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 on: March 20, 2017 05:26:25 PM 
Started by gerbilgal - Last post by LadybugsAndBumblebees
I received from quaggy this afternoon.   Shocked  A box big enough to fold up my 12 yo and put her in.   Grin  THERE...ARE...NO...WORDS!   Shocked Shocked Shocked

Here goes:

Said box!

Amazing bunny and decorated egg banner!  (Did you decorate ALL those eggs TOO???!!!)  A beautiful wreath bunny for the door!

Sewn bunny bag and supplies!  (Has anyone EVER seen a sewn bunny bag?  I hadn't till now!  How cute!)

Another bunny bag and bunny spool decorations!  Another thing I've never seen till now!

A sewn carrot bag!  (A new one, again, for me-how adorable!) And LOTS of green buttons!  I love 'em!

ANOTHER bag  Grin Shocked and colored sprinkles for us to use on DD's bat mitzvah cake next month!  (DD's theme is 'rainbow' and quaggy sent all the colors of the rainbow in sprinkles!)  The saying on the cup makes me LOL!  Cheesy

ANOTHER bag  Wink and Easter candy!

MORE candy and ANOTHER bag!  Wink

I'm going to post this and start another...my computer has been acting squirrely and I don't want to lose this...

 on: March 20, 2017 04:50:58 PM 
Started by Wildfyre - Last post by whatthepuck
Betty is back and her scrap book came today. It's a very nice hard back book.

Magnets, stickers, stones from the beach and an orca ornment.

Book, notebook, post cards and brochures of where Betty had her adventures.

 on: March 20, 2017 04:43:33 PM 
Started by bunny1kenobi - Last post by Chr1stChan
I'm in!! This was my first swap last time and it was so much funGrin

 on: March 20, 2017 04:25:27 PM 
Started by bunny1kenobi - Last post by bunny1kenobi

Would you like to get to know some of your fellow craftsters?  Here's a great way to find out what you have in common with other crafters in our community!

Swap name: Common Ground Swap Round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bunny1kenobi
Sign-up date range:March 20/17 - April 1/17
Date to send item by: April 17/17

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

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

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions: yes
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO no
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO yes
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions: yes
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO yes

Details of swap:

Your mission will be to find something you have in common with your partner and craft to that. Maybe you dig the same TV show, or types of books.  Maybe your hair is the same color, maybe you both just love Mexican food, or you have the same number of kids.  Perhaps you both play an instrument, or both love to run.  Whatever it is, you can craft something that has to do with your commonalities.  

This swap is for 2 small items and 1 medium item -OR- 2 mediums (whichever works best for whatever inspiration strikes you) that apply to your commonality.  Give your partner as much information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing! You and your partner DO NOT have to find the same commonality! This will be a great way to "meet" new people and make some new crafty friends. Please post in the thread at least once per week, and when you post your pics, make sure to tell us what you and your partner had in common!

Round 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423857.0#axzz2uT8j8N00
Round 2 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432316.0
Round 3 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438730.0
Round 4 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449762.0

Shipments within the US will require Delivery Confirmation.  If you are shipping internationally, you'll need your shipping receipt.  

If you are not sure what I mean by small or medium, here's a rough guideline you can follow:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer - please write Common Ground questionnaire in the subject line:

Name of swap: Common Ground Swap Round 5
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 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Favorite color(s):
Color(s) you dislike:
Favorite book(s):
Favorite movie(s) and/or tv show(s):
Favorite themes- be as specific as possible!  For example, if you like video games, say which; if you like fairy tales, specify. If you have favorite animal(s), let your partner know which one(s).
Hobbies/activities besides crafting:
Anything in particular you'd like to receive?
Anything you'd rather NOT get?
What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you admire or wish you could do?
Do you have any allergies?
Are there any allergens in your home?
Do you have a wist or pinterest that you'd like your partner to see?
Any other info you'd like to share? (Help your partner out- they are trying to learn as much about you as possible!  Some ideas to get you started- do you play an instrument? Color schemes/themes in your home? Do you have kids/grandkids? Do you work and if so what do you do? Fave foods? Do you collect anything?.... and so on...)


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

 on: March 20, 2017 04:22:20 PM 
Started by rockingbearranch - Last post by mandykaye
I received some amazing ATCs today!!!

First are two different little houses from craftlylittlemonkey!

This one is made from different materials and papers! SO many layers and details!

This one is just as detailed but with mostly paper layers!

They are both so well done and adorable!!! Thanks so much clm!!!

And this one is from emilywilde for "your favorite quote" theme! She chose a line from the movie "Wristcutters", I have not seen this movie.

The first part of the story goes...

"Once there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. 'Look at me, I'm tall and straight' the straight tree said. One day lumberjacks came and cut the straight tree down..."

Then the ATC finishes the story with "And that crooked tree is still there to this day, growing strong and growing strange."

I like this tale! I may have to look up this movie. Thanks so much emilywilde!!!

 on: March 20, 2017 04:20:59 PM 
Started by rockingbearranch - Last post by jellybean89
I received an ATC from mandykaye! For artist's choice, she made "Koala Zen" in ink:

The envelopes she made & an extra stamped bicycle:

Thank you so much mandykaye! Grin

 on: March 20, 2017 03:22:24 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom - Last post by TheMistressT
Finally got another project done! A faux chocolate Easter Jackolope! Wearing a necktie!

 on: March 20, 2017 03:14:44 PM 
Started by TheMistressT - Last post by TheMistressT

Hoo boy. I have been wanting to make a faux chocolate rabbit for a couple of years and then last summer I finally found a thrift store ceramic Easter Bunny. Then I I put him in the closet until a couple weeks ago when I decided that just a plain, old, traditional chocolate rabbit wasn't going to jussssst right. Mine needed to be a jackalope!

When I went to make a bow for his neck, I got the epiphany to make him a necktie instead. I don't know why but I just find it super funny!

His egg is a painted wooden egg and the next in the basket is made with polymer clay. The antlers are painted paper mache on wire.

 on: March 20, 2017 03:10:22 PM 
Started by craftADDchick - Last post by craftADDchick
My patches from curiousfae are here! Hooray!

First, is a patch made out of felt that depicts the water cycle. I love how the mountain stream flows into the ocean, and that she was able to represent all 3 phases of water (solid- snow on the mountain; liquid- stream, ocean, precipitation; gas- squiggly lines to represent ocean water turning into water vapor).

Next, some impeccable stitching for a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote (she stitched his name in the tiniest of stitches, yet it's still completely legible- amazing!). I was really hoping to get another cool quote patch (I think it's my 4th one, and I have one in progress) Smiley

I am very, very happy! Excellent additions to my collection! Thanks, curiousfae!

And, the images probably need rotating, so I'll do that when I get on a PC- can't do it from my iPad Tongue

 on: March 20, 2017 02:36:50 PM 
Started by storerboughtcreations - Last post by storerboughtcreations
I posted the following in the Nerd Games Craftalong, and I just found this board. So I'm just copying and pasting the post from there. I'm keeping the project header up because there's a little bit I wrote under the "brief description" of the header.

Research Project Name: Craft Room Organization
Team: multimedia
Bonus Points: EPIC!
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Holy cow. This project took a long time, and traveled partway across the country! Back when I proposed this project in September, I had no intention of moving from Washington to Arizona. I started to sort through the mess that was my craft room because not only was it totally trashed (it looked like a tornado had ripped through the room!), but I inherited a few items from my grandmother when she passed away that I wanted to get into the room. Please don't judge me for the original mess!
Project Picture:
I'm so embarrassed by these first two photos.. :/

After quite a few hours put in cleaning, untangling yarn, and just some general organizing and purging, I started to get some semblance of order happening...

Soon after I started making headway in the room, we decided we were going to move to Arizona to be closer to my sister. So all of my hard work, plus all the work I had yet to even start, got shoved into boxes and were put into the unused den of my sisters house. We started looking for our own place, and after a few months, everyone agreed that it financially made sense of us to all continue living together, plus it allows me to be close to my sister and niece. So we rented a storage unit and began clearing out the den. As we began making a dent in removing all of our boxes, my sister and I decided we needed our own craft room. So we slowly started organizing the room to fit our needs.

The den has no closet space, so the hanging organizers I had used in my WA craft room weren't going to do me any good. I had two 3x3 cube shelves that I stacked to use for storage for my full skeins instead of using them to hold the small fabric totes full of rolled yarn balls.

That wasn't nearly enough storage for me (I know, I have a ton of yarn!), so I ended up scoring a white bookshelf from Goodwill for only $5. It has some water damage and it was filthy (it too me 30 minutes of elbow grease and a lot of Clorox wipes to clean it!), but once it was cleaned up, it fit the purpose I intended it for. It holds all of my pattern books, a few fabric totes to hold some of my cross stitch supplies and other notions, and we ended up putting our DVD collection on the shelf since the shelves are so deep we could fit two rows of DVDs on one shelf.

I ended up buying another bookshelf brand new, this time in brown, because I needed even more storage. This shelf holds 10 fabric totes that are all FULL of wound yarn cakes. I have to give a super special THANK YOU! to QueenHobo for helping me wind yarn cakes. I feel like she deserves a special medal for helping me out. She wound more than 3/4 of that yarn, and spent enough time on it to have submitted it for a research project on its own.

I never got a chance to fully go through all of the drawers in my grandmothers old sewing table, so after getting it put where I wanted it to live, I went through each drawer. Holy cow, there was a ton of stuff inside! It took me over 8 hours to go through the drawers, reorganize, and find new homes for some items.

I also spent a lot of time hanging things above the sewing table. Here's a close up:

I spent quite a bit of time going through buttons she had stashed in the drawers. Those buttons along with my own took me forever to organize. I used an old spice caddy to organize my simple buttons, and put most of hers into a jar. I pulled some aside to put in a special jar because they're so cool, and I wanted easy access to them.

And lastly, I hung a bunch of pictures and other crafty things I've made around the room. I couldn't get a good shot of my corner of the room, but I was able to at least get a shot of my two cross stitches I hung above my sitting area.

I think that's everything. Yes, my obsessive side came out a little in the organization of the yarn. It's sorted by color, ROYBGIV, and I love it! I think it's pretty. Smiley I'm sure I'll find other small things to do around the room now that it's set up (such as hang my Hannah cross stitch once I finish it... I'm hoping to do that soon!), but for now I'm very, very happy with our craft room!

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