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« on: February 29, 2012 06:24:48 PM »

Canadian Ongoing Wish Swap
Or COWS…tee hee


Here is a link to the Gallery/Discussion Board:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404804.0

This swap will open for claims on March 1st and close on March  31st - If you would like to sign up please read all info and PM the organiser (mezcraft) your questionnaire.

If you have participated in other ongoing swaps before, please ensure you read this information as you may find things a little different

 This swap works as a chain. The first person will post a wish list containing both crafted items and supplies, another participant claims at least a medium item from their list and then posts their own list and so on.

A medium item consists of a craft that takes the average crafter more than 2 hours to complete (not including drying/waiting time), or if sending supplies, CA $20-$30 of store bought items.

 Please include a minimum of 20 specific crafted items medium or small in size and 15 supplies in your list. To help the other participants it helps if you have a link to an image or tutorial of what you would like to receive. The more items you have in your wish list the faster you will get claimed.


When posting your wishlist please include the following information:


1)   A short description of yourself and any allergies or sensitivities you may have.  Include colours and patterns you like or dislike.
2)   Please say something nice and happy about Canada.
3)   A list of 20 crafted items and 15 craft supplies, and any extras you dig (such as food stuffs) if you can    
include photos (small) or links to your items that would be great too.
4)   If you have a pinterest or wist please say what things you would like crafted from there or from which sections and which sections are off limits. Also if it is okay for a pinterest surprise!

When picking a claim:


1)   Please begin your post with how many claims you have made, how many claims in transit and how many  received – in a format like this: 1-0-1 kind of thing.
2)   Then add your prepared wishlist.
3)   Send a PM right away to the person you claimed to say Hello, and ask for there postal address.
4)   Send a PM to your organizer ( mezcraft) to let her know what you have claimed.
5)   You then have 3 weeks from the date you picked to send your claim.

Once you have completed and sent your claim:
1)   Please PM your organizer and the recipient. As it is within Canada,  you can include a tracking number, if it isn’t big enough to need one just keep the receipt.

How many claims may you make?

   Friends of Craftster can make 3 claims
   Non-Friends of Craftster can make 2
   First time swappers can make 1
Once you have maxed out on your limit of claims, you must wait until one of your items is received before making another claim.  You must at least make one claim to be in the swap.

When sending information to your organizer please list the subject heading  as follows:
COWS APPROVAL
COWS SENT
COWS RECEIVED
COWS QUESTION


Please do not make a claim for this swap until you have been approved. As soon as you have been added to the list on the first page you can begin claiming and have some COWS fun…

Regarding Feedback:
:There are some things that will land you with negative feedback, so please pay attention to the following information.
* You must send the medium item that you have claimed for, otherwise you will receive negative feedback.
* If you claim for a cotton hat, and then you make and send a wool one, you will need to send again.
* Pay close attention to your partners allergies and wishes. If you send something that is on the list of allergies, or dislikes etc. you will be required to send again   We don’t want any swappers get something that is clearly in their list of things they don’t like and or have allergies of.....

If everything goes successfully-which it should! You will receive feedback once you have, sent, received and posted pictures for all of your claims  
Or if you have not posted pictures, up to 2 weeks after the swap has ended.

Swap Info
Swap name: Canadian only Ongoing Wish Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mezcraft
Sign-up date range: 3/1 – 3/31
Date to send item by: 3 weeks / 21 days from the day you claim.
Limited to a certain number of people?: Yes. 25 ( unless someone wants to co-org)
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes  * Canadians ONLY *
You must be over 16 years of age.  If you are under 18 (but over 16) be sure that:
 you have your parents permission (you’ll be using their address OR a P.O. Box)


Organizer Notes

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: N/A
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES -Canada Post Registered Post Tracking Number


If you wish to participate, please send this questionnaire to the organiser mezcraft, do not reply on this thread.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Name of Swap: Canadian Ongoing Wish Swap
Craftster username:
Your real name:
Your email address:
Your postal address:
Have you read the ‘Swap Guidelines’ and understand how this swap works?
Are you living in Canada?
Are you 16 or over? YES/NO
 If not do you have your parents permission?
Are you willing to send at least one medium item per claim? A medium item is the following: A craft that takes the average crafter more than 2 hours two complete, or if sending supplies, CA $20-$30 of store bought items. (If not then you can not be approved)
Are you willing to communicate with your partner and make sure you have their best interests at heart?
Are you willing to take photos of all items you make?
Are you willing to post photos of the items you receive or communicate with your partner to post photos within 5 days of receiving?
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
Are you willing to PM the organisers when you send and receive claims?


Please do not post on this thread, use the discussion board if you want to chat about the swap  This thread is for claims only once the swap opens on March 1st.

Participants:
1) mezcraft - 3 claims available ( FOC) 0,0,2
2) Homerof2 - 3 claims available ( FOC) 0,0,4
3) bergman - 2 claims available ( non-FOC)0,0,2
4) mama24boyz - 3 claims available ( FOC)0,0,3
5) suereal - 3 claims available (FOC) 0,0,3
6) bobbiemay - 3 claims available ( FOC)0,0,2
7) Oyhana - 3 claims available ( FOC)0,0,2
Cool .:dollface:. - 2 claims available (non-FOC)0,0,1
9) k8krea8s - 2 claims available (non-FOC)0,0,3
10) J_Kieviet - 3 claims ( FOC) 1,0,0

Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Sending Late with communication
Contact me immediately!
Feedback given

Due Mar 22
Homerof2 > mezcraft for crochet wash cloths
mama24boyz > Homerof2 for tiny crochet winnie the pooh characters
Homerof2 > mama24boyz for crochet cotton cloths

Due Mar 23
mezcraft> Homerof 2 for Canadian Map Embroidery Hoop
Bergman> mezcraft for pinterest surprise from "Home Decor" Pin Board

Due Mar 24
.:dollface:. > bergman for Hoop for hoopla wall
mama24boyz > .:dollface:. for a ribbon tangy blanket and a sheep hat.
suereal > mama24boyz for eclectic braided bracelet from her pintrest + a wee bit more
k8krea8s > suereal for a bigger-than-a-mug rug
bobbiemay > k8kre8s for a bow sleeved tee made from a long sleeved shirt

Due Mar 25
mama24 boyz > bobbiemay for an ami from her wists
bobbiemay > mama24boyz pencil crayon and book holder
k8krea8s > bobbiemay for a sewing machine cover
suereal > k8krea8s fingerless gloves made from a sweater
Homerof2 >  suereal for crocheted cotton washcloths

Due Mar 27
Oyhana > Homerof 2 for an embroidered hoop
mezcraft > Oyhana for a needlebook from her pinterest + a wee bit more

Due April 1
bergman > mezcraft for a Home Decor item from pinterest surprise

Due April 3
k8kre8s > bergman leather notebook holder

Due April 8
Oyhana > k8kre8s for some spinning fiber.
Homerof2 > Oyhana for crochet wash cloths ( you are on a roll!!!)

Due April 9
Suereal > Homerof2 for a picture of tulips..and some stuff to pad the package out a bit.

Due April 12
J_Kieviet> Suereal for wire nippers, jewellers hand drill, and some surprises:)
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 06:31:57 PM »

Hi, My name is Michelle and I live in a small town where Mr. Bieber calls home.  I work in the theatre industry and have a lovely husband and a wee Scotty Dog.  I am very much into embroidery right now and I also love paper quilling.  I am a Gemini, who likes long walks on the beach ( for real..) and I  love jewel tones but I always drift towards burnt orange as well. I like chevron patterns and big bold prints! I like Steampunk, Nature, animals, the woods and the beach!

Canada is the only place I have called home and even though the winters are bitter, it just makes you appreciate the spring, summer and autumn all that much more….


INSPIRATIONS

Any craft or item inspired by one of the following topics
-Retro/Vintage
-Pin-ups/Rockabilly
-Something from my pinterest
-Steampunk
-Nature
-Flight and Airplanes and Steamships!
-Dr. Who…


CRAFTS

SEWN

-handbag/purse, This one is lovely and I really like long straps so I can sling it over my shoulder to ride my bike!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327164.0
-Reusable Fabric “paper” towels. http://pinterest.com/pin/208150813997010537/
-tea towels or dish towels &/or oven mits/pot holders
- wallet I like this one - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328873.0
-Coin purse
- A Log Pillow http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943227772/
- A Map Pillow http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943228730/
- Classic Hair bows

YARN CRAFTS
- Hand Knit or Crochet Wash Cloths
- an Amiguri Scotty Dog
- One of these hair net thingamajigs http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943227596/


PAPER CRAFTS

- Handmade birthday cards
 -Handmade notecards
-ATC's
-Handbound journal
- Paper doll with moving arms and legs like this - http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943248440/
- any paper art from this pinterest board - http://pinterest.com/mezcraft/papercut-slivers/


NEEDLECRAFTS

-Hoops for my hoop wall  Please check out my pinterest - http://pinterest.com/mezcraft/embriodery-awesomeness/
- Any Geometric kind of embroidery – like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943516815/
-Embroidered teatowels


MISC CRAFTS
-Something for the hubby – He loves clocks, Dr. Who, motorcycles and general guy geekery
-Something for my wee Scotty – a Sewn jacket would be COOL.
-A surprise from my pinterest boards especially from the following boards:
 illustration illustrious
home décor that elevates
jewellery that rocks my world
papercut slivers
hair accesories


SUPPLIES
- Quilling Paper
- Quilling tools
- Funky big bold bright fabric
- Colour and white stripe fabric
- Fabric that has gears on it
- Fabric that looks like William Morris designs
- DMC Embroidery Floss
- Silk Floss
- Felt
- Buttons ( especially blue)
- Gutterman Thread
- Sketch books
- Charcoal Pencils
- Good Erasers
- Watercolour Paper
- Needlecrafting books
- Ribbon that is totally wacky and awesome
- Embroidery Hoops of all shapes and sizes

EXTRAS
Diabetic Sweets are good
Your favourite healthiest recipe!
A Postcard from your city or town.



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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012 09:12:17 AM »

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Let's get this rolling - I'll claim mezcraft for crochet wash cloths

I'm Cindy and I live in the small city of Lacombe, Alberta.  I work part-time in a walk-in doctors office, which I enjoy very much but I like my off days even more.  My favorite crafts at the moment are embroidery and crochet and during my slow time at work I make wash cloths so my first pick was very easy.

I like bright colors, especially lime green and hot pink, I can't stand baby blue or mint green but I also like darker purple, green and blue.  I enjoy spending time with my hubby and two older sons.  I was raised in the NWT and then moved to Alberta where I've lived for 28 years.  Canada is the only country I want to live in - I'll gladly visit others but it's good to set my feet back on Canadian soil.  I'm proud to be Canadian!

Here is my wishlist, with links where possible.  If it says 'similar to this' then please use that for inspiration but if it says 'like this' then I'm looking for a duplicate of that item.

CRAFTS:

Tea towels with fabric toppers similar to this - http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320899887/

Crayon Art similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320646082/

Bag made from juice packs similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320560429/

Tiny crochet animals like ducks, elephants, penguins or any Winnie the Pooh characters

Hoops:  I believe in Snuffleupagus based on this picture:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320993020/
          Keys like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320949828/
           Sunflower similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320899694/
           Canada (this is showing the US but you can get the general idea): http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320820924/
           Scissors similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320578553/
           Button jar similar to this:   http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320787213/
           Anything from my Signs and Sayings board:  http://pinterest.com/CindyEsau/signs-sayings/


Photographs (5x7 or 8x10) of Tulips, Marigolds or Sunflowers

Bride and Groom paper quilled like this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320650199/

Polymer Clay mini food:  layer cake similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320804040/
                                 mexican food

Pottery Mug similar to this with my name on it:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320857633/

Pillow covers (18"):  This one in lime green and hot pink: http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320846422/
                            This one  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320821742/
                            Similar to this but with green letters:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320821687/
                            Scrabble letters (R and C) similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320821641/

SUPPLIES

Fabric with:  Food
                  Candies
                  Bright dots
                  Bright stripes
                  Sunflowers similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320560506/                
                  Tulips
                  Craft related - scissors, thread, measuring tape
                  Colorful hearts

Embroidery hoops (colored or plain) 4", 6" or 8"

Buttons - unusual shapes
              bright colors
              wooden

Colored sand - hot pink
                    green
                    blue
                    white

Heavy wool felt in lime green and dark green

14 count aida cloth

EXTRAS

My husband collects hot sauce so feel free to add a bottle if you find one with an interesting picture or name (but nothing crude or sexual)

Sugar free gum and sugar free candies
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012 06:33:05 PM »

I claim Homerof2 for some tiny Winnie the Pooh Characters!!

1, 0, 0

Hi!! I’m Melanie from Ontario.  I’m a SAHM to 4 boys and 1 baby girl.  I love blues and purples and dark reds. I love to crochet.  I love the look of knitting too, but I just can’t do it.  I admire all types of crafts and try to do most of them.  I wish I could sew, I’ve started but very basic.  I am a crafty hoarder, lol.  I love to make stuff for my kids.  Quenton is my oldest, 15 and not interested in craftiness really, but I try.  Liam and Aidan love anything video game related, especially Mario, Luigi, Zelda, Sonic and Pokemon.  Ethan lately is into rescue Heroes, real life ones, police, firemen, ambulance workers, doctors…….and Daysie is a 9 month old little princess, that is until she can tell me she doesn’t wanna wear dresses!! Lol, and I’m sure its coming soon, shes already passed over dollies for dinky cars a few times!  Strong smells give me headaches, like perfumy or cigarette smoke, but I do like the smell of vanilla, cinnamon, lavender.  Hmmmm….what else?? I like cute skully things, sugar skulls, hearts, argyle, paisley, toile, big flowery prints, funky geometric prints.

I’ve lived in Canada all my life and theres no other place where I would rather raise my kids!  Proud Canadian here!!

OK, wishes….
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/mama24boyz
Etsy Faves – http://www.etsy.com/people/mama24boyz/favorites?ref=si_fav
Ravelry faves – http://www.ravelry.com/people/mama24boyz/favorites
Anything from these places or inspired by something on them would be awesome!!  Except of course the things I’ve made and things I’ve received boards in my pins.

SEWN CRAFTS

•   Some sort of bag to put in the car for the kids to put all their stuff.  I have a couple of examples here http://pinterest.com/mama24boyz/home/
•   Unpaper towels, I have yet to make a theme in my kitchen, but I love tea and I think blue would be nice, so maybe something along those lines?
•   A wetbag for unpaper towels in kitchen
•   A peacock plushie for Daysie
•   OK, I have no idea if this would qualify as a large, but these types of dresses are beyond adorable!!!  Would love one for Daysie in 12 – 18 months http://www.etsy.com/listing/62680547/pdf-sewing-pattern-how-to-sew-ruffled  http://www.etsy.com/listing/41915591/baby-and-toddler-pinafore-dress-sewing 
•   Something like this for my boys (Liam, Aidan & Ethan, one claim at a time of course) but for the twins, to hold pencil crayons, crayons for Ethan and a book on the other side
•   Mug rugs
•   Tea wallets
•   This bag is AWESOME!!!! (I’d need one Mario and one Luigi though) http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510029304/
•   This laptop cover is AWESOME!!!  http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509851059/
•   A fabric portable highchair, again, I don’t know if this qualifies as a medium? http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509821289/
•   A hedgehog plushie for Daysie http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509790868/

KNIT/CROCHET

•   I crochet, but I hate working with cotton, so some washcloths would be nice, of course they could be knit too, ooohhh, if they were knit, could they have a design on them??? Cheesy
•   A wool diaper soaker, in 12 months – 18 months size

EMBROIDERY

•   I LOVE hooplas!!! I have a board on my pins to inspire, but really in any theme you would think I would like would be awesome, I have lots of info in my profile http://pinterest.com/mama24boyz/hooplas/
•   Name hoops for Liam, Aidan and Ethan (separate claims)

OTHER CRAFTS

•   Some fun soaps for the kids
•   Some nice soaps, bath stuff for me
•   Chapstick
•   I wanna put an alphabet on Ethans wall with decorated wooden letters, all letters needed as of now
•   I LOVE this bracelet! http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509975642/

SUPPLIES (Used is OK with me!)

•   Jump rings
•   Jewellery wire, I got a 2010 wire magazine collection on cd and lots of stuff on there looks so fun to try!
•   Jewellery findings
•   Sewing thread, I wanna learn how to sew better, have a nice machine, but need some other stuff to get going, so any colours are welcome!
•   Sharpies, can you ever have enough?
•   Yarn!
•   Carving blocks for stamps
•   I wanna try glass etching, so anything for that
•   Space invaders fabric
•   Pens
•   Notebooks
•   cute or different buttons
•   grosgrain ribbon, any size, any colour
•   I have tons of patterns in my ravelry faves http://www.ravelry.com/people/mama24boyz/favorites/patterns?q=pattern&view=
•   Susan bates bamboo handle crochet hooks, have a G-4.00


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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012 08:21:10 PM »

Well, if I'm already making washcloths, why not make more!   Grin

So, I'll claim mama24boyz for crochet, cotton washcloths.

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I'm Cindy and I live in the small city of Lacombe, Alberta.  I work part-time in a walk-in doctors office, which I enjoy very much but I like my off days even more.  My favorite crafts at the moment are embroidery and crochet and during my slow time at work I make wash cloths so my first pick was very easy.

I like bright colors, especially lime green and hot pink, I can't stand baby blue or mint green but I also like darker purple, green and blue.  I enjoy spending time with my hubby and two older sons.  I was raised in the NWT and then moved to Alberta where I've lived for 28 years.  Canada is the only country I want to live in - I'll gladly visit others but it's good to set my feet back on Canadian soil.  I'm proud to be Canadian!

Here is my wishlist, with links where possible.  If it says 'similar to this' then please use that for inspiration but if it says 'like this' then I'm looking for a duplicate of that item.

CRAFTS:

Tea towels with fabric toppers similar to this - http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320899887/

Crayon Art similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320646082/

Bag made from juice packs similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320560429/

Tiny crochet animals like ducks, elephants, penguins or any Winnie the Pooh characters

Hoops:  I believe in Snuffleupagus based on this picture:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320993020/
          Keys like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320949828/
           Sunflower similar to this: http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320899694/
           Canada (this is showing the US but you can get the general idea): http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320820924/
           Scissors similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320578553/
           Button jar similar to this:   http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320787213/
           Anything from my Signs and Sayings board:  http://pinterest.com/CindyEsau/signs-sayings/


Photographs (5x7 or 8x10) of Tulips, Marigolds or Sunflowers

Bride and Groom paper quilled like this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320650199/

Polymer Clay mini food:  layer cake similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320804040/
                                 mexican food

Pottery Mug similar to this with my name on it:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320857633/

Pillow covers (18"):  This one in lime green and hot pink: http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320846422/
                            This one  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320821742/
                            Similar to this but with green letters:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320821687/
                            Scrabble letters (R and C) similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320821641/

SUPPLIES

Fabric with:  Food
                  Candies
                  Bright dots
                  Bright stripes
                  Sunflowers similar to this:  http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320560506/                
                  Tulips
                  Craft related - scissors, thread, measuring tape
                  Colorful hearts

Embroidery hoops (colored or plain) 4", 6" or 8"

Buttons - unusual shapes
              bright colors
              wooden

Colored sand - hot pink
                    green
                    blue
                    white

Heavy wool felt in lime green and dark green

14 count aida cloth

EXTRAS

My husband collects hot sauce so feel free to add a bottle if you find one with an interesting picture or name (but nothing crude or sexual)

Sugar free gum and sugar free candies
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012 04:23:48 AM »

 I claim Homerof2 for the Canadian Map Embroidery Hoop.

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Hi, My name is Michelle and I live in a small town where Mr. Bieber calls home.  I work in the theatre industry and have a lovely husband and a wee Scotty Dog.  I am very much into embroidery right now and I also love paper quilling.  I am a Gemini, who likes long walks on the beach ( for real..) and I  love jewel tones but I always drift towards burnt orange as well. I like chevron patterns and big bold prints! I like Steampunk, Nature, animals, the woods and the beach!

One goal in my life is to get to every province in Canada. So far I have achieved so little! I have only been to Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec but plans are in the making to get to Alberta in the next year...


INSPIRATIONS
Any craft or item inspired by one of the following topics
-Retro/Vintage
-Pin-ups/Rockabilly
-Something from my pinterest
-Steampunk
-Nature
-Flight and Airplanes and Steamships!
-Dr. Who…


CRAFTS

SEWN

-handbag/purse, This one is lovely and I really like long straps so I can sling it over my shoulder to ride my bike!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327164.0
-Reusable Fabric “paper” towels. http://pinterest.com/pin/208150813997010537/
-tea towels or dish towels &/or oven mits/pot holders
- wallet I like this one - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328873.0
-Coin purse
- A Log Pillow http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943227772/
- A Map Pillow http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943228730/
- Classic Hair bows

YARN CRAFTS
- Hand Knit or Crochet Wash Cloths thank you Homerof2
- an Amiguri Scotty Dog
- One of these hair net thingamajigs http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943227596/


PAPER CRAFTS

- Handmade birthday cards
 -Handmade notecards
-ATC's
-Handbound journal
- Paper doll with moving arms and legs like this - http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943248440/
- any paper art from this pinterest board - http://pinterest.com/mezcraft/papercut-slivers/


NEEDLECRAFTS
-Hoops for my hoop wall  Please check out my pinterest - http://pinterest.com/mezcraft/embriodery-awesomeness/
- Any Geometric kind of embroidery – like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/269230883943516815/
-Embroidered teatowels



MISC CRAFTS
-Something for the hubby – He loves clocks, Dr. Who, motorcycles and general guy geekery
-Something for my wee Scotty – a Sewn jacket would be COOL.
-A surprise from my pinterest boards especially from the following boards:
 illustration illustrious
home décor that elevates
jewellery that rocks my world
papercut slivers
hair accesories


SUPPLIES
- Quilling Paper
- Quilling tools
- Funky big bold bright fabric
- Colour and white stripe fabric
- Fabric that has gears on it
- Fabric that looks like William Morris designs
- DMC Embroidery Floss
- Silk Floss
- Felt
- Buttons ( especially blue)
- Gutterman Thread
- Sketch books
- Charcoal Pencils
- Good Erasers
- Watercolour Paper
- Needlecrafting books
- Ribbon that is totally wacky and awesome
- Embroidery Hoops of all shapes and sizes

EXTRAS
Diabetic Sweets are good
Your favourite healthiest recipe!
A Postcard from your city or town.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012 02:52:47 PM »

I am going to claim Mezcraft for a surprise from her pinterest board home decor that elevates

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Hello My name is Amanda and I am 28 years old and live with my  Husband in Peterborough, Ontario Canada. I am currently a supply teacher who is looking for full time work in a classroom. I love to sew, crochet, knit and anything new that I can get my hands on. For colours and patterns I am pretty easy going, I love damask patterns and polka dots, cupcakes and fun things like that. My favorite colours are teal, turquoise, brown, dark purple. I am not picky when it comes to colour  just not as big a fan of reds, yellows and oranges.  I am not allergic to any thing and I have two very curious cats at my house. I haven’t mentioned something on my list and it is on my pintrest I would still like it 

**Big Wish** these are things I really want

Crafts
I know this is a stretch but I will try anyway   A leather notebook holder dark brown or black
hobo bag  (dark purple or any fabric on my pinterest)
Full apron with a pocket or two
Yoga pants/ lounge pant (size med)
Tote bag  or medium (regular sized one would be good too) size purse
Sturdy book cover  (one for my hubby in manly colours )
Anything teacher related would be great
Craftster inspired T-shirt (medium or large if it is a fitted t)
Jar pin cushion (one I can hold my pin in when not in use)
Oven Mitts
** Big Wish** Fabric baskets (examples on my pintrest any shape and sizes)
Ipod Touch arm band  (one I can wear while walking or running)
Dish drying mat  like this one (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372170.0) I have a couple of these but I still need more because I use them a lot.
Pre made scrapbook pages (any theme for example wedding, camping, carnival etc)
Wool dryer balls
Recipe scrapbook (I need some creative way to organize my recipe cards)
Quilted pot holders (maybe two matching ones if possible)
Soy candles (I like most scents except really earthy scents and chocolate scents)
business cards (I would even take the file and print them myself)
business card holder ( one to put on a table at craft sales)
 address labels (message me for address)
pillow cases in fun fabric (cotton and flannel are good)
Hoops for a hoop wall inspiration on my pinterest
table runner for on top of my piano (normal table runner size)

Or Anything from my wists/pintrest

Supply wishes

** Big Wish** Eiffel tower fabric (pink or black) at least one meter
Any quilting fabric (new craft for me and I am loving it)
Any craft  or quilting magazines or books
fiber for spinning
Home made yarn
Any scrapbook supplies that deal with weddings  or any scrapbooking supplies
8 or 12 inch circular knitting needles (yes they make them that long lol , would love  one these sizes since they are very hard to find and I would be very happy with  used ones)
Cricut tools (I really need at spatula one)
Cricut cartridges  (just got it so I don’t have a lot)
Thread -regualr sewing thread, different colours (I bought a huge bag of thread at value village and it is slowly dissapearing so older thread u don't use it good too, but please no dollar store stuff for some reason it bunches up in my machine).
Any quilting patterns
embroidery patterns (iron on would be great)
wood crochet hooks (I'm trying to get a whole set for me and my mom so duplicates and used are good just as long as I can tell what size they are.
Sewing patters for house old stuff and accessories.


Extras

I love coffee
chocolate
candy
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012 02:59:44 PM by bergman » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2012 11:37:02 AM »

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I claim bergman for "hoop for hoopla wall"

My name is Lisa I am 28 and live in Pitt Meadows, BC with my 6 week old daughter, Adalia.  I am currently on maternity leave but I have a job doing data entry for CP Rail.  I love to spin yarn, knit, embroider, sew and do many more crafts.  My top three favorite colors are teal, dark purple and mustard yellow.  Some of my favorite patterns are vintage florals, polka dots, plaid, and damask.  I am a big fan of "french country" decorating style, to give you an idea of my color/pattern taste (though no baby pink please, I've had enough of that recently)  I have no allergies and have 2 cats and a rabbit.

There is lots of inspiration on my pintrest (my wist is kind of old) which is linked at the bottom of my post or in my profile

Crafts:
- mug rug
- hand dyed roving
- hand carded batts
- ribbon tag blanket (tutorial: http://momscraftyspace.blogspot.com/2011/05/baby-ribbon-tag-blanket-tutorial.html)  thanks mama24boyz!!
- project bag - box style (tutorial: http://modernquiltlove.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/perfect-box-pouch-tutorial/)
- Sheep fingerless mitts (pattern: http://www.thepurldistrict.com/catalog.php?item=215)
- Ruffle couch cushions (picture on my pintrest - home decor board)
- fabric ribbon garland (long or short - pics on pintrest - crafts board)
- Sewing machine cover w/ pocket for peddle
- cloth diapers
- cloth wipes
- hoopla (inspiration on pintrest - needlework board)
- Braided Scarf (tutorial: http://www.putapuredukes.com/2011/09/braided-scarf-tutorial.html)
- lamb hat for wee one (http://www.etsy.com/listing/55248954/little-lamb-wool-sizes-from-newborn-to) thanks mama24boyz!!
- dish mat (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=372170.0)
- lace cowl/scarf (http://pinterest.com/pin/196539971207951937/)
- ruffle pants or shirts for wee one
- hand made soap
- fabric box
- embroidered pillow cases
- surprise from my pintrest

Supplies:
- kool-aid or Easter egg dyes
- embroidery floss (muted colors)
- spinning fiber
- knitting or crafting magazines
- embroidery hoops
- embroidery fabric (medium to heavy weight)
- lace trim
- circular knitting needles - any size
- vintage fabric

Extras:
- candy (no chocolate please)
- herbal teas (i love peppermint and chai)
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012 12:00:46 PM »

I claim doll face for a little lamb hat and a ribbon tangy blanket

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Hi!! I’m Melanie from Ontario.  I’m a SAHM to 4 boys and 1 baby girl.  I love blues and purples and dark reds. I love to crochet.  I love the look of knitting too, but I just can’t do it.  I admire all types of crafts and try to do most of them.  I wish I could sew, I’ve started but very basic.  I am a crafty hoarder, lol.  I love to make stuff for my kids.  Quenton is my oldest, 15 and not interested in craftiness really, but I try.  Liam and Aidan love anything video game related, especially Mario, Luigi, Zelda, Sonic and Pokemon.  Ethan lately is into rescue Heroes, real life ones, police, firemen, mbulance workers, doctors…….and Daysie is a 9 month old little princess, that is until she can tell me she doesn’t wanna wear dresses!! Lol, and I’m sure its coming soon, shes already passed over dollies for dinky cars a few times!  Strong smells give me headaches, like perfumy or cigarette smoke, but I do like the smell of vanilla, cinnamon, lavender.  Hmmmm….what else?? I like cute skully things, sugar skulls, hearts, argyle, paisley, toile, big flowery prints, funky geometric prints.

I’ve lived in Canada all my life and theres no other place where I would rather raise my kids!  Proud Canadian here!!

OK, wishes….
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/mama24boyz
Etsy Faves – http://www.etsy.com/people/mama24boyz/favorites?ref=si_fav
Ravelry faves – http://www.ravelry.com/people/mama24boyz/favorites
Anything from these places or inspired by something on them would be awesome!!  Except of course the things I’ve made and things I’ve received boards in my pins.

SEWN CRAFTS

•   Some sort of bag to put in the car for the kids to put all their stuff.  I have a couple of examples here http://pinterest.com/mama24boyz/home/
•   Unpaper towels, I have yet to make a theme in my kitchen, but I love tea and I think blue would be nice, so maybe something along those lines?
•   A wetbag for unpaper towels in kitchen
•   A peacock plushie for Daysie
•   OK, I have no idea if this would qualify as a large, but these types of dresses are beyond adorable!!!  Would love one for Daysie in 12 – 18 months http://www.etsy.com/listing/62680547/pdf-sewing-pattern-how-to-sew-ruffled  http://www.etsy.com/listing/41915591/baby-and-toddler-pinafore-dress-sewing  
•   Something like this for my boys (Liam, Aidan & Ethan, one claim at a time of course) but for the twins, to hold pencil crayons, crayons for Ethan and a book on the other side
•   Mug rugs
•   Tea wallets
•   This bag is AWESOME!!!! (I’d need one Mario and one Luigi though) http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510029304/
•   This laptop cover is AWESOME!!!  http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509851059/
•   A fabric portable highchair, again, I don’t know if this qualifies as a medium? http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509821289/
•   A hedgehog plushie for Daysie http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509790868/

KNIT/CROCHET

•   I crochet, but I hate working with cotton, so some washcloths would be nice, of course they could be knit too, ooohhh, if they were knit, could they have a design on them??? Cheesythanks homerof2!
•   A wool diaper soaker, in 12 months size

EMBROIDERY

•   I LOVE hooplas!!! I have a board on my pins to inspire, but really in any theme you would think I would like would be awesome, I have lots of info in my profile http://pinterest.com/mama24boyz/hooplas/
•   Name hoops for Liam, Aidan and Ethan (separate claims)
        I would love a lavender hoop for my new bathroom!

OTHER CRAFTS

•   Some fun soaps for the kids
•   Some nice soaps, bath stuff for me
•   Chapstick
•   I wanna put an alphabet on Ethans wall with decorated wooden letters, all letters needed as of now
•   I LOVE this bracelet! http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509975642/

SUPPLIES (Used is OK with me!)

•   Jump rings
•   Jewellery wire, I got a 2010 wire magazine collection on cd and lots of stuff on there looks so fun to try!
•   Jewellery findings
•   Sewing thread, I wanna learn how to sew better, have a nice machine, but need some other stuff to get going, so any colours are welcome!
•   Sharpies, can you ever have enough?
•   Yarn!
•   Carving blocks for stamps
•   I wanna try glass etching, so anything for that
•   Space invaders fabric
•   Pens
•   Notebooks
•   cute or different buttons
•   grosgrain ribbon, any size, any colour
•   I have tons of patterns in my ravelry faves http://www.ravelry.com/people/mama24boyz/favorites/patterns?q=pattern&view=
•   Susan bates bamboo handle crochet hooks, have a G-4.00

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012 01:02:20 PM »

I'm claiming mama24boyz for an eclectic braided braclet from her pintrest.  It should be simple, so I will pad the package out a bit to make it medium sized.

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Howdy!  My name is Susi, but I am suereal Grin.  I live near Chilliwack BC.  I like OneOfAKind stuff.  I like my dog Cosmo, monsters, glow in the dark, eyes, They Might Be Giants, clouds, and deep sea critters.  I like most greens and blues (not fond of kelly green or navy blue), oranges and browns, black and purple.  I don't like white, pink or red.  I do not like girly, but I do like cute.  I like geometric patterns mostly. I like polka dots, but not a regular repeat.  I like them randomly scatered around, or the circles are not quite perfect. And the same with squares...I don't like plads, but they can be cool if the lines are wavey.  I don't like the word "perfect" in most cases.  I like things scrapy and junky, cute and creepy, and "unique" is one of my favo words.  If I have something on my wist, it's becasue I like the idea of it, not the exact thing.  I dislike strong smells, but love lemon and some earthy smells

I'm American by birth, but Canadian by nature.  I was lucky enough to fall in love with a Canadian, so I get to live here now.  And I love it even more now that we have left the big city behind and I can see the clouds again.  The mountains here make for incredible views.  The clouds like to lay across the mountains like sleeping dragons Grin

My wist is here:   http://www.wists.com/suereal
web page and GLOB here:   http://www.suereal.ca/index.html

My list

1.  Fox Scarf--In some soft fabric (polar fleece, sweat shirting), not knitted.  Orange or blue please.  Like this:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=247454;sa=showTopics
2.  Knit or crocheted cotton wash clothes
3.  Decorated T Shirts--Large or XL men's size.  I will wear XL women's style some times, if they are long enough (and the longer the better).  The decoration can be any of my themes and any technique.  I just want more OOAK t-shirts
4.  Small stuffies in my themes--Around 5 or 6 inches is great.
5.  Medium stuffie monsters--Any style monster is great.  By medium I mean around a foot or 2.  Nothing HUGE please.
6.  Largish fabric boxes/bins/baskets.  I think I would like a wee handle on each side.  Funky fabrics (poodle fabric would be killer) or make them into monsters, or TV's would be cute!
7.  A 1/2 apron with pockets--Not the bib style.  And not a tie on one either.  I use my shirt to gather things into to carry from room to room.  So I think an adjustable clip and lock style closer would be best, as sometimes things are heavy.  Think more like a men's tool belt then a kitchen apron.
8.  Slippers--my feet are women's size 10 wide.  In cotton or bamboo yarn, or fabric.  I think I would use them more if I could just slip them on, rather then have to sit down and slide my foot in with both hands.  I think they are called scuffs?  I have seen a Japanese style one before where they used a braided and coiled length of fabric as the sole.  I think I would like that better then yarn
9.  XL Men's T shirts for the Hub--He likes skulls mostly, but anything manly will do.  It can be funny, but most men's mainstream tshirts are not funny, just tacky.  Think alternative Grin
10.  Art based on my dog, Cosmo--figures, paintings, wall quilts, anything.  Lots of pics of him at my web site,http://www.sureal.ca.
11.  A hanging organizer with pockets--like a shoe organizer...But cooler looking.  Might be hung in the bathroom or in my craft room, depending on the size
12.  A braided denim or polar fleece mat/rug for the front door.  If it were recycled jeans that would be even better. This one is most likely a large
13.  Mug rugs...or larger.  I use them under bowls of soup rather than a small plate.  6, 7, 8 inches square maybe?  They will be used, so they should be sturdy enough to be thrown in the wash.
14.  A roll of not-paper towels--Here's a wee tut-- http://cottontailbabies.org/2011/01/unpaper-towel-tutorial/
15.  Reusable monthly pads.  Like these  http://www.sckoon.com/clothmenstrualpads.html  100% cotton please.
16.  Smallish spice racks that have been decorated.  I finally have a place I can keep paints out to see them, so the shelf needs to be tall and wide enough to fit acrylic craft paint bottles.  I have 3 shelves so far, I will need maybe 5 more.
17.  Surprise me.  Something from my wist, or profile, or something you are just sure I need from stalking me
18.  Funky pillow cases.  Standard size, long body pillow or a special size for a buckwheat husk pillow I use.  PM me for measurements if you want to do the last 2.
19.  Knit or crocheted long fingerless gloves in cotton or bamboo.  I have a lovely pair of wool ones, but I want some not that warm ones for in the house.  If you choose this, PM me for measurements.
20.  A baseball style brimmed hat in a steampunkish/apocalypse style.  I like the close fitting type of b-ball hat, not the box type.  I never leave the house with out my baseball hat.  It would be nice to have a crafty one.  Darker colors preferred.


Supplies and tools list
1.  Peg eyes--I love them and can never have enough.  I am especially looking for large (quarter sized-ish and up) ones.  Extra points for clear ones (I can paint them colors then).  Taxidermy eyes are also acceptable.  I have way too many googly eyes though, so I only want those if they sew on or are glow in the dark
2.  Glow in the dark powder--You can mix it into any base (glue, paint, etc.) and make your own glow in the dark stuff.
3.  Road kill bottle caps--by this I mean bottle caps that have been squished by cars.  Sometimes they are completely flat, sometimes they are just a bit squished, but I love them all equally.  Please wash them before mailing.  I would also be happy with hand squished ones if anyone wants to smack normal ones up a bit.  I have plenty of unsquished ones though.
4.  Fake fur--Anything really.  Vintage stuff is nice, because it is better made then a lot of the stuff you can find now.  All colors accepted
5.  LED's--They can be scavenged from toys and such.  Blue, green, clear, and orange preferred over red.  Space ships (a flat type of LED) and rotation flashers get extra points
6.  Bits and Bobs--Those wee kind of things that fall to the back of desk drawers and such.  A little bit of filligree that fell off of a necklace, a wee light bulb too small to light anything, stamps, tokens, watch parts etc..  Anything odd and small
7.  Colored wire in any gage, and most colors
8.  A pair of clippers/cutter that cuts up and down not sideways--So I mean they cut like teeth work.  The pairs I have all cut like scissors. Looks like this, but I want a jewlery sized one..http://www.harborfreight.com/10-inch-heavy-duty-end-nipper-38496.html
9.  A hand jeweler drill.  The kind you hold on to the shaft and push it up and down to drill the hole.  Like this one
http://www.contenti.com/products/drills/200-705.html
10.  Large grommets.  Anything larger then the size that most grommets are.  I prefer silver finish to gold, but gold would still be better than nothing.   Extra points if you can find colored ones.  I don't need the application tool, but feel free to send it along if it is easy
11.  I really, really want one of those Japanese food cutting tools that makes vegetables into long strings so you can eat them like noodles.
Like this:  http://www.dawkshops.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=131  Another style would be fine, and I don't expect anyone to buy this, but maybe someone has one they aren't interested in.
12.  Permanent acid-free felt pens.  I use all kinds, but I am looking for the acid-free ones mostly.  
13.  Smallish tins with hinged lids.  I'm thinking larger than Altoids, I have a ton of those.
14.  Glue sticks for glue guns.  I have 2 guns, so either the ones about the size of your pinky or the tiny ones that are oval shaped (low heat) are great.  I just want the clear ones please.  My newest craft can use as many as six sticks at a time
15.   Surprise me.  I often don't know I need something until I own it.
16.  Martha Stewart craft paint.  I love this paint!
17.  Wool roving (I almost forgot that part Grin)

Extras
Chocolate
Candy (I love Lemon Heads most of all, but sour is a good thing to me.)


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To all past swap partners....If something I made you fell apart in some way, it would be helpful to me if you PMed me and told me about it.  Sometimes, I try new things, and if they fail, it helps me to know
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