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« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2012 11:43:11 PM »

Hello hello! I am a geeky gal who loves to craft, primarily sewing but also embroidery, knitting, woodworking, and electronics. I work for the local university, managing a pharmacy learning center. Its grand work I love my job!  And I love life its NEVER boring, theres always something to do! I live in a little fishermans cottage on the bluffs above Puget Sound.  I love my little old Nordic neighborhood (settled mainly by Nordic people working in the fishing, lumber and shingle industries). My cat Phoebe is a floofy 16 year old that I adopted at a few years ago from a friend, as her living situation had grown bad. She is the loviest, sweetest, most adorable floofy kitty ever. Music, reading and crafting are huge in my life. I am a HUGE fan of P.G. Wodehouse, Angela Thirkell, Patrick O'Brian, and Arthur Ransome.

Themes: nature, geeky/techy/math, water, outer space / planets, stars, animals (horses, draft horses, draft mules, cats, crows, birds, cows/oxen, buffalo, porcupines, red pandas, foxes, orcas Orcas ORCAS!!!), mountains, clouds, lighthouses, salmon, treeeeeeees, books, tea, 1920s, ferries (no, not fairies, ferries! WA State ferries to be exact!), sunsets and sunrises, lovely flowers, our Moon (my dad has experiments on the Moon! I feel a very personal connection to our lovely orbiting companion), kelp, waves, raindrops (I live in Seattle, after all!), oranges, birds birds birds. Old tractors. Farming. Trains. Planes. Automobiles.  Wink Jazz, bluegrass, classical, early music, blues, piano, harp..... gosh, so much!

No allergies but no smokers please if possible.

Etsy faves: http://www.etsy.com/people/camelama/favorites?ref=si_fav
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/camelama/
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/camelama
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/camelama/

Crafted items:
   SURPRISE ME!  Riff off of something on my faves/pins/etc, have fun!
   Re-usable Shopping bags (Seattle now has a plastic bag ban so all shopping is done with our own bags! Great to have a lot so you can rotate out and make sure you always have some in the car while others are being washed)
   Other bags of any kind: zip, drawstring, fold-over, clutch, etc.
   Reusable lunch bag set. I eat lunch at my desk, away from any kitchens etc, so a placemat & lunch bag are a must! I keep meaning to make myself more than one so its not always a rush to get it washed every single evening (cuz I eat messy sometimes!). Bigger is better than smaller, bag-wise, as I bring a lot of re-heat stuff and those containers a bulky!
   Knitting project bags. I always have 4 or 5 WIPs at one time so appreciate project bags!
   Knitting needle case/wrap/bag. Straight and/or circular and/or dpns.
   Thread-catcher to hang off of my sewing table.
   Mug rugs
   Case for my Kindle Fire (I have a lovely monster case from the Monster Pouch swap but I like to trade off!)
   Fabric/felt/metal/wood bowls, boxes, containers etc.
   Fabric-covered buttons
   Handmade buttons
   Teapot cozy (the big tent kind, not the kind that wrap around the pot - I have a lot of oddly shaped pots!)
   Coffee cup sleeves I get tea, not coffee, and the water from espresso carts here is always SO HOT I burn my hands! (precious delicate princess-and-the-pea hands, my friends tease)  So some good thick sleeves would be great. The coffee cart is just down the hall at work so its easy for me to grab a sleeve and go get a hot water refill!
   Tea towels! I love all kinds of kitchen towels but especially tea towels / dish towels, either with embroidery or cute fabric trim. My kitchen is cream and green but really any color combination works, my whole house is a mishmash of colors!
   Cat beds. Phoebe Cat loves to curl up in a ball and sleep in so many different spots in the house, would love some very basic little round cat beds to put in her favorite spots.
   Cat toys. Phoebe loves ribbons ropes and other dangly things, plus lurvs catnip and things she can rabbit-kick while on the nip high. Or catnip mice to carry around. (I have GOBS of organic catnip, so feel free to leave it for me to put in the catnip and close it up!)
   Pin cushions. I like pincushions that have low center of gravity, no glass/porcelain etc can you tell my cat LOVES pin cushions and pushing them off my sewing table?! LOL  Also like them rather thick, and without hard items on the top surface a lot of time I return pins and needles to the pin cushion without looking, so I dont want buttons in the way Ive broken too many needles that way already! Heh. Examples in my Etsy faves.
   Needlecase/needlebooks: I love these, love having one set up for each embroidery project in progress! No trouble finding just the right needle then!
   Fingerless gloves/mitts. My little cottage by the water gets COLD in the winter! These help me knit or type in the winter.
   Prints/paintings: I love little prints or paintings. Nothing big, nothing fancy lots of ACEO examples in my Etsy faves.
   Fridge magnets with STRONG magnets.
   Scarves!!!!!!  I love scarves. I wear a long black coat in the winter and I like to brighten it up with colorful scarves. Not TOO colorful tho for example, screaming neon not so much. But a bright color, that's fine.
   Brooches I wear these on my long black coat, or on the sweater I wear at work (my office is known as The Tundra, its so cold in here year round! I love it though!).
   Earrings I love bird earrings, colorful earrings, whimsical, dangly (but not TOO long, they get caught in my scarves in the winter, hehe!), silver. sparkly crystals. Or I've been wanting to recreate these dusty green grape bunch earrings I had once but have never found again.
   Bookmarks paper, metal, fabric, knit/crochet, embroidered, you name it! I have about 20 books being read at once so need a LOT of bookmarks!
   Good mugs for tea
- teabag dish (where you put your used tea bag after your tea is steeped enough)

Craft supplies:
   Fabric any kind! Fat quarters, scraps, remnants, etc always find a use in my house. Content of fabric doesnt matter from cotton to slinky luxe stuff to suede, Ill find a use for it!
   Sewing thread
   FELT! I love felt with any amount of wool in it.
   Embroidery needles, embroidery thread, embroidery hoops etc
   Pins of any kind
   Buttons buttons buttons! I love opening up my button tin and seeing all the colors and picking out new favorites. 
   Ribbons, trims, etc

Extras:
   Tea (loose or bagged)
   Any local-to-you candy that you like! Or you can't go wrong with anything mainstream chocolate or mint!
   Local postcards
-  feathers
- leather laces (I make cat toys with these for shelter cats)

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« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2012 07:13:32 AM »

Hooray for the Second Chance swap! I'm Kristin, and I've been a swap mod for so many years now I forget not being one. I think this is a great way for lots of people to clear up negative feedback, because being able to swap is so awesome!

I live in Georgia with my husband of 25 years and our dog, Stella. We have two daughters, both Craftster members, who are now out living on their own.

LISTY:

 *I would love a fun and funky sign for my craft room door, that simply says "craft". The room is turquoise with red accents. I'd be up for individual letters, like the ones you can get at Michaels, each painted in a fun way, or a hoopla, or whatever you think looks good.

*Halloween items! I'd love little figurines of ghosts, witches, or trick-or-treaters. Or a fun cloth banner for the mantel.

*Hand carved stamps. Background patterns or borders would be great, but just about any theme will do.

*Knit or crocheted dishcloths. My kitchen colors are black, red, or mossy green. White works fine, too.

*Decorated cards/stationery

*Santa figurines. I collect Santas, so I'd love a handmade one, any medium.

*Tiny "stocking stuffer" type items for my girls' advent calendars. These can be any cute thing that fits inside a small (2" by 2") drawer: pins, tiny amigurumi animals, etc.

*Stuff inspired by my Pinterest (link in my sig). Please note that I post a lot of stuff I made, so don't send me that! Cheesy

*Supplies (I'm mostly looking for old stuff to do assemblage art with):
Old wooden spools
Rusty things: old keys, hinges, metal numbers, etc.
Ephemera: old book pages, bingo cards, stamps, postcards, etc.
Vintage photos
Old wooden puzzle blocks, the more beat up, the better
Empty Altoids-type tins of any size
Wooden cheese boxes
Rusty old oil cans (love these, don't know why)
Any other small junky stuff that you don't know what to do with, but suspect might make good art.  Grin

Thanks, and happy swapping!

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« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2012 11:16:31 AM »

Hi Everyone! I'm Pam aka kittykill. No two legged kids but three little monsters that some might say are puppies. I am married to the most incredible man ever and we live in the Pacific Northwest. When I am not crafting, I work as an assistant for a forensic psychologist. I love all things vintage up to 1960's (no hippie stuff at all, please). My favorite color is pink.  I have a blog, that you can see in my signature and my pinterst is full of ideas.  None of us have any allergies.


Christmas stuff
Banner or bunting for the dining room window
Holiday cards (preferably with dogs on them)
I collect vintage Santas and snowmen
ornaments
Putz cardboard house
Bottlebrush trees
Actually, ANYTHING off my Christmas pin board would make me a very happy girl
Christmas light like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780507070254/
(all of the ideas can be found on my pinterst)
http://pinterest.com/kittykill/christmas/
mustache or beard ornament (could be felted, embroidered, on a ball)
felted fisher price people like this http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505589439/
Ornaments of my family like this http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505564232/
Christmas theme altered tin
Christmas cones for the doors http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505530562/
Wreath (any kind) for our door
Christmas card holder


For the hubs:
A vinyl drum stick wrap up (he is a professional drummer)
fingerless gloves
Robots or Japanese monster items (he loves both-maybe some art for his office)
Drummer boy plush toy
plush monster
PJ bottoms (size large or extra large)
Anything with Disney's Haunted mansion (plush dolls would be fab)
Lucha Libre hoopla or plush
Altered tin with "b" movie, haunted mansion or drums
peg people like this in the theme of haunted mansion, lucha libre or monster movie http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780506391300/


For the pups:
Toys with squeakers
soft treats that are corn free
small beds
blankets
sweaters


For me:
Dolls! I am on a collecting dolls kick again http://pinterest.com/kittykill/dolls-i-want/
Scarf
Prayer scarf
Christmas hoopla (little girl and dog in snow would be fab)
New purse
Bib necklaces
Charms for my charm bracelet
Wallet
case for my reading glasses
reading glasses like this (readers are 2.50)http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505414859/
bloomers
friendship bracelet http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505751301/


In general
subway art for Christmas for outside
Lap quilt
red and white or red and pink blanket http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780507185040/
lunch bag for me and for the hubs
pocket warmers http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780506902406/
small wreaths like this one http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780506954687/
winter tea cup like this http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780506421278/
pillows of my dogs, like these http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505526328/
little bird feeder-we feed birds all year long
This saying stitched up: http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780507141590/
sachets for the closet and drawers
This saying stitched up http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780506754924/
hot water bottle cover
ice pack cover
tea holder for work (so I can carry tea in my lunchbag)
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« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2012 03:25:47 PM »

Hi all! My name is Beth, I live in Michigan with my husband, and work full time at a local pizza place. I have no allergies. I am super easy going, any questions, just shoot me a pm! Thanks for looking at my list! Smiley


Crafted Items
-Anything inspired by or off of my pinterest.  www.pinterest.com/bethwalk
-ATCs for my collection (pm for themes)
-Felt badges or TM patches
-Individual quilt blocks, 12.", any design, any colors
-A larger size towel backed dish drying mat
-Sewn/crochet/knit scarf (black, grey, green, or purple, *medium to darker shades*)
-Slouchy hat (black, grey, green, or purple, *medium to darker shades*)
-Crochet/knit fingerless mitts (black, grey, green, or purple, *medium to darker shades*)
-Standard bed sized pillowcases (any fun prints)
-Christmas decorations
-Crafted Bob Dylan in this outfit for my collection-stuffie, dotee, mini hoop, any medium!
-One of those over the armrest remote holders-our couch is dark blue
-Reusable swiffer duster covers
-Bookmarks
-Hooplas!
-A decent sized needlebook with sturdier "pages"

Supplies (Used supplies in decent shape are fine!)
-Fabric scraps or FQs (Some Christmas/winter themed would be awesome!)
-Buttons!
-Embroidery floss (any colors)
-Something to organize my embroidery floss
-Magnet sheets/buttons/strips
-Beads/pendants/jewelry making supplies
-Stamp carving kit
-Rogue potholders so I can make one of these
-Zippers
-Coin purse frames

Extras
-Sour candy
-Chocolate!
-A good used paperback book (always looking for new reads)
-Easy meal or dessert recipes
-Magic (the Gathering) cards
-Pressed pennies
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« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2012 05:52:13 PM »

Hello! My name is Emily and I'm currently attending college in Baltimore, Maryland. I love drawing, writing, sewing, and in my free time I like to research American fashion and sociology in the 19th century. I have an adorable cat named Audra, who I miss very much when I'm away at college.

My favorite color is green. I also like blue, red, pink, and black. Nudity and a little gore is fine, no religious stuff or earrings though.

I have a list of desired items and a list of desired themes, ideally you would mix and match them (for example a Good Omens Hoodie or a Squid Scarf), although some of my specific items are already themed (like my Feminist Rarity T-Shirt).

Items I Would Like:
 
~A Hoopla, I like smaller ones with lot of detail
~A Stitch Plushie (from Lilo and Stitch, I prefer the version with 3 arms, antennae etc. and for it to be life sized or close)
~A Nightfury Plushie (from How to Train Your Dragon, the bigger the better)
~A Hoodie
~A Bag, especially a hip bag (http://pinterest.com/pin/152066924889017853/ ) , satchel, or explorer bag (http://pinterest.com/pin/143200463121050619/ )
~A Knitted Sweater with cute pattern around the neck/sleeves (http://pinterest.com/pin/152066924888476752/)
~A Sundress
~A Loaded Charm Bracelet
~A Pair of Socks
~A Skirt
~A Wallet
~A Pencil Case
~An Apron
~A Carved Stamp (or set of carved stamps)
~Craft Kits (learn to felt, learn to knit, learn to weave etc)
~Miniatures
~Altered Altoid Tins
~A Poppet
~A Winter Hat (something that will keep my ears warm)
~Caramel, Chocolate, and/or Fudge (Butterbeer or fruit flavored is best, nothing with mint or nuts)
~A Better Off Ted T-Shirt/Bag that Says I'm on Project Jabberwocky
~A My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic T-Shirt/Bag with a picture of Rarity that says This is What a
Feminist Looks Like
~A Petticoat, preferably A-Line
~Some Non-US Candy
~A Pair of Bloomers
~A Big Coffee Mug
~A Very Fancy Pincushion (I have tons of boring ones, I want something crazy detailed or funny)
~A Pair of Gloves
~A Scarf
~A Christmas Stocking
~A Sleepmask
~A Hoopla/Bag/T-shirt with any of these lyrics (I would prefer no more than one item in this theme):
~~~Strange is the call of this strange man/I want to fly down and feed at his hand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SobbRaTmCQs)
~~~Rain turns the sand into mud/Wind turns the trees into bone/Stars turning high up above/You turn me into somebody loved (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQCWPcYD5nQ)
~~~North Isn't True/'til it leads me back to you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ABZd8F-fcc)
~~~I will stay if you let me stay/And I'll go if you let go/But I won't go far away/Because you're my only home/And I will hide what you want hidden/And I'll roam if you say roam/But I'd just as soon you Didn't/Because you're my only home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEjbuCfdknw)
~~~Wandering stars, for whom it is reserved/The blackness of darkness forever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEQNAZGoZrw)
~~~Lie there, lie there, little Henry Lee/Till the flesh drops from your bones/For the girl you have in that merry green land/Can wait forever for you to come home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHdNCHomHlU )
~~~I haven't seen you in ages/But it's not as bleak as it seems/We still dance on whirling stages/In my Busby Berkeley dreams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6mOdDCs_8I)
~~~This entire song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCLqodiVWrU)

Themes I Would Like:

~Victorians and Victoriana, particularly Victorians dresses, particularly Victorian dresses from 1870-1880 (http://pinterest.com/emilycollins/victorians-be-trippin/)
~Hufflepuff (no AVPM stuff please)
~Octopodes and Squids
~Cats  
~Obscure Mythical Creatures (selkies, rusalka)
~Odd Animals and Bugs (narwhals, vampire squid, angler fish)
~Evil Faries and Mermaids
~Queer Pride
~Feminism
~Racoons
~Something Inspired by My Pinterest, Especially These Boards: http://pinterest.com/emilycollins/crafts-i-want-to-make/,  http://pinterest.com/emilycollins/clothing-i-want-to-make/ , http://pinterest.com/emilycollins/crafts-i-want/, and http://pinterest.com/emilycollins/victorians-be-trippin/
~Anything, literally anything, having to do with these fandoms (Inspiration Here: http://pinterest.com/emilycollins/crafting-for-fandom/ )
~~~Books/Comics: Good Omens,  Dealing with Dragons,
~~~Movies: Paranorman, Coraline, Lilo and Stitch, Secret of Kells, Rango, Megamind, Despicable Me, Let the Right One In, In Bruges, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Cat Returns, Wall-E, Brave
~~~TV Shows: Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Regular Show, Better Off Ted, Community (I LOVE Troy and Abed), Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Phineas and Ferb, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Rarity is best pony), 30 Rock,
~~~Others: Portal, Calvin and Hobbes, Lackadaisy Cats, Hadestown

This turned out longer than I thought it would be, ha ha. At least there are lots of options?

Thanks for considering my list!
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« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2012 06:19:04 AM »

Hello! My name is Theresa and I'm a Telecommunications Project Manager in Durham, NC. I love crocheting, spinning, sewing, and reading. I have two wonderful children, Corbin 13 and Peri 8, a supportive husband and two kitties, Mikey and Olivia. 

My favorite color is orange. I also like purple, green, and black.

I have a good size wist:  www.wists.com/RhymeswOrange
And a new but growing pinterest:  www.pinterest.com/RhymesOrange

I would love anything that you want to make me that you think I might like.  I do not require replica's of the items on my wish lists, you can use them as inspiration.

Knit/Crochet
I recently lost 60 pounds and now I'm cold all the time.  I would like some more shrugs like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239942541/  or http://www.wists.com/rhymesworange/e1ab3848dd389c38755042b748f91340?offset=0
Or a shrug like this: http://www.wists.com/rhymesworange/e48f27e2f4bfb74ec934b822c95eb2f6?offset=0I realize these aren't yarny but they could be made from yarn : http://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239926430/
A cowl of any sort
A fashion scarf: http://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239914481/
Knit socks size 7
I would love this: http://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239914443/
My mom would love thisL http://www.wists.com/rhymesworange/f93d86e262bb5eb9f617fb68902037b0?offset=20

Sewn
Stuffieshttp://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239914099/
Small project bag
Wallet
A brooch like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239937151/
My daughter would love these: http://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239960123/

Other Crafts
These flowers are gorgeous http://pinterest.com/pin/317011261239962323/
Fiber for spinning, any colors or fibers
A cuff from zippers: http://www.wists.com/rhymesworange/61753b39925d3bdca0a358c043ad38b2?offset=0
I love glass beads:http://www.wists.com/rhymesworange/797867d71189c199badc595605651bb7?offset=60

Supplies are not really on my list because my house is already stuffed to the gills

Please know that although I have links in my lists they are simply inspiration.  I will love whatever you want to make for me.
Good luck!
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« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2012 03:11:51 PM »

I'm in Maryland, and have stupid amounts of stalkable stuff-- see my profile or start here: swap info page.  Although a lot of it hasn't been updated very recently, so feel free to ask me as many questions as you want. Smiley

I'm allergic to tobacco-- and also pregnant!-- so if anybody in your house smokes, it might be better if you pick someone else. 


*brightly colored (think basic crayon box, not pastels or pink) baby clothes.  Probably winter weight in newborn-like sizes & summer-weight in 6 month; beyond that I'm not sure it's safe to speculate. Smiley  Good themes include N American wildlife, realistic dinosaurs, or space. 

*baby blankets, see color/theme suggestions above. We're set for afgans, & I'm working on a fancy quilt, but more basic things to wrap the kid in seem potentially useful. Smiley

*diaper supplies... I'm planning to go the fold & pin with a waterproof cover route, but don't have anything yet.  (and for transport I don't need a diaper bag, but wet packs would be good)

*a business card case, fairly small-form, to fit my 1/2 size cards.  They're 3.5"x1" and don't quite fit in any of the spare tins I have lying around. (phoey!)

*french press slippers or similar, size 7-or-so (ravelry link)

*I am a sucker for interesting yarn.  Handspun & fun textures are cool.  Or something soft, breathable & machine washable that would work for baby clothes.  Or I'd love a magic yarn ball, but only if you (& the organizers) don't mind if I don't unroll it for swap pictures, so I get the fun of discovering what all is in it while I'm making it into something.

*Also fond of gloves with 3/4 length fingers, or fingerless/long wrist warmers.  Size 7/medium.  Warm is good, but so are lacy/frilly bits, so have fun. Smiley

*some handmade tarot cards or an ATC-sized alphabet. (no need to make a whole deck unless you're inspired!)

*hand or machine embroidered patches I can applique onto stuff-- check out my stalkables for artistic inspiration. Smiley

*naturalistic yard art (wildlife, ceramic mushrooms, bird houses with small holes & no perch... no garden gnomes please!) or interesting wind chimes

*a shawl like the first one here: yay, multicolored! yarn ends are awesome! Smiley

*a fairly straight-sided, microwaveable, ceramic mug that holds about 20 oz of liquid. 

*handmade, inside-blank, greeting cards

*something else fun that doesn't take up too much space, inspired by my wist (read the comments!) or etsy favorites Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2012 07:51:21 AM »

Hi, my name is Kris, and I share my home in Illinois with my husband of 25+ years, 3 boys, 2 fluffy cats, and one goldfish. For years, beadwork and jewelry-making was my first love, but in the last couple of years, Ive become smitten with the fiber arts. I spin and weave, and my favorite yarns to make are crazy art yarns. I love the concept of Saori weavingthe imperfection of the pieces gives them their beauty. I also enjoy crocheting and some knitting, and want to get better at both this winter. Creative re-use and keeping stuff out of the landfills is important to me as well.

Allergies: Some perfumes have chemicals in them that can give me asthma attacks. Since I dont know which they are, its best not to send me anything that has floral notes, or has been sprayed with Febreeze. Febreeze is one of my triggers. I can also be triggered by cigarette smells, if they are strong. If you like to make soaps or scented things, its pretty safe to send me anything food-scented (fruity, spicy or baked goodie smells). Just no floral anything. I also need to avoid angora, even thought I love it.

I really miss swapping. I have had to stop for a while due to some hiccups in our business from the economy. Its getting better, but our income is still not reliable and we have catching up to do, so Im concerned that I could get into a swap and then not have the cash to do a good enough job. Im currently looking for work, and once I find a job, Ill be back to swapping. We just have too many people not paying us for me to take the chance otherwise. I love making and receiving wonderful handmade surprises. I would be thrilled if you pick me, and I am quick with the communication, so I can help you clear your negative in a hurry. Being picked would be a huge treat for me right now. Smiley

I love koi, anything to do with wool and spinning, and learning new crafts. I want to learn needle-felting and wet-felting. We just moved to a new house in a new state right before we had a flurry of money trouble, so I have not been able to get as much art on the walls as Id like to have. Id have to say that hang-able decorations are my biggest want. My style is cheerful and bohemian, with lots of color. Think old hippie or quirky, and youve nailed it!

I do not like knick-knacks or anything that requires shelf space. Life is too short to spend it dusting curios. In our new home, we have less space, so any horizontal display areas are already pretty crowded. Im also not a fan of dark things or depressing colors. Day of the dead stuff is fine, because its bright and festive; however, gore and goth is not my thing.

Wall art you could make for me could include painting, textile arts like weaving, wool art, altered art, quilting, you name it! Surprise me! I would even enjoy a tye-dyed hippie wall hanging for my sons bedroom.

Another HUGE wish I have is for warm shirts for my youngest son. He is only in kindergarten, but he is in size eight, and growing! I cant keep up with him. If you want to make decorated shirts for him, his tastes fall pretty much in line with the average six year old boy. Hes not hard to please. If you want to start with a thrifted item, thats cool. Im very big on creative recycling.

Ive started a Pinterest board to give you some ideas, big and small, of things Id like. If you have the time and want to stalk my other boards, you can also get a feel for my aesthetic that way...
http://pinterest.com/laughinglark/craftster-swap-inspiration/
Crafted Wishlist:
---Cheerful wall art
---Wearables for son
---Useful things for my home, like potholders, soap bars (see allergies), socks for my chairs! http://pinterest.com/pin/61361613644326084/
---A needle-felting kit would be aewsome!!!
--- Backstrap loom about 18-19 inches wide.  If you can figure out how to make all the parts for a backstrap loom, Id love one. I have warping pegs already, I just need the basic loom parts. You might be able to have your hardware store do the cutting. The flat wooden parts could be made with long paint sticks or yardsticks cut down and sanded. Ill hunt for links, and add them here. If you speak Spanish, you may find better links that I can, though. The loom is basically a group of  dowel sticks and probably not hard at all to make. I just cant buy wood at the moment. Ive locked down my craft spending tight. I can provide my own backstrap--just need the wood parts. If you want, you could sew a backstrap to go with the wood parts, then I won't need to make one.
http://backstrapweaving.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/backstrap-weaving-the-backstrap-loom-all-those-sticks/
This one is helpful: http://weavezine.com/content/backstrap-basics


---A peg loom for rag rug weaving. This is a long shot (it could get heavy to mail), but I have wanted one of these looms for AGES. If you have access to a drill press or a good set of spade bits, this would not be hard to make. With one of these looms, I could knock out all the rag rugs I need to keep our feet off the cold floors in a hurry, and also use it to make Christmas presents. I would like to be able to weave areas up to 24" across, and don't need any clamps, just the wooden parts. I don't care if it's not perfect-looking, so long as it functions as a pegloom and the pegs are evenly spaced. Use stuff from your garage if you have lumber and dowels lying about. If you can do this, I would be beyond thrilled!
http://pinterest.com/pin/61361613644326459/
A pegloom in use:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAC1wX7-9gM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvzFxvVJ9bU

---I need 2 sewn plastic bag holders to contain the bags near where I use them. The holders need to be hang-able, and a fun retro print fabric would be awesome.
---Shopping bags! I always need shopping bags!
---I need a crossbody style sewn purse in colors that would go with a chocolate brown winter coat, but are somewhat cheerful as well, to help me thumb my nose at winter. Only thing to keep in mind is that Im almost fifty, so cute or kawaii prints might not be the best for me. Hippie, retro or sophisticated fabrics like velvet or brocades (or a combo!) would be great. The purse needs to be close-able, since I sometimes have to ride very crowded public transit and could be bumped and have things knocked out. I also need at least two pockets sewn to the inside for easy access to small items. The crossbody style is important, so I can keep my hands free to hold bags and hold onto the bar on the bus while standing.
---Top whorl drop spindles with a notch or two in the whorl edge. I always have several spindles goingthe more in my collection, the merrier!
--- Stenciled project bag that says: "Spinning:
                                                   Because knitting isn't weird enough!"

 About the size of a grocery shopping bag, and maybe with an image of a spinning wheel on it as well, but the words will be just fine by themselves. Choose a strong fabric or decorate a sturdy purchased canvas shopping bag for this project--I will use this bag for years! I spin in public all the time, and people sometimes wonder what I'm doing, and why. Cheesy

Supplies and extras:
Dye. Either acid dyes for wool or cold water dyes for cotton. If you tried dyeing and did not like it, partial jars are fine with me. I cannot use Rit or Kool-aid, though.
Spinning fiber, natural or vegan: Anything but angora. Even raw stuff is fine. I can clean it if there is not too much VM in it. I have an old drum-carder and hand-cards.
Wool, mohair or other fancy or novelty yarnI can use any amount. Even really tiny balls. Im going to learn freeform crochet this winter.
Sugar and Cream or other brands of cotton yarns, even smallish balls of them. I'm making dishcloths and tawashi as part of my Christmas gifts this year. Any colors!
Soft acrylic yarns. Any size balls. They have to be soft, though. Im making some hats for the kids at my boys schools. The schools keep a box of hats and mittens on hand for kids who need them. Red Heart is too scratchy for most of the kids and gets left in the box. If it feels soft on your face, it will probably be okay and will end up warming a child. Small balls are finethe kiddos like colorful things and I can make stripes. Any thickness of yarn-- I can crochet some strands held together to get my desired gauge if it's really thin yarn in colors school-age kids would like. Yarn that is obvious baby colors might not be the best for these kids.
Bits of yarn and fiber to feed to my drum carder. If you have really short bits of this and that, I can use them. I mean, even two inch bits!
Chenille yarn. Weavers love to throw in some chenille for texture. Any amount would be welcome. Same goes for fun fur and the like
Angelina sparkle fiber.
Tube watercolors. I want to start painting again. If you have a used set you dont need, sent it my way.
Circular knitting needles. Any kind, any size. Longish ones would be really great so I can learn the magic loop, but I also need some shorter for hats or cowls.

Thanks for reading this enormous post!
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« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2012 11:00:22 AM »

Hi, I'm Christina and I live in the Netherlands. I teach French in a high school and love learning foreign languages (currently learning Japanese), travelling, reading, discovering nature, gardening, drawing and crafting.
As a nature lover, green is my favorite colour! Please feel free to recycle/re-use.

I don't have any allergies but I'm vegetarian.


Wish list
Crafted items

I'd love a surprise from my Pinterest!

Knitted/crocheted

- A knitted shawl, scarf or schoodie in (dark/forest) green
- Knitted socks
- Knitted or crocheted cuffs (examples in my Pinterest).
- Mitts (normal or fingerless) in green or scandinavian pattern.
- Crocheted dish scrubbies

Sewn

A crayon/coloring book case for my son, maybe like this
Basic comfy pants for my son (size 3T) Any colour, would love a mix of colours.
A pair of pyjama pants for me (size small).
An I spy bag (gender neutral please)
Slippers (size EUR 39/USA 8,5/UK 6) there are some examples in my Pinterest, but just simple, easy ones are perect too.
- Fabric basket

Other techniques:

Home made CP soap. Any natural scent but vanilla. Not too sweet please.
Carved stamps (nature, animals, plants, Japan, craft-related or any theme from my profile)
Pottery, especially tea cups, small desert/tea bowls in natural/earth colours or green.
Letter magnets or other letters to play with for my son who'll be homeschooled.
Anything with planets on it for my son, who's obsessed with it.

Craft supplies (used is ok!):

- sock yarn
- DPN's in different sizes (prefer bamboo/wood, but that's not necessary)
sewing patterns (for training pants, slippers, wallets, bags, cloths, kids cloths (boys/gender neutral)
Fabric: Japanese/cute/nature theme/kids/animals/designer. Scraps are ok!
fabric markers/sharpies
Ink pads
- paper bits and pieces for decorating my art journal
- Crafty kid's stuff
  your favorite recipes for cakes, bread, vegetarian meals.
pens (any colour or style, as a teacher I use a lot of them)
- stickers, postcards
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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2012 04:14:07 PM »

This should be fun.Hello! I'm amalgam and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm living the single life in my little apartment as I try to declutter from the past 15 years of my life. I work for a government contractor, but I have a Bachelor's in Theatre and Video which I haven't gotten to use yet and I'm really trying to hurry up and figure out what I'm going to do with my life. My profile gives a pretty good overview of my likes and dislikes. My Wist is outdated but relevant and I have tons of stuff on Pinterest, so there's plenty to get inspiration from there. I have no allergies.

Crafted Items:
--Kyubey (From Puella Magi Madoka Magica) Plushie or Amigurumi
--Wall Art (Any medium is ok, as long as I can hang it)
--Art Quilt
--Bookmarks
--Ear cuffs
--Incense sticks or cones: I like the smell of lemongrass or light, sweet smells. A nice box or other type of holder for them to burn in would be nice too
--Brightly colored zippered pouches (help me keep my purse organized. Cheesy)
--Needlebook
--Nook tablet cover

HOOPLA!You can actually make these or use them for inspiration:
--Diagram of a chocolate molecule
--Button Tree or just trees in general
--Heart Tree
--A silhouette of some kind
--French Knot surprise
--Craftster's "Justifying Your Hoarding Instincts" quote


Supplies
--Cotton Fabric: scraps and orphan blocks are welcome!
--Batting Scraps
--Quilting templates or patterns
--Embroidery Hoops
--Sewing notions such as tailor's chalk, thread, zippers, etc.
--Lite Steam-a-seam
--Empty Altoids-type tins
--Foreign candy,as long as it's not licorice

Likes and Fandoms
--Bright colors, I have a special liking for blues, greens, and purples.
--Japanese(especially the language)
--Some of my favorite music artists are Daft Punk, Sunset Swish, and Special Others
--I'm teaching myself how to play the recorder, so you might be able to do something with that. Tongue
--Animation! I like Batman: The Animated Series, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and many more that would take too long to list
--Dance Dance Revolution
--Professor Layton
--Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
--Nature, especially trees
--Circles and Swirls
--M.C. Escher
--Pressed Pennies
--Reading
--Steampunk
--Chewy Cookies

Dislikes
--Gore
--Coarse Language
--Nudity
--Super Cutesy Things
--Neutral colors, unless they are being used to contrast bright colors

If you need more info or clarification, just send a PM! Wink
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