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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Dollar store centerpieces on: November 19, 2009 11:49:36 AM
Been meaning to post this and its really the simplest but most elegant looking centerpieces that I have ever seen.  My SO created them for my sister's bridal shower since we wanted something simple but pretty to put on the tables. 



He basically found mirrors, bowls, and blue stones at the dollar store.  It was like $1 per bowl, mirror and bag of stones.  Then we bought an orchid plant and some flowers for the rest.  And we just happened to have some distilled water (which eliminates oxidation of the water) lying around to fill it with.

And everybody loved them which was the best part.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Halloween costume prizes on: September 07, 2009 06:28:42 PM
I figured this would be the best place to ask this question.  I am playing around with the idea of making prizes this year for our costume contest at our Halloween party.  Usually we just put together a silly thing from the dollar store or goodwill but I figured we should step it up since we will probably have more people and hopefully more creativity since for 2 years in a row, we've given prices that people are still displaying in their homes.

So our categories are Best, Scariest, Sexiest and Funniest. 

Prices I've already thought up are a zombie sock monkey for Best, eyeball monster wreath for Sexiest and a velvet blood pool pillow for Scariest.  I can't come up with anything for Funniest.  At first I was going to do the blood pool pillow for Funniest but the bf is not going for it. 

The skills are pretty scattered between knitting (so far a scarf or two), sewing (almost intermediate there), some painting, jewelry making, shrinky-dinks, things along those lines.  No crocheting or metal working.  Plus I have less than 2 months, along with making two props and my own costume and possibly the boy's to keep in mind.

Thanks for any help!!
3  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Zombie Swap Angel Found! on: August 25, 2008 03:38:33 AM
Unfortunately one of my girls has flaked and I need an angel for the zombie swap.

Zombie Swap #4

Swap gallery

The flakee is pseudo_pix.  She lives in Denmark.

She likes: Braindead, World War Z, slow zombies, red, blue, greens

She dislikes: yellow, cheap plastic zombies, undead bath stuff.

Thanks for any help!

Edit: Angel has been found, thanks!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Zombie Sock Monkey for Zombie Swap #4 on: July 30, 2008 05:56:30 PM
Hey everybody!  (Hi Dr. Nick! side joke)

I made this sock monkey for my partner in the Zombie Swap and I'm really proud of it.  There was a fair amount of help from my bf with it too.  He's usually the one who pushes my crafts to that new frontier.


Here's a full picture of her (yes its a her)


Close-up of the shrinky-dink ribcage


Close-up of the face, the eye was a conflict between my bf and myself


To make sure she is not mistaken as a boy hehe


Half-eaten ear


Her braaaiiinnnsss


Oh yeah did I mention the ribcage is removable?  And what is that inside?


First the lungs, she was definitely not a smoker


Her black heart, she is a zombie now (Oh and those are my partner's initials engraved)


What's else is in there?


Ewww...its her intestines!


Even more, I mean, its the intestines, they are really long!


There's the colon and surprise! A banana!  She's a monkey, duh! 

Hope you enjoyed, sorry for all the pictures!
5  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Jhonen Vasquez Swap 1 Angel FOUND! on: July 25, 2008 10:10:18 AM
I need an angel for the Jhonen Vasquez swap.  A package was made, then sent back to the sender, and now I haven't heard from her in almost a month since it happened.  So her partner has been waiting patiently.

Jhonen Vasquez swap

Swap gallery

The flakee is jadegreen.  She lives in Australia.

Likes: JTHM & Invader Zim. Favorite episode "Gir goes crazy & stuff".  Johnny & Gir & fillerbunny & Squee, and most of the other characters, Green

Dislikes: I feel sick comics, Orange, Yellow

Any help would be great.

Edit: Thanks, I have an angel.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Zombie Swap #4 Gallery on: June 25, 2008 04:28:22 PM
We have a sender!  Post your goodies when you receive!

Original thead

PARTNERS!!!
HalloweenNut<-------->Sundayafternoonhousewife
zombiebex<---------->cadet120433
haroldlovesmaude<----------->pinupmommy
Midnight Iris<------------->MaxParadise
NerdyCrochetGal<----------->sporkchick
gala_apples<------------>Taranehsbazaar
lovething<----------->acidtrix
auntiem<----------->javede
witchybelle4u2<---------->Hollistercobabe
DropDeadSuzie<------------>Cheebs
BendyBones<-------------->weeping_cloud
ollieorange<------------->craftyhippie
pseudo_pix------->zenchild-------->jadegreen-------->pseudo_pix
Angel koalascout for pseudo_pix
Green means "Sent"
Blue means "Received"
Orange means "Late with Communication"
Red means "PM me immediately"
Strikethrough means "Feedback left"
7  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Jhonen Vasquez Swap Angel Found on: June 24, 2008 05:48:55 PM
I may need an angel for the Jhonen Vasquez swap.  The potential flaker has pmed a few times promising a package but the send-out date was over a month ago.  I've emailed her many times and still getting the same excuse. 

Jhonen Vasquez swap

Swap gallery

The flakee is 1boy1girl1kitty2.  Lives in Canada.

Likes: Invader Zim, Gir, Gaz, mainly crafts for her husband, he's the fan, functional things would be great like messenger bag, D&D bag/dice bag, pencil case, shirts, boxers, emerald green but black or white if its wearable

Dislikes: Yellow, orange, red

Any help would be great.


Edit: Okay I found an angel, and I'm holding her in the backwings till I figure out the situation.  Will notify when things are figured out.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Zombie Swap #4 (Signups CLOSED; Sendouts extended 07/17/08) on: May 26, 2008 05:48:17 PM
Swap name: Zombie Swap #4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Cheebs
Sign-up date range: 05/26/08 to 06/10/08
Date to send item by: 07/10/08

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

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

Age requirement? 13-Undead

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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: Yes

Details of Swaagruugghp:
Problems at home with hordes of undead?  Spent countless hours of research in darkened theaters watching anything from White Zombie to night/dawn/day/diary/war/porn/all/hey/ of the Dead?  Have discussions with your friends about Tetrodotoxin vs the rage virus? Feel like your falling apart (literally)?  Suffer from uncontrollable laughter when someone says "you have red on you"? Whether you are looking for the the ultimate in corpse survival, something to help pass a rotting eternity, or for something reanimated with which to snuggle, this is the swap for you.
We are all about zombies, love 'em, hate 'em, just can't get away from them. 

The swap requirements will be 2 medium  and 2 small, or the equivalent undead.  Let your partner know if you are sending more than is required.
The craftster guidelines for swap items sizes are:
Large=3+ corpsing hours
Medium=2-3 corpsing  hours
Small=2 corpsing  hours or less

For some inspiration:
Zombies are love Swap
Zombie Swap
Zombie Swap
Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

Throughout the swap, you will be expected to:
* Put Zombie Swap #4 in ALL of your PM's to the organizer
* Post in the thread at least ONCE a week, so we know you're undead!
* For everyones safety keep in regular contact with your partner!
* PM me and your partner when you send and when you receive.  If you are sending within your own country, you must have a DC# (delivery confirmation number).  Include the DC in your package sent PM to me and your partner.  If you are sending outside of your country and cannot get a tracking number, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping.
* When you receive, post photographs in the gallery

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap Zombie Swap #4
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 (outbreaks spread faster that way)?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

Do you have any favorite zombies or zombie-themed movies/books/comics/videogames/exc.?
Do you have any least favorite zombies or zombie-themed movies/books/comics/videogames/exc.?
How do you like your zombies (cute, funny, scary, state of decomposition, etc.)?
Do you prefer fast or slow undead?
Do you have any favorite quotes about zombies or even by the corpses in question?
What causes zombies?
Are you or any of your friends ever zombies?
What is your favorite zombie food?

What  crafts do you do?
What would you like to receive?
What would you not like to receive?
Favorite undead color?
Least favorite zombie color?
Sizes, as in shirts, shoes, etc., if needed
Due to some of the mature themes of most zombie media, if you are over 18, would you be okay with sending and/or receiving such material?

Are there any fabrics/yarns that you cannot stand?
Allergies?
Do you or your zombies smoke or come from a smoking household?
Do you own any pets living or undead?
Do you have access to a digital camera so that you can take pictures of what or who you receive and/or the mayhem that may ensue and post them in the gallery? (posting pictures is mandatory so please make other arrangments if you do not have or do not have access to a camera)

Anything else you want to share? (urls to wists or other sites of interest)


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO AND ANY FREE BRAIIINS TO ORGANIZER AND DO NOT 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.

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

List of infected swappers:
1. Cheebs (organizer)
2. ollieorange
3. sporkchick
4. MaxParadise
5. lovething
6. auntiem
7. BendyBones
8. DropDeadSuzie
9. jadegreen
10. weeping_cloud
11. sundayafternoonhousewife
12. haroldlovesmaude
13. zombiebex
14. NerdyCrochetGal
15. pinupmommy
16. acidtrix
17. cadet120433
18. craftyhippie
19. zenchild First time swapper!!
20. taranehsbazaar
21. HalloweenNut
22. gala_apples
23. Hollistercobabe
24. javede
25. witchybelle4u2
26. Midnight Iris
27. pseudo_pix

PARTNERS!!!
HalloweenNut<-------->Sundayafternoonhousewife
zombiebex<---------->cadet120433
haroldlovesmaude<----------->pinupmommy
Midnight Iris<------------->MaxParadise
NerdyCrochetGal<----------->sporkchick
gala_apples<------------>Taranehsbazaar
lovething<----------->acidtrix
auntiem<----------->javede
witchybelle4u2<---------->Hollistercobabe
DropDeadSuzie<------------>Cheebs
BendyBones<-------------->weeping_cloud
ollieorange<------------->craftyhippie
pseudo_pix------->zenchild-------->jadegreen-------->pseudo_pix


Gallery link
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Zombie Swap #4? on: April 30, 2008 09:07:38 AM
I had a sudden urge for some zombie goodies.  I guess it was because I watched "I am Legend" last night (not zombies, more vampires but apocalyptic goodness). 

So anybody else?  Love those brain eaters?  Watch any movie just because it has zombies in it?  Have discussions with your friends about the differences between Romero's zombies and those anger/speed freaks in the 28 days later movies?  Couldn't help but laugh at how great Shaun of the Dead was (you have red on you)? 

I'm thinking of starting it sometime next month if people are interested.  But if that time frame is too soon for some, let me know.  I can be very flexible.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Jhonen Vasquez Swap of Doom Gallery on: April 30, 2008 03:48:29 AM
Post your goodies when you get them.


Original thread here.

Partners

thatdarnpunk<------>vgnmom
RazorBladeSmile<------>Jessica.Marie
1boy1girl1kitty2<------->Ameythestlily
Angel for 1boy1girl1kitty2----->NerdyCrochetGal
Ekioart<------->AprilDraven
jadegreen<--------->juiceamaphone
Angel for jadegreen------>DragonsMuse
endlessly_intricate<-------->Kiwi-Chickie
UntouchableFace<-------->TwistedTruth

Green means "Sent"
Blue means "Received"
Orange means "Late with Communication"
Red means "PM me immediately"
Strikethrough means "Feedback left"
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