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ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap Round 9 Gallery by GatorWrangler
Date started: October 31, 2018 04:59:51 PM, Replies: 39


green = sent
blue = received

bec99 (6) - Gingerbread - gigglygirl, kbrison, lindyv321, quaggy, Kimchery, mlsocci74

BigBangMomma (6) - Deer Hexy Stars - gigglygirl, kbrison, crafty-becky, bec99, Onyxnox, Mlsocci74

crafty-becky (6) - Mouse in a Stocking - BigBangMomma, lindyv321, kbrison, Koreena, Thimbles71, LovelyMiss

gala_apples (3) - Festive Mermaid Tails - Thimbles71, gigglygirl, Koreena

GatorWrangler (3) - Cozy Cardinal Birdhouses - onyxnox, Witty_Child, mlsocci74

gigglygirl (6) - Festive Christmas Bears - RaraAvis, GatorWrangler, Homerof2, quaggy, bec99, Kimchery

Homerof2 (6) - Fabric Trees - bec99, gigglygirl, kbrison, LovelyMiss, Kimchery, Witty_Child

kbrison (3) - Golf Tee Angels - LovelyMiss, Onyxnox, gala_apples

kbrison (3) - Paperclip Angels - onyxnox, Koreena, BigBangMomma

kimchery (6) - wood slice painted ornaments - BigBangMomma, Koreena, kbrison, Thimbles71, lindyv321, crafty-becky

Koreena (3) - Mitts - Homerof2, quaggy, Thimbles71

Koreena (3) - Sweaters - Homerof2, bec99, Kimchery

lindyv321 (3) - Snowmen - Homerof2, mlsocci74, quaggy

lindyv321 (3) - Snowflake Sleds - Homerof2, onyxnox, Gala_apples

LovelyMiss (6) - Fused Glass Trees - onyxnox, quaggy, Kimchery, Gala_apples, Thimbles71, gigglygirl

Mlsocci74 (6) - shaker embroidery hoop ornament - RaraAvis, BigBangMomma, crafty-becky, bec99, LovelyMiss, Witty_Child

Onyxnox (3) - deer diorama ornaments - BigBangMomma, GatorWrangler, mlsocci74

Onyxnox (3) - snowmen diorama ornaments - RaraAvis, quaggy, lindyv321

quaggy (6) - Snowman and Friend - bec99, gigglygirl, kbrison, Koreena, lindyv321, crafty-becky

RaraAvis (3) - Needle Felted Donuts - crafty-becky, LovelyMiss, Thimbles71

Thimbles71 (6) - Christmas menagerie! Pick one! - crafty-becky, Homerof2, LovelyMiss, Kimchery, mlsocci74, lindyv321

Witty_Child (3) - Festive Foxes - BigBangMomma, GatorWrangler, Koreena


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Winter Book Swap: Sign Ups 11/9/18-11/16/18. Send Outs: 12/7/18 by kittykill
Date started: November 09, 2018 04:40:49 PM, Replies: 52


Swap name:Winter Book Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kittykill
Sign-up date range:11/9/18-11/16/18
Date to send item by:12/7/18
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/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
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

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


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


***********************************************************************************
Details of swap:

This swap is inspired by this meme:


You will be sending a book/books (20.00 limit), a bookmark or other book like craft (a small craft since there is limited crafting time) and chocolate (Bar, truffles, hot chocolate). This is a shorter crafting time but it is a small craft so I think we can pull it off.



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Winter Book Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
3 Favorite Writers or Genre:
Favorite type of chocolate (dark, milk, other):
Used books are okay: YES/NO
Extras are the best! Let's go overboard!: YES/NO
Allergies:
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Are you willing to check in every week and thank you partner in the gallery?
Let your partner know a little bit about yourself!


Participants
kittykill
dinkime
emilywilde
cadet120433
Onyxnox
seeuudee
Acadian Driftwood
Smmarrt
ChameleonHound
elenorasweet
quaggy
gozer
Wulf
LeapFeetFirst
thanate
psyche
Rosie1981
Mistress Jennie
calluna
Wizards_Pupil
zcrafter
anna.wahnsinn
jellybean89
Averia
Mariak


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / HP Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap - Round 2 (SU 11/12-11/19; SO 12/10) by Mistress Jennie
Date started: November 12, 2018 03:57:19 PM, Replies: 19
Harry Potter Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap - Round 2

ornament by lyndseynicole

Swap name: Harry Potter Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mistress Jennie
Craftster member who is co-organizing this swap:
Sign-up date range: Nov 12th - November 19th, 2018
Date to send item by: December 10th, 2018


Limited to a certain number of people? no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no


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
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


I reserve the right to refuse anyone.  If you have feedback that shows a history of late sending, ill-communication, incomplete packages, lack of DC#'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap that is a joy for all participants during the holiday season.


How are you spending the holidays?  Perhaps you will be cozied up at The Burrow, wandering the halls of Hogwarts, or having a good old-fashioned Muggle gathering... but really what better way is there to celebrate than with a little Harry Potter Holiday crafting!  For this swap we will be exchanging 1 small to medium Harry Potter holiday ornaments or stocking stuffers like mini-hooplas, jewelry for the Yule Ball, etc.


~*This swap is for 1 small item (1-2 hours crafting time) in the theme of HP Holiday.
***Please note that while many folks in the swap will celebrate Christmas, this swap is open to EVERYONE and swappers are welcome to ask for Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's other other holiday themes if they prefer.***

~*You can Invite Your Own Partners!  If you obtain an Invite Your Partner (IYP), PM your organizer, Mistress Jennie, after both sides agree.  Questionnaires will not be sent out until signups closing, but you are more than welcome to start sharing your questionnaire and crafting for your IYP as soon as you are approved for the swap.  REMEMBER: You must be approved for the swap before announcing IYPs, and BOTH parties must agree.



IMPORTANT NOTES 
~* Since this is a holiday swap, if you have not sent by 3 days past Sendouts, you will get temporary negative.  I don't mean to be harsh, but it is sad to not to receive your holiday parcel during holiday time.  This temporary negative will be reversed when your partner receives. 
~* If you do not have an IYP partner, and I am pairing for you, that will be done by random draw (with appropriate attention to allergies and shipping given).
~* You may agree with your partner to send extras, but remember that is not regulated through me and not part of feedback.

~*BE SURE TO READ THIS ENTIRE POST.  There is a secret pass phrase within this post, to help ensure that you read all of the information.  You must include this pass phrase in your questionnaire in order to join the swap.


If you want to participate, fill out the below questionnaire and send to organizer.
(Remember to send your info to the organizer via Private Message (PM) and not to reply with it here)

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Harry Potter Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap - Round 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country
(as it should appear for shipping please):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (This is for just 1 small item, please consider being willing to do this.)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (yes/no):

*Confirm that you understand if you do not send by 3 days past Sendout Deadline, then you will receive a temporary negative. (yes/no):

*Confirm that you understand that tracking numbers are required for packages within the US, and a photograph of the receipt from mailing is required for all international packages. (yes/no):

What holiday, or holidays, do you celebrate within your home? (Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, etc.)

Is there a holiday you would prefer your partner craft for?  (ie, perhaps you celebrate both Christmas and New Year's, but would prefer a Christmas themed item.)

Would you prefer an ornament for your tree, a decoration for you home that is NOT an ornament (banner, garland, etc.) or a 'stocking stuffer'? (aka a small misc Harry Potter item)


What are you favorite crafts to make?
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
(Ornaments, other holiday items, small HP present, etc.?
Any special wishes? (no guarantees)
Anything you really DON'T want to receive? (i.e. animal products, religious, adult", HP items you already have)
 
What house do you belong to/support?

Who/What is your favorite HP...
Character?
Class?
Magical Creature?
Spell/Charm/Curse/Potion?
Magical Shop?
Magical Item?
Book?
Movie?
Actor?
Quote?

What is the secret pass phrase?

Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Are you allergic to anything?

LIKES:
Colors:
Patterns/Symbols/Motifs:
Materials:

DISLIKES
Colors:
Patterns/Symbols/Motifs:
Materials:

Anything else to tell your partner?
(A great place to list your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, sizes, etc.)


Remember to read the Swap Info Guide and Swap FAQs before participating in a swap.

Note about Personal Messages (PMs) to Organizer: Please label PMs to organizer with title of "HP Holiday".

Note about Communication: For a wonderful swap experience, communication is the key.  Please keep in touch with your partner.  Please note that per Craftster rules, you MUST post in this thread at least once a week to let us know you are still around.  (You can stop in for a quick hello.....or if on holiday or will be without internet access or anything of the such, just post a message....it gives your partner and organizer warm fuzzy feelings to know you are still around).

Notes about Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
  • SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send.  When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives.  PM organizer and partner when you send.
  • RECEIVING: PM organizer and partner when you receive.  Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.)  Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.
  • FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#) Detailed feedback will be given.  Examples: Sent Early or Lack of Communication; No PMs of Sending/Receiving.
.

FAQs
---NO, you do not have to send extras.  Do not fret about if you are only sending 1 small item; that is all that is required for this swap.  Yes, some of us will send more, but don't underestimate the glory of 1 fabulous small HP craft.

---NO, your item does NOT have to be an ornament; I will not give negative feedback for sending something other than an ornament.  Believe it or not, some peeps don't want ornaments.  Here communication is key!  Find out what your partner wants; first place to check, their questionnaire.  Wink

---The secret pass phrase is: 'Give her hell Peeves!'

---A small item should take 1-2 hours of crafting time. 



Swappers:
1. Mistress Jennie
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7.



Partners:


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Twisted Christmas (Sign up 10/22/2018 - 10/31/2018; Mail by 12/03/2018) by JoyfulClover
Date started: October 22, 2018 04:47:45 PM, Replies: 54

Soot by JoyfulClover c. 2016


Gallery


Twisted Christmas Swap (Sign up 10/22/2018 10/31/2018; Mail by 12/03/2018)


Swap name: Twisted Christmas Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  JoyfulClover
Sign-up date range:  10/22/2018 10/31/2018
Date to send item by:  12/03/2018

Limited to a certain number of people? No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/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: No, I am not
- 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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO



Details of swap:
Twisted Christmas can be many things!  It can be a taking the classic Christmas themes and making them dark.  Or maybe seeing favorite character/motif/theme and putting them in a Christmas setting.  Or it can be showing off Christmas in all its snarky glory. There are many dark Christmas movies that might your favorite!  (Nightmare Before Christmas, National Lampoons' Christmas Vacation) or perhaps a dark Christmas characters! (Krampus! Belsnickel!  The Bleaken!)

This is a 3 point swap (3 smalls OR 1 medium & 1 small OR  1 large).  What Twisted Christmas means to you might be different than your partners make sure to clarify if you have any questions! Finally, any extras are between you and your partner.

   Size parameters:

   By Time
   -Large = 3 or more hours (3 point)
   -Medium = 2 or more hours (2 point)
   -Small = 2 or less hours (1 point)

   By Size
   -Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse (3 point)
   -Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf (2 point)
   -Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks (1 point)

   By Price
   -Large = $30 or more (3 point)
   -Medium = $10-$30 dollars (2 point)
   -Small = $10 or less (1 point)


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Do you have a preferred theme(s)?  
Do you have preferred colors?
Any colors you don't want?
Any themes you don't want?
What kinds of mediums would you like to receive?
What type of mediums will you most likely craft/make?
Describe your Twisted Christmas:
Do you have a Pinterest board(s) which might be helpful to your partner?
Do you have any relevant allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Is there anything else you would like your partner to know?

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

Also, remember to read the  Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Slow Cloth / Boro Patches (Sign up 10/18/2018 - 10/31/2018; Mail by 12/03/2018) by JoyfulClover
Date started: October 18, 2018 06:14:51 PM, Replies: 75

stitched by Wulf  c. 2016

Gallery

Slow Cloth/Boro Patches (Sign up 10/18/2018 10/31/2018; Mail by 12/03/2018)


Swap name: Slow Cloth/Boro Style Patches
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  JoyfulClover
Sign-up date range:  10/18/2018 10/31/2018
Date to send item by:  12/03/2018

Limited to a certain number of people? No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/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: No, I am not
- 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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


Details of swap:
Do you love fabric? Like to stitch? Enamored with sashiko, boro or the slow cloth movement? If so, then let's swap patches! Unsure of what this is all about? Here are some links to inspiration:

     BORO - rooted in Japan, this was functional in origin. As clothing wore out, more fabric pieces were added as a patch. With many layers and thread forming the
     fabric. Typically, they used parallel running stitches, which covered the cloth.
     https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/how-traditional-boro-clothes-mending/


     SASHKIO - is a type of embroidery meant to be started on one side, and worked diagonally across the fabric. Generally seen on indigo (or black) fabric with white
     thread. There are special sashiko needles which are longer to weave through the fibers (but you don't need them to stitch).  There has been some expansion into
     other colors of fabric and thread, but the rules on where and how the stitches run remain.  Grew out of the boro fabric/layering.
     https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2016/04/sashiko


     KANTHA - a type of embroidery/stitching from Bangladesh /India involving layers of fabric and long running stitches.  These are typically very colorful and
     celebratory, many given as gifts.
     https://www.shopdignify.com/pages/what-is-kantha


     SLOW CLOTH - this is more of a movement or concept, applied to fabric, thread, intention, and even to life.  This article really helped me understand the philosophy
     http://handeyemagazine.com/content/slow-cloth

     And tutorials made by my favorite slow cloth stitcher, Jude Hill with spirit cloth :
     http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth_101/


Patches can go on your jeans, jacket, collected for a purse or use them as part of a bigger art project.  


We will be signing up for one to two partners (new swappers limited to one partner), and you and your partner will agree on the exact number of patches to swap, between 1 and 3 patches of equitable sizes. For example, if partner 1 would like a 4" x 6" patch and their partner wants 3" x 4" patches, partner 1 should be making two 3" x 4" patches for every 4" x 6" patch received.  The option is always open to make your item into a final object, just please make sure to communicate clearly with your partner - all exchanges should be fair, and clearly discussed.  

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
How many partners would you like - one or two? (new swappers limited to one)
How many patches would you like per partner?
Preferred size range of patch(es)?
What do you plan on using your patches for?
Do you have a preferred theme?
Do you have a preferred stitch type?  
Preferred colors?
Any colors/themes you don't want?
Are odd shapes acceptable? For example, round or triangular.
Are raw edges okay?
Do you have a pinterest, wist, or website so your partner can learn more about you and your preferences?
Do you have any relevant allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Is there anything else you would like your partner to know?

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

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 9 (green by 11/16, send by 11/19) by GatorWrangler
Date started: October 07, 2018 09:47:58 PM, Replies: 122
In a nut shell the sweat shoppe ornament swap is a grab bag style swap. Everyone crafts 3 or 6 like ornaments, and in return you will receive 3 or 6 different ornaments. Since you don't have to customize for each of your partners, a lot of people like to make their items ahead of time before signups close, but it is your choice.

Swap name:Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap Round 9 (Ornament)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: GatorWrangler
Sign-up date range: Oct 7 to Oct 22
PM Organizer top picks by: Oct 24, 6pm eastern
Must be finished crafting (green) by: Nov 16
Date to send item by: Nov 19



Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):25

Restricted to people who all live in the same country?NO

All ages allowed? must be over 18

This next part is for me and the Mods...
Swap Organizer himself/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
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO

Details of swap:
~ Each participant will make 3 or 6 like items. For instance, 3 or 6 of 1 kind of ornament, or 3 sets of 1 kind of ornament AND 3 sets of another ornament.
~ Each item/set should be the best representation of your work, and have an estimated retail value of between $7-$10 USD. If you have any doubt, post your item in the business discussion board and see what others there think. Or you may post in the sweat shoppe ornament discussion thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394576.0 ,
~ When sign ups close, I will ask everyone for a 'top picks list'. That list is a wish list, from the items that are offered, and there will be an effort to match to you, as many items on your list, the remainder of items will be randomly placed.
~ Then I will post a list on the forum for about a day. During this time, people can bring any errors to my attention. DO NOT PM ANY PARTNERS DURING THIS TIME UNTIL I GIVE THE OKAY.
~ We have a system for sending early; the master list of swappers will be color coded for those who are ready to receive items. When you are finished crafting, you will PM me, and I will change the color of your name on the master list to green, at that time you may send to any other green/ready person! I will also send out a check in PM for those who are not finished early, and at that time your status will be determined.
~ Make sure to get a Delivery Confirmation number for all Domestic shipments. If the item is International, make sure to save your receipt.
~ Feedback will be given when all items are confirmed as received.
~ Positive feedback will be given for all people complying with the craftster swap guidelines. Late senders will be recorded in the comments section, as will poor communication. If I have to track you down, for confirming you have received or sent items, this is poor communication. When an item arrives at your door, you are expected to PM the sender of an item as well as GatorWrangler, and post in the gallery.
~ there are a lot of veteran sweat shoppers here, if you have any questions please feel free to ask your questions here OR you can PM me!
~ You may put your 'name in the hat' once (for 3 items) or twice (for 6 items)


Please make a sample of what you are offering and post the picture on this thread before signups end so people can make their top picks list. And if you do not feel someone's offering meets swap requirements, please pm me before signups close.
...

round 1 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361254.0
round 2 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396866.0
round 3 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415701.0
round 4 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428545.0
round 5 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436235.0
round 6 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441274.0
round 7 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450723.0
round 8 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453591.0


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (GatorWrangler):
Please note: this is an international swap. You may be partnered to send to people out of country.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
please put ornament or Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap 9 in the subject line!
Name of swap; Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap Round 9 (Ornament 9)
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)
Do you agree to post a photo of your offering before signups end (yes/no)
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Do you plan to make 3 or 6 items?
My item(s)/set is called:

You must pm GatorWrangler when you send AND when you receive!  Your feedback will reflect non communication


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mini Prayer Flags - GALLERY by Smmarrt
Date started: October 16, 2018 12:57:59 PM, Replies: 52


Mini Prayer Flags GALLERY

We are making three flags; keeping one; sending two to our partner; and the partner is keeping one and abandoning one.

Partners:

Renstar 10/22/18 >><< crafty-becky
crafty-becky 10/26/18<<>> Renstar
kayrun 10/23/18 >><< cmarion3
cmarion3 10/22/18 >><< kayrun
TAOJ10/23/18 >><< thanate
thanate 10/16/18 >><< TAOJ
craftylittlemonkey 10/24/18 >><< Smmarrt
Smmarrt 10/24/18 >><< craftylittlemonkey
quaggy 10/22/18 >><< Rosie1981
Rosie1981 10/26/18 >><< quaggy
loves2experiment 10/10/18 >><< crescentfresh
crescent fresh 10/24/18 >><< loves2experiment

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Late with communication


CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Haunted Mansion Grapghghan by Mistress Jennie
Date started: November 02, 2018 11:31:25 AM, Replies: 22


I tackled a great big scary new realm in the world of crochet.  (Well, scary for me.)  I created my first graphghan!  It is a gift for a friend who just got married.  Neither her, nor her husband, wanted to keep their own names when they married, but neither liked the other's last name either, so the decided to pick a new one together.  They are both Disney fanatics, and love the Haunted Mansion, so they chose to use the name of the fictional owner, Mr. Gracey.  Clearly they needed something both cozy, and a little bit macabre for their very own Gracey home, so I chose to use a portion of the wallpaper in the Haunted Mansion as my inspiration.



I created the graph in Stitchfiddle.  It is 175 single crochet stitches across in each row, and was 188 rows tall.  (The graph was really 185, but included 3 empty space rows at the top, but none bottom, so I added 3 black rows down there.)  I felt like the graph looked fine when I printed it out, but once I got working on it I discovered bits where I felt the colors should change to create a more graceful curve, or even off a line, so I altered it a bit as I went, using black and silver sharpies to alter the graph, so it is not identical to the graph you see below. Once I completed the graph, I realized I needed some sort of gothic lace border, so I used this pattern on The Spruce Crafts, V-Stitch & Picot Border.  



The body of the graphghan was done with Red Heart Super Saver in black and orchid.  It took 2 Jumbo skeins of orchid and 1 Jumbo skein of black.  I had just a bit of each leftover.  Rather than go out and buy more of it for the border, I used some Vanna's Choice in black to do that part.  I don't think you can tell that they are two different black acrylics in it.  They eyes are Caron Simply Soft in Cream that I had in my stash.



 I'm thrilled with how it came out, but I'm also quite glad to see the back of the project!  It took me a lot longer than I thought it would, about 8 weeks.  I haven't measured it, but it is about 42" wide x 50" tall.


PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Scrappy journal by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: October 17, 2018 05:22:45 AM, Replies: 20
My new craft of choice has been making books. Here is one sent to JoyfulClover in a private swap. I was inspired by her love of unusual colours and tiny stitches. The front and back cover both have a panel of wee patchwork stitched with embroidery floss and around most of the pieces with plain sewing thread.


The cover is hard cardboard with some of my favourite fabric over it. There is a strip of lace on the spine with 2 ribbons woven through for bookmarks.


The tiny patchwork is made up of so many special bits of fabric. It's like a trip down memory lane for me, I see projects made for swaps and scraps sent to me by members here. This book could tell so many stories.


There are 5 3 page signatures for a total of 30 pages made from 2 brown bags stuck together with fusible webbing and machine stitched around the edge. The bags are from the liquor store because, you know, wine and crafting  Grin Roll Eyes


Signatures were sewn to a binding which was glued to the cover and then panels adhered on top of that.


Before sticking those down I sewed on small piece of stamped fabric with a message of Joy, we share that name which I think is just about the coolest thing ever.


This one was "properly" bound which I am very happy to have tried and accomplished. I'm still a novice but I feel like I'm getting better at it the more I try.


HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Extra large patchwork fabric basket by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: October 26, 2018 08:31:41 AM, Replies: 23
thanate and I decided that alongside the IYP swap we'd unofficially partner so we'd have a flexible deadline. We could have joined for reals though because we both finished before the send-outs, lol. Motivated crafters!
Anyhoo, one item she said she might like was a very large fabric basket and after a little stalking I decided to go rainbow and use lots of little pieces collected over the years from other projects, received in swaps, etc. I really like how it turned out.


It's so fun, like a memory quilt!


One challenge with such a large basket is keeping it stiff and upright. I used many layers of interfacing including fusible felt and some basic grid quilting.



To keep it very firm even when filled, I also devised what I think are clever channels on the inside to hold optional dowels.
There are 3 evenly spaced around the inside.




The dowels are cut to just large enough that the top pocket can be folded out of the way then wriggled over the end of the dowel which is long enough not to slip free. I sanded to ends of the wood to round it so it won't catch or tear at the fabric in that tight fit. And it was a tight fit, I had to sand the sides of one dowel where I'd sewn the channel with a slightly larger seam allowance and I could not get it to go in!


It's really tall, I think about 16". If desired, the dowels can be removed and the top and handles folded down.


I hope my partner will find it useful and durable. It was a very enjoyable challenge, I might try it again sometime for myself.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap Rd 10 by noxluff
Date started: October 12, 2018 07:53:12 AM, Replies: 30
The original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455492.0




Start posting your Halloween goodies here starting on the 19th, which is the 1st day of our countdown to Halloween!!  You are welcome to claim a spot in this thread for posting your spooky goodies each day!  Please update your post as much as possible during the countdown with pictures of each day's gift.  Do not do multiple posts of your gifts, it is easier to keep up if you just update your one post. It is okay if you have to catch up and post a couple of days at a time here and there.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!



ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Winter Book Swap by kittykill
Date started: October 21, 2018 09:29:07 AM, Replies: 19


This would be a great swap. You send a book, a crafted bookmark or other book related small item and chocolate.


HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Water Closet Remodel + Potty Humor Gallery Decor by TheMistressT
Date started: October 29, 2018 12:18:47 PM, Replies: 22


I have been (slooooowly) replacing all of the flooring on our second story and as part of that, I decided that while I was at it, I ought to finally tackle almost-gutting the little WC in our master suite. Here is the before photo.



I removed the toilet, base moulding, the hardwood flooring, and the wall paper. Then I repaired, retextured, and did a Venetian plaster finish on the walls. I painted the light fixture base.replaced the glass (not shown), put in a dimmer switch, and repainted the ceiling. I installed the new flooring, reinstalled the base moulding, and put in a brand new toilet!



I made the cabinet using using a thrifted door that I had, then finished the whole thing with a metallic crackle finish, replaced the trash can, and made & bought a bunch of pieces to make a gallery wall displays. I have one more piece that needs a frame that will go on the lower right (upper photo) and plan to collect pieces as I find them, moving up the walls.


(the hoop was purchased on Etsy, the outhouse S&P shakers bought at a thrift store, the rest I made)


The two end pieces on the bottom row are made by others, the rest made by me)

I also put together the TP holder with a store bought decorative bin and a toilet paper holder.



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Weekend Trick or Treat 2018 Gallery by kittykill
Date started: October 10, 2018 08:59:09 AM, Replies: 56
Post your treats!


PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sloppy paper bag mini journal by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: October 08, 2018 07:22:08 PM, Replies: 19
Inspired entirely by LimeRiot's sloppy paper bag journal, I have been collecting brown bags to use as the pages of books, the cover is a darker and thicker gift bag. The pages are spaced to accommodate embellishment, lots of stuff can be glued or stuck inside this little book. It's exactly 4"X4", made for the most recent OTT Halloween swap.


One thing I did differently was to make stronger pages by ironing 2 bags together with a sheet of fusible webbing between.
After cutting out the pages, I machine sewed around the edges with various stitches and colours of thread.


The signatures are sewn to a piece of very stiff interfacing backed with double sided fusible and I rigged a way to get the spine inserted between the cover and the inside fabric. Everything is fused with that ironable webbing and reinforced with stitches.


The spine and the squared off edge on the other side have lace and some vintage buttons, the white ones are shell from my carefully hoarded stash (use the good stuff!).


There are strings for book marks and more of the same to wrap round and tie the book closed.


The cover has cheesecloth and a free-hand machine stitched bird based on a lino cut I found online.






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