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« on: July 03, 2014 07:45:11 PM »

I have been obsessed with the idea of faux taxidermy lately - like the cardboard kind http://www.cardboardsafari.com/, or the plush kind https://www.etsy.com/listing/189765648/chocolate-forest-stag-plush-taxidermy?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=plush+taxidermy&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery, or the ... pretty much whatever! kind http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=faux%20taxidermy

Any interest ?
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014 08:40:20 PM »

These actually look kinda cute and funny! What timing were you thinking?


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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014 11:41:41 PM »

I might be interested. I am actually working on a faux taxidermy project this month involving cds. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014 11:50:08 PM »

That's such a cool idea! I'm "booked" for a while, now, but keeping my eye on it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014 06:11:02 AM »

Yep!   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2014 06:47:25 AM »

Ooooh, I *need* some bearskin rug coasters in my life!

So many great swap ideas popping up right now!!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2014 10:57:53 AM »

Yes please!
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014 03:09:23 PM »

Smeddley, I LOVE those "rug"s!!! 

For timing, I hadn't really thought too far about that... Since a few folks noted that they're booked up (and we only have a few of us interested so far), I'd be fine waiting a bit and then getting it going later on.  Maybe opening July 21 or something?  Feedback on this front is most welcome Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014 04:36:27 PM »

I'd be fine with crafting into late August if that's possible. I have a couple swaps right now with send outs later this month and early August. I'd be ok with sign ups late July-first week of Augustish. Send outs would depend on swap requirements I'd think. But that's just my opinion. Cheesy


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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2014 08:53:33 PM »

Time line sounds fine to me. Just to be clear, are fantastical creatures ok too? Like cthulhu, or narwhale, or aliens?
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I think fantastical creatures would be cool!


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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2014 10:30:15 AM »

Sign-ups late July/early August would probably work for me too. I would LOVE to do this one!

I did some Pinterest digging... are you thinking stuff like this?
http://www.pinterest.com/ladybird0818/crafster-faux-taxidermy-swap/

 Grin Okay, so I just did that. This would be so much fun!
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2014 04:54:18 PM »

I can't decide if I prefer the more realistic kind of faux taxidermy, or the more artsy craftsy kind.... 
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2014 05:40:26 PM »

I can't decide if I prefer the more realistic kind of faux taxidermy, or the more artsy craftsy kind.... 

There's a place for both in your life, you know it. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2014 06:20:09 PM »

Yes ma'am!   Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2014 07:54:19 PM »

Hey, look what I stumbled on:

Animal Friendly Fake Taxidermy Tutorial
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2014 04:46:01 AM »

Ha! That pink pig is scary yet curiously cute...
I would be interested, late July or August sounds good.
I'm finding I love the colorful crochet or knitted ones!
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2014 06:31:57 AM »

Ehrmegerd, so many amazing faux taxidermy finds!!!   I <3 <3 <3 them all!!  I suppose the "fantastical" vs. "real animal" question could be part of our partner Q's/preferences (maybe, name 5 animals that you'd like to have "taxidermied", and maker's choice can be one of them?).  I'm psyched that there's interest Smiley  I think I'll plan to target signups July 25-Aug 8 & sendouts by Sept 12th.  I haven't hosted a swap yet (I've co-hosted once), so I appreciate your patience as I sort out the details, and if anyone is interested in co-organizing, let me know!   Grin 
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2014 06:51:14 AM »

I've started a Pinterest board inspired by this swap already! I'm loving looking at all the different options. I even found a faux taxidermied sandworm! (From beetlejuice) that I would LOVE to have!!

Cabaute, if no one else volunteers, I'd be open to co-organizing.
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2014 07:25:36 PM »

This is a very cool idea and I'm totally up for it!
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2014 08:01:24 PM »

Hi everyone!  OK, are we still good for opening this up in a couple of days?  I'm going to start getting the Q form together!!   Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2014 01:21:45 AM »

Hi everyone!  OK, are we still good for opening this up in a couple of days?  I'm going to start getting the Q form together!!   Smiley

Ooh, I'd almost forgotten about this one! I'm glad that I may have an extra spot open. Bring it on!! Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2014 06:50:04 AM »

Drat, I had forgotten about this one, so probably will only be able to look on and enjoy the gallery!   Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2014 08:36:59 AM »

I am soooo ready for this!
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I'm clearing out spots soon so I should be ready! How long are you planning on leaving sign ups open? Smiley
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Interested. I'll be checking out the sign up boards.
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2014 05:17:56 PM »

Hi everyone!  OK, are we still good for opening this up in a couple of days?  I'm going to start getting the Q form together!!   Smiley

I just seen this thread you started.  I am totally up for doing this swap when you start the signups.  Smiley 
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014 08:58:41 AM »

I haven't swapped for a year...I might consider jumping on this one.
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2014 09:10:04 AM »

I haven't swapped for a year...I might consider jumping on this one.

Ooh, I hope so! I have such a Crafster crush on you. Teehee. I would love to see what you create for this.
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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2014 11:55:40 AM »

lanikins!   Kiss
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Oh, artsycandice, you flatter me so!!!

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I would be interested in doing this! Am I too late?
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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2014 07:01:31 PM »

I would be interested in doing this! Am I too late?

As far as a know, it's not open yet. And, I hope it doesn't open for a couple more weeks, time enough to get some feedback and free up a spot.Wink
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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2014 03:38:11 PM »

Hi swappers!  Sorry for the waffling on this one... I've been out of the swapping scene for a while and then zealously signed up for two swaps , one with multiple partners (I know that's not a lot for most swappers, but it was for me after being out of swapping for so long!), and send-outs were yesterday.  I felt a bit under water and didn't want to add to the pressure with a swap that I was running, since I still have a lot to learn about hosting.  Now that those are done I'm going to get this one posted by the end of the week, and will be sure to leave sign-ups open for a couple of weeks.  Thanks for your patience!!
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« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2014 05:22:45 PM »

and will be sure to leave sign-ups open for a couple of weeks.  Thanks for your patience!!

Thank you for that!
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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2014 11:24:22 AM »

Swap is up!!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435138.0#axzz3AUDuycX0
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