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« on: October 08, 2012 10:56:28 AM »

For the reference of those who are sending to FOCs, we will be merging the lists that are chosen into this thread. That way they can be referenced while crafting. Items chosen are in red.

Full swap thread can be found here: www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415230.0
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012 11:03:59 AM »

My name is Colleen. I am a web developer and photographer and I live in Massachusetts. I like cute things and I also like vintage looking things and girly things. I like nature with both my photography and I like items that are nature and animal themed. I don't like bright, neon colors. I also like to collect things from other countries (non-USA).

a bag large enough to hold a dslr camera and a zoom lens, like: https://pinterest.com/pin/33143747228085610/

Hair Accessories: http://pinterest.com/gatorwrangler/hair-accessories/

Blythe clothes: http://pinterest.com/gatorwrangler/blythe/

Poncho/shawl: http://pinterest.com/gatorwrangler/misc/

a laptop case like this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=92262.msg870768

I love things that are knit and crocheted probably because I am so bad at it. Smiley Specifically I would like knit or crochet baby items, Amigurumi, or headbands for me.

I am redoing a room with this theme, so any items related to the theme that would work in the room: http://www.target.com/p/Circo-Love-n-Nature-Quilt-Set/-/A-13578268

My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice and my favorite "movie" is the 1995 BBC version with Colin Firth so anything Pride and Prejudice related things would be great.

surprise baby girl related items - size 12-24 months

Something from my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gatorwrangler


supplies:
jewelry making items like pendants, and findings(clasps, chains, hooks, etc) (No beads please)

-no food please, there are lots of allergies here. Also no items from smoking homes please because I am very allergic.

Thanks so much!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012 11:44:41 AM »

Hi!

My name is Jessica.  I'm 34, living in Central-ish Indiana.   Smiley  Please no religious themes, or gore.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.   Grin

I'm basically easy to craft for, 'cuz I like most anything.  My pinterest shows a snapshot of the type of things I like, but feel free to do something entirely different if you like  Smiley  http://pinterest.com/expiringfrog/

My husband and I have 3 dogs, 3 cats.  We're building our home ourselves, and are finally at the finishing-off stage, so I'm looking for some things to decorate with.  Yay!  Like wall art, or table decorations.  Or just practical stuff, like kitchen linens.

Big wishes are in blue., but feel free to choose anything, or surprise me!

Crafts:

Large:
*Any kind of wall art.
*Hooplas.
*Nudey and/or sexy wall art, or other types of art--hand drawn, collage, embroidery, or any medium you can imagine.
*Art featuring your favorite swear word: like, for example, a lamp that says "f*ck" all over it. lol, or towels that say "sonuvabitch!", or wall art with your favorite swear word in multiple languages, or 4 pillows (F, U, C, K).  Think of the possibilities!
*Fantasy/fairy tale art.  From mermaids to castles to witches to princesses to whatever you can think of.  (Please, no gore.   Smiley)
*Papercuttings or silhouettes.
*King size bedspread (not comforter) for a bed---Of heavy duty fabric, as it would be used to protect the underlying comforter from three dogs and three cats.  (I would love this!)
*An earth-tone blanket, any type or style is fine.
*A XXX size robe for a man---PM for size.
*Halloween decor (please no gore)
*Christmas decor
*A surprise.
*Miniature scenes


Medium:
*Earth tone hand towels.
*Earth tone place mats that have round edges, not square (six).
*Big eyed frog themed things.
*Halloween decorations (please, cartoony, not gorey)
*Christmas ornaments, Christmas decorations
*An embroidery project of your choice.
*A surprise!
*Miniature scenes
*Stuffies, any kind.

Small:
*Handmade rubber stamps.  Some themes: cartoony Christmas, whimsical animals, big-eyed frogs, sexy fairies, nudes, artist's choice.
*ATCs.
*Christmas ornaments.
*Miniatures or other things that you might put in a shadowbox
*Cute things made of felt (some examples of the style I like)
*A surprise!


Supplies:
I used to have tons of craft supplies, but I left them when I last moved, so I'd love supplies of any type (except yarn or fabric, as I don't really use them Smiley).

*Oil paints (even a small $4.99 kit would be fine)
*A shadow box that I can put stuff in, divided into shelves, or not is fine.
*Stamp pads.
*Rubber stamps, rubber stamp supplies.
*Paper of all types.
*Whimseys.
*Stickers.
*Embroidery kits (even one you may have started, but never finished).
*Any extra supplies (except yarn or fabric) you have that you want to share.
*Big wish: impulse sealer, prefer 12", but smaller is fine.  Doesn't have to be new; maybe you have one lying around you just don't know what to do with? lol  I use this all the time for crafts, but my last one got lost when I moved.    Smiley
http://www.amazon.com/12-Impulse-Sealer-Cellophane-sealer/dp/B000UYC55O/ref=pd_cp_hi_1
http://www.amazon.com/Jorestech-Impulse-Sealer-Closer-Operated/dp/B001UEWTMW
*books in foreign languages, any language.

Thanks!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012 11:56:35 AM »

Hi everyone, I'm Jill (shocker!) and I live in Spokane WA, USA with my wonderful husband.  My husband and I are nerds, and currently involved in the life-consuming game, World of Warcraft.  I love to read, cook, bake, and craft.  I’m unfortunately not a knitter or crocheter, but I hope to be one someday!

BOLD IS MY BIG WISH!

Crafts:

Sewn/Embroidered:
  • Dress up clothes/accessories for my 3 year old niece, Olivia, (preferably stuff that will grow with her) – this can be anything really (costume jewelry, capes, tutus, shawls, let your imagination go crazy!  It doesn't have to be just sewn stuff, either.  I just stuck it here.  ^_^  Her parents are pretty nerdy, too, so feel free to go in the direction of Star Wars/Star Trek and the likes.  Her favorite shoes right have have R2D2 on 'em)  I made her a box of stuff for her birthday, but I'm going to add to it for Christmas.  In it she has a white fluffy skirt, a tute, devil accessories, bunny accessories, wizard cape and wand, super hero outfit, a few hats, a few silk scarves, a bandanna, groucho marx glasses, a mustache, a couple of yarn wig braids, a couple necklaces and bracelets.  Ideas can be found here: http://pinterest.com/jkingcompogno/olivia-s-dress-up-box/#
 • Dress-up clothes for my 7 year old nephew, Isaac.  I'm gonna make him a dress-up box for Christmas.  Currently he has chaps, vest, a few accessories.
  • Plastic Bag Organizer
  • Felt food
  • Hooplas (Themes: silly and strange, whimsical, Harry Potter, Star Wars, hyperbole and a half, Hunger Games, forest animals, cats) Inspiration for these can be found on my pinterest, on my Hoopla Board
  • Lunch sack for me
  • Tote bag (I like to cart a lot of stuff with my to work, like projects and whatnot - silly and strange, whimsical, Harry Potter, hyperbole and a half, forest animals, cats, or just something pretty.  I like bold prints.)
  • Book covers (paperback, hardbacks, and young adult sizes)
  • Traveling book bag cover (preferably for hardback in regular or young adult size - http://pinterest.com/pin/87538786477355871/


Knitted/Crocheted:
  • Socks (any style or colors, I love socks!  I wear women shoe size 6.5)
  • Cowl
  • Scarves
  • Crocheted Bracelet
  • Amiguramis
  • Little bag or tote
  • Poncho or shawl
  • Book covers or cozies (paperback, hardbacks, and young adult sizes)
  • Inspiration for these can be found on my pinterest, on my Knit/Crochet Board
  • Vulcan hat from Star Trek
  • Hat w/ beard (one for my and one for my husband)


Other:
  • Bracelets (chunky, fabric, knit/crochet, metal, whatev!  I just don’t need anything thin and delicate)
  • Tree of Life pendant
  • Long necklaces (nothing black because I have enough of those currently ^_^)
  • Inspiration for jewelry for me can be found on my pinterest, on my Accessories Board
  • Hand Made Soap (not the melt and pour kind)
  • Bath supplies, like salts and bombs (especially to help with relaxation and tension, I get migraines and bathes are my saving grace!)
  • Candles
  • T-Shirts for my husband, Mens XL, just regular t-shirts, no pockets and no v-necks (Themes: Nerdy, World of Warcraft (Alliance), Star Wars, Star Trek. League of Legends, RA Salvatore, Back to the Future, Princess Bride, Flight of the Concords, hyperbole and a half, Video Gaming, Trigun)
  • Painted Shoes for me, preferably flats that I can wear to work, women shoe size 6.5 (flowers, koi fish, forest animals, birds, trees, swirly designs, moon and stars, Asian inspired, world of warcraft, but please no zentangles since I’m in the works of making myself a pair)
  • Bookmarks (Harry Potter, Twilight, Star Wars, WoW, forest animals, cats, silly, funny, food related, people with crowns, objects w/ legs, Princess Bride, Hyperbole and a Half, Video gaming) - http://pinterest.com/jkingcompogno/bookmarks/
  • Handmade journals
  • Felt badges - http://pinterest.com/jkingcompogno/felt-badges/
 • Elegant hairclips and bobby pins (I wear bobbies all the time!) - http://pinterest.com/jkingcompogno/accessories/
  • ATCs
  • Anything Harry Potter, or The Hobbit inspired
  • Framed watercolor art
  • Altered art of any form (altered tins, matchboxes, ... whatever!)


Supplies:
  • Watercoloor paper
  • Bone folder
  • Buttons (any and all!)
  • Paint brushes (I seem to ruin these so fast!)
  • Stamps (ABCs, Trees, patterns, crowns, birds, bird cages, flowers . . .)
  • cupcake liners
  • Wool or wool-blend felt
  • Large beads (I have so many seed beads!)
  • Vintage ephemera
  • Metal stamps for embellishing into metal
  • Stamp carving supplies
  • Corks (preferably ones that use to be in wine bottles.  So much personality that way!)
  • Dies and embossing plates for my Sizzix BigKick
  • Shimmery fabric paint (not puffy paint, though!)
  • Beginner crocheting supplies (I so want to learn!)
  • Fun ribbon
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Crackle Paint
  • Embroidery floss in a wide variety of colors
  • Random charms and pendants
  • Colored Aida Cloth for cross-stitching
  • Beads (not any real tiny seed beads, please)

Extras:
  • Chocolate (but nothing minty, coconut, or coffee)
  • Candy (my husband pretty much loves everything, except coconut and coffee)
  • Burts Bee’s chap sticks (love these!)
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012 12:09:59 PM »

My name is Linda.  I love this swap because it allows wonderful, talented people who might have had very good reasons to flake on a swap or two to redeem themselves.   To make things right in the universe for me and you, here is my list:

1. Crocheted or knit baby hats. If you can do cute animal ones, even better.  I can crochet and knit, but too many babies are due and I don't have time!  Head sizes should be for about 6-12 months (yeah, I am late on a few!). I have three boys and one girl that need hats...unisex hats are cool, too.

2. Full apron... I have half aprons thanks to my wonderful craftster swap partners, but I have never had time to make myself a full apron...I just want something bright and happy for when I am baking or trying to cook.

3. Art for my walls...I am trying to cover my entire craft room with wall art...hoops, watercolors, etc. Anything not too big so I can fit a lot more artists...say nothing bigger than about 8x10..I prefer smaller, if possible

4.  ATC's--my themes are: the color red, Asian-themed, insects, sewing, vintage, circus, and spell my name (so far, I have an "L", "E", and "S")

5. Jewelry--I love wearing longer necklaces in the winter with my sweaters...I like pendants and funky pieces that make people ask about the piece--I don't want anything too dainty that will get lost in the background...but I don't want to look like MC Hammer, either!

6. Bookmarks are always welcome in my house...

7. Supplies:  I would love hand spun or hand dyed yarns in a quantity large enough to at least make a cowl...

8. I like postcards and stuff unique to the area you live in...this could include local coffees, teas, candy

9. I could always use another cute project tote for carrying around knitting or crochet...something small to hold sock yarn around my wrist?

10.  I have a limited Pinterest so feel free to ask if you see anything I might like that you want to make.

11.  Other: felt badges are always nice

Have fun crafting and getting back into swapping!

Thanks!                
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012 12:21:16 PM »

Hi!! I’m Melanie and I live in Ontario, Canada.  No allergies in our household.  I have 5 kiddos, 4 boys and 1 baby girl.  Fave colours are blues, purples.  My main hobby is crocheting.  I WISH I could sew, knit and embroider!!  Though I LOVE all things crafty!!

Crafted Items

A swap journal!! I’ve seen them all filled in and I just fill in the blanks type thing.
A heart pouch -  http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199511217982/
A Deadmaus tshirt on a fitted tee mens small for my oldest - http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199511273280/
Jack Skellington ornaments - http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199511334324/
A poppet like this would be amazing!!! - http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510811178/
A hair accessories holder for Daysies ever growing hair doodads - http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510828434/
Cute headbands like these either my size or Daysies - http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510931899/
I LOVE this crayon art!! http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510408560/
I would LOVE these but to say SWAG instead for Quenton (even just the cases and I’ll get the pillow forms- http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510472773/
Something like this for Daysie - http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510541410/
A knitted hat like this for Daysie - http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510562099/
I would LOVE the Bella mitts for me!!
A full size apron for me, not just the one that covers your pants, lol, I get it ALL messy when I bake!!
Un paper towels.  I like the ones that snap together
A wetbag for the unpaper towels to hang in my kitchen
An UP related hoopla or a Yertle the Turtle hoopla, hey even a Despicable Me hoopla!!
A My Little Pony Plushie
A unicorn hoop for Daysie
A video game inspired hoop for the twins room, Mario, Zelda, Minecraft
A real life rescue hero hoop for Ethan, fireman, policeman, ambulance, firetruck, really anyone who helps is Ethans rescue hero
A little pirate pal for Ethan http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510472755/
Robber playset for Ethan http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199510548413/
A dreamcatcher for the twins room
a fork bracelet like these http://pinterest.com/pin/134685845076174919/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/177962622745495475/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/116178865356812529/
A SURPRISE!!! I have lots of info in my profile and a pretty big pinterest.  If you think I like it I probably will!!!
Some felt badges! I haven't had a chance to join a felt badge swap yet and I'd love to get one!!

SUPPLIES

Susan Bates bamboo handled hooks
Sharpies, in any colour any size
Grosgrain ribbon in any colours, and size
Safety eyes, any colour or size
I Love This Yarn in any colour.  I can’t get it here and its soooo soft!
Any video game related type fabric
Cake pop mold pan
One of those Barbie type dress cake molds
Cricut cartridges
Cricut cutting mat
Deep cut blades for cricut
Bone folder
Stamp carving blocks
wool felt

EXTRAS

Teas
Souvenir spoons from wherever you live
Big Red gum

Thank yoU!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012 12:22:18 PM »

Hi! I'm in the US. I'm 27 and kind of all over the board in my tastes. Among the things I love are Halloween, anything retro/mod/vintage including vintage travel, "subtle geekery", lobsters, flamingos, chick marshmallow peeps, languages, orange, darker yellows, reds, corals, black, white, gray... The list goes on Smiley

I have a well-filled profile and pinterest. I can give measurements if you need them and answer any questions that come up.
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/ccalabaza/
The boards *titled between asterisks* are for me, but all the others are open to your crafty interpretation!

Allergic to: most animals and their fibers (dogs are fine), smoke and strong scents.


Crafts (see my likes above and in my profile and pinterest for theme ideas--and pinterest-y surprise ideas Smiley ) :
-Bracelets, charm bracelets, wrap bracelets...(I like bracelets of any kind looser so 7" in length is good for me)
-Necklaces (18” or less)
-Pendants to slide onto necklace chains
-Fingerless gloves/mitts (not made from wool, cashmere, mohair or other animal fibers, please)
-Hair accessories: clips, sticks and pony elastics are all good
-Full apron or cobbler apron (I cook a lot!)
-Potholders and/or mitts
-Cookie cutters
-Note cards
-ATCs
-Inchies
-Hoopla
-Wall art
-Throw pillow cases (12"x12" to 18"x18". I have the pillow forms so you can send them unfilled if you’d like)
-Composition book cover. I think I’m starting a collection Smiley
-Rubber stamps
-Button pins (is the right term? The little buttons that you pin on scarves and bags? Like campaign buttons without the politics?)
-A surprise!


Supplies:
Printed fabric
Knit fabric (at least a whole yard)
Different fabric (velvet, tulle, etc.)
Fabric trims (lace, piping, etc.)
Cool buttons
Zippers (invisible, metal, regular...)
Ink pads
Cookie cutters
Post cards
Sew-on purse clasp frames
Other supplies for making purses like rings, adjusters, buckles
Seed beads or a little bigger
Small, round-ish beads (like for wrap bracelets)
Sewing patterns that have interesting details like cool pockets, any size
Fun cake carrier


Continuing education:
-Any sewing/craft magazines or books
-Anything about smocking, especially Canadian/lattice smocking
-Anything about costuming or costume-like (articles on historical clothing and accessories or repurposing thrift-store finds, gothic lolita bibles...anything, really)
-Reprint (or originals if you’ve got ‘em) Sears&Roebuck catalogs


Not directly related to crafting but... I like collections of old short stories and they don’t have to be unused Smiley


I'm so excited for you to get back into swapping!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012 12:23:58 PM »

Hi, my name is Elizabeth.  I'm 38, married, and live in Oklahoma.  I have 2 boys, 19yrs old and 14yrs old.  The oldest is a sophmore in college and the youngest is a freshman in high school.  I have 4 dogs and a rabbit.  My list will be just for myself, as nobody in my family cares for handmade items.  Me on the other hand, I relish them!  I LOVE to: paint, sew, draw, carving, sculpting, making stuffed animals.

I hope I am doing this right.  Here is a list of things I would love to receive:

Handmade stuffed animals either sewn, knitted, or crocheted.  I LOVE dogs, foxes, wolves, otters, frogs, sea turtles, regular turtles, bears, lemurs, sloths, dragons, unicorns, bats, owls any and all animals really.

Supplies: polyfil stuffing, batting, soft cottons, fleece, flannel, muslin, minky, faux fur, faux fur coats, batiks, any soft fabrics in any colors,  plastic safety eyes in all sizes and colors, plastic safety pop together doll joints in any size, poly pellets, all purpose thread/any colors, all manor of jewelry findings, jewelry making tools, beads, buttons,  art supplies such as watercolors, watercolor paper, canvas, brushes, paints, colored pencils, oil pastels, drawing paper, oil paints, strong glues, all manor of clay, molds, wooden stuff to paint, ceramic stuff to paint, ceramic paints, all colors of embroidery thread, hoops, clay tools, stamps, stuffed animal patterns, soft doll patterns, cards, any scrapbook paper, stickers, $1 kits, cookie cutters, bass wood or other soft woods to carve, resin, old terry robes in brown.

Jewelry, I love jewelry.  Earrings, braceletes, necklaces, pendants, rings.  I really like anything having to do w/animals.  

Figurines of animals

Anything depicting/portraying: greyhounds, deerhounds, wolfhounds, afghans, borzoi, standard poodles, goldendoodles, golden retrievers, old english sheepdogs, long hair collies.

If it is or has an animal on it, I will love it!  

I am allergic to cats and cigarette and cigar smoke.  It's okay if you have a cat, so long as they do not come in contact w/your crafting materials or the finished crafted item.  Strong perfumes give me migraines.  

My pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gotgrey/
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012 12:41:06 PM »

 Hello! My name is Becca and I live in VA with my wonderful husband, 3 amazing cats, a bunny, guinea pig, and turtle. I am a complete dork and love comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and ATC's.
 I hope you can find something on my list that you will find fun to do.
 Most of my items are themes that you can go in any direction with. I am easy to please and will love anything. Nothing has to be exact if I linked to it. It can be inspired by.  Smiley

  Pillow like this - http://pinterest.com/pin/227150374926696150/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/227150374926470894/  You can just do the cover and I will get the pillow form. I am in LOVE with the unicorn one and that is highest on my list of wishes!!!
 Wall Art   - Mermaids, Octopus, & Little Red Riding Hood. Please no Disney. Can include nudity and small amount of gore.
 Peacocks  - hair clips, Wall Art, scarf, notebooks, pens, wristets.
 Kawaii - Basically anything girly and cutesy - necklace, earrings, bracelets, scarf, wristlets, tee-shirt womens sz small.
 Star Wars - anything SW related. Would love things for the house (place mats, pillows, wall art, coasters, trinkets) or personal stuff (purse, wristlet, earrings, necklace, rings, t-shirts ladies sz L)  Amiguramis etc.
 Owls - Cuff Style Bracelet, small items to sit on a dresser (tiny figures or boxes). Bookmarks. Anything cute that is an owl basically.
 Stencilled Tee-Shirt - Ron Swanson sz men's XL, Edgar Allen Poe inspired sz woman's M,
 Bracelets or random colors and styles. I love cuff style and friendship bracelets best but any will do. Random themes. I love random and surprises!
 Cute Monster Themes items
  I especially love the knitted deer hat with antlers. http://pinterest.com/pin/227150374926744692/
 Anything with Gizmo - hoopla, pillows, earrings, any jewelry, bookmarks, small boxes, etc.
 Skeleton Key type necklace - examples http://pinterest.com/pin/227150374926696685/  or http://pinterest.com/pin/227150374926711705/
 ATC's (I am sure if you do these you will want to join the ATC swap!)
 Frankenstein - anything frankenstein related!
 or
Anything inspired from my Pinterest http://pinterest.com/gozerthecat/

 

 SUPPLIES -
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 Random Stamps, any theme and size
 Card making supplies (anything, ribbons, glue, gel pens, etc)
 Tim Holtz distressing ink
 bracelet clasps
 bracelets charms
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 I guess that's it. Hope it inspires someone! If you have any questions feel free to convo me!
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012 12:57:37 PM »

What a great idea for a swap!  

My name is Susi, but I am suereal.  I live in a tiny town near Vancouver Canada, in our ranch style fixer-upper that I am working on as hard as I can so I can get back to crafting.  I live with my very tolerant to my messes and crafting Hub and our wonderfull dog Cosmo (named for the Topper movie and TV show from a zillion years ago).  I think you should pick me because I'm rather easy to please Grin


I think I will start with some themes first..

1.  My uber cute and super smart poodle Cosmo T. (for Tiberius) Wigglebottom, Squirrel Catcher.  He's 10 pounds and black.  I like poodles in general, as long as they are not pink and girly fluffy.  And while he is adorable, I call him my Little Wolf.  There are lots of pics of him at my web site suereal.ca

2.  Monsters.  Think cute and crypto (especially if it is a rare cryptid from a country far away). NOT Frankenstein, vampires and werewolf

3. Real, odd animals.  My favo being Vampire Squids and Poodle Moths at the mo, but I love anything unique, and that I will probably never see in real life...narwhals, sloth, aye-aye, any of the cepalopods (the more exotic the better),  preying mantis and other odd bugs, Luna moths and Death's-head Hawkmoth.  I also like Monarch butterflies (even though I can see them here) and Blue Morpho Butterflies.  I'm open to other exotic animals and bugs.  Maybe you can find one I don't know about.

3.  Smash Ups and Splices (my words).  By this I mean 2 or more critters smashed together to make something new.  Like my avatar, Cosmo with butterfly wings.

4.  Eyes...lost and lots of eyes.  Or just one.  I find 2 eyes kind of predictable Grin

5.  My favo band They Might Be Giants.  I bought there first album in the 80's and I've loved them ever since.

6.  Goldfish and Koi.  They are the theme for my kitchen.  There should be some orange in what ever you might send.

7.  Glow in the dark and things that light up

8.  Greens, my favo being chartreuse and olive tones, Blues, robins egg and cobalt being favo, Purple, deeper jewel tones, and Orange is my favo accent color.  I love it with all of the above colors.  I like colors that jump out at you Grin  My favo animal print is Tiger

9.  Unique things

10.  Circles, spirals and circles with holes in them

11.  Wonky things.  I'm not in to symmetry at all.

12.  The smells I like are lemon, cedar and other wood scents.  Think more "guy" type smells.  And I LOVE coconut anything

13.  Japanese strange things.  I can put up with a certain amount of girly if it is odd enough (like I like Sanrio stuff, partly because it is so overly cute).  I find Japan fascinating in it's cultural uniqueness

14.  Things made from junk...like these..  http://cargocollective.com/TheLitterBug#The-Litter-bug

Now, stuff I DON'T like

1.  White, pink, and navy blue as the basic colors (sometimes one needs to use white..).  Not fond of red, but sometimes it comes in handy.  Hate pastels (I know hate is a strong word, but in this case it is true).  Neon colors in most cases.  They can be used as accents sometimes..

2. Things that other folks own.  Definitely think one of a kind

3.  Flower prints...most of the time.  I do love a whacky 60's flower once in a while

4.  "Pretty" things.  To my eye most things that folks say are pretty are a bit of a yawn.  That includes things in the "girly" department too.

5.  Super strong flower smells.  Sweet smells

OKies, so now things you could make based on the above.

1.  T-Shirts.  men's extra large or Large, 100% cotton.  I do wear tank tops as well, as long as they are long.

2.  STUFFIES!  Small med. large I don't care.  I just love stuffies Grin

3.  Wall art.  We have a lot of blank wall space in our new place and I like the cluttered look, so eventually it will all get filled.  Any type will be great, quilt wall hangings, paintings, drawings.  Cosmo wall art would be the most uber bestest.

4.  Organizational objects...so like fabric boxes, altered tins big enough to be useful, pouches and bags, pencil holders.  One specific one is I have a rolling cart that I am going to use as my tools cart.  It would be nice to have something to hang on the side with pouches and elastic spots to hold tools.  PM me for the specifics.

5.  I real want one of those fox scarves, in polar fleece of some other soft fabric.  I would like it in foxy orange, not a super bright orange.  It could be knit or crocheted but NOT in wool, or acrylic.  Bamboo would be the best...I have sensitive skin.

6.  Stuff for baths.  I love a good bath, but I have very sensitive skin.  I use Ombra brand washing stuff, and unscented Epsom Salts mostly, but I have received some very nice things from craftsters in the past that have been wonderful.

7.  Mug Rugs.  I use them instead of saucers for holding bowls of soup.  I also always have one at my computer, for mugs and washed fruit and stuff like that.

8.  A robe in cotton that closes with a tie that is attached at the back.  It would need to be XL and I want it longer then any I have found so far.  It's for after baths, so not fluffy, but absorbent is good.  PM for measurements

9.  Surprise me with something that is useful  Sometimes I don't know I need something till I find it or it gets sent to me.  I don't Pintrest and my Wist kind of sucks at the mo.  But if it is one of a kind, functional and well made I'll be happy Grin

10.  Pillow cases.  We have both normal size pillows and some special size ones.  I have a body pillow I use all the time and a small buckwheat pillow I use as well (PM me for the size(es).  Cotton or bamboo please, but either flannel or smooth finish fabrics are fine.

11.  Fingerless gloves in cotton or bamboo, long or just over the wrist.  I have a grey wool pair, but I would like some to wear when it is less cold and not itchy.  I'm starting to have some troubles with my hands, and I think it might help to keep them warm and limber.

12.  Slippers.  My feet are size 10 wide.  They are not so much for warmth, but our house is mostly tile and I need some padding between my feet and the floor.  So a slip on or flip flop type....definitely NOT booty type (my feet would just be soggy all the time)  It shouldn't mater about what the fabric is made from.


OKies!  I hope someone finds this all inspiring Grin


« Last Edit: October 08, 2012 01:21:23 PM by suereal » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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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