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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Tree Swap, Round 3! on: January 16, 2007 12:41:28 PM

Here ya go, post your goods here! Cheesy
12  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Star Wars Stocking. on: December 17, 2006 01:18:42 PM
Yep, the title says it all. I made this for a swap... Smiley Anyway... just used and iron on pen to trace the logo, ironed it onto felt and used fabric paint to fill it in. That was a pain in the put and it turned out a little sloppy looking, but still presentable Smiley Then handsewed them on to the stocking shape... freehanded the name with fabric paint. Then I sewed up the stocking and lining.. sewed them together, topstitched and put the bias tape on the top edge.

Anyway I hope you like! Smiley

http://static.flickr.com/142/325247331_fb6e2fe399.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/139/325247334_2de3a38030.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/135/325247338_7eeb26e57a.jpg
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / yet another boxy bag. on: December 17, 2006 01:13:52 PM
Hi!

I love making these! They are pretty easy, they just take quite a bit of time, but they turn out awesome! I love the shape and how you can tweak with the dimensions to make a huge one or even an itty bitty one Smiley

Here is a tutorial to make one... I figured it all out then found this tute. Roll Eyes Anyway, its really informative and has lots of pics!
http://smallhand.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_smallhand_archive.html#112473596029582231


And a shot of the side...


Hope you like it.... Comments or criticism?

- Lauren

14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / knit washcloths. on: December 12, 2006 04:52:31 PM
Here are some knit washcloths I have made recently... these are fun to make... and are nice for a bit of mindless knitting. Not that I ever knit anything complicated, haha. Anyway, I hope you like them Smiley

15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / handwriting fabric needle roll. on: December 07, 2006 08:36:21 PM


Here is a needle roll I made for a swap a bit ago. The green cursive fabric is some of my favorite! It's quite large and has enough room every needle size up to 15, and even 2 of the smaller sizes!

Oh and there are several white pockets in the front for all the random knitting goodies!

Comments or criticism?
16  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Vegan apple pancakes. on: December 07, 2006 08:12:07 PM

There is something about fall and apples... mmmm.. and cinnamon. I love love love apples! So when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it, and I am glad I did!

They probably aren't the best vegan pancakes ever, but they are still pretty dang good, they have a nice flavor and the apples are yummy! Oh yeah... the batter was a little thick, adding a bit more soymilk prolly wouldn't hurt.

17  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / soft trees. (complete w/ photos) on: December 07, 2006 04:28:33 PM

Hey!

First of all let me say I made these using the soft tree pattern from the littlebirds blog. Well except I shrunk it to 50%! They turned out pretty dang small which is what I wanted Smiley

http://littlebirds.typepad.com/little_birds_handmade/2006/11/soft_tree_patte.html

I used fleece for the actual "tree" part and the bottom is made of felt! Since I just whip stitched around the bottom on the outside instead of getting all fancy I used non fraying fabics... I wanted it to flare out a bit. Like in this picture. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellabluebell/305749717/ I didn't exactly follow the tute. Before I sewed it up I added some beads to look like ornaments Smiley

Tell me what you think!

- Lauren
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / polka dot stationary. on: December 07, 2006 04:21:06 PM
Okay take it easy on me, I don't pull out the paper crafting stuff much! Anyway, they are just some simple cards using some of my favorite papers and a circle punch! I tried to make every card different which was fun, coming up with different layerings and placements Smiley

http://static.flickr.com/106/316746074_06038014e8.jpg

Do you like them? I am open to comments and criticism! Smiley

- Lauren
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Criss-Cross-Coasters. on: December 06, 2006 06:13:25 PM
Hi hi hi!

When I saw this tutorial, actually I found the link in Miss Meshell's blog (http://littlemissmeshell.typepad.com/meshells_little_corner_of/), from Allsorts I knew I had to try it Smiley

http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/11/crisscross_coas.html

They are so easy and fun to make, and they make a great gift for the totally random person on your list!

Anyway I used 4 different fabrics, the 2 obvious ones on top, flannel on the inside because I liked the print and for the absorbency, and muslin on the bottom, I didn't use any interfacing because I didn't have enough for the set and I didn't like how thick it made it, I am weird, lol. I also used pinking shears to trim the edges to neaten it up (in addition to clipping the corners).

On to the pictures! Smiley

http://static.flickr.com/117/316103536_10e17d6730.jpg



Tell me what you think! Good or bad!
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Tree Swap Round 3 (Sign-ups CLOSED Send-outs 1/19/2007) on: December 01, 2006 04:46:41 PM
TREE SWAP ROUND THREE

Swap name: Tree Swap Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lamamarco
Sign-up date range: December 1st - December 14th
Date to send item by: January 19th 2007

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country?: Of course not!

All ages allowed?: Or 18+? any age is fine Smiley

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

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

Details of swap:
This is a swap all about trees! Big, small, skinny or tall! Please discuss how many items you would like to swap with your partner, I know some people like to make large items and other prefer smaller swaps.

I will also be sending out multiple check ins through out the swap, it is essential that you reply in a timely manner! Also please keep in contact with your partner, that's part of the fun of swapping, making new friends! Smiley

Don't forget to post in this thread!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Tree Swap Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?:
Any allergies?
What is your favorite tree?
What crafts can you do?
What crafts would you like to receive?
What colors do you like?:
What colors do you dislike?:
What symbols/patterns do you love?
What symbols/patterns do you hate?
Anything else your partner should know?

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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

PARTICIPANTS:

lamamarco
eidnarb
uradelight
cmc_aust
jezebel7383
emapril
nutella
ptarmic wumpus
samsara
nickiefantastic
lemonfloorwax
irish_chicky
knitormiss
gingembre
crescentfresh
delayes_echo
janeausten

PARTNERS:

Sent
Received
Late but communicating
NEED TO GET IN TOUCH ASAP
Sent AND Received
Feedback left

jezebel738 --> nutella
irish_chicky --> gingembre
cmc_aust --> crescentfresh --> knitormiss --> cmc _aust
eidnarb --> nickiefantastic
Janeausten --> uradelight
lamamarco --> delayes_echo
samsara --> ptarmic wumpus
lemon floor wax --> emparil





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