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41  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 18 - GALLERY! on: February 17, 2014 08:43:29 AM
We had brunch last week at a local place called "The Golden Bear" and they have teddy bears and bear themed decor all over, so Willow snuck in a quick shot. (He was afraid to pose too much lest they try and keep him!  Cheesy )

42  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 18 - GALLERY! on: February 14, 2014 09:50:51 PM
My monitor completely died with a loud POP! this morning and my replacement won't be here until Tuesday. (Darn mail holiday on Monday!!) So just a head's up I'll likely be scarce until I get my new one.  Cry

Unfortunately, I also can't sort through my pics on my hard drive for printing until I get it back either (it's hard to see pics without a screen!) but I do have supplies for the scrapbook itself ready for when I can get them printed.
43  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 101 Discussion on: February 14, 2014 09:48:45 PM
My monitor died in a loud POP this morning and my replacement won't be here until Tuesday. (Darn mail holiday Monday!!) So just a head's up I'll likely be scarce until I get my new one.  Cry
44  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 101 Discussion on: February 13, 2014 07:59:26 AM
I finished up luckdragon's anthropologie necklace and it came out really great. Was one of those seemingly simple pieces that wound up taking a lot of work and new tools to get it done. LOL But I think it looks pretty darn good so it's going out in the mail.

I also happened to be skimming the lists when I saw Watsonc7's request for a tree by name Grin so I couldn't resist! I've updated my list a bit since last round (mainly due to adding a few things FROM last round. LOL)
45  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Huge, Giant, Enormous Gallery on: February 12, 2014 08:24:21 PM
My awesome package from smashu arrived the other day but I haven't been home the last two days to get photos. FINALLY I can share the awesomeness of what she made for me: A pair of Marty McFly and Doc Brown (from Back to the Future) art dolls!

Both of them together:


Doc in his radiation suit. His little pens come out of his pocket. Even has the symbol on the back:


Marty in his "life preserver" vest and Nike's!


With one of my (many) copies of BttF for sense of size/scale:


They're truly awesome. It's one of those things I've had on a dream wishlist for years just as a whim. I had never seen anyone make Marty and Doc into cutie plush before so I knew what I wanted, but I didn't have any inspiration to provide. But she made something really unique and totally one-of-a-kind. Extremely well made too. They just make me smile.

Thank you, smashu!! Grin
46  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 101 on: February 12, 2014 08:02:20 PM
Claiming Watsonc7 for I would LOVE a PhoenixFireDesigns full moon tree of life pendant.  I really like the dark aqua moon with brown (or gunmetal?) wire yeeee!  . DONE! Grin

Claim #2 overall / 1 outstanding / 1 in transit / 0 received


About Me
36 year old woman who lives in Florida (USA) with my guy and three cats.

  • My favorite colors are jewel tones (like amethyst purple, emerald green, ruby red, sapphire blue, turquoise, and amber) or earth tones (like greens/browns together).
  • My favorite color combination is a deep teal blue and chocolate brown together. It makes me happy.
  • My favorite colors for shirts/clothes are browns, greens, purples, and both heather and charcoal greys.
  • I also love things that go along with my "PhoenixFire" theme like reds/oranges/yellows together
  • I like silver but not really gold. (Copper's ok too.)
  • My favorite animals are cats, owls, penguins, bats and red foxes.
  • My favorite flower is the Daffodil.
  • I love nature and trees
  • My favorite movie is Back to the Future
  • My favorite hobbies include: reading, photography and I love all things Disney!

ALLERGIES
I suffer from migraines so please NOTHING musk/amber/patchouli/dragon's blood or floral scented. Unless it smells like you can eat it, it will give me a migraine. I LOVE fruit and dessert scents greatly though. Also, please no bar soaps (skin is sensitive to glycerin) and nothing with artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet (aspartame) or Splenda (sucralose) as I'm allergic to both.


 Grin = big wish

Sewing (Examples of Fabric I like)
> Grin Steampunk leather fingerless gloves These are so cool! (Could be pleather too)
> Grin Superhero hand towels Specifically GREEN LANTERN or CAPTAIN AMERICA for my guy. (He'd LOVE them!)
> Earbud Case (tutorial in link!)
> Harry Potter Owl Plush OMG so cute!!
> Steampunk Lace Cuff Bracelet. Neat idea!
> Reusable fabric produce bag This is great! I hate wasting a plastic bag for one or two apples.
> Sewing Surprise There are tons of sewn things on my pinterest as well!


Knitting & Crochet
> Grin Boot Cuffs! Like 2-in-1 boot cuffs or this kind of style in colors like a marbled brown, taupe, ivory or charcoal grey.
> Grin Crochet Sheldon Cooper Ami as a gift to my guy.
> Grin Crochet Captain America ami for my guy.
> Grin Crochet Green Lantern ami for my guy.
> Tree of Life fingerless gloves It's kinda too perfect for me. LOL
> Enterlac cowl I love those colors too!
> Dragon Scale Crochet Shawl these colors are pretty or other combo too.
> Grin Hand knit socks. Something warm and soft I've got small feet so like a 6.5 size foot or girl's sized large socks for reference. (And yes, simple thick ones for around the house are perfect too!)
> Hanging Bat Plush Little hanging knit bats are so adorable!!
> Grin Crochet Parasol or Granny square parasol So pretty! Can be rainbow, or tones of blues, or blues/browns, or purples or earthy (greens/browns) colors. I just love this idea in general!
> GORGOUS Knit Shrug. I love cables. I'm sure this is stupidly, massively huge, but I love it so much I'm putting it on the list anyway. LOL
> Knit or Crochet Surprise Item - You can find more items HERE on my knit/crochet pin board.

Embellished Clothing
INFO FOR ALL TEES: Fitted styles only please! (i.e. not the boxy unisex style) If Misses, size small. If Jr's size medium. I like jewel tones for shirts (emerald green, amethyst purple, turquoise, aqua) plus browns and greys best. Short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve or long sleeve fine. Scoop or V-neck best (but not so low I have to wear another shirt under it please!) I like Target's Mossimo shirts a lot but other brands are good too. ANY OF MY LIKES/THEMES ARE GREAT SOURCES OF INSPIRATION!

>  Grin Decorated/Screnprinted/Stenciled/Bleach Pen/Embroidered Fitted T-Shirts Could be in many styles/colors based on my likes or shirt inspiration.
>  Grin Batik/Dyed/Ombre/ "Shibori-Dyed" Fitted Tee Shirts Could be in many styles/colors based on my likes or shirt inspiration.
>  Grin Galaxy Shirt! I love this. I think either black tee, dark navy blue or dark purple tee is best for the base shirt color. I can't be around bleach (allergic to the vapors) so I can't make this for myself but I'd love someone to make one for me!!
> Bleach Pen Tees Could be in many styles/colors based on my likes or shirt inspiration.
> Embroidered Shirt I really like this idea. Doesn't have to be exact but I think that's a great place to start. Maybe flowers, trees, branches, etc.? Front back, both - I just like this idea a lot.

Glass, Ceramics, Pottery, Etc.
> Beautiful Footed Mug I love the style, design and colors.
> Cat stained glass So cute! I have an orange kitty too.
> Blown glass tree bead So pretty! And I make wire trees and moons so very fitting.
> Stunning Serving Bowl Don't think it gets any more beautiful than this.
> Birch Tree Mug I love white birch trees.
> Ceramic Sponge Holder I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. The idea is so useful and the glaze is beautiful!
> Ceramic Ramekin Bowls Like this or this. Could use some little bowls for dipping sauces, etc.
> Ceramic Oversized Soup Mug I've got several I love pinned here.
> Ceramic/pottery/glass wish/surprise item Examples of glass items HERE and ceramic items HERE

Hoopla, Embroidery, Needlework
> Soft Kitty Hoop Very cute!
> Needle felted Bunny Peeps So cute!
> Grin "Damn it feels good to be a gangster" hoop like THIS or THIS. Too damned funny!!
> Phoenix Feather Hoopla. Love this in a red/orange/yellow color scheme!
> Dreamfinder Balloon Hoopla I would love something in the style of this but more based on the Dreamfinder balloon. This is from Journey Into Imagination which was my ABSOLUTE favorite ride as a kid at Disney.
> "M" Hoopla I love the font, the detail, everything about this example.
> HOOPLA SURPRISE I've been pinning some so take a peek and see if you get inspired!


Other
> Steampunk Leather Card Holder I love the color, the gears, the rivets, etc.
> Filigree Bat Necklace So cool! I love bats!
> Bat Faerie Wings pretty and very cool
> Grin Anything Back to the Future Inspired It's seriously my favorite movie of all time. DeLorean time machine items, shirts with logos/slogans/products from the films, Doc or Marty things - I just love those films!!
> Grin ANYTHING STEAMPUNK Accessories, clothing, jewelry, household items, etc.
> Grin Anything with a phoenix. I LOVE the phoenix and there's not nearly enough phoenix-related things in the world or my life. You can check out my wisted phoenix items or phoenix pinned items as inspiration.
> Grin Daffodils - Spring always makes me think of my favorite flower, the daffodil. They don't grow here in Florida so I've got some wisted daffodil items here to help usher in Spring.
> Castle Building Block Rubber Stamps These are so cute and clever!
> SURPRISE ME! Look at my my pinterest or my amazon wishlist, my etsy favorites, the colors I like, my favorite animals, or my favorite flower, etc. and see what you can make that you think I'd like!

Craft Supplies
Craft supply packages are great! Gently used supplies are fine too!
> ANYTHING FROM MY CRAFT SUPPLY BOARD Or items inspired by it.
> ANYTHING in/inspired by my Etsy supply favorites Lots of beads and gems and such in here.
> Grin Watch Parts/Gears Any kind of watch parts or gears I can use for steampunk jewelry and accessories!
> Grin Sizzix Thinlits Daffodil My favorite flower!!
> Grin Paper Flower Tools to shape the daffodil flower above!
> Grin Gift Certificate to FireMountain Gems Available here. I recently put in a larger order, and got SO MUCH for my money. It's hard to buy in bulk but when I can, it's SO worth it. So if I could get some giftcards for them, I could combine them and make another big order and save a lot of money vs buying one thing here and there.
> Cuttlebug/Sizzix/Sepllbinders embossing folders or dies for cutting! I have a Cuttlebug but can use just about any brand. I've got some favorites listed HERE. Used is fine!
> Glue Gun Holder This is genius. If you're crafty with wood, you could probably easily make it too.
> Gift Certificate to Amazon I know that sounds weird but I buy a lot of crafty supplies there; things I either can't find locally or I can get cheaper.
> Mini Cake Pans. How cute are these? I don't know that I *need* them per se, but they're just so darn fun.
> Postcard Stamp I think this idea is super fun!
> Earring Findings I could use some fancier sterling and/or gold (plate/vermeil) ones, especially chandelier style like this or this or this or this or this, etc.
> Button Maker I think it'd be fun to make my own buttons. Some sort of starter kit would be great. I've never made any before. Can totally be used/pre-owned!
> Metal stamping blanks for making stamped pendants.
> 14k Gold Fill Round Wire I could use 16 or 18 gauge DEAD SOFT or 24 gauge or 26 gauge DEAD SOFT. Example search on etsy.
> Inkless metal pen (In silver) This is weird but cool!
> Monin Blackberry Syrup I had this yummy blackberry iced tea at Chili's and this is what they use. I think you can find it at bar/restaurant supply stores too?

Extras
> Pineapple anything so long as it does NOT have coconut in it. (Candy, snacks, candles, body spray, etc.) Finding pure, straight pineapple is so hard!
> Beading/Wire-Wrapping/Jewelry magazines (esp ones with projects/tutorials)
> Candies! (whatever neat little treats you enjoy, send 'em my way. I love candy)
> Chocolate! (white, milk or dark) No coconut or coffee flavors please.


Thanks in advance to whomever picks me! Grin
47  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Discussion on: February 10, 2014 03:08:09 PM
Yay! I sent off the last of my SEVEN (eek! Shocked) claims this round today. Quite a rousing success after so long absent from OWS if I do say so myself. Wink This was fun!
48  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Huge, Giant, Enormous Swap (SU-Jan 9-18; SO Feb 28/14) on: February 10, 2014 02:05:40 PM
We're going to need a gallery because I HAVE RECEIVED!! I still need to take some pics but we need a place to put 'em. Cheesy
49  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 18 - GALLERY! on: February 07, 2014 04:31:11 PM
Adi and A.D. were here when I got my latest craft tool...  Cheesy  Half purchased by my birthday present from my dad. YAY!! Smiley
Oh, congrats! I'm jealous. I totally want a Cameo too!
50  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 18 - GALLERY! on: February 07, 2014 12:34:43 PM
So Florida is weird. We don't have normal seasons like everyone else. Like, we skip over Autumn entirely. Leaves don't change colors here and we don't have the kind of trees that drop their leaves in Fall either.

BUT...the Southern Oaks here shed their leaves in February! So this is the time of year when we have tons of little oaks leaves all over the darn place.

 

It's only just started. It will get MUCH worse. Then, after the leaves had fallen, the oaks will start their yearly Death by Pollen tradition and everyone will get stuffy noses and red/itchy eyes for awhile. Heh. So this is our combination Autumn/Spring sorta season unique to Florida!
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