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1  UNITED STATES / Indiana / The Uncommon Craft Society of Indianapolis on: January 27, 2011 07:36:42 AM
Heya Central Indiana craftsters, the first meeting of the Uncommon Craft Society of Indianapolis is planned for February 22nd. If you are looking to meet other crafty people face to face, come on out! Our guest speaker will be Amanda Mauer Tafflinger, founder of the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange and owner of Homespun Modern Handmade. It's a free event, but it does require an RSVP to reserve your space: http://theuncommoncraftsociety.eventbrite.com/
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / 13 days of Halloween Swap ROUND 2! Yes, it's time already! on: May 10, 2009 07:55:06 AM
Well, I am much surprised to learn that it is already time to start thinking about a round 2 for the 13 days of Halloween swap. I went back and checked, and I opened the swap last year on June 8, so I suppose this is time for starting to discuss if anyone wants to participate this year.

Here is a link to the original thread from round 1:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250567.0

And much more enjoyable, here is the gallery link:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250570.0

Please let me know if you are interested and just remember this swap is a huge-ginormous- mega- time (and money) consuming swap, so give it your complete consideration on those constraints before you consider signing up.

Alright, discussion!
3  COOKING / Dessert / ROAR-DiNoSaUr Cake on: April 22, 2009 08:22:53 PM
I hosted a dino themed baby shower this past weekend and made a dinosaur cake- my first. I got the idea from allrecipes.com, but it came out so great I wanted to share a photo.

I used yellow candy decorations for the spots and blue Wilton candy melts for the scales across the whole back.

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Owl Swap Round 6 Gallery HOOT HOOT send by 2/25/09 on: February 02, 2009 01:17:07 PM
We have our first receiver! Hoot Hoot let the awesome owly goodness begin!

original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285197.0

sent
received
sent and received
late with good communication
late/ no communication 
feedback given
negative feedback given- will be corrected if/when your package arrives
contact organizer ASAP

sundayafternoonhousewife < -- > Ma Rut
korok < -- > .:dollface:
nannetta < -- > chilly billy
pup_p_love < -- > rowenlynn
lindyv321 < -- > Nesse
elociNNicole < -- > mamaAnn
Rainbow_Storms < -- > michowl
dharma_rebel < -- > simplysimonsis2
gamemom42 < -- > eye_on_sparrow
mlheran< -- > h_pets360
jw < -- > ThatsWhatSheSaid
sweetdandies (was kitty98626) < -- > paintindiva
5  UNITED STATES / Washington, D.C. / Craftster Meet Up during inauguration weekend? on: January 03, 2009 10:41:20 PM
HI DCers! I am going to be in DC for the Inauguration, actually coming in the 16th or early 17th. I know it's going to be an insane weekend, but I'm just curious what and where a Craftster should go when in the area. Thanks!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / OWL Swap Round 6 Sign ups closed, send by 2/25/2009 on: January 02, 2009 09:28:15 AM
Swap name: Owl Swap Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SundayAfternoonHousewife
Sign-up date range: 1/2/09-1/11/09 (or until we reach 24 participants)
Date to send item by: 2/18/2009 2/25/09-extended deadline

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290366.0

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a

Age requirement? none

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, this will be #2 at time of posting
- 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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
We Love owls! Owls! They hoot, they fly, they regurgitate their food, but darn they are cute. That, and they make great crafty muses.

For this swap we will be crafting 2 medium and 2 small owl themed items. You may decide with your partner to craft more, but 2 medium and 2 small hand made items are the minimum amount to make for this swap. Please make sure you and your partner both agree if you will be making more items than the minimum. No one is allowed to agree to less than minimum without notifying and seeking approval of the organizer!

A few of MY organizing rules, they might seem strict, but they ensure a smooth running swap with happy participants:
A FEW OF MY RULES:
1. You MUST put OWL Swap Round 6, or something to that nature in all of your PM's
2. You MUST post in the thread at least once a week
3. You MUST purchase a DC# (delivery confirmation number) and PM it to me when you send if you and your partner live in the US, if you live in another country, you must provide me and your partner with a photo of your receipt if requested. I won't mark you as sent if I don't get a DC.
4. You MUST PM me when you send and receive
5. I simply will not approve anyone with multiple feedbacks stating they have not pm'd when sent or received, did not purchase DC, or is a habitual late sender.
6. Everyone is expected to send on time. It's not a giant swap, so I don't expect flakers. If you are going to be late, you must notify me ASAP. Those who are late and do NOT notify me, will receive negative feedback on 2/25 which will not be removed or corrected until the items are sent, and I get a DC/tracking #, and are delivered. I know this sounds strict, but I want to have a smoothing running swap and want everyone to get what they deserve from their partners in a timely manner.
7. Finally, be patient with your organizer! I love doing this, but I have another life too Wink I promise to answer your PM's in a timely manner, but sometimes I am not on here for a couple of days due to work and life, so please just be patient with me and give me a day or two to answer your PM's, update your feedback, etc before you hound me with even more PM's  :DThanks Cheesy

What you've been waiting for!
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Owl Swap Round 6
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?
What types of crafts can you do? (knit, crochet, clay, jewelry, etc)
What crafts would you like to receive?
Is there anything you would not like to receive?
Relevant information about yourself for your partner:
Favorite type of owl (if you have one!):
Do you have any allergies or aversions, pets, or live in a smoking household?
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Do you have a wists? If so, please provide a link for your partner:
T-shirt size/bracelet/ preferred necklace length, other sizes you think might be necessary:
Anything else you want your partner or organizer to know?


Participants Who have been approved:
1. Sundayafternoonhousewife
2. korok
3. pup_p_love
4. rowenlynn
5. .:dollface:.
6. dharma_rebel
7. michowl
8. Rainbow_Storms
9. Nannetta
10. elociNNicole
11. gamemom42
12. jw
13. mlheran
14. h_pets360
15. eye_on_sparrow
16.kitty98626
17. ThatsWhatSheSaid
18. simplysimonsis2 **welcome first time swapper
19. Nesse
20. mamaAnn
21. Ma Rut
22. paintindiva
23. chilly billy **welcome first time swapper
24. lindyv321
ALL FULL AT 24 participants!


Partners!!


sundayafternoonhousewife < -- > Ma Rut
korok < -- > .:dollface:.
nannetta < -- > chilly billy
pup_p_love < -- > rowenlynn
lindyv321 < -- > Nesse
elociNNicole < -- > mamaAnn
Rainbow_Storms < -- > michowl
dharma_rebel < -- > simplysimonsis2
gamemom42 < -- >  eye_on_sparrow
mlheran < -- > h_pets360
jw < -- > ThatsWhatSheSaid
kitty98626 < -- > paintindiva

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mini holiday Swap Round 2 Gallery on: December 04, 2008 12:12:45 PM
We've got senders, and now we've got a gallery! Post pics of your wonderful goodies when you get them!

sent
received
sent and received
feedback given
late with good communication
late with no communication, PM organizer ASAP  Angry
flaker


SundayAfternoonHousewife
< -- > pinkleo
stuckmachinic < -- > pretty hate machine
crazy4bags < -- > korok
gerbilgal < -- > squirrelgirl
timpani~jax < -- > Saor

angrykittymeowmeow < -- > mrsmartin428
barbolot < -- > Homerof2
wombatgal < -- > trampycouture
zatanna < -- > edenkitty
peacenlove92 < -- > zuliblu
macreede < -- > gullyer
pinky yarn < -- > phnxreign99

Lady Llanalla < -- > elociNNicole
sweetlysedated < -- > starfishsea
freestyle < -- > Goosegg1001
eirinnkelly < -- > hippie4yaweh
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13 on: November 11, 2008 06:44:31 PM
Swap name: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SundayAfternoonHousewife
Sign-up date range: 11/11/08 to midnight 11/18/08
Date to send item by: 12/13/2008

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No, but will attempt to keep you on the same continent if your best partner is there too

Age requirement? none

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 (this is the 3rd at start of signups)
- 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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This swap is a mini holiday swap. You will be swapping 3 small crafts with your partner. You may decide if you want holiday themed or just general items. You may agree to send more items than the minimum if you discuss it with your partner, however, it's meant to be a low stress swap over the holidays and meant to be fun!

A few of MY organizing rules, they might seem strict, but they ensure a smooth running swap:
A FEW OF MY RULES:
1. You MUST put Mini Holiday Swap Round 2, or something to that nature in all of your PM's
2. You MUST post in the thread at least once a week
3. You MUST purchase a DC# if you and your partner live in the US, if you live in another country, you must provide me and your partner with a photo of your receipt if requested.
4. You MUST PM me when you send and receive
5. I simply will not approve anyone with multiple feedbacks stating they have not pm'd when sent or received, did not purchase DC, or is a habitual late sender.
6. Everyone is expected to send on time. It's a small swap, so I don't expect flakers. If you are late, you must notify me. Those who are late and do NOT notify me,you will receive negative feedback on 12/18 which will not be removed or corrected until the items are sent, delivered, and I get a DC/tracking #. I know this sounds strict, but I want to have a smoothing running swap and want everyone to get what they deserve from their partners in a timely manner.

Gallery from round one last year: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210581.0

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:Mini Holiday Swap Round 2
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?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
What craft skills would you like to use (ie.. knit, crochet, sew, quilt, paper crafts, clay, etc..) :
What craft skills would you love your items to be made with:
What kind of things would you like to receive? (this is just a guideline) :
What are you favorite colors / motifs / styles:
Would you like holiday, general, or a mix of both:
What else would you like to tell you partner?  (Please be sure to include any restrictions, such as no animal byproducts, religious symbol preferences, allergies, etc.)


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.

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

1. SundayAfternoonHousewife
2. macreede
3. pretty hate machine
4. Homerof2
5. korok ***welcome first time swapper
6. sweetlysedated
7. peacenlove92 ***welcome first time swapper
8. phnxreign99
9. angrykittymeowmeow
10. Lady Llanalla
11. goosegg1001 ***welcome first time swapper
12. Pinky Yarn
13. mrsmartin428
14. trampycouture
15. gullyer ***welcome first time swapper
16. elociNNicole
17. eirinnkelly
18. hippie4yahweh
19. edenkitty
20. timpani~jax
21. Saor
22. squirrelgirl
23. gerbilgal ***welcome first time swapper
24. crazy4bags
25. freestyle
26. barbolot
27. stuckmachinic ***welcome first time swapper
28. pinkleo
29. wombatgal***welcome first time swapper
30. zatanna
31. zuliblu
32. starfishsea


PARTNERS!!!

SundayAfternoonHousewife < -- > pinkleo
stuckmachinic < -- > pretty hate machine
crazy4bags < -- > korok
gerbilgal < -- > squirrelgirl
timpani~jax < -- > Saor
angrykittymeowmeow < -- > mrsmartin428
barbolot < -- > Homerof2
wombatgal < -- > trampycouture
zatanna < -- > edenkitty
peacenlove92 < -- > zuliblu
macreede < -- > gullyer
pinky yarn < -- > phnxreign99
Lady Llanalla < -- > elociNNicole
sweetlysedated < -- > starfishsea
freestyle < -- > Goosegg1001
eirinnkelly < -- > hippie4yaweh


Gallery! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281313.0
9  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / 13 Days of Halloween Swap Angels FOUND on: November 10, 2008 05:14:51 PM
Swap Name: 13 Days of Halloween Swap
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250567.0
Gallery thread link:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250570.0
# of Flakers:1 flaker, days 5-1 need filled which means if you angel for day 5 you send 5 things (med/small) day 4 you send 4 things (med/small); day 3, 3 things (med/small); day 2, 2 things (med/large); day 1 1 thing (large). If this is unclear please PM me, Sundayafternoonhousewife, for more information.

The angels will be:
Day 5: SundayAfternoonHousewife
Day 4: clarabelle1228 (to send by 11/21)
Day 3: edenkitty
Day 2: o0IrishEyes0o (to send by 11/21)
Day 1: keeperrox

Here is JadedJenn's questionnaire. If you commit to being an angel, you get FOC status for a year, plus that warm fuzzy feeling of helping another craftster! If you want to angel, pm Sundayafternoonhousewife and tell her which day(s) you want to do.

Here is the questionnaire, minus her address. When you commit and are ready to send, I will send her address to you. It's  long questionnaire because it was a long swap  Wink

From JadedJenn:
Crafts I already know how to do:
1.Sewing (machine and hand)
2.Embroidery
3.Crochet
4.Polymer clay
5.Mosaic Tiles
6.Paper making
(add more if necessary)

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.Jewelry making
2.Scrapbooking
3.Quilting
4.Book making
5.Needle felting
(add more if necessary)

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT knit!

DIY Kits you would like to receive: (all kits for this swap should be Halloween related!)
1.Scrapbook
2.Amigurumi
3.Some sort of sewing project
4.Needle felting

Supplies you NEVER have enough of: Fabric!
Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of: Hand sewing needles. I have enough to last until the end of time. I doubt my partner would want to send me any but you never know!

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from? Anything! Sewn things, crochet, clay, paper... I'd love to get a variety of different items made from a variety of different methods.
If you had 1 BIG WISH for something you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??: I love the Living Dead Doll called "The Lost". It is out of production and I'll most likely never be able to buy one. It would be really great to get something inspired by that doll.

Please list 5 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
1.Necklace with matching earrings
2. Pins or Buttons
3. A box
4. Amigurumi
5. A tote bag

Anything you do not want to receive: Anything to do with The Exorcist. I would be too freaked out to keep it in my house!
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?: A doll or stuffed animal.

Any allergies/things to avoid: Shell fish, bees, mayonnaise.

Colors you like: Light pink, jade green, charcoal gray
Colors you don't like: The kind of green they used in kitchens in the 70's
Symbols/patterns you like (for example vampires, zombies, witches, black cats, ghosts, ect.): Ghosts, Witches, cats, undead
Symbols/patterns you don't like: Satanic symbols

Do you wear hair accessories?: Yes
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?: Yes. I love dangling earrings.
Favorite scents/smells: Lilac and lavender. In the fall I like pumpkin pie, cinnamon, apples.
Scents/ smells which  you do not like: I can't think of anything I dislike.

Favorite overall HALLOWEEN/SCARY movie(s): I guess The Exorcist since it is so scary that I can't watch it ever again. The Ring was good too (another one that I probably can't watch again! LOL).
Favorite VAMPIRE type movie: Interview with a Vampire and Blade come to mind.
Favorite ZOMBIE type movie: Pet Cemetery. That movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
Favorite OTHER type of scary movie: I can't think of any more movies!
Favorite Halloween/supernatural  TV shows/ series: X-Files
Favorite scary books: I've read quite few Stephen King books that I've liked. I can't think of a favorite one right off hand though.
Favorite HALLOWEEN stories/books: Yes but I can't talk about it here. LOL It was very naughty.   Wink
Favorite ANIMAL(s) as they relate to Halloween (black cats, crows, owls, rats, ect): Black cats and dragons.
Is there anything that you "collect"?: Souvenir spoons (dorky, I know.), decorative boxes
Your hobbies: Sewing and other crafts, Roleplaying (D&D etc.), reading

Will you be having a Halloween Party this year?: I hope to have one but nothing is set.
Would you like your partner to help make your invitations (not guaranteed)?: No

Have you decided on your costume yet for this year?: Not yet. I have several ideas.
If yes, what will you be?
Would you like your partners help in crafting part of your costume (not guaranteed)?

What rooms do you decorate with Halloween decorations: The front yard (Ok, that isn't a "room"), our living room and a little in the kitchen. We have been slowly adding to our collection of decorations and doing more every year.
All Time Favorite Halloween Motif (like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, zombies, etc..): If I had to pick a favorite, I guess it would be witches.
General Halloween decorations or themed?: No theme.
Specific Colors used in decorating?: No specific colors. I guess I don't really care for a lot of brightly colored/glow in the dark things. I like things that look more "real" in their coloring.
Do you like miniature things?: Sure
Favorite Halloween Memory: The most memorable year was probably the one we had a blizzard on Halloween night.
My mom really got into Halloween. I have fond memories of her dressing up with me and helping her deck out our front porch and yard.


Please note:  if you are sending food/accepting food, your package will look like this approximately:
handcrafted 60% = 55 items
store bought 25%= 23 items
food/candy/baked goods: 15% = 13 items (for day 13 most likely)
and if not like this: 70% handcrafted and 30% store bought
Now, that being stated,
Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts for day 13? (cookies, candy, ect.) YES!!
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:
Favorite Candies:
1. Peanut Butter M&M's
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
3. Starbursts

other favorite edible Halloween treats:
1. Cookies
2. Anything with chocolate!


Wrapping preferences or guidelines: I would be happy with low maintenance wrapping. Paper bags or newspaper is fine. Maybe a fancy package for day 13?

SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband,  for example, please note it here.)
tshirt: No shirts please.
wrist: 8 1/2 in.
finger: No rings please.
preferred necklace length: 22 in.
hips (where you would wear a belt): I'm not interested in any belts or other articles of clothing.
head (around, like where you would wear a headband): 25 in.
socks/shoes: No socks or shoes please.

Do you have a wist?: http://wists.com/JadedJenn
Myspace/Facebook?: No
Do you have a blog?: No
Are you a part of the Ongoing Wishlist Swap(s)?: No
(Please include links)

Do you have a Significant Other: Yes. I have a husband
Do you have children?: Nope
Do you have any pets?: Yes. I have 2 dogs and a cat.
Would you like your SO, children and/or pets to be included in the gift receiving?: Yes!

Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?: No
Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?: Yes and Yes.
Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...: I really like cute things. Cute and gothy I think would be the best way to describe the style I like. I also have a very morbid and sarcastic sense of humor. I would prefer things that aren't too gory.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / mini holiday swap round 2?? on: November 08, 2008 03:00:33 PM
last year was fun http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204333.0

Anyone interested in another round this year? It's a small swap-doesn't have to be xmas themed, just 3 small things for you for the holidays.

Who's interested?
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