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Topic: OTT October Holidays Edition 5 (SIGNUP 8/31/13 - 9/22/13; MAIL BY 10/21/13)  (Read 22350 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2013 11:08:03 PM »

Hi everyone. I just got approved so I thought I'd post my themes:

Your Fav Five Themes:
1. Halloween and anything related (and I do mean anything)
2. Generic Autumn (leaves, acorns, pumpkins, etc.)
3. Harvest (scarecrows, cornucopia, etc.)
4. Mad Hatter Day (Oct. 6) Anything Alice in Wonderland related
5. Oktoberfest

I'm looking forward to this one, it's always low pressure high fun.
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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2013 11:55:50 PM »

Low pressure, high fun is a good thing. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2013 06:30:56 AM »

My Themes:

1. Traditional or Cute Halloween
2. Autumn Colors
3. Halloween Rat, Gerbil, Hamster, rodent
4. ornament/decorations
5. Wicca
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2013 08:02:30 PM »

I looked back through the OTTs I have made and, oddly enough, they have all had some embroidery on them.  That part (for me) has probably taken one to two hours.  The planning/designing has probably taken the same amount of time. 
The thought is that if it takes less than an hour to craft it, then you'll probably want to embellish it.  The object itself is tiny, but is crafted with skill.

Anyone else want to chime in on this?

I understand it has to be tiny. I am wondering about the time spent crafting. How long would be a reasonable amount?
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2013 08:30:57 PM »

 Grin I can't wait to find out partners and start crafting way too early. I'm antsy in my pantaloons Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2013 04:10:55 AM »

I looked back through the OTTs I have made and, oddly enough, they have all had some embroidery on them.  That part (for me) has probably taken one to two hours.  The planning/designing has probably taken the same amount of time.  
The thought is that if it takes less than an hour to craft it, then you'll probably want to embellish it.  The object itself is tiny, but is crafted with skill.

Anyone else want to chime in on this?

I understand it has to be tiny. I am wondering about the time spent crafting. How long would be a reasonable amount?
I aim for a medium time-wise (2-3 hours) but it often creeps up to a large. You might try checking out other OTT galleries...
ETA: Found a discussion thread on this! It is a very good question.

Just waiting for the weekend to have more of a brain so I can finish up my questionnaire and join this swap! Then endure the long wait for partners.  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2013 09:47:56 PM »

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Low pressure, high fun is a good thing. Wink

It's practically my motto.  Smiley

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I looked back through the OTTs I have made and, oddly enough, they have all had some embroidery on them.  That part (for me) has probably taken one to two hours.  The planning/designing has probably taken the same amount of time.
The thought is that if it takes less than an hour to craft it, then you'll probably want to embellish it.  The object itself is tiny, but is crafted with skill.

Anyone else want to chime in on this?

I'm not a good one to go by. The simplest things take me forever to do. I see people on here talking about doing embroidery in a couple of hours and it takes me many more.

What a lot of great themes people have. Makes me excited.





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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2013 07:06:50 AM »

Good morning, swappers!  
It's time to formally check in this week on the thread.  There are seven eight of us, so put on your pondering caps and get ready for the....

Question of the Week:
What is your favorite Halloween costume that you've worn and why?
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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2013 07:23:14 AM »

My favorite was a black cat costume when I was around... I dunno... 6-9 years old. 

My mom had sewn it for me.  It had the body, two mittens, and a full hood that held on with velcro.  The tail was stuffed and had a curve at the end.  The inside of the paws were white.  I wore it a great portion of the time, pretending I was a cat or just to wear it, really.  I have a photograph of myself sitting at the computer (playing Jill of the Jungle or Commander Keen) in this costume.  My niece wanted to wear this costume about five years back and pleaded with me.  I finally relented and she lost one of the mittens Cry
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2013 09:38:33 AM »

Yay! I'm in! My top 5 are (in no particular order)
Trick-or-treat
Masquerade
What if?
Trees
Pumpkins
plus sender's choice.

My favorite Halloween costume used to be the Gibson girl one I made for my last year trick-or-treating but I think it's been replaced by my spy costume of a couple years ago. At the Goodwill I stumbled across a silvery square tin about the width and height of a briefcase. Stamped on the lid was a chess game! Ideal attache case. Then, at another thrift store I scored a fancy-schmancy black dress from the 70s, I'd say. To finish it up I picked up a kid's western play set for the handcuffs to attach my attache. The whole costume cost under $15 and was a theme I love.
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