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ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Fukubukuro Lucky Bag Swap round 2 (SIGNUP 4/25/18-5/4/18 ; MAIL BY 6/4/18) by Calabaza
Date started: April 25, 2018 08:26:59 AM, Replies: 86
Swap name: Fukubukuro Lucky Bag Swap round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Calabaza
Sign-up date range: 4/25/2018-5/4/2018
Date to send item by: 6/4/2018

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

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: YES
- Will recruit a 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

According to Wikipedia (yeah, yeah, I know): Fukubukuro (福袋 lucky bag, mystery bag) is a Japanese New Year's Day custom where merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount. Yes, this isn't the start of any new year that I'm aware of, but we are nearing a new season and the mid-way point of the year. So...

Start the summer and the 2nd half of the year with a lucky grab bag!


This 4 point swap basically is make a bag (out of whatever you like) or find one that you think suits your partner and fill it with crafts supplies, candies/snacks and crafted items. Yes, all 3.




Details of swap:
- This swap requires a minimum of 2 small crafted items (or 1 medium) plus the bag (that can be made or bought) then go ahead and fill it with craft supplies and candies/snacks.  
- If you go by point system, it would be a minimum of 4 point swap: 2 points crafted items that aren't a bag, a 1 point bag (that can be crafted or bought) and 1 point of supplies and candies.
- Since this a small, 4 points swap, you can choose to swap with 2 partners.


Swap guidelines/ points:

Large = 3 points
Medium = 2 points
Small = 1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

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

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

Would you like to have 1 or 2 partners?

1.  Do you have any allergies?
2.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
3.  What is/are your favorite medium(s) to craft in (knit, crochet, sew, etc)?
4.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would be comfortable making:
5.  What kinds of craft supplies would you like to receive?
6. What kind of craft supplies do you have too many of already?
7.  Are there any colors/patterns/designs that you love?
8.  Are there any colors/patterns/designs that you can't stand?
9.  What are some of your favorite things/styles/themes?
10.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would love to receive:
11.  Are there any items you would not wish to receive?
12.  Are there any specific snacks/candies you would love to receive?
13. Any snacks that you do not wish to receive?
14.  If you have any strong dislikes, please let them be known:
15.  Your Pinterest or Etsy Favorites, etc:
16.  Anything else your partner (or your organizer who will pair you up) might find helpful?
(If you gave very short answers to the above questions, or if you don't have a Pinterest, etc, please be sure and use this to tell a little more about yourself - work, hobbies, family, etc. to give your partner more ideas on what to craft for you.)


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.

Thanks to cold.dinner for most of the write-up from the 1st round!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Planner/Journal Supply Swap Rnd 2 (SU May 14-24;SO June 15) by gozer
Date started: May 14, 2018 08:46:45 AM, Replies: 28

Swap name: Planner/Journal Supplies Swap 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gozer
Sign-up date range: May 14 - May 24
Date to send item by: June 15th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 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: Y
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Y
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Y
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Y
- Is at least 18 years old: Y

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:
 This will be the same as the first round so I copied Noooitaremybirthdays wonderful details an used her questionnaire since the last round looked like it turned out so well. Why mess with perfection. Wink
 Go ahead, jot it down in your planner, put it on your to-do-list, write it on a sticky note! The Planner/Journal Supplies swap is here. Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of fun papery goodness to use in our planners and journals. If you dont work in a planner, but like to journal or just love stationary, stickers, office supplies, etc, youre welcome to join! Some of the items can be ready-made supplies, but at least half of the items must be crafted or fixed up in some way.

 Some ideas would be perhaps inchies or other sized tiny art to be used as stickers, dividers, etc. Gelliprinted dividers, pouches or pages. Altered paperclips, page markers, handmade stickers, washi tape and washi samples, fun pens, flags, tags, tabs, closure elastic bands, protective sleeves, post-its, handmade dashboards, zippered pouches to organize supplies. etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of planner goodies, at least half of which are crafted/altered/spruced up by you. Please put in a good effort to create a package that youd be happy to receive yourself! Include things that will make your partner smile by doing some stalking and careful reading of her questionnaire. Extras and desired level of complexity can be decided between partners. Tracking will be required.

 Here is a link to the last rounds gallery.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451767.0

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)
One partner or two?
Please list at least 6 themes (or more!) that you love to help your partner personalize your package:
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What are your favorite colors and color combos?
Themes and colors you DONT like:
What type of planner or journal do you use and for what purpose(goal-making, scheduling, journaling, etc)? What are its measurements?
Planner items you might hope to receive:
Supplies/Items you DONT need:
Are there any items you hope to make, have to offer, or are particualrly good at?
What are some goals you have for the year?
Favorite quotes or phrases?
Include any links to inspire your partner (Pinterest, Wist, Etsy Faves, Amazon Wishlists, etc.)

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.

Participants:
gozer
Witchhippie
stellato_escuro
bec99
Rosie1981
yzzilnoaj
rockingbearranch
SevsOnlyGirl
Wulf
Allons-y


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / ONGOING ATC SWAP -- May 2018 (Sign-ups open all month) by rockingbearranch
Date started: May 01, 2018 05:28:04 PM, Replies: 44

Artists: pioneer9, mandykaye, curiousfae


The Gallery is HERE!

This is a fun swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you, with a minimum of one card for the month. People of all levels of card making are welcome. Sign ups are open all month. Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps, and that you have good communication.

Artist trading cards can be made by anyone, from any material, with any method. The official card is the size of a rectangular baseball card, 2.5 by 3.5 inches done in a cardstock weight paper. This swap tends to openly interpret what that means. We have seen cards made from nature, sewn, woven, and knitted, pop ups, movables, mini books, stained glass, clay, and even a 4-d dollhouse room. Preferences can be mentioned when you make a claim.

INFO

The Swap FAQs are HERE! - Everything you need to know about swapping.
The ATC FAQs are HERE! - Everything you need to know about ATCs.


~~~ Common lingo ~~~

atc: artist trading card.

ac: artist's choice, in claiming the creator chooses any theme but sticks to requests like flat cards only or handdrawn only.

tbd: to be determined, in claiming the artist will pick from the theme list later.

kid card or card made by kiddos: only allowed where the theme list specifically mentions that they would like a kid card. Kid cards are always welcome as extras and should be posted in the gallery.

bulky: are cards that will not fit in a plastic baseball card sleeve

~~~~~~



Swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - May2018
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rockingbearranch
Sign-up date range: May 1st to May 31st, 2018
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim (look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO. You must be 18.
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the card is not received*

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

Participant Conditions:
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 magic: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES

STEP 1:
The Discussion Thread is HERE! - Announcements, questions and discussion are posted here so bookmark it! Craftster requires that you post in the Discussion Thread when joining. Do this once per calendar year.


STEP 2:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Please send to rockingbearranch with May Ongoing ATC Swap - Join" as the subject. Hint: Some answers are Red.

*Name of swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - May 2018
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
Name
Addy
City/State/Province
Country
*Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
*Are you at least 18 years old?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?
*Have you met the Participant Conditions?
*Have you bookmarked and posted in the Discussion Thread in the year 2018?
*What is the exact size of an atc?
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive?
*Are you aware that if a card is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*How soon should you post pictures of the cards you receive?
*When sending sent/received messages to the swap organizer, there are four pieces of information that must be included about each swap.  What are they?

CLAIMING
Begin claiming when the organizer replies to your questionnaire or the swap appears in your profile in the list of active swaps. Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim. Look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down.

You can make one claim or as many claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down. Remember that you must make one claim!

Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this claiming thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list.
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:

*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*New swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been received, and its new owner has reported it received, the new swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not. You may be considered a new swapper if you have not been swapping or active for over a year.

STEP 3:
How to make a claim:
After being approved, make a claim like this! You are only claiming the person who was the last to post, for one card. You are allowed to send whatever extras you desire.

SAMPLE CLAIMS POST
Quote
I claim Fabtwinkleper for gargling gargoyles.  

3 claims, 2 glittered, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, religious, or with clowns.

My themes are:
Bunnies in clothes
Bunnies with wings
Bunicorns

Never been picked:
Fluffy fluffiness
Obscure obscurity


STEP 4:
Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address.

STEP 5:
Make the card and mail it. PM the organizer and partner when you send or receive a card. (This was in the original rules. I don't actually need the sentcards message if you find it hard to remember. It helps if cards get lost in the mail.)

Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to (4)whom, in each message to the swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received cards.  

SAMPLE SENT OR RECEIVED PM
Quote
Subject: May Ongoing ATC Swap--Sent

I mailed some cards today!  

DUE June 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Yowzaparadeper (dancing theme)

DUE June 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Wowwieparadesper (some sorta theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawparadeper (theme-ee theme)

STEP 6:
POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
The most important step!
Posting pictures of received cards is required for this swap. Please post pictures within 3 days or notify your partner that you cannot so they can share their work.

We like to keep things friendly and encouraging. Thank you's and helpful comments about the artwork can be posted in the gallery!

The Gallery is HERE!

Our Pinterest Pinner is curiousfae! Contact her if you would like to be added to the board. Pinteresting is not a mandatory part of the swapbut it's fun.  Smiley

The 2018 Pinterest is HERE!


FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you claimed have been received and you have posted pictures of the cards you received. If you are stuck without a space for a swap and are biting your nails waiting, just let me know and I will release you asap.

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the Discussion Thread or PM the organizer, rockingbearranch.  This thread is specifically for claims only.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Color In a Box Swap 2018 Gallery by kittykill
Date started: April 24, 2018 09:53:52 AM, Replies: 74
Post your awesomeness!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Use The Good Beads, Fabric, Yarn, etc... by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: April 20, 2018 07:03:26 AM, Replies: 26

photo credit iguanamouth

This idea appears to have struck a chord with so many people here. I'm wondering about a swap that challenges us to get into our stashes and use the really special stuff we've been saving for far too long, for that one-of-these-days project that never seems to materialize.

I made prayer flags with some of my most precious beads, button, and fabric but the idea could apply to any medium you work with. I have a few ideas about what sort of swap this could be and I would appreciate your feedback in deciding on the most wanted theme.

-OTT, One Tiny Precious Thing made with your best supplies to the best of your ability. This is a strict no-extras swap so all your energy would be focused on creating the One Tiny Thing.
-Random art, sort of like the abandonable swaps or 4X4 and 6X6 challenges where you create something really special with no idea who it will be going to.
-Any item goes, based on your partner's wants you'd be paired to create something from their list that you can do or want to try.
-One for you, one for me. This one is very difficult for people to manage. We often do not make for ourselves. I know it took having someone to craft for to get me motivated to make prayer flags for myself. I personally love a creative challenge, those who feel the same may be drawn to the idea of creating 2 like items, one to keep and one to send away. It can be very freeing when you are obligated to make one for someone else.

I'm happy to hear your ideas too. Whatever gets us using those hoarded supplies because TODAY IS THE DAY!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Pocket Letter Swap #6 (signup thru May 7; sendouts June 7) by curiousfae
Date started: April 22, 2018 06:15:55 PM, Replies: 43
                                    Pocket Letter Swap #6

                            
                              Bob's Burgers Pocket Letter by Nooo



Site that explains pocket letters: http://janettelane.blogspot.ie/2015/02/what-are-pocket-letters.html

Swap name: Pocket Letter Swap #6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  curiousfae
Sign-up date range: APR 22 - MAY 7
Date to send item by: June 7

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 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: 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 18 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

DETAILS OF SWAP:

Let's swap pocket letters!

Pocket Letters are where you take a 9 pocket trading card page and fill each pocket with an ATC (although they don't have to be (and usually aren't) as detailed as an ATC) and small goodies tucked in behind the ATCs (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, ephemera, craft supplies, paper clips, beads) and in one pocket, include a letter.
If you don't know where to find 9 pocket pages they are sold where collectible card games are sold such as Walmat or your local game store.  Or Amazon (25 for $5)
http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Pro-Pocket-Page-Protectors/dp/B005HIOVOG

Each pocket can be a different theme or you can have one theme across all 9 pockets

This should be a low cost swap if you keep to all flat items and embellishments and should fit in an
A4 envelope (4 1/4" x 6 1/4") (you would have to fold it but that should not be an issue) or similar size.  I have heard that they should fit into a business sized envelope (4 1/8" x 9 1/2"). Just make sure that it is packaged well and the corners won't tear the envelope! Taping the edges of the envelope might be a good idea.

You can choose 1 or 2 partners.

Check into the swap thread every week!
And thank your partner when you receive!

QUESTIONNAIRE:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address including the country (as it would appear on an envelope):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old(YES/NO)

Do you want 1 or 2 partners?

What theme(s) would you like your partner to consider making for you?
List at least five but feel free to list more if needed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


What are your favorite colors:
What colors do you dislike:
List themes you do NOT want to receive:
What (if anything) would you NOT want to receive as an extra/goodie in the pockets behind the ATCs?  

Any allergens in your home (pets, smoke, pollen)?
Do you have any allergies?
Pinterest link (to give your partner an idea of what you like)

Anything else youd like to tell the organizer or partner NOT listed in the questionnaire?

Gallery for Round 1https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447865.0
Gallery for Round 2https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448858.0
Gallery for Round 3https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450180.0
Gallery for Round 4https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451397.0
Gallery for Round 5https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452236.0

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.


NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Interactive Life Cycle of a Frog TM Patch by craftADDchick
Date started: May 01, 2018 03:35:38 PM, Replies: 20
In the latest TM Patch Swap, my partner, Inselaeffchen, said she'd like a patch to help her girls learn science. I know that frog (and butterfly) life cycles are something that elementary kids learn about in the US, and since I love frogs, I figured that I'd make the frog version. And, so that her girls could practice putting the stages in the proper order, I made it interactive! I attached each piece to the patch with a snap, so they could be removed and played with.



I had found this really cool frog life cycle fabric on Etsy (it was printed by Spoonflower), and it was absolutely perfect!



I have a non-interactive version in the works for myself Smiley


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / LGBT+ swap SU 5/2-5/8; sendouts May 25 by gala_apples
Date started: May 02, 2018 12:26:28 PM, Replies: 30

Swap name: LGBT+ swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gala_apples
Sign-up date range: May 2-May 8
Date to send item by: May 25

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

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

Details of swap:
In most countries, June is National Pride Month. If you'd like to inject a little pride swagger into your step, you've come to the right place. Despite the shortened acronym LGBT+, this swap is open to anyone; genderqueer, intersex, ace or arospec all fit in, as do allies.

This swap will NOT be running on the points system. Instead I'll be asking if you want to make a smaller or larger package, and you'll have to discuss with your partner what that boils down to. The turn around on this swap is moderately tight, about two and a half weeks. Please be honest with yourself in how much you can get done in that period.

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)

Would you like to swap a smaller or larger package?
Do you have any allergies/ethical concerns?
Does your house have any allergens/ethical concerns?
What kinds of items might you want?
Any items you'd prefer to not get?
What crafting skills do you have?
What queer identities would you like represented?
Are there any important links to share with your partner (pinterest fits here, but also quotes or lyrics or videos that speak to you)?

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.

Participants
gala_apples - PhoenixWolf
cmarion3 - fatewineroses
LadybugsAndBumblebees - craftylittlemonkey


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / More Art- Less Craft 6X6 Art Swap Gallery! by LeapFeetFirst
Date started: April 19, 2018 05:18:04 PM, Replies: 102
Show us your art!!

Sent
Received
Feedback Given
Uh Oh! Contact Organizer ASAP

LeapFeetFirst <-----> kwality570
geekgirl1000100 <-----> alwaysinmyroom
Onyxnox <-----> loves2experiment
WiccadWitch <-----> mandykaye
blupaisan <-----> JoyfulClover
Abbeeroad <-----> edelC
curiousfae <-----> alteredmommy
sheepBlue<-----> fatewineroses


CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Linen/Cotton Blend Pintuck Tunic by TheMistressT
Date started: May 10, 2018 06:56:16 AM, Replies: 20


I made another tunic using Butterick 6024, view D. This time it is a yarn-dyed, linen/cotton blend. The warp threads and weft threads are different colors, one navy the other aqua which give it an overall feel off a subdued turquoise.



This time through I realized that the tucks were supposed to be on the outside according to the pattern, so I did that. I like that look, but I think it would've worked better with the thinner lawn fabric I used on the first version.



I bought fabric to make view C, but now I have to give some serious thought as to how I want to do the pintucks before I do.


JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Medal Awarded for Pibbling Above & Beyond the Call of Duty by TheMistressT
Date started: May 01, 2018 02:24:12 PM, Replies: 20


I was sent a necklace for donating to help a pit bull that had been beat up very badly by another dog, even though I said they could use all my donation for the pup instead of sending a gift. I would probably not remember to wear it, even though I love the art they used to make it. So I decided to make it into a medal  awarded to my Delia for Pibbling Above & Beyond the Call of Duty.



I used 3 different grosgrain ribbons from stash sewn together for the vertical part.



I used black twill tape for the horizontal part and a charm I also found in my stash. It covers the lapel pin from an Oracle user convention or something from 2004 that The ManFlesh gave me to craft with.  Roll Eyes

It was hard to photograph because the bezel of the pendant is so shiny it just kept showing reflections of trees, window frames, etc. It was even harder to photograph pinned to Delia's collar, because she doesn't truck with being photographed in general and we had to do it inside because it was pouring down rain which she doesn't truck with either!



You are darn tootin' I am holding a treat in my hand!



I'll probably "have to" make her a fancy dress uniform to pin this to... someday.


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Cement garden pots by Cherie
Date started: April 29, 2018 08:49:44 AM, Replies: 18
I have been watching you tube videos and had to try it myself.  Fabric soaked in cement is supposed to make great garden pots.  Mine are currently drying so I will see how strong they are tomorrow



MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pee Wee's Playhouse by MissingWillow
Date started: April 21, 2018 04:02:44 AM, Replies: 43
I made a miniature version of Pee Wee's Playhouse!  I mean, come on... who doesn't love Pee Wee?


Clocky was sculpted out of polymer clay.


Jambi's cabinet is made from a small shadow box.


Mr. Window is crafted from a laser cut window, scrapbook paper, a miniature window pull and googly eyes.


Cardstock and more googly eyes make up the flowers that announce the King of Cartoons.


Chairy is needle felted with teddy bear eyes and fake eyelashes.  If you'd like to see the tutorial, it's at http://gslcuts.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/the-secret-word-is-fun.html



MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Tiny Rainbow Tote by pottermouth
Date started: April 19, 2018 03:03:54 PM, Replies: 20
Here's a teensy bin of rainbow flowers to brighten your day!



MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Use The Good Beads! Prayer flag collection by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: April 19, 2018 08:34:36 AM, Replies: 39
When somebody you respect and admire goes through a major life event and offers a piece of solid advice, you'd be a fool not to listen. Recently edelC commented on how a big challenge in her life got her thinking that there is no time like the present for using the good beads, fabric, and yarn. That really affected me. I heard the background sentiments that NOW is the best time for doing the things you want, being right here, right now and embracing life. It got me reexamining my hoarding of the special stash and what the heck that was all about. I started looking at my collection with new eyes and since then I have been using the good beads etc and it is AWESOME!
I made this flag for Edel. The base is my most favourite piece of Shibori hand dyed with a group of other Craftsterers. The letters are a few kinds of faves from my scrap stash. The hanger was picked up on a road trip with my sweetie last summer at a really groovy little shop on Cape Breton Island.



There are tiny shell stars, glass leaf beads and wire wrapped flowers. The dragonfly is from a set of earrings given to me by a very special man. I don't wear them and they deserve to be flying free somewhere in the world.


Then I wanted one for myself to remind me every time I'm in the craft room. Mine has more of that shibori, a strip of shisha mirrors, and some really special beads. I was going to add the other dragonfly earring but it has escaped me somewhere in the studio, obviously it wants to be used for a different project.


Then I was inspired to keep making, I rarely create things for myself so this was cathartic. Here is "Love" with some very special beads and jewelry bits and the base is one of the first scrappy fabric pages I ever made.


I thought about the things that are really important to me and growing our own food is at the top of that list so here is "Grow". Sunshine, flowers, rain, and a bunch of special beads and buttons. This took me at least 5 hours to make but you know what? I am worth it.


And of course "Make". Backed with red velvet and including 3 glow-in-the-dark beads from suereal, a really special and important person I met here.


That last one still needs something but I'll let it tell me what whenever it happens.

I've got ideas swirling around my brain for one more, "Health". The plans are still hazy but I am committed to completing as many as I think up for myself.

Use the good beads, people!






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