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Topic: June 2013 Birthday Swap (sign-ups June 1- June 30) send 2 wks after claiming  (Read 2056 times)
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PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE NOT POSTING A LIST (WITH APPROVAL). THERE IS A SEPARATE THREAD FOR DISCUSSION; THIS THREAD IS FOR BIRTHDAY LISTS ONLY.

I reserve the right to deny acceptance to anyone who has a history of late sending or poor communication. This is a BIRTHDAY swap. No one should be flaked on on their birthday, don't you agree? Birthdays are special times for people!

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE YOU SEND YOUR INFO. I expect you to know the answers to some questions at the end of this info...!

PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR LIST UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A PM SAYING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED. YOU WILL NOT BE APPROVED UNTIL YOU POST IN THE DISCUSSION/GALLERY...JUST LIKE IT SAYS IN THE SIGN-UP FORM.

Questions? Please post in the discussion/gallery :http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423938.0#axzz2UK8LMhMZ
Swap name:June 2013 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:blupaisan
Craftster member who is coorganizing: none as of now
Sign-up date range: June 1-30th
DATE TO SEND ITEMS BY:  2 weeks after you make a claim

Limited to a certain number of people?: No.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
You must be 16 years old to swap.

Swap Organizer 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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:  This swap was organized so everyone can get something crafty for their birthday!  Please read the guidelines carefully.

**You have ONE WEEK after being approved for this swap in which to make your first claim!**

1. This swap is list style, like the Ongoing Wishlist Swap.  However, it is NOT chain style. You can choose any birthday Craftsters list that is posted, rather than only being able to pick from the last one posted like in the OWSwap.

2. This is a medium item swap. A medium item is defined as a craft or recon, etc that takes you two hours to complete OR $20 worth of store bought items. (If bought from a thrift store, estimate what it would have cost new.) However, you may also substitute a few small items for a medium.

3. If your birthday is in swap's current month, you can post your birthday wish list for this month. To do that, you must first PM me with the swap questionnaire filled out and wait for approval. While you're waiting, be sure to post in the discussion/gallery thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423938.0#axzz2UK8LMhMZ

4. Once you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would like to receive. This is the format for your lists: First post your location and a short bio of yourself, then a list of crafted items you would like, then craft supplies (if any) and lastly you can put a few extras that arent crafted, things like candy or tea. Remember, the more items on your list, the more likely you are to be chosen. The minimum of items to post is five.  Also including your wists, etsy favorites, Pinterest, etc. is a good way for people to get the idea of your likes and style.  If you have any allergies please type them in red in your bio section. Please see "Tips to Creating a Good List" below.

5. Please post lists only in this thread. Discussion can be done here in the combined discussion/gallery thread which is linked up top.

Please be sure to post here so that you can be part of the discussion and receive. You will not be approved until you have posted in the discussion thread.

 6. Every birthday participant must make at least one claim. You may have up to two claims at a time, unless you are an FOC or a first time swapper, and then you can claim again once your items are received (not when you mail out). New swappers may only have one outstanding claim; they may claim again after their first claim is received. FOC's may have 3 outstanding claims at a time. Claims need to be made from the "crafted" and "craft supplies" sections of a person's list. The "extras" are just that--extra items you may want to throw in if you are feeling generous, but claims cannot be solely extras. Keep it crafty :-) (I'm asking that if you are sending mostly supplies, that you craft a little something for the bday person, even if it's a handmade card.)

7. You may get claimed more than once, but your minimum amount to claim is one.  It is possible you may not get claimed at all. In this case you will not be provided a swap angel; angels are only if you get flaked on. However I will do my best to make sure everyone gets claimed by keeping track of how many times each person is claimed. If possible please think about picking someone who has been claimed 0 times versus someone who has been claimed 3 times.  Smiley

8. If it is not your birthday but you would like to send a birthday present out, that's just dandy!  Fill out the non-birthday swapper questionnaire and send it to me for approval.  Birthday swappers who receive a present from a non-birthday swapper must send a snail mail thank you card (and a hand-crafted one would be pretty cool...) You will not receive feedback until I hear from the other swapper that they have received a thank you card.

9. When you choose to fulfill a birthday wish, PM both the organizer AND the chosen Craftster.  At that time, please request the address from the receiver for where to send it.  After that, you have 2 weeks to get the item to your post office.

10. It is super important for everyone to keep good communication.  It is REQUIRED that you PM me when you've sent and of course, don't forget the DC#.  It is REQUIRED that when you receive, you PM me and publicly announce in the gallery (even if you don't have pictures).  If you do not send the appropriate PMs, you will receive poor communication" feedback.

11. When one of your items is chosen, please cross it out so that it is easier for others to see what has been chosen. (It wouldn't hurt to thank the person at this time either.)

12. If you are sending late you must PM blupaisan by your send-out date.  If your send-out date comes and goes and you dont PM me, you will receive poor communication feedback.  I really do not wish it to be my responsibility to hunt you down for info...

13. If you are flaked on in this swap you will receive an angel, but only in the amount of packages to which you also sent out. For instance, if you send out 2 packages, and are claimed for 3 packages but are flaked on once, you will not receive an angel because you already received 2 packages, which is equal to what you sent. Get it? If you send 1 package and are claimed for 1 package and you are flaked on, you will receive 1 angel.

Please make sure to put "June Birthday Swap or something equivalent in the subject line on all communications.  Communication is so very important... makes the swap good for everyone!  Wink  Please PM me (blupaisan) when you send and receive, and please reply to my PM's to you in a timely manner.  I thank you.

If you format your PMs like this: 
"June B'day Swap" and either "Sign-up," "Claim," "Sent," "Received," or "Question"
it would make my busy life soooo much easier.

When sending sent and received PMs include the send-by date, listed in the second post of the main thread, your user name, their user name and the item. Just copy and past the info from the second post if you want!:
example:
Send by June 16
craftstername to craftstername --Steampunk shirt
Outstanding claims allowed:
FOCs: 3 at a time
First time swappers: 1 at a time
Everyone else: 2 at a time

Become an FOC~
http://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php

TIPS TO CREATING A GOOD LIST
It seems that every month there is someone whose list languishes for a while. I want everyone to get picked so here are some tips for a well-round list:

--Make sure your items are actually mediums and smalls. Quilts are not mediums! Large painted portraits are not mediums. Hand knit sweaters are not mediums. This isnt to say that you cant have any large items on your list (some generous soul may have the time and the inclination to choose one of those!), but the majority of the list should be smaller items.

--Listing A surprise plus a well filled out Craftster profile and a link to your wists, etc. (with a decent amount of items on it) is always helpful in getting chosen.

--Make sure to post a variety of crafting techniques. If you list sculpy ornaments in five various themes and count that as your required five items, that is more like one item for someone to choose, not five. Having various crafting methods (sewn, knit, crocheted, paper crafted, jewelry, etc.) is going to make it easier for people to choose you.

--Check out other lists in past B'day swaps and the Ongoing Wishlist Swap for ideas for things you might not normally think of.

If you want to SIGN UP TO POST YOUR BIRTHDAY LIST:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER (BIRTHDAY SWAPPERS):
Name of swap: June 2013 Birthday Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name & Address , as it would appear on an envie or package, style that Post office likes, ya know?
When is your birthday?
Have you read and understand all of the rules to this swap?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim?
(If not then you will not be approved.)
Are you at least 16 years old?  Yes/No
Who and what do you claim for crafting? If you do not know yet/it's the beginning of the swap, you have 1 week after being approved to claim someone:
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt.  Yes/No
Have you posted in the discussion thread already? If you say yes and haven't I will not approve you. If you say no I will not approve you. Discussion thread found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423938.0#axzz2UK8LMhMZ   Yes/No
Tell me, tell me - What do you have to do if someone who is a non-b'day swapper sends you a gift?
Second question -  How long do you have to send out after making your claim?

If it is NOT your birthday and you want to SEND TO A BIRTHDAY CRAFTSTER:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap- March 2013 Birthday Swap (Non-B'day Craftster)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name:
Mailing address, including country and properly formatted for shipping:
Chosen craftster and item (if you know):
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt. Yes/No
I understand that I will be getting a thank you card and not a package for this swap.  Yes/No

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER VIA PM AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
Please make sure to post in the combined Gallery/Discussion Thread to keep up with updates: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423938.0#axzz2UK8LMhMZ


PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE NOT POSTING A LIST (WITH APPROVAL). THERE IS A SEPARATE THREAD FOR DISCUSSION; THIS THREAD IS FOR BIRTHDAY LISTS ONLY.

Thanks for wanting in, and helping your fellow Craftsters have an awesome birthday!

blupaisan
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013 10:44:52 AM »

Participants:
blupaisan
Jo_mama
nostephot
Trekky
kittykill
Lynnz232
waggonswest

Come one, come all Junies!  Post your wishes in this board and cross yer fingers that someone makes something nice for you to open on your big day!

Gallery and Discussion link -
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423938.0#axzz2VMgdP36R

Claims -

nostephot -> blupaisan, crafting materials, due June 19 RECEIVED
Trekky -> jo_mama, all things bunny, due June 20
mailed received
Trekky -> blupaisan, crafted note cards, due June 20
rec'd
blupaisan -> Trekky, surprise, due June 26 mailed received
kittykill -> notstephot, embroidered quote, due July 2 mailed received
WaggonsWest -> Kittykill ,foot soak, due July 5mailed received
Lynnz232 -> jo_mama, unpaper towels, due July 3 sent  received
kittykill -> Waggonswest, purple fabric, due July 9 sent rec'd
jo_mama -> kittykill, wreath, due July 5 mailed rec'd
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013 10:18:21 AM »

Hi, all, my name is Meg. Both my hubby and I are Geminis and we love it! This month is awesome, with all of the flowers, and the entire summer ahead of us all. I turn the big five-oh on the 16th.
I am really into gardening, both veggies and flowers, like to bicycle (and unicycle), canoe, hike, swim, ski, save kitties in trouble, do lots of crafts, paint (watercolor or pastel chalks), mentor kids, meditate, write in many ways, and laugh. I live in Upstate New York now but I guess I will always really think of myself as a Vermonter.
I adore Nature (she is my Higher Power as I follow a 12-step program) and feel at my best beside a babbling brook, on a mountain top, or even searching for interesting plants to 'steal' in an abandoned parking lot - found chives last week...
Favorite color - turquoise
Favorite quote -The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated. -Gandhi
Favorite book - The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
No TV, so no fave tv show...
Movie - Pollyanna
food - lasagna (vegetarian, as I am one) for meals, anything that combines chocolate and peanutbutter for sweets.
Season - summer
Thing to wear - my watch

Stuff I would luuuv to get -

A quilted (or crocheted or knitted or any fabric-made) keyboard cover so my kitties can still lie on it and not mess it up with fur.

Garden markers for veggies - tomato, potato, cukes, squash, carrots, spinach, lettuce, sage, thyme, rosmary, chives, onions, beans, peas.

Monogrammed/embroidered hankie for me and/or hubby. We are goin' green and abandoning tissues. My initial M my hubby's B.

Homemade calendar for 2014 with theme of either cats or Nature

Altered journal

Cat toys

Cat scratching thing so Smokey stops destroying our sofa

Crafted note cards and/or stationery

Crafted glass jar - med or large for our kitchen sink to hold scrub brushes

Same for bathroom to hold toothbrushes


Supplies -
Watercolors
Watercolor pallette/varied dish
Papers of all sorts for ATC making or watercoloring
New brushes - various sizes

Good fabric scissors
Fabric scraps/ fat quarters

Extra goodies...
Homemade cookies, candy (anything except licorice or candy made with gelatin)
Cat treats
Any flavor Doritos
Flavored roasted nuts
Same with sunflower seeds

my wist...
http://www.wists.com/megoceanna
I am not wearing jewelry at this time, so you can ignore that in the list.

Thanks for considering me!

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013 01:36:44 PM »

hi!  my name is jo, and i'm a june baby Smiley  i'll be turning 30 on june 13.  i also have a son who will be turning 3 on june 16, so we might as well include him in the festivities.

we live in a small town outside of st. louis, mo (although i live across the river in illinois).  i am married with 2 kiddos (georgia is 9 and wiley will soon be 3).  i raise my family and make and sell lovely things in my spare time.

i have an enormous pinterest, and any of the boards titled "i want . . . ____" are more-or-less craftster wishes.  read the captions for specifics Wink  www.pinterest.com/josasser

my wish list:

- all things bunny.  i'm a bit bunny obsessed right now and there are lots of examples of stuff on this board: http://pinterest.com/josasser/i-want-it-for-me/ . . . bunny jewelry, stenciled t-shirts, stuffies, etc, etc

- hooplas http://pinterest.com/josasser/i-want-hoopla-loves/

- fun capes for me to use when i paint faces http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351682758135/

- a purple beaded hemp anklet (i have large ankles - 11.5") http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351681268206/

- a cross stitch or embroidered pendent - several on here: http://pinterest.com/josasser/i-want-it-for-me/

- a crochet or quilted table runner http://pinterest.com/josasser/i-want-for-my-home/

- knob jewelry display http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351682593790/

- a kitchenaid cover http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351684008831/

- unpaper towels http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351682890990/

- "S"s for my wall - several examples here: http://pinterest.com/josasser/i-want-for-my-home/

- small art quilt inspired by my pinterest

**new** - felt sushi for pretend play (we're mostly maki roll people)


if you'd like to make something for wiley:

- this phrase on a 3t shirt: http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351684090208/

- a 3t shirt or standard pillowcase or tote bag in any of the following themes: the alphabet, dinosaurs, peep and the big wide world, lego batman, monsters, snakes, sheldon-esque big bang shirts.

- fun big boy underpants : http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351682870603/  http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351682870678/

**new** - toddler neck pillow for travel (i can send you a link for a pattern)

supplies:
- so many to list, so just go to ths pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/josasser/i-want-supplies-tools-new-crafts/

extras:
-chocolate covered pretzels




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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013 09:51:55 AM »

Hello, my name is Tracey, I will be 34 on the 25th.  I live in Glasgow, Scotland with my boyfriend and our two guinea pigs.  In my free time I like to craft, go to gigs, cook, read, watch comedy shows and Scandinavian crime drama.

My themes are guinea pigs (of course!), birds, animals, nature, trees, bold geometric patterns, Scandinavian style, retro / vintage kitsch, art deco, tattoos, big bang theory, parks and recreation, the IT crowd, indie music (PM for details of bands), buttons, Vikings.

I am vegetarian, so no products that contain gelatine, leather or fur please.

My favourite colour is teal blue.  I like bright colours, although not anything glittery.


I would love to receive:

A surprise item on any of my themes!

A sunglasses case.

Tote bag.

Handmade soap.

Handcrafted notebook.

Cloth pads.

Notecards and envelopes.

Coin purse.

Tie-dyed T shirt (UK size 14/ US size 10).

Woven friendship bracelet.


Supplies:

Buttons - I love buttons, and even have a button tattoo.

Ric-rac - I think this is the cutest craft supply ever!


Extras:

Any sweets that not available in the UK.
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I have lots of train tickets (I get the train most days), if anyone wants some for papercrafting just send me a PM Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013 11:39:21 AM »

Hello Everyone!  I am Candace and I live outside of New Orleans.  I turn the big 4-0 on June 19!!!! I am a crafter and I work and take care of my two great dogs.  I have a very wonderful boyfriend who works on the Mississippi River so he is away from home for two weeks and then home with me a week which leaves a lot of time to craft.  And of course living in New Orleans I have a large interest in cooking and having fun!!  I am trying to garden but I am not very good at it. 
Things that I love:
Movies: ALL Harry Potter, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Pretty in Pink
Books:  ALL Harry Potter and I accept recommendations!
Colors:  I love yellow and green and orange combinations when asked but I wear a lot of black and white and use red and green to accent it!  I also love yellow and gray and red and aqua combinations!!!
TV: I love big bang theory, how I met your mother and the crap TV of Bravo!!!

Here are the things that I would loved to receive!

a Lego covered letter in H with  Harry Potter themes http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161796375/

A harry potter snuggie... cause how awesome is that!  http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161663625/

A harry potter vinyl sticker for my new car like the one pictured or that says my other car is a Firebolt or something creative, I named my car Albus.... http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161567553/

I would like to have something this this notepad holder and I would probably not get around to making one for myself.... would be great for my purse for when I am making a coupon run!!!  I love coupons!  Did I mention that???  http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161795681/

I know this may be pushing it but I love this dress and I don't think it is that hard to do... would love it in gray or in green or even the heathered red I saw at walmart!  I would use a large an xl shirt like in the tutorial! http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161787304/

I would love some comfey pajama pants... I wear them and yoga pants a lot since I work from home! http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161736673/

I would love a fun and crazy stuffed toy like this one.  I have all my crafted items on display in my craft room and something like this would be a fun addition!  http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161730547/

I love these badges and I would love to receive these and maybe a bag with all of them attached! http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161693382/

some great small art quilt pieces!  http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161693332/



SUPPLIES WISH LIST:
I would love some metal purse frames!  Any size any color... I just figured out how to use them and I would love to do more!  http://pinterest.com/pin/21884748161701364/

FABRIC FABRIC FABRIC... vintage sheets, fat quarters, new stuff... anything!!!!  I have a pinterest board on fabric I want but

Here is my pinterest link!
http://pinterest.com/nostephot/
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I am open to personal swaps!  I would love to do one for Halloween!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013 07:03:39 PM »

Hi Everyone!

I'm Pam. I just turned 43 yesterday (June 16th). I live in the Oregon with my husband and our three dogs. I work as an assistant to a forensic psychologist. I love to garden, love the rodeo and vintage cowboy stuff. I also love the beach and our garden turns into a tiki beach each summer. I really think that I was born in the wrong time period. I love all vintage stuff up until 1960.

I really dislike anything "hippy".  I love baking, cooking, watching old movies. I especially love old horror and scifi movies.


My dogs are Jack Russells and a Min Pin so anything Jack Russell is welcome. They don't wear leashes.  I love Legos and Monster High dolls too.
I have a blog that you can see in my signature and my pinterst really is the best way to see what I like. Everything there is open game.

Favorite colors: Pink, candy and beach colors
Least favorite: earth tones

Jewelry:
Long necklaces in this style
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780508624419/
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780507808272/

chunky necklaces in this style:
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780506437155/
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505937575/

Dangle earrings or hoop earrings
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505458366/
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780506375719/

Rings
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505741245/

Brooches
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505510059/

bracelets
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505933461/
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505863023/
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780505589255/

Beach stuff for the house and the yard
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780508960087/
http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780508960069/


Misc. stuff:
Summer wreath
Fall wreath
Altered tins
Mason jar and straws: http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780507932173/
Door mat for the front door
Anything with Jack Russells or crows
Lime and mint foot soak: http://pinterest.com/pin/235242780508774711/
cards/stationery
garland for my window


Food:
I love chocolate, gummies and hard candy
I drink black and herbal tea
I love cupcakes and shortbread
I love vanilla scents for winter and coconut/lime for summer.

Dolls or stuffed animals. (preferably a dog stuffed animal)


Supplies:
Embroidery needles-I am always in need of these
Cupcake supplies (sprinkles, cupcake liners)
Washi tape


Thanks in advance for picking me! Happy Birthday, June babies!




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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013 07:40:48 PM »

Hello.  My name is Lindsey.  I turned 35 on June 9th.  I am a mother of a very active 9 year old boy and live in Michigan with him and my husband.  I enjoy scrap booking and doing a lot of different crafts - usually using recycled and/or re-purposed craft items from the house.  I find things that are sparkly, shiny, sliver and soft extra special.  I work for the parks and recreation department and am a special event junkie attending lots of one day activities and love learning all about what they have to teach me. 

Some of my favorites are...
Holiday - Halloween
Colors - Bright/Deep colors (non neon), Mainly Blues and Greens
T.V. Shows - Cougar Town, Vampire Diaries

Wish List:
Crafty Items  -
Messenger Style Bag/Purse made from recycled juice pouches
Zipper Headphones - http://www.gizmodiva.com/music/index.php?page=7 to fit in my device it must have a regular male end, not a mini USB
Tree of Life Charm (with or without beads)
This Awesome Knit hat (or simular) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hannah-4
Pop Bottle Cap Wind Chime (simular to this... http://www.flickr.com/photos/pianista9/6031936271/in/pool-420414@N21

Suprise Me with something from my Pinterest...
http://pinterest.com/lynnz232/crafts-i-want-to-be-made-for-me-or-for-me-to-make/

Supplies -
Journal
Charms
Chalkboard Paint
beads
Wire
Stickers
Scrapbooking supplies or other embellishments
Skeleton Keys

Surprise Me You all have done great work, creative work in all different areas, so please don't limit yourself to what I have wished for. 

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013 08:31:03 PM »

Hi.  My name is Charlene.  I am better known as WaggonsWest.  It is a long story but essentially involves many long drives between the Midwest (near St Louis now) and Out West.  I have been crafting and sewing for many years.  I have dabbled in a lot of different media but have recently settled back into sewing in the form of quilts.   I work with an environmental group doing all things river.  The spuds are all almost grown with just the #3 at home.  I love to cook and often buy ingredients so exotic I have to google them to even begin to understand what they are and how they are used.  

Favorite things:
Asian food
Recipes
I dont have a television so I dont have a favorite show
Music is all over the map but more eighties than anything
Some movies that I like that might provide inspiration include League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alice in Wonderland (new and old)

My pinterest is http://pinterest.com/waggonswest/  (Pretty much, if I pinned it, I like it for some reason.)
I blog at http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com
My wist is so old, I don't remember what it is is.  

Themes:  Bright colors, whimsy, steam punk, Nature


Wish list.

Pretty much anything knitted or crocheted.  I imagine socks are a large but how lovely would that be?

Needle felted animal.  You choose.  I am in awe of those who brave the sharp and spiny.

Whimsical stuffie or doll.  Steam punk would be awesome too.

Altered tin, book, matchbox.  Pick something you love and go with it.  

I dont wear much jewelry but a brooch with attitude would be fun.  

Pouches or bags are always welcome.

Surprise me.  I love surprises!
   

Supplies

Purple fabric   (I cant seem to buy good purples)
Polka dot fabric in bright colors.  Im collecting for a project.
Any color machine embroidery thread (sulky or floriani)
Spray n Bond  (Yes, I admit it.  I spray baste!)
At least 9x9 inch but no larger than 1/4 yard bits of small image novelty print fabric
A vintage childrens dictionary (to alter)
Fabric paint brushes
Copyright free clip art
Colored pencils

Extras

I dunno.  Whatever strikes your fancy.  But please, no food.


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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013 05:52:45 AM »

Swap is officially closed, tho I am mailing an unofficial gift to LynnZ232 because she was never claimed.
Thanks so much everyone for a total success! Pleasure to work with ya'll!
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