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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: novastarlet on May 23, 2007 01:13:19 PM



Title: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on May 23, 2007 01:13:19 PM
Here's Round 4 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176259.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176259.0)

Previous Round Galleries
Round 3 Gallery: Foods! : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=163519.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=163519.0)
Round 2 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157079.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157079.0)
Round 1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=133783.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=133783.0)

Swap name: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: NovaStarlet & IamSusie
Sign-up date range: May 23rd (Wed) to June 3rd (Sun)
Partners Announced: June 5th (Tues)
Date to send items by: June 19th (Tues)

Limited to a certain number of people? No

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

- DETAILS OF SWAP -

Participants will be sending:

-   One 6 inch or smaller felt mascot or little stuffie (medium)
-   Introduction card with the creature’s name and some stats
-   Little bonus item

If you want to make a larger item you can discuss it with your partner as always. Any type of material you want to use is fine. Introduction cards are just for fun and will give the creature’s name and some stats. For instance: birthplace, likes/dislikes, personality, super power, etc. Check the gallery from previous rounds for ideas.

The Bonus item is more of a wild card. It could be a random magnet or a couple of stickers. Or it could be something that you craft for your stuffie/mascot as a prop. It’s up to you - just something fun and dirt cheap.

As always, extras are fine as long as you work it out with your partner ahead of time. 

If you want to participate, please fill out the following questionnaire completely and send it to NovaStarlet (organizer):

- QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER -
Name of swap: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap R4
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name & mailing address: (As it would appear on a shipping label)

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Age:
Favorite colors:
Animals I like:
Crafts I do:
Things I like: [think genres, motifs or themes like Japanese or 1980s, etc]
Previous experience making stuffies/mascots:
Estimated ability level:
Allergies:
Are you a smoker:
Are you a pet owner:
I want to make: [Your partner won't see this part ;) ]
Other things you would like your partner to know: [Give details on your dream stuffie here if you like]

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (NovaStarlet) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE 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.

- LEGAL STUFF -

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
- 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

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. novastarlet
2. IamSusie
3. Yarnisfun
4. nightlight
5. laughingsquid
6. Shazrasha
7. ashestoashes
8. inle_rah
9. christinacoghill
10. peachcake
11. nevergirl
12. Luckie_Strike
13. MoonLightbliss33
14. Petite_Tricoteuse
15. loves2experiment
16. Sheva
17. MariskaLovesCrafts
18. lis enthusiasm
19. dragonflyducky
20. KitKabbit
21. Quail
22. VitaminPink
23. fluffybaka
24. pertelot



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups closed, Sendouts 4/23]
Post by: novastarlet on May 23, 2007 01:13:38 PM
Partner Match-Ups and Status Reports!

Teal is Feedback Given



ashestoashes & shazrasha
christinacoghill & petite_tricoteuse
lis enthusiasm & pertelot
novastarlet & sheva
laughingsquid & mariskalovescrafts
luckie_strike & VitaminPink


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on May 23, 2007 01:45:58 PM
My people check here for status reports:

Green is Sent
Navy is Received
Purple is Sent & Received
Teal is Feedback Given



Peachcake -------- IamSusie
Quail -------- nightlight
nevergirl --------- fluffybaka
loves2experiment --------- kitkabbit
Yarnisfun -------- Moonlightbliss33
dragonflyducky -------- Inle_rah



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: riario on May 23, 2007 03:03:49 PM
oh, I want to join this but am currently maxed out for swaps  :(


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: taped_on_wings on May 23, 2007 04:18:46 PM
Ack!  There are so many swaps right now that I'd love to join...  I'll have to see how long my final class project might take, though.

 :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Yarnisfun on May 23, 2007 04:52:34 PM
I just sent my info! I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Eliea on May 23, 2007 05:23:28 PM
I'll be unable to be in this round but I'm going to stalk it and participate next round. :) can't wait to see everyone's stuffies!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Shazrasha on May 24, 2007 01:31:18 AM
I'd like to join this but have a stuffie/mascot thing crafted for the person I live with not for me. Would that be alright?  :-\ I would do the crafting but I want her to get the parcel I receive because she puts up with all my crafting stuff invading all parts of the house. That and the fact she keeps trying to nick anything cute I make before I send it.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: laughingsquid on May 24, 2007 03:09:50 AM
wooo! shweet, i will be sendin mah infoz! (sry for teh chat speak... lol)  ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on May 24, 2007 04:13:05 AM
I'd like to join this but have a stuffie/mascot thing crafted for the person I live with not for me. Would that be alright?

That would be fine. :) You just have to send information about your friend's preferences in your questionnaire instead of your own. And then let your partner know your goal.

I'll be unable to be in this round but I'm going to stalk it and participate next round. :) can't wait to see everyone's stuffies!

Aww! We'll miss you. I always look forward to seeing familiar faces in this swap.  Hopefully it works out so you can join us next time. We should have another round this summer. ;)



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: ashestoashes on May 24, 2007 08:24:37 AM
Sending in my info now! I've missed out on the past few rounds of this and definitely need to join in this time.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Shazrasha on May 24, 2007 08:35:49 AM
Right I've sent in my info. Looking forward to this.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: kitkabbit on May 24, 2007 08:41:29 AM
I'm in for another round =)
~k


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: inle_rah on May 24, 2007 09:56:17 AM
Yay!  I'm filling out my info now.  So excited!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: peachcake on May 24, 2007 04:05:46 PM
ooh oooh! Me Me! I am so signing up for this!! this will be r3 for me!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on May 24, 2007 05:34:45 PM
Yay!  It looks like we have a nice mix of regulars and new folks for this one.   :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: christinacoghill on May 24, 2007 06:25:13 PM
I sent in my info!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: dragonflyducky on May 25, 2007 05:49:45 PM
veerrrry tempting....but I just told myself no more swaps for a few weeks.  Will have to go have conversation with self.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: fluffybaka on May 26, 2007 01:24:21 PM
Oh, I hope my crafts from my first swap arrive at their desinations on time.  I really want to get in on this one!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on May 26, 2007 03:35:19 PM
Hopefully having sign-ups over Memorial Day weekend won't bring our participant numbers down too much. I loved when we had that group of 39 in Round 3. It's so much fun to see what everyone makes. :D

fluffybaka: Hopefully your feedback clears up in time. We would love to have you join us.

dragonflyducky: I'm hoping that you can talk yourself into it. ;) I loved the stuff you made last time you participated.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on May 27, 2007 08:29:12 AM
how did i not see that round 3 started already!?!
as long as im not at my limit (i think im only at 4)
then im sending in my questionare


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: ruckusgrrrl on May 27, 2007 08:41:43 AM
Grrr.. I've been wanting to do a stuffie swap but I'm doing my first swap right now (I <3 my yippie dog swap) so I'll have to sit out this round. Next round I'm sooo in! :)



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: nevergirl on May 28, 2007 10:11:16 AM
i'm in! can't wait to see all the stuffies!  :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: cupcakeguru on May 29, 2007 11:40:01 AM
Snarf!  Another one I can't join yet.  I am still on my first swap which started on 04/08/07.  I love it, but I want it to be over so I don't miss any more cool swaps.  :'(


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on May 29, 2007 12:40:10 PM
I just sent in my info!  Can't wait *happy dance*


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on May 29, 2007 02:35:53 PM
Thanks for signing up. We are glad to have you. :D

We still have another week of sign-ups so the numbers might fill out a bit more. I love the big numbers because the galleries are so much fun. ;)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: inle_rah on May 29, 2007 02:51:22 PM
We still have another week of sign-ups so the numbers might fill out a bit more. I love the big numbers because the galleries are so much fun. ;)
It's true.  We had a decent sized group last time, and the gallery was full of awesome!

I'm so excited to start crafting for this swap.  I've been examining my mascot books for inspiration.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on May 29, 2007 07:19:59 PM
Thanks for signing up. We are glad to have you. :D

We still have another week of sign-ups so the numbers might fill out a bit more. I love the big numbers because the galleries are so much fun. ;)

Thanks for letting me play :D  I'll have to see if I can get more folks to join the swap!  You're right...  The more, the merrier!!! 



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on May 30, 2007 05:52:34 AM
I haven't done anything in felt since the last round and I'm excited to get going again.  I have lots of new wool/rayon felt in good colors now. 

If anyone is on the fence.. you don't really need pattern books to make  flat mascots, there are lots of free patterns for critters on the web.  Some amazing people are even able to achieve 3-dimensions from their own patterns.

I have a problem though, where I don't trust myself not to use patterns,  :-\ but that's me...


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on May 30, 2007 02:03:36 PM
I have gobs of pattern books, but I rarely use them for anything other than inspiration.  Mostly because I'm bad at following directions :P  The way I see it, things usually have a way of sorting themselves out.  This will be a fun, fun, swap! :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on May 30, 2007 02:23:49 PM
yay!!  i can't wait!  Some of my favorite crafters have signed up  ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Sheva on May 30, 2007 07:27:35 PM
The felt has sucked me in and im back for round 4!!!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: lis enthusiasm on May 31, 2007 10:19:03 AM
ive sent off my questionaire :) itll be my first swap if im accepted, uber excited :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on May 31, 2007 10:30:16 AM
I've send in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on May 31, 2007 11:27:28 AM
Whee!!  We're up to 18 participants!!  Can't wait *happy dance*


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: mylikes on May 31, 2007 02:45:49 PM
I really want to participate in one of these swaps!  I'm new so I can't yet, but hopefully I can do the next one and hopefully its shortly after this one.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this swap  :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on May 31, 2007 04:17:19 PM
sorry mylikes-  the swap rules are hard and fast  :)  I hope we'll see you in another round.   

I'm glad to see that we are slowly and steadily getting bigger!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: pertelot on May 31, 2007 06:17:43 PM
this looks like lots of fun, ive never made a stuffie though so im gonna try to make one first... if i feel comfortable with it ill just have to send in a questionaire  :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: christinacoghill on May 31, 2007 07:13:30 PM
This will be first "stuffie" also! But it looks like so much fun!!!!  I have 4 felt mascot books now, Japanese craft books seem to multiply at my house!!! So I should have plenty of ideas to choose from


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on June 01, 2007 04:23:58 AM
I have 4 felt mascot books now, Japanese craft books seem to multiply at my house!!!

hah! Mine too!  ;D I recently placed an order for some new books but I don't think they are going to arrive in time for this swap.

mylikes: There's always next round! ;) We are planning on having another one this summer. Sign-ups will probably be in July sometime. We would love to have you. :)

pertelot: Let us know how your stuffie comes out! The first one is always the hardest because you are trying to get your mind around construction issues.

If you are interested, there are tons of great tutorials and patterns on the Toys, Dolls, Playthings board. Here's a link to a huge list: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=140343.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=140343.0)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: dragonflyducky on June 01, 2007 10:09:53 AM
I can't resist...I keep checking this thread so I have already signed up in my head anyway ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on June 01, 2007 10:36:49 AM
I can't resist...I keep checking this thread so I have already signed up in my head anyway ;D

Woot!  Welcome to the dark side of stuffies :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Quail on June 02, 2007 05:51:16 AM
I just sent my info.  This will be a fun swap!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: VitaminPink on June 02, 2007 04:32:17 PM
I'm pumped for this one! Just sent in my info, and can't wait to get started  ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: pertelot on June 02, 2007 06:11:24 PM
alright my pratice stuffie came out good, it has a few mistakes but i know where i went wrong. time to send in a questionaire  :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on June 02, 2007 08:31:41 PM
Woot!!  I'm glad to hear that your practice stuffie turned out well :)  WTG!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups 5/23 - 6/3, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on June 03, 2007 05:23:50 AM
Yay. Our group has grown quite a bit this weekend. Today is the last day for sign-ups! So get your questionnaire in if your planning it. ;)

Expect your partners on Tuesday evening, ladies.

I'm really excited to see what everyone makes. We have a lot of fresh faces this round. :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on June 04, 2007 09:23:13 AM
novastarlet and I are stalking and matching you up! We have another terrific group of crafters.  Our gallery is going to be awesome!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: inle_rah on June 04, 2007 10:06:09 AM
Yay!  I can't wait to get my partner.  I think this is gonna be a great swap.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on June 04, 2007 10:07:01 AM
Everyone should know who their partner is by 6pm tonight. ;)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on June 04, 2007 10:18:52 AM
Woot!  One extra day to craft ;D  novastarlet and IamSusie, you guys are fab!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on June 04, 2007 01:48:28 PM
The wait is over! Partners have been posted. Check the first page of the thread to see who you have been paired up with. :D

If you haven't received your partner's questionnaire by this evening, please send your organizer a gentle reminder PM. ;)

We have a ton of great crafters in this round. I am really looking forward to the gallery!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on June 04, 2007 02:21:08 PM
All my people should have their questionnaires by now too. 

Please do not hesitate to PM us with any questions or problems.  We try to be thorough, but sometimes, well.... there was one round where I missed sending questionnaires to a partnership at the beginning    ::) Oops...



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on June 04, 2007 02:54:55 PM
yay!! crafty time!!  I have to get through finals and the ACT though...this could be dangerous  ;)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: loves2experiment on June 04, 2007 04:37:08 PM
Thanks IamSusie (and novastarlet too!) :D

I have contacted my partner and I've heard back from her!  We're good to go, I reckon!  Let the games begin!!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: laughingsquid on June 04, 2007 09:02:52 PM
yay! i'm so excited for this round! it's going to be difficult to think of ideas tho...


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: Sheva on June 05, 2007 05:11:27 PM
ok maybe you guys might think im and ocd nut but i was so excited for this swap that im almost finished with my critter so now im going to work on my fun little extras. I love felt!!!! and best of all i have the very talented novastarlet as my partner , so excited!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on June 05, 2007 05:14:33 PM
Wow, Sheva! That's fast!



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: pertelot on June 05, 2007 05:21:53 PM
heh this is my first time using felt, and i already love it :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: ashestoashes on June 05, 2007 05:35:28 PM
My partner and I are chatting and I am plotting what I am going to make. I have a somewhat silly idea in my head, I'll have to see if anything comes of it. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this round :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: novastarlet on June 05, 2007 05:48:20 PM
I got a ton of new craft books in the mail so I'm currently flipping through and trying to decide what I'm going to make.

LaughingSquid: I'm sure whatever you make will be inspired! You have a real talent. ;)

ashestoashes: I have been watching your stuffie making for a while so I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sheva!! Are you serious?? I haven't even started picking colors yet!  :o


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: inle_rah on June 07, 2007 09:18:40 AM
Wow!  I haven't even started making my stuffie yet.  I am still in pattern drafting phase.  I can picture the thing in my head, but sometimes still have a problem working in three dimensions.  We'll see how it goes.  I am excited to see what everyone comes up with.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: IamSusie on June 07, 2007 10:55:56 AM
The airwaves get quiet when we are all crafting and plotting ;)

I've picked out 3 possibilities for my partner, but I have to make some color decisions.

Since I'm going out of town for a week on Saturday, I have to have all the supplies ready to go so I can craft on our trip.  We'll have our internet access, so I'll be in contact. 



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: dragonflyducky on June 07, 2007 12:34:54 PM
I've done my sketch and will draft the pattern and scrounge through my horde for supplies tonight! ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: inle_rah on June 07, 2007 01:57:17 PM
I've done my sketch and will draft the pattern and scrounge through my horde for supplies tonight! ;D
Oh my.  I just saw the stuffie you made for the dragon swap...and I am super impressed.  I hope I am up to the task of crafting for you.  :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 [Signups CLOSED, Sendouts 6/19]
Post by: dragonflyducky on June 07, 2007 02:09:31 PM
Thanks inle_rah!  But I've stalked you  a bit already  ;D and  KNOW you're up to it.   ;)


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Post by: Shazrasha on June 07, 2007 02:13:52 PM
I am soo itching to get going on this. I really must get my other crafts for this weekend done so I can start working on my pattern.

Uhm yes...which would probably go much better if I actually got up and did it instead of lurking here... ::)


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Post by: fluffybaka on June 07, 2007 03:35:04 PM
Wow.  I'm miles ahead of everyone!  I drafted my pattern at work the other day, and I've already finished putting him together.  Now it's time for accessories and such.  ^__^


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Post by: novastarlet on June 08, 2007 05:11:09 AM
My stuffie is coming along. I tried to experiment and use fabric with the felt and I'm not thrilled about how it looks.  :P I mean, its not terrible but its made it a lot more time consuming. There must be some technique that I don't know. Do you ususally move to a sewing machine when working with fabric instead of felt?? Maybe that's the problem.. hmm..

dragonflyducky & Inle_rah: I think you guys are very evenly matched, if I do say so myself.  ;D I bet you both love what the other makes. You were one of the first partner matches.

fluffybaka: Great work! However, I suspect you aren't the only one that far ahead. :) MoonLightbliss33 has been the first to send in every round!! :D


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Post by: Quail on June 08, 2007 05:45:08 AM
I mixed felt and fabric for my stuffie - my first time mixing them as well (except for past embelishments).  I used a combo of my machine and hand stitching.  It took a little more hand stitching here or there but I think it came out cute (had to hide it from my son.)  Finished it late last night!!


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Post by: lis enthusiasm on June 10, 2007 02:21:18 AM
well, ive made my stuffie, and written his bio, just need to make some accessories for the little guy and package him off to his new home :D


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Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on June 10, 2007 12:08:22 PM
mines got a head =] now he just needs a body some arms and some legs and a face and a mouth and a scarf and a bio and an extra haha


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Post by: pertelot on June 10, 2007 12:27:08 PM
heh further then mines gotten, i cut out the pieces and started the head lol, i had a busy week, but this week i dont have anything to do :D


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Post by: nightlight on June 10, 2007 10:33:11 PM
mines done too, yay!  I hope you like it Quail...I'll be sending out Monday or Tuesday.


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Post by: laughingsquid on June 10, 2007 10:49:49 PM
hehe, mine has a head and a leg so far. hopefully i can finish before wednesday so i can use the rest of the week to make extras and the bio. i'm not worried tho. ;D


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Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on June 11, 2007 12:58:14 AM
I'm almost done with the body. I'm making the head for the second time, because it turned out to big compared to the body.
I'm really happy how it starting to look, it will be hard to let her go. :)


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Post by: ashestoashes on June 11, 2007 09:57:52 AM
I have the pieces of the body cut out, and some of them are sewn together. I have the rest of it in my head and just need some time this week to work on it...hopefully I will be sending this weekend, but if not definitely on the deadline.


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Post by: novastarlet on June 11, 2007 11:05:01 AM
I'm glad to hear that everyone is making so much progress. :)

I am almost done with my stuffie. I just need to put on the ears and the little face. Next I'm going to get started on my bonus item(s).

Don't forget that the ship out deadline is Tuesday NEXT WEEK. So everyone still has plenty of time to come up with something amazing. ;)


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 11, 2007 11:12:23 AM
I'm working on mine...slowly...but surely!


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Post by: Shazrasha on June 11, 2007 12:50:01 PM
I haven't started on the actual stuffie but now have a pattern in my head and partially on paper. I also found the perfect thing that I needed to accompany it all. So I'm happy  ;D


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Post by: christinacoghill on June 11, 2007 01:15:56 PM
My practise stuffy is MIA! I think my cat or one of my dogs got ahold of it. Of course they aint talking! So my next one should be really good since I made the practise one already!


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Post by: Sheva on June 11, 2007 06:41:44 PM
Well ive been out of the loop because i went to NY. Im back now and i ve finished mt little critter but now im adding some fun stuff to her. I might be able to send this week . I cant wait for this gallery. I AM A SWAP ADDICT AHHHHHHHHH!


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Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on June 12, 2007 06:59:55 AM
yikes...i am soo behind!  I had five finals and the ACT, so crafting was set aside...i think I'll draft my pattern and start today- i need to get going  ;)  i cannot wait for this gallery!


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 12, 2007 07:39:33 AM
I can't wait to see everyone's mascots and stuffies too!  The gallery is gonna be wonderful!!!


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Post by: IamSusie on June 12, 2007 12:07:00 PM
I finally started my little stuffie today.  I did his tail and cut out his body parts, but I won't be able to finish him because I forgot to bring polyfil  :P on my vacation and this little island barely has a grocery store let alone a craft supply shop.

I have to drive into town to get a phone signal, so I'll be checking in daily, or, um... every other day  ::) to change your status reports.

The weather on Lake Superior is crisp and beautiful.  This morning I even taught my mother-in-law how to make a mascot.  She might hang hers from  her purse, except that we don't have that stuffing to finish him....


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 12, 2007 12:18:26 PM
Are there newish pillows at the place where' you're at that you can cannibalize for the stuffing?!? ;) 


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Post by: nightlight on June 12, 2007 01:51:55 PM
Ha ha i just sent out. Yay!  I hope it gets there safely.


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 12, 2007 01:53:33 PM
Gads!! You're done?!?  Wow...that's fast, nightlight :)


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Post by: Yarnisfun on June 12, 2007 02:34:10 PM
I have sent out as well. Bye bye little stuffie...


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Post by: Eliea on June 12, 2007 03:26:15 PM
Ohh That means a gallery soon. And as I am the official swap stalker I can't wait!


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Post by: peihan17 on June 12, 2007 06:36:40 PM
Hehe I've been stalking too-- I did the last three rounds but missed signups for this one by one day  :'(

But I'll be here for round 5 (hint, hint novastarlet ;))


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Post by: Shazrasha on June 12, 2007 11:34:14 PM
I had so geared myself up to start sewing yesterday when I got interrupted by several people trying to offer me the same job.  :o Recruitment agencies, making jobhunting even more complicated than it needs to be.  :-\ I totally lost the mood to craft in the battle that ensued between them.

However now that I have a job interview lined up and the stress has left me, I am planning to get cracking this afternoon after work. I'm sure once I get started it will be finished fairly quickly.  :)


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Post by: novastarlet on June 13, 2007 04:30:16 AM
Great job Yarnisfun & nightlight! I can't wait to see what you've made.

Here's a link to the Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176259.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176259.0)

Peihan: Sorry you missed us! There will be a round 5 sometime in July. ;)


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Post by: lis enthusiasm on June 14, 2007 07:46:44 AM
i've sent to pertelot! hoping that will be with you soon chick :D


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Post by: pertelot on June 14, 2007 11:14:41 AM
oo im excited! i just gotta finish up some accessories and ill be all done


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Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on June 14, 2007 11:31:39 AM
im sending mine today
*sigh*im going to miss Sam 


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Post by: Quail on June 14, 2007 12:46:44 PM
I just came home from Disney to find my package from Nighlight already.  And it is truly the most AMAZING stuffie!  her artistic ability is superb!!  Wait until you see pictures!

Is there a gallery up yet to post photos?



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Post by: ashestoashes on June 14, 2007 07:51:08 PM
I worked on my stuffie this afternoon, but I'm not sure I like how it's coming out. I need to decide by tomorrow if I'm going to do something different, or keep going and hope it looks ok. It's probably just me being overcritical :) but I want to make something nice. I have to get most of it done this weekend before school and work eat my brain, no last minute crafting next week for me.



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Post by: christinacoghill on June 14, 2007 09:25:00 PM
I'm working on my stuffie right now, its turning out cute.  Now to make sure no animal steals it!  I plan on making the accessories tomorrow and possibly mailing out Saturday!


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Post by: novastarlet on June 15, 2007 04:10:51 AM
Quail: Yup! The gallery is up and everyone is getting very impatient about seeing the goodies. :D

Here's a link to the Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176259.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176259.0)


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Post by: Luckie_Strike on June 15, 2007 02:07:21 PM
I'm halfway done...but still trying to decide which stuffie goes to vitaminpink!  One's felt, the other is yarn...decisions, decisions...

AND...I received my little stuffie today!  Will post pics of Levi and his little friend Poe later tonight.


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Post by: Shazrasha on June 16, 2007 03:40:18 PM
And I'm done. Making up pattern on the fly as I sewed again.  ::) I'm happy with the results so I'm just assembling a bio and item to go with and will be ready to send come Monday  :D Look forward to finding out what you all think of him.


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Post by: christinacoghill on June 17, 2007 12:09:00 PM
Missed the PO on Saturday but will plan on sending my box out on Monday! I think my little stuffie turned out cute, I hope my partner likes it.


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Post by: novastarlet on June 18, 2007 11:35:41 AM
Hey ladies. I hope the crafting is going well for everyone.

Don't forget that tomorrow is SEND OUTS. Please let your organizer know when you have officially mailed and your DC number. :)

I am really looking forward to seeing the gallery fill up in the next two weeks. :D


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Post by: Shazrasha on June 18, 2007 01:16:06 PM
Well I've just stuck the little guy in his parcel. So everything is looking good for sending at lunchtime tomorrow while I'm at work. :)


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Post by: pertelot on June 18, 2007 01:53:10 PM
i sent out today, then came home to see i recieved! im very excited  :D ill post some pictures in a little bit


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Post by: IamSusie on June 18, 2007 04:04:57 PM
I finished my guy just this afternoon.  One of his planned accessories was too difficult, or maybe it was the color combo  :-\... I made him something else and I think it turned out cute. Now for his bio and packaging....

My mother-in-law asked me how I can make these things and give them away, but that's the fun!  I never get them done if I plan to keep them for myself


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 18, 2007 05:41:38 PM
My mother-in-law asked me how I can make these things and give them away, but that's the fun!  I never get them done if I plan to keep them for myself

:)  I know exactly how you feel!  It's a pleasure to craft for others, but I never seem to put the same effort into crafting for myself! 


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Post by: laughingsquid on June 18, 2007 11:36:15 PM
my stuffie is all done... all i need now is the bio and accessories... my bf  is helping me with the bio and it's awesome. oh, and my best friend almost took the stuffie i made for mariskalovescrafts home with her! if she loved it so much i hope mariska loves her just as much. :D i'm sending out tomorrow, btw


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 19, 2007 05:20:34 AM
I'm done with my stuffie/mascot whatchamacallit for my partner, kitkabbit and it's all boxed up and ready to go :) 


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Post by: Shazrasha on June 19, 2007 05:48:36 AM
I've sent :) And the guy in the post office asked if I had any breakables in the box (something about the rough handling of parcels abroad apparently  :P)
I assured him there was plenty of padding for the soft toy...  ::)


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Post by: christinacoghill on June 19, 2007 11:37:44 AM
Just got back from the post office, I sent it priority mail to 1 state away, so my partner should have it in plenty of time for her trip.  Of course the PO employees all think I am crazy with the packages I mail out and receive.


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Post by: novastarlet on June 19, 2007 12:10:10 PM
Quote
Of course the PO employees all think I am crazy with the packages I mail out and receive

I know the feeling. One of my old classmates from 8th grade works at my post office. I'm still surprised that she has never asked why I'm always in their mailing packages. :)

I finished up my little guy last night. I ended up totally scrapping my original project and starting completely over on Sunday evening. I just couldn't get the fabric to work with the felt the way I wanted.  :-\


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Post by: inle_rah on June 19, 2007 02:38:53 PM
I finished my stuffie last night, but couldn't get to the post office today.  Will be able to get him out tomorrow, for sure.


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Post by: kitkabbit on June 19, 2007 03:41:57 PM
Sent!!! Yay!!
Can't wait for lovestoexperiment to get it!  I think she'll like it =)
hee, hee
it's very kawaii!!

~k


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Post by: IamSusie on June 19, 2007 04:43:26 PM
My guy is finished!  He's very small, so I did 2 little simple extras for him.  In the interest of full disclosure, peachcake joined my MeetUp.  We live in the same city, so we plan to exchange in person tomorrow night.   Yay!


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 19, 2007 05:56:36 PM
Sent!!! Yay!!
Can't wait for lovestoexperiment to get it!  I think she'll like it =)
hee, hee
it's very kawaii!!

~k

Ooooh...I'm intrigued!!  Can't wait to meet my new little mascot/stuffie/whatchamacallit!!  I've sent out your swap package as well!  Grrr.  Swap anxiety!  I'll be biting my nails until you receive the package :P


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Post by: nevergirl on June 19, 2007 07:07:42 PM
Eeep!! I apparently spent WAY too much time on my little stuffie as I'll be sending out a littel later than anticipated. I'm absolutely certain my partner will love the extra little details though.. So sorry I'm such a fussy little craftster fluffybaka! :D


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Post by: laughingsquid on June 19, 2007 07:27:31 PM
phew, i finally sent today. i'm glad fedex was open because i was too late to catch the post office before it closed. i sent mariska the tracking number... i hope she likes the stuffie i made for her!


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Post by: fluffybaka on June 19, 2007 09:12:40 PM
It's alright, nevergirl.  I'm sure it's worth the wait.


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Post by: novastarlet on June 20, 2007 04:07:43 AM
Laughingsquid - Just got your status updated to Sent! I hope the fedex-ing wasn't too pricey.

nevergirl - A little delay is no problem! Thanks for keeping us up to date. :)

Yay! Almost all the packages are in the mail. I can't wait for the gallery to fill up! :D



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Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on June 20, 2007 08:30:22 AM
i am all finished!  my mom tried to steal my stuffie- she doesn't want me to send it  ;)  however, it is safely packed up[, and ready to go!


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Post by: gallstones on June 23, 2007 01:41:37 PM
Is there going to be a round 4?


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Post by: novastarlet on June 25, 2007 04:41:29 AM
Well, this is the thread for Round 4... but we are working out the dates for Round 5 currently. ;)

There are only 6 packages outstanding. The gallery is crammed with awesome stuff.

Once again, if your name is in teal on the first page of this thread then you should have POSITIVE FEEDBACK in your profile. I am totally paranoid that I'm going to miss changing someone's status!! So let us know if you need to be updated. Thanks!!


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Post by: gallstones on June 25, 2007 03:21:50 PM
Oops, hehe. Round 5. I meant round 5--before I became confused.  There are so many adorable little stuffies. It must be fun to make, and to get. I hope to join the next swap.


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Post by: IamSusie on June 25, 2007 04:24:04 PM
Honestly, this swap runs more smoothly every round.  You guys are terrific, reliable participants  :-*


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Post by: kitkabbit on June 25, 2007 07:09:05 PM
Just wanted to let you know that I got my package from loves2experiment today!  So... I guess we are both ready for round 5!!  haha!  she sent me the greatest stuff which I will have to post in the gallery.. but I just got home from training for my new job at Restoration Hardware and am too sleepy to show you all!


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 25, 2007 07:29:02 PM
*breathes a big sigh of relief* 

Goodgrief.  I was gettin' a tad worried :P  kitkabbit, glad to know you're ready for round 5 :)