach.  (I tend to overpack...)  It should be able to fit a big towel and various other things.  I'm currently in love with the idea of 40s/50s bathing beauties style, and I would love for the bag to be black and white to match my bathing suits.

2. a cupcake hat ->  I love these hats, but I'm not good enough at knitting yet to modify it for adults.
Picture of one made by a craftster member: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=74798.70
Pattern for children's hat: http://www.nakedsheep.com/cupcakehat.html

3.  apron ->  I would love a very pink, frilly, ruffly, full apron.  I hate cooking, but I'm hoping that if I have a really awesome apron, I'd be more happy about going into the kitchen.  (I also manage to soak myself whenever I wash anything in the sink and I'm hoping an apron would help out with that as well.)

About Me:  I'm 20 years old; I'm from New Orleans, but I'm going to college in New York.  I like argyle, glitter, and girly things.  My favorite colors are pink, brown, aqua, white and black.  The only color I don't like is blue.  I like raspberries, blackberries, and vintage things.  If you need to know anything else, feel free to contact me!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Unconditional Swap April Gallery on: May 24, 2006 02:29:09 PM
Thanks for posting a picture of the painting you sent, boywonder.  I'm in the process of packing and I haven't had a chance to find my camera.  I love the painting so much!  It's beautiful and so perfect for me!  (I didn't even know what I wanted, but apparently you did!)   
I want boywonder to paint something for me Wink
Boywonder really did a wonderful job.  I hope you get a chance to have him craft for you, too!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tree swap crafts gallery! on: May 11, 2006 07:35:24 PM
*pic removed*

This is off-topic and I apologize, but is that a chandelier behind you, Phizzychick?  Did you make it?  It's totally gorgeous!

And back to the topic...  Amazing things!  I love all the tree bags!  (I really want one now...  lol)
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Unconditional Swap April Gallery on: May 10, 2006 12:43:50 PM
We are curious what crayon craft is--those fish look awesome! I would like some in my windows, too! Please give us a hint on how you made them, memyers!

I followed Martha's instructions: http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel1133!  Except I used blue and green crayons, and cut out fish instead of hearts.  (I just used fish pictures I found on the internet.)  For the beads, I just poked a hole in the bottom with a needle and then attached three beads with a jump ring.  It was really easy and fun!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Unconditional Swap April Gallery on: May 10, 2006 10:38:15 AM
I'm so glad you like them, daydreamer13579!  (This was my first swap, and I was really nervous!)  Since you mentioned you were having camera issues, I'll post the pictures I took.


The bracelet spread out so you can see all the charms.  (Daydreamer1579 asked for a bracelet with blue and green beads and silver beach/ocean charms.  I had so much fun shopping around the city for the charms!)


And here's the bracelet clasped.


And just for fun I added these fishies.  Daydreamer13579 had also wished for a suncatcher or wind chime (which, unfortunately, I didn't know how to make...  I wish I did, my mom loves those, too...) but I'd been wanting to try the Martha Stewart melting crayon craft and this was the perfect chance!  

(I'm so glad you liked everything!  I had so much fun making it!  Yay for my first swap!)
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first skirt on: May 08, 2006 09:05:42 AM
That is a really cute skirt!  I love the fabric, and the hem looks really cool.  What did you do to it?
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Unconditional Swap April on: April 17, 2006 03:29:01 PM
I'm in NYC.

My wishes are:

1.  A cherry blossom (or some other pink flower) pillow

2.  Some kind of art for my dorm room (preferably with the main colors pink, black, and/or white to match my room)  Thank you so much, boywonder!  I'm so excited; I can't wait!!!

3.  anything made with resin/epoxy/etc! (i love the jewelry that's made with resin, but I can never figure out how to do it right...)

Here's a little bit about me:  My name is Megan.  I'm currently in college in New York City where I'm double majoring in English and Computer Science.  I love NYC (especially Brooklyn!) and my original home, New Orleans.  I love pink and argyle and all things glittery.  I also love penguins, fashion, black and white photography, and Catholic iconography.  The only color I really don't like is blue.  If you need to know anything else, feel free to pm me.  I'm so excited about this swap!
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: First stencil - sakura -- NOW with tank top! on: April 15, 2006 11:55:11 AM
Beautiful stencil!  I love cherry blossoms!  Where'd you get the picture? 
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Re: Mardi Gras Bead Scarf on: August 27, 2005 01:25:45 PM
I'm so sorry I haven't had a chance to answer questions earlier.  I've been moving my sister into college in Atlanta. 

ragamufyn:  These were only a few of the beads my mom has in a basket behind the front door.  I used about 50 beads, probably, and I didn't even make a dent in the basket.  (My sister and I have lived here all our lives, and we would always throw fits when Mom would try to get rid of the beads.)

krebstar5: The scarf is amazingly heavy.  It feels like I've loaded my necks up to the chin with beads, but it's not unbearable, and I can still move and everything. 

night_owl: I broke the strands and twisted the last bead on two strands together.  (Does that make sense?  That's how we always fixed the broken ones when we were younger..)  Halfway through, I found that it was best to break the part where the two beads were glued together off entirely, because it had a tendency to break while I was knitting.  (But that was the nice thing, even though it broke, it never unraveled, because the beads would just get stuck together before they did any damage.)

apixiegrl:  I'm so bad with naming things...  but you can feel free to name it if you want.  Let me know if you do.

bijouxmaster: Steal away!  But, you might want to make the scarves thinner than I made them, maybe two or three stitches, because the scarf did get rather heavy and bulky.

Everyone else, thanks so much for your comments! 

-Megan
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